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6th May '16 11:42:50 AM GBAuraRebirth
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** Then, in one of the strongest cases of "why bother?" in history, they added AI in a patch... which drives in a fixed course at a rate of 1mph and stops short of the finish line.
** The reason it stops is because it has finished the race... but there is no loss condition in the game. That's right, the game simply doesn't allow you to lose.

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** Then, in In one of the strongest cases of "why bother?" in history, they added AI in a patch... which drives causes the truck to drive in a fixed course at a rate of 1mph and stops short of the finish line.
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line. The reason it why the opponent stops is because it has finished the race... race, but there is no loss condition in the game. That's right, the game simply doesn't allow you to lose.



** In several cases, talking to an NPC would cause the game to reload the entire hub world from disc - even though you were ''already in the hub world''. Once it finished, the NPC would speak a ''single line'' of dialogue, and then it would ''load the entire hub world again''.
** This is demonstrated well during one of the boss rounds--one bug will let you explore the whole hubworld, even though only a small portion of it is used in the fight. Of note, the textures for certain locations won't load if you do, but the [[SkewedPriorities coding]] ''will.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' for the NES is already a masterpiece of broken game design, but one of the key factors for some of the glitches that can happen in the game are caused by the ''mapper in the cart'', not just in the coding. ''Action 52'' uses Mapper 228, which is unique as it's similar to the ones found in most bootleg multi-carts. Every game made for the NES has different types of mappers, and some of them have their own coding that can pull off some effects, like switching tiles. If you were to use a mapper, you need to be aware that the console can only read information from it in a specific way, or else you'll run into problems. Even then, it's not guaranteed to work because for the most part; the NES isn't made to read unlicensed mappers, especially if you were to program something in a certain way that the NES couldn't handle. One notable example regarding this issue is that ''Alfredo and the Fettucini'' and ''Jigsaw'' always crash when you try to load them normally, although most games on the cart start just fine. Why is that?[[labelnote:explanation]] If you open the game ROM by using a hex editor like [=XVI32=], you would discover that both games share the same ''bootup screen''. It's not only the same screen that lets you choose between one or two players, but it also ''executes the game''.[[/labelnote]] Mapper 228 is supposed to overlook that problem, but most emulators and even the NES itself doesn't support it, and it didn't understand the redirection. Of course, ''Action 52'' is already infamous as it is for boasting so many games in one cartridge, and not a single one of them got past ObviousBeta or is even considered acceptable for alpha standards.
** The mapper issue is more likely the same reason why the unreleased ''Cheetahmen II'' stops at Level 4, as it uses the same cart as ''Action 52''. The only way to get to the missing levels in the original is to fiddle with the cartridge upon inserting it into the system.

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** In several cases, talking to an NPC would cause the game to reload the entire hub world from the disc - even though you were ''already in the hub world''. Once it it's finished, the NPC would speak a ''single line'' of dialogue, and then it would ''load the entire hub world again''.
again''. This is subverted on one of the missions in Shadow's story as you are given the instructions first, and then it loads once. You'd think they let all the missions to be like this by bypass the very ludicrous and frequent load times.
** This issue is demonstrated well during one of the boss rounds--one bug will let you explore the whole hubworld, even though only a small portion of it is used in the fight. Of note, the textures for certain locations won't load if you do, but the [[SkewedPriorities coding]] ''will.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' for the NES is already a masterpiece of broken game design, but one of the key factors for some of the glitches that can happen in the game are caused by the ''mapper in the cart'', not just in the coding. ''Action 52'' uses Mapper 228, which is unique as it's similar to the ones found in most bootleg multi-carts. Every game made for the NES has different types of mappers, and some of them have their own coding that can pull off some effects, like switching tiles.in the Japanese version of ''Contra'', there's snow blowing in the mountain level, which from removed in the international versions to cut the costs. If you were to use a mapper, you need to be aware that the console can only read information from it in a specific way, or else you'll run into problems. Even then, it's not guaranteed to work because for the most part; the NES isn't made to read unlicensed mappers, especially if you were to program something in a certain way that the NES couldn't handle. One notable example regarding this issue is that ''Alfredo and the Fettucini'' and ''Jigsaw'' always crash when you try to load them normally, although most games on the cart start just fine. Why [[labelnote:Why is that?[[labelnote:explanation]] that?]] If you open the game ROM by using a hex editor like [=XVI32=], you would discover that both games share the same ''bootup screen''. It's not only the same screen that lets you choose between one or two players, but it also ''executes the game''.[[/labelnote]] Mapper 228 is supposed to overlook that problem, but most emulators and even the NES itself doesn't support it, and it didn't understand the redirection. redirection.[[/labelnote]] Of course, ''Action 52'' is already infamous as it is for boasting so many games in one cartridge, and not a single one of them got past ObviousBeta or is even considered acceptable for alpha standards.
** The mapper issue is more likely the same reason why the unreleased ''Cheetahmen II'' stops at Level 4, as it uses the same cart as ''Action 52''. The only way to get to While this is fixed in unofficial patches and the missing levels in still incredibly buggy re-release, if by some miracle you own the original is original, you need to fiddle with the cartridge upon inserting it into the system.system so it'll boot up on the inaccessible levels.
6th May '16 11:14:30 AM GBAuraRebirth
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' had an anti-cheat software so poorly programmed at launch that it would often mistake ''[[EpicFail the coding in the game itself as cheats]]'', ejecting customers who had done nothing at all from online play.



* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' had an anti-cheat software so poorly programmed at launch that it would often mistake coding in the game itself as cheats, ejecting customers who had done nothing at all from online play.
6th May '16 6:29:19 AM xenol
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* The process of installing ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' can be used as argument as to why EA should stop forcing its Origin platform on their physical releases and didn't really provide a good first impression of the service. The first is that Origin treats installing from a DVD as "downloading" the game, which feels kind of odd when you can't pause and resume it. The second is you cannot quit Origin while downloading and installing an update, which is something Steam can do. If you want to run the game, you also need to logon to their Battle Log website. And lastly, if this is a clean install, you have to install a plugin for your browser so the website can launch the game (which sounds kind of fishy). But overall, ''you do not launch ''Battlefield 3'' from Origin, you launch it from the Battle Log website'' (although if the service is offline, launching the game will take you to the single player part).



