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  • A tip for those interested, to close the year as North America endures the worst winter storm of the century.

    If you're like me, you must have a shitload of mods. I have over 70GB installed and probably close to that number sitting in folders, for possible installation one day.

    Of course I don't load or spawn all 70GB at the same time. So here are 3 ways you can selectively and easily load mods for a game session.

    1. With a Mod Manager. If you're the type of person who prefers to have others do things for you, this is the way to go. Not for me.

    2. Rename folders. If you change the name of a folder it will not be loaded. You can do this manually or with simple Window batch files.

    3. Comment out mods in dlclist. xml. This is an easy and fast way to disable and enable addon mods. Here are the steps.

    Step 1: Add this comment header, open tag but without the closing tag, anywhere after the <Paths> tag with whatever text you want to name it.

    <!-- TEMPORARILY INACTIVATE MODS
    

    Step 2: Add this comment to close the section

     -->
    

    That's it. Now cut any dlclist entries and put them between those tags and they won't load. Simply put them back in the body of dlclist.xml (where they were before) to enable them once more.

    Example:

    <!-- TEMPORARILY INACTIVATE MODS
    <Item>./DLC/worlds/basedusagecity/</Item>
    <Item>./DLC/race/basedfukuokawmmt/</Item>
    <Item>./DLC/worlds/mostwanted/</Item>	
    <Item>./DLC/worlds/bigcity/</Item>
    <Item>./DLC/Maps/forest/</Item>
    <Item>./DLC/Maps/rca/</Item>
    <Item>./DLC/Maps/spmadrazo/</Item>
    -->
    

    Edit: I use a DLC folder with dozens and dozens of subfolders for organization, your entries will look more like this:

    <Item>dlcpacks:/myMod/</Item>
    


  • Interesting thanks!!

    I create multiple specific themed GTAV's. I got like 8. Currently i'm using my Christmas GTAV all pimped out Christmas style.

    Regardless of what GTAV I play I have a list of vital mods / scripts installed like Manual Transmission, VStancer, Inverse Power, Dismemberment etc.



  • @gtavjamal Have a wonderful Christmas. Hope you aren't too affected by the storms and keep the electricity going.



  • @JohnFromGWN You too dude!! If I recall you ain't a big Christmas fan but I hope you have a good one with family and friends. Also wishing you the best for 2023! Btw. Fortunately I have a few UPS units to play GTA V a bit longer in case of power outages lol.


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