NieR Replicant Saving Failed Error, Unlock FPS, Crashes and Fixes

Our NieR Replicant Errors and Fixes Guide dives deep into all the errors and bugs that you may encounter during your playthrough of NieR Replicant, along with their respective solutions.

NieR Replicant Errors and Fixes

There are numerous issues that you’ll face once you undertake your exciting journey in the world of NieR Replicant.

To make sure that your experience of the game is as enjoyable as possible, we’ve curated below a list of common errors that you’re likely to come across, along with how you can tackle them.

So, let’s begin!

Uncapped FPS Affects Game Speed

For some reason, the game is designed to be only played at 60FPS, despite having an uncapped framerate. If you are playing at 90 or 120 FPS, NieR Replicant enters sort of a super speed mode and everything moves really fast.

Unfortunately, there is no way to lock the game to 60FPS from the menu. To fix this issue, you will have to manually limit frames from Nvidia Control Panel or other software. Follow the instructions below to fix FPS Drops if your game is suffering from the super speed issue.

Mini Soundtrack Issue

This error appears when the game is unable to find the /MUSIC directory in your USB Storage while accessing the mini soundtrack.

Fix
Insert a USB drive with a FAT32 file system, or format an existing drive. Now, create a folder called MUSIC in your drive and navigate to the mini soundtrack within the game.

All the soundtracks will be copied to the folder, and you’ll be able to play them through the Media Player app.

Mouse/Keyboard Unresponsive

While not a perfect fix, unplugging and replugging mouse or keyboard seems to fix this issue for most people for now while we wait for developers to release a proper patch. If your mouse sensitivity feels too low, try turning it up to max.

The Game Closes Automatically

This error entails the auto crashing of the game, in the form of the white screen, soon after you launch it.

Fix
Change your name to alphabets only (no special characters, or numbers, etc.).

DS4/Xbox controller Connectivity Error

This problem results when your DS4/Xbox controller stops working harmoniously with your PC, even with the DS4Windows program installed.

Fix
Try installing the input mapper software. It should resolve this issue.

FPS Drops and Game Crashes

The game runs smoothly until framerate starts dropping randomly from 60 to around 48, and then to 1, ultimately causing the game to crash.

Fix
Open your Nvidia Control Panel, and navigate to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings.

Here, add the following new program: /steam/steamapps/common/NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139/NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.exe

Having done that, pick “High-performance NVIDIA processor” as the preferred graphics card, set max FPS to 60, and disable the vertical sync. Apply the settings, and you’re good to go.

If your PC isn’t very high end, you can perform the following tweaks in Nvidia Control panel to get a slight bump in FPS and hopeful keep the FPS drops at bay

  • Anti-aliasing FXAA – “Off”
  • Anti-aliasing Gamma Correction – “Off”
  • Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
  • Shader Cache – “On”
  • Set Texture filtering to “High Performance”

Saving Failed Error

The game is unable to make a save. Whenever you start the game and press any button, it says that “saving failed”.

Fix
Close all the background applications, and it should do the trick.

Ultrawide Gaming Fix

Although the game supports ultrawide resolutions, it hinders it by staying in the 16:9 aspect ratio.

Fix
Launch a hex editing software like “hexed.it” and open the .exe file for NieR Replicant. Input the value “39 8E E3 3F” in the search bar and hit enter.

Next, replace the aforementioned value with the following:

  • 21:9 (2560×1080): 26 B4 17 40
  • 21:9 (3440×1440): 8E E3 18 40
  • 21:9 (3840×1600): 9A 99 19 40
  • 32:9: 39 8E 63 40

Having done that, start the game, and set it to any resolution in the 16:9 aspect ratio such as 1920×1080 or 3840×2160, or 2560×1440. Once the game reboots, you’ll be able to enjoy the ultrawide experience.

Data Corrupted

Whenever the game is launched, a popup message tells you that the Data has been corrupted.

Fix
When you come across a prompt saying Data is corrupted, head over to users> PC name>Documents> My Games> NieR Replicant> Steam> Game Data and steamauto cloud. Open the game, move to the title screen to delete the two files, and launch the game to fix the bug.

Cursor Issues

Sometimes during the gameplay, your mouse cursor pops up on the screen.

Fix
Use the Special K Injectable tool by Kaldaien. Using the tool, you’ll fix the mouse cursor popping unintentionally on your screen while you’re playing the game. Also, make sure to disable PS4 HID input for fewer FPS lags.

Booting Issues

After launching the game, a white screen appears, and the game crashes.

Fix
Using the community’s own Visual Studio 2019, you can now solve the white screen issue by opening the .exe, Press F5, and wait for the game to debug. Once the program starts running, you’ll see the bugs that you have.

Next step is adding the folder to the exclusion to fix the bug. Note that, antivirus plays a role in white screen crashes, so make sure you have it turned off.