F1 2018 PC Errors And Fixes: Black Screen Error, D3D Device Has Been Removed, Missing DLL Files, And More

Some tech tips for F1 2018.

Posted By | On 28th, Aug. 2018 Under Video Game Tips

F1 2018 runs fine  on PC for the most part without any major hiccups. However, some problems present in this version of the game could make it unplayable for some of you out there. If you’ve been facing any such problems with the game, then this guide is here to help  you out.

First, the specs:

Minimum Requirements: 

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2130 or AMD FX 4300
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GT 640 or AMD HD 7750
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible Soundcard

Recommended Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible Soundcard

Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the system owner. GamingBolt or its staff members take no responsibility for problems that may arise or issues that may occur from trying the below. Always remember that official support is always the best support. 


Generally speaking, some basic troubleshooting tips should always help you resolve whatever issue you are facing with the PC version of any game. If you are running into problems, maybe first attempt the following steps, and if they don’t work out, look into some of the more specific fixes we have below.

  • Make sure the drivers on your PC are updated
  • If you have two GPUs, make sure you are using the discrete GPU instead of the integrated one
  • Set F1 2018’s priority to High in the Task Manager Turn off any background programs, including firewalls, chat clients, video recorders, and overlays
  • Try lowering visual settings on the game to see if that improves game performance
  • Make sure you have Windows updated before you attempt to play F1 2018.


If an error pops up when trying to run the game stating that you are missing a ‘.dll’ file, then you can solve the problem quickly. All you have to do is Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and the problem should be resolved.


When you run the game, if the game launches into a black screen, then the issue is caused because the game’s resolution is set higher than your monitor’s native resolution. To fix the issue, just press ALT + ENTER to  bring the game to windowed mode, and then change the game’s resolution so that it matches the resolution of your monitor.


Some players have reported encountering this error when trying to run the game. The problem is most likely caused because of an overclocked GPU. To fix the issue, just make sure that your GPU is not overclocked. If the problem persists, it is probably because your GPU driver isn’t compatible with the game, so try updating the GPU driver and see if that fixes the problem.

Note: Given that the wide range of PC hardware out there, the fixes mentioned here may or may not work for you. But it’s worth giving them a shot since these have worked for players who own the PC version of Madden NFL 19.

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