Lucius Crash on intro, Won't start, Cannot see menu, Cannot Save, Exe no longer works

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Another indie title making waves, this time in the horror genre, Lucius is indeed one of those gems. The premise and unusual persona you play in is quite a treat, and makes Lucius one of those games you’ll remember for some time. On to the grit: we’re here to help you fix errors, crashes, and bugs when trying to play Lucius. Most of the fixes here are confirmed to work, so let us know in the comments section in case you continue to experience game problems.

Lucius Crash on intro, Won’t start, Cannot see menu, Cannot Save, Exe no longer works


Lucius crashes after intro

If you get crashes after cutscenes with errors mentioning “cannot locate texture” or “cannot allocate bytes of memory”, believe it or not this may be caused by some corrupt save files. Go to C:Users(Account)DocumentsLuciussaves, and delete input.txt and config.txt. Try running Lucius now.

If still that doesn’t work, try deleting the screenshots inside the same folder. If this still fails, please let us know in the comments.

Lucius randomly crashes in-game

Usually this CTD comes with the error “Lucius has stopped working.” Try the fix posted above first.

Lucius won’t start

If you’re having problems getting Lucius to start on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, go to your Steam folder > steamapps > common > Lucius and copy the exe file to the desktop and run it from there.

Lucius is not working on Windows 8 – “Can’t load Main Shader”

Yes, Lucius is compatible with Windows 8. Here’s how to make it run on the latest Windows system:

  1. Make sure Windows 8 is up to date.
  2. Make sure your Video/Sound drivers etc. is up to date.
  3. Update DirectX
  4. Run Steam as Administrator
  5. Set Lucius.exe file to run as Administrator in the steamapps folder.

“Lucius.exe no longer works, it will look for a solution to the problem”

If you get this error, you can solve it using the Windows 8 fix posted above.

Cannot see anything in the menu

Here’s a weird fix: try pressing print screen many times until the main menu appears.

If that does not resolve it, here are other proven fixes:

  • Run Lucius in windowed mode
  • Go to your nVidia or ATI control panel and set antialiasing for Lucius to “application controlled”

Cannot save games in Lucius

If you find yourself unable to save games in Lucius, disable Steam cloud and it should work.

Can I run Lucius?

It isn’t a very graphically-demanding game, but just in case, here are the minimum specs you need:

Lucius Minimum Requirements:

  • OS:Windows XP, VISTA, 7
  • Processor:Pentium 4 1,5GHz or Athlon XP equivalent
  • Memory:1.5 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA 8600 Series or ATI equivalent
  • DirectX┬«:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
  • Sound:DX9.0c compatible


We’d like to hear from you

Did our fix list help you? We’d like to hear your feedback in the comments section below. Feel free to post if you need additional help in running Lucius.

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  • HEY , tried deleting the input.txt and config.txt. , the problem stayed , the game wouldn’t start, as for the screenshots there was non , so anything else i can do ?