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If your game still doesn’t work after following the solution above, you may have an out of date version of DirectX.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:
- On Steam, right-click on The Evil Within
- 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:
- On Steam, right-click The Evil Within
- Go to properties > launch settings
- 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.