How to get rid of random crashes in Battalion 1944?

By Llynda Ezesinachi | January 3, 2020 |

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If you’re one of the many Battalion 1944 players who can’t get to enjoy the game because incessant crashes keep spoiling the fun for you, this is where you need to be. We’ve compiled different effective tips on how to fix Battalion 1944 crash issues.

Whether the game is crashing back to the desktop right after you launch it or in the middle of gameplay, we have the solutions that will get you back to gaming.

Check Your System’s Specs

Your PC’s configuration should be the first thing you check before you install any game. You have to make sure you’re loading a game that your machine can handle. If not, you’ll likely be setting yourself up for frustrating challenges. The case is the same for Battalion 1944. If your computer doesn’t have what it takes to run the game, multiple things will definitely go wrong, and it could be the reason for the crashing problems you’re currently facing.

So, if your PC doesn’t match the minimum requirements of the game at the very least, you’ll have to save yourself the stress of applying the fixes in this article and make the necessary upgrades first.

We’ll be showing you the minimum and recommended requirements of Battalion 1944 and show you how to check your computer’s specifications.

Minimum Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10. Every Operating System must be 64-bit.

Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.7 GHz; AMD Dual-Core Athlon 3.0GHz

System Memory (RAM): 8 GB

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB; AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Here’s how to check your system’s specs:

  1. Summon a File Explorer window by right-clicking the Start button and selecting File Explorer in the Quick Access menu. You can also click on the folder icon on your taskbar or use the Windows + E hotkey to launch the app faster.
  2. Once the File Explorer window comes up, switch to the left sidebar, right-click on This PC, then click on Properties.
  3. The System window will now appear. You’ll find your computer’s specifications in the main window.
  4. To check your display adapter’s properties, follow the steps below:
  • Launch the Run dialog box by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Run in the Quick Access menu. You can also punch the Windows and E keys simultaneously to open the dialog faster.
  • After Run appears, type “dxdiag” (without the quotes) into the text box, then click on OK or punch the Enter key.
  • Once the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window opens, go to the Display tab.
  • You’ll find all the details of your graphics card under the tab.

Run the Game as an Administrator

it’s common knowledge that games are resource-hungry. Most of the time, the resources that these games require to run properly are protected system files that require advance permission to access. If the game does not have these permissions, Windows will block it whenever it tries to access these resources.

Battalion 1944 could be crashing because it doesn’t have the right to access the system resources that it needs to function normally. To resolve the problem, in this case, you have to run it as an administrator, using an account with administrative privileges.

To Run the game as an administrator, you have to right-click on its shortcut or its Start menu entry and select run as administrator whenever you want to open it.

However, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of always right-clicking on the game, you will have to change its properties. Follow the steps below:

  1. Summon a File Explorer window by right-clicking the Start button and selecting File Explorer in the Quick Access menu. You can also click on the folder icon on your taskbar or use the Windows + E hotkey to launch the app faster.
  2. Once the File Explorer window comes up, switch to the left sidebar and click on This PC.
  3. Go over to the right pane of the window and double-click on your Windows volume (normally Local Disk C).
  4. Once the volume opens, locate the Program Files (x86) folder and open it.
  5. Open the Steam folder once the Program Files (x86) folder opens.
  6. Next, double-click on the Steamapps folder when you get to the Steam folder.
  7. Open the Common folder once the Steamapps folder opens.
  8. Now, locate Battalion 1944’s installation folder and double-click it.
  9. The steps so far should take you to the game’s folder, provided that you installed it and Steam in their default directories. The folder’s location will be different if you chose a different path while installing the game or Steam. If this is the case, you’ll have to follow the steps below to get to the game’s folder:
  • Launch the Steam client, using its shortcut on your Desktop or by going through the Start menu if you don’t have a shortcut.
  • After the Steam client appears, navigate to the top of the window and click on Library.
  • If a context menu appears, click on Games.
  • Once the list of games attached to your Steam account appears, locate Battalion 1944, right-click it, then select Properties.
  • Go to the Properties environment on the right side of the window and click on Local Files.
  • Under the Local Files tab, click on the “Browse Local Files” button.
  • The game’s folder will now appear.
  1. Once you get to the folder, locate the game’s EXE file, right-click it, then click on Properties.
  2. After the game’s Properties dialog appears, switch to the Compatibility tab.
  3. Now, check the box beside “Run this program as an administrator,” then click on the OK button.
  4. You can now run Battalion 1944 and check if it crashes.

