PC Graphics card problem?

Discussion in 'PC Technical Support' started by 63Llamas, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. 63Llamas

    63Llamas Official Terrarian

    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to open Terraria and it says my graphics card has invalid configure options and I haven't even touched it! (It's a installed program for HD Graphics, not card). And I'm try to get a new one but every one I try it says my machine doesn't have the requirements to have it installed! Help?

    Computer Dets:
    Intel(R) Pentium Core Proccessor
    Intel(R) HD Graphics (My old grapics driver).
    Windows 8.1
  2. PrivateMufasa

    PrivateMufasa Terrarian

    Strange. What is the exact error message, is there an error code?
  3. 63Llamas

    63Llamas Official Terrarian

    This is what it says:

    Attached Files:

  4. Marcus101RR

    Marcus101RR Master of Ravens

    Your laptop probably has multiple cards, goto device manager and double check, then make sure you give the game the right card to use. That being said...


    Welcome to PC Support Section.

    In order to further assist you, please verify the following information below before proceeding. Please, we remind you that Terraria has certain requirements in order to function properly on your system. If you fail to check these requirements you may encounter errors or issues.

    In order to further assist you, please consider posting your System Specifications. You can obtain this information by Right-Clicking My Computer on your system. You will get basic information about your Processor and RAM. If you wish to get a full detailed list, you can use third party software to determine your specifications.

    Available Third Party Software
    System Requirements
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz (Single Core)
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB Video Memory, Shader Model 1.1 Support
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater
    Game Dependencies(MUST Install)
    Troubleshooting Your Problem with TerrariaServer.exe
    In order to figure out what your problem is with the game, we require that you run the Terraria Server Client (TerrariaServer.exe). This will display any errors or successes on launch. Should there be any errors from the program itself, use the command prompt and copy the error to display it here.
    1. Right click within the Command Prompt.
    2. In the drop-down menu, select Mark.
    3. Once you made a selection, Right Click or Press Enter to copy.
    4. Paste your results in your thread.
    If you have trouble with the above instructions, your system might be showing "Not Responding" or your System may need to be rebooted to start clean.

    Before proceeding any further, please delete the config.dat file located in your Terraria Folder under My Documents/My Games. Then start Terraria again, this may fix some unexplained issues, but we wish to make sure you are running a nice and clean installation:
    1. Locate My Documents Folder.
    2. Open My Games Folder.
    3. Open Terraria Folder.
    4. Delete Config.dat file from this location.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: My world has corrupted somehow and will not load properly, what can I do?
    A: You may have corrupted the world by using modded clients, computer shutdown before the world could complete the save, or system failure within Terraria that caused the problem. You can try attempting to load your world using TEdit (Download).

    Q: My game is not launching, or I get errors regarding XNA/.NET Framework!
    A: You can attempt to make sure you have all Game Dependencies first, then try attempting this solution:

    If you don't feel like sifting through all that, it's basically to do with the framework permissions.

    This is how you change the right to use Framework/XNA:
    1. Right-Click the specific directory (Listed Below).
    2. Select Properties.
    3. Select the Security Tab
    4. Click on Advanced Option
    5. Select the Owner Tab
    6. Click on the bottom button to Edit.
    7. On this window select the Administrator in the row and make sure to select the Checkboxes below.
    8. Hit Apply and close all the windows.
    9. Try running the game again.
    Do the above for all of the following FOLDERS:



    Q: Steam has reported that one (1) file has failed verification and was downloaded?
    A: This file is known as the serverconfig.txt file. Originally this file shouldn't be packed with the game as Terraria should create this file automatically on launch if it is missing or out of date. Due to it being changed and updated by server owners, the file will constantly fail the verification process. This has no effect on playing the game, and can be ignored.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  5. 63Llamas

    63Llamas Official Terrarian

    Where is device manager? (I'm on Windows 8).
    EDIT: Found it, now what?
    EDIT2:I disabled my current one (only got one, Intel(R) HD Graphics) and enabled it and I'm about to try Terraria
    EDIT3: Didn't work.
    EDIT4: It's up to date and everything, what do I do?
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014
  6. 63Llamas

    63Llamas Official Terrarian

    Intel(R) Pentium(R) N3530 @ 2.16GHz 2.16GHz
    RAM: 4.00 GB
    TOSHIBA Notebook
    64 Bit operating system
    Edition: 8.1
    In device manager it says Intel(R) HD Graphics is running fine but Terraria won't work so I'm stuck playing 1.1.2 via Game Launcher.
  7. PrivateMufasa

    PrivateMufasa Terrarian

    Its a config error. All you have to do is delete the "config.dat" in the C:\Users\*Your Username*\Documents\My Games\Terraria or where ever it is in windows 8, restart the game and it should be fixed.
  8. 63Llamas

    63Llamas Official Terrarian

    OMG thanks, it works! How did that config.dat file even get there? And why was the icon Norton 360?
  9. PrivateMufasa

    PrivateMufasa Terrarian

    You are welcome. The cause is unknown, i think it may have just corrupted something when you initially opened it, something interfered, who knows. Happy to help.
  10. My friend has this problem. We are trying to solve it right now. He doesnt even get the Terraria folder in his My Games folder. What to do?