Need for Speed Rivals Errors, Crashes, FPS, Bugs and Launch Fixes


Here we are with yet another Need for Speed game looking forward to living up to the expectations. It’s not that bad, but I think EA really needs to pay more attention to the franchise.

Visually, the game looks great apart from the fact that it’s locked at 30 frames by default, which cannot be an acceptable limitation for many PC gamers. Furthermore, EA once again hasn’t included wheel support in the game.

Anyway, if those two things aren’t important for you, the game is fun. However, you may stumble upon other issues making your game to crash or not give the optimum performance.

To resolve those issues, you can browse through the following list of workarounds.

#1 Need for Speed Rivals – Direct X Error
The error arises mainly due to outdated drivers or if you don’t have enough VRAM. If both of these aren’t the issue for you, you should try re-installing the directx to resolve the issue.

#2 Need for Speed Rivals – How to Repair the Corrupt Install
Corrupt Installation can lead to various problems including errors, crashes and freezes. If you are experiencing any of these problems, you should first try to repair your installation using the origins client. It can be done in three simple steps:

  • Go to My Games in the Origin client.
  • Right-click the game tile.
  • Select “Repair Install”.

The repairing process can take up to an hour depending on your hardware so you need to stay put while it repairs.

#3 Need for Speed Rivals – FPS Locked at 30
Officially, yes, the FPS are locked at 30 by default. So it’s not an error or something as it’s how developers have decided to go with the game. There is hope though as community is already looking into ways to remove the cap but for the time being, you might have to stay contented with it.

#4 Need for Speed Rivals – Black Screen Fix
Black Screen issue arises either due to outdated drivers of due to the resolution conflict between desktop and that of game.

First, you should run the game in windowed mode (ALT+ENTER). You will be able to see the interface and there you can try altering the resolution.

It goes without saying that you should have latest drivers for your hardware. Furthermore, if you are using SLI/Crossifre, disable it to resolve the issue.

#5 Need for Speed: Rivals – Game Won’t Launch Fix (Black Screen, Crash)
If your game is getting a black screen or it’s being crashed during gameplay, you can also try disabling in-game Origin Overlay.

#6 Need for Speed Rivals – Startup Error Fix
If you are experiencing something like “Missing DLL:[MSVCP110.dll] Error: 0x7e” or any other related “.dll” error, you should try running the C++ setup found in the game’s directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Need for Speed(TM) Rivals\__Installer\vc\vc2012Update1\redist.

Restart your system after and it should be fixed.

#7 Need for Speed Rivals – FPS Fix/60 FPS
It seems like that someone found the workaround past the 30 FPS cap. You need to add the following command in the launch options of you game’s “.exe”:

-GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60

You should give it a shot and let use know if there is any change in experience.

If you come across any other issues, comment and we will try to help you out!

By Ali Asif

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.

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    • hassan

      why i can never win time trial although i finished all levels by avoiding time trials
      also Rt click in origin not giving the option repair

      I feel the time counter is not correct as i am driving like crazy and using all options for speeding // i feel the timer is going too fast

    • kasra

      i used ” -GameTime.MaxSimFps 18+ -GameTime.ForceSimRate 18+ ” for fps and it’s ok, the one provided heredidn’t work for me, but i have another problem and that’s withraces and hot pursuits, no opponents apper when i start race, i simply race myself

    • Renjith

      the game is too slow….i am using a 32-bit OS….is it that the reason for the slow ?

    • Renjith

      the game is too slow…i am using a 32-bit system…is it the reason for the slow ?

    • Abrar

      it crashes aftr some time

    • Francois van Heerden

      I found my Problem , also had the problem with Black screen and stuttering sound and could only open the game in window. Tried everything on the internet. the only Solution I had was to use my girlfriend’s screen. I have a 40″ Samsung 3D screen , swopping it with the 24″ Samsung computer screen was the only Solution. I would like a fix for that , to somehow bypass this issue.
      Running
      Sabertooth ASus R2.0
      AMD FX-8150
      8BG RAM
      ATI 7970 ASUS Ghz Edition
      WIndows 7 Pro X64

    • Toooo1

      The sound keeps repeating for me, it’s like a scratched disk thing. Also always freezes when loading… anyone else get a problem like that?

