Starfield errors - how to fix them all

Starfield errors - astronaut on planet

Starfield errors - astronaut on planet

If there is a company that has a tradition of releasing games with bugs and issues is definitely Bethesda. So, we are definitely expecting their latest game to not be an exception. If you are having problem with some Starfield errors then you are in the right place. We will help you solve them all.

The game has been long in development and gamers have been looking forward to get their hands on it. So, it is not a good thing at all to finally being able to play it and finding errors and problems.

Let's take a look at all the Starfield errors that we have found so far and let's solve them and get back to gaming.

How to fix Starfield audio issues

To fix Starfield audio issues, try disabling upscaling, VSync, Motion Blur and VRS. A Reddit user found that this solution works. It doesn't completely fix the problem, but it does make the game perform a bit better.

If you're still having issues, here are some tips to fix audio issues in Starfield:

  • Ensure that you've installed the game on an SSD, as using an HDD can cause performance troubles.
  • Consider lowering your graphics with the above four specific settings disabled.
  • Make sure your audio drivers and Windows OS are fully updated.

If the audio issues are making the game unplayable for you, it is better to wait until Bethesda releases patches to address these audio and performance problems and other common Starfield errors.

How to fix mods not working issue

To fix the Starfield mods not working issue, create a StarfieldCustom.ini file in the Documents folder and insert a code block in it specifying where the game should find resource files. This solution has been verified as effective by players on both Steam Community and Reddit threads.

Here are the detailed steps you need to take to fix the Starfield mods not working issue:

  • Navigate to Documents > My Games > Starfield
  • Copy the StarfieldPrefs.ini file in the folder, paste it back into the same folder, and rename it to StarfieldCustom.ini
  • Open the newly created StarfieldCustom.ini file, erase all its content, and then paste the following text:
    • [Archive]
  • Once that is done, set the file to "read-only."
  • Afterwards, place the mods in both the My Games and the main game's Data folders.
  • Now, everything is ready. Simply start the game and enjoy the mods.

If the issue persists, try disabling your antivirus software and ensure that the mods match the current version of the game. Also, keep your game, mods, and necessary files on the same drive to avoid potential permission issues between different drives.

How to fix Starfield not launching issue

To fix the Starfield not launching issue, keep spamming the "play" button until the game launches. It might seem stupid but it has proven effective for numerous players, as reported on Reddit.

If the issue persists, you can attempt to resolve it by first restarting the Steam/Xbox app and then launching Starfield. Also, wait at least 10 minutes before trying to see if it helps.

If that doesn't resolve the problem, you could consider the more drastic option of uninstalling and then reinstalling the game as a last resort to fix this annoying Starfield error.

How to fix the Starfield unlock command not working issue

To fix the Starfield unlock command not working issue, you need to use the mouse wheel to cycle through the selected items in the console until the specific door you want to unlock is correctly recognized as "DOOR." Players on the Steam Community confirm that this tip works perfectly.

Here are the detailed steps you need to take to fix the Starfield unlock command not working issue:

  • Open the console
  • Click on the specific door you wish to unlock
  • Use the mouse wheel to cycle through selected items until the target is identified as "DOOR"
  • Finally, execute the "unlock" console command

So instead of selecting the door in the console menu and then entering the command as you normally do, use the method mentioned above to effectively unlock doors when the "unlock" command appears to be ineffective.

How to fix the "Graphics card does not meet minimum requirement" error

To fix the "Graphics card does not meet minimum requirement" error in Starfield, update your Windows to version 22H2. Players on Steam Community and Reddit have confirmed that this solution is effective.

To update your Windows to version 22H2:

  • Go to Start > Settings > Windows Update
  • Select Check for updates
  • Choose the 22H2 update and install it

Many users have mentioned having trouble with error codes or failed updates when trying to update Windows. If you're facing this issue, we suggest using the official Windows Update Assistant, which has proven helpful to many. You can download it from here.

If updating your Windows doesn't resolve the problem, ensure that your graphics card's drivers are up to date. Additionally, if you're using an integrated graphics card, make sure it's disabled, as it might be inadvertently selected and causing the issue.

That's all we have for you on Starfield errors, we will keep updating this guide as soon as more problems pop up and we solve them. For more tips and tricks on the game check out the system requirements guide and the multiplayer mod.

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