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How to fix The Wonderful 101 Remastered Frame Pacing Issues on PC

Wonderful 101 Remastered Frame Pacing
Wonderful 101 Remastered

The Wonderful 101 is an action-adventure game developed by PlatinumGames and was originally available on the Wii U. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Wonderful 101 Remastered is coming out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. While the official release date is in a few days, Kickstarter backers have already received their copies. If you’re running into any Wonderful 101 Remastered Frame Pacing issues on PC, here’s how you can fix them.

While the game itself is quite good, the same can’t be said about its PC port. Even though the game runs at a decent FPS, it suffers from major frame pacing issues. Bad frame pacing can make the game feel stuttering and introduces jitters, which can take away from such a fast-paced title. The good news, however, is that we can fix this for now, and wait till PlatinumGames releases an official update to address it.

Fix Wonderful 101 Remastered Frame Pacing Issues

For now, the only way to fix the frame pacing issues is by injecting Special K, an open-source completely safe software available for free. This is used to improve the technical performance of games and was widely used when Arkham Knight launched.

  • Download the latest version of Special K, from this Github Link. Scroll down to the bottom, and click the following link under Assets.
Download Links at GitHub
  • Now, open SKIM64, and click Install
  • After it’s done installing, you can click on Start Injecting
SKIM64 Window
  • Now, run Wonderful 101 Remastered
  • With Special K running in the background, you will see the following tab on top of the screen
Wonderful 101 Remastered Frame Pacing
Special K Pop Up
  • Use one of the shortcuts mentioned in this tab, to open the Special K window. These shortcuts can be “Ctrl + Shift + Backspace”, “Select + Start(PlayStation)” or “Back + Start(Xbox)
  • Accept the terms, and you will get the following window
Wonderful 101 Remastered Frame Pacing
Special K Overlay Window
  • Open the Frame Limiter Tab, and click Advanced
  • Here, you have to check the following things.
    • Sleepless Render Thread
    • Sleepless Window Thread
    • Framerate Limit
  • After you have done this, click on File, and click on Install Wrapper DLL for this game, as shown below
Install Wrapper DLL
  • This will ensure that the game runs with the Special K every time.

Special thanks to GiladN on the Steam forums.

After you follow this guide, you will get smooth 60 FPS gameplay with perfect frame pacing. We hope PlatinumGames releases a fix soon.

The Wonderful 101 Remastered Release Date

The game is headed to PC via Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on 19th May 2020. The physical version has been delayed, but it will be available digitally on time.

If you’re interested in the PC version make sure you check out the system requirements for it as well.

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