Transformers: Fall of Cybertron PC Crashes, Errors, Freezes and Fixes

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a direct sequel of Transformers: War of Cybertron which was released back in 2012.

The story takes off from the post-war events where Autobots are defeated and struggling to keep up with the dark forces of Decepticons. Although, you will be seeing many of the known characters, the gameplay is good enough to give it a fresh feel.

The PC version of the game might give you some issues in running it properly. If it comes to that, you can refer to our troubleshooting guide and find the workaround to fix those issues.

#1 Transformers Fall of Cybertron – Video Issues
First things first, make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements to run the game and your hardware drivers are all up-to-date.

If you are having display issues, then you should know that the game is supposed to support the following resolution settings:


  • 800 x 600
  • 1024 x 768
  • 1280 x 1024
  • 1600 x 1200


  • 800 x 480
  • 1152 x 720
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1680 x 1050
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1200

#2 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – DVD Read Problem
There are a few things if you are unable to uninstall the game via DVD:

  • First, try holding down the left shift key when inserting the game disc. This should prevent the AutoPlay splash screen to come up.
  • Also make sure that any burning software like Alcohol 120% installed are disabled. You may need to turn off all of the emulation options.

#3 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Crash Fix
If the game keeps on crashing then optimizing the graphics hardware acceleration may solve the issue for you. If you are using windows 7, follow these simple steps:

  • Right Click on the Desktop
  • Select Screen resolution
  • Select Advanced settings
  • Choose the Troubleshoot tab
  • Make sure the acceleration slider is set to Full

#3 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – Which Port to Forward
For a smooth multiplayer experience, you need to check that the following ports are opened:

  • 28960 (TCP and UDP)
  • 3074 (bi-directional for both UDP and TCP).
  • 29640

As far as the multiplayer matchmaking system is concerned, the issue is told to be fixed by the developer. And if you still are facing the issue, you can submit a ticket here.

#4 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – How to get G1 Retro Pack
While it shouldn’t be a problem to get it but some players seem to have trouble in finding it. All you need to do is select an Optimus mission and select the pack before the game starts (the button that asks you to switch character). It will be change for the whole game. The weapons however, can be found in the Teletran store in the game.

#5 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Crash – The Game Has Stopped Working
Here are a few things you can try to fix the problem:

  • Head to \Steam\steamapps\common\Transformers Fall of Cybertron\redist and install everything inside the folder.
  • Try running steam as admin
  • We always use the term of “Updated Drivers” but it’s not the only cause that can create the problem. Driver over driver installation can also be problematic sometimes. You can use this tool for the proper removal of all the temporary files of the previous drivers and then do a fresh install.

If you come across any other issue, let us know in the comments below and we will try to help you out.

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.
  • Agamenon

    I follow the #5 step and don’t fix the problem, what i must do?

  • rattlesnake_906

    Do you remember any change you might have done on you PC before the crashing started?

  • tia

    Hey, the game opens fine and starts playing, but after about 4minutes of gameplay it crashes… not sure if this is due to my graphics or something else

  • vivek

    when i launch the displs TFOC.exe is stopped working..hw cn i fix it..???

    • rattlesnake_906

      Tried the fixes mentioned in the article?

  • ishan samant

    when i open transformers war for cybertron setup during preparing to install it displays an error that ===logging started…

  • thenewera

    my problem too this sucks

  • Akshay

    hey guys
    i need help
    my transformers fall of cybertron is not launching at all
    i uninstalled it and installed it again bit all it does is show the process in task manger then it closes it self

  • yahya

    i was playing game perfectly……tomorw morning i strdt it…..n dhn it was continusly loading it…….:( :(…..plz help thnx

    • Roro

      Did you do what i told above you?Sorry if im late for you just tell me if you do as i do ?

      • Chris

        huh?? please explain more?? i dun understand…i tried changing the date and it still loading

    • Hawke

      it also happened with me too

  • Roro

    Hello Guys , when i run the game it give me TFOC.exe the program cant start because budhha.dll is missing from your computer.try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. How can solve this problem? I reinstall the game but it didnt fix the problem . Any help ?Pleas reply as fast as you can

    • buddha

      Try installing the game with your ant virus , and windows defender turned of because it automatically deletes buddha.dll.

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    • kevin

      i had the same problem too. just uninstall it and re-install it. i downloaded it again (cuz i’m lazy and don’t want to spend money) and it worked.only problem 4 me is that i get to level 3 metroplex heeds the call and in the beginning it says TFOC stopped working blah blah blah all that stuff

      • Roro

        Ok kevin do this,first install the game , make sure that your antivirus is off ,becaus it will automaticle delete the buddha.dll , then when the install is finich , get the date before the real date example:now the date is 10/7/2012,make it :10/6/2012 and it will work,and if you dont get your date back ,you will be stuck on the loading screen.And you can thern on the antivirus when you finich the game ,it will give you somthing put cancel ,and second time you can therne anti virus off and play it.If it work please tell me ,and i appreciate to help you.Have fun

        • mjindidrago

          hey i changed the date,disabled,the antivirus,changed the registry setting .tried running on in winxp sp3 but it still crashes to the desktop soon after starting.earlier i had the loading problem.
          help me!!!!!!!!

  • Shark

    Cutscene movies don’t have any sound, but the rest of the game does. Even if I go from the main menu > extras > movies, I can’t hear anything.