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Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...



  • Sup dudes (and gal(s))

    I got into PC gaming for the sole purpose of modding GTA5 and COD zombies lol I got COD zombies mods all figured out, now I need to get to installing these amazing GTA mods you guys made on this site! I have read tons of TUTS and watched a ton of vids, I am just curious about a few things..... help or wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Is there a "stand alone" mod that converts all or most of GTA cars into real ones? I would like to eventually have most of the vanilla cars look like real cars if at all possible.

    2. What exactly does Redux and Natural Vision really do? The videos I have seen of both all seem to have real car brands in them.... so is this due to them having additional car mods installed on top of the graphics mod?

    3. Can mods work in conjunction with other mods (I know its a loaded question but I'm fully aware of certain ones that wont work at the same time lol ie. Hulk/franklin Ironman/Franklin or Tysunami / winter wonderland

    any help is seriously appreciated dudes for realz
    waffa

    ps
    apologies in advance for noobish nonsense lol



  • Hi, welcome to the forums. Modding broughet me to PC gaming too, though that was a long time ago now lol.

    To answer your questions

    1. There are mod packs available, like this: http://www.moddb.com/mods/simple-authentic-car-pack-oiv-10, or this one https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0QjVaJsSaJjd2paeTF1Y0g2TGc/view

    2. Redux and Natural Vision are graphical enhancers, basically they're a pre built mix of different types of graphical mods like actual game file edits such as timecyc edits(controls in game weather and effects), textures and graphics post processing effects(ENB, Reshade, SweetFX etc).

    3. Yes most mods will work with other mods, unfortunately clashes can and likely will happen if you install a lot of mods. Always make sure to read the mod descriptions and installation instructions so you know about any requirements or incompatibilities. Also making back-ups is generally a good idea so that if your game does end up broken, you can fix it again easily.

    Good luck with your modding journey :)



  • @WAFFAHOUSE said in Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...:

    Sup dudes (and gal(s))

    I got into PC gaming for the sole purpose of modding GTA5 and COD zombies lol I got COD zombies mods all figured out, now I need to get to installing these amazing GTA mods you guys made on this site! I have read tons of TUTS and watched a ton of vids, I am just curious about a few things..... help or wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Is there a "stand alone" mod that converts all or most of GTA cars into real ones? I would like to eventually have most of the vanilla cars look like real cars if at all possible.

    2. What exactly does Redux and Natural Vision really do? The videos I have seen of both all seem to have real car brands in them.... so is this due to them having additional car mods installed on top of the graphics mod?

    3. Can mods work in conjunction with other mods (I know its a loaded question but I'm fully aware of certain ones that wont work at the same time lol ie. Hulk/franklin Ironman/Franklin or Tysunami / winter wonderland

    any help is seriously appreciated dudes for realz
    waffa

    ps
    apologies in advance for noobish nonsense lol

    ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I havnt modded ANYTHING just yet... I went ahead and made a copy of my gta5 folder/game and named it gta 5 modded version ..... that way I can still play online with friends with a "fresh" version of vanilla gta. Was that the right move for me to do? After a bit of googling that's the nest solution I could come up with lol if there is something else, possibly easier, that I should have done instead please lemme know. I'm kinda "wingin it" here hahaha

    waffa


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    @WAFFAHOUSE You did NOT need to do that at all. First, familiarize yourself with the following -

    http://openiv.com/?p=1132

    The mods folder's purpose is to store all your modifications, so that you don't risk corrupting vanilla assets, which would then crash your game. The purpose of the asi loader is to load any .asi-based scripts, while also preventing any from loading when accessing online mode. Scripthookv will also prevent any .dll-based scripts from loading, and NOTHING in your mods folder will ever load when initiating an online session.



  • @eshenk said in Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...:

    @WAFFAHOUSE You did NOT need to do that at all. First, familiarize yourself with the following -

    http://openiv.com/?p=1132

    The mods folder's purpose is to store all your modifications, so that you don't risk corrupting vanilla assets, which would then crash your game. The purpose of the asi loader is to load any .asi-based scripts, while also preventing any from loading when accessing online mode. Scripthookv will also prevent any .dll-based scripts from loading, and NOTHING in your mods folder will ever load when initiating an online session.

    ok cool see that's the info I was looking for lol thanks so much man!

