A few tech tips for Project CARS.
Project CARS is now available on the PC and unfortunately there are several users who have reported all kinds of issues. From inconsistent performance during heavy rain to game crashes, it goes without saying that PC version does have it set of stability issues. After going through several forums and boards, we have found a list of best possible solution to counter these problems. Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the platform 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.
If you are facing issues with your gaming wheel, your hardware may not be compatible with the game. Not all wheels will work with Project CARS. For a compatibility check, please check out the official list here. If the game is stuttering, then you may need to update your drivers depending on the type of graphics card you use. Disabling “Detailed grass” and “Motion blur” have also reportedly reduced stuttering.
If Project CARS is crashing on startup, you need to check your drivers. The best way to do is to use the DriverScanner software. Some users have reported that the game does not launch at all. In order to solve this try verifying the steam cache files, restart your PC and game. There have been reports that weather conditions such as rain drastically impact performance and thereby reducing performance. There is no way to resolve this yet so let us hope that the developers release a patch soon.
If you are facing Unhandled Exception Errors, try deleting graphicsconfig file from the documents folder. Make sure you have a backup copy though. Adding -dx9 -x86 in the command line using launch options on Steam may also help to resolve this issue. Many users have also reported that they are facing black screen issues. As always, try running the game in windowed mode or changing the resolution of the game to check whether it resolves the issue.
For players who are having problems with their controller resulting into camera issues while braking, try setting Force Feedback option to Zero. For players who are playing the game with a G27, pedal mapping issues have been reported. There is a workaround which you can read over here. The solution is to bind the pedals, go to Options > Controls > Edit Assignments ->Click over the pedals functions that do not function and when requested press the pedals.
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 Project CARS.