How to Prevent Mirror’s Edge Crashes

Action adventure game from EA Digital, crashes with following error message:

MirrorsEdge.exe has stopped working

For some it crashes on random intervals while for others the crash occurs a second after successfully loading the intro screen videos.

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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

Check Cache Contents

Open your game properties from the Steam Library. Click Local Files tab, and then “Verify integrity of game cache…” button. This may take some time.

Update the BIOS

Basically, the BIOS updates aren’t as large as other system updates. It’s hardly a few MBs. If you haven’t performed BIOS update for a long time, update it after backing up your documents and files. Go to the “Downloads” section on the website of your system board manufacturer.

Change In-Game Texture Language

The game likely crashes when the in-game texture language is other than English (United States). There may be some missing fonts, or your system is not properly configured.

  1. Open the Origin Client, and then go to Application Settings.
  2. Choose “English (US” from the “Origin Client Language” drop down box located in the General tab.
  3. Apply the changes, exit.

Diagnose Unsupported Features

Windows comes with a set of tools that diagnose various system issues. Prevent Mirror’s Edge crashes by turning off unsupported graphics features, lowering other settings. Here’s how:

1. Using Search Box of your Start Screen, type and open “Run programs made for previous versions of Windows


2. Click “Advanced” to expand hidden options. Make sure the box named “Apply repairs automatically” is checked-up.


3. Click “Run as administrator” link.

4. After the wizard reloads with administrative privileges, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions. You’ll be prompted to select the application/ executable file. Just locate the Mirror’s Edge launcher file from your installation directory, and continue.

Customize Launch Options

Are you encountering Mirror’s Edge crashes during the introductory videos? If so, change the launch parameters as follows:

  1. Open Steam client.
  2. Go to the Games Library.
  3. Right click Mirror’s Edge and choose Properties.
  4. Insert “–nostartupmovies” (without quotes) at the end of the existing Launch Options. (Do not remove existing value)
  5. Save the changes; exit Steam and re-open your game.

Change In-Game Resolution

Lowering your in-game screen resolution might help. Typically, the recommended system resolution is listed in the ReadMe file under Minimum System Requirements section.

1. Click File Explorer icon on Taskbar.

2. Open following folder:

  • C:\Users\[Your_User_Name]\Documents\EA Games\Mirror’s Edge\TdGame\Config

3. Open TdInput.ini file using a text editor. (Right click > Open with > Notepad)

4. Use the Find dialog. (Press Ctrl + F)

5. Search for “ResX” keyword. (Type it in “Find what” textbox; click Find Next)

6. Set the following configurations:

  • ResX=1920
  • ResY=1080

7. Save the changes. (Press Ctrl + S)

8. Exit the file.

Note: If the 1920*1080 in-game screen resolution doesn’t work, try 1280*720.

Download Updated NVIDIA PhysX

Are you  using an NVIDIA graphics card? Do you regularly update your NVIDIA PhysX? If not, download a free copy from the official website.

Turn Off PhysX GPU Acceleration

PhysX is a powerful physics engine. Mirror’s Edge crashes occurs when an unsupported feature like PhysX GPU is enabled.

For NVIDIA Users

1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking an empty area of your Desktop, choosing relevant option.

2. Click “Set PhysX Configuration” link in the left hand side panel of the newly opened window.


3. Choose “CPU” option from “Select a PhysX processor” drop down box.

4. Click Apply, and then exit out of the screen and reboot your machine.

For AMD Graphics Card

Simply rename physxcor.dll and physxdevice.dll found on your hard disk. With the help of Windows Search feature find and delete these files.

1. Open File Explorer.

2. Go to the system board (typically, drive C:\)

3. Press F3 key.


4. In the Search Box, search for the following two files one by one:

  • Physxcor.dll
  • Physxdevice.dll

5. Rename “Physxcor.dll” as “Physxcor.dll.bak” and “Physxdevice.dll” as “Physxdevice.dll.bak”

6. Shut down and restart your machine.

Update your System

Keep all critical system components up-to-date. Download latest recommended updates using Windows Update utility. To do so, go to Settings > Update & Security icon. Update Microsoft DirectX, Microsoft .NET Framework from the Microsoft Download Center.


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