How to Fix “Game stopped working” Error on Dark Souls III

Here are the steps on How to Fix “Game stopped working” Error on Dark Souls III Game:

– First of all make sure that you pc can run game that you want to play – check minimum specification for game
– Update your video card driver from manufacturer site,
– If you get : missing MSVCP100.dll or some another .dll file missing, DO NOT download .dll files manually,
instead install all required software listed on game topic (directX, all Visual C++ 2005,2008,2010,2012,2013 net framework 4)
– For all who have X64 version of windows- you must install x64 and x86 versions of all Visual C++ that is available for download
– Install game update patch into game folder (not just anywhere on pc)
– Turn off/go offline on steam when running nosTEAM games
– NEVER allow steam to update nosTEAM Games
– Disable windows update (if pirated windows)
– Disable windows firewall in control panel
– Disable User Account Control in control panel,
– Make sure your antivirus is not blocking game files (add game folder to Exceptions,or disable antivirus while installing),
– Make sure that you have installed latest service pack for your windows
– Run game as Administrator
– Install codecs (for part of the game with movies)- google for k-lite codec pack and install it on pc
– Run “msconfig” , go to tab “boot”,than “advanced”- than uncheck all boxes there, apply and restart pc
– To avoid game crashes, always install game on internal HDD/SSD (do not install games on external drives / removable devices)
– Always install games on short location like : C:/Games or D:/Games
– Antivirus should be installed and running, like: Avast! or Avira
– Shut down other programs when running game
– Uninstall all search bars for browser- they can cause many malfunctions and you don’t need them at all
– Do not install software that “speed up” pc, it can speed up, but also can slow down
– Do not install software that scan and fix registry database on your pc, it can only make mess and permanently damage your windows
– Scan whole pc with Malware Bytes anti-malware

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