Planet Zoo is a construction and management simulation video game. Building and managing a zoo is quite fun, but playing the game with low fps can be a bit annoying. I'm sure developers of Planet Zoo will fix performance issues with next updates. Until the update arrives, you can solve your problems with the help of this guide. Some of these issues are fps drop, freezing, spikes, stuttering, and lagging.
There are 16 ways to increase your frame rates in Planet Zoo.
System Requirements for Running Planet Zoo
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Intel i5-2500 / AMD FX-6350||Intel i7-4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1600|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) / AMD Radeon R9 270X (2GB)||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)|
|RAM||8 GB RAM||16 GB RAM|
|Storage||16 GB available space||16 GB available space|
|OS||Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit||Windows 10 64bit|
1) Best Graphics Settings for Planet Zoo
You can skip this step if you don’t want to change graphics settings. These High Performance graphics settings are for PCs which close to the minimum system requirements.
If you have a good PC, you can increase the settings slightly.
In Planet Zoo, the main settings that impact performance are Temporal Anti Aliasing, Shadows, Water Reflections, Screen Space Reflections, and Geometry Detail. I recommend that you set these settings to lowest.
Go to in-game graphics options and make sure the settings are as follows.
Settings > Graphics
|Temporal Anti Aliasing||Off||Off|
|Screen Space Reflections||Off||Off|
Apply changes and Exit the game.
If you encounter screen tearing problem during the gameplay, you should enable the VSync. If you have a monitor with G-SYNC or FreeSync, you can activate them instead of Vsync.
2) NVIDIA and AMD Radeon Settings
- Open NVIDIA Control Panel
- Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
- Click the “Use my preference emphasizing“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
- Put the bar in Performance mode.
- Click the Manage 3D settings
- Click the Program Settings
- Click the Add
- Select the Planet Zoo from the list, then click on the “Add Selected Program” button.
- After, make the following settings
Antialiasing - Mode: Off
Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
Vertical sync: Off
- If you have a notebook, make sure you have selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
- Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Effect of the “Power management mode” setting differs between GPUs. If these settings made your FPS worse, just set the “Power management mode” to “Optimal power“. After that, it will increase. You can test it.
3) Full-screen Optimizations & High DPI in Windows 10
- Go to the folder where the game is installed. (Steam Library > Right Click on Planet Zoo > Properties > LOCAL FILES > BROWSE LOCAL FILES)
- Right-click on the PlanetZoo.exe application
- Hit the Properties
- Tick “Disable full-screen optimizations” on the Compatibility tab.
- After that, click on the “Change high DPI settings” button.
- Under the “High DPI scaling override” section, tick the “Override high DPI scaling behavior“
- Use the “Scaling performed by:” drop-down menu and select the “Application”
- Click on the OK and again OK.
4) Increase The Priority
You need to adjust this setting every time you enter the game.
- Launch the game.
- Simultaneously press the ALT and TAB keys to minimize the game.
- Open the Task Manager
- Click on Details Tab
- In the list, find the PlanetZoo.exe application.
- Right-click on the PlanetZoo.exe application and Set priority to High.
If you facing stuttering issue in the game after doing this, don’t do the High priority setting. Set it to Normal.
5) CPU Limiter – Fix Freezing & Stuttering
If the CPU usage is around 100% while playing Planet Zoo and you experience freezing/stuttering issues, you can limit your CPU. Also, if you apply this setting, you can skip the previous method.
- Download and install the Process Lasso
- Run the Process Lasso application.
- Launch the Planet Zoo.
- Go to the Process Lasso app and find the PlanetZoo.exe in “All processes” list.
- Right-click on the PlanetZoo.exe and select the CPU Limiter
- Set the “When CPU use is” to 98
- Set the “Reduce by this many CPU cores” to 1
- Below the “Reduce by this many CPU cores”, set the “For a period of” to 1
- Click on the Add Rule button.
- Finally click OK button and play the game.
6) Update Your Graphics Drivers
7) AMD Radeon Settings
8) Intelligent Standby List Cleaner
9) Power Options
10) Windows 10 Game Mode
11) Windows Performance Options
12) Cleaning Temporary Files
14) Optimize Your Discord
15) Optimize Your Google Chrome
16) Background Processes
I hope these tips help you. If your issue still exists do let us know in the comments below.