Disney Infinity players on PS3 are currently dealing with a conundrum. Their version of the game is prone to freezing and save data corruption due to issues with the game’s first patch and some server issues. Disney’s temporary solution involves deleting the patch and disconnecting the PS3 from the internet. In my experience, doing this stopped the issues, but it’s not ideal.
In Disney Infinity, being connected to the internet automatically links your character’s progress to your PSN account. If you don’t do this, your characters will be “guests” that can’t be unlocked in the Hall of Heroes. What’s worse is you can’t start a character as a guest and maintain their progress if and when you claim ownership. In other words, if you play offline, you’ll need to reset your character’s level if you want to link them to your profile. You’ll essentially have to do everything over again. For some people, that’s not an acceptable option. After all, there’s no way to know when the PS3 version will be patched. I didn’t want to wait, so I decided to try a little experiment to get myself back online.
We know the issues stem from the 1.01 patch and servers. However, I wondered if connecting to Disney’s servers when the patch was installed was the main culprit. I deleted the patch and un-linked my PSN account from my Disney account. I un-linked it by signing to disney.com/infinity, clicking on “My Account,” clicking on “My Linked Consoles” and un-linking my PS3. Since I did that, I was able to stay online without any freezes.
While online, the game automatically claimed eight of my characters as I put them on the Infinity Base. I also leveled them all to level 1 and unlocked their statues in the Hall of Heroes. I also swapped out characters on the Infinity Base in fairly quick succession with good results. I haven’t gone into the Toy Box yet, so keep that in mind.
After about an hour of gameplay, I’ve had no problems. You can try this method too, but be sure to back up your save in the cloud (if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) before trying this.
I’m not saying this is a surefire fix, but it has worked for me so far. I’m still backing up my data just in case this method fails. Try it out and see if it works for you.