Every mod crashes the game
I just started learning how to mod GTA5, I've watched several tutorial, read multiple articles, done tons of searches for my problem and I just can't figure out why not a single mod will work. tools/required mods like script hook, heap adjuster and a few other asi mods work fine as far as I can tell. My issue comes from anything that actually adds content. Any OIV mod I install with OpenIV will crash the game before the main menu. Any addon mod crashes the game trying to load into SP. I have tried dozens of mods. Some popular mods. I even considered maybe updates break mods like in other games and downloaded a car mod that is 6 days old. Absolutely nothing works. I'm reading through mod descriptions and readmes to make sure I have requirements and it's the same as all the tutorials are showing me. The only Idea I have is because OpenIV's website and server has been down for the few days since I started and I had to find the offline version somewhere. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
If you want to ensure your installation is "mod ready" this can help.
If you're serious about understanding how mods work, this might be helpful.