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F1 2013 Errors, Crashes, Tweaks, Graphics and Performance Fixes

The racing thriller by Codemasters is back and with every year passing by, the franchise is getting bigger and better. F1 2013 just got released on all the major platforms, including PC, and the F1 fans must be itching to get their hands on it.

If you have been following F1 series on PC, you must know that the game goes hard on the hardware and sometimes, there are also minor issues related to software.

Although F1 2013 seems a good end product but when it comes to PC games, there are always problems due to the customization options the platform (PC) has to offer.

If you are looking for a fix/workaround for the concerned problem relating F1 2013, you should browse through the following listing.

Note: Since Codemasters has used the same engine they used for F1 2012, you can also consult this troubleshooting guide for reference.

#1 F1 2013 – My Controller/Wheel is not Working
First, you should be aware of the list of supported controllers/wheels by F1 2013:

Supported Controllers

  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
  • Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
  • Saitek P380 Dual Analog Gamepad
  • Saitek P480 dual Analog Rumble Gamepad
  • Saitek PS1000 Dual Analog Pad
  • Thrustmaster Dual Trigger Rumble Force
  • Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Analog 3
  • Thrustmaster Run N Drive 3-in-1
  • Thrustmaster Run N Drive Wireless Rumble Force
  • Thrustmaster T-Wireless 3 in 1 Rumble Force
  • Logitech Gamepad F510
  • Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

Supported Wheels

  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
  • Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel with Force Feedback
  • ECCI Trackstar 6000
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • Fanatec ClubSport
  • Fanatec CSR Elite
  • Fanatec ClubSport Pedals
  • Logitech Driving Force GT
  • Logitech Driving Force Pro
  • Logitech Formula Force EX/RX
  • Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech MOMO Racing Force (Racing)
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari GT F430 Wireless Cockpit
  • Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Clutch Edition
  • Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel
  • Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 wheel Integral T500
  • Logitech WingMan Formula Force GP Racing Wheel
  • Atomic Super Sport Evo Steering Wheel
  • Logic3 Tri Format Topdrive GT
  • Logic3 Tri Format Topdrive RF
  • SimRaceWay SRW-S1 Steering Wheel (NEW)
  • Atomic TVR Sagaris Sport Racing Steering Wheel

If you controller/wheel is not in this list, there are chances that you might face problems.

You can search for the workaround but it can be different for every product. Furthermore, make sure that any unnecessary USB Peripherals are disconnected before you launch the game with controller/wheel and your drivers for them are up to date.

#2 F1 2013 – Resolution Fix
The developer is aware of the problem related to low resolution and they working to find a fix. In the meanwhile, you can try updating your Graphics drivers.

#3 F1 2013 – Wheel’s Improper Working Fix
Some users have reported that their wheels (e.g. ts500rs and G27) keep on pulling right or left at different points in the game. If you have got the same problem, you can try out the following:

  • Try turning on the Vsync.
  • Double check if there is any software update for your wheel. If there is one, update it and the problem should be resolved.

#4 F1 2013 – Dual Cards Issue on Laptops
Like many games, you shouldn’t be using your Intel HD card to run the game. Don’t forget to switch to the dedicated memory before launching the game. If you are using any tool for switching, try disabling it first and then launch the after disabling the Intel graphics manually.

#5 F1 2013 – Unable to Start Career Mode Freezes
If you are stuck at the career mode, I will recommend that you verify your game’s cache. Also try enabling/disabling the cloud save option in Steam.

#6 F1 2013- Game Crashes During Young Driver Mode
The problem seems to be on consoles more than PC. In any case, if your game crashes and you loose any driver/car, you should disconnect from Racenet and then reconnect. This will resolve the issue for you.

#7 F1 2013 – Can’t Watch Replays Using CSR Wheel
You can use a small tweak in order to fix the issue. First, you need to find actionmap folder in your game’s directory. Then look for the name of your controller.

Open the file using text editor and look for the values saying Replay Fast Forward and Replay Rewind. It should look something like this:
You need to change the AxisName in the code to be your accelerator and brake pedal.

You will need the Accelerator axis name to be rewind and the Brake axis name to be fast forward. The names can be anything but they should be different as you can’t have the same name for Fast Forward and Rewind.

#8 F1 2013 – Game Stuck at Loading Screen in Career Mode
You should make sure that your GFX drivers are up to date to resolve the issue. Also keep track of your GPU manufacturer’s website if they roll out any update related to F1 2013.

#9 F1 2013 – No Menu Visible After Start-up, Game Crashes
If you are experiencing the issue, you most probably are using Inter HD graphics. If your card is lower than HD4550 then I guess you are out of luck as it’s the minimum specification to run F1 2013.

#10 F1 2013 – Error Code 41
You can come across this error for two reasons; either you have outdated drivers for Nvidia or something is wrong at Codemasters end. So update your drivers and try logging in back later.

#11 F1 2013 – 90s content and Track Pack Download Problem
They were aware of the bug and have attended to the issue. Make sure that your game is up to date if you want the download to be successful.

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