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Here are some ways to increase your Starbound FPS if you're having trouble with it

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by chris2k12, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. chris2k12

    chris2k12 Void-Bound Voyager

    These are some tricks/tips to help you optimize your game, hopefully these work for you, if they don't then make sure to tell me because I'll try to find other ways to fix the FPS and edit this post.

    CONFIG File:

    • Step 1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\storage

    • Step 2. Notepad++ - http://bit.ly/2m6m7UK

    • Step 3. After installation, go back to the storage folder and right click on the "Starbound CONFIG" file, then click "Edit with Notepad++"

    • Step 4. Press CTRL + F and search for "vsync" without the quotation marks, once you find it, erase the word "true" beside it and put "false". Press CTRL + F again and search for "renderSleep" again, without the quotation marks, erase the word "true" beside it and replace it with "false".

    • Step 5. Click "File" and then save it.

    • Step 6. Go back to the "Starbound" folder, there will be two folders called "Win64" and "Win32" these stand for "Windows 64/32 bit" In order to find out whether your computer is a 64 or 32 bit, follow the next step.

    • Step 7. Click the start button and type "This PC", right click on "This PC" and click "Properties", look at "System type" and it should tell you if you have a 64bit or 32bit computer.

    • Step 8. After that, close out the This PC properties and go back to the "Starbound" folder, click on either Win64 or Win32, which bit you have.

    • Step 9. Right click on the "Starbound.exe" and on the top go to "Compatibility", there will be two options are the bottom that say "Run this program as administrator" and "Disable display high scaling on DPI settings" check these both and then click apply and OK.

    Mods:

    • Step 1. If you don't know how to install mods then go to Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\mods and keep the folder open

    • Step 2. Download these mods:

    ○ No shadows 1.0 - http://bit.ly/2mZ6gsB (increases performance by disabling point light shadows through a patch of the lighting.config. All point lights will act as regular lights. The decrease in atmosphere will hopefully be made up for in an increase in frame rate.)

    ○ FPS-Booster v3 - http://bit.ly/2mcCUXx (Backgrounds cause large amounts of lag, on your graphics card[Or otherwise known as GPU]. What FPS-Booster does is for those low end computers out there, is removes them so players can still play. So playing on things such as labtops with poor graphics chips can still play, Provided they got processing power & arn't on power saving mode!)

    ○ FrackinUniverse FPS Boost 1.0 - http://bit.ly/2muVQTJ (Some removed code and image parallax)

    • Step 3. After downloading these, drag the mod folders into the "mods" folder.

    • Step 4. Start up your game and they should be downloaded!

    I hope this helped!
     
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  2. Gotcha!

    Gotcha! Big Damn Hero

    The No Shadows and FPS-Booster mods are quite outdated. Are you sure it's still safe to use them?

    Edit: I tried them both and they indeed still work for 1.2. Thanks for linking these.
    Unfortunately all these steps make zero difference for me. :\
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  3. freezoid

    freezoid Void-Bound Voyager

    I switched to Linux and that increased frame rate like twice!
    That really surprised me
     
  4. first_in_charge

    first_in_charge Space Spelunker

  5. Shadox2.0

    Shadox2.0 Spaceman Spiff

    The best option stay to have a good (atleast not bad) computer at home instead of trying to play game on a w98 computer at work ^^ (i've see some case...) , but without that it's hard to make starbound lag even with bunch of mods (im on W10 but it was ok on W7 too).

    Anyway thanks to you if your tuto make the game playable for who had issue with the game ^^
     
  6. first_in_charge

    first_in_charge Space Spelunker

    i have lag on this pc:
    CPU = FX-6300
    GPU = R9 FURY NANO driver version = 17.5.2
    RAM = 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
    windows 10 pro
    and i was unable to disable vsync i set it to false but the framerate keep limited to 60 and i couldint find rendersleep
    im using starboud 1.3
     
  7. Shadox2.0

    Shadox2.0 Spaceman Spiff

    CPU Intel Core i5 4590 3.30 GHz
    GPU AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
    RAM 8 Go DDR3 799.85 MHz
    W10 1607version
    Strb 1.3

    Everything run well , even with mods , either in single and multiplayer.
     
