South Park: The Fractured But Whole Errors, Crashes, Black Screen, No Audio, Broken Menu And Fixes
South Park: The Fractured But Whole has launched for PC and consoles and gamers are enjoying it. However, PC gamers are experiencing South Park: The Fractured But Whole errors that are hindering their fun and their progress in the game and will discuss them all here and will also provide you with a possible fix.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a sequel to the critically acclaimed South Park: The Stick Of Truth. The game is developed by Ubisoft who is known for developing and publishing games like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Errors Crashes And Fixes
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Black Screen
Many PC users are experiencing Black Screen issue while launching the game. While this issue is annoying but, the solution to this is simple. All you have to do is launch the game and if the Black Screen issue persists, press ALT+Enter. This will bring the game in Windowed mode and the issue will be resolved. Change the resolution to your monitor’s resolution and then change it to full screen if you like and the issue will not bother you again.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Broken Menu
This is one of the South Park: The Fractured But Whole errors that players have been facing. This issue is mainly occurring for those who have two graphical processors like an external GPU and an integrated GPU. The game can’t decide to put the load on the external one and renders it on integrated one which causes the menu to be broken.
The solution to this problem is this, go to Nvidia Control Panel if you are using a Nvidia GPU. Select “Manage 3D Settings” and then select “‘Program Settings”. Here click on add if it isn’t already on the list then browse to Steam\steamapps\common\South Park: The Fractured But Whole and add SouthPark_TFBW.exe.
Once it is added, select the preferred graphics processor and you need to select “High-performance Nvidia processor”. Now go to the game’s folder where you found the EXE and Right-click on SouthPark_TFBW.exe and select run it as an administrator. This will resolve the issue.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Unsynchronized Audio
This issue can be resolved, just go to playback devices by right clicking the audio icon in the bottom right corner, select the audio device that is enabled, for most it will be “Speakers”, and open properties. Select “Advanced” and set the audio quality to 24-bit 96000Hz (Studio Quality) which should resolve the issue.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Low FPS/Bad Performance
As with many PC ports of the multi-platform games, South Park: The Fractured But Whole also suffers from bad performance or low FPS. However, this issues might not be because of any lack of optimizations for the PC version but, the game might be running on your integrated GPU instead of external one which might be the reason behind the bad performance.
All you have to do is change from Nvidia Control panel, which we have already discussed how in the above issue. If your game is indeed using an external GPU then the problem might be occurring due to outdated GPU drivers. Try to update your GPU drivers and the issue should resolve.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Game Crashing At Character Creation
This is another of the South Park: The Fractured But Whole errors that is persisting for PC gamers. many have experienced the game crash during the character creation, however, the fix is simple. All you have to do is to verify File Integrity by going to your Steam library, right click on the game and select “Properties” and then select “Local Files” tab and select “Verify FIles integrity”.
This will check game files and if there is something missing then the game will automatically download it and the issue will be resolved.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – No Audio
Some PC users have been experiencing no audio while playing South Park: The Fractured But Whole. While the origin of the issue is not yet known but, there is a simple workaround if you are using speakers and its above 2.1 channel setup then all you need to do is go to audio options and change speakers with headphones and the issue should resolve for most of you. If the issue persists then you need to wait for fir an official patch from Ubisoft.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Missing “.dll” Files
This is a common error that occurs mostly for Windows 7 users due to the lack of the updated OS or Visual C++ Redistributable not being up-to-date. All you have to do is update your OS and the issue will be resolved and if the OS is updated and the issue persists then just install the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 which will automatically update the file or will put it in your system if it is missing.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Long Loading Time
This is another one of South Park: The Fractured But Whole errors that PC users have been experiencing. The solution for this issue is quite simple. Open up task manager and look for any program using your HDD drive too much if it is, then end that program and the issue will resolve.
Also, before launching the game kill all application in the background that can potentially use your HDD drive, as they will increase loading times.
If you are facing any other South Park: The Fractured But Whole errors not listed here or have a better solution to an error, let us know in the comments!