Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS2) constantly crashes your PC? You’re not alone! Many players are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Try the solutions here.
Meet the minimum system specs
The minimum system specifications to play Euro Truck Simulator need to be met to run the game smoothly; otherwise, you are likely to run into crashing issues. So, if you’re playing on an extremely old PC, the only way to fix the crashing issue would be an upgrade to your computer’s hardware.
Here are Euro Truck Simulator 2’s system requirements:
|Processor:||Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz|
|Memory:||4 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||GeForce GTS 450-class (Intel HD 4000)|
|Hard Drive:||3 GB available space|
|OS:||Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit|
|Processor:||Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz|
|Memory:||6 GB RAM|
|Graphics:||GeForce GTX 760-class (2 GB)|
|Hard Drive:||3 GB available space|
Make sure your PC meets the minimum system specs to run the game, then move on to the solutions below.
How to fix ETS2 crash?
You may not have to try them all, just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Run the game as an administrator
- Check for software conflicts
- Clear your game cache file
- Verify the integrity of your game files
- Update your graphics driver
- Check for Windows updates
- Reinstall your game
Fix 1: Run the game as an administrator
When you open most programs, they don’t run as an administrator. This means the programs don’t have full access to files and folder on your PC. So, you should grant your game administrator rights to see if it can function properly. Follow the instruction below:
1) Right-click Steam and select Properties.
2) Click the Compatibility tab, then check the box next to Run this program as an administrator.
3) Click Apply > OK.
4) Right-click Euro Truck Simulator 2, then select Properties.
5) Click the Compatibility tab, then check Run this program as an administrator.
6) Click Apply, then OK.
7) Relaunch your game.
If the ETS2 crashing issue continues to occur, move on to the fix below.
Fix 2: Check for software conflicts
If you’re running multiple programs during gameplay, it’s possible that one or more of your software is conflicting with your game. So, you should turn off unnecessary applications while gaming. Follow the instructions below to see how to do it:
If you’re on Windows 7…
1) Right-click your taskbar and select Start Task Manager.
2) Click the Processes tab. Then, check your current CPU and memory usage to see what processes are consuming your resources most.
3) Right-click the resource-consuming process and select End Process Tree.
Try relaunching ETS2 to see if this has resolved your issue. If your game crashes again, check the next fix, below.
If you’re on Windows 8 or 10…
1) Right-click your taskbar and select Task Manager.
2) Check your current CPU and memory usage to see what processes are consuming your resources most.
3) Right-click the resource-consuming process and select End task.
Relaunch ETS2 to see if this has resolved your issue. If your game still crashes, try the next fix, below.
Fix 3: Clear your game cache files
Another common cause of gaming issue is the corrupt game cache files. To see if that’s the problem for you, try clearing your game cache files. Follow the instructions below to see how:
1) Exit Steam and your game completely.
2) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.
3) Type %public%\Documents, then click OK.
4) Right-click the Steam folder and select Delete.
5) Restart your game to check if this worked for you.
If your game is still unplayable, move on to the next fix.
Fix 4: Verify the integrity of your game files
You may run into the game crashing issue when certain game files are corrupted or missing. If you’re playing the game on Steam, try verifying the integrity of your game files. Here is how:
1) Run Steam.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click Euro Truck Simulator 2 and select Properties.
4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.
Relaunch your game to see if this has resolved your issue. If no, try the fix below.
Fix 5: Update your graphics driver
You are likely to encounter the game crashing issue when you are using a faulty graphics driver or it’s out of date. It’s essential that you have the latest correct driver at all times. There are 2 ways you can get the right graphics driver:
Manual driver update – You can update your graphics driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your graphics product, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only driver that is compatible with your Windows version.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your graphics product, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to the graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
After updating your graphics driver, try launching your game again to test your issue. If the crashing issue continues to occur, then go ahead with the fix below.
Fix 5: Check for Windows updates
Windows releases regular updates to fix bugs. It’s probable that a recent update has prevented your game from functioning correctly, and that a new update is required to fix it. To check if there is any update, follow the instructions below:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type windows update and select Windows Update settings.
2) Click Check for updates, and then wait for Windows to download and install the updates automatically.
Restart your computer and your game. If your issue still exists, try the fix, below.
Fix 6: Reinstall your game
Game issues, such as freezing, crashing or lagging might happen when the game is not properly installed on your PC, so try reinstalling ETS2 to see if it fixes your problem. Follow the instructions below:
1) Run Steam.
2) Right-click Euro Truck Simulator 2, then click Manage > Uninstall.
3) Click Uninstall.
4) Restart your computer.
5) Reinstall the game on your PC, then try launching the game to see if it runs properly.
Hopefully, this article helped! Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions. I would love your thoughts!