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Backbone PC Crashing, Crash at Launch, Not Responding, and Black Screen Fix

The long-awaited video game Backbone developed by EggNut has been officially released. However, according to reports, there are lots of players experiencing game crashing at launch or during the gameplay. If you’re in the same situation, don’t worry as these Backbone issues aren’t that hard to fix at all.

How to Fix Backbone Crashing on PC

Here we compiled the potential solution to your Backbone crashing-related issues. Just try the recommended steps below until you find the solution that does the trick for you.

Check Backbone System Requirements

If your Backbone is crashing a lot on your PC, you have to check if your machine meets the system requirements of the game.

Below we have listed the full system requirements of Backbone, including the minimum and recommended specifications.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Multi-core 1.8GHz or faster
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760 or equivalent
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Multi-core 2.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 950 or equivalent
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

If your machine’s hardware is capable enough to run the game but still crashes, please move to the next fix below.

Get the Latest OS and Graphics Update

While Windows OS has a built-in update feature, there’s a chance that your computer technician has disabled it. So, make sure that you have the latest operating update. Sometimes, video games like Backbone may encounter glitches, errors, or system failures due to outdated operating systems.

Please also note that modern games require the latest version of graphics drivers. If you haven’t updated your GPU driver yet, feel free to download IObit’s driver booster to automatically fetch and download the latest updates for your computer.

Disable Steam and GeForce Experience Overlay

Steam and Geforce Experience (if you’re using Nvidia) could be the cause of the Backbone crash. Steam overlay features a lot of fancy features such as making in-game purchases, screenshots, and more. If you have these features activated, we highly recommend closing it as it consumes a lot of resources on your computer.

How to disable Steam overlay

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Go to Library and right-click Backbone and select Properties.
  3. Under the General section, uncheck Enable Steam Overlay while in-game tick box.
  4. Re-open Backbone and see if you’re still getting these crashes.

How to disable GeForce Experience overlay

  1. Open GeForce Experience.
  2. Click the Gear icon on the top right.
  3. Under the General section, toggle the In-Game Overlay button to turn off the feature.
  4. Re-open Backbone and see if you’re still getting these crashes.

Verify Game Integrity on Steam

Another reason why your Backbone is crashing on launch or during the game is the corrupted game files. Game file corruption usually happened during the installation of the game or forcibly closing the program. Here’s how you can verify the game integrity of Backbone.

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. Open Steam and go to Library.
  3. On the left side, find Backbone and right-click then select Properties.
  4. In the Local Files section, click the Verify integrity of game files button.
  5. Wait until the verification process is completed then relaunch the game.

Are you still getting the crashes after doing the steps above? Then let’s proceed to the next step.

Launch Backbone in Windowed Mode

Running a game in fullscreen consumes a lot of processing resources which sometimes result in the game being unresponsive. Try launching Backbone in windowed mode to help your computer process everything.

  1. Open Steam and go to Library.
  2. Right-click Backbone and select Properties.
  3. In the General section, click the Set Launch Options button.
  4. In the text field, copy the following codes -windowed -noborder
  5. Hit Ok and relaunch the game.

Close Background Running Programs

You may not be aware but some of the programs installed on your computer are running in the background. These background applications are also consuming a lot of resources. Closing these unwanted background programs will decrease the process of your CPU, making it easier to process the Backbone game.

Conclusion

And that's all for this Backbone guide. Do you have any suggestions or tips to improve this guide for Backbone? If yes, then make sure to leave a comment down below. This guide has been made possible by Brian Haynes. You can check him out by simply clicking his name.

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