Top 10 Fixes for The Legend of Korra Game Crashes, Errors, LoK exe Win32, Stuttering, Controllers, Poor FPS

The Legend of Korra video game is a third person beat ’em up game released recently in 2014, based on the anime or cartoon, The Legend of Korra. It’s now available on windows, playstation 3, xbox 360, playstation 4 and xbox one. Disappointingly, this game has received quite a few negative reviews. But still, many people play it, either because they really like it, or because of the original series. Just as other PC games, The Legend of Korra is filled with various problems, mostly because of the differences in all the computers around the globe. If you are one of the victims of the bugs, you have come to the right place. Here we will list ten of the most popular troubles people have with this game.

Before you read further, I recommend you to check your computer for compatibility and viruses. In many cases, people who can’t play certain games, has viruses on their PCs. So if you have a virus, this troubleshooting guide will not be able to help you.

Top 10 Fixes for The Legend of Korra Game Crashes, Errors, LoK exe Win32, Stuttering, Controllers, Poor FPS

1. Unresponsive every few seconds

The game quickly and repeatedly switch between responsive and unresponsive. This may happen when your PC is not fast enough to run the game. To solve it, simply lower some of the game’s settings. A great way to do that is to use smaller resolutions. If you can, play with a controller, as mouse and keyboard is hard to run.

2. “LoK.exe is not a valid Win32 binary”

This should only happen to windows XP users. For windows XP users, you might have bought the game because the developers say it’s supported. However, it is now sadly discontinued, which means this problem will probably not be solved anymore. You can however, update your operating system, and then it will be instantly solved.

3. PS3 controller issue

If you are using Motioninjoy to play the game with a PS3 controller, then this may occur, and the controller can’t be used in game. It’s just Motioninjoy’s issue with the game. All you have to do, is to change the program. There are a lot of other choices out there. A very good alternative to Motioninjoy is SCPServer.

4. Can’t post review

Not really a bug of the game, but some Steam users have not been able to post a review of the game on Steam. If this happens to you, please also check if you can leave reviews on other games. Most of the time, it’s Steam’s fault. If so, you just have to be patient and try again later.

5. Game crashing after starting

When you start the game and it crashes immediately, then you can follow this guide to successfully play the game. Go to the game’s location in file explorer, and right click “LoK.exe” and click “Properties”. Then navigate to the Compatibility tab and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and choose the mode that works for you.

6. Launching process starts but the game doesn’t run

So when you launch the game, a message appears and immediately disappears, then the launching process stops. And it keeps on happening if you click launch again. To solve this, simply go to the “korra” folder in your “My documents” folder, and delete “SystemData.dat”. Now launch the game again, and it should work properly.

7. Can’t change controller

Not really a bug at all, because there is no controller setting in the game! Sounds strange but it’s true. That also means you are stuck with the default controls. They may come with an update though, because many people have already asked for this.

8. Can’t find the game in the store

The game is not listed with a price in the store, but it’s also not free. There’s just no button to click in order to download or buy it. This should not happen unless you are living in countries where this game is unavailable, like Japan. If you log into Steam in Japan, then you might not find it on the store. This can’t be fixed. But you can ask a friend outside of Japan to gift the game to you.

9. Can’t get costume pr achievement

After completing all the missions in the game, and you still don’t get the costumes or achievements for it. You might have missed something else, but chances are you just have to beat the boss again. Yeah, it’s that simple.

10. FPS drops

Some people have experienced big frames per second drops while playing the game. First, you have to be sure your computer’s specs are enough to run this game. If it’s all good, but the problem remains, try to go open task manager and end other processes in background. Also, set the the game as high priority. After all this, there’s nothing more to do. If the fps is still dropping, you might just have to buy new and better processor and RAM.

The Legend of Korra is still a very new game, so there aren’t so much bugs. More problems might appear as the game evolve, but for now, we have pretty much covered all the bugs players have met with this troubleshooting guide. A lot of times, when you can’t launch the game, you just have to reboot it, and it will work. And other times, it’s might not be the game’s fault. It may be viruses damaging you PC, or the components of your computer is not fast enough. If none of these applies to you, and none of the fixes works, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, and we will try our best to help you out.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

This is a community review of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Review on the PC, taking a look at what makes the game great and not so good.