* The process of installing ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' can be used as argument as to why EA should stop forcing its Origin platform on their [=DVD-ROM=]s. The first is that Origin treats installing from a DVD as "downloading" the game, which feels kind of odd when you can't pause and resume it. The second is you cannot quit Origin while downloading and installing an update, which is something Steam can do. If you want to run the game, you also need to logon to their Battle Log website. And lastly, if this is a clean install, you have to install a plugin for your browser so the website can launch the game (which sounds kind of fishy). But overall, ''you do not launch ''Battlefield 3'' from Origin, you launch it from the Battle Log website''. Which also has the side effect of "you don't have internet connection? Too bad! You're not playing [=BF3=]".
4th May '16 11:33:56 AM legoking831
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* ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland 2: The Brickster's Revenge'' is infamous for its LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading, on par with the likes of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. The explanation behind this? The game prioritizes ''rendering the loading screen over actually reading any data.'' This means that for every frame that is rendered, a small amount (as in, ''10-20 bytes worth'') of information is read, which causes the game to spend an eternity loading things for absolutely no good reason. The kicker? This can be fixed by changing '''a single instruction''' in the game's EXE file, which instead changes the logic to read all the data before rendering a single frame, and the loading is minimized to only half a second rather than minutes on end.

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland 2: The Brickster's Revenge'' is infamous for its LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading, on par with the likes of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. The explanation behind this? The game prioritizes ''rendering the loading screen over actually reading any data.'' This means that for every frame that is rendered, a small amount (as in, ''10-20 bytes worth'') ''a single byte!'') of information is read, which causes the game to spend an eternity loading things for absolutely no good reason. The kicker? This can be fixed by changing '''a single instruction''' in the game's EXE file, which instead changes the logic to read all the data before rendering a single frame, and the loading is minimized to only half a second rather than minutes on end.
3rd May '16 8:04:13 PM legoking831
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* ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland 2: The Brickster's Revenge'' is infamous for its LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading, on par with the likes of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. The explanation behind this? If you extract the files, you'll discover that a lot of files are put in the wrong places and unorganized. So, the game will often load things that don't even need to be loaded.

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland 2: The Brickster's Revenge'' is infamous for its LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading, on par with the likes of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. The explanation behind this? If you extract The game prioritizes ''rendering the files, you'll discover loading screen over actually reading any data.'' This means that for every frame that is rendered, a lot small amount (as in, ''10-20 bytes worth'') of files are put in the wrong places and unorganized. So, information is read, which causes the game will often load to spend an eternity loading things that don't even need for absolutely no good reason. The kicker? This can be fixed by changing '''a single instruction''' in the game's EXE file, which instead changes the logic to be loaded.read all the data before rendering a single frame, and the loading is minimized to only half a second rather than minutes on end.
2nd May '16 12:11:52 AM bwburke94
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* Despite Adobe Photoshop having been the standard tool for professional digital artists for years, recent releases and developments have their increasingly disillusioned artist userbase investigating the products of competitors and open source projects.\\

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* Despite Adobe Photoshop having been the standard tool for professional digital artists for years, recent later releases and developments have their increasingly disillusioned artist userbase investigating the products of competitors and open source projects.\\



For starters, the company has begun insisting upon billing the program- and going to great lengths optimizing it to be- an idiot-proofed meme-generator and photo-sharpener targeted toward the [[MoneyDearBoy lucrative]] "casual users with way too much money to burn who think [[MagicalComputer Photoshop is magic]]" market. As a result, the "exciting new features" added in recent generations of Photoshop are frequently things like yet another way to remove red-eye, while [[PerpetualBeta basic glitches and quirks that artists have been wanting fixed for years remain ignored]]...\\

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For starters, the company has begun insisting upon billing the program- and going to great lengths optimizing it to be- an idiot-proofed meme-generator and photo-sharpener targeted toward the [[MoneyDearBoy lucrative]] "casual users with way too much money to burn who think [[MagicalComputer Photoshop is magic]]" market. As a result, the "exciting new features" added in recent generations of to Photoshop are frequently things like yet another way to remove red-eye, while [[PerpetualBeta basic glitches and quirks that artists have been wanting fixed for years remain ignored]]...\\



* In an effort to restore the tainted image of Internet Explorer with its most recent versions (9+), Microsoft has touted that it's more power-efficient than competing browsers. They mostly weren't taken seriously...[[StrawmanHasAPoint until Google admitted to not bothering to patch a bug that's caused the Windows version of Chrome to guzzle battery life for years]].\\

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* In an effort to restore the tainted image of Internet Explorer with its most recent versions (9+), Explorer, Microsoft has touted that it's more power-efficient than competing browsers. They mostly weren't taken seriously...[[StrawmanHasAPoint until Google admitted to not bothering to patch a bug that's caused the Windows version of Chrome to guzzle battery life for years]].\\



* Unlike most other browsers, Google Chrome runs each tab in a separate process. Any programer could tell you, the immediate downside of this is extraordinarily high RAM usage, as the Chrome is essentially running a duplicate version of itself for every tab you have open. The ostensible purpose of this is stability; if something goes wrong in one tab (such as Flash crashing--see its entry on this page) it won't bring down the entire session. However, anyone who tries to run Chrome alongside any other program besides maybe Windows Explorer without a near-bottomless well of RAM and gets the "tab/Google Chrome has crashed" error messages on a daily basis is probably questioning whether this design decision was worth the trade-off, or even whether it achieves its intended purpose.

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* Unlike most other browsers, Google Chrome runs each tab in a separate process. Any programer As any programmer could tell you, the immediate downside of this is extraordinarily high RAM usage, as the Chrome is essentially running a duplicate version of itself for every tab you have open. The ostensible purpose of this is stability; if something goes wrong in one tab (such as Flash crashing--see its entry on this page) it won't bring down the entire session. However, anyone who tries to run Chrome alongside any other program besides maybe Windows Explorer without a near-bottomless well of RAM and gets the "tab/Google Chrome has crashed" error messages on a daily basis is probably questioning whether this design decision was worth the trade-off, or even whether it achieves its intended purpose.



** A notorious problem is that Task Manager, the interface primarily used to halt crashed programs, became a standard program itself in recent versions of Windows. This means that it can be impossible to start Task Manager if the crashed program is "spin locking" (constantly using the CPU without achieving anything) because Task Manager has no special claim on the CPU compared to the crashed program. Task Manager also tries to place itself on top of other windows, but again has no special claim on this, so can be forced to the back by full screen or aggressive programs - an exploit frequently used by malware. Ironic because in Windows 3.1, Task Manager took priority over absolutely everything, although this may have been because of the much simpler multitasking architecture and lack of DMA.

