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Fable 2 freezes, can't play the whole game through

I have a brand new xbox 360 pro version, and 2 games. Call of Duty 4 and Fable 2
I have no problems at all with Call of Duty 4. But tons of problems with Fable 2.
I've exchanged Fable 2, twice now in the past 2 weeks. Same things happening, freezing up everytime loading a new or old area.
Every time it reloads a new place, the game freezes. Sometimes I could get it to work to keep playing, but now can't finish the game. It's stuck on "Loading Tattered Spire". One time I got as far as the credits, but can't continue the game. It stays stuck on the "loading Tattered Spire". When I try to load the new game I started it's now stuck on "loading Hobbe Cave". I can't get it to go any further.
I've gone as far as Deleting the game and deleted my profile, put a new profile in. Adding a profile. I've done everything others have said to do. Called XBox tech support, Did what they told me: Disconnect hard drive, play the game without it and see if the problem is still there, it is. Reconnected the hard drive, did the X X LB RB X X. Still the same. Put in another profile, still not fixed. Started a new game with new profile, still doesn't work. Deleted the other games in the Xbox, still doesn't work.
I'm not hooked up where I am to go online to XBox live. I have to get a router and try that and see if there is anything that comes up for me to download.
I'm very new to the gaming world and don't really want to buy a bunch of games just to see what works and what doesn't! Also I'm not very techy either, so any and all advise is really appreciated! :)
I'm really upset with spending all this money for a game that doesn't work! It's really disappointing to keep starting the intire game over and have it not working!

Please help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    just got a new xbox on three games 400 hundred dollars!and games worked fine until i downloaded from the internet xbox live.fable 2 is the only one that is NOW haveing problems. what the hell i spend all this money now in a reseshun and i get it up the A--.Waht should i do i already brought it back to the agme store for a new one still meessed up!THank for nothing fable2 was Y I GOT THE STUPIED XBOX!

  • MaDusk Dec 28, 2008

    Hi there, i do have the same problem. I have bought the consol one month ago and someone give me fable two for christmas. I tryed to play, freeze few minutes after beginning. I play few times later to try it. Put out the supply to reset etc. I can't play it at all.

    I have updated my consol xbox, i change the game at the store saying it may have a bug, instead the new one, the problem is still there. I deleted all saved game and start a new one, nothing work.

    Need to know what is the solution.


  • kael669 Jan 02, 2009

    I too cannot seem to get my fable 2 game to work.Every time i start it i get five minutes in and it freezes on me.i had some downloaded content for fable 2 so i though that was the problem.i deleted it and tried dice...i tried new profile's new games over and over.nothing...please help!

  • Javien Jan 07, 2009

    I also own fable 2 and i got about half way throught the game and mine just froze while killing someone. i had to turn my xbox off for the fozen pitchure to go. I went back to target and returned it, i got a knew one and it did the same thing with a brand knew disc. I deleted memory off my hardrive, changed profile still didnt work so i told my dad who likes viedo games and plays now and then and he told me to get my money back and buy it in 6 months should i do that or if anyone has any solutions that would be great thnks!

  • coppergo Jan 07, 2009

    I had the same freezing problem, exchanged the game 3 times and then didn't open the third game, simply took it back and got my money back. Same problem reported all over the net with this game. Stay away from it.

  • dave_fridge Jan 17, 2009

    does it relli work if you download it onto your hardrive its really annoying when you buy a new weponand you have to delete your save data please make a soloutoin thanks

  • rmagdal1 Jan 18, 2009

    I bought a brand new XBOX Pro on 1-17-09 with Fable 2, bad idea, I played it for about 4 hours and never made it past the opening stage, obviously because I had to keep powering down my system after the game froze it over and over and over....So then I get the bright idea to exchange the game SAME PROBLEM again I start on the first level and it freezes before I make it to the second. I am pissed off and I hope Microsoft, XBOX, and Lionhead make good to the loyal gamers out here who paid hard earned bucks for a game that doesnt work. This is the first time I have ever bought a game and had it not work, again im pissed!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Yup same thing happened to me. I just exchanged it for another one and it doesnt work either.

  • d_l4 Jan 20, 2009

    got the game for xmas,got 50% into fable2 without any faults untill i hooked up xbox live to download knothole island,big mistake game keeps freezing!the lads in the game store said the fault only occurs when you download and that lionhead are trying to sort the problem with an update for the game through xbox live,too little too late!

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    my fable 2 freezes too I got 50% into the game and it started to freeze then I started a new game to see if it was just that account but it still freezes plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    help me before I get really angry with the game and destroy it.

