How to fix Freezing Startup Screen on Starbound
If your starbound game starts up, but freezes part-way through the Chuckle Fish logo then you may have come to the right place.
There are three things that you can do to fix this problem:
*Remove all mods
*Turn off overlay on Discord
Guide steps for doing each of these are just below this sentence. But be aware that some of these steps were made for 64-bit computers.
REMOVE ALL MODS
If you do have any mods installed, you should be able to find them in "Subscribed Items" on Steam or in a folder called "mods" in your Starbound Directory.
1# In Steam go to Starbound's Workshop.
2# Then go to Subscribed Items (hidden in the Browse tab) and unsubscribe all the mods there.
3# Go back out of Steam, open up Windows Explorer and go here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\mods
4# Delete everything inside the Mods folder, (If you're wondering about the file called mods_go_here, don't worry it's not a mod and won't break anything if you leave it there)
If your game doesn't have any mods installed, then their may be something wrong with your save files or your Starbound Directory.
To keep your progress, backup all of your save files before doing the third step. Your save files can be found in the storage folder inside your Starbound Directory.
1# In Steam uninstall Starbound (Right-click Starbound listed under MY GAME)
2# Go back out of Steam, open up Windows Explorer and go here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common
3# Find the Starbound folder and delete it. This will remove the Starbound Directory.
4# Go back to Steam and Install your game (Right-click Starbound listed under MY GAME)
After that you may place your backup save files back in the Storage folder inside their respective folders. Make sure your game still works after doing this.
TURN OFF OVERLAY ON DISCORD
If you have Discord on your computer, you should be able to turn off the overlay for Starbound inside "Game Activity" on Discord.
1# In Discord open up "User Settings" (Click on the Cog Icon)
2# Go to "Game Activity" and turn off your Starbound overlay (Click on the Computer Icon to the right of it)