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Careful During Update Time the New Launcher is a Beast....



  • I had my game running offline these last 3 days just fine while waiting for Scripthook to update. Simply kept my system offline each time I opened the game and all was well. Of course on the third day I forgot to shut off my connection and caught it soon as the New Launcher started up. All it took was 5 seconds even though I cancelled the download quick for 'R' to change all the .exe's to today's date! Now, I can't get back into the game because (of course) I didn't back up the older .exe's since the launcher was installed. All my 'ancient' back ups pre-new launcher won't work. So if you haven't updated yet, for god's sake STAY OFFLINE until you do and back up your .exe's until Scripthook finally gets renewed....


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    @iammistahwolf don’t even need to keep your pc offline(steam anyway) as if you just replace the .exe’s with the old ones the game works fine



  • @Reacon doesn't update.rpf also need to be backed up?


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    @QBit07 yeah, i usually just back up the entire update folder to be on the safe side



  • How does it look like these days on PC versions? Can you remain, say, permanently offline and play?

    I never updated post Arena War. In retrospect, probably the best that could have been done. :rolling_eyes:



  • @Reacon, As I said, "(of course) I didn't back up the older .exes since the launcher was installed." The one's I did still have from the 'Arena' back up are pre-launcher and aren't compatible. All it took was 5 seconds for 'R' to change all my .exe's to todays date before I had a chance to back it up. I even did a forced hard shutdown to try and get the computer to 'forget' what had just been done. No joy. Unfortunately, I'm on an SSD laptop and can't keep a 'restore' folder in order to keep harddrive space available. Even the old 'turn back the clock' trick doesn't work anymore. 'R' reaaaly wants to keep us online even when we play 'offline'. This new launcher has been a PIA from the jump. Even when we finally got things working, they still managed to find ways to throw a wrench into modding. So now, it's the long wait for Scripthook to get redone. At least Simple Trainer and new configs are already out with the new stuff. Just have to work on other stuff until 'Blade' gets around to updating Scripthook. Hope he isn't on 'Holiday Break' just yet....



  • @iammistahwolf In a similar boat to you. I've never been ever to play previous versions while waiting for script-hook. Thought this update would be different. To add insult to injury I actually prepared ahead of time again with a RPH backup, backups of the exe's, and the update.rpf. Confident, I enabled wifi and then let the game update and then tried to revert using rage. R* Launcher refuses to authenticate and tries to update files failing, Steam tries to update exe's again then hands it off to launcher and fails, Rage is stuck in infinite loop trying to start game. Desktop icon goes to launcher. No matter what I can't even get the game started and I've given up!
    On the bright side I can focus on studying for my finals now and if I need a break, I found out my good old unstable GTA IV build still works.



  • @TRDOffroad97 set steam to update only when the game is launched, install GTAV Launcher Bypass, and start the game with GTA5.exe. That's working for me.



  • @QBit07 Thanks for the tip will have to give that a try later tonight if scripthook is still not updated.


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    @TRDOffroad97 it’s updated



  • @Reacon still not working


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    @conjames23 mods like menyoo etc won’t be updated in your game to work with the new shv, make sure you download the most recent version of any asi scripts like trainers etc



  • @Reacon there isnt any yet tho thumbs up



  • @Reacon Thanks for the update but the download page still says 1737? Did he pull the patch then? Also OpenIV supposedly released a bad update so looks like I have more reason to study for those exams :)

    Edit: looks like scripthook was updated again. Now all we need is openIV to get working again



  • Update: So, I'm back up to speed with the new upload. Didn't lose but one small clothing item which won't be a problem to reinstall. Things I did notice up front with the Scripthook update. The 'dinput8' file in the update is from May 2015. Not sure if that would fly being so old, I just kept the last version. Only thing I had to actually do was update the 'Mods' folder in OIV. Lost two MLO's from the dlcpacks list but they can be reinstalled. Changed Simple Trainer to the latest update and all works just fine. Menyoo and ENT so far have no issues.

