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Is there an alternative to OpenIV?



  • I was going to install OpenIV, until it came up telling me I cannot change the path directory. For my own reason, I absolutely cannot have it installed to the path it requires (that drive is explicitly for my operating system, and nothing else). Yet I see numerous mods that... I guess, that seem to... "require" it to install those mods? Or is there a similar program I can use (I'm guessing it's some sort of mod manager program)?

    (Symlink trick worked; credit to LeeC2202.)


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    @Cydramech There is no alternative to OpenIV.



  • @Cydramech Sadly, it is just another on the ever-growing list of programmes that misuse the appdata folder and think it's okay to install themselves into there.

    I believe there are ways to do it where you let it install into there, then move it and create junctions/symbolic links to the new location. I have never tried that though.

    But as @Jitnaught said, there is no alternative to OpenIV.



  • @LeeC2202 said in Is there an alternative to OpenIV?:

    @Cydramech Sadly, it is just another on the ever-growing list of programmes that misuse the appdata folder and think it's okay to install themselves into there.

    I believe there are ways to do it where you let it install into there, then move it and create junctions/symbolic links to the new location. I have never tried that though.

    But as @Jitnaught said, there is no alternative to OpenIV.

    Thank you, the symlink trick works.



  • @Cydramech said in Is there an alternative to OpenIV?:

    I was going to install OpenIV, until it came up telling me I cannot change the path directory. For my own reason, I absolutely cannot have it installed to the path it requires (that drive is explicitly for my operating system, and nothing else). Yet I see numerous mods that... I guess, that seem to... "require" it to install those mods? Or is there a similar program I can use (I'm guessing it's some sort of mod manager program)?

    OpenIV takes a whopping 68 MB! /sarcasm :)

    Seriously, it comes with an extremely small disk footprint, so it's negligible. But if you're really that obsessed about it, why not just install it, and then move it from your AppData\Local... folder, on your SSD, to some place else?! (have't tried it, and personally I wouldn't even bother).

    OpenIV (even though I recently detected some sort of bug) is actually an extremely cleverly programmed piece of software. I keep being surprised at what it can do.



  • OpenIV is a closed-source, there is no competition.



  • @cyberzone2 It's also very Russian, it seems. :) So, trying to report a few bugs to the author may be hard.



  • If it wasn't for OpenIV I would not even be playing GTAV anymore.
    The author made it as simplistic and convenient as possible for us to use.
    A very underrated essential mod


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