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RICH UNCLE SKELETON Apr 7, 2013 @ 10:04am
Crash on first Uranus level
The game hangs everytime I try to beign the first level of Uranus. I've tried verifying the cache to no avail. Any suggestions?
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Floyd! Apr 11, 2013 @ 7:47am 
Does it happen during the loading screen, or once you start the level?
RICH UNCLE SKELETON Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:19am 
During the loading screen.
Floyd! Apr 11, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
Have you already tried switching to the Beta version?
(Right click > Properties > -Beta (Password : WaveformBeta) )
shoes Apr 13, 2013 @ 2:38pm 
I'm having the same problem even after switching to the Beta version. Anyone know what the issue is?
Deadpan Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
the game crashes on every level i play, on the loading screen
zeroxxx May 3, 2013 @ 4:52pm 
Having the exact same problem... can't finish this game.
Jim the Inventor May 14, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
My first playthrough of the game, taking place in Windows 8, didn't have this issue. However, with the reinstallation of Windows 7, I have joined the unfortunate folk of this thread in being unable to begin any Uranus level. They all freeze with the loading screen's progress bar at about 80%.

I've attempted the recommended Technical Support fixes, including verification of the game files, reinstallation of the VC-Redistributable + OpenAL, and alteration of the Registry folder permissions. (Those permissions were already set as directed.)

I'm going to play a new save slot through to this point to see if the problem persists..
Jim the Inventor May 14, 2013 @ 2:42pm 
Uhhhhh ... Okay, that's weird. The effect that's being applied to Charon (Pluto's moon; the frist star level) is Twinkling, even though the pre-entry effect warning is Distortion. Distortion is what I remember playing through the first time I completed this game.

Jinkies gang. Could this be a clue?
Jim the Inventor May 14, 2013 @ 3:11pm 
Yup. Conclusion is, the problem is persisting with a new game file, played from the very beginning of the game. Something introduced globally, I guess. Nothing for us users to do until it is patched.

I do wonder what more we can learn about the problem though. Is it limited to just Windows 7?
zeroxxx Jun 3, 2013 @ 10:25pm 
Fix the ♥♥♥♥ing game, Developer.
CtrlAltDestroy Jul 26, 2013 @ 1:24am 
Originally posted by Jim the Inventor:
Uhhhhh ... Okay, that's weird. The effect that's being applied to Charon (Pluto's moon; the frist star level) is Twinkling, even though the pre-entry effect warning is Distortion. Distortion is what I remember playing through the first time I completed this game.

Jinkies gang. Could this be a clue?

This happens when the game thinks your graphics card doesn't support the distortion effect. It's a fallback.

Anyway, if you still can't fix the Uranus crash, try this:

1. If you're subscribed to the beta, unsubscribe.
2. Disable Steam Cloud synch for the game.
3. Uninstall and reinstall.

My theory as to why the crash happens is that a previous version of Waveform wrote a corrupted stream to the cloud which the subsequent versions of the game couldn't parse correctly. So if you ever played the broken version of Waveform, then tried to load the game with the most recent version, you might get the freeze. Note that this isn't just limited to a single save file, but the entire stream which contains all settings and all three save files. So turning off the cloud synch and reinstalling the game should give you a brand new save file that this version of the game can read.
AdhesiveQuarky Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:58am 
I've got Windows 7 and have the same issue with loading crash.
what I do is, just stop playing and close the application when that happens. leave it for a while, and come back to play. then I could get into levels.
It doesn't let me play longer than an hour, but this way I've managed to Save The Sun!
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