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.

The fastest way to get support is on Discord.

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

While we appreciate the passion video creators have for bringing awareness of P4G modding to a wider audience, YouTube modding guides can contain inaccuracies and quickly become outdated.
The most up-to-date information and instructions for P4G CEP will always be in this guide and on Discord.

I can't find Reloaded-II.exe or AemulusPackageManager.exe.

Your antivirus software probably deleted it.
  • Add an exception in your antivirus for your P4G Mods and Aemulus folders.
  • You can get the missing executable(s) back by redownloading P4G CEP or asking on Discord.

Reloaded II is asking me to download and install .NET or Visual C++ Redist.

  • Follow the prerequisite installation instructions again.

Reloaded II can't launch P4G.

  • Make sure Steam is running.
  • Make sure you didn't put the P4G Mods folder in your OneDrive directory or any other location that synchronizes files with the cloud.
  • Make sure your file path to P4G.exe in Reloaded II is correct. It's a common mistake to forget to include P4G.exe at the end of the file path.
  • Open your Persona 4 Golden folder and see if there's a small blue-and-yellow "shield" in the corner of the P4G.exe icon. If there is, this means one of two things:
    • You pirated P4G (Solution: Buy the game)
    • You accidentally enabled the "Run as administrator" flag in the Properties window for P4G.exe (Solution: Disable the flag)
    • If you didn't knowingly do either of these, reach out to us on Discord and we'll help you out.

Reloaded II launches P4G, but it's not injecting any mods.

  • Make sure P4G PC Mod Loader is enabled in Reloaded II.
  • Make sure you have built your mod loadout in Aemulus and that there are files in Persona 4 Golden\mods.
  • Reloaded II gets funky if you have multiple installations of the program. If you have multiple Reloaded II folders on your computer, delete all of them except the one in your P4G Mods folder.

The Reloaded II console is printing error messages when I run the game.

The following messages are not errors and will not affect the playability of the game:
  • "Assertion failed: Couldn't fit all the environmental variables in allotted space"
  • "Duration is not aligned properly"
  • Anything about "samples_per_block"
Please do not report these messages to us. If you are having issues, then these messages are not the cause.
If you're seeing a different error message than the ones described above, please let us know!

P4G won't launch or immediately crashes.

The P4G PC Mod Loader software is incompatible with the following software:
  • Razer Cortex
  • MSI Dragon Center / Command Center
  • Any other "game boost" software
The game will crash randomly if any of these are running.
P4G will crash at launch if any of the following software is running:
  • RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS)
  • MSI Afterburner
To use this software, close it and wait until after you've reached the P4G title screen to relaunch it.
  • Launch P4G directly through Steam to see if it works without mods.
  • If you are using custom packages with Aemulus, make sure they are correctly formatted.

P4G crashes during the first battle, after awakening Izanagi.

This is a known bug that affects some users, but it has an easy workaround.
  • Launch P4G directly from Steam to start the game without mods.
  • Play through the game without mods until you finish the tutorial battles and reach the next save point.
  • Save and close the game. You should now be able to play the game modded without any more crashes.

The music stops playing when I enter a battle.

  • Buy the game please :)

Cutscenes are playing slowly or are being skipped entirely.

Integrated graphics cards are not officially supported by Atlus and may not be powerful enough to run P4G.
There are a few possible fixes for this issue:
Disable Custom R2 Programs
Use Low Cutscene Quality
Install WMP
Force dGPU
This issue commonly occurs when Reloaded II runs out of memory (this is unrelated to how much RAM your PC has). If you have added extra programs/mods to Reloaded II, you can accidentally push past this limit.
  • Disable any additional programs you have added to Reloaded II, such as EXP Share.
  • Launch P4G.
  • At the main menu, select Config and go to the Graphics tab.
  • Set the Cutscene Quality setting to Low and save your settings.
If you are not using the Config Clarity mod, this setting will be called Animation Quality.
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.
If you have a laptop with both an Nvidia graphics card and integrated graphics, Windows might be choosing the weak Intel graphics automatically to save power.
  • Right-click on the Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Select Manage 3D settings on the left panel.
  • Select the Program Settings tab.
  • Click Add and select Persona 4 Golden from the list of applications.
  • From the dropdown menu under the application, select High-performance NVIDIA processor.
  • Click Apply.
These instructions were modified from content on PC Gaming Wiki and are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.

My controller isn't working.

  • Make sure the Reloaded II console is disabled.
  • Make sure Steam Input is enabled.
Do not use any third-party controller software like DS4Windows or reWASD, as these may conflict with Steam Input.

This motion blur sucks!

This trick will only work if your PC is powerful enough to run the game at a high framerate.
Weirdly enough, the only way to effectively reduce P4G's motion blur is to increase the framerate.
  • Launch P4G.
  • At the main menu, select Config and go to the Graphics tab.
  • Set the Vsync setting to Off and save your settings.
If you can get 100+ FPS, the motion blur effect will be seriously reduced.

My save data disappeared.

Don't delete or overwrite your save data!
This is a nasty bug related to how P4G and the Steam cloud exchange information, but you can get your save data back safely.

Launch P4G Without Mods

  • Restart your PC.
  • Launch Steam and make sure you are not in offline mode.
  • Run P4G without any mods by launching the game directly through Steam.
If your save data has reappeared, you're all done!
If your save data has not reappeared, or it disappears again after launching P4G with mods, read on.

Get Steam ID

  • Close P4G.
  • Open Steam ID Finder and paste a link to your Steam profile to find your Steam ID.
We just want the big number at the end of the steamid3 value.
For example, my steamid3 value shows [U:1:103594589], so my Steam ID is 103594589.

Back Up Save Data

  • Open the following folder on your PC:
Replace <Steam-folder> with the path to your Steam folder.
Replace <Steam-ID> with the Steam ID you obtained in the previous step.
  • Locate the folder named remote.
  • Copy the remote folder to your P4G Mods\Backups\Save Data folder.

Save Over Save Data

  • Launch P4G (with or without mods, it doesn't matter).
  • Start a New Game.
  • Skip through the opening event scenes (double-tap Z on your keyboard) until you reach the first save point in Central Shopping District.
  • Save the game on all 16 save slots.
Don't worry, you aren't overwriting your actual save data because you made a backup!

Restore Save Data

  • Close P4G.
  • Open your <Steam-folder>\userdata\<Steam-ID>\1113000\ folder again.
  • The remote folder here now contains the 16 save slots you saved over in the last step. We no longer need it, so delete this folder.
  • Restore your backed up save data by copying the remote folder in P4G Mods\Backups\Save Data into the 1113000 folder.
After following all of these steps, your save data should work again.
Unfortunately, we don't have a definitive answer as to why this bug happens or how to prevent it from happening.
Our best efforts have lead us to believe that this issue occurs more often when P4G is launched while Steam is offline, or if P4G.exe is launched without Steam running.
If you can reliably reproduce this bug, or if you have found a better solution, please get in touch with us on Discord.
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