Far Cry 3 Fixes for Poor FPS, Crash, Black Screen, Texture Glitches, Stopped Working, Stuck Loading, No Sound, Errors

 

Far Cry 3 is now being launched worldwide, and gamers have been reporting persistent crashes, errors, bugs, and graphics glitches that are ruining the game experience. Here’s our Crash Wiki guide to help you run Far Cry 3 smoothly.

Far Cry 3 Fixes for Poor FPS, Crash, Black Screen, Texture Glitches, Stopped Working, Stuck Loading, No Sound, Errors

2014 Update: Be sure to also check our guide on the Top 7 Updated Fixes for Far Cry 3 Crashes, Stopped Responding, Hangs, DX11 Errors, Freezes, Minimizes

Poor FPS / Framerates

Install the latest 310.64 Beta Drivers downloadable from http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-310.64-beta-driver.html

Unable to bind KP_Enter or KP_Del

Currently the only way is switch the keys using windows. A patch will be pushed soon to fix this.

Far Cry 3 Artifacting and Texture Issues

Try these tweaks to fix texture issues:

  1. Lower your settings to 2x MSAA and Very High.
  2. Change ambient occlusion from HDAO to HBAO.

Far Cry 3 shuts down PC or crash to desktop in first cut scene

This is a weird issue found during the initial crocodile fight. Make sure your GPU/CPU is not overheating and you have sufficient cooling/ventilation.

  • Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
  • Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes Far Cry 3 performance.
  • Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the Far Cry 3, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
  • Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
  • Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
  • Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart Far Cry 3
  • Disable V-sync, restart Far Cry 3
  • Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
  • In Windows 7 right-click the Far Cry 3 exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’

Far Cry 3 black screen crash

Please try the fixes posted above.

Far Cry 3 stuck at loading menu

Turn UPlay to offline mode to fix this bug.

Far Cry 3 has stopped working – crash after loading screen / logo

Verify your steam game cache and run the game again.

Patch Error: Could not retrieve version number. Installation will be aborted.

You may already have the patch installed. You can check your game version in the in-game main menu.

Cannot exit vehicles in Far Cry 3

Change your controls back to default and you will be able to exit the vehicle.

No Sound in Far Cry 3

For Windows 7 and Vista users:

First of all, update your sound card drivers. If doing that doesn’t clear up the problem, make sure you have volume set to max for Far Cry 3 in the volume mixer (click on the little speaker icon in the bottom-right of your screen in the system tray). If you’re in-game, just alt+tab out of the game and check if Far Cry 3 is set to max in the volume mixer.

Another tip you could try is to go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Communications Tab then select the “Do Nothing” radio button to permanently fix this issue.

For Windows XP users:

Reduce hardware acceleration, or set your speakers to Stereo.

Texture/Graphics Glitches

Try the ambient occlusion fix. Simply set it from HDAO to HBAO.

Feedback? Comments?

We hope our fix guide helped you get by those Far Cry 3 crashes, errors, and bugs. If you’re encountering other issues or have other solutions, please post them in the comments below. Let us know your feedback as well.

Assassin's Creed 3 Fixes for Crashes, AC3SP.exe stopped working, Poor FPS, UPlay stuck, DLL Errors, CD Key Invalid, No Sound

 

With Assassin’s Creed 3 now out on Steam, the Crash Wiki team has built a guide to help thousands of PC gamers worldwide overcome the most annoying bugs, crashes, errors, DLL problems, poor FPS performance and more. Read on and let us know your thoughts in the comments section after the post.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Fixes for Crashes, AC3SP.exe stopped working, Poor FPS, UPlay stuck, DLL Errors, CD Key Invalid, No Sound

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AC3SP.exe stopped working

Try one or more of the following:

  1. Go into the Steam folder /steamapps/common/assassinscreed3 and find the two exe files. Right click properties and then check the run as admin.
  2. In your graphics settings, turn FXAA off. This usually solves it for nVidia users.
  3. For Windows 7 users: type %temp% into the search bar in the start-up menu and delete the temp folder.

