How to fix the House of Ashes Fatal Error SMG025 on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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House of Ashes

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is a survival horror interactive drama from Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the latest entry in the anthology series and is possibly the best one yet. Supermassive Games have been releasing narrative-driven horror titles for a while now, and Until Dawn was their first big hit, on the PS4. The latest entry runs very well on PC, but there are some technical issues players can run into. If you are getting the House of Ashes Fatal Error SMG025, here is how you can fix that.

The title has a Very Positive score from Steam users and is currently sitting a Metacritic score of 73. Their previous entries reviewed well too, but House of Ashes is the strongest entry according to both fans, and critics.

Fixing the House of Ashes Fatal Error SMG025

As we mentioned earlier, the game itself runs very well, and a wide variety of systems have reported solid performance. However, like many other PC titles, there are bound to be some issues. The “Fatal Error” is pretty common in Unreal Engine titles, and House of Ashes isn’t an exception. However, usually, the fix is pretty simple, and you can follow our suggested methods below.

Verify game files through Steam

When you download a game through Steam, there is a chance that something might have gone wrong during that process. Files get corrupted all the time, so you might need to verify those. This is a simple process, and you can do so by following the steps below.

  • Right-click on Inscryption in your library, and click Properties
  • Now, in the LOCAL FILES tab, select Verify Integrity of local files…
You can verify the game files of Steam games, which can potentially fix the House of Ashes Fatal Error SMG025
Verify Game Files in Steam

After this, Steam will check if there are any files that need to be re-downloaded. After the process is complete, it will download whatever corrupted or missing files are there. For most users, this will completely fix the error, and they will be able to launch the game normally.

Reload your save file

Now, if the above method didn’t work for you, and if that error happens at a very specific scene, try reloading your save, and see if that makes a difference.

Update your GPU Drivers

If the method above didn’t work for you, you can always try updating your GPU drivers.

You can get the latest ones from the links below.

Make sure to restart your PC, after you have updated your GPU drivers.

We hope this guide was helpful, and you were able to fix the House of Ashes Fatal Error SMG025. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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