Error Fixes for Life is Strange PC- Stuttering, Game not Launching, Red and Green Lines issue,

Life Is Strange is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game recently Released on Steam. This game is  developed by Dontnod Entertainment, and published by Square Enix. The main Protagonist Maxine CaulField, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. The game will consist of five episodes. The first episode is released on January 20, 2015 and the next Episodes will be released Soon.

We have noticed that people have been encountering Minor Bugs and Errors while installing this Game. So, I have decided to write a complete Guide on “Error Fixes for Life is Strange”. If you think that this post leaves something off, please leave your suggestions/ Feedbacks below. Before heading up, once have a look at the System Requirements of Life is Strange. If your PC did not meet the requirements of Life is Strange, I seriously suggest you to Upgrade your PC.

Life is Strange Errors PC


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System Requirements of Life is Strange


OS: Windows Vista
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 3 GB available space


OS: Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI HD 4890)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

How to Fix Errors in Life is Strange PC ? 

Red and Green Lines on Startup : 

How does it look like ? : Whenever you open the Game, you can see the entire screen with Red and Green lines. The Game Start screen does not show up.

Solution: This issue is mainly due to the outdated Drivers. You might be using very old drivers (May be of 10000 B.C lol) . The best solution for this is Updating your Drivers. To avoid any further errors while doing this, I suggest you all to use this tool (Driver Booster). After downloading this tool, it will Auto scan your PC and suggests the latest drivers that you need to install.

No Text showing up: Missing/ Invisible Main Menu

How does it look like ? :  You cannot see any Text on the Start up screen/ Main Menu .

Solution : To solve this, go to

  • Control Panel – Regional Options – Advanced – Language for non-Unicode programs
  • And change the language from Russian to English (US).

This solution also solves “Can’t change the Language ” error.

One of the commentor found a workaround for invisible menu error.

  • Go to Nvidia Control panel.
  • Under “Adjust image settings with Preview” select”Use my preference emphasizing” .
  • Change this option to Performance instead of quality

Credits: Jobin 🙂

Audio Stuttering Issues:

Generally stuttering issues can be solved by Updating your Sound card drivers. Latest drivers will be released ever week and it is necessary to update them.

Double Audio Glitch Fix: 

For AMD users:

In the Catalyst Control Center, go to Power>Switchable Graphics Application Settings. Find Life Is Strange, either in your recent applications or in all of them, and set it to “High Performance”.

For Nvidia users:

You can use Nvidia control Panel to solve this issue. You need to change the Power management mode to “Prefer Maximum Performance”.

Lag/ Low FPS while playing Life is strange: 

You can try the workaround of “Double Audio Glitch” error. However, I also suggest you to try another workaround (Given below)

  • Open Task manager.
  • Then search for “Life is Strange” exe file in Details tab.
  • Now, right click on the exe file and select ” Change Priority ” option.
  • You need to change the priority to High or Real time.

KernelBase.dll is Missing Error Fix:

We have searched for the easiest solution and we have found this Awesome tool (Dll-Files Fixer). This tool is designed specifically to solve any Kind of Dll file error like “Kernerbase.dll is Missing” error. You can read this guide to know more about this tool. To solve this error, just follow the instructions.

  • First off all, download Dll-Files fixer
  • After downloading, perform a PC scan using the tool.
  • Then after, it shows up the results of Infected/ corrupted Dll files.
  • You can replace them with latest and compatible files through one click.

You can also do this manually but that may cause compatibility issues.

Happy Gaming 🙂

  • tplarkin7

    Great tips! Quite an exhaustive resource, too. Thanks! I just finished Life is Strange and it was awesome.

  • 1000MarinesInTheBoat

    When I try to play the game it crashes after the Unreal logo. Do you guys know how to fix that? Thanks anyway, great tips.

    • Fabio Fabiani

      I have the same issue, running on brand new PC with windows 8. Any other game works perfectly. Ideas?

    • Lntw

      i had the same problem. I downloaded the game again and it works now

  • sewerrenegade

    the updating driver thing is bs i just checked , i have the latest driver installed and yet i get this red green lines

  • lamamama

    is this for windows 7 as well?