First of all I must acknowledge that I might be a bit biased in favor of “Beyond Earth”. I love science-fiction and all things robots, genetic manipulation and space. I’m a true disciple of strategy games and especially of the turn-based variety and quite the veteran of many, many rounds of “Alpha Centauri”. I’ve been very hyped.

This said as introduction I’d first like to say that I like the design of Civilization 5, although I consider it a seriously dumbed down game, up to the point of it being the mentally handicapped little brother of its predecessors. But is it fair to use such harsh words? Maybe I should come to peace with the fact that Civilization 5 just isn’t the same as the other games and in certain ways it did improve. Despite being dumbed down it isn’t an easy game to master when you face human players that operate with the same meta as you. So it didn’t get boring too quickly.

“Beyond Earth” kept the best of Civilization 5 (non-stackable units are debatable) and added a whole bucket of goodness to create a truly amazing game with an atmosphere that puts your mind at peace, while focused on the task that lies before you: survive on an alien world.

I love the addition of the affinity system which visually expresses the philosophy you embrace, which means you either play as Col. Quaritch, Robocop or Ray Kurzweil. Additionally you can select virtues divided into might, prosperity, knowledge and industry (basically a different sort of social policy system, but improved as it rewards both beelining as well as grabbing many boni from one section, or combining sections as well as tiers… and so on). I’d wish for “hybrid” affinities that let you embrace 2 main affinities for special units, but I don’t see the developers doing that anytime soon. One can still embrace 2 affinities, in rare cases it even pays off (for example the Prime version of the Aegis mech of the purity affinity needs 10 purity affinity and 3 supremacy affinity [resistance is futile, puny meatbags!]. I found out that for units it pays to have up to 5 affinity levels of a secondary affinity, however affinity influences much more than just units, so I’ll have to experiment around a bit. I for one enjoyed going Purity as my primary affinity and Supremacy as my secondary affinity in my first game.

Beyond Earth added quests, better neutral city state mechanics (called stations now), better barbarian mechanics (b-but aliens aren’t barbarians! They are different! Yes they are. This makes it better, dear reader. That’s what I talk about!), better victory conditions and it feels much better writing possible future history, instead of reenacting history in the most ludicrous ways (nuking ancient Egyptians as Gandhi!). And space colonization! Is that nothing?

Last but not least you select your colonists’ loadout: that is sponsor, equipment and type of colonists. This is a very great addition as it lets you customize your starting conditions in a more unique way than in Civ 5, adds the feeling that you have more control and ownership over your colonists and allows different strategies instead. We’ll see more than a couple of viable strategies that will be quite different to each others. A bit irritating is the fact that the sponsors do not include a Northern European race. Sure, Russians are Caucasoid, but so are some North Africans strictly speaking. I’ll play the French for now. What I am missing is a member of one of the Nordic, Anglo Saxon and Germanic race. It is quite likely they’ll send people to space, although the developer might have wanted to show us a grimdark future where mass immigration replaced the European people almost completely with the grand daughter of Marine Le Pen leading the last Front National enclave of the French into space. Who knows.

Apart from this the personalities and background of the sponsors don’t appeal to me. They are quite bland persons. That said it allows the player to use his imagination more. Still given how fleshed out the characters are, one could imagine them to be at least a bit interesting. Yet they are not. The most important issue however is balance. So far I believe all sponsors have their viable ways of working well, so as of now I think Firaxis did that one well.

I could drone on a bit more but this is lost time that I could have used playing this game!

The Verdict

Do I recommend it? Yes, I do. The atmosphere is just great. The sci-fi turn-based strategy genre is quite sparsely populated so even a game with some imperfections would get a rather positive review from me. I think Beyond Earth actually earns the good vote. It’s not actually a breathtaking game, but while it looks like a small step for the turn-based strategy genre, it is a great step from Civ 5.

7.5/10 – It’s okay.

Top 10 Fixes for Civilization: Beyond Earth Crashes, Errors, Won't Start, DLL, 1920×1080, Low FPS, Unlock game, 24Hz, Stuck loading, Stutter Audio

Civilization: Beyond Earth is a considerably new real-time strategy (RTS) game. Although this is a fine RTS game that offers a lot of fun, there are unfortunately quite a few Civilization: Beyond Earth crashes that we, the gamers, have to deal with. Therefore, you may want to pay attention to the list of fixes available here. Hopefully, they will help solve your problems related to the game. Yet, before we begin, perhaps it is wise for you to make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the game. Additionally, scanning if your computer has any viruses is a good idea as well because viruses can often trigger numerous issues when you are trying to run an executable file.

