Saints Row 4 Crashes, Errors, Tweaks, Controls and Fixes

The saints are back and this time, they are running things officially for the United States. It makes my brain blow away when I think an organization like the Saints governing the state (yes, even in the video game). But again, if there is no craziness, we can’t call it a Saints Row game.

Saints Row 4 has just been released on PC along with the consoles so those of you who were anticipating this game shouldn’t waste any time and try it out.

Overall, the game does justice but there can be some users facing minor issues which can spoil the fun.

If you are looking for a solution related to some problem, look for workarounds in our troubleshooting guide that follows:

#1 Saints Row 4 Controller Fix
Some users have reported that they haven’t been able to make their controller work with the game as it somehow doesn’t recognize the buttons probably.

If that’s the case, I will first recommend that you unplug your controller and then plug it back in while the game is not running. If that doesn’t help, you should make sure that no additional controller (USB) or pad is connected with your PC.

If there are any other controllers, disconnect them and if it’s possible, uninstall any third party software associated with them. Simply disabling those controllers can also do the work but if it doesn’t, disable them to resolve the issue.

#2 Saints Row 4 Missing Executable File
The fix is simple – all you need to do is restart your Steam and you will be able to play it.

#3 Saints Row 4 Buy a Gun Mission Fix
If you are stuck on the “Buy a Gun” mission in Saints Row 4, you should make sure that after purchasing a gun, you customize it too. I am not sure whether this is a bug or it was intended that way.

Either way, weapon customization will get you through.

#4 Saints Row 4 Black Screen Fix
The issue is primarily related to GFX drivers. Usually, updating your drivers to the latest fixes the issue. If you are out of options, sometimes, rolling back a driver version can also help to stabilize the game’s performance.

#5 Saints Row 4 Inauguration Station Not Working Error
If you have come across this error, I will recommend you a driver update for your graphics card. If it still doesn’t help, you should verify your game’s cache and see if there were any bad files to be replaced.

You can delete the Inauguration Station manually and then run the cache check to fix the issue.

#6 Saints Row 4 – How to Import SR3 Character to Saints Row 4
If you aren’t sure about that, follow these simple steps to get it done:

  • First, export your character to the SR community site.
  • Log into the SR community site directly.
  • Add the uploaded character to your queue.
  • Go to Image as Designed/the creation menu, and then select download your character.
  • Select your character and you are good to go.

#7 Saints Row 4 – The Game Won’t Load
If you have been unable to run the game by any means and it keeps on shutting down, you should try running it in the windowed mode.

#8 Saints Row 4 Missing Sound Effects Fix
I am not sure that to what extent it can be useful but I think it’s worth of sharing. If you are experiencing sound problems, start a music track on a media player in the background and keep it paused.

#9 Saints Row 4 – The Save File Not Working
If you have been unable to save any game in SR4, I will recommend that you restart your PC and Steam. Also, try validating your game files to see if something is missing.

#10 Saints Row 4 – Radio Not Working
Some users have reported that either their in-game radio won’t start or it won’t shut down while driving. It can be a bug and if you want it to work properly, use the default keys to switch the radio on or off as the changing the keys seems to break the function.

Don’t forget to share your results or workarounds for any of these issues in the comments. If you are facing an issue that isn’t listed, just comment and we will try to help you out!

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