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Castle Crashers Patch Headed Your Way

Less than four hours remain until Castle Crashers finally gets fixed. Unless you're reading this later, in which case... uh... I don't know.

I call ice dude!
Hooray for title updates! I caught this link to The Behemoth's forums on Destructoid tonight, and it sounds like the long-awaited fix to Castle Crashers has finally gone through and will be out in a matter of hours.

The exact time, for those of you trying to synchronize your watches, is 2AM Pacific Standard Time on 12/24. That's under four hours away from the time I'm writing this. Insane!

I really wanted to play Castle Crashers, but once it started erasing my progress every time I moved my hard drive from one system to another, I sort of lost my taste for it. A lot's changed between then and now, and I'm still left wondering if I'll ever be able to love again.

Perhaps I'll finally find out tomorrow. Oh, and the patch will be out then, too. Wait, what were we talking about?
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Posted by Jeff
I call ice dude!
Hooray for title updates! I caught this link to The Behemoth's forums on Destructoid tonight, and it sounds like the long-awaited fix to Castle Crashers has finally gone through and will be out in a matter of hours.

The exact time, for those of you trying to synchronize your watches, is 2AM Pacific Standard Time on 12/24. That's under four hours away from the time I'm writing this. Insane!

I really wanted to play Castle Crashers, but once it started erasing my progress every time I moved my hard drive from one system to another, I sort of lost my taste for it. A lot's changed between then and now, and I'm still left wondering if I'll ever be able to love again.

Perhaps I'll finally find out tomorrow. Oh, and the patch will be out then, too. Wait, what were we talking about?
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Posted by Thrawn1

Considering I haven't played this yet and therefore am not burned out, I'll probably pick it up now.

Posted by Crono

better late than never i suppose

Posted by ManMadeGod

Nice, I have been waiting months for this update to come out. I didn't want to end up like Jeff and not only lose my game save but also my desire to play it (aka wash $15 down the drain).

Posted by bucky

wasn't this released in the summer? 

a little bit late for a patch if you ask me, but with an small time studio like the behemoth is guess it's acceptable.
Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin

Jeff Gerstmann made this thread, of Jeff and baby Jeff fame.

Posted by MrMiyagi

Good stuff. Castle Crashers is awesome.

Posted by PureRok
bucky said:
"wasn't this released in the summer? 
a little bit late for a patch if you ask me, but with an small time studio like the behemoth is guess it's acceptable.
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They made the patch a long time ago, but Microsoft has just now finally let it through.
Posted by HatKing

Don't care if others had problems this is the best arcade game of the year.

Posted by Bucketdeth

A little on the slow side.

Posted by Gorillawhat

Maybe they just kept the game broken on purpose and are issuing out the patch as a Christmas present in an attempt at world domination!

Posted by TwoOneFive

wow, it only took them four fucking months. this could have made it on a lot of peoples Downloadable GOTY lists if the online worked right. 

Posted by Rowr

FINALLY!

YAY!

But is it too late?

Posted by TravisTouchdown

Maybe I'll actually buy this game now.

Posted by Rowr

I wouldnt buy it for a few days, just to see if Microsoft will try to push it under any deal.

ofc they probably wont.

Posted by MaddProdigy

bout time. I wasn't even moving my hard drive or doing anything out of the ordinary and it randomly deleted all my gear/pets every time i stopped playing. might get back into it now...pissed me off though.

Posted by NateDogg

I was wondering if other people had this issue as well...

I had bought the game a while ago but never really got into playing it, and when I finally did, my game was never there when I came back.. It was ridiculous.. I wasn't sure if they wanted you to play thru with no saves or something but thats just nuts.. thank god for "Game Updates"
Posted by Brad

Sweet. Just as I waited till Alien Hominid XBLA got fixed before ponying up for it, I guess I'll be buying Castle Crashers now. Better late than never, indeed.

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Posted by BelowStupid

i just beat it yesterday without any problems...

Posted by PLWolf

Is it fixed?? Anybody know yet??

Posted by PapaLazarou

Bring it to STEAM!

Edited by FalcomAdol

I can confirm that you can still remove the patch the old way (hard drive "maintenance"), and still powerlevel with the boomerang.  Just ran a new thief character from level 1 to level 21 in about 20 minutes :D

Posted by MooseBurger

Just in time for me to get my 360, FINALLY!  I know, I'm lame.

Posted by dsplayer1010

Castle CRashers is one of those games that I never had a chance to play. Maybe now I'll finally check it out.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Maybe I should get this game now; actually, I will.

