PC Having issues with Terraria

Discussion in 'PC Technical Support' started by Jack Johnson, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Terrarian

    When i got to click play on the game in steam, it asks me if it can make changes to my computer i click yes, then a little window pops up saying window installer then disappears almost instantly and then it says i'm on the game. A few seconds later it says i'm off it. I have tried re installing it and running it as admin please help!
  2. Marcus101RR

    Marcus101RR Master of Ravens


    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.
    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: Oct 28, 2014
  3. Clockwork Alpha

    Clockwork Alpha Skeletron Prime

    This is weird. What operating system are you using? Terraria might not support it. That's the best conclusion I can come up with for this.