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How To Reduce NPCs (Density)

Sometimes, you may want to reduce the number of non-playable characters (NPCs) or their density in the game world to improve server performance or create specific gameplay scenarios. In this tutorial, we will show you how to reduce NPCs in FiveM.

Note: Reducing NPC density may require some knowledge of server-side scripting in FiveM. Make sure you have administrative access to your FiveM server and a basic understanding of Lua scripting.

Prerequisites:

  1. A FiveM server. (How to setup)
  2. Administrative access to the server.
  3. A text editor (e.g., Notepad++) for editing Lua scripts.
  4. Basic knowledge of Lua scripting.

Steps:

1. Access your FiveM server:

  • Make sure you have SSH or RDP access to your FiveM server, or access to its control panel.

2. Locate your resources folder:

  • Navigate to your FiveM server’s main directory.
  • Find the “resources” folder; this is where your server’s scripts and resources are located.

3. Create a new Lua script:

  • Inside the “resources” folder, create a new directory if needed, e.g., “npc_reducer.”
  • Inside the “npc_reducer” directory, create a new Lua script file, e.g., “reduce_npc_density.lua.”

4. Edit the Lua script:

  • Open the “reduce_npc_density.lua” file with your preferred text editor.
  • Add the following Lua code to the file:
   Citizen.CreateThread(function()
       while true do
           Citizen.Wait(0)
           -- Adjust the number below to set the desired NPC density.
           local newDensity = 0.1  -- Modify this value as needed.
           SetVehicleDensityMultiplierThisFrame(newDensity)
           SetPedDensityMultiplierThisFrame(newDensity)
           SetRandomVehicleDensityMultiplierThisFrame(newDensity)
           SetParkedVehicleDensityMultiplierThisFrame(newDensity)
           SetScenarioPedDensityMultiplierThisFrame(newDensity, newDensity)
       end
   end)
  • In the code above, you can modify the newDensity variable to control the density of various types of NPCs and vehicles in the game world. A value of 1.0 represents the default density, while smaller values reduce it.

5. Save and close the Lua script:

  • Save the changes you made to the Lua script and close the text editor.

6. Configure your server.cfg:

  • Navigate to your FiveM server’s main directory.
  • Open the “server.cfg” file with a text editor.
  • Add the following line to the file:
   ensure npc_reducer
  • This line ensures that your “reduce_npc_density.lua” script is loaded when the server starts.

7. Restart your FiveM server:

  • Save the “server.cfg” file and restart your FiveM server to apply the changes.

8. Adjust NPC density in real-time:

  • Once your server is back up, you can adjust the NPC density in real-time by modifying the newDensity variable in the Lua script. Lower values will reduce NPC density, while higher values will increase it.

You have successfully learned how to reduce NPCs (density) in FiveM by creating a Lua script and configuring your server to load it. This can help you optimize server performance or create specific gameplay scenarios with fewer NPCs in your GTA V FiveM server.

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Hi, I'm Luke. ­čÖé I am a gamer and love to write about FiveM, GTA, and roleplay. I run a roleplay community and have about 10 years of experience in administering servers.

One comment

  1. Luke from FiveM-Mods.net

    NPC Density for FiveM means the amount in percentage of NPCs. For example, 0.1 is 10% in general. So only 10% of NPCs will be spawning. 0.5 means 50%, which means only half of the NPCs spawn.
    There is NPC/Ped Density and Vehicle Density. You can check all Natives on the FiveM website

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