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Generate random story decisions for skipped episodes?

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How many PS3 players can not play Episode 3 without having to "generate random story decisions for skipped episodes", regardless of their progress?

I have completed through episode 2, although when I attempt to load episode 3, I get fronted with the message that I will loose my story decisions if I continue.

Just to be sure, I said NO and then "Resumed" my progress on episode 2. I started at the very end, and finish the game again. I even let the credits roll all the way until it kicked me back to the main screen. The status time and date on the save in question had not changed, and still carries the June date from when I originally completed that episode. To no surprise, I get the same message when trying to kick off episode 3.

I would just like Telltale to acknowledge this issue as I see others are having it to. Preferably give an update of when it will be resolved, or if there is a work around so I know if I will be playing this anytime in the near future, or if I should just move on to another game until it is fixed.

Thanks.

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  • Hey Leo,

    I posted the same thing for us over in the tech support area... definitely not just happening to us two. I would imagine it is occurring to many more although the anticipation probably has people just clicking through the error to play.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25

    Hoping Telltale just acknowledges the issue to give us a heads up. I am sure this is a great episode to rival episode 2... ahhh.

    Edit: I am curious whether or not it would take our decisions for episode 2 if we click through, and the error is a glitch... Can Telltale confirm that so I know if it's safe can play or not?

  • @Askeptic said: Hey Leo,

    I posted the same thing for us over in the tech support area... definitely not just happening to us two. I would imagine it is occurring to many more although the anticipation probably has people just clicking through the error to play.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25

    Hoping Telltale just acknowledges the issue to give us a heads up. I am sure this is a great episode to rival episode 2... ahhh.

    Edit: I am curious whether or not it would take our decisions for episode 2 if we click through, and the error is a glitch... Can Telltale confirm that so I know if it's safe can play or not?



    wish i knew. im afraid to find out.

  • @Leo2883 said: wish i knew. im afraid to find out.



    ok so... waiting on telltale to give us an answer could well.. maybe never happen. SO. I think I am just going to copy my save to another slot, and then load it from there and tell it to just continue. If I notice any conversations that contradict my choices from the previous episode, well I will know my answer haha.

  • @Askeptic said: ok so... waiting on telltale to give us an answer could well.. maybe never happen. SO. I think I am just going to copy my save to another slot, and then load it from there and tell it to just continue. If I notice any conversations that contradict my choices from the previous episode, well I will know my answer haha.



    keep me posted dude

  • I haven't begun playing yet, but I did want to let people know that Telltale contacted me already to discuss the issue and try to resolve it. KUDOS to Telltale for supporting their product this quickly.

    Leo, I also noticed that while I do have the - Stats option on episode 2, I do not have it for episode 1. I believe the game things I never played episode 1 for whatever reason.

  • @Askeptic said: I haven't begun playing yet, but I did want to let people know that Telltale contacted me already to discuss the issue and try to resolve it. KUDOS to Telltale for supporting their product this quickly.

    Leo, I also noticed that while I do have the - Stats option on episode 2, I do not have it for episode 1. I believe the game things I never played episode 1 for whatever reason.



    Youre right....its the exact same for me...

  • @Leo2883 said: Youre right....its the exact same for me...



    Ok, I found a work around that I feel confident my decisions are carrying over with...

    If you do this work around, note that the "rewind" button will vanish from episode 2 and im not sure if it will ever come back. May not be a big deal for some although I still recommend copying your main save to another profile and doing this from there in case something messes up.

    Rewind episode 2 to the last chapter and beat it once again. This will update your game save with the current date and time. Ensure the stats button still exists on episode 2.

    If episode 1 stats button is missing (which it was for me), then rewind episode 1 as well to the last chapter. It will tell you any progress made afterwards will be lost, say X - OK. (Make sure your doing this on the backed up copy). Now select the last chapter and beat it once more. Once doing so, you should now have the triangle - stats option showing up on both episodes 1 and 2 with the correct choices you made. The rewind button is probably missing from episode 2, although may return once beating episode 3, that is unknown at this time.

    When starting episode 3 up, you should no longer be presented with the message stating that its about to make decisions for you based off earlier episodes. As long as your stats looked ok, it should use those going forward.

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    Thanks for these posts, I am going to try your work around and see if it works. So just to be clear you did the rewind of episode 2, and then episode 1 all on the copy save right? I recall that when I started up the game after downloading episode 3, it made me download some patch that said something about ensuring that your saves would continue, and it seems that definitely did not work. Or maybe that patch caused the problem. Who knows....

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    thanks again, the work around seems to have fixed things for me as well. But like you said the rewind option is gone for episode 2

  • You could've just tried replaying through the episode..if you use Rewind, I'm guessing that takes you to that exact chapter but disregards any progress you made, so you would need to do it all over again if you want the results you want. Don't quote me on this, though, this is only a guess.

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