CONAN Graphic and PC Enhancements
Post of helpful Optimizations and Client side bug fixes


Conan Launch Options

To set your Launch options to optimize your game play. Follow these instructions: Right Click on your game in the Steam Library list, scroll down to the bottom and left click properties. This will open a second box called Conan Properties. In the middle of that box is a button called "Set Launch Options" click on that. In the box that opens cut and paste this line of code: -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -lowmemory -window -high (Note: the -window, will make your game start in windowed mode. This can slow your fps rate down on some Pc's.) It is not required and you may remove it.

BEST Video Settings for HIGH FPS and Quality Video

Go to Conan Settings Screen Before entering game and click on Video Tab: Set Max FPS to 60 for Desk Tops with a 960 or better Card Set Max FPS to 30 for a Lap Top View Distance: Medium Post Processing: Ultra General Shadows: Low Effects Quality: Low Texture Quality: Medium Foliage Quality: Medium Anti-Aliasing: Off


When playing older versions of Conan Exiles on AMD GPUs you may experience low frame rate on High or Ultra presets.

Workaround #1

Switch shadow presets to Medium or Low while keeping the other settings at High/Ultra.

Workaround #2

Open console with Insert “insert” key and type r.AllowPointLightCubemapShadows 0. With the latest Steam version [which upgrades from Unreal Engine 4.12 to 4.15] you should no longer experience performance issues when playing on High or Ultra settings on AMD GPUs [and the workarounds should no longer be required].


What to do if your Client cannot connect to our servers!

Launching from a desktop icon

For any steam game, Using the Desktop ICON bypasses the auto updates for the game, when you unsub and resub it will allow you to connect to the server IF you have the same version as the server. Using the new EPIC launcher in Conan Exiles is recommended as you can from the launcher, add and remove mods for your current playthrough on a particular Server or in Single Player. To get to your Epic Launcher go to Steam > Conan Exiles Game button > start game > Epic Launcher should come up.

There are no servers in browser:

If you cannot see any servers listed in the browser, make sure that the Combat and Community lists are set to All. The filter should be set to Internet. If the settings are correct, but you still can’t see any Conan Exiles servers, then you may still use the Steam Server List Tool:
  • Open the main Steam client
  • Click View > Servers
  • Select your desired tab
  • Use the Internet tab for a list of official and unofficial CONAN servers
  • Use the Favorites tab to manually add servers using the server's query port
  • Use the History tab to find and manage the list of servers you have connected to before
Click "Change Filters" and change the Game to "Conan Exiles" (each tab has its own filter)

"0 Reverify" or Cleaning Caches:

When in doubt about any Workshop files a "0Reverify" will almost always fix the workshop errors. While making the player mad as hell. Steam has trouble with any file size larger than 3 gigs. So often they error or drop files in the download process. "0Reverify" instructions: And lastly always clean your caches after each base game update, and after any large mod updates.

Long Load Time / Fatal Errors on load

Anytime you experience either Exceptional long loading times or Fatal errors on loading. EXIT STEAM, and then re-enter the game lobby and try again. If it repeatedly loads slowly or errors, try doing a Re-Verify of your game files.

Mod Installation Problems

Conan Exiles Workshop Mod Mismatch

Go to here CONAN - EXILED LANDS - CONAN - ISLE OF SIPTAH - CONAN - SAVAGE WILDS - Now unsub from the mods package for your Server. Wait about a minute, then resub to the mod pkg. This will redownload all our standard mods. When the Epic Launcher shows the mod in the left hand panel, and you move the mod to the right panel, your good to attempt to load into the servers. If you continue to have problems with Conan and Mod Mismatch use the section below and create your own MODLIST.TXT.

How-To Create A Local Mod List

~Information provided by~ @Narelle of Admins United:Conan Discord
  1. 1.
    Login to your server. If your local mod list doesn’t match the server’s, you will see the Mod Mismatch window.
  2. 2.
    Check the following boxes (these can also be found in Settings > Gameplay):
    1. 1.
      Automatically subscribe to and download mods
    2. 2.
      Automatically connect to the server when mods are ready
  1. 1.
    Once checked, the mod loader will subscribe to the mods, download them, and arrange them for you. It will then restart the game and automatically retry the connection.
  2. 2.
    Once you are logged in, exit the game fully.
  3. 3.
    In File Explorer, go to: \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Conan Exiles and copy servermodlist.txt (this is a temporary file that gets updated when you encounter the Mod Mismatch window).
  1. 1.
    Paste servermodlist.txt in the “Mods” folder. If you don’t have a folder called “Mods”, create it in the same folder as above.
  2. 2.
    In the “Mods” folder, rename servermodlist.txt to modlist.txt delete the empty previous modlist.
Login to the server as usual. You should no longer see the Mod Mismatch window, and your client will no longer need to restart upon joining!


