Error Fixes for Darkest Dungeon PC- Random Crashes, Bugs , Text Errors, Crashes to Desktop, Dll crash

Darkest Dungeon is Released for Microsoft windows on February 3, 2015. This is the first RPG game to get positive reviews from Steam in 2015. Inspite of the efforts made my developers, people are still facing few Minor bugs and crashes while installing this game on their PC. However, we have grouped the prominent errors here along with the solutions. If you are encountering any other issues, please comment below and allow us to help. We would definitely help you if the error is in our Range of Knowledge. In case if you don’t know the system requirements, I have listed them below. If your PC did not meet the requirements, I seriously recommend you all to upgrade your PC. The requirements are very low and I think every PC can run this game .

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System Requirements of Darkest Dungeon : 


Operating System: Windows 7 or earlier


Hard Disk Space: 800 MB Required



Processor and GPU requirements are not specified.

How to Fix Errors and Bugs in Darkest Dungeon : 

Steam_api.dll is missing or Not found Error Fix: 

These Dll errors have become a quite common affair these days. Reinstalling the game will never solve this issue. We have searched for the easiest solution for this error and found Dll-Files fixer. All you need to is,

  • Download it from here.
  • Then, install it.
  • Now, it scans your PC for Dll errors.
  • Then after, it shows the list of infected files. Then after, you can solve the errors through one click.

To know more about Dll-Files Fixer, click here.

Game crashes at Red Hook logo and Stucks: 

The game gets stucked or crashed whenever your Drivers do not support the game. So, update your PC with the latest Drivers. Make sure that you have disabled the Anti-virus while doing this. However, you may run into other errors while updating the drivers. So, I honestly recommend you all to use Driver Scanner. It is very important tool to update your Drivers. Just download it from here and Boom..!! You’re done. It will scan your PC and suggests the Drivers that you need to upgrade.

Unable to run the Game in Full screen Mode: 

The developers have suggested one workaround for solving this issue.

  • Go to c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\darkestdungeon\_windows
  • Find Darkest.exe
  • Right click->Properties
  • Go to Compatibility
  • Check “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”

How to Disable the intro Videos in Darkest Dungeon: 

The intro videos are quite annoying some times. Especially, if you are playing a mission again, you definitely would like to skip them. To do this,

  • Go to your Steam Library
  • Right click -> Properties on Darkest Dungeon
  • Click the “GENERAL” tab
  • Click “Set Launch Options”
  • In the box type in “-disablevideo” (remove the quotes)

Can’t play the game on my Laptop: 

You need to use the GPU that you have installed on your Laptop rather than the intel integrated Graphics.

Random Audio Stuttering/ Noise issues: 

You need to update the sound card drivers. This can be done easily using Driver scanner. As I mentioned above, it searches your PC for outdated Drivers and updates them quickly .

Lag ? 

None you should actually have this error. However, if your PC specs are too low, try this workaround.

  • Go to Task manager.
  • Go to Details tab and search for “Darkestdungeon.exe”
  • Then, right click and select “set priority ” option.
  • Then select High or Realtime.

If you have any more bugs, please comment below.