Top 10 Fixes for Farming Simulator 15 Crashes, Errors, Won't Start, Low FPS, Windows 8, Black Screen, Giants Engine, Loading, Connection, White Screen

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Available in both physical and downloadable format, Farming Simulator 15 boasts of an improved graphical engine and a more realistic physics experience. This helps it deliver a richer and more natural feel to farm life behind the clean safety of your gaming screen. You will be able to invite up to 15 of your mates to join in the woodcutting, harvesting and animal husbandry fun or you can decide to go solo and run your farm alone. Here is a list of 10 common problems you might face when you get around to running the game and their respective simple fixes to get you back to a smoother play.

Top 10 Fixes for Farming Simulator 15 Crashes, Errors, Won’t Start, Low FPS, Windows 8, Black Screen, Giants Engine, Loading, Connection, White Screen

1. Stutter / FPS drops in Windows 8

If you notice a drop in your game play frame rate or perhaps your game sometimes skips frames, this might help solve your problem. Simply run your game in Administrator mode by clicking on its desktop icon and selecting ‘Run as administrator’. You might also need to change the game’s compatibility mode from its properties window to windows 7 compatible or lower.

2. Game fails to start

Sometimes the game might fail to begin. It might display a screen stating that “Farming Simulator 2015 is starting…” but disappear in a few seconds. To fix this you will have to ascertain your current screen resolution. This can be found in your system or screen properties from the right click option on the desktop. Once you have this, navigate to “Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015”. Locate and open the file “game” in notepad and change the display width and height to match your current screen resolution.

3. Black screen error fix

Before undertaking this fix, I recommend that you make a backup of your “inputBinding.xml” file that we will be modifying here. That said, navigate to “My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015” and open “inputBinding.xml” in notepad.

Locate this line….

<input name=”MENU_ACCEPT” category=”MENU” key1=”KEY_return”
key2=”” button=”” device=”0″ mouse=”” visible=”true”/>

Replace it with this….

<input name=”MENU_ACCEPT” category=”MENU” key1=”KEY_return”
key2=”” button=”BUTTON_1″ device=”0″ mouse=”” visible=”true”/>

4. Saved game fails to load

This problem is sometimes experienced by non English version users. A simple work around would require you to change the game’s language setting back to English. This might help you get your saved games back.

5. Infinite black screen during start

Right after the loading screen, the game might fade into an infinite black screen instead of a proper start. This might be happen when you plug additional controllers to your system. To fix this, find the “inputBinding.xml” in “My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015” and open it in notepad. Hit “CTRL+F” on your keyboard and type in “accept” and run the search. Next to the highlighted word you should see a key= and make this a key=a.

6. “Giants engine 6.0.2 not working” error message

This problem might be caused by an outdated graphics card controller. Simply download the latest graphics driver and double check your system’s compatibility with the game.

7. Invert game controller Y axis

Open the “inputBinding.xml” file in notepad. It is located in “My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2015”. Set invert=“true” to the following axis options:


8. Black screen due to graphics shader error

Try updating your DirectX graphics driver and make sure your graphics card is compatible with the game.

9. “No connection could be established” error during multi-player game play

If you are having problems playing in the online community a simple round-a-bout would require you to install Hamachi to fix your problem.

10. Black and white screen with little text fix

Try fixing this error with the method described in problem no. 4.

We are here to help. If the fixes described above do not solve your problems, please drop us a comment in the section below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If on the other hand, you have faced a problem not listed in this post – and perhaps found a fix to it – share it with our community on here. Happy gaming!

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  • Daniele

    I have read the solution number 5, but I did not understand what to do…
    Could you explain better? Thanks!

    • sharper18

      have same problem, i used CTRL+F and it found this:

      input name=”MENU_ACCEPT” category=”MENU” key1=”KEY_return” key2=”” button=”BUTTON_1” device=”0” mouse=”” visible=”true”/>

      so i added “a” behind “key1=a” and it doesn’t work :/

      input name=”MENU_ACCEPT” category=”MENU” key1=a”KEY_return” key2=”” button=”BUTTON_1” device=”0” mouse=”” visible=”true”/>

      please help!

  • daniel

    numer 10. i get this error OpenGL does not allow ‘mediump’ after ‘inout’

  • wesley

    i have problems when i will start my saved games.
    when is start a save game a need to wait but than comes a massage that says Giants engines 6.0.2 not working what i need to do.

    • balram

      I have same problem brother giants engine has stopped working

  • Kvamsy

    Thank you so much, had the #3 problem

  • mathias

    I dont know what they means in problem 10? help me!

    • Peter

      Me too

  • Tom

    My game failed to load the game.xml in the Documents folder. I checked the file and it was empty. What The Fuck. What happened and how do I get the game.xml back?

