WARNING: Save corruption problem

#1 Edited by Falconer (1684 posts) -

Just like Forza 3, Forza 4 has a save corruption problem. This can happen even if you never move your save from your console, or even before you power off the console after the first time you play. How this happens, I have no fucking clue. It's complete and utter bull shit. But it's a thing, and I'm warning you.

Before getting too far into career, I recommend that you attempt to do EVERYTHING in the game once. Make a vinyl, apply said vinyl to a car, make a tune, post a lap time in Rivals, EVERYTHING. Otherwise, you're going to get 20+ hours into career, decide it's time to try your hand at making a vinyl, and you won't be able to because your save is corrupt.

No word from Turn 10 yet on this problem.

EDIT

Looks like the game makes a dummy save that's corrupted. The one I had was only 40KB and I deleted it. Fixed my problem.

#2 Posted by matt_wickstrom (156 posts) -

I never even knew this was a problem with Forza 3. I'll keep an eye on it, but I had never even heard of this issue until now.

#3 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

Yeah, I never had this problem in Forza 3, but it was a thing then too.

#4 Posted by j3ffro919 (243 posts) -

On a similar yet different note, I haven't gotten money or xp for roughly half the races I've finished. Looking around the FM4 forums it appears to be related to playing with a fanatec wheel. People with the Porsche or the new CSR wheels are having the problem. Not 100% of all people of the time, but some are. Very strange....

#5 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6158 posts) -

Ah shit, sorry to hear that Shaggy, but thanks the heads up.

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#6 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

Hey guys. Looks like the game makes a dummy save that's corrupted. The one I had was only 40KB and I deleted it. Fixed my problem. I edited my first post with this as well.

#7 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -

@ShaggyChu said:

Hey guys. Looks like the game makes a dummy save that's corrupted. The one I had was only 40KB and I deleted it. Fixed my problem. I edited my first post with this as well.

That's really weird, did you actually see 2 save files on your HDD at once?

#8 Posted by VooDooPC (319 posts) -

Turn10 has made a post about this on their forums:

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/thread/4869282.aspx

I was looking through the achievements real quick and saw some easy ones, like paint a car and save a tune. When I went to save a tune it said my save was corrupt. So I have to go in and delete my "Car Setup Files Saved Game" file. I'm not even sure what I did to make it corrupt.

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