Guide to Modded Performance
As someone with 250+ mods, I scowered the internet for solutions to the occasional fps drops that you will run into when running a modded Starbound and while there are many out there, decided to put them in one place here. It'll be fast and short.
- Don't use frackin with a mod list of 200+ mods.
- Turning off Steam overlay.
- Apparently being in windowed fullscreen helps, but let's be honest you're already doing that so you can alt+tab so ignore this. Windowed might be better. Can't vouch for that.
- Turning off any type of overlay, Nvidia Geforce Experience instant replay, discord, etc.
- Turning off v-sync, can be done multiple ways though the easiest is through the starbound.cfg in Starbound > Storage all the way at the bottom of the .cfg is v-sync true/false.
- Turning on v-sync via the Nvidia Control Panel may be better if you really want v-sync.
- I would suggest zoom levels but honestly we all know low zoom levels kinda suck really only do this if your pc potato.
- Turning on Threaded Optimization through Nvidia Control Panel. Manage 3d settings > Program Settings > Select Starbound.exe
- Turning on Triple Buffering through the Nvidia Control Panel may make your experience smoother.
- Messing around with the many Vsync options in Nvidia Control Panel may help you depending on your situation.
- 64 bit Starbound apparently has a memory leak. I have never had any issues with 64 bit Starbound but changing to 32-bit might make a difference for you.
- There's a handy performance collection here where you can choose what mods will suit you. If your PC is a beast, you probably don't need all of these. If It's a potato, probably do. Depends on how much quality in graphic/fidelity you want to keep/lose.
- This mod may help probably as a last resort as frame skipping causes choppier performance.