Team Sonic Racing Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashes And Freezing

About the game

If you are a Mario Kart fan then chances are you were waiting for this release. Team Sonic Racing is a kart racing game and a spinoff from Sonic the Hedgehog series. Controlling one of 15 characters from the cast of Sonic The Hedgehog series, players take part in races using sports cars. They view gameplay from a third-person perspective while performing tricks, drifting, and collecting power-ups.

Now people might say that this is like every kart racing, what is so different about it? Well, Team Sonic Racing is different because it focuses on cooperative gameplay where efficiency is rewarded more than speed. Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing as players face-off with friends in multiplayer racing. Race together and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Game modes include competing to earn points, time trials, customizing the racing rules. The game also features a story-driven campaign which is more like a tutorial rather than a ‘Story’.

Team Sonic Racing is using the modified version of the All-Stars game engine and we have to say that the vibrant world and the special effects make the game look pretty sweet. This game only features characters from Sonic, as the team wanted to expand the series’ world and character roster. They aimed to make the game stand out compared to other racing games. Let us take a look at the important features of the game.

Key Features: [Source : Steam]

  • Online Multiplayer & Local Co-Op Modes – 12 players per race, 4 player split screen, and various offline / online race modes including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.
  • Team Racing – Race as a team, win as a team. Use various team moves to assist your teammates, knock out opponents and unleash your Team Ultimate.
  • Performance & Skin Customization – Alter the appearance and handling of your vehicle
  • Wisps – 14 spectacular offensive and defensive items to help overcome rival teams and get ahead!
  • Adventure Mode – Unique story experience where players are introduced to basic game features and characters.
  • Various Characters and Types – 15 playable characters from across the Sonic Universe and 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique, and Power.

Though all these features seem very cool, we cannot deny the fact that Team Sonic Racing is a demanding title. And most of the demanding titles suffer from various performance issues like lag, low fps or crashes nowadays. Team Sonic Racing is well optimized for the most part but still players are facing problems while playing this game. And the problems are mainly fps drops, lag, stuttering, etc.

Fortunately, all these performance issues are nothing serious and can be easily fixed with few tweaks here and there. We decided put up a basic Team Sonic Racing performance guide consisting of basic methods that players can try all by themselves to solve some of the problems they are having. Here is how to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezing in Team Sonic Racing

Team Sonic Racing Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashes And Freezing

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 1

Check minimum system requirements of Team Sonic Racing

Make sure that your PC at least meets the minimum system requirements of Team Sonic Racing. You wouldn’t want to purchase a game just to find out that your system or PC is not capable of running that game at playable frame rates. So check the system requirements thoroughly and if your graphics card and processor is different from the ones mentioned on the system requirements, then just go and watch few comparison videos to find out how much difference there is between the performance of your graphics card and processor and the ones mentioned under minimum system requirements.

Team Sonic Racing Minimum System Requirements:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 4130T (2.9GHz) / AMD FX 6300 (3.5 GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 32 GB available space

Team Sonic Racing Recommended System Requirements:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5 – 8600K (3.6 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (3.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) / AMD Radeon RX 570 (4GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 32 GB available space

So as you can see despite having cartoon like graphics, Team Sonic Racing is a pretty demanding title.

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 2

Update your graphics drivers

The AMD and Nvidia graphics or video drivers have gone through various performance improvements in the last 2 months. So make sure that your graphics drivers are updated. An outdated driver can lead to a lot of performance issues in games.

Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 3

Tweak settings for Team Sonic Racing from the Nvidia Control Panel

[Note: This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Team Sonic Racing from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you cannot find it on the list then you need to add the .exe file manually
  • Click on Add
  • Locate the folder where you have installed the game
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be teamsonicracing.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Team Sonic Racing
  • Now make the following changes:
    Monitor Technology : G-Snyc (if available)
    Maximum pre-rendered frames : 2
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 4

Best Graphics or Video settings for Team Sonic Racing

We are still playing with the graphics settings to figure out the best combination of settings that will maintain a balance between good visuals and good frame rates. We will update this article as soon as we land on some good results.

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 5

Update Windows

Certain Windows 10 updates have been causing a lot of problems in various games lately. A lot of games have already taken some massive performance hits due these Windows 10 updates in the past. So make sure that your Windows is fully updated in order to avoid such problems because just as bugs and glitches arrive with updates, their fixes arrive with updates as well. We are not sure whether Team Sonic Racing has been affected by these updates or not but why take a chance. So check whether you have Windows updates available or not. Here is how you can update your Windows:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait for the updates to get installed
  • Restart your PC

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 6

Increase the Priority of Team Sonic Racing from the Task Manager

  • Launch Team Sonic Racing via Steam
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process of TSR for the list
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High
  • Click on the View tab on your Task Manager
  • Change Update Speed to High

How to fix lag, low fps, crashing and freezing in Team Sonic Racing Method 7

Check whether any overclocking utility is running on your PC or not

If Team Sonic Racing is crashing constantly on your system then it probably because of a overclocking utility or application that is running on your PC. Overclocking applications like the MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm, are causing crashes for a lot of games. Team Sonic Racing was no different. The game was crashing constantly after we overclocked our GTX 1050 ti just a little bit.

We tried to reach to a stable overclocked core clock and memory clock but Team Sonic Racing was reluctant to run on our overclocked Graphics card. Things went back to normal as soon as we reset everything and closed Afterburner. After this we tried Zotac Firestorm as well but the result was the same. The only difference was that the game ran a little longer this time before crashing.

[Note: These are all basic guides and we have not included any advanced method because we do not want people to mess with the in-game files because it might cause the game to break down completely]

We have hopefully covered all the basic tips, tricks and methods that will help players towards their battle against lag and low fps.

You are good to go!

 

 

 

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