Last of Us Auto Save Bug

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  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 14:36:36 13 posts
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    I have not found this mentioned on any sites, or reported, but there seems to be a huge bug in TLOU that means you lose all progress and have to start from the beginning, the game just simply does not auto save.

    If you pause the game you will most likely see that it says "Autosaving: Please Wait" and you are not able to manually save or quit.

    Anyone else had this?
  • StarchildHypocrethes 14 Jun 2013 14:38:22 24,597 posts
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    I've definitely not seen it mentioned in The Last Of Us thread just below this one.
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 14:49:00 13 posts
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    There are forums about it on PSN blogs etc, just quit via the PSN button and the console crashed, now back at the start of the game. FUUUUUuuuuu

    Seems to be a common problem.
  • yegon 14 Jun 2013 14:51:00 4,918 posts
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    Just experienced it here :(, forced a reboot and a triple beep from the ps3 after quitting via the PS button.

    Have to stick it on the pile till fixed, lost about 1hrs play, could have been worse. Annoying though, hope they fix it quick.

    Edited by yegon at 14:53:07 14-06-2013
  • neilka 14 Jun 2013 14:52:49 14,967 posts
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    More like The Lost Save Fuss!!!!!!
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 14:53:16 13 posts
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    I just started again after the issue,lost about 2hrs, and it seems to be ok, but is risky...Seems to be saving now.
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 14:55:14 13 posts
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    My recommendation is that either wait to play it, still odd its not reported anywhere, or as soon as you can, pause the game, if it says "Autosaving. Please Wait" but its repeated several times, then you have the bug and have to quit via PSN button, which will crash the console, then you will be back at the start of the game :(
  • SolidSCB 14 Jun 2013 14:55:52 5,864 posts
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    @Cpt.Hindsight It can and probably will happen again, so pause every now and then to check it isn't bugged.
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 15:00:48 13 posts
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    @SolidSCB It's terrible how it can come out like this. Such a huge game.
  • Killdare 14 Jun 2013 15:01:59 3 posts
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    Same problem here ... whatever that patch was that installed before I could play, it certainly hasn't fixed the autosave problem.
  • X201 14 Jun 2013 15:06:18 14,710 posts
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    Just had it.

    I have a save game with the correct time on it, but haven't attempted to load it so it may be corrupt.
  • UncleLou Moderator 14 Jun 2013 15:06:34 35,174 posts
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    Are the manual saves gone as well if that happens?

    Might copy my saves to another profile occasionally, to have some sort of saftey net. :-/
  • thedaveeyres 14 Jun 2013 15:07:12 9,782 posts
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    Tits. Was going to start this tonight. Mega tits.

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  • X201 14 Jun 2013 15:07:55 14,710 posts
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    I can understand bugs caused by odd circumstances, but loading and saving is a basic function, why didn't it show up in testing?
  • GaryStew1980 14 Jun 2013 15:08:18 1 posts
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    I don't often buy games for the PS3 in fact I really only play the Killzone and Uncharted series as I buy the multiplatform games on 360 for obvious reasons, for anyone who owns a 360 that is.

    I was really looking forward to this, the opening is excellent, well paced, fairly well scripted for a computer game and may I add in my opinion hands down the best graphics on current gen. I had just started chapter 3 when i realised there was a glitch so I am thrown back to the very begining of chapter 2. I then manually saved the game as it manually saved the "Auto Save Glitch" kicked in again so it looks like i will either have to wait for an update or start again (which may glitch again)

    After all the cred Sony have managed to build over the last week and they resort to type with their biggest game release since Uncharted 3.
  • X201 14 Jun 2013 15:08:39 14,710 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Are the manual saves gone as well if that happens?

