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What do I need to install, to Mod GTA 5?? please help



  • I just got a new game pc, and I would like to know how to get started with the whole modding for GTA 5. I don't want to download unnecessary things due to my lack of knowledge. I am a new starter and would like help.


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    @kdesrosiers Read through this https://forums.gta5-mods.com/topic/1451/tutorial-grand-theft-auto-v-modding-a-few-things-you-should-know

    and this to get started https://forums.gta5-mods.com/topic/4935/readme-frequently-asked-questions-general-modding

    Don't rush through them, otherwise you're going to end up in a mess. Take careful note of what it explains about using a mods folder as that will ensure that your original game files remain untouched, should anything go wrong.



  • @LeeC2202 Ok, I will definitely read carefully! Thank You, I appreciate it.


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    @kdesrosiers There's a lot to take in, so start slow and don't try and mod everything all at once. Set up the basic requirements first and make sure your game still runs. Then set up a simple script mod, or a car addon, something that is easy to deal with if it goes wrong.

    The biggest problem a lot of people encounter, is they will be new into modding, will download cars, scripts and graphics mods, install them all, then come on here to try and fix it, because something inevitably goes wrong.

    If you do things in small steps, it creates small problems that are easier to fix. The easier they are to fix, the quicker you get onto the bigger stuff. :slight_smile:



  • @LeeC2202 You are totally right! and all those things, thats what I want to avoid.



  • @LeeC2202 Hey man, i'm having a hard time with the instructions that they are telling me. I'm more a visualize person, then me just following instructions. can you help out?


  • MODERATOR

    @kdesrosiers you can follow a YouTube tutorial, follow 1 mod at a time.


  • MODERATOR

    @kdesrosiers What is it you are having a problem with?



  • @LeeC2202 with the script hook. they said to copy basically the content into the roots folder of GTA. i'm trying to , but it wont let me.


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    @kdesrosiers With that there should be 2 files, dinput8.dll and ScriptHookV.dll. Are those the files you are trying to copy?

    Edit: And they should be going in somewhere like Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto V if you are using the retail version and Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto V if you are using Steam.



  • @LeeC2202 yes, because that what the instructions are telling me to do.


  • MODERATOR

    @kdesrosiers Ok, so what part of that isn't working?



  • @LeeC2202 OK, so I open up "OpenIV" it brings me to GTA files. Then, I went to the script hook and I got the 2 contents that are in there. With those two contents, do I copy and paste it in the update folder that is in the OpenIV or Just the main folder?


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    @kdesrosiers You don't need to do that bit in OpenIV The instructions say:

    • Copy ScriptHookV.dll from the downloaded file to the game's root folder, where GTA5.exe is located.
    • Copy dinput8.dll In order to load ASI plugins.

    So it doesn't mention OpenIV for doing that. Just open the archive and copy the two files through the normal windows explorer.



  • @LeeC2202 Now I got it. What I was doing wrong was, instead of me opening the file itself, I was going to the OpenIV. Thanks for the help dude


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    @kdesrosiers No problem... it's almost 3:30am so I'll be offline soon, so if you have any more problems, I'm only here for a short while longer.



  • @LeeC2202 ohh wow. its only 10:30 where I'm at. I live in NYS



  • @LeeC2202 when they say copy the ASI manager in my game directory, what does that mean?


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    @kdesrosiers To do that, run OpenIV, go to Tools > ASI Manager and you should have the top one already in green, so just install the 2nd one for now, that's OpenIV.ASI

    If the top one isn't green, that means that the dinput8.dll file is not in the correct location.



  • @LeeC2202 ok, everything is green, so it looks good. Next, they said to create a script folder into the game director?


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    Okay, just to cover a couple more things before I go.

    With ScriptHookVDotNet, make sure you only copy the ScriptHookVDotNet.asi file into the game directory. The other files in the archive are for developers, so you don't need them.

    When you have done that and set up your scripts folder, which just needs you to go into the main game folder where your GTA5.exe is and make a folder called scripts.

    Once you have done that, download a simple mod to try. You can either find something on the main site, or download this file. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7LFvItVrwd0cnlTMGx1OUczOVE/view?usp=sharing

    Script mods can either be dll files, or like this file a standard text-based C# script. You can use either kind, they both run the same.

    Copy that file (called TestScript.cs) into your scripts folder and when you run the game, a message should appear at the bottom of the screen, to tell you that your scripts are running. That's all it does, its only purpose is to confirm things are installed correctly. If it does, you can then delete that script and move on to proper mods.


  • MODERATOR

    @LeeC2202 Would you mind if I add it to the tutorial of mine? I'll give you credits. :smiley_cat:


  • MODERATOR

    @V4D3R By all means... it's just a small piece of test code that provides a quick answer to whether things work or not... add away. :slight_smile:



  • @LeeC2202 Hello Lee, I need help with this instruction? I don't know how to do this.

    1. Save the changes and copy the edited "extratitleupdatedata.meta" to: \Grand Theft Auto V\update\update.rpf\common\data
    2. Then, go to :\Grand Theft Auto V — open trainerv.ini — Search (Ctrl+F) — "//Added Cars //" section
    3. Change Enable1=0 to Enable1=1
    4. Change ModelName1=turismo to ModelName1=x5m13
    5. Change DisplayName1=Car 1 to DisplayName1=BMW X5M 2013
    6. Save the changes and copy the edited "trainerv.ini" to: \Grand Theft Auto V

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    @kdesrosiers said in What do I need to install, to Mod GTA 5?? please help:

    Save the changes and copy the edited "extratitleupdatedata.meta" to: \Grand Theft Auto V\update\update.rpf\common\data

    Never do that bit... will answer the rest shortly.


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