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The world has ended. There is no hope. No new beginning. Only the survivor, DEADLIGHT follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth. This visually stunning Cinematic Survival Plat-former will challenge you to run, jump, climb, and struggle for your life as you look for answers and the ones you love.

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Deadlight PC Requirements

First of all meet your system specifications to Deadlight PC requirements.

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 2GHz+ or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader model 3.0 support
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
  • Additional: Supports Microsoft® Xbox 360 controller

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Video Card or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9 compatible sound card
  • Additional: Supports Microsoft® Xbox 360 controller

How to get best performance on Windows XP for Deadlight

If you are using 32-bit version of Windows XP and you have more than 2GB of RAM. And want to get more or improve performance for Deadlight. You will have to configure the default memory 2GB to more. Follow the steps here.

Drivers for Your Hardware to Run Deadlight Great

It is highly recommended that you have up to date all hardware drivers like Graphic Card, Sound Card etc.  So get the latest drivers for Graphic Cards, Sound, Motherboards etc… from Here and if possible also update your peripherals like Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller etc… from here.

General Fixes for Deadlight

Read our General Fixes article to fix major problems and issues.

Problem 1: Deadlight Running Slow or too Fast on AMD Processors – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve this issue, read our article AMD Processors Problems and Issues with Games.

Problem 2: Antivirus Detects Virus/Threat in Deadlight Files – Fix

Possible Solution: To fix this issue, read our article Antivirus Detects Virus in games or detects threat/virus that is a complete guide of this problem.

Problem 3: DirectX Problems & Issues for Deadlight

Possible Solution: Read DirectX Problems and Issues for games to solve all kind of problems related to DirectX.

Problem 4: Deadlight Crash to Desktop (CTD) or Black/White Screen – Fix

Possible Solution: Game Crash to Desktop (CTD) and Black/White Screen will guide you to fix all of crashes in Deadlight.

Problem 5: Deadlight Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing, Stuck on Loading Screen, Game Crashes During Loading Screen – Fix

Possible Solution: Just read our Game Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing, Stuck on Loading Screen, Game Crashes During Loading Screen – Fix article to solve every kind of crash.

Problem 6: Deadlight Doesn’t Start/Launch, Don not run after preparing to Launch or Nothing Happens on Launching – Fix

Possible Solution: This is very commonly issues, especial occurring in new games, to solve these problems, go to Game doesn’t start or do not run after ‘Preparing to Launch’ - Fix.

Problem 7: Deadlight Freezing, Having Low or Bad Frame rates, Black Screen after Intro Video – Fix

Possible Solution: If you game is running too slow, having lag or Black Screen after Intro Video then you should try solutions here.

Possible Solution: For NVidia, Right click your desktop>Open NVIDIA Control Panel>Manage 3D settings >In Program Settings, click "Add". Find Deadlight exe, should be located in OS (C :) > Program Files (x86) > Steam > steamapps > common > Deadlight. In the dropdown menu, choose "High performance NVIDIA processor"

Problem 8: Deadlight Keyboard & Mouse Problems – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve all kind of Keyboard and Mouse Problems and Issues read our article How to fix keyboard and Mouse Problems and How to reduce Mouse and Keyboard Lag and to get latest drivers for your Mouse, Keyboard, Controllers and Racing Wheels click here.

Problem 9: Deadlight – NVidia Optimus Problems and Crashes – Fix

Possible Solution: Read our complete guide to solve NVidia Optimus Problems and Issues.

Problem 10: Deadlight Crashes on PlayStation 3 & Xbox360 – Fix

Possible Solution: You can also face off some problems and issues on PlayStation 3 and Xbox360, so be informed and get complete guide from here.

Problem 11: Deadlight has No Sound, Low Sound, Delayed Dialogues Voices and Sound Stuttering – Fix

Possible Solution: If you have any problem or issue in Deadlight, then read our article related to Sound Problems and Issues.

Problem 12: Deadlight Steam Problems and Issues for Mac

Possible Solution: For Mac and Steam users, read Steam Problems and Issues for Mac for fixing more of crashes and errors.

Problem 13: Deadlight ‘The Application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b). Click Ok to terminate.’ Or Visual 2005, 2008 and 2010 Run Time Error – Fix

Possible Solution: To solve these issues download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2008 or 2010.

Problem 14: Deadlight Problems and Errors on Steam – Fix

Possible Solution: There are various problems and errors can occur in Steam, we have complete guide to solve Steam Problems and Errors.

Problem 15: Can’t Download Deadlight from Steam or Steam Network Issues – Fix

Possible Solution: If your game isn’t downloading from Steam or having problems with Steam Network, read our article Steam Connection and Network Problems and Issues.

How to get more performance for Deadlight?

Solution: To get more performance and smoothness in Deadlight Gameplay, you need to disable background applications. You can also change game priory High in Task Manager, Select game, right click, go to process, again right click and set priory to High.

