Chernobylite - solving technical problems


Chernobylite - solving technical problems

Sound problems, black screen, not working saves, error 0xc000007b and more

At first glance, Chernobylite may resemble the legendary STALKER series , but even the genre is different. The Farm 51 puts more emphasis on exploration and survival. In addition, there is a base building in the spirit of Fallout 4 , and members of the group help with missions.

Unfortunately, the study of the detailed recreated surroundings of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is periodically interrupted by various bugs. In this article, we have collected proven solutions for all common technical problems with the game.

What kind of computer do you need for Chernobylite (system requirements)?

We studied the tests of the game on different hardware in different resolutions and came to the conclusion that the official system requirements are not far from the truth. But they lack recommendations for playing at 1440p and 4K - we added them based on the tests we studied.

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

  • Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon R7 260.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

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

  • Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 570.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For playing at 1440p @ 30 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For playing at 1440p @ 60 FPS, high. preset, WITHOUT DLSS / FSR (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen 3 2200G.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 30 FPS, hi. preset, WITHOUT DLSS / FSR (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3500X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 60 FPS, hi. preset, WITHOUT DLSS / FSR (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Chernobylite won't start on Windows 7

Chernobylite won't start / freezes on startup / black screen

Check the integrity of the game files:

  1. start Steam;
  2. go to the "Library" section ;
  3. Click RMB on the name of the game ( Chernobylite ) in the list on the left and open the properties ;
  4. in the "Local files" tab, click "Check the integrity of game files" ;
  5. wait for the process to complete.

Not enough memory error in Chernobylite

Your PC is out of RAM. The best solution is to increase the amount of RAM to at least 8 gigabytes. Increasing the paging file probably won't help. Also, be sure to close your browser before launching any game. Especially if it has a large number of open tabs.

Chernobylite crashes

  1. Disable all programs running in the background.
  2. If it does not help, then check your computer for viruses.
  3. A complete reinstallation of the game can also help.

Resolution does not change in Chernobylite

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

  1. Find the ChernobylGame-Win64-Shipping.exe file in the game folder.
  2. Go to properties and go to the "Compatibility" tab .
  3. Click the Change High DPI Settings button .
  4. In the option "Override scaling mode ..." select "Application" .

Error 0xc0000001 / 0xc0000005 in Chernobylite

This is a problem with Windows system files. Some of them can be damaged. Perform a system restore or reinstall Windows. To check and repair corrupted system files, open a command prompt and enter the command "sfc / scannow" (without quotes).

Error 0xc000007b in Chernobylite

Reinstall or update your graphics card drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.

Chernobylite slows down / lags / low FPS

Check your PC meets the system requirements
Cm. See the chapter “What computer do you need for Chernobylite” above.

Update your graphics card drivers

Visit the video card manufacturer's website:

  • NVIDIA GeForce. The site itself 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 in the Graphics section. Click the "Submit" button. On the page 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 "Software Preferences" tab in the main part of the screen and select Chernobylite from the drop-down list under "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 function 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 main one.
  4. Click “Accept” .

How to adjust graphics in Chernobylite / how to increase FPS (frame rate)

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

  • Resolution: 1920x1080.
  • Windowed mode: full screen.
  • Viewing angle: 81 (standard for 16: 9).
  • Geometry quality: average.
  • Foliage Display Quality: Poor.
  • Draw distance: 50%.
  • Shadows: low.
  • Textures: Medium.
  • Effects: low.
  • Anti-aliasing: FXAA.
  • Anti-aliasing quality: medium.
  • Contact Shadows: Disable.
  • Lens flare: to your taste.
  • Chromatic aberration: to your taste.
  • Glow: Disable.
  • Motion Blur: Disable.
  • Depth of Field: Enable.
  • Resolution scale: 100%.

Sound problems in Chernobylite / clicks sound / wheezes audio

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel .
  2. Go to the Hardware and Sound section .
  3. Open your 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 does not help, then lower it to "16 bit, 44100 Hz" .

Chernobylite game has stopped working / 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 blocked by 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).

Gamepad (joystick) does not work in Chernobylite

  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.
  4. If even that doesn't help, then turn off all other controllers, especially steering wheels or simulator joysticks.

XInput1_4.dll file not found

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

Chernobylite game not saved

  1. The game cannot be saved at any time. Even with a quick save, the last checkpoint is used.
  2. If the game is not saved at all, then check if there are any Russian letters on the path to the ChernobylGame.exe file .

Where do the Chernobylite savegames flie?

In the following folder: C: \ Users \ UserName \ AppData \ ChernobylGame \ Saved \ SaveGames \

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