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Walking Dead: Game ruining bug (Choices not carrying over, Episode 4 -> Episode 5)

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Hello, I've recently been enjoying The Walking Dead game and I just finished the fourth episode. However, there's a major problem. When I complete episode 4, it shows me that Kenny, Omid, and Christina will come with me. Everything is going as planned. It even shows me those three in the final stat screen. When I start episode 5, on the "previously" video, it shows everything correctly except when it shows Kenny choosing to come with you or not, he says "Why the hell you looking over here?" and has a red eye and cut on his face. When the episode starts, he's gone. Only Christina and Omid are with me. I've been on his good side the whole time, didn't fight him on the train, and additionally the game outright said he's coming with me. This is clearly a bug and I seriously need a fix. I'm playing the full version with all five parts bundled as one on Steam. I've verified my cache, but I haven't re-installed. I've also tried rewinding back to the latest point and choosing a few different dialogue choices. Still bugged. I tried rewinding back to the point just before, where you're talking to Vernon. Still bugged. I'm gravely upset about this and I would like to finish the series properly. It wouldn't be right to lose Kenny to a glitch that shouldn't happen. Thanks for helping in advance, and please no spoilers for episode 5.

Here's a picture proving the game said Kenny was coming.

http://imgur.com/BcGsbkg
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  • Hello, I'm having a lot of the same problems as listed above on my mac. Here are my support files.
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    Scroon;827499 said:
    Hello, I'm having a lot of the same problems as listed above on my mac. Here are my support files.
    -rw-r--r-- 1 Nate staff 58K Jul 30 13:33 prefs.prop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 Nate staff 58K Jul 30 13:14 prefs.prop.bak
    -rw-r--r-- 1 Nate staff 54K Jul 29 18:44 prefs.prop.orig
    -rw-r--r-- 1 Nate staff 54K Jul 29 18:44 prefs.prop.orig.1375141460


    I see you already tried running one of my scripts to change prefs.prop files.
    Currently the 58k prefs.prop is active. Since you don't seem the get a good result with that, i suggest you try using the 54k prefs.prop.

    In other words, please remove the prefs.prop from
    /Users/Nate/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead

    and then rename prefs.prop.orig to prefs.prop and check if it helps.
  • Thanks, it worked! Also, thanks for being so active on the forums. I really appreciated the quick reply.
  • Hello,

    i have the same problem with episode 5 like lalo_vergel, all 4 companions decided to go with me on the end of episode 4 but only Kenny was left when I started episode 5. So I did the same steps like lalo_vergel:

    please rename the prefs.prop in

    /Users/lalovergel/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/
    to prefs.prop.orig to deactivate it

    Then move the prefs.prop from
    /Users/lalovergel/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The Walking Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/WalkingDead104/
    to
    /Users/lalovergel/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/

    But now my savegame is stuck in episode 3 and it freezes when i want so start it.

    Here is the support_data_mac:

    http://wikisend.com/download/965664/support_data_mac.zip

    Please help!

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    In reply to MichaPL

    Hello, i have the same problem with episode 5 like lalo_vergel, all 4 companions decided to go with me on the end of episode 4 but only Kenny was left when I started episode 5. link

    But now my savegame is stuck in episode 3 and it freezes when i want so start it.

    -rw-r--r--  1 michaelsielski  staff    37K 19 Sep 05:38 /Users/michaelsielski/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/The Walking Dead/TheWalkingDead.app/Contents/Resources/Pack/default/prefs.prop
    

    This should be the problem.
    Please run this script to keep the prefs.prop in the savegame folder, and deactivate the one in the steam folder

  • In reply to DjNDB

    > But now my savegame is stuck in episode 3 and it freezes when i want so start it. link

    It worked, thank you!

  • Hi,
    I am having a similar problem. When I finish Episode 4 Kenny, Omid and Christa are all with me. When I start Episode 5 I am on my own!
    Here is the link to the data file

    Loving the game and hoped to complete tonight but this problem has foiled my plan! Please help!

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    In reply to Lambchop

    Hi, I am having a similar problem. When I finish Episode 4 Kenny, Omid and Christa are all with me. When I start Episode 5 I am on my own! link

    Hi, I am having a similar problem. When I finish Episode 4 Kenny, Omid and Christa are all with me. When I start Episode 5 I am on my own! Here is the link to the data file

    Try this:
    go to
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\Pack\WalkingDead105
    and
    C:\Users\Lambchop\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead
    and rename each prefs.prop to prefs.prop.bak to deactivate it.

    Then move the prefs.prop from
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\Pack\WalkingDead104
    to
    C:\Users\Lambchop\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead

  • In reply to DjNDB

    > Hi, I am having a similar problem. When I finish Episode 4 Kenny, Omid and Christa are all with me. When I start Episode 5 I am on my own! Here is the link to the data file Try this: link

    It worked!
    Thank you so much!

  • Same issue on my PC: Kenny, Christa and Omid said they were gonna join up and the last choice I made was "what do you want with me" but as I load episode 5, I see that only Kenny is going with me and that I chose to say nothing "...". I've attached the support_data_pc.zip for you guys to look at.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/pgyfjl

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