UPDATE: New fix provided by silentdeath113:

So one way the game can crash is if your save file is corrupted. If you delete your save file and disable automatic cloud save sync in Uplay, the game will be able to run without crashing. (TO BE SAFE, MOVE/COPY YOUR SAVE FILES FIRST BEFORE DELETING THEM)

Save files for AC3 are located in:
“C:Program Files (x86)UbisoftUbisoft Game Launchersavegames[folder name that is probably related to your account]54”

Let us know if this fixes the issue.

Can’t Connect to Multiplayer

It’s highly possible that the servers are down at the moment, so be patient. If you’ve confirmed the servers are up, make sure your anti-virus program is not blocking AC3. Or just shut it off while you’re playing.

Low or Poor FPS

Turn off Vsync directly in your config file. In your documents folder, open up the Assassin’s Creed 3 Folder. In there should be an .ini file named Assassin3. Open that file up in notepad, and find the line which says “VSync=1”, and change the “1” to a “0”. Then save the file.

You should also try turning off FXAA in the same ini file.

Hitman: Absolution Crash and Freeze when loading, Stuck at Preload, Out of memory errors, Poor FPS, No Sound, Won't start

 

After a controversial pre-launch campaign (murderous nuns, anyone?) Hitman: Absolution finally hits the shelves and gives us new stuff like contracts mode and much improved gameplay and mechanics. SQUARE ENIX fails to polish on the technical side, as thousands of fans worldwide are having launch and download issues, alongside the typical freezes and crash errors. Our Crash Wiki team has prepared a guide to help you sort these out. Let us know in the comments if you have suggestions or encounter other bugs not posted here.

Hitman: Absolution Crash and Freeze when loading, Stuck at Preload, Out of memory errors, Poor FPS, No Sound, Won’t start

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Error – This game is currently unavailable (corrupt game files)

Solution is to verify the game files, then restart steam. Restarting is very important. After a small update (about 11MB) it should launch properly.

Hitman: Absolution freezes and crashes during loading screens and cutscenes

If you get these freezes and crashes, try the following:

  1. Right-click Hitman: Absolution > Properties > Local Files tab > Verify Integrity of Game Cache
  2. Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
  3. Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes Hitman: Absolution performance.
  4. Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the Hitman: Absolution, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
  5. Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
  6. Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
  7. Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart Hitman: Absolution
  8. Disable V-sync, restart Hitman: Absolution
  9. Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
  10. In Windows 7 right-click the Hitman: Absolution exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’

Game is unreleased, cannot play Hitman: Absolution

Try this solution from mp2kx:

  1. Cut and paste your Hitman: Absolution folder from your common files in a different folder (e.g., desktop, etc.)
  2. Delete local content in steam
  3. Begin downloading the game again and then immediately pause it
  4. Put back your Hitman: Absolution folder in your common files

Hitman: Absolution is stuck at preloaded

Please try the solution above.

No sound in Hitman: Absolution

If you get sounds in the cutscenes but not in-game, try this:

If you’re using Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Run
  3. In the text area type dxdiag and press OK.
  4. After the DirectX Diagnostic Tool has finished loading click on the Sound or Sound 1 tab located at the top.
  5. Set the Hardware Sound Acceleration Level to Standard Acceleration by moving the slider bar.
  6. Test the game this way, and also try lowering the Acceleration to Basic or None.

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, try disabling compatibility mode if it has been enabled:

  1. Go to the game shortcut in your steam files C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommon…
  2. Right Click Hitman.exe
  3. Select Properties
  4. Click on the Compatibility tab
  5. Make sure the Run this program in compatibility mode is NOT checked.
  6. Click OK.

Hitman: Absolution DirectX out of memory error

Disable any running background applications. This includes your anti-virus programs which may be using up memory.

Hitman: Absolution has poor FPS performance

  1. Usually you can prevent Hitman: Absolution from lagging or freezing by disabling vsync and antialiasing on the Hitman: Absolution’s exe file via the AMD Vision Engine Control Center (AMD/ATI) or Nvidia Control Panel (nVidia)
  2. Alternatively you can stop Hitman: Absolution from lagging via your PC task manager. In Windows 7, press CTRL + ALT + DELETE and click on Task Manager, go to Processes, then right-click on Hitman: Absolution’s respective exe file and set priority above normal or higher. You must do this every time you play the game.
  3. In addition, your anti-virus may be the problem here. There are certain anti-virus software that are not ideal for gaming so, check our Technical References page for some suggestions.
  4. If you’re still using Windows XP, upgrade to Windows 7. Honestly, a lot of users have attested this to be the fastest solution they’ve tried.
  5. For more advanced users, try enabling/forcing tripple buffering and V-sync using the D3DOverrider software. Check our Technical References page to download D3DOverrirder / RivaTuner.
  6. Finally make sure that your Internet connection is stable. This is a commonly overlooked problem especially for online modes / multiplayer games.