Prevent Your System Protection Program from Blocking Battalion 1944

Antivirus programs don’t always play nice with games. Due to the way games hog system resources, these security programs tend to consider them as threats and block their files as a result. When this occurs, you’ll encounter issues with the affected game, including crashes.

Many Battalion 1944 players found this to be the root cause of the crashing problem they were facing and were able to resolve it by temporarily disabling their antivirus programs. You can try this out, but once you switch off your antivirus program and find that the game is no longer crashing, we recommend that you add it as an exclusion. This is a better solution than keeping your security program disabled.

Adding the game as an exclusion shouldn’t be a difficult task, as you can find the option in your settings environment. You should note that the option could go by a different name in your antivirus program, as it’s commonly called the Exemption list, SafeList or the Whitelist. If you don’t know what to do, you can check the website of your program’s developer for a guide.

If you don’t use any third-party antivirus program and rely on the native system protection suite, then you have to add the game as an exclusion in the Virus & Threat Protection tool. The steps below will show you what to do:

  1. Go to the Settings application. You can launch the app via the Start menu or by using the Windows + I keyboard combination.
  2. After you see the home screen of the app, go to the last icon row and click on Update & Security.
  3. Once the Update & Security interface shows up, navigate to the left pane and click on Windows Security.
  4. On the main page of the Window, you’ll see different options under Protection Areas. Click on Virus & Threat Protection.
  5. The Virus & Threat Protection page of the Windows Security app will now show up.
  6. Next, scroll down till you get to the Virus & Threat Protection Settings section, then click on Manage Settings.
  7. Once you get to the Virus & Threat Protection Settings environment, scroll down to Exclusions and click on “Add or remove exclusions.”
  8. Now, on the Exclusions page, click on the Add an Exclusion icon, then click on Folder in the menu that fades out.
  9. After you see the Select Folder dialog, navigate to the installation folder of Battalion 1944, left-click it, then click on the Select Folder icon in the bottom-right corner of the dialog window.
  10. Once you confirm that the game has been added as an exclusion, launch it and check for the crashing issue.

Verify the Integrity of the Game Files

Games are made up of different files. If any of these files happen to be missing or damaged, various problems like sudden crashes will occur. Game files go missing or become corrupt for reasons such as abrupt system shutdowns mid-game, antivirus interference, improper installation, and malware attacks.

To resolve the issue, you can use your gaming client to scan for these problematic files and replace them. The following steps will help:

  1. Launch the Steam client, using its shortcut on your Desktop or by going through the Start menu if you don’t have a shortcut.
  2. After the Steam client appears, navigate to the top of the window and click on Library.
  3. If a context menu appears, click on Games.
  4. Once the list of games attached to your Steam account appears, locate Battalion 1944, right-click it, then select Properties.
  5. Go to the Properties environment on the right side of the window and click on Local Files.
  6. Under the Local Files tab, click on the “Verify Integrity of Game Files” button.
  7. The client will now begin to check the game’s files on your computer, comparing them with those on its servers. It will automatically replace any file that is problematic or missing.
  8. The duration of the verification process will depend on the size and number of files that are being redownloaded.
  9. Once the process completes, Steam will notify you via a dialog box.
  10. Restart the client, then launch the game and check for the problem.

Reinstall Your Graphics Card Driver

If you haven’t checked that your graphics card driver doesn’t have issues, you’re skipping one of the most basic troubleshooting steps when it comes to game-related problems.

