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Release dates
May 16, 2011
Terraria at Steam Charts
Terraria at SteamDB
 Terraria at Wikipedia
Terraria 2011
Terraria: Otherworld TBA
Terraria 2 TBA

Key points

Advantage Active Community

General information

More information Official Terraria Website
More information Official Terraria Forums
More information List of Issues - Provided by the Terraria Developers.
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


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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg Use RomTerraria 2.0 for custom/unlisted resolutions.
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg Position affects gameplay. See Multi-monitor.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Native Frame Skip caps the frame rate at 61; turn off to remove the cap.


In some cases, it is reported to work perfectly fine out of the box, but in several cases, especially with AMD cards, the game does not seem to recognize any resolution beyond a single monitor. A specific game launcher, called RomTerraria 2.0 will allow you to launch the game at the desired resolution.

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]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Impossible
Controller support Impossible Requires mods Game Launcher 3.0 and XBCM 2.6.5 (for use with Xbox 360 controllers only)

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music and sound.
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


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


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Native For dedicated use TerrariaServer.exe.
Direct IP Native


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

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Playing on OS X[edit]

Fix Mac Wrapper

Using the Mac Wrapper posted on the Official Terraria Forums by user espes, you can play Terraria on a Mac.

Playing on Linux[edit]

Fix Monogame

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

Fix Wine

Alternatively, the game also works under Wine with some tweaking.

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 %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Terraria
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.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7
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
Shader model 1.1 support