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How to fix Hardspace Shipbreaker crash on launch on PC (Steam)

Hardspace Shipbreaker crash on launch
Hardspace: Shipbreaker Screenshot

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a simulation game developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive. Players can craft, salvage tech, and slice spaceships for valuable loot. For now, the title is available in the form of Early Access, and players are bound to run into some issues. If you are running into the Hardspace: Shipbreaker crash at launch issue here are a few things you can do to fix it.

Early Access titles help games like this to become better with player feedback. As of now, the game has very positive reviews on Steam. It’s nice to see such a diverse variety of titles available, and we hope to see more space simulators of this quality come out as well.

Hardspace Shipbreaker crash at launch

There are a few things you can try to deal with this issue.

Method 1: Verify Installation Folder

  • Open Steam, and head into your Library
  • Right-click on Hardspace: Shipbreaker and select Properties
  • Click the LOCAL FILES tab
  • Now, click on the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES button

After it’s done, try re-launching the game and see if it works.

Method 2: Repair Direct X

  • Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > Steamworks Shared > _CommonRedist > DirectX > Jun2010
  • Run the DXSETUP.exe application

You can also trying updating graphic card drivers, but for most cases, the methods above should work.

Hardspace Shipbreaker System Requirements

To run this title on PC, you need the following specifications

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB VRAM, GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 380
  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS in 1920×1080. The game is an Early Access game, and minimum specifications may change during development. The game currently supports 1920×1080 monitor resolution. More resolutions will be supported at a later stage.

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i7-8700 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 6 GB VRAM, GeForce GTX 980 Ti / Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Additional Notes: 60 FPS in 1920×1080. The game is an Early Access game, and recommended specifications may change during development. The game currently supports 1920×1080 monitor resolution. More resolutions will be supported at a later stage.

You can purchase title on Steam for 20% off from the link below.

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