5 Annoying Age of Wonders Bugs to Know Before Playing

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Age of Wonders Planetfall common reported bugs

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the Age of Wonders series.

Planetfall is the fifth game from the Age of Wonders series and it’s available for Windows 10, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one. It brings tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.

AoW features six different factions at launch, with different units and gameplay, which users can control to exploit the terrain, go to war, manage cities, scavenge resources, and evolve.

Despite being the newest in the series, AoW: Planetfall doesn’t come without its flaws. There are some bugs that are plaguing the game and annoying the players, and today we’ll take a look at the most important ones.

Common Age of Wonders: Planetfall issues

Startup hangs/crashes

A lot of users are complaining about startup problems in AoW. It seems like the game crashes or freezes immediately after launch.

In some cases, when the application error pop-up appears, it also crashes the Steam.

My game would freeze immediately after launch, at the loading screen

Crashes on startup (crashes also whole Steam when application error pops up). Crashes on both normal and on Beta branch on when pressing play.
Application load error: 3:0000065432


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Bootstrapper error: couldnt start launcher

Some players can’t even launch the game. Aow doesn’t load and an error appears. Reinstalling the game doesn’t solve the problem.

everytime I try to launch the game, I’m getting an error reading ‘ Bootstrapper error ‘ “couldnt start launcher”
I’ve tried reinstalling, moving the installation folder, and disabling antivirus, all to no avail.Please help


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Changing in-game setting needs two restarts

If you change any in-game setting, they will not take effect after a single restart. You’ll have to restart the game twice for the game to save the settings.

Changing my Advanced video settings requires me to restart the game twice before it takes affect. An easy way to test this is to disable shadows in the launch menu, start a game and your shadows will still be whatever your previous settings were. A second restart is needed to save your changed settings.

Some users can’t even change or save their settings at all. A in-game message prompts them and won’t allow any changes:

when im in the game, i get the message, that saving the settings is not possible. Same message when trying to change any settings.

Multiplayer doesn’t work

A pretty annoying problem is that players can’t join a hosted game because the AI takes all the slots available. They can’t be removed from a certain slot, so a multiplayer game is impossible.

I cannot host a game for my friend. I tried to make a game with 8 players max. So we would want us two and 6 AI. But the AI instantly takes all the slots so my friend cannot join stating there isn’t enough player slots available. But I cannot remove the AI from a slot so it is basically impossible to do a multiplayer game because they cannot join until I get to the part where the AI fill all the slots.


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Visual bugs

There are also a lot of visual bugs in Age of Wonders: Planetfall, most of them regarding textures:

texture bug,the vanguard infantry,team color not enough blue when i use blue color.

Alright my issue isn’t so much a bug as it is a graphical glitch. Mountains and Ruined cities on the map are showing up as Grey blocks, with no texture at all, I’ve updated my drivers and have messed with the graphic options wouldn’t mind some advice or at least seeing if anyone else has this problem.

Im playing this game on PS4 Pro. Noticed that there is alot of graphical glitches. Not sure if its because of the large map. An example. If you go to far away from your base scouting. The bases and all stuff you can take on the map thats to far away just shows a blury mess.


Having Age of Wonders: Planetfall issues on Windows 10? Check out this guide to learn how you can solve them.


This is our list of bugs, for now.

If you’re aware of other Age of Wonders: Planetfall bugs, please share them with us in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to check them out.

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