Driver San Francisco Crashes, Steering Wheel Fix, Multiplayer Errors, and Fixes

Fix all the issues you may come across while playing Driver San Francisco.

Driver San Francisco is a descent sand-box styled racing game and if you are a fan of the series and can’t make the game run properly or facing some other issue, you have every right to be furious.

Now the thing is like many other games, people can have issues not always due to some fault in the game but due to some conflicts that can be overcome by simple steps. Other persistent problems are fixed via patches.

Anyways, if you are facing any problem in running the game then read the following list of errors to find the solution of your problem. We will start with the requirements to run the game:

#1 Game Crashes on Launch – Driver.exe has stopped working
If you have a PS3 controller connected then unplug it resolve the issue. If it does not work for you, try deleting the settings file fro, here:
C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Ubisoft Game Launcher\settings.yml

#2 How to Configure the Gamepad/Controller Buttons for Driver San Francisco
There are many out there who want to play the game with the gamepad they have but can’t configure it from options. Follow these steps to make it work:

  1. Download the emulator (a quick google search will help you find it)
  2. After you unzip it, copy all the files to your game directory (where your game is installed)
  3. Just to make sure, you can launch “test.exe” and press the buttons that will correspond to the buttons on the interface
  4. Launch the game and now you will be able to configure and play with your gamepad or controller.

#3 PS3 Multiplayer Connection Problem
There are some routers that can have conflict (NAT settings most probably) with PS3 so it won’t allow you to connect any multiplayer session. You can override it by changing NAT settings but it is not recommended.

#4 My U play Passport is not Working
If you have some code issues while logging in your U play passport account then you should select the 2 day trail option which won’t expire considering the fact you owe a legit account.

The issue is at Ubi’s end actually due to a printing mistake and some users specially in North America can face this problem. If owe a legit account, you will retrieve it this way. If it still doesn’t work, you should contact their support.
Make sure that you also try adding the hyphens in the code manually.

#5 How to Convert MPH to KM in Driver San Francisco
Since there is no option in settings, you can try changing your region from your console settings so that game displays your speed in KPH by default.

#6 Game Crashes at Multiplayer Screen
Update your game to latest patch – make sure you have the updated game if you come across any issue such as a random crash when camera zooms onto the car. Or a random crash when you click multiplayer.

#7 Steering Wheel doesn’t Work – Here’s The Fix
If you are experiencing difficulties in correctly setting up your steering wheel, you should follow the instructions in this thread to make it work.

#8 Driver San Francisco Sound Fix
If you are experiencing slow sound, no sound at all, try setting your sound output to stereo in your sound manager like Realtek Sound Manager.

#9 Driver San Francisco Multiplayer Issues – Connection Issues/Lag Fix
If you are experiencing connection issues and lag when you play online, try forwarding your ports for Driver San Francisco. You can follow the instructions in this thread for that matter. Ports you need to forward are:

80 (TCP)
14155 (TCP)
14156 (TCP)
1000 (UDP & TCP)
3074 (UDP)
9103 (UDP)

#10 Ubisoft Game Launcher Won’t Start
If you can’t start the Ubisoft Game Launcher to play Driver San Francisco – you can try re-install the game or the launcher. It may have few corrupted files or some firewall may be blocking the network connection. Issues most probably will be resolved when you will forward the port, or most likely when you will add it to your firewall exceptions list or re-install it.

If you face any other issue, let us know in comments and we will try to help you out.

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