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About TerraTech

As Earth's population expands and environmental damage takes its toll, profit-driven multinational corporations lead the charge to seek out and colonise new planets.

Taking on the role of a prospector for the Survey and Prospecting Program (SAP), it's up to you to check out a recently discovered exo-planet and harvest whatever resources you can find.Starting off as a humble SAP on a shoestring budget, you'll have to seek out and refine the planet's natural assets to build up your base and strengthen your fleet, all while defending your turf from all sides. New vehicle parts and weapons can be scavenged from other prospectors or built from the minerals and resources you find, and by researching new technologies or buying new blueprints you can further boost your fleet's capabilities.

TerraTech is the ultimate exploration and combat game. Procedurally generated worlds and an almost limitless array of vehicle design and customisation make for a unique experience for every player. Make your vehicles as big, small, powerful, useful or just plain crazy as you like - the choice is yours. Ally yourself with one corporation and rise through the ranks to profit and glory, or hedge your bets and cherry-pick from a range of them, accessing powerful new technologies but risking more of your cash reserves to support their different energy sources.

Buy TerraTech Now


Please check that your computer meets the system requirements which can be found on TerraTech's Steam Store page.

We also highly recommend that you test the free demo which you can also get from TerraTech's Steam Store page.

You've seen the game, you've played the demo - now is your chance to get behind TerraTech and make your mark in the off-world. Join the public Early Access programme now and get hold of the biggest build of the game to date.

Early Access Beta Edition

Download the Early Access Beta and get your hands on the main singleplayer game, a host of challenge modes and our enhanced Sumo Showdown local multiplayer mode with new global leaderboard.

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Early Access R&D Pack

The R&D Pack lets you enhance your TerraTech experience with exclusive access to an ongoing supply of experimental blocks, helping us put them through their paces in a brand new prototype arena and unique challenges. This also includes access to private sections of our TerraTech forums so you can give us all your feedback and help define the future of the game.

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Early Access Deluxe Edition

If you opt for the Beta Deluxe Edition you'll get the main game AND the R&D Pack all in one.

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Troubleshooting Guide

Having problems starting TerraTech? Please try the troubleshooting tips in the following table:

Q: Has TerraTech run successfully on your computer before?
It is possible that your save data has become corrupted and is preventing TerraTech from running as it did previously.
A: Yes A: No
Try the following steps:
  • Browse your local TerraTech files and find the "Saves" folder.
  • Rename the "Saves" folder to something else to make a back-up of your game save files.
  • Launch TerraTech.
  • Type in a player profile name.
  • Start a new game to find out if TerraTech is working again.
  • If the game plays properly again, try copying your backed up game save files into the new "Saves" folder into the player profile sub-folder.
  • Continue to the next step.

    Q: Does your computer meet the minimum required specification?
    The minimum and recommended system requirements can be found on TerraTech's Steam store page.
    Scroll about halfway down and select your platform.
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Play TerraTech on a more powerful computer.
    Or ask Steam for a refund if applicable.

    Q: Is your graphics card good enough to run TerraTech?
    Check the table below to see how your graphics card or integrated graphics chipset compares with the minimum and required specification cards. The entries contain commonly reported graphics cards and chipsets.

    If your graphics card is not in the table then check against the link below or email [email protected]

    Data taken from http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
    Graphics card name Passmark G3D Mark (Higher is better) Pass or Fail?
    GeForce GTX 680 5718 PASS
    GeForce GTX 650 1831 PASS
    GeForce GTX 860M 1589 PASS
    Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1174 PASS
    Recommended requirement: GeForce GTX 260 1115 PASS
    Radeon HD6750M 925 PASS
    Intel HD 4000 454 PASS
    GeForce GT 130 450 PASS
    GeForce GT 705 410 PASS
    Radeon R4 399 PASS
    Radeon HD 4650 394 PASS
    Minimum requirement: GeForce GT 520M 389 PASS
    Intel HD 3000 310 FAIL
    GeForce 320M 280 FAIL
    ATI Radeon 2600 PRO 216 FAIL
    GeForce 9400 155 FAIL
    GeForce 9400M 120 FAIL
    Mobility Radeon X1600 90 FAIL
    Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family 46 FAIL
    Mobile Intel 965 Express 19 FAIL
    Intel Q35 Express 12 FAIL
    Intel G33/G31 Express 10 FAIL
    Intel 82945G Express 6 FAIL
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Upgrade your graphics card if possible.
    Or ask Steam for a refund if applicable.

