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27th Nov '16 2:09:31 PM Willmo
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** Talking to Otis on Jambalaya Island has no negative effects the first time you do it, however talking to him again at any other point in the level will crash the game.
27th Nov '16 1:29:35 PM tkzv
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' some actions have to be done in the exactly right order, even if the game ''seems'' to accept any order. Usually it's no big deal, except for one puzzle that doesn't allow disassembling a partly-assembled contraption. It requires to inflate a rubber duck, pull it over a steel clamp, tie a rope to the clamp and use the device while the duck is still inflated. Since there's a time limit, many players reverse the order: attach the rope to the clamp, then blow up the duck and attach it. But this way the game behaves as if there is no rope, and April can neither use the device, nor untie the rope. The device is required to finish Chapter 2, but the mistake can be made early in Chapter 1. In other words, a player has to restart. There seem to exist several different versions where the bug may or may not manifest. The build 142 sold at gog.com does have the bug.
25th Nov '16 7:42:25 AM DuneTheWanderer
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** One especially funny one was the warblade power that let you end a negative condition. Due to the wording being exceptionally vague as to what counted, a warblade who suffered negative consequences from sunlight could technically use it to ''kill the sun'' (assuming the GM didn't pick up your copy of the book it was in and beat you over the head with it, anyway).

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** One especially funny one was the warblade power that let you end a negative condition. Due to the wording being exceptionally vague as to what counted, a warblade who suffered negative consequences from sunlight could technically use it to ''kill the sun'' (assuming the GM didn't pick up your copy of the book it was in and beat you over the head with it, anyway). Said ability, "Iron Heart Surge", has the literal wording of "if your character is experiencing a negative effect, end it". It's obvious it was meant to act as a Heroic Second Wind, but because of how actions work you can't actually use it while stunned, restrained, unconscious, etc. So instead, as written, you can use it to end negative effects on your character like ''pregnancy''.
23rd Nov '16 12:56:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Graphic adventure ''SimonTheSorcerer 2'' had a strange bug where a certain character and the object you needed to give them were on the same screen, and you could successfully use the SCUMM-style interface to "Give <object> to <character>" despite <object> not being in your inventory. This skipped a large chunk of game and messed up many dependencies.

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* Graphic adventure ''SimonTheSorcerer ''VideoGame/SimonTheSorcerer 2'' had a strange bug where a certain character and the object you needed to give them were on the same screen, and you could successfully use the SCUMM-style interface to "Give <object> to <character>" despite <object> not being in your inventory. This skipped a large chunk of game and messed up many dependencies.
18th Nov '16 7:30:40 AM Anodyne
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** The final level of ''VideoGame/TombRaiderChronicles'' (set in [[spoiler:Von Croy Industries]]) is already challenging, but is made even more so due to being buggy regarding game saves. There are several instances where saving or loading the game in a particular area has the potential to render it {{unwinnable}} due to one or other scripted sequence then failing to work correctly. Thankfully, there is a [[http://tombraiders.net/stella/walks/TR5walk/redalert.html walkthrough]] which details all these peccadilloes.
2nd Nov '16 4:33:39 PM ViperhawkZ
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** [[spoiler: Specifically, Lord English's "session glitch" causes the ectobiology equipment that the players use to create themselves and their guardians to appear in the post-Scratch session rather than the pre-Scratch session. Not Scratching the session would thus cause a paradox, since the players would never have been created in the first place.]]
28th Oct '16 2:13:31 AM TheSteelFire
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' has a nasty glitch with the final portrait ghost. If you beat the ghost, open the chest, and leave the room without picking up the key from the chest, the key will vanish and you're unable to reach the FinalBoss. Did you save your game after the fact? Time to play the entire game all over again!

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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' has a nasty glitch with the final portrait ghost. ghost, Van Gore. If you beat the ghost, him, open the chest, and leave the room without picking up the key from the chest, chest (to capture a Boo, for instance), the key will vanish and you're unable to reach the FinalBoss. Did However, this is only game-breaking if you save your game after don't know how to resolve it: the fact? Time to play key can be respawned by waiting in the entire game all over again!hallway outside of the room.
23rd Oct '16 7:07:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur III'' had one of these; GameFAQs has a writeup on it. Essentially, it's possible if you do something in a ''different'' game (but one whose save file preceded your ''Soul Calibur III'' save on the card), you may find your next Chronicles of the Sword run-through wiping out...well, if you're lucky, ''only'' your Chronicles progress. In some cases, the whole save file may get wiped. Some have reported that the card itself can die as a result. Unpleasant, to say the least.

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* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur III'' had one of these; GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs has a writeup on it. Essentially, it's possible if you do something in a ''different'' game (but one whose save file preceded your ''Soul Calibur III'' save on the card), you may find your next Chronicles of the Sword run-through wiping out...well, if you're lucky, ''only'' your Chronicles progress. In some cases, the whole save file may get wiped. Some have reported that the card itself can die as a result. Unpleasant, to say the least.



** The high level of bugs was not limited to the Xbox. Every version of the game was buggy enough that a unified "glitch guide" was uploaded to GameFAQs to track these problems.

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** The high level of bugs was not limited to the Xbox. Every version of the game was buggy enough that a unified "glitch guide" was uploaded to GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs to track these problems.
21st Oct '16 8:22:46 AM Prfnoff
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* ''[[http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/games/credits/intv0.shtml#wc_baseball World Championship Baseball]]'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} was released with a bug that occasionally caused the game to crash and display a debug screen. The original programmer had been working on fixing this bug before Mattel Electronics closed down, but their successor INTV didn't see correcting minor flaws in nearly-finished games before releasing them as worth the expense.
14th Oct '16 10:06:41 AM CoolTom1337
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* The last-gen versions of ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE 2K16]]'', and ''2K17'', as it turns out, have a potential '''''system breaking bug,''''' yes emphasis is needed here. Earlier titles have a tendency to glitch or crash, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard especially if you are winning,]] however were this to happen in ''2K16'' or''2K17'' it can result in your hard drive being corrupted ala the ''Soul Calibur'' example above and losing everything. Save data, games, any music or video you may have stored, everything, and there is no way to recover what the game had lost. Your only option is to format your system and start from scratch.

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* The last-gen versions of ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE 2K16]]'', and ''2K17'', as it turns out, have a potential '''''system breaking bug,''''' yes emphasis is needed here. Earlier titles have a tendency to glitch or crash, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard especially if you are winning,]] however were this to happen in ''2K16'' or''2K17'' or ''2K17'', it can result in your hard drive being corrupted ala the ''Soul Calibur'' example above and losing everything. Save data, games, any music or video you may have stored, everything, and there is no way to recover what the game had lost. Your only option is to format your system and start from scratch.
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