Twin Mirror – Lag / Crash / FPS Drops and Stuttering Error Fix

Twin Mirror is an adventure game developed and published by Dontnod Entertainment. You control Sam an investigating journalist who has returned to Basswood , his hometown .Uncover the darkest secrets with his intellectual abilities. Every decision you take , every interaction you make will have an influence on the investigation. A very unique concept put together in the form of a beautiful story. However, keeping that aside the users have complained about the game having some performance issues. Even though the game does not demand much but still occasional crashes and fps drops are quite annoying. Lets see how we can get that fixed

Twin Mirror – Lag / Crash / FPS Drops and Stuttering Error Fix

At times performance of a game could be affected by several things. It is quite difficult to pinpoint the exact cause but it can surely be fixed by follwoing some simple steps.

Is the PC strong enough ?

The first thing we need to check when we have performance issues with a game is whether the system requirements are okay or not.

Minimum
Recommended
OS

Windows 7 or above (64-bit Operating System Required)

OS

Windows 10 64-bit

CPU

Intel Core i3 2100 or AMD Phenom X4 945

CPU

Intel Core i3 6100 or AMD Athlon X4 845

Memory

4 Gb of RAM

Memory

8 Gb of RAM

Storage

30 Gb of free space

Storage

30 Gb of free space

DirectX

11

DirectX

11

Graphics

AMD Radeon HD7790 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 750

Graphics

AMD Radeon RX560 4GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

We need to atleast have the minimum setup in order to run the game . But to get the best experience the recommended setup is what we are looking for. Anything below the minimum requirements will have a huge affect on the performance of the game , making it barely playable. It could even lead to random crashes or a crash at startup.

Have you Updated your Video Drivers?

Video Drivers are one of the main reasons for performance issues. Therefore always make sure you have the drivers updated to the latest versions. You can check below to download the latest version for your video drivers.

Try Adjusting the NVIDIA Control Panel Settings (Nvidia Users Only) :

NVIDIA Control Panel is a place where you can actually adjust how you GPU should work and that too for particular games. For example if a game is very demanding we can adjust the settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel to give us a lot more performance for that game only . Basically it is like telling you GPU what to do when you run particular games. These setting would work well for Twin Mirror.

  • Right-Click on your desktop and click on  NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings.
  • Select Program Settings and look for Twin Mirror on the list.
  • If you are unable to find Twin Mirror in that list the click on Add and then click on Browse
  • All you need to do now is to go to the installation folder and look for the .exe file in it . Once you select that click Open
  • Set Preferred refresh rate to “Highest available”.
  • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1.
  • Set Threaded optimization to ON.
  • Set Power Management Mode to “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • Set Vertical sync to OFF.
  • Click on Apply and close the window.

Try Adjusting the AMD Control Panel Settings (AMD Users Only) :

Similar to the NVIDIA Control Panel , AMD users also have a control panel where they can make changes to improve performance or the quality of a game. Try using these settings for Twin Mirror.

  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

Make use of the new Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling (Windows 10) :

Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling is a new feature added to the latest build of Windows 10 only. The feature allows you to get a good performance boost overall. If you have a good card , use this feature to your benefit.

  • Type Settings in the search bar
  • Click on System
  • Select the Display from the left side
  • Scroll down a little bit and look for an option called Graphics Settings at the bottom and click on it
  • Turn On Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
  • Restart the PC

Setting the Graphics Performance Preference for a particular game:

 Graphics Performance Preference can now be set for specific games. If you are having performance issue with any game , you can just get a performance boost for that specific game through this feature .

  • Type Settings in the search bar at the bottom
  • Click on System
  • Select the Display on the left
  • Scroll down and you will see Graphics Settings at the bottom
  • Or you can simply type Graphics Settings on the search bar at the bottom of your screen
  • Underneath “Choose an app to set preference” there will be a drop down menu. Click on that and then click on Desktop app
  • Click on Browse
  • Go the installation folder of Twin Mirror
  • Select the .exe file (Twin Mirror) which is the executable file used to run the game to add it.
  • Click on Options 
  • Select High Performance
  • Restart your PC

Always keep Discord Overlay Off (If you are using Discord) :

It has been proven in the past that overlays are a performance killer. The discord overlay is pretty much the worst when it comes to affecting performance. Hence have it turned Off  for a smoother experience.

  • Turn on Discord
  • At the bottom you will find 3 options – Mute, Deafen and User Settings which will be located right to your username.
  • Click on that and on the left side you will get an Overlay option
  • Click on Overlay and on the top you will find an option called Enable in-game Overlay.
  • Click the switch next to it and turn it Off. Green means On.

Always Keep the Nvidia Geforce Experience Overlay turned Off (Nvidia users) :

The GeForce Experience is a very useful tool for us gamers. We all love taking screenshots and saving instant replays of our games. But the problem is that the app runs with a lot of NVIDIA processes which increases the CPU Usage which could result in performance issues or random crashes.

  • Start Nvidia Geforce Experience
  • Click on the Settings icon on the top right
  • Select the General Tab
  • Turn Off In-Game Overlay
  • Restart the PC

Did you try Repairing the Game Files (Epic Games) ?

Corrupted files are also one of the reason for severe lag and fps drops. It could also lead to random crashes or crashing at a specific point everytime. Epic Games allows us to repair the game files. Any missing or corrupted file would be download again,

  • Launch Epic Games Launcher
  • Click on Library
  • Select Twin Mirror from the list and click on the Three Dots ( … ) .
  • Click on Verify. 

Have you Tried Re-Installing the Game ? 

If none of the above mentioned steps work for you then you should probably go for a fresh installation. When you downloaded the game for the first time maybe one or two files got corrupted and cannot be fixed through the repairing option too. Hence Re downloading the game is the best thing to do.

  • Open Epic Game Launcher
  • On the left side select Library
  • Select Twin Mirror and click on the Three Dots (…)
  • Click on Uninstall 
  • This is take a while and the game will be removed. You have to re download it now.
  • Now just click on the Install button that appears below the game to download it again.

Hopefully these steps will fix any performance related issues with the game. If in case the game still lags or crashes then you might just have to wait for a patch fix. Most probably it could be a game issue.

 

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