Fix Ride 4 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops

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Ride 4 is the newly launched ultimate realistic two-wheeler racing video game with the best motorcycle racing experience that offers hundreds of bikes, dozens of racing tracks, etc. However, the players have given mixed reviews on Steam for the PC version. The game is available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series S/Series X, Microsoft Windows platforms. Now, within a couple of days after release, some of the Ride 4 PC gamers have started reporting about the Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops.

Have you also experienced the same? If yes, then don’t worry as these are one of the most common issues on every PC game which can be easily fixed by performing some of the possible workarounds given below. As the game is quite new, there may be multiple bugs right now which would be fixed in upcoming patch fixes by the developers soon. However, if you’re interested in solving the issue quickly by yourself without waiting further, then follow the guide below.

Why Does Ride 4 Keep Crashing?

There may be a couple of reasons behind the startup crashing issue of the Ride 4 game on the PC which you can check below:

  • It seems that your PC configuration isn’t meeting the game’s system requirements. If you’re using a laptop or an older PC then make sure to check the minimum and recommended requirements below.
  • There may be some temporary glitch or cache related issues on the system or even on the game. You can try restarting your PC to clear the cache.
  • It can also possible that the game files are missing or corrupted for some reason.
  • An outdated Windows build or graphics driver version can also cause issues.
  • Chances are high that your DirectX version is either outdated or your older graphics card is conflicting with the Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 GPU.
  • Maybe the game or the Steam client isn’t up-to-date for a while.
  • It can also possible that some of the applications are running in the background which is using a higher amount of CPU/memory.
  • Maybe an Antivirus software or the Windows Firewall protection is blocking the game files to run properly.

Fix Ride 4 Crashing at Startup, Won't Launch, or Lags with FPS drops

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Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 / GeForce GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 43 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 43 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Fix Ride 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 Ride 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

Ride 4 gamers on Steam client can follow the below steps:

  • Open the Steam Library by logging into the account
  • You can find the Ride 4 game there
  • 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 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 Ride 4 game to check whether it’s crashing at startup or not.

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

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