Allgemeine Informationen und Hinweise zu BG3(-Patches)

Lotus Noctus

@Catnoir hier ist die Antwort vom Larian-Support an mich:

A couple other people have reported a crash during character creation, and in the Launcher switching from Vulkan to DirectX 11 resolved the issue for them.

Are you shutting down all non-essential programs (especially anti-virus) before starting the game?

There is a known issue with the ASUS Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer that can cause a crash on startup; if applicable, try disabling or uninstalling the program.

Try verifying local files: in the Steam library, right click on the game and select Properties, switch to the Local Files tab and then click on the 'Verify Integrity of Game Files...' button.
With the GOG version, in the (optional) Galaxy client, select the game, then the settings icon at the top right (beside the Play button) and under Manage Installation select 'Verify / Repair'.

Try exiting out of the Steam client, or Galaxy for the GOG version, and starting the game directly from the '..\SteamApps\common\Baldurs Gate 3\bin' folder, by right clicking the executable (bg3.exe for Vulkan, or bg3_dx11.exe) and running as administrator.
Try right clicking the executable, select Properties, switch to the Compatibility tab and check off the 'Override high DPI scaling behavior' option (set it to Application), run as administrator and disable fullscreen optimization, and maybe set a Win 7 or 8 compatibility mode. In Windows 7, check off the option to 'Disable display scaling on high DPI settings', disable desktop composition and run as administrator.

Try right clicking and holding on the bg3_dx11.exe / bg3.exe executable, then hold Shift down, release the right mouse button and select Run as administrator, continuing to hold Shift until the splash screen comes up. Holding Shift prevents the game from taking focus when loading, and can avoid certain resolution or DirectX/Vulkan issues. Holding Shift when starting the game from the launcher may do the same thing.

Do you have any mods installed, or were you using any in previous game versions, especially any UI related? If so, try completely removing them (check the 'Mods' and 'Public' folders in the '..\SteamApps\common\Baldurs Gate 3\Data' folder, etc; if present, both folders are safe to delete). If applicable, you can also delete the modsettings.lsx file in the profile folder (if you open the file in a text editor to see if there are references to previous mods, 'Gustav' was the code name for the game before the official announcement, and should be listed).

With patch 8, the game uses the local AppData folder for the current user account: 'C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3'.
For compatibility, the first time the game starts in patch 8 it copies the profiles and configuration files over from the Documents folder, but that may mean copying the old mods there, as well. If you didn't already check this, the easiest way to get to that folder would be to copy the line below into the location bar in Explorer and hit Enter.
%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\Mods

Check for updated graphics drivers, and Windows updates in general.

Try updating the Vulkan Runtime. Normally this is included with graphics drivers, but manual updates have been reported to fix a couple of crashing issues. The Runtime installer can be downloaded from the site below, or the direct download link (the latest as of the last time I checked).

If you are using a program such as Process Lasso to adjust the core affinity for games (for example to have games and system processes run on different cores), try disabling it to restore the default (all cores).
One person reported a conflict with Process Lasso's 'core engine' being on, even with the settings for the game restored to default.

If you check the Event Viewer, does that give an error code or 'Faulting Module' file name that might help identify the cause of the crash?
- click Start (or WinKey-R), then type "event viewer" into the search box. in Windows 10, 'event' should bring up 'View event logs'.
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er starting the Event Viewer, expand 'Windows Logs' in the left column and select 'Application'

- in the center column, look for a recent error for the game (maybe sort by Date and Time, or search for 'bg3')

- check the information under the 'General' tab below the list of events, starting with "Faulting application name..."

If applicable, disable Steam cloud support either globally (in the client click on the Steam menu and select Settings, and then Cloud) or just for this game (in the library right click BG3 and select Properties, then switch to the General tab and check the Steam Cloud section).

Alternately, exit out of the Steam client, or Galaxy for the GOG version, and just start the game directly from the executable when required.

Next, try browsing to the 'C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Larian Studios' folder and rename the 'Baldur's Gate 3' subfolder. The easiest way to get there would be to copy the line below into the location bar in Explorer and hit Enter.

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios

This folder contains the saved games, configuration files and a level cache folder. Deleting or renaming it will get the game to recreate it on startup; playing the game from a different Windows user account would effectively do the same thing. With Steam/Galaxy running and cloud support enabled, the client would just download the cloud copy of your existing profile.

After that, see if you can start the game. If so, create a new profile and maybe check that you can start a new game and save/load.

If not, delete the new BG3 folder and extract the replacement folder from the download below into your '..\Local\Larian Studios' folder, to see if that will let you start the game.

The graphicSettings.lsx file is set to 1280x720 Windowed mode and Very Low quality preset, which you can change in the options (manually, or hit autodetect) if this gets the game working (as well as optionally create a new profile).

If the game still crashes, delete the replacement BG3 folder and (if you have any saves that you wish to keep) rename the original back again.

Try doing a clean boot and then test the game. Click Start, or hit WinKey-R, type in msconfig and hit enter; in the General tab, click Selective Startup, uncheck Load startup items (if required) and leave Load system services and Use original boot configuration options checked. Next, click on the Services tab, check the box to Hide all Microsoft services, then click the Disable All button (maybe make a note of which are currently enabled/disabled), then click OK and reboot the computer.

Run msconfig again to switch back to the normal boot configuration.

If that doesn't help, please reply with a dxdiag report (WinKey-R, type in dxdiag and hit enter, then when it finishes loading click on the 'Save All Information...' button and save the report somewhere handy). Also check the '..\Baldurs Gate 3\bin' folder for the gold.log file, and if there are any CrashDump files being created there (or in '..\bin\db\attachments'), zip a few together to include.

Also, open the Start menu (or WinKey+S), type cmd then right click 'Command Prompt' in the search results and select 'Run as administrator'. At the command prompt, type the following command (copy and right click to paste into the window) and reply with the file it creates on the Windows Desktop.

vulkaninfo > %UserProfile%\Desktop\vulkaninfo.txt


Hoffentlich hilft es dir weiter. Ich für meinen Teil warte auf einen Hotfix... Da mich die anderen Crashreports abschrecken. Was nützt es mir eine Gruppe zu erstellen und ins Spiel zu kommen, wenn ich beim Speichern, Zauber lernen, rasten usw. wieder crashs habe... Wie gesagt Larians Unterforum dazu quellt gerade über. Frust pur...


Senior Member
Was mich da beunruhigt ist, dass die echt den Aufwand treiben und motion capture machen und das nicht aus Modellen ableiten. Immerhin scheinen sie noch ordentlich Geld zu haben, wenn sie sowas machen können ;)

Lotus Noctus

Ja da gibts auch einige kritische Stimmen, die das nicht so gut finden, weil man dadurch bei den Dialogen nicht mehr so flexibel sein kann wie noch in den Vorgängern. Vielleicht hegt Larian die Hoffnung so groß zu werden wie BioWare, um eines Tages auch mehrsprachige VOs anzubieten?


Junior Member
Ich hoffe ja, dass ihnen der Fall Monkey Island zeigt wie es geht. Das gabs auch erst nur mit Untertitel, nun kam doch noch eine komplette Sprachausgabe. Scheint sich ja doch zu lohnen, Spiele komplett zu synchronisieren.;) Jedefalls hatte ich mir es dann direkt gekauft.^^