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Re: Epic crashes

Post by joefish » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:40 pm

AvP on the PS3 completely locked up on me at one point. I only paid a few quid for it in GAME's fire sale, so I though 'fusk this' and it went straight in the bin.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed on the 3DS keeps momentarily freezing - more than enough to throw you off completely. Fortunately I was only playing the demo.

You could get some quite pretty crashes on the ZX Spectrum when programming machine code. If you had a lot of small numbers on the stack and accidentally jumped into the ROM, it would keep popping in and out of ROM routines and you could get multi-coloured garbage all over the screen and then funny-coloured border stripes as if it was loading or saving in all the wrong colours.

There was a ROM sort-of bug in telling it to draw an arc (in BASIC) or more than 360° - so long as it was small enough to stay within the screen boundaries, it would go off on some crazy Spirograph-style swirly pattern drawing.

Don't think I've ever crashed an arcade game. I did come across an invincibility bug once in Bubble Bobble, but once you get both players stuck in narrow pits in the scenery, you're screwed.

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Re: Epic crashes

Post by Kaptain_Von » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:14 pm

Mine was a double crash. An actual crash in the PC version of Carmageddon sent my car spinning over a drop only for it to plummet through the ground on landing and into a formless grey ether. It was actually quite relaxing watching the car slowly tumble through the nothingness raising all kinds of questions on the meaning of existence :)
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Re: Epic crashes

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:41 am

Kaptain_Von wrote:Mine was a double crash. An actual crash in the PC version of Carmageddon sent my car spinning over a drop only for it to plummet through the ground on landing and into a formless grey ether. It was actually quite relaxing watching the car slowly tumble through the nothingness raising all kinds of questions on the meaning of existence :)
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Re: Epic crashes

Post by kelp7 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:02 pm

Awesome replies, thanks all :)

Just had another Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed the other day where I hit my boat on another player and then on the side of the wall in such a way that it flipped me over and so high into the air that I missed the 'transform' hoop you usually pass through just as I came to the next bit of road, so my boat didn't actually transform to a car and I was stuck as a boat on the road moving at approx. a few pixels forward every few seconds. It kept thinking I'd come off the track and kept putting me back there as a boat, on the road.... weirdness...
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