Fix Descenders Crashing, Freezing, Stuttering, Lag, FPS Drop, Graphics and Audio Issue

 
 

Fix Descenders Crashing, Freezing, Stuttering, Lag, FPS Drop, Graphics and Audio Issue

Overview: Descenders is a single-player and multiplayer Downhill biking game developed by RageSquid and published by No More Robots. Today in this post we will troubleshoot Crashing, Freezing, Stuttering, Lag, FPS Drop, Graphics and Audio Issue with Descenders game on PC.

Check the System Requirement for Descenders

Minimum System Requirement to Play Descenders

Operating System:  Windows 7, 8, 10

Architecture: 64 bit

System Memory: 4 GB

Processor: Intel Core i5

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 550/equivalent or higher

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 3 GB available space

Recommended

Operating System: WINDOWS  10

Architecture: 64 bit

Processor: High-range Intel Core i5

System Memory: 4 GB

Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760/equivalent or higher

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 3 GB available space

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Descenders Download or Installation Issue

Exit out of steam and restart the PC. Start the installation.

Descenders.exe Missing or Exe File Not Working

Verify the integrity of game files.
Exit Steam and restart the PC

Error Could not allocate memory System out of memory /Out Of Memory Descenders

Fix Virtual memory for Out of Memory Error.

  • Press Windows + R and type in Control Panel in the run box to open the control panel.
  • Select System and Security and then click on System.
  • Now click on Advanced System Settings on the left side.
  • On System Properties Window under the Advanced tab click on Settings 
  • On Performance Option Window under advanced click on Change
  • On Virtual Memory window, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  • From the list, select the drive on which Windows 10 is installed. (C: in most cases is already selected) click to select the Custom size radio button. Now type the minimum and maximum size of the Pagefile in megabytes (MB) according to the physical memory present in your computer.

Now how to calculate Windows 10 Virtual Memory: Initial size is one and a half (1.5) x the amount of total system memory. Maximum size is three (3) x the initial size. So, in this system we have 8 GB (1 GB = 1,024 MB x 8 = 8192 MB) of memory. The initial size would be 1.5 x 8192 = 12288 MB and the maximum size would be 3 x 12288= 36864 MB.

Now click on Set and restart your PC and launch Descenders.

Loading or Launching Issue Descenders

Verify integrity of game files

Steps to repair the game in Steam.

  • Launch Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on Descenders game and click on Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files…

Run the game as an administrator

Add Descenders exe file through Controlled folder access.

Type in Windows Defender in the windows search box to open Windows Security.

Click on Virus & threat protection

Virus and threat protection

On the next screen under Ransomware protection click on Manage ransomware protection.

Manage ransom protection

Under Controlled folder access, click on allow an app through Controlled folder access

Allow an app through controlled folder access

and then click on Add an Allowed app and select Browse all apps to add Descenders exe.

Browse all aps

Where is the Save Location Descenders

%appdata%\LocalLow\RageSquid\Descenders

Low FPS Descenders

Close all the background apps running.

Turn off V-sync and G-sync.

You can also try the following workarounds:

Step 1

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop
  • Select Manage 3D Settings and select Descenders from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power

AMD users

  • Open Radeon Settings. Make a right click on an empty space on the desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings from the menu.
  • Select System 
  • Select Switchable Graphics, under Switchable Graphics, select the game (if it is not in the list you can add it by using the Browse option and select the .exe-file of the game) Select High Performance for the game from the drop down option.
  • Click Apply
  • Close Radeon Settings and launch the game.

Step 2

  • Type Graphics Settings in the Windows search box and open Graphics Settings.
    Classic App should be selected by default. Click on Browse and select the .exe file of Descenders game.
  • Now click on Options after it has been added and Select High Performance option when it prompts the new window and click on Save.
  • Now go to the installation directory and launch the .exe file of Descenders as an administrator. Avoid using the desktop shortcut.

Game Does Not Save Descenders

Add Descenders exe file through Controlled folder access.

