What to do if a game won’t launch on BlueStacks

BlueStacks App Player allows its users to run mobile games on a Windows computer. The program is very popular and has a high level of reliability. But some people complain that specific games don’t start on BlueStacks, which spoils the overall impression of the emulator.

Why games don’t launch on Bluestacks

First, let’s find out why BlueStacks doesn’t run games. There may be several reasons, and here are the main ones:

  • weak hardware,
  • incompatibility with current settings,
  • errors in the game app itself.

By determining the exact cause, you can quickly solve problems with the launch. But even when the source of the error is unknown, the situation can be corrected if you follow all the instructions.

Problem solution

Once you understand the question of why BlueStacks applications are crashed, you can move on to finding a way to fix the problem. And first you should check whether your computer meets the minimum system requirements of the emulator. If at least one of the stated parameters does not meet the recommendations, the PC will not be able to use the necessary resources to run and work with the application.

Changing the settings

When the game crashes on BlueStacks, a great solution to the problem is to change the graphics settings:

  • Start the emulator.
  • Open the settings.

What to do if a game won’t launch on BlueStacks

  • Under “Display”, lower the display resolution and pixel density.

What to do if a game won’t launch on BlueStacks

  • Save changes, and restart BlueStacks (close the app, and then launch it again).

After performing these steps, most games should correct and without crashes.

Changing the graphics settings

An alternative option is to switch the graphic mode or change the graphics renderer. In BlueStacks 4 it can be done under “Engine”. In BlueStacks 5 it’s under “Graphics”.

What to do if a game won’t launch on BlueStacks

Switch from DirectX to OpenGL or vice versa.

Reinstalling the application

If BlueStacks still crashes, try to reinstall the game first. It is recommended to use the official Google Play store, because installing an APK file from a third-party source cannot provide a sufficient level of security and stability.

If reinstalling the game didn’t help, try reinstalling BlueStacks.

Other options

There are other reasons why games crash on BlueStack. To get rid of errors, try the following:

  • Check your Internet connection.
  • Make sure you have enough space on your hard drive.
  • Update your BlueStacks version if an update is available.
  • Update your graphics card drivers (they can be found on the official sites of the GPU manufacturer: NVidia or AMD).

When all the requirements are met, the situation when BlueStacks crashes is extremely rare. In most cases the problem is solved and won’t reappear anytime soon.

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Mike Lombardi/ author of the article

QA engineer, head of automated software testing department. Knowledge of Java, C/C++, JSP, HTML, XML, JavaScript, SQL and Oracle PL/SQL. Journalist and columnist in the IT field. Website creator and administrator.

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