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** A notorious problem is that Task Manager, the interface primarily used to halt crashed programs, became a standard program itself in recent versions of Windows.from Windows Vista onward. This means that it can be impossible to start Task Manager if the crashed program is "spin locking" (constantly using the CPU without achieving anything) because Task Manager has no special claim on the CPU compared to the crashed program. Task Manager also tries to place itself on top of other windows, but again has no special claim on this, so can be forced to the back by full screen or aggressive programs - an exploit frequently used by malware. Ironic because in Windows 3.1, Task Manager took priority over absolutely everything, although this may have been because of the much simpler multitasking architecture and lack of DMA.



** The Zune was also incompatible with [[BlatantLies PlaysForSure]]-protected media. Microsoft apparently can't even maintain compatibility with its own stuff.

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** The Zune was also incompatible with [[BlatantLies PlaysForSure]]-protected [=PlaysForSure=]-protected media. Microsoft apparently can't even maintain compatibility with its own stuff.



** Not that the later, stabler versions of Internet Explorer don't have their share of irritating issues. A recent addition to IE's stable of features is the ability to reopen your last browsing session after a crash. Seems fair enough... until you realize that this will not only reopen the tabs and windows you had open but anywhere from five to ''over thirty'' additional windows open to your home page, for no apparent reason.

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** Not that the later, stabler versions of Internet Explorer don't have their share of irritating issues. A recent addition to IE's stable of features is IE has the ability to reopen your last browsing session after a crash. Seems fair enough... until you realize that this will not only reopen the tabs and windows you had open but anywhere from five to ''over thirty'' additional windows open to your home page, for no apparent reason.



* Several recent browsers have a tendency to render each tab opened as its own process (viewable through Task Manager or similar programs). Although this is useful for purposes of security and the like (as well as less memory fragmentation, meaning the memory is recovered more efficiently when tabs are closed), it has the unfortunate side effect of absolutely ''clogging'' your computer's memory (each tab occupies a lot more of it). This has been known to exceed ''50 GB'' of wasted RAM.



** Also, Windows Media Player started as a very simplistic, lean-and-clean little software that did its basic job (of playing multimedia files), and did it decently well. Then at some point each new version of it added more and more eyecandy to it, increasing its resource consumption and decreasing its usability, up to a point where it became almost unusable. (This is the reason why Media Player Classic was made: To give people the good old WMP without the cruft.) The most recent WMP (in Windows 7) has backed up a bit on the eyecandy and cruft and is at least barely usable.

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** Also, Windows Media Player started as a very simplistic, lean-and-clean little software that did its basic job (of playing multimedia files), and did it decently well. Then at some point each new version of it added more and more eyecandy to it, increasing its resource consumption and decreasing its usability, up to a point where it became almost unusable. (This is the reason why Media Player Classic was made: To give people the good old WMP without the cruft.) The most recent WMP (in Windows 7) has 7 version of WMP backed up a bit on the eyecandy and cruft and is at least barely usable.



## The program is 32-bit, and puts it in the Program Files folder instead of Program Files (x86) on a 64-bit computer.

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## The program is 32-bit, and puts it itself in the Program Files folder instead of Program Files (x86) on a 64-bit computer.



** Oh, and don't bother trying to hide the notification icon with the appropriate options: It resets itself back to "Show icon and notifications" at each reboot.



*** And then someone at Microsoft set an incorrect flag and the optional Windows 10 upgrade was still classified as optional, but *checked by default*. Unsuspecting users went to sleep with Windows 7 and woke up with Windows 10. This happened right as Windows 10 adoption was slowing down due to early bugs and privacy concerns, so naturally some people claimed it was [[TheConspiracy intentional]].



While not a total system-breaker, Windows 10 Explorer still has some stray bugs here and there. The Explorer, which includes the Start menu interface and system Explorer proper, was once prone to seizing up temporarily and eventually coming free, or being restarted by Windows if it had hung for a certain period of time. This even occurred on a reasonably new computer with a fresh install of Windows 10, which is puzzling to say the least. This was annoying if one just came from [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows 8.1]]; the Start interface was radically different from Windows 7, but was ''noticeably less'' likely to trip up and restart.\\

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While not a total system-breaker, Windows 10 Explorer still has some stray bugs here and there. The Explorer, which includes the Start menu interface and system Explorer proper, was once prone to seizing up temporarily and eventually coming free, or being restarted by Windows if it had hung for a certain period of time. This even occurred on a reasonably new computer with a fresh install of Windows 10, which is puzzling to say the least. This was annoying if one just came from [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows 8.1]]; 1; the Start interface was radically different from Windows 7, but was ''noticeably less'' likely to trip up and restart.\\



Thankfully, the recent release of a Service Pack for Windows 10 (November 2015) has solved many of the bugs that the initial release had, and it appears Windows 10 is on its way to being just as stable as Windows 8.1 was. The upgrade even helps by resetting some of the configurations and apps (without totally resetting the system) for a like-new feel.\\

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Thankfully, the recent release of a November 2015 Service Pack for Windows 10 (November 2015) has solved many of the bugs that the initial release had, and it appears Windows 10 is on its way to being just as stable as Windows 8.1 was. The upgrade even helps by resetting some of the configurations and apps (without totally resetting the system) for a like-new feel.\\



** Recently [=UPlay=] was hacked and a version of Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon was downloaded, full and complete, a few months before its official PC release date. This forced UbiSoft to release the game around the same time as the console "exclusives".

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** Recently In 2013, [=UPlay=] was hacked and a version of Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' was downloaded, full and complete, a few months before its official PC release date. This forced UbiSoft Creator/{{Ubisoft}} to release the game around the same time as the console "exclusives".



** Say what you will about EA and Origin, but at least they have the decency to not sell their games on Steam if they want to force people to use their own program instead. You can still buy a Ubisoft game on Steam, but you still need to install uPlay to play it.
* The PC version of ''GearsOfWar'' had a DRM certificate that would expire on January 28, 2009, making the game unplayable after that date. Luckily, Epic released a patch to fix this shortly after.
* [[ElectronicArts EA's]] smartphone version of ''{{Tetris}}'' requires an Internet connection. For a single-player game. And if your connection drops in mid-game, it'll kick you back to the title screen. Despite the fact that there are no features in the game that should even require Internet connectivity. Fortunately, this is {{subverted}} with the iOS and Android versions.

