Resolving the Application Load Error 3:0000065432 in Greedfall

November 18, 2019 |

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If you’re encountering the “Application load error 3:0000065432” message whenever you try to launch Greedfall via Steam, we have solutions for you that have helped many gamers get rid of the problem. The issue is mainly caused by faulty game files, antivirus interference, full screen optimizations, and a lack of admin rights.

This particular error happens with Steam games but is more common in Greedfall. You’ll find the steps on how to get rid of it below:

Run the Game as an Administrator

The error could be Steam’s way of telling you that the game requires advanced permissions to run. Greedfall might be lacking access to some protected files and other system resources because you’re running the game without admin privileges. What you have to do here is grant the game’s EXE file admin rights. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the game’s installation folder in a File Explorer window. If you need help finding the folder, follow these steps:
  • Launch Steam and click on Library >> Games.
  • Once the list of games attached to your Steam account opens, right-click on Greedfall and click on Properties in the context menu.
  • Go to the right pane and switch to the Local Files tab.
  • Under the Local Files tab, click on Browse Local Files, and Greedfall’s folder should appear.
  1. Locate the game’s executable file, right-click it, then click on Properties.
  2. Once the file’s Properties dialog box opens, move over to the Compatibility tab and check the box beside “Run this program as an administrator.”
  3. Click on the OK button, then relaunch the game.

Disable Full-Screen Optimizations

Full-Screen Optimizations is designed by Microsoft to help enhance your game’s graphics, and it’s enabled by default. However, the feature doesn’t always play nice with games like Greedfall. Many users reported that the error went away after disabling it.

To disable Full-Screen Optimizations, right-click on Greedfall’s EXE file and select Properties. Once the Properties dialog opens, switch to the Compatibility tab and check the box that reads, “Disable full-screen optimizations.”

Verify Your Game Files

Greedfall might be producing the “Application Load Error 3:0000065432” message because one or more of its game files are broken or missing. This could happen because an update was interrupted, your system abruptly crashed, or your antivirus program mistook some game files as threats and deleted them.

Run Steam and verify your game files to replace any faulty or missing file. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Steam client.
  2. After Steam opens, click on Library at the top of the window, then click on Games once the context menu drops down.
  3. Locate Greedfall in your game list, right-click it, then click on Properties.
  4. Go to the Properties page in the right pane and switch to the Local Files tab.
  5. Under the Local Files tab, click on the “Verify integrity of game files” button.
  6. Steam will now begin to compare the files on your system with those on its servers. If the program finds any problematic game file on your system, it will redownload it.
  7. You’ll be notified once the process completes.
  8. Exit Steam and relaunch Greedfall.

Install the Game in Steam’s Default Folder

If you changed the installation path of the game during the setup process, try reinstalling it. This time, use the default folder, which is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common.

To remove the game, open Steam, click on Library >> Games. Once your games list shows up, go to Greedfall, right-click it, then click on Uninstall. Accept the confirmation dialog, then allow Steam to remove the game. After the client uninstalls the game, open it again and redownload Greedfall.

Add Greedfall to Your Antivirus Program’s Safelist

Many games suffer quarantine issues at the hands of antivirus programs, and Greedfall is not immune to this. The problem seems to be more rampant with F-Secure Internet Security, but users of other antivirus programs have reported the issue as well. To stop this from happening, add the game’s EXE file or its entire folder to your antivirus program’s Exceptions list.

The list will go by a different name, depending on the antivirus program you use. Some of the common names include Safelist, Exclusions, and Whitelist, among others. You can easily find the option in the settings page of your security program. If you don’t know what to do, search for a guide online.

If Windows Security (Windows Defender) is in charge of your computer’s protection, you’ll have to work with the Exclusions list in the Virus & Threat Protection tool of the security suite. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Settings application, using the Windows + I keyboard combo.
  2. Once Settings opens, click on Update & Security.
  3. After the Update & Security interface opens, head to the Windows Security tab.
  4. Click on Virus & Threat Protection in the right pane of the window.
  5. Once the Virus & Threat Protection page appears, scroll down and click on Manage Settings under Virus & Threat Protection Settings.
  6. Next, scroll down in the Virus & Threat Protection Settings page and click on “Add or remove exclusions” under the Exclusions section.
  7. Now, click on “Add an exclusion,” then choose Folder in the menu.
  8. After the Select Folder dialog appears, go to where you saved the game, select its folder, then click on the Select Folder button.
  9. Relaunch Greedfall and check for the problem.

If the problem still occurs after preventing your antivirus from scanning the game, try disabling it. You should also consider switching to another malware-removal tool that doesn’t cause interference, such as Auslogics Anti-Malware.

Reinstall Steam

Steam’s installation files might be connected to this problem, especially when this error is shows up upon launching other games. To resolve the issue, in this case, try reinstalling the Steam client. Before you do this, go to Steam’s installation folder and back up the Steamapps folder so you don’t lose important game files.

Follow the steps below if you don’t know how to Uninstall Steam:

  1. Launch the Run dialog box by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting Run or by pressing the Windows logo key and the R key simultaneously.
  2. After Run opens, type “Control panel” (without the quotes) into the text field and click on the OK button.
  3. After Control Panel opens, click on the Uninstall a Program link under Programs.
  4. In the Programs and Features window, locate Steam, click on it, then click on the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
  5. Follow the subsequent prompts to complete the process, then reboot your system.
  6. You can now go to the Steam website and download and install the client.


We’re sure you have resolved the problem and can now launch and play Greedfall without issues. If you have other challenges that you’ll like us to help you with, use the comments section below to tell us about them. You can also find solutions to other Greedfall issues, including launching and crashing problems on our blog.

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