If you are a gamer you can imagine how irritating it is to get an error message while using certain features of the game. A major issue that NVIDIA users who play Valorant and CS: GO are facing recently is the “A supported game is required to use this feature” error. These kinds of errors are because of bugs, after the recent Valorant update this problem is seen with most of the users.
These kinds of bugs can ruin a gamers experience and they can even cause a major problem to professional gamers during a tournament or an online event. In this blog post we have listed some easy fixes you should check out if you are facing a similar issue of “a supported game is required to use this feature NVIDIA”.
How To Fix “a Supported Game Is Required To Use This Feature”
To fix the NVIDIA driver issue causing “a supported game is required to use this feature” there are some simple fixes that worked for almost all of the users. Players who are facing this issue are unable to use flashes in the game and also it prevents you from opening the photo mode and game filter. You can fix this issue by using the most simple method which is reinstalling the drivers, if this does not work maybe you will have to downgrade your drivers to an older version.
If both of these methods didn’t work then the last option for you would be to enable experimental features in NVIDIA driver settings. All the methods listed in this article are tried and tested so don’t worry your default graphics settings will not be changed.
We have explained below each fix step by step to make it easy for you:
Re-installing NVIDIA Drivers
The latest updates sometimes carry bugs with them which can interfere with your game functions. If there would be any bugs in your recent update then reinstalling your drivers might solve your issue.
To re-install NVIDIA drivers, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Go to your computer search bar and type “GeForce Experience” app and open it.
Step 2: After opening the Geforce experience App login to your NVIDIA account or if you don’t have one create an account.
Step 3: After logging in, click on “Drivers” at the top left corner.
Step 4: Now you can check all the installed driver list on your screen, to re-install them click on the “three dots” just after the driver option.
Step 5: Click on “Re-install driver” and wait for the process to complete.
After successfully re-installing NVIDIA drivers, restart your computer and start the game to see if the issue is solved, if it does not try the other methods.
Install Old NVIDIA Drivers
The latest update of the driver or game might be a cause of the “a supported game is required to use this feature” issue. The updates of games often cause problems with drivers, it takes time for th3e drivers update to arrive for the latest version of the game. Due to this sometimes downgrading to an older driver version is the best option.
To download an older version of the driver follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Open the official “Geforce drivers” page in your web browser.
Step 2: Now search for “NVIDIA control panel” on your computer and go to GPU information.
Step 3: Fill out the GPU and system information on the “GeForce drivers” page and click on “Start search”.
Step 4: Now you can see a list of drivers on your screen, just scroll to the bottom and select any older version.
Step 5: Click on “Download now” and install the driver.
Once you have successfully installed an older version of the driver the latest one will be automatically replaced. Now restart your computer and run the game to check if your problem is solved or not.
Close Screen Capturing Applications
If you stream your game or screen record your gameplay then this problem might be because streaming apps like stream lab when opened with the NVIDIA game filter can clash. These apps do not work together every time so try closing screen capturing applications and then run the game.
Enable Experimental Features In NVIDIA Geforce Experience
If you have tried both the methods listed above and the issue continues then this method will be useful for you. Enabling experimental features gives you early access to NVIDIA features just like a beta tester version and it can fix bugs and glitches.
To enable experimental features in NVIDIA follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Search for the “Geforce experience” app on your computer and open it.
Step 2: You will have to Login to your NVIDIA account to use this feature. If you don’t have an account, create one.
Step 3: Click on the “settings” icon at the top right corner.
Step 4: Go to “general settings” and click on the checkbox with “Enable experimental features. A GeForce update may be required”.
Now close the Geforce app and launch your game. The issue of “a supported game is required to use this feature” will now be fixed, so go enjoy your game.
FAQs | NVIDIA Drivers Issue
If I Uninstall My Graphics Driver Will I Lose My Monitor Display?
No, you will not lose your display because as soon as you uninstall a driver your computer is smart enough to automatically switch to a standard VGA driver.
How Do I Enable Game Filter?
You can enable game filter by pressing “ALT+Z” in-game overlay and selecting “game filter”.
These kinds of issues related to graphic drivers can be a nightmare for a gamer because bugs like this take time to fix via a software update.
In this blog post, we have listed the fixes for “a supported game is required to use this feature” with each step explained. You can try these easy fixes and if you are still facing this issue or have any questions let us know in the comment section down below.