How to fix Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen: Crash, D3DERR_DEVICELOST Error, Widescreen Issues, Windows Media Player and more

How to fix Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen: Crash, D3DERR_DEVICELOST Error, Widescreen Issues, Windows Media Player and more

Okay, the day is here. The much awaited action RPG that was already released on consoles years ago has finally made its PC debut. Dragon’s Dogma got positive reviews from the critics as well as fans. Well, it’s time for the PC users to put forward their opinion.

Within hours of release, several users have reported issues like crash, stutter, can’t play in widescreen and more. We are here to save your day. Let’s take a look at the minimum and recommended system requirements to run Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on PC.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Official System Requirements

MINIMUM

  • OS: Windows Vista or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-660 CPU or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c Storage: 22 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip

RECOMMENDED

  • OS: Windows Vista or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 22 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip

How to fix Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen: Crash, D3DERR_DEVICELOST Error, Widescreen Issues, WMP, Black Screen and more

#1 Crash/CTD/Crash during gameplay issue fix:

Generally this kind of issue occurs when you haven’t updated the video card drivers since a long time. Just do a clean install of your video card drivers, restart your PC and try you launch the game. The issue will be gone.

#2 Can’t play Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen in 21:9 display/super widescreen issue fix:

Unfortunately the game does not support 21:9 displays. So you may to wait for an official patch from Capcom or any third party mod.

#3 Black Screen at startup / D3DERR_DEVICELOST issue in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen fix:

If your game is getting a black screen at startup and getting a “D3DERR_DEVICELOST : getDevice0 – >Reset(&d3dppm)” error, you can fix it using the following two methods.

  • You need to go to the Nvidia Control Panel and add the game executable. Then you have to override the in-game video settings. Then try to launch the game.
  • Another method includes editing of the configuration file. Go to

    C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Local\CAPCOM\DRAGONS DOGMA DARK ARISEN

    Open the config.ini file from there with notepad. Now change Vsync=ON to Vsync=OFF

#4 Don’t have latest Windows Media Player installed issue in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen fix:

This occurs when you don’t have the Media Feature Pack installed on your system. It is required by Windows Vista and newer operating systems. To fix this error, just download and install the Media Feature Pack from the following links.

For Windows Vista / 7 / 8: Download

For Windows 10: Download

#5 Black bars issue in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen fix:

Open the config.ini from

C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Local\CAPCOM\DRAGONS DOGMA DARK ARISEN

Now set MainX=0 and MainY=0 and save it. The black bars will be gone now.

#6 Low sound in Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen fix:

You need to edit the config.ini to fix the low sound issue. Go to

C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Local\CAPCOM\DRAGONS DOGMA DARK ARISEN

Open config.ini and set Stereo=ON. This should help solve your problem.

#7 Infinite loading time after first Chimera fight fix:

Currently there is no fix for this game breaking bug. This is most common with users playing the game in Windows 10 OS. I am sure Capcom is looking into the matter and will release a patch soon.

This guide will be updated with new solutions as new issues surface. Are you having problems running Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on your PC? Let us know in the comments. We will try our best to help you fix that.

How to fix Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen: Crash, D3DERR_DEVICELOST Error, Widescreen Issues, Windows Media Player and more January 16, 2016
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