Before you start installing GTA 5 Mods, you should take a look at our GTA 5 Mods Must-Haves. However, you need to be vigilant as there are risks that you shouldn’t accept and there is no likelihood that you won’t be punished. But if you follow our instructions for installing GTA 5 mods, you shouldn’t fear locks.
Install GTA 5 mods – you should definitely do that
Note 1: If you have installed a mod, you should avoid GTA Online. Rockstar Games only accepts single-player mods, which is why you may encounter problems in online mode. That would lead to a permanent ban and you will lose your game, so to speak.
Note 2: You should also be careful where you download the files. Many sites where you can find mods are dangerous and let you download malicious files unnoticed. So be vigilant where you download the GTA 5 mods and keep your virus scanner up to date.
Prepare for installation
Before you can install a mod for GTA 5, you need special programs so that they work properly. These programs are LUA Plugin, Script Hook V, Epsilon menu and the Community Script Hook V. If you have all three programs, you can install mods and then run them. After unpacking the folder of the files, you should start installing Script Hook V.
Go to the corresponding folder, open the bin folder and look for the files: ScriptHookV.dll and dinput8.dll. Copy these two files into your GTA 5 main folder (especially if you want to use a mod menu). Installation is complete. The third file in the folder is a trainer file with which you can activate some functions (spawn vehicles, infinite ammunition or God mode) and thus simultaneously test whether Script Hook V has been installed correctly.
If you install the mods without individual instructions, it may happen that you overwrite game-relevant files and you have to download the entire 60 GB of GTA 5 again. However, we do not want to withhold theoretical instruction from you:
- Download the corresponding file and extract it.
- Now select the .asi file and copy it to the GTA 5 installation folder.
- Now take a look at the notes on the mod to find the right button for the activation.
- You have to use this so that you can start the mod in story mode of GTA 5.
- With F4 you can then open the menu of the mod.
Good luck trying out and installing GTA 5 mods!