ok, found out what exactly it is: if you go off the road at all, traffic doesn't spawn. There are also large patches of road where no traffic spawns at all.
it's still not working. I'll try reinstalling it again.
@TrooperA1868 the only version available says to put it in a "maps" folder. there is no folder in dlcpacks called "maps"
I'm stumped. I even changed vehiclepopulation.xml and there's still a lot of areas where no traffic spawns at all or it takes a while to spawn
never mind there's still barely any traffic
apparently I also didn't replace the one in update.rpf
apparently if i turn on "reduced vehicle traffic" in menyoo, when i turn it off, it still has no traffic in most areas.
it's not working anymore. now there's no traffic. I'm gonna try redownloading the mod and reinstalling it.
@PermissionToLand no, latest version that scripthook supports.
there is no "VehicleVarietyMultiplier" in settings.xml... at least, not in any i have. yes, I did install the mod.