Issues with rustclient.exe? Is Rust throwing a not responding error? Look no more, as we are here with the perfect article for you. Rust is a demanding game with a lot of game files working together. Even one corrupted file can cause the entire game to bottleneck. Don’t worry, as you will now know how to troubleshoot the issue and eliminate any errors you may be facing while trying to play Rust.
Rust is a survival game that requires you to focus on strategies, engage in combat, and, most importantly, survive through the night. It is a brutal but thrilling game to play. However, we understand that errors while playing or launching the game can be annoying. Below we have listed some working troubleshooting techniques that will help eliminate the error with the rustclient.exe application. Keep reading this article.
Rust (rustclient.exe) not responding & working on startup in 2021
So, the rustclient.exe application is bugged on your PC. Worry not, as we are here to solve the issue for you. Try the following troubleshooting techniques. Note that, before performing these steps, you must close any running application related to Rust.
1) Verify integrity of game files:
Open Steam Client and go to the Game Library. Find Rust in the list, right-click on it and select Properties. Navigate to the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game files… option. Once the process is complete, close Steam and re-open it. Try launching Rust now.
2) Run the Rust.exe as administrator:
Open Steam Client and go to the Game Library. Find Rust in the list, right-click on it and select Properties. Navigate to the Local Files tab and select Browse. Look for the Rust.exe application, right-click on it, and select Properties. Under the Compatibility tab, find the check-box for “Run as administrator” and check the check-box. Save the settings.
3) Update your graphic drivers:
This is a really important step! Please ensure that your graphic drivers are up-to-date. You can update your drivers using the dedicated app (like Geforce Experience for Nvidia), or you can use Device Manager. Open Device Manager and look for your graphic drivers on the list. Right-click on it and select the Update Driver option.
4) Repair Easy Anti-Cheat files:
Open the EasyAntiCheat folder on your PC from the download location. Open the EasyAntiCheat.exe application. Find Rust in the list and click on it. Then, select Repair Service.
5) Set Launch Options on Steam:
Go to Steam library, right-click on Rust, and select Properties. Navigate to Set Launch Options tab. Type “-force-gfx-direct” in the space and restart Steam. Now try launching the game.
6) Re-install Rust:
Uninstall and reinstall the game to get rid of the issue.
If none of the above works, it may be an internal issue or server problem. We recommend you try playing Rust after a few hours and see whether the error persists.