As a new strategy game from Triumph Studios, Age of Wonders: Planetfall brings all the thrilling tactical turn-based combat and detailed empire building of its predecessors to space in a brand-new, sci-fi setting.

Although most players are already enjoying the game, there’re still some gamers who report that Age of Wonders: Planetfall keeps crashing on their PC. If you’re on the same boat, don’t worry. Whether it crashes on startup or crashes in the middle of the game, you can find a fix to solve this issue in the article.

Try these fixes

Here we’ve gathered the latest fixes that helped other gamers resolve the Age of Wonders: Planetfall crashing issue. You don’t have to try them all, Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

  1. Verify the integrity of game files
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Install the latest game patch
  4. Disable Steam overlay
  5. Stop overclocking
  6. Add the game as an exception to your 3rd party antivirus software

Fix 1: Verify the integrity of game files

One common cause of game crashes is the corrupted game files. If there’s something wrong with the game files, the game may not function properly. To fix the game crashes triggered by the corrupted game files, you may want to verify the integrity of game files. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch Steam and go to your LIBRARY. Right-click on Age of Wonders: Planetfall and select Properties.
    Steam game properties
  2. Click LOCAL FILES on the left, then click Verify integrity of game files…. It may take some time to finish verifying the game files.
    verify the integrity of game files

Launch the game after the verifying process completed to see if this fix works. If not, try the next fix, below.

Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

The broken or outdated graphics driver may also be the main culprit behind the game crashing issues. As we all know, an outdated or corrupted graphics driver would lead to game crashes, stuttering (FPS dropping) and even screen flickering issues.

We always recommend gamers to keep their graphics drivers up to date so as to avoid such issues. The latest graphics driver will enhance your graphics card performance and unlock the full potential of your graphics card, which will give you an edge in PC video games.

If you don’t remember when was the last time you updated your drivers, definitely do it now.

There’re mainly two ways you can update your graphics drivers:

Option 1: Manually

You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.

Graphics card manufacturers like Nvidia, AMD and Intel keeps updating their graphics drivers. To get them , you need to go to the website of your graphics card manufacturer:

Then find the graphics driver corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 10 64 bit) and download the driver manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

Or

This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it.

You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
    Driver Easy scan now
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    Update graphics drivers with Driver Easy
    (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
  4. Once the driver is updated, reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

See if the latest graphics driver stops the crash. If this fix doesn’t work for you, try the next fix, below.

Fix 3: Install the latest game patch

Triumph Studios, the creator of AoW: Planetfall, releases regular game patches to fix bugs and improve gaming performance. It’s possible that a recent patch has caused the game crash issue, and that a new patch is required to fix it.

If a patch is available, it will be detected by Steam, and the latest game patch will be automatically downloaded and installed when you launch the game.

Run AoW: Planetfall again to check whether the game crash issue has been resolved. If it didn’t work, or there was no new game patch available, move on to next fix, below.

Fix 4: Disable Steam Overlay

It seems that the Steam Overlay may interfere with AoW: Planetfall. So just try disabling the Steam Overlay for AoW: Planetfall to see if the game crashes again. Here is how to do it:

  1. Launch Steam and navigate to the LIBRARY tab. right-click on Age of Wonders: Planetfall. Then select Properties.
    Steam game properties
  2. Uncheck Enable Steam Overlay while in-game.
    Disable Steam Overlay

Launch AoW: Planetfall to see if the game crashes. If the issue persists, try the next fix, below.

Fix 5: Stop overclocking

Overclocking may crash the game. Lots of gamers would like to try overclocking the CPU or turbo boost the graphics card for a better FPS. However, it increases the chance of game crashing.

To reduce the frequency of game crashing issues, you should reset the CPU or the graphics card to the manufacturer specifications.

Run the game to see if it crashes after you stopped overclocking. If this fix still didn’t work, try the next fix, below.

Fix 6: Add the game as an exception to your 3rd party antivirus software

Many 3rd party antivirus software blocks the game files, which may also cause the game to crash.

You can try adding both the game folder and Steam as an exception to your third-party antivirus application. If necessary, try temporarily disabling your 3rd party antivirus software before playing the game.

Launch AoW: Planetfall and see if it crashes after you added it as an exception to your antivirus software.

If none of the fixes above works, try reinstalling the game. Normally, after reinstalling the game, you’ll be able to fix the crashing issue.


Hopefully, one of the fixes above helped you fix Age of Wonders: Planetfall crashing issue. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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