Outriders participant discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Home windows folder
How’s your C drive trying lately? Numerous headspace for Resident Evil Village subsequent month? In the event you’ve been enjoying Outriders, you may discover rather less free area than anticipated: One participant found that the sport had stuffed 23GB price of crash studies six folders deep into their C drive.
I do not know why Outriders would retailer the equal of seven,188 copies of Struggle and Peace in crash knowledge. It is regular for Unreal Engine video games to dump a bunch of knowledge after a crash (they normally ask if you wish to ship it to the developer to allow them to determine what precipitated it), nevertheless it is not regular for the sport to retailer monumental portions of crash knowledge in your drive long run. Presumably it is one thing Individuals Can Fly will repair in a future replace.
Here is the folder the place Outriders shops crash studies: Customers/[You]/AppData/Native/Insanity/Saved.
(“Insanity” is only a codename for Outriders. In the event you’ve skilled crashes, you will have seen that “UE4-Insanity” crashed.)
That is the folder the place Reddit person Toasteroven47 discovered 23GB of particulars about each Outriders crash they’d skilled. They observed the information with WinDirStat, which visualizes the information on Home windows drives. (I solely point out that as a result of it is an incredible device.) A totally different thread from per week in the past identified the identical downside.
It’s protected to delete the information in that folder.
I attempted to confirm the difficulty myself, however I am unable to get Outriders to crash. It’s maddeningly steady for me in the mean time, however I suppose that is downside to have. Nevertheless, Morgan, who wrote PC Gamer’s Outriders overview, says he discovered two Outriders crash studies that take up practically 1GB. That is clearly not as massive a deal as 23GB, nevertheless it’s sufficient proof for me to say that there is a downside. Even 1GB of crash knowledge is greater than any recreation must be storing in your drive.
I poked round in my very own AppData folder to see if every other video games have been secretly hoarding crash knowledge, however even video games that I do know crashed rather a lot (taking a look at you, Technology Zero) have solely saved just a few tiny logs. The most important crash dump I may discover is from The Medium, and it is 100MB. I deleted it. These are my 100MBs.
If Outriders crash dumps have been stowing away in your drive, tell us within the feedback how a lot area you reclaimed.