How to Verify Deadlight Cache Files from Steam?

Verifying the game cache files from Steam are the best solution for fixes various problems and errors, how to do this, read our article How to verify game integrity of game cache files from Steam?

Problem 16: Deadlight Doesn't Work in Windows 8 Consumer Preview Fix

Possible Solution: if you are using Windows 8 Consumer Preview, then it will not run and I have a simple solution to make it working, just right click the game.exe, Properties, go to compatibility tab, and check the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)”.

Problem 17: Deadlight Missing Texture Fix

Possible Solution 1: Disable Post Processing Effects from the game option to avoid this issue.

Possible Solution 2: Update you Hardware drivers to the latest like, Graphic Card and Sound Card; you can download all hardware drivers from Here.

Possible Solution 3: After updating the drivers of graphic card, if you didn’t solve this problem then try to uninstall the driver from the control panel and download previous version of driver.

Possible Solution 4: Run the game with different resolution.

Possible Solution 5: Run the game with lower graphic settings, hope it may help you.

Possible Solution 6: If you are using Steam, then verify the game Cache files.

Problem 18: Deadlight Can’t See Main Menu - Fix

Possible Solution 1: Verify the game cache in Steam for errors. If there are corrupted files, try reinstalling the game.

Possible Solution 2: Defragment Cache Files from Steam then restart you game.

Possible Solution 3: Also update your Graphic Card driver, get latest driver from here.

Problem 19: Deadlight isn’t working on Vista – Fix

Possible Solution: First of all, Ensure your system is updated to Service Pack 2 and includes the Platform Update. Click Start, click All Programs and then click Windows Update. If you have installed the latest Windows Update and are experiencing problems running the game, you may need to install the following Vista update (KB971512): Click to download the update for Windows Vista (32-bit) or Windows Vista (64-bit).

Problem 20: Can’t install Deadlight / Encounter installation error: "Description: Incompatible Version of the RPC Stub" - Fix

Possible Solution: To solve this problem, download and run mcrepair.exe

Problem 21: Deadlight launcher error "You are not allowed to continue because your do not have the proper privileges. Please log in using an account with administrator privileges and try again." - Fix

Possible Solution 1: Run the game as admin. Right click the exe file and click 'Run as administrator'.

Possible Solution 2: Enable administrative privileges for your user account.

Problem 22: Deadlight "Failed to create D3D device” Error Fix

Possible Solution 1: Install or Update DirectX to the latest version. This is usually encountered if you didn't install the bundled DirectX drivers when you installed the game. Get the latest DirectX and more information from Here.

Possible Solution 2: Update your video card drivers of NVidia/ATI/Intel HD from Here, and try installing their Beta drivers too.

Problem 23: Deadlight Display Driver Has Stopped Working

Possible Solution:

  • Go to program files/steam/steam apps/common/ Deadlight.
  • Right Click the portal application.
  • Clicks troubleshoot in-compatibility issues.

Problem 24: Deadlight.exe Has Stopped Responding Fix

Possible Solution: Try rolling back (downgrading to a previous version) your video card drivers and see if this will resolve the issue. Usually this is a problem with experimental beta drivers from NVidia or ATI.

Problem 25: Deadlight 'The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)' Error Fix

Possible Solution: If you are getting "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)" or a similar error and cannot run the game post patch 2.1, please download .NET 4 and install it manually.

Problem 26: Deadlight Resolution Issue

Possible Solution: Make sure your display hardware supports the game resolution you are trying to play in. Please check what resolution your display hardware supports:

For Windows XP and Windows Vista Users:

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Locate Display icon, open it
  3. Go to Settings tab.
  4. Locate the resolution slider that says Screen Resolution or the slider labeled Resolution and drag it to the far right.

For Windows 7 Users:

  1. Click on the Start button > Control Panel.
  2. Select Appearance and Personalization > Display.
  3. Select Display > Adjust Screen Resolution.
  4. On Resolution bring down the pull-down menu and slide the resolution pointer all the way up toward High.

Recommended Resolutions for Play Deadlight

Standard:

  • 800 x 600
  • 1024 x 768
  • 1280 x 1024
  • 1600 x 1200

Widescreen:

  • 800 x 480
  • 1152 x 720
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1680 x 1050
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1200

Deadlight DVD Read Problem

Possible Solution: There are some things that could be wrong with game DVD problems, you should try following solutions:

  • When inserting the game disc in ROM drive, hold down the Left Shift key, it will come up the AutoPlay Splash Scree.
  • If you are using burning software like Alcohol 120%, you should turn off the emulation option from Options>Emulation.
  • Try another disk in the ROM drive to make sure it’s working or Windows can properly read disks.

How to run Deadlight smooth on low spec systems?

Solution: You can also run the game smooth and playable to following steps:

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