CMS 2021 | How To Add Custom License Plates

In this guide, I will show you how to add any image as a license plate in the game Car Mechanic Simulator 2021. In this game, you have to work your way to a sort of service empire. You must get your hands dirty in this highly realistic simulation game that pays major attention to details. You can pay a visit to a new Auction house and buy cars in various conditions. Also, expand your range of services by investing in a new workspace and equipment. Check out this guide to know the details.


How To Get Own License Plates In CMS 2021

How To Get Own License Plates In CMS 2021

How To Add Your Own License Plates

Navigate to the installation folder of Car Mechanic Simulator 2021. If you can’t find where that is, right-click the game in your Steam library and select “Manage -> Browse Local Files”. In this folder, navigate to the folder called “Car Mechanic Simulator 2021_Data” and then into “StreamingAssets”. Over here, create a new subfolder called “license plates”. Make sure that you are using the American English spelling.

Then, add any image you want, to use it as a custom license plate in the game, to this folder. They should be 512 x 256 pixels in size or any other 2:1 aspect ratio. The file format of the image must be .png. The filename must end with a six-digit hex number. It should be preceded by a ‘#’ and enclosed within square brackets, e.g. “MyLicensePlate[#000000].png”. The hex number stands for the color of the letters that will be printed on the license plate in the game. #000000 stands for black, and #FFFFFF would be white.

What To Do If License Plates Missing In-Game

If you’re unsure of what to use, you can go to a website called www.color-hex.com to find some examples or create your own custom colors. In my case, I have chosen #097f8c. The filename (sans the hex number) will be the name, under which your custom image appears in the in-game license plate shop. After buying the plate from there, you can mount it on any car. Again, I must repeat myself, make sure to use the correct image format (PNG) and file name format (e.g. MyLicensePlate[#000000].png).

Images in other formats or without a correctly formatted file name will be completely absent from the game. If your image is not exactly 512 x 256 pixels in size, it will still show up in the game. But it will automatically be re-scaled to the correct size and might end up as a poor quality image or distorted as a result. If none of your license plates show up in the game, that would mean that you named the folder incorrectly. Most people name it “LicencePlates” which is an easy mistake to make, especially if you’re used to British English.


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