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** Say what you will about EA and Origin, but at least they have the decency to not sell their games on Steam if they want to force people to use their own program instead. You can still buy a Ubisoft game on Steam, but you still need to install uPlay [=UPlay=] to play it.
* The PC version of ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' had a DRM certificate that would expire on January 28, 2009, making the game unplayable after that date. Luckily, Epic released a patch to fix this shortly after.
* [[ElectronicArts [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA's]] smartphone version of ''{{Tetris}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' requires an Internet connection. For a single-player game. And if your connection drops in mid-game, it'll kick you back to the title screen. Despite the fact that there are no features in the game that should even require Internet connectivity. Fortunately, this is {{subverted}} with the iOS and Android versions.



* One company, which shall remain nameless, used third-party DRM to enforce a 30 day trial for several games it produced. The problem is that the games were written in Java, and the third-party DRM worked by modifying a native code EXE file, which a standard Java program doesn't have.. so they applied the DRM to the Java Virtual Machine executable, which could be freely redownloaded from Sun.



* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' for the NES is already a [[SarcasmMode masterpiece]] of broken game design, but one of the key factors for some of the glitches that can happen in the game are caused by the ''mapper in the cart'', not just in the coding. ''Action 52'' uses Mapper 228, which is unique as it's similar to the ones found in most bootleg multi-carts. Every game made for the NES has different types of mappers, and some of them have their own coding that can pull off some effects, like switching tiles. If you were to use a mapper, you need to be aware that the console can only read information from it in a specific way, or else you'll run into problems. Even then, it's not guaranteed to work because for the most part; the NES isn't made to read unlicensed mappers, especially if you were to program something in a certain way that the NES couldn't handle. One notable example regarding this issue is that ''Alfredo and the Fettucini'' and ''Jigsaw'' always crash when you try to load them normally, although most games on the cart start just fine. Why is that?[[labelnote:explanation]] If you open the game ROM by using a HEX editor like [=XVI32=], you would discover that both games share the same ''bootup screen''. It's not only the same screen that lets you choose between one or two players, but it also ''executes the game''.[[/labelnote]] Mapper 228 is supposed to overlook that problem, but most emulators and even the NES itself doesn't support it, and it didn't understand the redirection. Of course, ''Action 52'' is already infamous as it is for boasting so many games in one cartridge, and not a single one of them got past ObviousBeta or is even considered acceptable for alpha standards.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' for the NES is already a [[SarcasmMode masterpiece]] masterpiece of broken game design, but one of the key factors for some of the glitches that can happen in the game are caused by the ''mapper in the cart'', not just in the coding. ''Action 52'' uses Mapper 228, which is unique as it's similar to the ones found in most bootleg multi-carts. Every game made for the NES has different types of mappers, and some of them have their own coding that can pull off some effects, like switching tiles. If you were to use a mapper, you need to be aware that the console can only read information from it in a specific way, or else you'll run into problems. Even then, it's not guaranteed to work because for the most part; the NES isn't made to read unlicensed mappers, especially if you were to program something in a certain way that the NES couldn't handle. One notable example regarding this issue is that ''Alfredo and the Fettucini'' and ''Jigsaw'' always crash when you try to load them normally, although most games on the cart start just fine. Why is that?[[labelnote:explanation]] If you open the game ROM by using a HEX hex editor like [=XVI32=], you would discover that both games share the same ''bootup screen''. It's not only the same screen that lets you choose between one or two players, but it also ''executes the game''.[[/labelnote]] Mapper 228 is supposed to overlook that problem, but most emulators and even the NES itself doesn't support it, and it didn't understand the redirection. Of course, ''Action 52'' is already infamous as it is for boasting so many games in one cartridge, and not a single one of them got past ObviousBeta or is even considered acceptable for alpha standards.



* The ''TetrisTheGrandMaster'' clone ''Heboris'' specifically, the [[GameMod unofficial expansion]] has more or less died out, because attempts to peek into the source code, much less make any further modifications, have proven futile due to the game being a messy hybrid of a gaming scripting language and C++ .

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* The ''TetrisTheGrandMaster'' ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster'' clone ''Heboris'' specifically, the [[GameMod unofficial expansion]] has more or less died out, because attempts to peek into the source code, much less make any further modifications, have proven futile due to the game being a messy hybrid of a gaming scripting language and C++ .



* ''{{Magicka}}'' is a very fun game, but sometimes it's so difficult to work with that it's ''almost'' not worth the trouble.

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* ''{{Magicka}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}'' is a very fun game, but sometimes it's so difficult to work with that it's ''almost'' not worth the trouble.



** To make matters worse, after one reviewer criticized the game's technical flaws [[SmallNameBigEgo they proceeded to block his social media accounts so that he could no longer contact them, and refused to take any advice from other programmers]]. Some even suspect that their recent shutdown was not due to hackers like they claimed, but embarrassment after an unofficial 5MB Flash port was released on the internet.

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** To make matters worse, after one reviewer criticized the game's technical flaws [[SmallNameBigEgo they proceeded to block his social media accounts so that he could no longer contact them, and refused to take any advice from other programmers]]. Some even suspect that their recent shutdown was not due to hackers like they claimed, but embarrassment after an unofficial 5MB Flash port was released on the internet.



* The UEFI firmware on some recent Samsung laptops [[http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/UEFI-on-Samsung-notebooks-Half-full-is-almost-broken-1827493.html choke and become bricked]] if the operating system writes too many variables to the firmware's memory. It was soon discovered that "too many" was about 50%.

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* The UEFI firmware on some recent Samsung laptops [[http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/UEFI-on-Samsung-notebooks-Half-full-is-almost-broken-1827493.html choke and become bricked]] if the operating system writes too many variables to the firmware's memory. It was soon discovered that "too many" was about 50%.



Yes, I [[SarcasmMode love needing a plug-in that lets hackers invade my computer]].

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Yes, I [[SarcasmMode love needing a plug-in that lets hackers invade my computer]].Needless to say, there are more bad coders out there than good ones.



