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Walking Dead: Game ruining bug (Choices not carrying over, Episode 4 -> Episode 5)

posted by JonathanAllenRay on - last edited - Viewed by 41.4K users

Hello, I've recently been enjoying The Walking Dead game and I just finished the fourth episode. However, there's a major problem. When I complete episode 4, it shows me that Kenny, Omid, and Christina will come with me. Everything is going as planned. It even shows me those three in the final stat screen. When I start episode 5, on the "previously" video, it shows everything correctly except when it shows Kenny choosing to come with you or not, he says "Why the hell you looking over here?" and has a red eye and cut on his face. When the episode starts, he's gone. Only Christina and Omid are with me. I've been on his good side the whole time, didn't fight him on the train, and additionally the game outright said he's coming with me. This is clearly a bug and I seriously need a fix. I'm playing the full version with all five parts bundled as one on Steam. I've verified my cache, but I haven't re-installed. I've also tried rewinding back to the latest point and choosing a few different dialogue choices. Still bugged. I tried rewinding back to the point just before, where you're talking to Vernon. Still bugged. I'm gravely upset about this and I would like to finish the series properly. It wouldn't be right to lose Kenny to a glitch that shouldn't happen. Thanks for helping in advance, and please no spoilers for episode 5.

Here's a picture proving the game said Kenny was coming.

http://imgur.com/BcGsbkg

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    TelltaleMike Telltale Staff
    In reply to space-president292

    Help me please....game didn't take my decisions from season 1, episode 4 into episode 5 here's the link:

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    Please rename the prefs.prop file located in

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\Pack\WalkingDead104

    to prefs.prop.bak to disable it, then restart the game and your save files will be restored.

  • In reply to TelltaleMike

    Please rename the **prefs.prop** file located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\Pack\WalkingDead104 to **prefs.prop.bak** to disable it, then restart the…

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    I'm on PS4, I have beaten the first two episodes in Season One and now when I try to play three I get a message that acts as if I skipped the first two. I went and did the rewind a played the last checkpoint in episode two and that didn't help, it is still asking me "Generate story decisions for skipped episodes?"

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    TelltaleMike Telltale Staff
    In reply to CitizenJermain

    I'm on PS4, I have beaten the first two episodes in Season One and now when I try to play three I get a message that acts as if I skipped the first two.

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    My apologies, can you please clarify if you are playing the disc version or the digital download version of the game? Also, are you currently playing the game on the original account/profile that you downloaded/played the game on, or a different profile?

  • In reply to TelltaleMike

    My apologies, can you please clarify if you are playing the disc version or the digital download version of the game?

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    The disc version and on my original account.

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    TelltaleMike Telltale Staff
    In reply to CitizenJermain

    The disc version and on my original account.

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    Are you currently connected to the internet and logged into a PSN account when starting the game, or are you playing completely offline?

  • In reply to TelltaleMike

    Are you currently connected to the internet and logged into a PSN account when starting the game, or are you playing completely offline?

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    Connected to the internet.

  • I've got enought that stupid bug, when developers cannot decide where they want to store information about saved game files... So after short research about how to eliminate that bug I decided to wrote simply script which works from XP to Windows 8.1 and let players enjoy using that game without worrying after each episode whoch file from what place they should move where? All you need to do is to create new text file named for example TWD.bat at any place you want and include in that file code listed below (without start and end lines), and of course modify first two lines respectivelly to reflect your settings:

    first line must points to place with your userprofile directory with prefs.prop file inside it (on windows xp it is by default somewhere in "c:\documents and settings" on vista and later in "c:\users"

    second line must points to subdir in steamapp dir with prefs.prop

    If you play a little bit with prefs.prop files you should know where they are, so all you need to change that lines respectivelly, and after that please save script and run it by doubleclick on created twd.bat file, and voila, files will be synchronized each time game starts keeping newest files in both dirs without moving them by hand left to right. I really don't jknow why after so many years so stupid bug was not fixed on steam version of game and why it still ruins gameplay though.

    --- start ---

    set doc_path="C:\Documents and Settings\Mandi\Moje dokumenty\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead"

    set steam_path="H:\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\Pack\default"

    set file_name="prefs.prop"

    xcopy %doc_path%\%file_name% %steam_path%\%file_name% /D /Y /Q

    xcopy %steam_path%\%file_name% %doc_path%\%file_name% /D /Y /Q

    if exists %steam_path%..\WalkingDead104\%file_name% del %steam_path%..\WalkingDead104\%file_name% /F /Q

    cd /D %steam_path%

    ..\..\WalkingDead101.exe

    --- end ---

    Edited: some typos fixed and adding workaround for episode4 - episode 5 not moving decisions bug... Though... :-(

  • In reply to MandiATO

    I've got enought that stupid bug, when developers cannot decide where they want to store information about saved game files...

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    In script above I make a one misspell, but I also tried to fix problem with path with spaces inside, so fixed version here:

    --- start ---

    set doc_path=C:\Documents and Settings\Mandi\Moje dokumenty\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead

    set steam_path=H:\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\Pack\default

    set file_name=prefs.prop

    xcopy "%doc_path%\%file_name%" "%steam_path%\%file_name%" /D /Y /Q

    xcopy "%steam_path%\%file_name%" "%doc_path%\%file_name%" /D /Y /Q

    if exist "%steam_path%..\WalkingDead104\%file_name%" del "%steam_path%..\WalkingDead104\%file_name%" /F /Q

    cd /D "%steam_path%\..\.."

    WalkingDead101.exe

    --- end ---

  • In reply to TelltaleMike

    Are you currently connected to the internet and logged into a PSN account when starting the game, or are you playing completely offline?

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    So what can I do to fix this issue on my PS4?

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    TelltaleMike Telltale Staff
    In reply to CitizenJermain

    So what can I do to fix this issue on my PS4?

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    After reading your original post, it sounds as though your save files may have become corrupted. I unfortunately would have to recommend try deleting that particular save slot from the in-game Save Files menu, then starting a new game. If you still experience issues with the game not saving correctly/not transferring choices between episodes, I would recommend try deleting and re-downloading the game from your console, then try again.

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