Fix all Sniper Elite V2 crashes, errors, freezing, lagging, desktop crash, FPS issues, black screen, no sound, and more with this list of user-contributed solutions. Sniper Elite V2 is a premiere sniper simulation game that’s sure to engage you with its multitude of missions. Of course, you’re here to get it up and running first, right? So without further ado…
Fixing Sniper Elite V2 Crashes, Errors, Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound
First things first, make sure your PC system meets the minimum requirements for Sniper Elite V2. If you’re not sure of your PC specs, check this guide on how to check your PC specs.
Sniper Elite V2 System Requirements
- OS: Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7 (Windows® XP is NOT supported)
- CPU: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel® Pentium® D 3GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200) or better
- RAM: 2 GB
- HDD: 10 GB free disk space
- Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
- Sound Card: DirectX 10.0 Compatible
- DirectX: Version 10.0
Supported Graphics Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
Sniper Elite V2 Crash Fix and Fixes to Errors, Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound
Problem #1 Sniper Elite V2 Crash Fix – Sniper Elite V2 Crashes after Display of Rebellion Logo
To fix this issue in the game, follow these steps to fix the issue:
- Go to C:Program Files(x86)Steamsteamappscommonsniper elite v2
- Copy “binkw32.dll” and paste it to the folder C:Program Files(x86)Steamsteamappscommonsniper elite v2bin
- Run Sniper Elite V2
Problem #2 Sniper Elite V2 Crash Fix – Crash to Desktop upon Launch / Startup
If Sniper Elite V2 randomly crashes upon launching the game, ensure or try the following:
- Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
- Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes Sniper Elite V2 performance.
- Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the Sniper Elite V2, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
- Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
- Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
- Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart Sniper Elite V2
- Disable V-sync, restart Sniper Elite V2
- Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
- In Windows 7 right-click the Sniper Elite V2 exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’
- Run through our list of general fixes, which will most likely resolve your Sniper Elite V2 crash problems
Problem #3 Sniper Elite V2 Crash Fix – Sniper Elite V2 Crashes right after pressing the ‘Play’ button
In Windows 7 go the Sniper Elite V2 installation folder, right-click the Sniper Elite V2 exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition.’ Then try running Sniper Elite V2 once more.
Problem #4 Sniper Elite V2 Launch Crash Fix – Sniper Elite V2 “Could not load image”
Go to the Sniper Elite V2 installation folder and look for the Sniper Elite V2 .exe file and run it directly from there, rather than using the shortcut or client link.
Problem #5 Sniper Elite V2 Crash Fix – Sniper Elite V2 Crashes on Intel HD Graphics Card
Simply do a clean uninstall and reinstall of your Intel Graphics Driver. Check our Technical References page for proper and official downloads.
Problem #6 Sniper Elite V2 Crash Fix – Can’t Launch the Game – Graphics Set too High
If you set the Sniper Elite V2 graphics settings to be ultra high and as a result, crashes Sniper Elite V2 and won’t restart, Go to: %LOCALAPPDATA%SniperV2 folder in the drive where your operating system is installed (usually C:) and delete the “Settings.ini” file from there. Run the game again.
Problem #7 Sniper Elite V2 Texture Fix – Bad Textures, Texture Breaks, Texture Glitch on gaming laptop
This is only for gaming laptops, but could work for some PCs. Note that this is an advanced solution, and only try this if other basic solutions such as disabling anti-aliasing and filtering failed for you. If your BIOS has the