Bugs are common on every software and that’s including games, but a bug that caused me to not be able to load my saved game? this is the first time ever i experienced such thing. The reason for this, after i looked around the web, is apparently caused by … the game impose a limit of an unbelievable size of 10,260 bytes for your saved game (that’s what i think after reading through various forums posts)
I have no idea on why the developers impose such restriction to a sandbox style game where you can loot anything you want and in fact you should. And even if they should limit it, they should make sure that the limit can be seen directly in-game (i’m talking about the loot items in your inventory and also storage items)
I found this first, right after i finished the game with Xian (level 50), and when i tried to start a new game plus (or load the same save after finished), the game crashed when loading the save game. And after several retries, i’m thinking i’m experiencing a gamebreaking bug in this game (minor bugs are ignored) and so i searched the web and found the solution by running a tool made by KNR from Steam forums that can restore your saved games if you don’t mind on losing all the sidequests progress, and also knows why the save game caused the game to crash.
But because it’s a new game plus, obviously i didn’t lost any sidequests at all. And so i continue playing without picking up loots and also dropped any loot i think useless, although i still can’t resist the temptation to pick when i saw Purple / Orange colored items :P … and … anyway everything goes well until i hit Chapter 8 (second playthrough) and decided to take a break and when i try to continue my game … BAM … i got Crash to Desktop for the second time which is caused by game_x86_rwdi.dll (which is also the same error that happened when i tried to start new game plus) and obviously if i use the tool made by KNR, i’m going to lost all the sidequests progress and my last backup is when i’m going to rescue someone at the helicopter crash site and i guess you know the rest
Personally, i never experienced a single crash when playing the game (not even slowdown) other than this even with just a single ATI Radeon 4830 512MB card with all settings set to high (video.scr tweaked to add vsync only). But unfortunately with all the beautiful graphics Dead Island has to offer, there’s one gamebreaking bug that makes the games look bad
And anyway in case someone else also looking for a fix to Dead Island save load crash,
here’s the KNR Dead Island Save Fixer Tool