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How to download old .exes after Update ( Steam)



  • @TimRambo you need to download 271591.
    not 271594.

    @Kyinxa did you go to the steamdb site and took the manifest of the 2nd slot?



  • of course I did that and it still comes the scripthook error



  • to everyone thats struggling here, instead of all these complicated steps i have the simple solution for all of u. i assume most of u have spent hours to install many mods, only to realize the game suddenly gets an update and breaks all mods. this is what i hate too.
    and once its updated, u have to go thru a whole day of hassle to install all those mods which is not straight forward.
    now since ur game is already updated i cant do anything, but this solution if u r reading now u can keep urself ready before the next gta update.

    however the solution is extremely simple and i found it by accident.

    no need to use steam offline, or do complicated steps and edit steam data to prevent steam updates. thats just toomuch work. all u need is storage space.now follow my steps and no game update will ever break ur mods ever again.

    1.so what i usually do first?
    first i have the vanilla game, one by one i install all the mods like graphics mods to make sure everything is stable, stuff like texture replacement mods ,like LA roads, LA vegetation, car packs, plane packs,scene director, extended video export, everything.i install just the essential mods for me that are imp to create cinematics in gta.
    other additional non essential mods i just keep it in a miscellaneous folder, so i can install or uninstall them anytime based on if i need them in my cinematic videos. i dont keep too many mods besides basic essential mods installed, coz we may never know which of those many mods could crash our game or make it unstable.
    so i just install one by one, the basic most important visual mods along with texture and vehicle packs and properly test them to see if everything is fine and working right and all the mod combinations are working stable together.

    so once im done installing all the essential basic mods and finished testing, that all my mods are working well together, i create a complete game folder backup and save it to my external hdd, so that anytime i install too many additional mods and something gets screwed and im unable to reverse it, i can simply delete that folder and replace it with my backed up one.

    so now for the last MOST IMPORTANT AND EASY PART(based on my testing and what i understood)-

    steam updates ur game, every time there is a game release.
    now if uve followed my steps correctly and backed up ur game folder with all ur selected, essential mods installed, then the following will happen and u need to do.

    for eg: u backed up ur folder as i said, now suddenly after 2 months there is a gta update on steam, now there is no way for u to launch the game without update completing.

    so what u do now is simply just trust me, and let the update continue and finish.

    after the update gets over, launch the game, then steam will show installing , then preparing to launch whatever bla bla...................

    so after u launch the game and enter then menu, u can now exit the game.
    after u exit the game, exit steam.

    now remember the complete modded game folder bAckup i told u to make earlier? so if u did as per my example, u have ur game folder with all mods installed already backed up which was in a working state.
    so now that u have ur game backed up.
    u simply go to steam\steamapps\Common, and delete the complete "Grand Theft Auto V" folder, the one that steam just updated.

    and then copy paste back ur backed up modded "Grand Theft Auto V" folder to that same place.

    now just run the game as usual, either from desktop shortcut or from steam library>Grand theft auto v>play granft theft auto V

    finally the points that u need to remember

    1. why does steam not auto update the game anymore again, afte ive replaced it with the older backed up game modded folder?

    the answer is, once steam has already updated a game, it stores that information somehwere. so it wont attempt to update or whatever, ever again unless there is another game update from the developer itself or unless u have manually tried to verify integrity of game cache.
    given these 2 things, the game will never update.

    1. once ive replaced with my old modded folder which i backed up, do i need to verify integrity of game files from steam before i launch?

    nope u dont, the game will still launch coz steam is fooled into thinking that the game is in an updated state since u only deleted the folder and replaced with the backed up one.

    now enoy ur game, and with each update that comes out in the future , let steam just complete the updates>and after that launch game>exit the game>delete game folder>replace it now with ur modded game folder and viola game runs. :) , no more broken mods.

    just remember to keep urself backed up before each update gets released, so u can just follow my method and downgrade the game after it gets updated, with your backed up game folder.

    enoy guys.



  • This fixed for me & easy steps



  • Hello. It's the same procedure at the Social Club. I don't have a STEAM game. Thanks a lot. Michael



  • @Speedbzik said in How to download old .exes after Update ( Steam):

    Hello. It's the same procedure at the Social Club. I don't have a STEAM game. Thanks a lot. Michael

    Thank you. :_)



  • Hey, does it mean I can use assets from new DLCs for mods while I keep using old .exe files?


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    @prakhar131003 if you mean use dlc's from recent updates while still being on an old patch, yes



  • Om@Reacon That’s pretty awesome, I thought I would run into some error if I use new files with old exe but its awesome



  • So in older versions of GTA 5, it was possible to find addon weapons in ammunation.

    Does it mean if I downgrade my .exe to older version, I’ll again be able to find all addon weapons in ammunation?



  • Although one can try to play with its gameconfig values, your vehicle might make the game crash if the overall size of the yft and ydr files are above 15mo, and the user has other add on vehicles or replace vehicles spawned at the same time.
    The size of a vanilla Gta 5 vehicles rarely exceed 3mo.
    examples :

    Try to stick to 1024pixels max for texture resolution and do not apply unnecessary high res pictures for unsignificatn details. Lower the size of your yft files and it will help stop people crashing.



  • How long does it take for the mods to go in



  • @speedyallan77
    Hey, does that method you posted about real replacing your updated steam version of GTAV with an older version you saved still work? That is actually the same exact method I use and it always worked until the stupid summer update. I backed up my working stable gta, updated on steam, deleted that updated version and replaced it with my previous older version. My game has an infinite loading screen when I click load story mode. It only works when I remove my “mods” folder which defeats the purpose. Scripts and .asi’s work but not my “mods” folder. I can’t figure out why.



  • Hey, I've been having the same issue with the infinite loading screen after I deleted and replaced the updated version with my previous one, have you already solved it?


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