Top 10 Fixes for Civilization: Beyond Earth Crashes, Errors, Won’t Start, DLL, 1920×1080, Low FPS, Unlock game, 24Hz, Stuck loading, Stutter Audio

1. Civilization: Beyond Earth won’t start.

  1. Turn off your antivirus and disable your internet connection so as to prevent errors from emerging during installation.
  2. Uninstall the game and visual C redistributable files.
  3. Clean your Windows registry. Note: it is recommended that you use third party registry cleaner. If you try to clean your Windows registry manually and do something wrong, your system may completely fail to start.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Reinstall the game.
  6. Turn on your antivirus, connect to the internet and update the drivers for your video graphics adapter (VGA) card as well as your sound card.

2. Civilization: Beyond Earth crashes with DLL error message while opening

Reinstall or update the DirectX version running on your computer. Alternatively, you can do the steps mentioned below:

  1. Search for the DLL file specified
  2. Copy and paste the file in question into the game installation directory on your computer.

3. Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) unavailable.

  1. Go to the Options menu.
  2. Uncheck fullscreen option and apply the change.
  3. You can now choose the full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
  4. Revert to fullscreen mode.
  5. Note: You have to do this whenever you want to start the game.

4. Civilization: Beyond Earth crashes. Low frame rates per second.

Update your graphics card driver. For an alternative, you can try changing the values in the INI configuration file of the game:

  1. Locate the config.ini file that corresponds to the game. It’s usually stored in “Documents/My Games/Civilization: Beyond Earth”.
  2. Right-click on the config.ini file and choose to open it with Notepad.
  3. Find ‘EnableGameCoreThreading’ and change the value from 1 to 0. It should result in ‘EnableGameCoreThreading = 0’ (without quotes).
  4. Save the file.
  5. Right-click on it, choose properties and tick the box for the ‘read-only’ option.

5. Civilization: Beyond Earth map is blurry.

Disable the Depth of Field feature of the game:

  1. Go to “Documents/My Games/Civilization: Beyond Earth”.
  2. Right-click on the GraphicsSettings.ini file and open it with Notepad.
  3. Change ‘EnableDoF = 1’ to ‘EnableDoF = 0’.
  4. Save the file and change the properties to read-only.

6. Game won’t unlock.

By October 24, 2014, the game should have become fully playable. However, for those with encrypted preload version of the game on Steam, it takes some time for Steam to completely decrypt the game files and then to copy them to the proper locations.

7. Resolution gets stuck at the refresh rate of 24 Hz.

Here’s the solution (works only with AMD Mantle):

  1. Browse “Documents/My Games/Civilization: Beyond Earth”.
  2. Open the GraphicsSettings.ini file with Notepad.
  3. Change the values of resolution (WindowResX and WindowResY) and refresh rate to the desired values.

8. Game has stuttering audio/video.

Update the drivers of your graphics and sound cards to the latest version.

9. Game gets stuck on loading screen.

Reinstall and rerun the Visual C redistributable files.

10. Civilization: Beyond Earth crashes while trying to skip the intro video.

Press Alt+F4 and choose ‘No’ when prompted if you want to quit the game.

There are plenty of gamers that confirm the Civilization: Beyond Earth works just fine for them. However, considering the diverse range of PC configurations available out there, developers may often have a hard time trying to polish their games to make sure they run smoothly across most, if not all, configurations. So, if the list above does not incorporate your issues related to the game, you are welcome to let us know about your issue using the comment box below and we’ll try to help you as much as we can.

Top 10 Fixes for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Crashes, Errors, Invisible Mouse, Black Screen, Stuck Play, PhysX, Stuttering, FPS, Lag, Boss Zone, Linux SHiFT Authentication, NPC Stuck

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has got somewhat positive reviews but like any other PC game has its fair share of bugs and issues that you may encounter during installation, setup or gameplay. However, before we start to guide you to troubleshoot them, please check your PC meets minimum system requirements for the game.

