The Fatal D3D Error in Street Fighter 6 is often triggered by using third-party utilities that inject functions into the Steam files on your computer. This can include tools like Koalegeddon, which essentially allows you to unlock DLCs for various games on the Steam client.
If you have used such utilities, not Koalegeddon specifically, you are likely to encounter the Fatal D3D error with Street Fighter 6. In such an instance, you will need to remove the application, or even reinstall the Steam client on your PC to resolve the issue. We will show you how to do this, along with a number of other methods, below in this article to isolate the error message.
1. Lower Graphics Settings (if applicable)
The first step that you should take when troubleshooting the error message in question is to lower your graphics settings. You will usually encounter the D3D error in Street Fighter 6 when your graphics card lacks the memory to render and process the requested graphics.
In such an instance, to reduce the memory overhead required by the game for rendering the graphics and textures, you will have to lower the graphics settings. To do this, follow the instructions below:
- Open the game and navigate to the Options menu.
- Then, go to the Graphics tab at the end.
- Use the Quality option to select a lower quality preset.
- Once you do that, see if that resolves the issue.
2. Delete Shaders Cache
The shader cache generated by Street Fighter 6 on your computer can result in the fatal D3D error message as well. This happens when the shader cache stored in the installation directory of the game is damaged.
Shader caches are generated by modern games to improve the graphics quality of the game and improve performance, as they prevent the shaders or textures from being processed again whilst the game is being played. Instead, the shaders are loaded from the cache directly, where they have already been processed.
Deleting the shader cache will force the game to generate a new version once you load the game which should overcome the issue. To do this, follow the instructions below:
- First, open the File Explorer window.
- After that, navigate to the Street Fighter 6 installation directory on your drive.
- Then, delete the shader.cache2 file.
- Once you do that, open the game and wait for the shader cache to be generated again.
- See if the error persists.
3. Restore System Controlled Paging
Paging or page file is a feature in the Windows operating system that allows the system to allocate some storage on your computer for the usage of your RAM. This acts as an extension to your system memory where data that is not frequently accessed is stored. This allows the system to more efficiently use your memory.
The size of the page file is controlled by the system, depending on the memory overhead. However, you are able to manually specify a limit or size for the page file on your computer. If you have done this, it can cause the D3D error message to occur in Street Fighter 6.
In such a circumstance, you will need to restore the paging file functionality to the system. Follow the instructions below to do this:
- First, open the Start Menu and search for SystemPropertiesAdvanced. Open it up.
- In the System Properties window, click on the Settings option.
- After that, switch to the Advanced tab in the Performance Options window.
- Then, click the Change option under Virtual memory.
- In the Virtual Memory window, select the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
- Click OK.
4. Uninstall Koalegeddon (if applicable)
Koalegeddon is a DLC Unlocker that allows you to unlock DLCs for different games on various platforms, including Steam. If you have the application installed on your computer, you will need to uninstall it from your system to resolve the issue.
It is important to note that Koalegeddon is not the only culprit here. If you have any other DLC unlockers on your system, you will need to uninstall or remove them from your PC. To uninstall Koalegeddon, follow the instructions below:
- Start by opening the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start Menu.
- Go to Uninstall a program in the Control Panel window.
- After that, locate Koalegeddon from the list of apps.
- Double-click on it and follow the on-screen prompts to remove it from your system.
- See if the error message still occurs.
5. Reinstall Video Drivers
In some instances, the video card drivers can also be the culprit for the D3D error in Street Fighter 6. When this happens, you will have to remove the drivers from your system and install the newest version available for your graphics card.
Such scenarios are often the outcome of drivers that have gone bad due to a recent update, or any other inconsistency. To reinstall the graphics drivers, follow the instructions below:
- Start by downloading DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to your system. You can use the official website here.
- Then, unzip the file and run the Display Driver Uninstaller.exe file.
- This will bring up the Options screen. Click Continue.
- After that, you will have to choose GPU via the Select device type option.
- Then, specify the manufacturer of your video card from the Select type option.
- Once you do that, click Clean and restart.
- This will uninstall the graphics drivers.
- After your PC boots, head to your video card manufacturer’s website.
- Download the newest video card drivers. Install them and see if the error persists.
6. Reinstall Steam
The Steam installation can be another cause for the error message in question. This usually happens when the Steam files have been altered due to the integration of third-party tools such as Koalegeddon.
In such a scenario, reinstalling the Steam client on your computer should be your course of action. Doing this will get rid of all the damaged files and allow you to start afresh. To do this, follow the instructions below:
- Open the Control Panel with the help of the Start Menu.
- Go to the Uninstall a program section in the Control Panel.
- Then, look for the Steam app in the list.
- Double-click on it and go through the on-screen prompts.
- After that, download the Steam setup and install it on your system.
- See if that resolves the issue.
7. Remove XMP Profile
XMP or D.O.C.P. for Intel and AMD boards respectively allow you to use the full capacity of your memory clock speeds. By default, your memory does not utilize its full clock speed, thus, it is unable to perform to its full capacity. Using these profiles allows you to overcome this restriction.
However, the usage of these profiles can sometimes cause stability issues with different games, which is the case with Street Fighter 6 as well. As such, to play the game, you will need to turn off the D.O.C.P. or Intel XMP profiles in your BIOS configuration.
Once you disable the profiles, open the game to see if the D3D error still occurs.
8. Clean Boot Windows
Finally, if the above solutions do not help you, the interference of a background service or process will likely be causing the D3D error message. When this happens, you can verify the suspicion by clean booting your Windows system.
When you do this, the computer will start with only the system services running in the background. This means all of the background processes and services will be disabled on startup. If the problem goes away in this environment, it will be evident a program is causing the issue.
In such a circumstance, you will need to identify the app by enabling the services one at a time. Follow the instructions below to clean boot Windows:
- Use the Win key + R shortcut on your keyboard to open Run.
- Enter msconfig in the Run dialog box and click OK.
- Now, go to the Services tab and check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
- Then, disable all of the services with the Disable all button.
- Save the changes by clicking Apply.
- Now, go to the Startup tab.
- After that, click the Open Task Manager option.
- Finally, you will need to disable the startup apps on your computer. Do this by selecting the apps one by one in the Task Manager and using the Disable option.
- Restart your PC to perform a clean boot.
You should be able to isolate the fatal D3D error message in Street Fighter 6 with these solutions. Be careful with using third-party utilities that alter your Steam client files as it can cause various issues with different games. This should also help in preventing such issues in the future.
Is Street Fighter 6 still running into the Fatal D3D Error?
If Street Fighter 6 is still running into the D3D error, you will have to contact the customer support team for Street Fighter 6 via their support official website. They will be able to better handle your individual case and resolve the issue on your computer when you create a support ticket.