Need for Speed 2016 PC Crash fix, Film Grain Filter Solution, Black Screen Troubleshooting, etc

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Several months after its release on gaming consoles (Playstation 4 and Xbox One), the new Need for Speed ​​finally arrives on PC. The famous racing game is available since last week, Thursday 17 March. Ghost Games, the studio of Electronic Arts behind its design says that “PC version is the most successful of the game.”

Need for Speed 2015 Pics
Need for Speed 2015 Pics

It comprises indeed “all additional content already out since the launch of the game on consoles.” In addition, its developers took advantage of the extra time allotted to them to add some improvements, such as “like a refresh rate to 60Hz lifted and 4K resolution.” Another new support in NFS on PC now includes the manual transmission. It is also compatible with many wheels. However, there are some technical problems in the game like crashing after tutorial, black screen issue, resolution problem, etc. If anyone is facing this issue, then in this guide we will try to list how to solve all this problems in Need for Speed.

First of all, it is always recommeneded to meet up with the game’s requirements, which is listed below:


1. Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1 – All 64-Bit
2. CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 or equivalent with four hardware threads
3. RAM: 6GB
4. Hard Drive Space Required: 30GB
5. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory
6. DirectX: 11
7. Input: Keyboard and mouse, or dual analogue gamepad, or compatible steering wheel


1. Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1 – 64-Bit
2. CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 or equivalent with four hardware threads
3. RAM: 8 GB
4. Hard Drive Space Required: 30GB
5. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB, AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory
6. DirectX: 11
7. Input: Keyboard and mouse, or dual analogue gamepad, or compatible steering wheel

Need for Speed 2016 Crash after Tutorial Fix:

If you are on a Windows 8 system along with a dual AMD graphics card setup then you might be facing this issue. So, the only way to resolve this problem is to either update the graphics card driver or else disable Crossfire functionality. For Nvidia graphics card, there is no problem with the game in SLI.

Need for Speed 2016 Film Grain Filter Disabling Solution:

There is an issue of film grain effect in this game which is achieved through a filter. So, incase you dont want it, then you can easily disable this effect. But first it is always recommended to backup your files first and then only proceed. So, to disable Film Filter, go to Documents\Need for Speed\Settings and open PROFILEOPTIONS_profile file with Notepad. After that change the line which says FilmGrain 1 to GstRender.FilmGrain 0. Simply save the file and exit. Now run the game without this effects.

Need for Speed 2016 Black Screen Troubleshooting:

Some gamers have complained about getting a black screen at the start of the game which makes it impossible for players to play Need for Speed 2016 on pc. To solve this issue, players just need to press Alt+Enter keys on their keyboard and then let the whole cinematics to play. Once the game asks to press a button then press Alt+Enter key again to get into Fullscreen mode. The game will again go into black screen, but this time press the button which was asked and then Alt+Enter back into Windowed mode. Once the tutorial gets over, pull up the map and choose PC settings > turn Fullscreen to Off.

Need for Speed 2016 Increase Render Resolution Workaround:

You can always try to increase the games render resolution without affecting the display resolution. To do that right click on Need for Speed in your Origin Library. After that go to Properties and write -Render.ResolutionScale 1.5 or -Render.ResolutionScale 2.0 in the given field box and apply and quit.

Need for Speed 2016 Offline Play:

There is no way to play Need for Speed 2016 offline as the game requires a constant Internet Connection for all game modes.

Need for Speed 2016 Direct Function “HR1” ERROR Solution

Some users have reported that the game is giving an error called “DirectX function “hr1″ failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED” at the loading screen in Need for Speed 2016. To solve this issue, you need to right click on game’s exe file in Origin > choose Game Properties > and tick disable Origin in Game. After that run the file with Administrative rights.


  • i used the solution for direct function “HR1” error. Now i get blackscreen and the error: DirectX function “Dx11renderer::tryMap” failed…
    Alt + Enter isn’t doing anything and it doesn’t matter if i start the game with administrative rights or not or in origin or from the desktop.
    Can anybody help?

  • did you find a solution for that? i’m stuck with this one…and that’s not what you expect from a game that you bought…

  • I read that need for speed is not supporting older graphic boards than NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2 GB, but i cant imagine that…
    Another thing is that the new crimson driver 16.3.1 from amd which is especially for need for speed isnt supporting older graphic boards as well…
    So if you got an older graphic board you might not be able to play need for speed.

  • I have a radeon r9 280x Toxic, and I keep getting directX errors. I’m perplexed, because my wife has a similar build to me and I can run the game on her PC with no problem.. My build has MB ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+, Hers is GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+, but we both have AMD Visheras, mine is AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz Socket AM3+ , and hers is AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+, also I have a SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 280X Toxic graphics card, and hers is GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280… Also, both 32Gb Ram…

    I’ve even tried upgrading the card firmware for both computers and it had no effect. Both systems are using Windows 10 x64 OS, with the latest Crimson drivers. Yet, hers runs the game without crashes and mine crashes on load.

  • Well, did you try updating DirectX to the latest version, it should be available for installation it the game’s folder or you can get that directly from microsoft website. Also, try to disable antivirus software while playing the game or put an exception to the game’s exe file in any security program that you are using in your build.

  • Yes, sir. I usually have an aptitude for troubleshooting these things. but I am genuinely perplexed. Also, I must clarify as “crashes on load” may be vague and misleading. I am able to start the game and enter the garage. I can perform functions in the garage, but when I choose to leave the garage, it loads for approximately a minute and then just freezes up.

    I just changed the graphics settings to window mode and it finished loading but froze after starting the animation of the car coming out.


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