PC gamers often experience errors and crashes while playing video games. Sword and Fairy 7 is no exception in this regard as players are reporting that the game is crashing at launch, crashing with D3D device removed error, and more. Here is how to fix Sword and Fairy 7 Crash.
Sword and Fairy 7 Crash Fix
There are multiple reasons why the game is crashing and here is how to fix it. One reason for the game to crash is the use of third-party software like MSI Afterburner or RGB software. Disable any such software and also disable Steam in-game overlay to fix the in-game crashing issue with the game.
D3D Device Removed Fix
Some players are reporting that Sword and Fairy 7 is crashing to desktop while playing with the following D3D Device error message and here is how to fix it.
GPU Crashed or D3D Device Removed
One reason behind this crash could be DirectX 12. Sword and Fairy 7 supports DX 12 and DX 11 and players just need to force the game to use DirectX 11. If you are unable to do it from the game’s menu, right-click Sword and Fairy 7 in Steam > Properties > type -dx11 under Launch Options and press OK. Launch Sword and Fairy 7 and it’ll be forced to use the DX11 and the D3D Device Removed error will be fixed.
Another reason for the D3D Device Removed error is the GPU. Either the GPU is overclocked or isn’t handling the game’s load really well due to being old or any other reason. Revert the GPU back to its default GPU clock in case it’s overclocked. Otherwise, use MSI Afterburner and reduce the GPU clock by 100 MHz or try lowering graphics settings.
In case you don’t want to mess with the GPU clock then cap the game’s max FPS. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select New New World. Enable Max FPS Limit and set the value for it.
Cap the game to 60 FPS if you are playing at unlocked FPS. In case 60 FPS is your current target, then cap the game to 30 FPS. This will reduce the GPU and CPU load and Sword and Fairy 7 won’t crash anymore with GPU Crashed or D3D Device Removed error.
Crash At Startup Fix
Some PC players are reporting that Sword and Fairy 7 is crashing at launch or not starting at all and here is how to fix it. The game requires Windows 10 64-bit only, if you have a 32-bit or an old OS like Windows 7, the game won’t launch. Make sure you have Win 10 64-bit.
DirectX 12 is another reason why Sword and Fairy 7 is crashing at launch. Just force the game to use DirectX 11. Check under “D3D Device Removed Fix” above to see how to force DirectX 11.
Your anti-virus is probably blocking important game files and causing the crash. Players can disable real-time protection or exclude the game folder from it, I recommend the latter. Sometimes, excluding the game folder won’t be enough, in that case, disable real-time protection. After that, verify game files and Sword and Fairy 7 won’t crash at launch.
Right-click Sword and Fairy 7 in Steam > Manage > Browse Local Files. A new window will open, locate the game’s exe and launch it directly from the exe. Players will get an error similar to “vcruntime140_1.dll or MSVCP140.dll Was Not Found”. Players can fix the error by installing the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables both x64 and x86 versions.
That is all for our Sword and Fairy 7 Crash fixes on PC. 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.