RedM crashes on startup

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RDR2 version?

  • I think is the newest version, i already downloaded.
    Up to date?
  • Yes
    Legit or Pirate copy?
  • Legit
    Steam/Epic Games/Social Club?
  • Steam
    Windows version?
  • Windows 10 Pro (2004)
    Did you try to delete caches.xml and try again?
  • Yeah, it still crashes
    Error screenshot (if any)
    System specifications
  • Intel Core i7-9750h
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660Ti
  • 8 GB Ram
    What did you do to get this issue?
  • I wanted to play RP in RDR and on startup i got this error
    What server did you get this issue on?
  • As i said i have crash on startup
    Latest CitizenFX_log file
    CitizenFX_log_2020-08-25T082644.log (1.4 KB)
    .dmp files/report IDs (104.4 KB)

If an issue with starting:
RDR2 folder screenshot

RDR2/x64/dlcpacks screenshot

Filepath to RedM folder
C:\Users\Kamil Olejarski\AppData\Local\RedM
RedM client folder screenshot

Did you try to disable/uninstall your Anti-virus?

  • Yes (Windows Security) Antivirus
    Did you start Rockstar Games Launcher not as admin?
  • No

Also add what you already tried so far.

I’m trying to reinstall RedM, maybe that will work

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Having the same problem. Tried reinstalling multiple times but nothing.


Manually starting the Rockstar Games Launcher after closing Steam worked for me. The thing is that to connect to a server it asks to open Steam, but if I do that I get the error…


Same issue here. Hope we can get a solution!

has anyone figured this out yet? I have tried various different work arounds with no success

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Looks like there is some sort of issue with a configuration json file that failed to parse an character, i am however not sure on this, as i don’t really do RDR2 stuff.

[     12891] [    DumpServer]                 7676/ An unhandled exception (of type nlohmann::detail::parse_error) caused RedM to stop working. A crash report is being uploaded to the RedM developers.
[     12891] [    DumpServer]                 7676/ 
[     12906] [    DumpServer]                 7676/ Exception details: [json.exception.parse_error.101] parse error at line 1, column 1: syntax error while parsing value - invalid literal; last read: '<'

Disregard my previous message of me looking in to this, i don’t own a valid copy of RDR2 on steam.

Here is the thing guys. Do this:

1- Open rockstar launcher with steam client closed.
2- Run RedM
3- Before press START on redM open steam
4- Now press START and join any server u want

That seems work for me. Hope u guys find any definitive solution

That is a temp fix. Do we know how to fix it yet?

When I follow these steps, its says to relaunch steam and RedM

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Anyone got a fix yet?

From what i know no, this is something that will take time to find a fix for, I know theres people working on getting this resolved, in the meantime just geek around try to fix it urself! :smiley:

lets be honest this problem has been around for more then a month i havent even seen them let us know they know about it they care more about fivem

Anyone having a issue with the launcher? When I try to install it comes up
with the last above error. Just won’t download all the files. Even did a fresh
install of RedDead

EDIT* Well I remembered I updated my video drivers, so I deleted them and went with the 446.14 version it said and works fine now.

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