Read this guide to fix TERA PC crashes, launcher and checksum errors, freezing, fatal client exception, lagging, insufficient memory, desktop crash, FPS issues, black screen, no sound, and more with this list of user-contributed solutions.
Fixing TERA PC Crashes, Insufficient Memory, Launcher Error, Checksum Error, Fatal Client Exception, Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound
First things first, make sure your PC system meets the minimum requirements for TERA PC. If you’re not sure of your PC specs, check this guide on how to check your PC specs.
TERA PC Recommended System Requirements:
- OS: Windows XP (32 bit only), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (latest service pack)
- CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2.66G
- RAM: 2 GB or greater
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Geforce 8800GT
- HDD: 50 GB of hard drive space (25 GB to download, 25 GB to unpack)
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
TERA PC Crash Fix and Fixes to Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen,
Insufficient Memory, Launcher Error, Checksum Error, Fatal Client Exception
Problem #1 TERA PC Crash Fix – Crash to Desktop upon Launch / Startup
If TERA PC randomly crashes upon launching the game, ensure or try the following:
- Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
- Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes TERA PC performance.
- Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the TERA PC, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
- Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
- Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
- Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart TERA PC
- Disable V-sync, restart TERA PC
- Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
- In Windows 7 right-click the TERA PC exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’
- Run through our list of general fixes, which will most likely resolve your TERA PC crash problems
Problem #2 TERA PC Crash Fix – TERA PC Crashes right after pressing the ‘Play’ button
In Windows 7 go the TERA PC installation folder, right-click the TERA PC exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition.’ Then try running TERA PC once more.
Problem #3 TERA PC Launch Crash Fix – TERA PC “Could not load image”
Go to the TERA PC installation folder and look for the TERA PC .exe file and run it directly from there, rather than using the shortcut or client link.
Problem #4 TERA PC Crash Fix – TERA PC Crashes on Intel HD Graphics Card
Simply do a clean uninstall and reinstall of your Intel Graphics Driver. Check our Technical References page for proper and official downloads.
Problem #5 TERA PC Texture Fix – Bad Textures, Texture Breaks, Texture Glitch on gaming laptop
This is only for gaming laptops, but could work for some PCs. Note that this is an advanced solution, and only try this if other basic solutions such as disabling anti-aliasing and filtering failed for you. If your BIOS has the option, disable ‘Switchable Graphics’. This will remove your laptop PC’s ability to automatically switch between the onboard intel graphics card and the nVidia / ATI graphics chip, thus smoothening out gameplay.
Problem #6 TERA PC Crash Fix – For Quad Core and Multi-Core PCs
If you’re on Quad Core, try this fix to address any crash issues:
- Start the game
- Alt+Tab Out of the game
- Open Task Manager
- Right click on TERA PC.exe
- Set Affinity
- Select core 0 and 1 only. You need to run the game on two CPU’s basically, so to avoid the crash to desktop.
Problem #7 TERA PC Controller Fix – Xbox 360 or Other Controller Doesn’t Work
There are two known possible solutions as of writing for this controller bug:
- Manually download and install any TERA PC game patch from the official source instead rather than automatically updating via Steam or any similar game client.
- If you haven’t yet, go to your Windows Control Panel and ensure that the Xbox 360 Controller is enabled. Then, in-game, go to Options > Controls > Customize Controls (or similar menu