Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition | Game locked at 75 FPS | How to Uncap FPS

Age of Empires 3 (AOE 3) 75 fps cap fix – Is Age of Empires DE capped at 75 frames per second for you? Don’t worry, here is a fix.

Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition | Game locked at 75 FPS | How to Uncap FPS

A lot users have been complaining lately that the fps in Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition is capped at 75. No matter what they do the frames won’t go past 75..

Now this might not be a problem for regular users who are using 60hz monitors. It is the people with 144hz gaming monitors who are getting annoyed by this.

And you cannot blame them as once you get the taste of playing games at 120-144 fps on a 144hz monitor, you simply cannot go back. Anything below 100 fps starts feeling like a huge downgrade then. So is there a fix for this?

How to remove the 75 fps cap

[Note : This has been done probably to avoid crashes as much as possible, so change at your own risk!]

Most of the players are thinking that the game has been hard locked at 75 fps by the developers. Well, it is true, but not completely.

Fortunately, there is a fix to this bug and it is fairly simple. Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to folder destination C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Games\Age of Empires 3 DE\Common .
  2. Right-click on “GraphicalProfile”make it READ-ONLY*** and open with notepad or as I personally do, open with notepad++.
  3. Find “<Setting Name=”optionrefreshrate”>75</Setting>” change the number to the framerate of your monitor.
  4. Save, close. Play

One thing you should keep in mind. Making the file READ-ONLY will reset your video settings to the text-file options, so make sure every setting is optimal before doing this.


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