NFS GINTool by The_Unpunished

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This tools allows for GIN files to be encoded in a more convenient and fast way. No HEX editing needed anymore.

Encoding process

  • Using the REV tool, map the RPM values and note down minimum and maximun IDX and RPM values, export grains
  • Using the gintool, navigate to the wav file that you're about to convert to gin, input your min and max IDX and RPM values
  • Optionally you can select custom grain and export paths. By default, grain path is a directory in the same folder as WAV that's named as it, but without its extension, and the GIN export path in the same location as WAV
  • Press "Encode GIN" and wait for the process to complete, and you're done!


  • Gintool 1.3 requires JRE or JDK 11 or higher, any version lower than 1.3 requires JRE or JDK 8 with JavaFX included. You can download and install it here: JDK FX 8 JRE 11
  • Gintool also requires FFMPEG to be in the same location as gintool. Download it here. Essential build is enough. Unzip the ffmpeg.exe into gintool's location
  • (NO LONGER REQUIRED VERSION IN 1.3) gin_encode and gin2 require Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 and Universal C Runtime (Universal CRT) (Debug version) to be installed. They are included with Visual Studio. After that, you can copy vcruntime140d.dll and ucrtbased.dll into tool's folder.


  • Q: How do I launch gintool?
    • A: Via launchGIN.bat. If you launch it directly via .jar file, your mileage may vary

  • Q: Is REV stage necessary?
    • A: Yes. This tool is just to simplify the process of already existing encoding procedure. It's described here


  • 1.0: Initial release
  • 1.1: UI Logic fixes
  • 1.2: Added ability to encode deceleration GIN's, major performance improvements
  • 1.2.1: Added failsaves for gin_encode and gin2
  • 1.3: Major code refactoring. Fields now support decimals. Tool now uses/requires JDK/JRE 11 to be installed, potential accuracy improvements by porting algorithm of gin2.exe to java code, which also removes the requirement of gin2.exe, vcruntime140d.dll and ucrtbased.dll altogether
  • 1.3.1: Small UI changes, improved .ini logic, algorithmic number of threads calculation
  • 1.3.2: More UI changes, new fields for NFS Carbon and .ini stores more data
  • 1.3.3: UI changes, multilanguage support, rewritten "Launch TMXTool" logic. Be sure to have tmxtool.jar and launchTMX.bat at the same location as GINTool

Known issues

  • (NO LONGER AN ISSUE VERSION IN 1.3) gin_encode and gin2.exe require Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 and Universal C Runtime (Universal CRT) to be installed. If they are not installed, you might get issues with encoding process.


  • Azul for their JDK project
  • id-daemon for original GIN encoders
  • for providing FFMPEG build
  • V12Style for the tutorial that the tool was based on

Source code available here
If you want to contribute to the project (add a translation, etc.), don't hesitate to make pull requests. Example messages file can be seen here


Erce (February 11, 2024 @ 17:01)
If you are missing decode, download this:

Yaciwtwr (January 26, 2024 @ 16:55)
it simply opens a cmd then closes, i downloaded fx jdx 8(i extracted the zip in a random folder though), and i also have ffmpeg.exe on the gintool folder

TheUnpunished (October 10, 2023 @ 15:33)
It needs JDK 11.
Also, try redownloading it, I silently do bugfixes, too.

William (September 12, 2023 @ 14:31)
I can't boot it up.

It used to work, now it simply closes itself. I have the Java thingie, the ffmpeg, and the other stuff, but it just doesn't work.

What's exactly wrong? The older version opened just fine!

TheUnpunished (September 04, 2023 @ 19:42)
Oh, I have the idea. I have encoded a ton of gin files myself and I wish I have looked into how gin2 works exactly earlier.

Uploaded at: February 13, 2022 @ 01:08

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