Type in Windows Defender in the windows search box to open Windows Security.

Click on Virus & threat protection

Virus and threat protection

On the next screen under Ransomware protection click on Manage ransomware protection.

Manage ransom protection

Under Controlled folder access, click on allow an app through Controlled folder access

Allow an app through controlled folder access

and then click on Add an Allowed app and select Browse all apps to add Descenders exe.

Browse all aps

Unable to Launch Descenders AMD & Nvidia Users

  • Launch NVIDIA control panel
  • Go to Manage 3D settings  and then Program Settings
  • Add Descenders from the list and select High-performance NVIDIA processor from the drop-down box  and hit Apply

AMD users

  • Open Radeon Settings. Make a right click on an empty space on the desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings from the menu.
  • Select System 
  • Select Switchable Graphics, under Switchable Graphics, select the game (if it is not in the list you can add it by using the Browse option and select the .exe-file of the game) Select High Performance for the game from the drop down option.
  • Click Apply
  • Close Radeon Settings and launch the game.

Also, try opening the game as an administrator.

Use Wired Connection

We strongly stress the use of ethernet connection. Ethernet connection will always provide optimal performance while playing Descenders online. Wireless connections have a wide difference in reliability and bandwidth and will affect online gameplay quality. Ethernet connections always maintain the bandwidth required for online gameplay.

Flush the DNS

This troubleshooting is for the connectivity issue when you are getting kicked off from Descenders game for any kind of connectivity issue while playing Descenders in multiplayer mode.

  • Type cmd in the Windows search box and then make a right click on Command Prompt to Run as an Administrator.
  • When the command prompt opens, type ipconfig/flushdns and press Enter.
  • Repeat the same process for below commands.
  • Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
  • Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
  • Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

Reboot your computer and launch Descenders.

Game Does Not Start or Crash on Windows 7 Descenders

Install Windows 7 sp1 platform update. Windows 7 Users use this link to update.

Install DirectX

Also, try running the game as an administrator.

Game Crashing on Startup or Crash to Desktop

Try these workarounds:

Step 1

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop
  • Select Manage 3D Settings and select Descenders from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power

AMD users

  • Open Radeon Settings. Make a right click on an empty space on the desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings from the menu.
  • Select System 
  • Select Switchable Graphics, under Switchable Graphics, select the game (if it is not in the list you can add it by using the Browse option and select the .exe-file of the game) Select High Performance for the game from the drop down option.
  • Click Apply
  • Close Radeon Settings and launch the game.

Step 2

  • Type Graphics Settings in the Windows search box and open Graphics Settings.
    Classic App should be selected by default. Click on Browse and select the .exe file of Descenders game.
  • Now click on Options after it has been added and Select High Performance option when it prompts the new window and click on Save.
  • Now go to the installation directory and launch the .exe file of Descenders as an administrator. Avoid using the desktop shortcut.

Step 3

Make a right click on Descenders exe and click on properties and run game in Windows Compatibility Mode.

Fix Audio Issue Descenders

Make sure Windows sound is not on mute. Make a right click on the speaker icon on the bottom right of your screen and click on Sounds and go to Playback tab and disable all the sound devices except the internal speaker or the speaker which you want to use.

Also, try changing audio from surround sound to stereo.

If you face low sound or any issue with the audio, make sure to update audio driver and run Troubleshoot Sound problems by making a right click on Windows speaker icon.

Fix Black Screen Issue Descenders

Use ALT + ENTER key on the keyboard to go to Windows mode in case you can hear the sound in the background. If not fixed, Verify or Repair Descenders in Steam, in case issue is not resolved, uninstall and reinstall the game.

Also, try running the game in Windowed mode

Fix Bluescreen Error with Descenders

Please visit this link to fix bluescreen or BSOD error.

Fix High CPU Usage with Descenders

Please visit this link to fix High CPU Usage with Descenders.

