Planet Coaster, the new coaster park simulation game is now out of alpha version and available for everyone on the Steam platform. Players are saying that this game is one of the best coaster simulators that ever came out. Even though the reviews of the game are very positive, a few players are complaining about Planet Coaster errors that are making the game unplayable or annoying to play.
Planet Coaster is the future of coaster park simulation games has arrived! Surprise, delight and thrill incredible crowds as you build your coaster park empire – let your imagination run wild, and share your success with the world.
If you are one of the players that can’t play the game, you might encounter one of the following issues. Apparently, the most common Planet Coaster errors are Constant Crashes, Performance Issues and a bug in which the game won’t start. There are also other minor issues, you can find below a list with all of these issues and solutions on how to fix them.
But before starting to fix your game you need to make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements of the game, otherwise, this might be the reason why you are unable to play it. Below you will find both the minimum and the recommended system requirements of the game. If you don’t meet the minimum ones, try to upgrade your PC and see if this will fix your issue. If not go ahead and check the list with solutions below.
- OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit
- Processor: Intel i5-2300/AMD FX-4300
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: nVidia GTX 560 (2GB)/AMD Radeon 7850 (2GB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 8 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Minimum specifications may change during development.
- OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit
- Processor: Intel i7-4770/AMD FX-8350
- Memory: 12 GB RAM
- Graphics: nVidia GTX 980 (4GB)/AMD R9 380 (4GB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 8 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Recommended specifications may change during development.
Planet Coaster Errors:
If you arrived here, it means that your PC meets the system requirements of the game and that you encounter a bug or an issue that is making your game unplayable or annoying to play. Below you will find all the game errors that players reported on the game forum, and for each issue, you will find a corresponding solution or workaround.
If you don’t know how to apply a workaround or if you have any questions about something, please don’t hesitate to use our Support Page here. Our team is available 24/7 and will help you fix your game.
#1 Planet Coaster Crashes
A lot of players are encountering constant and random crashes in the game. They get this crashes in like 20 minutes from getting in the game but sometimes they play it for just a few minutes and BAM the game crashes. It seems that this issue was not in the alpha version of the game and that it appeared now.
Users are encountering crashes both in career mode and in sandbox mode. There are also some crashes when the game tries to autosave or when it’s reloaded. All these types of crashes are making the game unplayable, and you can’t do anything because you will lose progress everytime your game crashes and you need to start all over again.
To fix this issue and play the game read the workarounds below and also apply the best solution, you can find it after the workarounds, and your crashes will be fixed.
1) Make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Planet Coaster.
You can find them in the post, above.
2) Update your graphics driver.
It’s always good practice to ensure you’re using the latest drivers for your card. Here’s some useful links:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx – Any Nvidia card, including mobile.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download – All AMD cards and APUs.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/ – All Intel Chips (please note that we still don’t officially support Intel chips currently).
3) Clean reinstall your graphics driver to ensure there are no installation problems causing crashes.
With Nvidia graphics drivers you can select the ‘Custom’ installation option and then tick ‘Perform a clean install’. The installer will instruct you through the rest of the process automatically.
For other drivers, we recommend using Display Driver Uninstaller. It will remove your existing driver so you can install the new one without any possible conflicts.
4) Ensure your game files are installed correctly.
This is nice and easy, simply follow Steam’s guide on verifying your installation.
Best solution: The best solution to fix the game crashes and play the game is to apply our patch to your game. Our patch will optimize your game and it won’t crash anymore. For more details go to the end of the post!
If you’re still experiencing crashes then we want to know! Please submit every crash report you come across and make sure to include as much detail as you can. Include notes on what you were doing as well as some specifics about your park that you think may be useful for our QA team to know. We’re aware of some causes for the game to crash but we’ll keep monitoring all incoming crash reports to ensure we catch as many as we can.
