If you’re manually installing mods, you need to install BepInEx, you can find it on thunderstore. This page guides you through how to unzip the contents and put them in the correct location.
You will see a folder called
BepInExPack__Rising, we will be moving the contents from folder, not this folder itself:
BepInEx/ dotnet/ .doorstop_version doorstop_config.ini winhttp.dll
You will be copying all of these files out to the destination game folder.
Find your game folder, it’s typically something like
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\VRising, but you can open this folder precisely by right clicking on the game in steam > manage > browse game files.
Same as above, except the folder is
This will take a few minutes while BepInEx prepares to load mods for the game. This process will happen on clean installs and game updates. You can tell if it’s in the correct place because you will have a
BepInEx/LogOutput.log generated and if your running a game client you will see a console Window also open with the BepInEx output.