Persona 4 Golden is available on Steam right now and even though it’s already a hit, many fans have run into crashes, errors, and performance issues.
Many might say that Denuvo is at fault for this and that “the security system must burn out” but no. There are classic improvements you can try to get your game ready to go. Also they have nothing to do with security. We’ve collected a series of common problems with games and offer a variety of fixes that apply to most games and may work for you.
“The system does not meet the requirements” error
This is one of the most common issues that players are facing in Persona 4 Golden and sadly it is not an easy solution. The message is a “signal” that your PC will not be able to play the game. This is because the game requires DirectX11 to play. If your system supports it, install it and you are ready to go. There may be performance issues for hotfixes to improve. However, if you get this message and DX11 cannot be found then the most likely scenario is that you will not be able to play it.
crash on launch
If Persona 4 Golden crashes at launch, it could be because of your GPU not having the latest drivers. Check your respective driver hub for possible updates and relaunch the game. If that doesn’t work, close all unnecessary programs and browser windows. The last resort is to try launching the game on windowed mode.
crash in game
In-game crashes are a common error in Persona 4 Golden and they are mostly related to high RAM usage or GPU error. Make sure all your drivers are up to date, your RAM is not overloaded at 100% and try lowering the graphics of the game and test things out. Make sure your system runs DirectX11 and install it if possible. You can also try running the game with admin rights and see if that helps. If all of those don’t work, you can always try to verify the game’s files and restart it. A simple crash in installation can cause a lot of problems.
low fps / stutter
The first thing we would recommend is to turn off V-Sync. This setting is a pain for a mid-range setup and you may find that turning it on results in some major FPS drops and stutter. You can test all graphics settings to find out which ones work best for you. Remember to always check that your GPU drivers are up to date. Last but not least, you can set the FPS to a low cap (30 is best in those situations) and see if that helps with performance.
Only sound or no sound in cinematics
This is a weird issue that we don’t get a lot of in PC games. This has been reported by several people on the Persona 4 Golden Discussion board on Steam. However, there is no real fix. One user claims that moving the game from his D: disc to C: fixed the problem. It may work for you too but it will be a miracle work.
Given the fact that there’s no clear solution right now, Atlus is already addressing them. We have to be patient and wait for a more stable solution to the problems.