  8. first_in_charge

    first_in_charge Space Spelunker

    i meant my pc is pretty above the recommended specs and still the game lags and im not able to vsync or to find render sleep!!!!
    here is the config file:
    "allowAdminCommands" : true,
    "allowAdminCommandsFromAnyone" : false,
    "allowAnonymousConnections" : true,
    "allowAssetsMismatch" : false,
    "anonymousConnectionsAreAdmin" : false,
    "audioChannelSeparation" : [-25, 25],
    "bannedIPs" : [],
    "bannedUuids" : [],
    "bindings" : {
    "CameraShift" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "RCtrl"
    }, {
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "LCtrl"
    }],
    "ChatBegin" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Return"
    }],
    "ChatBeginCommand" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "/"
    }],
    "ChatNextLine" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Down"
    }],
    "ChatPageDown" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "PageDown"
    }],
    "ChatPageUp" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "PageUp"
    }],
    "ChatPreviousLine" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Up"
    }],
    "ChatSendLine" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Return"
    }],
    "ChatStop" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Esc"
    }],
    "CinematicNext" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Right"
    }, {
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Return"
    }],
    "CinematicSkip" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Esc"
    }],
    "EmoteAnnoyed" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Right"
    }],
    "EmoteBlabbering" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl", "LShift"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Right"
    }],
    "EmoteBlink" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Up"
    }],
    "EmoteEat" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl", "LShift"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Down"
    }],
    "EmoteHappy" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Up"
    }],
    "EmoteLaugh" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Left"
    }],
    "EmoteNeutral" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Left"
    }],
    "EmoteOh" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Right"
    }],
    "EmoteOooh" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Down"
    }],
    "EmoteSad" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Down"
    }],
    "EmoteShouting" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl", "LAlt"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Up"
    }],
    "EmoteSleep" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl", "LShift"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Left"
    }],
    "EmoteWink" : [{
    "mods" : ["LCtrl", "LShift"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Up"
    }],
    "EssentialBar1" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "R"
    }],
    "EssentialBar2" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "T"
    }],
    "EssentialBar3" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Y"
    }],
    "EssentialBar4" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "N"
    }],
    "GuiClose" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Esc"
    }],
    "GuiShifting" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "RShift"
    }, {
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "LShift"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar1" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "1"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar10" : [],
    "InterfaceBar2" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "2"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar3" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "3"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar4" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "4"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar5" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "5"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar6" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "6"
    }],
    "InterfaceBar7" : [],
    "InterfaceBar8" : [],
    "InterfaceBar9" : [],
    "InterfaceChangeBarGroup" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "X"
    }],
    "InterfaceCodex" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "L"
    }],
    "InterfaceCrafting" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "C"
    }],
    "InterfaceDeselectHands" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Z"
    }],
    "InterfaceEscapeMenu" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Esc"
    }],
    "InterfaceHideHud" : [{
    "mods" : ["LAlt"],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Z"
    }],
    "InterfaceInventory" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "I"
    }],
    "InterfaceQuest" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "J"
    }],
    "InterfaceReload" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "F8"
    }],
    "InterfaceRepeatCommand" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "P"
    }],
    "InterfaceToggleFullscreen" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "F11"
    }],
    "KeybindingCancel" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Esc"
    }],
    "KeybindingClear" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Del"
    }, {
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Backspace"
    }],
    "PlayerDown" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "S"
    }],
    "PlayerDropItem" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Q"
    }],
    "PlayerInteract" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "E"
    }],
    "PlayerJump" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Space"
    }],
    "PlayerLeft" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "A"
    }],
    "PlayerRight" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "D"
    }],
    "PlayerShifting" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "RShift"
    }, {
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "LShift"
    }],
    "PlayerTechAction1" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "F"
    }],
    "PlayerTechAction2" : [],
    "PlayerTechAction3" : [],
    "PlayerUp" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "W"
    }],
    "ShowLabels" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "RAlt"
    }, {
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "LAlt"
    }],
    "TitleBack" : [{
    "mods" : [],
    "type" : "key",
    "value" : "Esc"
    }]
    },
    "borderless" : true,
    "checkAssetsDigest" : false,
    "clearPlayerFiles" : false,
    "clearUniverseFiles" : false,
    "clientIPJoinable" : false,
    "clientP2PJoinable" : true,
    "configurationVersion" : {
    "basic" : 2,
    "client" : 8
    },
    "crafting" : {
    "filterHaveMaterials" : false
    },
    "fullscreen" : false,
    "fullscreenResolution" : [1920, 1080],
    "gameServerBind" : "*",
    "gameServerPort" : 21025,
    "interactiveHighlight" : true,
    "inventory" : {
    "pickupToActionBar" : true
    },
    "limitTextureAtlasSize" : false,
    "maxPlayers" : 8,
    "maxTeamSize" : 4,
    "maximized" : true,
    "monochromeLighting" : false,
    "musicVol" : 70,
    "playerBackupFileCount" : 3,
    "queryServerBind" : "*",
    "rconServerBind" : "*",
    "safeScripts" : true,
    "scriptInstructionLimit" : 10000000,
    "scriptInstructionMeasureInterval" : 10000,
    "scriptProfilingEnabled" : false,
    "scriptRecursionLimit" : 100,
    "serverFidelity" : "automatic",
    "serverName" : "A Starbound Server",
    "serverUsers" : {
    },
    "sfxVol" : 100,
    "speechBubbles" : true,
    "title" : {
    "multiPlayerAccount" : "",
    "multiPlayerAddress" : "",
    "multiPlayerPort" : ""
    },
    "tutorialMessages" : true,
    "vsync" : false,
    "windowedResolution" : [1920, 1017],
    "zoomLevel" : 3
    }
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
  9. Shadox2.0