  • Following the above, you can create multiple mod lists. The one which is named modlist.txt will be the primary one and loaded. You can swap them as needed.
  • If you want to update your already existing mod list to match the server’s (e.g. when a new mod is added or the load order is adjusted), join the server once to get the new servermodlist.txt and simply copy its content over to your modlist.txt. Next time you join, you will have a matching mod list.
  • Your local mod list will also be used when you load single-player. If you want to use a different one or none at all, just rename the modlist.txt file (e.g modlist_1.txt)
  • Even if your local mod list is set to match the server, you may still see the Mod Mismatch window if the version of the mod the server is running doesn’t match the version on your client (e.g. a mod has updated before the server is updated with the latest version).
  • You can also use the game menu to create mod lists, however, the method described above is more reliable and usually quicker.

Epic Game Launcher Universal Modlist.txt adjustment.

A faster version of the above is accomplished by Going to Steam > Conan Exiles> clicking start game. The Epic Game Launcher will come up.
  1. 1.
    Select the Mods Tab and when your window shows your mods. Go Down to the bottom right and.
  2. 2.
    Select the Mod Directory tab. This will open the file with your modlist.txt and open it for you.
3.) Open "modlist.txt'' and erase the information in it.
4.) Go to the Universal Modlist.txt above and copy lines 1 and two.
5.) Paste them into the empty "modlist.txt"and under File > Save.
6.) Save the list with the same name.
7.) Close and close out to the Original steam window.
You can then relog into Conan and your Mods will now preload in before you enter the server.

Universal copy of the MOD ORDER modlist

This is for our server "Exiled Lands". The below is a universal copy of the MOD ORDER modlist that goes into the MODS folder in Conan Exiles sandbox file.
This is for our server "Isle of Siptah". The below is a universal copy of the MOD ORDER modlist that goes into the MODS folder in Conan Exiles sandbox file.

Keybindings won’t save:

  1. 1.
    Go to C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonConanExilesConanSandboxConfig
  2. 2.
    Open the DefaultInput.ini file with Notepad
  3. 3.
    Find the lines that have PreviousMessage and NextMessage
  4. 4.
    Where it says Key= , change the assigned key to whatever other key you would prefer to use.
This temporary solution involves editing a vital game file. Avoid changing and deleting any characters in any of the lines in the file as this can be game breaking.

C++ or UE4 Prerequisites errors

Conan Exiles C++ errors are most likely due to out-of-date Windows versions. Make sure that your computer is running the latest Windows version:
  1. 1.
    Run Windows Update > install the available updates > restart your computer
  2. 2.
    Install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015
  3. 3.
    Install Conan Exiles

“Optional parameters” error

If Conan Exiles is trying to launch with optional parameters that don’t exist, restart Steam and try again. If the issue persists, close Steam and launch the app as an Administrator. If this doesn’t fix the error, contact Funcom’s support team.

Force the Mod to Update

For Client Mods That Are Having Trouble Updating You will want to have these instructions on hand as exiting Steam will be required. Copy and Paste them into Notepad or other word processor. Option 1 Unsubscribe from the mod via the workshop page Close and completely exit Steam (Right Click Steams Icon, and click "Exit Steam") In Windows Explorer, Navigate to -> \steamapps\workshop\content\440900\1369743238 If found, delete this folder. If not found, then Steam isn't being picky (for once) Start Steam again Subscribe to the mod
Option 2 Try verifying files of your Conan Exiles install. Sometimes, Steam will realize that a mod needs updating, and do so then. I haven't fully tested this. Instructions if you are not familiar with this process is below. Navigate to your Steam Library Right Click your game and go to "Properties" Navigate to Local Files Select Verify Integrity of Game Files.
Option 3 (Specifically for Less Building Placement Restrictions) Will work if you can find the repository of any mods .pak files, and can get the previous to the updated file. Join the discord[], and grab the manual link in the announcements channel. This link will only be available for 1 week after an update goes live. In Windows Explorer, navigate to ----> \steamapps\workshop\content\440900\1369743238 Replace the pak file found in here with the manually downloaded one.
Missing Download Files Error If you encounter a "Missing Download Files Error" with one or more of your mods, follow the instructions below. In Windows Explorer, navigate to ----> :\SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\downloads Delete anything found in here. If necessary, re-download the mod(s) from there, though your issue should be resolved now.
Above post was created by ~ Multigun [developer] Apr 21, 2019 @ 12:24am

Long Load Time / Fatal Errors / Black Screen on load:

Anytime you experience either Exceptional long loading times or Fatal errors on loading. EXIT GAME, EXIT STEAM, and then re-enter to the game lobby and try again. If it repeatedly loads slowly or errors, or if the game is hanging on the loading screen and is not progressing beyond a black screen, wait a little longer. If nothing happens after a few minutes, end the task by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Restart the game and then try to launch it again.
It is good to know that this issue may be caused by hardware that is close to the minimum specifications. Also, try running the Steam client’s built-in integrity checker. OR try doing a Re-Verify of your game files.

