Fixing Stray Crashing and Black Screen Issue

    Stray is a story of a wandering cat, whom you control, who is tasked with unraveling an old secret so it can leave this city and reach home. Due to it being a heavy and detailed game, many players are experiencing Stray crashing issues along with black screens.

    If you are also facing the same problems then worry no more because we got you covered. While we wait for a new update to address these issues, here are some suggestions for resolving the game Stray crashing issue.

    Check System Requirements

    Failure to meet the game’s minimum system requirements is one of the most prevalent causes of Stray crashing and black screen issues. As a result, make sure you have all of the necessary equipment to play the game. The following is a list of both the minimum and recommended system requirements for Stray:

    Minimum System Requirements

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K | AMD FX-8350
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 10
    • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, 2 GB | AMD Radeon R7 360, 2 GB
    • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0

    Recommended System Requirements

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 10
    • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, 3 GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4 GB
    • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0

    Check Internet Connection

    Stray, as every game, does requires a stable internet connection to work, therefore a problem with your internet connection could cause the game to crash so do make sure that your internet connection is working. You can do that by performing basic troubleshooting and trying to launch any other online game.

    Update your Video Card drivers

    If you have all of the necessary equipment to play Stray and are still having problems, it’s very probable that your video card driver is the cause of the game’s crashes. We strongly urge you to update your driver to the most recent version. Here is how to do it:

    1. Press Windows + R.
    2. Click OK after typing “DxDiag.”
    3. Select the Display tab when the DirectX Diagnostic Tool has loaded.
    4. The name and manufacturer of the video card are provided in the Device section.
    5. To get the most up-to-date driver, go to the manufacturer’s website. For help with driver updates, contact the driver manufacturer. Contact the computer maker if the computer is still under warranty.

    With the latest drivers, the game will run smoothly and hopefully crash-free. Both Nvidia’s latest drivers and AMD’s latest drivers can be found on their official websites.

    Run Stray as an administrator

    The game’s failure could be linked to a lack of administrative rights. Try running Stray in admin mode. Here’s how to do it.

    • Right-click on the Stray.exe file.
    • Choose Properties.
    • Select the Compatibility tab.
    • Check the option that says “Run this software as an administrator.”
    • Save your modifications.

    Scan and Repair Game Files

    The Battle.Net launcher’s scan and repair feature allows you to check for game file corruption and repair it. Here’s how to do it:

    • Click the cogwheel/settings icon in the Battle.Net launcher.
    • Select Scan and Repair.
    • Wait for the procedure to finish

    Clean Boot

    Performing a Clean Boot will suspend all third-party apps and will remove any potentially troublesome applications that might interfere with the game. It will also allow your computer to run faster by cleaning up resources on your PC. Here’s how to do it:

    • Using Windows Key + R, type MSConfig and press Enter.
    • Go to the Services section of the menu.
    • Check Hide all Microsoft services
    • Now, select Disable all from the drop-down menu.
    • Open Task Manager by going to the Startup tab and clicking it. Disable one task at a time and restart the system.

    Update DirectX

    DirectX installation can cause a lot of games to crash on startup and Stray is no exception. If the game is crashing on startup, you need to update DirectX to the latest version.

    Reinstall Stray

    After going through all the fixes if you are still having the Stray crashing issue, you can give your one last shot by reinstalling it.

    That is all the tips we have to prevent the Stray crashing issue. Additionally, you can also check out these games:

    Izna Anjum
    Izna Anjum
    Just a human being who likes to spend time gaming, reading or watching anime. Nice to meet you.
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