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PC Limit Terraria FPS

Discussion in 'PC Technical Support' started by Idrialite, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Idrialite

    Idrialite Terrarian

    I can run the game at a good FPS, but if the FPS is too high, my laptop overheats. Changing to fullscreen lowers my FPS and prevents overheating in some areas, but not in others. I'd like a way to limit Terraria's FPS at all times.
     
  2. Khaelis

    Khaelis Plantera

    Terraria's FPS is capped at 60.
     
  3. Idrialite

    Idrialite Terrarian

    Can I make it go any lower in any way? Like, 24 to 30?
     
  4. Khaelis

    Khaelis Plantera

    Not that I know of.

    Your laptop should be fine even if it gets a bit hot -- mine does too. Most laptops have a feature that will automatically shut down your computer if core components become far too hot anyways.
     
  5. Idrialite

    Idrialite Terrarian

    Exactly, I either get a huge lag spike which lowers the heat (which must be built into Terraria, that hasn't happened in any other game I've played), or it shuts down. So I have to minimize the game for a minute every now and then which gets extremely annoying.
     
  6. Khaelis

    Khaelis Plantera

    Then it is likely a hardware problem on your end.
     
  7. Idrialite

    Idrialite Terrarian

    I'm pretty sure I know what's causing my laptop to overheat so easily, but I can't really do much to fix it right now, nor do I want to take it apart myself and risk harming it, nor can I afford to get an expert to. So I can't really do anything about that. I just have to work around it.
     
  8. Idrialite

    Idrialite Terrarian

    Turns out Dxtory can limit FPS, this has fixed the overheating issue.