Still plagued by the disturbing crash issues that hinder you from exploring the vast underground complex in GTFO? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Since the initial release of GTFO on Steam, many players have reported crashes with this game. Given GTFO is still at its “Early Access” stage, you certainly have every reason to expect that most bugs would be fixed in the full version. That said, there’re still a few fixes you can try to clear up the problem for now.
Do some basic check first
Before you get your hands on the fixes below, you should first check whether your PC can handle GTFO. Here’s the information you may need:
- MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
|OS||Windows 7 64-Bit or later|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 2500K or AMD equivalent|
|Memory||8 GB RAM|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2 GB or AMD equivalent|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||15 GB available space|
- RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS
|OS||Windows 10 64-Bit or later|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 4790K or AMD equivalent|
|Memory||16 GB RAM|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD equivalent|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||15 GB available space|
Once you confirm that your PC is up for the task of running GTFO, move down and try out the fixes shown below. However, if your computer doesn’t meet the requirements for this game, please upgrade some of your hardware components first.
6 Fixes for GTFO Crashing
There you go – 6 fixes that could help you resolve GTFO crashing. You can try any of them selectively, or try them one by one; just work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.
Fix 1: Delete certain folders & reinstall the game
If your GTFO crashed on startup with an error window mentioning GTFO and Unity, you should try the following procedure:
1) Uninstall GTFO. Just open your Steam Library, right-click the game, then select Manage > Uninstall.
2) Once complete, delete these two folders:
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\LocalLow\10 Chambers Collective\
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Appdata\Local\Temp\10 Chambers Collective\
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box. Then, type cmd and hit Enter.
2) In your Command Prompt, type query user and press the Enter key.
3) The results containing your user name will be displayed below.
3) After the folders are deleted, reinstall GTFO and your crash problem should be solved.
If this fix didn’t help, or it’s not applicable to your situation, please move on to the next fix, below.
Fix 2: Update your graphics card drivers
Your crashing issue with GTFO may be caused by outdated or corrupt graphics card drivers. To check if that’s the root cause, you should try updating your graphics driver to a relatively new and stable version first.
Usually, you can get the latest driver from your video card’s manufacturer (such as Nvidia, AMD, Intel) and then install it by yourself. However, you’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your driver this way, because you need to find exactly the right driver online, download it and install it step by step. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your device drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy takes care of everything.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:
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 a flagged driver (say your graphics card 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.)
Check to see if GTFO continues to crash. If it does, please try out Fix 3.
Fix 3: Verify the integrity of game files
If you play GTFO on Steam, you can verify the integrity of your game files using the following procedure:
1) Log in Steam and click LIBRARY.
2) Right-click GTFO and select Properties.
3) Go to the LOCAL FILES tab and select VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES…. Then wait for the process to be complete.
4) Once complete, exit Steam and reopen it. Run GTFO and wait to see if it keeps crashing.
If you still find no luck getting closer to the real solution, take a stab at the next fix.
Fix 4: Run GTFO as an administrator
This quick fix is more like a general solution for all the games that cannot be launched properly, and it’s very easy to apply. As long as you have the administrative privileges to run RoE, you should give this fix a try.
1) Locate the executable file of GTFO in your PC. Right-click on it and select Properties.
Then, on the Processes tab, locate GTFO in the list of processes, right-click on it, and select Open file location.
2) In the Properties window, on the Compatibility tab, select Run this program as an administrator. Then click Apply > OK.
Now you should be able to run GTFO under administrator privileges permanently. If you want to revert this configuration, simply uncheck Run this program as an administrator.
Still unable to solve the problem? If yes, proceed to the next fix.
Fix 5: Change in-game settings
As reported by some players, tweaking certain graphics settings in GTFO has resolved or mitigated the crashing issues they confronted. To figure out whether any of the following settings have caused you trouble, you should disable one of them and wait to see if the crashes reoccur. If it does, then you have probably found out the culprit so just leave it disabled; if it doesn’t, try disabling the next one until you finally nail down the root cause.
Here’re the settings you should try to turn off or change:
- Play GTFO in windowed borderless
- Adjust the in-game resolution to your native screen resolution
- Disable Vertical Sync
- Disable Anti-aliasing
Note that the above tweaks may not suit your needs, and there’s a chance that some other settings (which are not mentioned here) have triggered the crashes. You can also try disabling or turning down other in-game settings one by one if you like.
Fix 6: Stop overclocking
To anyone in pursuit of ultimate gaming experience, it’s quite common to speed up the CPU/GPU a notch or two. Usually, it won’t cause you much trouble; just don’t push them too hard – otherwise, the overclocking may undermine the stability of your PC, raising the risks of game crashes and even hardware malfunction (such as overheat).
If you’re now overclocking your computer, try to stop it for a while and see whether that resolves your crashing problem in GTFO. If possible, underclock your GPU a bit and then turn down/off some of the in-game graphics settings. That will release some burden from your hardware and enable the game to run more fluidly, but it’s not essential.
Hopefully this post helped you resolve the problem. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any further questions or ideas. Thanks for reading!