An error occured while updating Hitman: Absolution (Disk IO failure)

Whoops, your disk is full! Simply free up space on your hard drive and you should be good to go.

Hitman: Absolution won’t start after pressing play

In Windows 7 go the Hitman: Absolution installation folder, right-click the Hitman: Absolution exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition.’ Then try running Hitman: Absolution once more.

Failed to start game – Missing Executable

Right-click Hitman: Absolution > Properties > Local Files tab > Verify Integrity of Game Cache

Can I run Hitman: Absolution?

Check the Hitman: Absolution Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista, 7
  • Processor: True dual core CPU (Intel, AMD)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Video Card: NV8600 512 Mb RAM, or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX®: 10
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That’s all we have for now to help you fix any problems you might have in running Hitman: Absolution. We welcome your feedback and suggestions in the comments section below!

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Fixes and Tweaks for Crashes, Errors, Freezing, Poor FPS, Lag

 

The robust and rustic Call of Duty franchise has finally returned with action-packed goodness, quenching what seemed to be ages of drought for fans of the premier Black Ops installment. Treyarch truly hit the nail on the head with Black Ops 2, surely a testament to their solid understanding of the genre. The new game modes and improved multiplayer experience are certainly the most welcome improvements which further upped the ante in the genre. However, we know that getting Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 up and running isn’t a breeze for everyone, so our Crash Wiki team put up a list of known working fixes for the game. Read on to find solutions to some of the most persistent game-breaking bugs in Black Ops 2, and let us know in the comments if you need further help!

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Fixes and Tweaks for Crashes, Errors, Freezing, Poor FPS, Lag

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First things first, make sure you can run Call of Duty: Black Ops 2! Here are the minimum system requirements:

Black Ops 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB for 32-bit OS or 4 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Additional: Broadband connection required for activation and multiplayer gameplay

How to find the Black Ops 2 config file

Unfortunately the config file has been encrypted by Treyarch this time. Usually, you can track down the config files for an IW engine game from Steam in the steamapps/common/[Game Name]/players folder. They seem to be there this time, too, but editing them with a basic text editor like Notepad finds the files locked up tight. While it’s likely the community might find a way to crack into the files and make them adjustable in the future, for right now, it seems most of us will be stuck with what Treyarch allows us to change.

Black Ops 2 keeps crashing and freezing with black screens

If you’ve ensured that your PC can handle Black Ops 2, go through the following troubleshooting steps to prevent Black Ops 2 crashes. More intricate solutions and tweaks are posted after this.

  1. Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our References page for proper and official download links.
  2. Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes Black Ops 2 performance.
  3. Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the Black Ops 2, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
  4. Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
  5. Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
  6. Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart Black Ops 2
  7. Disable V-sync, restart Black Ops 2
  8. Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
  9. In Windows 7 right-click the Black Ops 2 exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’

Black Ops 2 Steam Connection Lost

This is a server load issue which the devs are currently fixing. very similar to the issues encountered in the first Black Ops installment and should be fixed very soon.

Hitting 100% system resources usage when playing Black Ops 2

A very apparent bug, but can be fixed by following these workaround steps:

  1. Run Steam in Offline mode
  2. Start Black Ops
  3. End the steam.exe process

Obviously and unfortunately, this cannot apply to multiplayer mode. For multiplayer try our other optimization solutions below.

Black Ops 2 Error: Game Unavailable – Steam

Restart Steam and try again.

COD Black Ops 2 can’t join multiplayer games or stuck at loading screen

Again a server load issue, please be patient.

