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Metal God and Save Game Issues


Afro_Gear

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  • 2 weeks later...

I can confirm that I've had no issues with the savegame. I've quit and reloaded the game after 100% and it went without any issues.
Now, I've made sure to wait until the "now saving" icon disappeared before I did something during my playthrough, but I feel that the glitch issue is indeed overblown.

 

For sure, take precautions and make a backup at 75%, but don't stress about it.

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On 3/4/2019 at 4:12 PM, EmperorElfenSky said:

I can confirm that I've had no issues with the savegame. I've quit and reloaded the game after 100% and it went without any issues.
Now, I've made sure to wait until the "now saving" icon disappeared before I did something during my playthrough, but I feel that the glitch issue is indeed overblown.

 

For sure, take precautions and make a backup at 75%, but don't stress about it.

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I did the encounter the game save corruption immediately after I quit because my game froze. There are guides on how to prevent it, but still read up on it before starting it.

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Just now, Afro_Gear said:

@dj_helyx It's really easy. 15 hrs in the story to 100%. Even if you save the final 30 percent or so for one sitting it's only a few hours of stuff. This game is honestly a 3/10 Platinum IMO and a 9/10 game. Give it a go! 

 

I honestly loved the game (even the multiplayer), but the thing is, I'm a bitch. I'll use this as a footnote when I revisit the game.

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23 minutes ago, Afro_Gear said:

What's your concern?

 

Getting near the end and crashing/not being able to load my save. In the event I circumvent this via cloud backup, the marathon session is off-putting. Games complete themselves much slower these days.

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6 minutes ago, dj_helyx said:

 

Getting near the end and crashing/not being able to load my save. In the event I circumvent this via cloud backup, the marathon session is off-putting. Games complete themselves much slower these days.

I was really lucky based on what I had left. My heart sunk when the game crashed. Plus you can get stuck in the map and be forced to quit. I am like you man, I was really worried about it, but I didn’t want my list to be defined by my fear. I wanted it to be based on facing fears and fun of course. It feels so much better because it does make you feel uncomfortable.

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I may have just discovered a fix for the save file glitch, or I may have just been blessed by the heavens. Who Knows? My PS3 froze at 89%. I load back up and can't get back into the campaign. My backup turns out to be corrupted too. Here's the thing: I was playing on version 1.00 . I backed up this corrupted save onto another local user on the PS3 then deleted it on the main user. I upgraded to version 1.02 and also installed DLC 2 (the trophy DLC). I then retrieved the save file from the other user and copied it back to my main user. I loaded up again and now it let me back in. I nearly fainted. 

 

If you want to try and recreate this as a potential rescue plan, do the following:
 

  • Play on version 1.00
  • Don't have the DLC installed

Then should you get locked out, install the DLC and upgrade to 1.02. Maybe it'll work for you too. I haven't seen this posted anywhere else so thought i'd share it with everyone since if it saves at least 1 other person from having to restart, it will have been worth posting. As I say, maybe I just got stupidly lucky, but maybe (and indeed hopefully) it's a reliable fix. 

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I've recently achieved Metal God, thanks to the helpful guides here and elsewhere. I reached 78% completion, and after exiting and reloading, completed the 78% to 100% run in one go. Since then, I haven't had any issues reloading my 100% save, and I have a theory on what's causing the save corruption issue. 

 

I'm using a PS3 super slim model with the HDD replaced by an SSD. During the campaign, I noticed that the saving process takes longer as you progress. By the end, it takes about 30 seconds from when the save icon appears then disappears. I've been backing up the saves to USB regularly and observed that the save file size increases to around 2MB by the end. 

 

The game has many save point triggers (collecting items, starting/finishing side quests), making it easy to trigger a new save point before the old one finishes. For example, collecting items in close proximity or finishing a side quest quickly. I suspect that triggering these save points in rapid succession causes the save file corruption. 

 

Post-platinum testing seems to confirm this issue: I reverted to my 78% save, increased completion to 80% while waiting for the saving icon to disappear before moving on, and could reload the save after quitting. Then I reverted to my 78% save again, rushed through to 80% without waiting for the saving icon, and encountered the save corruption issue when reloading. 

 

All this is conjecture of course and ideally someone at Double Fine could confirm what the trigger is, since they supposedly had a patch to fix this issue ready to go.

 

TLDR - triggering save points while before the previous save process has finished may be what causes save file corruption

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