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Marty's Nick-Name Help

posted by Freakin' Mike on - last edited - Viewed by 1.7K users

This is a minor gripe, but in the first game, I chose Michael Corleone to be what people in Hill Valley call me, and now, in game 2, everyone is calling me Mr. Crocket.

As much as I've enjoyed the game, this small bug has kind of taken me out of the experience and I was wondering if there's a work around or a way to import game 1's data into game 2.

I have the steam versions of both 1 and 2.

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  • It was weird. I chose Michael Corleone, but my brother-in-law was the last to play episode 1 on my computer and he chose Harry Callahan. Most people called me "Harry Callahan", but I was called by both of the other two names - mostly by Edna (in fact, "Sonny Crockett" came up more than Michael Corleone - the one name neither of us chose.)

  • At some point I've been called all the different names. This totally doesn't work as intended.

  • How can the game recognize the name chosen in the first episode?

  • It stores Marty's alias in the registry (Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Telltale Games\BTTF for the TTG version, don't know about Steam, don't even ask me about Macs)

    However, I've heard of a lot of problems with this. Maybe someone who has this problem with the name should check to see what the Player Alias registry entry says for them. Maybe there's more than one entry or something.

  • In my case I hadn't even played episode 1 on my current Windows installation since my harddrive broke down two weeks ago and I had to start over from scratch with a new harddrive and a new installation. Consequently there were no entries in the Windows registry, nor any old save games, that episode 2 could fetch my name in episode 1 from!

    I was referred to as "Callahan" most of the time, but Edna still called me "Crockett" at least once! I can't remember if the name "Michael" was used though; it's quite possible that it was, but that I didn't react to it (as it is M.J. Fox's real name - that makes "Michael" and "Marty" kind of interchangeable in my subconsciousness, when referring to this character).

  • @Lifeforcer said: don't even ask me about Macs

    It's stored in ~/Library/Preferences/com.TelltaleGames.Platform.plist with key "BTTF:Player Alias"

  • @Lifeforcer said: It stores Marty's alias in the registry (Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Telltale Games\BTTF for the TTG version, don't know about Steam, don't even ask me about Macs)

    However, I've heard of a lot of problems with this. Maybe someone who has this problem with the name should check to see what the Player Alias registry entry says for them. Maybe there's more than one entry or something.


    Checking this now, I've got just the one Player Alias set to "Harry Calahan". However, I only played through the first episode once and was Michael Corleone, so either it saved improperly or something (second episode installation? starting second episode?) overwrote it. I'm not done with the second episode yet, but I've been referred to mostly as Callahan, but once as Crockett by Edna.

  • If anyone else needs to, know that simply changing the entry in the registry does work. I switched mine to "Michael Corleone" and was thereafter referred to as that.

  • what if you change the name into something else like geek or something would that work?

  • Working as intended except that one Time with Edna.

    Come on Michael Corleone is the best a name out of the list, its just to awsome not to use XD

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