I wanted to add something else about the lag because it really will make players understand the lag during things like PvP and why none of the things below will make it possible to fix lag under every circumstance so if your interested click here.
Whether you have the best gaming computer on the market or have an older computer that still meets recommendations for Tera Online chances are you are not getting the best performance out of your game. There are a good number of settings that you can do outside of game and within the game client which can improve your game function increase your fps and make Tera Online play more smoothly.
The first settings that I will cover are the ones that are specific to Nvidia cards I'm not sure if the same settings can be found in Radeon cards so I can't say if it's the same for those cards. But if you pull your video settings up for your graphics by going to Nvidia Control panel. Then go to manage 3d settings you have two options you can either make a profile just for Tera Online or you can edit the global settings for all games its up to you what you decide to do. Set the options in the profile like so:
- Vertical Sync - Force On
- Triple Buffering - On
- Threaded Optimization - On
- Trilinear Optimalization - Off
- Texture Filtering - Anisotropic sample opt... - Off
- Power Managment mode - Prefer Maximum Performance
- Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames - 3 (Need at least direct x9.0 for this to work)
- Antialiasing Transparency - Multisample
- Antialiasing Setting - 2x
- Antialiasing Mode - Override any application settings (This uses the preset you have in Nvidia)
- Anisotropic Filtering - 16x
- Texture Filtering - Negative LOD bias - Allow
C:\Program Files (x86)\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config <- 64bit operating systems
C:\Program Files\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config <- 32bit operating systems
C:\ProgramData\HappyCloud\Cache\TERA\Client\S1Game\Config <- New location for the happy cloud version of Tera Online
If you installed to another location you should know where to find the Tera Online folder. In that folder delete the following files:
Load the game up and it will remake these files for you which is clearing out all the normal settings making default versions for you.
Then back up the S1Engine file. And open it in notepad so you can modify the settings in the file. Search and Replace:
Add: CPUNumLogicalProcessors=4 <- This is the number of cores your CPU has mine is 4 which is quadcore.
*Note: This setting only applies to Nvidia cards.
Note: Make sure that you make the S1Engine.ini file read only or the settings will revert back to the default.
If you are lost making these modifications I have edited files uploaded here:
Another modification which can be done which also has an effect the UI game system uses Autodesk® Scaleform which runs on flash so updating your shockwave player as well as flash player can also play a part in improving your fps in game while most of us do this normally so it might not apply to everyone there are some people who might not update it often.
*Note: Core Unparking is not recommended for laptops this will increase battery usage and raise CPU temperatures!
Another feature which can be modified for even more performance is the CPU core parking. In windows vista+ windows in an attempt to conserve power windows parks CPU's making it so only one core takes all of the processes. This causes GPU to bottleneck in games and decreases performance. Editing this can be done easily using a program to modify the registry which you can find below. You can switch it back if you want to but I noticed a direct increase in all of my programs not just in game. And one of my friends noticed major increases in windows 8 as well.
You will need to restart after you unpark all the cores of your computer.
So hopefully if you've managed to do all of the above at this point Tera Online should look and play that more amazing without having to use any of the other changes that you see in Tera Online Guides: Fighting Nexus Lag I can't say how these settings above will effect Nexus until tomorrow but I found much better improvement overall which makes me very happy.
More information on Tweaking Tera:
Full Break down of S1Engine.ini
Speeding up client login network throttling to reduce lag and FOV
Reducing Hitbox Lag in Battlegrounds
What causes Tera's Lag
More information on video tweaking for Tera
Reducing lag in Nexus