This page will be covering the solutions on how to fix Solar Ash crashing on startup, lag, FPS drop, and performance issues that have been appearing in the game
Solar Ash is the latest game by developer Heart Machine. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Solar Ash crashing, lagging, and sometimes, black screen. While the developer has been continuously releasing new updates to fix these kinds of concerns, it seems that not every loophole has been fixed. While we are still waiting for a new update to fix these issues, here are the recommended methods to fix the Solar Ash in-game issues.
Known Solar Ash Issues
Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Solar Ash:
- Black Screen
- Screen Tearing
Recommended Fixes for Solar Ash Issues
There are lots of factors that may cause Solar Ash crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Solar Ash players having at least one of the mentioned issues, here are the recommended steps that you need to do to fix and address the problem.
Check Solar Ash System Requirements
One of the main reasons for having Solar Ash crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Solar Ash without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:
Solar Ash Minimum Requirements
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD FX-6300
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1 GB or AMD Radeon R7 360, 2 GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 10 GB available space
Solar Ash Recommended Requirements
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
- Memory: 12 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, 4 GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, 8 GB
- DirectX: Version 12
- Storage: 10 GB available space
For those who meet the requirements but still getting the issues mentioned above, below are the fixes that you can try.
Update Your Drivers
Solar Ash is released in a good condition. If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Solar Ash is crashing. We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.
Manually downloading and installing drivers for your PC is time-consuming. For some, updating drivers may be a little bit complicated. For those who want an easier method, we recommend trying IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver update for your PC. In our case, we used Driver Booster to update and fix the crashing and performance issues in Solar Ash. You can follow the steps below on how to use the software:
- Download Driver Booster.
- Once downloaded, install and run the software.
- Click the Scan button and let Driver Booster scan any outdated drivers on your PC.
- If the software found any outdated driver, click the Update Now button located on the upper left of the window.
- Wait until the Driver Booster finished the driver download and installation process.
Note: Your PC may restart several times depending on the drivers that are being updated. Worry not, as this is a normal process for the Windows operating system.
After the driver update completion, try running Solar Ash and see if you still encounter the issues that you have earlier.
Verify Game Integrity
Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some Solar Ash issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Solar Ash. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Solar Ash.
- Open Steam and go to Library.
- Select Solar Ash from the game list on the left side.
- Right-click and select Properties.
- Click the Local Files tab.
- Click the Verify integrity of game files… button.
Check out the image below for the steps.
Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Steam completes the file verification for Solar Ash.
Kill Resource-Hogging Applications
Chances are you have lots of applications installed on your PC. Some of these applications have been constantly using the resources that possibly trigger Solar Ash crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Solar Ash.
Some of the most popular software that eats lots of resources while in the background are Media Players, web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, and more. You can close these applications by closing them using the Task Manager.
Another reason why Solar Ash keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Solar Ash’s executable file (.exe) is being marked as a virus. Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. If you download the Solar Ash from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Solar Ash and see if the problem has been solved.
Contact the Official Support
If you’re still having some Solar Ash issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Solar Ash. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the Solar Ash discussion community on Steam.