Known bugs in Black Ops 2 that will be addressed through a patch:

  • Steam Goes Offline – While Joining Multiplayer Games in Black Ops 2
  • Black Ops 2 crashes after changing resolution

How to change FOV in Black Ops 2

You can change it from the menu, or via the console e.g., /cg_fov 80

No Sound in Black Ops 2

First ensure that your volume is set properly, then try one or more of the following solutions:

  • Go to Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> Sound > Click on Communications Tab and select “Do Nothing”. Try running Black Ops 2.
  • Right click on the speaker, select playback devices, highlight sound device you use, click Properties, and then Advanced Tab and select 16bit, 48000hz(DVD quality).
  • Another thing you could try is to reinstall DirectX. Go into the installation folder > redist > Directx folder and run DXsetup.
  • Force the game to run in compatibility mode. To do this, look for the Black Ops 2 exe file in the Steam folder, right-click it and select Run in compatibility mode for XP. This forces your PC to use DX9 and sound should now work.

Black Ops 2 Won’t Start

If your Black Ops 2 simply won’t launch, try the following:

  1. Try to run Black Ops 2 directly from the installation directory.
  2. Verify the integrity of your Steam game cache for Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 keeps freezing in-game

Go to your config file (check top of page for instructions on how to access it), and search for the line r_fullscreen 1 and change it to 0.

Fix black screens in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

If you keep getting black screens, change to your native resolution and run the game again. So far this is the only working solution we’ve seen, let us know in the comments if you have other suggestions.

Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Port Forwarding

Here are the ports you need to forward for smooth online play in Black Ops 2. We’ve also included console version for everyone’s reference:

  1. PC – TCP [3074] UDP [3074]
  2. Nintendo Wii – TCP [443, 3074] UDP [3074, 3075]
  3. PlayStation 3 – TCP [80, 81, 443, 3074, 5223] UDP [3074, 3075, 3478]
  4. Xbox 360 – TCP [80] UDP [88, 3074, 22728, 33233]

Black Ops 2 keeps stuttering

Try changing your core settings to resolve any stuttering issues. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Open task manager
  2. Right click on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 process
  3. Set Affinity and select one (1) CPU or Core 0
  4. Some users recommend to do this as well to your Steam process

“DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Check the readme for possible solutions.”

Update your Direct X and try running Black Ops 2 again. If you have other suggestions here, please post them in the comments!

Servers Issues in Black Ops 2

If you get server issues like “Server to Busy – Install Disk Fix” or “Steam Server Currently To Busy To Handle Request” try this:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click the Steam tab in upper left corner.
  3. Open Settings.
  4. Click the download/cloud tab.
  5. Select US as the country in the download region bar.
  6. Reboot Steam.

Black Ops 2 menu crash or freeze

This is a possible config error. Try deleting the user cgp files in:

steamsteamappscommoncall of duty black ops 2players

This will force Black Ops 2 to re-download the proper cgp file, allowing you to play the game.

Fix Lag in Black Ops 2

If you keep experiencing lag or stuttering, try the following tweaks and solutions:

Solution #1

  1. Open Console (`)
  2. Type cl_maxpackets 100
  3. Close Game.

Solution #2

  1. Right click on Black Ops 2 Multiplayer in Steam games
  2. Go Properties -> Updates -> Untick Enable steam cloud sync.

Solution #3

  1. If it still doesn’t help you can try the following.
  2. Go to Steam > Settings > In Game > uncheck “Enable Steam Community In-Game”. Load game and see if it works.

Solution #4

Turn off the in-Game Game Shadows.

Solution #5

  1. Start Black Ops Multiplayer
  2. Оpen your Ctrl+Alt+Delete and get in Task Manager! (Ctrl+Shift+Esc as shortcut).
  3. Go to processes tab, then select Steam.exe
  4. Go down to Set priority and set to Low
  5. You can do the same to BlackOps2MP.exe but rather set it to High – that bit is up to you.
  6. Switch back to Game

Solution #6

Try the following tweaks via console:

  • r_blur_allowed 0
  • r_distortion 0
  • r_dof_enable 0
  • r_glow_allowed 0
  • cg_brass 0
  • r_cachemodellighting 1
  • r_cacheSmodellighting 1
  • If you do not have a multi-GPU – r_multiGpu 0

EXE_CANNOT_FIND_ZONE

If you get this error, verify the integrity of the game cache and make sure you have set the correct zone for yourself. Select UK only if you are in UK etc. Or start Singleplayer once and see if that helps the cause. If you attempted to decrypt your pre-load, it means the decryption failed. Delete Black Ops 2, and delete any associated NCF files in:

/steam/steamapps

Also Black Ops 2 folder in:

steam/steamapps/common

and try again.

