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How to Add an Addon Vehicle Onto Your Server

What Is an Addon Vehicle?

An addon vehicle is a vehicle that when added to your FiveM server hosting server, it doesn’t take one of the regular GTA 5 car slots, but adds an additional slot only for itself. Addon vehicles are recommended because they are not spawned in the game by default, which can help reduce the server lag unlike changing default GTA 5 vehicles. You can also set a custom name for your addon vehicle and edit it’s handling.

How to Add an Addon Vehicle Onto Your FiveM Server

  1. Download the addon vehicle from the internet For example: GTA5 Mods has a variety of vehicles
  2. Make a new folder in your PC and make another folder called stream inside of it
  3. Get OpenIV downloaded on your PC and start it
  4. Enable edit mode on your OpenIV and drag the dlc.rpf file into OpenIV
  5. Open the dlc.rpf file in OpenIV, go into the “x64” folder until you find the files that end in .yft and .ytd
  6. Grab all of the files and drop them inside of the stream file you have created. Be aware that car extras would be in a different folder called “vehiclemods”
  7. Go back to the dlc.rpf file and go into the “common” folder until you find the files that end in .meta
  8. In the main folder, create a new file called “__resource.lua” and inside of it type the following (then save the file).

resource_manifest_version '77731fab-63ca-442c-a67b-abc70f28dfa5'
files {'vehicles.meta', 'carvariations.meta', 'carcols.meta', 'handling.meta', 'vehiclelayouts.meta',}
data_file 'HANDLING_FILE' 'handling.meta'
data_file 'VEHICLE_METADATA_FILE' 'vehicles.meta'
data_file 'CARCOLS_FILE' 'carcols.meta'
data_file 'VEHICLE_VARIATION_FILE' 'carvariations.meta'
data_file 'VEHICLE_LAYOUTS_FILE' 'vehiclelayouts.meta'

  1. Upload the main folder into your FiveM server’s resources folder using an SFTP such as FileZilla.
  2. Go into your server.cfg and type “start ” and then your main folder name. For example: “start car1”
  3. Restart your FiveM server hosting service and you are done
  4. You can find the cars name in-game by looking at the name of the file ending with .yft(not the “name”_hi one)
  5. Here is an example of how should the file look like at the end: download

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed all of the steps in this guide correctly, your addon car should be available in-game. If it isn’t, make sure you have dragged all of the files to the right place, copied the “__resource.lua” text correctly, and started the resource with the exact name of the file. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Change Slots on Your FiveM Server

What Are Slots?

Slots are the number of players that can join your FiveM server at one time. If you set your player slots at 32, 32 players will be able to join your FiveM server hosting server from Iceline Hosting.

How to Change Slots on Your FiveM Server (Game Panel)

  1. Login to your control panel
  2. Go to “Configuration”
  3. Go to “Startup Parameters”
  4. Change the slots at “Max Players”
  5. Save and restart your FiveM server

How to Change Slots on Your Server (VPS)

  1. Locate your server.cfg
  2. Find the “sv_maxclients” line
  3. Enter the number of slots you want i.e. sv_maxclients 40
  4. Save the server.cfg
  5. Restart your server

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still having issues, please double-check you are changing the player slots under startup parameters and not in the server.cfg on the game panel. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Change Server License Key

What Is a FiveM License Key?

FiveM license keys authenticate the FiveM server and depending on the license key type, it can provide your FiveM server with different benefits. You need a FiveM license key to run your server and to join your server.

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How to Generate a License Key

  1. Go to the Iceline Game Panel and select your FiveM server
  2. Go to Configuration > Startup Parameters
  3. Click the “FiveM License Key Info”
  4. Copy the information
  5. Sign in to the following page
  6. Click “Register”
  7. Enter the information from the “FiveM License Key Info”
  8. Once you’ve done that, press “Generate” and copy-paste your key

How to Add Your Server License Key to Your FiveM Server

  1. Head to the Iceline Game Panel and select your FiveM server hosting server
  2. Select “Configuration”
  3. Select “Startup Parameters”
  4. Copy-paste your server license key into the box with “FiveM license key”

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still having issues, please double-check you have entered the license key under startup parameters and not in the server.cfg. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Setup Your Database

What Is a Database?

A database is a place for your FiveM server to store it’s data in an organized way that it can read and use later on. You will need a database to store your player’s data, such as the items they have, their money, and more.

How to Create a Database

  1. Head to the Iceline Panel and click on your FiveM server hosting server.
  2. To the left of your server, go to the “Databases” tab.
  3. To the right of this page, put any name into the “Database” blank.
  4. Press “Create Database” towards the bottom. You don’t need to put anything into the “Connections” blank.

How to Connect Your Database to Your FiveM Server

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your FiveM server hosting.
  2. Make sure you have the latest version of mysql-async installed on your server.
  3. In your server’s server.cfg file, insert the following line:
  4. set mysql_connection_string "server=localhost;uid=mysqluser;password=password;database=fivem"
  5. Change the details in the connection string to your database details, you can find them under the database tab.

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still having issues, please double-check the information you have entered into the server.cfg. If you mistyped or misformatted the details, it will not work correctly. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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