Monday, March 4, 2024

How To Fix Palworld LowLevelFatalError On PC – D3D Device Lost Fix

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Palworld has taken the gaming community by storm as the game sold 2 million copies in 24 hours after its release. This is huge considering the game is in Early Access and the development is still going on. Given that development on Palwrold isn’t done, there are bound to be errors and issues that PC users will experience like In-game Crashes or Crash At Startup or the Unhandled Exception error. PC users report that Palworld is crashing to the desktop with the “LowLevelFatalError” error message. In this Palworld guide, I have listed fixes to help you fix the LowLevelFatalError.

Palworld LowLevelFatalError Fix That’ll Help

Palworld players report that the game is crashing randomly while playing with the following LowLevelFatalError message.

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There are multiple reasons why you are experiencing the error like compatibility issues, default shader cache not being enough, damaged or missing system files, and more. The following are the fixes that will help PC users fix Palworld’s LowLevelFatalError.

Verify Game Files

The “LowLevelFatalError” error is often caused by missing game files. You might be missing some Palworld files which is causing it to crash with the “LowLevelFatalError” error. Verify game files and Steam will scan and download the missing files and the LowLevelFatalError will be fixed.

  • Right-click Palworld in your Steam library > Properties
  • Go to the Installed files tab
  • Click “Verify Integrity of game files”
Open properties by right-clicking the game.
Verify Game files.

Tweak Registry

One reason for the LowLevelFatalError is your certain Windows registry file is missing. To fix Palworld’s LowLevelFatalError, you need to tweak the Windows registry and add the missing file.

  • Type regedit in Windows search and run it as an administrator
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -> GraphicsDrivers
  • Right Click in the right panel in the ‘blank space’ and Select New In Windows Registry
  • Select DWORD (32-bit) Value and name the file TdrLevel
  • Double-click TdrLevel and select Modify
  • Confirm that the value is 0
  • Restart your PC

Troubleshoot Compatibility

Given that Palworld is in Early Access on PC, at the time of writing, the game is experiencing compatibility issues with your Windows operating system, which is why Palworld is crashing to the desktop with the “LowLevelFatalError” error message. To fix the error, troubleshoot compatibility.

  • Right-click Palworld in your Steam library
  • Go to Manage > Browse local files
  • A new window will open with the game files
  • Right-click the executable
  • Select properties and go to the Compatibility tab
  • Click “Run compatibility troubleshooter”
  • Let Windows do its thing
  • Click Try recommended settings and apply them
Locate the game’s files
Right-click the executable and select properties
go to Compatibility tab and click Run compatibility troubleshooter
use recommended settigns
Test the program before clicking next
Locate the game’s files
Right-click the executable and select properties
go to Compatibility tab and click Run compatibility troubleshooter
use recommended settigns
Test the program before clicking next

Increase Shader Cache Size

Palworld runs on the Unreal Engine 5, which uses shaders to render its visuals without compromising performance. However, the default Shader cache size set by the GPU driver isn’t enough, which is causing Palworld to crash with the LowLevelFatalError. Increase the Shader Cache size to fix the error.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Go to Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings
  • Scroll down to Shader Cache
  • Select 10 GB and apply the changes

Enable Debug Mode

Most graphics cards from AIB partners like Gigabyte or Zotac use higher GPU and Memory clocks compared to Nvidia’s reference models. This often results in games crashing and is the reason for Palworld’s LowLevelFatalError crash. Enable the Debug Mode to force the GPU to use Nvidia’s recommended clocks to fix the error.

Disable XMP

XMP profile can be enabled through BIOS and it ensures that your RAM is fully utilized. However, it’s often observed that enabling the XMP profile causes LowLevelFatalError crashes or crashes in general. Disable the XMP profile and Palworld’s LowLevelFatalError crash will be fixed.

Repair System Files

Corrupt or missing system files is the reason for Palworld’s LowLevelFatalError crash. Windows has a built-in tool, SFC scan, that scans for missing or corrupt system files and replaces them. Run the SFC scan and the error will be fixed.

  • Open CMD (Command Prompt) and run it as an administrator
  • Type sfc /scannow and press enter
  • Let the scan complete
  • Play Palworld and the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error is fixed
Run CMD as an administrator.
type the SFC Scan command and press enter.

Limit Max Frame Rate

Playing at an unlocked or high Frame Rate is one of the reasons for games crashing with the “LowLevelFatalError” error message. If you are playing Palworld at an unlocked or high FPS, it’s the reason for the LowLevelFatalError crash. Limit the game’s max frame rate to fix the error. However, I don’t encourage you to use the in-game FPS limiter as it often results in bad frame pacing, instead, use Nvidia Control Panel.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click “Manage 3D Settings” and open the Program Settings tab
  • Select Ghostrunner from the drop-down menu
  • Scroll down, enable Max Frame Rate, and set a value for it

Note: Unless you use a Freesync or G.sync display, your Max Frame Limit should be 1/2, 1/3rd, or 1/4th of your monitor’s refresh rate. Otherwise, the game will feel jittery.

Open the Nvidia Control Panel
Go to program settings
Select the game from the list
Enable Max Frame Rate
Hit apply after making changes

Delete DirectX Shader Cache

The DirectX shader cache on your Windows PC is having compatibility issues with Palworld or it’s been corrupted, which is why Palworld is crashing with the “LowLevelFatalError” error. Delete the DirectX shader cache and a new one will be created the next time you launch the game and the LowLevelFatalError crash will be fixed.

  • Open Windows Settings
  • Go to System > Storage > Temporary Files
  • Check “DirectX Shader Cache” and click “Remove Files”
  • Play Palworld and it won’t crash

Increase Virtual Memory

Increasing the virtual memory or paging file for your Windows PC will fix Palworld’s LowLevelFatalError.

  • Open Windows Settings go to About > Advanced system settings
  • Click “Settings” under the Advanced tab
  • Click “Change” under Virtual Memory
  • Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”
  • Select a drive that has available space
  • Check “Custom Size”, and input “16384” for the Initial size and “32768” Maximum size
  • Press OK and restart your PC
  • Play Palworld and LowLevelFatalError is fixed
Open Windows Settings and click the highlighted option.
Click on Advanced System settings,
Click the highlighted option.
Click the highlighted option.
Make the changes and press OK.

Run The Game In Compatibility Mode

Palworld is having compatibility issues with your current Windows 10 or 11 operating system, which is why it’s crashing with the LowLevelFatalError. Rung the game in compatibility mode from an old OS like WIndows 7, and the error will be fixed.

  • Right-click Palworld in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files
  • A new window will open containing game files
  • Right-click the executable and select Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab
  • Check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 7 from the drop-down menu
  • Launch Palworld and it won’t crash
Browse local files.

That is all for our Palworld fixes for the “LowLevelFatalError” error. 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.

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David
David
David is a highly skilled technical writer with 5+ years of experience in providing fixes for video games and tech bugs. He is an expert in troubleshooting and has helped countless gamers overcome frustrating technical issues.In addition to providing bug fixes, David also specializes in writing technical reviews for video games. His expertise in the industry allows him to provide insightful commentary on gameplay mechanics, graphics, and other technical aspects that are crucial to a game's success.
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