addons.json

About

The addons.json file (located in resources\vMenu\config\) is used to add addon vehicles / peds / weapons in to vMenu’s addon submenus.

Removing sections

In this file you can list all your addon models. If you want to remove a all addon models from one of the categories below, simply set that category to [], for example, to remove all models set each category to the following:

{
  "vehicles": [],
  "peds": [],
  "weapons": []
}

Adding models

If you want to add new models, imply add a comma after the last row in a specific category, add a new line below and just copy the format from the line above, replacing the name with your new name. For example, here I’ve added 4 extra cars, 1 extra ped and 5 extra weapons:

{
  "vehicles": [
    "addonvehiclename1",
    "addonvehiclename2",
    "addonvehiclenameextra1",
    "addonvehiclenameextra2",
    "addonvehiclenameextra3",
    "addonvehiclenameextra4"
  ],
  "peds": [
    "addonpedname1",
    "addonpedname2",
    "addonpednameextra1"
  ],
  "weapons": [
    "addonweaponname1",
    "addonweaponname2",
    "addonweaponnameextra1",
    "addonweaponnameextra2",
    "addonweaponnameextra3",
    "addonweaponnameextra4",
    "addonweaponnameextra5"
  ]
}

Renaming vehicles

Vehicles can not be renamed through vMenu. This would be really easy to add, but because this is not the proper way to name vehicles, I refuse to add an option for it because you should learn to properly add vehicle names. To properly set a vehicle’s name, follow the easy steps below:

  1. Go to the vehicles.meta file for your vehicle, set the <gameName>MODELNAME</gameName> entry to the vehicle model name. Do NOT enter a custom name in there. For example, if my addonvehicle is called mgt in-game (shows up as mgt in the addons vehicle spawner/you spawn it by typing mgt in the spawn by name function) then set the gameName to mgt in the vehicles.meta file.

  2. Go to the __resource.lua of your vehicle resource, and add a new client_script, you can name it whatever you want. For now I’ll use veh_names.lua, so it should look like this: client_script 'veh_names.lua'.

  3. Create the file you just listed in the __resource.lua in your vehicle resource folder: veh_names.lua.

  4. In that lua file, paste the following:

    Citizen.CreateThread(function()
        AddTextEntry("MODELNAME", "The Display Name You Want Your Vehicle To Appear As, Enter That Name Here")
    end)
    
  5. Now change the "MODELNAME" to your vehicle’s spawn name (the same name that you set as the gameName in the vehicles.meta file.) In this case: "mgt".

  6. Now change the display name. I’m sure you can figure out where you’re supposed to enter that.

  7. The final result should be something like this:

    Citizen.CreateThread(function()
        AddTextEntry("mgt", "Mustang GT")
    end)
    
  8. Do this for every vehicle you have/want to set a custom name for, for example, if I wanted to also do focusrs and bmwm5. I’d do it like this:

    Citizen.CreateThread(function()
        AddTextEntry("mgt", "Mustang GT")
        AddTextEntry("focusrs", "Focus RS")
        AddTextEntry("bmwm5", "BMW M5")
    end)
    

Default addons.json

{
  "vehicles": [
    "addonvehiclename1",
    "addonvehiclename2"
  ],
  "peds": [
    "addonpedname1",
    "addonpedname2"
  ],
  "weapons": [
    "addonweaponname1",
    "addonweaponname2"
  ]
}