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PS3 Stuttering / momentary freezing

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Just picked up PN2 for the PS3, and I'm getting a LOT of slowdown and stuttering in the game that's making it really unpleasant to play. Also, during an auto-save, It froze my system for the duration of the save process, causing an audio scratch while it was happening. Is there some way to alleviate this?

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  • @paulio74 said: I'm not prepared to accept that my problem is unique to my machine as everywhere this game is mentioned on PS3 the same issues are arising time and again.



    Couldn't of said it better myself. What bothers me the most is Telltale hasn't even officially came out and said that it is a problem. That's a easy way to lose fans.

    Every single person and I do mean every single person I know who purchased this on PS3 (mostly friends of mine who bought it for BL2 unlocks) have told me that they're having the exact same problems and for a lot of them this is their first TT game so it's not going to leave a good taste in their mouth if they ever have the decision to purchase another game by the same company.

    Come on Telltale at least say something or better yet do something.

    EDIT: After doing some more reading this seems to be pretty common on the Xbox release as well.

  • I have a PS3 FAT with a fast 750 GB HDD.
    I have over 150+ Games for this system and I can say that bugs, glitches and crashes are extremely rare.
    However, this game is by far the worst piece of software I ever downloaded for my PS3. There is constant stuttering! Every time the game saves the game comes to a complete halt for about 2-10 seconds, often with the sound looping.
    Once, the game stopped responding, when it displayed the "press X for next round" (not the actual text, but I think you know what I mean) message. When I quit the game and tried to continue the tournament after restarting, the freeze was still there because the bug was stored in the save game.

    Seriously, how can you release such a piece of crap????
    It's really frustrating, because I really would like to enjoy this game!

  • I just started playing today and within 5 minutes I had a 30 second hang. I thought the whole PS3 (old fat system, with 500 GB 5400 RPM drive) had locked up, but then it started up as if nothing happened. It happened again the next round, though only for about 10 seconds that time.

    Once Brock was eliminated it seemed to get better. I think the problem is saving combined with trying to load banter at the same time.

    This is apparently very common and it's mentioned in PlayStation LifeStyle's review of the game and the reason it got a low score.

    http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2013/05/03/poker-night-at-the-inventory-2-review-psn/

  • Still no word from anyone over at Telltale? That stinks.

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    We've been looking into this issue and found a few ways you may be able to eleviate some of the hitching.

    Try waiting for the 'Saving' icon to disappear before betting on the next hand. Also, once another character is eliminated from the tournament, performance improves. Knocking out another character will nearly eliminate all hitching. Lastly, restarting the game from time to time will also help to avoid hard locks or crashes that require the system to be rebooted.

    While these suggestions are not a solution, they should help to improve the performance of the game.

  • @MattP said: We've been looking into this issue and found a few ways you may be able to eleviate some of the hitching.

    Try waiting for the 'Saving' icon to disappear before betting on the next hand. Also, once another character is eliminated from the tournament, performance improves. Knocking out another character will nearly eliminate all hitching. Lastly, restarting the game from time to time will also help to avoid hard locks or crashes that require the system to be rebooted.

    While these suggestions are not a solution, they should help to improve the performance of the game.



    Is TellTale working on improving the performance of the game via a patch?

    I find it hard to believe that this game is taxing the PS3 that much considering there are much more graphics and disk intensive games that don't have this problem.

  • @Morac said: Is TellTale working on improving the performance of the game via a patch?



    I sure hope so... I would like to be able to play a game that I spent $10 on.

  • @MattP said: We've been looking into this issue and found a few ways you may be able to eleviate some of the hitching.

    Try waiting for the 'Saving' icon to disappear before betting on the next hand. Also, once another character is eliminated from the tournament, performance improves. Knocking out another character will nearly eliminate all hitching. Lastly, restarting the game from time to time will also help to avoid hard locks or crashes that require the system to be rebooted.

    While these suggestions are not a solution, they should help to improve the performance of the game.



    Maybe it's just me but why in the world does it have to save after ever single hand? I don't know if you're part of the development team or not but that seems like something that isn't needed.

    As for the problems being reduced when there are less players that's a possibility but it doesn't do enough to help. The last time it froze for me it was 1v1 me & ashley

    EDIT: You can also see my Youtube video where it froze and it's only me and Claptrap. http://youtu.be/WSMkjKOZRiM

  • @Komentra said: As for the problems being reduced when there are less players that's a possibility but it doesn't do enough to help. The last time it froze for me it was 1v1 me & ashley



    Indeed. I've also had my game lock up when there were only two players still playing in the tournament.

  • To the developers.
    I do not like to generally complain about games and spend a lot of money on them. I understand like any normal person the issues in a business and that people can never be happy. But what we have here is a product that in general does not work. If I bought a guitar where the strings were all broken I would expect new strings. Her din this game I would be embarrassed to be on the creating team. You are passing off people's comments on us having to try and fix things by rebuilding, re downloading, turn off dynamic themes, need more he'd space. These are all cop outs. You have a game that stutters, freezes every time the characters talk and hands are played to such an extent it is as if playing an online game with a very very low grade connection. It is just like I am lagging out yet.... ITS NOT EVEN ONLINE I have never had a game this bad and I though call of duty was the worst. At least they can play the server card what's your excuse. I really was thinking of buying walking dead and borderlands two but if this is your companies customer service or response to a problem to make people adapt and force changes when you should provide an update . That's like my broken guitar strings and being told use some duct tape. Simply put your game is offline and acts like a lagging online game there are deffinatly freeze issues as another along with lots of others who have tried your rediculouse fixes have found they have no affec. If you don't know why this issue exists please be honest with us and say so. The community just wishes for comunication and honesty. Not simple cop out excuses. Please figure it out and create an update , if your not willing too then I would like my money back as the game currently is psychologically aggravating to play, and hard as hell to see the characters tell AS IT IS DESIGNED TO DO and a simple game takes about 4 times longer, in poker this is rough, as a game it is broken, am simply whining about everything like happens a lot of times with game issues? NO I just wish to see some actually attempt to work in fixing what I think would be a great game and some Ho esty and humble acceptance to owning the problem not passing off the blame. In fact I should never have to ALTER my system. For your game in the first place. This is not. An answer. So please let's see an honest comment on what you all intend or I will e-mail to have my refund for a Brocken product

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