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Installing Mods I've Used Before

  • I am having trouble with my mods. Awhile ago I uninstalled all of my car mods because one of them was causing my game to lag like crazy. When I tried to reinstalled them my game started crashing before loading into story mode. I then tried installing just a few at a time and could get some to work but not all of them. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling OpenIV but that didn't change anything. One of the mods I had did't work before uninstalling OpenIV but after reinstalling it it worked fine but others don't. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling GTA V itself and that also didn't work. I just don't understand how all of the cars worked fine at one point then after uninstalling one mod they don't. I could really use some suggestions because it's been about a week and I still can't figure out what exactly is going on. Thanks.

  • I don't know if you have already tried, but have you checked your mods to see if there are updated versions? Maybe updates to GTA V updates have somehow caused your old mods to not reinstall correctly.

  • @ThatOneGuy0413

    • Is your game stable? All the crashes gone?
    • Are the car mods you are installing replace or add-on?
    • If add-on, are they combined into one big add-on dlc pack or lots of separate dlc?
    • Are you using a 'mods' folder?
    • When you say 'they don't work', what do you mean specifically? Don't spawn? Crash game? Still a vanilla vehicle? etc
    • What trainer are you using to spawn your vehicles?
    • What was the car mod you removed that caused all this? (link to it so I can have a look at it. Thanks :thumbsup:)

    Just getting feel for where you are in the process :thumbsup:. Highest priority is that you have a game that is nice a stable & not crashing, even if you have to reinstall again (will be a lot cleaner & easier to diagnose issues on a clean install anyway). Then we can take it one vehicle install at a time & see where that gets us :thumbsup:
    Don't worry, I'll help you out. We'll get your game back up & running sooner or later :thumbsup:

  • All of the car mods are add-on's. They are all separate with the exception of the one that I uninstalled that created the problem. I had installed one of Vanilla Works' mod packs, (https://www.gta5-mods.com/vehicles/vanillaworks-extended-pack-add-on-oiv-tuning-liveries-vanillaworks-and-other-modders) and it made my game run very slow so I uninstalled it. When I did though, whatever causes the diverse traffic did not go away. I had suspected that it was this that was causing the poor performance. I uninstalled OpenIV in order to fix it and it did get rid of the diverse traffic but cause this problem. I do use the 'mods' folder for all of my modding and I have always done so. I use the Simple Trainer to spawn the cars but that doesn't matter because they game will simply crash while loading into story mode. I do still have some mods installed and they do not crash the game. I also started to go through each, one by one to see which crash the game bur I didn't make it very far before running into a streak of non-working mods. I tried installing a new mod that I had never had installed before and that one also caused the game to crash. But by simply removing it from the list, the game starts up with no issue. I do have a lists of all of the mods that I had installed before the problem and the start of the list of one I know for sure work and ones I know for sure don't. They exist in notepad and I don't how to share them through this chat.

  • @ThatOneGuy0413
    Was it v2.3.1 of Vanillaworks Extended Pack [Add-On | OIV | Tuning | Liveries] (released: February 23rd, 2019) you added & then removed? If so, these are all of the files you would have to remove/revert from backup to have uninstalled it completely (just so you know). :thumbsup:

    <archive path="update\update.rpf" createIfNotExist="True" type="RPF7">
    <xml path="common\data\dlclist.xml"><add xpath="/SMandatoryPacksData/Paths"><Item>dlcpacks:\vwe\</Item></add></xml>
    <add source="mpindependence\content.xml">\dlc_patch\mpindependence\content.xml</add>
    <add source="mpindependence\carcols.meta">\dlc_patch\mpindependence\common\data\carcols.meta</add>
    <add source="mpindependence\carvariations.meta">\dlc_patch\mpindependence\common\data\carvariations.meta</add>
    <add source="mpindependence\vehicles.meta">\dlc_patch\mpindependence\common\data\levels\gta5\vehicles.meta</add>
    <add source="mplowrider\carcols.meta">\dlc_patch\mplowrider\common\data\carcols.meta</add>
    <add source="mplowrider\handling.meta">\dlc_patch\mplowrider\common\data\handling.meta</add>
    <add source="mplowrider\vehicles.meta">\dlc_patch\mplowrider\common\data\levels\gta5\vehicles.meta</add>
    <add source="trfc\vehiclemodelsets.meta">\common\data\ai\vehiclemodelsets.meta</add>
    <add source="trfc\popcycle.dat">\common\data\levels\gta5\popcycle.dat</add>
    <add source="data\vehicles.meta">\common\data\levels\gta5\vehicles.meta</add>
    <add source="trfc\dispatch.meta">\common\data\dispatch.meta</add>
    <add source="gc\gameconfig.xml">\common\data\gameconfig.xml</add>
    <add source="data\handling.meta">\common\data\handling.meta</add>
    <add source="data\carcols.ymt">\x64\data\carcols.ymt</add>
    <add source="data\carvariations.ymt">\x64\data\carvariations.ymt</add>
    <add source="trfc\popgroups.ymt">\x64\levels\gta5\popgroups.ymt</add>

