Fix HELLCARD Low FPS and Stuttering Issues

News: Developer “Thing Trunk” and publishers “Skystone Games and Surefire Games” introduced HELLCARD on 1 Feb 2024, available on the Steam Store to play. It is an Adventure, Indie, RPG, strategy-making game that many users love from across the globe. It’s been a few days since it was released, but some have reported low FPS and stuttering issues with the game on various forums and social media platforms like Reddit.

If you are also facing low fps and stuttering issues with HELLCARD, here are the steps that can prevent these issues and help you play the game hassle-free.

Causes for Low FPS and Stuttering Issues With HELLCARD

If you are experiencing FPS lag or stuttering issues with HELLCARD, any of the following could be the culprit, including-

  • Your device fails to meet the minimum system requirements.
  • Outdated graphics drivers.
  • Display mode settings are affecting performance.
  • User Account Control privilege issues.
  • Low resources for the game due to tasks running in the background.
  • Unoptimized video settings.

How to Fix Low FPS and Stuttering Issues with HELLCARD?

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If you start getting performance issues like low FPS or stuttering issues with HELLCARD, try these steps and resolve the issue to play the game seamlessly:

Update Your Graphic Drivers

Outdated graphic drivers can be considered, one of the main causes of FPS lag and stuttering issues with HELLCARD.

These simple steps should be considered to update your graphic driver (Windows):

  1. Open Device Manager– Type “Device Manager” in your Windows search bar and click on the first app. (Refer to the Screenshot)
Open-Device-Manager-in-Windows
  1. Next, click on the “Display Adapters” option from the list, and expand the options to see the installed graphic drivers. Next, select the Graphic driver that you want to update (Some people have more than one graphic driver) and right-click then select “Update Driver” (Refer to the Screenshot).
update-graphics-driver-Windows

Check If Your Device Meets The Minimum System Requirements

In general, if your device fails to meet the minimum system requirements to run HELLCARD, you may notice low FPS or stuttering issues in the game. So make sure that your device complies with all the system requirements that the HELLCARD game developers have asked for.

Here are the Minimum Requirements

  • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (*Form January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.)
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Disable Steam Overlay

Disabling Steam Overlay is another possible solution to bypass FPS lag and the stuttering problems with HELLCARD. So, if you’ve enabled this and started encountering FPS issues, try disabling it for the HELLCARD and see if that helps. Consider these steps to do this:

  • Open Steam Library.
  • Find HELLCARD, right-click on it, and click on “Properties.”
  • Visit the “GENERAL” tab, and uncheck the box next to the text- “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game.”
  • Launch HELLCARD and see if the above steps helped or not. 

Run HELLCARD as Administrator

Administrator

Launching HELLCARD with administrator rights can solve the issues- the game may require administrator rights to run on your device.

  • Open the Steam library, right-click HELLCARD, and select Properties.
  • From the options, click on the “Installed Files”, then click the “Browse” button to open the game directory.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the HELLCARD game and select “Properties.
  • Under the Compatibility tab, look for the “Run this program as an administrator” option and click the checkbox next to this option.
  • Click on “Apply” and launch HELLCARD.

Set HELLCARD to High Priority

HELLCARD might be set on low priority, but setting the game to a higher priority can improve the framerate in the game– when you do this, your system starts prioritizing the game and allocates more resources to it. 

Here’s how to set it:

  • Launch HELLCARD.
  • While in-game, open Task Manager (Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys simultaneously).
  • From the Details tab, find the main process of HELLCARD.
  • Right-click HELLCARD, hover your mouse on “Set priority” and select High.
  • Launch HELLCARD.

Manually Limiting Framerate

By manually limiting the framerate, some users have solved the low FPS issue with HELLCARD – to increase the overall smoothness of your gaming experience, you can also consider this step.

Change In-Game Settings

To deal with FPS and stuttering issues with HELLCARD, consider in-game settings such as reducing resolution & texture quality, switching between the display modes, switching to the auto settings option for Video, and other graphical options. 

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