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Let's Glitch Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Updated November 17th, 2009)

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by GoldS, May 7, 2009.

  1. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=344782:date=Aug 28 2009, 04:55 AM:name=nineko)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (nineko @ Aug 28 2009, 04:55 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344782">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=344589:date=Aug 27 2009, 07:36 PM:name=Ashram)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ashram @ Aug 27 2009, 07:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344589">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So, out of sheer curiousity, are there any glaring glitches in the Special Stages and Bonus Stages? And what about the two-player stages? (Azure Lake, Balloon Park, Chrome Gadget, Desert Palace, Endless Mine)?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->There is a small glitch in Balloon Park in Sonic 3 alone when you play as Tails (or anyone else but it's easier as Tails). At the start, fly down on the balloon at your left, you should fly above the top of the screen. From there you can get very fast completion times.
    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGdAfV65x4I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGdAfV65x4I</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->It's extremely easy with any character... just make sure to hold left once you hit the balloon to get the character to run on the quarter-loop above and you're set.

    Also I want to remark that this bug can be a bit glitchy. Only I saw this issue happening only once, but eh. I was playing a match against Morph in Fusion (netgaming, etc.), and he managed to get up there before I could so I decided to just wait until he finished the race >_> But well... the game decided to NOT count laps for him. And like after one minute of watching the game failing on him (yes, that long it took me to react), I went up there and won the race. Then he spammed me with lots of "HAX" XD

    Also now watching the new video :P
     
  2. RedStripedShoes

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    Not since Launch Base Zone have I seen such hilarity ensue. :v:
     
  3. LOst

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    So anyone up for some of those glitches on the real hardware? Like "TAKE 7"? Just remember, I won't pay for the damage caused ;) Maybe Sega will?
     
  4. Ravenfreak

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    I'm willing to try Take 7 on my actual cart. I'll get to it later, and tell you what happens. It'll probably just delete my saves, in which I got all the super emeralds with Tails, Sonic, and Sonic &Tails. Plus I loved that glitch, my favorite as of today's date. :)
     
  5. Sik

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    Um, take 7 seems to merely do a massively huge copy to VRAM, so only VRAM contents should be overwritten. That said, the save memory in Sonic 3 needs to be rewritten when read due to the way it works, and if this thing ends up with a overflow making it to read from ROM space, then I wouldn't be surprised if save memory gets erased :\

    That said, it should stop at $800000 because of lack of !DTACK, so either the emulator is doing it wrong (those videos were taken with an emulator, right?), or it doesn't overflow enough to reach that area.
     
  6. Bozo

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    <!--quoteo(post=344731:date=Aug 27 2009, 11:26 PM:name=K2J)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (K2J @ Aug 27 2009, 11:26 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344731">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=344589:date=Aug 27 2009, 01:36 PM:name=Ashram)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ashram @ Aug 27 2009, 01:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344589">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->And what about the two-player stages?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    There's at least <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sonic+3+tree+glitch&search_type=&aq=f" target="_blank">one</a>.
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    Thanks, thats mine =)
     
  7. Endri

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    <!--quoteo(post=344589:date=Aug 27 2009, 02:36 PM:name=Ashram)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ashram @ Aug 27 2009, 02:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344589">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So, out of sheer curiousity, are there any glaring glitches in the Special Stages and Bonus Stages?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->There's one in the Special Stages (Sonic 3 Alone). If you hit a bumper (aka, white sphere with red star) to walk backwards and DON'T press the D-pad up and instead hit another bumper while walking backward in order to walk foward again, the Special Stage speed will keep as the same forever, or until you hit the D-pad up. The music will speed up as usual, but you speed won't change. This glitch allows you to beat the Special Stages with ease. Unfortunately, this was fixed in both S&K and S3K. :(
     
  8. muteKi

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    I guess you could call it a glitch, but there are some times while jumping and turning together that you can hit red spheres and not be ejected. It's kinda weird.
     
  9. Overlord

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    Just watched those 2 videos now. I like how many different ways there are to completely fuck up the act 2 boss =P
     
  10. Pr0fessor

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    I tried the Curse glitch earlier on hardware, and I had some of the same outcomes that were in the videos, and some that were completely new and extremely strange. The most notable was a cocophany of miscellaneous sound effects from other stages, and the buttons I pressed seemed to have some effect on their pitch and speed. The game was still "playing" because it would flash a garbled white mess when I would double jump (as in the video) but otherwise the screen was black and there were a lot of different sounds, for example the charge up noise for the teleporters in SSZ. Very strange.

    I just posted in case anyone was curious as to what the glitch did on a real Genesis (pretty much the same thing, garbled graphics, strange sound effects and spontaneous resets :v: )



    Edit: I forgot to add, I did the glitch at least 20-30 times and my game saves are still intact. Not that I'm guaranteeing anything, just that I didn't permanently mess up anything that I know of.
     
  11. Ravenfreak

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    ^ Lucky, it wouldn't work for me on the real hardware, the most I got was very minor graphical errors...
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=343840:date=Aug 25 2009, 11:49 AM:name=LOst)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LOst @ Aug 25 2009, 11:49 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=343840">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->But seeing how Tails screw up so much, I wish they would have added Tails playable in S&K alone, so that those bugs could have been spotted easily.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    This can be done in Sonic Jam from what I remember. It was re-programmed though, wasn't it? They probably didn't fix any bugs though.
     
  13. Mr. Fox

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    <!--quoteo(post=346166:date=Sep 2 2009, 12:35 AM:name=0r4ng3)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (0r4ng3 @ Sep 2 2009, 12:35 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=346166">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=343840:date=Aug 25 2009, 11:49 AM:name=LOst)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LOst @ Aug 25 2009, 11:49 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=343840">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->But seeing how Tails screw up so much, I wish they would have added Tails playable in S&K alone, so that those bugs could have been spotted easily.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    This can be done in Sonic Jam from what I remember. It was re-programmed though, wasn't it? They probably didn't fix any bugs though.
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    The Tails object is fully included in S&K, there's just no art, so the game crashes when loading a level. There's a way, however.

    Lock S&K onto a Sonic 3 rom with erased header. It will play just like a normal S&K rom, but will have access to S3's resources, including Tails' graphics. Then you have to use a GG/AR code or a memory editor to force the game to use character number 02 (Tails).
     
  14. LOst

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    Anything new GoldS?

    I played Death Egg Act 2 with Tails, and the cross section gravity tunnel at the beginning of the act doesn't like Tails flying in it. You still need to show us Lava Reef!
     
  15. Chaos Knux

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    Maybe Lava Reef is the most fucked up stage yet. :colbert:
     
  16. GoldS

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    I had videos for Act 1 done but they got wiped. It'll be up eventually.
     
  17. GT Koopa

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    Wiped as in how? What happened?
     
  18. GoldS

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    Hard drive borked, had to get a new one.
     
  19. Chaos Knux

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    I learned to obey this the hard way about a month ago. Virus forced me to wipe my entirety, lost 50MB of important SRB2 data.
     
  20. GoldS

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    Alright, Lava Reef Act 1 should be up by this weekend. And I just found something that fucks up the game ever more than The Curse.