If you play Children of Morta on PC, you might have experienced something like small lag or micro stutters. If you haven’t, then you are lucky.
For those that have, you know how annoying this issue can be. Micro stuttering is not unheard of for games developed with Unity, but luckily for you that commonality also means there are a lot of fixes you can try.
Stutter/Lag Fix for Children of Morta
Stutters or “lag” in Children of Morta can be caused by a variety of reasons, so you might have to try more than one of these fixes in order to find the right one.
There are 3 things you can try to fix stutter issues, and they are using the window mode exclusive, shutting of v-sync, and turning off threaded optimization through the NVidia console.
-Window – Mode Exclusive
One of the issues comes because of how the Unity engine does Fullscreen. Unity uses borderless windowed display for the full screen by default, which limits the performance. By following these steps, you can force the game to switch to exclusive full screen:
- Right click the game on your library and choose properties
- Choose “Set Launch Options” and type -window-mode exclusive
- Select to confirm the changes
- Launch the game and go to the graphic options menu
- Select the resolution you want
- Uncheck the Fullscreen option inside the game. The game will then go into windowed mode
- Check the Fullscreen option again, and it will switch to exclusive Fullscreen.
- Don’t change anything else. Even if you see issues with the resolution, they should be fixed once you start the game.
Keep in mind that you have to redo steps 4-7 each time you open the game, as the settings are reset past the “press any button” screen.
If you have an NVidia card, threaded optimization might be causing your issue. Go to the control panel of your card and find the “Threaded Optimization” option. You can either turn it off globally, or select to do so for specific games.
Another setting that causes this issue is the vertical synchronization or V-sync. Try turning it off in the game settings and see if the issue persists. If you have an Nvidia card, you can enable V-Sync directly through their control panel instead.
If all else fails, you can try upgrading your machine or waiting for the developers to fix the issue. But know that this one has been around for a while.