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TWD: Unofficial workaround for instant "connection lost" issues

posted by DjNDB Moderator on - last edited - Viewed by 6.4K users
For those of you with the instant "Connection lost" error message after pressing "GET" i might have a simple workaround.

1. First, as usual, make a backup copy of:
Win7/Vista: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\

XP: %userprofile%\My Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\
(International users: Exchange "My Documents" for the translation into your language from here on)

Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/

2. Download and unzip the attached Empty_PatchFS.zip

3. Copy the contained WalkingDead101PatchFs.json and WalkingDead101PatchFs.updated.json into:

Win7/Vista: %userprofile%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Meta

XP: %userprofile%\My Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead\SyncFs\Meta

Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWalkingDead/SyncFs/Meta

and overwrite the files if they exist.

On Mac you have to write protect both files. On windows they already are.

4. Start the game and download episodes

5. Close the game

6. Delete WalkingDead101PatchFs.json and WalkingDead101PatchFs.updated.json from the Meta folder

7. Start the game and make sure the game still works as intended

Technical background:
This workaround temporarily disables the latest patches of the game, which broke the download for some people. That's why you have to undo it in the later steps, so you get updates again.
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  • knell28;700564 said:
    is there a certain version of WinZip that can't/must be used in order for this to work? I have version 17 and its not opening up the Zip File. Its giving me a "cannot open file...it does not appear to be a valid archive".
    I already figured that out. If you are downloading with the Internet Explorer you have to rename the file from Empty_PatchFS.zip to Empty_PatchFS.zip.gz after the download and before unpacking. When you unzip it now there will be another zip file in the zip file itself. The problem is the used gzip format which does not work with some IE versions.

    You may also use another browser to download the file - both ways should work.
  • DjNDB;699391 said:
    There is an official statement in a sticky thread.
    That is no statement it is a joke! They are speaking of not strong connections and a small number of people - both is not the truth!
  • Dude you are a saint amongst men. God Bless you
  • MarkoH01;701140 said:
    I already figured that out. If you are downloading with the Internet Explorer you have to rename the file from Empty_PatchFS.zip to Empty_PatchFS.zip.gz after the download and before unpacking. When you unzip it now there will be another zip file in the zip file itself. The problem is the used gzip format which does not work with some IE versions.

    You may also use another browser to download the file - both ways should work.
    You are the man! worked perfectly! Mahalo!
  • Works !!
    Thanks..

    Dam yee must be busy with bugs ?
  • Just wanted to say thank you, this worked brilliantly and I can finally play.
  • Trying it...let's hope it works!
  • thanks. it worked for me as well!
  • it worked. Thank you :cool:
  • thank you! thank you! THANK YOU!!
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