Gravydog - Steam - Catastrophic PC freeze

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Summary: - Steam - Catastrophic PC freeze


Random hard freeze of computer while playing the latest build of Astroneer (Steam). My entire PC just crashes to a black or other solid colored screen, audio buzzing, and I have no option but to physically push the reset or power button. This happened in the launch 1.0.3 build and again today in the latest 1.0.4 build. I was able to play all previous Early Release builds without this particular issue.

2/6/2019 - First Freeze was minutes after I landed after starting the tutorial in 1.0.3 build. I then updated my AMD drivers to 19.2.1 from 19.1.1 in hopes that might help and then managed to play for a couple of hours without problems. Assumed it was fixed.

2/9/2019 - Second Freeze was not long after starting my saved game in 1.0.4 build and I was just running around looking for resources / exploring. 

2/9/2019 - Third freeze was while mining some Malachite on a mountain top on my starting planet. Played for nearly 2.5 hours happily since previous crash.

Unfortunately, the log file located in the logs directory below is almost a year old. Is there a new location in 1.0 to get log files?


I’m loving the updates in 1.0 and really want to play, but I don’t want to keep losing so much progress with these crashes. I’ll have to wait until a fix or workaround is discovered before I can play any more.


OS: Windows 10 Pro | v. 1809 | Build 17763.253

CPU: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.0ghz

GPU: Sapphire Radeon Vega 64 Nitro+

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4  4x8GB DDR4 2400

Drive: Intel 710 series 100gb SSD



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A little outdated, but i have the same problem. It seems to be a problem with the Vega 64, exspecially with the Nitro+.

Problem still occours, even with AMD Drivers 19.6.2

Semi Workaround: With "Energiesparen" (180W) in Wattman it happens much less (no matter gpu load is <80% even in 4k)

Edited by Xorlosh

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