enshrouded not enough memory error

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Stability out the window.

Enshrouded has just launched its first major update since launch, Patch, and despite being designed to improve stability and performance it has instead seen a spike in the “Not Enough System Memory Available.” This error usually pops up when your computer does not meet the game’s RAM requirements, specifically if it has less than 16GB of RAM. Or at least, the game thinks you don’t… However, fear not, as there are steps you can take as a workaround to fix the error.

Fixing “Not Enough System Memory” Enshrouded Error

As mentioned above, the developers have provided a workaround for players encountering this error. You can bypass the system RAM check by adding a specific launch option within Steam:

  • Right-click on Enshrouded in your Steam library.
  • Select ‘Properties’ from the context menu.
  • Navigate to the ‘General’ tab and find the ‘Launch Options’ section.
  • Paste –disable-ram-check into the launch options field.

This method instructs the game to ignore the RAM check at startup, allowing you to proceed even if your system has less than the recommended 16GB of RAM.

Prevent Potential Crashes

Be aware that bypassing the RAM check does not guarantee a smooth gameplay experience. Players have reported crashes even after using the bypass, particularly when their systems technically meet or exceed the game’s recommended specifications. If you encounter crashes after using this workaround:

  • Verify the integrity of game files through Steam.
  • Ensure that Steam and all your drivers are up to date.
  • Consider restarting your system to clear any potential issues.

After bypassing the RAM check, monitor your gameplay closely. The game’s performance may vary, and you could experience lag, crashes, or other issues due to the lower available system memory. Adjusting graphics settings within the game might help mitigate some of these issues.

Additional Troubleshooting

If you’re still facing problems running Enshrouded after bypassing the RAM check:

  • Check if other applications are consuming a significant amount of RAM in the background and close them before launching the game.
  • Look into upgrading your RAM if possible, as this will provide a more permanent solution and improve your overall gaming experience.
  • Some players, like hatgold92, may still encounter issues despite attempting this fix. In such cases, reaching out to the official Enshrouded support or community forums for further assistance might offer more tailored advice based on your system’s specs.

Consider System Upgrades

While the –disable-ram-check option allows players with less than 16GB of RAM to attempt running Enshrouded, the game’s future updates and added features might increase the system requirements. Investing in system upgrades, particularly increasing your RAM, could ensure a smoother experience as the game evolves.

The “Not Enough System Memory Available” error in Enshrouded highlights the challenges of balancing system requirements with the desire to reach a broader player base. The workaround we’ve provided here today suits those who genuinely do meet the RAM requirements, but if you don’t then be careful trying to use it. The game might run, but it will do so poorly, and it will likely worsen over time as the min specs of the game naturally increase.