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    It's funny, that's what I tried looking at, except it's supposed to be in my E drive. Nothing came up, yet I can launch the game. This is completely baffling. A system search turns up nothing. Tried validating files just to see what would happen - it started up the validation, then it just stopped and closed out. DILO.
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    Will try after I figure out what's broken now. I went to check and see if my game has been logging crash reports, and found that I can't find the files for ARK anywhere on my PC. They simply do not exist. So I'm trying to fix that, now.
  3. Since the update that introduced Aberration I have not been able to play the game. At first I thought it was just the DLC, or perhaps Aberration-related things causing my crashes. I was most certainly wrong. Now I cannot play on any map of any kind, regardless of whether it is multiplayer or single player. Sometimes I can go up to five minutes without a crash, but more often than not I crash before I can even get through the wake-up animation. The crashes do not offer an error message whatsoever. The game either closes out entirely, instantly, or the screen goes white and I am forced to force-quit the game. To make a few things clear- Before the Aberration update I could run the game fine. 40 to 60 fps on a mixture of high and epic settings. I still do, in the 10 to 15 seconds before I crash. I have never had an issue with crashes unless they were due to out-of-date drivers or poor server quality. I have checked my drivers and all of them are up to date. I have reinstalled the game three times, verified my game files more times than I can count. An interesting note is that when verifying files it always states that two files failed to be validated - this occurs even if the game was just installed moments before. I run a server group and my inability to play is affecting the server in the form of postponed and cancelled events, and I'm starting to become concerned that my server's population will suffer if I don't find a way to fix this soon. So, any ideas on what could be causing my issues? Could anyone offer any help? I can say I'm more than unsettled that, in my research, I have found people who have been affected by something similar to this, and haven't found a way to fix it since last year's release of Scorched Earth.
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    How does one run the game under -norhithread?
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    ARK Digest Question Collection!

    I thought up a few more questions, so here they are. Firstly, would we be seeing any new alpha creatures added to the game? Perhaps alpha herbivores? Items such as the Tyrannosaurus arms, the Yutyrannus lungs, etc are interesting additions but they seem very carnivore-biased. Triceratops horns and Stegosaurus plates exist too, and would go nicely alongside them. Being that they are called "trophies, would we ever be able to display them in our homes? With the game reaching its final state, quite a few players feel the decorating system is sort of lack-luster. We have paintings and that's about it. Will we ever be able to say, mount a pair of Megaloceros antlers on our wall, or place a Dire Bear-skin rug on the floor? Asking this a second time, because I feel it is important. Could we possibly get a way to deflect or protect ourselves from animals that can stun, such as the Microraptor? Perhaps flak helmets and up can prevent a player from being stunned? Players do have problems with wild dinosaurs approaching their bases and wreaking havoc, and some of us don't want to put turrets up to ward off the wild animals, and fences don't always work(most animals just clip through them). Could there perhaps be an item ingame that causes wild dinosaurs to flee from a certain area? Poop ingame right now can be used in two different ways- You can eat it to commit suicide, or you can use to to fertilize your crops. Maybe it could be used to craft throwables that can deter angry dinosaurs? A stink-bomb could help early-game players ward off raptors and carnos that otherwise wipe-out their newbie bases. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's a big question- Will the crop system ingame be rehauled or reworked? There are only four true crops in the game currently, and it seems that this section of the game is lacking. Will we be seeing more types of crops, new vegetables, fruits, and perhaps things like nuts and gourds in the future? In addition to this, would we ever be seeing wild crops growing on the map, or maybe fruit trees? It'd be fun to have a giant orchard of fruit trees.
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    ARK Digest Question Collection!

    Incoming wall of questions. I'm hoping at least one of these get answered. Any hints to what the other big SE-style DLCs are? Outside of DLC, is there a chance of any more creatures being added to the game? There seems to be a problem with many animals in the game being basically the same thing, and serving the same purposes. Will there be any updates that will give most, if not all animals something unique? Getting knocked off of mounts by lightning-fast Microraptor is annoying and sometimes incredibly frustrating. Could we maybe get a way to counter or protect ourselves from this attack? Perhaps flak helmets and up can protect a player from being stunned? It seems strange that most of species in the ocean don't interact with each other, but they're all out for blood when a human hits the water. Will there be any AI updates to the life in the ocean, so it seems more like the mainland's ecosystem? Is the TLC patch for day-release animals still planned? If so, what does "TLC" entail? Would the Liopleurodon ever be subject to a re-work? Most of us were very disappointed by this animal, that had been hyped up for such a long time. Are the items in the devkit like the tomahawk, oil lamp, etc, still planned or were they scrapped similarly to the Phoenix?
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    Introducing the Ovis Aries, coming in ARK v254!

    Can their death noise be the screaming sheep?
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    When is primal survival coming out

    I believe they said they aim for Primal Survival to release in November. I am positive it won't. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it won't even come out this year.
  9. Oh nice, my Chameleon dossier! :0
  10. Giant Chameleon suggestion for Scorched Earth.
  11. I still think Maiasaura would be a fantastic addition to ARK. It could, as its name suggests, help with baby animal raising. Perhaps it could feed the baby animals for you, or make them grow faster. Due to such usefulness, it should probably be a difficult tame. Perhaps it has incredibly fast-dropping torpor or maybe it's a passive tame, but never leaves its nest and is aggressive to anything that comes near it.
  12. Ouranosaurus? I made a dossier for it.
  13. If the upcoming desert will be as diverse as it is being hinted to, it needs some animals to flesh out the ecosystem. Protoceratops - A small passive tame, like Lystrosaurus. Perhaps they sweat in such a way that large herds of them cool off the surrounding area. Like a reverse Kairuku. Adding a bit more diversity to the passive taming factor, female are passive and can be passively tamed, but male Protoceratops are mean and aggressively defend their herds, and must be KO tamed. Deinocheirus - A huge omnivore that can be tamed with berries or fish meat. Basically the main herbivore mount for the desert biome. Large, high health, good speed and damaging attacks. Gigantoraptor - Huge relative of the Oviraptor, carnivorous but only preying on small creatures- humans included. Fastest non-flier in the desert biome. Giant Camel - Come on guys, it's a desert biome and there's a prehistoric camel that was as big as a Tyrannosaur.
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    Community Crunch 55 and ARK Digest 37!

    Hey! Brand new to these forums. Where would I leave a question for the next Q&A? -edit- whop, nvm I see it