Spelunky 2 is a newly launched 2020 sequel to the Spelunky (2008) developed by Mossmouth, BlitWorks, and published by Mossmouth. It’s available for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 platforms. The action-roguelike video game is all about building unique randomized challenges and exploring. Though the game is quite new to the market and people are loving it, there are some common issues or bugs already started for a few players. So, if you’re also one of the victims, check out the steps to fix Spelunky 2 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops.
Most of the popular gaming blogs have rated this sequel at an average rating of 09/10 which is a remarkable milestone for the Spelunky 2 game itself as well as for the developers (hard work). However, we can’t deny that whether you’re a PC gamer or a console gamer, most of the video games do come with multiple issues or bugs that players experience a lot. Spelunky 2 is no exception here and luckily there are a couple of fixes that should help you.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why Does Spelunky 2 Keep Crashing?
- 2 Minimum System Requirements:
- 3 Recommended System Requirements:
- 4 Spelunky 2 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops: Fix
- 4.1 1. Update Graphics Drivers
- 4.2 2. Disable Steam Overlay
- 4.3 3. Adjust Discord Settings
- 4.4 4. Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings
- 4.5 5. Change AMD Control Panel Settings
- 4.6 6. Verify Game Files via Steam
- 4.7 7. Uninstall Recent Windows 10 Update
- 4.8 8. Remove Temporary Files
- 4.9 9. Set Default CPU and Graphics Speed
Why Does Spelunky 2 Keep Crashing?
There can be some reasons behind the startup crashing issue of the Spelunky 2 video game on the PC in most cases. So, check out the possible reasons below to find out what you need to check or consider:
- It seems that your system may have some glitching issue which can be fixed by simply restarting the computer.
- Maybe your PC configuration isn’t meeting the system requirements of the game. You can check out the system requirements below.
- Possibly the game files are corrupted or missing.
- Due to an outdated Windows build or graphics driver version crashing issue happens a lot.
- Chances are high that the DirectX version is outdated or has issues with the Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 GPU.
- It’s also possible that the game itself or the game launcher is outdated for a while.
- Maybe some of the background running tasks are causing this issue.
- Windows Firewall protection or the Antivirus program can also block the game files to run properly.
Minimum System Requirements:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Quad-Core 2.6 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 750
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 600 MB available space
- Additional Notes: Requires Full DirectX 11 support including a Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 GPU
Recommended System Requirements:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended
Spelunky 2 Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops: Fix
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 Spelunky 2 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
Spelunky 2 gamers on Steam client can follow the below steps:
- Open the Steam Library by logging into the account
- You can find the Spelunky 2 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 Spelunky 2 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.