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  1. So I haven't replaced the PSU yet, it's still sitting in its box. I offloaded the 7 Days server to my laptop and turned down my settings a bit in the game, and I haven't had a shutdown since then. I plan to replace the PSU next week when I have a day to tinker.
  2. Well for power supplies specifically, it is definitely more interesting now, since I mainly used to do repairs at a Mac shop in the 90s, and all of them had power supplies that plugged into the motherboard and nowhere else. I get why PCs don't - they can't assume full knowledge of what's going to be installed - but it sure would be nice if they didn't have to spaghetti everywhere.
  3. Well I have a new PSU coming tomorrow and we'll see how that goes. It's been (...checks watch...) over 20 years since I did any computer repair/part swap work other than a RAM install, so this is going to be interesting.
  4. I will look into it, thanks everyone! So far I guess I've been lucky with the PSU that's in there now, never had any issues until this month, but it does make a lot of sense that the PSU would be the limiting factor. I guess this also means I'll have to figure out how to do the part swap... I used to do this all the time back in the 90s (on Macs) but the idea of digging around inside my PC is a bit more daunting.
  5. Ok, I will check the power supply and use those tools to test. My system is a pre-built HP Pavilion 580-130, Ryzen 5 1400 and Radeon 580, with no changed parts. The computer is about 3 years old. If it is the power supply that sounds like a relatively cheap/easy swap, so I'm hoping that's what it is! Thanks for the advice everyone!
  6. Well I also play X4: Foundations, which is on a par with 7 Days as far as CPU usage, and brings my temps up even higher than 7 Days (by about 10 degrees - 7 Days gets me to around 60 but X4 sometimes peaks at 72). But if I'm understanding you correctly, the PSU could be shutting down under a high voltage load, unrelated to temperature? This PC has been running 7 Days just fine for 2 years, and only started having this problem with the current build. So while it is obviously possible that the PSU is coincidentally starting to crap out at the same time that the new alpha drops, it seems strange to me that there is no other circumstance that brings it down.
  7. I'm fairly sure I can rule out a CPU or GPU overheating issue, as I've got other programs/games that beat the @%$# out of my computer as much as 7 Days does, and they don't cause the computer to suddenly shut off. (Not shut down - shut OFF.) My temps are good, nothing is overclocked, the fans are clear and running as they should. I figure it's a long shot to ask if anyone has any suggestions on what to check here, as 99.999% of the time it's an overheating issue so I expect people to just say, "Trust me, it's overheating." But I'm ever hopeful...
  8. The farm plots don't bother me and they don't break immersion for me any more than being able to put a truck in my pocket does, or carrying a forest's worth of trees around in my backpack. The concept for each of these is a hundred times sillier than having specialized soil for growing crops. If you really need to have a "realistic" (real-seeming) explanation for why farm plots are a thing, it's not that hard. The various types of crops that can be planted in any given block require such radically different soils and water ratios in the real world that being able to just plop corn down next to yucca next to blueberries is ridiculous on its face. At least by having farm plots there is the vague hand-wave toward the idea that these are specialized soils, and not just run of the mill tilled ground. The argument that the existence of garden POIs is inconsistent also doesn't hold up, or doesn't hold up enough at any rate. Those gardens aren't mixed-crop. Whatever soil they're using is specific to the crop that was planted, throughout the POI, and is not multipurpose the way farm blocks are. Futhermore, you can't re-plant into those POIs, which suggests that whatever crops were there originally were hanging on by a thread and would have died soon, anyway. But again... it doesn't really matter what the explanation is. Realism and consistency aren't relevant in a game where you can put cars in your pocket. Which is weirder? Carrying a truck and a forest, or specialized farm soils? The argument from immersion is absurd on its face. The fact is some people just don't like the game mechanic, and they're using "suspension of disbelief" and "immersion" as excuses, as if somehow those things trump the gameplay reasons so thoroughly as to require no more discussion on the subject.
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