Config.json settings

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Config.json is a file created by Terraria that primarily stores settings that were chosen via Terraria's settings menu.
Config.json resides in one of the following locations by default:

  • Windows: "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Terraria"
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application support/Terraria
  • Linux: $HOME/.local/share/Terraria
  • Android: /sdcard/Android/data/com.and.games505.TerrariaPaid or /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.and.games505.TerrariaPaid
  • iOS: Browse > On My (device) > Terraria

Hidden settings[edit | edit source]

This section describes experimental Terraria features.
Features described below may be subject to change or removal in future Terraria updates, and may not function perfectly. Use with caution. It is recommended that you back up your world and player files prior to enabling or using these features.
UseExperimentalFeatures in config.png

In addition to storing the in-game menu settings, config.json allows players to set certain game options that have not yet been added to the menu. In order to set these options, quit Terraria completely, open the config.json file, edit the desired settings, then save the config.json file and start Terraria.

Desktop version "UseExperimentalFeatures": false, or true, (default: false)

Desktop and Mobile versions "UseSmartCursorForCommonBlocks": false, or true, (default: false)

  • When this is set to true, Smart Cursor will activate even for common block types (1.2.4's smart block placement will be re-enabled).

Desktop version "SettingsUnlock_WorldEvil": true,

  • When you defeat the Wall of Flesh, this settings gets added to the config.json file.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added a DisableIntenseVisualEffects setting, which currently disables flashing during thunderstorms.
    • Added a MultiplayerNPCSmoothingRange setting, which smooths NPC movement within a pixel range.
    • Added a TeamNameplateDistance setting, which enables reduction of team nameplate drawing distance, in an effort to increase multiplayer performance.
  • Desktop Texture Pack no longer needs to be enabled via UseExperimentalFeatures.
  • Desktop Fixed filterPriorityThreshold resetting in every future update.
  • Desktop Added Texture Pack support, also enabled via UseExperimentalFeatures.
  • Desktop 1.3.4: Added UseExperimentalFeatures, which enables World Seeds.
  • Desktop 1.3.1: All previously hidden config settings are now in the game menus.
  • Desktop Added UseSmartWallReplacement, UseSmartCursorForCommonBlocks, DisableLeftShiftTrashCan, HidePasswords, ThickMouseEdges.