Saturday, September 5, 2009

Now I really feel like an asshole.

A few hours ago I posted the following on twitter: "Uncharted--no, unfreeze!! Please?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Curese you, PS3 firmware 3.0. CURSE YOOOOOOUUUUUUUU!"

I thought it was funny at the time, and no, the misspelling was not intentional. I just bought a PS3 Slim, with Resistance and Uncharted. Well, the game ran fine, until I right before the end of Ch. 8, where's you're shooting other vehicles from the back of a jeep (spoiler alert?), when the game would freeze up. This was a few days ago, and I couldn't get past it. At first I didn't think the freeze was PS3 firmware 3.0 related, as a lot of people have had freezes at that part long before firmware 3.0. Regardless, the more I read about it, and the more things I tried to fix it, the more I started to believe that was in fact related to the recent upgrade.

Every message board mentioned the thing to do was erase game data and start over. I did not want to do this, as I wanted to keep my saves. I knew at this point trophy date is synced online, it should be with you forever. Then I saw a post that said game data and save data are two different things and even have their own icons in the menu. Deleting game data will not affect your save games. So I deleted the game data, re-downloaded update 1.10 (I think) for Uncharted, and resumed my saved game. I got past the freeze. I played a few hours. I'm happy.

For now.

So if you're have that specific freeze, and not the freezes that occur every two to five minutes, try erasing the game data. Well, try it anyways, really. Not like you have anything to lose, and you might not have to wait for the patch Sony has said they're working on.


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