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Old 11-15-2012, 03:33 AM   #1
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Arrow How to fix corrupted save.

We all know how it feels to lose 50+ hours character because of ing GFWL or whatever.

I found a solution for this problem:

With LUCK you may save 1 character or 2 from the corrupted save file.

1: go to /Documents/NBGI/Dark Souls/(your gamertag)
2: you will see DRAK0005.sl2 file which is your corrupted save.
3: cut or copy the file to desktop or whatever. (back it up)
4: once you have a copy of your save,delete DRAK0005.sl2 from your gamertag folder.
5: launch the game and GFWL will create a fresh save.
6: start a new game and create a random character example: your old corrupted save had 2 characters in it so you must make 2 new ones.
7: after the cutscene just exit to menu.
8: now once in menu select LOAD GAME and replace the new DRAK0005.sl2 with the corrupted one.
9: select the fresh created character from load menu and magic!
with a bit of luck the save will load and your old character will replace the slot.
10: repeat for each slot.

If the game crash on loading a character you are out of luck.

with this method I saved 1 character from corrupted save file.

hope it works peace.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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Nice trick.

I would also recommend to install the DSFix mod, at least so you can enable the save back-up functionality and avoid this problem almost completely.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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Nice trick.

I would also recommend to install the DSFix mod, at least so you can enable the save back-up functionality and avoid this problem almost completely.
yeah this is true but you are never 100% safe I back up my saves all the time and still got corrupted save the funny part was the backup itself was corrupted too.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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@GladiTek Thanks a lot! This helped me to revive my SL 67 hero! Dunno why it was lost by GWFL...played DS two days ago
Anyway, thanks a lot again, mate!
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Not sure if it is better but if you're on 7 (and possibly vista) and have "system protection" enabled there might be a working save in a "previous version" of the save game file.
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