How To Fix Prey 2017 Crashes, Errors Freezing, Performance Issues, Lagging, Stuck Loading, D3D11

Prey is one of the most anticipated games this to be released in the first half of 2017, which is published by Bethesda who had much success with the very recent Dishonored 2. However, while the developers promised smoother gameplay compared to their recent releases, Prey is bugged with crashes, errors, freezing, lag, and performance issues. To help the community we’ve listed here the best working fixes we’ve tried.

1. How to Fix Random Crashing in Prey 2017

Here are some fast fixes that worked for us:

  1. Try setting your virtual memory fixed to just more than the recommended value. (system settings >advanced system settings > paging file size to custom size).
  2. Verify your Steam game cache
  3. The crashing might be due to a corrupt save file. Try loading and playing from an automatic save from the start of a mission.
  4. Turn anti-aliasing off in your graphics settings. While you’re at it, turn the level of detail down a notch or two.

2. Prey 2017 Constantly Freezing While In-game

If you’re getting freezes in particular, here’s what got us going:

  1. Update your graphics drivers to the latest version
  2. Inversely, try rolling them back as well to an older version
  3. Disable triple buffering
  4. Turn off V-sync
  5. Cap the FPS at 120
  6. Set the game to windowed borderless mode

3. How to Fix Stuttering and Lagging

What worked for us to fix CPU performance issues in Prey 2017 was simple: Go to the Task Manager, find Prey.exe and set its CPU priority from normal to high. This reduced CPU consumption by around 50%.

Another fix that works is to turn V-Sync ‘On’ while in-game, then exit the game, add the following in the file “C:Users{YOUR_USERNAME}Saved GamesArkane StudiosPreygame.cfg”

d3d10_TripleBuffering = 1
d3d11_TripleBuffering = 1
d3d9_TripleBuffering = 1

4. Prey 2017 is Stuck Loading

If you’re using RTSS and Crimson to cap frame rates, those are the culprits. Unlock your frame rate and you’ll immediately see quick load times. Then simply use in-game FPS capping.

5. Updating FOV via Config File

  1. To enable FOV, edit the game.cfg file in notepad. The file is located in the root Prey folder in your Save Games folder (likely c:users\Saved GamesArkane StudiosPrey )
    Look for cl_hfov = 85.5656
  2. 85 is the default horizontal FOV setting, but it can be replaced with values up to 120. (Note – some of the issues we are working on are more noticeable with higher FOV.)

6. Cannot install Prey 2006 at the same time

You might have a problem if you have the original version installed, as the reboot version of Prey uses the same file directory name. Simply change your install path for Prey 2017 and you should be set.

7. Windows 7 Error – D3D11 Create Device and Swap Chain Failed

This is an error from back in Dishonored 2, and it seems some people on Windows 7 are still getting it. Fortunately, the fix is quite simple. Simply install this Microsoft update: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36805

8. Can’t Install Prey 2017 – Missing file privileges

If you’re getting such an error, the only way is to move your installation folder:

  1. Exit the Steam client application.
  2. Browse to the Steam installation folder for the Steam installation you would like to move (C:Program FilesSteam by default).
  3. Delete all of the files and folders except the SteamApps & Userdata folders and Steam.exe
  4. Cut and paste the whole Steam folder to the new location, for example: D:GamesSteam
  5. Launch Steam and log into your account.
  6. Steam will briefly update and then you will be logged into your account. For installed games, verify your game cache files and you will be ready to play. All future game content will be downloaded to the new folder (D:GamesSteamSteamApps in this example)

9. Mouse Fix

There’s a glitch in Prey 2017 where your mouse cursor won’t disappear and gets in the way of the whole experience. To fix this, change your resolution while playing. Your mouse cursor will the be hidden.

10. Audio Fix

In relation to #9, changing in-game graphics settings may result in missing audio and no sound. To fix this, simply hit Alt+Tab twice and your audio should be back in no time.

