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Skyszcake

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Hallo 

 

I am in the process of modding my GTA 5, but have run into a problem with the Vortex mod manager. The manager makes a new "mods" folder and then deletes the old one. 

 

How do i turn this off, so it doesn't make a new "mods" folder? 

 

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I'm not really sure what you mean? 

 

If you're using Vortex to install mods, it will need to use it's own folder. 



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Mabye i can explain over a discord call? 



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Looking at the source code (https://github.com/N.../index.tsx#L561) this may be done intentionally. 

 

If you want to use mods not managed via Vortex, you may be better to install them manually. 

 

Unless there's a specific use case you can describe where you'd want to be able to use both for some reason? 



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I try and explain my problem in bits. 

 

Gta 5 uses a modding folder, here you can modify files without modifying the orginal. The game uses this folder, as it primary afterwards. (So if you mess up in the modding folder, just can always come back to the orginal.)

 

The problem is then: Vortex creates a fresh modding folder and deletes the other one

 

The solution: Is to disable Vortexs creation of the new modding folder. 


Edited by Skyszcake, 15 August 2022 - 11:04 AM.


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Vortex already automatically backs up any files it directly edits (at least it does for every other game) so the backup/restore is controlled by the "Deploy Mods" and "Purge Mods" buttons respectively. 



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I think the problem may lay be this line: 

 

const RPF_PATH = path.join('update', 'x64', 'dlcpacks', 'vortex', 'dlc.rpf');

 

So is there no way, i can turn the creation of the mods folder off? 


Edited by Skyszcake, 15 August 2022 - 11:26 AM.






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