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Top Solutions For Total War: WARHAMMER II Errors, Not Launching, Crashes, Performance Issues

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Total War: WARHAMMER II, a new sequel to the award-winning strategy game of titanic proportions is now available on Steam and other platforms.

This time, the game consists of two parts, one-half is a turn-based open-world campaign and the other one is tactical real-time battles across the amazing landscapes of the New World.

Sega and Creative Assembly created an awesome game. If you love strategy games, this one is a grandmaster of them all, with hundreds of hours of gameplay and impressive new features.

Developers optimized the game engine so players with older systems can play, and those with faster PCs can up the ante with more units and more eye-candy.

Although the optimization, there are still some gamers that are complaining about issues and bugs. They are saying that they can’t launch the game or that they encounter some game breaking crashes.

We discovered the most common Total War: WARHAMMER II errors and came up with a guide that contains solutions to fix them.

So go ahead and check if you match the system requirements, you can find them below, and after that search for your issue in our guide and fix it!

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 7 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @720p
    • Storage: 60 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 (8.1)/ 10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @1080p
    • Storage: 60 GB available space

Total War: WARHAMMER II Errors Solutions:

Check out our support page here if you don’t know how to apply a solution to your game. Someone from our team will help you fix your game as soon as possible!

#1 Total War: WARHAMMER II Crashes

Some players are complaining that after playing normally for a few hours their game starts all of a sudden to crash. For some, their PC also restarts.

Another instance where crashes were reported is at the launch of the game, some users are unable to launch the game due to those crashes.

An issue similar to the startup crashes is the black screen, sometimes it seems that instead of a crash, you might encounter an everlasting black screen.

To fix the random or startup crashes and the black screen, follow the solutions below!

Solutions:

  • Start Game in Offline Mode
    Some people have claimed this worked for them. In Steam, go to Steam in the top left corner and press: Go Offline. Now start the game.
  • Wait more than 5 minutes
    Some people have claimed they had to wait quite some time for the game to load, longer than most games.
  • Add the game manually to Firewall Exceptions
    Sometimes the firewall exception window doesn’t appear and the user will have to add the game manually. A combination of this fix and the above two may be needed in order to be effective.
  • Turn off Steam Overlay for Warhammer II
    Go to your library, open up the properties of Warhammer II. In the General tab disable Steam Overlay.
    Otherwise, make sure you’ve updated your graphics card drivers, restarted steam and your PC, as well verifying your game cache integrity.
  • Disable mods you’ve installed, or just remove them. Some people have installed mods that may cause your game to crash. If you do have mods installed, remove them just to be sure.

#2 Total War: WARHAMMER II Not Launching

You press Start in the Steam library and nothing happens? It’s not just you, most of the players are encountering this annoying issue and they are unable to launch the game.

We came up with a list of various solutions to help you launch your game. Check it out below and apply those solutions to fix your issue.

Not Starting Solutions:

  • Disable your antivirus and your windows firewall

If your antivirus is running, disable it. Please keep in mind that while your antivirus is turned off your computer is no longer protected against viruses, and browsing the web without the antivirus could potentially harm your computer.

The same must be done with your windows firewall.

  • Verify integrity of Game Cache

– In Steam, select and right click on Total War: Warhammer II.

– Select Properties.

– Select the “Local Files” tab.

– Select “Verify Integrity Of Game Cache”

– Once this process is finished click Ok/Done.

– Exit and fully close Steam.

– Launch Steam.

– If you are automatically logged in to your account, please log out of your account.

– Log into your Steam account.

– Launch the game.

  • Delete fx cache solution

Open a windows explorer page and copy paste in the top bare the following:

%AppData%\Roaming\The Creative assembly\Warhammer2

-Find the fx_cache file and delete everything in it.

  • Run the game as administrator

To do so:

  • Right-click on your steam desktop icon
  • Select properties
  • Click on the compatibility tab
  • Select in the privilege Level options “Run this program as an administrator”
  • Click on apply
  • Close the properties window and close steam completely
  • Reopen steam and launch the game

#3 Total War: WARHAMMER II Language Bug

You might be unable to change the language in the game and be stuck with some language that you don’t understand. To select your preferred language, follow the steps below.

– Launch Steam

– Go in your game library and find Warhammer II

– Right click on Total War: Warhammer II in the game list (on your left hand side of the Steam window)

– Select Properties

– Select the language tab

– Change your current language to any other language –French for example-

– Shut down steam and reopen it

– Follow the “Verify Integrity Of Game Cache” again

– Go back to the language setting of Warhammer II as explained above

– Change the language back to English

#4 Total War: WARHAMMER II d3dcompiler Fix

Basically, you have to delete the D3DCOMPILER _43.dll in both System32 and SysWOW64 folders and then reinstall Direct X.

