GRID 2 Crashes, Black screen, Poor FPS, Won't launch, Wheel controller issues, Texture fix

The race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID. As with many gamers out there, you may encounter frequent crashes, errors, and controller issues in GRID 2, so the Crash Wiki team has prepared a guide to get you through the most well-known GRID 2 problems. Read on to find your fix!

GRID 2 Crashes, Black screen, Poor FPS, Won’t launch, Wheel controller issues, Texture fix

Fix Poor FPS, FPS lag in GRID 2

  • First of all, make sure you are updated to the latest graphics drivers.
  • If you are using an nVidia graphics card, try disabling SLI in the control panel to improve FPS.
  • For AMD users, disable Crossfire and check if it works.
  • If disabling SLI/Crossfire does not work, try disabling v-sync either in-game or on your video card control panel. Disable anti-aliasing as well.

GRID 2 won’t launch, black screen crash

If you are experiencing random crashes while loading the game, you can try the following workaround:

  • In Documents, go to DocumentsMy GamesGRID 2hardwaresettings.
  • You should look for the file named hardware_settings_config.xml.
  • Open the file in a text editor and look for the line:
  • directx forcedx10=”false”
  • Once, you find it, you should change it as follows:
  • directx forcedx10=”true”
  • Save the changes and run the game again.

GRID 2 wheel Controller issues

If you encounter wheel controller issues in GRID 2, try adjusting the in-game wheel settings. Credit goes to McDave:

Try going to your Logitech Profiler and making a profile just for Grid 2.exe. I have all settings checked, except Combined Pedals, and all set to 67%. I also prefer very quick ratio steering so I have the degrees set to 200. Most prefer ~360 degrees.

Then launch through the Profiler and use the Start button A on your wheel when the game asks for it. Then adjust your in-game wheel settings as follows:

  • Steering Deadzone: 0%
  • Steering Saturation: 100%
  • Steering Linearity 2
  • Throttle Deadzone: 0%
  • Throttle Saturation: 100%
  • Brake Deadzone: 5%
  • Brake Saturation: 100%
  • Vibration and Feedback: On
  • Vibration Strength: 50%
  • Wheel Strength: 70%
  • Wheel Weight: 60%

GRID 2 Texture Fix – Bad Textures, Texture Breaks, Texture Glitch on gaming laptop

This is only for gaming laptops, but could work for some PCs. Note that this is an advanced solution, and only try this if other basic solutions such as disabling anti-aliasing and filtering failed for you. If your BIOS has the option, disable ‘Switchable Graphics’. This will remove your laptop PC’s ability to automatically switch between the onboard intel graphics card and the nVidia / ATI graphics chip, thus smoothening out gameplay.

Can I run GRID 2?

Make sure you meet the following minimum requirements to run GRID 2:

  • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 15 GB HD space
  • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 / AMD HD2600 / NVIDIA Geforce 8600
  • DirectX®: 11
  • Sound: Direct X compatible soundcard
  • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional Supported Graphics Cards: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel Graphics 5200. AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series. NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series: AMD Fusion A8 or higher.

Still experiencing crashes, errors, and other issues?

Please post your GRID 2 crashes, errors, freezes, and other issues in the comments sections below so the community can help out. Standby as we find more fixes for you!

Metro: Last Night Crash Fix, Low FPS, Stuttering, Blackscreen Errors, EXE Crash

Metro: Last Night lives up to the hype by conjuring once more its time-tested formula of desolate atmospheres, mutant villains, and post apocalyptic strife. The Crash Wiki team has put together this guide to help you with the nastiest crashes, errors, and glitches in Metro: Last Night. Read on to find your fix.

Fix Metro: Last Night Crashes, Low FPS, Stuttering, Blackscreen Errors, EXE Crash

Low FPS on some missions in Metro: Last Night

Change to DX9 from DX11 and Metro: Last Night should run almost perfectly the whole game with very minimal quality loss.

Metro: Last Night stuttering and poor performance

Enable hyperthreading on your CPU to stop stuttering.

Cannot find tesellation in video options

Most likely, this is because your Metro: Last Night is running on DX9 instead of DX11, and that’s why you cannot see such option. To fix this, look for the user.cfg file in C:UsersusernameAppDataLocal4A GamesMetro LL110000103114d77 and set r_api to “2”. This will force your game to run in DX11 and you will be able to control tesellation.

Blackscreen when starting Metro: Last Night

This should patched by now, but the quick fix is to press alt+tab twice.

Escape key won’t work in Metro: Last Night

Check the user.cfg file in the appdata/local/metro LL directory. Make sure it has bind changemenumap kESCAPE.

Metro: Last Night EXE Crash

If you’re getting immediate crashes when launching Metro: Last Night, right click the EXE and select Run As Administrator. This should prevent future launch crashes.

