Fix: Metal Gear Solid 5 Crashes & Other Issues on Windows 10

Metal Gear Solid 5 is the latest Metal Gear Game, but it seems that this game has some issues on Windows 10. Users have reported crashes, framerate issues and several other problems, but today we’re going to fix all of them.

Fix Common Metal Gear Solid 5 Problems On Windows 10

Solution 1 – Install the latest drivers

Metal Gear Solid 5 fans have reported that the game stops working as soon as they launch it, and in order to fix this issue it’s advised that you uninstall your graphic card drivers and download the latest drivers from your graphic card manufacturer. To uninstall graphic card drivers, you can use tools such as Display Driver Uninstaller. We also have to mention that some users have reported issues with version 15.7.1 of AMD driver, so if this version is giving your problems, switch to the version 15.7.

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Solution 2 – Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributables

Some users have reported error message that says that msvcr110.dll is missing. If you’re getting this error message, you’ll need to install Visual C++ Redistributables. You can download the necessary files from here. If you don’t want to download any additional files, you can go to Steam\steamapps\common\MGS_TPP\_CommonRedist and install Visual C++ Redistributables from there.

Solution 3 – Run game in Windowed mode

If you’re having poor performance in Metal Gear Solid 5, you might want to switch to Windowed mode. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open graphic settings.
  2. Choose Windowed Mode.
  3. Choose between Borderless Fullscreen or Windowed.

Some users have also suggested that switching to Fullscreen mode fixes performance issues for them, so try doing that as well.

Solution 4 – Change graphic TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG file

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Metal Gear Solid 5 is locked at 60 frames per second, and if you have a powerful computer, you might want to play the game without frame rate restrictions. To remove frame rate lock, do the following:

  1. Go to Steam\steamapps\common\MGS_TPP\.
  2. Find TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG and open it with Notepad.
  3. Find the following line:
    • “framerate_control”: “Auto”
  4. Change it to:
    • “framerate_control”: “Variable”
  5. Save the changes and run the game again.

Solution 4 – Update your game

It has been reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 has some issues with Phenom II processors. Luckily, developers have tackled this issues, and you can resolve it by downloading the latest update for Metal Gear Solid 5.

Solution 5 – Remove overclock settings

If Metal Gear Solid 5 is crashing on startup, this might be due to overclocking of your GPU. If you have overclocked your graphic card, you might want to remove overclock settings in order to fix this problem.

Solution 6 – Turn off Motion blur and Camera shake

If you own AMD graphic card, and you’re experiencing crashes while playing Metal Gear Solid 5, you might want to disable Motion blur and Camera shake options from the options menu.

Solution 7 – Use dedicated graphic card

If you own both integrated and dedicated graphic card, make sure that you’re using dedicated card in order to get the best performance from Metal Gear Solid 5. In order to switch from integrated to dedicated card, use Nvidia Control Panel or Catalyst Control Center.

Solution 8 – Increase screen resolution

Users have reported that black screen with white square appears when playing Metal Gear Solid 5, and if you’re having this issue, try to increase your resolution. After doing that, the black screen issue should be fixed.

Solution 9 – Check the temperature of your hardware

Users have reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 freezes on their computers, and if you’re having the same problem, you might want to check if your processor or graphic card is overheating. To check the temperature, download SpeedFan (or any temperature monitoring software), start the temperature monitoring tool and start the game. If you notice unusually high graphic card or processor temperature, check your cooling.

Solution 10 – Remove 287700 folder from Steam

It has been reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 crashes after Nvidia screen, and if you’re having this problem, you might need to remove few folders in order to fix it. In order to fix this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata folder.
  2. Find 287700 folder and move it to your Desktop. By moving the folder, you’ll remove saved games for your profile.
  3. Start the game again, and your save games will be restored, and game should start without any problems.

In order to complete this step, you need to have Steam Cloud turned on. This option is turned on by default in most cases, unless you manually disable it.

