How to fix common Farming Simulator 17 issues

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Fix common Farming Simulator 17 issues

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.

How can I solve Farming Simulator 17 issues?

  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

1. Update your graphics driver

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The first thing that you should do is to update your graphics driver. Downloading it manually is a process that carries the risk of getting the wrong driver installed.

This may lead to serious malfunctions at a later point, so the easier way to update drivers on a Windows computer is by using an automatic tool.

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2. 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.

3. Repair Microsoft DirectX

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

4. 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.


If the Troubleshooter stops before completing the process, fix it with the help of this complete guide.


2. Farming Simulator 17 black screen issues

black screen issues

If you can’t play Farming Simulator 17 due to black screen issues, try updating your graphics drivers.

Use the tool described above to download the latest graphics updates on your computer and check if the issue is solved.


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

No access to profile

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

disconnect all gamepads

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

Could not init 3D System

  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.

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.


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

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 April 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2017 and was revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.