Terraria

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Terraria
Terraria cover
Developers
Re-Logic
Engines
Windows XNA
OS X, Linux FNA
Release dates
Windows May 16, 2011[1]
OS X August 10, 2015[2]
Linux August 10, 2015[2]
Terraria
Terraria 2011
Terraria: Otherworld TBA
Terraria 2 TBA

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Collector's Edition.
Amazon.co.uk Retail Collector's Edition.
GOG.com
Humble Store
Steam

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Terraria/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use RomTerraria for custom/unlisted resolutions up to 8192x8192.
Multi-monitor
Use RomTerraria.
Ultra-widescreen
Use RomTerraria.
4K Ultra HD
Use RomTerraria.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Change in settings or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Causes tooltip flickering, faster menu scrolling, and faster item crafting/buying.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
No actively controlled camera.
Controller
Controller support
Uses XInput on Windows.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Fully customizable plus many presets.
Controller sensitivity
Can set deadzones; game uses a cursor so sensitivity is unneeded.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Can invert X and Y axis on both thumbsticks.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No voiced dialogue
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

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

Ports

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Game running slowly/low frame rate[edit]

Change Frame Skip and Lighting Settings[citation needed]

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.

OS X and Linux versions, update FNA to newer version[citation needed]

The OS X and Linux versions of the game use older version of FNA. Updating to newer version makes the game faster.[4] Copy and run a script to update FNA.

Game will not start[edit]

You may be missing required components[citation needed]

Download and install the following:

This should fix the problem.

XNA/.NET Installation Issues[edit]

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[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Teleporting mob lag in multiplayer[edit]

Limit FPS to 30[citation needed]

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.

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]

Make sure you have the most recent updates to your system[citation needed]

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)[edit]

Some users are reporting that they have blanked all their controls and are unable to set them again
Delete config.dat[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file and save game data location.
  2. Delete config.dat.

Hosting Issues[edit]

Firewall/Network Access[citation needed]

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.

Port forwarding[citation needed]

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

Use Hamachi[citation needed]

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]

Set Steam and Terraria.exe to launch as administrator[citation needed]

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

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

Verify your Game Cache[citation needed]

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[citation needed]

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
OpenGL 3.0 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 2.0
64-bit executable
OS X only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 3.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2.5 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5 10.10
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz 3.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2.5 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
256 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 3.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2.5 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
256 MB of VRAM

References

  1. News - New Release: Terraria
  2. 2.0 2.1 PC - Terraria 1.3.0.8: Can Mac & Linux Come Out & Play? | Terraria Community Forums
  3. Terraria at 4k? : Terraria
  4. Want to make Terraria on Linux faster? FNA creator Ethan Lee has a script to help with that