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Sorted by appearance from installation (top) to gameplay (bottom).

Launcher: Game download issues

Download timeout, stuck at 0%:

  • Sep/Oct 2020 launcher bug. Download the newest version and retry

Download works but launcher freezes/crashes midway:

  • Use the custom Update & Patch Script as an alternative to the official launcher
  • Caused by bad error handling in launcher.exe and a blocked domain
  • See Issue#28 for solutions

Launcher: Useless voiceover packs get downloaded

For slow download connections, you might not want to download everything. Steps to skip downloading unwanted voiceover/language packs:

  1. Locate the file audio_lang_* (where * stands for the newest) inside your game data files
  2. Remove the unwanted pack lines (except maybe English(US)?)
  3. Save
  4. Navigate to StreamingAssets/Audio/GeneratedSoundBanks/Windows/
  5. Remove the pack directories that are no longer contained within audio_lang_*`
  6. Proceed to download the archives

Launcher: Failed to unzip game files

  1. Check for launcher updates
  2. Edit /path/to/Genshin Impact Game/config.ini
  3. Adjust the line game_version=X.X.X to the currently installed version
  4. Re-run the launcher to install the update

Alternatively: re-download the entire game. See Issue#28 for direct links.

Game does not start at all

  1. Check & update the game version in the official launcher
  2. Apply the patches as described in

Lutris: 'find.exe' cannot be found, notepad opens on start

Alternatively: notepad.exe opens on launch, displaying an error message.

Some Lutris Wine packages prior to the version "lutris-6.4" either refuse to run those applications or do not ship them in first place. Try another package, such as Proton or stock/vanilla Wine.

For more details, see Issue#78.

Game crashes on launch

  1. Ensure the patch is applied
  2. Retry without kernel sync (ESYNC, FSYNC, ...)
  3. Lutris: disable "Lutris Runtime" (for reference)

Game no longer works on Windows

  • This is intentional to avoid abuse of this project
  • If you are Dual-Booting, write a batch script to swap the game files as needed

StartThreadpoolIo not found in KERNEL32.dll

  • Use Wine 5.3 or newer. This function has been added recently.
  • For more details, see Issue#12.

Freeze when loading game data

Unknown cause. Please submit ideas to Issue#90

  • Ensure that an audio output device is enabled
  • Run the game using -nolog: ??? cmd /c launcher.bat -nolog
  • Try another graphics driver or setup a clean, new WINEPREFIX

White screen freeze when entering the door

... plus error log "err:virtual:virtual_setup_exception stack overflow".

Starting from version 1.2.0, this error reappears a few days after each release. It is caused by server-sent bytecode.


bash "/path/to/GI-on-Linux/GAMEVER/"

Crash when initially loading the world (7 symbols)

Rare occurrence related to an audio failure. Observed in Wine 5.22 and newer.

  1. Restart the game
  2. Check for music and button sound effects

Crash after a few seconds in-game

... + error.log message containing HID.DLL caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005)

This error is caused by (at least) Wine 6.10 when using a controller.

  • Either: change to another Wine version (for example 6.9)
  • Or: switch to keyboard & mouse.

DumpFile-zfbrowser*.dmp is generated

First found in Wine 6.10. Other versions might not crash the Chromium framework (zf_cef).

In-game browser looks weird or crashes the game

  • winetricks corefonts
  • Ubuntu/Debian: install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • Re-install dxvk (if present)
  • Try running the game in a virtual desktop

Other font installations might work as well as long Fontconfig can use them as fallback.

ZFGameBrowser crash

  • Ignore and restore the game window
  • For input issues: try the virtual desktop (see below)

For more details, see Issue#29.

Graphics bugs/issues

Check whether your GPU supports Vulkan: unofficial list, Intel, nVIDIA, AMD

Setup instructions:

  • Custom script:
    • Download winetricks
    • export WINEPREFIX=/absolute/path/ (if needed)
    • sh winetricks
    • Install the DLL package dxvk (newest, or 1.7.3 for Proton 5.13)
  • Lutris: Configure -> Runner options -> "Enable DXVK" and specify the version
  • Proton: See setup instructions
  • PlayOnLinux: (outdated DXVK?)
    • Configure game -> Install components -> [Latest DXVK version]

Mouse/keyboard input issues

Easiest solution:

  • Adjust the following resolution numbers to your needs
  • wine explorer /desktop=anyname,1920x1080 cmd /c launcher.bat (system-wide Wine)
  • Steam + Proton: See setup instructions


  • Runner options -> Enable virtual desktop

Without a virtual desktop: (experimental)

  • winecfg -> Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
  • regedit -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver set REG_SZ UseTakeFocus to N
    • Lutris already does this by default.

See also: search engine query unity wine focus

Alt + Mouse click not working

Cinnamon users:

Xfce4 users:

  • Same solution as in the causes view to "spin" issue below

Switching between workspaces causes the view to "spin"

Change the in-game resolution setting:

  1. Focus the (virtual) desktop
  2. Focus the game window again
  3. Change the resolution back to fullscreen

Alternative: use Proton.

Wrong window resolution

  • Append following arguments after launcher.bat:
    • -screen-width XXX -screen-height YYY -screen-fullscreen 1
  • Alternative: -show-screen-selector to change the settings on startup
  • Alternative: change the virtual desktop's size (if present)
  • Alternative: use regedit to change the keys in HKCU\Software\...

See also: Unity CLI args

Weak graphics, slow game

Moved to

Information sources

General information: