Great job m52nickerson, you isolated a few of the issues I've seen in my saved game and most of my friend's saved games. "Can't play pool no more" has been a perplexing problem for most of us folks, so I really like that you addressed it. I've never errr... "experienced" vanishing oyster, and I don't ever want to, but I do have a case of vanishing snapshot in San Fierro. I'm in the process of my 3rd check over of the snapshot locales, so far no good. Anybody else have this problem?