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

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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!

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  • Teo Al

    When i try to run GRID2.exe appears this error : “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.”
    I have Windows 8 on 64-bit.

  • Indrakanth

    I have played till season 4 nd now i am in season 5 .. first race and the game crashes while loading the race..
    i completed one race and saved it and when i try to resume the race the game crashes. i dont know what to do.. please help

  • Ty

    When i try to start the game, nothing happens. no black screen, nothing. no error log either

  • randomthing

    when i click play, nothing happens except it says “syncing” for about half a second next to “Grid 2” in my steam library. I have windows xp service pack 3.