Didn’t work for me either. How do I run a diagnostic to determine if my ancient PC can run Alpha 18? I tried searching for “diagnostics” and didn’t get anything.
Hey there @THEGREATGRUMPY, let’s see if we can get you up and running.
Going to need a few more details from you please.
- What are your system specs? CPU, GPU, and RAM. Windows version? External monitor or laptop screen?
- What version of the game are you running?
- Do you have any mods installed?
- Upload your stonehearth.log and crash.dmp which are both located in the game install directory. Default Steam location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stonehearth
in windows, search “dxdiag” and the first two tabs will display relevant information
I wiped my old version of Stonehearth from my PC and from reloaded from Steam I have an old PC.
RAM—4.00 GB (maxed out slots)
Windows 7 Professional, service pack 1
Since I reloaded the game, there isn’t a crash dmp folder in my system folders. I attached the Log above.
I am able to play Alpha 18 release 663. The game crashed and froze when Steam automatically updated from Alpha 17 to Beta 18. . I disabled auto-load beta option on Steam. Alpha versions update only when I log in thru Steam. I will upgrade to new Alpha 19 if you think it won’t crash my PC.
The game slows as my population grows, so I stop accepting citizens after 14 or 15. I either do a lot of mining or a lot of building or some water-feature sculpting but not all in the same game. If my settlement gets too big, the game slows, blanks, and ‘not responding’ and will crash. If Task Manager shows 90%+ CPU usage, I exit the game, delete the saved game and start a new settlement.
Thanks, I know I’m playing again, and I really enjoy it, but I hope this information helps you understand how someone who isn’t very digitally literate, and has an old machine, plays the game.
stonehearth.log (65.3 KB)
Here are a few things that might help:
There’s an error in the log about your graphics drivers. Can you try updating them here?:
Your video card is old, but should still run the game fine. Try turning down some of the graphics settings in case it helps.
The biggest issue is probably your 4 GB memory. Stonehearth has a memory leak that will consume it all over a long game and start swapping out the memory to disk which is very slow. When it slows down, try saving the game, exiting Stonehearth and reloading it.