Glitches in games

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Saro, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond ardent defender of abused anime girls

  2. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Shenanagans also has a very interesting GDQ run where he catches 151 Pokemon in a fairly short time using glitches. It's not as flashy, I think, as some others, but it involves a lot of precise menuing and inputs and is very impressive
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  3. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond ardent defender of abused anime girls

    I've been binging this youtube channel lately--more pokemon glitches, but these are videos that take you step-by-step through the glitches while explaining exactly how and why they occur due to quirks in the game programming. extremely interesting and informative watches

    I also recommend thezzazzglitch which is a channel full of similar videos
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  4. afarewelltokings

    afarewelltokings hey wasn't he in that talking head band?

    Not sure how I didn't see this thread before :0 glitches from Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow are one of my special interests!!!!!!

    Today I got to show off Super Glitch to someone who had never seen it before and it felt wild seeing their reaction
  5. afarewelltokings

    afarewelltokings hey wasn't he in that talking head band?

    Those have been two of my favorite youtube channels for years!!! You might be interested in ChickasaurusGL on youtube as well, a lot of their videos center around arbitrary code execution in the 2nd generation of Pokemon games
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  6. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    One of my favorite glitches, which is a story I have told a million times and will continue telling until the sun burns out, is how my horse got stuck in a tree in Skyrim. Like a kite.

    I was just chilling on my horse, near a stream. We'd come to a stop near the intersection of two sloped granite planes, I believe. That's when my horse started slipping. You know, as happens in Skyrim.

    We slipped up, of course, to the lip of a slight granite protrusion. And then we continued slipping, into the actual air.

    That's when I panicked and dismounted, to my eternal dismay. I should have stayed on that ride. How many people actually get to ride the violently airborne animal falling victim to a Skyrim glitch? I might have died but what a way to go!

    But it probably wouldn't have been all that glorious anyway. Because yeah, my horse slipped up into the sky and ran directly into a tree. And there it stayed, sadly caught amongst the branches.

    I don't remember how I got it down again. I probably used cheats or loaded my last save.

    I've never been able to get my horse stuck in that tree again. I'm not sure if I'm sad or not.
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  7. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    in a minecraft server i'm on there is a jetboots plugin and an economy plugin. you can refuel your jetboots with money, which i did to mine since they were running low. i then was flying low in a ravine trying to kill a zombie but the zombie hit me and my supposed-to-be-full-durabilty jetboots broke.

    i can still fly. mods are asleep right now but hopefully when they wake up i'll have actual jetboots back so i'm not in this weird situation where i can fly when i shouldn't, but shouldn't not be able to fly anyways.

    (those jetboots cost 30k of economy plugin money)
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  8. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    in celeste if you go through a one-way passageway and somehow return before it closes behind you into the room you came from, then retry the screen or kill Madeline, the game can't put you back at the entrance to the room because it's not a valid spawn point so it just puts you in the nearest valid spawn point, even if it'd require you to complete many steps of a long complicated puzzle to get there normally. it's called bubsdrop. it also works for any other instance of "the way you entered the room does not have an associated valid spawn point and you died/retried/saved and quit", but that's only relevant in modded maps...or it was, until the Farewell update had a room where doing that (second method: entering the room via a one-way pathway that closes up behind you and does not have a valid post-closing spawnpoint) is required to access a certain easter egg.
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  9. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    After all this talk of flying horses, I decided I needed to get back to SKYRIM for some quests and glitches!

    I'm a little curious about what I was planning to do last I played, because I've forgotten by now. All I have as evidence is a map pin and a... let's say suggestive assortment of things in my inventory. I usually have at least three full suits of armor, two for when I perform official jobs, because nobody wants to be killed by an unlicensed assassin I can only assume, and others for various situations I might encounter. I don't wear my sneaky gear for riding my horse around the wilderness, because glass armor looks fucking awesome and this is my opportunity to shine with fashion.

    But most of my usual armor is not my person right now. I have only two suits of some of my sneakiest armor. I have one bow with a hell of a nasty enchantment and five billion arrows of various types. I have exactly zero swords but three of the meanest daggers you will ever meet for the entire split second of the rest of your life. One of them steals souls. That's the nice one. My potions, along with the rest of my excess inventory, are mostly cleared out, but I didn't skimp on the particularly devastating poisons and random assortment of health and stam ones, and flame protection because vampire.

    Oh and the map pin? Is on or near the Thalmor embassy. Gee, whatever could I possibly have been planning. Hmmm.

