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Help with having a second GTA V?

  • Hello, I was wondering how I reinstall GTA V but have 2 versions - a vanilla edit one, with only vanilla edited cars, so I would still need to be able to use open iv etc. and a real cars GTA V, which would have real cars, also needing open iv.
    I was wondering how I could do this?
    Also my second version might have to go on a USB too, as my SSD is full. Also how would I switch between them?
    Thanks for reading and if you can answer and questions please reply :)

  • @ethannn_ If you plan to have two copies of GTA V, both files must be in the same directory.

  • @V4D3R Ok, how do I do that?

  • @V4D3R Because my friend said he did it, he has two "Grand Theft Auto V" files, one is vanilla, one is modded, but he renamed his other one to "Grand Theft Auto V1" he said somethinng about they can't be the same name but didn't fully explain it to me - is this what you mean?
    Also can I still use Open IV with them?

  • @ethannn_ Hold on, I'll explain it.

  • @V4D3R Ok lol thanks. I appreciate your time.

  • @ethannn_
    The two copies must be in the same directory.

    One copy must be named "Grand Theft Auto V - mods" : for single player use only.
    The other should be "Grand Theft Auto V - online" : for online use only.
    Example using the Steam version:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto V - mods
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto V - online
    When you want to play online, you change the Grand Theft Auto V - Online version, to just Grand Theft Auto V and the registry will be pointing at that version.

    When you want to use mods, you rename Grand Theft Auto V back to Grand Theft Auto V - Online and then rename Grand Theft Auto V - Mods to Grand Theft Auto V and the registry will use that one.
    This is basically what your Rockstar Games Folder would look like with this setup.


    To get this working, you need to make sure that you have the two folders created and named with one version as the active version.

    Then you need to create two text files, one called Play GTAV - Mods.bat and one called Play GTAV - Online.bat. In those files add the following text.

    Play GTAV - Mods.bat

    IF EXIST "Grand Theft Auto V - Online" GOTO end
    REN "Grand Theft Auto V" "Grand Theft Auto V - Online"
    REN "Grand Theft Auto V - Mods" "Grand Theft Auto V"
    ECHO Playing with Mods
    cd "Grand Theft Auto V"

    Play GTAV - Online.bat

    IF EXIST "Grand Theft Auto V - Mods" GOTO end
    REN "Grand Theft Auto V" "Grand Theft Auto V - Mods"
    REN "Grand Theft Auto V - Online" "Grand Theft Auto V"
    ECHO Playing Online
    cd "Grand Theft Auto V"

    Create the two shortcuts to those .bat files (right-click and drag a .bat file and choose Create shortcuts here) and place them anywhere you like, on your desktop etc... Just make sure you can tell them apart somehow.

  • Make sure to use only one copy for mods.

  • @V4D3R Oh wow thanks! Will this way still work for a second GTA V, but not an online one, it's a modded one too, but has different mods?

  • @ethannn_ I'm not sure, this method is basically for "extra careful" users who play both online and SP mods.

  • @V4D3R Ok lol. I just play online on my XB1, so i'll just make two versions when I reinstall now, but do I still need that coding stuff? I don't mind renaming them manually etc.

  • @ethannn_ If you play online on XB1, there's really no need to have two PC copies.
    And yeah, you don't need the. bat file if you can remember what is the modded one and the online one. The. bat file is for automatic renaming.

  • @V4D3R Oh no lol, the second GTA V copy is for vanilla edited mods, for example a Lampadati Felon Estate, and the second GTA V is for real cars, so they both have mods. It's because I like the GTA cars R* made, but I also love Range Rovers, etc. so I want the real cars. That's what i meant :)

  • @ethannn_ Well, I'm not sure about that. I guess it could work.

  • @V4D3R Ok great, thanks for your time.

  • @V4D3R Sorry for being a hindrance again, but i've just finished reinstalling GTA V, do I just copy the vanilla game and paste? To get the to folders?

  • @ethannn_ At the beginning you will have two clean GTA V copies.

  • @V4D3R Also when it installs, will I have to reinstall Open IV once i've modded the first GTA V file to be able to link GTA V with the second GTA V file? Sorry again.

  • @ethannn_ That'll be a problem. I don't know if OpenIV could handle two modded copies. Better ask GooD-NTS.

  • @V4D3R Ok thanks.

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