Frozen Synapse Prime PS3: Boot Crash Workaround

Hi guys,

It has come to our attention that a small number of people are having trouble when attempting to launch the PS3 version of Frozen Synapse Prime, specifically when trying to progress past the ‘Change Screen Space’ section of the initial launch process.

Months of work went into testing the game fully before release both internally and as part of the PlayStation submission process so we are shocked to find that a bug of this nature is occurring.

We are investigating the problem now and will endeavour to fix it as soon as possible.

In the meantime, players can use the following steps to bypass the issue:

  1. Locate and delete Frozen Synapse Prime from your PS3 system by pressing Triangle on the game icon and selecting ‘Delete’
  2. Scroll up to the Save Data Utility (PS3) folder
  3. Open the folder and delete any Frozen Synapse Prime data and any Corrupted Data
  4. Re-install Frozen Synapse Prime
  5. Boot Frozen Synapse Prime
  6. When prompted by the system to update to patch 1.01 press the O button to cancel
  7. Proceed past the ‘Change Screen Space’ screen
  8. At this point it is safe to quit the game reboot it and download the patch

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused and will keep you updated with our progress on a permanent solution.

Thank you for your patience!

Frozen Synapse Prime: heading to Steam on November 14th!

We are pleased to announce that their critically acclaimed remake of Frozen Synapse, Frozen Synapse Prime (Prime), is coming to Steam in November!

With a visual overhaul, an entirely new multiplayer suite and brand new Steam exclusive content, Prime has something for fans old and new.

For those new to the game, Prime is an asynchronous turn-based strategy game that allows players to take on multiple matches simultaneously. It also features a rich single player campaign set within a dystopian future, where players take on the role of a tactician to a resistance group attempting to prevent an evil corporation from taking over a city. Players control an elite strike team of futuristic soldiers, from shotgunners and snipers to grenadiers and machine gunners.

In Prime, players on two separate teams plot paths and issue orders to their squad members, creating a plan on a turn-by-turn basis. They can simulate the plan before committing to it but players then commit to them fully; this is called “Priming” a turn. Both plans are then played out on procedural, 3D, destructible and customizable battlefields and the resulting combat ensues!

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We have added some brand new features to help players improve their planning and performance; Prime features new 3D cameras, providing a better perspective for planning, along with dynamic cinematic replays so players can re-watch their matches, analyse their planning post-battle and enhance their strategy for future matches. We’ve also added some brand new playable tutorials, tailored to the needs of both the seasoned strategy pro and the tactics novice.

Exclusively for Steam gamers is an entirely new Arena Mode. Arena matches are designed to challenge both fans and newcomers alike; encouraging players to change the way they strategize, changing how they combine the strengths of their units and utilize the surrounding terrain like never before.

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Fans of the original Frozen Synapse and newcomers also have an opportunity to determine some of the new battlefields in Arena Mode. We have already selected a few and are inviting people to vote on the rest.

Prime will be available on Steam and other PC distribution sites from November 14th; The Prime Soundtrack will also be available, both on its own and in a Prime Soundtrack Edition bundle. All Prime products will have a week long 15% launch discount to sweeten the deal.

Feel free to follow @DoubleElevenLtd for all Prime news or head over to the Prime community hub on Steam. Don’t forget to vote on the battlefields here.

Introducing… Frozen Synapse Arenas – Vote Now!

Frozen Synapse Prime on Steam will feature brand new exclusive content, in form of Frozen Synapse Prime Arenas!

FIVE unique match types with their own battlegrounds designed specifically for Arena mode will be added to the game and you have the chance to vote on which ones make the final game!

Maps, squads and unit placements are not random in the new Arena matches, but created and balanced specifically for some awesome new multiplayer showdowns.

The Arena maps were conceived by our most devious designers, to challenge players to strategize a little differently, combine the strengths of your squad in new ways, and utilize the terrain like never before.

Which way will you turn in the tightly confined corridors of Claustrophobia? How can you make use of the Rocket Launcher in Necropolis to turn the tides of battle? Where will you position your Snipers in Crossfire? Which team will come out on top in the lawless town of the Dustbowl?

All Arena matches can also be played in Dark mode and against the AI in Skirmish mode.
For the first time, you the fans have the opportunity to help determine some exclusive content for Frozen Synapse!

