If you had plans to flop around the city of Los Santos as a whale this weekend, you’re out of luck.
Rockstar updated Grand Theft Auto V for PC yesterday, and that has killed support for ScriptHook V. This is important because ScripHook V is the base-level mod that enabled nearly every other used to work. Popular community-created modifications like the native trainer that help you turn into animals and the riot mod are broken, and they won’t work again until ScriptHook V gets an update. And that’s not going to happen immediately.
“Don’t expect [the update] soon,” ScriptHook V developer Alexander Blade wrote on GTAforums.com. “They have changed native hashes again. [I] wonder if this will be common for every patch.”
Basically, that’s technical speak for “Rockstar changed everything that ScriptHook V relied on.” The developer likely had to do this because many of these mods were enabling people to cheat in the Grand Theft Auto: Online mode. Playing against other gamers with superpowers can ruin any multiplayer mode, and it can also damage a game’s economy. That’s a problem for Rockstar since it makes money from the sale of in-game currency.
So, now we have to wait for an update on the modding side … or we don’t. You can work around this latest patch by rolling back your copy of GTA V to a backup of older files.
Warning: This is an unofficial workaround. You could lose save files, you could get banned from GTA: Online, or you could open a wormhole to a hell dimension. We’re not gonna take responsibility if something goes wrong.
Here’s how to get mods working:
- Download the old files here.
- Extract the folder.
- Copy all three files including the “Update” folder.
- Open Steam.
- Find Grand Theft Auto V in your Steam library.
- Right click on the GTA V and hit “Properties.”
- Click on the “Local Files” tab and then click “Browse Local Files.”
- In the Windows Explorer tab that opens, check to make sure you see the GTA5.exe file, and then paste the files you copied.
- Agree to replace the destination files.
- Boot up GTA V, and you’re good to go.