Nioh 2 - solving technical problems

 
Nioh 2 - solving technical problems

Crashes, freezes, problems with saving, broken gamepad and more


One of the best representatives of the souls-like genre has finally made it to the PC. However, the launch of Nioh 2 on the popular platform turned out to be a lot of bugs and other technical problems. We have collected proven solutions for frequent queries on this topic .


What computer do you need for Nioh 2 (system requirements)

We studied independent tests of the game on different hardware and came to the conclusion that the official information is close to the truth, but only if we focus on the resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Therefore, based on the tests we reviewed, we have added recommendations for playing at 1440p (2560x1440) and 4K (3840x2160) at high graphics settings.

IMPORTANT: The game requires 64-bit Windows and does not officially support 32-bit (x86) versions of the operating system.

Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 30 FPS, low preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 / 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970.
  • RAM: 6 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, High Preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 / 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Nioh 2 at 1440p @ 30 FPS (high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Nioh 2 at 1440p @ 60 FPS (high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Nioh 2 in 4K @ 30 FPS (high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Nioh 2 in 4K @ 60 FPS (high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 7 3700.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Nioh 2 won't start on Windows 7

The game is not designed to run on Microsoft operating systems older than Windows 8.1. In addition, a 64-bit OS is required.

Resolution does not change in Nioh 2

This error can occur if screen scaling is enabled on Windows. You can compensate for this as follows:

  • Find the Nioh2.exe file in the game folder.
  • Go to properties and go to the "Compatibility" tab .
  • Click the Change High DPI Settings button .
  • In the option "Override scaling mode ..." select "Application" .

Game crashes on startup / hangs on loading screen / missing * .dll files

Download and install RuntimePack. This is a complete set of all libraries needed to run games.

Error 0xc000007b in Nioh 2

Reinstall or update NVIDIA drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset the failed settings.

Nioh 2 slows down / lags / lags

Check your PC meets the system requirements
Cm. See the Nioh 2 System Requirements chapter above.

Update your graphics card drivers

Visit the video card manufacturer's website:

  • NVIDIA GeForce : The site will select the appropriate drivers. Just hit Search and then Download Now . After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
  • AMD Radeon : Scroll down to Search for your product and select your graphics card under Graphics . Click the Submit button. On the window that opens, click LMB on your version of Windows and click "Download" . When the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.

Important: Be sure to restart your computer after updating your drivers.

Enable high performance for your graphics card

For NVIDIA GeForce owners:

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right- clicking on the desktop.
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings from the list on the left.
  3. Switch to the "Program Settings" tab in the main part of the screen and select Nioh 2 from the drop-down list under item "1. Select a program to configure ” (if the game is not in the list, then add the corresponding button next to it).
  4. In the list below, find the Power Management Mode feature and switch it to Maximum Performance Mode preferred .

For AMD Radeon and AMD processor owners:

  1. Open Radeon Settings by right- clicking on the desktop.
  2. Go to the "System" section .
  3. In the "Switchable Graphics" category , set the "Maximum Performance" graphics card as the primary.
  4. Click “Accept” .

How to tweak graphics in Nioh 2 / how to increase frame rate

Optimal settings for a weak PC close to the minimum system requirements:

  • Display mode: full screen.
  • Screen Resolution: Native screen resolution (typically: 1920x1080).
  • Rendering Resolution: 100%.
  • Max. frame rate: 30.
  • Shadows: low quality.
  • Motion blur: to your taste.
  • Dynamic Reflections: Off
  • Lighting shading: incl.
  • Texture quality: average.
  • Effect quality: low.
  • NVIDIA Shadowplay Highlights: Off

Audio issues in Nioh 2 / audio clicks / audio wheezing

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Hardware and Sound section .
  3. Open sound settings.
  4. Select the default device (there should be a green checkmark next to it) and go to its properties with the button below.
  5. In the "Advanced" tab, select the default format "24 bit, 48000 Hz" .
  6. If it doesn't help, then lower it to "16 bit, 44100 Hz" .

Nioh 2 game has stopped working / freezes / crashes / error "DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG"
Perhaps the problem is overheating of the video card. Check to see if the fans of her cooling system are stuck in adjacent wires. If everything is in order with this, then try resetting the overclocking: go to the MSI Afterburner application and press the Reset button (if such a program is not installed, then the video card most likely did not overclock).

Nioh 2 game not saving / error 0xc0000142

Check if there are any Russian letters in the path to the Nioh2.exe file . You can quickly find the file through the "Search" in the explorer.

Where are the Nioh 2 saves

In the following folder: C: \ Users \ UserName \ Documents \ KoeiTecmo \ NIOH2 \

Gamepad not working in Nioh 2

  1. Remove the device in Device Manager and restart your computer.
  2. If that doesn't work, then run the controller setup on Steam and manually set the Xbox Controller mode .
  3. If this does not help, then try connecting the gamepad over the wire.

XInput1_4.dll file not found

Go to the C: \ Windows \ System32 folder and find the XInput1_3.dll file . Copy it to your Nioh 2 root directory and then rename it to XInput1_4.dll .

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