Getting game crashes? Can't launch FiveM? Or maybe running into some more obscure issue? Find the most common issues here.
Crashes are fairly often related to a server-specific issue. To make sure your crash isn't related to a specific server, it is advised to join the FiveM.net testing server. If that server works without your issue, we recommend you to contact the server owners of the server where you're experiencing crashes on. Otherwise, read on.
FiveM is not responsible for what you do on servers, or what server admins do to you. If you believe you've been falsely banned from a server, contact the server owners. FiveM can not and will not provide support for this matter.
Please see the following article.
CitizenFX.ini file within your FiveM Application Data and make sure it is
pointing to the correct path. Open the file with a text editor like Notepad and edit the path to your GTA V installation
After you installed FiveM, you don't need to use the same FiveM.exe file anymore. Use the shortcut from your Windows start menu. Press the Start button on your taskbar and look for FiveM there.
If you uninstalled FiveM by deleting the shortcut, you might have to uninstall FiveM properly.
Yes if the dialog asks
Do you wish to continue?. If you get an error like
DLC files are missing, make sure
your game is up to date by following the instructions in the dialog. Also, make sure your
CitizenFX.ini points to
the correct GTA V installation. You can find that file within your FiveM application data.
Certain antivirus vendors are known to block FiveM for unknown reasons. Please submit a support ticket if this occurs.
Delete caches.xml from your FiveM application data folder.
If there is no such file, delete the entire application data folder and run FiveM again. For
adhesive.dll also see below.
Your Windows 10 installation is outdated. Please update it to at least version 1703. To check your current version, open command prompt and type
Your privcache got corrupted. Please remove the "priv" folder from the cache folder located in your FiveM application data.
v8_libplatform.dll if available in your
C:\Windows\system32 directory. These are (leftover) files from other applications that incorrectly use
system32 to place these files. FiveM loads dll's from
system32 first, resulting in these incorrect dll's being loaded.
First check your task manager for existing FiveM related processes; if you see them, close them. If that doesn't fix the issue, you may want to submit a support ticket regarding your antivirus.
If this occurs, it is often caused by aggressive antivirus settings. You may want to submit a support ticket regarding your antivirus.
This is a common issue with certain NVIDIA drivers. Stay patient, it takes a minute to load. This often happens to other games too.
This happens on specific older AMD laptop GPUs. Unfortunately, this is caused by CEF and not by FiveM. Once the issue has been fixed in CEF, FiveM will be updated too. A forum moderator has created a topic that could potentially rectify this issue. Click here for more info.
This is most likely your antivirus software removing FiveM. Unfortunately some antivirus vendors falsely flag FiveM,
and remove some (or even all) FiveM files as a precaution. You can safely ignore any warnings about this.
If this becomes an issue, you may want to submit a support ticket regarding your antivirus here.
If you believe your game is dropping frames for whatever reason, you may want to take what's called a 'trace'. A trace can be used to capture game function calls and allows developers to see where an application is taking longer than expected to execute, causing performance drops.
ETW can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/google/UIforETW/releases
etwpackage zip file from the
Assets section and extract it, optionally, you can click here to download it. Make sure you are downloading the zip file that contains the binaries and not the source code.
After extracting the zip file:
UIforETW.exeby double clicking it.
You will see a couple options there (to the right, in the checkbox section), leave them as is and follow the next steps:
Save Trace Buffersafter that. Remember to upload the trace afterwards.
Traces will most likely end up saved under
C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\etwtraces. In UI For ETW's window there's a list of saved traces, you can click on. Click on the trace with the most recent date and proceed by clicking on 'Browse Folder' afterwards.
You can use services such as Google drive to upload your trace.
FiveM hangs when using NVIDIA GPUs as of recently are not uncommon (especially on most recent drivers), efforts were made, trying to contact NVIDIA, but no clear response was given. As of now, we're trying to figure out a way to resolve hangs for this specific GPU vendor, but we need your help on this, and here's how you can help us:
Once the NVIDIA 'crash' dialog is shown, follow these steps:
WinKey + Rand type
taskmgrfollowed by enter, it's important that you don't close the process while following this guide.
Task Manageropens, go into the
FiveM_GTAProcess.exe, right click it and click on
Create dump file.
Open File Locationand zip up the following file:
FiveM_GTAProcess.DMP, you can zip up a file by right clicking it, followed by clicking
Send To -> Compressed (zipped) folderon the context menu.
Additionally, you may still enjoy FiveM by rolling back to older drivers such as 471, but we encourage you to send these reports, prior to doing this!
We are more than happy to help you out! If you're running into crashes or freezes, please post your issue on our forums. Provide as much detail as you can, that will make it easier for everyone to help you. For all other issues, you are more than welcome to join our Discord and have a chat with us.