  • tezcarter Jan 25, 2009

    hi im sarah yes im having the same problems with freezing on fable 2 ive taken the game back three times please tell me how to solve this problem as i love this game

  • luke bottaro Feb 04, 2009

    i put fable on and it freezes all the time and ive used 3 brand new coppies but it keeps on freezin. all my other games work fine

  • gavimann Feb 06, 2009

    Started playing Fable 2 and was really enjoying it until started freezing on me. First all the sound when of then the screen froze. Now I cant even load the game I was playing or even start a new game. I have never been on Xbox live as my location makes that impossible. I have tried trying the game without the hard drive, I have deleted other games on the profile, Have borrowed the game of a friend who swears that it works fine on his console, but still no joy. I have read that installing the game to the console might do the trick but I have no idea how to do this... If anyone has any suggestions I would very much appreciate it.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem and im really confused , i love this game aswell

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem i have 2 characters on fable 2 an evil male and good female when i go to load my evil char it will say loading bowerstone market and then it will just freeze.
    with my female i will start playing get to a certain bit of game/random bit and it will just freeze.
    it mostly happens when the game is loading

  • Saga Sue Mar 13, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I played the game for days and completed the main quest, with no problems at all. Then, I got the 3 red lights and had to send my console back to Microsoft. They replaced the motherboard and updated the software before they sent it back to me.

    Now, whenever I try to play Fable 2, the game freezes at random points. Sometimes I can reboot and play on for a few minutes, but it always freezes eventually, and I have decided to give up.

    I have tried playing Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed and Oblivion, none of which have any problems. This MUST be specific to Fable 2.

  • nicolasvista Mar 21, 2009

    When I play the game for 5-20 minutes it freezes, I play the game without the hard drive, because I have an Xbox 360 Arcade. I hope you guys can fix it!

    Thx a bunch, 

  • leoccl86 Mar 21, 2009

    I have a worse problem, my fable 2 cannot even start on my xbox 360.
    I've already changed it once and they denied me to change it again. Now I'm stuck with a brand new disc with a game I cannot even play.

    Anyone can solve this?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I just bought Fable 2 yesterday 24/03/09 I have played oblivion so far for 185 hours with no problems what so ever and have read the reviews etc on the Fable 2 and could't decide whether to buy it so as i said i bought it yesterday and within the first few mins of gameplay it froze 3 times so today 25/03/09 i have changed the game for a new one low and behold the first quest to find the bounty scroll things it has frozen again I have spoken to xbox support and they seem to think its the batch of discs I have been advised to take it back yet again and ask the store to play and if it freezes then its deffo the game thay also said they are un aware of any known faults with the game for the 360.... obviously there is and i feel that something needs to be done about it i will try to download it onto my hardrive and see if there is any improvements

    It would be brill if anyone could help out though i've only had my xbox360 since christmas so its still kinda new to me i have completed 4 games so far and played oblivion for soooo long and had no problems so i'm a lil gggrrrrrrr tee hee

    Battlin Bard <<< gamer tag say hi :o)

    emie x x x

  • d_l4 Mar 27, 2009

    ur a star emmie,that did the trick,cheak of lionhead trying to ignore the problem!slan abhaile!

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    well i have 2 problems, the first one is whenever i go to brightwood after you get garth and hammer on your side i always keep syaying on the loading screen where it shows you tips and whenever i try to install any of my games to my 360 it always says the disk is too dirty or scratched to read please clean or try again so can someone please help me

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    Yes, i have the same problem. It froze around 7 times and i just bought it an hour ago. The farthest i've ever gotten with out being it frozen is where your sister is ranting on how she got hit by that bully with the dog. I don't have a hard drive what else should i do

  • pconer0710 May 11, 2010

    Ok, can someone please help me out? I've never really downloaded a game on disc to my hard drive but from all I'm seeing with this issue and the fact that I am having the same problem, I figured I try your solution. Only problem, the download starts and when it gets to almost halfway done it says there was some type of error and to retry. The disc isn't dirty/scratched or anything. I don't get it. Anyone else had a problem with this? This is driving me nuts, I just want to play the game already and I'm about to just give up on it.



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OK so i posted my problem yesterday 25/03/09 about fable 2 freezing... I didn't take the advice from xbox i decided to download the game onto my hardrive and it seems to be working fine now I have played for a few hours with no problems just made sure that i go into the game library and click on the fable 2 game and then take the oiption play from hardrive hope this helps others that are having trouble i'll keep you all updateds if i incure any other problems with it... good luck and happy gaming everyone

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For the guess who post after me, if you download the x-box live download content, all the game will have a problem. If you read forum, they explain why you shouldn't download it. I say, you must delete the download, reset the consol and try again. I hope someone will find a way to resolve my problem and diane problem.


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Hey diane,
I understand your dillemma. What i would try is seeing if someone around you has a xbox that you could borrow. If you still have problems then post again. Though I'm sure it has something with your game. Rarely but sometimes it is just the game. Manufacturariers cannot account for every flaw. I appoligize for your experience. I love my 360 and really really enjoy Gears of War 2. My gamertag is Eeeeeeeeeekz feel free to look me up.
Please post with what you decide to do.

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I had the same problem. It would freeze shortly after the opening movie, at random times during the first part when you are a child. It froze the whole system not just the game. My solution was to install the game to the hard drive and play like that. It hasn't frozen a single time since I did that.

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