    Might copy my saves to another profile occasionally, to have some sort of saftey net. :-/
    It removes the option to save manually.
  • Kellos 14 Jun 2013 15:09:47 1 posts
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    This has been happening to me since yesterday. The patch that came out today certainly hasn't fixed it. I haven't had to start back at the beginning, after crashing the game I can continue from the last autosave it made that worked. Very annoying, but apart from that the game is amazing!
  • DarkChronicle 14 Jun 2013 15:10:44 117 posts
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    If you get the bug, you will be unable to even select the majority of options, including Save Game, Load Game, and Quit to Main Menu. Just 4 lines of text saying "AutoSaving, please wait"

    At that point it's basically crashed the save functions of the game and if you hard reset your PS3 which tbh is your only option at that point, then you run the risk of having your save files deleted!
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 15:11:53 13 posts
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    @UncleLou It even removes the option to Quit, meaning you have to use the PSN button, which causes the console to force shutdown...
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 15:13:30 13 posts
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    @GaryStew1980 The start of the game is incredible, so I am scared to replay it multiple times due to this issue and end up hating it lol

    Edited by Cpt.Hindsight at 15:13:45 14-06-2013
  • Pinky_Floyd 14 Jun 2013 15:21:49 6,443 posts
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    GaryStew1980 wrote:
    I don't often buy games for the PS3 in fact I really only play the Killzone and Uncharted series as I buy the multiplatform games on 360 for obvious reasons, for anyone who owns a 360 that is.

    I was really looking forward to this, the opening is excellent, well paced, fairly well scripted for a computer game and may I add in my opinion hands down the best graphics on current gen. I had just started chapter 3 when i realised there was a glitch so I am thrown back to the very begining of chapter 2. I then manually saved the game as it manually saved the "Auto Save Glitch" kicked in again so it looks like i will either have to wait for an update or start again (which may glitch again)

    After all the cred Sony have managed to build over the last week and they resort to type with their biggest game release since Uncharted 3.
    You make me sick!
  • Pinky_Floyd 14 Jun 2013 15:21:58 6,443 posts
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    lol
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 15:26:23 13 posts
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    Its all over Twitter now, they will give updates here:

    http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/The-Last-of-Us/Auto-save-problem/td-p/19138856/highlight/false

    But be warned, there may annoyingly be minor spoilers scattered through that thread...
  • Cappy 14 Jun 2013 15:36:53 11,707 posts
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    Apparently the fix is to turn off auto-saving via the options, then just use manual saves.

    Which I would do anyway, I hate auto-save and always switch it off in games if I can, you're never sure what it saved and when, or you don't want to make a save because you want to keep a save at a specific point in the game.

    Edited by Cappy at 15:37:31 14-06-2013
  • jellyBelly 14 Jun 2013 15:40:38 323 posts
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    I wish some next gen innovation budget went to alleviating software engineering issues like these. Sure object serialisation can be tricky when you have complex dependencies but its not as hard as creating these wonderful graphics!

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  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 15:45:02 13 posts
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    @Cappy Just got it again! There doesn't seem to be anyway, that I can find, to turn auto saving off?

    Do you know where it is?
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 15:46:47 13 posts
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    Oh it seems there is no option to turn off auto saving, but if you proceed with out making a save, it disables it until you make a manual save, which makes me think that auto-save will re-enable?
  • X201 14 Jun 2013 15:58:50 14,710 posts
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    Have just returned to my save game, and despite it haveing the correct time on it, I've actually lost about an hour.

    The save is at the part where you start looking for Peter to get the guns.

    But I had actually played up to the point where you meet Ellie.

    (Spoilers are very early game, so OK for people who are well into the game.)
  • jabberwocky 14 Jun 2013 15:59:09 8 posts
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    @Cpt.Hindsight I had that last night but just waited for about 30 seconds and then could save the game.

    But this has a similar save system as the Uncharted games and usually has saved every couple of minutes. If you check the 'restart checkpoint' bit it usually say's 'less than 1 minute ago' so you should never really need to manually save the game. I've had the 4 bits saying 'Autosaving please wait' but it seems to have saved fine.

    At least i hope so, if i get home tonight and find hours from last night lost i ain't gonna be too happy.

    Edited by jabberwocky at 16:02:50 14-06-2013
  • Cpt.Hindsight 14 Jun 2013 16:02:23 13 posts
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    @jabberwocky Yeah the issue will eventually occur and it will not say "less than 1 min ago" it will say "Autosaving. Please wait" x3 times, this will never go away and all options to save/load/quit are non-selectable so you have to force quit, causing the console to crash.

    Huge thread on it here:

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=589746

    (with the above thread be wary of spoilers, but I have not encountered any there!)
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