#2 Planet Coaster Performance Issues
Frame rate issues like low fps and fps drops are the most encountered performance issues of the game. If you have one of these issues, you might be unable to get over 20-30 FPS or sometimes your FPS drops very low and you can’t play the game.
To fix the performance issues of the game, try to do what the player below did with his game and also apply the best solution and your framerate will be constant and high.
Hmm. I have a GTX 1080 also, but I’m running older drivers (375.70) and not running into this issue. You might try those, though it is going to be harder to compare given how much one person’s park can vary from another (unless you also get the bad framerate when loading up the campaign map when it is in its beginning state).
If you are running Windows 10, you might see if any updates are pending. If so, run them manually and reboot. On my computer, sometimes it becomes slower when Windows 10 has updates pending but it has not yet applied them.
FWIW, I just loaded my 3-star Pirate Battle map with ~1200 guests and I get 60 fps except when I’m panning the camera over crowds. When panning over a long queue line, it can temporarily drop down as low as 30 but then jumps up again when I stop moving. I don’t have a ton of scenery and stuff, I have some, but I’m not as creative as some people so none of that fancy-looking stuff like you see in the Workshop. I also have a different CPU than you do.
Solution for Performance Issues: To fix the performance issues of the game, either if you have low fps, fps drops or any other issue, check the tutorial at the end of the post. For more details, go there now!
#3 Planet Coaster Not Starting Bug
Some players can’t even start the game. When they press the Play button in the Steam Library nothing happens and the game won’t run. This is what a player reported about this issue:
I have tried turning it off and on again, verifying the cache, uninstalling and checking driver updates, but the game doesn’t get past the ‘preparing to launch Planet Coaster’ window!
There is nothing wrong with my specs, and there is absolutely nothing after steam tells me it’s launching the game.
If you are one of the guys that can’t start the game because of this, go ahead and apply the workarounds and the solution below to fix your game and start it.
There are a few workarounds that you can try:
- Restart Steam
- Make sure that you have a genuine version of Windows
- Update the Microsoft Visual C++ library
- Install all the required redistributables
Best solution: To fix this issue and start your game you need to apply our patch. For more details check the tutorial below on how to do that!
Fix Planet Coaster Errors Tutorial:
*Only for Crashes, Performance Issues and Launch Bug
You are here because you probably encounter one of these issues: your game is not starting, you encounter crashes or performance issues. If you have one of this issues, don’t worry anymore because now you can fix them by applying our patch and following the steps below. So just sit back, relax, follow the tutorial and in maximum 10 minutes, you will be playing the game!
You are probably wondering what is this patch and how does it work, right? Well, our patch is developed by our team, we are a few gaming enthusiasts with a passion for coding and by doing this we are trying to help the gamers community. We know that you paid quite a lot of money for your game and not being able to play it it’s just annoying.
Our patch will change some files and registry .dll’s in the game folder and it will also optimize your Windows for best performance. It will help you get the latest graphic card driver, that works with Planet Coaster. (Please Note: our patch won’t interfere by any means with your Steam account, you will be safe the whole time!)
Below you can find an image on how the patch looks like and also a tutorial on how to properly use it. Please follow the tutorial step by step to make sure that you apply the patch correctly to your game. If you are not sure about some things please contact our support team. You will find the download link in the first step of the tutorial!
To make sure that you apply the patch correctly to your game please follow the tutorial below step by step. If you are not sure about something just ask us, our Support Team answers in a matter of minutes.
How to apply our patch:
- Download the archive of the patch from here: download
- Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
- Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
- Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default Origin install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Planet Coaster″.
- Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
- After your errors are successfully fixed, you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.
How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the patch. We use this service because it’s the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing Planet Coaster!
Let’s hope that by now you managed to fix all your Planet Coaster errors and that you are enjoying the game. If you still encounter some issues, and you are unable to fix them, or you don’t know how to apply our patch, please comment below or open a Support ticket on our support page. After that, a member of our team will help you as soon as possible to fix your error so you can enjoy your game.–GamesErrors Team