I have come back to the game twice now and it hasn't saved my progress from the last time I played. I lost an entire world of progress with some bandages and killer times. Is there some trick to getting the game to save correctly?
Anyone have a problem with the game erasing progress?
It's a problem with the game not saving progress properly. The only tip I can give you is to make sure you watch the map icons (if you ever don't see the bandage show up on a level you collected the bandage from, or a warp zone doesn't show up, that's a bad sign).
I've had the problem twice and I've seen other people have it too.
" It's a problem with the game not saving progress properly. The only tip I can give you is to make sure you watch the map icons (if you ever don't see the bandage show up on a level you collected the bandage from, or a warp zone doesn't show up, that's a bad sign). "Oh gawd....... i really hope that doesn't happen to me.
I've had bandages not showing up for certain levels, but if I count up the bandages I've gotten for that world/overall, it's counting me as having them. Very strange stuff. Hope they fix the saving bugs and all, because it would be a nightmare to lose progress in this game.
It happened to me once on the very first world, I turned my Xbox off and when I went back on I was at level 1 again. Since then, all I've done is make sure to exit to the world map before quitting the game and THEN turning my Xbox off, and it's worked out fine.
One thing specifically I have noticed is that if you ever take your time to get a band aid, make sure you advance to the next level before doing anything. If you go slow to get a bandage and then you hit "Retry" to go for an A+ run, it won't record that you successfully nabbed the bandage on a prior run. Slightly different issue then losing data I know, but just a tip in general.
I think it might be something to do with losing XBL connection. Live was blinking in and out for me last night and it told me that replays would have to be re-uploaded to be applied. So maybe it also forgets to save your records when you lose connection midgame.
So if you lose XBL connection, I'd turn the game off, reconnect, and then turn it back on to be safe.
just happend to me noticed it quickly so didn't lose too much progress. darworld 1-15 bandage would not save. My A+ times for 1-16 to 1-20 saved but not the bandage. Exiting game and reloading.
wait nevermind just lost half the darkworld. Goodbye hour of my life. This is gamebreaking, wonder if any reviews caught this.
" I tweeted a link to this thread to Team Meat and got this response:Ah, good to know. The worst that happened with me was losing about 4 or 5 easier levels worth of progress. Didn't know that was tied to the weird bandage glitch.
it only happens when you collect the same bandaid 2 times. avoid that and youll be ok. eithe rway it will be fixed very soon
I had contacted them on release day when I noticed the bug with bandages sometimes happening (i.e., you get it, but it isn't noted on the map screen), and they said they had found the bug right before release, and wanted to patch it, but Microsoft told them to wait about a week to look for other bugs that might be there to knock everything out at once with a single update. So yeah, a title update should be upcoming very soon. Team Meat is on top of things, it seems. :)
I guess the best advice for now is if you notice the bandage glitch happening, to quit and restart the game before making any more progress.
Yeah, couldn't resist going back in, again lost an hour of time at least after I quit the game and went back in (35% of Rapture and cleaning up earlier hard levels). If they really knew about this, I can't believe they let a game like this ship with a saving bug. Incredibly frustrating.
If it's tied to the bandage glitch, it really sucks, because it's hard to remember what bandages I have and haven't collected since they don't appear on the map when I'm going back through levels. And I can't even tell it's not saving, as it doesn't lose my data until after i quit the game and go back in.
A bug like this is approaching destroying all the love I had for this developer. I've lost two or three hours of incredibly difficult gameplay in the last couple days that I now have to redo.
God, this bug is an a**hole. It's happened to me twice, and my friend once. I don't know what the trigger was, but for my friend and I, it was caused after the first warp zone and it stopped saving progress after that. Second one occurred sometime in world two and I lost some darkworld progress. That really needs to not be there for a game like this.
I have not grabbed a respawned badge, and I'm still getting this. I played in three different sittings today, and only one saved. This sucks because I'm already addicted to this game, but I don't want to start on the tougher levels until this bug is fixed. Hopefully it will be here sooner rather than later.
I don't know about the bandage bug but team meat said they believe it has something to do with pressing Y to rapidly on the replay screen this is quoted from their blog on
UPDATE: We believe the save bug is caused by replaying the level by pressing Y too quickly on the replay screen. To avoid the bug wait for the replay to finish or exit back to the map.
Hmm... I guess that makes some sense. Mine stopped saving usually when I took a break from new levels to replay old ones, and so was hitting Y to replay often and get A+ times. The fact that they've come up with two explanations for the save bug now doesn't inspire confidence that they'll be able to stamp it out quick.
Wondering how they're going to solve the bandage bugs though. The 0.00 time leaderboards can be erased, but are they going to take away duplicate bandages from people that have over 20/20 bandages or over 100% in a world?
Man, still no patch out there... I put this game down a week ago hoping it would get dealt with, now I managed to go thru all of Final Fantasy XIII and there is still nothing new with this glitch, si I can not come back to this. It's really game-breaker for a game like this one!
I just got the PC version and have updated to the latest update. And I saved alot of times, shut the game down the proper way and everything seemed to go fine. Now when I started up SMB I have lost ALL my 14 bandage I had collected including headcrab. But it still say in my Steam achievements that I have headcrab etc! Im sure thats since its not connected to the save file. But the strange thing is that my other progress is still saved like the characters I collected in the warp zones and A+ etc. And for me who is not that hardcore its a pain to go get them all again when I have allready done it. :( I really hope they fix this since it feels soooo unstable! Still a fantastic game though!
I had this problem on the Xbox version, it's a different bug, 'cause it happened to me (well, my brother) on Cotton Alley light world (where there ARE no bandages.) There's a save issue, and while it's probably excessive on the PC version, the Xbox version has yet to be fixed.
So far, we've had it happen seven times between us; me twice, losing a few dark world levels, and my brother five times. Needless to say, I have a lot more esteem for Super Meat Boy than he does.
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