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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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  • While I don't know if another voice will help, it certainly can't hurt at this point. I've just lost my save files. The game played fine through episode 4 the first time even with a second save on my profile. Today, a friend of mine plays his game and gets as far as leaving the nurse's office to get the second video tape and I get the save file corrputed / will re-build message before the system locks up and needs a hard re-set. (It's the Backward compatible 80 Gig PS3 model). I have a backup on PS+ so I re-loaded it and we played through again only to have it happen again in the exact same spot. Until I came here and saw the other problem I thought my software was screwed up as a waning sign the system was about to go. There are only the two saves on the single profile. The third slot is empty.

    I'm hoping for a quick fix that carries over into episode 5. We're really looking foreward to seeing how it all ends.

    PS, at the very least, can a patch take the copy protection off our saves. If they're going to crap out at random I'd like a backup copy I can access more than once in a 24 hour period?

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    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.

  • @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.



    I have a different problem, on XBL I can only load my 3rd save file, the other two will not open for some reason, also i was never prompted for a patch maybe that was for PSN only?

  • something about Corrupt data / will recreate, only option was X, couldn't hit the ps button an end game. so I restarted manually...lol, an I heard it has to do with Play Station plus, an how you have to be a member to have online data saved...? but there were no warnings. an also in the game Lee looked upward heavenly like, an floated to the top floor in the house where they had the doggy door, I knew something was up when I seen that. lol....

  • tried the patch.(i did see the warning), still no games in my save...screw it just went to empty slot 3(but all are empty), an went to chapter 4 i think. I still love this game.

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    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.

  • I loaded up my game before of episode 4 and it loads up the very beginning of the episode 1, I leave the game and and it over written over all my save data. I looked up what to do and deleted my entire episode of episode 4 and started to try and do episode 3 save but the same thing happened. I hope a patch fixes this and that I get all my deleted data back because it wrong and utterly unfair!!!:mad: :mad: :mad:

  • I'm playing in the UK and my save files have also been corrupted and disappeared. When the gang get to Crawford and inside the building, it froze and I got the same message as everyone else has been reporting.

    This is pretty outrageous to be honest. It seems you guys fixed the issue in the US before it was even released here and I'm still losing saves. Not cool, especially after how much longer we have to wait in Europe for the game to get here which I've always heard put down to bug testing!

    Also, the entire point of this game is that it adapts to choices you make. If my save has been deleted, it's not exactly consolation that I can always load Episode 4 with randomized choices. This is absolutely ridiculous and EXTREMELY unprofessional.

  • When does this 1.03 patch come to Eu psn? Because it's not here in sweden and my saves just deleted?

  • I had two saves,my choices and my silent and indecisive Lee, all gone and corrupted on my second playthrough,at the end with Ben in the bell tower!!!

    Damn it! I knew I should of waited for the EU psn patch but knowing them they'll take until the end of the month to release it! Seems pretty stupid to release the episode before the fix ,for a known issue, was released.
    I love this game and It could be my GOTY but the bugs and save problems are too detrimental to forgive it's flaws,losing all your saves is a major issue Telltale! it should of been noticed. Playing again to to choose differently is great but having to play everything exactly the same again ,so you can continue as you originally were, is tedious!!!

    I've also watched a few playthroughs and it seems that the PS3 version is,sadly,the weaker one due to frame rate issues and freezing. Two of the bigger freezes I have experienced and seen for the PS3 version are fighting Andy ST john and shooting the walker that grabs Kenny(didn't notice these on the other versions).

    Telltale really need to work on a large patch after they finish episode 5 and before they release the box version!!! Do not rush to release the final product!

    Episode 1 was the less buggy and more stable one but episode 3 has a lot of graphical bugs(invisible RV,invisible Duck,Chuck and Kenny standing up when they should be sitting,map covering Kenny's face in the train,camera going outside the train and have to restart chapter,unresponsive controls and Lee still holding his gun while a parallel one is holstered after the train station.

    Iv'e played Back to the Future and I never noticed any bugs! why is The Walking Dead so infected with them?

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