Black Ops 2 Multiplayer won’t work

Run the game in single player, exit, then run multiplayer.

Black Ops 2 connection interrupted

Disable downloading in-game by going to Settings > Multiplayer > Allow Downloading > OFF.

Official crash fixes from Treyarch

Here are solutions from Activision support for the first installment that may also be applied to Black Ops 2:

Solution #1: Disable Unnecessary Services

  1. Go to the Start bar and select Run. (If you are on Vista or Windows 7, hit the Windows key and the R key at the same time)
  2. In the Run window, type in msconfig and hit enter.
  3. Once the utility comes up, go to the Startup tab and hit the Disable All button.
  4. Next go to the Services tab and check the “Hide All Microsoft Services” checkbox and then hit the Disable All button.
  5. Hit the OK button and close the utility, and restart your computer when prompted to.

Solution #2: Windows XP Sound Acceleration Fix

  1. Click the Start button > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Sounds and Audio Devices icon.
  3. Click the Volume tab.
  4. Under Speaker settings, click the Advanced button.
  5. Click the Performance tab.
  6. Reduce the Hardware acceleration to Basic, the 2nd notch from the left.
  7. Click Apply and then OK 2 times. Run the game now. Don’t forget to turn the acceleration back up to restore the high-end features for your sound card when using other applications.

Solution #3: Force a disc install of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

  1. Launch Steam and click the ‘My Game’ Tab.
  2. Right click on Call of Duty: Black Ops and click ‘Delete local content’. The non-installed information will appear next to the game.
  3. Insert Disk 1 into your DVD drive and close Steam (File, Exit).
  4. Go to Start > Run
  5. In the window Run box enter the following: c:program filessteamsteam.exe -install E:
  6. If your CD/DVD drive is not E: please change it accordingly. If Steam is not installed within c:program filessteam, change the path accordingly.
  7. Press OK, Steam should now start the installation from the Disk 1 and will ask for Disk 2 a bit later on.
  8. At the end of the installation process, Steam will connect on Internet to download a small update which should take no more than few minutes.

Solution #4: Delete all files in the Windows/Temp directory

  • Windows XP
    1. Click the Start button > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
    2. Select the drive you want to cleanup such as the C: drive.
    3. Click the Clean up button.
  • Windows VistaWindows 7
    1. Click the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
    2. Select the drive you want to cleanup such as the C: drive.
    3. Click the Clean up button.

If you have multiple drives capable of reading the disc then try installing from your other drive(s).

Solution #5: Check for Nuketown

If you are getting a crash while in the lobby, then make sure that you check that it has Nuketown in it or not. If you have pre-ordered the game, you will be fine otherwise, join some other lobby.

Solution #6: Sound drivers conflict

Make sure that your on-board sound device and PCI sound card aren’t enabled at the same time (disable one). The crash can also occur due to sound drivers conflict so make sure that you are using the up-to-date drivers.

Solution #7: Resolution and streaming

Your game can crash if you try to change resolution while live streaming.

Solution #8: Game settings have changed – relaunch

If you get a team error after selecting update when prompted with a “Game Settings Have Changed” message. Launching the game again will resolve this.

Solution #9: Manual installers

You may also want to runs some installers manually to avoid random crashes. Exit Steam and run the following installers:

  • ..SteamappsCommonCall of Duty Black Ops IIredistvcredist_x86.exe
  • …SteamappsCommonCall of Duty Black Ops IIredistDirectXdxsetup.exe

Error – “Steam Must be Running to Play the Game”

Make sure you have Steam running before you start Black Ops 2. If steam is causing the 100% resource usage, you can kill the Steam process after you have launched the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Stuttering Fix

If Black Ops 2 keeps stuttering or chopping in game, try the following solutions and tweaks:

  1. Try disabling Steam Cloud and In-Game Community
  2. Make steam.exe use 1 core and set priority to low by going to the task manager and right-clicking on the steam.exe process

Corrupt File Errors in Black Ops 2

Verify the integrity of the game cache in Steam. Right click on the Black Ops 2 shortcut in Steam Library, go to Properties, then Local Files, then click Verify the Integrity of Game Cache.

