Have you ever encountered Frosty Mod Manager not launching game issue? What can you do if you come across the problem unfortunately? Don’t worry. In order to help you fix the issue, MiniTool Software analyzes the potential reasons and lists some feasible solutions in this post.

About Frosty Mod Manager Not Launching Game Issue

If you are a game lover, you should have heard about or used a mod in video games. What is mod? A mod is an alteration made by players or fans of a video game that changes one or more aspects of a video game. Mods are very popular among video game players. Some players can become fans of specific mods, and others would like to make mods by themselves.

Frosty Mod Manager, a video game utility program, is designed to help users organize and manage mods for their various games. Actually, this program is not only a mod manager but also a mod editor that allows players to make their own mods and apply them to their games.

Frosty Mod Manager works for games which are running on Frostbite game engine developed by DICE. It supports games including Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mirrors Edge: Catalyst, Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 17, and etc.

Unfortunately, some issues have reported with this utility and one of them is Frosty Mod Manager not launching game. There are some common reasons for Frosty Mod Manager not working to launch games:

  • Interference from security applications
  • Lack of administrative privilege
  • Corrupted game installations
  • Conflicting files/folders

If your Frosty Mod Manager won’t open games, you should firstly remove all the mods and then add them one by one to check if the issue is caused by a certain mod. If you cannot fix the problem in this way, you can start your troubleshooting with the following solutions.

Fix 1: Run Frosty Mod Manager as Administrator

If Frosty Mod Manager is not granted with administrative permission to access certain files or services, it might fail to launch your games or work properly. To fix the problem in this case, you just need to run your Frosty Mod Manager as administrator.

Step 1: Find the executable file of the game (commonly FrostyModManager.exe), right-click it and choose Properties.

Step 2: Switch to Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator option, and click Apply and OK to save changes.

run Frosty Mod Manager as administrator

Step 3: In this way, the program will run with administrative privilege every time you launch it. You just need to launch your Frosty Mod Manager to check if the problem is fixed.

Note: In some cases, you should also take full control and ownership of your game digital distribution platform (such as Steam and Origin) and the game folder.

Fix 2: Upgrade Visual C++ and .NET Framework

The Visual C++ and .NET Framework are required by Frosty Mod Manager program for proper functioning. If they are outdated, you might encounter certain problems with the program such as Frosty Mod Manager not launching game issue in our case.

Thus, you had better upgrade Visual C++ and .NET Framework on your computer. Just download the latest version of Visual C++ for your system from the official website, install it according to the given instructions and restart computer. Then, download the latest version of .NET Framework, install it as well and reboot your computer again.

Now, you can launch your Frosty Mod Manager and check if it can launch your games and work properly.

Fix 3: Temporarily Disable Your Antivirus and Firewall

According to the reports, the Frosty Mod Manager not launching issue could be caused by your antivirus and firewall. Sometimes, the antivirus and firewall may mistakenly regard some game-related files as viruses or malware and block its access, causing the game or the mod manager malfunctioning.

Therefore, it might be helpful to disable your antivirus and firewall temporarily. Disable all your installed antivirus programs at first. If you are using the built-in Windows Defender antivirus, you should also disable it and here’re the steps.

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.

Step 2: Go to Update & Security > Windows Security and click Virus & threat protection in the right pane.

Step 3: Click Virus & threat protection Settings.

Step 4: In Real-time protection section, toggle off the switch button to disable the feature.

disable Windows Defender antivirus

If Frosty Mod Manager are able to launching games after you disable a certain antivirus application, you can keep it disabled, or remove it and try another reliable one. If you are sure that your antivirus is not the culprit, then you can re-enable antivirus and try disabling firewall following the steps below.

Step 1: Type control panel in the Search bar and click the best match result to open it.

Step 2: Choose System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall and click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.

Step 3: Check Turn off Windows Defender Firewall option for both private and public network settings. Click OK to save changes and exit the window.

disable Windows Defender Firewall

Now, you can launch your Frosty Mod Manager again. If it works properly now, you can turn on Windows Defender firewall and allow the program through the firewall. If Frosty Mod Manger won’t open games still, just continue with the next solution.

Fix 4: Clean Boot Your Computer

It is possible that a certain application or service is conflicting with your Frosty Mod Manager and thus make it not working and not launching games. The best way to fix the issue in this case is to Clean Boot your computer. Here’s a simple guide for you.

