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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017- PC crashes, errors, bugs, black screen, stuttering, fps drops, lags and other performance fixes




The next version of one of the best selling game series, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is out today on Steam worldwide. The game includes improved passing, Real Touch ball control, Adaptive AI, improved goal tending technique as well as Match Analysis for offline games between friends and in online myClub matches. Like many other modern day PC game releases, this game is also suffering from few glitches and bugs at launch. While some issues may specifically require an official patch, here are few workarounds for some common issues that may help you to get started with the game. Before moving on, have a good look at the PC requirements below. Though, the system requirements seems to be pretty much on the lighter side.

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1, Vista SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon Ⅱ X2 240 or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. 1024MB Pixel Shader 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / AMD/ATI Radeon X1600 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: 800 x 600 monitor resolution; 4x DVD-ROM Drive; TCP/IP 512 kbps or higher

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1, Vista SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 / AMD Phenom Ⅱ X4 925 or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. 1024MB Pixel Shader 3.0 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / AMD/ATI Radeon HD4850 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: 1280 x 720 monitor resolution; 8x DVD-ROM Drive; TCP/IP 1.5 Mbps or higher

1. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PC- Server issues/ Error code FDDN532:-

PES 2017 is an always online game. On the launch day, there are many people who may be troubled by server/connectivity issues or such weird error codes. The key here is to not to panic and stay updated with their official updates on Twitter page. Also, make sure that your firewall/antivirus is not blocking the game.


2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PC- Crash at startup/ CTD/ Game not responding/ APPCRASH/ Black screen fix:-

  • Update your Nvidia and AMD drivers to the latest versions.
  • Disable antivirus/firewall or add game to the exception list of the antivirus software.
  • ‘Verify Integrity of Game Cache on Steam’ which may fix any errors due to game files corruption.
  • Disable all recording softwares like Fraps, MSI AfterBurner, D3DGear etc. They may conflict with your DirectX Direct3D settings resulting in a crash.
  • If your game is crashing while going full screen, try playing in windowed mode.
  • Black screen issue- Well this issue can be due to lot of reasons. First of all, you should check that the in-game resolution matches the resolution supported by your display device so that there should not be any conflict. If you are using HDMI, try unplugging the HDMI cable from TV and launch the game. Wait a few mins before replugging the HDMI cable back into the TV.
  • Registry clean using CCleaner can also fix some of the crashes. You can download CCleaner from here.
  • For any DLL error or APPCRASH issue, it is recommended to do a clean install of Directx. Or, you can download the missing DLLs from here and paste them in the game directory.


3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PC- Resolution fix:-

For those who are playing PES for the first time should know that the resolution of the game can be changed from Settings.exe file. If you are unable to get your desired resolution in there, try checking the option that says “Disable Digital scaling on high DPI settings” and you're good to go.


4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PC- Low FPS/ Stuttering/ freezes/ lags fixes:-

  • Updating your Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers is a must.
  • If you are facing optimization issues, severe lags or stutters; you can try turning down shadows and adjust other graphics settings. Updated GPU drivers is mandatory. . Also check if your laptop is plugged in.
  • For AMD users, disable Raptr from task manager. Disable any other intensive applications that may be running in background. Also try setting ‘Tessellation mode’ to 8x/16x and 'Texture Filtering Quality' to Performance from your latest Crimson edition Radeon software to fix frame rate drops.
  • For Nvidia users, go into your control panel 3d settings. Make sure that ‘Power Management Mode’ option should be set to ‘Prefer Maximum Performance’.
  • If you are experiencing screen flickering issues, disable Crossfire/SLI and run the game using a single GPU. Also, disable Steam Overlay by right clicking the game in Steam Library and then go to Game Properties.
  • Turn off all overlaying softwares and disable any recording softwares like Fraps, D3DGear, MSI Afterburner etc.
  • Turn off V-sync from your Settings.exe file. This will help to boost your FPS.
  • Disable third party background apps and set High Priority for the game in Task Manager. Disable any kind of overclocking.


5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PC- Keyboard configuration:-

For key binding in PES 2017, you will need to select the keyboard tab from the launcher (Settings.exe) and then select the desired keys. For controllers, you will aso need to select the right controller number for the desired changes to work properly.


Heads Up: Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is available on Steam for $39.99.

Contact the author at amit@forceclaw.com

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