Spellbreak, the indie game developed by Insomniac Games, released on PC and Mac yesterday, but many users are reporting issues with it running properly on Steam. Some users are seeing an error message that says Steam needs to be online to update Spellbreak while others can’t even get the game to launch at all.
Here are some troubleshooting tips you can try if you’re having issues getting Spellbreak to launch on Steam or run properly once it does start up. Hopefully these tips will get Spellbreak working properly for you and help make sure your experience with the game is smooth and bug-free!
How To Solve Spellbreak Not Launching Steam?
- Make sure your device meets the minimum requirements
Spellbreak requires a computer with Windows 7 or higher and Intel HD Graphics 4400 or better. If you’re not sure what your graphics card is, type dxdiag in the search bar, then open System Tools -> Display -> Device Manager. You’ll see all of your devices under Display adapters. You can use this list to find out which one is your graphics card.
- Update Steam and any applicable Windows Updates
To update Steam, navigate to Steam’s website, open the download link, and then select Save File and then Run. If it asks for admin permissions, click Yes and the downloading process will start. Once the process is complete, a notification will pop up with an option to exit or restart your computer.
Restarting your computer should suffice in most cases. Now that Steam has been updated, navigate back to its installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam) and double-click on it again to open. Check if any Windows Updates have come out since your last attempt. If so, follow the same steps as before but this time instead of clicking Save File when prompted after opening the download page, click Save. The updates should install automatically without much input from you.
- Run Spellbreak As An Administrator
If your problem is the game not launching, running as administrator can fix this. In order to do so, right-click on the launcher and go into compatibility settings. Select run as administrator under compatibility mode and try launching again.
- Restart Your Computer, Game, Router, Etc.
First, we’ll start with the basics: restarting your computer. Double-check that Steam and Spellbreak are not running in the background or else close them using the Window key + Shift + Esc shortcut combo, and then reboot your machine from the Start menu or Power button (depending on your device). Once your computer is back up and running, try launching Spellbreak again; this time it should work without any problems.
- Try Running From Another Machine/Computer
One possible issue is that your machine does not have the required software requirements, particularly if the game’s requirements have changed since the game was released. You can try installing the game from another computer or device and seeing if it launches from there; if so, this will indicate that there is a problem with your machine’s configuration (such as incompatible antivirus or an outdated graphics card).