Cannot see other multiplayer game modes

This is a possible config error. Try deleting the user cgp files in:

steamsteamappscommoncall of duty black ops 2players

This will force Black Ops 2 to re-download the proper cgp file, allowing you to see the other game modes.

Cannot find Servers

Reset the server filters

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Football Manager 2013 White screen crash, Steam errors, Corrupt game files, Win 8 and Mac crashes, Texture fixes, Menu glitches

 

Football Manager 2013 has football fanatics worldwide anticipating its launch date, with thousands of users already participating in the Beta. Unfortunately it seems some of the bugs during Beta haven’t been addressed yet, so the Crash Wiki team has put together some of the best solutions for fixing Steam errors, corrupt game files, search crash, Windows 8 and Mac crashes, texture fixes for Football Manager 2013.

Football Manager 2013 White screen crash, Steam errors, Corrupt game files, Win 8 and Mac crashes, Texture fixes, Menu glitches

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White screen crash after loading Football Manager 2013

Here are some working solutions from the FM2013 community:

  • If you can get to the start screen, then go to Preferences (bottom left). The second box down on the left has a dropdown called Interface Rendering Mode, change it to Software (from GPU Assisted).
  • You can use ALT+SHIFT+F10 to toggle GPU Rendering on/off as well.

Football Manager 2013 Crash dump file

Please try the fixes posted above.

Football Manager 2013 Crash: This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.

Please try the fixes posted above.

Football Manager 2013 Crashes on Windows 8

If you’re one of the first movers to Windows 8, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself having difficulties running some games on the new OS, including FM2013.

Steam error: Failed to start the game

Switch of Avira, AVG, and Avast, as their realtime protection interrupts with launching Football Manager 2013. If you want to take the extra step, turn off all your other running background programs as well (this includes your open web browsers).

Football Manager 2013 corrupt game files after updating

You’ve waited a few hours but keep landing to this problem. Simply verify the integrity of your game cache on Steam and this will redownload any corrupt files you may have.

Football Manager 2013 Error: This game is currently unavailable

If you’re getting this error, try the same fix above — “Failed to start the game” — which is to simply shut off your running anti-virus software.

Football Manager 2013 Error or Crash when Searching for players

To fix sudden errors or crashes when in the search function, simply delete your crash dump files and you will stop getting this error.

Football Manager 2013 Color and Texture Fix

If you’re getting distorted or un-synced colors and textures in FM2013, change the processing to software.

Football Manager 2013 crashes after updating

The solution we found for this is to turn off your anti-virus software such as Avira, AVG, or Avast, then verify your game cache. After doing this, you can turn on your AV software again and run FM2013 properly.

Error: unable to find some essential data

We’re still trying to get more info on this, but for the meantime, try verifying your Steam game cache.

Football Manager 2013 menu screens are off-center

Please try windowed mode and experimenting with your screen resolutions. This is purely a Windows explorer bug.

Cannot launch Football Manager 2013: ICM32.dll

Simply download the ICM32.dll file (make sure its a reputable source, preferable Microsoft-approved) and paste it into the game directory.

High CPU usage when playing Football Manager 2013

Turn off your web browser as combinging its processes with FM2013 causes CPU spikes, which may also cause your game to crash.

Football Manager 2013 graphics crashes on Mac

  • Please make sure that you are using OSX 10.6 or higher before playing FM2013.
  • Worst case, some users have found that deleting and re-installing Football Manager 2013 for Mac solves the problem.

Cannot access tabs on Mac

Try changing your screen resolution to a lower or higher setting, reboot your Mac, and trying running Football Manager 2013 again. Doing this workaround addresses the missing tabs problem.

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How to Fix Natural Selection 2 Poor FPS, Crashes, Pre-cache, Black Screen, Server timeout, Cannot install, Menu Glitch

 

Natural Selection 2 is one of the most popular RTS games now available, touting itself as a combination of “StarCraft 2 and Counter-Strike.” However, its release has been a highly controversial one, wrought with seemingly unending complaints about NS2 crashes, freezing, errors, server issues, and game-breaking glitches. You’ve come to the right place to find help, as our Crash Wiki team has come up with a consolidated list of the most popular game fixes for Natural Selection 2.

