How to fix Yakuza like a dragon crash at launch on PC (Steam)

Yakuza like a dragon crash at launch
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the latest entry in the long-running franchise from SEGA. This is the first time the title has launched on PC with consoles as well. If you are on PC and are running into the Yakuza like a dragon crash at launch error, here is how you can fix it.

The game has a Very Positive rating on Steam, and the title has been reviewed positively by critics as well.

Yakuza like a dragon crash at launch

A few users have reported that they are running into a crash when trying to launch the game. To fix this, here are a few things you can try that have worked for other PC users as well.

Fix 1: Edit the configuration file

  • Head over to the following location
  • Now, here, open the graphics.ini file using a text editor like Notepad
  • Here, adjust the setting to your liking, or for the moment, simply copy and replace with these
  • Save the file and exit

Fix 2: Change user folder name

Only try this fix if your Windows user name has some special letter or symbol that is not commonly used in the English language. To change your User name folder, follow the steps below for each Windows.

Windows 10

  • Create a local account with the user name you wish.
    • Local account creation is well hidden; here is how to find it:
      Settings > Accounts > Family & Other users > Other users > Add someone else to this PC > The person I want to add doesn’t have an email address > Add a user without a Microsoft account
  • Change account type to administrator (can skip if there is another administrator).
  • Remove original Microsoft linked account
  • Link local account to Microsoft account if you wish

Windows 8/8.1

  • Follow the steps mentioned on this website

Windows 7

  • Follow the steps mentioned on this website

Fix 3: Add an exception in your Antivirus

If you have third party anti-virus software installed, simply add the Yakuza folder in its exceptions/exclusions list. This will make sure that the anti-virus doesn’t consider it a false negative.


Make sure you are on the latest versions of your GPU drivers. You can download these from the links below


Make sure you are on the latest version of your operating system. To update your Windows, follow the steps below.

  • Click on Start, and go to Settings
  • Here, select Update and Security
  • Click on Windows Update

If you have a pending update, it will give you the details for it.

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