The Tencent Gaming Buddy or Gameloop is a PC emulator where you can play PlayerUnknownst Battle Grounds (PUBG) Mobile smoothly. It is considered one of the best mobile emulators available hence, Tencent has officially recommended it.
PUBG Mobile made Gameloop popular, but now, there are other games that run smoothly on this emulator as well. The challenge now is to have a capable computer since this app is resource-intensive. You have to make sure that your hardware is up to date and can handle emulators well.
Once installed, Gameloop sometimes stutters and you cannot play smoothly. So today, we are tackling how to fix lag on the Tencent Gaming Buddy and what you can do to prevent it.
How To Fix Lag On Tencent Gaming Buddy
There are different ways to fix lag on the Tencent Gaming Buddy. Sometimes the remedy depends on the reason why it stutters in the first place. This means you will have to do a little bit of trial and error.
Method 1 – Set Your PC To Ultimate Performance or High-Performance Mode
Your computer, especially laptops, is often set to a Balanced power mode to reduce the workload and save battery or electricity. But sometimes, this setting reduces the maximum power output that a PC can do.
Setting your PC to high-performance mode might reduce lag since it will not limit the computer’s power. If your computer can do 3.4GHz, then it will boost up to 3.4GHz without any throttles once the ultimate performance setting is activated.
Do so by following these instructions.
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard and type “Power”. Press Enter and it will open the Power and Sleep Settings window.
- Scroll down until you see the “Additional Power Settings” under Related Settings. Click on it to open the Power Plan Settings.
- Under the Power Plan Settings, the “Balanced” settings will be selected by default.
- Click on Ultimate Performance.
- Close the Window and you may now test if Tencent Gaming Buddy still lags.
Certain computers have more power plan options. In this example, AMD Ryzen High Performance is also available since it is using an AMD Ryzen processor.
Method 2 – Check If Your Gaming PC Meets The Recommended Tencent Gaming Buddy Specs
Every app has a minimum system configuration for it to run smoothly. If your device is underpowered then even if it is set to high performance or ultimate performance mode, it will still struggle.
The same can be said with the Tencent Gaming Buddy. Lags might be caused by inadequate hardware.
These are the minimum PC specifications for PUBG Mobile. It also applies to other games. However, just because Gameloop would open means that it could run games smoothly. The listed minimum specs below are already old and even a smartphone is more powerful.
|CPU||Intel or AMD Dual-Core CPU with at least 1.8GHz clock speed|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT or AMD Radeon HD2600/3600|
|Graphics Memory||At least 3GB of VRAM|
|Storage||1GB of Storage or more|
|Operating System||Windows 7/8/8.1/10|
Here are the recommended PC specifications to run Tencent Gaming Buddy. This should be the bare minimum if you want to have a relatively smooth gaming experience. You might still experience lags but your PC could recover quickly.
|CPU||Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent processor with 2.6GHz speed or higher|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon Equivalent|
|Graphics Memory||At least 4GB of VRAM|
|Storage||1GB of Storage or more|
|Operating System||Windows 7/8/8.1/10|
Now, if you are experiencing lags despite having the recommended hardware, you might need to turn down some settings such as resolution. If you have the budget, then go ahead then upgrade your computer.
Method 3 – Set Tencent Gaming Buddy As High Priority In Task Manager
The Tencent Gaming Buddy needs a lot of resources to run. One way to give the app its much-needed juice is to set it as a high-priority app through the task manager.
You may do so by following these steps.
- Open Tencent Gaming Buddy
- Open Task Manager by right-clicking on your taskbar and clicking on Task Manager. You may also press Ctrl + Shift + Esc or by pressing the Windows key and typing Task Manager, then press Enter.
- Head on to the Details section and look for Tencent Gaming Buddy, Gameloop, or AppMarket.
- Right-click on it, and hover to “Set Priority”. Click on High and then “Change Priority” to confirm.
- You are now done! Play your game and see if it stutters or lags.
Method 4 -Check Your Internet Connection Speed
Lag and stutters could be influenced by your internet connection speed. If your internet speed is slow, then the exchange of information between your game and the server is slow as well. The game would stutter and lag in return.
