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Marty's chosen EP1 alias...no way to get EP2-5 to carry?

posted by mrbrian200 on - last edited - Viewed by 1.9K users
Like the game, but one thing I found somewhat dissapointing was choosing any alias other than Harry Callihan does not carry past Episode 1 (Episodes 2-5 use Harry Callihan regardless of the choice made in episode 1).

I certainly do hope the DVD version of the game will play as one continuous game and thus not have this issue.
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  • You need to check the registry...I can't remember how to do that can someone tell him?

    In short, yes, it DOES carry for the most part. I went with Michael Corleone, and except for a couple of places in Episode 2, Marty was referred to by Michael Corleone the entire series.
  • Here you go.
    puzzlebox;484469 said:
    The name is not random, and doesn't have anything to do with save game files - it's managed in a registry setting. Run [B]regedit[/B], then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Telltale Games > BTTF > Player Alias.

    If it messes up sometimes, there might be two entries for it in the registry.
  • Out of curiosity, how does that work for the iPad version?
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    Flo
    I chose "Sonny Crocket" and there wasn't a single instance in the entire season where he was referred to by the wrong alias.

    Actually funny that they took the time to make that carry over, but wouldn't do the same thing for other options (graphics, sound, hints, etc).
  • The first time I played it i chose Micheal Corleone but I played it again before episode 2 came out and i chose Harry Callahan. It then refered to Marty as Harry Callahan for the rest of the series. This did kinda confuse me at first but i got used to it.
  • Flo;521672 said:
    I chose "Sonny Crocket" and there wasn't a single instance in the entire season where he was referred to by the wrong alias.

    Actually funny that they took the time to make that carry over, but wouldn't do the same thing for other options (graphics, sound, hints, etc).
    That's because it didn't take it from a save file, it takes it from the Windows registry.
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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff
    For the record, the graphics/sounds/hints settings are stored in the pref.prop file which lives in the same location as your saved games. There's a separate prefs.prop for each episode. I'm not sure if you can transfer them between episodes successfully, but some things I've seen in the support forum suggest you can't.
  • Thats Interesting. My first playthrough I used Harry Calligan. When Ep 5 was released I replayed from EP1 and chose Michael Corleone, which is when the problem occured. Likely EP1 needs to be run as admistrator to allow a system registry change. I checked, HKLM/Software/Telltale/BTTF has the Harry Callihan value.
  • I choose Micheal Corleone because it remind me of Micheal J. Fox so....the bug didn't mess with me....Marty was always called Micheal Corleone
  • There was only one occasion where they didn't reference him as Michael Corleone as I wanted, and that was in Episode 2.
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