How to Fix Lifeless Planet Crashes, Error 51, Flashlight Bug, Running on XP and Vista, Steam Errors

As with every PC game, the Lifeless Planet video game also comes with its fair share of problems. Here are some of the problems and a troubleshooting guide to resolve them.

How to Fix Lifeless Planet Crashes, Error 51, Flashlight Bug, Running on XP and Vista SP2, Steam Errors

1. Flashlight Bug

A few gamers have reported problems with their discrete graphics card. For instance, if you’re using the Nvidia card follow these steps:

  1. Go to the control panel of Nvidia
  2. Go to “Manage 3D Settings”
  3. Then go to the “Global Settings” tab
  4. Set the “Preferred graphic processors” to “High-Performance Nvidia Processor”
  5. Then set Lifeless Planet to “Use global settings” by clicking on the “Program Settings” tab

Also make sure to check steam in the programs list.

2. PDA Files Go Missing After Save

It should be noted that upon restarting the game, the game intentionally hides the collected logs to avoid double collecting of logs. The best way to avoid this is by saving your game and resuming at the beginning of the level (which can be either after the screen loads or when the chapter title appears at the bottom).

3. Error code 51

This error code usually means that there is a Lifeless Planet crash and it’s caused by interfering applications running in the background.

To resolve the issue, disable Airfoil. To disable Airfoil feature follow these steps:

  1. Click Start
  2. Go to “All Programs”
  3. Click “Airfoil” and go to the “Airfoil Application”
  4. Wait for the application to launch
  5. Click on the Airfoil Menu and choose Preferences
  6. Go to the “Extras” tab and click “Disable Instant Hijack”
  7. Finally restart the computer and test the issue again.

If the issue persists you can add Steam and other games on the “Exclude List” which is found on the “Extras” tab or completely uninstall Airfoil.

Also, if you have F-Secure – It has DeepGuard which sometimes interferes with Steam. Simply disable the feature and retest. However if the issue persists temporarily disable F-secure.

4. Lifeless Planet Freezes and Crashes

Issues related to launching or playing Lifeless planet usually arise from poor installation.

To resolve the issue make sure to:

  • Verify your game cache
  • Check connections with Steam
  • Manually run secondary installers required by Lifeless Planet.
  • Exit steam, reboot the computer and test again saving your game and resuming at the beginning of the level (which can be either after the screen loads or when the chapter title appears at the bottom).

5. How to Run Lifeless Planet on Windows XP

To troubleshoot issues for computers running Windows XP:

  1. Exit Steam.
  2. Go to Windows Start menu
  3. Select Run
  4. Then type regedit and click OK.
  5. Navigate and until you find the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREVALVE
  6. Right click and select Permissions
  7. Check the Allow boxes for Admin and System for both Full control and Read.

6. How to Run Lifeless Planet on Vista SP2

Make sure ensure that you have the latest Service Pack installed: the Vista Service Pack 2. Keep checking for any available updates to the Vista OS.

7. Steam Errors

If you’re getting Steam errors in running Lifeless Planet, follow these steps:

  1. Exit from Steam
  2. Right click the Steam.exe from C:Program FilesSteam or your default location
  3. Choose the “Run as Administrator” tab and launch Steam.
  4. Use direct Steam.exe where the Desktop shortcut to Steam doesn’t work.

This is our condensed guide to fix the most common game issues with Lifeless Planet on the PC. If you continue to get crashes and errors, we encourage you to post in the comments section below.

This Week in Gaming: Anticipated Releases from June 1 to June 7, 2014

Here are the most anticipated games for release this week, broken down according to the Platforms, Release Date and Genre for each game as well as a brief description for anticipated releases.


Ultra Street Fighter IV

  • Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
  • Genre: Fighting, 2.5D
  • Release Date: June 3, 2014

New gameplay mechanics for Ultra Street Fighter IV include: Ultra Combo Double, Red Focus Attack and Delayed Standing.

In addition to new gameplay mechanics, there will be new modes available for use: Elimination and Online Training. Elimination is an improved Team Battle mode for online play, bearing great resemblance to the three-on-three survival style from the King of Fighters series. Online Training makes its return from Street Fighter X Tekken, allowing for players to train together online.


Murdered: Soul Suspect

  • Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre:
  • Release Date: June 3, 2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a supernatural detective thriller which challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all… their own murder.

When Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a chequered past, gets caught up in a violent burglary, his life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Shocked to find himself in the afterlife, his only escape from the limbo world of ‘Dusk’ is to uncover the truth behind his killer, track him down and bring him to justice using his detective instinct and new-found supernatural abilities.

As Ronan, you have the freedom to explore the modern-day town of Salem: its New England-style wooden houses, narrow streets, gothic churches and mental asylum for clues. Battle demonic spirits to save your soul and uncover the shocking revelations about who is responsible for your death.



  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Release Date: June 3, 2014

In WildStar, players are able to create a character that they can control through their playing session. These characters can move in an open, persistent world environment. Characters can level from 1 to 50. Gameplay mainly consists of quests, dungeons, and player versus player combat.


Lifeless Planet

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Release Date: June 6, 2014

Lifeless Planet was inspired by Cold War era science fiction stories, posing questions about humankind’s desire for space travel. What if you journeyed across the galaxy to another planet, only to find humans had already been there? What kind of person would sign up for a one-way mission, leaving behind planet Earth and everyone they’ve ever known and love… to go in search of an Earth-like planet?

Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, the player must use wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet!


Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection

  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Genre: Simulator
  • Release Date: June 6, 2014

The player takes on the role of the main character, who happens to fall into Gamindustri and is immediately hired by one of the four CPUs — Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert — to be their producer and manage their idol careers. Get your training wheels on, ladies, because a new producer is in town and the fate of Gamindustri hangs in the balance! Will you be able to properly raise these CPUs into idols, or will their citizens be stolen away from them by the popular idol group MOB-48!? Teach these girls to sing, dance, and properly promote themselves to the general populace thanks in part to your expertise in training video game idols back on Earth. As the girls’ popularity rises, they will be able to join one another in singing duets, or maybe even come together for a full ensemble!


Tomodachi Life

  • Platform: 3DS
  • Genre: Simulator
  • Release Date: June 6, 2014

For the first time ever, Mii characters behave based on the personality traits you select in Tomodachi LIfe, playing out the drama you set in motion. A celebrity might fall in love with your math teacher. Your mom might jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.