Greedfall 10 Issues, Fixes For Downloading And Installation, Not Launching Fix, Crashing At Startup Fix, And More

Like any game these days, at launch a few issues was found when playing or even trying to play Greedfall on Steam. Luckily for you most of them have fixes so that you can enjoy the game for what it is and not struggle to get it working.

Focus Home Interactive and Spiders, creators of The Technomancer, released their much-expected game, Greedfall, yesterday on the 10th of September.

Greedfall is a distant island full of magic, riches, and lost secrets. The game intermingles a fantasy atmosphere with an aesthetic characteristic of European Baroque art and weapons of the seventeenth century. The devs guarantee an adventure with elements of exploration, combat, diplomacy, deception and stealth as well as a story with multiple options, paths, missions and objectives.

This title has generated high expectations for its graphic level and the great freedom of customization it will have, which has made it an important RPG proposal. You can find all the Greedfall issues below with their fixes.

Downloading from Steam fix

Run Steam and click Steam (upper left) > Settings > Downloads. Click on the Clear Download Cache button and click OK. Steam will restart automatically. This process will not affect your installed games, but you will need to log into Steam afterwards.

Greedfall not launching fixes

  • Make sure Greedfall is installed correctly: Run Steam and click on the library. Right click on GreedFall > Properties. Click on the local files tab and then click on the verify integrity of game files button.
  • Repair Microsoft DirectX: You can repair Microsoft DirectX with DirectX End-User Runtimes application. Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > Steamworks Shared > _CommonRedist > DirectX > Jun2010. Run the DXSETUP.exe application. If Microsoft DirectX is corrupted and cannot be repaired with DirectX End-User Runtimes application, then you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.
  • Install or repair Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributable: Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > Steamworks Shared > _CommonRedist > vcredist > 2015. Run the vc_redist.x64.exe application and click the Install or Repair button. Run the vc_redist.x86.exe application and click the Install or Repair button.
  • Make sure Windows 10 is up to date: Right click on the Windows Start button > Settings. Click on Update & Security. Click on the Check for updates button from Windows Update.
  • Update your display driver: AMD display device. NVIDIA display device.
  • Update your audio driver: Right click on the Windows Start button > Device Manager. Open Sound, video and game controllers. Right click on the default audio device (e.g., Realtek High Definition Audio) > Update driver.
  • Run the game in administration mode at startup: Run Steam and click on Library. Right click on GreedFall > Properties. Click the Local Files tab and click on the Browse Local Files button. Right click on GreedFall.exe application > Properties. Click the Compatibility tab. Check Run this program as an administrator and click OK.

Greedfall crashing at startup fixes

  • Windows 7: Install Platform Update for Windows 7 64-bit. Click here. Download and open the Windows6.1-KB2670838-x64.msu file.
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Build: GreedFall may not be fully compatible with the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build version. Note that the Windows 10 Insider Builds can be buggy and include unfinished features. Opt-out of the Windows Insider Program. Right click on the Windows Start button > Settings. Click on Update & Security. Click on Windows Insider Program. Click on the Stop Insider Preview builds button.
  • Error 0XC00007B: Repair Microsoft DirectX with DirectX End-User Runtimes application. Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > Steamworks Shared > _CommonRedist > DirectX > Jun2010. Run the DXSETUP.exe application. If Microsoft DirectX is corrupted and cannot be repaired with DirectX End-User Runtimes application, then you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.
  • Mfreadwrite.dll error: For Windows 10 N 64-bit and Windows 10 KN 64-bit edition, install Microsoft Media Feature Pack.
  • Black screen: Run Steam and click on your Library. Right click on GreedFall > Properties. Click the Local Files tab and click on the Browse Local Files button. Right click on GreedFall.exe application > Properties. Click the Compatibility tab. Check Disable full screen optimizations and click OK.
  • MSI Afterburner application: Open RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS). Click Add button (bottom left). Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > GreedFall. Add GreedFall.exe application under Application profile properties. Set Application detection level to None for the game application. Close RivaTuner Statistics Server.
  • Close background applications: Third-party applications running in the background can interfere with GreedFall. Disable temporarily these applications and search which application is crashing the game. Right click on the Windows Start button > Task Manager. Click on the Startup tab (click on More details to display the tabs).

Choosing the game language fix
At the first game startup, the default language is the one selected under the Language tab from Steam. From your Library, right click on GreedFall > Properties > Language. Note that there is no other language available if GreedFall has not been purchased on Steam but from a Russian or a Chinese retailer (dedicated market).

Controller not detected fix
Unplug all USB devices except the keyboard, the mouse, and the game controller. Restart the computer and run GreedFall.

Game not saving fix
Right click on the Windows Start button > Settings. Navigate to Update & Security > Windows Security. Click on Virus & threat protection. Click on Manage settings under Virus & threat protection settings. Click on Add or remove exclusions under Exclusions. Click on Add an exclusion > File. Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > GreedFall. Select GreedFall.exe application and click on the Open button. Close Windows Security and run GreedFall.

Nvidia SLI / AMD Crossfire fixes

  • Nvidia SLI: For any flickering issue in Force alternate frame rendering 2 mode, please set it to 1. Note that there is no real performance gain in the SLI mode.
  • AMD Crossfire: Not supported. Please turn it off if the game does not start.

AMD Eyefinity/Nvidia Surround / Ultrawide Support fix
GreedFall is AMD Eyefinity and NVIDIA Surround compatible. Ultrawide formats like 21:9 aspect ratio are supported. The Field of view can be adjusted from the game options. Cinematics are in 16:9 aspect ratio with black stripes on the sides.

Save games / Configuration / Logs / Crash dump files location fix

Open Windows Explorer or File Explorer from the taskbar. Navigate to Documents > GreedFall. The two game logs (engine and game) and the crash dumps are located in the silk_logs folder. Note the following if a crash dump has not been generated after a game crash: Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > GreedFall > boot. Check the presence of the appconfig.txt file or create it (as a Text Document). Edit the appconfig.txt and add the line: steamdumps=0.

steamdumps=0 > a crash dump is generated.
steamdumps=1 > no crash dump generated.

The save game file format is .fsav (autosave.fsav and save_date_time_.fsav files). Some graphics settings (display mode, display resolution, refresh rate, vertical sync…) are located in the graphicconfig.txt file. Other settings are located in the default.profile64 file but a hex editor is required.

Other known issues

  • Depth of Field: When reloading a previously made save, the background may get blurry. Pause and unpause the game.
  • A crash can occur when leaving the game window by pressing the ALT+TAB keys.
  • Flashing lights can appear when watching water puddles on a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card.
  • Very rare chance of mouse focus being lost during dialogs: Use the arrow keys with the Enter keys or play with a game controller.
  • When rendering the game in 4K (3840×2160), switching to Borderless window from Full screen display mode with Vsync disabled may cause choppy framerate. Play in Windowed mode or restart the computer.