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Astrobastard
Dec 31, 2008



Winky Face


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=axxYFDBs1zQ

This one never fails to slay me. Sorry for the mobile link, first time ive used the iPad on the forums as im away for a few days.

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Cwmagain
Jul 30, 2011

Caffeine only diet leads to paranoia and... the shakes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7trmEmI5Js

Found this in another thread some time ago, Skyrim's lead designer boasting about how good the game is that he made interspersed with clips of bugs, all set on In The Halls of the Mountain King. It's amazing.

univbee
Jun 3, 2004





SUPERMAN'S GAL PAL posted:

I know nothing about purposely glitching games, but the results are so absurd - is this on-purpose glitching a fairly recent thing?

Sort of. There are two factors at play:

1. The increased processing power of PCs and reverse-engineering has allowed people to build emulators with fully-controllable variables, allowing people to do things like the Super Mario 2 video where they intentionally sabotage the game's memory. The internet allowing collaboration on such projects has helped leaps and bounds, too.

2. This was touched on in the FF6 breaking LP: Cartridge storage sizes in the NES and SNES generation of games were incredibly limited, as were the resources of companies (most games today have more people doing the voices than there were working on the entire game back then), to the point where there weren't really any code checks for unexpected scenarios in games. Super Mario World is only half a megabyte in size, and even the biggest SNES game released in North America was only 4 megabytes.

Most of the recent generation of games, on the other hand, have code checks up the wazoo in the form of anti-piracy code and other things. This is due in part to the backlash from SimCopter's ending and GTA San Andreas' Hot Coffee scandal, so now game makers lock everything down very carefully (a friend of mine used to work for EA, and told me "you wouldn't believe the NDAs that I had to sign").

It's why none of the recent consoles have a Gameshark or equivalent, nor many options in the third-party controller department. Even if you could code one, odds are good that most attempts at hacking it to "see what crazy things would happen" would instead crash the game. The lack of checks back in those days resulted in the "gently caress it, we'll do it live" just-load-any-data-I-don't-care situations from that Mario 2 vid.

I could be mistaken, but I think most recent game glitches like the spinning heads in Gamebryo-based games and the weird hybrid creatures in Red Dead Redemption are a side effect of error correction attempts when reading game data straight from disc; I don't think they happen on PC or in situations where the game is running from the hard drive, and will probably happen less if the next generation of consoles installs the game code to the built-in hard drive, where read errors are far less likely. Having said that, no amount of playtesting will find every bug in a game, no matter how simple. Online communities like the tool-assisted speedrunners continue to find bugs and exploits in Super Mario 1 and the rest of the "classic" console games to this day.

univbee has a new favorite as of 15:44 on Jul 2, 2012

Zero Star
Jan 22, 2006

Robit the paranoid blogger.


Eggie posted:

So how about that Donkey Kong Country humping glitch?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d6w08PcC4A
Humping glitch, you say?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJvEgNeU4kQ

Chuck Buried Treasure
Dec 27, 2010



SUPERMAN'S GAL PAL posted:

Best part is it's goon-written but I can't recall for the life of me who it's by, but it got started in the video game urban legends thread.

Based on that Mario 2 video, I think I'd die of laughter first. I know nothing about purposely glitching games, but the results are so absurd - is this on-purpose glitching a fairly recent thing?

It's by the fantastic Rocketlex.

My favorite glitch I unfortunately don't have a video of, but one day after playing Red Dead Redemption for a long, long time, my PS3 started to overheat and things got weird. There were a ton of bugs and glitches all over the place, but the most memorable was when I went to duel that Mexican Army captain in the attack on Escalera. The pre-duel cutscene played out same as always, but once the actual shoot-out started, there were two of me. One standing in the foreground to the left like always, and another behind the captain, also in the "hand hovering over holstered revolver" dueling pose, and the captain was facing him, with his back turned to me! I actually just let him win instead of shooting him in the back because I was curious what would have happened if he shot my clone. Unfortunately that was an end to the fun, because shooting the copy counted as me dying in the duel and reloading my last save.

For actual images instead of just , sometimes in the Sims babies come out...wrong.



(the baby is that flesh-shaped cone in her hand)

Reo
Apr 11, 2003

That'll do, Carlos.
That'll do.




eating only apples posted:

Here's one of my favourites, a corpse goes wrong in Fallout 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OK8gjcnGLw
What IS it about games that makes this happen? Can anyone explain it? It's so drat common.

