Facing troubles with GeForce Now? You might need this article to help, so make sure to read it completely.
GeForce Now is a reliable cloud gaming service that is used by a lot of players. It lets players play their favorite games from wherever they want. It is also a great way to make up for the lack of a powerful GPU on a system and enjoy AAA title games. However, users have reported that GeForce Now tends to stop working randomly. For some, it refuses to launch, and for others, a black screen is shown when trying to launch it. If you, too, are facing issues where GeForce Now is not responding, opening, or working, try the fixes mentioned below to solve the problem for you. GeForce Now
Fixes for GeForce Now not responding, opening & working:
Users can avoid coming across errors on GeForce Now by taking care of a few settings. Launch the GeForce Now app and click on the ‘cog’ icon to open settings. Under Server Location, make sure to select ‘Auto’ as your preference. This will help you during outages and heavy traffic on NVIDIA servers.
Also, turn off two setting options. ‘Adjust to poor network conditions’ and ‘VSync’. You will find these settings under ‘STREAMING QUALITY’. Also disable the ‘DISCORD RICH PRESENCE’ setting.
Save these settings and check if you are still facing any issues with GeForce Now.
2) Changes in-app files:
If you cannot launch the GeForce Now app or cannot see the interface, here is something you can try. Click on Windows search bar and type in “GeForce Now”. Right-click on the app and select ‘Open file location’. In the new window, right-click on the app again and select ‘Open file location’. This will take you to a folder with all the files for the app. You need to look for ‘GeForceNowStreamer.json’. Right-click on this file and select Properties. Make sure to un-check the ‘Read-only’ box and open the file. You need to make the following changes inside the file –
a) “nv-sdl-vsync=true” > “nv-sdl-vsync=false”
b) “nv-sdl-iohid-configurable=false” > “nv-sdl-iohid-configurable=true”
c) “nv-sdl-hidpi=false” > “nv-sdl-hidpi=true”
Save these changes (Ctrl+S) and close the file. Now launch the app again and check if you are still facing the issues from before.
3) Restart NVIDIA services:
Click on the Windows start icon and search for ‘Ms-config’. Press enter to see a small window popup on your screen. Change the tab to ‘Services’ and check the box that says ‘Hide all Microsoft services’. Now look for all the NVIDIA services and uncheck the boxes before them. You can aid this process by arranging the services in alphabetical order. Once you have de-activated the services, restart your computer. Doing this should definitely solve any issues that you had with GeForce Now.