TERA

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TERA
Tera Box Art.jpg
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Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
January 25, 2011
TERA at SteamDB
 TERA at Wikipedia

Key points

Information TERA is a free to play title in the US, Europe, and Korea.
Advantage Hot-pluggable, well-designed in-game controller support with appropriate icons for both controllers and keyboard/mouse input.
Disadvantage Heavy CPU usage due to poor optimization, UI included, and the limitation of 2 core usage results in a GPU bottleneck.[1][2][3][4]

General information

More information Official Forums (United States)
More information Official Forums (Europe)
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Official website Requires online account United States.
Official website Requires online account Europe.
Official website Requires online account Russia.
Official website Requires online account Korea.
Official website Requires online account Japan.
Official website Requires online account China.
Official website Requires online account Taiwan.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg United States publisher. Europe and Russia are blocked by request of their publishers for further downloads of the Steam version.[5] However, the direct link (steam://install/323370) can be used as a workaround, leaving only TERA account creation region blocked.[6]
Information The US version requires a En Masse account.
Information The EU version requires a Gameforge account.
Information The Russia version requires a Destiny ID.
Information The Korea version requires a Hangame account.
Information The Japan version requires a NHN PlayArt account.
Information The China version requires a Kunlun account.
Information The Taiwan version requires a OMG account.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Skip intro videos

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\Video
  2. Rename or delete intro_atari.bik, intro_bhs.bik, intro_eme.bik, intro_fog.bik, intro_ubi.bik and Prologue_kor.bik.

Modifications[edit]

Editing INI Files And Terms Of Service (Europe)[edit]

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.[7] 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".[8]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Client\S1Game\Config

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud No native support

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV)
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support On/off, not a traditional AA method, and uses CPU exclusively.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Hackable See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Field of view (FOV)

It is possible to edit a .ini file to alter the in-game FOV.

  1. Navigate to ...\Program Files (x86)\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config
  2. Open the file S1Input.ini with a text editor such as Notepad.
  3. Navigate to the following line:
bEnableMouseSmoothing=true

Underneath this line, add a new line with the following:

Bindings=(Name="x",Command="fov N")

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
Information 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.

High frame rate[edit]

Information Frame rate cap can be removed by editing S1Engine.ini.

Fix Remove frame rate cap

  1. Navigate to ...\Program Files (x86)\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config and open this file before navigating to the line:
    bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE
  2. Change this line to the following:
    bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller
Controller support Native support
Full controller support No native support Launcher(s) have no controller support.
Controller remapping Native support Press select or the relevant setting to bring up the controller mapping options.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support Toggle with mouse camera invert option.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Master, background music, effects, ambient background, interface SFX, and audio when minimized all provide sliders. Guild background music togglable on/off.
Surround sound No native support [9]
Subtitles Native support Cutscenes only. No in-game option to turn off.
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support Adjustable with a slider.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Online play Native support

Issues fixed[edit]

Launcher gets stuck on "Applying Patch"[edit]

Fix Launcher gets stuck on "Applying Patch"

This issue is usually solved by doing the following:

  1. Delete the file "gl.version", or "gl_v2.version".
  2. Start "TERA-Launcher.exe".
  3. Now the launcher updates itself.
  4. After patching, you are able to use the play button.
If it doesn't work, disable your Anti-Virus. Panda Cloud Anti-Virus, for example, causes this problem.


Or try downloading the patch manually here and then extracting the game.version into your Tera folder. You will need to extract the top level archive first and then extract the game.version from the second archive.

Unable to Login to Launcher[edit]

Fix Login fixes

There are several reasons this issue may occur, and it is usually characterised by the login page on the launcher constantly refreshing.

  • Ensure you have javascript enabled, as this will affect your login on the launcher and on the website.
  • 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; reset your hosts file using the Microsoft Fix it wizard.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2.66G or greater
System memory (RAM)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
30 GB
Video card (GPU)
AMD Radeon HD 3870
Geforce 8800GT

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tera Enmasse Forums :: Terrible Framerate, Any Ideas?
  2. Tera Today Forums :: Easy Fix-it Guide to 99% of Techy Gaming Problems
  3. Tera EU Forums :: The graphics engine could use an overhaul
  4. Tera EnMasse Forums :: Will upgrading my gpu help my performance?
  5. Steam :: Important News for Europe and Russia
  6. Steam Forums :: This item is currently unavailable in your region
  7. https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=33409
  8. https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=33976&page=5&p=855730#post855730
  9. Reddit :: Are you guys getting 5.1 surround sound from this game?