Solutions to common issues.

This page is for assistance with common issues during setup.

For answers to general questions about P4G CEP, refer to the FAQ page.


My issue isn't listed here.

If you can't find a solution to your problem in the FAQ, double-check the instructions page you were just working on.

If you still aren't able to solve your problem, visit the GitHub issue tracker and search for your issue (make sure to check both Open and Closed issues).

If you can't find a thread matching your issue, or if the solution there doesn't work for you, create a new issue on the tracker and we'll be in touch shortly.

I followed a setup guide on YouTube, but something isn't working.

While we appreciate the passion video creators have for bringing P4G modding to a wider audience, YouTube modding guides often contain inaccuracies and quickly become outdated.

The most up-to-date information and instructions for P4G CEP will always be on this site and the GitHub issue tracker.

How do I add an exception for a folder in my antivirus software?

Follow one of these links for specific instructions for your antivirus program:

If you don't know what antivirus program you have, it's probably Windows Defender.

If your antivirus program isn't listed here, try searching the Web for exclude folder [your antivirus name].

Error Messages

Failed to start the process.
  • Make sure your file path to P4G.exe is correct.

  • Add an exception in your antivirus for your .Reloaded II folder.

  • Try launching P4G directly through Steam, then try again with Reloaded II.

Failed to obtain port for the Reloaded instance...
  • Close the error message, wait a few seconds, then try again.

  • Close P4G if it is already running.

    • If you just launched the game, wait a few seconds for P4G to load.

    • Use Task Manager to check if P4G.exe is running in the background.

  • Make sure Steam is running and that you are signed in.

  • If you are using a desktop or Steam shortcut, delete it and re-create it.

  • If you are still getting this error, restart your PC and try again.

Timeout limit 30000 exceeded.
  • Make sure Windows is up to date. Only the latest versions of Windows 11 and Windows 10 are supported.

  • Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.

  • Make sure your PC isn't doing a resource-heavy task in the background.

Unable to find a configuration for the currently executing application.
The exception unknown software exception occurred...
  • If you recently moved your P4G Mods folder, try launching the game once through the Reloaded II application (not a shortcut) so it can reconfigure its file paths.

Internal error in Internal/IcedPatcher.

This is an ultra-rare bug that can randomly occur.

  • Restart your PC and the error message should stop appearing.

Non-negative number required.

Your copy of P4G has not been upgraded to the 64-bit version.

Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow.

You have added a mod to Reloaded II that only works with the 32-bit version of P4G.

  • Disable or remove the incompatible mod(s).

Reloaded II

Reloaded II does not start at all.
Reloaded II is asking me to download and install .NET or Visual C++ Redist.
Reloaded II launches P4G, but there aren't any mods.
  • Make sure Persona Essentials and Inaba EXE Patcher are enabled and at the top of your loadout in Reloaded II.

  • Make sure the P4G Community Enhancement Pack mod is enabled in Reloaded II.

  • Launch the Reloaded II application (not a shortcut) and download any updates.

Persona 4 Golden

P4G won't launch / P4G immediately crashes after launching.
  • Launch P4G directly through Steam to see if it works without mods.

  • Try running the Prerequisite Installer again.

  • If you added any non-CEP mods to Reloaded II, disable them and try again.

My controller isn't working.
  • Close any controller mapping software like DS4Windows, BetterJoy, or reWASD.

  • Try pressing the Xbox / PlayStation / Home button on your controller once the game starts the opening movie or title screen.

  • If you are using your controller wirelessly, try plugging it in over USB.

  • If you are launching P4G from a Steam shortcut, try launching the game from the Reloaded II application instead.

The loading screens are long and the game is stuttering (when summoning a Persona, during All-Out Attacks, etc.).

This was a legacy problem that affected older versions of Persona Essentials, but it's been corrected in newer versions.

  • Make sure Persona Essentials is version 2.5 or higher.

  • Make sure CriFSV2 Hook is version 2.2.1 or higher.

Reloaded II should check for and automatically download updates for both of these tools when it starts up.

This motion blur sucks!

You can reduce the game's motion blur by playing at a higher frame rate. If your hardware can hit 90+ FPS, the motion blur effect will be seriously reduced.

  • Launch P4G.

  • At the main menu, select Config and go to the Graphics tab.

  • Set the Vsync setting to Off and the FPS Limit setting to 90 or 120.

  • Save your settings.

Cutscenes are playing slowly or are being skipped entirely.

Integrated graphics processors are not officially supported by Atlus and may not be able to play in-game cutscenes at full speed.

There are a few possible fixes for this issue:

Atlus recommends installing Windows Media Player if you are having trouble with cutscene playback.

  • Open the Windows Start Menu.

  • Type "apps and features" and press Enter to open the Apps and features page in the Settings application.

  • Select optional features below the second "Apps and features" header.

  • Select add a feature at the top of the Optional features page.

  • Type "Windows Media Player" into the search bar. If WMP is not installed, it should appear in the list below.

  • Check the box for Windows Media Player, then click Install (1) at the bottom of the window.

  • Once Windows has finished downloading and installing WMP, restart your PC.

If you are using Windows 10 N or Windows 10 KN, search for and install the Media Feature Pack as well using the same process.

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