Fix Six Sides of Obscurity Crashing, Freezing or Start-Up Issues

News: Six Sides of Obscurity, developed and published by “Kosippy”, is a story-based RPG available to play alone or with a team of up to 4 players. You can start creating characters, enhancing passive and active abilities according to class, crafting equipment, adding tactical bonuses and runes, etc. While enjoying this game, dive into the world where you can achieve what you want by helping the trapped devil. The developers have made Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity, then stick with this guide – here you will know why this is happening and how to solve it.

Why is “Six Sides of Obscurity” crashing, freezing, or not launching/opening on StartUp?

Several culprits can be considered for Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching, or Startup Issues

Fix Six Sides of Obscurity Crashing

Close Six Sides of Obscurity, Reboot Your Device and Relaunch the Game

If Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Firewall may block certain game files resulting in a fatal error when starting the Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity failing to launch or crashing. 

Check If Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

To prevent crashes or startup problems with Six Sides of Obscurity, 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 Six Sides of Obscurity on your Windows PC then make sure that your PC is updated: pending updates for your PC can be another possible reason for Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Read: How to download a Windows update manually.

Launch Six Sides of Obscurity as an Administrator

Administrator

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

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

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Six Sides of Obscurity game files may be corrupted or missing during installation, 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 Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity again.

Disable Steam Overlay 

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

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode (Steam)

  • Open the Steam Library > right-click on Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity again.

Close Background Programs (Windows)

Close-Background-Programs-on-Windows

Running multiple programs in the background may consume more resources, preventing Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity.

  • Open Task Manager and select a task that you want to close.
  • Once selected, click on End Task.
  • Launch Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity and causing the crashing issue. 

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

Delete Six Sides of Obscurity and Install 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 Six Sides of Obscurity 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 Six Sides of Obscurity confirm the exact situation, wait, and try again after some time.

Wait for the New Update

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

Keep your eyes on Six Sides of Obscurity’s official social media pages or contact game support.

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