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  1. Unexplained Frame Drops Hey all, I want to start off by saying, all of this is occurring in SP on PC. So basically, I get these very strange frame drops on the Island map that seem to be time-based and only in certain areas. For instance, there's this small plain that leads into forest next to my base and during the daytime its a constant 60 fps (my monitor refresh rate is 60hz with Vsync enabled), but while transitioning to nigh and day, drops my frames, and let it be known dome drops are worse than others, sometimes my frames only drop to about 55 fps, other times they get all the way down to 35 fps. However, while this is occurring, if i look in another direction the frames jump back to the 60 fps cap. I'll also say that the settings don't really matter regarding these drops, currently they are a mix of high and epic, and I've tried seeing if putting them to medium and low would help, and go figure, it only gained me back like 2-5 fps. These drops don't make the game unplayable, just an annoying nuisance. I just want to know if there is anyone else experiencing this, or if there is a solution. My PC specs: GPU: GeForce RTX 2070 8gb CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 RAM: 16gb PSU: 750 W Additional Notes: - I updated my graphics drivers a few days ago to stop ark from crashing and stuttering (it worked). - This only happens to me on the island, I have not experienced any frame drops on any of the other maps. And yes, I know I have a cpu bottleneck of around 8-10% but I just upgraded my gpu from an rx 580 and can't upgrade my cpu for a few months.
  2. What is your favorite dino? Hey, I just joined the forums and recently got back into ark after a few month break and was wondering what everyone's favorite dinos were. My personal favorite is the dire bear, and I am interested in what everyone else has to say.
  3. "My only grudge about SP is that there are no known ways to replicate the exact boss settings has seen on a server and thus makes the whole thing extremely trivial. In fact, you can easily beat the dragon/tek cave with tamed creatures in SP, where bred ones are mandatory on a server." All you have to do is type this in your game.ini: bUseSingleplayerSettings=False, or you can uncheck it in the general settings before getting in-game, the settings amps up everything for the player, especially their per level up stats, it also gives an exponential buff to creatures' melee %, making them very overpowered. It also completely buffs baby growth rates, for example, it supposedly gives egg hatch speed 16x and baby mature speed 32x. This is primarily due to the fact since your playing alone, they expect you not to want to waste your time on playing official settings, because there is no competition in SP. But, you totally can disable the setting and go to official settings if you really wanted to, this is how I play, but up the settings, like I do 5x tame, 3x harvest, 50x mature, 50x egg hatch, 2x imprint, etc. etc. Here's where I got most of the information (I knew what it did, but not the specifics.): https://ark.gamepedia.com/Single_Player I hope this helps answer the thread's question.
  4. The only mod that I would use for playing through the lore would be S+, as it just improves all basic building mechanics and has custom .ini settings to, for instance, change the slot sizes of containers, or change the crafting speed. But honestly, there are some cheaty things in the mod like the nanny and mutator. Typically what I do is just edit the game.ini and gameusersettings.ini and i can change the stack sizes of certain items, so it functions as a stack mod, but doesn't lessen the weight to any degree and I just boost the rest of the settings to still be forced to grind, but to a lesser degree of what official players have to deal with (i.e. 5x taming, 1.15x XP, 3x harvest, etc.). Which by the way, here's a link to a list of all the items you can change the stack sizes for: https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/1739980540122123082/
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