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TWD: All 3 of my saves are gone

posted by Dildor on - last edited - Viewed by 548 users

I'm on mac playing on the steam version. I just opened the game and it started in a small windowed mode. :mad: my saves are gone :mad:

what could have caused this, is there anything I can do?

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  • if i would know that replaying episode 1 & 2 would fix that bug i would do that, but if that happens again, i just lost another 6 hours playing this broken game...

    Also i have the fear that if telltale comes up with a bugfix (yeah sure..), replaying now would overwrite the save (which isn't gone, it's just not recognized by the game..)

  • Guys, try this!

    Make a backup of your The Walking Dead folder in your My Documents first. Go to your my documents folder\telltale games\the walking dead, "right-click on prefs.prop, click "Properties," then click on the tab called "Previous Versions" and then pick a version of prefs.prop from before the Episode 3 update (at least several days ago, preferably up to two weeks ago)." I for example found one from July 1st, and that's what I chose. Restore it to that previous day. Then load up the game and your most recent save from when you finished Ep 2 should be there, along with your stats.

    This fix was found by user 'bazenji', and here is the post: http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=664534#post664534
    It's the 11th post down. I can confirm this worked for me when nothing else did!

  • @erikaaeternam said: Guys, try this!

    Go to your my documents folder\telltale games\the walking dead, "right-click on prefs.prop, click "Properties," then click on the tab called "Previous Versions" and then pick a version of prefs.prop from before the Episode 3 update (at least several days ago, preferably up to two weeks ago)."

    This fix was found by user 'bazenji', and here is the post: http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=664534#post664534
    It's the 11th post down. I can confirm this worked for me when nothing else did!


    DUDE!!! This worked for me perfectly thank-you SOOO Much. I was dreading going back through he entire game again in such short order. You made my day! :D

  • Oh good I'm so happy, Knarfenstein! I wish it would work for everyone, but unfortunately it seems this is happening to so many people for slightly varying reasons :( I guess each case is different, but there are a few fixes out there. I just wish Telltale worked as hard as the rest of us to find something to truly fix this once and for all =/ Now I have to be worried about Ep 4

  • @Stromko said: My saves got reverted, after I spent a good 3 - 4 hours finishing episode 2. Now Save 1 is back to episode 1. My other save slots are all empty now.

    This wouldn't even be half as aggravating if the game wasn't so drawn out and it didn't force you to sit through so much cinematics and dialogue every time.

    Before I booted the game back up and found out my saves were reverted or missing, I'd tried to start episode 3, but somehow both it and episode 2 only said 'coming soon'. The save file seemed to know that I'd finished episode 2, though, because it skipped right to episode 3 when I selected the save in the menu.

    I wonder if failing to validate that we have the episodes is why it reverts / wipes our saves. Why it would do this, I have no idea. It isn't like some draconian DLC protection, since on PC we all had to buy all the episodes at once, so if we had Ep 1 then obviously we have the rights to all the other ones too.

    I'm thinking I should put in for a refund and wait a year or two until they have this thing sorted out.


    I have the same problem, It's F***ING boring to do the same story ... has happend 2 times on my side... if I leave the game for more then 10m I have to start form "scratch"... If u at telltale can PLZ fix this... send me a mail, I am not playing anymore before this shit is fixed.
    *NERD RAGE*!

  • It's nice to see we're still getting ignored, eh?

  • Unfortunately for me, I didn't have any previous versions available. :(

  • http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29343

    Comment #12 saved me, just make sure to read all the directions before starting the process. Including the addition. not sure if it works through steam or mac.

  • @erikaaeternam said: Guys, try this!

    Make a backup of your The Walking Dead folder in your My Documents first. Go to your my documents folder\telltale games\the walking dead, "right-click on prefs.prop, click "Properties," then click on the tab called "Previous Versions" and then pick a version of prefs.prop from before the Episode 3 update (at least several days ago, preferably up to two weeks ago)." I for example found one from July 1st, and that's what I chose. Restore it to that previous day. Then load up the game and your most recent save from when you finished Ep 2 should be there, along with your stats.

    This fix was found by user 'bazenji', and here is the post: http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=664534#post664534
    It's the 11th post down. I can confirm this worked for me when nothing else did!


    Thank you so much! This worked perfectly well for me. You have no idea how much I was freaking out because I was just at the beginning of ep 5 and my game crashed :eek: SO THANK YOU

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