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Due to a chemical known as pharGONe, the world has been turned upside down. Battle your way through multiple levels, earning upgrades, competing against your friends and more, and find the truth about what has happened to the world.

Use a variety of weapons to stop the mutated population, and save yourself from being another victim. Not sure exactly what you are facing, Primal Fears harkens to the depths of the human psyche as you fight monstrous foes alone or with friends. Nothing is scarier than the unknown and it is your goal to reveal the truth...

Let’s start with this what you should have to do first before running Primal Fears which will save you many king of bugs and errors.

What should you do first?

Be sure to check the support article section related to Primal Fears you're having problems with. There you can also find troubleshooting threads which our users have found helpful.

·         It's important that you have the latest version of DirectX and graphics drivers installed!

·         If you're using Windows Vista or 7, you should try disabling UAC. More information can be found here.

·         Installing the latest updates for your operating system is always a good idea and can also resolve some of your issues. Same thing goes for shutting down or disabling any non-crucial applications running in the background, especially anti-virus software, as they might interfere with your games. Try it and see if it helps.

PC System Requirements:

Meet the system requirements before run Primal Fears.

Windows Minimum Requirements:

·         OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 and Windows 8

·         CPU: Intel Core 2 duo 2.4Ghz or higher

·         RAM: 2 GB

·         Graphics: Shader 3.0 or better, NVIDIA 9800 GT 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4850HD 512MB RAM or better

·         DirectX: DirectX 9.0c

·         Hard Drive: 2 GB Space Free

·         Sound: DirectX 9 Compatible

·         Additional: Broadband Internet Connection

Download Latest DirectX for Primal Fears

Download the Latest DirectX Version: Click Here. For more help about DirectX go to DirectX Problems and Issues for games

Download Latest Graphic Card Drivers for Primal Fears

·         AMD ATI Graphic Cards

·         Intel

·         Matrox

·         NVidia

·         S3 Graphics

·         SiS

For more help about Graphics Drivers go to:

How to get Latest Drivers for your Hardware for best game performance?

Get Latest Drivers for Controllers, Joysticks, Racing Wheels, Mice and Keyboards

Download Latest Sound Card Drivers for Primal Fears

·         Creative Labs

·         Yamaha LSI

·         Realtek

·         SoundMAX

For more help about Sound Drivers go to:

How to get Latest Drivers for your Hardware for best game performance?

Get Latest Drivers for Controllers, Joysticks, Racing Wheels, Mice and Keyboards

Primal Fears D3dx9_41.dll Error Fix

Download and install the latest update of DirectX, you can download from here.

Primal Fears msvcr71.dll, msvcr100.dll and msvcp100.dll Errors Fix

These error may cause of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2008 and 2010. So install these packages, you can download below.

For 32-bit Windows Versions:

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

For 64-bit Windows Versions:

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

Primal Fears Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing – Fix

Solution 1: Disable all unnecessary background applications before starts Primal Fears, especially browser flash-based games. These heavily consume resources which can slow down your gaming experience and just to be sure that nothing is conflicting with Primal Fears. Try these steps to close hidden applications.

Click Start > Run > type msconfig > Click the Startup tab > Click Disable All button > Apply > OK, and restart your computer.

Solution 2: Delete the all temporary files from your computer by donning this
Click Start > Run > type %temp% > OK > click Edit > Select All > Delete.

Solution 3: Disable your anti-virus programs and sure to re-enable them after playing.

Solution 4: Alt + Tab out of Primal Fears and check if there is any windows firewall or any other

Solution 5: After the updating the graphic cards and didn’t solve the issue then try to rollback your video card by downloading an earlier version of your video card’s current driver.

Solution 6: If you have a multi-core processor, try disabling them, it might do the trick!

Solution 7: Enable the 3GB switch to - worked for many as of May 18, but please note this is still not aguaranteed solution.

To enable the 3GB switch on Windows Vista™ or Windows 7:

1.       Right-click Command Prompt in the Accessories program group of the Start menu. Click Run as Administrator.

2.       At the command prompt, enter “bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072?

3.       Restart the computer.

(If it doesn’t work)

To disable the 3GB switch:

1.       Right-click on Command Prompt in the Accessories program group of the Start menu. Click Run as Administrator.

2.       At the command prompt, enter “bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa”

3.       Restart the computer.

Solution 8: Last Ditch Solution: Update your BIOS (for advanced users only! If this is your first time doing this, be sure to read your motherboard documentation to avoid bricking your PC so try it at your own Risk!!!)

Antivirus Detecting Virus in Primal Fears

Solution: Update your virus definitions. This is a false positive and there is no virus in Primal Fears or read the virus issues guide here.

