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It is unclear to me where this problem resides (i.e. where will it be fixed), is it an ARK issue or an nVidia issue?

There are, obviously, entries in these (and other) ARK related forums but that doesn't make it something ARK can fix.

The nVidia release notes list under Open Issues, Windows 10:

 [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playing the game. [2453173]

This leads me to believe that it may be an nVidia problem. The question then becomes, where is the best place to "raise awareness" at nVidia? 

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On 3/5/2019 at 10:33 PM, bsmorgan said:

It is unclear to me where this problem resides (i.e. where will it be fixed), is it an ARK issue or an nVidia issue?

Not sure, but I'm leaning towards Ark as apparently the Extinction map doesn't cause crashes. The crashes are related to the shaders they use on some maps. If you force shader model 4 using the -sm4 parameter, you don't crash. 

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6 hours ago, BigFatBoy said:

Are other RTX 20xx series cards affected by this bug? My fiancee uses RTX 2070 and have few freezes of Ark per day. On the other hand I haven't had any freeze at all with my 1080Ti.

All RTX cards are affected. My EVGA RTX 2070 XC freezes within minutes. I'm using the -sm4 parameter at the moment to prevent the freezes/crashes, but Ark looks ugly lol

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13 hours ago, BigFatBoy said:

Are other RTX 20xx series cards affected by this bug? My fiancee uses RTX 2070 and have few freezes of Ark per day. On the other hand I haven't had any freeze at all with my 1080Ti.

Definitely, I have an Aorus RTX 2060 Xtreme and my game crashes constantly, sometimes just straight closes but mostly I get a D3D lost error. I just got the card about a week ago to start playing Ark again after 8 months away. It's frustrating because I can hardly play. 

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I delved into this with my Microsoft rep and yes, this is an issue specifically with Windows 10. Not sure if nVidia can fix it with a driver update because it works flawlessly on Vista and 7, and even 8.1, but 10 is being updated in ways in which it is causing issues with the 20 series. I hope nVidia can fix it because Microsoft doesn't seem to be interested in fixing 10. They're about to release an update which WILL cause BSODs for many anti-cheats, such as BE or EAC. Just search the web for "Windows 10 green screen of death anti-cheat". Testers have a GSOD to identify them from stable users, who get a BSOD. The B/GSOD crash due to anti-cheats has been around for months and they haven't fixed it. My advice, if you do not want things to get worse, is to kill Windows Update if you run 10, until they address these issues.

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