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Wiener Spacehog

[VC] Weird mod-related glitches

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Wiener Spacehog

Ok, so first I put SkyGFX, and somehow, it made me not able to access my finished game save file, and every time I get to the boat in the mission "The Party," the game absolutely crashes. I have a lot of mods, but this hasn't happened before. Replacing the EXE, deleting gta_vc.set, setting compatibilty mode, or removing anything related to SkyGFX does not fix the issue.

 

Then I put Silent's DirectDraw Component, and this is where it gets really weird. My save files are gone, and every time I enter the "Load Game" submenu, the game makes the noise used for backing out of menus. The old save files are still in the user files Then, I replaced my save file that I made after all save files went away with one I downloaded from the web, and the game still loads the one that I made! I think the game switched the directory it uses to save game files or something, because it doesn't make any sense to me.

 

Can anybody help me? GTA VC is a game that I completely love and I think that it's the most fun GTA game that I have played.

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Since you mentioned issues with savegames, the first thing you should do is go to your documents folder > gtavc user files and copy the folder somewhere safe to avoid losing your progress for whatever reason (save games have a .b extension)

 

Next, you should try again on a clean version of the game; no extra mods. Since skygfx needs to be loaded early in the game, use Simple DLL Loader. This is truly the best solution for "special" ASIs/DLLs, since it doesn't interfere with the game's default ASI loader. Then install skygfx according to the instructions and then silentpatch (do not use the dll loader for silentpatch unless specified in the readme!). You shouldn't need the ddraw component for now. Test and if everything is fine, then you can readd your other mods.

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On 2/3/2019 at 5:02 PM, guard3 said:

Since you mentioned issues with savegames, the first thing you should do is go to your documents folder > gtavc user files and copy the folder somewhere safe to avoid losing your progress for whatever reason (save games have a .b extension)

 

Next, you should try again on a clean version of the game; no extra mods. Since skygfx needs to be loaded early in the game, use Simple DLL Loader. This is truly the best solution for "special" ASIs/DLLs, since it doesn't interfere with the game's default ASI loader. Then install skygfx according to the instructions and then silentpatch (do not use the dll loader for silentpatch unless specified in the readme!). You shouldn't need the ddraw component for now. Test and if everything is fine, then you can readd your other mods.

Ok, I'm going to try to do a clean installation when I get home. I'm probably going to also try to post a memory dump when the game softlocks, to see if anyone can figure out what causes it and how it could be prevented. Or perhaps a PIX frame, but I heard that it takes an insane amount of memory.

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EDIT: Ok, I cannot make a PIX or memory dump (Windows 7 won't allow me,) but I found why my saves are gone: the game, for some reason, switched the user file directory from My Documents to Public Documents.

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