How to Fix Natural Selection 2 Poor FPS, Crashes, Pre-cache, Black Screen, Server timeout, Cannot install, Menu Glitch

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Very Poor FPS

Even on the most powerful laptops and PCs, Natural Selection 2 seems to have very poor framerates as the units and structures on the screen pile up. From community discussions, there seems to be a coding issue with the game in terms of CPU/GPU optimization.

At any rate, here are some known solutions our Crash Wiki team recommends:

  • First of all, make sure your system is up to spec. Check the minimum requirements at the last section of this article.
  • Turn of ambient occlusion within NS2’s video settings. It’s the most taxing among graphics settings.
  • If that alone does not work, you should disable V-sync, turn off shadows and set textures to low. IMPORTANT: Make sure V-sync is also turned off directly in your graphics driver settings (nVidia Control Panel and ATI Catalyst).
  • NS2 is also said to be highly CPU intensive. To diagnose if your CPU isn’t performing up to par, open the console (tilde key) and type in r_stats. The “Waiting for GPU” line will tell you whether the main bottleneck is your CPU or GPU. If it’s between 0 and 1ms your main bottleneck at your graphics settings is your CPU.

Natural Selection 2 crashes when loading the game

Hang in there, we’re here to help! To prevent NS2 crashes when loading it, you may try the following:

  • Try going to %AppData%Natural Selection 2cache and deleting all the files within and relaunch the game. Problems like this can be caused by the cache being corrupt.
  • Worst case, do a complete reinstall of NS2 and restart Steam.

Natural Selection 2 Pre-cache Crash on 32-bit

Some users claim that you require a 64-bit Windows system to run Natural Selection 2. We’d like to debunk that claim as NS2 can run perfectly fine on a 32-bit system. Please check our recommended solutions posted here, as well as reader suggestions in the comments section.

Natural Selection 2 Black Screen Crash

Try to deactivate any “overlay” tools like Fraps, Mumble, Teamspeak, Skype, etc. This also includes any active anti-virus background programs such as Avira, AVG, and Avast.

Slow server and map load times in Natural Selection 2

On your first load after a patch, or when first playing the game, the load times will be very long as shaders are being built.

Naural Selection 2 Crashes when choosing sides

This is a known issue and a fix patch is being worked on.

Overheating graphics card when playing Natural Selection 2

Disabling V-sync solves this for most users. Let us know in the comments section if you have more suggestions to solve this problem.

Server Timeout issues

When trying to join servers and you always get a “timeout” message, try this workaround:

  1. Favorite the server you want to join
  2. Join and inevitably timeout
  3. Go back to server browser, sort by favorite, join the same server a second time. It should stay connected this time.

Cannot see or join NS2 servers

If the fix above doesn’t help, try this workaround discovered by J_C:

Go to the Steam options, and disable the steam overlay under the in-game tab. This solved the “no servers” problem for a lot of people, myself included.

Cannot install Natural Selection 2

Check your Steam settings under ‘Downloads+Cloud’ and make sure you set it your proper region. Then try installing Natural Selection 2 again. Some users have reported that for some reason they were defaulted to LAN(Europe).

Cannot see menu in Natural Selection 2

Try pressing print screen a few times. Some users have reported this glitches the main menu and makes it appear. Of course, you should check in the first place if you meet the minimum specs required for this game (refer below).

Can I run Natural Selection 2?

Again, this game relies heavily on both your CPU and GPU, so make sure you meet these minimum system requirements for Natural Selection 2:

  • OS:Windows 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
  • Processor:Core 2 Duo 2.6 ghz
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 9 compatible video card with 1GB, ATI X800, NVidia 8600 or better
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
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Feedback? Comments?

While we hope we’ve helped most of our readers solve the most unrelenting issues facing Natural Selection 2, we know we’ve just covered the tip of the iceberg. Please leave your comments and feedback below, and let’s make this a valuable resource page for other NS2 gamers who may drop by.