Fix Epstein Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching/Loading Issues

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News: Epstein, developed and published by “GalaxyVerse” is an Action, Adventure, and Indie game. Jump into mysterious Iseland, battle with others, and use your skills to survive.  Fish, Breed Animals, and Produce Meat to survive so that you can find the temple’s code and defeat the Boss! The developers haven’t left anything behind to make Epstein interesting for all users, but on various forums and Reddit, some players are reporting that the game is crashing, not launching, or freezing on start-up.

If you are also plagued with such issues with Epstein, stick with this guide – here you will know why this is happening and how to solve it.

Causes: there can be several culprits for Epstein to crash or freeze on your device, including– a temporary glitch, an unstable internet connection, missing or corrupted game files, software conflict, pending updates for your PC (Device), an older version of the graphics driver, some missing or corrupted system drivers, lack of administrative(Windows) rights, security software such as firewall or antivirus, or unknown bug from developers.

Fix Epstein Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching, or Startup Issues

Epstein

Close Epstein, Reboot Your Device and Relaunch the Game

If Epstein is crashing, freezing, or not launching on startup then this is the first step you should try: simply close the game, restart your device (whether it is a PC (Windows/macOS), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, etc.), and relaunch the game – sometimes, the problem is only temporary that requires just a fresh start. 

Update Your Device’s Software

Whether you are trying to play Epstein on any device such as Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X/S, pending updates for your device can cause performance issues with the game.

Ensure your device has no pending updates for its software, download and install all updates on your device, and resolve crashing, freezing, or start-up issues with Epstein.

Disable Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall

Due to certain security privileges, your system security software like a Firewall may block certain game files resulting in a fatal error when starting the Epstein game – disabling the Firewall before launching the game can prevent such issues. 

Disable Antivirus Software

Disable Antivirus Software

Disable your Antivirus (Windows PC)– just like the firewall, if you have antivirus software (e.g. Norton, McAfee, etc) installed on your device, it may also block certain game files, resulting in Epstein failing to launch or crashing. 

Check If Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

To prevent crashes or startup problems with Epstein, it is essential to run the game on a system with at least the minimum requirements– if your system fails to meet the minimum requirements, the game may crash or freeze on startup.

Here are the Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit işlemci ve işletim sistemi gerektirir
  • Processor: Windows 8
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5000 MB available space

Update Your PC (Windows)

Install Updates For Your PC (Windows)

If you are trying to play Epstein on your Windows PC then make sure that your PC is updated: pending updates for your PC can be another possible reason for Epstein to crash or freeze. 

  • Open Windows Settings.
  • On the Settings screen, click on “Windows Update” and then “Check for Updates.”
  • See if One or more pending updates are available and download and install them.
  • Relaunch the Epstein and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Read: How to download a Windows update manually.

Launch Epstein as an Administrator

Administrator

Some players on Reddit, have discussed that running Epstein as an administrator has helped them resolve crashing or startup issues.

  • Access your Steam library and right-click Epstein > select Properties > Installed Files.
  • Click the “Browse” button.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the Epstein game and select “Properties.
  • Go to Compatibility > click the checkbox next to the option- “Run this program as an administrator”.
  • Click on “Apply” and launch the Epstein.

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Epstein game files may be corrupted or missing during installation, and corrupted or missing game files may cause loading, launching, crashing, or opening problems– verify and repair such files to prevent such problems.

  • Open your Steam Library > right-click Epstein and click “Properties” from the options.
  • Go to Local Files > “Verify integrity of game files…” option.
  • Wait for a while for the process to complete and after the process is complete, relaunch the Epstein.

Disable Steam Overlay 

  • Open your Steam Library and right-click on Epstein
  • Select Properties and Go to the General section.
  • Uncheck the “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game” checkbox.
  • Return to your game Library and relaunch the Epstein to check for the not launching issue.

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode (Steam)

  • Open the Steam Library > right-click on Epstein and Select Properties.
  • Go to General > click on Set Launch Options.
  • Copy & paste the following command-line argument:
        -windowed -noborder
  • Next, save the changes and launch Epstein again.

Close Background Programs (Windows)

Close-Background-Programs-on-Windows

Running multiple programs in the background may consume more resources, preventing Epstein from launching smoothly– closing such interfering programs might help resolve freezing or startup issues with the game. Identify and close the interfering programs one by one and launch the game to see which one is causing the issue with “Epstein”.

  • Open Task Manager and select a task that you want to close.
  • Once selected, click on End Task.
  • Launch the Epstein to see if that program was the culprit.

Note: Perform the same steps with another program to check if that is the culprit.

Perform A Clean Boot

Close-Background-Programs-on-Windows

Clean boot is a process to allows the minimum set of drivers and services to your Windows PC and by performing a clean boot, you can identify if any background programs were interfering with the Epstein and causing the crashing issue. 

Once you’ve identified the culprit, you can close that program to see if the startup problems with Epstein are resolved.

Read- How to fix boot problems in Windows 10?

Delete Epstein and Install it Again

If all of the above methods are not able to make any changes to the situation, the problem may be with the installed game files– delete Epstein and reinstall it from the Steam Store, this should solve the problems with the game. 

Verify Game Servers

If the load on the game’s servers reaches its peak, users may face crashing or freezing issues with Epstein confirm the exact situation, wait, and try again after some time.

Wait for the New Update

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

Keep your eyes on Epstein’s official social media pages or contact game support.

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