Harvestella graphics options - Ultrawide support, FPS, and graphics settings

A plain in Harvestella.

A plain in Harvestella.

Harvestella may have been announced in a Nintendo Direct, but the Nintendo Switch isn't the only platform it's releasing on. With a PC version available through Steam, it's time to wonder which Harvestella graphics options you'll want to tweak to get it running on old hardware, and which to crank up to have it look its best.

We got access to the PC version of the game a little early and went tinkering around for the best settings to tweak. And while we can safely say the game will look better on PC than on the Nintendo Switch at any resolution, the graphics options are limited to the point where you might just want to get it on Switch for the portability aspect and save data transfer feature from the demo. Unless you have a Steam Deck, anyway.

For more on Harvestella, check out how to swap the confirm and cancel buttons on Harvestella. That's something you can't do on the Nintendo Switch version. And if you're still on the fence, our look at the Harvestella character customization options could sway you one way or the other.

What are the Harvestella graphics options?

The fact of the matter is that Harvestella graphics options are non-existent. In a move that will likely upset PC players, there's no way to manually bump up things like texture and shadow quality or resolution, add things like SSAO, or even any anti-aliasing options. There's no graphics menu at all.

There doesn't even appear to be easy access to a config file you can use to tweak the game in more advanced ways, so it won't be easy to force higher or lower graphics options for systems far under or over the system requirements.

What you can do, however, is change the resolution, enable V-sync, and set your frame rate.

Harvestella graphics options like resolution, frame rate, and vsync.
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What's the max FPS setting in Harvestella?

On a 1440p 144Hz monitor, the settings cap out at 1440p and 120hz. Resolution will likely push up to 4k for capable TVs and monitors, but the game could very well be locked at 30, 60, and 120 FPS limits.

Is Harvestella compatible with ultrawide resolution monitors?

This is one we haven't been able to test ourselves, but we wouldn't hold our breath.

With only a standard 16:9 display available to us, and the game only giving access to standard resolutions like 720, 1080, and 1440p based on that, we couldn't force it to display any ultrawide resolutions.

There's also no mention of it in the settings menus. Again, we wouldn't think Harvestella would ship with an ultrawide option given how basic the port seems, but it's best to ask in the Steam discussion forum post-launch for that one.

Does Harvestella have a low power PC mode?

The slightly good news, though, is that Harvestella isn't much of a looker. It has some nice use of colour and bloom, but it's a very simple game against today's AAA blockbusters, so it shouldn't be hard to run on any system with even relatively ageing integrated graphics chips.

Even if you're below the requirements, Steam's generous returns window means it might be worth testing it out and returning it if it's not running well.

For more on Harvestella, stick around. We're still playing through it ourselves, but we have plenty of game guides in the works. Click that blue link in the first paragraph to see them all. In the meantime, check out five games like Stardew Valley and you'll find one that might scratch the farming itch after this.

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