F1 2017 Errors, Black Screen, Lag Spikes, Audio, Wheel Issues, and Workarounds

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F1 2017 Errors, Black Screen, Lag Spikes, Audio, Wheel Issues, and Workarounds

Developed and published by Codemasters, F1 2017 is the ninth installment in the Formula One video games series and is now available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. While the PC version is decent, you can expect to run into some minor issues related to wheels not being recognized, audio issues, random lag spikes, black screen, and more.

However, before we begin, please check the minimum/recommend system requirements provided below:

Minimum System Requirements

  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 40 GB Available Space
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 or AMD HD 5870
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD FX 4100
  • OS: 64-Bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Recommended System Requirements

  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 40 GB Available Space
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070 or AMD RX 480
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4690 or AMD FX 8320
  • OS: 64-Bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

If you are still on the fence about buying F1 2017, make sure to check out our F1 2017 Review.

F1 2017 Errors, Crashes, Freezes, and Workarounds

F1 2017 #1 – Wheel not Recognized

Some players have reported that the game does not recognize their wheels, especially the G920. First, you need to ensure that you have the latest Logitech drivers for the G920 and that it appears in the Device Manager as an input device. Once done, check the Logitech Control Panel and calibrate it.

If it does not appear there, try to unplug it, and plug it one more time. Finally, if it is your first time with the wheels, please do note that they require power. Check all these things and report back!

F1 2017 #2 – Microstuttering and Audio Stuttering

There are a few cases with people reporting micro-stuttering and general audio-related issues on GPUs such as GTX 1070, GTX 1060, etc., even after updating to the latest drivers. According to players who have yet to update their drivers, the game runs without any such issues so maybe you need to wait for a hotfix.

F1 2017 #3 – Unbearable Wheel Rattle

Those of you who are suffering from unbearable wheel rattle on wheels such as G27, G29, etc., you should try lowering the FFB to below 50, curbs/offtrack to 30-40, and wheel weight to the max to get a slightly improved playing experience.

F1 2017 #4 – Kicked for Cheating

Players with a VAC ban may see themselves getting kicked from an Online Race for cheating. At first, people assumed that VAC carries the data over to other games but according to a report, simply restarting the game fixes the issue.

F1 2017 #5 – No Sounds

A few players have reported getting no music and sound effects despite having the latest drivers. This is a minor issue with a simple workaround. All you need to do is to set the kHz back to 48 and you should be good to go.

F1 2017 #6 – Game not Working, Black Screen

Some of you who jumped the gun and installed the latest Nvidia drivers should not be able to start the game in Fullscreen. In order to play the game, hit Alt + Enter after starting the game to switch to Windowed Mode followed by heading to Options and selecting the Borderless Window. For some reason, the latest drivers have bugged the Fullscreen.

F1 2017 #7 – 0cx0000142 Error

Those of you who are coming across errors such as the one mentioned above, you should try reinstalling the ‘vcredist’ files. You should be able to find the files at the following directory:

\SteamApps\Common\F1 2017\_CommonRedist\vcredist\2015

F1 2017 #8 – Random Lag Spikes

Some people even with GPUs such as GTX 1080, GTX 1070, etc. are reporting random lag spikes. As mentioned earlier, the latest Nvidia drivers are to be blamed here. Until a hotfix is rolled out, we suggest rolling back 382.33 in order to improve your playing experience a little.

F1 2017 #9 – All Racers Being Disqualified Online

According to an F1’s Social Media Manager, the developers are aware of the issue and are currently investigating to roll out a fix.

This is currently all we have in our F1 Errors, Crashes, and Workarounds. If you have an issue not listed above, please feel free to let us know in the comments section below and one of our community members or us will be able to help you out!