GTA 5 released by Rockstar games in 2013 a part of their popular long running franchise of GTA games gave players a whole list of new content to engage in with their 3 main characters Franklin , Trevor and Michael. Apart from the story mode GTA 5 released GTA 5 Online a month after its official release once again providing players a list of content to engage themselves with along side other players , a list of content that is still actively updated by the game developers 8 years later.
The official developers aren’t the only ones creating content for the game , since release, fans of GTA 5 have created a large variety of mods for the game that can be downloaded by any individual from various sites online.
One such popular mod also used in many other games is a Redux mod which gives the game a complete graphical overhaul.
How to install Redux and Reshade mod?
We will be listing out each step to install the mod.
However before we begin I would highly suggest creating a folder on your desktop where all the files that need to be installed can be stored.
you will be redirected to a new site , scroll down to the bottom and click download on “GTA5_REDUX_V1.10.zip — 1.10”
install it to the folder you had created on your desktop
While Redux installs , visit this site scroll down and click download Reshade 4.9.1, once again install or after installation put the zip file into the folder on your desktop
visit here to click download and add it your folder on your desktop
after that go to this site click download and add it to your folder on your desktop
go to this site click download and add it to your folder on your dekstop, however this file is only needed if you want to add any unlimited car mods but if you only want the redux mod then you don’t require this file
visit this site click “download now OPEN IV 4.0” button
go to this site and install by clicking download on the bottom right table then go to this site and scroll down below “scipthookvdotnetv3.10” and locate “ScriptHookVDotNet.zip“
Ensure that all the files downloaded are added to the folder you created on your desktop before moving ahead
Redirect to the OpenIV file and install it’s setup
begin to extract all the zip files you installed into the same folder
Run the OpenIV software
select windows under the GTA 5 option , you will be prompted to add your gta 5 folder path
click on browse and locate your GTA 5 folder , once located click continue
In the OpenIV software window , top right click “Edit Mode” and enable it
then click on ASI Manager and install all 3 plugins shown, it will ask to create a mod folder so click “Yes”
open the “Heap Adjustor” folder and select both files in it , drag and drop them into the “Rage package file” in the OpenIV software window.
Open “PackFileLimitAdjuster” select two files “PackfileLimitAdjuster.asi” and “PackfileLimitAdjuster” then drag and drop them into the “Rage Package file”
Open ScriptHookV then click on “Bin” and then select “dinput8.dll” and “ScriptHookV.dll” similarly drag and drop them into the “Rage Package File”
Visit this site and click download , unzip the folder into the same folder on your desktop , once done open the file and select “trainerv” and “TrainerV.asi” then drag and drop them into the “Rage Package File”
Open the file “ScriptHookVDotNet” and select all files except “License” and “Read me” then drag and drop them into the “Rage Package File”
Now redirect to the “GTA5_REDUX_V1.10” file and then drag and drop the file “GTA_5_REDUX_RESHADE” into the “Rage Package File”
Now in the OpenIV software click on tools in the upper handle bar and select Package Installer
In the package installer locate the “GTA5_REDUX_V1.10” OIV file that would be in your GTA 5 redux folder.
once found , select the file and click open
a popup window should appear , before you click on install you need to backup some files, to do this create a folder called “Backup” within the folder on your desktop
In the OpenIV software under “Folder” click on “update” then click on “Common” then click on “data” and then finally on “ai”
in the “ai” folder select “weaponcomponents.meta” and copy paste it onto your backup folder
Go back to the “data” file from selecting it on the left hand bar , select “extratitleupdatedata.meta” and “handling.meta” then copy – paste it onto your “Backup” folder
If you did choose to install the “gameconfig” file in step 1 then click on gameconfig.xml in the “XML text” subfolder in the OpenIV software and copy-paste it onto your back up folder, if you didn’t install it then move ahead and skip this sub-step.
Now go back to the package installer and select GTA 5 redux as we did earlier and click on install at the right hand side of the window, select install to mod folder. This might take some time
Select the mods folder from the left side of the OpenIV software window, select “update” then click on “update.rpf” after that click on “common” then “data” and finally click on “ai”and select “weaponcomponents.meta” from your backup file then drag and drop it into the folder.
Similarly using the left side of the OpenIV window locate the file data , it should be right before the “ai” folder, then select “handling.meta” “extratitleupdatedata.meta” and “gameconfig”(game config only if you have installed it , if you haven’t then only select the first two mentioned) select then drag and drop into the “Meta (XML) subfile in the data folder in OpenIV software.
Click on the “Reshade_Setup” in your folder, you will be prompted to select a game , locate where GTA 5 is installed and select your GTA5.exe file then click open.
you will be shown what all effects you can install , select “Standard Effects” , “SweetFx” and “gUINT” then click on “ok”
after installing all files , you will see a window “Edit Reshade settings” , select Direct3D 10/11/12 if not already selected by default.
click on the “Edit Reshade Settings” and select a preset by clicking the presets at the right side of the window , open “GTA_5_REDUX_RESHADE” folder and select any of the preset , we can select “colorful realistic” for now.
click on ok and close the window
Top right of the OpenIV software window , click on the “edit mode” again to close it
Close all your windows and Run GTA 5 , press “f3” once ingame to open the trainer and you will be able to alter some settings in game such as weather , time and so on.
You can open the reshade menu by tapping the “home” button on your keyboard and can change the settings of the shader.
you can change the button to open this menu by going to the settings in tab in the reshade menu and change the “overlay key” and hit enter.
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