Thimbleweed Park issues: game won't launch, constant stuttering, and more

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Thimbleweed Park is a game that challenges players to do heavy detective work and uncover the deep connections between  five characters that apparently have nothing in common. Players can switch between the five playable characters to uncover the surreal secrets of the strange town of Thimbleweed Park where a dead body is the least of your problems.

Unfortunately, your detective work may sometimes be interrupted by various technical issues.

Thimbleweed Park reported bugs

  • Game won’t launch

Players report that the launch process sometimes stops a few second after they hit the play button. No error message appears on the screen.

The game doesn’t launch. The message “preparing to launch” is there, in the Library list is “Running” for a few seconds but then stops without any error message.

  • Audio quality issues

Thimbleweed Park is also affected by a few audio issues. For example, sometimes audio is unbalanced and comes out only from the right side of the headphones. Sometimes the voices will not reproduce, or reproduce at a very low volume.

that stereo effect on the voices …
I would like to have an option to deactivate it. […]
A character can move from right to left while talking, and the sound still comes from the right.
And then, even if the talking character is on the right side of the screen, the stereo effect is so strong, that while I see the character in the one o’clock position, I hear him talking from 3 o’clock or even 4 o’clock. This creates a heavy dissonace between where I see and where I hear someone.

  • Game crashes

The good news is that game crashes occur pretty rarely in Thimbleweed Park, but they do happen.

When I try to enter “B Street” the game crashes immediately without any error.

  • Constant stuttering

Some players report that the game is affected by constant stuttering, irrespective of the settings they use.

The game seems to stutter quite often for some reason, seems to happen both when interacting with stuff and seemingly at random times. Quite annoying.

These are the most common Thimbleweed Park bugs reported by players. If you’ve experienced other issues, you can use this forum thread to provide the devs with more details about the bugs that you’ve encountered.

If you’ve come across various solutions to fix the issues listed above, feel free to list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.