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1557730cookie-checkRed Dead Redemption 2 OpenIV “Basic Level Support” Now Available For Download

Red Dead Redemption 2 OpenIV “Basic Level Support” Now Available For Download

Despite Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games cracking down on mods, it looks like the former’s old target, OpenIV, is back in the news again. This time, OpenIV has released the 4.0 version of its tool for download, which allows folks to do “basic stuff” at the moment.

DSOG reports that the mod team has updated its website to reflect the latest version of OpenIV. And if you don’t mind a potential chance of going to court, goons showing up at your door, or all of the nonsense surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2, then you are one step closer to modding the 2018 cowpoke game to your liking.

On March 5th, the team behind posted that version 4.0 introduces a “very basic level of support” for Red Dead Redemption 2. Currently, editing capabilities aren’t available yet — since this is the team’s first Red Dead Redemption 2 test release.

Seeing that there are limits as of now, folks wondering what is available via OpneIV 4.0 will find it allows users to open and view certain RPF archives, textures, META/PSO files, audio files, and “language” files.

You can get a quick rundown on OpenIV 4.0 by the team’s official log right here:

Red Dead Redemption 2


With OpenIV 4.0 we introducing very basic level of support for Red Dead Redemption 2. First of all, currently, there is no editing capabilities. With OpenIV 4.0 you will not be able to edit any RDR 2 files.


Since this is our first release with Red Dead Redemption 2 support, available features also very limited. With OpenIV 4.0 you can:


  • Open and view RDR 2 RPF archives. (Not all file names are available, see below)
  • Open and view RDR 2 Textures (.ytd)
  • Open and view RDR 2 META/PSO files (.ymt, .ymf, .yas, .ych, .ymap .ytyp)
  • Open and listen to RDR 2 Audio files (.awc)
  • Open and view RDR 2 Language files (.yldb)


Support for Red Dead Redemption 2 will be expanded in the future versions.

In addition to the above, a new video showing what’s currently available sits below:

Right now, Take-Two Interactive hasn’t said anything about OpenIV just yet, but that doesn’t rule out a 2017 act happening all over again. In the meantime, you can download the latest version by heading on over to

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