Have you been having graphical or technical issues running the new Dead Space? Sometimes even the most well-programmed title can act up on your computer, unfortunately. Let's find out how to stop building shaders in Dead Space Remake.
The remake of the classic 2008 Electronic Arts space horror game came out in 2023 and has gamers everywhere excited. But sometimes, sitting down in front of your monitor to play can be a frustrating experience if graphical glitches start happening.
We are here to fix the problems with building shaders in the Dead Space Remake. Let's look at what to do.
How to stop building shaders in Dead Space Remake
If the shaders fail to load correctly, the game will look like it has been smoothed over and that is not a pleasing visual effect at all. If the progress in the "building shaders" process gets stuck, try to force close the game and restart again.
Still, if the process completes but you are having graphical issues, first and foremost, you might want to restart the game and your PC, as that might be a quick and easy fix. If that hasn't worked, you might try to delete your shader cache.
Here's how to do it:
- Locate the installation folder of Dead Space Remake on your PC;
- The folder you are looking for is called "shadercache" and should be inside the directory "Program Files(x86)/Steam/steamapps";
- Find the game ID folder (it is 1693980) and delete it.
That should rebuild the shader cache the next time you load up the game. If this still fails, then the problem might be your hardware, you might want to update your graphic card drivers or check that you're meeting the minimum system requirements.
What is the Dead Space remake building shaders error?
Shaders are basically what you might call "special visual effects" in a modern video game. Some modern titles load shaders before the player jump in the game, as to make loading levels a bit more smooth during gameplay.
The first time you run the game, it will spend some minutes "building shaders". This process can also fail or take too long, but you want to make sure that it is completed successfully. If the shaders fail to load correctly, the game will look like it has been smoothed over and that is not a pleasing visual effect at all.
That is all you need to know about fixing the building shaders error in the Dead Space Remake. But we have more technical guides for you, for example how to fix lag and stuttering and all achievements and trophies.