Creeper World 4 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops

It seems that the Indie game developer or publisher ‘Knuckle Cracker’ has done a really good job with the Creeper World 4 real-time strategic action game that’s winning hearts with its impressive gameplay, graphics, controls, etc. Though the game has been overwhelmingly rated on the Steam platform, some of the unfortunate players are having issues with the Creeper World 4 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops on their PCs. If you’re also encountering the same problem, check out this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

These days plenty of PC games do come with multiple issues or bugs that most of the players may gonna experience once in their gameplay or during the launching as well. As most of these bugs or errors are quite common for PC games and even for PC gamers, here we’ve shared all the possible workarounds below that should work for all in most scenarios. However, if none of the mentioned methods worked for you, try contacting the game developer for further assistance.

Now, before heading over to the guide, you should take a quick look at some of the possible reasons behind the startup crashing or lagging or performance drops or black screen issue, etc for most of the PC games irrespective of whatever game client you’re using to play the particular game.

Why Creeper World 4 Crashes on Startup?

Well, there may be plenty of reasons behind a startup crashing of the PC game. But it’s expected that most of the games may start crashing or lagging in some specific scenarios that you can find below:

  • You should check the PC configuration first to cross-check whether your computer is compatible with the game or not. You can find out the ‘Creeper World 4’ system requirements below.
  • In some cases, a temporary system glitch or cache can occur a performance drop, or even startup crashing.
  • Chances are quite high that either your Creeper World 4 game files are missing or corrupted.
  • If your PC isn’t running on the latest Windows OS build, that can also cause multiple issues.
  • Similarly, an outdated graphics driver version can also cause several graphical glitches or crashes for the high-graphics game.
  • Maybe the installed DirectX version is outdated or the graphics card becomes outdated as compared to the particular game. In that case, the outdated graphics card may not support the Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 GPU.
  • It may also possible that your game or the game client isn’t updated for a while which can cause compatibility issues.
  • Make sure to check whether any unnecessary programs are running in the background or not. In most cases, a higher CPU/RAM consuming programs can cause performance drops, crashes, etc.
  • Plenty of games can also get affected by the Windows Defender Firewall or any third-party antivirus program. These security programs can block the game files to run properly or prevent them to connect to the server without your permission.

Creeper World 4 Crashing at Startup, Won't Launch, or Lags with FPS drops

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 or later
  • Processor: Quad-Core 3Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Creeper World 4 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops

Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the steps below. Keep in mind that both the Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers are well optimized for the Creeper World 4 game. So, if in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver yet, do this first.

1. Update Graphics Drivers

If you’re using the Nvidia graphics card then update the GeForce Experience app on your PC from the Nvidia official site here. But if you’re using the AMD graphics card on your system, then update the latest AMD Drivers from here.

2. Disable Steam Overlay

  • Open Steam on your Windows.
  • Head over to the Settings > Click on the In-Game.
  • Click on the checkbox to disable Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
  • Once the checkbox mark is removed, click on OK.

3. Adjust Discord Settings

  • Launch Discord > Click on User Settings.
  • Select Voice & Video from the left sidebar.
  • Scroll down a bit and click on the Advanced.
  • Next, disable OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.
  • Then disable Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority.
  • Now, go to Overlay.
  • You can also turn off the in-game overlay.
  • Next, head over to Appearance.
  • Go to Advanced.
  • Disable Hardware Acceleration.
  • Once done, restart the system.

4. Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings

  • Click on Adjust image settings with preview under 3D settings.
  • Select Use the advanced 3D image settings.
  • Next, launch the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • Click on Manage 3D settings> Go to Global Settings.
  • Additionally, you can also adjust some of the other options:
    • Disable Image Sharpening
    • Enable Threaded Optimization
    • Use Maximum Performance for Power Management
    • Turn off Low Latency Mode
    • Set Texture Filtering Quality to Performance mode

5. Change AMD Control Panel Settings

  • Go to Global Graphics.
    • Turn off Radeon Anti-Lag
    • Turn off Radeon Boost
    • Use Application settings for Anti-Aliasing Mode
    • Set Anti-aliasing Methodto Multi-sampling
    • Turn off Morphological Filtering
    • Disable Image Sharpening
    • Turn off Anisotropic Filtering
    • Use Performance mode for Texture Filtering Quality
    • You can also enable Surface Format Optimization
    • AMD Optimization for the Tesselation Mode
    • Wait for V-sync– Turn it off
    • Use AMD optimization for the Shader Cache
    • Disable OpenGL Triple Buffering
    • Turn off Maximum Tesselation Level
    • Set Graphics for the GPU Workload
    • Turn off the Radeon Chill
    • Disable Frame Rate Target Control

6. Verify Game Files via Steam

Creeper World 4 gamers on Steam client can follow the below steps:

  • Open the Steam Library by logging into the account
  • You can find Creeper World 4 game
  • Right-click on the game and click on Properties
  • Select the Local Files tab
  • Then click on Verify Integrity of game files
  • Wait for the process and then restart the game to check whether the Creeper World 4 Crashing issue has been fixed or not

7. Uninstall Recent Windows 10 Update

A couple of days ago, Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10 with KB4535996. So, this particular cumulative update for Windows 10 is quite buggy and causing so many errors or problems.

  • Go to Start menu > Click on Settings
  • Next, go to Update and Security
  • Click on View update history
  • Now, if you can see that there is an update having KB4535996 has been already installed. Make sure to uninstall it.
  • Here you will see the Uninstall updates option on the top of the page.
  • Click on it and select the mentioned cumulative update version.
  • Right-click on it > Select Uninstall.
  • It may take some time to delete that update and your system may restart automatically.
  • Have some patience and you can also manually reboot your Windows PC (if required).

8. Remove Temporary Files

  • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the RUN program.
  • Now, type %temp% and press enter.
  • You will get a bunch of temporary files on a page.
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl + A on the keyboard.
    Next, press Shift + Delete on the keyboard to remove all the files.
  • Sometimes some of the temporary files can’t be deleted. So, leave them as it is and close it.

9. Set Default CPU and Graphics Speed

As most of the users always want to use ultra-high performance from the CPU and GPU from the very first day. So, most of the users either buy an overclocked version or manually increased the overclocking speed. So, if you’ve also overclocked your GPU speed and after doing that you’re experiencing bottleneck or lagging or crashing related issues, just set it to default mode.

You can also use the MSI Afterburner tool or Zotac firestorm application in order to lower the clocking speed. Once done, you can run the Creeper World 4 game to check whether it’s crashing at startup or not.

That’s it. We hope this guide was useful to you. You can comment below for any queries.

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