Fix EXPHYSIA Crashing, Freezing or Start Up Issues

News: EXPHYSIA, developed and published by “GRAFAITH”, is an action role-playing game. You can start playing the game and move freely anywhere in a space where almost everything operates based on physical calculations. The developers have made EXPHYSIA interesting and playable with your friends, but, some players are reporting on various forums and Reddit that the game is crashing, not launching, or crashing on start-up.

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

Why is “EXPHYSIA” crashing, freezing, or not launching/opening on StartUp?

Several culprits can be considered for EXPHYSIA to crash or freeze on your device, including– a temporary glitch, missing or corrupted game files, software conflict, pending updates for your PC (Device), older version of the graphics driver, some missing or corrupted system drivers, lack of administrative rights, security software such as firewall or antivirus, or unknown bug from developers.

Troubleshoot EXPHYSIA Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching, or Startup Issues

Fix EXPHYSIA Crashing

Close EXPHYSIA, Reboot Your Device, and Relaunch the Game

If EXPHYSIA is crashing, freezing, or not launching upon startup then this is the first step you should try: Simply close the game and restart your device (PC, PS5, Deck, etc.) Restart and relaunch the game – Sometimes, the problem is only temporary that requires

a fresh start.

Update Your Device’s Firmware and the Game

If providing a fresh start does not help resolve the issue, check if your device’s firmware and EXPHYSIA are running on their latest version – older versions may cause compatibility issues, resulting in game crashes. It may happen, or it may freeze.

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 EXPHYSIA 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 EXPHYSIA failing to launch or crashing. 

Check If Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

To prevent crashes or startup problems with EXPHYSIA, it is very important 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 *: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, 11 (Starting from January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II 830 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 / AMD R7 370
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Update Your PC (Windows)

Install Updates For Your PC (Windows)

If you are trying to play EXPHYSIA on your Windows PC then make sure that your PC is updated: pending updates for your PC can be another possible reason for EXPHYSIA 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 EXPHYSIA and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Read: How to download a Windows update manually.

Launch EXPHYSIA as an Administrator

Administrator

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

  • Access your Steam library and right-click EXPHYSIA > select Properties > Installed Files.
  • Click the “Browse” button.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the EXPHYSIA 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 EXPHYSIA.

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

EXPHYSIA 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 EXPHYSIA and click on “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, launch EXPHYSIA again.

Disable Steam Overlay 

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

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode (Steam)

  • Open the Steam Library > right-click on EXPHYSIA 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 the EXPHYSIA again.

Close Background Programs (Windows)

Close-Background-Programs-on-Windows

Running multiple programs in the background may consume more resources, preventing EXPHYSIA 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 the EXPHYSIA.

  • Open Task Manager and select a task that you want to close.
  • Once selected, click on End Task.
  • Launch EXPHYSIA 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

Perform a clean boot Windows

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

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

Delete EXPHYSIA 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 EXPHYSIA 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 EXPHYSIA confirm the exact situation, wait, and try again after some time.

Wait for the New Update

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

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

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