Restarting Steam

Restarting Steam can often help resolve problems with Internet connectivity when trying to load or play games. You can restart Steam by closing and reopening the client, or refresh your Steam files in the event you feel that Steam's files may be modified, corrupted, missing, or mis-configured on your operating system. If none of these solutions work, try contacting Steam.

Method 1 Restarting Steam

  1. 1.
    Click on “Steam” in the toolbar at the top left corner of your Steam session. 2. Select “Exit” or “Exit Steam.” Your current session of Steam will close. Alternately, right-click on the Steam icon in the notification tray on your desktop, and select “Exit.” In Windows, the notification tray is located at the bottom right corner of the desktop; in Mac OS X, the notification tray is located at the top right corner of the desktop. 3. Double-click on the Steam icon on your desktop to relaunch Steam. If the Steam shortcut icon is not located on your desktop, search for Steam in the “Start” menu in Windows, or in the Applications folder on Mac OS X.

Method 2 Refreshing Steam Files in Windows

  1. 1.
    Exit Steam using steps #1 and #2 from Method One. 2. Press the Windows + R keys at the same time. This will open the Run dialog box. 3. Type the following command into the Run dialog box, then press Enter: steam://flushconfig. This command will refresh your Steam files. 4. Restart your computer, then navigate to C:\Program Files\Steam. 5. Double-click on “Steam” or “Steam.exe” to relaunch the Steam client. This will open Steam directly from the installation folder. Do not open Steam using its shortcut icon located on the desktop. 6. Resume game-play in Steam as normal. Your Steam files will now be refreshed.

Method 3 Refreshing Steam Files on Mac OS X

  1. 1.
    Exit Steam using steps #1 and #2 from Method One. 2. Launch Safari and type “steam://flushconfig” into the address bar. 3. Press “Enter,” then close your Internet browser. 4. Restart your computer, then relaunch the Steam client. Your Steam files will now be refreshed, and you can resume game-play as normal.

Method 4 Refreshing Steam Files in Linux

  1. 1.
    Launch Terminal and type “steam --reset” at the prompt. 2. Press “Enter.” The message “Installing bootstrap /home/[username]/.steam/steam/bootstrap.tar.xz” will display on-screen. This message means your Steam files have been successfully refreshed. 3. Restart your computer, then relaunch the Steam client. Your Steam files will now be refreshed, and you can resume game-play as normal.

Verify Your GAME

  • Your Steam page.
  • Right click the Game Title.
  • In the box that opens: Click on the tabs on the top (Local Files).
  • In the last box in the list: Verify integrity of Game Files… : Click this.
  • Wait for the process to complete. (May be lengthy).
  • When the process finishes, restart the Game Title to re-acquire any lost files.
  • After files are re-acquired.
  • Restart Steam from one of the methods above, and try the Game Title again.


For everyone with AMD CPUs who are having issues with Alt + Tab alt-tabbing causing freezes, please do the following to eliminate the problem.
If you have followed any of the previous workarounds posted in the forums, revert those changes. (For example restoring XAudio2_7.dll if you have removed it)
Locate your Engine.ini file, which should be found in your ConanExilesInstallPath>/ConanSandbox/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor/Engine.ini folder.
C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/ConanExiles/ConanSandbox/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor/Engine.ini
Edit it in notepad, and add the following to the end of the file:
[/script/engine.audiosettings] bDisableMasterEQ=True Save the file, and start the game. You should no longer experience freezes when alt tabbing. Save the file, and start the game. You should no longer experience freezes when alt tabbing.


If you do not want to edit files, just hit the [ESC] key when the Funcom logo comes up. Otherwise, this is correct: IN STEAM LIBRARY PAGE, Right click : Conan Exiles\properties\local files\browse local files\ConanSandbox\Config open "DefaultGame.ini and set: [/script/movieplayer.movieplayersettings] (these will be + insted of - so reset them all to the -) -StartupMovies=StartupUE4 -StartupMovies=StartupNvidia -StartupMovies=CinematicIntroV2 SAVE the file. Close the File. In the File manager, find the file you just opened, and right click on it. Go down to properties and click that. In the box that shows please go to the bottom of the box and click the box that says Attributes and click the Read only box and then click ok. This will save the file in a way that when the game updates the files the file will not be reset to the previous settings.