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Complete noob that's not grasping the tutorials

  • Good morning/evening all.

    I hope it's alright to post this delima here... So as the title states, I'm a complete noob to modding and pc gaming. I've read a lot of the tutorials and I'm still not grasping everything stated. Is there a literal step by step guide I can follow to add the mods to my copy of the game. I was able to figure out the trainers (although the one I use has some missing features when I try to activate them). My computer skills are decent but limited. Thanks in advance.

    After reading the "ask for help" topic, here's what I've tried.

    I want to use the a nuke mod. The one I downloaded says to replace 2 "explosion" files located in 2 different sections of the game file (I can't remember the exact spot). I did that and the game wouldn't load and I had to do the "verify files" on steam. Obviously I know I did it wrong but I followed the creators instructions. I really have no idea on what I did wrong and the guides posted on these fourms didn't quite help the way I hoped. Remember, I'm a noob haha.

  • @LightBringer
    Link to the Nuke mod & I'll take a look :thumbsup:


    +1 for the sir above

    Meanwhile try searching Google and our forums for 'OpenIV and using a mods folder'

    The fact the game tries to verify its files indicates you're modding the update.rpf or a x64 archive from the original game files

    The game then, at launch, detects it is altered and tries to verify its integrity

  • @a63nt-5m1th sorry for the late reply. The one I wanted to use was this one...

    Thanks in advance for taking a look.

  • @ReNNie I used the openIV program because that's what I read the most on here. The instructions did say to do changes in the update file (in 2 different update files).


    @LightBringer said in Complete noob that's not grasping the tutorials:

    2 different update files

    There's your problem. Read again what I said about 'verifying files'
    Only mod files inside mods folder

  • I'll look into the mods folder part. That section threw me off a bit. Do I make one myself (mod folder) or is there one already there? I'm at work right now. If I have to make one I'll have to see where to insert it into the game file.

  • @LightBringer
    Scroll down on this page to find detailed instructions on creating a 'mods' folder & the requirements (openiv asi plugins etc) needed to get it working. :thumbsup:


    Basically, you create a folder called 'mods' in your Grand Theft Auto V root folder (where 'GTA5.exe' is) & then copy/duplicate (copy, not move) the '.rpf' archives you intend to mod into the 'mods' folder being sure to mirror the same folder structure as you have under the Grand Theft Auto V root folder.
    Essentially, your new 'mods' folder becomes the new Grand Theft Auto V root folder & you make sure the folder/file structure under the 'mods' folder mirrors/is the same as the one under your Grand Theft Auto V root folder.

    Example (update.rpf):

    Grand Theft Auto V root folder structure:

    Grand Theft Auto V\update\update.rpf

    'mods' folder structure:

    Grand Theft Auto V\mods\update\update.rpf

    Here are some examples of the correct 'mods' folder structures to keep you right:

    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > 'update' > update.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > 'update' > 'x64' > 'dlcpacks' > 'mpapartment' > dlc.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > 'x64' > 'audio' > 'sfx' > RESIDENT.rpf etc
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > common.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > x64a.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > x64b.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > x64c.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > x64u.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > x64v.rpf
    Grand Theft Auto V ROOT > 'mods' > x64w.rpf

    You can copy all the '.rpf' archives into the 'mods' folder (being sure to mirror the correct file/folder structure as per game folder/example above) or copy over only the '.rpf' archives you intend to mod. It's totally up to you & will work either way. :thumbsup:

    Let us know if you have any trouble or there's anything you don't understand & we'll help you out :thumbsup:

  • Awesome thank you so much for the break down! When I get off work I'll try it and see how it goes, and post an update as well. I'll definitely check out the mods link you posted too.

  • @a63nt-5m1th IT WORKS! thanks again for your help! I can't wait to try other mods now haha

  • @LightBringer
    Awesome :thumbsup: Enjoy :slight_smile:

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