Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My world has corrupted somehow and will not load properly, what can I do?
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
Q: My game is not launching, or I get errors regarding XNA/.NET Framework!
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:
- Right-Click the specific directory (Listed Below).
- Select Properties.
- Select the Security Tab
- Click on Advanced Option
- Select the Owner Tab
- Click on the bottom button to Edit.
- On this window select the Administrator in the row and make sure to select the Checkboxes below.
- Hit Apply and close all the windows.
- 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?
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file shouldn't be packed with the game as Terraria should create this file automatically on launch if it is missing or out of date.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.
Q: I am experiencing low frame rate for Terraria, but the machine passes as recommended?
If you are using nVidia Control Panel, you can select Terraria.exe process and change the specifications on how your graphic card handles the game. Follow these instructions:
Alternate Solution (The Aero Mode Bug)
- Open nVidia Control Panel.
- Select Manage 3D Settings.
- Choose Program Settings Tab.
- Select Terraria as current program.
- Turn Triple buffering and Vertical sync to On.
- Run Terraria and turn Frame Skip to Off.
- The application should be running better than your current setup.
Q: Experiencing an XAudio Driver Issue?
- Goto your Desktop.
- Right Click and Select Personalize.
- Enable Aero Mode by selecting an Aero Background Option.
- You can also go Fullscreen Mode while Disabled Aero Mode.
Check this out about the error: http://forums.terraria.org/index.ph...out-due-to-xaudio2_6-dll-on-windows-10.32894/
Q: Missing XInput Driver for the game?
A: You can download Microsoft DirectX Web Installer and fix this issue properly. We do not recommend searching for the driver (DLL) manually. Download it here
Q: Where can I find my world and player files?
A: You can find your world and character files based on your system here:
- Windows: <home folder>\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Players
- Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Players
- Linux: ~/.local/share/Terraria/Players
However, if you're using Steam Cloud Sync, the files will be in a different location.
Q: Users with Windows 10 and Terraria Crashing (The Encryption Fix)
- <Steam directory>/userdata/<Steam3 ID>/105600/remote/players
A: Apparently Terraria uses a specific encryption method, some OS types do not allow this like Windows 10. This can be fixed!
Terraria uses the RijndaelManaged class for player encryption, which isn't FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliant. There's a flag in the registry that tells Windows whether it should allow non-compliant encryption methods to be used. The registry key is:
If the value fipsalgorithmpolicy is present and set to 1, non-compliant algorithms will be blocked and will throw exceptions if you try to use them (like you got). Setting it to 0 should fix the error.
You might also want to check: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FipsAlgorithmPolicy
In case you don't understand the above text, I'll explain it by step:
If done, I think the error wouldn't appear anymore.
Q: Framerate dips down to 20 FPS or lower, and then comes back?
A: This sounds like an issue with the CPU Affinity, you can set your affinity and see if the issue resolves.
- Press the Windows Key (Button) and search for REGEDIT.
- Browse to the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
- Locate the fipsalgorithmpolicy key and edit it by set its value to 0, or find the map with that name and disable it.
- Start Terraria.exe
- Start Task Manager from Windows Start Menu or CTRL+ALT+DEL.
- Locate the Process Terraria.exe.
- Right-Click and choose Set Affinity...
- Remove CPU 0 from the selection.
- Terraria.exe should not be causing any issues now.