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I get this error message on EVERY Steam game. "The program [name].exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close."

Hi. So I'm a total newbie and don't really know how all this stuff works.

I recently purchased the update to Crossover 22.1 hoping it might fix my problems. I couldn't get any Steam games to run. After updating it still didn't work, so I deleted my old Steam bottle and did a clean install of a new Steam bottle.

I've tried downloading a few PC games from Steam and running them and I've gotten the above error message on all but one of them. If I click "close," it will keep trying to load the game over and over again giving the same error message, until I exit the program through Steam.

I did manage to get one small Indy game to load, except there's no window for it. I can hear the audio for it, and if I press enter I can hear the selection sound and the beginning sounds of the game, so it's clearly loading. I just can't see it.

I'm on a Macbook Air 2020 running os 10.15.7

I also submitted a support ticket but figured I'd post here as well in case anyone else is running into the same issue.


Hi there,

Which games did you try?


Like maybe 5-6 can't remember them all. It's happened on literally every game I've tried. A lot of them are smaller indy games but some of them are bigger ones too. It doesn't seem to be a game-specific problem or else I don't think I would be getting the exact same message on all of them.

Really frustrating since the one thing I bought CrossOver for doesn't work.

I'll keep trying other games but I'm not hopeful.

Hi again,

The error message that you mention is actually very generic, and not necessarily indicative of a common root problem. Without knowing the games you tried, no one will be able to determine if it is game-specific or not.


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