Top 10 Fixes for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Crashes, Errors, Invisible Mouse, Black Screen, Stuck Play, PhysX, Stuttering, FPS, Lag, Boss Zone, Linux SHiFT Authentication, NPC Stuck

1. Hidden Mouse Cursor – Mouse Doesn’t Show Up in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel:

If your mouse cursor is nowhere to be seen on the menu screen, you probably have a gamepad plugged into your PC. Unplugging the gamepad will solve the issue.

2. Black Screen when Launching Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel:

If a Black Screen sustains after launching Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, follow this guide

  1. Integrity of Game Cache on Steam (right-click the game > Properties > Local Files > Verify Cache).
  2. Update to latest beta drivers for your graphic card.
  3. Consider disabling CrossFire/SLI and running the game on a single GPU instead

3. Game Stuck at Play Button Fix:

If you are stuck at menu screen and can’t pass the play button, try re-installing Direct X and re-launching the game from the game’s folder.

4. FPS Drops, Low FPS, & Lag Fix:

If your machine meets the recommended system requirements and you are still experiencing Lag and/or low FPS, consider updating your GPU Drivers. Also close down third party software like Fraps.

5. Stuttering Fix:

Once again, check if your GPU drivers are up-to-date. If issue still persists, go to the options menu and set FPS to uncapped. You can also work around other settings in the menu to see if it improves performance.

6. PhysX Not Working Fix:

You won’t truly know the difference about, if PhysX is working or not, until you’ve secured some rocket launchers. First of all make sure you are using a compatible nVidia Graphic Card to enjoy this feature. Secondly, a clean re-install of GPU drivers might help.

7. Crashes Randomly Fix

There haven’t been any noticeable reports about random crashes in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. However, if you are one of the rare players to experience it, install all the installers in the ‘redist’ folder in your game’s directory. Make sure that you restart your computer after the installation is done.

8. Boss Zone Bug fix:

If the gate leading to a boss won’t open and asks you to wait for the other players to arrive even if you are playing single player, try wiping all enemies in the area and then attempt opening the gate.

9. NPCs Stuck or Disappeared in the game:

If NPC you are escorting get stuck in an object, e.g. elevator or disappears, and re-launching the game is not much of a help, killing your character in the game and re-spawning will get the NPC unstuck or re-drawn.

10. Linux Shift Authentication Fix

Borderlands 2 had this issue and seems like it has persisted in the Pre-Sequel as well. In order to fix it, add the following command line in launch options:

SSL_CERT_DIR=”/etc/ssl/certs” %command%

Restart and it should work.

These are currently the 10 most discussed and popular issues and fixes on Internet for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. If you find any other issue with the game, do share with us in comments. We might help you in resolving it.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – All SHiFT Codes You Need to Know

SHiFT is an out-of-game reward system using a 25-character alphanumeric code that, when inputted into Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, can be used to unlock limited time offers within the game. Here are all the SHiFT codes you need to know for some really epic loot!

  • WWKTJ-JWKJB-BJ3TJ-3BJTB-TSHBW
    3 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 24th
  • WK5TB-HRFBB-3J333-JBB3J-5HT6F
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 22nd
  • 5CKBB-RRRBT-BJJJT-3BBTB-H3HX6
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 22th
  • KCWJB-J9XSS-JBJ3J-BB3TJ-5RR66
    1 Golden Key
  • 5W5J3-FRXZH-JBJBJ-33JJT-9593B
    Expired
  • 5K5BT-SRFZ9-TB3JB-JJBJJ-F5RTX
    Expired
  • WCWT3-5RFZH-TJBJT-3TBB3-H9B9W
    Expired
  • KKWBB-5KS3T-TJBB3-B3JT3-BWBXB
    Works: Expires Oct. 19th
  • KKK3J-T66R5-BXC3T-JBJJ3-JSF9T
    1 Golden Key (emailed to users previously registered at Gearbox) – Expired
  • W5KB3-C663B-3J3JJ-TJT3J-HBH6Z
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 19th
  • WK5BT-T66SS-33333-33JT3-W55BK
    1 Golden Key – Expired
  • WK5TB-3X63T-3BBBB-TBTJJ-XSCHR
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 19th

How to Use SHiFT Codes in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

1. Redeem

There are 2 options to redeem your code:

I – Select “Extras > SHiFT Code” from the main menu, and paste in your code.

II – Go to the SHiFT Vending Machine in-game (located in the central square of Concordia, across from the Fast Travel station). This vending machine allows players to input SHiFT codes in the middle of a game without having to exit to the main menu.

