I want to play Subnautica normally, no mods. I got vortex and installed a mod, Qmod manager didn't work but you said that I don't need it.
I went to the mods folder for Subnautica in the folder of vortex and deleted the file of the mod, but when I go into vortex, it says 1 mod active. However, vortex is not giving me the option to deactivate the mod. When I go into the "MODS" category in the settings of vortex, it tells me I have to select a game to manage, even though Subnautica is shown as "Managed"
When I select subnautica in vortex and click activate, it says I need C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Subnautica\Qmods
No, I never said you don't need Qmod Manager,
I said that you don't install it with Vortex, and instead install it with it's EXE, and that it doesn't run like a program like you'd expect a Mod Manager to run, instead it works behind the scenes.
Sorry I wasn't able to help you better, but you weren't very forthcoming with the information I needed.
Anyway, have fun