Game/Character freezing. Enviroment, Music/Sounds and effects still play.
I have recently started playing the game again, but i am having issues playing due to the character freezing and i loose all control, including access of any menu.
The character will randomly freeze for anywhere from 30 seconds to nearly 2-3 minutes at a time if not more. Grass, weather and other effects including sparks from the grinder will continue to play as if normal along with music and other sounds. Other players will stop moving around, and all vehicle movement is stopped.
While playing multiplayer with someone else hosting the game, only my system will freeze and they will be able to continue without issue aside from the area my character takes up in the game, though they can move my character out of the way.
While in multiplayer and my system is the host, the whole game will freeze, and all others in the game will see the same freezing issues I have.
I have read through several posts about similar issues, mostly talking about issues with compatibility between the game and NVIDIA graphics drivers. These posts on the Steam forum pages suggested rolling back the graphics drivers to an earlier version. I have rolled my drivers back to June 2021 and Jan 7th, 2021 and im still having the issue. I will include a listing of what Graphics card i have.
At first i would have to use the "End Task" through task manager to close the game, but later on I would let it run and see how long it would remain frozen. There are times it will only be about 1.2-2 minutes all the way up to about 5 minutes it would remain frozen and then return to normal. At some of these times I would notice it finished an Auto save at the end of the freeze, so I went and disabled Auto save, but the issue continued to happen.
My roommate showed me where to find the log files, and while looking through them i noticed it was listing a "GC Memory" listing, and it was showing the system maxed out. "GC Memory: 1435.782 / 1435.782 MB" Though while watching the performance section of my task manager I noticed the listed "Dedicated GPU memory was x.x/8.0 GB" i dont remember exactly what as I write this report. and a "Shared GPU memory of x.x/16.0 GB" and a "GPU memory of x.x/24.0 GB" though while playing on Medium graphics setting in the game none of these 3 numbers where maxed out, which seemed in contrast to the listing in the Log. Im not sure what GC Memory is pulling from, but it always seemed to max out. While the game was only pulling about 50-70% of the GPU usage at that point while still freezing.
I have reinstalled the game once, and verified the game files both before and after the reinstall.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz 3.70 GHz
32.0 GB of installed RAM
running Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Im am including a number of log files throughout the week since ive tried playing the game again. Between most of these logs ive have tried the different things to get the game to run smooth but have continued to fail.