Introduction:Experiencing freezing issues in Phasmophobia after the Ascension update can be frustrating. But don't worry, we've got you covered! In this guide, we will walk you through a series of steps to help you fix the freezing problem and get back to ghost hunting in no time.
Step 1: Find Phasmophobia in your Steam library
The first step to fixing the freezing issue in Phasmophobia is to locate the game in your Steam library. To do this, open your Steam library and use the search bar at the top of the window if you're having trouble finding it.
Step 2: Accessing game settings
Once you have located Phasmophobia in your Steam library, click on the Settings Gear icon, usually located near the Play button. From there, navigate to the Local Files tab. This is where you will find options to manage game files and settings.
Step 3: Deleting SavedScreenX files
In this step, you will be looking for and deleting any files with names starting with "SavedScreen" followed by a number, such as SavedScreen1 or SavedScreen2. These files may be corrupted or conflicting with the game, causing freezing issues. Select and delete all of these files to remove any potential problems.
Step 4: Clearing Temp files for Phasmophobia
Temporary files can sometimes cause freezing issues in games. To clear the Temp files specifically for Phasmophobia, open the Windows File Explorer and type '%Temp%' (without quotes) in the address bar. Press Enter, and this will take you to the temporary files folder for your user account. Locate any Temp files related to Phasmophobia and delete them.
Step 5: Checking AppData folder and backing up files
The AppData folder contains important game data and settings. To access it, press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type '%AppData%' (without quotes) and click OK. Look for a folder named 'Kinetic Games' within this directory. Before proceeding, make a backup copy of this folder as a precautionary measure. This way, you can easily restore your game data if anything goes wrong.
Step 6: Deleting Kinetic Games folder in LocalLow
In this step, you will be deleting the 'Kinetic Games' folder located within the LocalLow folder. Open the Windows File Explorer and type '%AppData%' (without quotes) in the address bar. Press Enter to go to the AppData folder. Locate the 'LocalLow' folder and open it. Find the 'Kinetic Games' folder within it and delete it. Deleting this folder will help reset any problematic settings associated with Phasmophobia.
Step 7: Using Registry Editor to delete Kinetic Games folder
The Registry Editor is a powerful tool, and it should be used with caution. To access it, press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type 'regedit' (without quotes) and click OK. The Registry Editor will open. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kinetic Games. Right-click on the Kinetic Games folder and select Delete. This step ensures that any lingering problematic settings from the previous installation of Phasmophobia are removed.
Step 8: Verifying integrity of game files
To make sure all game files are intact and not corrupted, you should verify the integrity of the game files. Go back to your Steam library and find Phasmophobia once again. Right-click on it, select Properties, and then click on the Local Files tab. Finally, click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files button. Steam will now check for any missing or corrupted files and repair them if necessary.
By following these friendly step-by-step instructions, you should be able to fix Phasmophobia freezing issues after the Ascension update. Remember to always back up important files before making any changes. Now go back into the haunted locations with confidence and continue your paranormal investigations! Happy ghost hunting!