Parallels crashes as Fortnite is about to launch in Windows VM

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by NiklasS4, Sep 10, 2022.

  1. NiklasS4

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    Hi,
    My son has played Fortnite with Parallels 16 on a Windows 10 VM on my iMac for a long while, and that has worked great. However, recently Parallels has started crashing when I launch the game, just as the game is about to switch to full screen.

    In case this was a known error, we've given it a bit of time and run all the updates, both on Parallels, Windows and Fortnite, reported the error to Parallels each time, but it still crashes. We've followed all the tips about Fortnite trouble-shooting, without luck.

    I've created two fresh VMs with Windows 10 and Windows 11 on this machine running Parallels 16 and they also crash on the exact same startup. Then I've created two fresh VMs with Windows 10 and Windows 11 on my MacBook Pro with Parallels 17, and also they crash when Fortnite is loading and about to switch to full screen mode.

    When Parallels has crashed I get a dialog saying "Technical Data Report. A critical error occurred with Parallels Desktop. Please send this auto-generated report to help solve the problem. Important:This is not a support request." and a checkbox "Send a solution to me when available." I've probably sent 30 or so.

    Has anyone else had this problem and found a way through it? Needless to say my son is very frustrated as he cannot play with his friends anymore.
     

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  2. NiklasS4

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    (Clarification: both iMac and MacBook Pro are of the last Intel-based vintage, so no Apple Silicon involved)
     
  3. NiklasS4

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    I asked Epic, and they came back with that I had to ask Parallels about this. So hi Parallels, how can I run Fortnite without it crashing Parallels?
     

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