* Adding another Sony example to the lot already present further down in this page: when they first started out with their portable music players, Sony didn't support the MP3 standard due to their historical unwillingness to support anything that could encourage piracy of any kind. Their players instead supported Atrac3, a proprietary Sony audio format. Being (somewhat surprisingly) smart enough to figure out that users would want to listen to their MP3 music, Sony sold the players with [=SonicStage=], an upload program capable of converting MP3 files to Atrac. [=SonicStage=] promptly proceeded to annoy a whole lot of people: buggy and prone to crashing, some computers couldn't run it at all (for reasons unknown), prompting many to return the players and switch brands.
** Made worse by the fact that aside from the problems resulting from [=SonicStage=], Atrac3s have better sound quality and a much smaller file size than the equivalent mp3. With the death of [=SonicStage=] due to the aforementioned problems and issues related to its closed source code, it's LostForever.

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* Adding another Sony example to the lot already present further down in on this page: when they first started out with their portable music players, Sony didn't support the MP3 standard due to their historical unwillingness to support anything that could encourage piracy of any kind. Their players instead supported Atrac3, [=Atrac3=], a proprietary Sony audio format. Being (somewhat surprisingly) smart enough to figure out that users would want to listen to their MP3 [=MP3=] music, Sony sold the players with [=SonicStage=], an upload program capable of converting MP3 files to Atrac. [=SonicStage=] promptly proceeded to annoy a whole lot of people: buggy and prone to crashing, some computers couldn't run it at all (for reasons unknown), prompting many to return the players and switch brands.
** Made worse by the fact that aside from the problems resulting from [=SonicStage=], Atrac3s have [=Atrac3=] has better sound quality and a much smaller file size than the equivalent mp3.[=MP3=]. With the death of [=SonicStage=] due to the aforementioned problems and issues related to its closed source code, it's LostForever.
1st May '16 10:01:42 PM bwburke94
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** Windows 10 installs updates by default, leaving home users with no way to defer or refuse defective updates. Before launch, Microsoft claimed they would perform rigorous testing of each new updates through their [[PerpetualBeta fast track program]]. Long story short, the first update that left users with an unusable computer occured [[EpicFail *before launch*,]] as the beta phase was winding down.

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** Windows 10 installs updates by default, leaving home users with no way to defer or refuse defective updates. Before launch, Microsoft claimed they would perform rigorous testing of each new updates through their [[PerpetualBeta fast track program]]. Long story short, the first update that left users with an unusable computer occured [[EpicFail *before launch*,]] ''[[EpicFail before launch]]'', as the beta phase was winding down.
29th Apr '16 1:27:40 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Internet Explorer 6...[[note]] (technically the earlier versions as well, but they were mostly out of use by the time the major issues became apparent)[[/note]] ''hoo boy''! At the time of its release it was widely seen as being a decent enough browser, though a lot of people complained that it hadn't really changed ''that'' much since all the way back with version 4. What became obvious as the years progressed -- something made all the worse by Microsoft's decision to effectively cease development on Internet Explorer and only upgrade it when what would eventually become Windows Vista was released; while they eventually backtracked on this policy and released it for older versions of Windows, the eventual Internet Explorer 7 wouldn't come until near the end of 2006, ''five years'' after [=IE6=]'s introduction -- was that it suffered from unbelievably poor security, to the point where new exploits were being found literally every day by the hacker community by early 2004. This, combined with Microsoft's stubborn refusal to do anything more than patch the most serious bugs, effectively restarted the Browser Wars which had largely been over since 1998, and saw Microsoft's >90% share of the browser market get demolished by Chrome, Firefox and the other browsers, to the point where only around 20% of PC users use Internet Explorer as their primary browser today (in comparison, over 40% of PC users use Chrome as their primary browser). The transition from [=IE6=] to newer browsers wasn't helped by [=IE6's=] support for HTML standards somehow being even ''worse'' than its security, requiring massive recoding of websites. In fact, some had to maintain separate [=IE6=]-compatible versions for several years after version 7 was released. On top of all of this, a ''ton'' of corporate intranet applications were designed with [=IE6=] in mind and simply didn't work at all on any other browser, forcing many big companies to stick with the browser (and, by extension, Windows XP) even to this day, thus still posing a massive security risk. There are several more things we could talk about, but the bottom line is, [=IE6=] is often regarded as being not just Microsoft's worst product, but arguably one of the worst tech products of all time.

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** Internet Explorer 6...[[note]] (technically the earlier versions as well, but they were mostly out of use by the time the major issues became apparent)[[/note]] ''hoo boy''! At the time of its release it was widely seen as being a decent enough browser, though a lot of people complained that it hadn't really changed ''that'' much since all the way back with version 4. What became obvious as the years progressed -- something made all the worse by Microsoft's decision to effectively cease development on Internet Explorer and only upgrade it when what would eventually become Windows Vista was released; while they eventually backtracked on this policy and released it for older versions of Windows, the eventual Internet Explorer 7 wouldn't come until near the end of 2006, ''five years'' after [=IE6=]'s introduction -- was that it suffered from unbelievably poor security, to the point where new exploits were being found literally every day by the hacker community by early 2004. This, combined with Microsoft's stubborn refusal to do anything more than patch the most serious bugs, effectively restarted the Browser Wars which had largely been over since 1998, and saw Microsoft's >90% share of the browser market get demolished by Chrome, Firefox and the other browsers, to the point where only around 20% of PC users use Internet Explorer as their primary browser today (in comparison, over 40% of PC users use Chrome as their primary browser). \\
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The transition from [=IE6=] to newer browsers wasn't helped by [=IE6's=] support for HTML standards somehow being even ''worse'' than its security, requiring massive recoding re-coding of websites. In fact, some had to maintain separate [=IE6=]-compatible versions for several years after version 7 was released. On top of all of this, a ''ton'' of corporate intranet applications were designed with [=IE6=] in mind and simply didn't work at all on any other browser, forcing many big companies to stick with the browser (and, by extension, Windows XP) even to this day, thus still posing a massive security risk. There are several more things we could talk about, but the bottom line is, [=IE6=] is often regarded as being not just Microsoft's worst product, but arguably one of the worst tech products of all time.



