How to Fix Evolve Crashes


Evolve crashes at different intervals — after the loading screen while taking screenshots, saving game sessions. Verify system requirements, troubleshoot compatibility issues, check for DEP-related conflicts, clean-out game cache, change process priority, modify System.cfg & AutoExec.cfg files and disable Overlay and other unsupported features to get rid of this hassle.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Check System Requirements

Make sure your computer has all the following software and hardware:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo/ Athlon 64 X2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX/ ATI Radeon HD
  • Audio Card: Must support Microsoft DirectX
  • Free Disk Space: 50 GB
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX 11

Exclude Game Files from Data Execution Prevention

DEP is a security feature in Windows. If you believe it conflicts with your game files, exclude the game files.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Right- click This PC or Computer or My Computer icon; select the Properties.
  2. Click “Advanced system settings” link.
  3. Click Advanced tab in the new dialog that appears.
  4. Click Settings (Performance).
  5. Click Data Execution Prevention tab.
  6. Select the second option named “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select.”
  7. Click Add.
  8. Add each Executable File (.exe) in following location:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Evolve
  1. Click OK | OK.

Run the Game as Administrator

Run Evolve as administrator.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Right click Evolve desktop shortcut.
  2. Select Run as administrator option from context menu items.

Rename Cache Folder

Evolve crashes when Cache folder contents are corrupted. Rename that folder and re-run the game again.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Exit Steam completely.
  2. Double click This PC or Computer or My Computer icon; open following location:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam

3. Rename a folder called “AppCache” as “AppCache_OLD.”

Modify Process Priority

Using Task Manager change the game process priority.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Right-click Taskbar, select Task Manager.
  2. Click “More details” icon.
  3. Click Details tab.
  4. Right click Evolve.exe process, select Set Priority | High. Remember, if the current process priority is high, restore it to normal.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys.
  2. Click Open Task Manager.
  3. Click Processes tab.
  4. Refer Step # 4 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Modify System.cfg File Contents

Misconfigurations in System.cfg file cause frequent crashes. Here are the changes you need to make:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open up Run dialog box.
  2. Type following path:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Evolve\Beta
  1. Right-click the file named System.cfg and select Open with | Notepad.
  2. Set the following values:
  • sys_rendersplashscreen = 1
  • sys_MaxFps = <Your_Preferred_Frame_Rate>
  1. Click File | Save.
  2. Exit Notepad file.

Diagnose Compatibility Issues

Use the Windows Compatibility Troubleshooter wizard, or adjust the compatibility options through Shortcut Properties dialog box.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Double click This PC or Computer icon.
  2. Open following folder:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common
  1. Right-click the neptuniarebirth1.exe file, select Troubleshoot Compatibility.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Refer Steps # 1-2 under Windows 8.2/ 8 user’s section.
  2. Right-click the neptuniarebirth1.exe file, select Properties.
  3. It opens up a new dialog box.
  4. Click Compatibility tab.
  5. Select an earlier Windows version.
  6. Click Apply, and then OK.

Turn Off Overlay Feature

Overlay feature may not support all PCs. Try disabling it.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Open up Steam.
  2. Go to Games Library.
  3. Right-click Evolve icon, select Properties.
  4. Uncheck the checkbox labeled “Enable in-game overlay.”
  5. Click OK button.

Modify AutoExec.cfg File Contents

Here’s how to modify the text in AutoExec.cfg file located in Evolve installation directory:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type following path:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Evolve
  1. Right click a file named “autoexec.cfg” and select Open with | Notepad.
  2. Set the following setting:
  • r_MotionBlur = 1
  1. Click File | Save.


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