Baldur’s Gate 3 – solving technical problems

File system error, non-working saves, crashes, sound problems and more

The launch of early access of the long-awaited Baldur’s Gate 3 was expected to be problematic from a technical point of view. Many players have encountered bugs, but the biggest bugs have already been fixed by the developers. We’ve put together proven solutions for remaining technical issues.

What computer do you need for Baldur’s Gate 3

The game has relatively high processor requirements – it can efficiently use up to 6 physical cores and load up to 12 processor threads. Therefore, for Baldur’s Gate 3, the new Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 are best suited. In addition, for a stable 60 FPS at maximum settings, even at 1080p, a video card of the level of GTX 1070 or RX 590 is required.

As usual, the official system requirements are only for 1080p (1920×1080). We reviewed the game benchmarks and added recommendations for a stable 60 FPS at higher resolutions of 1440p (2560×1440) and 4K (3840×2160).

Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 30 FPS, medium preset):

  • Operating system:Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor:Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX-4350.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X.
  • RAM:8 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, high preset):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

Tests of the game on the most popular video card on Steam

Computer for gaming at 1440p @ 30 FPS (according to tests):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 5 2400.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

Computer for gaming at 1440p @ 60 FPS (according to tests):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i3-9100 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

4K @ 30 FPS PC (tested):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i5-9400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

4K @ 60 FPS PC (Tested):

  • Operating system:Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor:Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.
  • Video card:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti / RTX 3070
  • RAM:16 gigabytes.

Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t start on Windows 7

  1. Installthe SP1 update for Windows 7.
  2. Update

Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t start / won’t install

  • Reboot your computer. If this does not help, then check the integrity of the game files on Steam:
  • start Steam;
  • go to the “Library”section ;
  • right- click on the name of the game ( Baldur’s Gate 3) in the list on the left and open properties;
  • in the “Local files”tab, click “Check the integrity of game files” ;
  • wait for the process to complete.

File system error in Baldur’s Gate 3 / game cannot be saved / “No access to folder” / error code 119/120/612

  1. Check if there are any Russian letters in the path to the exefile . You can quickly find the file through the “Search” in the explorer.
  2. Disable your antivirus or add exeto the list of exclusions.
  3. Check the “Run this program as administrator” checkbox in the BG3.execompatibility properties .
  4. In the Properties of the Documentsfolder , under the Location tab , click the Default button to reset the settings.

Error 0xc000007b in Baldur’s Gate 3

Reinstall or update NVIDIA drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.

MSMSVCR100.dll, MSMSVCR120.dll or MSMSVCR140.dll error when starting Baldur’s Gate 3 / .NET Core error

Install RuntimePack . This is a complete set of all libraries necessary to run games.

Out of Memory Error in Baldur’s Gate 3

Your PC is out of RAM. The best solution is to increase the amount of RAM to at least 8 gigabytes. Increasing the paging file probably won’t help. Also, be sure to close your browser before starting any game. Especially if it has a large number of open tabs.

Resolution does not change in Baldur’s Gate 3

This error can occur if screen scaling is enabled on Windows. You can compensate for this as follows:

  1. Find exein the game folder.
  2. Go to properties and go to the “Compatibility”tab .
  3. Click the Change High DPI Settingsbutton .
  4. In the option “Override scaling mode …”select “Application” .

Baldur’s Gate 3 slows down / lags / optimization issues

Check your PC meets the system requirements

Cm. See the chapter “What computer is needed for Baldur’s Gate 3” above.

Update your graphics card drivers

Visit the video card manufacturer’s website:

  • NVIDIA GeForce: The site will select the appropriate drivers. Just click Search and then Download Now . After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
  • AMD Radeon: Scroll down to Search for your product and select your graphics card under Graphics . Click the Submit On the page that opens, click LMB on your version of Windows and click “Download” . When the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.

Important: Be sure to restart your computer after updating your drivers.

Enable high performance for your graphics card

For NVIDIA GeForce owners:

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panelby right- clicking on the desktop.
  2. Select Manage 3D Settingsfrom the list on the left.
  3. Switch to the Software Settingstab in the main part of the screen and select Baldur’s Gate 3 from the drop-down list under  Select a program to configure ” (if the game is not in the list, then add the corresponding button next to it).
  4. In the list below, find the Power Management Modefunction and switch it to Maximum Performance Mode preferred .

For AMD Radeon and AMD processor owners:

  • Open Radeon Settingsby right- clicking on the desktop.
  • Go to the “System”section .
  • In the “Switchable Graphics”category , set the “Maximum Performance” graphics card as the primary.
  • Click “Accept”.

How to tune graphics in Baldur’s Gate 3 / how to increase the frame rate

Optimal settings for a weak PC close to the minimum system requirements:

  • Resolution:
  • Video mode:full screen.
  • sync: double buffering.
  • Frame rate limiting:Check the box.
  • Frame rate:
  • Model quality:
  • Object Distance:
  • Texture Quality:
  • Filtering textures:
  • Lighting quality:
  • Shadows:check the box.
  • Dynamic shadows:clear the checkbox.
  • Shadow quality:
  • Anti-aliasing:
  • Background light shading:clear the checkbox.
  • Depth of field:to your taste.
  • Twilight Rays:clear the checkbox.
  • Glow:clear the checkbox.
  • Bottom scattering:clear the checkbox.

Sound problems in Baldur’s Gate 3

Run the “Troubleshooting Sound” by clicking RMB on the volume icon in the lower right corner of the desktop. Follow the instructions of the program.

Baldur’s Gate 3 freezes / crashes / DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error / black screen

Perhaps the problem is overheating of the video card. Check to see if the fans of her cooling system are stuck in adjacent wires. If everything is in order with this, then try resetting the overclocking: go to the MSI Afterburner application and press the Reset button (if such a program is not installed, then the video card most likely did not overclock).

Gamepad (joystick) does not work in Baldur’s Gate 3

Try removing the device in Device Manager and restarting your computer. If that doesn’t work, then run the controller setup on Steam and manually set the Xbox Controller mode .

Where are the Baldur’s Gate 3 saves?

In the following folder: C: \ Users \ [Username] \ Documents \ Larian Studios \ Baldur’s Gate 3 \ PlayerProfiles \

Let us know in the comments if you know other ways to solve technical problems in Baldur’s Gate 3!


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