You may have discovered upon looking up an error while playing the game that the only solution given is to delete "world.teaw" from the save folder. However, it is not so simple as that on Steam and with cloud synchronization.
Deleting "world.teaw" is apparently the sledgehammer fix for several specific errors, such as the game stopping when trying to load lore from previous characters at the fortress library, so I figured I would write a short way of how actually do it with Steam when one is called upon to delete the file. I only ever play this game on Windows, so I have no idea how it would be done on other systems. And turning off cloud synchronisation is a non-option for me (and doesn't even work by itself), as Steam no longer has an option to turn it off or on for individual games--it's either on for all games, or on for none.
This file is stored in 3 different spots if running the Steam version and using cloud synchronization:
D1: the primary save directory, where the game primarily reads/writes from
D2: a copy of the Steam cloud within the Steam directory
D3: the Steam cloud
Simply deleting the file from D1 does not work. The game will copy and use the file from D2 if the file is not found in D1 (even if cloud synch is turned off in Steam, the game will still copy from D2 in this case for some reason).
Simply deleting the file from both D2 and D1 does not work. Steam will download the file from D3 to D2 when the game starts up, then the game will grab it from D2 and copy it to D1 as before.
There are 2 methods I have found to dealing with this issue.
1: start the game up
2: delete the file from both D1 and D2 while on the main menu
3: either load or start a new game
4: save the game, which should generate a new "world.teaw" and be copied to both D1 and D2, which will then synch to D3 upon close of game
1: delete the file from all 3 locations
Where are the 3 locations of the file?
D1, the primary save directory, is in the user directory on windows. It should be something like:
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1: download and unzip the program somewhere
2: make sure Steam is running and logged in
3: run SteamCloudFileManager.exe
4: in the AppID field, use ToME4's appid of 259680
5: click connect
6: find "tome/save/world.teaw" and highlight it
7: click delete