Talos Principle 2, the next installment in the popular puzzle-portal platform game, The Talos Principle, is here, and it is banging. Developed by Croteam, the game is set in a Roman-Philosophical world where humans are extinct, and intelligent robots are running it, trying their best to find a way toward the massive structure that holds secrets and unlimited power.
When you click on Talos Principle 2 Play on Steam, you are presented with an error “Directx 12 is not supported on your system. Try running without the -dx12 or d3d12 command line argument”. Or, some may refer to it as the DX12 Not Supported Error. Here in this guide, we are going to show you how to fix it.
What is the DX12 Not Supported Error in Talos Principle 2?
Just as the name suggests, the Direcx12 not supported on your system means that the system doesn’t support DX12 and the game requires it to actually run. Hence, you will be presented with the DX12 Not Supported, even in a game like Talos Principle 2.
The game is available on Steam, so, there is a much simpler and easier option to simply force use the DX11 instead of DX12 in the game.
How to Fix Talos Principle 2 “Directx 12 is not supported on your system. Try running without the -dx12 or d3d12 command line argument”
Following are the methods to fix DX12 Not Supported on your System Error while pressing play to run Talos Principle 2.
Force using DX11 on Steam
- Open Steam
- Go to Library
- Right-click on Talos Principle 2
- Go to the General Tab
- In the Launch Options on your right-bottom, type “-dx11” (without quotes)
- Press Enter
The Talos Principle 2 will launch in DX11 instead of DX12, fixing the error of DX12 not supported.
Manually Installing DX12
As an alternative, you can also try to manually install DX12 on your system, by following the link. It will help the system reinstall the broken DX12 if it exists. In case it doesn’t, it will install DX12 on your system.
Afterward, restart your system as well, just to give a clean start for the game to work effortlessly.
GPU Drivers Update
On the contrary, it could be the GPU Drivers. You can clean install your GPU drivers using the Nvidia Experience Application. It automatically installs the best and most suitable drivers, in the best possible way.
Select the Custom Install, and then select Clean Installation Check Box. It will allow the system to delete the previous drivers and download the latest ones.
The AMD users can also do the same using the AMD Adrenaline Software.
GPU Drivers Reinstall using DDU
- Download DDU from Guru 3D to uninstall drivers and download new ones
- Disconnect the Internet and load the windows to Safe Mode
- Run DDU in the Safe Mode
- Remove GPU Drivers
- Reboot to Windows but without Internet
- Download the Drivers
- Connect to Internet
It will fix Talos Principle 2 Error: “Directx 12 is not supported on your system. Try running without the -dx12 or d3d12 command line argument”.