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Someone Modded Niko Bellic into GTA V, First Screenshots Released

one user managed to mod Niko Bellic Character model into GTA V, and as a proof this shared few screenshots (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

o2a1  +   855d ago
nice! i cant believe its already started :)
HarryB  +   855d ago
These are the people who did it. Confirmed. These guys do crazy crazy shit.
0ut1awed  +   855d ago
edit: spoke to soon.
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aCasualGamer  +   854d ago
Michael, Niko is sleeping with your wife!
3-4-5  +   855d ago
Wait until PC.

The mods will be amazing.
Klonopin  +   855d ago
I keep picturing Kip from "Knight Rider" as a mod for the PC version.
KazHiraiFTW  +   855d ago

Why so many disagrees? I don't remember any mods for GTA4 console yet there is some epic mods for GTA4 PC. Actually many ppl consider GTA4 with icenhancer mod the most photorealistic game available and I would have to agree. Even better than Crysis 1 which is still better than any console game and it was released in 2007.
360ICE  +   855d ago
I agree with 3-4-5, but if you actually go back to Crysis it's pretty easy to see that there are tons of games that are better looking. On console, and especially on PC.
ufo8mycat  +   855d ago
See thats the problem Kaz

What you just mentioned is only a visual MOD. Does nothing.
You are still playing the same game
Same story/missions/characters/loca tions

Now if there was a MOD that enhanced GAMEPLAY that would be a different.
KazHiraiFTW  +   855d ago

I find it amusing how you say there are games that are better looking on consoles than Crysis but you give no examples whatsoever because you know I'm right: their isn't.

On PC there are certain titles with DX11 effects (that 360/ps3 are incapable of) that have arguably better graphics like Crysis 3 but since it's a console port it still has limitations that crysis 1 never had. And Metro 2033 + Metro Last Light look great for PC but are obviously held back by consoles.

Don't even get me started on gameplay mods for Gta4 PC I could spend all night. Have you ever heard of google. Use it.
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360ICE  +   855d ago
Fair enough. Here are some of the games on console that I think look better than the first Crysis on PC: Killzone 2, Killzone 3 (though this one has more ups and downs than KZ2), Dishonored, Bioshock: Infinite, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, God of War 3, Ascension, The Last of Us (in most ways), Crysis 2 and 3 on console, Witcher 2 on 360. I'd say car games like NFS Most Wanted, Forza Horizon and Dirt 3 stand their chance too, once you respect that they're car games, and hell, even LittleBigPlanet 2 for that matter.

I mean, go back to the first Crysis on PC and run it on a fairly big screen (or try running console games on a small screen). There are a lot of things that don't look that good anymore. Particularly in the animation department. Even though the anti-aliasing and some of the effects are hardly ever matched on consoles.

On PC, I'd say pretty much every major game released these days look better than Crysis. Some even rips it apart, like Witcher 2.
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hiredhelp  +   855d ago
"Fair enough. Here are some of the games on console that I think look better than the first Crysis on PC: Killzone 2, Killzone 3 (though this one has more ups and downs than KZ2), Dishonored, Bioshock: Infinite, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, God of War 3, Ascension, The Last of Us"

Tell me i didnt just read this.
Einhert  +   855d ago
So many disagrees because console only gamers are mad jelly of mods on PC
KazHiraiFTW  +   854d ago

HAHA nice one kid. Actually I'm not sure if you are serious or trying to be funny. Either way that made me laugh.
joe90  +   855d ago
"this is a 'disk2/common'-only mod (should work on both JTAG-consoles and Burned ISO)"

Thought piracy was only available on PC?.

Looks like some double standards are going on here as you console guys are spunking in your panties over 1 small mod. (something PC gamers have had before the Playstation and Xbox)
FlyingFoxy  +   855d ago
it's obvious they hate the fact when we point out better things about PC games they hate it, but if there's slight differences like a 360 game looking a bit better than a ps3 game, or vice versa then they boast about the better version.

I'm more interested in the PC version for 64 player online at least.
wsoutlaw87  +   855d ago
how is this a double standard? when did any one that plays on consoles say they hated mods. most people would like mod support on consoles.
WitWolfy  +   855d ago
LOL I have a JTAG guess that automatically makes me a pirate now.. Ignorance is bliss.
ChrisW  +   855d ago

"When did anyone that plays on consoles say they hated mods?"

There's sometimes a blurred line betwixt hate and jealousy.
SilentNegotiator  +   855d ago
" Thought piracy was only available on PC?. Looks like some double standards are going on here as you console guys are spunking in your panties over 1 small mod. (something PC gamers have had before the Playstation and Xbox) "

How is being interested in a mod on a console automatically "double standards"? Are these people saying that mods suck or that console piracy doesn't exist or something? Because THAT might make them hypocrites.

