Fix Dark Devotion Crashing, Freezing, Graphics Issue, Controller, Bugs and Errors

Today in this article we will troubleshoot Crashing, Freezing, Graphics Issue, Controller Issue, Bugs and Errors with Dark Devotion game on PC

Check the Minimum System Requirement to Play Dark Devotion

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-540/AMD Phenom II X4 965
  • System Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTS 250/Radeon HD 5770
  • Storage: 500 MB


  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: i3-6100
  • System Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 730
  • Storage: 500 MB

Dark Devotion Crashing on Window 7

Update Windows 7 from this link. Also, Update DirectX.

Update Graphics Card

Nvidia Graphics card user, use GeForce Experience to update the game. Visit this link to update Nvidia Graphics driver.

AMD Users can update the graphics card using this link.

Black Screen Issue Dark Devotion

Close the game from task manager and restart the game. If not resolved repair the game files on steam, add an exception to your antivirus or windows firewall for Dark Devotion game.

Unable to Change the Resolution

Unfortunately, the option to change game resolution is not available. You can only adjust the window size in windowed mode.

Fix Controller Issue with Dark Devotion

  • Right Click Dark Devotion in your game library
  • In General Tab  find Steam Input Per-Game Setting
  • Select Forced Off
  • Restart Game


Go to Steam Big Picture > Library > Dark Devotion> Manage Game > Controller Configuration > Disable Mouse config.


Launch the game in big picture mode and configure the controller you want to use.

Xbox Controller Not Working Dark Devotion

  • Launch steam in picture mode.
  • In the game, press the Xbox button in the middle.
  • It should give you controller config options.

Fix PS4 and DS4 Controller Not Working in Dark Devotion

Try these workarounds:

  • Update DS4Windows, in the settings, check the hide DS4 Controller, now reboot your game
  • Open Steam library and choose Dark Devotion, select manage Game and go to Controller Settings and Choose the Gyro option and set it to None.
  • Also, try downloading the top community profile PS4 pad. Try switching the position of the X and Circle buttons.
  • Make a right click on the taskbar and select task manager to launch task manager, go to the services tab, make a right click on the NvContainerLocalSystem and click stop. Also, turn off In-Game Overlay in Nvidia GeForce Experience.
  • Install the latest version of DS4Windows, disable Steam gamepad emulation, turn off the In-Game overlay in Nvidia GeForce Experience, Choose Hide DS4 Controller in the DS4Windows settings, and reboot the game
  • In the game, press the PlayStation button on the controller and go to the controller settings and switch gyro function from mouse to none.
  • While in game press Shift + Tab and it will show you controller config on the upper right in the overlay menu. Switch from mouse to None.

Crash to Desktop Dark Devotion

  • Launch Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop
  • Select Manage 3D Settings and select Dark Devotion from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power


  • Type Graphics Settings in the Windows search box and open Graphics Settings.
    Classic App should be selected by default. Click on Browse and select the .exe file of Dark Devotion game.
  • Now click on Options after it has been added and Select High Performance option when it prompts the new window and click on Save.
  • Now go to the installation directory and launch the .exe file of Dark Devotion as an administrator. Avoid using the desktop shortcut.

Dark Devotion Crashes on Start-up

  • Launch Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on Dark Devotion game and click on Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files…

Run the game as an administrator.

Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.

Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching Dark Devotion game again.

Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps which you do not need.

Uninstall and Reinstall Dark Devotion

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling Dark Devotion may fix the issue.

Wrap Up

I hope this article helped you to resolve Dark Devotion crashing, loading, launching, freezing, and graphics issue on PC. If you like this post please share it to help others.

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