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How to Fix Fatal Error in Dakar Desert Rally

Dakar Desert Rally is an unparalleled off-road rally racing experience with multiple vehicles.

Amaury Sport Organisation’s Dakar Rally offers over 30 stages from the official 2020-2022 races.

The game provides an authentic Dakar Rally feel with dynamic weather, including sandstorms and snow.

The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and Season Pass, offering immediate vehicle unlocks.

Players can compete in single-player career mode or online multiplayer events with friends.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the fatal error in Dakar Desert Rally (The UE4-Dakar2Game Game has crashed).

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Dakar Desert Rally as an administrator

  • For Steam: Go to your Steam Library > Right-click Dakar Desert Rally > Properties > Local Files > Browse > Right-click Dakar Desert Rally > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK.
  • For Epic Games: Search for “Epic Games Launcher” using Windows Search > Open file location > Right-click “Epic Games Launcher” > Properties > Compatibility > Tick “Run this program as an administrator” > Apply > OK.

Fix 3: Clear Steam or Epic Games cache

  • For Steam: Open Steam and click on the Steam logo on the top left > Settings > Download > Clear Cache > Confirm.
  • For Epic Games: Search for %localappdata% using Windows Search > right-click Dakar2Game > Delete.

Fix 4: Disable your overlays and inputs

  • Disable Steam Overlay: Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Dakar Desert Rally > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Disable Nvidia Overlay: Open Nvidia GeForce Experience > Settings > General > In-Game Overlay > Disable.
  • Disable Steam Input: Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Dakar Desert Rally > Properties > Controller > Override for Dakar Desert Rally > Disable Steam Input.

Fix 5: Disable conflicting programs

  • Unplug your racing wheel: Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • Disable gaming software: Open the task manager and end the Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center task.
  • Close your tabs: Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 6: Verify the integrity of game files

  • For Steam: Navigate to your Steam library > Right-click Dakar Desert Rally > Properties > Local Files > Verify integrity of game files.
  • For Epic Games: Navigate to your Epic Games library > Dakar Desert Rally > Three dots > Manage > Verify.

Fix 7: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Dakar Desert Rally.

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