Axiom Verge on EGS crashes 100 percent on an area because of a missing sound effect (Update: Fixed)

Nov 17, 2017
12,952
Utah
#1
Downloaded Axiom Verge from Epic Store (it's free and I hear it's good). Game crashes 100% entering an area. I poke around & find the log files. Turns out it's missing a sound effect: "steam". I have a pretty good idea how & why that happened, lol


The missing file:
error log says this file is missing:

"C:\Program Files\Epic Games\AxiomVerge\Content\Audio\SoundEffects\Steam.xnb"

fucking hilarious
It's true


They really just did delete it.
yep, here's epic's version
UPDATE 2: EG
In the third area the player comes across (Zi) there are steam vents that act as environmental obstacles, and they have a sound effect.
The Fix:
So um.....
Tom Happ said:
For anyone missing Steam.xnb from the Epic store, please go to AV in your library, click the gear icon, Verify, then Update.

I was thinking it being Epic and all, I shouldn't include valve's dlls and such, so I excluded all files with "Steam" in the name... oops.
EDIT: While it is humorous to see something like this going wrong because of the word steam being the same as the store Steam, here's a reason why you should still play this game regardless! The creator Tom Happ is awesome.
Tom got feedback from a dyslexic person wanting to play the game that asked about a pause button for cutscenes to make the text easier to read, so he made an adjustment for them with the Epic Games Store version:

 
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Oct 27, 2017
3,837
OR
#7
Wait so is this intentional? What would be the legitimate source for a sound named "steam?" Just something environment-related that made for a funny coincidence?
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,062
#10
Haven't played Axiom Verge on PC. What does this mean, exactly? When entering a new area it plays a Steam-related sound effect? Or an actual sound effect of steam? That was auto-stripped from the Epic release? This doesn't make much sense without full context.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,241
Orlando, FL
#13
Haven't played Axiom Verge on PC. What does this mean, exactly? When entering a new area it plays a Steam-related sound effect? Or an actual sound effect of steam? That was auto-stripped from the Epic release? This doesn't make much sense without full context.
Probably a sound effect for steam in game. The game has a big industrial theme.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,939
Switzerland
#16
Haven't played Axiom Verge on PC. What does this mean, exactly? When entering a new area it plays a Steam-related sound effect? Or an actual sound effect of steam? That was auto-stripped from the Epic release? This doesn't make much sense without full context.
there's a sound effect named steam, not related to the steam platform... seems like they erased everythin with the word steam for the epic store release... and this caused the crash

this is so amazing, lmao
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,460
#19
And big selling point of theirs was that they were going to actually test games. Guess that didn't happen this time.
 

Dyle

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,185
Wisconsin
#22
Nice. On a similar note, the Twitch version of Hyper Light Drifter that was given out via Twitch Prime recently has a Twitch specific bug that makes it impossible to play once you start fighting groups of enemies.
 
Oct 31, 2017
3,084
#23
rofl

Haven't played Axiom Verge on PC. What does this mean, exactly? When entering a new area it plays a Steam-related sound effect? Or an actual sound effect of steam? That was auto-stripped from the Epic release? This doesn't make much sense without full context.
It means they probably did a CTRL-F for any files called "steam" and deleted them
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,268
#24
Haven't played Axiom Verge on PC. What does this mean, exactly? When entering a new area it plays a Steam-related sound effect? Or an actual sound effect of steam? That was auto-stripped from the Epic release? This doesn't make much sense without full context.
They CTRL+F every instance of steam and deleted it, removing without realizing a sound of steam (as in you know, the vapor)
 

Cels

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,082
#25
error log says this file is missing:

"C:\Program Files\Epic Games\AxiomVerge\Content\Audio\SoundEffects\Steam.xnb"

fucking hilarious
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,162
#30
Epic shouldn't be deleting game files. Maybe they tried to delete all steam related DLL files? I think some GOG games came with a file named steam.dll that was not used, and other stores had GOG launcher related files in their installers, too. Those files should be left alone even if they are not used, just in case.
 

JaseC

🔥Breathe fire.🐲
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
3,435
Western Australia
#39
So, not only did Galyonkin lie (that or he's not as knowledgeable about Steam as he thinks he is) when he strongly implied Valve doesn't check games before approving them for release, but apparently Epic's own approval process isn't much, if any, better. That's rather amusing.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,500
#48
Wait so is this intentional? What would be the legitimate source for a sound named "steam?" Just something environment-related that made for a funny coincidence?
In the third area the player comes across (Zi) there are steam vents that act as environmental obstacles, and they have a sound effect.