How to fix common Farming Simulator 17 issues

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Farming Simulator 17 is generally a stable game. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be limited by a series of technical issues. If you’ve encountered various Farming Simulator 17 bugs, follow the troubleshooting steps listed in this article to fix them.

Having issues with Farming Simulator? Check our list and solve them now

  1. Farming Simulator 17 won’t run
  2. Farming Simulator 17 black screen issues
  3. Farming Simulator 17 “Failed. No access to profile” error
  4. The camera always spins around
  5. Error: Could not init 3D System

1. Farming Simulator 17 won’t run

Solution 1 — Make sure that Farming Simulator 17 is correctly installed

1. Launch Steam > go to Library
2. Right-click Farming Simulator 17 > select Properties
3. Go to the Local Files tab > click Verify the integrity of the game cache.

Solution 2 —Update/ Repair Microsoft DirectX:

1. Go to Microsoft’s Support page and download DirectX End-User Runtime
3. Uncheck all the options > click the “No thanks and continue” button
4. Save the app directx_Jun2010_redist.exe > run it
6. Enter the path C:TMP > click OK to extract the installation files to the folder TMP on the Local Disk (C:)
8. Open the Local Disk > open the folder TMP > run the application DXSETUP
10. Once Microsoft DirectX has been updated or repaired > delete the TMP folder.

Solution 3 — Run Farming Simulator 17 in administrator mode

1. Launch Steam > go to Library
2. Right-click Farming Simulator 17 > select Properties
3. Go to the Local Files tab > browse local files
4. Right-click FarmingSimulator2017.exe > select Troubleshoot compatibility
5. Click “Troubleshoot program” > check “The program requires additional permissions” > hit Next
6. Select “Test the program…” > quit the game > hit Next
8. Select “Yes, save these settings for this program” > click Close
9. Open the x64 folder > run FarmingSimulator2017Game.exe > click Troubleshoot compatibility
10. Click “Troubleshoot program” > check “The program requires additional permissions” > hit Next
11. Select “Test the program…” > quit the game > hit Next
12. Quit the game and click the button ‘Next’.
13. Select “Yes, save these settings for this program” > click Close.

Solution 4 — Update your graphics driver

Downloading drivers manually is a process that carries the risk of getting the wrong driver installed, which may lead to serious malfunctions. The safer and easier way to update drivers on a Windows computer is by using an automatic tool such as TweakBit Driver Updater.

For more information and guidance, make sure to check our article How to: Update graphics driver on Windows 10.


2. Farming Simulator 17 black screen issues

If you can’t play Farming Simulator 17 due to black screen issues, try updating your graphics drivers. Use the links listed above to download the latest graphics updates on your computer.


3. Farming Simulator 17 “Failed. No access to profile” error

This error usually occurs when players try to activate the game. You can quickly fix it by installing the latest game update.


4. The camera always spins around

Some steering wheels have separated axis for the accelerator and the brake pedal. For this reason, the camera often spins around hectically when you play with your steering wheel since Farming Simulator 17 only uses one axis for the pedals.

To prevent the camera from spinning around, combine the axis inside the steering wheel configuration.

If the camera spins around without user input, disconnect all gamepads and driving wheels from your computer, wait for a few seconds and then plug them back in.


5. Error: Could not init 3D System

Download and install the OpenGL Extensions Viewer. Run it and check your OpenGL version on the first page. If the value is smaller then 4.0, this means that your GPU doesn’t have Shader Model 3.0, the driver is too old or is not correctly installed. In this case, uninstall all graphics drivers and try to reinstall the newest driver.

Also, you can try restoring the original game files to address possible corruption. This can be done with the Steam client, following these steps:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Choose Library.
  3. Right-click on Farming Simulator 17 and open Properties.
  4. Choose the Local files tab.
  5. Click Verify integrity of game cache.

If you’ve come across other workarounds to fix various Farming Simulator 17 issues, feel free to list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below. We’ll update this article accordingly.

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

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