How to Fix ‘Fatal Error’ in Lies of P Game?

When a fatal error occurs in Lies of P, it indicates that the program cannot continue and, therefore, will close. This can happen for several reasons, including incorrect overclock settings, corrupted files, high graphics settings, and interference from third-party antivirus software.

Primarily, a fatal error message may appear due to corruption within the game files. Such corruption not only crashes the game but also hampers its overall functionality.

Having discussed the causes, let’s delve into the solutions that have worked for numerous affected users.

1. Verifying the Game Files

Verifying the game files can restore any corrupted content within the Lies of P files. Game files might get corrupted either automatically or when users update or move them. Since a fatal error in Lies of P is often caused by such corruption, it could be beneficial to start with verifying the game files.

  1. Open Steam and navigate to your Library.
  2. Right-click Lies of P to open its properties.
  3. Go to Local Files and click Verify integrity of game files.
  4. Once the verification process is complete, launch the game and check if the issue has been resolved.

2. Reduce the Monitor and In-Game Resolution

A high resolution can occasionally lead to fatal errors. Setting a high resolution requires your GPU to render more pixels, which can place additional strain on it, especially if it is a lower-end model. Moreover, using a resolution higher than your monitor’s native one can also contribute to fatal errors.

After adjusting your monitor resolution, it’s advisable to set Lies of P to the same resolution.

  1. Right-click the Desktop and select Display Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Scale & Layout and adjust your resolution to 1080p or 720p. If your resolution is greater than 2K, reduce it to 1440p.
  3. Afterward, adjust the Scale to 100% if you’re currently using 125%.
  4. Launch Lies of P and check if the fatal error persists. If it does, ensure that the in-game resolution matches your monitor’s resolution.

3. Use DX11 Launch Options

Though DirectX 12 is the latest version, it can sometimes result in fatal errors, particularly with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) games. In this method, we’ll force Lies of P to use DirectX 11 instead of DirectX 12.

DirectX is a suite of APIs that applications utilize when interacting with 3D and 2D graphics. DirectX assesses a computer’s hardware capabilities, such as graphics and sound cards, and then configures the software parameters to match these capabilities, allowing it to be compatible with any Windows PC.

While utilizing the latest DirectX version is typically advisable, in this instance, it may be beneficial to downgrade the DirectX version for Lies of P.

  1. Open your Steam account and head to the Library.
  2. Right-click Lies of P and select Properties.
  3. In the Launch Options, type -dx11. This command will be executed before any other configuration files.
  4. Launch Lies of P and check for the error.

4. Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software

Third-party antivirus software can sometimes lead to crashes as it may interfere with game files or prevent essential files from executing. This is more likely when the application or game is using a substantial amount of resources. To circumvent third-party antivirus interference, you can either add the game’s folder to the antivirus exclusion list or temporarily disable the antivirus software.

The steps to disable antivirus software may vary depending on your antivirus program:

  1. Right-click on the antivirus icon in the System Tray.
  2. Navigate to the options related to Controls and select Disable Permanently (or a similar option).
  3. After disabling, check if the fatal error has been resolved.

5. Disable GPU Overclocking

Overclocking can put extra stress on your GPU, potentially leading to overheating and impairing overall PC performance, which may cause crashes. This is particularly true with improper overclocking settings.

Moreover, incorrect overclock settings often lead to fatal errors in Windows and games. Thus, if you have overclocked your GPU or if you are using XMP to maximize RAM performance, it is recommended to disable XMP and reset the overclock settings.

  1. Open MSI Afterburner and click the Reset icon to revert any configured overclock settings to default.
  2. After resetting, launch Lies of P and check if the fatal error has been fixed.

6. Reinstall the GPU Driver

A fatal error can also be triggered by corrupted GPU drivers. If you haven’t yet tried reinstalling or updating your GPU driver, it might solve the problem.

  1. Press the Start Menu button and open the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Display Adapters section.
  3. Right-click on your GPU driver and choose Uninstall device.
  4. Confirm by clicking Uninstall.
  5. Then, visit the official website of your GPU manufacturer.
  6. Find the latest driver in the GPU drivers section and download it.
  7. Run the driver installer and complete the installation process. Ensure you select the “Perform clean install” option during the setup.
  8. Restart your computer, launch “Lies of P,” and check if the fatal error persists.

In “Lies of P,” a fatal error is often due to corrupted files within the game directory. By verifying the game files, you should be able to fix the fatal error. However, if the issue persists after implementing the provided solutions, consider reducing the graphics settings or performing a clean installation of Lies of P.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.