I finally broke down and bought this game less than an hour ago. I saw how well Alpha 5 seemed to be doing. Wanted to jump in now.
I have about 15 minutes into the game, and something like 12 crashes. I have so far made it no further than making the first stockpile. I regret my decision… (even moreso now that I saw the game was half price not even a month ago…)
I started with just the initial download of Alpha 5, whatever version that may have been. I then noticed I had to opt-in to betas through Steam to get the latest build. These many crashes are spread across both versions. And I dont know if the game actually has a “hey, you crashed, we are sending a report” notification. Every crash has been the standard Freeze> Whiten Screen> Windows report that it has stopped responding. I have altered the graphics settings inbetween crashes in effort to reduce possible strain. Nothing seems to have worked or even changed. My system’s drivers report being up to date. Been a while since I have had to list specs so yell at me if I miss something key:
Processor: AMD A10-5700 APU (w/ Radeon HD Graphics) 3.4Ghz
RAM: 8 Gb
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7660D
System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Any help/ideas? Or did I just choose the worst time to blow half my available cash? T_T