Following the success of RE2 Remake, Capcom doesn’t seem to be slowing down as Resident Evil 3 has launched for PC and consoles. However, the RE3 Remake failed to leave an impact as strong as the RE2 remake. Aside from that, Resident Evil 3 Remake PC players are experiencing errors and issues like Fatal Application Exit, stuttering, crash at launch, no audio, Corrupt Disc Error, and more. In this Resident Evil 3 remake guide, I will list fixes for the errors and issues that PC players report.
Resident Evil 3 Remake Crash And Error Fixes That’ll Help
Resident Evil 3 Remake uses Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine that the studio introduced with the launch of Resident Evil 7. Nowadays, Capcom’s every game is powered by the same engine. RE Engine is a very scalable game engine that can run games on various systems easily. However, it isn’t a perfect game engine considering how it handles reflections and anti-aliasing.
Despite the optimizations, Resident Evil 3 Remake PC players are experiencing errors like Fatal Application Exit, low FPS, stuttering, game not launching, Corrupt Disc, and more. The following are the errors and issues that players are experiencing along with their fixes and workarounds.
FPS Boost, Stuttering Fix
Like the RE 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake is a well-optimized game, but performance issues are being reported by PC players like FPS drop, low FPS, stuttering, or micro-stuttering. Here I will list fixes that will help players resolve the performance issues and boost FPS. First, ensure there is no background process that is using PC resources like CPU and GPU.
Update GPU Driver
New driver versions for the GPUs bring optimizations for newer titles. If you haven’t updated your GPU driver in a while, update it and ensure to do a clean installation. Avoid installing the Nvidia driver version 445.75 as it causes stuttering in Resident Evil 3 Remake.
RE3 Remake supports both DirectX 11 and 12 APIs. Using DX12 is necessary if you want to enable Ray Tracing features in the game. However, DX12 implementation in the game isn’t a stable one as players report that the game stutters and crashes when using DirectX 12. Switch to DX11 and the RE3 Remake stutters will be fixed and performance improved.
Right-click RE3 Remake in Steam library > properties > beta > select the “dx11_non-rt – dx11_non-rt” option for Beta Participation. After that, Steam will download some files. Once the download is complete, launch RE3 Remake, and the stutters and low FPS are now fixed but you won’t be able to use the Ray Tracing features.
Nvidia Control Panel Tweaks
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select RE3 Remake from the drop-down menu. Make the following changes.
Set Vertical Sync to “On”
Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
set “Texture Filtering- Quality” to “High Performance”
Launch RE3 Remake and disable in-game V.sync. This should improve the game’s performance and fix stuttering or micro-stuttering.
Enable Fast Sync
If the performance hasn’t improved then pen Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select RE3 Remake from the drop-down menu. Scroll down and set Vertical Sync to “Fast”. Start the game, in-game v.sync should be disabled and the display mode should be set to “Fullscreen”. This will not only fix stuttering but will also give your a significant boost in performance if you have a moderate enough CPU and GPU.
Fatal Application Exit Fix
Resident Evil 3 Remake players are reporting that they are getting the “fatal application exit” error even if they switch from DirectX 12 to DirectX 11. The following are the fixes that will help players resolve the error.
Limit Maximum Frame Rate
Capping the game’s max FPS reduces the GPU and CPU load, resulting in a more stable experience as the game doesn’t crash. If you are playing RE3 Remake at an unlocked FPS on PC, it is causing the game to crash with the Fatal Application Exit error. Limit the game’s max FPS and the error will be fixed.
To limit the frame rate, use the Nvidia Control Panel instead of the in-game FPS limiter as the latter causes stutters. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select RE3 Remake from the drop-down menu and if it isn’t on the list then add it. Scroll down and enable Max Frame Rate and set a value for it. Launch the game and the Fatal Application Exit error is now fixed.
Note: Unless you are using a Freesync or Gsync 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.
Overclocking your CPU and GPU is one of the advantages of having a PC to squeeze more FPS out of your system. While overclocking improves performance, it can also make the gaming experience unstable as the game will crash. If you have overclocked your GPU, it is the reason for the Fatal Application Exit error. Disable overclock and rever the GPU back to its default clocks and the error will be fixed.
