Epic Games Launcher -> GTA 5 Online character creation crashing

Hi! GTA V from Epic Games Store works fine in single player mode. But in online mode, it crashing at the character creation.

Issue report: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/kvhd7Jd2s7
Game backtrace: https://pastebin.com/nq4A2RtM

I’m having the same issue and I have zero clue how to fix it.

This seems related: https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/gk1oxc/lutris_epic_games_launcher_gta_5_online_character/

Grand Theft Auto V doesn’t work super well with Wine, period. I don’t think it’s a Lutris specific problem. Over on the Wine database everyone reports various problems with it: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=16807

Yeah, but at tthis moment, only Lutris’s wine was able to install and launch the game on my pc. Proton and wine-staging 5.7 faild.

Does the strace solution worked ?


I had to add sudo to it on Manjaro, but it is working! If you have strace installed, then just open a terminal and give out this command:

until ps -C GTA5.exe >/dev/null; do sleep 1; echo "Waiting for GTA5.exe process..."; done; sudo strace -p $(ps -C GTA5.exe -o pid=)

With this, you can play online!

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I searched through some links from this thread and found this video. I’m replying here too since this page was my first search result when I had this problem.

Here’s the step-by-step solution that works for me (from the video):

  1. On Lutris, select the Epic Games Launcher
  2. On the bottom-right options, click “Wine configuration”
  3. Go to the “Libraries” tab
  4. In the text field, type winedbg.exe and click on the “Add” button right next to it
  5. Look for the winedbg.exe in the list below the text field. Select it and click in the “Edit” button
  6. Select the “Disable” option (the bottom one)
  7. Hit “Ok”, “Apply” and launch the Epic Games Store again