#5 Total War: WARHAMMER II Performance Issues

Performance issues are common in a new releases game. You just need to optimize your PC a little bit and make some tweaks and you will get that perfect frame-rates after that. To find out about those tweaks, read or workarounds below.

Optimization workarounds:

  • Set a preferred graphics processor

1.For AMD:

To set a preferred graphics processor for Warhammer II, using AMD Switchable Graphics Technology:

  1. Ensure that you have the latest GPU drivers from either your Laptop’s manufacturer’s official website or AMD’s website.
  2. Right-click on the desktop and select ‘Configure Switchable Graphics.’
  3. Once the Catalyst Control Center has launched, look for ‘Warhammer2.exe’ in the Recent Applications list. If it is not there, either launch Warhammer II then return to the Switchable Graphics menu, or select ‘Browse,’ and navigate to your Warhammer II Steam App folder (commonly “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Total War Warhammer2”) and select Warhammer2.exe.
  4. To the right of Warhammer2.exe in the Switchable Graphics menu there should be a button saying ‘Not Assigned.’ Left click on it to cycle through the options, which are ‘Power-Saving,’ and ‘High Performance.’
    a. The Power-saving option makes use of the more Integrated GPU, and High Performance uses your higher performance AMD discrete GPU. Select whichever one you prefer.
  5. Once you have selected your preference, click ‘Apply’ in the bottom right corner to confirm & apply.

2. For Nvidia:

To set a preferred Graphics processor for Warhammer II, using Nvidia’ Control Panel:

  1. Ensure that you have the latest GPU drivers from either your Laptop’s manufacturer’s official website or Nvidia’s website.
  2. Right click on the desktop and select ‘NVIDIA Control Panel’ Then click ‘Manage 3D Settings’ (on the left hand side).
  3. Once the Manage 3D Settings page has launched, look for ‘Warhammer2.exe’ in the drop-down box underneath “1. Select a program to customize” and left-click on it. If it is not listed, either launch Warhammer II then return to the 3D Settings menu, or select ‘Add’, then ‘Browse’ and navigate to your Warhammer II Steam App folder (commonly “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Total War Warhammer2”) and select Warhammer2.exe.
  4. Under ‘2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program’ select the GPU you wish to use to run the game (For the best performance but higher power-consumption, select High-Performance NVIDIA processor).
  5. Once you have selected your preference, click ‘Apply’ in the bottom right corner to confirm & apply..
  • Update your drivers

Out-of-date drivers can cause serious performance issues, including crashing or failing to launch.

Listed below are links to common video and sound card vendors;

Note: To confirm the vendor of either your video or sound card click here.

DISPLAY:

Nvidia

  1. Go to Nvidia’s Driver Support page.
  2. Follow either Option 1 (manually entering device information) or Option 2 (automatically scan and detect device information) to determine the appropriate software version.
  3. Download the software installer and run it, following any directions or prompts.

AMD/Radeon

  1. Go to AMD’s Driver Support page.
  2. Ether manually enter your device information under “Download Drivers” on the right or download the tool to automatically scan and detect your device information from the central column.
  3. Download the suggested software installer and run it, following any directions or prompts.

Intel

  1. Go to Intel’s Driver Support page.
  2. Ether manually enter your device information under “Find downloads by product name” or use the tool to automatically scan and detect your device information from the top of the page.
  3. Download the suggested software installer and run it, following any directions or prompts.

SOUND:

Realtek

  1. Go to Realtek’s Driver Support page.
  2. Select the “High Definition Audio Codecs”.
  3. Accept the terms and click “Next”.
  4. Determine the appropriate version for your operating system and download the installer from the closest mirror site.
  5. Run the installer, following all prompts and instructions.

Note: Ensure a clean product installation. File corruption is a common cause of game problems and can be avoided by uninstalling any previous installation of the product from the hard drive. Always use the Uninstall option through the set up program if it has one.

  • Low-Resolution Texture When Running On Extreme Quality
  • If you are experiencing low-resolution textures when running on extreme quality, it’s most likely that you don’t have enough video memory.

    You can force an override by ticking the unlimited video memory tick box in the advanced graphics settings however this may impact performance.

  • Another thing, the vegetation alpha is an option that should be set to off for all but the most powerful rigs.

We hope that by now you managed to fix your Total War: WARHAMMER II errors and that you are enjoying the game. If you have any questions or if you don’t know how to fix an issue, you can comment below or use our Support page and someone from our team will help you with your game. Have fun gaming!

 

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