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3 Easy Fixes to Stop Stardew Valley From Crashing (PC)
These fixes only applies to the PC versions of the game!
These fixes have been tested on Windows 7 Home Basic. Other alternatives may apply to different operating systems.
These simple tips and tricks should help stop the game from crashing, at least on a playable basis.
- Launch the game in administration mode.
Right click the application and head on over to properties. Under the "compatibility" tab, there should be a check box you can check to run the application in administration mode.
Note: Make sure you have administration rights.
- Play the game in a window instead of fullscreen.
This can be set when the game loads up by clicking on the icon in the top right corner.
- Launch the game in compatability mode for your operating system.
Again, this can be set under the application's properties using the same method described in the first tip.
"But wait, the game crashes immediately when I load it up!"
There is one last resort. You're going to have to reinstall it.
This is something I did and it worked temporarily. When I tried finding out why the game kept crashing, I noticed something about the graphics. I was completely stumped, but reinstalling the game gave me at least enough leverage to get to the game's menu.
The good news:
According to Stardew Valley's wiki, your game is saved as a seperate XML file, which means that you can reinstall the game and you won't lose any progress!
But just to be safe, I'd make a copy of my game if I was you.
The precise instructions to find it is in the wiki below.
Stardew Valley's Wiki
- Saves - Stardew Valley Wiki
The game saves progress when the in-game day ends, i.e., when the farmer goes to bed, collapses from exhaustion, or collapses at 2am. All progress during a day is lost if the player quits the game without ending the day.
Here's what worked for me
Like I said, when I looked into the reason why the game kept crashing, the crash report said something about the graphics.
I toyed around with the graphics when I managed to get through to the game's menu and TA-DA!
The game stopped crashing.
I simply changed the game's graphics settings from "fullscreen" to "windowed borderless" and chose another resolution similar to the one I had on default.