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Resident Evil 2 Troubleshooting Guide: Fix Lagging, Low FPS, Game Crashes, CTD, Black Screen, FOV, and Sound Problems

Resident Evil 2, known in Japan as Biohazard 2, is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom and released for the PlayStation in 1998. A remake of the 1998 game Resident Evil 2, players control rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse.

Resident Evil 2 is highly anticipated game and you may not have been aware of how much hype is building up for the release. The franchise is popular since a decade and this game proves to be biggest earner in all the times.

Recently a lot of people has showed interest in the game. So, we have been working round the clock to make you guys aware of its common bugs. These game breaking glitches often makes it difficult for us to play the game, so here we are with tips/solutions that might help to get rid of them.

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Join us as we will provide some easy fixes. I am making this guide after working on various errors that I had found while playing.

Since the discussion is open for all, you guys can post your query/concern in the comment section below, so that we could provide you more appropriate solution. Some technical issues with Resident Evil 2 are yet pending to resolve. Before trying out the manual methods below you can start with downloading the Resident Evil 2 Day1 patch and try that. Or else this guide is open to give you maximum solution.

Official Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space

Your PC will need a graphics card that’s as powerful as a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/Radeon RX 480 4GB and it should be paired with either a FX-9590/Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz CPU to match the Resident Evil 2 Remake recommended system specs.

Official Recommended Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space

Prior to any gaming experience please check the necessary system requirements to maintain the smooth experience of gaming. That plays a vital role in the game performance. If you are having a good high-end pc then you won’t face much issue with the resolution and graphic output. And you can also optimize the settings as per your need. But if the system requirement is low the game might crash.

Resident Evil 2 Errors

Resident Evil 2 Unable to Install:

So First and foremost, the basic issue is Installation of the software. This is very common issue faced while installing the game that your game does not work. It is also common in many other pc games which eventually appear. There are some common fixes for this issue:

1. So, the very first step of your troubleshooting should be checking the status of Antivirus or your security software. The software can include a wide variety of software such as firewall or a malware. It has been seen quite often that this security software blocks the app from getting installed.

2. Often, we have been faced the issue where the Norton antivirus software is blocking the game from getting installed. So, try turning it off for some time until you install the software by going to the settings panel.

3. If the step mentioned above are not of a help, then there must be an issue in your game’s DVD. It might get scratched or damaged due to which the installation is getting hampered. You can replace the same or can purchase a new one.

4. If you had downloaded the game in the form of ISO file or if you are trying to install the same in the form of setup file, then you have to check that whether it is damage or not. Just try re-downloading it and verify the file.

Most of the time, re-installing the game will help. Properly ensure to remove all the files and residue of software of the game in order to remove the corrupt files. And then freshly install the game.

Resident Evil 2 Wont load, Won’t Start or Crashes on launch:

This issue can be resolved if you update the drivers. You can start with video driver update. This will reduce your task of re-installing the game. Update video driver and check whether the game is working fine or not. This can be done manually by visiting the official site.

  1.  Download Nvidia Card drivers
  2.  Download AMD ATI Card drivers

DirectX can be a savior if in case the above two drivers are not getting the expected results. It is quite important that you must have the most recent version installed in your system. Sometimes it happens that you are using the old version and that is causing the game to crash. You can download and get the latest version from the official site.

Turning of UAC:

Sometimes UAC which is user access control block the game launch. It is a windows security feature that block the new application from getting installed. You can disable it.

  1.  For that you have to click on Start and in the search box type UAC.
  2.  Click on UAC and then drag the slider to the down side.
  3.  Restart your pc and check.

Resident Evil 2 Lagging, Freezing and Low FPS Problems:

This has been a common issue faced while playing games that the speed of the game reduces to a very quality. Lagging happens quite happen and is very annoying. So finally, we have a solution where you can install Razer game booster. This will result in no lagging and will enhance your gaming experience.

Or, if you are lucky enough to have Invidia then you can perform the below steps:

  1.  For that start Nvidia Control Panel and in that go in Manage 3d Settings
  2.  Then you have to click on program setting and there you have to look for power management. Just go in that.
  3.  Now from here choose Maximum performance option. This will reduce lagging.

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Resident Evil 2 Resolution issue:

Cannot play because of resolution problem. So this all what you need to do: –
You need to update your drivers as this will directly affect the gaming resolution.

1) Set NVidia Control Panel->Adjust desktop

  •  Aspect ratio, and
  •  Scale by GPU

2) While playing the game try to free maximum resources. You can do that by killing all the process of the apps running in background. In the task manager, go to processes and from there you have to simply kill process which is eating up maximum CPU and RAM.

3) Turing of Vsync and Antialiasing will also help. And it will be very helpful. You can turn that off through the Graphic card control panel. With that if you can turn off triple buffering then also it will help. You can simply disable two things using D3DOverrider. They are triple buffering and V-sync.

After performing all the steps, I am completely sure that your gaming experience will enhance.

Launch Task Manager and there go in Processes. In that you have to see auc.exe. Right click on the exe file and set the priority to high or real-time. This will let the game to use maximum CPU. Poor internet connection could also be the reason why you are facing game lagging issue. For that please check your connectivity.

Resident Evil 2 Black Screen Problem:

This issue arrives when you are using older versions of driver. Some of them are because of version issue and some are due to security issue. You can try below steps to fix the issue: –

  •  Install the latest video driver in your system and then update your motherboard drivers.
  •  The next thing you have to do is go in the game settings and you have to turn off three things. They are VSync, anti-aliasing and filtering. If you are having multi-sampling in that then reduce the same. Try to run the game on lower settings.
  •  Disable your antivirus to prevent the issue.
  •  And kill the process of all the application from the task manger.

And if nothing works then kindly re-install the gaming software.

Resident Evil 2 No Audio:

Sometimes, everything works fine but there are no audios coming. For that you can start DxDiag. Just type this in the search box and a DirectX window will appear. In that you have to click on sound. Just go on that and lower the sound acceleration and done.

Updating the drivers might also help. You can go to official site for the same and from there you can download the files and test.

Another solution here is to go in Control Panel. There look for Hardware and Sound. Click on Communication tab. In that go in Do nothing. And then restart and check back.

So here are some of the problems that we have discussed. Try the solution we have provided in our blog so that you do not spoil the time you have set aside for playing and having fun.

Do let us know about your gaming experience of very famous game Resident Evil 2. Stay tuned for more updates.

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