11. Final Troubleshooting Tips for Prey 2017

If you continue to get crashes, errors, performance issues, and lag when playing Prey (2017), we highly suggest you go through this punch list of troubleshooting fixes:

  1. Use this driver update tool to make sure all your software is up to date
  2. Use this DLL fixer tool to ensure there are no corrupted DLL files
  3. Get the Latest Version of DirectX
  4. Verify the files in Steam
  5. Turn off anti-virus software manually
  6. Update Your Graphics Card Drivers
  7. Re-install the game
  8. Re-install the steam.
  9. Try running the game without SLI/Crossfire and 1 monitor, see if that works.
  10. If PC is overclocked in any way, try turning it down a little bit or back to stock to ensure no possible issues.
  11. Check also to see if these programs are running in the backround (ASUS ROG Sonic Studio 2 (v2.2.7), AMD Gaming Evolved / Raptr, Overwolf, Xfire, PunkBuster, Razer Synapse 2.0, ASUS Xonar Control Panel)
  12. Double check your HDMI/Monitor cable and be sure it is correctly plugged into your graphics card and not your motherboard
  13. Reset settings file. To do this go to c:users\Saved GamesArkane StudiosPrey and delete the config file called: game.cfg.
  14. Disabling the optimize option in Geforce Experience.
  15. Re-install your graphics card drivers and remove every single nVidia file on PC including any regedit entries
  16. Disable Any Connected Tablets
  17. Reinstall DirectX, Reinstall Visual C++, Reinstall NET Framework

That’s all we have for you right now. If our motherlode of fixes don’t work for you in troubleshooting Prey 2017 crashes, errors, freezes, and bugs, do let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to help out!

Dead On Arrival: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Barely Makes 70,000 Steam Sales After First Day

Most of the time, the fans are always right. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of Ware III barely made a dent in its first day sales which pale in comparison to its peers, mostly because of a confused revision of the game’s genre. As one fan puts it: “we tried to tell you, we want a Dawn of War game closer to Dawn of War 1, not Halo Wars mixed with a MOBA.”

Dead On Arrival

This is what happens when conventional game publishers listen to yes-men: they end up with a dead on arrival game such as DoW 3. There may be 15,000 people playing right now, but fans of the franchise are doubtful how long it would last if less than 70,000 bought the title from Steam on the first day, according to third-party site SteamSpy.

History Repeats Itself

Fans of the RTS genre may remember a similar incident involving a much bigger title about 7 years ago: StarCraft 2. It took Blizzard a lot of investment to continue forcing changes down fans’ throats, and eventually gave up recently to release a remastered version of the original for a thriving hardcore fan base to play.

Unfortunately for Relic Games, they’re not as wealthy as Blizzard. It remains to be seen how they get out of this one.

How To Fix Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Crashing, Won’t Play, Multiplayer, No Audio, Connection Error

For the Emperor, baby. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III has been released on Steam, and so far, so good. However, there are tons of bugs and errors that users are reporting such as random crashing, network connection errors, and start up problems. Luckily we found some fast troubleshooting tips for you!

How To Fix Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Crashing, Won’t Play, Multiplayer, No Audio, Connection Error

1. I pre-loaded the game, but it still says “pre-load” instead of “play”.

Restart Steam!

2. I was kicked from a multiplayer lobby and can’t join another one.

If you encounter this error, restart the client and rejoin the group.

3. I am not hearing any audio from the game.

Check to make sure that any remote desktop applications are not redirecting the game audio elsewhere.

4. There is a network connection issue. What can I do?

  • Make sure your firewall or antivirus program isn’t blocking RelicDoW3.exe
  • Make sure the IP address 52.44.13.74 is whitelisted
  • Make sure the TCP ports 443, 27017-27030 and 50000-50010 are open
  • Install and run this lag fixer tool.

5. My game crashed and I’m getting a low memory error.

Close out other programs that are running.

Then, set your virtual memory settings back to the suggested default for your system. Go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> System -> Advanced system settings -> Advanced -> Performance -> Settings … -> Advanced -> Virtual memory –> Change… -> and check “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”.

6. I am experiencing a device driver crash.

The game will run best with the latest drivers and updates for your system. You can use this driver update tool for a fast way to update!