    I do have to say, 'R' must be getting ready to ditch GTAV or are planning to seriously dig in with it. This latest map is MASSIVE! The Casino interiors are at best outstanding. My only 3 nitpicks are there's not at least one actual 'hotel room' on the hotel level, please let there be an undamaged version of the map and the 'office doors' in the 'restricted area' of the Management upper floor aren't dynamic. It would be even better if the new map has an undamaged layout and is all connected to the casino. Right now there are the original casino and the new version. For those making videos and roleplaying, the possibilities are many.

    *Lesson learned though with the new launcher. Keep your game running long as you can offline or absolutely do not let the launcher access 'R's' server even for a second until scriphook updates.


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    @iammistahwolf Hey congrats. Which dinput8 are you using now exactly? I can't seem to get either working



  • So, this is my first time at this rodeo. Got the SHV, CSHV dot NET, Menyoo, OpenIV. Anything else?

    I see ASI's need updating. Scripts? LUA's? Files installed with OpenIV?



  • Guys i really need help with the new scripthook i cant open gta anymore this hasnt happened and it only fixes when i take out dinput8.dll


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    @Fogell_Adventures Personally I believe R* are changing their stance on modding and hooks. Could be wrong, hope I am.

    Check OpenIV Twitter, those guys manage the ASI loader and mods folder integration. They'll post on it when we all find out what's going on



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    @eleventwentytooo said in Careful During Update Time the New Launcher is a Beast....:

    @iammistahwolf Hey congrats. Which dinput8 are you using now exactly? I can't seem to get either working

    I'm using the dinput8 from the 'Casino' update. I wasn't going to take a chance on one from '2015'. So far no problems with it.

    @Fogell_Adventures said in Careful During Update Time the New Launcher is a Beast....:

    Guys i really need help with the new scripthook i cant open gta anymore this hasnt happened and it only fixes when i take out dinput8.dll

    Same thing I said to 'eleven', if you're using the dinput8 from the latest update it's from 2015. Not surprised it's not working. If you still have the scripthook version from the 'Casino' update (not 'Casino Heist), use that one instead. It's working just fine for me.

    So, on a side note of this anyone using 'Map Builder' and can't figure out why your building pieces are listed in your Menyoo builds (not sure about Map Editor as I stopped using it), change your config to the latest update. MB apparently installs with a config, but it's out of date. I put in one of the new Casino Heist configs here on 5Mods and everything works just fine.

    Now, if I can just get more than one MLO to install without getting a damn 'Corrupt Game Files' error....



  • @TRDOffroad97, Hmm OIV's working just fine so far with the new update on my end. Took me long enough to figure out how to get it working on my set up and longer to finally get rolling with it. Haven't worked with it long enough to give any real advice on how to 'fix' it. But, it may be your Mods folder is outdated or your config is as well. Once I updated both of those, everything started working. Hope that helps....



  • @iammistahwolf said in Careful During Update Time the New Launcher is a Beast....:

    I'm using the dinput8 from the 'Casino' update. I wasn't going to take a chance on one from '2015'. So far no problems with it.

    That doesn't make any sense: dinput8.dll is not a GTA V file, so I very much doubt it came with the Casino update.

    Also, dinput8.dll just stands for Microsoft DirectInput DLL for DirectX 8. So, it doesn't matter it's from 2015. Win 10 has a few versions of this file itself (like look inside the system32 folder), but I have never replaced it: why fix it if it ain't broken?!



  • @meimeiriver perhaps they meant the update of scripthook?



  • @QBit07 said in Careful During Update Time the New Launcher is a Beast....:

    @meimeiriver perhaps they meant the update of scripthook?

    Could be that's true. :) But dinput8.dll for GTA V has always been from 2015; and at least we've established the new Rockstar launcher isn't messing with it (as ppl reported earlier).



  • @meimeiriver, 'Clarification': So I just checked the dates on the dinput8 and saw they're the same for the 1737.6 version and the recent one. However, when I checked the new download version against the one already in my system, it had 3x less data, plus mine had a 27 September 2019 creation date. Most likely the one on my system has had more data added since being installed. Seems I may have confused the dates or whatever. Either way, by not taking out the old dinput8 like I usually do when Scripthook updates, the game is currently working just fine while others who say they did replace theirs are having trouble. All I can tell you, is what worked (is working for me.) Thanks for the extra info though. I'll keep an eye out and note if anythings goes off.


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