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Broken Age Errors, Crashes, Save Files, Soundtracks, and Bugs

Broken Age
Developed by Double Fine Productions; Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure exclusively for PC and mobile platforms.

The project was funded by Kickstarter crowd and is expected to release in two parts; the first part being released on January 14, 2014.

This title is a clear example of what PC gaming is capable of doing! However, there are some usual errors/bugs that keep popping-up. Check out a list of errors their fixes below:

#1 Corrupted Saves – Can’t Get Back To Where You Last Saved’
This bug is caused by the game itself. There are certain locations in the game where saving your game will NOT get you back to the same point. Your game progress and all items will remain intact, but you’ll spawn in a different location.

#2 Broken Age Crashes Upon Launching
This often happens due to the Steam overlay. You’ll have to disable it first and re-launch the game.

#3 Broken Age Save File Location
Your Save File can be accessed via this directory:

Broken Age > Properties > Local Files > Saves Folder

#4 Black screen on Linux; especially with ATI GPUs
You will often experience a black screen upon launching the game. This is more common when using ATI GPUs. Check out the solution on Double Fine forums:

You will need to be a member of the forum to view the fix.

#5 Broken Age Graphics, Glitches and Bugs
The first and foremost thing that you should do is to check the official system requirements of the game and make sure you match them:

Windows Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260GTX, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Mac Minimum

  • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI HD 2600, Nvidia 9600GT, Intel HD3000
  • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Linux Minimum

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.0 LTS. Fully updated
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260GTX, Radeon HD 2000, Intel HD 4000
  • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Try disabling any Anti-virus Programs running on your computer and try running the game. If this doesn’t help, try un-installing and re-installing your game.

Running the game on a lower resolution, windowed mode, or in Windows Vista/Windows XP compatibility mode can sometimes help.

The next thing you need to do is to check whether your video drivers are up-to-date. This can sometimes do wonders.

If it still doesn’t help, verify the integrity of your Local Game Cache; this can be done by right-clicking on Broken Age in your Library:

Properties > Advanced > Verify Integrity of Local Game Cache

#6 Broken Age Activation
Log-in to your Humble Bundle account, go to your Library, and check the past purchases for the code. After that, try the key re-sender and check your mail.

#7 Name Not in Credits?
Your name will only appear if you have backed with $100 or more.

If your name still doesn’t appear, there are good chances that you didn’t fill in the survey. In case, your credentials are wrong, they can corrected by mailing at pr at doublefine.com.

#8 Sound Not Appearing in Steam Library
Backers can download the soundtrack of the game from Humble Bundle site. This is only available to those who have donated more than $30. There is no current solution for this, but we’re currently looking into the matter.

If you encounter any other problem, hit us up and we’ll get back to you!