Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live life as a homeless person? Well, you don’t need to wonder anymore, because Bum Simulator has finally gotten a full release after being in Early Access for nearly two years! Bum Simulator is a fun survival sandbox game in which you play as a homeless bum who lives on the streets of Bumsville. Loaded with inappropriate humor and some good characters, you indulge in activities like harassing the public and rescuing creeps to progress. It even has quirky features like being able to tame pigeons, so you can attach firecrackers to them and use them like flying grenades at people. As players have fun in Bum Simulator, they have also had the problem that, despite having a PC that can run the game quite well, the in-game FPS does not cross 60, as the game caps it regardless of having the FPS setting set to Unlimited and keeping the V-Sync setting turned off. In this article, we will find out how to fix this issue.
Why does FPS matter?
FPS stands for “frames per second” which in layman’s terms describes how smooth a video, or in this case, a video game feels to look at. The higher the FPS, the smoother the experience. In competitive games like Counter-Strike and Valorant, FPS plays a very big role. Since reaction times are important, having a low FPS means you miss the activity that has taken place in between two frames as time passes. However, it is important to note that to actually make full use of high FPS, you must also have a monitor with a higher refresh rate since the monitor refresh rate decides how fast it can actually show you the frames.
Most monitors and TVs today still have a 60 Hz refresh rate, since most media and entertainment that people consume never go above it. However, more and more devices are getting higher refresh rate displays as people realize how much smoother the experience is. Gaming monitors usually come with 144 Hz or 240 Hz displays, with some even having 360Hz refresh rates. Having a capable system that can run games at more FPS than the display refresh rate is also important to make sure the monitor is being used at its full potential, allowing you to have the best possible smooth experience. With FPS explained, let’s see how FPS can be uncapped in Bum Simulator.
Bum Simulator: How to uncap FPS
Even after the game’s full release, Bum Simulator’s developers still do not seem to have fixed this issue of FPS being capped at 60 FPS, causing a lot of people to refund the game on Steam. But not to worry, we have found the fix for you. To uncap the FPS and set it according to your system and setup configuration, you must follow the given steps.
Note: (Please make sure the game is not running while you perform these steps)
- Press (Win + R) to open up the Run command window.
- Type in %AppData% and press Enter. This will open up the Roaming folder inside the AppData folder.
- Click on AppData.
- Navigate to Local > BumSim > Saved > Config > WindowsNoEditor
- In the folder, find the file named GameUserSettings.ini
- Right-click and open the file using Notepad.
- Find FrameRateLimit=0.000000 and set it to the desired value. (For example, FrameRateLimit=144)
- Save the file after you’ve made the change. DO NOT change anything else in the file.
- Done! Your game should now be capped at whatever FPS you have set it to.
That’s pretty much how to do it! We hope you found this article useful and were able to fix the problem. For more such interesting guides and information on newly released games, make sure to visit AndroidGram.