Sony Admits Incomplete PS3 DLC Causing Red Dead Redemption Bugs

Logan Westbrook

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Sony Admits Incomplete PS3 DLC Causing Red Dead Redemption Bugs

A slip-up by Sony caused the Wild West to be a little less wild for some PlayStation 3 owners.

The Hunting and Trading pack for Red Dead Redemption [http://www.amazon.com/Red-Dead-Redemption-Playstation-3/dp/B001SGZL2W/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1287503261&sr=1-2] is a pretty small piece of DLC in terms of raw megabytes, but the PS3 version was a little too small, leading to some pretty interesting bugs for people who downloaded it.

The main problem, which seems to have been the catalyst for everything else, is that the incomplete download can reset the game's "Days Passed" counter to -2. This means that anything that relies on time in the game - which is just about everything - can potentially go awry. Missions can't be started or retried, gang hideouts will be empty and the player will be told to come back later regardless of what time it is, and only a handful of the different types of random encounters will spawn. You can read a full list of the reported problems on the official PlayStation blog [http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/10/19/information-for-those-experiencing-problems-with-the-hunting-and-trading-pack-for-red-dead-redemption/].

Sony has apologized to anyone affected by the error, which seems to be limited to just the UK, and has now uploaded the correct version of the pack to the PSN store. To check which version you have, go to the "Game Data Utility" section of the "Game" tab in the XMB and choose Red Dead Redemption. The incomplete pack will be just 15MB in size, whereas the complete pack will be 59MB. If you do have the incomplete pack, delete it, then re-download the right one. Sony says that this will not affect your progress in the game at all, and you'll be able to play as if nothing had happened.

Source: 1up [http://www.1up.com/news/incomplete-red-dead-redemption-dlc]



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Cowabungaa

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As if Red Dead Redemption didn't have enough bugs and glitches already:
That game can be hilarious at times.

Shame that these new bugs don't seem to be of the hilarious variety, makes me pretty glad I almost never buy DLC for my games.
 

PhunkyPhazon

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Glad I don't live in the UK. I was scared for a second since I downloaded this the day it came out.
 

mjc0961

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Not surprising, considering they also gave North America the wrong fucking version of the LittleBigPlanet 2 beta, so we can barely do anything in it.

Somebody needs to go wake up Sony and help them pry their heads from their asses already. If I only owned a PS3 I would be one pissed off gamer.
 

Jamash

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Cowabungaa said:
As if Red Dead Redemption didn't have enough bugs and glitches already:

That game can be hilarious at times.

Shame that these new bugs don't seem to be of the hilarious variety, makes me pretty glad I almost never buy DLC for my games.
In all fairness, any game would appear to be glitchy if you hack into the save file data change the skin values of the models.

Donkey Woman is just a donkey model that's had it's skin setting changed to that of a NPC, likewise those flying people are just bird models that have had their skins swapped with NPCs.

That's one of the reasons Rockstar released an update which encrypted the save files, to stop people from copying their saved file onto a PC, then hacking the game data and pretending the game was naturally that glitchy.

I'm not saying that the Euphoria engine isn't without it's problems, a lot of the genuine glitches in Red Dead Redemption also occur in Grand Theft Auto 4, but those mismatched models and skin "glitches" are just hacked acts of vandalism, the same as drawing a false beard and moustache on a photo of a woman and then claiming she's actually a man.