Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – How to Fix DLC Error When Loading Saves or Missing DLC

This guide describes how to fix the “The downloadable content attached to this save cannot be found. Please download the content from the store once again.” when loading a save file and also fixes if you’re missing Adventure Pack DLC items.

Guide to Fix DLC Error

The Problem

If you load a save containing DLC items and don’t have DLC installed properly, you’ll get this error:

If DLC is not installed properly, you’re either missing all DLCs or only have half of them:

The Fix

  • Please check where you have installed Tales of Vesperia. The default directory is:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition

If you’re unsure where you have installed the game, do this:

  1. In Steam Library, right-click on “Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition”.
  2. Choose “Properties…”
  3. Click “LOCAL FILES”.
  4. Click “Browse…”
  • What you want to do is locate the Steam’s configuration file (the manifest file that contains information about the game’s installation). It should be located in a directory before TOV’s folder:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\
  • Before you do anything, please check Steam is not running. Any changes you make will revert back to how it was if Steam is running.
  • What you want to do is open the configuration file (appmanifest_742300.acf) in Notepad:
  • Look for for the “Installed Depots” section in the file.
  • Add the missing DLC Depots under “InstalledDepots” after the first } (closed bracket) sign:
"738542"
{
"manifest"		"-1"
"size"		"0"
"dlcappid"		"821740"
}
"738543"
{
"manifest"		"-1"
"size"		"0"
"dlcappid"		"821750"
}
  • Remove the lines that contain “DisabledDLC” followed by either empty quotations marks or numbers inside the quotation marks.
  • If you did everything correctly. The end result should look like this:
  • Save the file.
  • Launch Steam.
  • Launch the game.
  • Now depending on your issue, the loaded saves containing DLC items should work and the missing DLC can be found in the items menu:
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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