In case your GPU is factory overclocked, enable Debug Mode through Nvidia Control Panel. Enabling the Debug mode forces the GPU to use the reference clocks recommended by Nvidia, which fixes the Fatal Application Exit error in RE3 Remake. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug Mode.
According to Resident Evil 3 Remake players, the game crashes right after the game first leads and they can’t even see the first cutscene. The workaround for this crash is a bit unusual but it’ll make the game work.
Reset Media Foundation
Download the K-lite codec pack and install it. After the installation, run codecTweakTools > Media Foundation > click “Reset”. Apply the change and the launch RE3 Remake. The game won’t crash after loading.
As I mentioned before, DX12 implementation in Resident Evil 3 Remake isn’t a stable one which results in the game crashing. Players can fix the RE3 Remakes crashes by switching to DX11. Right-click RE3 Remake in Steam library > properties > beta > select the “dx11_non-rt – dx11_non-rt” option for Beta Participation. After that, Steam will download some files. Launch the game and it won’t crash anymore.
Note: By switching to the DX11 version of the game, you won’t be able to use the Ray Tracing features as they require DirectX 12.
Disable In-Game Overlays
An in-game overlay is a common feature for almost every gaming-related tool or software. In-game overlays are quite useful but can cause games to crash. Disable in-game overlays like Steam in-game overlay, Discord overlay, or GeForce Experience overlay and Re3 Remake will stop crashing. To disable Steam overlay, open Steam settings > In-Game > uncheck “Enable the Steam overlay” and press Ok.
To Disable the GeForce Experience overlay, open GeForce Experience> click on the Gear icon next to your username > General > turn off the “IN-GAME Overlay” options.
Instal REFramework Mod
If you are getting the following error or a similar one after a crash then you just need to install this mod. Download the RE3 version and install it. This will fix the crashing issue.
E:\Arquivos de Programas (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\RE3\re3.exe “d: \runtimebuildroom\lgitroot\\runtime \modules \render los\\rende rdevicedx12.cpp” 365 D3D12 Error:HRESULT=0x887a0006 swapChain::Present( failed (%x)
Black Screen Fix
According to Resident Evil 3 Remake PC players, they are unable to play the game due to the black screen. Players are reporting they get a black screen when they launch while they can hear the audio. This is a resolution error and the fix is very simple. Launch the game and when the black screen appears, press “Alt + Enter” and the game will go into Windowed mode and will start to display. Now go to the video settings and change the resolution to your monitor’s native resolution.
Corrupt Disc Error Fix
Resident Evil 3 Remake players report that they are unable to download the game or update it as they experience the Corrupt Disc error when they try to download. There are multiple reasons for the error like corrupt files and the following are the fixes.
The pre-order DLC for RE3 Remake is reportedly causing the Corrupt Disc error. The fix is to download Resident Evil 3 Remake without the DLC, and then install the DLC. The game will download without the COrrupt Disc error popping up. Open your Steam library > select RE3 Remake > click on “Manage My DLC” under DLC to the right > uncheck all the DLC and close the window. Download the game, then click on “Manage My DLC” > check all DLC and close. Steam will install the DLC without any Corrupt Disc error.
Delete Corrupt File
Another reason for the Corrupt Disc error is a corrupt file that needs to be deleted and replaced to fix the error. Open Steam’s install folder by right-clicking the Steam shortcut on the desktop and clicking the Open File location. A new explorer window will open with Steam files, go to logs > content_log. Scroll down to “failed to write” and it’ll have the path to the corrupt file. Follow the path to the file and delete it.
After that Verify game files by right-clicking RE3 Remake in Steam library > properties > Installed files > Verify integrity of game files. Steam will download the deleted file. Launch the game and it won’t crash anymore.
According to some RE3 Remake players when they play the game with HDR, they get a washed-out image with high brightness. You need to calibrate the HDR, so open your display’s HDR settings and calibrate it.
Crash At Startup, Game Not Launching Fix
Resident Evil 3 Remake players report that the game is crashing at startup or doesn’t play when they launch it. There are multiple reasons why the game is crashing at startup like missing files, anti-virus software blocking the executable, outdated Windows, and more. The following are the fixes that will help players resolve the crash at startup issue.
One fix for the RE3 Remake crash at startup issue is to disable the “UseOptimizeShader” option. Right-click RE3 Remake in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files. A new explorer window will open with game files. Open the “re3_config.ini” file in Notepad > search for “UseOptimizeShader” and disable it. Launch RE3 Remake and it won’t crash at launch.