Your driver controls how your GPU renders your game, and if it has any issue, the game will be rendered unplayable. You’ll have to start by reinstalling the driver to remove any glitch that might be plaguing it.

The steps below will walk you through the process:

  1. On your keyboard, punch the Windows and S keys simultaneously or click on the magnifying glass icon in the taskbar to summon the search utility beside the Start button.
  2. After the search box appears, type “device manager” (without the quotes), then click on Device Manager in the results list.
  3. When the Device Manager opens, go to Display Adapters and click on the arrow beside it to reveal your graphics card.
  4. Right-click on your graphics card and select Uninstall Device from the context menu.
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  6. Now, click on the Uninstall button once the Uninstall Device confirmation dialog pops up.
  7. Wait for Windows to remove the driver, then restart your computer once it’s done.
  8. After your system boots up, your operating system will automatically reinstall your graphics card driver.
  9. You can also force it to perform the installation by going to the Device Manager and clicking on the Scan for Hardware icon (represented by a magnifying glass on a monitor).

If reinstalling the driver proves ineffective or if Windows fails to reinstall it, go to the next method to find out how you can properly update your driver.

Update Your Graphics Card Driver

Graphics card manufacturers routinely releases updated driver software to improve the general performance of their cards or resolve certain bugs. Most games come with new features that require driver tweaks to work well. In this case, reinstalling the driver won’t resolve the problem because it’s no longer compatible with the game.

We’ll show the different methods involved in updating your graphics card driver.

Using Windows Update

Windows Update provides Microsoft-approved driver software alongside other software updates. While these driver updates don’t make it to the platform as early as other channels, you’ll be getting a driver version that works well for your system, having been tested and verified by Microsoft.

The steps below will show you how to carry out an update if you’ve forgotten the process:

  1. Go to the Settings application. You can launch the app via the Start menu or by using the Windows + I keyboard combination.
  2. After you see the home screen of the app, go to the last icon row and click on Update & Security.
  3. Once the Update & Security interface shows up, click on the Check for Updates button under the Windows Update tab.
  4. Windows Update will now check for updates that are available for your PC.
  5. If you don’t have available updates, the utility will notify you. In this case, you’ll have to move on to the next guide.
  6. If you have available updates, the tool will notify you and begin to download them.
  7. Once the downloads are complete, click on the Restart Now button to allow the utility to reboot your computer and install the updates it just downloaded.
  8. Your PC will now restart to the installation environment, rebooting several times along the process.
  9. After the updates are installed, your computer will boot up normally.
  10. You can now launch Battalion 1944 to check for the crashing problem.

Using the Device Manager

The Device Manager is another built-in Windows tool that allows you to perform device-related tasks on your system, such as reinstalling and updating drivers. Like Windows Update, it’ll help you download and install a compatible graphics card driver. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. On your keyboard, punch the Windows and S keys simultaneously or click on the magnifying glass icon in the taskbar to summon the search utility beside the Start button.
  2. After the search box appears, type “device manager” (without the quotes), then click on Device Manager in the results list.
  3. When the Device Manager opens, go to Display Adapters and click on the arrow beside it to reveal your graphics card.
  4. Right-click on your graphics card and select Update Driver from the context menu.
  5. Click on the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option the moment you see the Update Driver window.
  6. Your operating system will now begin to search for your latest graphics driver on the Internet and automatically download and install it once it’s found.
  7. After Windows successfully completes the Update process, restart your system and check if the crashing issue in Battalion 1944 has been resolved.