7. My graphics drivers are up to date, but I’m still getting crashes/bad performance.

Some systems have multiple video cards in them and, in some cases, we aren’t properly picking the right one. In the meantime, use your video card control panel to force RelicDOW3.exe to use the dedicated GPU.

8. But I’m still getting device driver crashes with latest drivers

Check if you have screen/video capture software or other utilities that could be injecting their behaviour into the game. Try without them and if that fixes things, please make a post letting us know which program you had a conflict with so we can track down the issue.

How to Fix Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Crashes, Errors, Freezes, Lagging, and Performance Issues

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a beautiful-looking game, if you get it to run properly. The game runs on CryEngine and the final release has actually been optimized a lot since the open beta. Unfortunately, many fans still experience crashing, freezing, lagging, and errors when playing the game. But fear not, as we’ve compiled the best working fixes. Read on and find your fix!

How to Fix Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Crashes, Errors, Freezes, Lagging, and Performance Issues

1. Disable Motion Blur and Enable Anti-Aliasing

Go to the install folder, open GameSDK in the SGW folder and open “game” cfg with notepad. You can change ur FOV there and also change Motion Blur.

2. Tweaks to Fix Performance Issues: Solutions for blurry textures, motion blur, DOF and FOV

In the GameSDK folder in the install dir, open up the game.cfg file. At the top you can change your FOV.

Then, to switch of blurry textures, motion blur, and DOF, paste the following on the bottom of the game.cfg file. Make sure you leave one space after the last thing on the list then copy and paste those lines into it.

r_ChromaticAberration=0
r_DepthOfField=0
r_MotionBlur=0
e_ParticlesMotionBlur=0
r_HDRGrainAmount=0

3. How to fix “Invalid paramater detected in CRT function” Error

This seems to be a problem with some CryEngine games, One fix that has helped is removing special characters from your name.

Second option is to go to nVidia control panel and change the power setting to maximum performance.

4. Fix for Error: User has no active profile!

This particularly happens in the Rat Trap mission.

To fix this, please follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to C:UsersYourUserSaved Games
  2. Copy the ‘Sniper Ghost Warrior 3’ folder to any other place, example: Desktop
  3. Delete ‘Sniper Ghost Warrior 3’ folder from the ‘Saved Games’
  4. Now you should be able to run the game, however your save data will be missing
  5. Close the game after it starts
  6. Navigate to C:UsersYourUserSaved Games
  7. Paste the folder you previously copied
  8. Run the game, this time you will be able to continue your Campaign

5. Fix the Error: Game Won’t Start! Unable to start game.

Do the same fix immediately before this. Also, disable Steam Overlay and turn off background programs especially Fraps. Next, Verify your Steam game cache. Finally, use our DLL fixer tool to find and fix potential missing DLLs.

6. Fix Lag, Stuttering and Performance Issues at HD and 4K Resolutions

Put resolution to 3840 x2160p and in-game Hertz to 30. Press Apply. Setting Hertz to 30 allows for smoother gameplay while in 4k.

7. Moving the Mouse Too Fast Freezes the Game

Running the game in Admin mode should quickly fix this.

8. Nvidia Framerate Fix

Download Nvidia Drivers 381.65 to get much better performance. You can use our driver update tool to make updating faster!

9. Green mouse disappearing

Nothing we can do here, but devs are coming up with a fix asap!

 

That’s all the fixes we’ve got for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Did we miss any critical game bug that needs fixing? Comment below and we’ll do our best to help out.

Fixes for Civilization 6 Crashes, Errors, Blackscreen, Multiplayer, Disc write, Loading

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 has been widely received positively by critics and fans alike for how it has executed a refreshed yet familiar sequel through excellent gameplay design, graphics, and musical scoring. However, the Civ 6 isn’t without any bugs, as hundreds of users have reported crashing, freezing, and black screens. Read on for the best fixes we’ve got.