I'm not sure you have any idea what "double standards" ACTUALLY means. Because I don't see anyone here saying that console piracy doesn't exist or that PCs don't have mods, or anything like that.

Either look up the phrase "double standards" or tell the fanboy voices out to get you in your head to pipe down.
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steve30x  +   855d ago
A lot of people on N4G are in denial that Piracy is just as bad on consoles as it is on PC. I know I will get a lot of Disagrees over this but I really don't care.
SilentNegotiator  +   854d ago

But no one here is, so joe90 is just assuming what these people think, which is ridiculous.
esemce  +   854d ago
This has nothing to do with piracy, yes console games are usually the first to be leaked and copied now mainly because they have earlier release dates.
Gamer1982  +   855d ago
People should just wait for PC version and then mod as console moddings a lot more difficult and longer.
xHeavYx  +   855d ago | Funny
I read somewhere that, as soon as the guy launched the game, the game character received a call from Roman to go play bowling
o2a1  +   855d ago
thats hilarious xD
guitarded77  +   855d ago
Reminded me of this one...

wenaldy  +   855d ago
Cousin, let's go for some titties!!!
Infamous298  +   855d ago
american titties!!!!
egidem  +   855d ago
lol that just made my day!

"Hello cousin, it's your cousin!..."
Captain_Mushroom  +   855d ago
I don't get it... so mods ARE possible on consoles? 'cause I haven't seen any mod in all these years, except maybe for that Unreal Tournament released in PS3's first years of life, if I'm not mistaken.
FunkMacNasty  +   855d ago
I'm confused by this too.. but this is from the article..

"After a few hours of research i found out how the file loading works in the game engine. Happy to say this is a 'disk2/common'-only mod (should work on both JTAG-consoles and Burned ISO). no other files were changed. Current: Trying to get Niko's hands and feet models to appear correctly."

Not sure if that clears anything up.. I'm not sure what the above statement means at all
CJDUNCAN  +   855d ago
yes, you need the right software tools.
LightningMokey  +   855d ago
It's always been possible, just very difficult and no tools are specifically made for that type of work. IT's easier on 360 and PS3 but it's still really hard to do and you can get banned for it.
Cirehpsa  +   855d ago
Yep, there's people who port pc skyrim mods to the ps3 version.
barb_wire  +   855d ago
seen those on the 360 too.. CoD is a big game for mods on both the 360/PS3 but Left 4 Dead and Halo have a fair share of mods too.
fullmetal297  +   855d ago
Probably using a J-tagged Xbox 360 to store the modified game files onto the hard drives.
GraveLord  +   855d ago
crowsticky1234  +   855d ago
That's not a mod, I read that was included with the Collector's Edition version of the game.
Angels3785  +   855d ago
Maybe you should read more carefully then...because I have the collectors edition and niko is included as a PARENT for what your online character can look like. There is not a model of him in the game.
FunkMacNasty  +   855d ago
Yes, but if having Niko as your characters Dad is anything like having John Marston for your Dad, you can turn the 'resemblance' all the way to the Paternal side for a spitting image effect.. I did this, and My characters face IS john Marston's face (albiet with different hair and a beard
TRD4L1fe  +   855d ago
all you have to do is set him as your parent and set your player to look like only the father
Thegamer41  +   855d ago
You can only change the characters look by changing his heritage on the online mode only.
These screens from the article are obviously from the single player so yes it is a mod.
BattleTorn  +   855d ago
My Online character has an uncanny resemblence to Niko. (with CE)
crowsticky1234  +   855d ago
Oh, I just looked into it, I wished I edited that comment but I was too late, to restate on what I posted earlier, it's a custom character specifically for the Online Character Creation System, I apologize.
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RAFFwaff  +   855d ago
"Nobody fucks with my COUSIN!!!!" (because hes a retarded bullshitter...)
isarai  +   855d ago
Shows how much the character models have improved
LightSamus  +   855d ago
It'd be better if they could succesfully replace Michael's head only with Niko's so you could customise your outfit. Probably a little tougher, mind.
LOL_WUT  +   855d ago
I think Niko was the most dislikable character ever in a GTA game at least for me Little Jacob is a close second don't know why anyone would go as far as to do this. Good mod either way looks good ;)
ape007  +   855d ago
i couldn't disagree more, Niko is the deepest most realized gta character ever, his voice and accent is so unique, u want to listen to every word he says, he's someone u care about, u want him to win, R* nailed uniqueness and player sympathy with Niko

he can get funny/sarcastic at times during gameplay, his screams are great too

imo Niko is among the best if not the best
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onyoursistersback  +   855d ago
fool, you need to play more R* games, John Marson said
"howdy there mam"
ape007  +   855d ago
lol, im a rockstar fan before R* North joined R* games, since they were DMA design with their N64 gems like body harvest and space station silicon valley, im sure 90% of gamers today never played the amazing, underrated, the unbelievable body Harvest, so don't question my R* knowledge sir

and thanks for the insult
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FunkMacNasty  +   854d ago
I totally agree with ape.

