No, you don't need to copy the whole archive. Find a nice small partchday folder, like 18ng, copy that into your mods folder. Add the yft, ytd etc... to x64\levels\gta5\vehicles.rpf in that patchday folder and add the updated meta info (if you have changed it) into the latest update.rpf... Boom instant replace in less than 5MB of space used.
Or if you want to keep things super organised, make your own replace dlc pack.
Replace files just need to be in a later dlc than the original files, nice and easy. Have fun dude.
@meimeiriver I'm only familiar with the Steam version. Steam still detects that the game needs to be updated, but running GTA5.exe while using GTAVLauncherBypass basically bypasses Steam, so Steam doesn't update it.
I see, thx. Yes, together with only allowing STEAM to update when the game starts (in its eyes) it should work.
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