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What to do when GTA Online is about to be updated?



  • What the title says. Its currently my first time going through an update. But I don't want my mods to break, and I have the retail version. Can anyone link me somewhere I can see or better yet tell me the steps needed to avoid the update for a sufficient time until Blade updates SHV?


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    @AHK1221 I have three Outbound Block rules in my firewall for GTAV.exe, GTAVLauncher.exe and PlayGTAV.exe Tonight I will activate those rules and that will get me around 5 days or so for ScriptHookV to get updated, before GTAV demands to have the activation checked online.

    You can also refuse to allow the update to install by clicking "No" when it asks for permission to update.

    So my suggestions is to set up the rules and hope the update comes in that time... I'm not sure of the consequences of repeatedly denying the update to install.



  • @LeeC2202 It actually asks for your permission?|

    W O W T E C H N O LO G Y

    But seriously though, thanks :)


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    @AHK1221 Any update has to be allowed to run, on pretty much any software installed... it's how Windows works. I presume it's to stop update processes being hijacked by people wanting to sneak malware or worse onto your system.

    Even the Social Club installer has to have permission to update.



  • @LeeC2202 Except for Windows itself, it can pretty much update whenever it wants.

    But that was news to me! I never thought you could deny an update.


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    @AHK1221 said in What to do when GTA Online is about to be updated?:

    Except for Windows itself, it can pretty much update whenever it wants.

    Ain't that the truth. :D

    It's the elevation to administrator level so that changes can be made to the file system and registry, that causes the request. I have a Firewall rule adding programme I wrote, and even that has to elevate itself to administrator level and it was created by me and runs on my system.

    Kind of annoying in that instance but good when it gives you control over what does and what doesn't get installed. :slight_smile:



  • Where does it ask???

    Everytime we get an update Steam pretty much does it on its own.
    Clicking on GTAV Launcher auto installs update.
    Where are the polite nice permission dialog boxes you all speak of?


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    @rastakilla We both have the Retail version so I'm not sure about Steam.



  • you can run two games, a completely stock 100% vanilla game only used for GTA online, and then a second game completely modded and 100% for the enjoyment factor (single player mods are more enjoyable to me)
    when rockstar decides to update you make sure that the vanilla folder is legit and the modded one has name changed (I used original name for stock then V SP for the modded one... when it does update, all you really have to do is put your mods back in if you used the update RPF..

    yeah its a hassle but beats waiting 3-5 days for Alex to update scripthook, I guess


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    @rastakilla Sorry about the quality, taking a screenshot doesn't work with it on screen so had to use my phone.

    0_1489487655359_patch.jpg



  • @LeeC2202 said in What to do when GTA Online is about to be updated?:

    @AHK1221 Any update has to be allowed to run, on pretty much any software installed... it's how Windows works. I presume it's to stop update processes being hijacked by people wanting to sneak malware or worse onto your system.

    Even the Social Club installer has to have permission to update.

    STEAM, of course, already has your permission (as you gave the overall program permission to be installed), and will start installing game updates whenever it feels like it. This isn't true in the strictest sense, as for some games STEAM actually gives you an extra choice; but mostly so, yes.

    What you can do in STEAM, however, is pause the download; and you can keep that up almost indefinitely. Best, however, is just to do what I did the other day: bring STEAM down to Offline Mode, and buy yourself a few days that way for Script Hook et al. to update, ere Social Club demands an online re-validation.



  • What could I do if the update has already been installed? Is there a possibility of reverting back to a previous version?



  • @kfeyjoo Look at @eshenk's post. He did something to do that.



  • @AHK1221 He sure did, LOL.



  • @AHK1221 You used pirated version.
    Rat.



  • @Quakex64 do you mean switching 120 gb files over ? that takes like 30 minutes :(


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    What I do is just set my steam to update only between 7am and 8am . one hour which my pc is never turned on in that time :) game never updates,



  • I'm on my first update too, Steam auto updated and now scripthookv is 'out of date'... No biggie waiting though, I've just went back to GTA Online on my xbone until shv has been updated.



  • @gtaenthusiast

    used

    Yep, I did. Not proud of it, but I did. I now have the retail version :)



  • @AHK1221 said in What to do when GTA Online is about to be updated?:

    @gtaenthusiast

    used

    Yep, I did. Not proud of it, but I did. I now have the retail version :)

    You shouldn't flaunt using a pirated version of the game (even when I can understand the reasons why).



  • @meimeiriver I'm not showing off lol xD



  • @gtaenthusiast I do.. its actually about 200 GB nice 1. vanilla game + 2. modded game + 3. Modded games mod folder
    I have a mods folder in my modded game so I can revert back when updates do come....



  • @AHK1221 jheeze my drive can fit that its just long to transfer wish there was a more efficient way.


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