    • https://twitter.com/sabbyjolly Sabbyj

      Using the 60 FPS fix puts the game in a perpetual slow motion mode.
      I’m now going to write a scathing email to EA. I hate to look at 30 FPS games.

    • George

      Hello every1 My problem with the game is that it freezes at the racer
      training entrance video and wont go past that but after downloading a
      save game with 100% complete events and replacing my save game with it,
      the game works without issues. So if anyone can be kind enough to upload
      a save game with both the racer training n cop training complete I will
      be really great full. Thanks in advance I have the pc version of the game.

    • ahmed

      i have a msvpc110.dll error what should i do ?

      • Xkira

        Try insatll Microsoft visual 2012

    • siddharth

      sound error.. NO SOUND IN THE GAME!! plss help!!

    • Rahul

      My error is not fixing, its saying MSVCP110.dll is missing from your computer. I tried repairing the C++ thing but it didnt fix.

      • rattlesnake_906

        Try re-installing directx.

    • X-PyRo23

      I was in the middle of an event and it just froze, since then it’s repeatedly froze when i pick a new car, try to leave garage or switch career from racer to cop (Vice versa), and then, if i do manage to get out of the garage i only get to drive for like 2 minutes then it freezes again…. Im trying a storage re-format on the system, ill get back to you if it works
      (This was on PS3 consol)

    • Akhil

      showing “stopped working ” any help ??am using latest graphics update for nvidia geforce 630m

      • MiztaaPenguin

        I have same problem,my specs: Core i5 3570k @ 4.0Ghz, 2x4GB RAM 1600MHz, nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB Oc. Any help?? How to fix crashing during gameplay?? Put off OverWatch which means like online thingy (Maybe that Origin thing , but still crashing, any help?)

    • rattlesnake_906

      What are your system specs? By everything you mean that you have also tried the windowed mode? Also, do you hear any background sounds?

    • kcve
    • Gateway2

      Tell me why i dont buy ea games anymore lol this is one reason

    • Scorpion

      directx error

      diretx function createPixelShadeFor(null)
      somebody help please…

      • http://segmentnext.com/author/rattlesnake Ali Asif

        did you try the directx related fixes?

    • j

      after installing nfsr i get error message that i need to update my video driver amd radion from 13.1 to 13.4 or better so i went to amd downloaded video driver 13.9 which is better than 13.4 installed and restarted game got same error message of update driver from 13.1 to 13.4 or better deleted game deleted video driver reinstalled 13.9 reinstalled game run game same error message so i tryed about another 10 times to source driver from every web sit that had a radion amd hd4890 driver o and i tried every driver update from 14.4 to 13.9 and all say update driver from 13.1 to 13.4 or better

      i tell you im about to snap both nfsr disks in half spent 10 hours trying all avenues to fix problem re installed all drivers and game each tin grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      • Lead

        I have the same problem and im freaking out like crazy!!

    • EDGAR

      HOW THE HELL DO I FIX THE PGEUP BUTTOM MOT WORKING IN THE GAME TO START IT ! HAVE REASSIGNED KEY STILL NOTHING. OTHERS HAVE SAME PROBLEM ARGHHHH

      • rattlesnake_906

        Did you try the controller?

    • rattlesnake_906

      just run the directx setup and redist setup in the game’s folder. You can also download the directx manually and run the setup to update the older one.

    • rattlesnake_906

      Guys mention your system specs. Have your tried the mentioned fixes?

      • Mewhoelse

        i7 860, GTX 670 AMP.
        Same thing happens here.
        The game freezes while playing.
        The car stops as it was pausing, the wheels keep spinning, then it recovers and it crashes.

        • rattlesnake_906

          Tried any of the mentioned fixes? What drivers are you using?

        • momoXd66

          that also happened to me, all you have to do is to press “look back” button.

    • Chandrian

      Thing is we were told there would be no fps cap for pc and there we have, a game capped to 30.

    • Akhilesh

      Hi ,

      I have recently got NFS Rivals and to my disappointment, there is no gameplay sound at all. All the volumes are at max including the sounds within the game but still there is no sound output. This problem only occurs in NFS Rivals. Sound works fine for all other applications.

      Please suggest a solution

      • Akhilesh

        i5 4th gen , 8gb ram, 2gb GT740M

        • rattlesnake_906

          Are you using speakers or headphones for the sound?