Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Crash Fix, Lagging and Audio Sync Solution, ID_ERR_ORIGIN_STARTUP_FAILED Workaround, etc

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is finally available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4. This is the second installment of the game after 7 years and it has its own dedicated fan following also. The game was recently launched on Origin and as usual, many PC users are facing some technical issues such as crashing issue, lagging and off synched at cutscenes, startup error, etc. The development studio DICE meanwhile is working on a patch to solve this issue, but here we have also noted down some of the workarounds and fixes for this common issues that players are facing. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to solve all this issues and also do let us know in the comment section below if you have any other kind of problems in this game.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst Screenshot

First and foremost, it is always best to look at the system requirements for the game. I would recommend you to upgrade your computer incase your pc is falling short of the system requirements of the game listed below:

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit (with the latest Service Pack)
CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350.
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 25GB of free space or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better/AMD Radeon R9 270x or better

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit (with the latest Service Pack)
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 25GB of free space or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB or better/AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB or better

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Crash Fix:

It is always recommended to get the latest drivers for your Nvidia and AMD graphics card to play games smoothly in your pc, same is the case with Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. In any case, both the video card manufacturer’s have released the latest graphics driver for this game. Download AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 from this link and Nvidia Game-Ready 368.39 WHQL Driver from this link.

If the game is crashing due to D3D11 error, then ensure that you are not running any recording softwares like fraps, MSI Afterburner or some other. You should also try to freshly reinstall the latest version of DirectX software, it will be available for installation in the game folder.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Lagging and Audio Sync Solution:

There are many players who are stating that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is running fine but at the time of cutscenes, there is too much of lagging issues and also the audio becomes off-synched. So, to solve this issue, you need to check your computer is not getting overheated, especially check the temperature of GPU and CPU. You will also need to close down Fraps or similar kind of recording software to get rid of this specific problems.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst ID_ERR_ORIGIN_STARTUP_FAILED Error or Broken Text in-game Workaround:

Some players are reporting that they are getting error related to ID_ERR_ORIGIN_STARTUP_FAILED and all menu items appearing with same type of error message text. Now, this problem is happening due to a duplicate Origin installation. So, you will need to uninstall all the versions of Origin software from your pc and then reinstall only the latest one to solve this issue.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Freezing / Micro-Stutters Solution:

Many gamers are reporting that after playing Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for a while, the game seems to constantly freeze for every 5-10 seconds. One user reported that switching to ultra textures solved the issue of micro-stuttering that was happening due to lack of VRAM. Other user said that after starting the game, just alt-tab out to desktop and launch Task Manager and set Priority to High for this game to solve this issue. So, try these solutions and see if it works, otherwise wait for a upcoming patch that will fix this issue.

  • Gulliver Gate

    the latest Nvidia drivers are not recomendable because they cause error and crashes and the windows boot stops working