Street Fighter 5 is out and it’s off to a rocky start. Servers are acting up, PC players are reporting controller problems and the state of things is pretty grim for many people.
Some issues can be avoided using simple workarounds, while other will require waiting for the developers to issue a hotfix or patch. This guide will show you all known errors & problems in Street Fighter 5, how to fix or avoid them if possible.
SFV Cannot Connect to ServerThe servers are quite wonky, despite having several beta and stress tests. Almost everyone is having trouble connecting, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Sit back and relax. Play training mode offline to get a hang of the characters. Keep in mind, any XP and Fight Money you earn will be erased as soon as you connect.
Error 2100dFirst of all, make sure you’re not trying to run the beta client. Trying to launch it after the game proper was released can result in this error. If that’s not it, then there are server issues at the moment. You’ll have to wait it out.
Street Fighter 5 Performance IssuesA bunch of PC players have reported performance issues with the game. If you’re having them, too, make sure your graphics card drivers are up to date. Nvidia has published a new, SFV-ready driver today. If the problem persists after that, lower the settings and hope the developers issue a hotfix soon enough.
Gamepad/arcade stick not working in SF5 on PCStreet Fighter 5 doesn’t support DirectInput. If your pad/stick isn’t Xinput-enabled, you’ll have to use a wrapper like Joy2Key or x360ce. The latter plays nicer with multiple controllers. If you’re having problems with a Xinput pad, try closing the game, unplugging the controller, plugging it back in, then restarting the game.
SFV Black Screen After LaunchIf you’re having trouble starting the game on PC, getting a black screen after you launch it, you should try this:
- Go to \steamapps\common\StreetFighterV\Content\Movies
- Rename the OpeningTrPC.wmv file into anything you like