| Release dates
May 16, 2011
- Active Community
- Official Terraria Website
- Official Terraria Forums
- List of Issues - Provided by the Terraria Developers.
- Official Terraria Wiki
- Steam Community Discussions
- Steam Users' Forums
- 1 Availability
- 2 Game data
- 3 Video settings
- 4 Input settings
- 5 Audio settings
- 6 Network
- 7 Issues fixed
- 7.1 Playing on OS X
- 7.2 Playing on Linux
- 7.3 Game running slowly/low framerate
- 7.4 Game will not start
- 7.5 XNA/.NET Installation Issues
- 7.6 German version
- 7.7 Teleporting mob lag in multiplayer
- 7.8 Graphics Cards Issues
- 7.9 Control Configuration Issues (non-Steam)
- 7.10 Hosting Issues
- 7.11 Game Crashes Immediately / Does Not Start
- 7.12 Can't change to Fullscreen via Settings
- 7.13 Game has reverted to an older version (Steam)
- 8 System requirements
|Amazon.co.uk||Retail Collector's Edition.|
- All versions require Steam.
Configuration file and save game data location
|Widescreen resolution||Use RomTerraria 2.0 for custom/unlisted resolutions.|
|Multi-monitor||Position affects gameplay. See Multi-monitor.|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed||See Borderless fullscreen windowed.|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|High frame rate||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.
- No native support for borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
- Maximum resolution is 1920x1080.
Borderless fullscreen windowed • Link
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls||Music and sound.|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Self-hosting|| For dedicated use |
|Protocol||Port(s) and/or port range(s)|
- The Official Terraria Website has various Issues and Fixes on their Issues Page.
- If you're unable to find a fix there (or here), you can check the Official Support Forum for help.
Playing on OS X
Mac Wrapper • LinkUsing the Mac Wrapper posted on the Official Terraria Forums by user espes, you can play Terraria on a Mac.
Playing on Linux
Monogame • LinkTerraria is not officially released on Linux, however an unofficial MonoGame port can be used to play the game natively.
Wine • LinkAlternatively, the game also works under Wine with some tweaking.
Game running slowly/low framerate
Change Frame Skip and Lighting Settings • LinkThis 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
You may be missing required components • Link
Download and install the following:
XNA/.NET Installation Issues
- 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.
Download them from their official websites • Link
If you're having issues downloading either XNA or .NET try to install the files manually via their websites:
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
Limit FPS to 30 • Link
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.
There are extra steps to fixing this on the Steam version:
Graphics Cards Issues
Make sure you have the most recent updates to your system • Link
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.
- 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)
- Some users are reporting that they have blanked all their controls and are unable to set them again
Delete config.dat • Link
Firewall/Network Access • LinkMake sure your Firewall is off or that it allows Terraria Network Access. View this forum thread to get information on giving Terraria Network Access.
Use Hamachi • LinkIf 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
Set Steam and Terraria.exe to launch as administrator • LinkTry 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
Alt + Enter • LinkPressing 'Alt' and 'Enter' at the same time toggles between Windowed Mode and Fullscreen mode.
Game has reverted to an older version (Steam)
Verify your Game Cache • Link
To force the game to update itself you must Verify the Integrity of your Game Cache:
|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