GTA V PC Mods Temporarily Thwarted With Latest Patch

by on 05/01/2015

Well, that was fun while it lasted. Rockstar vowed to keep the PC version of GTA V mod-free, and though I’m very skeptical they can hold the line for long, they’re sure going to try.
The latest patch for the game fixes a number of bugs and glitches, as well as a tendency for the game to freeze if a convenience store is robbed while your character is buying snacks. But the big news around the community is that a lot of mods they’ve been tinkering with no longer work. Script Hook V, a tool used for GTA V mods, has now been rendered unusable.
Of course, you can just not apply the patch, and goof around as a cat forever, but you would likely not be allowed online anymore. (Just copy-paste your GTA V file to another folder and have two versions; one for mods and the other updated for online play. Problem solved.)
Rockstar’s new solution will probably not stay permanent. The war between software creators and hackers never truly ends unless one of the sides ultimately gives up, and usually, it’s on the software side. They may have won this battle, but not the war…
Here are the patch notes for the latest update.

  • Vehicles in your garage can no longer be accidentally replaced with vehicles from the street. For details, see this page.
  • Improved stability and fixed several crashes and hangs while transitioning between Jobs in GTA Online.
  • Fixed an issue where certain players were unable to exit their garages while inside of a personal vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could freeze if you were robbing a store while someone else was attempting to buy snacks there.
  • A rare issue has been fixed where some players received a “Purchase Failed” error when attempting to buy apartments.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be asked to quit the game while using text chat in Golf and pressing the “E” key.
  • GTA Online characters can now be added to your shortlist in the Rockstar Editor.
  • Fixed several clipping issues that occurred when taking Snapmatic selfies.
  • One-on-One Vehicle Deathmatches in Free Roam will now properly spawn all participants in vehicles.
  • Fixed a Steam-only issue where you could not alt-tab back into GTAV if you alt-tabbed out while the Steam overlay was active.
  • Various fixes to bring improved patch download speeds.
  • Improvements to matchmaking so players that have good connections to each other are matched together more frequently.
  • Fixed a Steam-only issue where players could not use Mexican Spanish as a subtitle language.
  • General stability fixes for director mode and video editor.
  • Various crash fixes.
  • Fixes for issues caused by launching the game in offline mode.
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