Ark: Survival Evolved (aka Ark) is a dinosaurs-everywhere action game. Dinosaurs ran like the wind and surrounded you and attacked in all directions.
You’ve to survive at all cost. Gamers love this game. But the biggest challenge they face is the lagging. Time lagging in inconsistent game plays is when Ark needs quality assurance. Eventually you gave up playing. Luckily this article tells you how to fix this lagging issue in just two steps.
Adjust Screen Resolution
Getting your Ark game loaded properly is just a start. To ensure it isn’t lagging and giving you the best view, you need to adjust the video and display settings in the game itself. Some game settings can cause the editor not to load or display correctly, but we’re here to help fix this issue. First thing first: change the display more from high resolution to your own screen resolution. (Tip: If you’ve a small screen, don’t go for a high-resolution screen.) The other necessary adjustments are actually quite simple:
- World title buffers: Low
- View distance: High
- Anti-alias: Epic
- Post-processing: Low
- General shadows: Low
- Terrain Shadows: Low
- Textures: High
- Sky Quality: None/Lower Level
- Ground Clutter: Non/Lower Level
- Motion Blur: Disabled
- Film Gram: Disabled
- Distant Field Ambient Occlusion: Disabled
- Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: Disabled
- Dynamic Tessellation: Disabled.
Check Steam Properties
Running Ark on Steam? Steam makes it just easy to do some internal changes as it does to install the other games by combining the downloading and installation process into a single step. Here’s how:
- Launch Steam.
- Right click on Ark. Select Properties.
- There’s a SET LAUNCH OPTIONS…button under the General tab. Click it.
- Type: -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4 -d3d10. Click OK.
- Still lagging? Extend the above parameter like this:
-dxlevel 80 +mat_antialias 0 window -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4 -d3d10
Didn’t find relevant parameters? Here you can find a complete set of parameters: https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Programming/Basics/CommandLineArguments/index.html