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Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 11:41 AM)
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Problem has been solved, you can play the game without worrying, there's no need for any kind of precaution and there's no need to download a patch. It was a problem with ND's servers that was fixed on their end.
Again: IT'S FIXED.



UPDATE 2: yup, staying offline fixes the problem. Do this while you wait for ND's patch.

UPDATE: apparently playing offline fixes the problem, still not 100% sure. Disable your internet connection and provide feedback please.



Several people have complained about this and it just happened to me, just lost 2 hours of progress.
Sometimes the autosave stops working. There's a way to tell if it's happening.
Press start, you will bring up the menu. If it says "less than X minutes ago" you're fine. If it's stuck on "autosaving, please wait" you're screwed and have to exit the game. It wont let you exit to the menu and if you try to exit with the PS button it will probably turn off your console but it's the only way.

SO HIT START REGULARLY and check if the autosave is updating and save manually, create several separate files just to be safe.

Don't just save before quitting, if the bug kicks in you wont be able to save anymore, save whenever you get the chance!


God I'm so pissed, I feel like breaking something. 2 fucking hours!


Edit: how to disable autosave when loading a game:

Nevermind, doesn't seem to work. Just save manually often and in the process check if autosaving is still working.


Edit 2: we've confirmed that the bug is not being caused by the patch that was released today.

Edit 3: we've confirmed that it happens both with physical and digital copies.

Edit 4:

Hanmik found this on Reddit:

Apparently, the game does save even with this bug. I found a site where the people were saying that the time stamps were all screwed up. If you go to "Load Game" instead of "Continue", you'll be able to find and select the correct save point.

Waiting for gaffers to confirm if it works.

Update: some people recovered some progress with this but it's not a fix. In some cases it didn't help at all.
Last edited by Dragon1893; 06-15-2013 at 10:01 AM.
Dynedom
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(06-14-2013, 11:42 AM)
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Woah. This hasn't happened to me yet but I will check. Maybe it has. =\
Ein Bear
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(06-14-2013, 11:43 AM)
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Thanks for the warning, am just about to pick this up later today. Will keep an eye on it then!
D-e-f-
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(06-14-2013, 11:43 AM)
Or clear your weekend and never turn the game off. :)

I guess this is where the PS4's suspend feature would come in handy.
Kandrick
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(06-14-2013, 11:43 AM)
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I posted it in the main thread. I got hit with it too just now and i'm like 13hours in. Couldn't manual save anymore or quit to main menu. The pause menu had the autosaving message x5. had to reboot the game. Hope i didn't lose much since i still had a manual save. But probably lost 1hour or so.
Mister Negative
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(06-14-2013, 11:43 AM)
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For the record, do you have the digital version or the physical version?
Xanathus
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(06-14-2013, 11:44 AM)
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Played it for a few hours and haven't encountered it. I noticed that there was a launch day patch version 1.01 or something like that, maybe that fixed it.
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mister Negative

For the record, do you have the digital version or the physical version?

Physical. I don't know if it was caused by the patch, I downloaded it before playing. Didn't have any problems before and I've been playing since Wednesday.
semiconscious
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(06-14-2013, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ein Bear

Thanks for the warning, am just about to pick this up later today. Will keep an eye on it then!

same. thanks!...
irriducibile87
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(06-14-2013, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon1893

Several people have complained about this and it just happened to me, just lost 2 hours of progress.
Sometimes the autosave stops working. There's a way to tell if it's happening.
Press start, you will bring up the menu. If it says "less than X minutes" ago you're fine. If it's stuck on "autosaving, please wait" you're screwed and have to exit the game. It wont let you exit to the menu and if you try to exit with the PS button it will probably turn off your console but it's the only way.

SO HIT START REGULARLY and check if the autosave is updating.

God I'm so pissed, I feel like breaking something. 2 fucking hours!

Thanks.
So if I see "autosaving, please wait", I need to hit the PS button and go to the dashboard ?
Wouldn't this risk corrupting my save data ?
Alxjn
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(06-14-2013, 11:44 AM)
Funny, just noticed this and decided to check neogaf for help. Hope I don't lose much progress.
Kandrick
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(06-14-2013, 11:45 AM)
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I loaded the game up again and can't manual save still.
driver116
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(06-14-2013, 11:45 AM)
Shit you're right - it's happening now :(
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 11:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by irriducibile87

Thanks.
So if I see "autosaving, please wait", I need to hit the PS button and go to the dashboard ?
Wouldn't this risk corrupting my save data ?

You have to reset the console, it wont let you exit the game any other way. I checked and my save file wasn't corrupted.
IonicSnake
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(06-14-2013, 11:46 AM)
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Yup, happened to me last night. If your game is stuck at autosaving then stop playing because anything you do is not being saved, just hope that it started happening when you saw it.
-tetsuo-
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(06-14-2013, 11:47 AM)
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I just turned the game off. If my save is lost this shit is going back to redbox lol
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 11:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by driver116

Shit you're right - it's happening now :(

Stop playing, you're wasting your time.
irriducibile87
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(06-14-2013, 11:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon1893

You have to reset the console, it wont let you exit the game any other way. I checked and my save file wasn't corrupted.

Ok, thank you very much.
Pazuzu9
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(06-14-2013, 11:47 AM)
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Anyone know what that patch did?
BAW
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(06-14-2013, 11:48 AM)
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Has Naughty Dog been informed about this?
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 11:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pazuzu9

Anyone know what that patch did?

What I want to know is if the patch is the cause. Did anyone have this problem before downloading the patch?

Has Naughty Dog been informed about this?