Fix High Disk Usage with Descenders

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Update Graphics Drivers to Play Descenders

Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS, audio driver and all the necessary driver especially the graphics card driver.

NVIDIA Users: GeForce Experience can be used to check and update the drivers automatically, visit the below link to auto update or update it manually.

Update Nvidia card 

AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.

Update AMD card 

After updating the drivers restart your computer and launch Descenders.

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Fix Descenders Executable has  Stopped Working/Steps to Verify or Repair Descenders in Steam

In case, the game won’t launch or you receive the error “Descenders has stopped working” try repairing the game files in steam.

Steps to repair the game in Steam.

  • Launch Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on Descenders game and click on Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files…

Steam will verify the game’s files and download again any missing or corrupted files.

Run Steam and Descenders game as an Administrator

Right-click Descenders desktop shortcut.

If you don’t have one, look for the yourgamename.exe file in the executable file in the INSTALLATION DIRECTORY

Select Properties, click on the Compatibility tab and check the box at the bottom under settings where it says Run this Program as an administrator and Click Apply and OK.

Add Exception to Antivirus and Firewall

In case you are facing Descenders loading, launching issue then it might be antivirus or firewall which does not allow the game to load because it recognizes game files as potentially harmful and blocks it from running. Add exceptions for Descenders Call your Antivirus company if you need help in adding an exception for Descenders.

Most of the time Antivirus causes your game to crash or freeze so if you have multiple security running on the system then disable all the antivirus except one or try switching to another antivirus if one particular antivirus is causing the issue. Disable MSI Afterburner and Shadowplay.

Also disable/uninstall the some applications like VPN SOFTWARE (e.g. Hamachi), VoIP applications (e.g. Teamspeak, Ventrillo), Video chat services (e.g. Skype), Streaming applications (e.g. Xsplit), Peer-to-Peer software (e.g. uTorrent / BitTorrent), Virtualising software (e.g. Vmware) as these software may conflict with Descenders.

Update Windows to Play Descenders

Open Windows setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Update & Security, now click on Check for updates to update Windows

Windows 7 Users use this link to update.

Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.

Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching the Descenders game again.

Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps which you do not need.

Fix Graphical Tearing

This occurs mainly because of the game running at a higher refresh rate than your monitor can handle.

You might know that disabling v-sync can reduce graphical tearing, but still, you are facing tearing while playing Descenders game then toggling v-sync to on in your game settings might fix it.

Fix Micro Stuttering

Micro stuttering (shudders and jolts while moving) happens when the game is not optimized properly, particularly when it’s played under multiple Direct X versions.

Disable latest Direct X version and restart your game. In case you are doing this please keep an eye on the patch notes for the Descenders game to know when it is fine to re-enable it. Micro stuttering can sometimes be a driver issue, it may be driver conflicting or maybe the latest driver not working well with Descenders game. In this case, you might need to wait for the new driver to fix it.

Fix Rainbow or Green Artifacting

In this case, a large number of pixels on the screen changes colors, it may be green, pink or like a rainbow. The game may be running on the background but you only see green or rainbow artifact.

It may be the bad graphics card, overheating or some hardware issue with the card.

Check if the fan is working and reseat the graphics card if its a CRU(Customer Replaceable Unit) component.

Fix Rubberbanding

Rubberbanding when the in-game character gets back to the starting point. It tries to move but comes back to the original place. This is generally a connectivity issue, not a graphics issue, use broadband Wifi connection or ethernet cable to connect. Make sure there is no issue from your ISP.

Bad or Wrong DirectX installation

Update Direct X by installing the most current version. Direct X is the software which the game uses to communicate with your PC. If it’s outdated or bad it can cause crashing and freezing. Visit the below link to update the Direct X to the latest version from Microsoft website.

Update DirectX 

Uninstall and Reinstall Descenders

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling Descenders may fix the issue.

Conclusion

I hope this article helped you to resolve Descenders Crashing, Freezing, Stuttering, Lag, FPS Drop, Graphics and Audio Issue on PC.

 
 
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