Fix Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets Crashing or Freezing Issue

News: Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets, developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by “Paradox Interactive”, is an RPG, simulation, and strategy-making game available on the Steam Store. You can start enjoying this game and dive into the king’s land to be a part of a surprising, strategic story. Since its release, many users have started enjoying Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets, but, some are reporting that the game is crashing, not launching, or getting fatal errors on start-up.

If you also start experiencing problems with Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets such as the game crashing, freezing, or not launching, then stick with this guide – here you will know why this is happening And how to solve it.

Note: The game requires the base game “Crusader Kings III” to play smoothly.

Why is “Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets” Crashing, freezing, or not launching/opening?

There can be several culprits for Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets to crash or freeze on your device, including–

  • a temporary issue
  • corrupted game files
  • software conflict
  • pending updates
  • outdated graphics driver
  • Missing or corrupted system drivers
  • lack of administrative rights
  • Security software such as firewall or antivirus.
  • Unknown bug from developers.

Fix Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching, or Startup Issues

Crusader Kings III Couture of the Capets

Perform Basic Hacks

Before moving on to any other steps, take some basic steps that can solve such issues and let you play Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Close and restart– this is the very first step that you may try if Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets is crashing: just close the game and restart your device (Windows PC, PS5, Deck, macOS, etc): sometimes, the problem may be caused by a temporary glitch that requires a fresh start to resolve.
  • If this doesn’t help, check if your device and Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets are running on their newest version: older versions may cause compatibility issues, resulting in the game crashing.
  • Disable Windows Firewall (PC Users)– System security software like your firewall may block certain game files resulting in a fatal error when starting the Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets game.
  • Disable your Antivirus (Windows PC)– Similar to a firewall, if you have antivirus software installed on your device, it may also block certain game files, resulting in Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets failing to launch. It may also prevent you from accessing certain in-game features.

If you’ve checked these, but the Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets game is still crashing, follow the steps below.

Install the Base Game “Crusader Kings III” First

On the game’s download page, it is mentioned that Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets needs its older or base game i.e. Crusader Kings III. So, before start playing the latest version, install the base version first.

Check If Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

Along with restarting your device and relaunching Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets, it is also very important to run the game on a system with minimum requirements: if your system fails to meet the minimum requirements, the game may crash, freeze, or won’t launch.

Here are the Minimum Requirements

Windows

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2120 / AMD® FX 6350
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 660 (2GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870 (2GB) / Intel® Iris Pro™ 580 / Intel® Iris® Plus G7 / AMD® Radeon™ Vega 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

macOS

OS: Mojave (MAC OS X 10.14)

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ

Memory: 12 GB RAM

Graphics: AMD® Radeon™ PRO 560 (4 GB)

Storage: 8 GB available space

SteamOS + Linux

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2120 / AMD® FX 6350

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 660 (2GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870 (2GB) / Intel® Iris Pro™ 580 / Intel® Iris® Plus G7 / AMD® Radeon™ Vega 11

Storage: 8 GB available space

Update Your PC (Windows)

Install Updates For Your PC (Windows)

If you are trying to play Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets on your Windows PC then make sure that your PC is updated: Pending updates for your PC can be another possible reason for Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets to crash or freeze. Check and install all available updates for your PC.

  • Open Windows Settings.
  • From the Settings screen, click on “Windows Update” and then “Check for Updates.”
  • See if One or more pending updates are available for your PC and download and install them.
  • Relaunch the Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Read: How to download a Windows update manually.

Run Game as an administrator

Administrator

Some players on Reddit, have discussed that running Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets as an administrator has helped them resolve crashing or startup issues.

  • From your Steam library, right-click Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets, and select Properties > Installed Files.
  • Click the “Browse” button to open the game directory.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets game and select “Properties.
  • Go to Compatibility > “Run this program as an administrator” option and click the checkbox next to it.
  • Click on “Apply” and launch Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets.

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Corrupted game files might also cause loading, launching, crashing, or opening issues: verify and repair corrupted Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets game files.

  • Open your Steam Library.
  • Right-click Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets and click on “Properties” from the appeared options.
  • Go to > Local Files > “Verify integrity of game files…” option.
  • Wait for the Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets files to be verified by Steam.
  • After completing the process, re-launch Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets.

Disable Steam Overlay 

  • Open your Steam Library and Right-click on Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets
  • Select Properties and Go to the General section.
  • Uncheck the “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game” checkbox.
  • Return to your game Library and relaunch Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets to check for the not launching issue.

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode (Steam)

  • Open the Steam Library.
  • Right-click on Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets and Select Properties.
  • Go to General > click on Set Launch Options.
  • Now, copy & paste the following command-line argument:
        -windowed -noborder
  • Next, save the changes and relaunch Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets.

Close Background Programs (Windows)

Close-Background-Programs-on-Windows

Running multiple background programs may consume more space and resources preventing Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets from launching smoothly – close the programs one by one and launch the game to see which one is causing the issue.

  • Open Task Manager and select a task that you want to close.
  • Once selected, click on End Task.
  • Launch Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets to see if that program was the culprit.

Note: If this makes no change, perform the same steps with another program to find the culprit. And if this doesn’t help, try the next fix.

Perform A Clean Boot

Perform a clean boot Windows

A clean boot allows the minimum set of drivers and services to run your Windows PC: by performing a clean boot, you will identify if any background programs were interfering with Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets and causing the crashing issue.

Reinstall the Game

If all the above methods are not able to make any changes to the situation, reinstalling Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets should be your next step.

The new version of the game “Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets” can help solve the problems that were in its previous version – uninstall the installed one and reinstall the new version.

Wait for the New Update

The installed version of Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets can contain some unknown bugs or issues. If this is the case, you may see a new patch note from the developers of Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capets: with this new patch, known issues and bugs like crashes, loading, or fatal errors might be resolved.

Keep your eyes on Crusader Kings III: Couture of the Capet’s official social media pages or contact game support.

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