    • anonym

      I got the same problem :'(

    • anonym

      hi again. i fixed it now just copy and paste this:






    • anonym






  • stefan

    hello please help me i dont have any files in my games folder why do i not have that

  • I have problem no.10 and I don’t know fix it

  • Sarah-louise

    I can get as far as loading a map then it crashes so I tryed installing the update and that just made the screen go black I have tryed all of the above nufink works.

  • bako

    Solution no.3 WORKS!! Thanks a lot!

  • Lukas

    i have a problem. because i open the game the screen turns black with a white mini image

    • smbhkmnhgsw

      yo tambien soluciones

  • Alex

    HElLO, my game does not start when i get the update that is required for play multiplayer….
    the screen is gatting black and get a withe screen in the right upper corner… help pls mnoone of the uper fixer does help me…

  • Paul

    I try to download and install the update from Giants.

    No matter what language I download , I keep getting the error:

    Farming simulator 15 (Nederlands) is not installed.

    How can this be solved, since I have been playing the game for over a week now without a problem, so it seem to be installed correctly

  • anonym

    Hey i hawe problems whit launching the game. When i trying to launch the game it stands: Can’t load xml config file My Games/Farming Simulator2015/Game.xml’ And when i open the xml file game its empty it used to stand some stuff there but now its nothing. Thanks

  • anonym

    Could someone copy what stands in the file game.xml and comment it her or send it to (Farming simulator 15)

    • JDC

      If anybody figures this out please let me know!! Same problem here, seems prettycommon

  • Sharmody

    i have the problem on no 2 and it did not work i bought the game on steam and its says launching and then nothing else happens

    • Sharmody

      also my resolution is 1366 x 768 if that helps with fixing this

    • Jakob

      I have the same problem …

  • Сергей

    ребята выбивает ошибку Can t Ioad xml file что мне делать помогите пожалуйста….

  • Justin

    I don’t have anything in my games.xml file. How do I get this info back? Somebody, help me?

  • Hi

    I Have Played This Farming Simulator 15 Game On PC In Windows Xp SP3 (Service Pack 3)
    My System Information Is :

    CPU Pentium : 4
    Processor : 3.0 GHz
    RAM : 2 GB
    Hard Disk : 40 GB
    Video Card : Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS (512 MB)
    Screen Resolution : 1280 x 1024
    NEC MultiSync EA 190M LCD

    The Requirements Says Windows Xp Does Not Support But I Have Run It.
    I Have Download This Game From This Link :

    When I Installed It And Run It The Black Screen Come And In The Right Upper Corner The White Screen And Sound Play.
    But When I Updated My Graphic Card NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400 GS Drivers The Game Runs.

    Awesome Game Dudes…..

    • Joe

      I have a trrillabyte harddisk =D

  • balram

    I have 6 number problem please someone give me solution please sir .
    I also update my driver .

  • dan

    I get this on my screen when I click to start it says “cant load xml config file

  • anguss

    When i played farming simulator 2015 2-5 min giant engine stop working. What can i do to fix this problem?

  • bill

    I have problem number 9. I am wondering where do I go to download this hamachi you are talking about.

  • Marcus_VI

    I just bought a activation code for this game and surprisingly, runs much slower than a not genuine activated copy a had (not for a long time). Somebody any ideas?

  • Colin HENRY

    do not understand how to fix my problem #6 please help me

  • Jordi

    i was playing this game about 3 hours ago then i closed it when i wanted to restart it it sad “Giants engine 6.0.2 not working” so i updated my drivers cause that might help but still no change what can i do to fix this problem ??

    • jack

      re install the game after removing save game files and replace them

  • jack

    When i load game i have no saved games but when i open farming simulator folder the save game files are there?

  • Daniel

    hello my game run perfeck BUT sometimes it is freezing and i have to restart my comp. someone can help me?

  • joshua

    I just purchased the game for my dell inspiron laptop. game starts fine and all but as I go to walk forward about 2 steps into it the game freezes, so I ctrl alt delete to start task manager an have to end process. this also happenes when I go to a menue in game an try to enter a vehicle

  • That is extremely helpful! Thank you!

  • Nick

    I have read your solution 4 and i have tried to change language!!!
    Remains the same thing!!

  • tonis

    i have problem at 10 what i do

  • Dalton

    Every time I play my game freezes when I get in a vehicle on the game what can i do to fix this.

  • it keeps saying unable to open gamexml

  • eu li a dois e nao consegui

  • eu li a dois e nao consigui

  • Gail

    the game loads fine until I start career mode and the graphics aren’t right, the sky is blue the grass is green but everything else is a faded brown. my graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 4350


    Heyyy guys can any1 hlp me plzzz, I’ve tried everything as mentioned in the post bt nothing seems to be working I’m still getting the “black screen”…


    And oh jah I forgot to mention tht the background music is playing while the screen is black…

  • aswin rexy

    hi when i click the game icon the mouse pointer loads but not starting the gamefarming simulator 2015 this is from the game folder please help