Is it only me?

If you think flying through space is thrilling, imagine how thrilling it is to forget to save for the past half an hour and see that load symbol slowly start to freeze because you walked into a shop… …

Adding a pic of the merch I got today at least.

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    9 months ago

    I haven’t had any issues. I had my first momentary freeze yesterday but then it unfroze within 15 seconds.

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      9 months ago

      Is this on Xbox? Do you know approx how long into the game you are? I had great runs early in the game, it isn’t until 48 hours in I think I started having issues.

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          9 months ago

          Hmmm.

          I wonder if you two guys are using Xbox versions with different amounts of memory, since Microsoft is doing this “high/low” model for consoles.

          My PC hasn’t seen stability issues with Starfield, but it’s high-spec: has 24GB VRAM, 128GB RAM, running off NVMe, and a high-end CPU.

          A response to me says that someone is seeing a bunch of stability problems. They said that they were running it on a PC below minimum required specifications.

          An XBox Series S has 10GB of combined VRAM/main memory and an XBox Series X has 16 GB. That’s a a substantial difference between the two versions.

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            9 months ago

            This is likely also true, I play on a Series X and my PC is well above recommended specs.

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              9 months ago

              There is debugging software that can limit the amount of CPU time a program gets, delay I/O completion, or limit memory that a program can access, designed to stress-test software as it gets near resource limits. Well, there is in Linux, and I’m sure that someone makes equivalent software for Windows. Dunno about failing requests for video memory, but that probably exists too.

              I imagine that it’d be possible to run Starfield under them and see whether, on a given system, the frequency of stability issues increases.

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              9 months ago

              People are discussing stability issues and hardware is like 80% of the cause lol

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        9 months ago

        I haven’t played it at all (at least yet) but is it possible that this may be an issue with the Series S and not the Series X?

        • trustnoone@lemmy.sdf.orgOP
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          9 months ago

          I think that may be the case, I’m on the s and it started happening on like 48hrs in, noticed it gets better if I delete my older saves too. So probably related to the limited hardware.

          I do think there must be some memory leak involved though, and seems to be worse when Xbox uses its “suspend” mode.

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            9 months ago

            I can see that

            Doesn’t seem to be as great a game as it was anticipated to be overall for sure… Not as bad as Redfall but still.

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    9 months ago

    I know it’s not the same but I’ve actually been very impressed on the PC version even with a bunch of mods I’ve only had one crash so far after about 40 hours of gameplay

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    9 months ago

    You get 3 hours?

    When I actually play I make a habit of hitting f5 before big transitions or literally anything related to the lodge.

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      It’s been fine on my PC. Actually, come to think of it, that’s a little odd. I have a new PC, and I was definitely running the memory faster than the system could handle, would occasionally get errors until I cut the speed. But there’s still something causing Firefox – normally rock solid – to die frequently, and some other freezes have shown up. Starfield, which one would expect to stress the memory, CPU, and GPU more than anything else I’ve been running, has been fine. And I’ve been playing a bunch of Starfield.

      In fact, I’ve only seen two issues out of Starfield that I can recall.

      The first has occasionally been some outpost stations not letting me use them, saying that they’re obstructed. That goes away if I quicksave and load.

      The other issue has been occasionally some body textures on followers becoming invisible. This is usually one or both eyes, which is disconcerting as hell, because I’m talking to Sarah Morgan or someone and she’s got these dead sockets looking at me.

      The other variant I’ve seen is most of the body, including the face, being invisible and only the eye textures showing up, so that there are two floating eyeballs looking at me and no face. Which is kind of disconcerting too.

      Haven’t had stability problems, though. When they said that this was Bethesda’s most bug-free game release, they were right.

      EDIT: Well, okay, this is on a PC. I can’t speak as to the Xbox release.

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        Hahaha i have been getting one missing eye on Sarah and a few others in conversation. I figured it was perhaps a nod that a need for eye patches are in order.

        Pirated copy via Steam, proton ge 817.

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          Non-pirated copy, Steam, Proton Experimental. Hmm. You and I are both seeing it and are using Linux, so maybe it’s something specific to Linux. amdgpu 23.0.0-1 drivers.

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        9 months ago

        It’s funny, I haven’t had any visual issues, but the stability is awful on my rig. But I can’t complain too loudly, I’m below minspec.

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      9 months ago

      I had 0, but I stopped trying to play it the first time I went to Akila City and it was a blurry mess at 7-10fps. Has this improved at all?

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        I’ve always used the Steam Deck Essentials (All Handhelds) mod. It’s playable everywhere I’ve been. I can’t remember exactly but it’s maybe 25-30 fps in Akila. It stays at 40 fps in a lot of places. Just don’t expect HD graphics, but at least I’m not tied to my computer at the desk.

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          9 months ago

          Thanks, this does improve things. Still not great but I’ll take it.

          It’s frustrating how Starfield with its potato graphics performs so much worse than, say, Cyberpunk 2077.

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    9 months ago

    Is this pic from the game?

    Like, does it actually have Uber eats ads in it?

    • trustnoone@lemmy.sdf.orgOP
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      9 months ago

      Haha nah, they did a promotion here where you can buy in-game items IRL. Some of the items where better then others though. But you will find all these in game except the uber eats box.

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        9 months ago

        Gotcha.

        The branding certainly on the few items that have it certainly didn’t look like real life brands to me.

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      9 months ago

      Seriously? How can you not see the difference between a real photo and a game? I swear, you can fool people with the most obvious things. Life must be extremely confusing for you, not being able to figure out things that you never would expect anyone to have a problem with.

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        9 months ago

        God damn why are people like you such fucking assholes?

        It was a simple question you fucking dickhead.

        Fuck the fuck right off.

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    Past the 40ish hour mark the fast resume option or whatever its called stopped working. I need to force quit the game and start over at every gaming session on my XSX

    Otherwise I get a crash on my next autosave

    Its the only game I have that has that issue

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    9 months ago

    As a PlayStation owner I’d like to thank Bethesda for being considerate of my bank account. I’d love to give them my money, here I am holding it out, but bathesda apparently doesn’t want my money.