Mr Wuggles - Steam - Massive Memory Leak

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Summary: - Steam - Massive Memory Leak


I only started playing Astroneer recently but when ever I load into the game the RAM usage of my PC slowly goes up. Usually only by 10-20 Mb every second, despite what I'm doing in game. It is incredibly consistent and happens every time I enter the game with out fail. Nothing prevents this. After about an hour of doing anything (including NOT going to other planets only staying on the spawn world) the RAM usage hits 13-14 gigabytes and continues to rise until my entire PC locks up due to lack of memory. The attached images are snips of my RAM usage. (this does NOT not occur in the Main Menu) Also note that I am not moving and am completely alone in the world. From start to finish I have not moved a single pixel. This also occurs in multiplayer games. This only occurs with Astroneer.


Version / Build Number:


  • OS: Windows 10 Home x64 | Version: 1803 | OS build: 17134.1069
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500x 3.6 GHz Six-Core
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3gb
  • RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel @ 1064MHz
  • Drive: 1863GB Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM164 (SATA )

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I'm getting this too, but i'm running out of memory trying to load the games now.  Can't even play.  Massive memory leak until my PC freezes and crashes.

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Same thing happening here, Always at the exact same point the RAM starts to spike.

Summary: - Steam - Massive Memory Leak - Game Wont load old save file

Version/Build number (Of ASTRONEER):


Steam (Latest version as of Monday, November 04, 2019 10:41AM MST)


(I'm just writing these as the computer puts them excluding *Personal comments*)

  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit OS, x64-based processor
  • GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 570
  • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.39 GHz
  • RAM: 8.00 GB (*all I could find, It's two different sets of ram chips*)
  • DRIVE: ST3320620AS ATA Device, 304619 MB (*note: This is a SATA drive and not the older kind of drive*)


Attempting to open my save file (Which i had not played for a short while, however I had played it when the Wanderer update had come out) the game appears to load it however the loading bar stops right after the "N" in the word "LOADING" at this point looking at memory usage the game appears to be using all of the remaining memory not already in use by other programs, The game never ends up loading and either crashes or freezes the computer at which point It has to be "force shut-down."

I had seen that you ask for the "Crash Logs" in (C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Astro\Saved\Logs) however this appears to be empty regardless of "Show Hidden Files,"1339149283_nothinginthefiledumps.thumb.png.c190d8197205c8c7fe4797cfa8a0c251.png


I did however find something else that seemed potentially useful (C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Astro\Saved\Config\CrashReportClient) however looking through each file within it regardless of when they were dated always showed the same thing.



So In the end I am unable to send you any crash logs as there are none to be found, However I do firmly believe this is caused by a memory Leak.

Best I could do... Sorry for any Inconveniences.

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