This post is intended to help affected PC gamers with the most suitable solutions they can easily apply to help resolve the issue where the Matchpoint Tennis Championships cannot connect to the internet, is not installing or starting, or keeps crashing or freezing on Windows 11 or Windows 10 computers.
Matchpoint Tennis Championships not installing, starting, or crashing
If Matchpoint Tennis Championships cannot connect to the internet, is not installing or starting, or keeps crashing or freezing on your Windows 11/10 computer, follow these suggestions:
- Make sure the game and Windows are updated
- Run the game in Compatibility Mode
- Check hard drive free storage space
- Check Internet connection
- Check Task Manager for unnecessary app/process CPU and Memory utilization
- Update drivers
- Install the latest version of DirectX
- Run Network Troubleshooter
- Use Network Reset feature
- Reinstall the game
Let’s look at the description of the process as it relates to each of the above suggestions.
1] Make sure the game and Windows are updated
To kick off the Troubleshooting to resolve the issue on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig, first and foremost, make sure the game is updated to the latest version. The majority of games today have the automatic patches installation system on startup if an internet connection is available. So, check to see whether this option is turned off in the settings and switch it on if necessary. Keeping the game constantly updated will ensure that any bugs present in the previous version that might be the culprit are likely fixed in the newer version of the game by the developers.
Similarly, check for updates and install any available bits on your system. This will ensure that any potential incompatibility issue with the older Windows builds/version and the newer version of the game is fixed.
2] Run the game in Compatibility Mode
If the game is updated and Windows as well, but the issue at hand persists, it’s a good idea to run the game in compatibility mode especially if the game was known to work perfectly fine on earlier versions of the Windows OS. Also, make sure you run the game with admin privilege on your Windows 11/10 gaming PC so the User Account Control (UAC) can allow all the required access properly.
3] Check hard drive free storage space
You are required to check that you have enough space on the HDD for installation keeping in mind that to work properly, the installer requires the recommended minimum volume of space, plus 1-2 GB of additional free space on the system drive. In general, you must always have at least 2 gigabytes of free space on your system drive (usually disk C) for temporary files. Otherwise, the games and the other software may not work correctly or fail to start.
If need be, you may have to run Disk Cleanup to clear unnecessary files on the drive to remove temporary files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove unwanted system files. You can use any third-party disk analyzer, like the Free Disk Space Analyzer software to get a granular view of what might be hogging storage space and the location on the drive.
4] Check the Internet connection
You may encounter game installation problems due to unstable or lack of an internet connection. So, to resolve any connectivity issues, you can check for and fix Network and Internet connection problems on your Windows 11/10 device. Also, if you’re behind a VPN, you can temporarily disable or uninstall your VPN software via the Settings app on your computer and see if that resolves the issue. On the other hand, if you’re not using a VPN/GPN, you can try any of the services and see if that solves the connection issue if it’s regional.
5] Check Task Manager for unnecessary app/process CPU and Memory utilization
Before starting the game, open Task Manager and kill all unnecessary apps or processes you see that are consuming too many system resources. This will greatly improve the game performance, and as well will not greatly affect the quality of the picture, and possibly prevent the game from crashing to the desktop.
6] Update drivers
You need to make sure all drivers are updated on your Windows 11/10 PC, especially the graphics card driver. To perform this task, you can use any of the following methods:
- Manually update drivers via Device Manager if you have already downloaded the .inf or .sys file for the driver.
- Update driver via Command Prompt.
- Get the driver updates on the Optional Updates section under Windows Update.
- Download the latest version of the driver from the manufacturer’s website.
- Automatically update your drivers using any of the free Driver Update software.
After you update the graphics adapter driver, you may need to adjust the game’s graphics settings by turning off anti-aliasing and lowering the setting responsible for post-processing.
If the issue in the highlight persists even though the latest drivers are installed, you can roll back the driver or download and install an earlier version of the driver. Try not to use the beta version, since these versions can be heavily buggy.
7] Install the latest version of DirectX
You may encounter several issues including game crashes if your Windows 11/10 computer isn’t running the required DirectX version. You can update DirectX from Microsoft or update DirectX via the game installation folder. For Steam installation, you will find the DXSETUP.exe file to reinstall/update DirectX in the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DirectX
If you’ve different folders, then run the DXSETUP.exe file in those folders.
8] Run Network Troubleshooter
Run the Network Troubleshooter and see if they help.
9] Use Network Reset feature
Use the Network Reset feature in Windows 11/10 and see if that works for you.
10] Reinstall the game
In most cases, if you’re having issues with games launching on your computer, it could be due to improper or corrupt installation. So, you can check if there was any error during installation – uninstall the game (preferable, use a third-party uninstaller software for a clean uninstall) and run the installer (you may download a fresh installer) again. But before you attempt to install the game again, you can temporarily disable your antivirus as the security software may interfere with the correct file copy or often mistakenly delete files flagged as malware/viruses during the game installation process. It is also important to note that the path to the folder with a game should contain only Latin characters and numbers.
I hope this post helps you!
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Is Matchpoint Tennis Championships multiplayer?
Matchpoint Tennis Championships serves up a smooth-playing game of tennis but saddles it with a sub-par career mode and under-featured multiplayer. The tennis players in the tennis simulator video game Matchpoint include Medvedev, Muguruza, Fritz, Anisimova, and Kyrgios, among others.
Is Matchpoint Tennis Championships cross-platform?
You can challenge your friends and rivals to a virtual tennis duel in online cross-platform multiplayer mode. If you merely want to practice, the game has an in-game coaching system with various modules to help you improve your skills. There are also several mini-games to help you improve your performance.