  • frogr82

    what about a fix for when the mouse wont go all the way to the “look” on the first task

    • Lntw

      i have the same problem 🙁

      • Jimmy

        Might be a little late but I had the same issue until I realised you don’t drag the mouse to the arrow, you drag it to the word.

    • Rob Hill

      <Me too.

  • sewerrenegade

    i dont know about windows 7 but what i do know is updating the driver doesnt help i have the latest driver on a gtx 880m and yet i get that stuttering with red a green lines. it is literally unplayable any help or suggestions would be appreciated really looking forward to this game
    ps i have tired on all graphics settings to no avail

  • sewerrenegade

    SOLVED it for some reason the gpu does not recognize it as a game so it runs it on the integrated graphics card on the motherboard to fix just go to SteamLibrarySteamAppscommonLife Is StrangeBinariesWin32 right click on the launch app then click run with graphics processor
    problem solved

    • Fabio Fabiani

      I am running the game on Windows 8 and if I right click on the exe file I don’t have this option.

      • ShounenSky


  • jobin

    For those with no menu and the above doesn’t work, Go to Nvidia Control Panel and under “Adjust image settings with Preview”. I selected “Use my preference emphasizing:” and I changed it to Performance instead of Quality. Hope this works for you.

    • UD

      thanks it worked

    • Crazy Hippie

      Thanks man !!!! You rule !!!

  • Дмитрий Ландкевич

    Fuck you. Game still do not launch on Russian Win7x64.

  • SL Minton

    The mouse won’t go all the way to “look” on the first task and it doesn’t matter how I change the controls to try to make it do it. I rebooted and it still won’t do it. Sucky game that you can’t get past the first obstacle. If I can’t find a fix soon, I’ll uninstall it and demand my money back.

    • Rob Hill

      You would think they would beta test this before they go live.

    • Lukas Volf

      U’d better try something first… Try to aim ur mouse on that word “LOOK” … >-<

  • MattAbos

    I didn´t find any fix for my error: No hearable sound when people are talking- dialogues. I can hear Max´s thoughs but not dialogues. I updated Video card driver from Nvidia and tried to change resolution, subtitles on/off but nothing works. Any suggestions???

  • asdg

    After I instaled it, my game is in russian. How do I play it in english?

  • darkstar fahim

    i cant see my tab and cant press space button

    • Helča Hlávková

      I have the same problem….if i change space button to left alt for example, it still doesn´t work..the same with tab

      • Nitiano

        Any solutions? :/

    • sugarph

      Me too. Can anybody tell us how to fix it?

    • This is my problem too but my esc button doesn’t work as well 🙁

      • Andrew

        this will fix it.. It worked with me:
        go to folder Life Is Strange episode 3EngineConfig
        open the file « BaseInput ».
        find the line fullkeyboard=1 and change it to fullkeyboard=0
        Hope it will work with you 🙂

    • Carlos Castro

      Me too! Someone managed to solve this problem?

      • Andrew

        do this carlos. It worked with me:
        go to folder Life Is Strange episode 3EngineConfig
        open the file « BaseInput ».
        find the line fullkeyboard=1 and change it to fullkeyboard=0
        Hope it will work with you 🙂

        • Carlos Castro

          It worked! Thank you Andrew!

          • Rafi

            it’s not worked to me

    • Andrew

      Do this darkstar.. It worked with me:
      go to folder Life Is Strange episode 3EngineConfig
      open the file « BaseInput ».
      find the line fullkeyboard=1 and change it to fullkeyboard=0
      Hope it will work with you 🙂

    • Diana

      iknow how to solve it quick and easy. when ur in the game and press tab, you get to the steam menu but thats not where u wanna go so then press the setting at the bottom of the steam meny, go to “in game” and there will be a bar named “overlay-hotkeys” if u have TAB ther switch it to enter or something else, then u can use tab to get to journal, tekst aso while in game

  • Hi, I’m having a problem with my controls. When I press Esc, Tab, or Space bar, it doesn’t respond accroding to what task is assigned for those keys. I tried changing these three in the controls settings with other keys but it still ends up the same. Help, I can’t check my journal or time skip!

