This page is for the original release. For the Director's Cut, see Q.U.B.E.: Director's Cut.
Not to be confused with Cube.
Verify Integrity of Game Cache...
Locate and run the following file: <path-to-game>\Binaries\Redist\UE3Redist.exe
Locate and open the following file:
Now search for bInitializeShadersOnDemand and set it to True. In the same file, search for Distortion and set it to False. Save the file and load up the game again.
Ensure that your Anti-Virus/Firewall software is not blocking the game from launching. Determining this depends on your Anti-Virus software. This has been found to be a problem for both Windows and OS X users.
See Sound problems (cracking, delays, missing music/effects, etc.)
This is commonly caused by the game engine when using Dual Monitors. Try unplugging or disabling your other monitors and launching again.
In the menu go to Options > Advanced Graphics. Make sure Dynamic Lighting is On and press Apply Changes.
You can check this by visiting Windows Update and ensuring you have the latest .NET framework, as well as other critical updates.
Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.
This means that Q.U.B.E. is unable to change any files. To fix it go to Q.U.B.E.'s installation folder:
This is usually caused by USB devices or controllers plugged into your computer while playing. To fix this problem, please unplug all unnecessary USB devices before playing.