Can anyone help me understand why my addons boats are going crazy?
As in the title, can anyone help me understand why my addons boats are going crazy?
weird thing I noticed, in mission maker -> edit mode, boats are fine...
@alebal are you using custom cols? sometimes addon cars go crazy when using custom chassis cols without attributes like Mass in zm3, maybe boats do the same
@rbsace said in Can anyone help me understand why my addons boats are going crazy?:
are you using custom cols?
What do you mean?
@alebal I don't have a fix but anytime anything goes wack for me I re-load an error free backup game version then re-add the new mods 1 at a time checking after each one to see if all is still working. Good luck, someone should know how to help.
@gtavjamal best advice, so simple yet it always works
@gtavjamal said in Can anyone help me understand why my addons boats are going crazy?:
I don't have a fix but anytime anything goes wack for me I re-load an error free backup game version then re-add the new mods 1 at a time checking after each one to see if all is still working. Good luck, someone should know how to help.
it takes a lifetime...
@JohnFromGWN Yeah I like to have a solid error free base game version to work from, it sux finding new glitches as a result of installing new mods.
@alebal If it happened only after installing recent mods then try working backwards eliminating those new mods one by one. If that doesn't work then yeah re-load an error free backup and this time create a new error backup game that includes all additional error free mods. Once it's done you will have a better safety net for future potential glitches.
@alebal As I can agree the advices are good, however they are very lack of easiness.
If you want to fix this problem absolutely, and if no one seems to have a solution, then unfortunately there is no other way other than sparing some of your time for fixing it. Although there are way to ease up this process and save some frustration.
I will explain to you how you should proceed with this in details and I find it the easiest way to do;
First you need to categorize the stuff and figure out which category causing the issue.
So I would suggest you to just renaming your mods folder and scripts folder to something else. Then create a new mods folder and install this mod only.
- If it doesn't work properly the issue is with an .asi mod .
- If it works;
Copy your modded update.rpf to your new mods folder and recheck.
- If it doesn't work, problem is with your update.rpf . -> Make sure you still have the backup of your modded update.rpf (sometimes people accidenteally using cut&paste instead of copy&paste, very easy to mistake in such frustration).
After that create a folder structure in somewhere in your pc based on the folder structure of update.rpf .
Turn off Edit Mode if it's open.
Open a second OpenIV, make sure you don't turn on Edit Mode.
Now you need to check through the folders to locate which files are changed. Most files have encryption infos and original files are marked as ",Encrypted". If the file doesn't have that mark, means it's modified. Now start finding all these files by checking every folder one by one and drag and drop the original ones (from the original update.rpf inside update folder) from the second OpenIV you opened to the folders you created in your pc.
Close 2nd OpenIV. After that turn on Edit Mode in the OpenIV and start changing those modified files with original ones. I suggest doing this in big chunks, like copy all the files inside a folder to that folder in OpenIV rather than doing it one file at a time. After each bulk changes launch the game and check the issue. You need to keep repeating this process until you come to the point where the issue started occuring again.
Now that you found the bulk, it's time to find the particular file. Luckily there isn't much files in folders anyway.
So close OpenIV and just recopy your modded update.rpf inside your mods folder again and start OpenIV again.
Start replacing the modified files in that folder with the original ones one at a time and launch the game to check until you can come to happen the same problem again.
- If it wasn't your update.rpf, then rename your renamed scripts folder back to scripts again to activate the scripts.
If the problem occurs, it's one of your scripts,
If the problem doesn't occurs, it's one of your dlcpacks.
If it's your scripts, backup your entire scripts folder and delete everything inside. Afterwards start adding your scripts at bulks. (The rest you know what to do )
If it's your dlcpacks, backup your dlclist.xml, then delete every dlcpack you installed. Afterwards start adding them in bulks again and keep checking until you pinpoint the problem
This is the easiest and least tedious way I have figured and I'm hoping it helps to you as well as it helped me
I just remembered that I have a completely clean installation that I used to use just to go online....
it was still a perfect "virgin", without any mods until about an hour ago.
So, I updated it and used it to try to install the boat mods.... the same thing happens... my boats have gone crazy....
what can it be? some settings? win 7?
@alebal I would test winding back to whatever game version previously worked before you updated it.
as I know never worked...
It never works
@alebal alternatively this thread might help