    • Andrew

      Do this.. It worked with me:
      go to folder Life Is Strange episode 3EngineConfig
      open the file « BaseInput ».
      find the line fullkeyboard=1 and change it to fullkeyboard=0
      Hope it will work with you 🙂

      • Rania Osman

        what do i do after i change this, i’m exiting the notepad it tells me to save it.. where do i save it ?

        • Petike

          u can save anywhere, just than copy paste to the main folder, and write it over

  • Leila Portillo Villares

    Hi guys! I was wondering if anyone could help me. I’m playing Episode 2 at the moment, and I’m stuck in the part where Chloe and Max are shooting at the bottles, and now I need to rewind to make Chloe shot at the car, put the options won’t show up. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they won’t. And maybe two of the options to shot show up, but the others two don’t. I don’t know what to do, I can’t keep going with the game 🙁

    I would really appreciate it if you could help me. Thank you 🙂

    • simpleme

      They never show up in my game. Not in safe mode not normal or any other graphik options. I dont know how to continue too.

    • Hannah Ckless

      Hey! I have same problem, how you fixed? Please!

  • rlaporte

    I’ve done the decremented adjustment to the keyboard but it still don’t work…space bar and journey keys still not functioning..

  • Suwako Moriya

    how to fix this black models glitch?

  • Someone That is Really Pissed

    For some reason I can’t rewind. It doesn’t show the notification that I can at any time. I’ve watched a couple of youtubers play this game, I know the places I am supposed to be able to and I can’t.

  • sze1017

    Hi, personally I have some different problems. I don’t konw if it have happened to anyone else, but after installing the dlc’s of episodes 2 and 3, the game began to have problems. When I first ran the game it had some visual errors, but I fixed them adjusting video settings, but after installing those episodes the game gone mad and started showing a kind of “triangles” that appeared a little bit everywhere (I don’t know a lot about viedogames, but I would say that is a shadowing problem). The bigger problem is that this have affected other games that I had already installed in my computer and that before that, worked normally. Does anyone have these, problems? And does anyone have solved them? Thank you.

  • Maayan Shahar

    i have a different problem in the game.
    in the scene were max have to unlock nethans phone, i cannot put anything!
    on the game it gives me 6 digits and not 4 for the pin number
    and on the PUK i have 10 digits and not 8
    when i put the right PUK numbers it said “incorrect”, which i don’t understand why!
    any ideas?

  • RwbyRose

    The interaction options when I’m looking around (ie. The door to Max’s dorm room or her power strip) will flash and disappear before I can interact with the object. How can I fix this? I thought it had something to do with lag in the game, but even after fixing the lag it does this. Help?

    • xevem

      i’ve got the same exact problem, im stuck in a certain spot when you have to search for keys near Principals office.
      And only because the interaction keeps flashing (sometimes i get too close i can’t see it at all)

  • Edi Kovačić

    Cant load episode 4. And error saving my progress in episode 3 after finish. WTF

  • Monika Todorova

    the options wont show up :/ what should i do help please!

  • chad

    hello all, i stuck in the max room !!!with the picture focus ( A+D then LMB +RMB ) i cant do nothing … like a week now !??? any body got the same issue ?? plzzzz help

  • Almy Özil Hanifan

    i have a problem in episode 4. After a talk with victoria while in the party. It’s like freeze all my program. i can’t do anything…. but when i check my drive it’s all okay…. can anybody help me?

  • Anony

    I’m stuck in a part that I can’t turn or move with Max and the scenery is all black…please help 🙁

    • gabybarnes

      are you in epsiode 5? Because Im stuck there too

  • louewhat

    when I’m going to interactic with an object, the image of the mouse and the word “look” doesn’t show and when it shows, it fades away. so I’m stuck on ep 1 when Max is going to wash her face. Can anyone help me please?

  • Angela Lynn

    Ugh!! My game is working at an incredibly slow rate. Iono what to do!

  • goku nex

    I cant access the scratches Print in Episode 4:dark room: in Nehthin’s room… it doesn’t poop anything… plz.. help somebody i need to fix this prob..also i cant see the stuff of Nehthen which suppose to be there.. It could be a bug plz help me :(.. i tried patched bt it didnt work 🙁 please help me