Today’s Esports industry has a huge lineup of games dominating the globe. However, there is a special game called “Stellaris,” which seems to be a popular multiplayer game. In 2016, developer “Paradox” conducted extensive market analysis and tried to understand the needs of players. In addition, they published the game officially through “Paradox Interactive.”.
I need to remind you when Stellaris launched, the game got a lot of exposure. After all, even on Steam, it has 9 out of 10 user ratings. In this 7-year journey, the developers never disappointed the players. Recently, players reported that the game was crashing after launch. To be specific, they get a “3221225477” error code. So to reach out to such here, we would like to comment upon it.
How to Fix Stellaris Error Code 3221225477
If you look over Stellaris’ record, there was a time when players reported a similar crashing issue. However, at that time, there was also a problem on the user’s end. This time players tried a lot of troubleshooting to fix the issue. This included verifying game files, running the game as an administrator, Initiating Comparability, and numerous others. A proper solution to the crashing issue cannot be shown with all these things.
However, such an error did not exist; it came to light when players updated the game with the latest patch. With many platforms like Windows, Xbox, and PS4, developers must consider various factors. In a player’s complaint reply, they assured that they had acknowledged the fact and would surely fix it with a new patch. But it seems frustrating when we launch Stellaris, and it crashes. Fortunately, while reviewing some facts, we got a few ways to fix it. So, let’s look at all of them.
Reinstall the game
Since there is no exact reason why the game crashes when players launch it, our analysis of records found that this game sometimes results in corrupt files. And in this case, you are getting game crashing problems, which means that the game installation you are using is experiencing some issues. For this reason, you need to clean up the Stellaris game from your PC completely. In addition, you will need to install the game from scratch. So, if you don’t know how to do that, follow these instructions.
- On your PC, open the device manager.
- Scroll down and click on the Apps section.
- From there, choose the “Stellaris” and get into it.
- Now do right click and select the Uninstall button
- Following this, Stellaris will shortly wipe out from your PC.
- Next, visit Stellaris’ Official website and navigate toward its download page.
- Then download the setup file from there.
- Once the download completes, Double click the setup file
- Next, follow the on-screen instructions for further installation.
- That’s all, after some moment Stellaris will freshly install.
Disable the Nihamic Service
More likely, the Stellaris crashing issue seems complete resolve from reinstalling the game. But as a few users suggest over the Paradox forum disabling Nihamic Service results in fixing the crashing issue. If you don’t know, Nihamic is an audio-boosting software people use on their Windows PC. I think there might be some contradiction between the Stellaris and Nihamic files. But once we disable that service, Stellaris seems working again. So, To try out this fix follow the steps below.
- Open the PC settings.
- Look for the Apps section there.
- Scroll down to Nahimic Companion.
- Do right-click over the Nahimic companion option.
- Then select Uninstall option there.
- As a result, Nihamic will shortly uninstall from your PC.
- That’s all; from now Stellaris will stop crashing.
To be honest, As of now, there is no exact reason from the developer’s side why we get such a crashing issue. But it seems they are working on it and will surely fix the problem by renouncing new updates. The present scenario says that reinstalling the game will surely fix your issue. However, you can disable the Nihamic service, as a few Stellaris players use it. To Conclude, reinstall Stellaris, resume your gameplay, and wait for the official patch for a permanent solution.