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(I'm new here, sorry if this is the wrong place... feel free to move.)

 

Update: Reinstalling Primitive+ and Valguero did nothing about the yellow ground on unofficial Primitive+ servers. Yay. Also a lot of crashings and fatal errors with Vanilla unofficials, but got into those after a lot of trying... I just might take the advice given and leave this game that is so much trouble to even play on PC. Gladly I got the PC version from sale. Might return to Ark when I have console again...

 

I used to play Ark on PlayStation... oh how one appreciates things they no longer have. No problems whatsoever back then. I actually just played the game.

 

Now I've wasted this whole day just trying to play Ark but not actually playing it almost at all... Not sure where to even begin - installing the game again after a while was a mess of its own. The game requires so much space on my computer there really is no room for anything else. This has not been the case with any other games I've played. My computer also gets very hot running it and way too often it even freezes so that I have to restart the computer because nothing else can be done at that point.

 

After I managed to actually install the game, I knew that the Primitive+ loading time was coming so I just sat back and did other stuff while waiting. I've noticed that not only finding boosted unofficial servers on Primitive+ is quite difficult, but joining them is even harder. I've heard that the game needs to download any mods used but it seemed that some servers I probably would never get in. Not sure why.

 

When I finally got into one server that seemed to be everything I wanted, Valguero map with some boosted settings to it, I saw that the ground was yellow in some areas and well the game just looked pretty bad in general. I thought there was something going on with that spesific server... but nope, went to another one and there the yellow scene was again. No change of graphics did any good.

 

I wonder if I have to reinstall the whole game or just the Valguero map?

 

Also, the huge space required... is it possible to play Ark if it was saved to a storage outside the computer? (Hope that makes sense I'm not an english speaking person.)

 

Does anyone have any info or tips to tell me? All I want is to enjoy the game again without huge pains.

 

The computer is pretty new and does fine with other games like Far Cry for example. I think I checked if my computer could run Ark before I even bought it for PC and all seemed alright. I'll do my best to put some info here but the letters for sizes for example are different in my languange (I think what's Gt for me is GB for you), and I'm not very familiar with those anyway, so let's just hope here are no mistakes.

 

Intel Core i5-8300H
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
8 GB DDR4
256 GB m.2 SSD
Windows 10 64-bit

 

Here's the yellow world:

 

https://aijaa.com/fLEhU9

https://aijaa.com/OokNGx

https://aijaa.com/0asXzU

 

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Honestly, there's no advice anyone can offer when it comes to this game lol. It's always ran awful. Either uninstall it and wait til they fix it, or look for something similar. I hated deleting it, it's one of my favourite games, but couldn't play it any longer. 

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15 minutes ago, ArkRage said:

Honestly, there's no advice anyone can offer when it comes to this game lol. It's always ran awful. Either uninstall it and wait til they fix it, or look for something similar. I hated deleting it, it's one of my favourite games, but couldn't play it any longer. 

Yeah seems that things are quite grievious for PC... On the console it was perfectly fine. Sigh. This is such a shame, Ark is an awesome game imo and there really is not anything similiar enough. I found out about another that people say is very similiar, but that one involved, well, too much violent pixel porn for me to even consider it. It's just not what I'm looking for I guess.

 

But I still remain curious if some stuff can be "fixed" with Ark by just a humble player, like the storage space... I have never tried to run a game that's not in the computer itself but maybe it could be done? Not only freeing the computer's space but also because of it maybe it would run better, I don't know, still waiting for a wiser computer person's opinion about that. What "The Clash" said sounded a little worrying though. Maybe Ark should just have warning labels on it at the Steam store.
 

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what u could do is increase ur ram because 8 gigs isnt that much for gaming

also how much ram does ur gfx card have (i would guess 4 or 6)

there is a good chance that increasing ur ram to 12 or higher would fix ur graphics problems and it wouldnt cost that much maybe $50

 

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58 minutes ago, Woodsman said:

what u could do is increase ur ram because 8 gigs isnt that much for gaming

also how much ram does ur gfx card have (i would guess 4 or 6)

there is a good chance that increasing ur ram to 12 or higher would fix ur graphics problems and it wouldnt cost that much maybe $50

 

You're right, it's 6. I'll add that to the first post...

Now if it is okay I bother you with silly questions a little - by that twelve you mean the computer's ram right? I found a "outer" hard drive that says it has 1000 GB. So would using that work? In case you mean the GTX card ram, I'll have to do some googling to find out about increasing their ram. This is a laptop after all.

I've never had to bother with learning about any of this before so excuse me if I'm being stupid here, and thank you for helping.

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I have no idea why it takes up so much space (but I have an abundance of space, so I don't notice), but as for the graphics, try running MSI Afterburner (Awesome program!)  which cools down your GPU by turning on the fans. I run a GTX 1050 and have never run into any of those 'yellow world' problems you are facing. I run a PC with 16GB of RAM storage and use an HDD.

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