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Although this game has been released, it remains under active development - information may change frequently and could be outdated or irrelevant.
Tera Box Art.jpg
Release dates
May 1, 2012
TERA at Steam Charts
TERA at SteamDB
 TERA at Wikipedia

Key points

Information TERA has been renamed TERA: Rising and is now a free to play title in the US, Europe, and Korea.

General information

More information Official Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
Official website Requires online account
Official website Requires online account Europe
Information The US version requires an En Masse account.
Information The EU version requires a Frogster 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.


Editing INI Files And Terms Of Service[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.[1] 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".[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV)
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate 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:

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:
  2. Change this line to the following:

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Hackable Type /controller in chat to open the configuration menu.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native Toggle with mouse camera invert option.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Online play Native

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]

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


  1. https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=33409
  2. https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=33976&page=5&p=855730#post855730