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After a long-ish playthrough of Just Cause 2 on PS3 (about 20+ hours, completed the story, about 35% completion) my parachute won't open. Ever. I press the X button (jump/parachute) and nothing happens, even when in free fall (jumping out of a plane/helicopter) or grappling. No matter what I do, I can't open my parachute.

I've reverted my controller settings to default (and ALL settings, just to be sure). The Controls screen still shows X as the control for parachute. Doesn't work, ever. I've restarted the game, the system, no luck. Saved, loaded the save (not from autosave). I tried switching from the default parachute to the red DLC parachute. Nothing has worked. The parachute does work on a new save, and on a much older save.

Is there anything I can do to get my parachute back? The game is completely unplayable without it. If this glitch is permanent, how can I avoid it if I have to go back to the old save?

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that stinks, the parachute is like 90% of the fun in JC2 –  z ' Aug 18 '12 at 1:35
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Maybe you ran out of parachutes? :D (kidding) –  Joe the Person Aug 18 '12 at 4:55
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I had the exact same issue, which happened right after I completed the "Pirate Broadcast" mission for the "Reapers". On this forum, I found out about this fix (direct link to patch download), and applying it on my ".sav" file corrected the problem.

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Crap, I'm on PS3. Fix sounds great for PC users though. –  Ben Brocka Sep 30 '12 at 16:12
    
Oh I missed that in your question, sorry that it can't apply to your problem. –  Fueled Oct 1 '12 at 17:01
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Try:

  • Entering a cutscene, for example entering a mission/stronghold takeover.
  • Deleting the Just Cause 2 Entry in Game Data Utility (NOT save games!)
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Nope, tried both, still no parachute... –  Ben Brocka Aug 18 '12 at 6:27
    
Have you tried dying/respawning? –  Joe the Person Aug 18 '12 at 7:01
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