Run The Game As An Administrator
Lack of administrative rights is another reason why RE3 Remake is crashing at startup or you are using a Windows account that doesn’t have admin rights. This issue can be fixed by running the game as an administrator. Right-click RE3 Remake in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files. A new explorer window will open with game files. Right-click the re3 executable > properties > Compatibility tab > check “Run this program as an administrator” and apply. Launch the game and it won’t crash.
Install/Repair C++ Redistributables
Some RE3 Remake players report that they are getting an error similar to “Missing MSVCP120.dll” or “MSVCP120.dll not found”. This error is related to corrupt or missing Visual C++ Redistributable files. Players can fix the error and the crash by installing or repairing the Visual C++ Redistributable files.
Open Steam library > type ‘Steamworks’ in the search bar > right-click “Steamworks Common Redistributables” > Manage > Browse local files. A new Explorer window will open. Go to _CommonRedist\vcredist and you’ll find some folders with names in years starting from 2010. Open each folder and run the VC_redis, both x64 and x86 versions > install or repair Visual C++ Redistributables > restart your PC > launch RE3 Remake and it won’t crash.
Disable Third-Party Anti-Virus
PC users often install third-party antivirus software to protect their privacy and data. However, third-party anti-virus software sometimes detects executable for games as virus or malware and quarantines it, which results in the game not launching or crashing at startup. If you have installed an anti-virus, it has blocked RE3 Remake’s executable and that is why it’s crashing at launch. Players can either disable real-time protection or exclude the game folder from it, I recommend the latter. After that, right-click RE3 Remake in Steam library > properties > installed fildes > Verify integrity of game files.
Video games update quite frequently and with that, their requirement for the Windows build can change over time, meaning after updating a game might require a newer Windows build to execute. If you haven’t updated your OS, this can cause RE3 Remake to crash at startup and can be fixed by updating Windows. Open Windows Settings > Windows updates > check for updates.
After installing main Windows updates, also install the optional updates for your OS. Open Windows Settings > Windows updates > Advanced options >
Opt Out Of Windows Insider Program
Often Windows users take part in the Insider Program which allows them to test out features before they are released for everyone. Being part of the Windows Insider Program means PC users will be installing apps and features that aren’t final yet, which can cause instability in the OS. If you are part of the Insider Program, this is the reason why Resident Evil 3 Remake is crashing at startup. Opt out of the Windows Insider program and the game will stop crashing. Open Windows Settings > Windows updates > Windows Insider Progam > Leave the Insider Program.
No Audio, Audio Stuttering Fix
RE3 Remake players report that the game’s audio is stuttering, or the audio is too low or muffled, or there is no audio while playing the game. The following are the fixes that will help players fixes these audio issues in RE3 Remake.
Enable Loudness Equalization
Those of you experiencing low or muffled audio in RE3 Remake, enable Loudness Equalization to fix the issue. Open Windows Settings> System > Sound > scroll down and click on “More Sound Settings”. A small window will open showing your audio devices, select your active audio device > properties > Enhancements > check “Loudness Equalization” and apply.
Note: Enabling loudness equalization basically reduces the dynamic rage for your audio, meaning the highs and lows will be played at the same level.
Enable Fast Sync
RE3 Remake players, who are experiencing the audio stuttering issue, need to enable the Fast sync through Nvidia Control Panel. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select RE3 Remake > scroll down to Vertical sync and select Fast. Apply the changes, launch Resident Evil 3 Remake, ensure the game display mode is Fullscreen, and the audio won’t stutter.
Disable Windows Sonic For Headphones
If you have enabled Windows Sonic For Headphones, it is the reason why you are experiencing the no audio issue with Resident Evil 3 Remake. Disable Windows Sonic For Headphones and the no audio issue will be fixed. Open Windows Settings> System > Sound > scroll down and click on “More Sound Settings”. A small window will open showing your audio devices, select your active audio device > properties > Spatial Sound tab > select Off and Apply.
That is all for our Resident Evil 3 Remake fixes for errors like Fatal Application Exit, audio stuttering, Corrupt Disc, crash at startup, and more. If you are facing errors and issues with your PC or any other game then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.