Civ 6 Crashes when Loading

  1. Turn off windows defender
  2. Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender > Exclusions (add steam common folder to this)
  3. Run Steam as admin

Civ 6 crashes to desktop after capturing a city

It might be a bugged spy causing the problem. Check your espionage menu and see if any of your spies are “stuck”. A sign of a stuck spy is one in “Awaiting” status in some magical place called “$CityName$”. Once you delete him the crashing on city capture stops.

Fixing black screen start up crash in Civ 6

Turn off Share in GeForce Experience.

Civ 6 startup error fixes

  1. Verifying Game Cache
    • Load Steam
    • From the Library section, right-click on the game and select “Properties” from the menu.
    • Select the “Local files” tab and click the “Verify integrity of game cache” button.
    • Steam will match the local files to the cloud files, and fix any errors it encounters.
  2. Reinstalling DirectX
    • In the Steam installation folder of the game you’re having trouble with, there will be typically be a DirectX setup package.
    • Example file path: C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonSid Meiers Civilization VI_CommonRedistDirectXJun2010
    • Find and run DXSETUP.exe
    • Reboot the computer (mandatory)
  3. Reinstalling Vcredist
    • Navigate to your game’s Steam folder – there will typically be a Vcredist folder.
    • Example file path: C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonSid Meiers Civilization VIvcredist_CommonRedist2012
    • Find and Run vcredist_x86.exe and vcredist_x64.exe
    • Should the files already be installed, you will be prompted to either ‘uninstall’ or ‘repair’. Choose ‘*repair*’.
    • Reboot the computer (mandatory)
    • Afterward, do the same for those located in the 2015 folder. Ex: : C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonSid Meiers Civilization VIvcredist_CommonRedist2015

Error joining multiplayer session fix

  1. Start other game, I used CS:GO but any multiplayer capable game should work.
  2. Start Civ 6. So now, both games are running.
  3. Now you will be able to join lobby and play multiplayer.
  4. Close the other game.

Fix for Civ 6 Error 0xc0000005

  1. Deactivate Windows Update
  2. Download https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49093
  3. Download https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2718841
  4. Disconnect from the Internet and launch both files

Civ 6 Error 2

Steam error 2 seems to be happening to some people who’ve had the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Not everyone, though. It appears to affect all games, from what I can tell.

Two things I’ve heard reports have helped – running the redists that come with the Steam client, or reinstalling the Steam client itself.

Disc write error in Civ 6

Clear some space in your hard drive and this error will go away, allowing you to install Civ 6.

Fixing MSVCP140.dll in Civ 6

Run our DLL tool to fix this issue.

That’s all we’ve got for you right now! If you need more fixes and solutions, comment away below.

Europa Universalis IV: Art of War Crash Fixes, Steam Launch, Save Error, Low FPS, Freezing, Video Errors, Visual C++, DirectX, .NET missing errors, Ubuntu

Europa Universalis IV: Art of War comes to enrich the already successful grand strategy wargame franchise. There are still some unresolved issues around, and later updates have even added some more. So here’s a list of 10 fixes for common problems. Before anything else, always remember that most game problems may go away if your PC meets minimum system requirements and if you have all hardware drivers updated, as well as any required redistributables (DirectX, C++ runtime etc) installed properly.

Europa Universalis IV: Art of War Crash Fixes, Steam Launch, Save Error, Low FPS, Freezing, Video Errors, Visual C++, DirectX, .NET missing errors, Ubuntu

1) Europa Universalis IV: Art of War launcher crashes

Make sure you have Microsoft .NET framework installed:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653and also let Windows Update find and install any necessary patches/updates for them (if there are any).

2) Europa Universalis IV: Art of War game crashes

Make sure you have Visual C++ redistributables installed properly:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8328As well as this version of DirectX:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

3) Game crashes with “This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.” message.

  1. Backup your saved games.
  2. In the Steam game page select “delete local content”.
  3. Go to the Steam game directory and manually delete it. Do the same for DocumentsParadox InteractiveEuropa Universalis IV directory.
  4. Reinstall game in Steam and when done run a verification check.

4) Game lags a lot, hiccups, slowdowns.

  1. Download and install the latest graphics card drivers from your manufacturer website.
  2. If everything is up to date and the problem persists, try disabling save game compression option in options->game menu.