2. Withdraw

After you have redeemed the code, you need to withdraw the keys in order to use them. This step also takes place in the SHiFT Vending Machine. (This wasn’t necessary in Borderlands 2)

3. Use

Head to the Golden Chest, located between the SHiFT machine and the Fast Travel Station, and use your keys as you progress in the game. The level of the loot you get will be equal to the level of your character on the moment you open the chest.

5 Steps to Disable Startup Videos and Splash Screen In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Annoyed by the splash screen and intro videos in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Here are the 5 steps you need to do in order to get past them and immediately jump into the action.

  1. Right click the game in your Steam Library
  2. Click “Properties”
  3. Click the “Set Launch Options” button
  4. Type the following and then click the OK button: -NoLauncher -NoStartupMovies
  5. Press the “Close” button

Done! Beware that you may encounter some minor bugs though if you do this. If you know of a better way to do it, let us know in the comments section below.

Top 10 Fixes for Crusader Kings II Crashes, Errors, Charlemagne DLC, Religion Tab, Blank event, Load save, Patch 2.2, Can't move army, Army crash

Crusader Kings II:  Charlemagne seems to have a plenty of problems and bugs lately, even the official forum is not accessible by users. Before we start with the fixes, I want you to make sure your PC meet the minimum requirements of the game. We can’t fix your PC to run something it’s not capable of. Your PC may also contain viruses, so please check it out too.

Top 10 Fixes for Crusader Kings II Crashes, Errors, Charlemagne DLC, Religion Tab, Blank event, Load save, Patch 2.2, Can’t move army, Army crash

1. Crusader Kings II won’t start

Please go to C: Program Files (86)Steamsteamappscommoncrusader kings iiDX then run dxsetup.exe.

If that doesn’t work for you, download “Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package” with this link: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8328

2. Game crashes after new DLC

Please make sure you don’t have any mods installed. A new DLC may cause older mods to become incompatible with the game.

If you disabled all mods and it still crashes, then try this: Go to “Properties” then “Set Launch Options”, and click “Add Option”. Add in “-threads=1”. This one should fix the crashes.

3. Game crashes at startup or when clicking religion tab

There are several reasons to this. I have listed three ways to fix some of the crashes. Try all of them before looking for more fixes.

  • Try to go to the folder “steamappscommoncrusader kings ii” and run and install “vcredist.exe”. Just a tips, to remove the annoying steam dialogue you see every time you start the game, rename “Installscript.vdf” to “Installscript.vdf.bak”.
  • Try to lower the screen display of the game. Normally, it’s 1920 x 1080. That’s a bit high for people with smaller screens.
  • Install the demo of the game first. Then copy “settings.txt” fromt he demo folder to “documentsparadox interactivecrusader kings” ii. Steam may have messed the documents around on the install process.
  • Your firewall may have not registered Crusader Kings II as a trusted application. If so, please disable your firewall.

4. Crash when gathering units (Linux)

This happens mostly to linux users. Actually you can solve using the same method we solve “Game crashes after new DLC”. Simply go to “Properties”, “Set Launch Options” and “Add Option”, and add in “-threads=1”.

5. Blank Event Windows

Here again, if you have any mods, please disable them. Every time the game gets a new patch, the mods may lose its compatibility with the game.

6. Can’t move armies (Mac)

If you are are using Mac and have just downloaded the Charlemagne DLC, then you can have this problem. Currently this problem isn’t fixed, you just need to change to windowed mode and wait for a new patch to come.

7. Not getting achievements

Make sure you really have completed the requirements to get an achievements. If you have done, and still aren’t getting achievements then your game may be outdated. Update your game and the achievements should work.

8. No DLC

Someone have bought all the DLCs but none of them are available in the game. The Steam still says you have the the packs though. Try to do a “clean” re-install. First, backup all your save files and delete all files associated with the game in the steam folder. Finally, re-install the game on Steam.

9. Can’t load saves

Right click the game in your Steam Library and click “Properties”, and go to “BETAS”, and then choose 2.1.6. Try loading your saved game now.

10. Any problems with the new patch

There seems to be many problems with the new 2.2 patch of Crusader King II. If you are one of the victims, or not happy with the current patch, it’s possible to revert back to 2.1.6. In Steam Library right click the game and click “Properties”, and click “BETAS” then select “2.1.6” in the dropdown list. Note that if you have any DLCs that are released after 2.1.6, then you have to disable them first in the CK2 launcher, or the game will crash.

