Satisfactory is a first-person open-world 3D simulation video game developed by Coffee Stain Studios that offers open-world exploration and a factory building in both single and multiplayer mode. It’s available for the Microsoft Windows platform only and plenty of Satisfactory players are experiencing a particular error “Unreal Engine is exiting due to D3D device being lost”. If you’re also one of them and want to fix this issue completely, then you can check out this troubleshooting guide.
To be very specific, this error mostly occurs whenever Unreal is unable to connect with the D3D device on your PC/Laptop. This is one of the very common issues for the Unreal Engine users. As per the Unreal Engine developers, if the GPU or hardware components aren’t properly synchronized with the Unreal Engine, then this kind of error may appear in most cases. So, let’s take a brief look at the possible workarounds below.
Fix: Satisfactory Unreal Engine is exiting due to D3D device being lost
Here we’ve shared some of the methods or steps in order to perform and fix this particular D3D device issue completely. Make sure that the Windows OS is updated to its latest version and no other cumulative updates are pending. Additionally, check the system requirements with the game as well to ensure that your PC configuration is compatible with the game.
1. Install DirectX Library
- Head over to the Microsoft DirectX Runtime web installer page.
- Download the file on your PC and install it.
2. Update Unreal Engine
- Open the Launcher and head over to the Library.
- At the top of the screen, you can see the Engine version. If there is an update available, a plus icon will be visible.
- Just click on the Add versions > You will get a prompt to install the new engine update.
- Download the engine version and click on Update.
3. Revert GPU to default clock speed
You will need to revert the GPU to its default clock speed and set the FPS limit to 30 which is recommended. You can use MSI Afterburner or AMD Overdrive or Nvidia Inspector or Asus GPU Tweak software on your PC.
4. Update Graphics Drivers
- Click on Start > Type Device Manager.
- Click on the Device Manager from the search result.
- Now, click on the Display adapters arrow icon.
- It will expand the list of all your GPU cards.
- Right-click to the preferred or dedicated GPU card.
- Next, select Update driver.
- Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
- If there is any update available, then the system will automatically download and install the update.
- Once done, you will need to restart your PC/Laptop.
- Finally, run the game again to check for the issue.
5. Set Dedicated Graphics
- Right-click on your Desktop (blank area) > Select the Nvidia Control Panel.
- From the control panel area, click on the Manage 3D Settings.
- Next, click on the Program settings.
- From the drop-down list, you can add Unreal Engine > Select Nvidia GPU as a dedicated graphics card.
- Click on Save.
- Reboot your Windows PC/Laptop and run the Satisfactory game again whether it’s working or not.
6. Set Recommended FPS Limit
- Open the Nvidia GeForce Experience software.
- Head over to the Preferences tab > Click on check the box “Set frame rate target when on battery”.
- Set the Frames per second to 30fps.
- Additionally, turn off the GeForce Game Booster, Battery Optimizer, Overlay app, etc.
That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this guide pretty useful. Feel free to ask in the comment below.