After a class-action lawsuit 1998, Iomega issued rebates in 2001 for future products. It was too little, too late, and CD-R disks were now more popular for mass storage and perceived as more reliable.[[http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/157888/25_worst_tech_products_all_time/]]

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After a class-action lawsuit 1998, Iomega issued rebates in 2001 for future products. It was too little, too late, and CD-R disks were now more popular for mass storage and perceived as more reliable.[[http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/157888/25_worst_tech_products_all_time/]]nz/article/157888/25_worst_tech_products_all_time/ The New Zealand site for PC World has the original article still available.]]
26th Apr '16 10:28:59 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash. You may notice it on this very site, taking up 100% of your CPU and 80 megabytes of your RAM to display a static image that would take up 12K as a JPG. Thank heavens for [[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433/ Flash]][[https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flashblock/gofhjkjmkpinhpoiabjplobcaignabnl block]].\\

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* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash. You may notice it on this very site, taking up 100% of your CPU and 80 megabytes of your RAM to display a static image that would take up 12K as a JPG. Also seen on numerous video sites, as a player that drags brand new multicore, multigigahertz computers to their knees in order to jerkily fail playing h.264 video that would run silky smooth on Pentium [=IIs=] or [=G3s=] as unwrapped files. Thank heavens for [[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433/ Flash]][[https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flashblock/gofhjkjmkpinhpoiabjplobcaignabnl block]]. And also praise the Builder that YouTube videos can be streamed into external video players, such as VLC or [=SMPlayer=] with its very own Youtube browser. It's not perfect, but it is great for bypassing the browser-bloat on single-core CPU's, or simply to save on CPU for multi-tasking. This is far more efficient as it also strongly uses video acceleration hardware AND only needs 1/4 to 1/2 of the CPU on a Pentium IV 2.8 GHZ system. Also, memory use is [[GeniusProgramming almost non-existent]].\\



Also seen on numerous video sites, as a player that drags brand new multicore, multigigahertz computers to their knees in order to jerkily fail playing h.264 video that would run silky smooth on Pentium [=IIs=] or [=G3s=] as unwrapped files.\\

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Also seen Even simple programs, like [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]], which can easily run at 70 frames per second on numerous a 486SX when written in C will struggle to run at 5 frames per ''minute'' when the same code is used in Flash on a computer more than a hundred times faster. And sometimes, the already-poor performance of Flash is compounded by the often badly coded applications written for it. To give an example, Creator/TheBBC embeds audio and/or video sites, as files in pretty much every article on the BBC News website. Unfortunately the initial version of the Flash app they used to do this was so badly designed that any system with a processor below a Core i7 was pretty much guaranteed to be utterly brought to its knees for several minutes at a time while the player that drags brand new multicore, multigigahertz computers loaded. It took months for the app's performance problem to their knees in order to jerkily fail playing h.264 video that would run silky smooth on Pentium [=IIs=] or [=G3s=] as unwrapped files.be fixed.\\



Praise the Builder that YouTube videos can be streamed into external video players, such as VLC or [=SMPlayer=] with its very own Youtube browser. It's not perfect, but it is great for bypassing the browser-bloat on single-core CPU's, or simply to save on CPU for multi-tasking. This is far more efficient as it also strongly uses video acceleration hardware AND only needs 1/4 to 1/2 of the CPU on a Pentium IV 2.8 GHZ system. Also, memory use is [[GeniusProgramming almost non-existent]].\\

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Praise A couple versions ago, the Builder that YouTube videos can be streamed into external video players, Windows Flash installer would sometimes report insufficient disk space even when there was no such as VLC or [=SMPlayer=] with its very own Youtube browser. It's not perfect, but it is great problem. The reason? The installer would check drive C for bypassing the browser-bloat on single-core CPU's, or simply to save on CPU for multi-tasking. This is far more efficient as it also strongly uses video acceleration hardware AND only needs 1/4 to 1/2 space, regardless of the CPU on actual destination drive, and even if C wasn't assigned to a Pentium IV 2.8 GHZ system. Also, memory hard drive at all. Compounding all these problems is the fact that Adobe appears to be deliberately crippling Flash in its capacity to perform its original purpose -- vector-based animation -- to try and get people to use is [[GeniusProgramming almost non-existent]].it for what ''they'' want, which seems to be websites (hands up, everyone who thinks this sounds reasonable. Anyone? No one? Good).\\



Even simple programs, like [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]], which can easily run at 70 frames per second on a 486SX when written in C will struggle to run at 5 frames per ''minute'' when the same code is used in Flash on a computer more than a hundred times faster.\\

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Even simple programs, like [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]], which can easily run at 70 frames per second on a 486SX when written in C will struggle to run at 5 frames per ''minute'' when the same code is used in Flash has issues on the security front as well. For example, in early 2015, over a computer two week period, Flash had ''three'' zero day exploits appear and attack unsuspecting users. As each one was patched, the next one appeared to make people's lives more than miserable. There is a hundred times faster.movement that Adobe is passively supporting called "Occupy Flash" that is pleading with users to uninstall the plug-in; with the rise of [=HTLM5=] content, this is quite feasible for certain people.\\



Sometimes the already-poor performance of Flash is compounded by the often badly coded applications written for it. To give an example, Creator/TheBBC embeds audio and/or video files in pretty much every article on the BBC News website. Unfortunately the initial version of the Flash app they used to do this was so badly designed that any system with a processor below a Core i7 was pretty much guaranteed to be utterly brought to its knees for several minutes at a time while the player loaded. It took months for the app's performance problem to be fixed.\\

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In July 14, 2015, Mozilla announced that ''all'' versions of Flash were now blocked by default in Firefox, citing Adobe's slow response to patching publicly available security exploits, to the delight of tech people the world over. However, Adobe soon issued patches, and Flash was unblocked -- though the general feeling is that this incident added another nail to a coffin that's been a '''long''' time coming. Website/YouTube has "given the finger" to Flash as well, and currently uses its own [=HTML5=] player by default. The memory consumption is reasonable for today's budget-computers (Budget Pentium, and AMD APU systems for example) considering it's running the full-featured YouTube site. Also, it, unlike the Flash player, supports 60 frames per second as well as playback speed options. A good omen, perhaps.
* Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader aren't much better either. Somehow, Ctrl+C to copy doesn't always work, despite the fact that this is one of the most basic features of any program that can display text.
Sometimes the already-poor performance of Flash is compounded by the often badly coded applications written for it. To give it works, sometimes it silently fails, sometimes it fails and pops up an example, Creator/TheBBC embeds audio and/or video files in pretty much every article on the BBC News website. Unfortunately the initial version of the Flash app they used to do this was so badly designed error message saying "An internal error has occurred", and sometimes it works but ''still'' pops up that any system with error. And if you hit Ctrl+C four times in a processor below row in a Core i7 was pretty much guaranteed futile attempt to be utterly brought to its knees for several minutes at a time while copy the player loaded. It took months for same text, you might get one of each result despite the app's performance problem to be fixed.fact that nothing else changed between attempts. It's like playing a slot machine.\\



