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How to solve common problems using Rage:MP 1.1

Davide Morello

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How to solve common problems using Rage:MP 1.1

Hello, everyone! About a month ago, my team and I opened a 1.1 version Rage:MP server in Italy and we had the chance to test the launcher on hundreds of different players, experiencing a lot of boot problems. Over time we collected these problems and their solutions and, seeing many of these unsolved problems around the web, we thought it might be useful for other people in this community to have an equivalent post written in English that could help players around the world to quickly solve these problems.

This small guide has therefore been translated from the original in Italian created for South Valley Roleplay and it is now at your complete disposal.


Rage:MP crashes immediately after launch

  1. If you purchased the game on Epic Games:
    1. Launch Epic Games;
    2. Start Rage:MP.
  2. Launch Rockstar Games Launcher:
    1. Make sure there are no GTA V updates to be made;
    2. Make sure you are logged into a Rockstar Social Club account.
  3. Make sure that you do not have any mod installed on the game and that it starts correctly in single player.


Rage:MP stays put indefinitely on "Launching the game..." or "Establishing Connection..." and ends up returning "Error: Game Injection Has Timed Out" as an error.

  1. Restart your computer;
  2. If it does not resolve, disable all antivirus and firewall including Windows Defender and/or set an exception on the Rage:MP folder;
  3. If it does not start up yet, reinstall Rage:MP with antivirus deactivated.


Rage:MP can't find GTA V installation (path not found)

  1. Make sure GTA V works in single player;
  2. Make sure you have downloaded Rockstar Games Launcher and logged in;
  3. Reinstall Rage:MP;
  4. If the error persists, navigate to the GTA V installation folder, select it and press OK.


Rage:MP does not start after logging into another server

  1. Move into the Rage:MP folder;
  2. Select all files and folders except config.xml and updater.exe and delete them;
  3. Launch updater.exe.


GTA V crashes after a few minutes of play

  1. Visit this website;
  2. Download vc_redist.x86.exe and run it;
  3. Restart the computer;
  4. If this does not solve the problem, reinstall GTA V.


Rage:MP does not start by returning an error  "Your game version is not supported by RAGE Multiplayer"

  1. Start Rockstar Games Launcher;
  2. Update GTA V if available;
  3. Go into the Rage:MP folder;
  4. Right-click on config.xml and open it with notepad or any other text editor;
  5. Delete the contents and insert the following:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

  6. Save config.xml;
  7. Delete all the contents of the folder excluded config.xml and updater.exe;
  8. Start updater.exe.


Rage:MP does not start after having previously started it in a version other than 1.1 or in a developers version

  1. Enter the Rage:MP folder;
  2. Right-click config.xml and open it with your notepad or any other text editor;
  3. Delete the content and insert the following one inside:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

  4. Save config.xml file;
  5. Delete all the contents of the folder excluded config.xml and updater.exe;
  6. Start updater.exe.


Rage:MP does not start by returning an error "Unable to start the program because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is not present in the pc".

  1. Perform a file integrity check using Rockstar Games Launcher:
    1. Launch Rockstar Games Launcher;
    2. Click on Settings;
    3. Click on GTA 5 from the menu on the left (if it does not appear, it means the game is not installed);
    4. Click on Verify Integrity.
  2. If it does not solve, reload and reinstall GTA 5.


I can't access Rage:MP with a physical copy of the game

  1. Before starting Rage:MP make sure you have created a Rockstar Games Social Club account and register your copy on the Rockstar website.


GTA V is already running despite restarting the computer

  1. Uninstall Rockstar Social Club and Social Club Launcher;
  2. Deletes the GTA5.exe file from the GTA V folder;
  3. Restart your computer;
  4. Open Epic Games or Steam or Rockstar Game Launcher depending on the platform on which you purchased the game;
  5. Restart Rage:MP;
  6. If it does not solve the problem, deactivate the Windows quick start:
    1. Follow this tutorial to do that.


Rage:MP doesn't start because it tries to open the game from Epic Games/Steam when it's actually on Rockstar Games Launcher

  1. Deletes any trace of previous GTA 5 installations by Epic Games/Steam:
    1. Clean the contents of the folders usually found in Documents and dedicated to the two stores.
  2. Reinstall Rage:MP;
  3. If it doesn't resolve, install again the game directly from Epic Games or Steam.


Rage:MP does not start and I have mods installed in single player

  1. Move into the GTA 5 folder;
  2. If present, delete the mods folder;
  3. Start Rage:MP;
  4. If it does not resolve, reload and reinstall a clean version of the game.


Rage:MP shows a message "FATAL ERROR: .NET Host did not initialize correctly!".

  1. Uninstall Rage:MP;
  2. Disable any antivirus and firewall including Windows Defender;
  3. Reinstall Rage:MP;
  4. Start updater.exe.


Rage:MP crashes with error "ERROR: Could not access game process. Shutdown Steam/RGS/EGS and try again"

  1. If you have Kaspersky, click on the gear icon at the bottom left;
  2. Disable the "System Control" option;
  3. Restart Rage:MP;
  4. If the problem persists, disable any other antivirus and firewall installed on your PC and restart Rage:MP again.


Rage:MP Crash after "Finishing Handshake":

  1. If you have only one disk, uninstall RAGE:MP and install it in C:/RAGEMP, (without using the default path in Programs x86);
  2. If you have two discs, put RAGE:MP on the same disc as GTAV;
  3. If this procedure does not work, start GTAV history mode, close it and open RAGE:MP.


All these solutions are based on a few examples and may not work for more particular cases that I have not seen so far. However, I hope it will help most of you to solve your Rage:MP access problems.

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On 1/6/2023 at 8:22 AM, Salimxan_Vorovski said:

My Launcher doesn't even open when I try to load it, When I open the file and press on the ragemp_v.exe it tells me to run updater.exe as administrator and everytime I do so it still says the same exact thing.


Launchers are not a thing from RAGE, ask the server owners in order to fix it.

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