    Shadox2.0 Spaceman Spiff

    But mine is above too , and i didnt change anything in config.

    Also for long post like that you should use spoiler balise x)
     
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  10. Mr.PotatoFlip

    Mr.PotatoFlip Void-Bound Voyager

    What will happen if i do the step 4? will it change the settings of the game that will ruin it? i feel scared to make the changes...
     
  11. Tsundere

    Tsundere Aquatic Astronaut

    No, for some reason Starbound forces vsync whenever you install it, regardless the only way to turn vsync off is through the ini, or in some cases (like mine) xml file in the proper directory. The directory should look like steamapps > common > Starbound > storage (and then you find your ini or xml file, open it, ctrl f to find vsync, disable it by using the "false" code), and save. That's really all.
     
  12. anonimoussensual

    anonimoussensual Space Hobo

    Why do I need to create an account to download? it is as stupid and unnecessary as an ignorant who tries to eat Chinese with chopsticks, Seriously, I downloaded the game illegally, without paying a coin, it's not in my language, lag problems and now this, see that I am a supporter to pay, But the more frustrations I find along the way, the more reasons I have to think that it's really not worth it, Of course! I appreciate the hard work and effort of the people, even so, the website is lazy and simple, I have seen better websites of video games practically pathetic, I do not know what the hell I'm trying to write this ... Nobody misunderstand me, I do not say it's bullshit, I just like to complain, apologies... delete my account, I will not use it again, I do not intend to return to see people's answersa.

    Best regards to all.
     
  13. Hsnk

    Hsnk Void-Bound Voyager

    I will reinstall starbound to try this
     
  14. Tituokslis

    Tituokslis Orbital Explorer

    Hey! Thanks for helping! All of this works, YOURE THE BEST!
     
  15. Hsnk

    Hsnk Void-Bound Voyager

    Works On Cheerful Giraffe And Glad Giraffe But 1.3 Don't Work
     
  16. Zavior

    Zavior Void-Bound Voyager

    i was also unable to find "rendersleep"
     
  17. Lekslkr

    Lekslkr Void-Bound Voyager

    Worked pretty well, although, the No Shadows mod, seems to make my game lag worse.
     
  18. Hsnk

    Hsnk Void-Bound Voyager

    Enable Admin, and then you put this command
    / fullbright 1
    Thus the shadows are removed ^^
     
  19. 6opZa9

    6opZa9 Intergalactic Tourist

    Not find renderSleep/Steam version
     
  20. McGuire46290

    McGuire46290 Big Damn Hero


    Hey, if you can teach me to send you files I have indate versions of some FPS boosting mods that help me alot, I got a pretty abysmal laptop too.
     

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