With Palia completing its first month of open beta a few days ago, the world of farm-sim saw another addition to it. Called Fae Farm, it’s the latest title from Vancouver-based Phoenix Labs, more popularly known for their monster hunter-inspired game, Dauntless. Fae Farm was recently released on September 8, 2023, for both Windows and the Nintendo Switch. So far, the overall reviews are pretty solid, thanks to its focus on the magical side of things. Now, due to it being such a new release, there’s a lot of stuff that players want to know about. One of the major ones is about unlocking the in-game FPS cap since it seems that Phoenix Labs has put a restriction on that.
Compared to other games, especially FPS shooters and action RPGs, farm-sims can run fine at lower FPS. However, options are always good. Each player has their own tastes and preferences, so giving them the option to choose what FPS they would like to play the game in should be a no-brainer for most developers. Unfortunately, for some yet-to-be-disclosed reasons, the studio has put a limit on FPS in Fae Farm. So, is there something akin to an alternative for this? Let’s find out!
Fae Farm Locked at 60 FPS: How to unlock in-game FPS Cap?
Considering the $40 price tag for PC and $60 for the Nintendo Switch, it’s a tad bit disappointing that Phoenix Lab has put so many restrictions on the in-game FPS in Fae Farm. The Nintendo Switch version of the game is locked at 30 FPS, while the PC version only goes up to 60 FPS. Smaller indie games offer a lot more for a lot less. Furthermore, the Switch version specifically has some major FPS issues, if player statements are anything to go by. While you can’t do anything about the 30FPS restriction on the Switch, the PC version can be made to run higher than 60FPS. For this, you will need to follow the given steps:
First, head to the drive where the game files are located. If you did a default installation, then it’s on the C: drive. Now, go to the following directory: C:/Users/[YourUsername]/AppData/Local/FaeFarm/Saves/Config/WindowsNoEditor
Once you are in the WindowsNoEditor folder, you will notice the GameUserSettings.ini file. Open that file using Notepad and modify the “FrameRateLimit” command from 0 to whatever FPS you find appropriate.
Note that your PC should be able to handle that kind of FPS, so choose it according to your PC’s capabilities.
Players are also recommended to disable VSync either in-game or in the config file itself. After you are done with the changes, save the file, and then launch the game. Check if the in-game FPS cap has been removed.
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