Things are looking good for fans of the fighting genre. Why do we say that? Well, with games like Tekken 8, Mortal Kombat 1, and Street Fighter 6 around the corner, you can see why a fan of these types of games would be delighted. From the bunch of fighting games, the focus of today’s article will be on Street Fighter 6 and the D3D Fatal error that players are facing after trying the open beta of the game. Speaking of Street Fighter 6, you can gain access to its open beta, which is live from May 19-21. Well, some players who got their hands on the game are running into the D3D Fatal error on PC. This has led to chaos, and many are looking for a fix to this issue. So, is there a fix available? And if so, what is it? Keep reading to get all your questions answered.
D3D errors are quite typical in video games, particularly those from Capcom. Games like Resident Evil 4 Remake also saw their fair share of D3D fatal errors. This dreaded error, like an invisible enemy, has haunted many gamers, disrupting their immersive experiences and leaving them bewildered and perplexed. If you are someone who is facing the same error while trying to play Street Fighter 6, then you have landed on the right page. In this article, we will be diving deep into this issue, and share some workarounds for it.
Street Fighter 6 D3D FATAL ERROR: How to fix it
First and foremost, there is no one-shot official fix for this issue yet. This has led to players voicing their opinions on online forums and discussing amongst themselves a fix for this error. From past experiences with the D3D Fatal Error in other Capcom games, we have come up with a list of workarounds that you can try. Of course, these are not guaranteed fixes, but as mentioned earlier, these fixes have had success with the same error on other Capcom Studio games. All this considered, these fixes are indeed worth a shot!
Restart your PC
This is the first step to take when you encounter the Fatal D3D Error. It may sound simple, but sometimes that is all that is needed to solve a lot of technical issues. Simply shut down your PC and do a quick restart to see if it fixes the issue.
Lower Ingame settings
If you are experiencing severe game crashes, you can try lowering the in-game graphics settings. Disabling features like Ray Tracing(if available), shadows, etc., and lowering the resolution and texture quality of the game can help you resolve this issue.
Update GPU Drivers
The D3D Fatal error is often caused by faulty or outdated GPU drivers. So, if you are facing the issue while launching SF6, then consider updating your GPU drivers to the latest version.
Verify Game files
It’s possible that corrupted game files are to blame for problems with the game launch and the D3D Fatal Error. To fix this, you can verify the game files via Steam. For this, right-click on the game from the Steam library. Choose “Properties” and then go to the Local Files tab to select “Verify Integrity of Game Files” to make sure all required files are present and functional. After the verification is complete, restart your PC and launch the game to check if the error persists.
Adding the “-dx11” command to launch the game might fix the D3D fatal error. So, open Steam, go to Library and click on the Properties option by right-clicking on it. Now, in the General tab, go to “Launch Options”, and type “-dx11” in the text box, and then launch the game. If this does not work, you can remove the command and then enter “-dx12”. If both of these commands do not bear any results, move on to the next step.
Whitelist the game
Antivirus software is notorious for blocking game files and making them unplayable, among other issues. To avoid these hassles, you can try adding the game’s installation directory to the exclusion list. If you are not using any third-party security software, then follow these steps:
- Open the “Virus and threat protection” settings by typing it into the Windows Search Bar and hitting enter.
- Scroll down to the bottom and select “Manage Ransomware Protection”.
- Then, choose “Allow an app through controlled folder access” and click “Yes” to allow.
- Next, click on the “+” icon and select “Browse all apps”.
- Navigate to the game installation folder and add it to the list.
- After this, launch the game and check if the issue persists.
Reinstall Visual C++
If you did not know, Visual C++ files are needed to run almost all PC games. Naturally, if something is amiss with these files, then the game may also suffer from errors like D3D Fatal Error. If this is the case, then the issue can be fixed by installing the X86/X64 versions of Visual C++ files from the Microsoft website. Follow these steps to do that:
- Visit the official Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables page.
- Depending on the setup of your system, download the appropriate version of the Visual C++ files.
- To finish the installation procedure, open the downloaded file and adhere to the installation wizard’s instructions.
- Restarting your PC after the installation is complete will guarantee that the changes take effect.
- Now, launch the game, and check if the issue persists.
Use your dedicated Graphics Card
If you are using a CPU with integrated graphics along with a dedicated graphics card, then what could be happening is that the game is running via the integrated graphics of your CPU and not through the dedicated GPU. You would not want this to happen, as the dedicated GPU will usually be way more powerful than the integrated graphics on the same system. To force the game to run through the dedicated graphics card, follow these steps:
- Enter “Graphics Settings” into the Windows search bar.
- Click on Browse and go to the game’s installation directory.
- Find, and select the game’s .exe file.
- Click on Add.
- Once it is added, go to the game’s Options from the list and select “High Performance”.
Increase Virtual Memory
For this step, go to your search bar, and type “view advanced system settings”. Now, in the Performance section, select the Settings option. After this, go to the Advanced Tab, and in the Virtual Memory section, click on the Change setting. Uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” option. Then, select the Custom Size option, and enter the minimum and maximum sizes (The maximum size should be 3x of your RAM, while the minimum size should be 1.5x of your system RAM). After this, click on “OK”, and then launch the game. The issue should be fixed.
While these are potential fixes, keep in mind that none are guaranteed to work for everyone. And to put it bluntly, the game has not even dropped fully yet. So, there are chances that the devs will address and fix the D3D error when the game is officially released in June.
If the error persists, all that is left to do is wait. Well, that is all the info we have on D3D Fatal Error in Street Fighter 6. We hope this was informative. For more reads like this, make sure to follow Digistatement. And before you leave, click here to know about the crossplay details in Tekken 8.