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09-25-18 01:20:50 PM

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Posted on 07-09-17 10:35:05 AM Link | Quote
The first two Elder Scrolls games, Arena and Daggerfall, had save corruption bugs. It was a struggle.

There were also plenty of places where, if you saved and reloaded, you wouldn't be able to move.

Anvil of Dawn has a similar thing where you have a spell that deletes part of the level, after which if you save you won't be able to load anymore. Testing is hard.
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Posted on 07-11-17 10:32:26 PM Link | Quote
A friend of mine and I somehow accidentally discovered the infinite jumping trick in Donkey Kong Country's first mine cart level. We quickly figured out how to replicate it and were so stoked to try and get it submitted to Tips & Tricks magazines or something since this was the 90's, haha. We never went through with that though...
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Posted on 07-12-17 12:28:16 AM Link | Quote
There was always GameWinners back in those days.
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Posted on 02-08-18 03:49:44 PM Link | Quote
Think it was one of two glitches involving mines in GoldenEye. You can freeze mines/rockets in Bunker 1 or 2 by placing mines on TV screens and detonating them. Sometimes it freezes the game, other times it does what I mentioned.

The other glitch was placing remote mines on the rocketship before it launches in Aztec, which will result in the game crashing after the mission's over.
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Posted on 02-08-18 07:22:02 PM Link | Quote
It was not a gamebreaking bug, but once in Super Mario Bros. 2, I just defeated Mouser and a bomb exploded right next to little me. So I died. After respawning, there where two Mousers.

Also on the NES, I loved to play Super Mario Bros. 3, and after beating the game, it rewards you with 28 P-Wings, and I started to seek all nooks and cranies of the game.
So I got stuck in Bowsers Castle just before the door of the final fight in a little niche I couldn't get out anymore until the timer run out.
The level was changed for All Stars to hinder such a thing.
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Posted on 02-09-18 08:47:34 AM Link | Quote
I'm not even sure if this counts but Link's Awakening on the Gameboy.

I saved a game and went on my way. When I loaded it back up, pressed start on the title screen and... the only thing visible was Link. No menus. Selecting one of the saves froze, while selecting one of the other two loaded just fine... except only sprites were visible. Good luck navigating when you can't see anything.

I had to delete one save and upon restart everything was fixed. I still have no idea what I did to make that happen.
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Posted on 02-14-18 02:22:24 PM Link | Quote
I know rotten SRAM can cause that game to crash on boot, but I haven't found anything like that that'd make it just sort of. barf.

That's weird. I wonder what exactly it's doing that makes it crash.
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Posted on 02-14-18 11:21:57 PM Link | Quote
Dicking around with the move_objects on cheat in the original Sims. Don't delete the trashcan and mailbox, kids.
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Posted on 02-15-18 03:18:33 AM Link | Quote
If you delete the trash can, where is the mailbox supposed to go?
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Posted on 02-15-18 12:45:52 PM Link | Quote
More importantly, if you delete the trash can, what are your naked Sims supposed to stand in while blocking traffic?
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Posted on 03-17-18 11:49:38 AM (last edited by WarioBarker at 03-17-18 06:28:13 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by divingkataetheweirdo
David Wonn's site is still up, btw.

Something I've always wondered (and the site hasn't been updated in 12 years, so I feel comfortable asking this) - anybody know how to find/access the secret page? I've never been able to find it.
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Posted on 03-20-18 01:55:27 AM (last edited by Foxhack at 03-20-18 01:59:01 AM) Link | Quote
... it's not the commented out page in the source for etc.html, is it? "smksequel.html"

Edit: Ha! Found it.
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Posted on 05-01-18 04:53:58 PM Link | Quote
I've heard of that Link's Awakening thing before from screwing around with Game Genie. I guess it's loading a bad map or something?
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Posted on 09-12-18 06:27:47 AM Link | Quote
are necro posts a thing people care about still? did that ever stop being a thing?

my first game-breaking bug was actually the first PC edition of skyrim.
it was the intro cutscene where you ride into helgen to be executed.

the entire ride on the carriage went fine.

then it came into a stop where it should, near the chopping blocks in helgen.

but.. the characters never got off? you'd be sat in the carriage until you inevitably reset your game.
which is always fun.
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Posted on 09-12-18 12:48:46 PM Link | Quote
Not a game-breaking bug as such, but an "unwinnable state" for sure - Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, probably the C64 version, but I assume it's the same in all of them.

Spoilers for a 30 years old graphic adventure, btw.

Near the beginning of the game, you can use wire cutters to stea- uh, borrow a bobby pin sign from a storefront. If you were in the "check ever location on screen with every item in your inventory" mindset, or had a walkthrough, then congrats, you likely didn't run into this!

So, near the end of the game, you're on Mars and need to open a pyramid to proceed. Guess what the pyramid has? A key hole! Guess what you can use to pick that lock? The bobby pin sign! Guess who, some 20+ years ago, originally started playing the game without a walkthrough, eventually got stuck, then used a walkthrough their dad gave them for the remainder of the game? Me!

Guess who didn't take the bloody bobby pin sign at the beginning of the game.

Also guess who, if they were an anime character or something, would get visible anger veins whenever they think of or hear the word "Haarnadelschild", i.e. the German version's name for the bobby pin sign.

I have yet to seriously try to play the game again.
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Posted on 09-12-18 02:48:24 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by xdaniel

Also guess who, if they were an anime character or something, would get visible anger veins whenever they think of or hear the word "Haarnadelschild", i.e. the German version's name for the bobby pin sign.



again, reminding me why german is, in fact, one of the sillier languages
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