I'm surprised by the lack of any topics about this bug, which leads me to believe that I must be doing something wrong. I hope that is the case, because I love the game enough to want an easy and fast fix.
Here's the short of it: I got the "file not found" bug which prevents me from manual saving. Apparently that is easily dismissed, because The Stick of Truth is also supposed to make constant auto-saves. Now, I can find the auto-saves on my computer in the Documents/MyGames/South Park/save chain of files, but the game will not recognize that I have them. When I restart or reinstall the game, I am never presented with the option to load at the main menu.
I have attempted to start new characters; their data is never found by the game. I have tried to mess with the administrator privileges for the game and its .exe. Nothing has changed.
What can be done?
Thank you ahead of time.