OneEightHundred
Feb 28, 2008

Soon, we will be unstoppable!


BF3: They've set a charge on our MCOM, disarm it! On second thought, RUN!

Manderley vs. the door

UNATCO hates the vacuum cleaner

Blitzcrank's extra-high-tension arm cable

OneEightHundred has a new favorite as of 15:30 on Jul 2, 2012

Jmcrofts
Jan 7, 2008

just chillin' in the club

Lipstick Apathy

MY PLANET NEEDS ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j35zckhRwXQ

Street Fighter x Tekken is an amazing trainwreck.

Eggbeater Jesus
Sep 21, 2008

Add a dab of lavender to milk. Leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it.

Reo posted:

What IS it about games that makes this happen? Can anyone explain it? It's so drat common.

There's a bug in Oblivion that I believe is related. If there's a corpse in an open doorway and you close the door, the body goes nuts. It also works with furniture. Some problem with object collision if I remember right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv1Hm0AXC18

Not quite as epic as Tenpenny's body wigging out, but hey. Thanks Bethesda!

No bid COVID
Jul 22, 2007





So basically The Sims is swarmed with Unfolders?

Someone has set the previously posted GTA 4 video to the intro to 28 days later:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmG8nO0-IhI

Which works really well, it does seem like it wouldn't be out of place as a silly horror movie premise.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


SUPERMAN'S GAL PAL posted:

Best part is it's goon-written but I can't recall for the life of me who it's by, but it got started in the video game urban legends thread.

Based on that Mario 2 video, I think I'd die of laughter first. I know nothing about purposely glitching games, but the results are so absurd - is this on-purpose glitching a fairly recent thing?

Doing it through an emulator? That's relatively recent. The principle? That goes at least as far back as the Atari 2600:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5S2hljtug

Turning the console on and off repeatedly in order to induce memory errors, also known as "frying" the cartridge.

dirby
Sep 21, 2004


Fun Shoe

Speaking of TAS glitches, I find most of the Rockman TAS pretty funny, but you can just skip to the end (about 12:50 in the video) if just want to see the ending cinematic gone horribly wrong:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lnogpRPvY4

Brofessor Slayton
Jan 1, 2012



In Mortal Kombat: Deception, you can try to pull off a Fatality and a Hara-Kiri at the same time. The game just splits the difference and has you do a fatality on yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-egksufiao

OneEightHundred
Feb 28, 2008

Soon, we will be unstoppable!


Unfortunately no video, but NFL '95 on the Genesis could be exploited to hell in 2-player coop mainly because the second player could press C to dive downfield before the snap and would not get called offsides. Cue hilarity like catching your own kickoffs, or throwing bombs downfield the instant the ball is snapped.

For extra hilarity, if the second player contacted a player on the other team while diving, the other team would get a 5 yard encroachment penalty.

Die Elf
May 7, 2012

and stay the


Astrobastard posted:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=axxYFDBs1zQ

This one never fails to slay me. Sorry for the mobile link, first time ive used the iPad on the forums as im away for a few days.

Here ya go, non mobile version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axxYFDBs1zQ

For content: Rimalus Bruiant loves dogs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDnnxI_9sPA

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


Tree Huffer posted:

Battlefield 3 Beta "Worm soldier" crawling glitch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE3zESmcqwA

Someone took the time to remake this one in real life, it must have been a pretty widespread problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6l4dAHKL-E

TheMover
Jun 24, 2010


You see, I'm not sure this a glitch because I think the game is -supposed- to be like this? But, I'm not sure and also I... I just
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQejI1A7-I
What is this? Does anybody even know?

(If I recall correctly, I think this was once featured in a past Awfulvision)

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


TheMover posted:

You see, I'm not sure this a glitch because I think the game is -supposed- to be like this? But, I'm not sure and also I... I just
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQejI1A7-I
What is this? Does anybody even know?

(If I recall correctly, I think this was once featured in a past Awfulvision)

That's a "make-your-own" type of fighting game, I want to say it's just called "Fighter Maker". In any case, it didn't really care what kinds of animations you made, and so there you go.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



TheMover posted:

You see, I'm not sure this a glitch because I think the game is -supposed- to be like this? But, I'm not sure and also I... I just
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQejI1A7-I
What is this? Does anybody even know?