They check gaf regularly but I'll tweet Arne.
DonMigs85
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(06-14-2013, 11:49 AM)
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A similar bug actually happened to me once in Uncharted 2 way back in 2009 when the game autosaved and I got a PSN message opened at the same time
AKyemeni
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(06-14-2013, 11:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pazuzu9

Anyone know what that patch did?

It allowed Online Play
Kandrick
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(06-14-2013, 11:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon1893

What I want to know is if the patch is the cause. Did anyone have this problem before downloading the patch?



They check gaf regularly but I'll tweet Arne.

Didn't have any problems yesterday before the patch, not sure if related.

Had to boot the game 3 times to get rid of the bug. Hope it doesn't come back until i'm done since i'm already 13hours in.
John Caboose
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(06-14-2013, 11:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon1893

Several people have complained about this and it just happened to me, just lost 2 hours of progress.
Sometimes the autosave stops working. There's a way to tell if it's happening.
Press start, you will bring up the menu. If it says "less than X minutes" ago you're fine. If it's stuck on "autosaving, please wait" you're screwed and have to exit the game. It wont let you exit to the menu and if you try to exit with the PS button it will probably turn off your console but it's the only way.

SO HIT START REGULARLY and check if the autosave is updating.

God I'm so pissed, I feel like breaking something. 2 fucking hours!

Thank you, I'm playing right now. Going to manual save in regular intervals to avoid loss of progress.
Crewnh
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(06-14-2013, 11:50 AM)
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Fix this shit gg
panty
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(06-14-2013, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by BAW

Has Naughty Dog been informed about this?

It not, someone should do it asap.

Wonder how this wasn't picked up on QA.
StuBurns
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(06-14-2013, 11:51 AM)
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I'm going to pick up my copy in a couple of hours, thanks for the heads up.
jimi_dini
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(06-14-2013, 11:51 AM)
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Reminds me of Jak X :/

Jak X had a buggy autosave on some PS2 models. And it even broke memory cards.
daxter01
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(06-14-2013, 11:51 AM)
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never happened to me before the patch.maybe its the patch that breaking the autosave
Snapshot King
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(06-14-2013, 11:52 AM)
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Unbelievable. Can this be avoided with persistent manual saves?
IonicSnake
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(06-14-2013, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon1893

What I want to know is if the patch is the cause. Did anyone have this problem before downloading the patch?

I had this problem before any patch so this wasn't caused by the patch.
Manp
(06-14-2013, 11:52 AM)
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i lost more than 3 hours of progress yesterday... no way i'm going through all of that again anytime soon.

thanks for testing your games developers...
driver116
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(06-14-2013, 11:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Snapshot King

Unbelievable. Can this be avoided with persistent manual saves?

No they're greyed out whilst the autosave is in progress :(
IonicSnake
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(06-14-2013, 11:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by John Caboose

Thank you, I'm playing right now. Going to manual save in regular intervals to avoid loss of progress.

The thing is, when it's stuck in Autosave you can't save manually.
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 11:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by IonicSnake

I had this problem before any patch so this wasn't caused by the patch.

Thanks, that's important to know.
CambriaRising
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(06-14-2013, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by IonicSnake

The thing is, when it's stuck in Autosave you can't save manually.

If you do it regularly you can minimize the impact though.
Pharaoh 117
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(06-14-2013, 11:54 AM)
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Thank you for the heads up. Will hopefully start to play it today so it's good to know.
Hybrid897
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(06-14-2013, 11:54 AM)
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I'll probably get my copy in a week or two, hopefully they have it fixed real soon though.
anddo0
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(06-14-2013, 11:55 AM)
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm kinda wary to start now :(
Ji66a-Man
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(06-14-2013, 11:55 AM)
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Wish I knew about manual save ahead of time. Lost a couple hours of progress to this bug.
tehrafe
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(06-14-2013, 11:57 AM)
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Is it possible to switch off autosave so you can use manual save only?
Slair
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(06-14-2013, 11:58 AM)
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I got the "autosaving is updating..." last night just before i stopped playing. I waited till it said "less than 1 minute ago". Booted the game up after reading this thread, got a patch so updated. The loading to continue my save was longer than usual, but worked fine, didn't loose any progress.
IonicSnake
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(06-14-2013, 11:58 AM)
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Tweeted the thread to Naughty Dog and Niel hopefully they have a patch out soon.
Spira
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(06-14-2013, 11:58 AM)
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Damn I'm going to get paranoid as shit when I play it now :/
BomberMouse
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(06-14-2013, 11:59 AM)
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This is why you don't release a game a friday. WTF those poor souls working on a weekend :/
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 12:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slair

I got the "autosaving is updating..." last night just before i stopped playing. I waited till it said "less than 1 minute ago". Booted the game up after reading this thread, got a patch so updated. The loading to continue my save was longer than usual, but worked fine, didn't loose any progress.

I tried waiting but it wouldn't stop autosaving. Wish I'd been that lucky. How long did you wait?
boutdown
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(06-14-2013, 12:00 PM)
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I don't even want to play now until this is fixed.
excaliburps
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(06-14-2013, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kandrick

I posted it in the main thread. I got hit with it too just now and i'm like 13hours in. Couldn't manual save anymore or quit to main menu. The pause menu had the autosaving message x5. had to reboot the game. Hope i didn't lose much since i still had a manual save. But probably lost 1hour or so.


Same. Started the game out and it greeted me. Had to quit and reset. :(
Dragon1893
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(06-14-2013, 12:03 PM)
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I had just played through these really amazing sections and was going to come here to share some thoughts and then this happens. I went from being ecstatic to wanting to smash my tv in a matter of seconds, I don't usually get this upset but finding time to play isn't easy these days so when stuff like this happens I fucking lose it.

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