How to fix Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC... Start up issues


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  • John Merritt
    John Merritt  18 minutes back

    Return the game for a refund people and don’t buy it till it’s in the bargain bin so these half assed game developers learn to test games properly. 🤬

    • Pica Delphon
      Pica Delphon  22 minutes back

      I still can not get Fallout 4 to Work Right, What Ever Happened to OpenGL..It Worked..

      • JankyPuffs
        JankyPuffs  38 minutes back

        Subscribed. I'm able to get it to launch now. Thanks!

        • GHOSTHUNTER30
          GHOSTHUNTER30  1 hours back

          It was running fine for me for a few nights. Then all of a sudden it just stops. I get through the loading screen, black screen hear a couple birds chirp and thats it.

          • avi8r66
            avi8r66  1 hours back

            The mentality on the dev side is “Why fix issues people aren’t complaining about.” So they get it working on their test box and release it. This is at what was, 5 yrs ago, the beta level. They used to beta the stuff with advanced end users who would hammer the product on a wide variety of hardware and skill levels to find the bugs, get them fixed, and then, after stability is achieved for the majority of hardware sample, then release it into the wild. This happens on enterprise level software now, not just games. It’s really sad.

            • Greg Chmiel
              Greg Chmiel  1 hours back

              Helpful tips, thaks, I had some progress. At the beginning, my game was launching fine when I bought it 7 days after release but I did have 4 CTD - Crashes To Desktop in 5 hours of gameplay. My bigger problems started when I tried to fix the CTD issue and switched from Vulcan to DirectX 12 and at the same time I updated GPU drivers (with huge problems - Nvidia Experience wouldn't complete the update). When it did, the launcher was crushing every time like in your video (I blame switching to DirectX 12, looks like the game is not ready for it) so I deleted the R... D... R... 2 folder in Documents/Rockstar Games (reverts to default settings with Vulcan) and after that, the launcher runs, but after I click on Story, the images are shown while the game loads and just when the in-game music starts playing, before the world is shown it crashes every time (in Safe Mode as well). Reply if someone managed to overcome this issue. I almost regret changing anything but CTD is a b***ch.

              • aaaaaaaaaaaadddd
                aaaaaaaaaaaadddd  2 hours back

                PC gamers have to go through alot of shit just to play a game. smh.

                • Kendall Jenkins
                  Kendall Jenkins  3 hours back

                  I'm running on my Cyrix MII-433GP build, OC'd to 400Mhz of course, VooDoo5 graphics with no problems, runs stable as the Russian economy. 3dfx-4Exahh.

                  • TheSoulFallen
                    TheSoulFallen  3 hours back

                    I have that same center punch... lol

                    • DARKDAYZGAMESDDG
                      DARKDAYZGAMESDDG  3 hours back

                      lmao, i bet the pirated version launches no problem because it wont need Rockstar haha

                      • DARKDAYZGAMESDDG
                        DARKDAYZGAMESDDG  3 hours back

                        so glad i stopped playing red dead after redemption zombies, I do not see anything fun about the new red dead no offense, I wanted an HD of part one with all DLC!

                        • Graham Alexander
                          Graham Alexander  3 hours back

                          The modding community will sort this shit-show out way before Rockstar get around to attempting to care. Fear not PC gamers, in Nexus we trust :D

                          • Vee Clash
                            Vee Clash  3 hours back

                            yeah just don't do DX12. play it in dx11.

                            • Jackal ninezeronine
                              Jackal ninezeronine  4 hours back

                              I pre-ordered and had it running after 2 and a half hours. For me, I keep everything updated so I checked the antivirus first.

                              • sTuu
                                sTuu  4 hours back

                                U don't deserve a watch forcing people to watch ur sponsored ads before even talking about the thing we're here for

                                • Jackal ninezeronine
                                  Jackal ninezeronine  4 hours back

                                  On the Rockstar launcher, you have to manually add exceptions to AVAST and BIT-Defender in every category. They will not tell you they are blocking. I think there is something Rockstar missed that aids in pinging the user an application is blocked.