(If I recall correctly, I think this was once featured in a past Awfulvision)

It's fighter maker. A game with the promise of making your own fighter down to their movements and animations. Which almost nobody did because that is both really tedious and the in game system was absolutely atrocious. Don't want to use the default? Hope you like making what was effectively stop motion slides for each of the parts of the punch. The best part was the animation didn't have to have any correlation to the move itself so you could make a self inflicted crotch punch a full-screen super for instant KOs.

texasdeathtrip
Oct 27, 2003


Skyrim "Disappearing Woman"
http://youtu.be/25x-gYrITaQ

Debunk This!
Apr 12, 2011



This will always be my favourite Skyrim glitch.

The Gods know what you've done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inkj4yop5P8

This next one isn't so much a glitch as bad programming but it definitely fits in.

Creepy Watson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13YlEPwOfmk

Farbtoner
May 17, 2011

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Barudak posted:

It's fighter maker. A game with the promise of making your own fighter down to their movements and animations. Which almost nobody did because that is both really tedious and the in game system was absolutely atrocious. Don't want to use the default? Hope you like making what was effectively stop motion slides for each of the parts of the punch. The best part was the animation didn't have to have any correlation to the move itself so you could make a self inflicted crotch punch a full-screen super for instant KOs.

There was a Japanese baseball game with a similar customization mechanic and the end results were just as ridonkulous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gjfZABX8Kw

Friends Are Evil
Oct 25, 2010

cats cats cats





Cartridge tilting counts, right?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhK6zTb2HoY

Adus
Nov 4, 2009

heck


Oldsrocket_27 posted:

Whatever happened to the Freelance Astronauts?

I think pipes and Ferr moved making further get togethers rare. That and probably burnout since they had been doing weekly streams for a couple years.

Speaking of the Freelance Astronauts, their "LP" of Oblivion is pretty much full of bugs and glitches due to using a bunch of mods.

I can't possibly link all the great moments but a favorite of mine is the first few minutes of this video. To get even more meta, during the video Maxwell actually describes another glitch from a STALKER presentation that sounds pretty hilarious and I wish there were a video of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2T2vC138Jo

MrBubbles
Feb 6, 2006


The Old Republic beta had one bug that made some of the character dialogue a little less dramatic than they intended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC74e4a6DBU

JfishPirate
Jun 24, 2006
I have been grossly misinformed about witches.

More Oblivion classics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ATh4y4XRjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpG4TdoGLmE This one is more of bad programming than an actual glitch, but it's still funny.

fishbacon
Nov 4, 2009
wonderful yet strange smell


Reo posted:

What IS it about games that makes this happen? Can anyone explain it? It's so drat common.

I imagine it is the physics engine that bugs out because there is a layer of collision between the ground and the top floor which the ragdoll falls through.

It also happens often if you kill people with grenades because that pushes them below a collision layer in the map, this makes them bug the gently caress out right below the textures or right above them.
Another example is in skyrim:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oso_mmhvm-Y

The engine is a mess and I hope they make something new for the next Fallout/TES game since it is really showing its age.


Batman Arkham Asylum had a great "bug" which would gimp Batman if you stole the game:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=95030 (can't find a video of it )

Beartaco
Apr 10, 2007

I THINK BUDWEISER IS GOOD. PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO ME.

TelevisedInsanity posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AweVxT1aKY

The best video game wrestling match in the history of our sport.

I was so tempted to turn it off as soon as I saw it was 20 minutes but this video is worth every second of your time.

Beartaco has a new favorite as of 11:37 on Jul 3, 2012

The War Queer
Apr 29, 2007

Call me "pixeltits"



Eggbeater Jesus posted:

There's a bug in Oblivion that I believe is related. If there's a corpse in an open doorway and you close the door, the body goes nuts. It also works with furniture. Some problem with object collision if I remember right.

It's a Havok thing. It's made especially creepy in the Dead Space games by the way the Necromorph's bodies come apart, and the sound effects. You'll have a severed limb stuck in a door, thrashing around, making this horrible wet meat sound.

Dead Space, man.