    So of course I did absolutely none of that. Instead I wandered out east with this unnecessarily ominous collection of equipment. I retrieved a lute and cleared out some bandits and a dragon. And totally forgot that vampires get hungry, until I was in a bandit cave and the game informed me that I was suffering from Stage 1 Vampire Desperation.

    For those unfamiliar with Skyrim vampirism, the easiest way to deal with this is to find someone who is sleeping and pick their pocket for blood. No seriously, the option to feed appears as a submenu of the pickpocketing option when pickpocket is used on a sleeping person. Guard barracks are my standby, because guards work in shifts so someone is likely to be asleep at any given time, and Skyrim guards are not the most observant people you have ever met so you're reasonably likely to get away with it if you're careful. It doesn't hurt the guards because there's no game mechanic for damage due to mild exsanguination, and they don't hurt you. Everyone is happy!

    I was in a bandit cave not anywhere near any guards, but happily for me, it was night. One of the bandits was sleeping. Very convenient. I wasn't too concerned about being noticed because we were going to have to fight to the death anyway, so I wasn't as stealthy as I could have been. I did indeed wake the bandit. As he went to stand, still disoriented from sleep, I drew the bow I hadn't put away, and shot him point blank in the torso from where I stood at the foot of his sleep roll. He died instantly, emitting one last cry as he... clipped into the floor in a swirl of red particle effects representing the very mean enchantment from my bow. And then he totally vanished.

    I was a little confused, but I laughed it off and went about my explorations. A short time later, I found him! He had, uh, emerged from the ground, but behind me. He had so much forward momentum he vanished into the floor and rebounded real hard? I dunno man. But I took a picture! You can see me discovering the body with your own eyes!

    I have added helpful illustrations.
    vampire moment smallest.png
    There I am, visualizing myself standing fabulously over confused wakeful bandit, who flew with great diagonal force towards the pillow region/adjacent sleep roll, through the floor, and somehow ended up all the way over there in the opposite direction of his momentum, behind where I was standing. So that explains why I didn't see him at least. I mean it doesn't actually explain much of anything, but here we are in Skyrim!
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  10. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    Again in SKYYYYYYRIM, if you're in the right place at the right time of night, you can follow a ghostly headless horseman riding down the road like a man possessed, so to speak. Except this time it didn't quite go as planned. At least I hope this was a glitch, because it looked extremely silly.

    horseless headman.png
    I turn to watch as the headless apparition charges by me on foot. He is desperately chasing his horse, who is galloping full speed past a startled mercenary.
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  11. Hawkeguy

    Hawkeguy struggling to complete this thought

    not a very interesting one, but playing witcher 3 yesterday i talked to a merchant, who was standing there perfectly normally, but as soon as the camera switched to the usual dialogue position he started to wildly glitch-polka in and around geralt. also i couldn't buy anything from him. after exiting, the little text that says you can talk to a persons started wildly flickering for everyone in the area, ravelike.
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  12. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    My sister: Don’t turn your back on the body!
    Me: I can’t help it, it’s Skyrim!
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  13. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    This guy just decided to have a seat in the middle of the main road in the village, even though there is no seat to have.
    He sat there on thin air for quite a while.
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  14. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    PJ has gotten hold of Untitled Goose Game. This has been the result so far. While this just seems to be the game's normal collision shit it is only a matter of time before PJ breaks the ever living shit out of the game. Or maybe he already has and I simply haven't seen it yet. Still though.

    pj and goose game will be a hell of a combo
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  15. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    While poking around at Skyrim stuff on the internet, I came upon the most astounding case of accidental resurrection. This looks to be a Hearthfire custom house, in which you can install mounted animal heads on the walls for that homey atmosphere, Skyrim style. The taxidermied animal heads are not generally supposed to get better.

    It reminds me of those diners with a novelty vehicle artistically made to look like it’s crashing into the wall at an unlikely elevation, except it’s an angry bear.
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  16. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    So um, I was talking about that flying horse upthread.

    I had the most eventful night in Skyrim. The physics were very close to becoming unhinged. I was heading back down from the mountains trying to chill, thinking I was in the clear because I was back on the beaten path and I'd just given 5 gold to some sad farmers, in the manner of someone who totally did not fall over like a loser because a draugr shouted at her (I totally shouted her back when I was done lying in the snow like a doofus, and then she fell over, and it was all very dignified), when something came hurtling through the air, spinning. I thought it was some rags, or maybe an animal carcass, you know, airborne things. But it was none of those. It was a flying horseman on a black and white spotted horse, whirling madly, bouncing off the surrounding mountains, soaring through the trees. Yes, I was a little jealous. That could have been me if my horse were more aerodynamic.

