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GTA V Redux without doubling install size



  • The GTA V Redux mod requires copying all game files to a mods folder in order to use the default files for GTA Online.
    However, I do not use GTA Online and wish to skip this step in order not to double install size. Thus, overwriting the default files with the mod files.

    Does anyone know how I can go about doing this? Thank you.

    (The mod works well for me as per the usual method of installing. I tried replacing files in the game folder with those in the mods folder, but this leads to the installer wanting to update the game as the mod files do not match the default ones.)



  • @olivierhacking Rock* social club launcher automatically repairs your actual game files (not in mods folder). There is no other way. Sorry.



  • @olivierhacking Maybe this can help you http://www.lcpdfr.com/files/file/13209-gta-v-update-blocker/
    but idk if the launcher still verify game files ,( I always use a mod folder) you should try with 1 file edited before installing the redux mod (something like common.rpf , it's a light file, not so long to download, just in case)
    You should use a mods folder , it's better , if you mess up with a file and you forgot to a make back up you can still replace this one with the original.
    Redux is something like less than 117Go for me (the entire game+mods folder)



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    nice to see you made your own post. Don't worry now i can try to help you with all the information i have.

    Read this more then once.

    If you don't do what i say it can crash or won't work at all.

    Step 1.
    Make sure you got all the orginal files without mods installed
    So a clean folder of grand theft auto 5 is what you need.

    Step 2.
    Instal scripthook + OpenIV.asi
    https://www.gta5-mods.com/tools/script-hook-v
    OpenIV.asi you can enable by the asi manager inside openIV.

    Step 3.
    Download Redux + Patchday1
    GTA5_REDUX.zip & REDUX_PATCHDAY1.zip

    Step 4.
    Now you need to instal redux the way it is explaned
    https://gta5redux.com/installation/

    be carefull what you do.
    Do what they tell you.

    So when you instal the .ovi don't be stupid to click the mods folder.
    You have to click inside the GTA5 game folder.

    ///Read this
    Click Install, then choose the option to install the mod inside the GTA5 game folder.
    Choosing to install inside the mods folder will result in a duplicated file system, and ultimately a broken installation.

    So now that you installed redux instal the .oiv patch1 inside the GTA5 game folder.
    Not the mods folder but inside the GTA5 game folder.

    Step 5.
    Now you got a lot of files inside the mods folder.
    Even when you installed inside the GTA5 game folder.
    it is installed in the mods folder.

    What you can do now.

    Simple.

    All the file's From the mods folder past them inside the GTA5 game folder.
    so you now got a modded gta 5 folder instead of a mods folder.

    When all the files from the mod folder are inside the GTA5 game folder.
    remove the mods folder and you got redux installed inside the gamefolder.

    test.



  • @yeahhmonkey This is what I tried before - see the end of my first post. I tried it again following your instructions, but encountered the same problem where the GTA V Launcher immediately starts updating the game files.
    @cgz linked an update blocker that might help this, but this really isn't the solution I am looking for. Updates are essential! :)

    I guess the only option for me now is to run VisualV. I am running a 512GB SSD, and cannot afford to have a 140GB game. Even though Redux is so great.



  • @olivierhacking

    You could always instal redux.
    then open all rpf files and put them inside the orginal one.

    it's a lot of work but it should work



  • @yeahhmonkey said in GTA V Redux without doubling install size:

    @olivierhacking

    You could always instal redux.
    then open all rpf files and put them inside the orginal one.

    it's a lot of work but it should work

    How do i know which files in the modded rpfs to move to the default rpfs?



  • @olivierhacking

    all.

    everything from the modded Not 1 by 1.

    open the rpf file take everything to desktop

    then the orginal rpd delete evrything and copy the modded files inside



  • @yeahhmonkey I am not very experienced with this type of modding.
    I can only open the rpf files 1 by 1 using OpenIV correct? From which rpf file do I have to move all contents to desktop? I do not really understand what you mean.
    Thanks for your help man! Much appreciated. Excuse my inability :P

    Edit: If I understand correctly I will open every modded rpf file and copy its contents to the default corresponding rpf files. Then delete mods folder.
    Don't you think the launcher will notice the files do not match the defaults and just try updating again?



  • @olivierhacking It won't matter how you do this, if you put modded files into the original game files/folders, they will get replaced by the launcher. And it won't matter if you do them all at once, or file by file.

    If you try modding the original files and then blocking it from the internet, it will ask you to connect at some point to verify activation... at which point it will update itself.

    The only people that can run with modded game files in their main GTAV folder, are the ones using a pirated version of the game.



  • @LeeC2202 said in GTA V Redux without doubling install size:

    @olivierhacking It won't matter how you do this, if you put modded files into the original game files/folders, they will get replaced by the launcher. And it won't matter if you do them all at once, or file by file.

    If you try modding the original files and then blocking it from the internet, it will ask you to connect at some point to verify activation... at which point it will update itself.

    The only people that can run with modded game files in their main GTAV folder, are the ones using a pirated version of the game.

    Wow, that really is a letdown. Pirated versions have a benefit over legitimate versions in this case...
    Thanks for the clarification. I will move on to another mod that will not require doubling install size.