Once again, Crusader Kings II seems to have some problems recently, and some people can’t access its forum. This is why we have made this list, hoping to help some of the poor players out there. Please remember that is many cases, bugs are caused by incompatibility with your computer. If so, you may not be able to play this game normally until you get a new computer. We know there are still many bugs we haven’t listed. If you encounter other problems, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below, and we will try to help you out.

Top 10 Fixes for Legend of Grimrock 2 Crashes, Errors, Won't Start, Lagging, Black Screen, Low FPS, Blurry, Invisible Mouse, D3DError, D3DX9_43 DLL Missing

After having been recently released, the Legend of Grimrock 2 has become the hottest video game of the moment. In spite of this, there are still a couple of shortcomings that can greatly impact your performance and experience, meaning that you will not be able to enjoy the game to the fullest if they show up. Before we proceed to listing 10 fixes for the Legend of Grimrock 2, make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements needed for the game to work, and that there is no potential malware, Trojan, or virus that might prevent it from functioning properly.

Top 10 Fixes for Legend of Grimrock 2 Crashes, Errors, Won’t Start, Lagging, Black Screen, Low FPS, Blurry, Invisible Mouse, D3DError, D3DX9_43 DLL Missing

1. Legend of Grimrock 2 won’t run.

Install the Microsoft VC++ 2010 Redistributable Package to the DirectX folder.

  • Go to Microsoft’s website, and download Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package.
  • Go to the DirectX folder that is located in (C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Legend of Grimrock/DirectX).
  • Install the VC++ 2010 Redistributable Package to that folder.
  • Run Legend of Grimrock 2.

2. Legend of Grimrock 2 crashes upon startup.

If the game crashes upon startup, you will have to reset the settings of the game. Go to Documents > Almost Human > Legend of Grimrock 2, and look for a file named “grimrock.cfg.” Once you locate it, delete it. This will reset the settings, which will fix the appcrash issue.

3. Legend of Grimrock 2 runs slowly.

  • Check out if the v-sync setting if turned on. If yes, turn it off, as it can make the game run sluggishly.
  • If the v-sync is already turned off, you might need to force it on.
  • If adjusting the v-sync setting isn’t enough, lower the game resolution.
  • Update your graphics card drivers.

4. Screen appears black.

If the screen appears black but the torches are visible, you can correct that by resetting graphics drivers to default values from the control panel. Alternatively, you can disable anti-aliasing, which seems to be the most frequent cause of black screen with AMD cards.

5. Graphics are blurry.

If small text or graphics appear a bit blurry, then there might be a problem with Mipmap Detail Level in the AMD VISION Engine Control Center.

  • Set the Mipmap Detail Level to “Quality.”
  • Disable Catalyst AI.
  • Set everything else to App Controlled/off.

6. Mouse cursor isn’t visible.

Disabling mouse pointer trails should fix this issue, and make the mouse cursor visible again.

7. D3DError. D3DError – D3DXCompileShader failed: ERROR_BAD_EXE_FORMAT.

To solve this error, you will have to modify a new DirectX installer.

  • Download the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft’s website.
  • Extract the “DXSetup.exe” file to a folder.
  • Enter the following subfolders: “32 bit folder – WindowsSysWOW64” and “64 bit folder – WindowsSystem32.”
  • Delete “D3DCompiler_43.dll,” D3DX9_43.dll,” and “d3dx11_43.dll” files.
  • Rerun the “DXSetup.exe” file from the original downloaded archive.

8. Steam says that Legend of Grimrock 2 isn’t out yet.

Close and restart Steam, then check your regional settings.

9. Legend of Grimrock 2 has no reaction to clicks.

If the game has no reaction to clicks, you’ll want to make a couple of modifications to the “grimrock.cfg” file.

  • Go to (local/share/Almost Human/Legend of Grimrock/grimrock.cfg).
  • Change displayMode to 2 or 3.
  • Set game resolution based on your PC’s monitor resolution.
  • Save the file, and rerun Legend of Grimrock 2.

