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Missing GT Academy Car 8-31-12 370Z Tuned

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HELP! Wake up tech support.

 

I have 2 P/S-3 units. A 120 GB & a 320 GB. The 120 is around 3 years old. The 320 is 4 months old & being returned to Sony for some glitching. I ALWAYs keep both machines updated.

 

Before sending the 320 in, I connect an Ethernet cable to transfer info as instructed. Of course nothing works perfect, and I loose my Cabala's Big Game Hunt saved info because it's copy-written. Expected that, but hoped it would carry over. Nope. Noticed a few other minor items missing like themes, photos, replays, car thumbnails and such. Not a deal killer.

 

Then today, Aug 31, 2012, PD releases a new "BEST FOR LAST" 8th GT Academy Challenge using that awesome machine the 370Z Tuned Nissan. And on the most awesome track, challenge and rewards to date, just my opinion. But I think you'd have to have a few loose lugnuts to disagree? Man I wanted so bad to attack that challenge. That track, that car, I wouldn't see or hear my wife for hours, maybe even days.

 

BUT, IT'S FREAKIN' GONE !!! My beloved 370Z Tuned has been jacked.  The other 7 GT Academy Award cars are still there, idling away. Why couldn't the Nissan GT Academy "LEAF" been the one?

 

And there's that dang time limit that will zoom by faster than tech can re-issue the car.

 

I've seen similar posts about different cars, but none on this one.

 

I don't understand why PD has to "generate" a fix for this glitch, when it seems they just have to verify you've earned it, and re-issue again. Should not require any fancy computer fixes!??! Making mountains out of molehills.

 

And forget Sony's tech support, they send you here.

 

As I read in someone else's post, they back-up their game info via their USB port & Compact Flash Cards. I also backup my 2 user accounts but with thumb-drives or memory sticks, whichever you prefer. Problem is I over-wrote the saved info without knowing the car was gone, or I could have restored it myself. V   E   R   Y   frustrating!

 

Digital Lojack . . . . . . . Hmmmm?

 

OK, I'm done venting (for now anyways).

 

Any advice or shared similar experiences would be greatly appreciated. Just to help me keep running on all 8.

 

Later,

Posting newbie Chuck a.k.a. ESCORT1990 & PAIN_POWERED.

 

p.s. I am not an escort, some users have asked. I just drive one. I'm not proud, it's not awesome, but 53,000 original miles, 35 mpg with auto & air, I'll drive the ugly little beast into the ground.

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Re: Missing GT Academy Car 8-31-12 370Z Tuned

Aug 31, 2012

Welcome to the GT forum, Escort1990!

 

Lost or disappeared cars may never get replaced. At least there is no indication at all that this problem is being resolved. PD is aware of the problem.

 

That's all we know.

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Re: Missing GT Academy Car 8-31-12 370Z Tuned

Sep 1, 2012
How does one "earn the car by getting all gold in round 8" if this IS round 8?
Fwiw, I own the car but it won't let me use it.
What do I do?
My garage


http://www.mygranturismo.net/1724




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Re: Missing GT Academy Car 8-31-12 370Z Tuned

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BlackIceLSC wrote:
How does one "earn the car by getting all gold in round 8" if this IS round 8?
Fwiw, I own the car but it won't let me use it.
What do I do?

See my answer in the other thread.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Gran-Turismo-Series-General/Seasonal-Events-GT-Academy-Round-...



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Re: Missing GT Academy Car 8-31-12 370Z Tuned

Sep 3, 2012

i am having the same problem. one day it was there and the next day i can't find it where o where did my  370Z Tuned go. PlayStation fix this problem. COME ON MAN.

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Re: Missing GT Academy Car 8-31-12 370Z Tuned

Sep 4, 2012

Thanks all for the info. I feel violated, and now have to wait until PD's Police find & return my car. Sounds like it may never happen. So, so sad. It wasn't even insured yet. Smiley Sad

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