Car Mechanic Simulator 2018: how to fix errors, black screen, low FPS and other problems

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 became available yesterday on Steam, but it seems that a great many players are faced with many kinds of technical problems. At the moment the simulator mechanics received nearly two thousand user reviews, of which have a Mixed rating. As you could already guess the negative user reviews are mostly contained complaints about various bugs, glitches, errors, crashes, and other nasty things that literally prevents you from enjoying the process of repairing the car.

The most common problem in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 was horrible optimization, where some players can’t even maintain a stable frame rate. Plus, there are problems in the form of choppy, braking, crashes, black screen and other problems.

In this article we have tried to gather solutions for as many problems that are listed above to help you to overcome technical difficulties in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018. Before we proceed directly to the main part of the article, i.e. to methods of solutions, we need to make sure you PC is able to cope with simulator mechanics 2018.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows(64-bit) 7 or newer
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Video card: NVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Disk space: 20 GB

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows(64-bit) 7 or newer
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Video card: NVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Disk space: 20 GB

As you can see, if you want to play Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, you have a powerful PC no need – all within an average build at the moment. So now let’s come to the most important problems and their solutions.

If you are convinced that your computer is quite efficient for Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, then let’s start getting into problems with the game. Let’s start with the most common problem in all games black screen.

Black screen in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

A great many players complaining about the black screen that literally breaks the game. Appear black screen, players can in a completely random moment in time they change the tires of the car or just at the start of the game.

In addition, many users inform that this bug manifests itself during the game with the Mayen car M3. The developers have said that at the moment it is not clear whether the issue with the specified machine or not, but they need some time to verify this. In this regard, they asked the players to send in their logs.

If you still get the bug with black screen, then please email when it appears? What is happening in this moment. Does the game in the background? And whether car Mayen M3? If you have this bug, then please send us your output_log.txt. In Windows this file is located in <GAME DIRECTORY>/CMS18_DATA/). Email

While developers will be to find out the cause of a black screen in the game, you can use the below mentioned steps that might help in this situation:

  • Disable radio. Yeah, that probably sounds silly, but some players informed that the game will crash in black screen with music in the background. By disabling it, they were able to stop on a black screen.
  • Install codecs Media Feature Pack.
  • Disable the Steam overlay.
  • Go to windowed mode.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 not started

Some players can not even really run Car Mechanic Simulator 2018. They are trying to launch it via the Steam client, but absolutely nothing happens or it still runs, but you constantly sit in front of a loading screen.

In most cases, this problem is created on the basis of the fact that the running game prevents something on your computer. These “something” could be antivirus, Windows firewall, third-party software to record video clips and the like. Based on this fact, we can compose the following list of tips:

  • Make sure your antivirus is not reached the Executive file of Car Mechanic Simulator 2018. At best, he might by mistake put it in Quarantine, and at worst – he removed it.
  • Make sure that your system can find the new drivers for different hardware. Especially for your graphics card.
  • Try to start the Executive file of Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 as Administrator.
  • Experiment with compatibility for Car Mechanic Simulator 2018. Sometimes it may help with a game that stubbornly refuses to run.

Error cm18.exe is missing in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

If you have run the Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 appeared error “cm18.exe is missing” or “cm18.exe is absent”, then this indicates that the Executive file of the game something happened. In this case, this problem is solved quite simply – running the check integrity of game files in the Steam client. Follow Library→Car Mechanic Simulator 2018→Properties→Local files→Verify integrity of game files…

Low FPS in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

There is no doubt that the Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 at the moment is absolutely not optimized. Frankly, the game works just disgusting and the players are incredibly powerful machines can’t get in normal FPS.

In this situation there is little to recommend, as the game just came out and its technical condition is itself a problem. Developers need to engage in optimization, but still we can recommend some steps:

  • Disable Vertical sync.
  • Set graphic settings that will allow to squeeze out more FPS.
  • Update the drivers for your video card.

Yes, like yourself advice, but more to do nothing – just wait for patches for Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 from the developers that will improve the optimization and increase performance.

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