The PC version of Code Vein has had bugs and problems such as Code Vein crashes or freezes. IR Cache has compiled a list of causes, solutions, and workarounds for players experiencing Code Vein crashes or freezes on Windows 10.
After reviewing user reports/reports and testing them on our systems, we can identify the following causes of Code Vein crashes or freezes on Windows 10.
Why Code Vein Crashes or Hangs on Windows 10
- Missing game files: Damaged or missing Code Vein files can cause the game to hang.
- Background Processes: There may be background applications/processes that consume a lot of resources or conflict with Code Vein, such as OneDrive, Chrome, etc.
- System Requirements: In order to play the game, your system must meet the minimum system requirements of Code Vein. To get the most out of the game, your system must meet the recommended system requirements for the game.
- Full-Screen Optimization: The operating system optimizes apps and games that take up the entire screen if Full-Screen Optimization is enabled. It is now part of Windows 10 and is enabled by default. Sometimes it makes things worse.
- Damaged or outdated graphics drivers: graphics cards are controlled by a graphics driver, which transfers data between the operating system and the graphics card. If the graphics drivers are corrupt or outdated, Code Vein may experience various problems, including crashes.
- Access problems: If Code Vein cannot access a particular file or set of files due to permission errors, the game may freeze during playback.
- Power settings: If the system power settings are set to “Balance” instead of “High Performance,” this can cause Code Vein to freeze.
- Discord: If you are using Discord, improper settings can cause Code Vein to hang.
- Incorrect Code Vein settings: In many cases, improper Code Vein settings can cause Code Vein to hang.
- Windows performance settings: If the Windows operating system is configured for style rather than performance, this can cause Code Vein to hang.
- Temporary files: Sometimes temporary system files can consume system resources, causing Code Vein to hang during playback.
- Steam Auto Refresh: If Steam Auto Refresh is enabled while playing, Code Vein may hang.
- Faulty Steam installation: If no other reason can be found, the only remaining reason is a faulty installation of Steam itself.
- Incorrect graphics settings: If your system’s graphics settings are not optimal, this can cause Code Vein to hang.
- Windows Update: Update Windows to avoid errors. If your system has any errors, these errors may cause Code Vein to crash.
- Game Mode: If game mode is not enabled in Windows 10, Windows Update may run in the background and even update drivers, which can cause Code Vein to hang.
Please log in as an administrator and make sure you have an active Internet connection. Don’t forget to save your progress to the cloud as well, as we will be doing a lot of manipulation of the game.
How to Troubleshoot Code Vein Crashes or Freezes on Windows 10
Check the integrity of the game files
This quick-fix can be applied to all Steam games. If you encounter a crashing issue, first perform the following steps on your Steam:
- Log in to Steam and click on LIBRARY.
- Right-click on VEIN CODE and select Properties.
- Click the LOCAL FILES tab and select CHECK GAME FILES FOR INTEGRITY.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Once this is done, quit Steam and open it again.
- Run Code Vein and see if it keeps crashing.
Updating device drivers
Code Vein crashes can be a problem caused by outdated or corrupt device drivers (especially video card drivers). If you are not sure if all your device drivers are up to date, check them.
You can do this in Windows Device Manager, one device at a time. However, this requires a lot of time and patience, and if one of your drivers is really outdated, you will have to update it manually, which is difficult and risky. If you don’t have the time, patience, or computer skills to manually update your device drivers, you can do it automatically with a third-party driver update program.
The third-party driver update program will automatically detect your system and find the appropriate drivers. You don’t need to know exactly what system is installed on your computer, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry that you’ll make a mistake during installation. A third-party driver update program will take care of everything.
Reset the graphics driver settings
If the crashing problem occurred right after a Windows or driver update, you should reinstall the graphics card driver to an earlier version. Here’s how:
- Press the Windows logo and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously to bring up the Run dialog box.
- Then type devmgmt.msc in the box and click OK.
- In the Device Manager window, double-click the Display Adapters node to expand the drop-down list.
- Then right-click on your video card (the one you use to run the game) and select Properties.
- Click on the Reset Driver button.
- Select one of the reasons that apply to you and click Yes.
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Reinstall the game
- On the keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.
- Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
- In the window that opens, scroll down until you find Code Vein.
- Right-click on it and select “Uninstall”.
- Wait for the uninstallation process to complete.
- Then delete any remaining game files on your computer and empty the Recycle Bin.
- When you’re ready, download and install Code Vein again.
- Just don’t forget to disable your anti-virus software while you reinstall.
Running Code Vein as an administrator
According to some players, running Code Vein as an administrator can solve the problem. Alternatively, you can try running Steam as an administrator. Here are the steps:
- Right-click on the Steam app and select “Properties.”
- Click the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Run this program as an administrator” box. Click Apply -> OK to save your changes.
- The next time you run Steam, it will launch with administrator privileges.
- When prompted to confirm, click Yes.
- Now start Steam and click on LIBRARY.
- Right-click on the VEIN CODE and select properties.
- On the next page, click on the LOCAL FILES tab.
- Then click the SEARCH LOCAL FILES button.
- In the pop-up window, locate the Code Vein .exe file (the one used to run Code Vein).
- Right-click on it and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, on the Compatibility tab, select the Run this program as an administrator check box.
- Then click Apply -> OK.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is another solution to the problem of a game crashing on launch. Go to Steam -> Steamapps -> Code Vein -> Engine -> Extras -> Redist -> En-US. Run UE4 Prereq Setup.exe and if the prerequisites are already installed, uninstall them and install them again. Reboot your computer, then run the game and it should work fine.
- Start Steam.
- Click on the LIBRARY button. Steam library.
- Right-click on Code Vein and select Uninstall.
- Wait for Code Vein to uninstall.
- Close Steam.
- Go to Steam\steamapps\common.
- Uninstall the Code Vein folder.
- Restart Steam, then download and install Code Vein.
- Update your screen drivers.
- Update Windows 10.
- Run games in windowed mode.
- Check your hardware.
- Check your antivirus software.
- Check your Windows Defender settings.
- Remove your overclocking settings or overclock your graphics card.
- Check your third-party applications.
Some Code Vein players report random crashes in the game and the "dxgi_error_device_hung" error. This error is probably caused by outdated GPU drivers. Update your GPU drivers to the latest version and the problem should be resolved.