                                  • Patrick Weaver
                                    Patrick Weaver  4 hours back

                                    I completely agree. It's greed, corporate greed!

                                    • Mario583
                                      Mario583  4 hours back

                                      Is this why Rockstar ditched their DMA design logo roadkill mascot?

                                      • Sally Struthers
                                        Sally Struthers  5 hours back

                                        I litterally downloaded the game, no issues, went into my settings moved graphics to high preset and haven't had any crashing or any stutters not a single issues, ryzen 7 2700x and a msi mech rx 5700

                                        • Vadállat Skilled
                                          Vadállat Skilled  5 hours back

                                          I either limit the game from using every CPU core and get stutters every few minutes or let it run normally and eventually crash. I tried every fix on the internet from the stupidest to the seemingly competent ones. This game is fucked and only Rockstar will fix it eventually... Fucking joke. Not to mention the cursor from the menu not disappearing ingame...

                                          • Tip Turkey
                                            Tip Turkey  5 hours back

                                            I don't know what Bermuda Triangle I live in (probs just part of being Australian) but I haven't had a single crash or failure to launch on my 3800x/Aorus Master/1080ti/defaulted to vulkan system, it's been perfectly fine o.0

                                            • Daniel Bang
                                              Daniel Bang  5 hours back

                                              Here is a fix,.. install it on a console, start it up and boom-boom, bang-bang, you are in the game..... #sorry

                                              • Merked4Life
                                                Merked4Life  6 hours back

                                                I am able to play, but it stutters for up to 15 seconds every 10 minutes or less.max settings or low settings same issue. I can't find a fix anywhere.. any help would rly be appreciated!!!!

                                                • Reppy07
                                                  Reppy07  6 hours back

                                                  Worst launch ever? It’s been over 2 weeks and Modern Warfare still won’t start lol

                                                  • Slugo's RC
                                                    Slugo's RC  6 hours back

                                                    I cant get into my Rockstar account they send me emails with nothing in them I can't play GTAV I'm really upset, I would never buy a game from there website. Epic sells this game and I have no problem getting into my Epic account. I wish they would help me it's really bullshit! I tried reloading Rockstar social and that didn't work. I'm at my wits end.

                                                    • Nacho Mancebo
                                                      Nacho Mancebo  7 hours back

                                                      Why post a video that is called How to fix if there is no fix. that's click bate dude... lame.

                                                      • Deputy Dangerous
                                                        Deputy Dangerous  7 hours back

                                                        Day 6, still no hope for me

                                                        • Benjamin Hale
                                                          Benjamin Hale  7 hours back

                                                          Gonna have to go ahead and say it, I was never really hyped at all for Grand Theft Equine 2.

                                                          • Midnight Gaming.
                                                            Midnight Gaming.  7 hours back

                                                            IDK i preordered the base version. updated gfx and windows a couple times. never once had an issue. 40+ hours, and days later, i get random CTD. i7-9700k 4Ghz. 32GB ram. RTX2080. launch from launcher is the only error besides those couple CTD's after 40+hrs over a week. i think the newest launcher patch is what started causing my CTD. I never had issues until they tried to force-patch it on me

                                                            • Kentoz njugush
                                                              Kentoz njugush  7 hours back

                                                              are we also expecting crap from gta 6 ? this too early im just a week of game launch

                                                              • ZenMasterChannel
                                                                ZenMasterChannel  7 hours back

                                                                To run dx12 try to install the Graphics Tools from windows Optional Features

                                                                • Gauge Magadia
                                                                  Gauge Magadia  8 hours back

                                                                  My system specs are as follow

                                                                  I7 7700k
                                                                  MSI 1080ti
                                                                  16gb LPX Corsair RAM
                                                                  Z270 MSI mobo
                                                                  2x1tb Samsun SSD

                                                                  I bought the game through the rockstar launcher and not through EPIC. I also did not per-order.