Step 1: Press Windows + R, input msconfig and click OK button to open System Configuration.

Step 2: Click the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all button to disable all non-Microsoft services.

disable non-Microsoft services

Step 3: Switch to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager. In the new window, disable all the listed programs by selecting them and hitting Disable button.

Step 4: Back to the System Configuration Window, click Apply and OK to save changes and exit the dialog.

Once it’s done, restart your computer and run Frosty Mod Manager as administrator to check if the problem disappears. If it can work properly now, you can enable the applications and services disabled just now one by one to figure out the problematic one. Then, you can choose to disable or uninstall it. If this method fails to work, just move on to the next one.

Fix 5: Move the Game Files to Your System Drive

It is said that Frosty Mod Manager doesn’t support games that have files saved on the non-system drive. And some players have successfully resolved Frosty Mod Manager not launching game issue by transferring game files to the system drive (commonly C drive).

Hence, if you store the files of a game on a non-system drive and the game cannot be launched by your mod manager, you can try moving the game files to your C drive. To do that, you can directly copy the files and paste them to the system drive, or uninstall the game and reinstall it on the C drive. If you are using Steam, click here to get more methods.

This is an effective method, but some users complain that there is not enough space on the system drive to save a large number of game files. If you are in such dilemma, you might need to enlarge the size of your system drive.

MiniTool Partition Wizard, a professional disk/partition manager, could be a great assistant for you. It provides the Extend Partition feature to help you increase the capacity of a certain drive by taking free space from other partitions on the same disk.

As you are performing the operation for the system drive, you need to use a paid. Just download the program and register to the Pro Ultimate edition. Then, follow the steps below to extend your system partition.

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Step 1: Prepare a USB drive and create a bootable USB drive of MiniTool software.

Step 2: Boot your computer from the bootable media by changing the boot order in BIOS.

Step 3: When you get the MiniTool PE Loader interface, the program will launch automatically. If not, click MiniTool Partition Wizard to enter the main interface.

Step 4: Right-click your system partition and choose Extend from the context menu. Alternatively, you can keep the partition selected and choose Extend Partition feature from the left pane.

choose Extend Partition

Step 5: Choose a partition from the drop-down menu of Take Free Space from and drag the slider leftwards or rightwards to determine the size of space to be taken for the system drive. Then, click OK to confirm.

take free space from another drive

Step 6: Click Apply button to execute the operation.

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Fix 6: Remove Certain Files

The problem that Frosty Mod Manager won’t open games could also be caused by wrong configurations. In this case, you just need to delete certain files or folders related to the wrong configurations. This method is shared by users on the forum and you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to the storage directory of the problematic game.

Step 2: Delete the bcrypt.dll file and ModData folder of the game.

Step 3: Locate the installation folder of Frosty Mod Manager. Go to the path Frosty Tool Suite\FrostyModManager\ThirdParty and delete bcrypt.dll file under the ThirdParty folder.

Step 4: Reboot your computer. Download the bcrypt.dll file from a reliable website and place it in the original paths mentioned above.

After that, you can launch Frosty Mod Manager as administrator and check if it can launch your game properly.

Fix 7: Reinstall Frosty Mod Manager

If all the above methods fail to resolve this issue for you, perhaps there are some problem with the installation files of Frosty Mod Manager and you have to reinstall it.
Just end its related processes and uninstall the program from your computer completely. Then, download the latest version of Frosty Mod Manager from the official website and install it with the given instructions. After reinstalling it, grant it with administrative privileges and hopefully the Frosty Mod Manager not launching game issue will be resolved.

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Bottom Line

Frosty Mod Manager is a great assistant for game lovers to manage or edit their mods. But sometimes, it might fail to launch games for certain reasons. This post has introduced 7 solutions to this issue and hope you can benefit from it.

If you have any idea about this topic, you can leave a message in the comment zone below. If you have any problem using MiniTool Partition Wizard, don’t hesitate to contact us via [email protected].

Frosty Mod Manager Not Launching FAQ

What is Frosty Mod Manager?
Frosty Mod Manager is a video game utility program. It is used to organize, manage and edit mods for various games that are using Frostbite game engine. It is very popular among game lovers.
How do I uninstall Frosty Mod Manager?

To uninstall Frosty Mod Manager from your computer, you just need to:

  1. Press Windows + R to open Run
  2. Enter cpl and press Enter.
  3. Right-click your Frosty Mod Manager program and choose Uninstall.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the operation.
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