How To Fix the Alone in the Dark Crash at Launch Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is out soon on PC and consoles, and you can read our detailed thoughts in our review. The PC version runs pretty well on a variety of configurations, but players are bound to run into some technical issues, especially at launch. If you’re constantly running into the Alone in the Dark crash at launch issue, here are a few things I recommend.


Verify Game Files

The first thing you want to do is to make sure your game files are in order. Steam lets you verify the installation files, and redownload anything broken or missing. It’s a pretty simple process and fixes most stability issues.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Alone in the Dark in your library
  • Click Properties
Steam library > Game > Library
  • Select the Installed Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of game files
Verify Integrity of game files
Verify Integrity of game files


Update GPU Drivers

If you haven’t updated your GPU drivers in a while, it’s a good idea to do so now. A lot of newer drivers introduce stability fixes as well, which can improve general user experience, as well as performance.

NVIDIA App Drivers Download
NVIDIA App Drivers Download

You can get the latest ones from the links below.


Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.

Download button for DirectX
DirectX Download


Update Your Windows

Like for other major PC releases you need the latest version of Windows installed. It helps with stability, and could definitely lead to fewer crashes.

  • In Windows Search, type “Update” and click on Check for Updates
  • This will take you to the Windows Update section, and you can make sure you are on the latest version
Updating Windows can fix various issues related to modern titles
Windows Update


Launch Alone in the Dark with Admin Privileges

For some users, giving the title Windows admin privileges can potentially fix the crashing issues at launch.

  • Open Steam and then your library
  • Here, right-click on Alone in the Dark
  • Click Manage
  • Then select Browse local files
Manage>Browse local files
Browse local files
  • Right-click on the Alone in the Dark executable and select Properties
  • Click the Compatibility tab
  • Check “Run this program as an administrator
Run this program as an administrator
Run this program as an admin

We hope this guide helped fix the Alone in the Dark Crash at Launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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