Grand Theft Auto V Modders Banned For Creating Separate FiveM Multiplayer Mod

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 3:15 PM
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Modding in Grand Theft Auto V is a treacherous game. Rockstar’s iron fist means you’re treading a fine line between pure, unadulterated gaming joy, and a dangerous roughing up from Trevor - jump cables and all . Up until now we’ve been given the all clear to tamper with the single-player files, with any multiplayer modding resulting in a swift ban.

A bunch of GTA V modders have been working on an entirely separate multiplayer mode add-on that doesn’t link up with Grand Theft Auto Online in any way. The FiveM mod only alters the single-player files, but it seems Rockstar isn’t best pleased with the mod, banning the GTA 5 accounts of the mod creators.

The FiveM mod was created to allow gamers to play online outside of the restrictions Rockstar places on Grand Theft Auto Online. This would mean users could use modded content online, add in their own custom maps or create their own weapons. It also means gamers could play Grand Theft Auto 5 on private servers rather than relying on Rockstar keeping its own alive.

Unfortunately for the FiveM creators, part of the mod requires a Rockstar Social Club login. The reason was innocent enough; the modders wanted to ensure only players with a legit copy of GTA 5 could play it, which seems in Rockstar’s best interests. Rockstar hasn’t seen it that way though, first of all banning all of the creators of FiveM, and then beginning to ban regular users who downloaded the mod.

If you’re running the mod now then our best advice is to delete it for now, at least until a working version crops up that doesn’t use Rockstar Social Club. Many of the features that FiveM adds are what PC gamers have been calling out for, so it’s just a shame the rigid structure of Grand Theft Auto Online prevents modded content and custom servers.

Is Rockstar being too strict with its modding restrictions? Has it put you off from modding your copy at all? 

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23:16 Aug-12-2015

They connected to the DRM server but forgot the Microtransaction server
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Seriously though, I think writing code that checks in with the companies servers was probably a mistake even if they had the best of intentions. Anything that interferes with the companies online infrastructure is probably going to get a ban.

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18:36 Aug-11-2015

Rockstar be like. Hey stop trying to improve your experience and have more fun, am i not good enough for you anymore

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15:14 Aug-11-2015

Wow people still doing business with Rockstar? Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't they the SOBS responsible for this whole Arkham Knight goat ****? Sorry for the bad language, but it is the only word that adequately describes that mess!

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17:22 Aug-11-2015

Your thinking of rocksteady

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13:40 Aug-11-2015

Gta online is big zero compared with samp

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12:40 Aug-11-2015

Your banning all these people that dont deserve it and i still play with a hacker every match i join lol

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11:38 Aug-11-2015

That's what happens when you allow publishers and developers to take away lan multiplayer, and force you to play on their servers.

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07:50 Aug-11-2015

When GTA V was announced for pc, i remember many people saying it will be the best GTA so far, not because of the enhanced graphics from the xbox and ps version, but because of MODS. This time R* made an awesome game compared to GTA IV but gone and ruined it with cr@p like this.

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04:39 Aug-11-2015

Rockstar you daft $%!%@!#^%$. Give those poor guys their accounts back.

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01:19 Aug-11-2015

I never understood why people need to mod games, just play the dam game!

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01:46 Aug-11-2015

They are not really needed if a game is good, but they always make a game better. A good example is Skyrim. I had fun with Skyrim for awhile, but it finally became boring. However once I started adding mods to it I felt like I was getting a whole new game. Because of that I can still go back & play more without it feeling bland.

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16:35 Aug-11-2015

I only install mods if I've already finished the game and played it a lot, then again it is only 1 or 2 small mods.

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00:38 Aug-11-2015

i'm using FiveM if rockstar want ban let them do
i hope more and more people join the FiveM mod

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19:38 Aug-10-2015

Fu** Rockstar...gta without mods is worthless....pirated San andreas moded the crap out of it and playing like never before ^^ ....

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18:11 Aug-10-2015

sigh

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18:06 Aug-10-2015

great job Rockstar you're basically telling people to pirate the game lol

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16:46 Aug-10-2015

Rockstar should fix GTA Online first, last time I tried it, it was unplayable because of the hackers.

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18:59 Aug-10-2015

^this, banning modders is their "way" of fixing it ("hackers" are modders)

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16:39 Aug-10-2015

"Rockstar Social Club login" lol crap...
I just want to play in single player, why they do that ???

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16:34 Aug-10-2015

Rockstar is being a bunch of little bitches about this. Now I am really glad that I never picked up this game. Last Rockstar game I bought was Red Dead Redemption on PS3, & as things look now it could be the last game of theirs that I will ever buy. I will not support bullies on a power trip.

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18:07 Aug-10-2015

I deleted the game long time ago, there's nothing cool about it to be honest once you finish it without bothering with side mini quests

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03:49 Aug-11-2015

It's amazing fun playing on a LAN with siblings like I do. Voice chat, four players, private game, FUN.

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07:19 Aug-11-2015

for LAN gaming, nothing beats Age Of Empires III :D

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09:03 Aug-11-2015

We've played so much of that game. I always play as Russians and have a card deck that allows me to make Musketeers instantly, in lots of five. Sneak a villager down to the enemy, build Blockhouse, INSTANT THOUSANDS OF MUSKETEERS MUAHAHAHAHA!

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10:43 Aug-11-2015

I keep changing civs, usually those which boost economy fastest are my most favourite (british, portugese, chinese, indians..)

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13:33 Aug-11-2015

THIS IS A GTA V DISCUSSION PAGE GODDAMMIT!!!
WHAT IS ALL THIS TALK ABOUT "CIVS" AND MUSKETEERS!?
heheh :)

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19:39 Aug-11-2015

AoE 2 was my last game in LAN,tons of fun :D

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23:24 Aug-11-2015

AoE2 for me. I still like it better than AoE3 for the most part. Especially the remastered HD version. Age of Mythology + the Titans expansion is my all time favorite out of those games though. The HD remake of it is great. Anyone that doesn't have it should get it. Full Steam workshop support! :D

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16:27 Aug-10-2015

such a shame rockstar took such a turn for the worse.

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16:26 Aug-10-2015

Well, i can find reason in that, i mean mods ruin the online experience - R* is just desperate to protect the game but acts strange, instead of change how the server-client communication works to simply not allow mods to be used(like most online games) they just ban modders...

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15:46 Aug-10-2015

And then we wonder why people pirate... It's because of crap like this the screws legit users do people turn to piracy. On the bright side at least Rockstar isn't banning steam accounts (can they even do that?)

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15:41 Aug-10-2015

Sad to see this happen. I don't believe they deserved a ban, their mod appeared to follow rockstars rules. I hope this doesn't continue.

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17:08 Aug-10-2015

R* is being very strict indeed.

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17:54 Aug-10-2015

It would seem so :)

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