Lower than expected performance on ATI cards

Make sure to turn off Advanced PhysX under Options > Game Options.

Can you run Metro: Last Night?

Of course, you have to make sure you can run the game at decent performance. Here are the minimum system requirements for Metro: Last Night:

  • OS: Windows XP (32-Bit only), Vista, 7, or 8
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Disk Space:
  • Video Card: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB, GeForce GTS 250, etc)
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Additional: Metro: Last Light utilizes NVIDIA 3D Vision with compatible cards and hardware.

Feedback? Do you have more solutions?

We’d love to hear them. Let’s help the community get past the peskiest Metro: Last Night crashes, bugs, and errors by posting your own solutions in the comments section below!

Sanctum 2 Fixes for Crashes, Cannot Launch, Missing EXE, Save not found

While many are complaing that Sanctum 2 is more focused on the FPS aspect versus the TD aspect, the Crash Wiki team finds an enjoyable game in Sanctum 2. There are however, some things that might need some tweaking or fixing before you are able to run the game. Sanctum 2 crash errors, bugs, and glitches should be solved by this guide we prepared. Read on.

Sanctum 2 Fixes for Crashes, Cannot Launch, Missing EXE, Save not found

Sanctum 2 “No save found or it may be corrupt/missing”

This is an issue with Steam cloud, so try turning it off by right clicking on your game on Steam > Properties > Updates > Uncheck cloud sync.

Cannot launch Sanctum 2

There are two proven fixes if you are unable to launch Sanctum 2:

  1. Install the latest Microsoft .NET framework.
  2. Update your DirectX to the latest version

Then, start the game.

Sanctum 2 Missing EXE

If you cannot find the EXE file for Sanctum 2, simply restart Steam and it will redownload the EXE file properly.

How to Fix Sanctum 2 Crash Errors and Freezing

If you keep getting crashes and errors when trying to play Sanctum 2, try adjusting your video settings using the config files in your Sanctum 2 installation folder, instead of adjusting them in-game. This has worked for a lot of our readers.

You might also get crashes when adjusting MSAA. If so, make sure you have updated drivers before adjusting MSAA and this should prevent further crashes.

Make sure you can run Sanctum 2

Here are the minimum system requirements you will need for Sanctum 2:

  • OS:Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit

Did we help you?

Let us know in the comments if you get persistent crashes and errors when playing Sanctum 2. We’ll post more fixes as soon as we get more information. Best of luck!

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Crashes, Errors, Won't Start, Lagging, Failed to Validate, DX11 problems

We’ve been playing Ubisoft’s 80’s style cyber shooter, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, and so far it’s been a blast. In case you’re stuck with crashes, errors, lagging, some pesky files which “failed to validate” we prepared this comprehensive guide to help you out. Read on and find your fix!

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Crashes, Errors, Won’t Start, Lagging, Failed to Validate, DX11 problems

Lagging and Out of sync cutscenes

In settings, set POSTFX on low. You may also want to set ambient lighting to low. This should solve the cutscene lag.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon does not launch or start up

A symptom is the following error: There was a problem starting your game. Make sure you have no other games running that use the Ubisoft Game Launcher

  1. Navigate to the [Game] folder: C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommon[Game]
  2. Locate [Game].exe
  3. Right Click and select properties
  4. In the compatibility tab select the option to run as admin
  5. Follow steps a & b for [Game]_d3d11.exe (if applicable)
  6. Create a shortcut on your desktop for the game’s .exe file.
  7. Right click on the shortcut and select Properties.
  8. Set the Target to: “C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommon[Game][Game].exe” “-uplay_steam_mode” (Remember to include the quotation marks and change “C:” to which ever drive the game is installed to.)
  9. Apply changes and launch the game from the icon.

This should force the game to launch up in the Steam version of Uplay.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon does not save

You have to beat the first mission to auto/manual save, its not a bug/glitch, its just how they designed the game.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Crashes Randomly, Error not responding

In settings, set Window mode to borderless and this should stop the random crashes. Let us know in the comments section if this helped.

Cannot change graphic settings to DX 11 in Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

Your game might be running on the intergrated graphic chipset. To fix this, go to your nVidia control panel or CCC and add the game to your driver. Let us know in the comments if this worked for you.

50 files failed to validate

Try our solution above under “Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon does not launch or start up.” Let us know if this works.

Screen glitches in Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

First things first: update your graphics drivers! If this does not work, this might be a DX 11 issue. Check “Cannot change graphic settings to DX 11 in Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon” posted above.

Can I play Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon?

Here are the minimum system requirements to play the game:

  • OS: Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 6000+
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX® 9.0c–compliant
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c–compliant

We’d love to hear your feedback

To better help out more people, let us know which works and which doesn’t. We’ll try look for more solutions to crashes and errors in Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, so be sure to bookmark this page!