MeccaPrime
May 11, 2010



I love how hilariously broken Link's Awakening can get just by checking the map (so much so that I made a whole broken Let's Play out of it).

Here's one of the bonus videos I made for the LP that introduces a few odds and ends, but it is definitely something to witness live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0dc91dV9xk

I spent many a night "checking the map" on my brick of a Gameboy back in the day.

Chuck Buried Treasure
Dec 27, 2010



Mr. Fish posted:

Another example is in skyrim:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oso_mmhvm-Y

The engine is a mess and I hope they make something new for the next Fallout/TES game since it is really showing its age.

People keep saying this is a bug, but I refuse to believe it. It's a feature. Giants are just that strong.

lord funk
Feb 16, 2004



Brofessor Slayton posted:

In Mortal Kombat: Deception, you can try to pull off a Fatality and a Hara-Kiri at the same time. The game just splits the difference and has you do a fatality on yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-egksufiao

This is perfect. I'M SO ANGRY... nnNNGGGHRRGGGH MY CHEST EXPLODE!

Landerig
Oct 27, 2008

by Fistgrrl


Tony Hawk 3 glitches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnrM57sSVmk

There's another glitch in the Rio level this guy didn't cover. There's a big pool next to a building. Put on Moon Physics and Super Stats and launch yourself at the building from the pool. If you hit it high enough, you will bounce back at the exact angle that you hit the wall at.

Endorph
Jul 22, 2009

I may not be as cute as the other girls, but I'm the best at arm wrestling!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t0uCWjQ6Og

Guy glitches the ending of Heavy Rain so that the main character yells nothing but SHAUUUN throughout the entire end cutscene.

"SHAAUUUUN!"
"I'm afraid that's not possible."

HOW COULD YOU
Jun 1, 2006

The man in black fled across Middle Tennessee, and Pierre followed.


Endorph posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t0uCWjQ6Og

Guy glitches the ending of Heavy Rain so that the main character yells nothing but SHAUUUN throughout the entire end cutscene.

"SHAAUUUUN!"
"I'm afraid that's not possible."

Hahah holy poo poo, I did not think it would be that funny. I had to stop watching it at work because I was laughing so hard.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Any glitch that has to do with character ragdolls or physics or crazy AI are the best things. That baseball video someone posted was hilarious. As was Big Show literally worming his way back into the fight.

One of my favorite glitches of recent years is probably one of the most well known ones, but worth mentioning; the GTA IV swingset glitch. It's such a shame Red Dead Redemption didn't have this. I wanted to catapult my horse over the Rio Grande.

Apraxin
Feb 22, 2006

General-Admiral

I know that there's already been half a dozen videos of Red Dead Redemption's people-as-animals glitch posted, but I think everyone missed this gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv5cYYCwYg8

A minute-long cutscene where Mr. Edd the Talking Horse expounds on the nature of flight and then crashes a glider off a cliff.

Landerig
Oct 27, 2008

by Fistgrrl


Stare-Out posted:

Any glitch that has to do with character ragdolls or physics or crazy AI are the best things.

Oh yeah, here's a glitch from Far Cry, the bunker level.






That one spot in the level, you can kill the enemies and make then fall through the grating. They often get stuck or lay there jiggling weirdly until they fall through.

DONT TOUCH THE PC
Jul 15, 2001

You should try it, it's a real buzz.


Apraxin posted:

I know that there's already been half a dozen videos of Red Dead Redemption's people-as-animals glitch posted, but I think everyone missed this gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv5cYYCwYg8

A minute-long cutscene where Mr. Edd the Talking Horse expounds on the nature of flight and then crashes a glider off a cliff.

Best thing about that one? the "people are still strange" achievement at the end.

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OneEightHundred
Feb 28, 2008

Soon, we will be unstoppable!


Landerig posted:

That one spot in the level, you can kill the enemies and make then fall through the grating. They often get stuck or lay there jiggling weirdly until they fall through.
I wish I could find the old Postal 2 screenshot collection I had because this poo poo happened all the time. I was pushing around a cardboard box and it fell through the floor. I threw a grenade at a counter and one of the cigarette packs got stuck in the wall, so I kicked it and it disappeared, only for me to later pick it up out of the other side of the wall. Ragdolls got stuck in floors constantly. I also found a sewer-grate sized hole in a street and moved over it and promptly fell out of the map.

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