Sometimes a game might not be graphic-intensive or will only run on the latest and greatest hardware but there can be random quirks that will hinder you to get the best possible performance out of your system and Grounded is something close to that.
Grounded is a survival game that has tons of fun activities for you to do and the developers might have left some rough corners that cause micro-stuttering here and there but they can be ironed out by tinkering with the in-game settings and config file. This guide will show you how and what to do.
Grounded System Requirements
Before diving deeper into lots of settings and options, we need to make sure that we have the right hardware to run the game. Grounded is not very resource hungry but we should still make sure that we are not missing out on anything important so for that reason, below we have mentioned the system requirements to run Grounded.
|CPU||Intel Core i3-3225|
|OS||Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit|
|Video Card||Nvidia GTX 650 Ti|
Grounded Best PC Settings
Grounded is a game that will put your survival skills to the test but the problem with Grounded is that it has micro-stutter issues that can sometimes ruin the experience. So to eliminate the possibility of such situations, we have got the best settings to get you the best possible experience in the game.
Following are the settings you can change from inside the game’s “Display” settings.
|Window Mode||Full Screen|
|Frame Rate Limit||Your Screen’s Refresh Rate|
|Field of View||90|
Config File Settings
The in-game settings don’t give you a lot of options to tinker with if you want the best possible experience, you will have to change the settings from inside the config file present in the path below.
[Game Install Location]/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.Maine_8wekyb3d8bbwe/Local Cache/Local/Maine/Saved/Config/WinAnvil
Inside the folder, you will find the “GameUserSettings” file, you can open it with any text editor.
Once you have the file opened, you will see a lot of stuff so don’t get overwhelmed by it as we will go through all of the options that concern us. Below are the options and the settings that you need to change in order to optimize your experience.
|View Distance Quality||2|
|Anti Aliasing Quality||1|
Tips To Boost Performance in Grounded
With the in-game and config file settings now sorted, there are other things that we can do that will improve the overall experience and performance of our game so let’s get right into it.
Update Graphics Driver
Always having the latest graphics driver is the first step towards a better performing game. There can be random bugs and glitches sometimes that can simply be fixed with a simple driver update so make sure to update your graphics regardless of the fact that you are using NVIDIA or AMD. To update your graphics, you can go to the links given.
Certain applications such as Discord, and NVIDIA ShadowPlay, can be running overlays over your game and those overlays do take up a lot of resources. If you want that there is no extra processing when you are playing the game, you might want to disable them.
Below we have given how you can disable different overlays.
Disable Discord Overlay:
- Launch the Discord app > Click on the gear icon at the bottom.
- Click on Overlay under App Settings > Turn on the Enable in-game overlay.
- Click on the Games tab > Select Grounded
- Finally, turn off the Enable in-game overlay toggle.
- Make sure to reboot your PC to apply changes.
Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay:
- Launch the Nvidia GeForce Experience app > Head over to Settings.
- Click on the General tab > Disable the In-Game Overlay option.
- Finally, restart the PC to apply changes, and launch the game again.
Disable Xbox Game Bar:
- Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
- Click on Gaming > Go to Game Bar > Turn off Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using the Game bar option.
Disable Background Applications
With the latest and greatest hardware came the ability to multitask and run programs in the background that will do a lot of the jobs for us. While this certainly is a perk that many enjoy but it will cost you precious resources. To close extra background resources you can follow the steps below.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open up the Task Manager.
- Now, click on the Processes tab > Click to select tasks that are unnecessarily running in the background and consuming enough system resources.
- Click on End Task to close it one by one.
- Once done, restart your system.
This should solve the majority of your problems. If you are facing some other issues, do let us know in the comments and maybe we can help out.