How to Fix Shadowrun Returns Crashes, Frame Rate Problems and Other Errors

We’ve had an amazing time playing Shadowrun Returns, but some gamers are not as happy and the PC version of their game keeps crashing, has frame rate problems and other players reported different issues as well. We are here to try and help you solve all those problems and offer you some tips and tricks on how to fix the Shadowrun Returns crashes, freezes, frame rate issues and so on and helpfully give you the chance to fully enjoy the game.

First of all, before trying any of the fixes below, it’s a good idea to make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements and you have all your drivers updated to their latest version. If you already meet these criteria, let’s look at some more in depth fixes!

Low framerate / audio hitching fix
The developers are aware that on some systems, there is a low frame rate problem (including audio hitching) and they came up with the solution that will work until they release a patch: right-click ‘Shadowrun Returns’ in your Steam Library and select ‘Properties’ then add this line: -force-gfx-st

Game freezes when creating character
The only solution in this case that we found so far is to leave the character creation on auto.

How to save the game more often
Unfortunately, you can’t. The game automatically saves your progress after a fight or when a new chapter begins, so there is no way you can save your game otherwise.

Game crashes at start-up on Mac
Franky over at the Steam Community forums has came up with a complete solution on how to fix this crash issue, make sure to check it out here.

Character gets stuck randomly
If this happens to you, then you are probably using a controller to play the game. The best idea would be to plug out the controller and play the game with the mouse and keyboard. This could also help those whose in-game map keeps scrolling on its own.

And this would be it for now – our tips and tricks to help you solve all the known Shadowrun Returns problems, including crashes and lock-up errors. If you encounter any other problems or, even better, if you have more tips on how to solve these problems, let us know in the comment section below!

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