Farming Simulator 22

Farming Simulator 22 Crashing at Startup and Won’t Start Fix

Farming Simulator 22 crashing at startup and won't start Fix

Farming Simulator 22 is a farming simulation game developed by GIANTS Software. The game is released on November 22, 2021. So far, this game has received many positive reviews from players as well as critics as it is a rock-hard entry in the farming series. However, this game does have certain technical issues which are usual for most massive titles. Many players are reporting, their game is crashing at startup or won’t start. These particular issues may happen due to the below reasons: 

– Any missing or corrupted game files

– Any issues with your antivirus software

– Outdated game version

– Outdated Windows OS

– Running your game without any admin access, and etc.

If you are also experiencing the same issues, don’t worry! Here we are going to offer you the most common ways to solve these problems.

How to Fix Farming Simulator 22 Crashing at Startup and Won’t Start Fix

If you have any such technical issues with Farming Simulator 22, then one of the first things you should make sure, you have minimum system requirements. So, before we start addressing solutions, first we will check what is the minimum system requirements and what is recommended. 

Minimum System Requirements

– OS: Windows 10 Home (x64) – 64-bit processor

– Processor: AMD FX-8320 or Intel Core i5-3330 or higher

– Memory: 8GB RAM

– Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 265 or GeForce GTX 660 or higher (minimum 2 GB VRAM)

– DirectX: Version 11

– Network: Broadband Internet connection

– Storage: 35GB available space

– Sound Card: Sound card

Recommended System Requirements

– OS: Windows 10 Home (x64) – 64-bit processor

– Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel Core i5-5675C or higher 

– Memory: 8GB RAM

– Graphics: Radeon RX570 or GeForce GTX 1060 or higher (minimum 6 GB VRAM)

– DirectX: Version 11

– Network: Broadband Internet connection

– Storage: 35 GB available space

– Sound Card: Sound card

Now, here we have collected all the possible solutions to fix Farming Simulator 22 crashing at startup and won’t start.

Update your Graphics Drivers

In order to run all the programs and applications smoothly, make sure to update your graphics drivers. Here are some quick and easy steps to follow:

1. Right-click on the Start menu and open the Quick Access Menu

2. Click on Device Manager from the list

3. Next, double click on the Display adapters and expand the list

4. Right-click on the dedicated graphics card name

5. Then select Update driver > Select Search automatically for drivers

6. If you see any update there, it will be downloaded and installed the new version automatically

7. Once completed, ensure to reboot your PC to change its effects

Try to Use the Older Version of NVIDIA Driver 472.12

If you are using an NVIDIA and experiencing crashing issues in Farming Simulator 22, try to use an older version again and check whether or not the issue is resolved.

Verify Game Files on Steam

In case any files got corrupted at the time of downloading Farming Simulator 22, it can cause crashing issues. Steam allows you to verify your game files. To do that:

 1. Open up Steam and go to the library

2. Right-click on Farming Simulator 22 and click on Properties

3. In the Local Files tab, select Verify Integrity of local files

Thus, all the missing or corrupted files will start downloading automatically, then attempt to launch the game, and the issue should be resolved.

Disable Antivirus Program or Windows Firewall

If an antivirus program or Windows firewall is preventing the game files from running properly, you may face crashing and won’t start issues in Farming Simulator 22. So, ensure to disable or turn off the Windows firewall protection or antivirus program you’re using. Then attempt to launch the game and the issue should be resolved.

Attempt to Launch the game in DirectX 11 Mode (For Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Users)

If you’re attempting to play this game on an old OS version such as Windows 8.1 or 7, the game won’t be launched directly and so you need to configure the game in DirectX Mode. It is pretty easy, here are steps to follow:

1. Go to Documents\My Games\FarmingSimulator2022

2. Open up the game.xml using Notepad++ or Notepad to change its code

3. Now, we will change its code from <renderer>D3D_12</renderer> to <renderer>D3D_11</renderer>

4. Press Ctrl+S to save the file and exit

Now, your game will be launched in DirectX11 mode

Give the Game Admin Rights

Sometimes, if you have not given admin rights to your game, it crashes and doesn’t run smoothly. Right-click on Farming Simulator 22 >> Properties >> compatibility tab >> Check on the box “Run this program as an administrator” and then hit apply. Once done, open the game and the issue should be fixed.

Update the Windows

If you’re not using the latest Windows version, you may experience crashing issues in Farming Simulator 22.

1. Go to the Windows Search tab and type “Update” and click on Check for Updates

2. Next, a Windows update section will be opened up. Here you can check if you are using the latest Windows version or not. If you find any new update, get it installed.

Update Visual C++ and DirectX Redistributable

Make sure to update both of these redistributable – Visual C++ and DirectX.

That’s all. If nothing works, then the reason for Farming Simulator 22 random crashes is due to the density of server density. In that situation, you only need to wait for some days and the issue will be fixed automatically in the next update.

That’s everything you can do to fix Farming Simulator 22 crashing at startup and won’t start.

Do not miss to check out our website to learn more about this popular game. Here is our next post to refer to – How to Get AI Worker in Farming Simulator 22.

Prasiddh Thakkar
I am a trainee at QM Games.

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