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Help, my game keeps locking up (Homestar Ruiner Wii)

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Hello, I'm new here (though I lurked for a while) and I'm having some trouble with this game. In extended play, it always, always locks up whenever I try to talk to Coach Z. Is this happening to anyone else?

This is the Wii version by the way.

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  • Yeah, I've gotten very frustrated with this. I've tried to talk to him about 5 times now with EXACTLY the same result every time...total system lock up. Very pathetic considering the two months of delay.

  • [quote]Very pathetic considering the two months of delay.[/quote]

    This has nothing to do with the delay. In our testing, neither we nor Nintendo encountered this problem. But now that it has been identified, we're working on it!

    Until then, switching from widescreen to standard mode seems to be resolving the issue for most people.

  • I'm somewhat stunned that this problem did not come up. Were none of the play testers using widescreen?

    If there is a fix, how will it get delivered to those who paid for the WiiWare version?

  • No, we definitely tested in widescreen. I'm fairly certain there is another component involved somewhere. It's like someone wise once said, no matter how many hours of testing you put into a game, 10 times more man-hours will be used in the first hour the game is on the shelf.

  • @DanShive said: If there is a fix, how will it get delivered to those who paid for the WiiWare version?

    I would imagine the same way all other downloadable Wii games are updated. You will see it flagged as updated on the WiiWare Store or in your Purchased list and you just re-download it. No extra charge, no messing up of saved games (that I've ever seen at any rate), nice and simple. :)

  • For me, it crashes when I try to save!

    Well, first, I got the typical "Coach Z" crash. That is, after beating the game, I played on the "Extended Play" mode and, when I spoke to Coach Z at the track, the game locked up. (I hadn't encountered this bug before.)

    So, the next time I started up the game, I decided to save straight away so that my "Extended Play" saved game would always be present, rather than merely in the auto-save slot (where it runs the risk of being overwritten). Now I've found that it hangs whenever I try to save when on "Extended Play." This didn't happen before! Moreover, when it crashes, it stops the music on whatever note it was last on, usually producing a high-pitched squeal. No buttons respond, including the "power" button; I always have to turn the Wii off by holding the "power" button on the console itself. (The game will crash as the screen displays "Game Saved," but before you actually see the new save file overwrite the old one; and if you start the game up later, you'll see that your old file has not been replaced, and the new file has not been saved anywhere.)

    By the way, I've tried switching the Wii to "Standard" rather than widescreen mode, and no dice. The same freeze glitch happens whenever I try to save.

    This is weird! Anyway, thanks!

  • In extended play, when I go to talk to coach Z the game ends up freezing and I have to manually shut down the Wii. Does, anyone else have this problem? I can't even find a good email support from ttg to tell them the problem. This event has occurred four times so I won't do it again.:mad: I just want a game that works 100%. I hope someone from ttg sees this message and fixes the problem.

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    MarkDarin Telltale Staff

    We are working on this issue. We have found that this only happens on a few Wii hardware systems. At the moment you should be able to fix this problem by going into your Wii settings and changing your display from Widescreen to Standard. This should let you play the game without freezing.

    1. Go to the Wii settings in the channel menu.
    2. Click on the Wii icon in the lower left.
    3. In the next screen select Settings, then select Screen.
    4. Select Widescreen Setting and choose Standard.


    Also, you can always report any problems you have to support@telltalegames.com or post in the Support forums. You'll always get a quick reply that way! For more information on Telltale support, see here: http://www.telltalegames.com/support/

  • I had that problem too! Unfortunately, to get one of the trophies, you need to talk to Coach Z, so I switched the settings temporarily.

  • @Tina Russell said:
    (The game will crash as the screen displays "Game Saved," but before you actually see the new save file overwrite the old one; and if you start the game up later, you'll see that your old file has not been replaced, and the new file has not been saved anywhere.)
    This is weird! Anyway, thanks!

    Back up your file to an SD card!!!

    I was having this same issue. Something about the save data was making it crash whenever I saved, I guess. I repeated the test a few times, and eventually the whole save file turned up missing. I had to start over.

    Also, if you make a backup, you can probably send the developers a copy of the save so they can debug the issue.

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