Auto-Save Glitch Prevention 100% (Confirmed)

#1Lastat27Posted 9/9/2011 3:28:56 PM(edited)
How to avoid the glitch
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If your options are set to "Game Type <Single Player>" and you sign out of PSN you will NOT get this glitch. Players using this setting have reported zero save glitch problems. If your settings are set to "Game Type <Cooperative>" and "Game Visibility <Playstation Network>" you have a chance of obtaining this glitch. All four times I've been glitched have occurred while playing under these settings. Players on my friends list and Gamefaqs users in other topics are also posting similar results. (Thank you Sparkz_666 for bringing this to our attention).



Your Game is Working Fine
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Normally when the game auto-saves you'll see small text on the left side of the screen saying "Game Saved." Also note that at the exact same time a biohazard symbol will appear at the top right of your screen showing that the game is indeed saving. This is what you want to see at all times.

Secondly whenever you fulfill the requirements to unlock a trophy you'll see small text on the left side of the screen saying "Trophy Obtained: [name of trophy]." At the same time you'll see said trophy 'ping' on the top right of the screen. This is what you want to see at all times.

Third. Whenever you search for a coop game you'll be given a list of rooms to choose from. This is how the coop runs under normal circumstance. You have not been affected by the glitch.



You've been hit by the Auto-Save Glitch
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1. When you see the "Game Saved" message you will no longer see the biohazard symbol on the top right indicating the PS3 is trying to save.

2. When you complete a trophies requirement your trophy will not ping at the top right.

3. When you search for a coop game there will be 0 rooms to choose from.

All three of these things happen the moment your game is glitched. "Auto-save" glitch isn't really an accurate term because it encompasses far more then that. Immediately quit to the XMB menu the moment you experience any one of these problems as nothing you do from this point on will be saved.



How can you fix your save once you've been affected?
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Sadly, you're progress after the glitch will still be lost. Furthermore when your game is glitched that character will NEVER be able to save their game again even if you turn off your PS3. However, you can fix this by setting your options back to <Single Player> and your game will continue to save properly again (Self-Confirmed).
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#2MazeroPosted 9/9/2011 3:24:26 PM
Lastat27 posted...
How to avoid the glitch
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If your options are set to "Game Type <Single Player> you will NOT get this glitch. Players using this setting have reported zero save glitch problems. If your settings are set to "Game Type <Cooperative> and Game Visibility <Playstation Network> you have a chance of obtaining this glitch. All four times I've been glitched have occurred while playing under these settings. Players on my friends list and Gamefaqs users in other topics are also posting similar results. (Thank you Sparkz_666 for bringing this to our attention).



Your Game is Working Fine
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Normally when the game auto-saves you'll see small text on the left side of the screen saying "Game Saved." Also note that at the exact same time a biohazard symbol will appear at the top right of your screen showing that the game is indeed saving. This is what you want to see at all times.

Secondly whenever you fulfill the requirements to unlock a trophy you'll see small text on the left side of the screen saying "Trophy Obtained: [name of trophy]." At the same time you'll see said trophy 'ping' on the top right of the screen. This is what you want to see at all times.

Third. Whenever you search for a coop game you'll be given a list of rooms to choose from. This is how the coop runs under normal circumstance. You have not been affected by the glitch.



You've been hit by the Auto-Save Glitch
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1. When you see the "Game Saved" message you will no longer see the biohazard symbol on the top right indicating the PS3 is trying to save.

2. When you complete a trophies requirement your trophy will not ping at the top right.

3. When you search for a coop game there will be 0 rooms to choose from.

All three of these things happen the moment your game is glitched. "Auto-save" glitch isn't really an accurate term because it encompasses far more then that. Immediately quit to the XMB menu the moment you experience any one of these problems as nothing you do from this point on will be saved.



How can you fix your save once you've been affected?
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Sadly, you're progress after the glitch will still be lost. Furthermore when your game is glitched that character will NEVER be able to save their game again even if you turn off your PS3. However, you can fix this by setting your options back to <Single Player> and your game will continue to save properly again (Self-Confirmed).

Thanks for the info. This has happened to me two times now and I lost a couple of hours of play. I need to turn this game of for a while now because I just can't stand doing the same quests over and over. This game needs a proper patch ASAP or I will f**king ask for a refund.
#3cincyguitarheroPosted 9/9/2011 3:25:25 PM
You are wrong. Before I even started the game, I set the option to SP only. I still had my save rolled back. Can we all just stop with these ridiculous threads stating "I know how to stop it 100%!" Because no one knows how it happens or how to fix it.
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#4SpArKz_666Posted 9/9/2011 3:26:35 PM
cincyguitarhero posted...
You are wrong. Before I even started the game, I set the option to SP only. I still had my save rolled back. Can we all just stop with these ridiculous threads stating "I know how to stop it 100%!" Because no one knows how it happens or how to fix it.

You need to be signed out of PSN aswell.
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#5MazeroPosted 9/9/2011 3:29:05 PM
This is still totally unacceptable, how the hell can they release a game in this shape? They need to be raped by giant space gorillas.
#6Lastat27(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2011 3:34:07 PM(edited)
Seems like its the option to join other peoples games that messes everything up. As even if you're set to single player you still receive the messages asking if you want to join them. Signing out of PSN is the only way (^_^ ;; )
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#7SpArKz_666Posted 9/9/2011 3:31:24 PM
Lastat27 posted...
Seems like its the option to join other peoples games that messes everything up. As even if you're set to single player you still receive the messages asking if you want to join them. Signing out of PSN is the only way (^_^ ;; )

Pretty much. It's like even if you pick single player, the game seems to think you are still playing online.
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#8ZignoffPosted 9/9/2011 3:32:57 PM
I also have to say the fact that the biohazard symbol also appears proving you saved it is also inaccurate as I was seeing it appear on my save less then 3 hours ago, I last saw it before I quit in the city after doing 3 or so quest, I can kept exiting every 1-2 hours or so to confirm it was saving and choosing play instead of continue.

I just got back on and needless to say Im very upset as I am back going to find the guy at the crashed heli.. how does this game accomplish such a feat, it almost defies the law of physics, I mean the game had to OVERWRITE your date to save a new file, how the hell does it bring back a erase and overwritten file.
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#9cincyguitarheroPosted 9/9/2011 3:34:01 PM
SpArKz_666 posted...
cincyguitarhero posted...
You are wrong. Before I even started the game, I set the option to SP only. I still had my save rolled back. Can we all just stop with these ridiculous threads stating "I know how to stop it 100%!" Because no one knows how it happens or how to fix it.

You need to be signed out of PSN aswell.


Do I need to pat my head, rub my stomach, and hop on one foot also? Or play 3 games of Sudoku while blindfolded and set ablaze? I heard the second method works great. Seriously, this is a problem within the games coding and ONLY WITHIN THE CODING. When will people get that through their brains? It could happen to ANYONE at ANYTIME. The only thing that WILL work 100% is a patch.
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#10Lastat27(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2011 3:43:38 PM
At the very least you can keep playing your game knowing what signs to look for and when you've been struck by glitchdom. I lost 6 hours the first time and 12 hours the second time this happened. Keeping an eye out for the biohazard symbol I only lost 10 minutes (Police Station) the fourth time.
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