Performance Tips

Performance Tips

From BeamNG

So you want to play BeamNG.drive on your old laptop? You're not gonna get 60fps, but with these tricks at least you won't go insane.

This does include instructions for XP and Vista. How ever, if you have problems with those two OSes, they are unsupported, and no help will be given by the developers of the game.

Set Game to High Priority using Task Manager

The game does this by default. However, if you are using the DirectX 9 version, or booted straight from the executable, this may help.

Windows XP, Vista & 7

First, to open Task Manager, push Ctrl + Alt + Delete. If it prompts what you want to do, click on Task Manager. You should see something like this:

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Then go to Processes, then down to BeamNG.drive.xXX.exe (If your system is 32 bit, XX will be replaced by 86, else if your system is 64 bit, XX will be replaced by 64), right click on it then go down to Set Priority, then choose Above Normal or High.

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Windows 8, 8.1 & 10

First, to open Task Manager, push Ctrl + Alt + Delete. If it prompts what you want to do, click on Task Manager. You should see something like this:

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Click on More Details and now you should see something like this:

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Goto Details then down to BeamNG.drive.xXX.exe (If your system is 32 bit, XX will be replaced by 86, else if your system is 64 bit, XX will be replaced by 64), right click on it then go down to Set Priority, then choose Above Normal or High.

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Disabling Collisions

From Main Menu

Click on Options, then Gameplay. Scroll down to Physics, then click on Disable Vehicle Collisions.

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From Playing In Game

Hit Esc to bring up a menu, then click on Options, then Gameplay. Scroll down to Physics, then click on Disable Vehicle Collisions.

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Turning on High Performance

Pictures for Windows will be coming soon.

Windows XP

Open Control Panel. If you are using Category View, go to Performance and Maintenance.
For both Classic and Category views, click on Power Options. Under Power schemes, click on Always On. Hit OK.

Windows Vista

Open Control Panel. If you are using Category View, go to Performance and Maintenance.
For both Classic and Category views, click on Power Options. Under preferred plans, click on High Performance.

Windows 7, 8, 8.1

Control Panel

Open Control Panel. If you are using Category View, go to System and Security.
For both Classic and Category views, click on Power Options. Under preferred plans, click on High Performance. If you do not see High Performance, click on Show additional plans.

Win+X Menu (8 & 8.1 only)

Right click on the start button or press Win+X. Go to Power Options. Under preferred plans, click on High Performance. If you do not see High Performance, click on Show additional plans.

Windows 10

Do note: This version of Windows tends to change the locations of settings. This guide may become out of date soon. This is for Version 1703, the Creators Update.

Control Panel

Open Control Panel. If you are using Category View, go to System and Security.
For both Classic and Category views, click on Power Options. Under preferred plans, click on High Performance. If you do not see High Performance, click on Show additional plans.

Settings

Open Settings. Click on System, then click on Power & Sleep. Under related settings, click on Additional power settings. Under preferred plans, click on High Performance. If you do not see High Performance, click on Show additional plans.

Win+X Menu

Right click on the start button or press Win+X. Go to Power Options. Under related settings, click on Additional power settings. Under preferred plans, click on High Performance. If you do not see High Performance, click on Show additional plans.