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 the laptop and start the system and launch Cooking Simulator. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.
Fix Low FPS And Crashing Issue With Cooking Simulator
You can also try the following workarounds:
- Open Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop
- Select Manage 3D Settings and select Cooking Simulator from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power
- 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.
- 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 Cooking Simulator 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 Cooking Simulator as an administrator.
Verify or Repair Cooking Simulator in Steam
Steam users follow the steps mentioned below:
From the Library section, right-click on the Cooking Simulator game and click on Properties from the menu.
Select the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files… option.
Steam will verify the game’s files and download again any missing or corrupted files.
Run Steam and Cooking Simulator Game as an Administrator
Right-click the Cooking Simulator desktop shortcut. (If you don’t have one, look for the yourgamename.exe file in the executable file in the INSTALLATION DIRECTORY )
After right click, 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/Disable Windows Firewall and Multiple Antivirus
In case you are facing Cooking Simulator loading, launching or connectivity 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 Cooking Simulator. Call your Antivirus company if you need help in adding an exception for Cooking Simulator.
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.
Update Windows 10
Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Update & Security, now click on Check for updates to update Windows 10.
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.
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 Cooking Simulator 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.
Use Recommended Settings to Play Cooking 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.
Update Graphics Drivers to Run Cooking 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.
AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.
After updating the drivers restart your computer and launch Cooking Simulator.
Where is Cooking Simulator Save Location Folder
Cooking Simulator Controller, Keyboard, and Mouse Support
Go to the Settings and select the settings, such as Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS44, and Keyboard as per your preference.
I hope this article helped you to resolve Cooking Simulator loading, crashing and freezing issue.