There are reports by some PC gamers that they are unable to play the farming simulator video game Coral Island because the game won’t load or keeps crashing on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 gaming computer. This post provides solutions affected gamers can apply to resolve the issue.
You are likely to encounter this issue on your gaming system due to one or more of the following reasons:
- Compatibility issues with the PC specification.
- An outdated game version.
- An outdated game launcher.
- Outdated graphics drivers.
- DirectX version and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables issues.
- Unnecessary background running tasks.
- Antivirus or firewall software blocking.
- Startup app issues.
- Overclocked CPU/GPU.
- Overlay app issues.
Fix Coral Island not loading or keeps crashing
If the game Coral Island is not loading for you when you try to launch the game or keeps crashing during gameplay or at startup on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig, you can apply our recommended fixes below in no particular order to have the issue resolved on your computer.
- Initial checklist
- Disable Fullscreen optimizations
- Update graphics adapter driver
- Force use the Dedicated GPU
- Verify the integrity of installed game files
- Set Power Plan to High Performance
- Manually disable Overlay Apps
- Reinstall Coral Island
Let’s look at the description of the process as it relates to each of the listed solutions.
1] Initial checklist
You may not necessarily need to go through all solutions. This initial checklist contains general troubleshooting which in most cases resolves common underlying causes of the game not loading or crashing issues on the PC. Make sure you tick all the boxes for the following pre-tasks and if the issue at hand isn’t resolved, then you can proceed with the solutions proper below.
- Check system requirements. As with most game issues, your first line of action should be to check the system requirements of the Coral Island game to ensure your PC meets the specification required for the game to function properly. If your PC configuration doesn’t meet the requirements to run the game properly, then you’ll have to upgrade to the required software or hardware. The requirements can be found on the game vendor/developer’s website.
- OS: Windows 11/10 64 bit
- Processor: Intel i7 Processor/Ryzen 1700+
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX960+
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 8 GB available space
- Make sure the Coral Island game and Windows are up to date. The next step is to make sure you’re not running an outdated Windows version/build. It’s recommended to always update your system as and when due so that you can get the latest security patch, improved performance, bug fixes, additional features, and more. Similarly, make sure to check for the game update manually via the Steam client > Library > Coral Island > Update. This eliminates the possibility of an outdated game version conflicting with the game launching or the OS itself which might trigger game crashes.
- Kill all unnecessary background tasks. The more system resources are utilized, the higher the chances your system will take a performance hit. You may not notice it drastically when you face in-game lags, Frames Per Second (FPS) frame rate drops, stutters, etc. So, to fix performance issues or drop on your gaming rig, kill all unnecessary background tasks in Task Manager. You can also troubleshoot in Clean Boot state – if the game runs smoothly in Clean Boot 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.
- Run the game as an admin. You need to make sure to run the game executable file with admin privilege on your PC. This will allow the User Account Control (UAC) access to the system because in some cases, your system requires the UAC access permission to run a program. Also, to rule out the possibility of compatibility issues, you can run the game file in compatibility mode.
- Update/install Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime and DirectX. If the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable or DirectX version installed on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig is outdated or just doesn’t meet the game requirement, you’re likely to experience game issues. So, make sure these components are updated on your system.
- Temporarily disable security software (Firewall/Antivirus). Firewalls and antivirus are important for your system safety, but sometimes these programs can interfere with the Windows OS and cause random issues. So, sometimes, disabling your security software temporarily before launching any game might prevent the game from crashing at startup. If you’re running any third-party security software on your PC, then ensure to turn it off from its settings menu.
- Restore Overclocked CPU/GPU to default settings. If you have overclocked the CPU or GPU on your PC, it could cause conflicts with the other hardware which may trigger a PC bottleneck issue. So, to determine if the overclocked hardware is the culprit to the game woes you’re currently experiencing, you can temporarily disable or restore the overclocked CPU/GPU to the factory default using the software you used for the overclocking.
2] Disable Fullscreen optimizations
In some cases, disabling Windows Fullscreen optimizations for your specific game application would fix the compatibility issues for some PCs. To disable Fullscreen optimizations for the Coral Island game, follow these steps:
- Open the Steam client.
- Click on Library.
- Right-click on Coral Island.
- Click on Manage.
- Click on Browse local files and navigate to the Coral Island game installation folder.
- At the location, right-click on the CoralIsland.exe file.
- Select Properties from the context menu.
- Go to the Compatibility tab.
- Now checkmark the Disable fullscreen optimizations option.
- Click Apply > OK to save changes.
3] Update graphics adapter driver
An outdated GPU driver can prevent the game from loading or cause a crash during gameplay. So, you need to make sure your graphics card driver is updated using any of the methods listed below.
- Get the driver updates (if available) on the Optional Updates section under Windows Update.