A couple versions ago, the Windows Flash installer would sometimes report insufficient disk space even when there was no such problem. The reason? The installer would check drive C for space, regardless of the actual destination drive, and even if C wasn't assigned to a hard drive at all.\\

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A couple versions ago, Then there's the Windows Flash fact that the installer would sometimes report insufficient disk space even when there was no such problem. The reason? The installer would check drive C likes to add bloatware to the system in the form of "helper" programs that start with Windows, stay running as background tasks, and which the main program runs fine without, and the equally unneeded "Adobe AIR". Google searches for space, regardless of the actual destination drive, and even if C wasn't assigned to a hard drive at all."Adobe Reader without air" are very common.\\



Compounding all these problems is the fact that Adobe appears to be deliberately crippling Flash in its capacity to perform its original purpose -- vector-based animation -- to try and get people to use it for what ''they'' want, which seems to be websites (hands up, everyone who thinks this sounds reasonable. Anyone? No one? Good).\\

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Compounding all these problems is Also, Linux versions were somewhat troublesome. Sometimes, when having several documents opened, you cannot change between them using the fact that mouse -- same for using the menus. You have to "unlock" it from the document, by either clicking on the document, or using the keyboard to activate the menus. Adobe appears to be deliberately crippling Flash in its capacity to perform its original purpose -- vector-based animation -- to try eventually stopped developing Adobe Reader for Linux, but that's not really a bad thing when less bloated PDF viewers, like Evince and get people to use it for what ''they'' want, which seems to be websites (hands up, everyone who thinks this sounds reasonable. Anyone? No one? Good).Okular, exist (especially since those two also support other formats).\\



Flash has issues on the security front as well. For example, in early 2015, over a two week period, Flash had ''three'' zero day exploits appear and attack unsuspecting users. As each one was patched, the next one appeared to make people's lives more miserable. There is a movement that Adobe is passively supporting called "Occupy Flash" that is pleading with users to uninstall the plug-in; with the rise of [=HTLM5=] content, this is quite feasible for certain people.\\

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Flash has issues on the security front as well. For example, in early 2015, over a two week period, Flash had ''three'' zero day exploits appear and attack unsuspecting users. As each one was patched, the next one appeared to make people's lives more miserable. There is a movement that Early editions of Adobe Reader X would take forever to display a single PDF, take up huge amounts of processing power, and even had parts of the menu and toolbars disappear at random.
* Adobe Dreamweaver
is passively supporting called "Occupy Flash" that is pleading known to crash when trying to load a file with users to uninstall a size that's an exact multiple of 8,192 bytes. [[https://forums.adobe.com/thread/417116?start=0&tstart=0#eightkb This is actually a known issue and documented on Adobe's official support forums.]] The recommended solution? ''Open up the plug-in; with file in a text editor and add a few characters to change the rise of [=HTLM5=] content, this is quite feasible file size.''
* Despite Adobe Photoshop having been the standard tool
for certain people.professional digital artists for years, recent releases and developments have their increasingly disillusioned artist userbase investigating the products of competitors and open source projects.\\



In July 14, 2015, Mozilla announced that ''all'' versions of Flash were now blocked by default in Firefox, citing Adobe's slow response to patching publicly available security exploits, to the delight of tech people the world over. However, Adobe soon issued patches, and Flash was unblocked -- though the general feeling is that this incident added another nail to a coffin that's been a '''long''' time coming.\\

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In July 14, 2015, Mozilla announced that ''all'' versions of Flash were now blocked by default in Firefox, citing Adobe's slow response to patching publicly available security exploits, to For starters, the delight of tech people company has begun insisting upon billing the world over. However, Adobe soon issued patches, program- and Flash was unblocked -- though going to great lengths optimizing it to be- an idiot-proofed meme-generator and photo-sharpener targeted toward the general feeling [[MoneyDearBoy lucrative]] "casual users with way too much money to burn who think [[MagicalComputer Photoshop is that this incident magic]]" market. As a result, the "exciting new features" added in recent generations of Photoshop are frequently things like yet another nail way to a coffin that's remove red-eye, while [[PerpetualBeta basic glitches and quirks that artists have been a '''long''' time coming.wanting fixed for years remain ignored]]...\\



Website/YouTube has "given the finger" to Flash as well, and currently uses its own [=HTML5=] player by default. The memory consumption is reasonable for today's budget-computers (Budget Pentium, and AMD APU systems for example) considering it's running the full-featured YouTube site. Also, it, unlike the Flash player, supports 60 frames per second as well as playback speed options.. A good omen, perhaps.
* Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader aren't much better either. Somehow, Ctrl+C to copy doesn't always work, despite the fact that this is one of the most basic features of any program that can display text. Sometimes it works, sometimes it silently fails, sometimes it fails and pops up an error message saying "An internal error has occurred", and sometimes it works but ''still'' pops up that error. And if you hit Ctrl+C four times in a row in a futile attempt to copy the same text, you might get one of each result despite the fact that nothing else changed between attempts. It's like playing a slot machine.\\

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Website/YouTube has "given These problems include things like the finger" ability to Flash as well, and currently uses its own [=HTML5=] player by default. The memory consumption is reasonable for today's budget-computers (Budget Pentium, and AMD APU systems for example) considering it's running freely scroll the full-featured YouTube site. Also, it, unlike the Flash player, supports 60 frames per second as well as playback speed options.. A good omen, perhaps.
* Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader aren't much better either. Somehow, Ctrl+C
canvas in certain modes [[note]]which they did fix...on Macs. ''Some'' Macs.[[/note]], failure to copy doesn't always work, despite the fact that this is one update key aspects of the most basic features of any program that can display text. Sometimes it works, sometimes it silently fails, sometimes it fails and pops up an error message saying "An internal error has occurred", and sometimes it works but ''still'' pops up that error. And if you hit Ctrl+C four times in a row in a futile attempt to copy the same text, you might get one of each result despite the fact that nothing else changed between attempts. It's like playing a slot machine.the "liquify" tool to modern 64 bit multicore operation, and implementation of fundamental industry-standard utilities like ''total'' keybinding control, tiled windows in full screen mode, and changing the selected tool when the user changes tablet styluses[[note]]like nearly every other freeware or purchase program has been able to since about 2009...right around the time when Adobe inexplicably ''removed'' the feature from photoshop.[[/note]].\\



