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How to Fix Harvestella Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix Harvestella not launching, crashing, or freezing, you can try updating your graphics card, running the game as an administrator, or allowing it in your antivirus.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs, repairing/verifying the game files, or updating Windows.

Harvestella is a life simulation role-playing game by Square Enix.

Team up with allies to overcome threats and discover the truth behind the disasters.

Explore multiple towns and cities by using the world map to travel.

To reach the Seaslights, you need to traverse dangerous yet beautiful paths.

Grow crops like fruits and vegetables to sell or utilize as crafting materials.

Switch between jobs during combat including the Fighter, Shadow Walker, or the Mage.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Harvestella not launching, crashing, freezing, or having a white/black screen.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Harvestella as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Harvestella > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click Harvestella > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Harvestella in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select Harvestella app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select Harvestella app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Harvestella > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Harvestella > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Harvestella.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

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

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