Just a couple of weeks ago, Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive shut down one of the most popular modding tools in the “#Gta 5” community -- none other than OpenIV, which received a Cease and Desist letter from the company. As a result, the creators shut everything down.

Unfortunately for both Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, “GTA 5” players did not agree with the move. They believe that shutting it down places the entire future of the modding community at risk. In addition, they questioned the company’s timing, as the tool has been around for nearly 10 years.

Rockstar trying to resolve the issue

Apparently, the developer of the game is trying to moderate its parent company’s decision.

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As a matter of fact, the studio has already gotten in touch with Yuriy “Good-NDS” Krivoruchko, the main guy behind the aforementioned software. The video game company said that they will resolve this ongoing issue. After all, they believe in “reasonable fan creativity.”

In proving its intentions to resolve the moding problem in “GTA 5,” Rocsktar Games revealed via their official site that they want creators to showcase their passion for the company’s titles. The good news for now is that the studio has persuaded Take-Two Interactive not to pursue any legal action against third-party projects that involve the company’s games. These could include single-player mods and non-commercial. They also promised to respect all IP (intellectual property) rights of these third parties.

There is a catch, though

While what Rockstar Games mentioned above is something that should thrill every “GTA 5” fan, there is still a catch.

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Specifically, not allowing files, libraries, tools and other functions, to name a few. The main reason why players love this software is because of its flexibility. It allows them to decrypt, read and edit the proprietary file format of the game. This is the sole reason why single-player modding became a reality.

Unfortunately though, some “GTA 5” players took their chances and utilized OpenIV in the online version of the game. This is considered cheating and negatively affects the overall gameplay experience for other players. Krivoruchko addressed this particular aspect, though. He said that he never intended for such things to happen. He developed the tool to be used for single-player modding. Nevertheless, he did concede that other players have tried to use OpenIV while playing “GTA Online."