What's wrong with my Red Dead Redemption disc?
September 12, 2010 1:10 PM Subscribe
What's wrong with my Red Dead Redemption disc [PS3]?
posted by austere to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
I took the game out for the first time in a couple of months the other day. I think there might have been a required update, if I'm not mistaken, and of course I would have installed it if so. However, I didn't get around to actually playing the game today. After starting it up, it ended up freezing when it got to the menu screen and started "scanning for downloadable content" or whatever. I restarted the system and tried several more times and found that it would sometimes freeze at that point, and at other times it would freeze after the introductory screens but before loading the menu (the screen would just go black as if transitioning, but nothing would ever come up). I eventually deleted all of the associated files (saved games, game data, etc) and tried again, and now when I start the game it immediately says that an updated version of the software is required; upon selecting 'OK' it says "Installing Red Dead Redemption" but freezes at 0%. I've tried restarting many, many times, and have cleaned the disc thoroughly a few times as well. There are no visible scratches or fingerprints either.
Is the disc ruined or is this something to do with the PS3? I can still load other games with no problem at all, and the RDR disc is probably in the best shape of all of them at a glance.
Thanks for any help!