Started Playing Dec 24th, shows only about 16 saves, though I have saved many more times than that.
Dec 29th is when the problems began where any attempt to land on a new planet locks up.
I have done steam verify repair to no avail, uninstall, reinstall also no success. As mentioned trying to load any of my saved games results in same lockup only when landing on a new planet. new test, starting a new game actually fails when you finally get to the screen where the woman starts chatting with you. Her image does not appear and it locks up.
I have the game on the lowest graphics settings already since I started playing. As a troubleshooting step, attempts to update graphics driver (as in let windows 10 find it) and that caused the game to not even launch with that driver. I went directly to intel to get the most current UHD 630 driver and then I could launch the game again but still get the lockup. I also tried using the recommended low graphics settings.ini file, also no change.
I am now looking for a more thorough removal process on this forum.
I have more then 300gb left of the 512gb ssd drive.
Here are my specs.
Intel i7 8700k (6 cpu) 3.7 Ghz
16 GB RAM
Samsung 970 PRO SSD
Motherboard Asus ROG Maximus X Hero
Graphics: onboard Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel will have an optimized graphics driver soon after launch, but we don't see any significant improvements (beyond HDCP 2.2 support for DP 1.2a) to the Gen 9 LP (Low Power) engine. We still get subslices with eight EUs each (totaling 24 EUs in a GT2 configuration), accelerated slightly by a 50 MHz maximum frequency increase across the board.
The biggest change comes from Intel's marketing department, which "upgraded" the High Definition (HD) Graphics 630 brand to Ultra High Definition (UHD) Graphics 630. Apparently, that means the company supports the same legacy VP8 and AVC codecs, HEVC 10-bit decode/encode, VP9 8/10-bit decode, VP9 8-bit encode (no support for VP9 10-bit encode), HDR, and Wide Color Gamut features. The processors now come in 6+2 (i5 and i7) and 4+2 (i3) configurations.