    There's the lucky bastard, a distant black spot over my head, just under the W in my navigation HUD, careening off into the clouds, only upright because it seems like horses are just terminally upright in this game. They may be tilted sometimes but they're never sideways or upside down. It was very hard to photograph this man. He was just too wild and free.

    I expected that to be the last of him, but I did keep an eye to the sky, and not too long later he came rebounding briefly from above. Here he is above my navigation HUD, in the center top of the screen, above that tree. It's snowing horsemen...., despacito?! What is the proper song for this situation?

    In time the sky cleared, but the man and his faithful steed had disappeared somewhere between the mountains and the moons. Who was he? What comparatively banal thing would he have told me if I could have sniped E for action fast enough to speak to him if he'd ricocheted that close, which he did not? Ah, I know my song. Why oh whyyyyy caaaaaan't I?

    That was way more interesting than the dead bear that briefly became one with the ground, or the improbable vampire whose decapitated head wouldn't stop rolling vigorously down minor inclines.
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  17. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    Your tale of flying horsemen reminds me of my Adventure With Odd Flesh Pillars in Oblivion.

    I had a mod that, at a certain part of its quest, had you attacked by vampires when you wake up. This went off fine and, being a terminal klepto and vampires always having some Good Shit, I immediately stripped the would-be vampsassins of all their worldly possessions and went about my business.

    As I exited the inn, a thin spear of tanned flesh appeared before me, stretching into the sky taller than White Gold Tower. "That's weird" I said, and continued on shopping. I walked into the general store and-

    that line of flesh again, shooting through the ceiling. I still was not perturbed, as I'd begrudgingly downloaded a 'body physics' (aka boob jiggle) mod for a gorgeous armor that, alas, only came in jiggly form. Worth. But occasionally it bugged out and caused issues like peoples' breasts becoming 386 miles long. If there were weird flesh anomalies, it was probably that and if ignored would probably go away within a few cell changes. It could be stubborn sometimes, but eventually it'd knock it off.

    Skip to an in-game week later, when the next scheduled vampsaassin attack doesn't happen, and I'm still being pursued everywhere by a flesh spire. I'm getting pretty sick of this weird flesh pole, so I finally pop open the console and do some poking.

    It's. A vampsassin. Who apparently refused to count as dead and has been 'chasing' me all over Cyrodill. I haven't been attacked again because this guy refuses to count as dead, and his mangled, havok-ed out corpse keeps being unable to decide if it's alive and in combat or dead and ragdolling.

    So I resurrect him in the middle of the Imperial City. At noon. He resurrects naked because I stole and sold all his shit. And kill him again. He stays dead this time- I waited to make sure (I think I left the room too fast after killing and looting him). That night I'm attacked as I should be and the quest continued.

    And by 'waited to make sure' I might mean 'sat my character on a bench so I could laugh myself into an asthma attack'
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  18. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    the weird flesh pillars were the vampsassin's legs weren't they
  19. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    They were the vampsassin's everything. Their whole mesh got stretched out into a line of weird
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  20. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    Oh gosh, that reminds of the least prepared assassins in all of Morrowind. It’s not nearly as extravagant, but it was pretty funny at the time.

    I installed one of the expansions way too early. Morrowind had pretty seriously divergent playstyles compared to Oblivion or Skyrim, ime. My character was extremely good at stealth but she was at a huge disadvantage in a fair fight until she got damn far up in levels. The expansion had assassins that attacked you in your sleep as its introductory event. They were competent. I found them pretty much impossible to hide from.

    I don’t know why I didn’t just uninstall the expansion and wait until I was a higher level. You had to sleep in Morrowind because that’s how you accessed the level up menu. I started feeling afraid of beds. I just couldn’t kill those assassins. I wasn’t strong enough.

    Until the night where, due to a glitch, they showed up naked. They charged into my bedroom in their underwear, yelling threats with complete sincerity. I was so used to finding them overwhelmingly intimidating that it almost felt like being swatted but by a SWAT team who had honestly forgotten to put any clothes on that day.

    I utterly destroyed them. I was a little disappointed to miss out on looting their armor since it was supposed to be worth a lot. But I was a dedicated thief so I wasn’t exactly hurting for cash. And I was so relieved to have that over with that I just decided to roll with it.
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