Frostpunk PC Errors And Fixes: Input Not Supported, Black Screen Error, MSVCP140.dll Is Missing, And More

Some tech tips for Frostpunk.

Posted By | On 10th, May. 2018 Under Video Game Tips

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Frostpunk is a pretty great game but also quite brutal, just like the previous game from developers 11bit Studios, This War of Mine. The game runs quite well on PC for the most part, but some users have reported experiencing some problems. If you’ve been experiencing any such issues with the game, then perhaps you will find a solution in this guide.

First, the specs:

Minimum Requirements: 

  • CPU: 3.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 660, Radeon RX 460 or equivalent with 2 GB of video RAM
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: 3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 970, Radeon RX 580 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX compatible

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 Frostpunk’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 Frostpunk.


If you’re encountering a problem where the screen goes black when you start up the game, then the solution is pretty simple. Just press ALT+ENTER to bring it to windowed mode and then change the resolution to your monitor’s native resolution. This problem is caused because the game’s resolution is set higher than your monitor’s native resolution.

Alternatively, you can just go to C: users\”name”\appdata%\11bitstudios\frostpunk\config.bin and then just change the resolution there by opening the config file with notepad.


If you encounter this error, then there’s an easy fix for it. Just download Visual C++ Redistributable and the problem will be resolved for you. Try running the game again after doing so and it will run without any problems.


You might encounter this error when trying to start the game up, but the solution for this is quite simple as well. Just download Microsoft .NET Framework and the issue will be resolved.


This is another problem where you can fix the issue just by downloading the required package. For this error, just download isual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and the problem will be fixed.


Windows 7 users usually have a hard time with lots of games and they encounter some varied problems with this game. One possible problem may be that api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll file is missing. To fix this issue, just download the file manually online and then paste it in C: Windows\SysWOW64. This should resolve the issue for you.


To fix this issue, go to  C: users\”name”\appdata%\11bitstudios\frostpunk\config.bin and open the config file with Notepad and change the refresh rate to your monitor’s refresh rate. You can find your monitor’s refresh rate by just checking online.

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 Final Fantasy 15.

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