big_bob002

Any updates on patches?

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Reading the existing topics it seems the game had lots of glitches but the topics are very old.

 

The trophy guide mentions an upcoming patch.  Does anyone know if that happened?

 

I'm on patch 1.05 if that helps.  Downloaded yesterday.  Patch notes look like these glitches were fixed but not 100% sure.

 

From the guide:

"NEVER USE THE GATE FROM PINWHEEL HARBOUR TO VILLAGE! In most cases this will break your game and force you to restart the story or wait for an patch.

KEYBOARD - The current patch has a bug to where the keyboard does not show up when it's supposed to, the next patch should fix this problem. Until then, you cannot progress during points where the keyboard has to be used."

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At least on Steam the most recent version is 1.0.4 from November 2016.

https://steamcommunity.com/games/265950/announcements/detail/670303337215740579

 

The guide has been written in May 2015, so I guess there's a chance it's been fixed?

The last comment on the guide is from August 2016 and mentions that a patch is coming, but I can't really find anything on 1.0.5 or what it contains.

 

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It was fixed whenever the last patch was done. 

 

I did the game long ago (but after said patch), and didn't run into any problems at all. 

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I just played it and had the worst time of my life. I ran into all three projector bugs (coffee cup, miner vigil, church bells) that have been reported as early as 2015. The workarounds and reloading probably added 4-5 hours to my playtime. It wasn't fun.

 

Thankfully I was playing the disc version, because I had to revert back to 1.00 in order to get the church bell projector to work. If you played it and didn't have any troubles, count yourself lucky.

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The devs dropped this game like a hot brick after the last patch and moved on to other things, thus leaving this game as a buggy mess for many people.

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It took me 3 years of re-trying and dropping this game but I did managed to plat it in the end.

My last run (couple of months ago) was pretty much glitch free.

So it is possible :)

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6 hours ago, bud-arc said:

I just played it and had the worst time of my life. I ran into all three projector bugs (coffee cup, miner vigil, church bells) that have been reported as early as 2015. The workarounds and reloading probably added 4-5 hours to my playtime. It wasn't fun.

 

Thankfully I was playing the disc version, because I had to revert back to 1.00 in order to get the church bell projector to work. If you played it and didn't have any troubles, count yourself lucky.

 

Crap.  I was about to start it.  

 

Guess I'll take my chances.  I guess the worst case is another game not at 100%.

 

I will check out these projector bugs and try backing up beforehand.

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2 hours ago, big_bob002 said:

Crap.  I was about to start it.  

 

Guess I'll take my chances.  I guess the worst case is another game not at 100%.

 

I will check out these projector bugs and try backing up beforehand.

 

It took me a lot of researching different sites/threads to finally find solutions for the bugs. Before I inevitably forget all of them, I'll compile what worked for me here for you or anyone else starting this in 2019 and beyond (big thanks to the people on playstationtrophies forum for all their advice).

 

You have three save slots, so make sure you make a save after each successful projector repair (rotate through all three slots in case you need to roll back to an earlier point). In order to restore projectors, you need to solve three puzzles and the problem is with one of them not registering (you'll know if it's successful if you hear a musical chime you'll become familiar with). If you do all three puzzles and the projector is only 2/3 restored (the projector is complete, but lying on the ground), you're screwed. You need to revert to a save from before you started the puzzle and try something different (do it in a different order, or try the steps more slowly).

 

For the coffee cup puzzle in the Industrial section, this is the exact order which worked for me (place the coffee cup last):

 

 

1) Pick up coffee cleaning tablets from kitchen
2) Open slot on coffee machine, then click it twice to add two tablets (you'll hear a sound cue)
3) Close slot, then put coffee mug in machine and turn it on (you can leave it there for now)
4) Turn on pressure valve in nearby locker room (300 - 100 - 200 - 300 - 100)
5) Open Sean V.'s locker (combination is 2910), then take out hammer, go to the back of the showers and break the cracked wall
6) Get the arsenic tablets behind the wall and put it in the arsenic disposal next to the Wardens office (across from locker room)
7) At this point, the projector is right in front of you and you should hear the second chime/see it complete on the floor
8) Get the full coffee mug and enter the Wardens office and put it on his desk (should hear the third chime if it worked!)

 

For the Bible/candle puzzle in the Mining area, it was pure luck. I used the Bible from the area and one I picked up and stored from the first area (Harbor) and randomly placed them on different podiums while lighting/blowing out candles until it finally worked. I almost cried when I heard that familiar chime because it took so much trial and error to finally get it. Here are some threads I consulted to help me try new things: 

 

 

For the church projector in Pinwheel Village, I tried every combination but couldn't make it work. I had to delete the application and play the disc version without patches (1.00). I'm guessing this might be glitched indefinitely on version 1.05. Here are the actions required in the right order to solve it:

 

 

1) Ring the four bells around the area (cider mill, school, doctor, house on the pier) - chime #1
2) Play the required notes in the church (F - F - G - G# - A# - G# - G - F) by pulling the four ropes in the right order - chime #2
3) Place the sheet music on the piano, then use the piano tuner on the keys
4) Play the keys again in order to play the sheet music - chime #3 (success!)

 

Also, this might be a helpful nugget for some people. In most of the guides I looked at, they said after you enter the last door/portal in the hub, that was the point of no return for the game. However, if you complete the game after that (a 10-minute linear path after you get the platinum), then after the end credits, "continue" your game and play through the epilogue (and another end credits roll). After that, "continue" again and you'll be in free roam mode where you can visit any part of the map to clean up projectors, plaques or any photos you may have missed (I ended up missing two photos and thought I was screwed until I realized you can clean this up post-game). However, if any of the projector puzzles glitched for you during your playthrough, they will still be glitched post-game, so don't even start them if you plan on saving them all for later. (In order to finish the story, all you have to do is collect all 32 red ribbons -- 8 in each section -- which is actually the easiest part of the game.)

 

Edit: One more thing. A lot of guides mentioned that fast-travel (clicking on the map in the hub) would break the game for them. I only did it a couple of times, but it never messed up/slowed down the game for me. That was actually the only part I didn't have a problem with.

 

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@bud-arc

Thanks for the tips.  Read them a few times.

 

I got all trophies and did everything in the game with no problems at all.  It sounds like I just got super lucky.

 

I used a different save file after every completed projector and backed up my save after every 5 completed projectors.  Fortunately I never needed the backups.

 

The only time I closed the game was for backing up saves.  Other than that I used Rest mode a bunch of times.  

 

I found the puzzles confusing and used the ps4trophies guides a lot if that helps anyone having problems.  Maybe follow the order they did things.

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Just got the plat after putting this glitchy nightmare down for over two years. It still glitched on me halfway through, causing me to need to reset.

 

It's clear the bugs will never be fixed. Play at your own risk.

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Just plated it - patch 1.06. No issues with projectors, no issues with story mode.

 

Only 120 items took me a while...

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