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Looking to downgrade, which version you think is best?

  • Hi guys,
    I haven't played GTA since the contract update. Id like to get back into it and have some fun. However, I'm getting annoyed with R* with their updates and needing to make my mods work again. I don't care for any of their DLC to be honest but if Id have to choose I would like to cut it off at the casino update.
    Regardless, my question to you guys is what would you recommend is the best version to downgrade too meaning the most mod friendly version. Thanks for your input.

  • @DugiHowser i reverted at 2372.2. Have not had any issues with newest mods and i don't have those collision issues with mlos and maps.

    Keep in mind that any new cars and peds from later updates can be added as dlc. Personally not interested in vanilla cars and most vanilla peds so updates are useless. And im SP only.

  • @JohnFromGWN Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not interested in any DLC cars/peds or vanilla for that matter myself. I'm only SP as well. Which DLC or update is that version 2372.2 by chance? Thanks!

  • @DugiHowser 2372 is the Tuners update and yeah totally agree with JohnFromGWN on 2372. 2545 breaks many favorite older mods. I probably wont even bother trying the latest game version lol.

  • @gtavjamal I noticed that when the contract DLC came out a lot of my favorite mods broke as well. Thanks for the help :)

  • Another question I have; is it easier to downgrade on steam or using the launcher? I'm using the launcher and hate it lol. I hate to give R* any more money than I have but Ill get a steam key if needed.

  • @DugiHowser downgrading with Steam could not be easier. You backup your gta5.exe, let steam update, copy back old gta5.exe from backup. Done. Only thing you have to remember is not to update your update.rpf when Open IV nags u to do so.

    All the issues posted here about updating are EPGS or retail versions. Im tempted to buy EPGS version to find and post a solution but not paying an additional $29 when im fine with my steam version

  • @JohnFromGWN I do have the retail/physical copy of GTA5 but already claimed my key so I guess Ill have to buy another key from steam no? Which for the sake of future headaches Ill get one. Current the game is on sale for $15 on steam so I think Ill get it asap.

  • Got myself a steam version of the game and downgraded to Cayo 2160 and am very happy so far. All my favorite outdated mods now are working perfectly and feel as if the game is running better as well. It could just be me though lol.
    Anyway, thanks for the suggestions :thumbsup:

  • @DugiHowser Hella good dawg awesome!! Some old school victory music to celebrate.

  • Hey guys, looking to downgrade my game too, beacuse old gen mods are broken, you guys have any links to do so?

  • @kick12134 Dawg check the vids in this thread. Links in the desc below each vid.

    Btw. Real talk. Use dese at your own risk. Personally I would if I were in your shoes but ima risk taker. Weigh up the pros vs cons, assess if the probability is in your favor enuf to make it worth the risk. If yes then fully accept the risk regardless of the outcome.

    ...and if you want older game versions than 2545 there are other vids on that channel for them too.

  • @gtavjamal said in Looking to downgrade, which version you think is best?:

    @DugiHowser Hella good dawg awesome!! Some old school victory music to celebrate.

    LOL Im actually listening too some 80's remixes as I'm reading your response.

  • @DugiHowser 1.08.877 ;)

  • @Koala77 Which update is that one?


    @DugiHowser 2189.0 and Goldberg emu, never updating again

  • @ReNNie Just curious as to why you would use an emulator other than to give valve the middle finger? Is there any advantage to use this for SP over Steam? Updates are a non issue on Steam. Let it update, keep any DLC if desired, copy backup GTA5.exe to overwrite update, play your fully reverted modded SP game.

  • @JohnFromGWN I guess they have their own advantages in some ways. Haven't used the steam version for a long, very long time since I entirely forgot that steam account I had ( lol :rofl: :rofl: ) but think of it like as a plug and play type... You install it once and then never bothered with updates or revertings or anything ever again ..

    I also mention (it might be different in steam though) I have the rockstar warehouse version and I am using GTA V Launcher Bypass to stay at the 1.0.1868.1 version. So one time I had to stay in a different home for some months which I didn't have internet connection. and the game refusing the start, telling me to I need to log in to my social club to be able to play. Which sucks a lot to be forced to be online just to play SP .. Then of course I had no choice but to use goldberg emu...

