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Silent's ASI Loader
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Author: SilentPL No Screenshots Available Yet
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Works with: GTA San Andreas 
Release/Version: 1.2
Status: Complete
Started on: 08 Sep 2012
Last Updated: 26 Jan 2014
Views: 110009
Type: Collaborative (other modder(s)' work involved)
Rating: 4.87098 (31 votes)
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Description
Silent's ASI Loader
This is a DLL file which adds ASI plugin loading functionality to San Andreas. What makes it better from any other ASI Loaders available?
  • Increased compatibility - all current loaders share a flaw, which sometimes results in a plugin loading failure. This loader uses a brand new loading method developed by NTAuthority, which makes it work all the time.
  • Compatible with 3.0 (Steam) game.
  • Loads files located in the game root directory and scripts folder (although not all the plugins are guaranteed to work properly when located in the latter!).
  • Has an INI file in which you can toggle on/off plugins loading.
  • Has an ability of loading plugins exclusive for specific Executable and/or exclude another plugins from loading on specific Executable.
  • Lightweight and fast.
  • When an encrypted EXE (like Steam EXE) is used, plugins are loaded after it gets decrypted - no need to wait in the ASI code.
This loader is also used in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories PC Edition and Vigilante Justice Total Conversions. In order to install it, you just need to place both DLL files into game directory, overwriting the old files. Usage Basic Plugin Installation:
    If you want to add an ASI for all Executable versions you have, put it either in game root directory or scripts folder. Various plugins may fail to work properly when running from scripts folder, it is advised to move it to the game directory if plugin fails to launch properly.
Advanced Plugin Installation:
    If you have multiple Executable versions and want to make each one use different ASI plugins, you can create a new folder inside scripts folder with the same name as your Executable (so gta_sa.exe gets gta_sa folder, my_fancy_exe.exe gets my_fancy_exe folder etc.). Plugins placed in thisfolder will be exclusive to specific Executable. You also can make specific Executables override global settings and load/ignore all plugins via settings.ini edit. Specific Executable can also ignore only some of the plugins - see advanced_plugin_management_example for more info.
Credits & License Firstly, thanks to NTAuthority for sharing his code snippet, and also for Stanislav "listener" Golovin for sharing his ASI Loader source, which acted as a base for my version of the tool. As the following tool is open source, it's under the Silent's License. It means that the source code is for learning purposes, as all source code is. You may only use it for your own projects but NOT to recreate or build on the original work.
Comments News
sexyUSSRussian commented a month ago:
Comments do not work. I can't see past the first 4. This loader causes y game to crash when I try to load ASI's. This makes it useless.
rastanoob commented over a year ago:
I can't thank you enough for this great ASI Loader, my game normally crashes when i ALT+TAB, but this great ASI Loader fixed it :lol:
mancjsys commented over a year ago:
Great!
Zera commented over a year ago:
All right, it's working great now. Great job :D
SilentPL commented over a year ago:
Now it's fixed :)
SilentPL commented over a year ago:
Yes. Temporaily, you might downgrade your CLEO version to 4.1.1.30 (I don't think 4.1.1.30f had anything new), I'm trying to figure out what's the problem. As soon as I fix it, I'll upload 1.01. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Zera commented over a year ago:
Oh, so that's what it is... Is it fixable?
SilentPL commented over a year ago:
Oh, I see now. It crashes when used with CLEO 4.1.1.30f, but works fine with 4.1.1.30.
Zera commented over a year ago:
No, it only says "gta-sa.exe has stopped working and needs to close" and points to vorbisFile.dll as the culprit. I did try copying the scripts folder over to the root SA folder, but still no luck. However, it works fine without CLEO4. All the other plugins load, except for CLEO. Maybe it's one of the CLEO scripts I'm currently using that's causing this error. EDIT: Tried loading without any CLEO scripts, still crashes.
SilentPL commented over a year ago:
Yes, it does. Does it output any error? Do you have a "scripts" folder at all?
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1.2 Released!
Silent's ASI Loader 1.2 has been released! This version changed the way ASI plugins are loaded (again), so now they load after the EXE is encrypted. Useful when using plugins with non-cracked EXEs or Steam version, as plugin developers don't have to care about wait for EXE decrypt anymore.

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