How to Fix Desperados III Crashing on Launch, Shuttering, Lag or FPS drop issue

Desperados III is a modern real-time tactics video game that’s published by THQ Nordic and developed by Mimimi Games. The game has been launched in June 2020 and available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms. The newly released game offers ruthless Wild West scenarios with better gameplay and graphics. However, it has some flaws or bugs that some of the PC players are experiencing most of the time. Here we’ve provided the steps to Fix Desperados III Crashing on Launch, Shuttering, Lag, or FPS drop issue.

As mentioned, some of the Windows users are facing issues with Desperados III that includes the game launching error, lag, shuttering, FPS drop issue, black screen issue, and more. If you’re facing any of these issues with the game and want to solve the problem as early as possible, then you can check out the troubleshooting guide below.

Before heading over to the guide, make sure that your PC is running on the latest Windows version and the graphics driver is also updated to its latest version. Additionally, you can check out the game system requirements below whether it’s compatible with your PC configuration or not.

How to Fix Desperados III Crashing on Launch, Shuttering, Lag or FPS drop issue

Why Does Desperados III Keep Crashing?

There could be a number of reasons which can cause Desperados III game crashing while launching on your Windows PC. Such as:

  • Your PC isn’t compatible with the game requirements.
  • Some game files are missing or corrupted.
  • You may have an outdated graphics driver.
  • Any overlay app is running in the background.
  • Issues with the game or client version.
  • Maybe Firewall or Antivirus program is blocking the game.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or higher
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core (Intel i3-530 / AMD Athlon II X3 460)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 / Radeon HD 5850, 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core (Intel i5-750 / AMD Athlon X4 740)
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760, AMD Radeon HD 7870, 3GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
  • Additional Notes: It is recommended to install the game on an SSD to improve loading times

How to Fix Desperados III Crashing on Launch, Shuttering, Lag or FPS drop issue

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 Desperados III game. So, if in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver yet, do this first.

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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 option.
  • 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 Method to 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 Client

The Desperados III gamers on Steam can follow the below steps:

  • Open the Steam Library by logging into the account.
  • You can find the Desperados III game here.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Some times 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 Desperados III game and check if the problem is fixed or not.

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

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