State of Decay PC Crashes, Graphic Issues, Black Screen, Keyboard and Mouse Controls, Errors and Fixes


Another zombie attack and your life have gone to hell. Survive with your scattered friends and keep together in a dynamic open world, says, State of Decay. The PC version of the game may have several errors, issues and problems, check below the full guide below.

Tips and Tricks

Read carefully below tips to avoid upcoming and recent games crashes, errors and problems. It is recommended and may fix 85% of several issues and problems.

  1. You must has installed the all redistributable contains _CommonRedist folder, which can be found in game folder.
  2. Must have up to date DirectX
  3. All hardware’s driver especially graphic card driver must be updated
  4. You should have up to date Windows OS and I recommend you to have Windows 7 to play every game fine
  5. Must installed software such as NVidia PhysX.Net Framework 4.0Visual C++ 2005, 2008 and 2010
  6. There can be some improvement in game’s frame rates by disabling the Antivirus and running background applications.

State of Decay PC Requirements

State of Decay Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: XP SP3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz (E6600) or Athlon X64 3400
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 2600 XT or GeForce 9600 GSO or Intel HD 3000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

State of Decay Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 series or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 4750 or GeForce GT 240 or Intel HD 4000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

State of Decay Patch Notes – Fixes

Apply the new patch to fix below problems:

  • Missing Dialog
  • Leaderboard Crashes
  • Reduced Motion Blur
  • Waypoint Arrows
  • Map Labels Clipping
  • French Localization

How to Play State of Decay with Keyboard and Mouse?

Via reports, you can’t change the default keyboard and mouse controls but check below the keys and actions.

Mouse Controls

  • X/Y Axis Turns Camera
  • Left Click = Attacks or Fires and Activates Emote
  • Right Click = Activates Aim Weapon Mode / Surveys Area
  • Middle Mouse Scroll / Up & Down Zoom for map / Changes Weapon / Cycles through inventory)

Foot Keyboard Controls 

  • TAB – Opens Character Sheet & Inventory also Selects Next Page in sheet
  • Q = Uses Items
  • W = Runs Ahead & Climbs Up Ladders
  • S = Runs Back & Climbs Down Ladders
  • A = Run Left
  • D = Run Right
  • E = Opens Doors interacts / search
  • M = Brings Up Map / Closes Map
  • R = Reload Weapon
  • T = Activate / Deactivate Torch (which is a flash light for american friends :p
  • Left SHIFT – Sprints & Moves up & down ladders faster
  • Left CTRL = Sneaks (Hold for 1 second to activate / Deactivate)
  • Left CTRL = Whilst running can be used to slide)
  • Space = Jumps / ((A))
  • Hold Left Mouse and Press F = Drops Bag/Sack

Vehicle Controls 

  • Right Mouse Click = Open Doors
  • W = Accelerate
  • S = Brakes / Reverse
  • A & D = Left and Right
  • E = Enter / Exit Car
  • T = Activate/Deactivate Headlights on Car
  • Q = Sound horn / Siren
  • Space = Hand Brake


  • Cheer = Hold Left Mouse & E
  • Disagree = Hold Left Mouse & Left Control
  • Agree = Hold Left Mouse & Space
  • Taunt = Hold Left Mouse & Q

State of Decay Controllers or Gamepads Issue

This is usually problem with third-party controllers and gamepads except Microsoft’s Xbox360 Controller. You need to use Xbox360 emulator for others controllers.

State of Decay Achievements isn’t working

Apply the new patch to solve this problem because 1.00 version has this major problem.

State of Decay Configuration File Location

You can locate the State of Decay’s Config Settings file from Steam\steamapps\common\State of Decay\Game\UserConfig.cfg

State of Decay Aspect Ratio 16:10 Problem

Guys, it is hard to say but State of Decay isn’t supported 16:10 Aspect Ratio.

State of Decay Windowed and Full Screen

You can toggle windowed and full screen by pressing ALT + ENTER buttons.

State of Decay History Ran Away Bug Fix

First of all, pass the Search and Rescue mission and let it expires. Then another mission will pop up to rescue them. Now you can go and get them without any problem. It is a temporary solution and hope the permanent solution will fix in new patch.

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State of Decay Zombie Stuck in Floor and Walls

Run the game in lower or higher resolution of your current.

State of Decay French-localization is missing

Open up Steam, go to Library, Select game, and now select properties, and select your desire language.

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State of Decay Crashed Graphics or Bug – Fix

For AMD Radeon users, open Catalyst Control Center>Gaming>3D Applications Settings> now set ‘Use Application Settings’ under Anti-Aliasing

State of Decay Startup Black Screen Issue – Fix

Update the graphic card drivers to the latest. If problem persists then run game in windowed mode, will fix this issue. You can change the manual windowed and full screen mode from game’s configuration file.

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