    A friend of mine was downloaded it for me and installed, then had sent me the exe and dll files I needed, that's how I kept playing. I must say with the one I had I didn't have any issue at all except for 1 mod. It was Timecycle Reloader mod that was breaking the game when I reload the timecycles. It was really a bad timing I guess cuz I was trying to modify the timecycles in that time lol :sweat_smile: :sweat_smile: but yeah, anything else was just really fine. The one other benefit as well is the online ads don't show up at the loading screen so Loading Screen mods finally made sense haha :rofl: I just love that Christmas Loading Screens mod :yum: :see_no_evil: :christmas_tree: :santa: :deer: :deer:

  • @Aurora11 I have the physical copy of GTA5 which needs the R* launcher to play unfortunately. I used the By Pass before too but it eventually made my game crash as R* put in a anti-piracy measure. If you run to cover and get in a vehicle right after the game would crash. That got annoying so I just sucked it up and updated my game.
    With Steam it seems pretty easy too downgrade without a bypass so Im happy with it so far. The game was only $15 on there so I'm not going to complain.

  • I might update too the Tuners Update just for the new cars too spawn in traffic via popgroup mod. Unless they will spawn regardless without needing to update :thinking:

  • @DugiHowser If you have the dlcpack you can just enable it in the dlclist.xml . The updated .exe not required. I'm at 1.0.1868.1 version and my tuners dlc working. However depending on the dlc you want to enable and your exe version some rare ones might not work. For example mpheist4 (Cayo Perico dlcpack) doesn't work on me, my game crashes when I enable it.

    There is of course also another way of just making a dlcpack pack and copying the vehicles.rpf and vehiclemods into your new dlcpack. That way you will enable the cars only from that dlcpack. I did that for animations from Cayo Perico update <3

  • @Aurora11 I blocked GTA5.exe from phoning home using a simple utility that with one click enables or disables internet access (creates firewall rules seamlessly).

    The added benefit is that when the game loads all the crap GTA online ads and promotions magically are gone forever.

    It's a shame when users go to great lengths to revert or stop updates including using bypass mods and emulators when they aren't necessary, at least with the Steam version which cost me $10, best ten bucks spent evuh.

  • @JohnFromGWN I guess that only works for steam version :thinking: Maybe you will have to eventually use an emulator too since rockstar launcher and social club also installs even with Steam version :sob: :sob:

    I mean I wasn't used firewall to disable internet access to launcher and game but oh well, I didn't have any internet at all :sweat_smile: So I guess that's the same way of disabling with firewall too. and when I open the game it showing error saying unable to verify the ownership of the game and I need to either login to social club to continue or quit the game :/

    I honestly have no idea why this is happening :thinking: I was even downloaded new version of launcher, changed the files inside Documents\Rockstar Games so the launcher says it was connected to internet very recently. But nope...

    From my understanding they made some nasty tool that lets you keep playing without internet connection for a while (like for 1 month from your last online date) and then forcing you to go online. But yeah maybe the Steam version is different. When you buy the game from Steam, is it Steam itself downloading the entire game or is it only downloading the Rockstar Launcher and it is the Launcher downloading the game afterwards? Because if the installation is handled by Steam, it is very likely Steam has more control over the game than launcher so the annoyment pollution rockstar can cause would be limited by Steam's allowance and tolerance threshold.

    I remember from Fallout 4. For Steam users it was very easy to stop updates with the same way you suggest. Backup the necessary files, let the game update once, replace back the files you backed up and then no more updates. But people that were using Bethesda Launcher (why the hell that was been made at the first place anyway..............) had no easy option such as this to stop updates. However I must say when you buy the game from Steam, the downloading and installation was handled by Steam itself :sparkling_heart: :yum:

  • @Aurora11 The good thing with having a Steam GTA version is that you can turn off auto updates unlike with R* launcher. So even though you "need" SC and the R* launcher to play the game, you're technically launching via Steam thus not needing the forced update. Or at least that is what Im taking from it lol. Either way, its been working pretty good so far and hopefully it will stay that way :fingers_crossed:

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