The interesting thing about radius-render games is that they are really easy to mesh through. A radius render game is a game that only renders the world around you within a certain radius. This is often done to improve performance, and doing so makes the game more stable. However, if you move fast enough or erratically enough, the game will sometimes fail to render in time, and you can mesh through. This is true in Ark as well. Ark Survival Ascended, however, has a setting to disable this, called hibernation. So, if you are wondering how to remove/disable it, continue reading.
Settings like these often have real-world implications when used. This can range from sluggish performance and bad frames to other issues with your hardware if the requirement is too high. For this reason, the developers sometimes enable options like this by default to make the game equal for users from all hardware benchmarks and specifications to be able to play it. This can, however, be changed by you.
Ark Survival Ascended (ASA): How to remove/disable Hibernation?
Hibernation is a setting that tells the game to unrender the textures, dinos, collectibles, and other interactables in the area that isn’t currently in your character’s radius. This is a setting that has been enabled by default in the game to allow PCs with lower performance or hardware specs to run Ark at optimal framerates. This is a developer-blocked setting, but that does not mean you can’t change it in-game.
What does it do?
This setting essentially makes everything beyond a certain radius not exist in-game. It will be rendered when you return to that location, but until then, there is nothing (void) in that location. The best example of this is when you reach the skybox in ASA, and the creatures you were fighting before you flew up will deaggro from you. This is an example of hibernation in-game.
Can you turn Hibernation off?
Yes. To do this, you have to open the game in your Steam library and input the -preventhibernation command in the launch options. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- First, open the Steam client, and head over to the Steam Library.
- Now, right-click on Ark Survival Ascended and select Properties.
- Next, head over to the General tab, and find the Launch Options textbox.
- Here, add the “-preventhibernation” command.
How does this affect your game?
It essentially makes sure that all structures, dinos,aurs, and creatures are always loaded in-game. While this means you can always have your crops or babies in your base growing when you leave to go explore, it also means they can get attacked and interact with the world around them when you are gone. This makes the game more realistic and hardcore for a lot of players. It also means you need to plan defenses to your base and other areas where your dinos usually are.
What does it mean for your PC?
In general, lower performance. This is a heavily RAM-dependent task, so don’t disable it if you don’t have enough RAM. If you do, go ahead, but you are going to see a noticeable drop in FPS and performance when you play the game. While some people like it, most are unaffected by it, so you really have to choose to do it if it works for you. It is a personal choice, and that is a decision you have to make considering your PC’s hardware and capabilities.
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