Crysis Remastered is now available on Nintendo Switch, and we're really liking what little we've played so far. Unfortunately it took some time before we were able to actually play it due to an oversight that seems to prevent the game from making 'proper' save data in specific circumstances.
We changed the character to a full stop so that it read 'nl.Alex' and the issue melted away like an ice lolly on a hot patio.
Upon initially loading the game we were able to get into the main menu and tried to launch a campaign. A bog-standard loading screen appeared but after around 30 seconds or so the game crashed completely and was forced closed. These things happen, so we didn't really pay it any mind... until it happened the next ten or eleven times afterwards.
After reaching out to others and much gnashing of teeth, it seemed that it wasn't a widespread issue with the game, but it was so consistent we couldn't believe it was just poor luck each time. Stranger yet it worked flawlessly on other accounts on the same Switch, and so the solution slowly started to reveal itself.
The original account we tried to use contained a colon in the username, 'nl:Alex' to be precise, and yet none of the other accounts had this character. We changed the character to a full stop so that it read 'nl.Alex' and the issue melted away like an ice lolly on a hot patio.
In computing terms certain characters are deemed 'illegal', meaning a system will not accept them so that they won't cause issues within a machine's workings (we're oversimplifying massively here). It's possible that that's what's happening here, and Crysis Remastered just flat-out doesn't want to create save data with certain special characters to avoid causing wobbly code, but the result is that the game has no idea what to do when it asks for save data and gets a whole lot of nothing in response.
Without delving into the code ourselves we can't be completely certain that this is the whole truth of the issue, but it seems that for the time being at least certain characters within your user's username will not be allowed if you want to play Crysis Remastered on your Nintendo Switch.
We've reached out to Crytek for comment and will update this article in due course.
Rather silly 'bug'. Should be easy to fix though.
Pretty funny. Very minor issue considering you can easily change your username at any time.
The game was constipated and everything got stuck. Hence, a colon issue.
Now that I'd call a bug. Unlike that Paper Mario major oversite where you could no longer progress in a game you were already 30 hours into.
Glad you figured it out Alex. Follow up tweet for those left wondering perhaps?
@Kienda LMFAO 😂, nice one
@rjejr huh, in Origami King? did I miss something? I am at the end of the 2nd streamer.
Crap, time to Google - great thing about working from home you can drop everything when these "emergencies" come up 😅🤣
So I can’t play as “Baby: Yoshi”? Luckily, my name is completely different on Switch. Not that I’m getting this game anyway,
What happens when your view on exception (error) handling is:
"We'll get to it, eventually"
But most likely, the Switch uses a FAT-like file system. Making a filename with : illegal in it.
This would also count for: / * ? < and >
Add one more notch to the legend of "but can it run Crysis?"
So inserting Alex’s colon breaks the switch - I bet the switch still works in the inverse scenario. Now that would be a real Crysis.
Lol, sounds like the easter-egg in Deltarune. Its on youtube.
@beazlen1 You win this section. 🤣🤣
@Agramonte It was a few articles before this 1, in case you got distracted by work from what's really important.
FYI - Sounds like it's streamer 4 or 5 so we should be ok. I'm a couple of hours past 2 myself. Sounds like a serious game breaker though so probably worth a read during a work break.
How can Crysis, one of the most processor intensive games of all time be destroyed by as little as a username?
That's some really high quality code there.
If anyone wants to hack the switch, this is a good sign. People who don't check their inputs, don't ever.
Another game flawed on launch.
@rjejr Well, always good to have priorities straight 😉
Thanks, I saw it. I am at the end of #2 and splitting my time with Ghost of Tsushima. So hopefully by the time I get there it will be fixed.
I love error codes, because you can usually look most of those up. But whenever is says “an error occurred,” that drives me up the wall ‘cause I can’t troubleshoot it!
Has anything been mentioned about multiplayer?
@BenAV Actually it is a big issue. if not for This article, not many people would find out what to do about it. and not everyone who plays crysis on switch follows nintendo life, so....
@Gus_Campos I don't think it'd be that hard to figure out.
@Agramonte I'm holding off on Ghost, probably until it's included w/ PS+ on PS5 the way I slog thru my backlog. Still putting in about an hour a day on ACNH.
I ran into some other issue this week-end playing this.
It appeared that, in some levels, when I was running to escape some fight, the game crashed with this same error message.
This does not happen when I only walk or go slower.
It happened 5 times this week-end.
A patch please !!!!
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