So I decided to install 3D Max 2016 and downloaded GIMS EVO. I installed the items from the gimsevo.rar scripts > startup folder into 3d max's scripts > startup folder. I started 3Dmax and it started downloading stuff, the windows went away too quick for me to see exactly what was going on. Then it pops a window up titled GIMS GTA V core initialization. It tells me "You should select a folder with these game files to continue: materials.dat and materialfx.dat" and it tells me where those files are usually found. The last line say "You can extract these files from the game using OpenIV". Only option is to click the OK button so I do that.
That brings up a Browse For Folder pop up window where you can only go so deep in the tree or you can manually enter the path. No matter what I have tried has worked, as far as how to select the path, up to manually entering the path that I know that the info it asked about in the previous pop up window is located.
This is the path that typed in that I thought should work but it didn't, and nothing else I have tried has worked ... C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\common.rpf\data ... I keep getting the pop up window titled GIMS GTA core initialization, "Can't find the game files. Launch's aborted." and that is where I'm at. ANY help is sooo much appreciated. I'm just trying to mod but this is getting frustrating just trying to get started.
Also, I did extensive searching trying to solve this but have come up with nothing or anywhere else to ask besides on the gims mod page here. That would be a dead end, because the only reference to this specific issue on the internet, leads me to the post that Riky96 posted on March 5th, 2018 in the comments for the mod. That person has\had the exact issue and got no help.