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The Secret World Errors, Launcher Crashes, Server Lag and Controls Fixes

The Secret World
Makers of Age of Conan: Hybarian Adventures and Anarchy Online, Funcom has also done a descent job with “The Secret World.”

After a long beta run, the game has finally been released and yes, like many other games, you may still face some issues to make it work properly on your machine. So, if you are facing any problem, we have shortlisted some of the common problems faced by users and their possible solutions, which may also address your issue.

For more help on The Secret World, read our Crafting and Decks Guide.

#1 The Secret World – Mouse Controls alteration (Autohotkey)
If you don’t want to hold down the right mouse button for long durations, Autohotkey can provide you the alternative. By using the script given below, you can toggle mouse-look on and off in the game with a single click. Just follow the given procedure:

  1. Download the AutoHotKey client and install it.
  2. Create a new text file and open it in notepad.
  3. Copy & paste all the script given below in that text file.
  4. Rename the textfile to mouselook.ahk
  5. Double-click mouselook.ahk to execute the script. The “H” icon on your PC will be the indication that your script is running.

#NoEnv
SendMode Input

#IfWinActive The Secret World

$RButton::
If (Toggle := !Toggle)
Send {RButton Down}
Else
Send {RButton up}
Return

m::
if (Toggle)
{
Toggle := !Toggle
Send {RButton up}
send m
}
Else
send m
Return

n::
if (Toggle)
{
Toggle := !Toggle
Send {RButton up}
send n
}
Else
send n
Return

k::
if (Toggle)
{
Toggle := !Toggle
Send {RButton up}
send k
}
Else
send k
Return

p::
if (Toggle)
{
Toggle := !Toggle
Send {RButton up}
send p
}
Else
send p
Return

#IfWinActive

#2 The Secret World – Blue Screen Error
Although the issue can be due to multiple reasons, playing the game with DirectX 9 instead of DirectX 11 can fix the problem for you. It was known issue in the beta, and it should be fixed in the full release.

#3 The Secret World – Having Troubles With Launcher Update
Make sure that your firewall or antivirus is not blocking the launcher. If you are using antivirus clients like Avira or programs like F-Secure, disable them before updating.

#4 The Secret World – Can’t Hear the Dialogues
Make sure that the in-game dialogue volume option is loud enough. This is not a common bug, and it won’t be surprising if you didn’t think about changing the dialogue volume before.

#5 The Secret World – Only two servers are visible
The problem is related to some Config file. If you are facing this issue, then you most probably are using the TestLive Config. You need to swap it with Early Access Local Config.

How? Follow the link and log into your account. On the right side you will see the option to switch between Test Live and Early Access. Swap the config files and you will be fine.

#6 The Secret World – Authentication Failure Error
If you are facing this problem, then the obvious thing to check first is to make sure that you are entering your account details right.

If the problem persists, you can try out the solution mentioned in #5 problem above. If none of this helps, the customer support is your last resort.

If you are facing any other issue, let us know in the comments below