Tekken 8, the highly anticipated installment in the renowned Tekken series, is set to hit gaming platforms on January 26, 2024. Developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Tekken 8 promises to deliver a thrilling fighting game experience, packed with new features, characters, and cutting-edge visuals. However, some players are encountering issues with the game not launching on Steam. If you find yourself facing this problem, don’t worry – here are some steps you can take to resolve it.
Check for Updates
Ensure that Tekken 8 and Steam are both updated to the latest versions. Developers frequently release patches to address bugs and improve compatibility.
Verify Game Files
Corrupted game files can prevent proper launching. Right-click on Tekken 8 in your Steam library, go to “Properties,” navigate to the “Local Files” tab, and click “Verify Integrity of Game Files.”
Update Graphics Drivers
Outdated graphics drivers can lead to compatibility issues. Visit the official website of your GPU manufacturer (NVIDIA or AMD) and download the latest drivers.
Updating drivers manually can be complicated and time-consuming. For a simpler method, we recommend using IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver updates for your PC. Follow these steps to use the software:
- Download Driver Booster.
- Install and run the software.
- Click the Scan button and let Driver Booster scan any outdated drivers on your PC.
- If the software found any outdated driver, click the Update Now button located on the upper left of the window.
- Wait until the Driver Booster finishes the driver download and installation process.
Note that your PC may restart several times depending on the drivers that are being updated.
Close Background Applications
Running resource-intensive programs simultaneously with Tekken 8 may strain your system, causing not launching issues. Close unnecessary background applications before launching Palworld to allocate more resources to the game.
Run as Administrator
Right-click on the Tekken 8 executable or its shortcut and choose “Run as Administrator.” This grants the game the necessary permissions to launch correctly.
Right-click on the Tekken 8 executable, go to “Properties,” and navigate to the “Compatibility” tab. Enable “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and select your operating system.
Tekken 8 relies on DirectX. Reinstalling it might resolve any related issues. Download the latest version from the official Microsoft website.
Check System Requirements
Ensure your PC meets Tekken 8’s system requirements. If your hardware falls short, consider upgrading components like your GPU or RAM.
- Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K/AMD Ryzen 5 1600
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon R9 380X
- DirectX: Version 12
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 100 GB available space
If all else fails, reach out to Tekken 8’s official support channels or forums for assistance. Provide them with detailed information about your issue for a more accurate resolution.
By following these steps, you increase the chances of resolving the Tekken 8 not launching issue on Steam. Enjoy the intense battles in the King of Iron Fist Tournament!