Fix Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Crash On Startup, Loading Screen, or Crashing After Splash Screen

A long-time fan favorite from Ubisoft, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete has finally launched in a range of platforms including PC and console. But, some users are unable to launch the game due to a range of issues. Stick with us and we will help you resolve the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Crash on Startup, Loading Screen, or Crashing after Splash Screen.  

Fix Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete Crash On Startup, Loading Screen, or Crashing After Splash Screen

Before we proceed with the guide, ensure that your system meets the minimum specifications to play the game. If your system does not meet a particular specification that could be the reason the game is crashing at startup.

If your system meets the minim specifications to play the game, continue with the guide. The first solution we will attempt to resolve the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crash on startup and not launching problem is to repair the game files.

Verify the Game on Epic Games Store or Uplay

We are going to attempt a different route than just verifying and repairing the game files. Go to the install folder and delete a few files. Don’t worry it won’t damage the game as the repair process will download it again. In our experience, running the repair using any launch does not yield, but if you delete a few files and then attempt to use the launcher’s feature, it has the potential of fixing the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crash at startup. So, in order to proceed with the process, first delete a few files from the install location and follow the below steps to repair the game depending on your launcher.

Repair Gam via Uplay

Lunch Ubisoft Connect > click on Games > highlight Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete (an arrow will appear)> click the arrow to open a drop-down menu > select Verify files.

The launchers will detect the missing file and perform a small update, after which, the game should launch without any issue. But, if the problem persists, follow through with the other solutions.

Update the Graphics Card Driver and the OS

Nvidia recently released a new drier update with day-one support for a lot of new games including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete. Ensure that you have updated the graphics card driver. You should also have the latest Windows update.

If the game was working fine and you performed an update after which the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crash at startup or not launching problem started, you should consider rolling back the update. 

Here are the steps you can follow –

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Device Manager
  2. Expand Display adapters, and right-click on the dedicated graphics card and select Properties
  3. Go to the Driver tab
  4. Click on Roll Back Driver

Run Uplay and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete as an Administrator

One of the most basic reasons for games crashing is the lack of admin privilege to the launcher or the game. As a gamer’s modus operandi, you should run every program with admin permission, but Windows does not provide this by default. Without the admin permission, the game may not have write permission or certain functions of the game may be blocked which is causing the crash at startup. 

You can provide the permission from the desktop shortcut of the application or the executable file .exe at the install location. Right-click on the .exe > Properties > Compatibility > check Run this program as an administrator and save the changes.

Play the Game on Borderless

Playing any game in windowed and borderless is not as fun as fullscreen, but the fullscreen mode consumes a lot of resource on the system and could be causing crashes on mid-range PC. The crash can be at startup or when loading certain resource hungry scenes of the game. As such, try playing the game on borderless and it may fix the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crash at startup or not launching problem.

If the game is crashing before you interact with it, you may not have access to the menu and therefore, cannot change to Windowed mode normally. As such, you have to find the game’s .ini file and change some values.

We do not have access to the game yet, but usually, the file is located in Documents > Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete. Locate the file and change the values from WindowMode=0 to WindowMode=2.

Disable Overlays or DirectX Hooking Software

Steam Overlay in particular is known to crash games, but since the game’s not launched on Steam yet, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crash at startup or not launching may be occurring due to any other overlay such as Discord Overlay, GeForce Experience Overlay, or others. Overlays cause problems when the game attempts to render UI and 3D environments, or load content.

In addition, DirectX hooking software can also cause the game to crash, so you need to disable those too before you launch the game.

Revert Overclocking

If you are using any software to overclock the CPU or GPU, it can be causing the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crashing or freezing. Disable all overclocking software and revert the overclock. You should also set the clock speed of the CPU to default from the BIOS, in case there is some factory overclocking in turbo mode.

Ensure System is Using Dedicated Graphics Card

For users with two graphics cards on their computer, sometimes the game could be using the less powerful integrated graphics card, which could be causing the not launch and crashing problem. Ensure that the game users the dedicated graphics card. Go to the Nvidia Control Panel > 3D Settings > manage 3D settings > Program Settings > select the game and set the preferred graphics processor as High-performance Nvidia Processor.

Disable Nvidia Ansel

Ansel is a Nvidia software that can be used to take screenshots in 360 degree and share them, but the software is known to conflict with games. Disable the software to fix Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crash at startup and not launching problem. Here are the steps you can follow to disable Nvidia Ansel.

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Ansel\Tools\NvCameraConfiguration
  2. Double-click to run “NvCameraConfiguration” and select “Disable”.

The above step would effectively disable Ansel and you should not encounter the crash.

Terminate Unnecessary Applications and Perform Clean Boot

With so many games, third-party software that forcefully inject themselves between operations cause crash in the game. Hence, the first thing we must do to resolve the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete crashing on startup or failed to launch error is suspend all unnecessary programs and then launch the game. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Check Hide all Microsoft services
  4. Now, click Disable all
  5. Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
  6. Disable one task at a time and restart the system.

Try launching the game, check if the error still occurs. 

Disable Shader Cache

For Nvidia users, you can disable the Shader Cache which is known to crash games. Here are the steps to disable Shader Cache from the Nvidia Control panel.

  1. Right-click on Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel
  2. Expand 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings
  3. Click Add and select Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete
  4. Under Specify the settings for this program, locate Shader Cache and select Off.

Check if the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete Game Crashes at Startup, Crashes Mid-game, and other performance errors still occur. If they do, try the next fix.

Modify Discord Settings

The in-game overlay and the hardware acceleration of Discord is also known to cause crash in games. So, if you have the software installed and running disable the overlay and hardware acceleration. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Launch the Discord app and click on User Settings
  2. Click on Voice & Video in the left menu
  3. Locate Advanced by scrolling down and click
  4. Next, disable OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc. and Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority
  5. Go to Overlay and disable it
  6. Go to Advanced anddisable Hardware Acceleration.

We hope the above solutions have helped to resolve the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World the Game Complete Crash on Startup, Loading Screen, Or Crashing after Splash Screen, and the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game Complete not launching. If you have better solutions, you can share them via comments.

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