How disappointed are you when you’re about to immerse in Old Detroit in the iconic RoboCop: Rogue City, but only to find that it refuses to launch on your computer? If this is also you, don’t worry, you’re not alone, and there are some effective fixes that have worked for many other gamers. Try them and get the RoboCop: Rogue City not launching problem fixed for you.

Try these fixes for the RoboCop: Rogue City not launching problem

You don’t have to try all the following fixes for the RoboCop: Rogue City not launching problem: just work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick to fix the problem for you.

  1. Check your computer specs
  2. Turn off Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling
  3. Update graphics card driver
  4. Verify game files
  5. Add Steam and RoboCop to the antivirus exception list
  6. Run Steam as admin
  7. Modify the TDR value in the Registry Editor

1. Check your computer specs

If your RoboCop: Rogue City doesn’t launch, the first thing you should do is to make sure that your computer is above the minimum system requirements for the game. If your machine is below or just at the requirements, you may need to upgrade your hardware for RoboCop: Rogue City to run smoothly.

If you’re not sure how to check your computer specs, you can refer to this post here for more detailed information: How to Check Your PC’s Specifications

Here are the requirements for RoboCop: Rogue City for your reference:

MinimumRecommended
OSWindows 10 version (64-bit)Windows 10 (64-bit)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 5 2600Intel Core i7-10700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
Memory16 GB RAM16 GB RAM
GraphicsIntel Arc A380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 4 GBIntel Arc A770 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX 6800, 16 GB
Storage51 GB available space51 GB available space

In general, RoboCop: Rogue City doesn’t ask much for your computer: if your computer is less than 8 years old, you can pretty much run this game. So when you’re sure that your machine meets the system requirements, but RoboCop: Rogue City still refuses to launch, please move on to the other fixes below.


2. Turn on Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling

It’s reported by some gamers on the forum that turning on Windows Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling feature does the trick to fix the RoboCop: Rogue City not launching problem for them. If you have tried it now, please do it as follows:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and the I key at the same time to open Settings.
  2. Select Gaming, and make sure that the toggle for Game Mode is set to On. Then click the Graphics tab.
  3. Select RoboCop: Rogue City or Steam from the list of apps, and select High performance.
  4. Then click Change default graphics settings.
  5. Make sure that the toggles for Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling and Optimizations for windowed games are both set to On.

Run RoboCop: Rogue City now to see if it launches well. Some also mentioned that turning off Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling helps RoboCop: Rogue City to launch. So you can try this too to see if it works for you.

If RoboCop: Rogue City still refuses to launch, please move on to the next fix, below.


3. Update graphics card driver

An outdated or incorrect display card driver could also be the culprit to your RoboCop: Rogue City not launching problem, so if the above two methods don’t help RoboCop: Rogue City to launch, it’s likely that you have a corrupted or outdated graphics driver. So you should update your drivers to see if it helps.

There are mainly 2 ways you can update your graphics driver: manually or automatically.

Option 1: Update your graphics driver manually

If you’re a tech-savvy gamer, you can spend some time updating your GPU driver manually.

To do so, first visit the website of your GPU manufacturer:

Then search for your GPU model. Note that you should only download the latest driver installer that’s compatible with your operating system. Once downloaded, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to update.

If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver 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 be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

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 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  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 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 – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
    Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Try to run RoboCop: Rogue City again and see if the latest graphics driver helps it to launch. If this fix doesn’t work for you, try the next fix, below.


4. Verify game files

When a game refuses to launch on Steam, you can always try to verify the game files to make sure that the problem is not caused by faulty or corrupted game files. To do so:

  1. Launch Steam.
  2. In LIBRARY, right-click on RoboCop: Rogue City and select Properties from the drop-down menu.

    Steam - how to verify integrity of game files
  3. Select the Installed Files tab and click on the Verified integrity of game files button.

    Steam - how to verify integrity of game files
  4. Steam will then verify the game’s files – this process may take several minutes.

When the verification is done, try to launch RoboCop: Rogue City again. If it’s still not launching, please move on.


5. Add Steam and RoboCop to the antivirus exception list

Given that third-party antivirus applications usually hook very deep into your system, they may interfere with Steam and its related services, and therefore stop RoboCop: Rogue City from launching properly.

This is usually because Steam and the games consume a lot of memory and CPU usage when running, many third-party antivirus applications may regard them as potential threats and then force your system to shut them down.

To make sure that your third-party antivirus program is not stopping RoboCop: Rogue City from launching on your computer, you can try adding Steam as an exception to your third-party antivirus application

Please consult your antivirus documentation for instructions if you aren’t sure how to do it.

6. Run Steam as admin

It’s also possible that lacking certain system permissions is stopping Steam and RoboCop: Rogue City from running properly. To make sure that this is not why your RoboCop: Rogue City doesn’t launch, you can run Steam and RoboCop: Rogue City as administrator so as to give them all the privileges they may need to run. To do so:

  1. Right-click your Steam icon and select Properties.
  2. Select the Compatibility tab. Tick the box for Run this program as an administrator. Then click Apply > OK to save the changes.

  3. Then tick the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for: then select Windows 8 from the dropdown list.

Now open Steam and RoboCop: Rogue City again (it should be opened with administrative permission), to see if it launches well. If the problem still remains, please move on to the next fix.


7. Modify the TDR value in the Registry Editor

If RoboCop: Rogue City still doesn’t launch after all the above, you can try to modify the TDR value in the Registry Editor.

Incorrectly modifying Registry Editor files could cause severe computer problems, so please make sure that you always create a backup or a restore point for your computer first before you change anything in the Registry Editor.
  1. Firstly, create a system restore point as instructed here: How to enable and create restore points in Windows 10 (the screenshots here are from Windows 10, but the instructions work on Windows 11 as well).
  2. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and the R key together. Type regedit and hit Enter.
  3. Go to the following location: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers

  4. On the right side, right-click the empty area and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Name the new entry TdrLevel, then double-click it and make sure that its Value data is 0. Click OK to save.
  6. Restart your computer for the change to take effect.

Then see if RoboCop: Rogue City can launch now.


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