5) Steam crashes after playing for a couple of minutes in Ironman.

Using the Cloud saves for Ironman is usually the cause. Starting your ironman game using local saves will fix this. In Steam go to Settings > Downloads + Cloud > uncheck Enable Steam Cloud.

6) Game starts with black screen, audio can be heard.

The game starts in fullscreen mode and most likely in a resolution that your PC doesn’t like. Open the following file: DocumentsParadox InteractiveEuropa Universalis IVsettings.txtand change the line “fullscreen = yes” to “fullscreen = no”.The game will now start in windowed mode and from there you can set whatever screen mode is compatible.

7) Game doesn’t save, save files disappear.

  1. Uncheck the save game compression option in options->game menu.
  2. If you use the Cloud, try disabling it (see #5).

8) Game hangs/freezes when loading.

Pressing alt-tab may reveal the Windows “This program has stopped responding” message box. Pressing “Wait for the program to respond” will allow the game to continue loading without crashing. This usually happens when randomly mouse-clicking during load.

9) Running Europa Universalis IV: Art of War using a TV for display doesn’t work.

TV incompatibilities aside, you might get past this one yet: Open the following file: DocumentsParadox InteractiveEuropa Universalis IVsettings.txtand change the following lines to look like this:x=1024y=768refreshRate=30Experiment with these values (within logical ranges) to see if your TV can catch up with any of them.

10) [Ubuntu] Game cursor disppears, screen tearing occurs.

According to the devs, using proprietary drivers for the video card instead of open source ones should fix this error.

Since Art of War is still fresh out there, more errors and crashes are bound to appear. In the meantime, make sure you apply any driver updates, and always keep a backup of your save files even separately from Steam Cloud, because the game’s patches have been known to occasionally corrupt existing saves. And, as always, if you have a specific problem not listed in the above, don’t forget to post it in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help.

Top 10 Fixes for Farming Simulator 15 Crashes, Errors, Won't Start, Low FPS, Windows 8, Black Screen, Giants Engine, Loading, Connection, White Screen

Available in both physical and downloadable format, Farming Simulator 15 boasts of an improved graphical engine and a more realistic physics experience. This helps it deliver a richer and more natural feel to farm life behind the clean safety of your gaming screen. You will be able to invite up to 15 of your mates to join in the woodcutting, harvesting and animal husbandry fun or you can decide to go solo and run your farm alone. Here is a list of 10 common problems you might face when you get around to running the game and their respective simple fixes to get you back to a smoother play.

Top 10 Fixes for Farming Simulator 15 Crashes, Errors, Won’t Start, Low FPS, Windows 8, Black Screen, Giants Engine, Loading, Connection, White Screen

1. Stutter / FPS drops in Windows 8

If you notice a drop in your game play frame rate or perhaps your game sometimes skips frames, this might help solve your problem. Simply run your game in Administrator mode by clicking on its desktop icon and selecting ‘Run as administrator’. You might also need to change the game’s compatibility mode from its properties window to windows 7 compatible or lower.

2. Game fails to start

Sometimes the game might fail to begin. It might display a screen stating that “Farming Simulator 2015 is starting…” but disappear in a few seconds. To fix this you will have to ascertain your current screen resolution. This can be found in your system or screen properties from the right click option on the desktop. Once you have this, navigate to “Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015”. Locate and open the file “game” in notepad and change the display width and height to match your current screen resolution.

3. Black screen error fix

Before undertaking this fix, I recommend that you make a backup of your “inputBinding.xml” file that we will be modifying here. That said, navigate to “My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015” and open “inputBinding.xml” in notepad.

Locate this line….

<input name=”MENU_ACCEPT” category=”MENU” key1=”KEY_return”
key2=”” button=”” device=”0″ mouse=”” visible=”true”/>

Replace it with this….

<input name=”MENU_ACCEPT” category=”MENU” key1=”KEY_return”
key2=”” button=”BUTTON_1″ device=”0″ mouse=”” visible=”true”/>

4. Saved game fails to load

This problem is sometimes experienced by non English version users. A simple work around would require you to change the game’s language setting back to English. This might help you get your saved games back.

