You may encounter the issue whereby the game As Dusk Falls keeps crashing on startup or during gameplay or the game is not installing/updating and throws the error code 0x87e00198; in some cases, during gameplay on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 gaming PC. The error code can occur for other game titles as well – the solutions provided in this post apply to all.
As Dusk Falls crashes on startup or during gameplay
If As Dusk Falls is crashing on startup or during gameplay on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order (paying more attention to the initial checklist) to resolve the issue on your gaming system.
- Initial checklist
- Update graphics driver
- Check CPU and memory utilization in Task Manager
- Update DirectX
- Clear cache and Temp files on PC
- Update/Reinstall As Dusk Falls
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Initial checklist
Before you proceed with the solutions proper below, make sure to complete and tick the box for the following tasks:
- Check the game vendor site for the minimum hardware/software requirements. If your PC meets these requirements, you shouldn’t have any issues running the game. Otherwise, you will need to upgrade your PC before you can play the game – this could require you to simply upgrade the hardware components (like RAM, storage disk, PSU, etc) on your rig or purchase a new gaming PC.
- Run the Game File as an Administrator. It’s also recommended to always run the game executable file with admin privilege on Windows PC so the User Account Control (UAC) can allow all the access properly.
- Disable Overlay Apps. Some applications may come with an additional overlay app that helps and improves the streamer or gamer experience. However, these overlay apps can eventually conflict with the game files to run smoothly and may cause several issues like FPS drops, black screen issues, lags, glitches, etc. In this case, you can disable the overlay apps like Discord Overlay, Xbox Game Bar, and NVIDIA GeForce Experience Overlay.
- Disable CPU or GPU overclocking (if applicable). Overclocking CPU/GPU can deliver a much better gameplay experience, but sometimes it may also cause issues with the bottleneck or compatibility too. So, if your game is crashing or stuttering a lot and you have overclocked your CPU/GPU, you can just set the frequency to default for optimal performance or uninstall the software altogether.
- Make sure Windows is updated. Keep in mind that games will likely crash if you play on an old or outdated operating system. So make sure Windows is updated to the latest build/version to keep up with game improvements and requirements for the best gaming experience.
- Set High Performance in Power Options. In most Windows systems, the default is the Balanced Power Mode which offers both performance and power consumption at the same time. But sometimes, this mode is not ideal for graphics-intensive programs like games. It’s better to set the power mode to High Performance, but keep in mind that this mode will consume more power or battery juice than normal.
- Disable fullscreen optimizations. Disabling the fullscreen optimization option did work for some affected users. To do this, right-click the game executable file in the game installation folder. Select Properties > Compatibility tab. Check the box to Disable the fullscreen optimizations option. Click on Apply > OK to save changes.
- Disable security software. In case you’re using the default Windows Firewall protection on your PC then you should disable it temporarily and see if that helps fix the problem. Similarly, you can also disable Windows Defender on your PC to ensure there is no antivirus software blocking the game files to run properly. For third-party security software, refer to the user manual for instructions.
- Verify and Repair Game Files. You may experience a game crash due to missing or corrupted game files on the PC. Most of the game launchers do come with a useful feature to automatically verify and repair game files online.
- Switch to Dedicated GPU. You should also ensure that your using the dedicated GPU on your Windows computer instead of using the integrated HD graphics.
2] Update the graphics driver
If your PC meets the minimum requirements to run the game and the initial checklist is covered but As Dusk Falls is crashing on startup or during gameplay on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig, it could be due to outdated drivers most especially the graphics card driver. So to rule out this as a culprit, make sure your graphics card driver is updated. Depending on your PC, manufacturers have made available special driver download software for their brands that you can use to update drivers and firmware:
- Dell Update utility will help you download or update Dell Drivers
- Lenovo System Update helps you download Lenovo Drivers, Software, Firmware, and Update BIOS.
- AMD users may use AMD Driver Autodetect.
- Intel users may use Intel Driver & Support Assistant.
- HP users can use the bundled HP Support Assistant.
You can also use a third-party free driver update software or you can download the latest version of the device driver you need from the graphics adapter manufacturer’s website, then run the driver installer to manually update the hardware. Also, if you have already downloaded the .inf or .sys file for the driver, you can manually update drivers via Device Manager or update drivers via Command Prompt.
