How to fix Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Errors: Crashes, Errors, Poor FPS, Lag and More

How to fix Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Errors

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, the real-time strategy game, released on January 20, 2016. Developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Gearbox Software, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a prequel to Homeworld. Homeworld is a space-based real-time strategy video game which was released in 1999.

Here we are providing you solutions to some of the error that users have come across after the game released. Before proceeding, do have a look at the system requirements to run Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Official System Requirements

MINIMUM

  • Operating system: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz | AMD A10 5800k 3.8 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 440 | AMD Radeon HD 4890 – 1 GB VRAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
  • DirectX version: 11
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

RECOMMENDED

  • Operating system: Windows 7 | 8 | 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-950 3.0 GHz | AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 – 2 GB VRAM | AMD Radeon HD 7770 – 1 GB VRAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB
  • DirectX version: 11
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

How to fix Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Errors: Crashes, Errors, Poor FPS, Lag and More

#1 Framerate/ FPS issues in Deserts of Kharak

If the framerate gets low, then turn off Steam overlay, Fraps, or any other apps that may be running in the background.

#2 “Your Game Crashed: Error” when playing Deserts of Kharak

Do a “verify game cache” on Steam. This will tell the files which are missing DLL files after the game was installed. So then you can fix it.

#3 Crashes on laptop when playing Deserts of Kharak

Make sure that the game uses the high performance GPU instead of the integrated GPU.

#4 Textures keep resetting to low (global settings)

Patch for this is yet to be released.

#5 Access Violation / KERNELBASE.DLL error

Check for the following two things:

  • Is there enough space in your PC HDD for installing the game.
  • If enough space is there, then next do a verify game cache on Steam to verify whether any DLL files are missing or not

#6 Lag when playing Deserts of Kharak online

Restart your WiFi/LAN router

#7 Mission Progress Bug in Deserts of Kharak

Restarting the mission is the only solution. You get this error in Mission 3.

This guide will be updated with new solutions as new issues surface. Are you having problems running Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak on your PC? Let us know in the comments. We will try our best to help you fix that.