|Publisher(s)|| NA Enmasse Entertainment|
EU Frogster Interactive Pictures
|Engine||Unreal Engine 3|
|First release date||May 1, 2012|
- TERA has been renamed TERA: Rising and is now a free to play title.
 Editing INI Files And Terms Of Service
The terms of service forbids the modification of the ini files (amongst other things) and can result in the suspension of one's game account. However, a community manager has stated that "for the sake of clarification, you won't get banned for changing a line in a .ini file".
 Free to Play
TERA Online has become Free to Play in US, Europe, and Korea.
- Create a free En Masse account if you want to play on the US servers.
- Create a free Frogster account if you want to play on the EU servers.
- Click the Download Game button to download TERA.
 US and EU servers
The game launches from a launcher client which requires a constant internet access to use, as is typical of MMOs. There is no activation limit however signing in from a new location will require you to provide a security code sent to your e-mail account.
 Issues And Fixes
 Launcher gets stuck on "Applying Patch"
This issue is usually solved by doing the following:
- Delete the file "gl.version", or "gl_v2.version".
- Start "TERA-Launcher.exe".
- Now the launcher updates itself.
- After patching, you are able to use the play button.
 Unable to Login to Launcher
There are several reasons this issue may occur, and it is usually characterised by the login page on the launcher constantly refreshing.
- Several anti-virus programs appear to interfere with the TERA login; and as of yet this has not been fixed. Try disabling or reducing the stringency of your anti-virus before logging in, or (if you anti-virus software supports it) try setting the TERA launcher executable as an exception within the software.
- If you have modified your Windows host file then this may be the cause. It is possible to reset the host file, but ensure you back up your OS and essential files before attempting it as doing so incorrectly can cause irreparable damage to your files.
 Graphical Tweaks
It is possible to edit a
.ini file to alter the in-game FOV. To do this, go to
...\Program Files (x86)\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config and open the file
S1Input.ini with a text editor such as Notepad. Then navigate to the following line:
Underneath this line, add a new line with the following:
Where 'N' is the desired FOV value - note that 100 is a reasonable value to set this to. Also note that there should be no semi-colon at the beginning of this line unlike the lines which follow it. A visual representation of the change in FOV value can be seen here.
press "x" to activate ingame
Note that the game natively supports UI rescaling, so for different resolutions/FOVs you can adjust the size of the UI via the 'UI Setting' tab in the in-game options menu.
 Framerate Unlock
S1Engine.ini it is also possible to unlock the games framerate. Go to
...\Program Files (x86)\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config and open this file before navigating to the line:
Change this line to the following:
 Disable Opening Cinematics
Find your installation directory, this is usually C:\Program Files\TERA or C:\Program Files (x86)\TERA
Navigate to the following: \Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\Video
Rename these 4 files (ex. intro_atari.bik=>intro_atari_old.bik):
- intro_fog.bik (EU Version)
- intro_ubi.bik (EU Version)
The game natively supports borderless fullscreen windowed mode, accessible via the in-game options menu under 'Video'.
 Rebinding Keys
The game allows you to rebind the entire keyboard layout via the in-game options menu under 'Shortcuts'.
The game supports Xbox 360 Controllers by default, and it can be reconfigured by typing the following in the chat:
This will bring up a controller configuration menu where all buttons are fully rebindable.
Inverting the y-axis in the controller can be toggled by inverting the mouse camera options.
 Graphics Card Support
Note that according to the games
Engine > Config files, several graphics cards are not officially supported. As such, problems may be encountered when running the game on systems using these GPUs. The list of unsupported cards is as follows:
|GeForce MX 4000|
|GeForce PCX 5750|
|GeForce PCX 5900|
|GeForce2 MX/MX 400|
|GeForce4 MX 420|
|GeForce4 MX 440, w/AGP8X & SE|
|GeForce4 MX 460|
|GeForce4 Ti 4200 & w/AGP8X|
|GeForce4 Ti 4400|
|GeForce4 Ti 4600|
|GeForce4 Ti 4800 & SE|
 Mac And Linux
It is currently impossible to configure TERA to run on Mac OSX or Linux.
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7||Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7|
|Processor (CPU)||Dual core||AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2.66G or greater|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||2 GB or greater|
|Video card (GPU)||AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Geforce 8800GT||AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Geforce 8800GT or greater|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||30 GB||30 GB|
 General Information
This page has been Removed from Blogspot as of 08 February 2013. http://tera-mods.blogspot.com/ has so-called "De-censor" files. These will allow the use of the original Korean versions of the armor. These are updated for the recent "Tera Rising" Free2Play patch.
http://megrae-gaming.blogspot.ch/ is at the time of writing (07 februari 2013) not yet updated for the "Tera Rising" patch.
http://gamevixenzone.ryonani.com/hot-stuff-21/tera-mods-45/ currently has up-to-date files (09 February 2013) for "De-censor" files and various voices from the Japanese and Korean versions of the game.
Both sites above, if updated, should provide the exact same files.