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My support_data_mac file for TWD

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Attached is the support_data_mac.zip file for my MacBook Pro running OSX Lion.

I have done everything that MattP, DjNDB, and others have said. Yet, I am still not able to play Episode 2 with my decisions. Please use this file to create a fix.

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  • @DjNDB said: Oh, i see. Then you must have overwritten your progress that way :(
    If you didn't get an error message running the script, then there indeed was a second prefs.prop before. Looking at the result, the one you overwrote was the one we would have wanted to keep.
    That's why i wanted to see the output first. It depends on the size and date of the prefs.prop which one should be kept or removed.
    Unless you have any backup of the prefs.prop or a way to restore a previous state, your Episode 2 progress is probably lost for good.

    Fortunately, I hacked Time Machine to run on a non-Apple network drive and should be able to revert back to before running the script. Instead of reverting my entire OS back to that time, what folder(s) should I look for?

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    @oldyellerdeservedit said: Fortunately, I hacked Time Machine to run on a non-Apple network drive and should be able to revert back to before running the script. Instead of reverting my entire OS back to that time, what folder(s) should I look for?

    Ah, that's fortunate.

    Ideally you would restore both prefs.props and run the support tool again, so i can see their data before deciding anything:

    /Users/nateblank/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The Walking Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop

    /Users/nateblank/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/prefs.prop

  • @DjNDB said: Ah, that's fortunate.

    Ideally you would restore both prefs.props and run the support tool again, so i can see their data before deciding anything:

    /Users/nateblank/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The Walking Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop

    /Users/nateblank/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/prefs.prop

    I really hope this worked. I went back to today at 12:10am (it is currently 2:29pm).

    Btw, I didn't realize that I would have to right click on thewalkingdead.app in order to find the other prefs.prop save file, hence why I only thought that I had one.

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    -rw-r--r-- 1 nateblank staff 26K Feb 16 15:27 /Users/nateblank/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The Walking Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 nateblank staff 35K Feb 16 16:42 /Users/nateblank/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/prefs.prop

    Alright, this looks promising.
    Deleting the smaller prefs.prop should fix it:

    rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The\ Walking\ Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop

    Since this is the second time it happens, we could try to prevent it from happening again, by creating a symlink between the two locations.

    ln -s ~/Library/Application\ Support/Telltale\ Games/TheWalkingDead/prefs.prop ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The\ Walking\ Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop

    It's experimental, but could help. If anything should not work as expected afterwards, just post here again.

  • @DjNDB said: Alright, this looks promising.
    Deleting the smaller prefs.prop should fix it:

    rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The\ Walking\ Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop

    Since this is the second time it happens, we could try to prevent it from happening again, by creating a symlink between the two locations.

    ln -s ~/Library/Application\ Support/Telltale\ Games/TheWalkingDead/prefs.prop ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The\ Walking\ Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop

    It's experimental, but could help. If anything should not work as expected afterwards, just post here again.

    So, you're saying to run the first script to delete the smaller prefs.prop file and then run the second script to (possibly) make sure that the prefs.prop file is always the same in both folders. Am I understanding the gist of this?

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    @oldyellerdeservedit said: So, you're saying to run the first script to delete the smaller prefs.prop file and then run the second script to (possibly) make sure that the prefs.prop file is always the same in both folders. Am I understanding the gist of this?

    Yes, exactly.

  • Alright, I just successfully ran the two scripts. I'll report back after a couple of saves.

    Once again, thank you for your continued interest in finding a fix!

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    You're welcome. I hope it works.

  • @DjNDB said: You're welcome. I hope it works.

    So, not only was I able to start from each of my save points as I'd close out of the game and come back, more importantly, I finished Episode 3, let the credits run, closed the game out, started the game back up (with the correct date and time in the save slot) and BAM! There's Episode 4 starting up before my very eyes!

    As of right now, it appears that your symlink works! I'll keep you posted. This is the most confident I've felt about the game in a long time!

  • I have almost completed Episode 4 and the symlink fix seems to really do the trick! Hopefully TellTale Games will add this into the Steam version!

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