We’ve picked a few of our favourite Arenas to be included in the game, now it’s your turn to pick the final 2!

Which Arena maps would you like to see go into the game? We’ve shortlisted 5 for you to vote on; Claustrophobia, Crossfire, Dustbowl, Maelstrom and Necropolis. Take a look at each Arena map, the squad positions and choose your favourites.

The two that get the highest number of votes will be selected as Frozen Synapse Prime Arenas and will be available when the game launches!

The Voting Rules…

Place your vote below and then if you like Tweet us your favourite Arena and why using the hashtag #FSP[NameOfArena] – for example #FSPCrossfire to @DoubleElevenLtd. You can also Tweet to ask our designers questions on the Arenas or anything else to do with Frozen Synapse Prime on PC.

We’ll keep you up to date with which Arenas are winning each day of the poll.

Voting will end on Tuesday 4th November at 5:00pm GMT.

Frozen Synapse Prime is coming to PlayStation®3 in November!

Exciting news guys –  Frozen Synapse Prime is planning its descent onto PlayStation®3 in Europe, America and Asia in November.

The definitive turn-based strategy game will be released together with Prime’s soundtrack, both on its own and in the Prime Soundtrack Edition bundle across all stores.

Prime was first released on the PlayStation Vita in September after almost two years of dedicated development from our awesome team. Achieving an 84 Metacritic, it was met with positive critical response from both press and fans and our team are delighted to be bringing it to PS3 in November.

Frozen Synapse Prime in a Nutshell

For those new to the game, Prime is an asynchronous turn-based strategy game that allows players to take on multiple matches simultaneously. It also features a rich single player campaign set within a dystopian future, where you take on the role of a tactician to a resistance group attempting to prevent an evil corporation from taking over a city.

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In Prime, players on two separate teams plot paths and issue orders to their squad members, creating a plan on a turn-by-turn basis. They can simulate the plan before committing to it but players then commit to them fully; this is called “Priming” a turn. Both plans are then played out and the resulting combat ensues!

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Players will learn to develop their own strategies and try to predict those of their opponent in order to be the ultimate victor. There are various match types in Prime, meaning a player can be faced with various objectives, whether they need to predict their opponent’s strategy, wipe them out or complete a set of match objectives. The mind games between players are what keep it interesting, combine this with randomly generated maps, distinct match types and a very open combat system and this guarantees that no two matches will ever be the same.

For a quick look at what to expect from the PS3 version, check out the trailer here

Not too long ago, we put together a series of tutorial videos based on the PlayStation Vita version to give players an understanding of what to expect in Prime. From a combat perspective the videos cover everything from planning and engaging, controlling a map, covering your team to how to gain advantage by combining the strengths of your units. Finally, with the combat system understood the multiplayer videos shows the unique game modes that can all be played at the same time given Prime’s asynchronous style of play.

Frozen Synapse Prime Tutorials: Combat & Multiplayer

Feel free to follow the developer on Twitter @DoubleElevenLtd where the team will be ready to answer questions when the game hits PlayStation® Network in November!

 

 

Frozen Synapse Prime: Vita Patch 1.01- now live!

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that we have implemented a few fixes for Frozen Synapse Prime to improve the experience on your PS Vita! See below for the list of updates:

  • Seasoned Veteran can now be unlocked across multiple sittings.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when playing the campaign in German.
  • Stopped ‘Dark’ matches appearing as ‘Light’ matches in the menus.
  • Fixed a number of issues that would change the outcome of previous turns.
  • Improved the speed of the UI.
  • Fixed various crashes.
  • Additional minor bug fixes.

The patch is currently live in Europe and the US and we’re expecting it to be live in Japan in the next couple of days.

UPDATE:

The patch has now gone live in Japan as of October 16th – see below for Japanese notes:

熟練の戦士が複数のプレイを通してアンロックできるようになりました。

ドイツ語でキャンペーンをプレイしている時に起こるクラッシュを修正しました。

暗い」マッチがメニューで「明るい」マッチと出なくなるようにしました。

以前のターンの結果を変更してしまういくつかの問題を修正しました。

UIの速度を改善しました。

いくつかのクラッシュバグを修正しました。

小さなバグをいくつか修正しました。