Vampyr PC Errors And Fixes: Missing Files, Black Screen Error, PS4 Controller Not Working, And More

Some tech tips for Vampyr.

Posted By | On 18th, Jun. 2018 Under Video Game Tips


Vampyr is the new action RPG title from the developers of Life is Strange, DontNod Entertainment. The game has been released for the PC and for consoles, and while the game runs fine on PC for the most part, some players have been experiencing a few problems. This guide will show you some fixes and solutions which will help you with any problems you may encounter when running the game on PC.

First, the specs:

Minimum Requirements: 

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2130 (3.4 GHz)/AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • VIDEO CARD: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon R7 370

Recommended Requirements: 

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • VIDEO CARD: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 390

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 Vampyr’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 Vampyr.


One issue with this game is that the PS4 controller is not supported, but this is a problem that can be fixed quite easily. To play the game with the Dualshock 4, just run Steam in ‘Big Picture Mode’ and configure the controller. Once the game starts and you see the main menu, just minimize the game and turn off ‘Big Picture Mode.’You will now be able to play the game using your PS4 controller. However, you will notice that the button prompts are all written for the Xbox controller, so be prepared to learn the controls beforehand.


Some players have reported an issue where they can only see a black screen after launching the game. The problem 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. Once you’ve done this, go to the game’s settings and change the game’s resolution so that it matches your monitor’s native resolution. This will resolve the issue for you!


If you face an issue where some .dll files such as MSVCP140.dll or MSVCP120.dll  are missing, then the solution is simple. All you have to do is download the latest version of Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and then install it, and this will resolve the issue for you!

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 Vampyr.

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