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Help centre

Having trouble with something? We're here to help! Check out some solutions to common issues in the sidebar to the left of your screen. If your issue is not listed here, or if you are still having problems, send an email to support@ppy.sh. Alternatively, consider posting your issue in the Help forum, where someone will be able to help you.

Sections

Choose the section that matches your problem the most to find a suitable solution to the issue.

Section Area of focus
Account osu!supporter, restrictions, signing-in, name changes, profile data
Beatmapping and Editor Maintaining your beatmaps, beatmap ownership, beatmap slots
Client Bugs and crashes, gameplay, connection, performance
Installation and registration Downloading the game, creating an account
Store Merchandise, osu!go, osu!keyboard, osu!tablet
Website Blocking users, contacting with the support, site appearance

Help us help you

Log files

Log files are detailed recordings of what the game client is doing at any given point in time. We can use them to help determine what is causing your issue.

These files are extremely handy to have and can make solving even very complicated issues trivial.

If a support team member has asked you for these logs, here's how to get them:

  1. Open osu!.
  2. Click the Options button on the main menu, or press Ctrl + O.
  3. Type release into the quick-search bar. This will take you to the current release stream your client is using.
  4. Make sure it is set to Cutting Edge (Experimental).
  5. Click the restart button that appears at the bottom of the screen if you made any changes to the release stream to apply them.
  6. Go to the Options menu again and click Open osu! folder.
  7. Find the Logs directory in the window that opens.
  8. Select the log file required (the support representative will tell you which), and attach it to your support ticket or forum post.

Event Viewer

Event Viewer is a built in component of Windows which can be used to find crash logs when osu! does not provide you with any. These crash logs can be used to help determine what is causing your issue.

When having problems with osu! crashing, if osu! doesn't give you a crash log the only place to find one is through Event Viewer.

If a support team member has asked you to find a crash log in Event Viewer, here's how to do it:

  1. After osu! has crashed, press Win + R to open the run box.
  2. In the run box type eventvwr and press Enter. This will open the Event Viewer.
  3. In Event Viewer, on the left, click Windows Logs and then Application.
  4. On the right, click Filter current log.
  5. On the filter window that opens, make sure you have the Error box checked and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl + F and type osu! in the find box. It will find the first crash log from osu!.
  7. Go into the Details tab, expand System and Event Data by clicking on each of them.
  8. Copy the text from there and paste it into your support ticket or forum post.

Frame Time Graph

The Frame Time Graph is a feature of osu! that can help us gather more useful information on performance issues you may be experiencing.

When faced with tricky performance issues in osu!, the Frame Time Graph is a good tool to help us diagnose the issue at hand, and help you find a solution to the issue.

If a support team member has asked you to take a video or screenshot with the Frame Time Graph open, here's how to do it:

  1. Open osu!.
  2. Press Ctrl + F11 to open the Frame Time Graph.
  3. Trigger or wait for the performance issue to occur.
  4. Take a screenshot by pressing Shift + F12. This will upload the screenshot to the osu! servers and will open the screenshot in a web browser tab.
  5. Copy and paste the link provided into your support ticket or forum post.
  6. Close the Frame Time Graph the same way you opened it, by pressing Ctrl + F11.