Fix Pro Fishing Simulator installation, Crashing, Freezing and Graphics Issue


Fix Pro Fishing Simulator installation, Crashing, Freezing and Graphics Issue

Overview: Pro Fishing Simulator is a sports fishing simulation developed by Sanuk Games and published by Bigben Interactive. In this game, you can explore the most attractive fishing places in the world and roll the best catches by the latest technique and the most excellent official tools. Today in this post we will troubleshoot crashing, freezing, installation and graphics issue with Pro Fishing Simulator game on PC.

Solution 1: Check the System Requirement for Pro Fishing Simulator

Most of the issues occur when your computer does not meet the minimum system requirement to play the game. You may experience significant problems while playing the game, so please make sure your PC meets the minimum configuration to play Pro Fishing Simulator. Both Minimum and recommended PC requirement is mentioned below. For best gaming experience recommended configuration is preferred.

System Requirement to Play Pro Fishing Simulator

Operating System: Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel i5-6400 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 750

Direct X: DX12

Hard Drive Space: 6GB

Network: Broadband Internet connection


Operating System: Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: DX12

System Memory: 16GB

Processor: Intel i5-8400/AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Hard Drive Space: 6GB

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Solution 2: Perform Hard Reset.

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all external devices from your computer. The only devices you should leave connected to your computer are your monitor, mouse, and keyboard if the computer is a desktop. Now Shut down your desktop and unplug the power cable from the desktop.

In case of laptop unplug the charger and remove the battery if applicable.

Now press and hold the power button down for approximately 15-20 seconds then plug in the power cable back to the desktop. Plug in the battery and charger back in case of laptop and start the system and launch Pro Fishing Simulator. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Solution 3: Fix Game Installation Issue

In case you are facing trouble downloading or installing the game from Steam please follow the steps mentioned below.

Disable antivirus and firewall

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

In case, the issue still persists then uninstall and reinstall the latest version of Steam

Use this link to reinstall Steam.

Please note that you will lose all game content by uninstalling Steam.

Solution 4: Run Steam and Pro Fishing Simulator game as an Administrator

Right-click the Pro Fishing Simulator desktop shortcut.

If you don’t have one, look for the Pro Fishing Simulator.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.

Solution 5: Enable DirectX 12 in the Game

As minimum and recommended system requirement needs DirectX 12 to be enabled in the game so using DirectX11 or 9 may give you some difficulty so please enable the DX12 in the game to avoid any issue.

Solution 6: Fix Graphics issues with Pro Fishing Simulator

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 Pro Fishing Simulator.

Solution 7: Fix Loading or Launching Issues with Pro Fishing Simulator.

In case you are facing Pro Fishing Simulator loading or 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. Reinstall the game and add an exception to Antivirus and Firewall or Disable Windows Firewall and Antivirus. Only disabling firewall or antivirus cannot be enough as some of these services may still be running on the background.

Solution 8: Turn on DEP for Essential Windows Programs

In case you are receiving access violation error or nothing happens when you make a double click on the Pro Fishing Simulator game then make sure that DEP (DATA EXECUTION PREVENTION) is set to default.

Type Advanced System Settings in the Windows search box and click on View Advanced System Settings


On System Properties window select Advanced option click on Settings under Performance

Now On Performance Options Window select Data Execution Prevention and select the first option Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only and then click on Apply and OK

Data Execution Prevention

Solution 9: 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.

Task Manager

It can take a few seconds for the Task Manager list to load.

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 Pro Fishing Simulator game again.

Solution 10: Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

If your browsers are running in the background please close it.

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.


Solution 11: Do Not Overclock or Turbo Boost a Processor or GPU to Play Pro Fishing Simulator.

In case you are opting for Overclocking or Turbo Boosting a hardware in your computer, then we suggest resetting the processor or GPU to the manufacturer specifications, as doing so may prevent any crashing and freezing.

Also, disable Intel Turbo Booster from BIOS settings and in case you are not able to figure out contact your system manufacturer.

Solution 12: Use Recommended Settings to Play Pro Fishing Simulator

Please keep in mind that higher settings maximize the workload for the system hardware overall, even if your system exceeds the minimum system requirement for the game.

Opting for reduced graphical features in the game is recommended if you are experiencing an issue with performance and stability.

Solution 13: 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

Solution 14: Disable Full Screen

Make a right click on the Pro Fishing Simulator desktop shortcut or navigate to the installation folder:

Make a right click on Pro Fishing Simulator executable and click Properties. In Properties window select Compatibility tab and enable “Disable full-screen optimization“. click Ok to apply and relaunch Pro Fishing Simulator.

Solution 15: Disable Windows 10 Game DVR

Open Windows 10 Settings

Go to Gaming

Select Game DVR

Under background recording, you will see an option “Record in the background while I am playing a game

Move slider from on to off.

Disable Windows 10 Game DVR

Solution 16: Uninstall and Reinstall Pro Fishing Simulator

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

Solution 17: Reinstall the Windows 10

Sometimes corrupt OS does not allow you to play the Pro Fishing Simulator properly. Reinstalling Windows 10 may fix the issue.

Please note that you will lose all the data on your computer when you reinstall the OS.

Please visit this link to learn how to reinstall Windows 10 using USB flash drive


I hope this article helped you to resolve Pro Fishing Simulator crashing, freezing, graphics, and FPS issue.

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