                                                                  I got lucky. I was getting loading issues when I got to the smoke intro part. It kept asking me to update Nvida drivers and window update. So I did both nvidia drivers and then I did a windows update saying that if my computer didn’t install 193.xxxx or 1909 version of windows (or something like that) that is the reason the game won’t launch. So I did and boom my game worked. But man this is crazy, guess I can say I was one of the lucky ones.

                                                                  So in the end my game didn’t work cause I didn’t have the latest Nvidia drivers and window update of 193... or window update 1909.

                                                                  • Igor Borgacci
                                                                    Igor Borgacci  5 hours back

                                                                    Exactly what happened to me. The main problem was the updated non-windows. But you have to know that I'm in the slow ring windows 10

                                                                • Mizo
                                                                  Mizo  8 hours back

                                                                  Don't worry guys, CODEX will solve all the problems!

                                                                • Грязный гарри

                                                                  да сука

                                                                  • Lukas Holy
                                                                    Lukas Holy  9 hours back

                                                                    November 13th, STILL CAN'T LAUNCH THE GAME XD

                                                                    • Han Lockhart
                                                                      Han Lockhart  9 hours back

                                                                      Yea, i think I`ll wait 6 months until these issues are weeded out.

                                                                      • Jak0bW
                                                                        Jak0bW  10 hours back

                                                                        Just never preorder lol

                                                                        • Антон Пелтешки

                                                                          Nice video, i really enjoyed it :)
                                                                          So, the question Vulkan or DX12

                                                                          I have tried both, and i don't see any performance changes - it's the same when we speak for the FPS and so on......BUT, i have some weird issues as follows:

                                                                          Vulkan - Once the game lauches and it successfully load the saved game - it's fine. The problem i have with Vulkan is that when i try to load the saved (basically continue ) game, it crashes just at the moment when it should be up, not every time of course, but it happens a lot :). The Online version of the game is ok, but not the single player - soltuion - switch to DX12

                                                                          DX12 - I can successfully load the game with no issues and so on, but when i enter a town or some place with more objects :) ... the game crashes - solution - switch to Vulkan.

                                                                          So, you can see where that's going...

                                                                          • Round_Lake
                                                                            Round_Lake  10 hours back

                                                                            Where hyped to get this on steam as I love this on my Ps4 pro. But to be honest even if they fix it I feel that maby I should ignore this and just replay this on my Ps4 even tho it dont looks as good and run as smooth.

                                                                            Need a new PC anyhow to run this game as good as I want so think I will just use the 60$ nice RAM or something :D

                                                                            • Thomas B
                                                                              Thomas B  10 hours back

                                                                              Fuck you Rockstar

                                                                            • kattekaren
                                                                              kattekaren  11 hours back

                                                                              I've only had trouble starting the game, since I changed the API from Vulcan. Then my game started refusing to launch. Deleting the Red dead folder, worked for me. I hope all this crap gets patched out soon!

                                                                              • Drew Rycerz
                                                                                Drew Rycerz  11 hours back

                                                                                Diablo 4 was the worst game launch I swear.

                                                                                • Brandon Meyer
                                                                                  Brandon Meyer  11 hours back

                                                                                  Still doesn’t work on my intel system. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

                                                                                  • Grant Flanagan
                                                                                    Grant Flanagan  11 hours back

                                                                                    it's funny 'cause I'm having these issues with the new Call of Duty

                                                                                    • Evan Does Stuff
                                                                                      Evan Does Stuff  11 hours back

                                                                                      Has anyone else had crashes to 0 FPS at random?

                                                                                      • Ricochetrabitt
                                                                                        Ricochetrabitt  12 hours back

                                                                                        Factual. Never pre-order.

                                                                                        • Andrew Atienza
                                                                                          Andrew Atienza  12 hours back

                                                                                          it run fine for me and i had a lower specs pc than this, dont get what people say

                                                                                          • ANT-METAL
                                                                                            ANT-METAL  13 hours back

                                                                                            Turn your firewall off, see if it works. I found my crashes don’t happen with it off. Also, if you have the mouse on screen issue start your game with a gamepad, don’t touch the mouse until you’re in game. I tried everything except the bios update to no avail.