[SOLVED]How to Solve Valheim Errors: Steam, Crashes, Connection Issues

Valheim Crashing PC

Valheim is a game that has been getting quite popular recently, and for good reason. As you can see from the screenshot below, it has beautiful graphics and fun gameplay mechanics. But not all games are perfect, which means there will be errors in Valheim as well. We’ll go over some common errors players have come across so far with their Valheim experience and how to fix them: Steam crashing issues, dedicated server connection problems, crashes on PC/Mac

Why does valheim keeps crashing on pc?

Steam crashing issues: Steam is the most popular platform for games to be played on, so it’s no surprise that many people are experiencing crashes when playing Valheim. If you’re not sure what caused your crash, take a look at the following article about how to diagnose why your game crashed and fix it.

If your PC lacks the necessary requirements to run Valheim, then it’s plagued with errors— which can be resolved.

The system requirements are listed below.

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 or later

Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 500 series or similar

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 1 GB available space

Network: Requires Internet

Possible glitches or system cache may be the cause.

Corrupted or missing game files can cause a plethora of issues ranging from the game not launching to it locking at the loading screen.

The Valheim game might not work well if your Windows is outdated.

Be sure to check the installed DirectX version because an outdated one causes errors.

If you’re running an outdated graphics card, it might not provide the Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 GPU.

It is possible your Valheim game or the launcher have became obsolete.

Anything running in the background on your machine, such as another game or security software, can take up a lot of system resources.

Sometimes the Windows Security protection or Firewall protection or any third-party Antivirus program can block game files to run properly.

Fix For Valheim Game Crashes on PC

  • 1. Run the Program as an administrator
  • 2. Update Graphics Drivers
  • 3. Update Windows
  • 4. Close Background Running Tasks
  • 5. Verify Game Files
  • 6. Set High Priority in Task Manager
  • 7. Reinstall DirectX (Latest)
  • 8. Disable Windows Firewall or Antivirus Program
  • 9. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime
  • 10. Disable Steam Overlay
  • 11. Adjust Discord Settings
  • 12. Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings
  • 13. Change AMD Control Panel Settings
  • 14. Remove Temporary Files
  • 15. Set Default CPU and Graphics Speed

Run the Program as an administrator

When you install or update the game, it doesn’t get automatically configured to run as an administrator. To fix this issue:

– Open Windows Start menu and type “Administrator” in search box on upper right corner. You’ll see all applications that have administrative rights; select Steam from the list of results

– Right click on your Steam application shortcut -> Properties -> Compatibility tab -> check ‘Run this Program As Administrator’ and then apply changes by pressing OK button below. (If you don’t find Run This Program As Administrator option try going to compatibility mode – Change settings for a program)

The settings may not take effect until you restart your PC or open new instance of steam so we recommend closing any running instances before changing

Update GPU drivers

– Open NVIDIA Control Panel -> select Program Settings and then scroll to the bottom. Select Check for updates

– Install new gpu drivers

– Reboot your PC if prompted after installation is complete. If you are not prompted, reboot anyway as we don’t know what may be causing these game crashes

Update Windows

– Open the Windows Update dialog

– Select Check for updates

– Install all available important and recommended updates. If you are already on windows latest update, then it should only install updated drivers which were released with that version of Windows

This shouldn’t take too long so just wait while keeping your PC plugged in to power supply and open firewall

## Close Background Running Tasks

– This is a bit tricky because each person could have different things running in background. In my case I found that Facebook was causing crashes and so I closed it

– If the game still crashes then close any other programs you find suspicious

– You can also just do Ctrl+Alt+Delete to quickly open Task Manager and select End Process

Verify Missing Game Files

– Open Steam and click on Library

– Right Click on Valheim: Memories of the Old Empire and select Properties

– From properties go to Local files tab, then verify integrity of game cache

Once you do this, close steam completely. It should take a few minutes for it to finish doing that with all those updates you installed but once it is done, try running Valheim again.

– If that does not work then you might have a corrupt installation

This means your game files are corrupted and need to be reinstalled. So go back into properties of Steam Library/Valheim: Memories of the Old Empire/Local Files tab, select Verify Integrity Of Game Cache

– After that’s done you’ll need to reinstall the game.

This is a common problem with games on Steam and it shouldn’t be too difficult of an issue to solve

If none of this works then your computer might have some malware or virus which could have caused issues with Valheim

Set Priority High in Task manager

– Right click on the taskbar to open up Task Manager

– Click Processes tab

– Look for high priority processes and right click them, then set Priority as High or Above Normal

This will give your computer some breathing room in terms of memory so you can play Valheim at a smoother rate.

Reinstall Latest DirectX

– Right click on the taskbar, and then start Command Prompt (Admin)

– Type: cd C:\Program Files\Steam

– Type: dir *dx* – Look for a DirectX file that is from 2014 or newer. If you don’t see one then go to Microsoft’s website and download it there instead.

Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime


– Open up Command Prompt (Admin) as described above.

– Type: cd C:\Program Files\Steam

– Type: dir *vc* – Look for a Visual Studio file that is from 2013 or newer. If you don’t see one then go to Microsoft’s website and download it there instead.

Disable Steam Client Overlay

– Right click on the taskbar, and then start Command Prompt (Admin)

– Type: cd C:\Program Files\Steam

– Type: shutdown -i0 -s -t 00.00.00

Remove Temporary Files

– Go to the Data folder in Steam

– Type: cd \Program Files\Steam\Data and then type rm *.*. If it asks you for confirmation, type y (yes)

– Once that’s done go back into Command Prompt and exit by typing “exit”. Reboot your computer if prompted.

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