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.
- Open windows registry editor (Start>Search programs and files>type “regedit” and hit enter)
- Click Edit>Find or hit Ctrl+F and type “enableulps” (without the quotes)
- Change the value from 1 to 0.
- Keep changing other occuring instances of the key by using F3 (find next).
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.
- Right click on Steam Library>Lords Of The Fallen and select Properties
- 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?
- Locate the settings.ini file found at (Your Username)/Documents/Lords Of The Fallen directory.
- 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.
- For AMD users, uninstalling Catalyst Control Center may resolve random crashes.
- 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.