Solved Anyone ever figured out how to get Red Dead Redemption 2 to work on Windows 11?


No luck at all. Just requested a refund on steam because the game launches via the rockstar launcher and still crashes.

I admit defeat.
I haven't used RDR2 for a while on my W11 desktop PC. I started the Rockstar games launcher today which updated itself then immediately did a large RDR2 1.5GB game update download to update the game to build 1491.50. All works fine.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Self build
    CPU
    Core i7-13700K
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Plus WiFi Z790
    Memory
    64 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000 2TB NVME SSD & SATA HDDs & SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mb / s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
I haven't used RDR2 for while on my W11 desktop PC. I started the Rockstar games launcher today which updated itself then immediately did a large RDR2 1.5GB game update download to update the game to build 1491.50. All works fine.
The only time it ever worked for me is when I tried installing and playing it off of a fresh factory reset. Makes me think something is wrong with the the file system or registry.

Even then all that happened was the story button wouldn't work and I restarted the game only to be met with a small black window that crashed immediately.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2
The only time it ever worked for me is when I tried installing and playing it off of a fresh factory reset. Makes me think something is wrong with the the file system or registry.

Even then all that happened was the story button wouldn't work and I restarted the game only to be met with a small black window that crashed immediately.
You could possibly do some hardware tests, unles you have any high end games you play on the laptop that work fine?
That game is so old, as is GTAV, it runs on my old PC.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
You could possibly do some hardware tests, unles you have any high end games you play on the laptop that work fine?
That game is so old, as is GTAV, it runs on my old PC.
Every other game I own runs great. All GTA Games, All Bethesda Games, All EA Games. Device Manager shows all drivers are up to date. Rockstar support has been no help at all. Just some person who runs down a checklist of possible solutions that never work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2
You could possibly do some hardware tests, unles you have any high end games you play on the laptop that work fine?
That game is so old, as is GTAV, it runs on my old PC.
RDR2 is only a few years old
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Core i7-13700K
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Plus WiFi Z790
    Memory
    64 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000 2TB NVME SSD & SATA HDDs & SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mb / s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
Here's my issue:

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Core i7-13700K
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Plus WiFi Z790
    Memory
    64 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000 2TB NVME SSD & SATA HDDs & SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mb / s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
What is logged in Event Viewer and Reliability History?
I checked event viewer this morning after shooting the video and there's no logs that correspond with the launching of the game.

EDIT:
Just checked reliability history as well. No logs involving RDR2.exe or the Rockstar Launcher. It's logging all sorts of stuff in relation to other games and game clients but Rockstar and RDR2 might as well be ghosts.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2
I checked event viewer this morning after shooting the video and there's no logs that correspond with the launching of the game.

EDIT:
Just checked reliability history as well. No logs involving RDR2.exe or the Rockstar Launcher. It's logging all sorts of stuff in relation to other games and game clients but Rockstar and RDR2 might as well be ghosts.
I suggest it's time to contact Rockstar support
Rockstar Games
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Core i7-13700K
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Plus WiFi Z790
    Memory
    64 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000 2TB NVME SSD & SATA HDDs & SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mb / s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
I believe he has, Steve

Rockstar support has been no help at all. Just some person who runs down a checklist of possible solutions that never work.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Which GPU driver are you using? If the latest version is giving problems then reverting to an older driver might work. NVidia sometimes introduces bugs on new updates which have problems with certain games.

Also try turning off third party stuff which loads e.g. using Autoruns to check for a software conflict. You could boot to safe mode to check if that works.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Core i7-13700K
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Plus WiFi Z790
    Memory
    64 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000 2TB NVME SSD & SATA HDDs & SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mb / s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
I was using the latest driver but rolled back to 531.79.

I'll update with results.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2
IT WORKED
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2
IT WORKED
Good to hear. I had an issue with my RTX 2060 Super NVidia GPU driver last year and had to stay on an old driver for 6 months before NVidia fixed it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Core i7-13700K
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Plus WiFi Z790
    Memory
    64 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000 2TB NVME SSD & SATA HDDs & SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mb / s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
Thanks for your help everyone
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZI
    CPU
    12700H
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    DDR4 3200mhz 32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Mobile 140 watt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 27 Inch Curved Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SDD
    Keyboard
    Razr Cynosa V2
    Mouse
    Razr Basilisk V2
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