Halo Combat Evolved PC is facing errors and issues like Fatal error, D3D Device Lost, crashes, X3DAudio1_7.dll Not Found, and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors and issues with the game along with their fixes and workarounds.
Halo CE Unreal Engine Crash, Black Screen, And Fixes
Halo Combat evolved is the latest Halo games to launch on PC as part of the Master Chief Collection. Despite 343 Industries taking their time, the Halo CE is still facing errors and issues like Fatal Error, game crashing, XINPUT1_3.dll Not Found, the game not installed error and more. The following are the errors and issues that players are experiencing with the game along with their fixes and workarounds.
Game Not Installed Fix
Some Halo CE players have reported that the game keeps asking them to install the game even though they already have. Here is how to solve the installation issue with the game. Just restart your PC and the issue will be resolved.
Fatal Error Fix
Halo Combat Evolved players are reporting Fatal Error crashes with “The UE4-MCC Game has crashed and will close” error. This error is popping for those playing on Windows 7.
This Fatal Error is probably popping due your OS not being updated. Download and install this update and the issue will be resolved.
If the Fatal Error is still persisting then installing the update KB3080149 will fix the error.
LowLevelFatalError D3D Device Lost Fix
This is an error that often pops up for PC players. According to Halo Combat Evolved players, they are getting the “LowLevelFatalError [File:Unkown] [Line:200] Unreal Engine is exiting due to D3D device being lost. (Error: 0x887A0006- ‘HUNG’)” error.
D3D Device Lost error is related to GPU. Either your GPU is overclocked or is an old one. If you have overclocked your GPU or its factory overclocked, revert it back to its default clocks using MSI Afterburner or a similar utility.
Do the same if the GPU is old and try reducing the clock speed by 100 MHz. It’s trial and error but you shouldn’t be needing to drop more than 200 MHz.
If you don’t want to do it or fear that you might damage your GPU then you can try limiting FPS. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings. Select the game from the list and scroll through the options. Look for “Max FPS Limit”, turn it on and set it to 40. Apply the change and start the game. With the FPS locked the load on the GPU will reduce and unlikely that you’ll again face the LowLevelFatalError D3D Device Lost error.
Game Not Launching, Crash At Startup Fix
Halo CE players are reporting that the game doesn’t even launch or just crash at launch without any error message. There are multiple reasons behind this issue and here is how to fix crash at startup.
The first thing you need to try is either disable your anti-virus software or exclude the game’s install folder from your anti-virus. The same goes for Windows Defender. The reason behind this is simple, sometimes anti-virus software detects the game’s exe as a Trojan.
Another reason behind the game not launching or crash at launch is the lack of administrative rights. Right-click on the game’s exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > check “Run this program as administrator”. Apply the change and start the game, it should be working fine.
If the issue still persists then the issue might be your OS. Update your OS to the latest version and if you are part of the insider program then opt out of it as it can also cause the games to not launch.
Using third-party software like MSI Afterburner or GeForce Experience can cause the game to crash at launch. Disable them and the issue should be resolved. If you are using MSI Afterburner and disabling it hasn’t resolved the issue then follow the steps below.
- Open RivaTuner Statistics Server(RTSS).
- Click the Add button and navigate to the game’s folder.
- Add Halo CE’s exe under Application profile properties.
- Set Application detection level to None for the game application.
- Close RivaTuner Statistics Server.
X3DAudio1_7.dll, XINPUT1_3.dll, XAPOFX1_5.dll Not Found Fix
Missing dll files is a common issue with PC games. For Halo Combat Evolved, players are reporting X3DAudio1_7.dll, XINPUT1_3.dll, XAPOFX1_5.dll not found error. Here is how to fix this error.
To fix the error, you need to download the latest DirectX files and install them. This will fix the Halo CE error.
Another fix would be to underclock your GPU using MSI Afterburner or locking the game’s FPS. To lock the FPS look under “D3D Device Lost Fix”.
Black Screen Fix
Black Screen is a common issue among PC games and Halo CE is no exception. Players are reporting they are getting a black screen when launching the game while they can hear the audio. Some have reported black screen during loading and it stays that way.
If you are experiencing the former then start the game and when the black screen appears, press “Alt + Enter”. The game will go into Windowed mode and will start to display. Go to video settings and set the resolution that is native to your display and you’ll be able to play in Fullscreen mode.
If you are getting a black screen while loading the game then the issue is one of you RGB peripherals like mouse or keyboard. Just unplug the peripheral when the black screen appears and plug it back in when the game loads. If you are using a Corsair RGB keyboard then just close iCUE and the issue will be resolved.
Low FPS, Stuttering Fix
Performance is often an issue with PC games and Halo Combat Evolved is no exception. Here is how to fix stuttering and boost FPS.
First, install the latest GPU drivers and make sure there is no background process using too much CPU, GPU, or HDD. Your overall CPU usage in the idle state shouldn’t be more than 10%.
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Setting > select the game from the drop-down menu. Scroll through the options and make the following changes.
Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
set “Texture Filtering- Quality” to “High Performance”
Apply these changes, start the game and stuttering should now be fixed. If you are still facing the stuttering issue then follow the steps above and set Vertical Sync to “Fast”. Start the game, disable in-game v.sync and the display should be set at Fullscreen.
That is all for our Halo Combat Evolved fixes for errors like Fatal error, crash at launch, stuttering, X3DAudio1_7.dll not found, and more. If you are facing other errors and issues with your PC then also check our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.