Then there's the fact that the installer likes to add bloatware to the system in the form of "helper" programs that start with Windows, stay running as background tasks, and which the main program runs fine without, and the equally unneeded "Adobe AIR". Google searches for "Adobe Reader without air" are very common.\\

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Then there's The best part? Those aforementioned "exciting new features" occasionally displacing, complicating, and/or generally eroding the performance of the GeniusProgramming aspects of the program that endeared it to artists in the first place. Meanwhile, Adobe seems baffled by the fact that the installer likes to add bloatware to the system many artists have expressed a complete disinterest in the form of "helper" programs that start with Windows, stay running as background tasks, and which the main trading their already-paid-for program runs fine without, for a rented one that introduces more such issues on a regular basis.
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[[folder:Apple - It Just Doesn't Work]]
* Apple products, especially iTunes, have a habit of downloading updates, installing them, then leaving behind a tens or even hundreds of megabytes (per update!) worth of temporary files which it doesn't clean up. Even if you update your iPod firmware, it'll leave behind the temporary files on the computer you used to update it. To add insult to injury, it leaves these files in its own application data directory instead of trying to look for a system-designated temporary directory, meaning any other program trying to find
and the equally clean up unneeded "Adobe AIR". Google searches temporary files won't notice. It's like living with the worst roommate ever. To get rid of these wastes of space, you have to dig through your file system to find Apple's directory, look for "Adobe Reader without air" are very common.the temporary directory within that, and delete the junk yourself.\\



Also, Linux versions were somewhat troublesome. Sometimes, when having several documents opened, you cannot change between them using the mouse -- same for using the menus. You have to "unlock" it from the document, by either clicking on the document, or using the keyboard to activate the menus. Adobe eventually stopped developing Adobe Reader for Linux, but that's not really a bad thing when less bloated PDF viewers, like Evince and Okular, exist (especially since those two also support other formats).\\

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Also, Linux versions were somewhat troublesome. Sometimes, It also always restarts the computer on Windows-based systems after applying the updates, without warning, even if it doesn't need the restart. It's annoying when having several documents opened, you cannot change between them using you're leaving the mouse -- same for using updater in the menus. You have to "unlock" it from the document, by either clicking on the document, or using the keyboard to activate the menus. Adobe eventually stopped developing Adobe Reader for Linux, but that's not really a bad thing when less bloated PDF viewers, like Evince background running and Okular, exist (especially since those two also support other formats).then all of your programs start to close all of a sudden.\\



Early editions of Adobe Reader X would take forever to display a single PDF, take up huge amounts of processing power, and even had parts of the menu and toolbars disappear at random.
* Adobe Dreamweaver is known to crash when trying to load a file with a size that's an exact multiple of 8,192 bytes. [[https://forums.adobe.com/thread/417116?start=0&tstart=0#eightkb This is actually a known issue and documented on Adobe's official support forums.]] The recommended solution? ''Open up the file in a text editor and add a few characters to change the file size.''
* Despite Adobe Photoshop having been the standard tool for professional digital artists for years, recent releases and developments have their increasingly disillusioned artist userbase investigating the products of competitors and open source projects.\\
\\
For starters, the company has begun insisting upon billing the program- and going to great lengths optimizing it to be- an idiot-proofed meme-generator and photo-sharpener targeted toward the [[MoneyDearBoy lucrative]] "casual users with way too much money to burn who think [[MagicalComputer Photoshop is magic]]" market. As a result, the "exciting new features" added in recent generations of Photoshop are frequently things like yet another way to remove red-eye, while [[PerpetualBeta basic glitches and quirks that artists have been wanting fixed for years remain ignored]]...\\
\\
These problems include things like the ability to freely scroll the canvas in certain modes [[note]]which they did fix...on Macs. ''Some'' Macs.[[/note]], failure to update key aspects of the program like the "liquify" tool to modern 64 bit multicore operation, and implementation of fundamental industry-standard utilities like ''total'' keybinding control, tiled windows in full screen mode, and changing the selected tool when the user changes tablet styluses[[note]]like nearly every other freeware or purchase program has been able to since about 2009...right around the time when Adobe inexplicably ''removed'' the feature from photoshop.[[/note]].\\
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The best part? Those aforementioned "exciting new features" occasionally displacing, complicating, and/or generally eroding the performance of the GeniusProgramming aspects of the program that endeared it to artists in the first place. Meanwhile, Adobe seems baffled by the fact that many artists have expressed a complete disinterest in trading their already-paid-for program for a rented one that introduces more such issues on a regular basis.
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[[folder:Apple - It Just Doesn't Work]]
* Apple products, especially iTunes, have a habit of downloading updates, installing them, then leaving behind a tens or even hundreds of megabytes (per update!) worth of temporary files which it doesn't clean up. Even if you update your iPod firmware, it'll leave behind the temporary files on the computer you used to update it. To add insult to injury, it leaves these files in its own application data directory instead of trying to look for a system-designated temporary directory, meaning any other program trying to find and clean up unneeded temporary files won't notice. It's like living with the worst roommate ever. To get rid of these wastes of space, you have to dig through your file system to find Apple's directory, look for the temporary directory within that, and delete the junk yourself.\\
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It also always restarts the computer on Windows-based systems after applying the updates, without warning, even if it doesn't need the restart. It's annoying when you're leaving the updater in the background running and then all of your programs start to close all of a sudden.\\
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Flash has issues on the security front as well. For example, in early 2015, over a two week period, Flash had ''three'' zero day exploits appear and attack unsuspecting users. As each one was patched, the next one appeared to make people's lives more miserable. There is a movement that Adobe is passively supporting called "Occupy Flash" that is pleading with users to uninstall the plug-in; with the rise of {=HTLM5=}, this is quite feasible for a certain people.\\

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Flash has issues on the security front as well. For example, in early 2015, over a two week period, Flash had ''three'' zero day exploits appear and attack unsuspecting users. As each one was patched, the next one appeared to make people's lives more miserable. There is a movement that Adobe is passively supporting called "Occupy Flash" that is pleading with users to uninstall the plug-in; with the rise of {=HTLM5=}, [=HTLM5=] content, this is quite feasible for a certain people.\\
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