Primal Fears cannot launch, Stuck at launcher, Crashes when clicking on launcher Fix

Solution 1: Verify integrity of your game cache on Steam

Solution 2: Try lower desktop resolutions

Primal Fears is Unable to run properly with AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor / Running really fast or really slow

Solution: Download the AMD Dual-Core Optimizer

Primal Fears isn’t Launching/ Nothing Happen after launch

Solution: First of all, make sure you have updated DirectX and Graphic Card Driver. After this if problem persists then install the Steam and then run the game, a quick and easy solution.

Primal Fears Crash to Desktop (CTD) and Black Screen Fix

Solution 1: Run Primal Fears in compatibility with Windows XP SP3.

Solution 2: Also, you can try to lower Primal Fears’s settings by disabling VSync and multi-sampling and turning down environment detail levels.

Solution 3: Try to Update Your Graphics Cards and Motherboard Drivers.

Solution 4: Try different resolution options on your PC.

Solution 5: For NVidia users, go into NVidia control panel and add Primal Fears.exe and make it "use NVidia GPU" to resolve this issue. And also try this, go to NVidia control panel and check if Primal Fears.exe has to instances. If there are two instances, set both to use your specific GPU instead of automatic.

Primal Fears Weird Mouse – Fix

Solution: Read our article Keyboard and Mouse Weird Problems and Lag Reduce Fix.

Primal Fears has No Sound, Sound Error, Sound Problems and Sound Stuttering Fix

Solution 1: First of all, make sure you have installed or updated DirectX.

Solution 2: Reduce Sound Acceleration by following these steps: Click Start>Run>Type dxdiag>Press Enter> Select the sound tab and Reduce Sound Acceleration

Solution 3: Update your Sound Card Driver.

Solution 4: If you are experiencing no sound or sound stuttering, run Primal Fears with Stereo Sound.

Solution 5: If you're using Realtek audio drivers, updating to the latest available drivers usually solves the problems. In case you have Realtek sound card on board, you may experience disappearance of sound while playing Primal Fears. In that case try uninstalling the sound drivers and running Primal Fears on default sound drivers, see if you the sound comes back if it doesn’t try updating your sound card drivers. In case you are on Windows Vista you may want to change your audio channel to “Stereo”. In order to do that:

Go to Control Panel>Sound> in “Playback Options” tab, select the current device you use for your sound and select “Configure”. Now change your audio channel to “Stereo”.

Solution 6: You can run Primal Fears in 44k Stereo settings. For Change Settings (In Realtek) Go to Sound Manager>Properties>Advanced Settings here you can change the settings.

Primal Fears won’t install because Anti-virus software has detected a threat/virus

Solution 1: Disable your anti-virus. Be sure to turn it back on after playing.

Solution 2: Add Primal Fears to your firewall and anti-virus exceptions

Solution 3: Try reinstalling your anti-virus program.

Solution 4: Update your anti-virus program; be sure virus definitions are updated

Solution 5: Read our article Antivirus Detects Virus in games or detects threat/virus

Primal Fears Crashes During or after the loading screen Fix

Solution 1: Disable your antivirus programs. Be sure to turn them back on after playing.

Solution 2: Try validating the steam files in case the installation is corrupted.

Solution 3: Manually add Primal Fears for PC to your antivirus or firewall exceptions list.

Primal Fears Crashes, Freezes, or Black Screen after Intro Video

Solution 1: Launch Primal Fears with Novid added to launch options of Steam.

Solution 2: Verify Primal Fears cache for errors. If there are corrupted files, try reinstalling Primal Fears.

Solution 3: Disable or turn off your antivirus programs.

Solution 4: Manually add Primal Fears.exe to your antivirus or firewall exceptions list.

Possible Solution 5: If your game installed on external hard drive so, copy Steam.exe and Primal Fears files from your external hard drive to C:\. Launch Steam.exe as administrator and let it update.

Solution 6: Verify Primal Fears cache for errors. If there are corrupted files, try reinstalling Primal Fears.

Solution 7: There could be corrupted dll files. Navigate to \Steam\steamapps\common\ Primal Fears \bin, then either delete everything in that folder or rename it to bin_old. After that Verify your game cache and it should re-download the dll’s.

Primal Fears Visual 2005, 2008 and 2010 Run Time Error or "The Application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b). Click OK to terminate." - Fix

Solution: Install Microsoft Visual Runtime Libraries to fix this problem from Here

For 32-bit Windows Versions:

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

For 64-bit Windows Versions:

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

Primal Fears "Failed to create D3D device” Error Fix

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 Primal Fears.

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

Display Driver Has Stopped Working

Solution:

·         Go to program files/steam/steam apps/common/ game.

·         Right Click the portal application.

·         Clicks troubleshoot in-compatibility issues.

Primal Fears.exe Has Stopped Responding Fix

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.

You can try also our General Fixes for fix errors and issue which are not enlisted above.

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