Wizard With A Gun Crashing: How I Fixed It
I tried fixing the Wizard with a gun crashing problem in various ways by using different solutions and fixes that work on multiple devices.
When Wizard with a Gun was announced, I was beyond excited. A game that combines the thrill of spellcasting with the action of gunplay sounded great to me. I pre-ordered, counted down the days, and even cleared my schedule to dive deep into this magical realm. But the moment finally came, and instead of unleashing spells and bullets, I found myself facing random Wizard with a Gun crashing issues. However, I didn’t let some crashes ruin my experience and I started troubleshooting the problem right away.
Interesting fact 🧐: Did You Know Crashing is Most Common in Indie Games?
Indie games like Wizard with a Gun often face more crash issues compared to AAA titles. Given that indie developers might not have the vast resources to iron out all bugs, crashes can be more frequent.
I compiled this data by scouring various online forums, support platforms, and social media, where players often share their technical grievances. So stick around to the end of this article for more insights into Wizard with a Gun.
Table of contents:
- Why is Wizard with a Gun Crashing?
- How to stop Wizard with a Gun from crashing?
Why is Wizard with a Gun Crashing?
The first reason why Wizard with a Gun is crashing on your device is due to outdated graphics drivers. They are often the main causes of game crashes and performance-related issues. Unfortunately, they are not the only reason why you are encountering this problem. Additionally, the crashing issue might also be caused by the following:
- Insufficient system requirements
- Conflicting background tasks or programs
- Corrupted or missing game files
- In-game settings
How to stop Wizard with a Gun from crashing?
To stop Wizard with a Gun from crashing, first make sure that everything is updated on your device, from your OS to your drivers. Then, ensure that your game files are working smoothly and that there are no problems with them. If the previous steps don’t work or if you don’t know how to do them, check out the step-by-step instructions below.
1. Update the GPU drivers
The Wizard with a Gun crashing problem started from outdated graphics drivers for me. Thus, after updating them, I managed to solve the problem on one of my devices. However, If it doesn’t work for you because you have already updated your drivers you might need to perform a GPU driver rollback.
Here’s how I updated my GPU driver manually:
- Open the Device Manager from the Start menu.
- Click on Display Adapters and find the GPU driver.
- Right-click and select Update Driver.
- Follow the instructions available
Tip: I prefer uninstalling the GPU driver, and then I proceed with a fresh installation to make sure that I don’t encounter any driver conflicts.
2. Check the Game’s System Requirements
I double-checked if my PC met the minimum system requirements for Wizard with a Gun. When your system doesn’t meet these, the game will often crash.
3. Turn Off All Unnecessary Background Programs
When I closed out other applications that were running in the background, I noticed an immediate improvement. Some apps are resource-hungry, and they might cause Wizard with a Gun to crash. My advice for you is to close unnecessary applications that you are not using, especially the ones running in the background.
To do so follow the instructions below:
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager
- Click on the Name Tab and your apps should be sorted out.
- Close the apps you don’t use and check for additional background processes.
4. Verify the Game Files
Missing or corrupted files are common culprits for performance-related problems. Thus, it is best to verify the game files every now and then to prevent Wizard with a Gun from crashing or having other issues.
- Go to the game library
- Right-click on Wizard with a Gun
- Select Properties.
- Navigate to the Local files tab
- Click on Verify integrity of game files and you are good to go.
5. Lower the Game Settings
I reduced my game settings, lowering the graphics and effects, which surprisingly had a great impact. Running the game on the lowest settings helped me identify if high settings were causing the crash.
What you can do is to:
- Open Wizard with a Gun and go to the game settings
- Lower most of the graphic settings and set the FPS to 60 (you can do this from the Nvidia Control Panel).
- Lower your resolution a bit
- Enable or Disable V-Sync
- Save the settings and restart the game.
6. Reinstall the game
When all else failed, I reinstalled Wizard with a Gun. It’s a last-resort option but often does the trick. I recommend you uninstall it and then change its location. Otherwise, you might still have some unwanted lingering data.
7. Check for overheating
It turns out my PC was getting pretty hot. Overheating can cause games to crash. So, I cleaned out the dust and made sure my system was well-ventilated. Additionally, if you are cooling your device by using a liquid system, it might be time to clean it.
🎯 Some Key Facts about Wizard with a Gun
- The game features co-op multiplayer, letting you and your friends team up to explore and build.
- It offers a mix of sandbox and roguelike gameplay elements, creating an endless experience.
- The game’s art style is highly praised, pulling inspiration from both classic and modern sources.
Final Thoughts 💭
There’s nothing more annoying than having a game that you’ve waited for so long, such as Wizard with a Gun, crash randomly, but the steps above helped me enjoy this indie gem without interruptions. Keep in mind that the solutions may vary depending on your own technical setup, but these are a great place to start. If you discover any additional solutions, feel free to leave them in the comments. I will test them, and if they work on multiple devices, I will add them to the list.