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.