Age of Empires 3: DE | How To Unlock FPS (Fix Locked Frames)

Wondering how you can Fix Locked Frames or Unlock FPS in Age of Empires 3: DE? We got you covered with this short guide. If you are also facing the issue where your in-game frames are locked at a certain rate (75Hz for most), this is done just to avoid Framerate fluctuations. Framerate jumps can cause crashes hence this can be a safeguard. But if you wish to unlock the FPS, then read on and do it at your own risk!

How To Unlock FPS (Fix Locked Frames) in AOE3: DE

  1. Go to  C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Games\Age of Empires 3 DE\Common.
  2. Right-click on “GraphicalProfile” make it “READ-ONLY” and open with notepad or any other text editor.
  3. Find “<Setting Name=”optionrefreshrate”>75</Setting>” change the number to the Refresh Rate of your monitor. Alternatively, you can set a higher Refresh Rate to test it out!
  4. Save the file. Close it and press play!
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NOTE: Making the file READ-ONLY will reset your video settings to the text-file options, so make sure every setting is as per your needs.

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