This could be for any number of reasons and will depend on whether you are running the game through Steam or the web launcher. Try the following fixes carefully and in order:
Check your graphics card software and make sure it's updated. Select NVIDIA GeForce Experience, or AMD Radeon Software. Check for manual updates for older models from ATI/AMD, or Intel HD Graphics Cards
Make sure your Dedicated Graphics Card is running the game (click here for details)
Try disabling multiple displays (Disconnect all secondary monitors), and check if your Game Settings for Resolution matches the resolution of your current monitor
From game settings, set Multisample Anti-Aliasing to "1x" and Anisotropic Filtering "Off". If that solves your problem, you can adjust them gradually
Search for, and disable/troubleshoot programs that could potentially interfere with Steam. Most notably:
a) Turn off Steam overlay
b) Disable background programs for recording and screen capturing
c) Temporarily disable your antivirus software
Verify integrity of game files:
a) Via Steam open your game library
b) Right click on the game title and select "Properties"
c) Select the "LOCAL FILES" tab and click on "VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES..."
d) Start a game session
Perform clean installation on your C: drive following these steps in order:
a) Uninstall theHunter Classic through Control Panel (and through Steam, if any)
b) Manually delete theHunter Steam folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\theHunter (if any)
c) Delete theHunter Application Data: Press Windows +R >> type %appdata% >> Press Enter and delete "theHunter", "theHunterSteam", "LauncherSettings_live.cfg", "TheHunterSettings_live", and "TheHunterSettings_steam_live.cfg"
d) Restart your PC
e) Temporarily disable your antivirus and reinstall theHunter Classic through Steam
f) Verify integrity of game files as mentioned earlier
g) Turn your antivirus and firewall back on after testing the game
- Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 and 2012 (both x64 and x86 versions), then re-download them from Microsoft Download Centre. Here are some reference links:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
Make sure your Windows Update Centre has been updating your PC successfully. Manually check for available updates and make sure that a successful connection confirmed no pending ones.
- Run a System File Checker (SFC) scan using these simple steps. If you do not see this message at the end: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations", your Windows will need to be repaired or reset.
If the issue persists, please submit a request with the details/screenshots of the problem including your DxDiag and MSInfo files (in .txt format) and let us know that you have completed all of the above. Check out this article on how to obtain them.