How to Fix Stellaris Errors, Crashes, Game Not Starting, Performance Issues


Stellaris was released today on Steam and some users encountered different bugs and issues in the game. Some of this issues are major and some players are unable to play the game due to this issues, also, there are some minor bugs in the game that can be quickly fixed with some workarounds.

Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

The most encountered Stellaris errors that gamers reported on the Steam Discussions forum are Crashes, Performance Issues like Stuttering, Freezes, Low FPS and a weird issue in which the game is unable to start, players click on Play button and nothing happens or they are prompted with a black screen.

Below we will help you fix your errors with solutions and workarounds. Go ahead and skip to your issue if you are sure that you meet the system requirements.

First, make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements before trying to fix your issues with our guide.


    • OS: Windows 7 x86 or newer
    • Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 @ 3.0 Ghz / or Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 @ 2.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 5770 / or Nvidia GTX 460, with 1024MB VRAM. Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.

    • OS: Windows 7 x64 or newer
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 850 @ 3.3 Ghz or Intel i3 2100 @ 3.1 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 6850 / or Nvidia GTX 560TI, with 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.

#1 Stellaris Crashes, for some players the game crashes at startup or randomly through the gameplay. To fix this errors you need to follow our tutorial at the end of the post

“As title. Played for less than an hour. Crashing and freezing. Thank god for Autosave.”

“I launch the game and when I move the cursor around it shifts to the windows 10 interface cursor and then the last windows 10 windows opens when I click on the mouse. I can not ever start a game like this!!!!”

#2 Stellaris Not Starting, this issue is very common at this moment, your game simply won’t start. You click the Play button in Steam and nothing happens or you are prompted with a black screen and unable to play the game. To fix this issue you can follow our tutorial at the end of the post or the workarounds below.

“The game doesn’t turn on….. gets to drm paradox screen, then i click play game button and it flicks on and off plays background music but doesn’t turn the game on, stays showing my desktop.”

If you have problems starting the game in any way, try the following workarounds:

  • Disable any user made mods
  • Verify the game cache (right click Stellaris in Steam -> Properties -> Local Files -> “Verify integrity of game cache”)
  • Delete the …\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris -folder on your computer (make sure to backup any save files you may have in there)

If the game still won’t start after doing the above steps, then completely reinstall the game.

#3 Stellaris Performance Issues, a lot of players are encountering performance issues in the game, the most common one is Stuttering but other users also reported Freezes and FPS Issues.

“I can’t play the game because of the stuttering, the graphic options for a pc exclusive game are just ridiculous. Where is V-sync?”

“Mygame is lagging when it ticks to a new day, anyone have any ideas on how to fix it? im geting 40-50 fps then 18 or so when it ticks.”

How to Fix Stellaris Errors Tutorial:

Our team of developers managed to release a patch that helps you fix the errors described above. You can see how our patch looks like below, where you can also find a tutorial on how to use it and a download link. Please follow the tutorial step by step before asking any questions regarding your issues. Our patch won’t interfere with your Steam account, it will just change some files and .dll in the game folder in order for the errors to be fixed.

Follow the tutorial below to apply the patch correctly to your game.

How to apply our patch:

  1. Download the archive of the patch from here: download
  2.  Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\Stellaris”
  5.  Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
  6. 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 is 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 Stellaris!

We hope that our workarounds and patch helped you fix your Stellaris errors and that now you are playing and enjoying the game. You can comment below if you encounter any issues in applying our patch or if you find any other errors in the game. Have fun playing! – GamesErrors Team

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  1. Tyler says

    I have tried all of the steps to get stellaris to open properly and nothing works.

    1. Denis says

      Did you follow our tutorial step by step? What exactly doesn’t work?

  2. Lange says

    I followed all steps but the launcher, where i choose what dlc what mod, doesnt open, it opens for a second, i can’t see it and then it dissapears 🙁

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