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News guides 10 July 2024, 06:17

author: Olga Fiszer

Once Human - How to Fix Crashes, Black Screen and Other Issues

Running into crashes, launch issues, or black screens while trying to play Once Human? Our guide offers a simple solution to fix these common problems and get you back to the game.

Source: Once Human; developer: Starry Studio

There's nothing worse than waiting months for a new game to finally drop, only to have your enjoyment interrupted by crashes. Once Human is no exception, and those sudden disconnects can be incredibly frustrating. Our guide will help you put a stop to Once Human crashes on PC, ensuring a smooth and immersive experience.

How to Deal with Once Human Crash

If you have experienced a crash or black screen while playing or trying to launch Once Human, here’s what may fix it.

Update Your Graphics Drivers

Outdated drivers can lead to crashes. Make sure your graphics card has the latest software.

Verify Game Files

Corrupted or missing game files can cause problems. Here’s how you can verify them:

  1. Right-click on Once Human in your Steam Library and select Properties.
  2. Go to Installed Files tab and click on Verify integrity of game files.
  3. Wait for the process to complete and try launching the game.

Adjust DirectX Version

In some cases, forcing the game to use a specific version of DirectX can help. Here’s how to try it:

  1. Right-click Once Human in your Steam Library and select Properties.
  2. In the General tab, under the Launch Options type “-dx11” or “-dx12” (without quotes) and launch the game. Try both to see if one works better.

Turn off Overlays

Having in-game overlays like Discord or Steam Overlay running can sometimes cause crashes in Once Human. Try disabling these to see if it resolves the issue.

Problems With Intel 13th and 14th gen CPU

There are reports of crashing and error issues on PCs with 13th or 14th gen Intel CPUs. This seems to be due to a compatibility issue causing problems with shaders. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Power Surge: Your motherboard might be giving the CPU more power than it needs, leading to instability.
  2. Auto-Overclocking: Some motherboards might automatically overclock these CPUs, pushing them beyond their comfort zone.

The first thing you can do is to update your motherboard's BIOS. These updates often contain fixes for compatibility issues.

If a BIOS update doesn't help, experienced users can try manually reducing the CPU's voltage. This is a delicate process, so proceed with caution and only if you understand the risks. Undervolting is for advanced users only. It can improve stability but also has the potential to cause other issues if not done correctly.

Olga Fiszer

Olga Fiszer

Joined the guides on in 2019. Nonetheless, you can also come across her posts about LEGO, which is something she has passionately collected for many years. A former corporate employee who decided to move to the UK, where she devoted herself to collecting pop culture relics. Her favorite game genres include primarily RPGs and jRPGs, classic RTSs, as well as unique indie games. When, despite a sizable collection of games, she concludes there's nothing to play, she launches Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, one of the KOTORs, or Baldur’s Gate 2 (Shadows of Amn, not Throne of Bhaal) for the hundredth time. After hours, she enjoys painting figurines or admiring her collectibles and retro consoles.


Once Human

Once Human