Error Fixes for StarBound PC- Crashes, Errors, Bugs Fixes-Tweaks and Workarounds

StarBound is the latest sandbox adventure game placed in extraterrestial bodies.  You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below and gather the resources you need to repair your ship and set off to explore the vast, infinite space. This is briefly the plot of the game. In this post, we would like to deal about the Errors and Crashes in StarBound. We have put up the list of Tweaks and workarounds for issues in StarBound.


Before getting into the list of Fixes, have a look at the system requirements of StarBound. If your PC falls anywhere behind the requirements, we suggest you to upgrade your PC.


    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

# Game Crashes on Startup Fix: StarBound:

If you are encountering any of the issues mentioned below,

  • Game crashing after loading the company Logo.
  • Game crashing in between the Gameplay.
  • Game crashes after changing the settings.
  • Other Random crashes

You need to check whether your drivers are up-to date or not. To do this,

  • Open “Command prompt” from the start menu
  • Now, type ” Driverquery ” (without “”) and click enter.
  • Now, you can see in the results the date of last update of the drivers.
  • If the date is anywhere under 6 months from today’s date, then you are in trouble. You need to update the drivers immediately.

So, to update your drivers, we recommend you to use Driver Scanner.

  • So first of all, download Driver scanner from here 
  • After downloading, you need to perform a complete system scan with it.
  • From there, you can update the drivers by one click.

#2: Low Frame Rate in StarBound Fix:

If you are facing Low FPS and lag issues in StarBound, we have a workaround that works flawlessly. Have a look at it below.

1. Close your game and quit Steam.
2. Go to steam folder (for example: C:\Program Files\steam) and uncheck compatibility mod on your Steam.exe in options (if you having any      difficulties with this step – try to pick steam.exe up first by pressing on it with your left mouse button)
* If you can’t change compability mod on step 2 – folow next steps. (if you can
change compability mod – proceed to step 7)
3. Press windows “start” button, find and open “run” window (or just simple press button with windows logo on your keyboard+R) and type “regedit”
4. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and delete any entry with path to steam, if there is no recordings here – proceed to the next step.
5. Repeat step 4 with: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
6. Repeat step 2.
7. Launch Steam and play Starbound.

Source: Steam

#3: Starbound Game crashes on Mac Fix:

Finder is most probably the reason for the crashing issues on Mac. It creates .ds_store file in the Player folder. If you can get rid of it, then yeah, it will work again.

#4: StarBound Launcher not working Fix:

Few people have complained that the launcher doesn’t work on double clicking. If you are encountering this issue, the workaround is to create a new Windows user account with access to all privileges. To do this, Go to ‘Start-> Shutdown -> Switch users’ and Select new user. Open steam and launch Starbound.

#5: Fullscreen and higher resolution Issue fix in StarBound:

One of the users has posted the workaround for this issue on steam, do have a look at it here.

If you have any more issues, please do comment below. We’ll try to help.