3] Check CPU and memory utilization in Task Manager
This solution requires you to check the CPU and memory utilization in the Task Manager. If before starting the game you can see that some process consumes too many system resources, you can turn off the program or simply remove this process from Task Manager. In addition, go to the graphics settings in the game – turn off anti-aliasing and try to lower the setting responsible for post-processing. Many of these are massive system resource hogs and switching them off will greatly enhance the performance, not greatly affect the quality of the picture and possibly prevent the game from crashing to the desktop.
Similarly, you can troubleshoot in the Clean Boot state and see if the issue at hand is resolved. If the game runs smoothly in this system state, then you may need to manually enable one process after the other and see which is the offender that creates problems for you. Once you have identified it, you need to disable it or uninstall the software that uses this culprit process.
4] Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable
For good game operation, you may need to install or update to the latest DirectX version. In the same vein, if your Windows computer isn’t running the latest version of the required version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable then you may encounter several issues including game crashes. If need be, you may update DirectX and Visual C++ Runtime by running the installer for both components located in the game installation folder.
5] Clear cache and Temp files on PC
To help improve gameplay, temporary files and data are often stored on your gaming device. Over time, this cached data might become corrupted, which can lead to issues with connectivity, game freezes, or slow or unsuccessful game loads. In this case, you can clear the cache and delete game data on your PC.
6] Update/Reinstall As Dusk Falls
Although some games will automatically check for updates and install them before they load, you can manually check for patches and updates for the game at the publisher’s website. Although most of today’s games have the automatic patches installation system on startup if an internet connection is available, you can still check to see whether this option is turned off in the settings and switch it on if necessary.
If the game crash is caused by corrupted or damaged game files or even a botched game installation that is missing crucial game files, the most applicable solution, in this case, is to uninstall the game (preferably, use uninstaller software), reboot the PC, and then download and reinstall the latest version of the game on your Windows 11/10 PC.
As Dusk Falls or other games not installing or updating; error code 0x87e00198
If As Dusk Falls or other games are not installed or updated or during gameplay, and you receive the error code 0x87e00198 on your Windows 11/10 gaming computer, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order to have the issue fixed on your system.
- Make sure all essential services are running
- General fix for games/apps not downloading, installing, or updating
- Repair or Reinstall Gaming Services
- Reset PC
Let’s see these listed solutions in detail.
1] Make sure all essential services are running
This solution requires you to restart all Xbox services and as well make sure these services below are set to the Windows default:
- Xbox Accessory Management Service – Manual (Triggered)
- Xbox Live Auth Manager – Manual
- Xbox Live Game Save – Manual (Triggered)
- Xbox Live Networking Service – Manual
Do the following:
- Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type services.msc and hit Enter to open Services.
- In the Services window, scroll and locate the Xbox Accessory Management Service.
- Double-click on the entry to edit its properties.
- In the properties window, click the drop-down on the Startup type and set it as mentioned above.
- Next, click on the Start button to start the Service. If already started, restart the service.
- Click Apply > OK to save changes.
- Repeat for the other Xbox services listed above.
2] General fix for games/apps not downloading, installing, or updating
If you are having issues installing or updating games via the Xbox app or Microsoft Store, you can try the suggestions in this guide to make the game or app download or install successfully; even in the case the game is stuck installing at a particular percentage with or without an error code being displayed.
3] Repair or Reinstall Gaming Services
The error in view could be due to damaged or corrupted cache or temp files generated by the Gaming Services or the App Installer apps. In this case, you can reset or reinstall Gaming Services to resolve the issue. To perform this task, follow the instructions in this guide to fix any underlying corruption that is causing the error.
4] Reset PC
If you have completed all the suggestions mentioned above but the issue you’re currently facing isn’t resolved yet, as a last resort, you can reset your Windows 11/10 gaming PC and see if that resolves the issue. When performing the reset procedure, choose the option to keep your personal files.
Hope you find this post helpful enough!
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Why are my games crashing all of a sudden?
This could be due to an outdated driver or other software interference. To fix this error, you should check your antivirus settings or the Windows built-in security solution. When all games are crashing on your PC, make sure to test your computer hardware.
Why does my PC keep crashing when I play games?
There could be several reasons why your Windows 11/10 gaming PC can crash when playing games. The following are the most common reasons:
- File corruption
- Operating system malfunctions
- Faulty components
- CPU or GPU overheating
- Driver incompatibility
- Overclocking nuances
- Game bugs
Why do all my games keep crashing Windows 11?
If all all games keep crashing, it could indicate a compatibility issue with device drivers like faulty or outdated computer drivers. Usually, this makes your system unstable, and it often happens after a system upgrade. In cases like this, you should check and ensure you have all the latest correct drivers installed.