STAR WARS Starfighter – How to Disable Screen Shake

Fix the unplayable screen shake by editing just one file.

Guide to Disable Screen Shake

The Fix

The game is unplayable after the first couple of levels due to the ridiculous amount of screen shake. Many guides online will tell you to limit FPS to 30. Limiting FPS to 30 will not fix this.

Instead, go to the install folder of the game. It should be located in your SteamApps folder. Starting from there, you want to go to /common/Star Wars Starfighter/Game and open the file named AutoExec.con in a text editor.

The shake effect gets initialized on lines 29, 37, and 41:

CreateGOB CShakeCtrl, _Shake
CreateGOB CShakeCtrl, _Shake2
_Shake2.SetPlayerNum 2

You can remove the effect by either deleting or commenting out those lines. Personally, I prefer to comment out the lines in case I want to revert to the “authentic” experience without having to reinstall. In order to comment out, you want to prefix the lines with “//”, so they’ll look like this:

// CreateGOB CShakeCtrl, _Shake
// CreateGOB CShakeCtrl, _Shake2
// _Shake2.SetPlayerNum 2

Open up the game, and viola: no screen shake.

As far as I can tell, this disables screen shake both for when you are damaged, and for when you accelerate.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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