Man this game is doing nothing but freezing up. Every time I play it the game will eventually freeze up on me. Sometimes it will let me play for a couple of hours before it freezes but then sometimes it will freeze up after only a few minutes. I have to manually power down the PS3 because I can't even get back to the XMB. I have about 44 hours into the game and it as frozen up at least 20 times. They need to patch this game big time. I almost feel like taking it back to Best Buy and asking for my money back. It is a great game so this constant freezing makes me so damn mad.
Did the same for me as well. I was only 2 hours into the game and it froze on me about 10 times. It was almost impossible to progress the game because if it wasn't freezing, I was lagging HORRIBLY. I don't know when/if this issue will be resolved. I had the same problem for Fallout 3 and it wasn't as severe. Weird...
I hear you . This is the only game that will freeze up on me. Well that is only the Fallout games. Can't even finish Operation Anchorage on Fallout 3, it will freeze up in about 2 minutes every time. New Vegas started out good could play it for a while. Now I'm at level 30 and the thing will freeze up almost every 20 minutes or so, loading or even going through doors, it just stops, black screen, visual screen, just plain s u c k s. So f r i g g i n p i s s e d. (sorry for the spaces but this new forum layout also plain s u c k s)
I play this game on the 360 and it's the same way on that system too. I don't think the patch fixed the freezing issues that much. I still haven't bought the Dead Money dlc because of the freezing.
Have you tried deleting the Game Data (NOT Saved Data)? Sometimes this really helps the freezing issues.
You could also try saving new games rather than overwriting the same file and/or turn off the autosave.
All of these are the quick cure-alls for both NV and FO3. I can't say for certain that it will work, but usually it does (especially deleting the Game Data).
Oh, and if you eject the disc after the game freezes, it will eventually restart the system for you. IDK for certain, but I figure that has got to be better for the PS3 than the manual shutdown.
This game really should be recalled it's in such poor condition. It started out with very minimal freezes for the first 50 hours, but as soon as my save file hit about 7 MB in size, the game is now at a point where it is guaranteed to freeze within 30 minutes of playing every single time. I'm not going to suffer though that, so now I can no longer finish the game. It's a shame really because the game is very fun. It's just too bad they decided to release a piece of beta software to the public.
This is happening to me as well, and I'm level 30 too. Anyways, I just can't stop playing this damn game it's so much fun. Hey, taker, thanks for reminding me to delete my game data. I used to delete it after every third freeze, which usually comes in the second day. I mean I still experience freezes after delete save data, but its way more frequent if I don't. I really wish that they made these freezes the first priority.