Unable to launch Ranch Simulator? Is the game crashing for you? We understand your frustration. Ranch Simulator was released (Early Access) on March 4, 2021, and has garnered quite a fan base since then. Simulation games haven’t been this popular always – the pandemic has affected the genre’s growth very positively. Ranch Simulator has managed to become quite popular since its launch. However, it has come to our attention that players are facing trouble trying to launch the game. Some have complained of facing annoying crashes while attempting to launch the game. If you are unable to make things work smoothly with Ranch Simulator, this article is just for you! We have compiled all the fixes/workarounds suggested by the developers to fix the crash or launch issues you are facing. Create the most successful Ranch minus the crashes!
Ranch Simulator crashing, not launching & working: Fixes & Workarounds
Here are the fixes/workarounds you can try to get rid of the crash/launch issues in Ranch Simulator.
1) Make sure your PC features the minimum spec requirements.
Ranch Simulator’s minimum requirements include the following –
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon RX 470
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 15 GB available space
2) Verify your game files via Steam.
Head over to your Steam library, right-click on Ranch Simulator, and select Properties. Navigate to the Local Files tab and select Verify Integrity of game files… option. Let the verification process be complete before trying to launch the game again.
3) Check whether your video/graphics drivers are outdated.
Check for the latest AMD or Nvidia Drivers from their official website. If you have outdated drivers, make sure you download the new ones. Outdated drivers are one of the most common reasons behind a game crashing.
4) Make sure Ranch Simulator is actually running on your dedicated GPU.
You may have two GPUs in your PC build. However, the game should be running on the dedicated GPU to perform smoothly. If you have a dedicated NVIDIA card, do the following –
– Firstly, right-click anywhere on the desktop. Now, select Nvidia Control Panel.
– Navigate to 3D settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings tab.
– Now, locate Ranch Simulator in the list of games. If you don’t find it, add it to the list by clicking on Add and locating the game’s executable.
– You will see a drop-down menu that lets you select which graphics card you want to use for Ranch Simulator. Or, you can change the Power Settings in the Additional Settings area. Set it to High Performance.
If you are using a dedicated AMD card, do the following –
– Firstly, right-click anywhere on the desktop. Now, select Display Settings.
– Scroll down and select Graphics Settings.
– Click Browse in the Choose an app to set preference section. Now, locate the installation directory of Ranch Simulator on your PC.
– Click on the game’s main executable and Add it. Ranch Simulator should now appear as a selectable option.
– Select Ranch Simulator > Options. Lastly, make sure the game is set to high performance.
5) Turn off Desktop Scaling.
Desktop Scaling is known to interfere with a video game’s original scaling feature. To turn it off, head over to Ranch Simulator’s installation directory and right-click on the game’s executable to open Properties. Next, navigate to the Compatibility tab and then click Change high DPI settings. Check the box beside Override high DPI scaling behavior and make sure the dropbox is set to Application.
6) Turn off power-saving modes of GPU.
The developers recommend turning off any energy-saving mode for your GPU as such modes may cause performance issues.
7) Underclock your GPU if overclocked.
If you have overclocked your GPU or your GPU is factory overclocked, you can possibly solve a crash or launch issue by underclocking your GPU. Overclocking can lead to an unstable GPU, thus causing video games like Ranch Simulator to crash.
8) Turn off screen captures/recorder.
If you have been recording your gameplay using third-party capture software, try turning off recording and launching the game. Some capture or recording software can cause hindrance and crash problems in Ranch Simulator.
9) Lower graphical settings in-game.
If you can launch Ranch Simulator but face random crashes in between games, it is possible that your GPU is unable to support high graphics settings. Lower your in-game graphical settings, limit frame rate, or try using the windowed mode to reduce the likelihood of crashes.
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