You can love or hate GTA IV, but Niko was, by far, the most developed and relatable character in the GTA series up to that point... more than Johnny K from TLaD, more than Luis Lopez from BoGT, more than CJ, Tommy Vercetti...

onyoursistersback, read ape's comment before you go off on your superiority trip. He said "Niko is the deepest most realized GTA character ever", not "most realized Rockstar created character ever." Learn to read.
GentlemenRUs  +   855d ago
Just shows how insecure the 360 is...

Though while there at it, Add the cowboy!(forgotname)
MooseyXTC  +   855d ago
John Marston's model is in the game for GTA Online.
FunkMacNasty  +   854d ago
What doesn that even mean? Who said anything about 360.. other than the troll called GentlemenRUs
GentlemenRUs  +   854d ago

Don't get yer nickers in a twist ;)
Feralkitsune  +   854d ago
Jtag is how people pirate games on 360 if I'm not mistaken.
boneso82  +   855d ago
Screenshots = photoshop, not mods

C'mon people... Show me some video footage then I may be convinced
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kydrice  +   855d ago
Why would anyone do this? Niko was not a likeable character at all. Franklin, Trevor and Michael are all better. If they're going to put anyone in at least remodel CJ.
BitbyDeath  +   855d ago
Agreed. I really hated Niko. Worst GTA character ever.
HarryB  +   855d ago
No no this photo is accurate. The gta 4 pc mod community has been rumored to be disecting and decompressing xbox and ps3 gta 5 files. Its easy to put gta files to ps3 and xbox but its really hard to change the codecs from xbox and ps3 to pc. I play gta 4 modded version on the pc. I can't wait for gta 5 on pc
HarryB  +   855d ago
Wait a fucking second he's not playing xbox or ps3. That looks too good. That looks like pc. Wow I hope to god they fucking hacked that shit baby.
paul-p1988  +   855d ago
So all the PC gamers who were crying that GTA5 is console exclusive are dissecting the console version on their PC because they can't wait for the 'superior version'...

ape007  +   855d ago
perhaps the greatest gta character ever
beebap  +   855d ago
I wish he was character online. Also you hang out with him get drunk and chase after yellow car man. Great accent with good wit maybe find brucie and talk about size of his genials.
buynit  +   855d ago
How did the do that on Consoles? I expect stuff like that from pc versions..
The BS Police  +   855d ago
Modding was never exclusive to PC games.
buynit  +   855d ago
Never said it was but modding is done on pc 99.9% of the time.
IceKoldKilla  +   855d ago
You people need to understand before I continue, ANYTHING is possible in the software world. Even the most protected database could get hacked eventually. Just put the right people, tools and time and it would happen. Honestly smaller things like mods are mostly done by gamers that understand how to do it but if you payed the first person to get this to work, it would have happened hours after release. Since this isn't a big deal, it ends up being created after some time by a small time moder usually. Someone willing to put in time to create it or make it happen. Some people just don't wanna work so much to get these things. Anyways, I assume with a Custom Firmware (Jailbroken) PS3, a PC, right set of tools and a person willing to try and understands about mods, this can be done. I never modded on a console in my life but I remember seeing mods on PS2 with San Andreas. PC, yeah I'll download mods like many others but not much else so no idea how he did it but awesome that this person did this :D
aLiEnViSiToR  +   855d ago
pic as a proof lol this is the 2013 internet there is no such thing as picture = 100% proof xD but nothing is impossible i guess.
Tornadobounce  +   855d ago
Wow. That's amazing.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   855d ago
Omg omg he is hacking in GTA V game aimbot or easy money??
steve30x  +   854d ago
Easy money is simple on Xbox360. I got a gamesave editor that gave me $2Billion with max statistics and max everything else.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   854d ago
Infinite health
llMurcielagoll  +   855d ago
Please don't Mod his cousin into GTA V.
kewlkat007  +   854d ago
Only on Xbox 360

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