Wolfenstein: The New Order Start Up Crashes, Graphics Fixes And AA Solutions

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, May 20, 2014 12:25 PM
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Wolfenstein: The New Order is officially upon us. Undoubtedly the grandaddy of the FPS genre, when a new Wolfenstein comes along it understandably gets gamers' pulses racing.

We’ve known for some time now that Wolfenstein: The New Order will run on a heavily modified version of the idTech 5 engine that powered Rage. That game had its fair share of oddities and graphical glitches, particularly on AMD cards, so we run down some of the Wolfenstein: The New Order tweaks in order to find the best possible experience it can offer…

This configuration and tweak guide will help you optimise the Wolfenstein: The new Order settings in order to get it up and running, offering tricks and fixes to have the best PC gaming experience possible in Wolfenstein: The New Order, gaining a discernable advantage over your Nazi foes.

 

Wolfenstein System Requirements

Wolfenstein: The New Order has some pretty hefty system requirements, so first of all ensure that you’re PC gaming rig is up to scratch for playing Wolfenstein: The New Order by checking out our official Wolfenstein: The New Order system requirements and comparison tools page.

 

Wolfenstein The New Order Antialiasing

In the main graphics settings in Wolfenstein: The New Order there is no option for antialiasing whatsoever. In order to enable multisampling antialiasing (MSAA) in Wolfenstein: The New Order you will need to find the executable and right click, selecting Properties. Add the following to the end of the "Target" field: +r_multisamples 4 (2-16 depending on what you're after).

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order MSAA Comparison Screens


Default 0x MSAA

Custom 16x MSAA

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order Will Not Launch Bug

Some users are experiencing problems whereby Wolfenstein: The New Order crashes after launch or will not respond. If Wolfenstein: The New Order isn’t responding then you need to ensure you have the latest graphics drivers for your graphics card.

For Nvidia the Wolfenstein : The New Order graphics cards drivers needed are GeForce 335.23.

For AMD the Wolfenstein: The New Order graphics cards drivers needed are Catalyst 14.4.

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order White Screen On Startup Bug

Again this is a graphics card driver issue, but if the problem persists then try disabling V Sync or as a last resort your SLI/Crossfire set up. 

 

Missing Texture Issues in Wolfenstein: The New Order Bug

If Nvidia users are experiencing artifacting effects or missing textures while playing Wolfenstein: The New Order, then this issue can be resolved by turning off Triple Buffering in the Nvidia Control Panel. Also set V Sync to “Let the 3D Application Decide”

I Bought The Disc Copy Of Wolfenstein: The New Order But It Still Wants To Download On Steam Bug

Wolfenstein: The New Order is not only a massive 50GB install as standard, but it also comes with a huge 20GB day 1 patch which automatically downloads when you insert the fourth disc for installation. To halve the size needed to download before you begin playing, disconnect your internet while you install. Once finished, connect again and Wolfenstein: The New Order will only need to download a 10GB update rather than 20GB.

 

Having Problems Running Wolfenstein: The New Order In Windows 8 or 8.1

If you’re having trouble starting up Wolfenstein: The New Order in Windows 8/8.1 the locate the Wolfenstein: The New Order executable and right click > Properties. From the newly opened window click the Compatibility tab and check the box for “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 7 from the drop-down menu. Also ensure that “Run this program as an Administrator” is selected.

Poor Performance In Wolfenstein: The New Order

The Screen Space Reflections setting in Wolfenstein: The New Order is particularly demanding, disable this in the Advanced Video Options to see a huge increase in frame rates. Also disabling the Shadow Resolution can provide significant improvements to Wolfenstein: The New Order's frame rates. Halving this from 8196 to 4098 can see huge performance gains up to 50%.

Wolfenstein: The New Order Is Crashing During The Start And End Of Cutscenes

Wolfenstein: The New Order crashing during cutscenes is an AMD-specific issue and can be fixed by ensuring you have the latest AMD Catalyst 14.4 drivers installed. 

 

The Wolfenstein: New Order Executable Is Missing

If your Wolfenstein: The New Order executable is missing then this is because you are using a 32-bit operating system. Steam will not download the exe until you switch to a 64-bit OS, because Wolfenstein: The New Order only works on 64-bit operating systems.

 

How To Skip The Intro Videos In Wolfenstein: The New Order

To skip those pesky splash screens when you boot up then create a desktop shortcut of the file "wolfneworder_x64.exe"

- Right click, Properties, add the following to the end of the "Target" field:

+com_skipIntroVideo 1 

 

If you encounter and other problems or fixes for Wolfenstein: The New Order then be sure to let us know in the comments section below and we'll share it with the rest of the GD community!

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01:06 Aug-09-2014

The game runs 3 seconds of the Intro and locks up my whole rig forcing me to hit the reset button. I have tried not onle all that I could think of but all I could find through google and the issue is not resolved. Game Unplayable. HELP!!

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14:30 May-22-2014

WOW thats a lot of issues!
worse than CoD: Ghosts!
glad I got it on the PS3!