    Q: If you getting a low frame rate on a computer with an integrated graphics chip as well as a graphics card, is TerraTech using your graphics card?
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Open your graphics card control panel e.g nVidia Control Panel and in Manage 3D Settings, set the preferred graphics processor to the graphics card processor instead of the integrated graphics processor.

    Q: Have you installed the latest version of DirectX? [PC ONLY]
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Follow the instructions on the following link:

    Q: Have you tried running TerraTech at lower screen resolutions and at lower quality settings?
    This step is to check whether the problem is memory or graphics card related. If TerraTech works at the lowest settings, then the settings can be increased within the game accordingly.
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Try lowering the screen resolution and quality settings to the lowest and if TerraTech runs fine, try adjusting them back up.

    Q: Have you checked whether anti-virus may have accidentally deleted some TerraTech files?
    It is possible that some anti-virus software incorrectly identifies some TerraTech files as a threat and deletes them.
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Try temporarily disabling your anti-virus software and then re-download TerraTech to find out if this is the cause of the problem.

    Q: Are all TerraTech files correctly installed?
    Steam can perform a check to ensure all required TerraTech files are present and correct.
    Verify integrity of game cache using the following steps:
    a) In Steam > Library, right-click on TerraTech
    b) Select Properties
    c) Select Local Files tab
    d) Click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache

    Did Steam verify that all TerraTech files are installed correctly?
    A: Yes A: No
    Continue to the next step. Steam will notify you of any files that failed validation and will be re-acquired. Once completed, try launching TerraTech again.

    If none of the above steps resolve the problem you're having, please email [email protected] with the following 3 pieces of information:
    1. A description of the problem you're having (including what you actually see onscreen.
    2. The full specification of your computer (Operating system, processor, RAM, graphics card).
    3. The error log generated by TerraTech.
    To find the TerraTech error log:
    For Windows:
    a) In Steam > Library, right-click on TerraTech
    b) Select Properties
    c) Select Local Files tab
    d) Click on Browse Local Files
    e) Find output_log.txt in the TerraTech data folder
    For Mac:
    The file should be at ~/Users/YourUserName/Library/Logs/Unity/Player.log

    Other general troubleshooting tips:
    Description of problem: Likely cause: Possible solutions:
    When launching the game, it just displays a black screen Anti-virus software may be preventing TerraTech from launching Check all active anti-virus software settings
    Files may have been deleted unexpectedly (possibly by anti-virus software If you suspect that game files may be missing, try re-downloading the game again and check that anti-virus software isn't removing any TerraTech files
    Game reports error when launched:
    "Data folder not found
    There should be 'TerraTechWin64_Data' folder next to the executable"
    The zip file has not been extracted Extract the zip file before running the game
    Camera keeps spinning around Issue with controllers plugged into computer Go to Options > Controls and disable controllers
    Update drivers for the attached controller
    Frame rate drops significantly and stays slow after playing the game for a while. An unknown issue is causing dramatic slowdown Please email details of your computer specification along with a brief description of what happened in the game and the output_log.txt file in the TerraTech data folder to [email protected] so we can investigate as soon as possible
    The announcement panel is not displaying properly. Only 1 line of text is showing. The data for the announcement panel was invalid for a short period of time and would cause this problem. Delete the file announcements.bin that lives next to the EXE file and a new one should get generated.

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