How to fix The Good Life stuttering issues

White Owls Inc. recently just released The Good Life on Steam. It follows the protagonist Naomi Hayward, a journalist that is drowning in debt. Her only way to pay off this debt is to uncover the mystery of a murder in Rainy Woods. To add to the already difficult investigation, the town people turn into cats and dogs at nightfall. Weird, right? However, you can’t solve this if you’re unable to solve your The Good Life stuttering issues.

These stutters are immense and can be really annoying for a guy who’s just trying to kill another guy in a bloody revolution. In this guide, we have listed methods to help you to fix these issues. So you can relax and apply these fixes below to help you get rid of this annoying problem that might be coming in the way of your gameplay experience.

Guide to fixThe Good Life stuttering issues

Before you attempt any of the solutions mentioned below, you have to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for The Good Life. 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: Windows10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 / Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX960, Radeon RX 560
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: Windows10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX1070
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

UPDATE GRAPHICS CARD DRIVERS

We would first and foremost recommend you update your specific Graphics Card drivers to ensure you are on the latest stable release to play The Good Life. The game is quite demanding.

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.

CHANGE GRAPHICS SETTINGS

NVIDIA

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.
screenshot for manage 3d settings for fixing The Good Life stuttering issues
  • Go to the Program Settings tab.
  • Find and choose The Good Life from the list under Select a program to customize.
  • If The Good Life isn’t in the list of programs you can add it to the list manually.
  • Turn on Triple Buffer and Vertical Sync.
  • Turn on Texture Filtering Trilinear.
  • Set Texture Filter Quality to Performance
  • Set Open GL to Auto Select.

AMD

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 The Good Life.
  • 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.

All Done

If you have followed all the steps above, then you should not be getting any more The Good Life stuttering issues. 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 here:

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