    Any changes to the default traffic that spawns on the streets would have most likely been this file:


    or perhaps the 'trfc\vehiclemodelsets.meta' (I'm presuming you caught & removed that dlc when you were troubleshooting your old install. That 'vehiclemodelsets.meta' would only have affected rare modified traffic & probably been hard to notice, whereas 'popgroups.ymt' covers all normal traffic spawns & any major edits there would have been hard to miss :thumbsup:).


    • Are you using any old '.rpf's from your previous install? I would start fresh with new ones if so. It's easy for a crash to corrupt an archive & leave it damaged or for it to contain erroneous files left over from a previous mod uninstall & you don't want that carried over to your new game install. That goes for add-ons too. Redownload new ones (once you backup any important edits you've made to any of the files in them). Essentially, you want to start with a completely empty 'mods' folder & rebuild what you had using new downloads. :thumbsup:

    • What 'gameconfig.xml' do you have installed? Test out a few modded ones that are built for your game version if you haven't already. :thumbsup:

    • You can share any text data here by linking to any file you create on Pastebin. :thumbsup:

    • How many modded add-ons do you have installed so far by the way?

    • What, if any, crash messages do you get when the game crashes?

    A good way to approach problems like this, where lots of things that should work appear to be going wrong at once (Note: & you know all your game folder files are vanilla) is to:

    Temporarily rename you 'mods' & 'scripts' folders.
    Create a new 'mods' folder.
    Copy only (for vehicle add-on mods anyway) update\update.rpf into the empty 'mods' folder.
    Install one of the problem add-on vehicle mods that should work but isn't & diagnose that mod from there.
    If still having problems with only the one mod installed, the first thing I would try would be a few different modded 'gameconfig.xml's.
    If the mod now works with a fresh 'mods' folder add a few more & if it continues to work you know the problem resides in your old 'mods' folder files somewhere & perhaps it's time to rebuild it from scratch using this new folder. Either that, or add one file/mod at a time back into the new 'mods' folder until you find the one causing the crash/issue. Deal with it & fix it in your old 'mods' folder & then rename/drop that back into your game & see if everything works correctly?

    See how you get on with that^ anyway & get back to me. Best of luck :thumbsup:

  • I have not re-downloaded any of the old mods I had before the problem. I just have them all saved and when I went to re install them I just grabbed the .rpf's from a file I have that contains them all. The gameconfig.xml I have installed is https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/gta-5-gameconfig-300-cars. When the game crashes the only message I get is the the game closed unexpectedly.
    This is the list of all the cars I had before the problem, in alphabetical order.


    These are the only car two I have downloaded after the problem to see if they would work and they did not.


    This is the list of cars that I have tested so far and have gotten to work fine.


    And the list of cars that I have tested so far that don't work.


    It's probably also worth mentioning that I went through the list starting at the top and moved down in alphabetical order when testing the cars.

  • @ThatOneGuy0413
    I would probably start by picking a car that is failing to work correctly & redownload & reinstall a completely fresh version of it over the top of the old one. See if it get's you anywhere? (make backup etc).
    If that doesn't work, you need to concentrate on getting the vanilla game working smoothly with no crashes. Reinstall the game if you have to. Once vanilla is 100% stable, reinstall you're mods one by one using fresh files. Given that you are using add-ons mostly, it won't take as long as you think to rebuild your game. Use backups as a reference when rebuilding & you can save a lot of time. :thumbsup:

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