Error Fixes for Evolve PC- Stopped Working, Crashes on startup, Stuttering, Lag , Failed to start Game

Evolve has made every Gamer experience the asymmetrical Cooperative Shooter Video game. Till now, it has got very positive reviews from steam. However, people have been complaining about Minor Bugs and errors that they are encountering while installing Evolve on PC. The first day Patch of 3 GB size also explains how broken the Game is . However, developers have been trying to help the players through their support forums. I also have posted this Guide to help you all get rid of the Errors and Bugs. If you have any other bug which is not listed here, please comment below. If the error is known to us, we definitely help you in solving that error.

Evolve PC game Screenshots

In case if you don’t know the system requirements of Evolve, please have a look below. If your PC did not meet the Minimum requirements, then I seriously recommend you to upgrade your PC. That’s solves 90% of the errors.

System Requirements of Evolve Game PC:


  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 / Athlon 64 X2 6400
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / ATI Radeon HD 5770
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound card

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i7-920 / A8-3870K
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / ATI Radeon R9 280
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound card

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Input Not supported Error Fix:

Whenever you change the Game resolution from the default settings, you may encounter this error. The most recommended solution is changing the Desktop resolution to Game resolution. That’s it. Sometimes, moving the mouse cursor will also be helpful. Once you found “Input not supported” error message, just move the mouse cursor randomly for few seconds. You may get redirected to the game back.

Game Freezes/ Stutters continuously :

While you open the game, you can see that the Game screen freezes or stutters continuously. This might be an issue due to the outdated drivers. Make sure that you have updated your Video card and sound card drivers. This has solved freezing and FPS issues for few people. You can try Driver scanner for updating them easily.

Steam_api.dll is missing Error Fix : 

Dll errors are quite common these days. People delete the games that are completed by them. Along with the game, some Dll files will also get deleted. But, those Dll files are required for latest Games to run on your PC. This may sound complicated but the solution is simple and easy. Just follow the simple steps given below to solve this error. These steps are valid and can solve any kind of Dll file error.

  • Download the Dll-Files Fixer from here.(Know more about Dll-Files fixer here)
  • After downloading, install it.
  • Then after, you need to perform a Complete system scan using Dll Files fixer. This usually takes 5 to 10 minutes.
  • You will be shown a list of registry errors that you need to fix to improve your PC function. Fix them.
  • After this, just click the “install dll files” tab and input the error name (steam_api), the Fixer will automatically solve this error and you can go back and enjoy the game!

Failed to start the game. Missing executable error:

Just try the following workaround. It has solved Missing executable error for few people. To solve this,

1.Completely exit Steam.
2.Navigate to your Steam installation folder (~C:\Program Files\Steam)
3.Delete the ‘appcache’ folder.
4.Restart your computer and attempt to launch the game through Steam

If still the error persists, then verify the integrity of Game cache files.

Random Crashes/ Crashes to Desktop Possible Fix:

Once have a look at the following crashes. If you have any one of them, you have a chance to solve them.

  • Crashing on battle results screen, which XP compatibility mode fixes
  • Game Crashing after the start screen
  • Game Crashing while taking screenshots
  • Game Crashing when not saved on an internal HDD
  • Excessive CPU usage to render things causes massive slowdowns
  • Crashes for some people after the Arfoire cave fight

Solution: First of all, try to change the Desktop screen resolution to Game resolution. It might fix the error for few people. However, the best and most recommended solution is updating your Video Card and sound card drivers. Driver scanner will make your task go easier and Quicker.

Evolve.exe has stopped working Error Fix: 

Try the following workarounds. They might help you in solving these errors.

  • 1. Download “Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4” from here. Only download the x86 file and arm file. Dont download the x64 file.
  • 2.Run the game as admisistrator. sometimes this works
  • 3.Go to computer/program files/steam/steamapps/common then right click neptuniarebirth1 and click trobleshoot compatibility. Make the game run service pack 3.
  • 4. Download Msvcp110.dll file from here and paste it into Game root directory.

Lag/ Low FPS/ FPS drops while playing Evolve:

You can unlock the FPS limit set by the developers by making changes to the configuration file. However, this “may” result in a Ban or suspension. But before, make sure that you backup the config file. To do this,

  • Open your Evolve game folder and edit with notepad file system.cfg and add this command sys_maxfps = 60

If you have anymore errors, please comment below and let us help.!

Also Read: Evolve Graphics and FPS Tweak Guide:

Game takes too much time to Load:

Make sure that no unwanted backward tasks are running. Also, change the priority for Evolve to High or real time in the Task manager. To do this,

  • Go to Task manager and open Details tab.
  • Now, find exe file of Evolve and Right click on it.
  • Then, ¬†set priority option to high or Realtime.

 Game Crashes on Start up:

How does it look: The game opens and suddenly crashes while loading. It may stuck on the loading screen or crash back to desktop without showing any error message.

Solution: You may solve this error by updating your GPU drivers. This plays key role in increasing the FPS too. Many people neglect this. To make you task easier and avoid any other problems, use Driver Scanner. This tool will automatically suggest you the latest drivers that are to be updated.

Mouse Cursor Invisivle/ Not moving:

You need to locate the configuration file of Evolve (system.cfg file) . Then after,

  • Open it with notepad and change “sys_rendersplashscreen = 1” to “sys_rendersplashscreen =”

This worked for few people. If you have any more bugs or crashes, please comment below and allow us to help you.

  • Ture919

    i have a problem with the mouse cursor, in game i see ever the cursor. Why?

  • Joel

    I am getting the message “evolve has stopped working”
    I have tried everything above and more. I have reinstalled the game and updated all my drivers.

    I am on the verge of giving up and letting my 60 dollars go, never to be used.

  • Milorad

    dll110 is missing for EVOLVE . I found but is still doest work … THANKSSSS