5. Infinite black screen during start

Right after the loading screen, the game might fade into an infinite black screen instead of a proper start. This might be happen when you plug additional controllers to your system. To fix this, find the “inputBinding.xml” in “My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015” and open it in notepad. Hit “CTRL+F” on your keyboard and type in “accept” and run the search. Next to the highlighted word you should see a key= and make this a key=a.

6. “Giants engine 6.0.2 not working” error message

This problem might be caused by an outdated graphics card controller. Simply download the latest graphics driver and double check your system’s compatibility with the game.

7. Invert game controller Y axis

Open the “inputBinding.xml” file in notepad. It is located in “My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015”. Set invert=“true” to the following axis options:

axis name=”AXIS_LOOK_UPDOWN_PLAYER”
axis name=”AXIS_LOOK_UPDOWN_VEHICLE”

8. Black screen due to graphics shader error

Try updating your DirectX graphics driver and make sure your graphics card is compatible with the game.

9. “No connection could be established” error during multi-player game play

If you are having problems playing in the online community a simple round-a-bout would require you to install Hamachi to fix your problem.

10. Black and white screen with little text fix

Try fixing this error with the method described in problem no. 4.

We are here to help. If the fixes described above do not solve your problems, please drop us a comment in the section below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If on the other hand, you have faced a problem not listed in this post – and perhaps found a fix to it – share it with our community on here. Happy gaming!

Top 5 Fixes for Football Manager 2015 Crashes, Errors, Won't Run, Low FPS, Exe, Crash Dump, Preferences

Every new game has issues from launch and Football Manager 2015 is not immune from this. Anything from login issues to missing files can cause frustration and ultimately make you give up trying to play altogether. Rather than search high and low for fixes and end up downloading something risky check out this guide for the top 5 issues with Football Manager 2015. Please note that before checking out these issues check your PC for viruses by using your scanner and check your systems specs are good enough to play Football Manager 2015.

Top 5 Fixes for Football Manager 2015 Crashes, Errors, Won’t Run, Low FPS, Exe, Crash Dump, Preferences

1. Game Won’t Launch

If your having issues starting the game there could be an issue with the game chase. To fix this verify your game cache by

  1. Opening Steam
  2. Open the library tab and right click and select properties
  3. Open the Local files tab and click Verify Game Cache

Steam will verify the files and check that there are no missing files. If there are missing files Steam will automatically download the new files.

2. Graphics Rendering Issues

Some issues are related to the graphics being hardware heavy and may require you to switch the settings to software. Some people are experiencing very slow frame rates and should try this out to improve performance.

  1. Enter your in game settings
  2. Click the interface tab
  3. Go to general and change the rendering mode from GPU to Software
  4. Remember to confirm your settings

This should improve the frame rate of the game but ensure that all your graphic drivers are up to date.

3. Deleting Your Preferences

If you make a mistake in your settings and accidently add settings that stop you from accessing the game simply

  1. Open up your desktop and launch file explorer
  2. Search for %localappdata%/sports interactive/football manager 2015
  3. Delete the preferences file
  4. Open the game up and edit your settings again but be mindful of what settings you can and can’t have

4. Deleting the Crash Dump

If your having more issues with the game crashing on launch, you might need to delete the crash dump files. These can be located

  1. To find the crash dumps open My Documents
  2. Click on Sports Interactive and open Football Manager
  3. Delete Crash Dumps depending on how many you have.

This should fix your crashing issues depending on what is wrong with the game.

5. Warned that the .EXE is a Virus or Unwanted Program

If you are having issues with your virus scanner informing you that there is a virus in the program it is what’s known as a false positive by the anti-virus and should be ignored. You could also update your virus scanner to a newer version if you receive a lot of false positives as it will improve the database. You can also stop this by switching your virus scanner of for 10 minutes while you load up the game.

There are just some of the issues seen by the community for Football Manager 2015. If you are having your own problems unrelated to anything above why not drop a comment below and describe your problem so we can do our very best to help you.

