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#1 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1387 posts) -

So I have been playing Persona 3 Fes for the past few weeks (on my PS3 and not the downloadble PS2 classic one, this was off the disc) and 50+ hours in, my save is gone. I have no idea at all what happened and just feel destroyed. If anyone at all has any advice then please let me know since I really dont want to play everything again... :(

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#2 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2951 posts) -

Womp womp

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#3 Edited by davidwitten22 (1712 posts) -

That really does suck. I'm only 15 or so hours in at the moment, but I can understand the pain you feel. Did you ever play Legend of Dragoon? I accidentally deleted my save file as soon as I got to the fourth disc, it was completely crushing. I never got that far in the game ever again, and I regret that. Your thread is making me consider going back and actually beating that game. It's been at least 10 years since that fateful day, I'm going to go recapture my childhood.

You should give it a couple days and then start over. I have the downloadable version (have it for Ps2 as well, but my ps3 isn't backwards compatible and the convenience of having it on Ps3 was worth spending another ten bucks on it.) so I don't think I could send you my save file or anything, but I'm not sure if you'd want that. The whole point of Persona is that its your social links, your persona fusions and your quests.

Good luck man, sorry about that :(

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#4 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -
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#5 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

This has been a known issue for a while. The only advice available is to keep 2 copies of your save file and keep a previous save file as well. A little too late for you now though.

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#6 Posted by psylah (2292 posts) -

Are you playing on a PS2 or are you emulating?

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#7 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1387 posts) -

@psylah: I am playing it on my PS3 but off the disc.

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#8 Posted by psylah (2292 posts) -

@psylah: I am playing it on my PS3 but off the disc.

PS3 has multiple emulated memory cards, doesn't it? Maybe the save is on one of the other fake cards?

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#9 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1387 posts) -

@psylah said:

@noobsauceg7 said:

@psylah: I am playing it on my PS3 but off the disc.

PS3 has multiple emulated memory cards, doesn't it? Maybe the save is on one of the other fake cards?

I didnt switch memory cards and I see the data there, but I cant copy it to other memory cards. Still heartbroken but am just going to run through it quickly to where I was before.

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#10 Edited by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

I feel your pain. I was playing that game super hardcore and getting everything I could along the way. Then like 4-5 hours from the end my PS3 that I had just bought like a month before for $300 YLOD on me with the dam game disk in the machine and I couldn't get it out. A call to Sony tech support and another $300 later I had my PS3 "fixed" -I'm pretty sure they just exchanged it with a new one as the case was perfect and had no scratches on it when it came back- and all of my save files were gone. To this day I don't know how that game ends and I didn't enjoy it enough to want to put all those hours back into it. I think I was like 50-80+ hours in when it died iirc.

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#11 Posted by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -

If I remember correctly some PS2 games have a problem with the PS3's emulated PS2 memory cards. Persona 3 is one of those games, at least the downloadable version does. I had my file go corrupt WHILE playing the game. Sucks man.

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