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Hey Guys so I bought GTA V on Steam yesterday I didn't want to wait for it download so instead I got GTA V files from a friend so I made a Grand Theft Auto folder V folder in Steamapps>Common & put gta v files in it & downloaded a file called appmanifest_271590.acf from the net & pasted it to the steamapps folder (outside common) as I read without it steam won't detect the game or verify your game folder then I ran steam and it downloaded 5.5gb of data but when I ran gta v it wouldn't run I tried clicking on the exes to run them manually they wouldn't run giving me missing DLL errors i.e I downloaded those DLLs from Google & pasted them inside the folder then tried launching it from Steam & Social club signed me in but the game didn't open and it gave me this error gta v exited unexpectedly so any solutions without downloading the entire 60gb game on Steam ( it would take a while) & I've seen some people on google claiming they did this instead of downloading and it worked for them

I read somewhere the fix is is changing the SteamID in appmanifest_271590 can any one tell me how to edit the appmaniefest file?
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You're doing it quite entirely wrong. I cant quite tell if you're trolling either so i'll bite.

I would do a full threat scan on everything you've downloaded externally from steam. You probably just got a bunch of malware from those dll's.

As for your initial problem, Steam is intelligent enough to detect existing files in your installation folder and will generate a app manifest for you when you click install. If you truly did get a copy of a steam installation of gtav from a friend and left the folder name exactly as is in /steamapps/common then steam will see it, repair it if necessary, download extras and then install any dependancies on first time boot. You should never need to download anything else from a third party and doing so is a security hazard.
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You're doing it quite entirely wrong. I cant quite tell if you're trolling either so i'll bite.

I would do a full threat scan on everything you've downloaded externally from steam. You probably just got a bunch of malware from those dll's.

As for your initial problem, Steam is intelligent enough to detect existing files in your installation folder and will generate a app manifest for you when you click install. If you truly did get a copy of a steam installation of gtav from a friend and left the folder name exactly as is in /steamapps/common then steam will see it, repair it if necessary, download extras and then install any dependancies on first time boot. You should never need to download anything else from a third party and doing so is a security hazard.



Nah broskie I don't troll the problem is not that is not detecting as I mentioned it got detected & Steam downloaded 5.5gb of data but the game wouldn't run that's the issue yes I was launching it from steam (& its not my specs) when I clicked on play whether gta v or gta online it just didn't open & after getting those DLLS manually Social club signed me in but the game didn't open and it gave me this error gta v exited unexpectedly
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downloaded a file called appmanifest_271590.acf from the net

Why I mentioned all that in my last post. Did you check file signature or hash? Do you actually know its from valve? Why do this when steam will generate this for you? Have you verified the install through steam?

Your goal is to not download all 60GB again, if you got a working client from your friend that is up to date then you shouldn't need to download anything or much at all. Delete(or move) your current install, do the unistall using steam. Copy the files from your friend over again to the right folder and then hit install through steam to let it verify etc. as steam has functions to handle all of this.
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What dlls were missing? 99% of the time, copying a dll just fails.
    
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is it highlighted in steam? in the games list?

if it is right click and properties and check integrity of the local files.

if any are missing it will download and repair the install.
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is it highlighted in steam? in the games list?

if it is right click and properties and check integrity of the local files.

if any are missing it will download and repair the install.

^This
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What dlls were missing? 99% of the time, copying a dll just fails.


steam-api64.dll
bink2w64.dll
GFSDK_TXAA_AlphaResolve.win64.dll
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is it highlighted in steam? in the games list?

if it is right click and properties and check integrity of the local files.

if any are missing it will download and repair the install.



Well doing that is making Steam download the entire game again
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Guys thanks for trying to help but I am downloading the entire game from Steam its probably the best thing to do & the game would surely run then by the way I've heard lots of people got banned recently from gta v online due to the server thought they were using cheats when they weren't they were using softwares like msi afterburner or FRAPS or modding the game or taking cash from a modder any more softwares that I should avoid??? & would it be safe to use a trainer for single player ( only)?
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