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Lag Issues and how to resolve them

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Lag Issues and how to resolve them

Post#1 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:39 am

I have checked over a few places on the internet and have found the following instructions;

1. Launch Options

The first thing we can do to get a little boost to our FPS is to put in new launch options. This can be done in Steam. Go to
Properties-->Set Launch Options

Copy and paste in the following:

If you've already launched the game once, you're familiar with this screen.
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There are a few options here. If you have a large amount of RAM (16GB or higher), then launch the game normally by selecting Play ARK: Survival Evolved. However, if you have 4-8GB of RAM you might want to select Launch Ark (Low Memory 4GB), or if you have lower than 4GB select Extremely Low Memory.

*please note, UE4 only uses single core at this time, and therefore you may see absolutely no improvement by using -USEALLAVAILABLECORES most people on quad cores are only seeing 1.5 cores being used any point in time using this command, you may get lucky with dual core, but its not enough for a game of this magnitude on a very poor engine but the instructions below, may help you out, there has been some people claiming improved performance even on lower end 3 year old computers)

2. Settings

The next tip is the most obvious: lower the in-game graphical settings. However, there are a few settings which have a larger impact than others. Most of the settings come in a quality of Low, Medium, High or Epic. Naturally, the lower you go, the higher FPS you will get, so play around with these on your own to find your balance of graphical quality and performance.

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Below these settings is a series of sliders and check boxes. When enabled, these options will make your FPS drop significantly. I would recommend disabling all of these and dragging the sliders all the way to the left, as shown in the picture.
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