GTA V BACKUP
Can someone explain to me how I am backing up the GTA V game so that if I get a new update to the game I can go back to the previous version
Thanks for the help
SIGN IN HAVE TASKMANAGER OPEN
THEN GIVE IT 2 SECONDS AFTER IT SAYS SIGN IN AND CLOSE OUT USING TASKMANAGER
OPEN GTAV AGAIN WITH INTERNET OFF CHOOSE OFFLINE MODE
DONNNNEEE ITTTZZZ FKNNNN LITTT
AFTER YUR DONE TESTING A MOD EXIT GTA VIA TASKMANAGER
JUST CLICK RETRY TO JUMP BACK IN THE GAME AGAIN AFTER YU ADDED MODS OR WHATEVR
Eh... nah, got an easier way if you have the room...
Copy the entire C:\Steam\steamapps\common*Grand Theft Auto V* and place it either in another folder on your hard drive or better yet, in a ZIP file. Copying it back will take approximately 1 hr but if you restore it from a Zip, its more like 10 minutes...
I have four different \Grand Theft Auto\ directories archived of various addons and whatnot. I can restore at anytime, for any reason.
However, I will also strongly suggest copying the entire C:\Steam\ folder at least once too. I am especially happy I did so after what happened to me tonight. Somehow when I connected my laptop, my Steam application started up & began updating the game... I tried to stop it, but it INSISTED that it continue updating. I could "pause" it but not cancel it, I even tried deleting the entire GTA folder & restored from an archive but it wouldn't work.
The only way I was able to restore the game was delete my entire steam folder, log into steam & update steam... THEN go in Offline mode (which is where we'll need to stay until Scripthook is updated) and then and only then restore the GTA folder from a previous install...
- list itemRestoring Steam that you had previously installed GTA on
- list item then update steam,
- list item then go offline
- list item then restore GTA folder from a previous folder or zip drive.
Remember a Zip archive an restore a LOT faster than copy & paste... About 1 to 1.5 hrs from a copy and paste but it was only ten minutes or less from a zip folder...
This was the ONLY way I was able to get it back up and running tonight... Others may have knowledge of how to disable and delete the update but even deleting steam cache did not work for me... It'll take a lot of room to have these folders duplicated but boy is it worth it.... I started doing this two updates ago when I had Steam & Rockstar somehow starting to update w/out my knowledge... I Gotta hit that offline mode a lot sooner I guess.
lollll thatttt that is not easierrr
@Southsde04 pleaseeeeeeeeee dontttttttttt typpeeeeeeeeeee likkkeee thiisss.
also his method is easier.
While having one GTAV folder for SP (with mods) and one for MP (vanilla for clean online without fear of getting banned) would be the preferred way to run, it may not always be something one can do. However even doing that, you're still left with the issue of the game forcing itself to update. What I have done is make a backup using Rage Plugin Hook as it has a built in feature for it. I'm rather glad it does as it aids in the headaches.