How to fix the Nier Replicant FPS issue tied to animations on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Kaine from Nier Replicant

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a remaster of the original title that came out in Japan, back in 2010. This version features upgraded visuals and additional content that wasn’t available in the original. Players can purchase the game on a variety of platforms including PC. Sadly, just like Nier Automata, the port is nothing to write home about. The graphical options are barebones, and it’s disappointing to see the state of the game on PC. If you want to fix the Nier Replicant FPS issue where the animations are sped up, here is how you can do that.

Nier Automata still hasn’t received substantial updates on the PC version, 4 years after release. It’s sad to see Square Enix struggle with these ports, especially when other Japanese developers have been releasing excellent ports in the past few years.

Fixing the Nier Replicant FPS issue involving animation speed

For some reason, every time the game’s framerate goes above 60 FPS, you will notice how certain animations will speed up too. This is because the game’s framerate is tied to the animations. It’s absolutely bizarre that a PC port in 2021 is suffering from an oversight such as this. Keep in mind that the game automatically applies a v-sync relative to your monitor’s refresh rate. This means that users with a monitor with a higher refresh rate than 60, might run into issues.

Sadly, the only way to fix that is by limiting the framerate on the PC to 60 FPS. Now, you can do this using the NVIDIA and AMD control panel, and that should work fine, for the most part, however, we recommend using RivaTuner anyway since it gives the best results when it comes to frame times.

Set framerate limit using Rivatuner

  • First, you want to head over to the following Guru3D link, scroll down and download the latest version of RivaTuner
  • Install Rivatuner Statistics Server
  • After it’s been installed simply launch Rivatuner Statistics Server
  • It will show up in the taskbar, as shown below
RivaTuner will show up in the Windows Taskbar, and run in the background
RivaTuner in the taskbar
  • Head over to where the game is installed
  • If you are unaware of the Nier Replicant’s executable location, open Steam
  • Right-click on Nier Replicant in your library, and then Manage, and finally Browse local files
You can locate any game on your PC installed through Steam by selecting Browse local files
  • This will take you to the location
  • Open RivaTuner from the taskbar
  • Click on the Add button
The add button allows you to browse local files and select an executable
Add Button
  • Select the NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.exe, and it will show up in the list
  • Now, on the right, set the value of Framerate limit to 60
Setting the framerate to 60 will fix the Nier Replicant FPS issue
Setting framerate limit in Rivatuner

Minimize Rivatuner, and then turn on “Show On-Screen Display” to show in-game FPS while you are playing Nier Replicant

After following the steps above, the game will be locked at 60 FPS. You will need to keep RivaTuner on though, but it’s lightweight and runs in the background anyway. RivaTuner can also help in fixing Yakuza 6’s stuttering issues, and we wrote a guide for that as well.

We hope this guide was helpful, and you were able to fix the Nier Replicant FPS issue. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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Gaming enthusiast, massive Soulsborne fan with hundreds of hours spread across different Soulslike titles, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design especially in the indie space. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.
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