Posted by monkeyman864

always was interested but the problems scared me away so i will probably pick it up now

Posted by Media_Master

nice

Posted by superezekiel

This will definitely get me out to play it again ;D

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

That's great! I just bought this game last night! I haven't noticed the bugs, but I know of them. It's pretty tough game alone too. ;__;

Posted by GalvanizedNails

Me and my friends actually just had a marathon session of Castle Crashers. I was just like 'why not try this game instead of playing COD or something' and they all loved it so much that we were up until 5 in the morning beating the game. Now they are all going to buy it and coop will work fine hopefully!

Posted by Sweep

I TOTALLY CALLED THIS LAST NIGHT!! I AM EPIC!!

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Posted by ValiantGoat

I got this game shortly after it was released but after hearing about the save file problem, and then experiencing it, I decided to wait for the update.  Months went by and I forgot about it while playing other games. I guess I can finally play this game, been looking forward to it for too long now.

Posted by d0x

Its not just between systems.  It erases the data on the same system too.

I was about level 30 when my Elite got RROD.  I sent it into MS and they fixed it and send the same console back.  Serial numbers match but MS updates the Console ID which means you need to download your XBLA games again.

Well it also means if you played Castle Crashers you lost all your progress.  I wasnt too happy to find this out and instead of replaying to get my progress back I said screw it and I just wont play anymore.  Which means any future paid DLC I would have bought will also now be ignored. 

How could something so basic be broken and how could it take months to patch it?

Posted by DoctorScribbler

I said I woulnd't play it until a patch came out and then a couple days ago, I get a message on my Xbox from Dan Paladin telling me there finally is a patch; just in time for CHRISTMAS! So I've finally gotten the game and it is magical. The music is love-worthy and the graphics are sublime. Get it if you haven't already and also buy BRAID. This and Braid are on top of the Arcade games list.

Posted by pootedesu

I got really excited to play with my friends when we first got it. The coop was always broken so we were really happy to hear about the patch. Then we used it and the coop is still broken. Guess it didn't work too well. We eventually got to play together by connecting to someone else's server and inviting eachother. Sadly, we had a good half second of lag between button presses. (if not a full second at times) Guess we're gonna have to wait until Title Update 2.

Posted by MattyFTM

About time. Why did it take microsoft so long to approve the patch?

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Edited by Yocke

The Behemoth are a team of about eight people. That means they have pretty much unlimited creative freedom, but also that if something goes wrong, it will take a long time to fix. Just deal with it.

d0x
said:
"Its not just between systems.  It erases the data on the same system too.

I was about level 30 when my Elite got RROD.  I sent it into MS and they fixed it and send the same console back.  Serial numbers match but MS updates the Console ID which means you need to download your XBLA games again.

Well it also means if you played Castle Crashers you lost all your progress.  I wasnt too happy to find this out and instead of replaying to get my progress back I said screw it and I just wont play anymore.  Which means any future paid DLC I would have bought will also now be ignored. 

How could something so basic be broken and how could it take months to patch it?"


Posted by ManMadeGod

Did the patch ever come out?

Posted by Rowr

yeh it did.

I gave it a quick whirl, seems fixed.

I havent extensively tested it tho.

Posted by Media_Master

I should get this

Posted by Ace1721

No problems for me. Guess Im fortunate

Posted by RenegadeSaint

The Behemoth really takes its time with patches... *cough* Alien Hominid *cough*

Posted by Samurai
@Jeff: i need help, does the patch recover your memory or just fixes the bug, plz help!
Posted by jking47

Necroposting ftw?

Posted by nick_verissimo
@Samurai: Dude, that patch is over 2 years old.  If you've lost your game save, you'll probably just have to start a new game. A bummer, but that game isn't very long anyways
Posted by Shadow
@Samurai said:
" @Jeff: i need help, does the patch recover your memory or just fixes the bug, plz help! "
...really?  REALLY!?
Posted by RE_Player1

This reminded me I need to buy Castle Crashers. 

Posted by LordAndrew
@jking47 said:
" Necroposting ftw? "
It's a news post. You can't expect users to know that their comments will also be posted to the forums.
Posted by Bucketdeth
@Samurai said:
" @Jeff: i need help, does the patch recover your memory or just fixes the bug, plz help! "
  
Posted by craigbo180

I like how he created an account to ask this question, but yeah dude if you have lost your save you will probably have to start again.

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