    I really need some help getting these car mods running (the ones linked above) I have tried everything dude but no matter what I try it jus sits on infinite loop of loading story mode screen.... it don't actually freeze, just keeps reloading images and playing BGM on repeat, but after waiting like 30min one time I just gave up..... suggestions?

    thanks again
    waffa

    ps
    I just deleted the copy I made of gta (the ones that had the incorrectly installed car mods) so I just have to start all the way over fresh now... so if you or anyone could help me out it would be amazing! add me on skype anyone who wants to help me out with this stuff I'm sure its something small I'm missing here....
    SKYPEWAFFAHOUSE


  • Banned

    @WAFFAHOUSE I need to know your PC specs first. I am going to make a lot of recommendations to get you going. I also need to know roughly how old you are too, teens, 20s, 30s...??



  • @WAFFAHOUSE said in Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...:

    @eshenk said in Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...:

    @WAFFAHOUSE You did NOT need to do that at all. First, familiarize yourself with the following -

    http://openiv.com/?p=1132

    The mods folder's purpose is to store all your modifications, so that you don't risk corrupting vanilla assets, which would then crash your game. The purpose of the asi loader is to load any .asi-based scripts, while also preventing any from loading when accessing online mode. Scripthookv will also prevent any .dll-based scripts from loading, and NOTHING in your mods folder will ever load when initiating an online session.

    ok cool see that's the info I was looking for lol thanks so much man!

    I really need some help getting these car mods running (the ones linked above) I have tried everything dude but no matter what I try it jus sits on infinite loop of loading story mode screen.... it don't actually freeze, just keeps reloading images and playing BGM on repeat, but after waiting like 30min one time I just gave up..... suggestions?

    thanks again
    waffa

    ps
    I just deleted the copy I made of gta (the ones that had the incorrectly installed car mods) so I just have to start all the way over fresh now... so if you or anyone could help me out it would be amazing! add me on skype anyone who wants to help me out with this stuff I'm sure its something small I'm missing here....
    SKYPEWAFFAHOUSE

    well take me to dinner first at least lol jk man I'm like 28ish, my specs are CPU- i7 6700t GPU- GTX960 RAM-16gb 250gb SSD : 1tb HDD (hybrid dual drives)
    my power sup is 180w i think lol
    jus ordered aftermaket one
    Alienware Alpha R2

    thanks man!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    waffa

    ps
    I'm messing around with all this stuff right now with a FRESH copy of gta now so it should be easiy to walk me through it ...... I gave up on trying to fix where I messed up lol



  • @eshenk said in Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...:

    @WAFFAHOUSE I need to know your PC specs first. I am going to make a lot of recommendations to get you going. I also need to know roughly how old you are too, teens, 20s, 30s...??

    I appreciate your generosity with the OP, I will be watching this thread as well FYI....I've been meaning to get into mods for some time now and also want to preserve the vanilla installation as I play online every night. Again, really appreciate your generosity!
    Cheers.


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    @WAFFAHOUSE It's gonna take me awhile, because there is a LOT I have to teach you, but I will have something written up for you soon.



  • @eshenk said in Baby fresh to modding on PC, guidance greatly appreciated...:

    @WAFFAHOUSE It's gonna take me awhile, because there is a LOT I have to teach you, but I will have something written up for you soon.

    Nice my dude thank you! Me and my buddy jus got these gaming PCs and we're both lost lol so you will be helping me and him out for sure, and anyone else who clicks on our thread

    Thanks again brotha
    Waffa


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    @WAFFAHOUSE It will be a LOT of reading. I am working on it in notepad, so once done will read like a small book. May take me a day or so, because the subject matter is really lengthy, and I write in bursts throughout the day, lol...



  • Don't listen to @eshenk he draws over hamburger wrappers!

    I kid of course. He's good ppl.
    Anyway, it's a real PITA to get used to it, it's not like Skyrim with their mod loaders and such. But after you do it by hand the first time, you get hooked.




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