Round-up Torment Tides of Numenera issues: stuttering, UI issues, and more

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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Torment: Tides of Numenera is now available on both the Xbox One console and Windows PCs. The games allows players to explore Earth one billion years in the future in the science-fantasy setting of Numenera. As a player, you’ll make thousands of essential choices, and face the consequences, as the new game explores deep and personal themes of life, challenging players to take intellectual stances.

Torment: Tides of Numenera is also affected by a series of technical issues that sometimes severely limit the gaming experience, as players report. In this article, we’re going to list the most common Torment: Tides of Numenera bugs reported by gamers.

Torment: Tides of Numenera reported issues

1. Stuttering

Yes, this classic game problem affects Torment: Tides of Numenera as well. Players report that the gaming experience is severely limited by frequent graphics and audio stuttering.

Just installed Torment today. My video card graphics are up to date and I’m way over the system specs.
I’m attempting to start the game off of Steam and the it’s complete powerpoint stuttering madness. All of the sounds and graphic continuously stutter. Any thoughts?

2. Game crashes

Other players report they can’t fully enjoy the gaming experience as TToN crashes during the first fight. The only solution to fix this issue is to use the Task Manager to stop the game.

TToN keeps crashing in the first fight with the Sorrow. I get a couple of turns into the fight and then it just stops responding and I have to exit out using the task manager. I can’t even get to the first save. What am I doing wrong?

3. Corrupted save games

Players report that their last saved games are unavailable. As they try to load the game, an error message appears on the screen, taking them back to the main menu. As a quick workaround, if you have old saves from the beta in your saves folder, try deleting the old saves.

I played for about 4 hours last night, diligently saving my game every about 30 minutes to a new save slot.
This morning, my last 2 hours of saved games are corrupt […] Why did this happen? Why did I lose 2 hours of gameplay? How can I avoid this happening in the future?

4. Steam key issues

Many players who purchased the game on Steam are unable to register their keys. Apparently, Steam claims that the keys have already been redeemed. If you’re experiencing the same issue, contact support and you’ll receive a new key.

I was trying to use my Steam key but it says “Duplicate Product Code”, and it has been activated by a different Steam account?!
I wrote to the inXile support twice in the past week without receiving any reply.

5. UI issues

Players also report that the UI simply disappears after the into sequence, preventing them from customizing the dialogue options. Closing the game and relaunching it usually solves this problem.

Other players report they can’t complete the character creation part, as they cannot progress to the next step.

So I just picked up the game for Xbox one and have played through the intro 3 times now. When I reach the character creation screen, I can change between glaive, Jack, or nano, but cannot progress to the next step. It clearly show RT to move through type, pools, abilities, etc. But won’t move past type.

These are the most common Torment: Tides of Numenera issues reported by players. If you’ve come across various workarounds for the bugs listed above, you can list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.


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