  • @olivierhacking It's one of the biggest annoyances about this whole system, where single-player gamers are forced online and forced into having their files updated. As well as having their directories filled with GB's worth of multiplayer patch data that adds nothing to their game, of course.



  • @LeeC2202

    No, Please stop this false information.

    I have a steam game. and i have modded my orginal steam grand theft auto 5 folder ( No mods folder at all)

    I have installed Mod menu's
    La road + patch
    VisualV
    Car mods Weapon mods game configs.

    I tell you so you know this right now that me
    with a legit steam Grand theft auto 5 modded my game folder without a mod folder at all.

    If you do not belive me. I can stream at youtube to show you my game files are modded in my steam and you can have the prove you need.

    Ps.

    Sorry for downvoting your comment.
    i will vote it back to 0 because you just didn't know this before.



  • @yeahhmonkey So okay... let me understand this fully.

    You have a single GTAV installation running under Steam, that is fully updated to the latest game version and has the original game files modded and it never updates those files when you launch it and the Social Club launcher runs... is that what you are saying?

    If you have exactly that, then I apologise for misunderstanding how it works.



  • @LeeC2202

    you are 100% right.

    Updated steam game, No mods folder all the mods are installed inside gta 5 game folders without a warning or anything. it works 100% ;)
    i can always show you prove :D



  • @yeahhmonkey I am more interested in how you manage to stop the Rockstar Social Club from demanding activation and forcing any updates, because from what I had read previously, it is the RSC that forces the updates, not Steam. From a mod creators perspective, an update is the worst thing that can happen, so stopping that and not having to be online to activate could be really useful.

    So when you launch the game and the Social Club launcher runs... what happens? Do you still see the same login notifications as I get?

    I had a similar discussion with someone else a while back, who told me exactly what you are telling me and when I asked them that very same question... there was silence. I actually spotted one of their posts a short while later, on an unrelated thread and it turned out they were using a pirated version. So please understand that my doubts are fuelled by someone else trying to con me into believing what they were saying... which was a lie.

    But if your launcher shows the latest version of 1.0.231.0 etc and your game is 877/1.36, then I am genuinely intrigued by how it's done.

    Edit: Perhaps you could explain this thread? https://forums.gta5-mods.com/topic/2587/two-game-installations

    Which for the benefit of others, says this:

    In my steam location i got 2x Grand theft auto V folder.

    1 i name Clean_Grand theft auto V_clean

    The other Grand Theft auto V
    When done modding to go online i do this

    Rename Grand theft auto v to
    mods_ Grand theft auto v_mods

    and rename the Clean_Grand theft auto V_clean
    to
    Grand theft auto V



  • @LeeC2202 You are quite a detective.. :smiley: I'm interested about this too.



  • @LeeC2202
    Ignore that topic.

    This is compleetly differend.

    When i installed the mods. i just open the Gta 5 game and social club wil log in like always
    there is nothing i have blocked.

    See this.

    i got a clean grand theft auto 5 steam folder.
    I instal visual mods, menu mods, grafic mods car mods weapon mods,
    then i got a modded game.

    i start gta in steam, the social club laucher comes up it loads or does his thing and load the game.
    Then when the game is at the screen i press Story mode and the game loads.

    I didn't block anything, I got the latest update dlc biker and my game works 100% perfect

    let me make a video or stream so you could see it

    stay here :D



  • @LeeC2202

    About the topic.

    I have 2 folders of grand theft auto 5.
    inside my steam library here:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

    So i got both folders

    Clean folder name =

    Clean_Grand theft auto V_Clean

    modded is
    Grand theft auto V

    When i want to go online.
    I change

    Grand theft auto V to
    Modded_Grand theft auto V_modded

    and

    Grand theft auto V

    Clean_Grand theft auto V_Clean
    back to Grand theft auto V

    Because i change the name from Grand theft auto V

    to something else the folder will not load but only the folder with the name Grand theft auto V

    You don't have to do this. I just want 2 folders so i can use a modded game and a clean game without deleting removing unloading mods
    I will show you someday

    for now i will make a video for you guys with my game files and load the game



  • @yeahhmonkey If you truly have done this, then the instructions on how to do it should be the first thing you see when you come to this site. :D I think everyone wants to know how this is done. You could become site hero in the space of 30 seconds here. :)



  • @LeeC2202

    Edited

    The extra folder i use is not even needed.
    it's just because i wanrt to switch fast to online without disable mods.

    Uploading I will tag you when the video is ready.

    in the video i start on desktop
    show you my gta folder with mods installed start the game load it and show you menu la road car mods and stuff :D



  • -_- openiv.asi is what disables file check, install whatever the f you want and play without mdos folder... done



  • @Frazzlee I have that installed and it makes no difference.. I still get the file check and update, if I change any of the original files... this video will be very helpful for a lot of people I suspect. Unless of course there is a version of openiv.asi that I don't know about... which is very likely as I still use 2.6.



  • @LeeC2202

    Check this out



  • Amazing that is works for you. I am chatting with @yeahhmonkey and we think it must come down to the fact that he uses the Steam version, whereas I use the Rockstar version, and I assume @LeeC2202 does as well...

    Why that makes the difference I don't know!


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