Started three years ago in 2011, the Star Citizen PC game is well on its way to becoming a franchise. It has attracted the highest amount in recorded crowd funding history – a jaw dropping 50 million to date. Despite delivering amazing game play with fascinating scenarios, its main strength lies in its realism in portraying a virtual universe that is slave to all our physical laws. That said, here is a list of common Star Citizen crash problems and their quick fixes to ensure uninterrupted game play pleasure.
Top 10 Fixes for Star Citizen Crashes, Errors, Unable to Start, Lag, Stuck Loading, Access invalid, D3Dx9_43 DLL, Download Manifest
1. Star Citizen lagging during play
A game lag is such a dreadful experience. However there is a simple fix to this. First, make sure you have updated all your PC drivers especially the graphics. If you still experience a lag you might have to upgrade your graphic card. You can read through the game’s website for recommended hardware specs for guidance.
2. Star Citizen won’t start
Try deleting the user folder. Should do the trick.
3. Game graphics problem after patch install
After downloading and installing a patch you my notice a sort of downgrade in your game visual performance. This can be in the form of fuzziness or pixilated color patches. You should wait for a couple minutes the game graphics will return to normal.
4. Application unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)
You might want to run the game’s dependency walker from the SC.exe just in case there is one or a couple of them you are missing that might be causing the problem. However a quick reinstall of the game’s dependency files should help fix the game right back up. These include all directx, .net framework and c++ redistributables and reinstalling them or letting your PC automatically do it for you.
5. Unable to determine current version
This frustrating error can be fixed by ensuring that you have updated all your drivers and game patches. If this fails a simple reinstall should suffice.
6. Star Citizen stuck on loading on windows 7
This Star Citizen crash issue is due to an interaction problem between the Windows 7 system networking and the game’s CryEngine. To fix this you will have to navigate to the services panel on your task manager. Once there locate the ‘Base filtering Engine’ service. Once you find it just hit restart and after, load the game.
7. Access invalid error
This error usually occurs after patch installs. It can be fixed quickly by just deleting the user folder.
8. Launcher won’t start: error d3dx9_43.dll missing
We would advise against manually downloading and installing the required file to repair this Star Citizen crash. Instead do a complete reinstall of your DirectX software for a safer and more stable fix.
9. No users logged in
Run the launcher and log in but do not launch it. Locate the game installation folder and navigate into the CitizenClientBin64 child folder. Right click on the StarCitizen.exe file and run it as an administrator.
10. Unable to download manifest
Simply run the game as an administrator and you should be able to download the manifest.
With about a quarter million players, Star Citizen has definitely got something right. The game is still in development and crashes are bound to be prominent. You can take part in the discussion by posting your problems, solutions and experiences with Star Citizen crashes in the comment section.