How to Fix The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Invalid Credentials Error

Sumo Digital’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is currently one of the trending video games that you can get on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Xbox Cloud Gaming, etc platforms. However, just like other video games, this particular title is also going through some bugs and errors that we can’t deny. From the fatal error to crashes to stutters to sound-related issues everything bothers a lot of players. Meanwhile, some reports are claiming that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Invalid Credentials Error appearing.

It indicates that the game launch isn’t smooth enough since the beginning but sometimes issues with the server and conflicts at the player end might also be possible reasons behind some unexpected bugs. As the game is in the initial phase after its launch, you should wait for a couple of weeks more to get a better stable experience. Meanwhile, you can try fixing some issues with a couple of workarounds that should come in handy in most cases.

How to Fix The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Invalid Credentials Error

How to Fix The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Invalid Credentials Error

As per multiple reports, the specific “supplied credentials are invalid” error seems appearing to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre players to disrupt their gaming experience. This particular error is bothering a lot of players while attempting to launch the game or even accessing their accounts on the PC. This kind of issue basically appears whenever there is a conflict with the outdated game patch version, corrupted game files, incorrect username password credentials, game server issues, and more.

Luckily, here we’ve shared with you a couple of troubleshooting methods below that should help fix the issue. Do keep in mind that you’ll need to follow all methods one by one until the problem has been fixed. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Restart the PC

You should try restarting the Windows PC to ensure there is no issue with the temporary system glitch or cache data. Sometimes conflicts with the system can also cause game-launching issues.

2. Run Steam as an Administrator

It’s also recommended to run the Steam launcher as an administrator on the PC by following the steps below to allow the User Account Control (UAC) permission. It eventually allows the system to run the game client and game application properly without any permission conflicts.

  • Right-click on the Steam application on your PC.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

  • Click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to enable it.
  • Once done, click on Apply, and then OK to save changes.

3. Update The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

It’s also recommended to update The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game on your PC by following the steps below to ensure there is no conflict with the outdated game patch version. Sometimes an outdated game version basically includes bugs and optimization issues that reflect on the game launching or server connectivity. To do so:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre from the list.
  • Click on Manage > Select Properties.
  • Now, click on the Updates tab.
  • Click on Automatic Updates.
  • After enabling, whenever there is a new update available, the Steam client will notify you.
  • Click on the Update button and wait for it to install.

4. Verify the Integrity of the Game Files

You should also verify and repair the game files on your Windows computer to ensure there is no corrupted or missing game file troubling you to get into the game server. To do that:

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer to apply changes.

5. Change the Keyboard Region Settings

The chances are high that changing the keyboard region settings on the Windows computer by following the steps below did fix the issue to some extent.

  • Open the Start menu > Search for Region.
  • Go to Region Settings for Keyboard.
  • Choose any region apart from ‘ENG-US’.
  • Go back to ‘ENG-US’ again > Once done, restart the PC.

6. Check the Internet Connection

Make sure to check your internet connection before jumping to any other conclusion because a poor or unstable internet connection can simply trigger many issues with the game launching or connecting to the game servers online. Try switching your wired (ethernet) connection to Wi-Fi (wireless) or vice versa, and then check for the networking issue again. You can also increase the internet speed by upgrading your data plan (if required) or contacting your service provider to assign a new IP address.

7. Update the Graphics Card Driver

You should always check and update the graphics driver to the latest version to avoid potential bugs, glitches, and incompatibility issues. An outdated GPU driver might trigger program launching issues which are required graphics resources to run smoothly on the Windows system. You can follow the steps below to do so:

  • Press the Win+X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Double-click on the Display Adapters category to expand the list.

Device Manager Update Display Adapter

  • Now, right-click on the dedicated graphics card name.
  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • An update will automatically download and install the latest available version.
  • You should wait for it to finish and then restart the PC.

Alternatively, you can manually download the latest graphics driver version and install it on the PC via the official website. Make sure to download the graphics driver file respective to your graphics card model and manufacturer.

8. Disable Overlay Apps

The chances are high that some overlay applications might trigger game launching issues or performance issues whatsoever. You should turn them off to fix the issue by following the steps below:

Disable Steam Overlay:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
  • Now, click on Properties.
  • Click on Enable Steam Overlay while in-game under the GENERAL tab to uncheck it.

