Fix: Twin Mirror Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Black Screen

Twin Mirror is an adventure narrative or investigative type video game that has been developed and published by Dontnod Entertainment. This is a single-player video game and available for PS4, PC, Xbox One platforms initially. Though the reviews aren’t that good enough, the graphics quality is just marvelous. Now, some of the unfortunate players are finding it difficult to run the Twin Mirror game as they’re getting Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Black Screen issues on the PC. If you’re also getting the same, check out this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

It’s quite common for a newly released video game to come without any bugs or errors. Meanwhile, most of the games do come with multiple issues that only happen to some of the players which can be easily fixed by following some of the common steps. Here we’ve shared all the possible workarounds mentioned below to quickly resolve the issue in most cases. Now, before heading over to the guide, let’s take a quick look at the possible reasons behind the startup crashing, lags, or performance drops for the PC games.

Why Does Twin Mirror Keep Crashing?

  • It’s possible that your PC configuration isn’t meeting the system requirements of the game. You can check below for the system requirements.
  • Sometimes any temporary glitch or cache-related issues can cause crashing, lags, etc.
  • Maybe your game files are missing or corrupted which basically occurs issues like stuttering, crashing at startup, black screen issue, and more.
  • If you haven’t updated your Windows system as well as the graphics driver version for a while then you should have look at it.
  • The chances are high that maybe you’re running an outdated DirectX version. In some cases, an outdated graphics card can’t run the Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 GPU compatible games.
  • Maybe your game or the game client isn’t updated for a while.
  • In most cases, a couple of background running processes can kill the performance of the system.
  • It becomes quite common where Windows Firewall protection or Antivirus programs can prevent game files to run properly.

Fix: Twin Mirror Crashing at Startup, Won't Launch, or Black Screen

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 or above
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 or AMD Phenom X4 945
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD7790 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 32 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 6100 or AMD Athlon X4 845
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX560 4GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Fix: Twin Mirror Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Black Screen

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 Twin Mirror 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 Epic Launcher

  • Open the Epic Launcher on your PC > Go to Library by logging into the account
  • Head over to the ‘Twin Mirror‘ game
  • Now, click on three dots icon of the particular game window
  • A drop-down list will appear > Click on Verify
  • In terms of the game file size, the launcher will automatically scan and repair the missing or corrupted game files (if any)
  • Once all done, just restart the Epic Launcher and you’re good to go.

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.

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  • 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 Twin Mirror game to check whether it’s crashing at startup or not.

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

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