Check your Internet connection speed by visiting Speedtest.Net by Ookla. There you will see your Ping, Download speed, and Upload speed.
Your goal is to have download and upload speeds of 15Mb/s as it is the recommended internet speed. The minimum is 5Mbps but that is already slow by today’s standards so aim for 15Mb/s or higher.
If your internet connection is at a minimum or lower, you might need to upgrade your connection plan. You may also connect online using an ethernet cable to make sure that you are not experiencing any signal interruption.
Method 5 – Check Your Tencent Gaming Buddy Settings
Sometimes the default settings are good enough to play games smoothly. However, if you continue to experience lags in Gameloop then it is time to pay the Setting Center a visit and set it up properly.
Follow these steps to optimize your Tencent Gaming Buddy Settings.
- Open Gameloop and make sure that it is updated to the latest version.
- Open Settings by clicking the icon with three horizontal bars.
- Click on the Engine Tab.
- Enable the “Render Cache” and “Enforce Global Render Cache”.
- Activate “Prioritize Dedicated GPU” if you are using one.
- Disable Anti-Aliasing.
- For the memory section, select half of the available RAM that you have. In this example, it is set to 8192MB since the unit’s RAM is 16GB.
- Select the number of CPU cores that you have.
- Adjust your resolution to 720HD if you are lagging at full HD 1080p resolution. You may even go lower to reduce the workload on your computer.
- Adjust your DPI accordingly. The higher your DPI, the sharper your graphics would look but it would take more resources to run. 160 is a good baseline.
- Click on Save and you are good to go.
Method 6 – Setup Virtualization Mode In Your Computer
This option should be your last resort since you will be meddling with your computer’s BIOS. One wrong move and your computer might not boot at all. If you are knowledgeable enough, then go ahead and follow these instructions.
- Press your Windows key and type “Change Advanced Startup Options” and press Enter.
- The Windows Recovery window will open. Click on “Restart Now” under Advanced startup.
- Your computer will restart and you will encounter the Windows repair screen.
- Click on Troubleshoot.
- Click on Advanced Options.
- Select UEFI Firmware settings then restart your computer once again.
- Press the corresponding key to enter BIOS. This depends on your motherboard. It is often F10, F11, or Del key.
- Search for the “Virtualization Technology” settings under System configuration. Click Enable the Virtualization Option. It is possible that other motherboards use a different term so check accordingly.
- Exit the Bios by clicking Save Changes and Restart.
The Virtualization mode is only available on computers that have a dedicated graphics card. However, there are rare cases wherein the motherboard has this feature despite not having a dedicated GPU.
Method 7 – Adjust Your In-Game Graphics Settings
Modern games can automatically detect your system and adjust the graphics quality based on the specs. However, the automatic detection might not be enough and it could still be demanding.
You may do so by going into your in-game settings, heading on to the Visual or Graphics settings, and reducing the quality if possible.
The only issue with this option is not all games have customizable graphics settings. In this case, you have no choice but to use the other methods mentioned above.
Method 8 – Change Your Graphics Card 3D Settings To Performance Mode
This method varies from one PC to another since there are a lot of graphics cards available.
In this example, we are going to show you how to change the 3D settings to performance mode in a PC with an Nvidia card.
- Press Windows Key and type “Nvidia Control Panel” then press Enter.
- Under the “Adjust Image Settings with Preview” tab you will see the “Use my preference emphasizing”option.
- Select this option and adjust the slider toward Performance. You will then see that the rotating 3D preview will have jagged lines. This means that the 3D quality will be reduced but it will provide more FPS while gaming.
- Click Save, Exit the program, and test your game on the Tencent Gaming Buddy app.
The Tencent Gaming Buddy is considered one of the best mobile game emulators today but it is not exempted from lags and stutters. There are ways to mitigate lags, as mentioned above. However, these methods are just temporary solutions.
You might find a solution that works today but in the end, you will be at the mercy of the Gameloop developers. It is still up to them to take care of software optimization and constant updates to prevent lags and stutters from happening.
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