GPD Win: Fix game crash in full screen through HDMI

Life is strange crashed during startup on my GPD Win when using HDMI output (I think I read about people having the same problem with other games).

After messing with the display settings I found a working configuration that I think might fix the same issue with other games.

Open the Intel display settings window and

  • Set the mode to Extended desktop and select your external monitor as the primary display
    My GPD Win screen went to portrait mode (rotation 0) but you can restore it by setting rotation to 270.
  • Set the display resolution to 1280×720 (it was 1920×1080 by default)
  • Done, you can play Life is strange 😉

GPD Win Keepalive version 1.0.0 released

I recently received my GPD Win, but it has a problem with the SD card reader: after a short period of time the SD card goes to a “sleep” state and it takes a couple of seconds to wake up.

This really is a problem when playing games (mainly emulator’s ROMS) so, waiting for a real fix, I made a small utility that keeps alive the SD card by just writing a 0 byte file to the SD card every X seconds. By doing this the SD won’t go to sleep. 😉


The utility can be set to autostart with Windows and stays in the tray.

You can download it here.

You can download the source code here.

Have fun! 😉