How do I save my Dead Island game on PS3?



  • Apparently the developers forgot to include a save command in the ps3 version, and as a result the game saves only when it feels like it.

    This results in lots of potential for lost data (indeed the Internet is rife with stories of people losing hours of play and multiple levels).

    Is there any method known behind what triggers the game to save? The red biohazard symbol seems linked, but I've had partial data loss following apparent saves (going by the red biohazard symbol) with some quest pickups (and exp and drops) saved, but others lost.

    As an additional question, Can you save your in game location anywhere besides the quest hubs (I found myself at the life guard station after my last session, even though it had been over an hour of play time since I had been there last)?

    Bonus points if someone can answer and provide information about whether a patch to fix this is planned.



  • There's no other way of saving the game, other than the bugged auto saving.

    They are definitely going to fix it, but when is unknown at this time. Here's a quote I found on the fan forums, however I do not know how reliable this source is:

    I called Tech support they said the patch that will fix the save issues should be here either Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

    Also, someone has reported that they fixed the problem. The steps he did was:

    1. Go into Game Data Utility
    2. Select the Dead Island file (It should be 31Mb)
    3. Remove the file
    4. Run Dead Island
    5. When shown the update screen, cancel it. (It should log you out of PSN until you install it)
    6. Play the game offline for five minutes. (Repair your weapons or something)
    7. Turn off your PS3 (I recommend the touch button on the front of the PS3, and THEN flick the switch at the back)
    8. Turn on your PS3 again
    9. Run Dead Island
    10. Allow the patch to install

    NOTE: I don't have Dead Island on the PS3 so there's no way I can test that this actually works. So if someone should test it and report back if it fixes it or not.




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