Instant crash with Intel HD Graphics 520/530
Instant crash in Intel drivers.
Make sure you are using the latest drives:
- 520: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/88355/Intel-HD-Graphics-520
- 530: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/88345/Intel-HD-Graphics-530
The following was fixed in the Community Update #94694.
Upon starting PA, the game immediately exits without even being able to show the main menu. It is caused by a shader causing a crash in the Intel drivers. More information is available here.
As a workaround you can disable the offending shader. Navigate to "<PA Install dir>\media\shaders" and replace post.json with the version in the ZIP file below. PA will then start normally. Then go to Settings -> Graphics to disable HDR.