Thief PC Crashes, Errors and Fixes

The PC version of game Thief launched with several issues. In the list below we described common issues you might encounter and suggested their solutions.
The list will be updated regularly as new information are available.

Thief PC Minimum Requirements
Operating Systems: Windows Vista with Platform Update
CPU: Dual Core or Quad Core CPU
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series or NVidia GTS 250
DirectX: DirectX 10
HDD/SSD: 20 GB


Thief Recommended Specs:
Operating Systems: Windows 7 or 8
CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel i7 Quad Core CPU
RAM: 4+ GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD / R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD/SSD: 20 GB

Thief 2014 Issues and Solutions

Thief Game crashes
Make sure you have the latest hardware drivers, and PC minimum requirements.
Verify the Thief Integrity Cache Files in Steam.
Make sure you have latest patch for the game installed.
If the game still crashes try increasing your virtual memory page file size.

Disappearing Menu Buttons
Updated drivers!

Black screen after launching Thief
Run the game in framed / window mode (ALT+Enter). If this doesn’t help delete previous game’s saves. Make sure you back up your saves first.
Blackscreen issue can appear if you didn’t verify the Thief Integrity Cache Files in Steam.

Thief Bad graphics
Most problems with game optimizations can be solved by keeping Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing to low. The higher you set SSAA, the more graphic problems you’ll have.

Skipping Intro Videos
  1. Go to Thief\ThiefGame\Config
  2. Locate ThiefEngine.ini file and open it (use NotePad)
  3. Change StartupMovies=PROG_GUI_Video.StartupVideoPlayer to ;StartupMovies=PROG_GUI_Video.StartupVideoPlayer
  4. Save the changes

Thief Bad FPS Issues
If your computer fulfills the game’s requirements, make sure that your Hardware’s drivers are up to date. Running game in lowest graphic settings and resolution will also help. Disableing most of background applications will increase game performance and Framerates. Most DirectX 10 GPU users reported low FPS and lag issues.

Thief Sound Problems, delayed dialogues voices, and no cut-scenes sound
  • Install the latest sound drivers
  • Turn-off V-Sync for delayed sound.
  • Change the language
  • In Windows sound settings open Playback Devices, click on Speakers and choose Properties. Test the best sound performance.
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5 COMMENTS

  1. R
    raj

    thief is not working correctly in windows 8

  2. M
    madkiller252

    my game stops at a part and stops working

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      farzam

      do you can to fix it?my game stop working too.what should we do?

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    Ornlu Wolfjarl

    If it crashes during a dialogue with an NPC (like Basso giving you a quest) the save file gets corrupted. Loading the game just shows me a black screen. Trying to manually load shows the save slot normally, but there are no saves inside.

  4. T
    Tamoor

    my system have 6gb ram dual card of nvidia gts240 but still game is not working

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