- If you have already downloaded the .inf or .sys file for the driver, you can manually update drivers via Device Manager.
Alternatively, depending on your PC manufacturer, you can use their driver download software 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.
4] Force use the Dedicated GPU
For the best gaming experience and higher graphics performance, it’s recommended that PC gamers always use the dedicated (external) graphics card which can potentially prevent game crashes.
For NVIDIA GPU:
- Right-click on the blank desktop screen > Open NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Go to 3D Settings > Click on Manage 3D Settings.
- Open Program Settings > Select Coral Island from the list.
- Select the preferred graphics processor for this program from the list.
- Once done, you can see it as High-Performance NVIDIA Processor.
- Save changes.
- Reboot the PC.
For AMD GPU:
- Right-click on the blank desktop screen > Open Radeon Settings.
- Head over to Additional Settings > Go to Preferences.
- Click on Power > Click on Switchable Graphics Application Settings.
- Select Coral Island from the list. If the game is not listed, select Add Application to include the game.
- Once done, select High Performance from Graphics Settings.
- Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes.
5] Verify the integrity of installed game files
You’re likely to experience the Coral Island game not loading or keeps crashing issues due to corrupted or missing game files on your Windows 11/10 computer. So, if the game starts to load for a few seconds and then closes automatically or doesn’t launch at all, then you should verify and repair the installed game files on the PC.
To verify the integrity of game files on Steam, do the following:
- Open Steam.
- Go to Library.
- Right-click on your game.
- Select the Properties option.
- Move to the LOCAL FILES tab.
- Press the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES button.
6] Set Power Plan to High Performance
Windows will usually run in the default Balanced power plan to save power and this plan offers medium performance for normal day-to-day tasks. This is quite different with games that do require high-performance mode which will consume extra power but offers much-improved game performance. So, before you start Coral Island gameplay on your computer, you can change to the High-performance power plan on your computer to take full advantage of the system by following these steps:
- Press the Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type control and hit Enter to open Control Panel.
- If Control Panel opens in the Category view, click on Hardware and Sound, then Power Options.
- If Control Panel opens in Large icons or Small icons view, click on Power Options.
- Alternatively, type in powercfg.cpl in the Run dialog box and hit Enter to open Power Options.
- In the Power Options settings page, click the chevron to Show additional plans to expand the section.
- Select High performance.
- Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes.
7] Manually disable Overlay Apps
You may encounter game-starting issues on your gaming rig due to background running third-party overlay apps (such as Discord, MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner, RGB software, Steam, etc) running in the background hogging system resources. When you start a game the overlay apps are launched too. But these overlay apps will start and run until you manually close it even if your game fails to launch. Some overlay apps may also start running as soon as the system boots. So, you can manually disable overlay apps as follows.
- Open the Discord app.
- Click on the gear icon (Settings) at the bottom.
- Select Overlay under App Settings.
- Turn on the Enable in-game overlay.
- Click on Games.
- Select Coral Island.
- Now, toggle the button to off for the Enable in-game overlay option.
- Reboot your PC to apply changes.
Xbox Game Bar
- Press the Windows key + I key to open Settings.
- Click on Gaming > Xbox Game Bar.
- Follow the instructions in this guide.
- Once done, save changes, and reboot the PC to apply changes.
NVIDIA GeForce Experience Overlay
- To disable GeForce Experience in-game overlay, launch the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app.
- Go to Settings.
- Click on General on the left navigation pane.
- Toggle the button to off for the In-Game Overlay option.
- Once done, restart the PC to apply changes.
- To disable Steam Overlay, open the Steam client.
- Click on Library.
- Right-click on Coral Island and select Properties.
- Click on General.
- Uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game option.
- Once done, reboot the PC to change the effects.
In addition, if you’re also using any other mouse or keyboard software or any RGB tool which isn’t essential during gaming, then you should disable these utilities.
8] Reinstall Coral Island
If at this point, the issue you’re currently facing is still unresolved, this solution requires you to reinstall Coral Island on your gaming PC. After you must have uninstalled the video game, restart your computer, and on boot install the video game again to another drive or create a new partition and install it to the partition to avoid any potential installation issue that might later cause problems for you with the game.
I hope you find this post helpful!
Why does my game keep crashing when I open it?
If games keep crashing on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig, it could be due to several reasons beyond, but not unrelated to unsuitable hardware and operating systems. Generally, to resolve game issues like this, you can first update your video card driver and also make sure the game itself is running the latest patches.
Why is my PC crashing so much?
Your PC can crash due to several reasons including outdated drivers, faulty hardware, insufficient airflow due to clogged fans, bad sectors on the hard drive, corrupted registry, malware and virus infection. All these can potentially cause an unexpected shutdown of your PC.