Alien Isolation: Solve The Random Crash on Low Specs PCs

Alien Isolation

Alien Isolation

I’m a huge fan for the Horror/Sc-Fi game Alien Isolation, but i faced a serious problem after i downloaded this game on my low specs PC.

The game designed to work correctly on DirectX11 & Powerful Graphic Cards, and if you don’t meet these requirements, you will face a random frequent crashes during the game that will make your life as Hell.

So i tried to figure out how to solve the problem so i can play the game normally without any crashes,  and i figured out a solution.

The problem comes from the Engine Settings file in “<Game-Path>\Data\Alien Isolation.xml”.

This file simply have the configurations for the game graphics parameters, and these parameters configured to be compatible DirectX11 and to provide you the best game experience even in the lowest options but these configurations will make your graphic card unstable cause the graphic card don’t have the power to handle such configurations.

So the solution is to change some of these configurations so it can meet with your graphic card capabilities.

Of course this will downgrade the game graphics a little bit but you will gain that the game will be stable and you can enjoy it.

Note: this manual enable you to run the game on DirectX10 too, but you must have at least 4-Core Processor cause the game switch on software acceleration.

FYI, this solution is working on my Laptop that have Intel Graphic card and it’s working fine.

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VMWare NAT Server Lag Solution (Windows)

In the last few months, my internet server connection was too bad and i was getting disconnect from it and after while the connection is getting back and internet too but the NAT Server don’t sense that and the Virtual Machines don’t get any internet connection, i tried to ping Google from the Virtual Machines and the same problem, no results and the only solution is to restart my pc to fix this problem.

But at last i found the solution to this problem without restarting your PC, just restart the NAT Service from Services Manager in Windows.

Steps

  • Goto Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services.
  • At Services Manager Search for “VMware NAT Service” and Restart It.

Restarting the NAT Service from Service Manager Screenshot

That’s it and all connection will be restored in your Virtual Machines without Restarting your PC.