Update the Driver Automatically

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  1. Navigate to the webpage of Auslogics Driver Updater by opening this link in a new tab (if you’re reading this article on your PC’s web browser).
  2. Once the webpage shows up, click on the Download button and save the setup file.
  3. After your browser downloads the file, click on the Run/Open button or go to the folder where you saved it and double-click it.
  4. Click on the Yes button after the User Account Control dialog shows up and asks for permission.
  5. Once the Setup wizard appears, navigate to the language drop-down menu and select a language for the program.
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  1. After entering your choices, scroll down to the bottom of the window and click on the “Click to install” button to start the installation process.
  2. After the setup completes the installation, the program will start up automatically and begin to scan your system for outdated, missing, and corrupted drivers. You can start up the program manually if it doesn’t come up. What you have to do is double-click on its shortcut (if you created one) or go through in the start menu. Once you open the program, click on the Start Scan button to initiate the scanning process.
  3. After the tool completes the scan, it will release a list of problematic device drivers, and if your graphics card happens to have any problem, it will be on that list.
  4. Click on the update button to install the latest driver for your GPU. You can perform the same procedure for other drivers as well.
  5. After the update process completes, reboot your computer, then relaunch Battalion 1944 and check for the crashing problem.

Run the Game on Your Dedicated Graphics Card

Some laptops come with two graphics cards: an integrated card and a dedicated one. All your graphics-related processes will be forced to run on the integrated card if your computer is conserving power.

Since integrated cards are poorly optimized for gameplay, your game will crash if your system forces it to run on such a GPU.

If your laptop has two graphics cards, you’ll have to apply some tweaks to force Battalion 1944 to run on your dedicated GPU. You can either go through your graphics card’s application or through the Settings app. We’ll be showing you what to do.

For NVIDIA Card Users

  1. Go to the right side of your taskbar, click on the “Show hidden icons” arrow, then click on the NVIDIA icon and select NVIDIA Control Panel. You can also Right-click on your Desktop and click on NVIDIA Control Panel in the context menu.
  2. After the app opens, navigate to the left pane, click on the plus sign beside 3D Settings, and then click on Manage 3D Settings.
  3. Switch to the right pane of the window.
  4. Go to the Global Settings tab and select “High performance NVIDIA processor” under Preferred Graphics Processor.
  5. Navigate to the Program Settings tab and click on the Add button beside “Select a Program to Customize.”
  6. Find your way to the game’s folder in the dialog that comes up, then double-click the EXE file.
  7. Next, navigate to the “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” drop-down menu and click on “High-performance NVIDIA processor.”
  8. Click on the Apply button and relaunch Battalion 1944 to check if the issue persists.

For AMD Users

  1. Go to the Start menu, search for AMD Radeon Settings and launch the program. You can also right-click on your Desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings from the context menu.
  2. After the application shows up, go to the top-right corner of the window and click on System.
  3. Navigate to the top-left corner of the next screen and click on the Switchable Graphics option.
  4. The Running Applications view will now appear. Locate Battalion 1944 here and change its Switchable Graphics mode to High Performance.
  5. If you don’t see Battalion 1944 in the Running Applications view, move to the top-left corner of the window and click on Running Applications, then select Browse.
  6. Navigate to Battalion 1944’s installation folder and select its EXE file.
  7. Now, change its Switchable Graphics mode to High Performance once it shows up in the window.

Using the Settings App

You can also use the Graphics Settings feature in the Settings application to change your desired graphics card for Battalion 1944. Follow the guide below to do that:

  1. Go to the Settings application. You can launch the app via the Start menu or by using the Windows + I keyboard combination.
  2. Click on System once the home screen of Settings shows up.
  3. After the System interface appears, stay in the Display tab and click on the Graphics Settings link at the bottom of the window.
  4. Once you see the Graphics Settings screen, click on the Browse button under the “Choose an app to set preference” drop-down.
  5. When the Open dialog appears, locate Battalion 1944’s installation folder, select the game’s EXE file, and then click the Add button.
  6. Now, back at the Graphics Settings interface, select Battalion 1944, then click on the Options button.
  7. Once the Graphics Specifications dialog pops up, select the radio button for High Performance, then click on the Save button.
  8. The game will now run on your dedicated graphics card whenever you launch it.

Conclusion

We’re confident that your game can now run without the annoying crashing issue. If you have any questions or want to share your thoughts, you’re welcome to use the comments section below.

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