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15:30 May-21-2014

works nicely for me, but i might need to lower shadow to "raise up" the 50% performance, i need to keep it at 60 vsync

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14:55 May-21-2014

Another developer being very unfriendly towards 32bit system owners,just made a calculation
19% of 16(gb ram)=3.04,X64 only my ***.

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09:25 May-21-2014

So I need to write "Target" field: +r_multisamples 4 or +r_multisamples 4 ? Because I see no difference.

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12:12 May-21-2014

If u play at max settings u cant find diff.....Not high...Custom(all settings max out) u cant find jagged edges without a magnifying glass :)

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18:31 May-22-2014

I don't need a magnifying glass to see jaggies and I've got a 18" 1080p screen (pretty high PPI)... AA is a must

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05:35 May-21-2014

plz tell me how to use AA where to go what to paste ? :(

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12:47 May-21-2014

I've got an easier MSAA solution going up soon :)

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12:51 May-21-2014

If it involves taking an electro magnet to your harddrive or deleting system32 folder, then I'm not buying it (again) !
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12:53 May-21-2014

Just override it with Nvidia Control Panel or RadeonPro everyone knows that.

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04:01 May-21-2014

So I did all the stuff above and the game is still performing badly. I even put it on low and it will still be at like 20ish fps. Is there anything else I can do to fix this? My PC is more than powerful enough to play this on ultra 60 fps.

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18:22 May-22-2014

well, first off make sure you have the correct drivers. I was at 337.81 beta and I was experiencing loads of graphical glitches. Rolling back to 337.50 Beta did the trick.
Secondly, disable the screen space reflections. I've read on various forums that this option makes the game laggy even on desktop GTX 780 cards.
I've got the game maxed out minus the ss reflections option - runs at 60fps solid

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18:23 May-22-2014

Obviously if you have a look at the official Wolfenstein website, they have a forum sticky which tells you which drivers you need for best performance. Mine is not ATI so I don't know :)

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00:53 May-21-2014

I mustve gotten lucky this time all clear no issues so far

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17:34 May-22-2014

I doubt you face much performance issues with that card anayway on this game :D Might be that we dont even realize them.

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18:34 May-22-2014

depends on drivers, man. Having a SLI setup and seeking a SLI profile I installed a 337.81 beta driver - it started crapping random sprites and flickers in-game everywhere. Rolled back to 337.50 Beta and it's all fine. Too bad there is no SLI support, but it still runs MAX (ss reflections turned off, cuz it's horribly unoptimized) at 1080p 60fps no drops on one card.

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23:36 May-20-2014

Those experiencing problems definitely do not not fulfill the system requirements!!! No glitches at all!!!

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23:42 May-20-2014

Same here, buddy. I've got everything I could find maxed out and the FPS is -50, but I found out that my driver is lacking a SLI profile, so I'm updating now xD

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23:03 May-20-2014

Installing as we speak. 3GB left to download and I'm ready to rumble. Will report back how it goes on my system. But the fact is that it's much more demanding than RAGE was, despite being the same engine.

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21:47 May-20-2014

So this is the way of "next gen" no matter what we must release it even if the whole bunch just stays together with barbed wire.

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21:43 May-20-2014

OMG Catalyst 14.4 released?? i updated 13.9 Last time ;) :P

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20:55 May-20-2014

Wow, I wasn't expected so much bugs and failtures at a first day.

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22:57 May-20-2014

Sadly i have grown to expect it

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19:29 May-20-2014

Lots of issue :/

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19:28 May-20-2014

Hi guys I don't know if this is a problem but my game runs in opengl ,is that fine?

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18:28 May-20-2014

Probably a bad question but what is VT COMPRESS?

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16:39 May-20-2014

More and more games are being released with multitudes of bugs and glitches. To me it seems that some publishers have just stopped caring and are willing to release games as quickly as possible for a quick money fix.

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17:01 May-20-2014

I think the real issue is today's games are so much more advanced. Also first day patches has been the norm these days so it is so easy to just patch it out after?

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18:16 May-20-2014

There shouldn't have to be a day one patch, the game should be ready upon release. Yes there may have to be patches later on, but on day one?

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23:02 May-20-2014

well they start printing stuff out and recording millions of DVDs waay before the release day, so it's only natural devs might find some more bugs during that time. Rather a day 1 patch than no patch...

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16:26 May-20-2014

I reckon AA can also be set up in Catalyst Control Center for AMD cards

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15:51 May-20-2014

pretty sad that there are so much glitches in this game.

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16:04 May-20-2014

Poorly coded may be... Optimization might not be something to write home about...

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15:45 May-20-2014

Does anyone know the executable to add MSAA on windows 8.1 for Wolfenstein? Would going through the Nvidia control panel to add it as well? New to PC gaming =)

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16:05 May-20-2014

I'm not definite on this but I think if you right click on the desktop shortcut to Wolfenstein: The New Order and click Open File Location. From here it should be the same as for other versions of Windows!

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