How to Fix Party Animals Input Lag

Recreate Games and Source Technology has recently released Party Animals as a casual funny multiplayer party game that allows players to fight between friends as puppies, kittens, and other fuzzy creatures. You can get into it with your friends both online and offline. Though the overall gaming experience and visuals are stunning enough, players aren’t happy with it initially due to several bugs or server issues. Meanwhile, it seems that the Party Animals Input Lag issue bothering a lot of players.

If you’re also having the same issue with lagging or FPS drops or stutters in Party Animals then don’t worry. Here we’ve shared with you a couple of possible workarounds that should come in handy. As a newly released title, it’s quite common to experience input delay or server connectivity errors in the multiplayer mode. Well, it can be frustrating and time-consuming at the same time. It eventually prevents a lot of players from getting into the gameplay.

How to Fix Party Animals Input Lag

How to Fix Party Animals Input Lag

The chances are high that a poor internet connection, server connectivity errors, an outdated game version, corrupted game files, antivirus or firewall blocking issues, VPN issues, DNS cache issues, networking driver-related conflicts, etc. can be possible reasons behind the input lag issue in any multiplayer games. Luckily, you can easily improve your gameplay experience by reducing the input delay or server connectivity issues with a couple of troubleshooting methods below.

Make sure to follow all workarounds until the problem has been fixed. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Restart the PC

First, you should reboot the computer to easily refresh the temporary system glitch or cache data issue that might trouble a lot of server connectivity. Make sure to shut down the PC and then unplug the power cord from the socket to power cycle the device at the same time. Some users did find this trick useful. So, try it once.

2. Run Party Animals as an Administrator

Check whether your game application file runs as an administrator or not. If the game not running as an administrator Make sure to run the game exe file as an administrator to give proper access to the system. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Party Animals application file on your PC.
  • Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to enable it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

3. Update the Network Driver

You should try updating the network adapter driver on the PC to ensure there is no conflict happening with the networking connectivity. Sometimes your internet connection might have a good signal or speed but the network adapter may trouble you due to driver-related issues. To fix it:

  • Press the Win+X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Network adapters category to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the specific network device.

  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change the effects.

4. Check Your Internet Connection

Make sure to check your internet connection before jumping to any other conclusion because a poor or unstable internet connection can trigger many issues with the game launching or connecting to the game servers online. Try switching your wired (ethernet) connection to Wi-Fi (wireless) or vice versa, and then check for the networking issue again.

You can also increase the internet speed by upgrading your data plan (if required) or contacting your service provider to assign a new IP address.

5. Update Party Animals

Sometimes an outdated game version can also bring multiple bugs or issues like input delay or server connectivity. It’s better to update your Party Animals game by following the steps below. If an update is available, then install the latest patch. To do this:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Click on Party Animals from the left pane.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update.
  • If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • The process may take some time. So, wait for it.
  • Once done, close the Steam client.
  • Finally, reboot your PC, and try launching the game again.

6. Scan and Repair the Game Files

In case, there is an issue with the installed game files on the directory and somehow it gets corrupted or missing then repairing the game files will be useful. Thankfully, most of the game clients do the job for you in an easy way.

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Party Animals from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer.

7. Set High Priority in Task Manager

Sometimes your system may not detect the game processes to allocate enough resources to run properly. As your game requires higher resources like CPU and Memory, the game starts lagging or crashing. You should also manually set the game process to higher priority from Task Manager by following the steps below. After doing so, your game files may run smoothly as the system will allocate higher resources specific to the game whenever it opens.

  • Right-click on the Start Menu > Select Task Manager.
  • Click on the Processes tab > Right-click on the Party Animals game task.
  • Select Set Priority to High.
  • Close Task Manager and run the game again.

8. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

The Full-screen optimization can be found on Windows programs by default. Sometimes these options may trigger issues with the game performance. You should manually try disabling the fullscreen optimizations by following the steps below.

  • Go to the Steam Library > Right-click on Party Animals.
  • Click on Manage > Select Browse local files.
  • Now, right-click on the PartyAnimals.exe application file.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the Disable Full-Screen Optimizations checkbox to enable it.
  • Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.

9. Close Third-Party Background Tasks

Sometimes a lot of background tasks run on the system which may eventually consume a huge amount of resources like CPU and RAM. In that case, heavy applications like games might encounter performance-related issues. It’s recommended to close third-party background tasks one by one which isn’t necessary.

  • Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys to open Task Manager.

End Task Manager

  • Click on the Processes tab > Make sure to select the task individually that you want to close.
  • Then click on End Task to close it.
  • As mentioned, do the same steps for each task that you want to close. [Don’t close any Windows or Microsoft task without knowledge]
  • Once done, close the Task Manager window, and restart your PC to apply changes.

10. Disable Overlay Apps

Sometimes third-party overlay applications might also trouble in system performance which can affect the game launching issue. Overlay apps can help users in multiple ways but they can always run in the background even though you’re not using them. That’s why disabling overlay apps will be necessary.

Disable Discord Overlay:

  • Open the Discord app > Go to Settings (gear icon) at the bottom.
  • Go to App Settings and click on Overlay.
  • Now, turn on the Enable in-game overlay.
  • Click on Games > Select Party Animals.
  • Turn Off the Enable in-game overlay toggle.

Disable Xbox Game Bar:

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Gaming > Select Game Bar.
  • Turn Off the Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using the Game bar option.

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay:

  • Open the Nvidia GeForce Experience app > Go to Settings.
  • Select General > Disable the In-Game Overlay option.

Disable Steam Overlay:

  • Open Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Party Animals.
  • Click on Properties > Select General.
  • Turn OFF the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game option.

Please Note: The chances are high that you’re using some other third-party overlay apps like MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner, RGB lighting software, etc.

11. Clear DNS Cache

It can also be possible that somehow your Windows computer has gathered a lot of outdated info on visited websites or applications which can trouble you in several ways. It’s always better to flush the DNS server cache from your computer to refresh the network connectivity and improve privacy too.

  • Open the Start Menu > Type cmd and you’ll see Command Prompt.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the permission.
  • Once the command prompt opens, copy-paste the following command and hit Enter:
  • Once done, close cmd, and restart the PC to apply changes.

12. Try Using VPN

Make sure to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service on the router or the gaming device directly to check if the server connectivity issue still appears or not. Do keep in mind that VPNs can be useful for connecting to the game servers but players might encounter latency issues or ping delay.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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