Axiom Verge had a small issue causing crashes on Epic Games' store

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Steam strikes back

Axiom Verge is currently free over on Epic Games’ storefront and fans were overjoyed. Not only could they get a digital copy for free, but more players would be exposed to the game and discovering its hidden treasures. Sadly, the launch was hindered with a problem causing crashes for everyone.

Fairly early in the campaign, entering a specific room would hard crash the game. Users on ResetEra did some digging and found out that a specific filed named “Steam.xnb” was missing from the game’s directory. That file was an audio clip for the steam vents in one of the hallways, so its absence caused a big issue. When users then compared the files between both the Steam and Epic Games’ versions, it turns out a few files with “steam” in them were removed.

Tom Happ, the developer of Axiom Verge, then took to Twitter to explain what had happened.

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.

— Tom Happ (@AxiomVerge) February 7, 2019

Whether that is the truth or a cheeky jab, the problem has been fixed. If you download Axiom Verge from Epic’s servers, you’ll have all the required files to complete the game. Funny how a small change can wreak havoc, though.

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

Tom Happ [Twitter]