GeForce now not launching games for you? Try these fixes to solve your issue instantly. Also take a look at the possible reasons for this problem.
If you lack the minimum system requirements to play a particular game, GeForce Now’s rigs can prove to be a life saver. You can buy a GeForce Now subscription and play an available game from their vast catalog on their servers. This also makes games accessible from wherever you want. There are only a few requirements to avail this service. The most important is a strong internet connection. GeForce Now is popular and has a strong potential to boost online gaming’s future. But, there can be times when users do not receive the performance they are expecting. Reports claiming that GeForce Now does not launch the game or shows a black screen, have started to surface recently. If you too are facing similar problems, then take a look at the list of fixes given below.
Fixes for GeForce Now not launching games:
1) For issues on a MAC:
If you are facing problems with GeForce Now on a Mac, here is what you need to do –
Delete all the GeForce Now files from your device. Visit the GeForce Now website and download a new installation file. Before installing GeForce Now, restart your Mac. When your Mac restarts, continue with the installation process by opening the file. This should fix the GeForce Now not working issue on your Mac.
If the previous solution doesn’t work, follow these directions – Finder > Applications > GeForce Now. Right click the app and click on ‘Show package contents’. Now go to Contents > Resources > GeForceNow.json. You need to find a line in that file. Find ‘nv-gpu-accel=true’ and change it to ‘nv-gpu-accel=false’. Also, look for the line ‘nv-custom-black-window=true’ and change it to ‘nv-custom-black-window=false’. Save the changes and launch GeForce Now.
2) Update drivers:
Updating video drivers is the most recommended fix for Windows PC users. It also makes sense as the issue is due to a lapse in display. Users who haven’t updated their video card/ GPU drivers in while can face GeForce Now not launching games issue when the service is updated. To check for updates, go to Device Manager and look at the list on the left. You should be able to see yellow warning signs in front of the drivers that need an update. Click on your GPU driver and select ‘Update driver’. Let your system install the necessary updates. Restart your system and check if GeForce Now is still not launching your games.
3) Disable and enable your GPU:
Funnily enough, temporarily disabling your GPU can solve the issue for some users. Go to control panel and select your GPU. Disable it and restart your PC. On restarting, it should be enabled automatically. But you might want to cross check just to be sure. If it is not already enabled, enable it and run GeForce Now to see if it is launching your requested game without any issues.
4) Check your hard drive:
You should check the hard drive which by default stores your videos and other media. Sometimes the failure of a drive that GeForce Now stores files on, can cause the service to misbehave. Try to change the default to some other drive and check whether the issue persists.