10. System error: d3dx9_43.dll missing.

If the DirectX version you are using isn’t updated, there’s a good chance that you’ll be encountering this system error. To fix it, uninstall the DirectX version you have, and restart your PC. Download and install the latest version of DirectX provided on Microsoft’s website, restart your machine again, and rerun Legend of Grimrock 2 – the error should be fixed now. You can also use this tool to update your DirectX drivers automatically.

Top 10 Fixes for Final Fantasy XIII PC Crashes, Errors, Stuck at 720p, Lag, Stutter, Poor FPS, Black screen, Controllers, Audio, Esc key

The thirteenth installment to the much acclaimed Final Fantasy saga did not deliver as was expected by its loyal fans. Nevertheless, it was a fine game play that lives up to its predecessors. Frankly, I personally love the game for its graphical detail, but realistic hair strands might not cut it for all of us. As with every other game, issues are bound to pop up and interrupt your exciting afternoon of play. Here are 10 most common Final Fantasy XIII PC crash issues and their fixes to help straighten things back out for you.

Top 10 Fixes for Final Fantasy XIII PC Crashes, Errors, Stuck at 720p, Lag, Stutter, Poor FPS, Black screen, Controllers, Audio, Esc key

1. Game locked at 720p resolution

While this is not an issue per se, the fact that Final Fantasy XIII PC version came locked to a 1280*720 screen resolution has raised a number of disgruntled voices. To fix this simply download Durante’s plug-in, GeDoSaTo, and it will give you screen resolution capabilities of up to 3840*2160p.

2. Game stuttering/lagging during play

This is especially felt during cut scenes or when moving the camera around. To fix this, go to your start menu and then right click on “Computer”. Choose “manage” and navigate to the “Device Manager” page. Click on “Human Interface Devices” and disable all “HID Compliant Devices”. This should fix the problem for most of you.

3. FPS drop fix for Nvidia

To fix this simply navigate to your Nvidia control panel and then into the “Manage 3D Settings / Global Settings”. Find the power management option and set it to prefer maximum performance. You can also set the default windows power management option to maximum.

4. Final Fantasy XIII PC crash instantly after start

Try disabling data encryption protection for starters. If this does not work, you can try running the game as Admin.

5. Game running at a constant 30 FPS

Turning the Vsync option on Nvidia graphics control panel to off will probably help get rid of this problem.

6. Poor FPS on AMD

Try hitting the Alt-Tab keys and see if the issue goes away for you.

7. Black screens during cut scenes

Try changing your screen resolution to 1280*720p. You should also make sure your video codecs are installed and up to date.

8. Game pad/controllers issues fix

This fix might be a bit tricky but here goes… First navigate to c:Program FilesSteamAppscommonFinal Fantasy XIIIWhite_dataprogwinbin. Create a new file, joypad.txt and paste the following into it.

  • Pad.Back = Button.9
  • Pad.LeftStick.Click = Button.11
  • Pad.LeftStick.X = X-Axis
  • Pad.LeftStick.Y = Y-Axis.Inverted
  • Pad.RightDPad.Down = Button.3
  • Pad.RightDPad.Left = Button.4
  • Pad.RightDPad.Right = Button.2
  • Pad.RightDPad.Up = Button.1
  • Pad.RightStick.Click = Button.16
  • Pad.RightStick.X = off
  • Pad.RightStick.Y = off
  • Pad.Start = Button.10
  • Pad.Trigger.LeftBottom = Button.5
  • Pad.Trigger.LeftTop = Button.7
  • Pad.Trigger.RightBottom = Button.6
  • Pad.Trigger.RightTop = Button.8

Rename the file to joypad.exe from joypad.txt.

9. Audio not working

Try updating your drivers and see if this helps before doing a reinstall.

10. ESC key closing game

To fix this Final Fantasy XIII PC crash issue all you have to do is set the game to play with borderless windows. This should ensure a confirmation message pops up allowing you to deny the game’s closure.

If you have any Final Fantasy XIII PC crash related issues that you have encountered and we have failed to cover, please let us know by posting your experiences in the comment section below. Happy gaming.

Top 10 Fixes for The Evil Within Crashes, Errors, Won't Start, Change Resolution, Skip Intro Video, Unlock 30 FPS, Black bars, Console Commands, Launch Options

Ah, The Evil Within, the latest release from Bethesda, the horror laying down the hype. But don’t you hate it when you get those glitches and problems that you don’t know how to fix and your so intrigued in the game you don’t want to wait to play it? To guarantee you have the highest chance of no problems or system failures make sure you have 41 GB HDD space available for game instalment and 4GB RAM free for games progress to run smoothly. Windows 7 or 8.1 is advised for this Game to work to its full Capability.

