Terraria

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Terraria
TerrariaLogo2.png
Developers
Engines
Windows
OS X, Linux
Release dates
Windows
May 16, 2011[1]
OS X
Early access
Linux
Early access
Terraria at Co-Optimus
Terraria at SteamDB
 Terraria at Wikipedia
Terraria
Terraria 2011
Terraria: Otherworld TBA
Terraria 2 TBA

General information

More information Official Terraria Website
More information Official Terraria Forums
More information Official Terraria Wiki
More information GOG.com Community Discussions
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Amazon.co.uk Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Retail Collector's Edition.
GOG.com DRM-free
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\
OS X
Linux ~/My Games/Terraria/
Disadvantage This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg Use RomTerraria 4.0 for custom/unlisted resolutions up to 8192x8192.
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg Position affects gameplay. Use RomTerraria 4.0 if resolution is not detected.
4K Ultra HD Hackable WSGF Incomplete.svg Use RomTerraria 4.0.[2]
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Not applicable
Anti-aliasing (AA) Not applicable
Vertical sync (Vsync) No native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support up to 120 on 120Hz displays

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Information No native support for borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
Information Maximum resolution is 1920x1080.

Fix Borderless fullscreen windowed

  1. Set desired resolution in full screen mode.
  2. Switch to full screen mode.
  3. Switch back to windowed mode. Window will be sized correctly.
  4. Remove window borders using any of the methods.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable No actively controlled camera
Controller
Controller support Hackable Requires mods Game Launcher 3.0 and XBCM 2.6.5 (for use with Xbox 360 controllers only)
Full controller support Hackable
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Not applicable No actively controlled camera

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Music and sound.
Surround sound No native support
Subtitles Not applicable No voiced dialogue
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Not applicable Not applicable
French Native support Not applicable Not applicable
German Native support Not applicable Not applicable
Italian Native support Not applicable Not applicable
Spanish Native support Not applicable Not applicable

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Native support
Online play Native support
LAN co-op Native support
Online co-op Native support

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking No native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated Native support
Self-hosting Native support For dedicated use TerrariaServer.exe.
Direct IP Native support

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7777

Issues fixed[edit]

Information If you're unable to find a fix there (or here), you can check the Official Support Forum for help.

Playing on Linux[edit]

Fix Monogame

Terraria is not officially released on Linux, however an outdated unofficial MonoGame port can be used to play the game natively.

Game running slowly/low frame rate[edit]

Fix Change Frame Skip and Lighting Settings

This usually happens when the game is running on an older PC. In Settings make sure Frame Skip is set to "On" and Lighting is set to "Retro". This should increase performance.

Game will not start[edit]

Fix You may be missing required components

Download and install the following:

This should fix the problem.

XNA/.NET Installation Issues[edit]

Information Make sure to install .NET 4 before installing XNA 4. If that does not solve the issue, try uninstalling both of these and installing a clean copy of both.

Fix Download them from their official websites

If you're having issues downloading either XNA or .NET try to install the files manually via their websites:

German version[edit]

The German (Steam) version of Terraria has currently lots of bugs and crashes (for example social slot items), the only fix is to set the language to English.

Teleporting mob lag in multiplayer[edit]

Fix Limit FPS to 30

This can happen even on high-end systems, real cause is unknown but it can be fixed by limiting the FPS to 30. The Terraria Forums have a working fix for this that does things automatically.

Information Alternative link to the fix
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Create a new text file called steam_appid.txt (NOTE: Make sure the file is called steam_appid.txt, NOT steam_appid.txt.txt)
  3. Open it and paste the appid for Terraria ((105600)) into the file
  4. Save and your fix should work

Graphics Cards Issues[edit]

Fix Make sure you have the most recent updates to your system

Check to make sure you have the most recent updates to your graphics card. You can do this through Steam (in Windows) by pressing (in the top right corner) 'Steam' > 'Check for Video Driver Updates...'.

Also check to make sure you have the most recent version of DirectX.
Information You should also check the list of XNA's Officially Supported Graphics Cards (XNA is the engine Terraria runs in) for your graphics card.

Control Configuration Issues (non-Steam)[edit]

Information Some users are reporting that they have blanked all their controls and are unable to set them again

Fix Delete config.dat

  1. Go to the configuration file and save game data location.
  2. Delete config.dat.

Hosting Issues[edit]

Fix Firewall/Network Access

Make sure your Firewall is off or that it allows Terraria Network Access. View this forum thread to get information on giving Terraria Network Access.

Fix Port forwarding

Look up port forwarding if you are trying to host behind a router.

Fix Use Hamachi

If all else fails, you can use the third party program Hamachi. This allows you to more simply host a server without having to forward your ports.

Game Crashes Immediately / Does Not Start[edit]

Fix Set Steam and Terraria.exe to launch as administrator

Try launching again, and make sure you have set both Steam and Terraria.exe to launch as administrator (Windows Vista and Windows 7).

Can't change to Fullscreen via Settings[edit]

Fix Alt + Enter

Pressing 'Alt' and 'Enter' at the same time toggles between Windowed Mode and Fullscreen mode.

Game has reverted to an older version (Steam)[edit]

Fix Verify your Game Cache

To force the game to update itself you must Verify the Integrity of your Game Cache:

  1. Right click Terraria in your Steam Games Library and select 'Properties'
  2. In the new pop-up window, go to the 'Local Files' Tab
  3. Select 'Verify Integrity of Game Cache'
This will make sure all of your game files are up to date and automatically replace any damaged files.

Switching to Cloud save and then back makes you lose discovery/map data/explored regions[edit]

Fix Fix

This is a temporary issue with the game which will get fixed, but until then, this is what you need to know:

Switching to Cloud takes the files off your computer, from %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\ Aside from your .plr player file which keeps character info, what we're interested in are the .map files. For various reasons what can happen is that the file that gets downloaded back either has one extra period before the extension, say 11111..map instead of 11111.map, or doesn't get downloaded at all. If it has extra periods, remove and keep the extension. If you don't see the extension then just remove all extra periods at the end of it.

If you don't have your map data files there, try looking in your Steam cloud temporary folder which can be found at <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\105600\remote It should be there. If it ain't there or in your My Documents location, get a file recovery software (i have had luck with Recuva) and point it in the Steam cloud temporary location. With luck it's recoverable. (this can happen when no valid files are present in the my docs location, so you cloud, local then cloud). If you have more than one set of files, go for the most recent set (the one with more periods or last modified date is latest) and remember that each is saved per world you character has visited.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.1
64-bit executable No native support

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Dual-core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support

References

  1. News - New Release: Terraria
  2. Terraria at 4k? : Terraria