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‘Dark Souls 2’ PC crashing and resolution fixes revealed by From Software

Screen from ‘Dark Souls 2’
Screen from ‘Dark Souls 2’
Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco Games, used with permission

The PC version of “Dark Souls 2” is apparently suffering from several issues. According to a report from Gamepur on April 25, the action role-playing game is crashing on computers. From Software acknowledged the problems, adding that the development team will be investigating the situations in addition to monitoring the official forums for other problems as well.

The studio went on to reveal several fixes for the freezing issues when trying to boot “Dark Souls 2” on the PC. Players using AMD cards can enable the GPU scaling option by going to the “control centre” and then “Properties (Digital flat-panel).” The crashing issue should be resolved once the new setting has been applied.

The other method is slightly more complicated. Players are instructed to select “Dark Souls 2” using the Steam service. They must then unplug the DVI or HDMI cable before pressing the enter key in order to boot the game. Doing so should resolve any problems associated with launching the title. However, the resolution will be limited to 720p. Players can simply change the resolution and then repeated the aforesaid steps to resolve the conundrum.

From Software should provide a more permanent and easier fix though a patch for “Dark Souls 2” on the PC in the future. The company has already been proactive with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the action role-playing game. In addition to addressing several issues, the title updates for the console iterations also rebalanced certain elements while removing several exploits at the same time.

“Dark Souls 2” was released on April 25 for the PC, more than a month after the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions came out on March 11. The software product was published by Bandai Namco Games, the same company that also distributed the first game in the series. You can find a screen of the game from the official Facebook page of the open-world action role-playing series with the picture attached to the top of this article.