Starbound Errors Crashes and Bug Fixes

Starbound Errors Crashes and Bug Fixes

Starbound Errors Crashes and Bug Fixes

Starbound is a sandbox extraterrestrial adventure video game. You have fled your home and now you find yourself lost in the vast space with a pretty much damaged ship. Your one and only option is to land on a planet below to gather resources that you need to repair the ship and set off to explore dark, vast and infinite universe.

Starbound is a newly released sandbox adventure game from Chucklefish Games. As the game is just released it has some issues such as start up crashes, black screens, bugs, low frame rate, etc. In Starbound Errors, Crashes and Bug Fixes guide we will help you solve all the problems that you may face during your gampley of Starbound.

Starbound Errors Crashes and Bug Fixes:

Before we jump into the main section please make sure that your system can run this game, most of the time we face different issues only because our system cannot run the game. Just look at the below Starbound System Requirements;

Starbound System Requirements

Starbound Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics Card with 256 MB VRAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB Available Space

Starbound Recommended System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics Card with 512 MB VRAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB Available Space

Starbound Errors Crashes and Bug Fixes:

Starbound Start Up Crash Fix:

If you’re facing any of startup crash issues such as game crash after company Logo, crash during gameplay, crash after changing any settings or any other random crashes then you have to update your hardware drivers:

To check the out dated drivers open the Command prompt in your start menu and there type ‘Driverquery’ (without ”) and press enter. Here you can see the dates of last update of every driver. If the dates here are anywhere from 4 to 6 months then you have to update that driver. You can also use any free driver scanner such as ‘Driver Scanner‘ software to update your outdated drivers.

You can download the Driver Scanner from Here. Start a scan and if you find any outdated driver in the results then update from there with just a press of a button.

Starbound Low FPS Fix:

If you’re encountering any Low FPS or lagging issues in the StarBound, we’ve a great workaround that’ll work just flawlessly.

1. Close the game and quit the Steam.

2. Go to the steam folder (C:\Program Files\steam) and un-check compatibility mode on the Steam.exe in the options (if you are having difficulties with this then try to pick up steam.exe first by clicking it with the left mouse button)
* If you cannot change the compatibility mode on the step 2 then follow next steps. (if you can change the compatibility mode then proceed to step 7)

3. Press the button with windows logo on the keyboard + R and type regedit

4. Go to:


and here delete any entry that has a path to steam, if there are no recordings here then proceed to next step.

5. Repeat step 4 for:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

6. Now Repeat step 2.

7. Launch the Steam and play & enjoy Starbound.

Starbound Crashes on MAC Fix:

‘Finder’ is the reason for crashing issues on the Mac. Finder creates .ds_store file in Player folder. If you can delete this file, then it’ll work again.

Starbound Launcher Issues Fix:

Some people have complained about launcher not working with double clicking. If you’re facing this issue, the n to get rid of it you have to create new Windows user account with all privileges. For this, Go to Start – Shutdown – Switch users and here Select new user.

Starbound Higher Resolution and Full Screen Fix:

One of the steam users has posted a workaround for this particular issue on the steam, read the guide HERE.

If you are facing any issues other than above, please comment below. We will try to help.