Unravel Error Guide: Fix For Crashes, Level Restart Without Progress Save, Yarny Stuck and other issues
Coldwood Interactive's Unravel won many hearts at Electronic Arts' E3 2015 press conference. The game brought something unique to the table and it immediately made to the top of the list of much awaited and highly anticipated indie game of 2016. Today is February 9, the release date of Unravel for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (the game is already out in some region). In this very first Unravel guide, I will be listing out some of the nasty issues players are experiencing right now and the available workarounds for it.
I want all of you go first check out whether or not you PC meets the official system requirements of Unravel, details is provided below.
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 - 64-Bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon Phenom X2 @ 2.8Ghz AMD
- RAM: 4GB
- Minimum Supported Video Cards: "DX11 class hardware and feature set, PC: GeForce GT 450 or Radeon HD 5750 or better, with 512 MB or greater, Laptop: GeForce GTX 745M, AMD Radeon HD 8650G or Intel 4400 or better"
1: Level Restarting Without Saving The Progress:
This error occurs during any part of the game so you need to be a bit extra careful. In Unravel, "Restart and Quit" option works a bit differently, whenever you choose "Restart Level" or "Quit" option, YOU WILL NOT get a second confirmation message asking "Are you sure you want to Restart Level" or "Are you sure you want to quit". So be very sure about when you want to restart your level or quit the game because as soon as you select any of the option the game will perform the task accordingly without asking you for a another confirmation.
2: Unravel Crashes
If you are experiencing crash issue in Unravel at a time when Yarny encounters a memory then you need to update your drivers to fix this issue. You can use this EA Help link in searching devices and updating drivers.
And, If your game crashes right at the start or crashes as soon as you select a new game then you need to update the K-Lite Codec pack to fix this issue. If this workaround does not work for you then uninstall the K-Lite Codec pack.
3: Yarny is stuck in/on objects or falling through the world:
If you are experiencing this issue then follow the steps provided below to fix it. On Xbox One: Hold down on the Directional pad (D-pad), On PS4: Hold down the DOWN button, On PC: Hold down The END key. If the above mention fix does not work then restart the level from the pause menu.
4: Progress issue and no waves in the sea:
If Yarny cannot progress because there are no waves in the sea, restart the level from the pause menu.
5: Poor performance when you are playing offline.
If you are experiencing some nasty performance issue in Unravel (when playing offline) enough though your PC meets the official system requirement of the game (it is listed above, check one more time) then reboot your console or PC.
6: Screen issue on the Mountain Trek level
If your screen shakes during the Mountain Trek level, restart at the checkpoint: On Xbox One: Hold down on the Directional pad (D-pad), On PS4: Hold down the DOWN button, On PC: Hold down The END key.
7: Can't progress as the excavator handle disappeared:
If Yarny cannot progress because the excavator handle disappeared, restart at the checkpoint: On Xbox One: Hold down on the Directional pad (D-pad), On PS4: Hold down the DOWN button, On PC: Hold down The END key.
8: Can't achieve collectible as Yarny is stuck or running into an invisible wall
If Yarny cannot get a collectible because he is stuck or running into an invisible wall, restart at the checkpoint: On Xbox One: Hold down on the Directional pad (D-pad), On PS4: Hold down the DOWN button, On PC: Hold down The END key.