Welcome to my compiled list of Alice Madness Returns crash fixes. But first, props to the developers who have overcome hitches of the first installment and transformed the Alice franchise into a fantastic treat. It’s too bad that EA announced today that it won’t be selling on Alice anymore on Steam, but you could still get a copy from your nearest merchandiser.
Now, getting the game up and running is another thing, so here is a compiled hot fix list that may help you as it did me.
Alice Madness Returns Crash Fix and Fixes to Errors and Freezes for PC/Steam, PS3, Xbox360
First things first! Make sure your system meets the minimum system requirements:
Minimum System Requirements
* OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 1.6 GHz
* RAM: 2 GB
* HDD: 8.5 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9
Supported Graphics Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or ATI Radeon X1650 or greater
* Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 8400, 9400, 210; ATI Radeon HD 2400, HD 3200, HD 4300 as well as integrated versions of supported chipsets are below minimum system requirements
Before you proceed further, be sure to check out my article on general fixes for graphics problems.
Fixes for Alice Madness Returns Crash, Errors, Freezes
Problem 1# Alice Madness Returns Crash, Freezes on Xbox 360
If you have installed Alice Madness Returns on hard drive of your console, you may come across random freezes. Try running the game off disc to resolve this issue. Doing this helps reduce Alice Madness Returns crash problems.
Those who are experiencing Disc Spinning sound with Xbox 360 when the game starts, have some patience, I will update If I found a workaround on that.
Problem 2# Alice Madness Returns Surround Display Tweak – 3D
Those of you who either have ATI Eyefinity or Nvidia Surround display may notice menu squashed in center when you try to run the game in tri resolution. You may not be able to see the menu in certain cases, while the game works fine on single monitor.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, you may want to tweak the Alice.ini to fix this issue.
\Documents\My Games\Alice Madness Returns\AliceGame\Config\AliceEngine. ini
and change these resolutions to your desired resolution to be able to play the game on your center screen without disabling surround setup.
If you want to disable the FPS cap, do the tweak below:
Doing this helps reduce Alice Madness Returns crash problems.
Problem 3# Alice Madness Returns Error – Mouse Spinning, Cursor Movement
If you have any USB device plugged as you start the game, you may notice the cursor goes automatically to the top left of the screen. If so, unplug any of these devices and restart the game. Doing this helps reduce Alice Madness Returns mouse problems.
Problem 4# Alice Madness Returns Crash – Controls Problem, Unresponsive buttons and Malfunctioning
If you are experiencing several unresponsive buttons or mouse/keyboard malfunctioning, you may want to disable all the USB devices plugged into your computer, and restart the game. Make sure the game picks up your default controller setup. Doing this helps reduce Alice Madness Returns crash problems.
Problem 5# Alice Madness Returns Crash – Framerate Fix using 60 FPS Tweak
Open Alice.ini in text editor, you can find the file located here:
\Documents\My Games\Alice Madness Returns\AliceGame\Config\AliceEngine.ini
and Set these to your desired values for framerate boost:
Doing this definitely smoothens the gameplay helps reduce Alice Madness Returns crash problems.
Problem 6# Alice Madness Returns Crash – Auto Save Corrupted
If your game froze while playing and you were forced to restart the game, you may lose all your progress if you have been relying on auto save. In this case, it would most probably be corrupted, so make sure you are saving progress manually at the start of each chapter.
Problem 7# Alice Madness Returns Controller Support
If you are trying to play the game using your Xbox 360 or PS3 controller, make sure you have unplug all other third party controllers or USB devices. The game may not work well if you have third party controllers connected to your PC.
Problem 8# Alice Madness Returns Has Stopped Working
Try to run the game windowed and/or in administrator mode. Many users attest that doing this helps reduce Alice Madness Returns crash problems or error pop ups.
Problem 9# How to Play Alice Madness Returns Windowed
- Navigate to your Alice Madness Returns Folder.
- Go into Game\Alice2\Engine\Config
- Open up BaseEngine.ini in any document editor.
- Ctrl+F or scroll down to the [SystemSettings] area of options.
- Look for Fullscreen=True and change it to Fullscreen=False.
- Save the .ini and load up the game.
- Enjoy Windowed Mode.
Problem 10# Alice Madness Returns Crash, Freezing on Playstation 3 (PS3)
When you start the game on your PS3, it goes to a black screen and then just stops, stays on the black screen and then dies completely. You have to manually turn off your PS3 to restore it. In order to resolve this issue, make sure you have the latest firmware installed because this may be happening due to a firmware conflict.
Confirm that you have updated the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system with the most recent system software . You can check the version you have installed on your PlayStation 3 by selecting:
- Then System Settings.
- Then System Information.
You can also try creating a new Playstation user account.
- Press the PS button the controller to enter the PLAYSTATION 3 XBM (XrossMediaBar).
- Select the Users tab.
- Select Create a New User Account and press the X button.
- Enter a name for the account and login to the new user account.
- Try loading the game.
Doing this helps reduce Alice Madness Returns crash problems on the PS3.
Problem 11# Alice Madness Returns Crash – No Sound Bug
No sound during the cinematics ? try to run the game in stereo sound settings. You can select the settings from the drop down menu of your audio manager.
Thanks for reading through the list of Alice Madness Returns Crash fixes — If you ever encounter crashes or problems other than the ones posted here, please tell me in the comments section below so I could help!