Disable Discord Overlay:

  • Launch the Discord app > Click on the gear icon at the bottom.
  • Click on Overlay under App Settings > Turn on the Enable in-game overlay.
  • Click on the Games tab > Select The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
  • Finally, turn off the Enable in-game overlay toggle.
  • Make sure to reboot your PC to apply changes.

Disable Xbox Game Bar:

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Gaming > Go to Game Bar.
  • Turn Off the Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcasts using the Game bar option.

Disable Windows Game Mode:

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Gaming > Click on Game Mode.
  • Make sure to Turn Off the toggle.

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay:

  • Launch the Nvidia GeForce Experience app > Go to Settings.
  • Click on the General tab > Disable the In-Game Overlay option.
  • Finally, restart the PC to apply changes and relaunch the game.

You should also try disabling some other overlay apps like MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner, RGB software, or any other third-party overlay apps that run in the background always.

9. Whitelist Steam and the Game in Antivirus

Sometimes the antivirus protection blocking issue with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game application file can trouble you a lot. It’s better to whitelist the game as well as the Steam client to check for the issue.

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Go to Privacy and Security > Click on Windows Security.
  • Click on Virus and threat protection > Select Manage ransomware protection.
  • Select Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Click Add an allowed app.
  • Click on Browse all apps > Select Steam.
  • Click on Open to save changes.
  • Again browse and select The Texas Chain Saw Massacre application.
  • Now, click on Open to whitelist it too.

10. Update Windows

An outdated Windows OS version or build number can eventually trigger performance issues, program crashes, device driver connectivity issues, and so on. Just like updating the game, updating the system software to the latest version is always recommended. To do so:

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Select Check for updates under Windows Update.Windows Update Windows 11
  • If there is a feature update available, select Download and Install.
  • Wait for a while to complete the Windows update.
  • Once done, restart your computer to install the update.

11. Disable Crossplay in Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Crossplay helps players to play across all devices each other without any platform limitation. Crossplay basically comes enabled by default in The Texas Chain-Saw Massacre so that players can get into a better gameplay experience. However, sometimes the crossplay feature can cause several issues with the game launching or server connectivity. It’s recommended to disable crossplay manually by following the steps below.

  • Open Steam > Go to Library.
  • Click on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
  • Click on the Play button to run the game.
  • Now, go to the Options menu > Click on the Game tab.
  • Here you can Disable the Crossplay option.

12. Turn Off Windows Firewall

You should also try disabling the Windows Firewall protection on your PC temporarily to check if the Invalid Credentials Error occurs again. Sometimes the Firewall program can block the ongoing connectivity of the machine to the game servers which can trigger such issues.

  • Click on the Start Menu > Type Firewall.
  • Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search result.
  • Now, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.
  • Select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) option for both the Private & Public Network Settings.
  • Once selected, click on OK to save changes.

13. Disable CPU or GPU Overclocking

It’s also worth recommending disabling the CPU or GPU overclocking feature from your PC to the default factory state which will help in fixing the performance issues. Though overclocking can increase performance, sometimes it can affect in-game performances and causes higher CPU or GPU usage. Try using overclocking software like MSI Afterburner.

14. Flush DNS

It’s also possible that your Windows system has stored plenty of DNS cache data related to the internet configuration. You can follow the steps below to easily connect with the game servers after removing the DNS resolver cache data from the system.

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • Type Command Prompt and search for it.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator.
  • Click on Yes to run with the admin access.
  • Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command and hit Enter:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • A successful message will appear that says, ‘Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.’
  • Restart the computer and check for the issue again.

15. Reset Winsock

Netsh is a command-line utility tool that helps users to restore network connectivity on Windows machines. While ‘Winsock’ is known as “Windows Sockets”. Winsock is a set of files that allow Windows programs to connect to the Internet and other computers easily. You can also say that Winsock is an ‘Application Programming Interface (API)’ that can be used by developers to make their programs network-enabled. It’s also worth mentioning that 16-bit applications use WINSOCK files.

  • Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialogue box.
  • Type cmd and hit Enter to open the Command Prompt.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow permission.
  • Next, input the following command, and hit Enter to reset the full network settings on your PC:
netsh winsock reset
  • Once done, close the command prompt window.
  • Finally, restart your computer to apply changes.

16. Perform a Network Reset

Another thing you should try is to perform the network reset on the Windows machine manually to clear any kind of issues or conflicts.

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Settings.
  • Go to Network & Internet > Scroll down the Status page to the bottom.

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  • Click on Network Reset > Click on the Reset Now button.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, your PC will reboot automatically.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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