Fix Common Expeditions: Viking bugs on Windows 10, 8.1, 7

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Expeditions: Viking is a game that takes you back to 790 AD. A group of Norse warriors lands on the shores of England, and you, as their leader, must guide them. Your choices will dictate how history remembers you. You can guide people with the carrot or the stick, but the results won’t be the same.

Expeditions: Viking will put to the test both your people management skills and your military skills, as well as your patience. Players have reported that the game is sometimes affected by various issues limiting the gaming experience. In this article, we’re going to list the most common Expeditions: Viking issues, as well as their corresponding workarounds, if available.

Expeditions: Viking bugs

Expeditions: Viking is a great game, but it suffers from various issues. Speaking of issues, here are some common problems that users reported:

  • Expeditions Viking crash – Crashes can occur for various reasons, and the most common problem is your antivirus. If antivirus isn’t the issue, you might have to make a few changes in config.ini file.
  • Expeditions Viking mouse problem – Many users reported mouse issues while in game. To fix that, use Alt + Tab shortcut, or run the game in borderless window mode.
  • Expeditions Viking quest bug – This issue is usually caused by the game itself, and in order to fix it, we advise you to download and install the latest patches.
  • Expeditions viking no sound – Many users reported sound issues while playing the game. If that happens, be sure to update your drivers and check if that solves the problem.

Solution 1 – Check your antivirus/firewall

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The most common cause for Expeditions: Viking issues is your antivirus or firewall. Sometimes your game might be blocked by your antivirus, and in order to fix that, you need to add the game to the list of exceptions in both your antivirus and firewall.

If that doesn’t work, you might want to try disabling certain antivirus features or disable your antivirus entirely. In case that doesn’t work, your only solution would be to uninstall your antivirus software. If that helps, you should consider switching to a different antivirus solution.

If you’re a gamer, you’ll need an antivirus with a Gaming Mode feature that ensures that your antivirus doesn’t interfere with your gaming sessions. One antivirus that offers both Gaming Mode and great protection is BullGuard, so be sure to try it out.

Many users reported issues with Comodo antivirus, and according to users, the issues can persist even if you disable it. To fix that, add the following directories to the exceptions list:

  • steamapps\common\Expeditions Viking_Data\Managed
  • steamapps\downloading\Expeditions Viking_Data\Managed

Solution 2 – Restart Steam

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I had a power outage while I was playing, and since I’ve started everything back up, all my save games are missing when I click “Load Game”. It’s just empty. Um, help? Particularly since I’ve gone a fair way through, I’d hate to have to restart.

To fix this issue, try restarting Steam. Also, check if there are any save files located at this address:  %userprofile%\Documents\My Games\Expeditions Viking\Savegames\.


Solution 3 – Update your graphics card drivers

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Your graphics card drivers are crucial for gaming, and if you experience any Expeditions: Viking issues, such as crashes, be sure to update your graphics card drivers first. To do that manually, you just need to find the model of your graphics card and download the latest drivers for it from the manufacturer’s website.

Downloading drivers manually can sometimes be a complicated process, but if you want to quickly update your drivers, you might want to use a tool such as TweakBit Driver Updater that will update all your drivers automatically.


Solution 4 – Install the latest Windows updates

According to users, sometimes issues with Expeditions: Viking and other games can occur if you don’t have the latest Windows updates installed. For the most part, Windows 10 installs the missing updates automatically, but you can always check for updates manually by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Update & Security section.
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  3. Now click the Check for updates button.
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Windows will now check for any available updates and download them automatically. Once the updates are downloaded, they’ll be installed as soon as you restart your PC.


Solution 5 – Update your game

Expeditions: Viking issues can be a big problem, and sometimes the issues aren’t caused by your PC or software. In some cases, the bugs might be associated with the game itself, and the only way to fix them is to install the latest patches.

Developers are working hard on the game, and they are fixing some common bugs and problems, so in order to ensure that your game is working properly, be sure to download the latest patches.


Solution 6 – Install video codecs

According to users, sometimes Expeditions: Viking issues can occur due to missing video codecs. To fix that, it’s advised to install K-Lite Codec Pack or any similar video codec. In case that doesn’t work, you can disable video playback. To do that, just follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Documents\My Games\Expeditions Viking\Config directory on your PC.
  2. Locate config.ini file and open it with Notepad.
  3. Now add the following lines:
    • [VideoPlaybackSettings]
    • DoPlayVideos=False
  4. Save changes.

After doing that, you won’t have any issues with the game, and you’ll be able to start it without any crashes.


Solution 7 – Use Alt + Tab or restart the game

Many users reported various mouse issues in Expeditions: Viking. This is just a temporary glitch, and you can fix these issues with a simple workaround. According to users, to fix the problem you just need to use Alt + Tab shortcut to minimize the game and go back to it.

If that doesn’t work, restart the game and the problem should be resolved. Keep in mind that these are just workarounds, so you’ll have to repeat them if the issue reoccurs.


Solution 8 – Run the game in borderless window mode

According to users, sometimes you might encounter mouse issues in Expeditions: Viking. However, you can fix those problems simply by running the game in borderless window mode.

Users claim that mouse issues don’t appear while using borderless window mode, so be sure to try that and check if it solves your problem.


Solution 9 – Set your resolution in config.ini file

If you’re having mouse issues in Expeditions: Viking, you might be able to solve the problem simply by making a couple of changes in config.ini file. Apparently, you just need to set the resolution in config.ini file and the issue should be resolved.

Go to config.ini file and set the desired resolution manually. To see how to access the config.ini file, be sure to check one of our previous solutions for detailed instructions. After doing that, save changes and check if the issues are resolved.


Solution 10 – Perform a Clean boot

Sometimes third-party applications can interfere with the game and cause various Expeditions: Viking issues to occur. To fix this problem, you need to disable all startup applications and services. To do that, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Now press Enter or click OK.
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  2. When System Configuration window opens, go to Services tab. Now check Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all.
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  3. Now go to Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
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  4. Select the first entry on the list, right-click it and choose Disable. Repeat this step for all entries on the list.
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  5. Once you disable all startup applications, close Task Manager and go to System Configuration window. Now click Apply and OK to save changes. Restart your PC.
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Once your PC restarts, check if the problem is still there. If not, you might want to enable disabled applications and services one by one until you find the one that is causing the problem.

After you find the problematic application, remove it from your PC. The best way to do that is to use uninstaller software, such as IOBit Uninstaller since it will remove all files and registry entries associated with the problematic application.

We hope the suggestions listed above helped you to fix some of the  Expeditions: Viking bugs that you’ve encountered. If you’ve come across other workarounds to fix various issues, feel free to list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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