Top 10 Fixes for The Evil Within Crashes, Errors, Won’t Start, Change Resolution, Skip Intro Video, Unlock 30 FPS, Black bars, Console Commands, Launch Options

1. The Evil Within downloaded but won’t play

you have downloaded the game and nothings happening, this could be due to a setting on your computer that avoids the game receiving data. To fix this problem you need to go to your control panel, select your system and security folder, select system, advance system settings, advance, performance and then your data execution prevention folder you will need to add your games exe. folder here to ensure your game is receiving the data needed. once followed this step your game should work just fine.

2. The Evil Within crashes when launching

If your game still doesn’t work after following the solution above, you may have an out of date version of DirectX. You need to update to version 11.

3. How to change resolution and performance via console

To enable your ability to change the setting you need to change to fix the problems with this game go to your ‘the evil within steam’ option, select properties, set launch and enter the code ‘+com_allowconsole1’. once you have entered this all the codes to fix the resolution, performance and ability settings will all be accessible by opening the in game console and entering the codes needed, which are provided in the corresponding fixes below. Read on!

4. The Evil Within runs slow, stuck at 30 FPS

Your game running slow or acting as if someone is pressing a play pause button every half second? That could be due to the fact this game is custom to 30 frames per second and may not work properly on other settings that require more or less frames.

To limit your game play to the 30 frames per second:

  1. On Steam, right-click on The Evil Within
  2. Go to properties, set launch and enter ‘R_swapinterval-2’

This limits your frames per second to 30, this setting is a default for the game’s performance.

Enter ‘R_swapinterval-1’ to limit them to 60 but as the game play standard being set on 30 FPS the game still may not play the best.

5. How to change resolution and remove black bars in The Evil Within

A common problem with this game is black bars, that is due to the aspect ratio of the game. this game was designed with being 2:35:1 the game may not download with the right resolution for ultimate game play. to set the game to the right resolution you need the code ‘R_foraspectratio’

Once you have installed the game it will be set on the default aspect ratio of 2:5. 2:35:1 the best resolution setting for this games performance.

Before you can enter that you need to work out what resolution you want.

For full resolution enter ‘R_foraspectratio0’ but with the game still having upgrades and repairs as no games perfect as soon as its released. Full resolution is not ideal and may cause glitches and freezing or only a selected view of the game screen.

‘R_foraspectratio1.8’ or ‘R_foraspectratio2’ sets your game aspect ratio to the 2:35:1 ratio setting that the game plays best on and also removes the black bars that are displayed through game play.

Once you install the game it will be set on default 2:5 so this is an advised straight up edit.

6. How to get unlimited ammunition

Everyone hates getting so far in a game then getting stuck at the same stage repeating the same quest and running out of ammo, dying and having to start that stage again. For endless ammunition:

  1. On Steam, right-click The Evil Within
  2. Go to properties > launch settings
  3. Enter ‘G_infiniteammo’ to supply yourself with a gun that will just keep shooting

7. How to stop the timer

Alright now you’ve got the ammunition but just not enough time on the clock. don’t you wish you could just stop the clock? Follow the steps above, but this time input ‘G_stoptime1-‘. This will freeze your timer.

8. Using the debug camera

Never know what is around that next corner, then your attacked with never ending things to defend yourself from? Then you’re looking for the next trick. This allows you to explore with the camera but your character Detective Sebastian Castellanos stays where you left him.

In the launch options as described in above steps, this time enter ‘toggledebugcamera’.

9. God mode

Getting stuck in a corner with too many attackers to escape or getting stuck in a room with no way out? enabling ghost ability of passing through walls is quite helpful in these cases. Enter ‘god’ and you can fly through as many rooms as you like without needing to open any doors or break any windows. this game play edit also helps deter enemies and seem invisible to them that you can walk right by them and they don’t see anything.

10. How to Skip Intro Videos

Just edging to play the game but getting stuck watching the introductions and tutorials? enter ‘+com_skipintrovideo1’ and this will ensure you get to your game play as soon as possible with no waiting for your game to show you how to play.

Hopefully these tips and solutions solve all your problems and you enjoy playing the game to its full capability.