Spongebob (SPBFBBR) Squarepants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated – Crashing, Stuttering and Freezing fix

A new Spongebob game is out and it surely does have a huge name. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a platform video game title by THQ Nordic. It is based on the popular animated series on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants.

It is a remake of the console version that released in the year 2003. But this Spongebob SPBFBBR is available for Windows as well.

The game has had a decent launch so far and has got some decent reviews. But some Steam users are having problem running the game on their systems. There are experiencing crashes, fps drops, stutters and some freezing every now and then.

Spongebob (SPBFBBR) Squarepants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated – Crashing, Stuttering and Freezing fix

There are some basic fixes that you can try. Here are some:

Spongebob Squarepants Rehydrated – System Requirements

Before you proceed any further with the article make sure that your PC is good enough to run this game.

Lets take a look at the system requirements of Spongebob Squarepants Rehydrated:

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: AMD / Intel CPU running at 2.8 GHz or higher (AMD Phenom II X4 925 or Intel i3-4130 or newer are recommended)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA graphic card, with at least 2GB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.1 support: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or newer is recommended.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, Windows 7 and 8.1 are supported but some AMD Graphics Cards might show weaker performance on these OS versions.

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: AMD / Intel processor running at 3.5 GHz or higher (AMD FX-6300 series or Intel Core i3-8100 or newer is recommended).
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphic card, with at least 4GB of dedicated VRAM (or more) and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.1 support: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon R9
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, Windows 7 and 8.1 are supported but some AMD Graphics Cards might show weaker performance on these OS versions.

Though this is an old game, the Rehydrated version does require you to have a decent gaming rig or a gaming laptop. Also, if you are not running Windows 10 then you might face some issues on some AMD cards.

Graphics Settings

This game barely has graphics or video settings. So all you do is :

  • Set Window Mode to Fullscreen
  • Disable V-sync

It is very hard to come by games like these nowadays that barely have graphics settings. Graphics or Videos settings are one of the most important performance boosters in PC games. But if a game is lacking basic video settings then there is not much you can do if you start lagging.

Download the latest video drivers

This should be pretty obvious. I don’t see a reason for not installing the latest graphics or video drivers that have been already released by AMD and Nvidia. Graphics drivers are something that you should keep updated all the time. So go ahead and update the drivers if you haven’t done it yet. Here are the links:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Preferred Graphics Processor (For Nvidia Laptop users)

If your laptop feature a Nvidia graphics card inside then you need to make sure your laptop is using that instead of the low powered integrated one.

  • Just open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings located on the left side
  • Select the Program Settings tab
  • Under “Select a program to customize” select SpongeBob_BFBB_R
  • If it is not there then click on Add and then select it
  • Now set “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor”

Fixes Suggested by THQ Nordic

The developers of this game have already made a post regarding bug tracking and reporting on the Official Steam Discussions page of Spongebob Rehydrated. Here is what they have to say:

“Hey guys.

In case you come across any bugs please make sure you test the following first –
Verify files on steam.
Update GPU and Windows drivers.
Restart steam.
Restart your computer.

if the bug happens to still there then go here – https://redmine.thqnordic.com/projects/spongebob-squarepants-battle-for-bikini-bottom-rehydrated-community

Press the little + in the corner and you can file a report, also please make sure you post in German or English as that is the two only languages where we can provide full support.

Please include a DxDiag (See below for how to do so)

If you are running Windows 7 or higher, go to your TaskBar.
Click “Start”.
Click “Run”.
In the pop-up window enter DxDiag and click Ok.
The DirectX Diagnostic Tool pop-up window should appear.
Click “Save all information”.
A “Save As” window should open.
Click “Save”. (The file should be saved to your desktop as DxDiag.txt)
Exit the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

and as much information as possible such as
How did the bug happen?
What did you do when the bug happened?
What do we have to do to reproduce the bug?

We hope you all enjoy our game and sorry if you run into any issues.

Regards THQ Nordic.”


Unfortunately, these are all the methods we have for this moment. We will update this article with new fixes as soon as we get hold of new ones. Till then, there is no other choice but to wait for the developers to release a patch.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, If you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!


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