Solution 11 – Change download region in Steam

Some users have reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 downloads slowly from Steam, and if you have the similar problem, try changing the download region in Steam. To change download region, do the following:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click File > Settings.
    steam-settings
  3. On the left side choose Downloads.
  4. Find Download Region section and choose a different location from the list. In most cases, it’s best to choose a location that is closest to you.
    download-region

Solution 12 – Lower Screen Filtering

One common problem with Metal Gear Solid 5 is that characters look blurry while you play the game on Max settings. If you have this problem, you just need to lower Screen Filtering from Very High to High and this problem should be resolved.

Solution 13 – Change key assignments

It has been reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 has some issues with controllers, and according to users, if you press a keyboard key, your controller will stop working. If this happens to you, only solution is to press Alt + Tab and restart the game. Another workaround is to assign all key commands to one key that you won’t ever press on your keyboard.

Solution 14 – Install Media Feature Pack for Windows 10

If you’re getting error saying that MFPlat.dll or mfreadwrite.dll is missing, you need to install Media Feature pack for Windows 10. You can download Media Feature pack for Windows 10 from here.

Solution 15 – Check game cache, turn off your antivirus and unplug other USB devices

If Metal Gear Solid 5 isn’t starting, or if you’re getting “Program has stopped working” error, you might need to check the game cache. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam and go to your game Library.
  2. Find Metal Gear Solid 5, right click it, and from the menu choose Properties.
    steam-properties
  3. Go to the Local tab.
  4. Click Verify integrity of game cache and wait for the process to complete.
    local-steam

If the issue persists, you might want to try disabling your antivirus / firewall software. If that doesn’t help, try to unplug all USB devices that you don’t use, such your printer, external hard drive, etc.

Solution 16 – Turn off additional applications and run the game as administrator

Sometimes Metal Gear Solid 5 can crash if certain apps are running in the background. Applications such as Dxtory, Afterburn and FRAPS can cause Metal Gear Solid 5 to crash, so make sure that any unnecessary applications aren’t running. If that doesn’t help, try to run the game as administrator. To do that, just do the following:

  1. Find the game’s shortcut and right click it.
  2. From the menu choose Run as administrator.
    run-as-administrator

Solution 17 – Disable vJoy Device in Device Manager

Metal Gear Solid 5 has certain mouse issues, and sometimes your mouse will stop working. To fix this issue, you need to do the following:

  1. Go to Device Manager. Press Windows Key + X and choose Device Manager from the list.
    device-manager
  2. Find vJoy device in Device Manager, right click it and choose Disable.
    device-manager-disable
  3. Close Device Manager and start the game again.

Solution 18 – Use x360ce to fix USB controller issues

It has been reported that Metal Gear Solid 5 has some issues with Xbox 360 controller and other USB controllers. If you’re having any issues with USB controllers, try using x360ce.

Solution 19 – Tap WASD keys

There is a glitch that can sometimes make your character run in random direction. This can be extremely frustrating, and in order to fix this you can tap the appropriate movement key on your keyboard. For example, if your character is moving left, press the key assigned to move left command. The same goes for other directions. In addition, you can pause the game and press W, A, S, D keys on your keyboard and unpause the game in order to fix this issue.

Solution 20 – Delete the TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG file

If you’re getting white screen when starting Metal Gear Solid 5, you might need to delete TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG file. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\287700\local\.
  2. Find TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG file and delete it.

Solution 21 – Disable Shader Cache in NVIDIA control panel

If your game is slowing down periodically, you might need to disable Shader Cache. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Click Manage 3D Settings.
  3. Find Shader Cache in the right pane, and from the list choose Off.
    disable-shader-cache

Solution 22 – Double click your mouse in game

Users have reported that their mouse appears in game while they are playing, and this can be distracting. In order to fix this problem, you just need to double click your mouse and in most cases this issue will be fixed.

Metal Gear Solid 5 might be an amazing game, but it has its issues. We have covered most of these issues, and we hope that our solutions helped you fix Metal Gear Solid 5 issues on Windows 10.

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