If Code Vein keeps crashing or freezing on your Windows 11/10 PC, here are some suggestions that may help you fix this problem. The most common reason why a particular game crashes on a Windows PC is unsupported hardware. Therefore, before performing the troubleshooting methods explained in this article, check your system requirements. If your PC does not meet the minimum system requirements, you need to upgrade your hardware.
Fix Code Vein keeps crashing or freezing on Windows 11/10
The following suggestions may help you get rid of the crashing or freezing issues on Code Vein.
- Stop running the game in Big Picture Mode
- Run the game in Borderless Windowed Mode
- Delete the pre-loaded games from Steam
- Verify the integrity of the game files
- Reinstall your GPU driver
- Change your sound frequency
- Change your time zone
- Uninstall and reinstall the game
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1] Stop running the game in Big Picture Mode
This solution is for Steam users. Steam has a feature, called Big Picture Mode. This feature is developed to play games on a TV. However, Windows users can also use this feature. When you enable this feature, Steam displays a different full-screen user interface. This user interface is redesigned by Steam developers for readability and interaction on TV. The above screenshot shows how the user interface looks in a Big Picture Mode.
If you play Code Vein in Big Picture Mode, play it in normal mode and see if it works.
2] Run the game in Borderless Windowed Mode
Borderless Windowed Mode is a type of Windowed Mode. This mode fits the maximized window to your screen so that it looks like you are running that app or playing that game in a full-screen mode. If Code Vein still crashes or freezes, play it in Borderless Windowed Mode. Some games come with built-in Borderless Windowed Mode. Check if this mode is available in Code Vein. Some third-party software let you play games or run apps in Borderless Windowed Mode. You can search for such software and install them on your system.
3] Delete the pre-loaded games from Steam
Preloaded games are the games that you can download before their official release. Some affected users have confirmed that deleting the preloaded games from Steam fixed the crashing or freezing issue in Code Vein. If you also have downloaded the preloaded games on Steam, delete them and see if it brings any changes.
4] Verify the integrity of the game files
If your game files are corrupted, you may experience issues while running it. Verifying the integrity of the game files on Steam is helpful if your game is not running properly or if it is freezing or crashing. The following steps will help you with that:
- Open the Steam Client.
- Go to Library.
- Select Code Vein from the left side.
- Click on the Settings icon on the right side and select Properties.
- Select LOCAL FILES.
- Now, click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.
Wait till the process gets completed. After that, launch Code Vein and see if it crashes or freezes this time.
5] Reinstall your GPU driver
A corrupted graphics card driver is one of the causes of crashing issues in video games. This might be the case with you. Reinstall your GPU driver and see if it fixes the issue. The steps to do that are as follows:
- Visit the manufacturer’s website and download the latest version of your graphics card driver.
- Open the Device Manager.
- Expand the Display adapters node by double-clicking on it. You will find your graphics card driver there.
- Right-click on your graphics card driver and select Uninstall device. Don’t worry, you will not lose your display. Your operating system will use the default display driver in this case.
- Now, double-click on the installer file to install the graphics card driver manually.
6] Change your sound frequency
A lot of users have found the issue with their sound card. According to them, the high sound frequency was causing the game to crash or freeze. When they played the game at the lower sound frequency, the issue got fixed. You can also try this method and see if it works for you or not.
The following instructions will help you decrease the sound frequency on your Windows device.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Switch the View by mode to Large icons.
- Click Sound.
- Under the Playback tab, right-click on your audio device and select Properties.
- Now, select the Advanced tab.
- Click on the drop-down menu under the Default Format section and select a lower audio frequency.
You have to follow a hit and trial method to see at which sound frequency, the game stops crashing or freezing. For some users, the sound at the frequency of 192 kHz fixed the issue, whereas, some users resolved the issue by changing the sound frequency from 2 channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) to 2 channel, 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality).
8] Change your time zone
Some gamers have also confirmed that changing their time zone fixed the issue. You can also try this trick and see if it fixes the Code Vein crashing or freezing issue.
Follow the steps written below:
- Open Windows 11/10 Settings.
- Go to “Time & language > Date and time.”
- Change your Time Zone to (UTC+9:00) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo.
Do note that changing your Time zone will also change the date and time on your computer. Therefore, if this trick works, do not forget to change it back to your real Time Zone after playing the game.
8] Uninstall and reinstall the game
If none of the above solutions fixed your issue, uninstall and reinstall the game.
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How do I fix game crashes on Windows 11?
The main cause of game crashing issues on Windows 11 is unsupported hardware. Therefore, if your game crashes unexpectedly or freezes frequently, you should check if your computer has the minimum hardware requirements for the game or not. If your system does not fulfill the minimum hardware requirements, you need to upgrade your hardware.
Video games also crash on Windows 11 due to a corrupted graphics card driver, corrupted sound card driver, conflicting third-party app or software. incorrect game settings, antivirus conflict, etc. To fix the issue, you can try general fixes, like updating or reinstalling your display and sound card drivers, troubleshooting in a Clean Boot state to find out the problematic startup app, etc.
Why does my Code Vein keep crashing?
There are many reasons why Code Vein crashes on your system, like incompatible hardware, incorrect game settings, pre-loaded games on Steam, corrupted display driver, high sound frequency, etc. We have explained some fixes in this article that may help you resolve this problem.
I hope this helps.
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