Road 96 just got released on Steam by Digixart, who have released games such as Lost in Harmony and 11-11: Memories Retold. It is the Summer of 1996 and you hit the road for an adventure, but you have to survive against all odds as well. The game has a thousand routes so each player can have many different stories as they meet the different characters while playing the game. However, you can’t do all of this if you’re unable to play the game because of FPS issues in Road 96.
You have to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Road 96 before even reading the solutions listed below. If it does not, there’s no point in attempting any of the solutions, as your PC simply won’t be able to run the game.
OS: Windows 7 / Windows 10
Processor: i5 4460 or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 15 GB available space
Step #1: Update Graphics card drivers
As always, we would recommend you to update the drivers of your graphic card before anything else as this will in most cases fix your FPS issues.
There might not be a new driver update but it could be that you are running on old graphics drivers so you should update them in that case too. You can download the most up-to-date drivers from your GPU manufacturer’s website: AMD/NVIDIA. To do a clean install of GPU drivers, you can use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) which completely removes components that were part of the original driver installation package. Then you can install your new Graphics Card drivers. Reboot Windows and try launching the game again.
Step #2: Set program to high priority
If you are experiencing FPS issues in Road 96 then it might be because your CPU doesn’t think of it as an important resource-needing app. If that’s the case then you can change this in the Task Manager.
Start the game and then press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
Go to the Details tab and find the game process.
Right-click it and set the priority to High. It is recommended that you do not set it to Realtime.
Step #3: Change Graphics settings
If you have an Nvidia GPU then you can right-click your Desktop to open the NVIDIA Control Panel and do the following:
Click the small “+” icon next to “3D Settings“
Click on Manage 3D settings.
Go to the Program Settings tab.
Find and choose Road 96from the list under Select a program to customize.
If Road 96 isn’t in the list of programs you can add it to the list manually. An easy way of finding it’s location is by right clicking the game in steam, selecting Properties > Local Files > Browse, then copy the address from here into the Nvidia control panel.
Change the power management mode to performance mode.
Enable Threaded Optimization (important).
If you have an AMD GPU then you can right-click your Desktop to open the AMD Radeon Settings and do the following:
In Radeon Software, click on the Gear icon then select Graphics from the sub-menu and select Bless Unleashed.
Turn off all post-processing options such as Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Chill, and Radeon Boost.
Turn off Wait for Vertical Refresh.
Choose Performance Mode for Texture Filtering Quality.
Turn on Surface Format Optimization.
If you have followed all the steps above, then you should not be getting any more FPS issues in Road 96. You can enjoy the 1996 themed game while you drive on the road peacefully and smoothly. Let us know in the comments below if this guide helped you to fix the problem you were facing. You can read our other articles related to the game here: