Some PC gamers on their Windows 11/10 rig are reportedly experiencing the issue of the game Prodeus not installing, launching, or opening. This post is intended to help affected PC gamers with the most practical solutions to resolve the issue on their gaming device.
Why is Prodeus crashing on launch?
When you try to launch the game, you may get a black screen with a spinning blue loading mouse icon. You may not be able to kill the game process in Task Manager. One possible reason why the game is crashing could be an outdated graphics card driver because sometimes a file in the driver you need is missing or something else is broken then a fresh install helps. Resolving the issue could require you to reset your graphics card to standard settings, making sure DirectX is updated just in case.
Prodeus not installing, launching, or opening
If Prodeus is not installing, launching, or opening on your Windows 11/10 gaming PC, then you can apply our easy solutions provided below in no particular order to get the game up and running without issues for the best gaming experience.
- Launch the game from a shortcut
- Change the Full-Screen Mode settings
- Disconnect (custom) controllers
- Verify game files integrity
- Reinstall Prodeus game
- Contact Humble Games Support
Let’s look at the description of the process as it relates to each of the listed solutions. We cannot overemphasize this, but before you proceed, make sure Windows is updated to the latest version/build. An outdated Windows OS is usually the most common cause of ‘minor’ software-related issues. Similarly, game performance is by far dependent on your graphics, so make sure you are on the latest versions of your GPU drivers.
Read: Steam games won’t launch; Stuck on Preparing to Launch
1] Launch the game from a shortcut
Some affected PC gamers that had the Prodeus not installing, launching, or opening an issue on their Windows 11/10 gaming PC reported they were able to work around the issue by not launching the game with the original launcher on the desktop. Instead, they created a shortcut directly from the Prodeus application (right-click the game .exe file > Send to > Desktop to create a shortcut or drag and drop the .exe file to any location on your drive) present in the game folder or right-click on the Prodeus application present in the folder and then select the Run as administrator option from the context menu.
2] Change the Full-Screen Mode settings
The default launch Full-Screen Mode for the Prodeus game changed to Full-Screen Window instead of Exclusive Full Screen for maximum compatibility. However, the Full-Screen Mode settings can still be changed in the options menu. So, if you’re experiencing the game crashing on startup, then you can modify the launch options in Steam or change the custom launch parameters in GOG Galaxy.
In the Steam client, to launch and play the game in Windowed Borderless Mode, follow these steps:
- Open Steam.
- Go to Library.
- Right-click on the Prodeus game.
- Select Properties from the context menu.
- Now, set the Launch Option to Windows Borderless by typing the following parameter:
-screen-fullscreen 1 -window-mode borderless
Once done, restart the game and check if the issue persists. Alternatively, navigate to the game’s shortcut (either game’s desktop shortcut, or the shortcut located in the game’s installation folder), right-click on the shortcut, and select Properties. In the Properties window switch to the Shortcut tab, and here add the above parameter to the end of the Target field after the quotation marks.
Read: How to enable or disable Full-screen optimizations in Windows
3] Disconnect (custom) controllers
As revealed by some affected PC gamers, for some odd reason, custom controllers can prevent the game from launching. Although the developers are aware of this and are adding exceptions by collecting data and will possibly release a patch/update to address the anomaly, for the moment, to work around the issue, disconnect any game controllers attached to your gaming computer before you launch the game or while playing the game.
Read: How to calibrate Xbox One Controller in Windows PC
4] Verify game files integrity
Missing or corrupted game data/files are known to be one major reason you may experience game issues on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig. In this case, the applicable fix is to verify and repair the game files for the game in question via the game client/launcher.
- Launch the Steam client.
- Click on Library.
- Right-click on Prodeus from the list of installed games.
- Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
- Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files and wait for the process to complete.
- Once done, restart your computer.
If the issue is still unresolved, continue with the next solution.
5] Reinstall Prodeus game
If you are experiencing game issues like freezing or crashing on your PC, it can help to try uninstalling and reinstalling the game. This ensures the game’s files are complete and that the latest updates are installed. Reinstalling a game won’t delete saves as most games implement this so that your progress will stay no matter which computer you use to play the game on. Even when you uninstall a game, the saves would have been saved on the cloud, so that the next time you install it again, the saves are downloaded and synced with the game again so you can continue playing.
Read: How to transfer Steam, Epic, Origin, and Uplay games to a new PC
6] Contact Humble Games Support
If nothing has worked so far to resolve the issue, you’re currently facing on your gaming rig, you can contact Humble Games support at humblegames.com/contact-us/. Before doing this, make sure your computer meets the recommended system requirements to run the game.
- OS: Windows 11/10/8/7
- Processor: CPU @ 3+ GHz, 8 cores
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 or AMD RX 560
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 4 GB available space
I hope you find this post helpful!
How do you fix Prodeus not working?
Some Xbox console gamers reported that the Prodeus game is not working and that they are getting a seizure warning when pressing the A button on the controller nothing happens. In this case, restarting the Xbox got the game working again. In another case for PC gamers, it appeared to be a permissions issue. Checking the log files at the following location AppData\LocalLow\BoundingBoxSoftware\Prodeus\player.log showed the following error:
UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path “C:/Users/username/AppData/LocalLow/BoundingBoxSoftware/Prodeus\Localization\localization.hash” is denied.
The solution, in this case, was to remove the Read-only permission for the localization.hash file.