We’re back. Special thanks to anyone who sent concerns either through email or comments. While I was pretty busy last week I did manage to spend some more time with WWE 2K14. I talked about picking the game up last month but I just finally got a chance to really start playing it the way I wanted to. The game lets you create your own Universe by creating shows, PPVs, belts, arenas, and wrestlers. While in years past I would play shows mostly dominated by my own creations they were still made up of about 50% real wrestlers. This year I wanted to really tell my own story.
I created an army of fake wrestlers.
When I realized that just the characters I normally create weren’t going
to be enough I started throwing together quick characters to fill the
gaps. I created brand new arenas and
belts for my champions to hold. I spent hours modifying move sets or tweaking
character entrances. Finally I was to a
point where I’d be able to actually play the game. I still had some changes to make, but I could
start my Universe. As my shows neared
the end of the month we were headed to the first PPV and the first big title
matches. And then my game froze.
first PPV had three championship matches on the card. I tried all three of them and would end up
locked up or in an infinite loading loop.
Hours and hours had already been put into this and now I might have to
redo a huge portion of it to add normal belts.
I wasn’t happy. I ran to the
internet for help. I disabled entrances
and replays. I installed the game to my
harddrive. Anytime I tried to play the
title match in Universe for a custom belt the game would freeze. While experimenting with the Universe mode I
found my own workaround.
viewing the card in Universe mode go to the title match you want to play. When you press edit to change the match you
will be given two different options. One
is to change the match completely and the other is to just change the participants
in the match. For this you want to pick “change
the participants”. You’ll get another
warning message that says if you change the people involved in the match it
will no longer be a championship match.
At the character select screen the two wrestlers who were scheduled to
wrestle should already be selected.
Click accept and you should be able to play the match. It’s entirely possible that this won’t work
for you, the game is pretty damn buggy, but I’ve been able to play 3 different
title matches because of this trick.