House of Ashes is the latest entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology and is getting a good reception from players and critics. However, the PC version of the game is facing issues like in-game crash, crash at startup with Visual C ++ Runtime required error. Here is how to fix House of Ashes Crash.
House of Ashes Crash Fix
Before we start with specific fixes, let’s take a look at some general fixes for the in-game crash issue. Update GPU driver, DirectX, disable third-party tools and software, disable Steam in-game overlay.
If the above general fixes have failed to fix the in-game crashes or crash at launch issues, the following fixes might help.
Visual C ++ Runtime Fix
According to House of Ashes PC players, they are experiencing the Visual C ++ Runtime required error when they launch the game. Here is how to fix the Visual C ++ Runtime error.
The first fix, obviously, is to install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. If that doesn’t work, then delete all Visual C++ Redistributables from your PC and then launch the game.
If House of Ashes is still isn’t working, then install Visual C++ 2015 and then the latest one. Launch the game and it’ll be working fine.
Players are reporting that House of Ashes is crashing while playing or at launch. Those of you facing the in-game crash issue, your GPU is probably overclocked or is not powerful enough to handle the game’s load.
If the GPU is overclocked, then revert it to its default GPU clock. If the GPU isn’t overclocked, then use MSI Afterburner and reduce the GPU clock by 50 MHz. Reduce it further if needed. Ideally, players won’t need to reduce the GPU clock more than 200 MHz. Alternatively, players can lower the graphics settings.
Those of you facing the crash at startup issue with House of Ashes, the game only runs on Windows 10 64-bit. If you have another OS then you need to upgrade.
Your anti-virus could be blocking game files and preventing House of Ashes from launching. Either disable real-time protection or exclude the game’s folder from it. After that, verify game files and launch the game. House of Ashes won’t crash anymore.
In case the above fixes have failed to fix the crash at launch issue, right-click House of Ashes in Steam > Manage > Browse Local Files. A new window will open, locate the game’s exe and launch it directly from the exe.
“Vcruntime140_1.dll or MSVCP140.dll Was Not Found” is the error that players will probably see and that is preventing the game from launching. Players can fix it by installing the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables both x64 and x86 versions.
That is all for our The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes crash fixes. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.