How to Fix Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Black Screen Crash on Startup

This tutorial shows how to fix Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun pc game Black Screen Crash on Startup, you can do the following workarounds to fix it - this is a comprehensive solution, we have collected these infos from several resources :

Try these steps first:

  • Install VC++ Redist 2010 (x86) from this link:
  • Update your Windows (this might fix some DirectX related problems)
  • Reinstall the game or verify integrity of game cache:
  • If the above doesn't work, delete from the savegame folder located at "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Daedalic Entertainment GmbH\Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun\user\gameState_00\" (replace USER with your user account in Windows)
  • Most of all deleting the does the trick!
  • or you can try by running compatibility mode with windows 8 as admin
  • Also you could delete the whole "user" folder under "Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun" folder in disk C, and run the game directly from the "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Shadow Tactics" folder.
  • Delete the saved files.
  • Hope it works!


You can also send email report to [email protected] You should attach the "Shadow Tactics_Data/output.log" located in the game's installation folder and a DxDiag report of your system. Also post to to get additional help.


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