How To Fix Planet Coaster Errors, Constant Crashes, Performance Issues, Not Starting Bug

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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 of 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 are some useful links: – Any Nvidia card, including mobile. – All AMD cards and APUs. – All Intel Chips (please note that we still don’t officially support Intel chips currently).

Sometimes updating your drivers manually might be a bit hard or time-consuming, just know that you can update your drivers automatically with a dedicated third-party app like DriverFix. You can use it for any driver that you want to update, and it works in just a couple of clicks.

3) Clean and 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.

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.

#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

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

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  1. Justin Barton says

    Hi, my game won’t start, as it reads, “No suitable 3D graphics adapter is available” Can you help me please?

  2. Daniel Sheppard says

    Can you please make so i don’t have to do a stupid, useless, information taking and non-working forms. just make life easy and let us download the patch with no worries

  3. Melissa says

    Hey! My PC wont run Planet Coaster, I can make the avatar and then it crashes when I press Sandbox or Campaign. Doesnt happen with any other game.

    Here are my specs –
    Intel i7
    16GB Ram
    Windows 10 hoem

    Any ideas?

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