Horrible, horrible game-breaking glitch. Please help!

#1 Posted by Finch (94 posts) -

So I'm at the highway/bus depot part. Approx 90% through the campaign. Suddenly the game doesn't load Ellie's audio anymore. There's a part where she's being quiet and I'll press triangle to talk to her but nothing will happen, then I'll go to get the ladder to climb out of the depot, the part where Ellie ignores Joel when he goes to boost her up. And neither characters' audio will load, and then the sound just doesn't load at all- often at this part the disc stops spinning in the drive too. After that, right before you see the giraffes, the whole level just glitches out and none of the buildings load in or anything and the game is completely unplayable. It happens whenever I load any game around there. Trying to save the game around here crashes the game, and if I struggle through this area I eventually get to a cut-scene which is a black screen. Skipping this movie causes the game to crash. I've tried loading the chapter too and the same thing happens. I've loaded it in many different ways and nothing seems to help. Is it possible that the save is corrupted? I've looked at the blu-ray disc (supposedly scratch resistant?) and there's a tiny innocuous scratch on the outer edge of the disc, otherwise it's in pristine condition. I can't understand what else it could be.

Please help a fellow duder trying to enjoy this great game.

Thanks in advance!

#2 Posted by Sammo21 (3030 posts) -

Dumb question, have you cleaned the entire BD? I've had issues where sometimes my PS3 slim won't properly read a BD if its got too many fingerprints and stuff on it. I am in the process of going through Sly 3 and the game literally hard locks if there are too many finger prints.

Do you have issues with any other games?

#3 Posted by Finch (94 posts) -

Yeah, the disc is spotless- I'll have a thorough clean of it in the morning. I'm on a PS3 slim, too, if that means anything to anybody. I actually checked to see how much a digital copy of TLOU costs on the PS store- that's how much I want to finish it. I'm so close and then this happens! Unbelievable.

#4 Edited by SavePoint (87 posts) -

I can't remember, but does the game install to the HD when you first start it up? Maybe delete the content (not your saves), and boot it up again. Maybe it will reinstall and clean up the corrupted files.

#5 Posted by Finch (94 posts) -
#6 Posted by Finch (94 posts) -

@savepoint: Oh man, thanks so much. I actually deleted the 1.05 patch (there were two for some reason) and my profile and that seems to have fixed everything. I might come into some bugs later because I don't have the patch but then I'll just re-install it and everything should be back to normal. Thanks again for your help guys!

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