Capcom’s latest offering in the company’s long running Street Fighter franchise gets somewhat mixed reviews when it comes to the game performing accordingly. Keeping aside the game’s absolute lack of features, Street Fighter V also has some strange performance issues that are frustrating the gamers big time. These issues range from the gaming lagging, textures not loading up properly, frames dropping to an unplayable level and the game crashing to the desktop without any error message popping up.
Normally, Capcom is known for providing games that are properly optimized. However, odds aren’t in the favour of Street Fighter V this time around. Thankfully, there are a handful of fixes that can bail you out. Let’s take a look at them in detail.
Low Memory, Services Load and Registry Issues
Although Street Fighter V is low on memory requirements, users with not that high end computer systems do complain about the frame-rate dropping drastically and then coming back to normal a while later. Chances are that the memory is being leaked or your computer is running low on RAM.
The most easiest and obvious fix for this issue is adding up more RAM. However if you are restricted to the amount of RAM you have, it is advisable to use a tool known as Reginout. This handy little tool can help fix the registry of your system, which can leave a real positive impact on your computer’s performance. Although cleaning the registry won’t make a direct impact as far as your computer’s gaming performance is concerned, it can fix random crashes that are being caused by a corrupted registry in your Windows OS.
In addition to cleaning registry, Reginout has a nice feature called Extreme Gaming Profile. This feature will temporarily close all the services that are unnecessarily using RAM and free up the maximum amount of memory possible, for the game to make use of.
Get the Latest Drivers
The issue of the game not having proper textures or corrupted textures occurs only when the Graphics Card is messing up or the drivers are outdated. Usually, it’s the latter case. The simplest way to correct this issue is to Clean Install the latest drivers. You can do so by following the steps given below.
- Download and install Display Driver Uninstaller from here.
- Uninstall the display drivers using the program.
- Once you’re done, download and install the latest drivers from the following links (as applicable).
This Clean Install might go on to fix the game crash issue as well, besides fixing the improper/corrupted textures, obviously.
Verifying Game Files
At times games installed through Steam often end up with corrupted files. Although there is no solid explanation as to why that happens, the issue surely ends up wrecking your gaming experience. If you purchased Street Fighter via Steam and are facing crashes and related issues, the reason might be corrupt files probably. Luckily, Steam has its own way of verifying the integrity of files. Follow these steps to verify Street Fighter V Game Files.
- Open the Steam application on your PC.
- From the Library, right-click on Street Fighter V and click Properties.
- Now click the Local Files tab.
- Finally click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
In the case of any corrupt or missing files, Steam will repair the installation by downloading the affected files and the game should work just fine after that.
Frame Rate Dropping
Street Fighter V isn’t a very graphics intensive game, but users do report a bizarre occurrence of frames dropping on some computers. If updating drivers hasn’t helped matters, you can try out the following fixes.
If your Graphics Card isn’t capable enough, you can lower the settings in the game to see if that makes a positive difference. Also, if you are running a monitor with higher refresh rate, then lowering the refresh rate might also help. To do so, right-click on the Desktop and choose Display Settings. Next, choose Advanced Display settings. Under Related Settings, click on Display Adapter Properties. Finally go to the Monitor tab and set the refresh rate to 60Hz.
If you are using a Nvidia Graphics Card, right-click on the desktop and open Nvidia Control Panel. On the left pane, look for 3D Settings and choose Prefer Maximum Performance.
That’s all for today. We sincerely hope we’ve helped you out. Do write to us with your feedback. Cheers.