Valheim - solving technical problems

Valheim - solving technical problems


 Valheim became a real salvation for those whosebuildingsin Rust were constantly destroyed, and Minecraft was simply bored. The new game boasts both ease of learning and deep gameplay. And the graphics, for all their minimalism, pleases with a consistent style and neat special effects.


The project is still in early access, so there are performance and stability issues, as well as various bugs. We have collected frequent queries on this topic and provided proven solutions.


What computer do you need for Valheim (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 7 x64.
  • Processor: 2-core @ 2.6 GHz.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 series.
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes.

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

  • Operating system: Windows 7 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 3.0 GHz.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

PC for Valheim 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 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 570.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

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

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 5 2400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 590.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

PC for Valheim at 4K @ 30 FPS (high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Valheim at 4K @ 60 FPS (high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-9100 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.


Valheim won't start on Windows 7

  1. Install the SP1 update for Windows 7.
  2. Update DirectX.

Resolution does not change in Valheim

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

  • Find the Valheim.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" .

Error 0xc000007b in Valheim

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

Valheim slows down / lags / lags

Check your PC meets the system requirements
Cm. the chapter "System Requirements Valheim» 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. In the opened window, 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 "Software Settings" tab in the main part of the screen and select Valheim 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 adjust the graphics in Valheim / how to increase the frame rate

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

  • Resolution: Native screen resolution (typically: 1920x1080).
  • Vegetation quality: low.
  • Light particles: low.
  • Detail level: medium.
  • Shadow quality: low.
  • Glow: disable.
  • SSAO: enable.
  • Sun rays: disable.
  • Motion blur: to your taste.
  • Tessellation: turn off.
  • Soft Particles: Disable.
  • Depth of Field: Enable.
  • Anti-aliasing: disable.
  • Chromatic aberration: to your taste.
  • Vertical sync: enable.

Valheim sound problems / audio clicks / audio wheezing

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

Valheim 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).

Valheim game not saving / error 0xc0000142

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

Where Valheim's save lies
In the following folder: C: \ Users \ [Username] \ AppData \ LocalLow \ IronGate \ Valheim \ characters \

Gamepad not working in Valheim

  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.
Write in the comments if you know other ways to solve technical problems in Valheim!

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