StarDrive PC Errors, Crashes, Freezes and Fixes

By   /   Apr 29, 2013

StatDrive is a 4X action strategy game that allows you to build the empire of your dreams into space. The game had a decent beta run and after some polishing, it has finally been released to masses.

If you are a fan of the franchise and like to build in space, you must have already added it into your inventory. Although the game is doing good for many gamers, there are some unlucky ones who are facing minor issues and haven’t been able to play it properly.

In that situation, we have shortlisted some common bugs and errors being encountered by the users and their possible solutions. You can browse through these workarounds and find the possible fixes for the concerned problem.

#1 StarDrive Won’t Start – Crashes on the Startup
If you receive a message on startup that the game has stopped working or any other crash just after pressing the ‘Play’ button, you should try the following:

  • You should try to install the redistributables package present in the StarDrive directory. Generally, you will find it in Steam\SteamApps\common\StarDrive\Redistributables. Run all the setups in there and the crash should go away.
  • Changing the compatibility mode to Windows XP (SP3) may also fix the issue for you.

#2 StarDrive – Black Screen Fix
The error can occur due to some problem in video codecs. You should download this and after installation, the game should work fine.

#3 StarDrive Crashes Randomly
If the above mentioned solutions haven’t worked out for you, go to your save games and look for a fine labeled as Headers. If you find an empty file there, delete it to fix the random crashes.

#4 StarDrive – Fix for XML Crash
If you are getting a crash report related to XML, update your directx. Then, you need to validate your game files. If it says that something is missing, download it to resolve the problem.

#5 StarDrive – Late Game Slowdown
The issue is known to the developer and they are working on it to make the game as smooth as possible. Just, make sure that you are using up-to-date client and don’t miss any update.

#6 StarDrive Error – Access Denied
If you are receiving this error, make sure that your firewall or any other security software on your machine is not blocking the game. Comod or Norton users should disable the antivirus temporarily.

#7 StarDrive Crash 1.07B on Launch
You should try all the fixes mentioned in the above mentioned points. Most probably, it can be your antivirus creating the problem.

If you are experiencing an error that isn’t listed, let us know in the comments and we will try to help you out!

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