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(PS3)Walking Dead EP.4 Save File(s) Corrupted

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I was playing through Episode 4 on my first play-through. At 7:05pm CST my game was in the middle of a cutscene when it appeared to auto-save and then freeze. A window popped up and said "Save Data File Corrupted, Will Re-create". After I pressed X nothing happened so I was forced to hard restart my PS3. When I logged back into the game the same message appeared with the option to Press X. I did and when I was able to play again all 3 of my save files were deleted. Two were complete play-throughs up to Episode 3 and the third was complete up to Episode 2. I realize this is a probably a futile effort but I'd really like them back if possible. My PSN ID is Voorhees. Thanks.

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  • The same thing happened me.I lost all my saves it said it would recreate them but just deleted them.My PSN id is rko24.This is really frustrating I dont want to have to go back and make all the same choices again to see how it ends.Although the game is awesome

  • look on the bright side people at least youcan play the game my glitch wants me to pay 19.99 again in order to even play it....this is awesome

  • @MattP said: A new patch has been released that will resolve this issue. Please restart your game and you will be prompted to install the v1.03 patch.

    Please note, if you received the corrupted save message and exited to the XMB (Sony dashboard), then you will need to rewind 1 checkpoint before continuing your game. If you have never received this message, or pulled down an unaffected save from cloud storage, you can continue your game as normal.

    My PS3 is currently frozen behind me after my 2nd playthrough, properly frozen, no way back to the XMB without shutting the machine off, so I guess I'm stuffed. More annoying, I'm wondering why this wasn't auto-patched as soon as I started the game.

  • hey, everyone. been looking everywhere for any news regarding a patch or fix for the same problem everybody seems to have experienced. read the post that said ver. 1.03 was out and got to it as fast as possible, but lo and behold: things are pretty much still messed up... any thoughts/comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated. btw, my psn id's RiffRaffRicky, if it's worth mentioning. oh, and another thing to mr. mattp from the telltale team, up there @ #23 and #27: RANDOMIZED CHOICES SUCK! wasn't the whole point of the game that we forged our own character relations/destinies on our own?

  • @MattP said: This issue did not affect plus members differently that non-plus members. Plus members have access to cloud storage, so they had the ability to back-up their saves. We were able to find the exact cause for this issue and have corrected this, so as long as you have the v1.03 patch, you should not experience save corruption again.

    I do apologize for the issue being there in the first place. For those who lost their saves and do not want to repeat prior episodes to set their choices, you can start a new game at the beginning of any episode and randomized choices will be created for you.

    This sucks dude. I completed episode 4 fine. My girlfriend was just about to finish episode 4 on her play through when the data got currupted. Now we both have to re-play the whole game to see how 'our' story will end. No, i don't want to start at episode 5 when it comes out and get random choices, i put alot of time into playing and seeing how my story unfolded, for it all to be lost. Is there no way you could like tag on a mini game on to episode 5 with the major choices covered, so we can somewhat recreate where we were before we lost it all. The whole point of this game was the choices and to see how it effected the characters and how the story would unfold, i feel cheated and robbed. I'll never see the end of my game now. Really enjoyed it, up until the date got wiped and you know why? Because it was my game, my story, not some random choices that i will now have to put up with. I'll play episode 5 for the tropihes, that's about it. All that's left tbh. Sucks, majorly. You've let alot of people down! Well done. :cool:

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    We have submitted the same patch to Sony Europe and are just waiting to hear back. It could take some time, as they need to evaluate the patch with their QA department. Once the patch is approved and released, you will be automatically prompted to download the v1.03 patch when you start your game. I do apologize for the delay.

  • @MattP said: We have submitted the same patch to Sony Europe and are just waiting to hear back. It could take some time, as they need to evaluate the patch with their QA department. Once the patch is approved and released, you will be automatically prompted to download the v1.03 patch when you start your game. I do apologize for the delay.


    What good is that to people who have already lost their games? Shame on you tbh, episode 3 was riddled with bugs and now this.

  • I'm a french player, and it happened to me too. Don't even play on save slot 3, only on 1 and 2. My save got corrupted on my second playthrough of episode 4, just when Lee (spoiler) begins to climb the stairs, before getting his leg trapped.
    I left the game immediatly, BEFORE agreeing to recreate my save.
    Really hope we will see a patch on european psn, and that this patch will allow us to restart just before the corruption. I don't want to restart it all again and if I do, I can't even be sure this bug won't happen again...Telltale, please don't forget european players !

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    MattP Telltale Staff

    The v1.03 patch went live this morning for Europe. Please exit to the XMB and restart the game and you will be prompted to install it.

    If you saw the corruption message, but immediately exited to the dashboard, your saves should still be in tact, however you need to select that save and rewind 1 checkpoint before continuing your progress.

  • It worked ! I downloaded last version, and happily my save was still there. I was able to keep playing from where I left the game, just had to rewind one checkpoint.
    Thank you, you made my day !

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