Top 10 Fixes for Lords Of The Fallen Crashes, Errors, Won't Launch, Intro, Low FPS, Language, GPU Temp, Controller, Steam Overlay

Following closely in the footsteps of the Souls series, Lords Of The Fallen is already considered a worthy addition in the game subgenre of challenging combat and punishing deaths. As expected with large titles, since day one a series of issues and incompatibilities emerged. Here is a list of specific fixes for some especially troublesome and not-so-obvious problems. Before anything, always remember that most common problems may go away if your system specifications are OK for the game, and latest audio and graphics drivers are installed, as well as necessary runtimes like DirectX, Visual C++ redistributables and so on.

Top 10 Fixes for Lords Of The Fallen Crashes, Errors, Won’t Launch, Intro, Low FPS, Language, GPU Temp, Controller, Steam Overlay

1) Game crashes on intro screen.

  1. Open windows registry editor (Start>Search programs and files>type “regedit” and hit enter)
  2. Click Edit>Find or hit Ctrl+F and type “enableulps” (without the quotes)
  3. Change the value from 1 to 0.
  4. Keep changing other occuring instances of the key by using F3 (find next).
  5. Reboot.

Apparently disabling the Ultra Low Power Saving mode may overcome the intro crash. Be extra careful with the registry editor! A corrupted Windows registry may result in Windows not working at all!

2) Game crashes after launching, or won’t launch from Steam.

  1. Right click on Steam Library>Lords Of The Fallen and select Properties
  2. Go to Local Files and select “Verify integrity of game cache”If problems persist, you may also have to uninstall Steam and delete relevant Steam directories, then reinstall.

3) Graphics settings are not saved.

This is a rather weird one and will probably be fixed in a future update. According to a dev, using a gamepad to change and apply graphic settings, results in them being saved.

4) Huge performance drop in the game, FPS are in the single digits.

If you have an otherwise decent PC with latest drivers installed but still you get bad performance, Nvidia PhysX is the prime suspect. Since game update 1.1 (October 29), you can disable PhysX from the in-game graphics menu.

5) Game is capped at 30 FPS, how do I change that?

  1. Locate the settings.ini file found at (Your Username)/Documents/Lords Of The Fallen directory.
  2. Add the following line:max_frame_rate = 60 (or whatever number you want)3) If the framerate still appears capped at 30, there is also another settings.ini file in the Steam game folder. In Steam Library, right click on the game, select Properties>Local files and click on the Browse Local Files button to get to the Steam directory. In this settings.ini file, the max_frame_rate key is apparently present, so change the already existing value to whatever you want and save.

6) Lords Of The Fallen crash occurs at frequent intervals.

  1. For AMD users, uninstalling Catalyst Control Center may resolve random crashes.
  2. Open the game directory and open the folder named “_CommonRedist”. Inside, open “DirectX” and then “Jun2010” folder and run DXSETUP.exe .

7) Game language starts in non-English, how do I change it?

In Steam Library, right click on the game, select Properties>Local files and click on the Browse Local Files button to get to the Steam directory. Locate the “language.ini” file and open it. Change the key game_language_text to “English”.

8) GPU reports increased temperature and 99% usage regardless of settings.

Do not use Max Power profiles in your graphics card settings with this game. Also try disabling/altering Power Mode for your GPU, if there is such an option available, to force a limit in VRAM and GPU clock usage.

9) On PC, I cannot remap my 360 gamepad keys.

In Steam Library, right click on the game, select Properties>Local files and click on the Browse Local Files button to get to the Steam directory. Locate the “bindings.ini” file and open it. Edit the button values to the ones best suiting your needs.

10) Steam Overlay doesn’t work.

Disable background running programs interfering with the screen like FRAPS, MSI Afterburner etc.

Lords of the Fallen sure has its fair share with quite weird issues, as well as several ones that require fiddling with .ini files. Although future patches will take care of many of them, official attention to a specific glitch will depend on its reported frequency. So if you have a specific issue that need resolving, please let us know at the comments below and we’ll do our best to tackle it.