Homeseek Won’t Launch: How To Fix It Quickly

If your Homeseek doesn't launch, we've created a guide to help you solve this annoying problem effectively. ✅


Homeseek is a real-time strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic world where Earth is resource-scarce, and water is as valuable as gold. Every decision made is crucial for survival, and with your guidance, your colony may have a chance of staying alive. Unfortunately for strategy fans, it’s a nightmare if the Homeseek won’t launch to enjoy this new Traptics release. To avoid wandering around looking for a solution, read our troubleshooting guide if you are affected by this problem.

Why is my Homeseek not launching?

We will outline the various reasons why this problem occurs:

  • PC hardware not suitable for recommended system requirements
  • outdated graphics driver
  • corrupted game files
  • overlay issues
  • conflict with firewall or antivirus
  • resource-consuming apps running in the background

How do I fix Homeseek won’t launch?

First, we suggest you do these easy steps:

The above steps should fix the launching problem with Homeseek. If not, go through our following tips:

  1. Update graphics card driver
  2. Update the game
  3. Clear Steam download cache
  4. Run Homeseek in the compatibility mode

1. Update graphics card driver

An outdated or corrupted GPU driver can hinder starting and playing games. We recommend regularly updating your GPU to the latest version, which includes bug fixes for commonly played games.

1. Right-click on the Start Menu and choose  Device Manager from the quick access menu.

Device Manager Win11

2. Double-click on Display adapters to expand it.

Update AMD GPU Driver

3. Right-click on your graphics card and click Update driver.

4. Choose Search automatically for drivers and follow the on-screen guide to finish the update process.

Search AMD GPU driver

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2. Update the game

We highly recommend checking for Homeseek updates to improve performance and stability.

1. Open the Steam launcher and select Homeseek from your game library.

2. Click on the Update if available. Otherwise, right-click on the game and select Properties.

Homeseek Properties

3. Select UPDATES from the left pane and then choose Always keep this game updated.

Homeseek Updates

4. Exit the Steam launcher.

5. Relaunch Steam. It will automatically check for a new Homeseek update (if any) and install it.

3. Clear Steam download cache

Time needed: 3 minutes

We recommend clearing the game client cache if Homeseck won’t launch.

  1. Launch Steam client

    Click Steam on the menu, and then choose Settings.Steam Settings 2

  2. Select Downloads

    Select Downloads from the left pane, then click Clear Download Cache.Steam client Clear Download Cache

  3. Confirm action

    A pop-up window will appear, asking you to confirm clearing the cache. You will be logged out. Steam Pop-up window

  4. Relaunch Steam

    Log in to your Steam account again, then check if the issue is gone.

4. Run Homeseek in the compatibility mode

We recommend running Homeseek in compatibility mode and as an administrator. Doing so allows the system to run the game properly. Do the following:

1. Open the Steam client, and navigate to the Homeseek in your games library.

2. Select Manage>Browse local files.

Homeseek Manage

3. Right-click on Homeseek.exe and select Properties.

Homeseek exe Properties

4. Select the Compatibility tab.

Homeseek Compatibility tab

5. Tick checkboxes: Run this program as an administrator and Run this program in compatibility mode.

6. Select Windows 8 or Windows 7 from the drop-down menu.

7. Click Apply, and select OK to save changes.

8. Try to launch the game from this folder.

✔Extra steps

Won’t your Homeseek still launch? Here are some additional options to consider:

  • Update Windows to the latest version.
  • Update DirectX, .NET Framework, and VCRedist.
  • Check free storage space and any other issues with the drive (HDD or SSD).
  • Close all unnecessary apps running in the background.
  • Disable overlay in Steam, Discord, Xbox Game Bar, etc.
  • Remove any custom launch options in the Steam launcher.
  • Disable OC and tools like MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner, Razer Synapse, etc.
  • Reinstall Homeseek on a different drive or folder.

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If your Homeseek won’t launch, restart the game and your PC, as the problem may be temporary. In addition, check if your computer is compatible with the recommended specification, update your OS and GPU driver. If the Steam client has issues, run the game from the installation folder in compatibility mode and as an administrator. Also, ensure the game is updated to the latest version before launching. However, for additional questions, comment below; we’ll be happy to help.

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