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How to Fix High On Life Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix High On Life 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.

High On Life is a comedy adventure game created by Justin Roiland, one of the co-creators of “Rick & Morty”.

The story follows a group of people who are recruited to become intergalactic bounty hunters after an alien cartel invades Earth.

The main character is a recent high school graduate who has no job or ambition until the aliens came.

They travel through different biomes and locations in the cosmos, fighting against the villainous Garmantuous and his gang, collecting loot, and meeting unique characters along the way.

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

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run High On Life as an administrator

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

Fix 3: Allow High On Life 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 High On Life 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 High On Life 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 High On Life > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Nvidia GeForce Experience > Settings > General > In-Game Overlay > 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 High On Life > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch High On Life.

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 High On Life.

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