1. Dennis8K

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  2. JigglesBunny

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  3. Wow, I wanna see video evidence of this, does it exist anywhere?
     
  4. Mashing

    Mashing
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    OMG.... I'M FUCKING DYING OVER HERE. A single letter. Absolutely legendary!
     
  5. Sebastopa

    Sebastopa
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    Came for this, not dissapointed.

    On-topic. It's amazing how a misplaced letter could have costed millions of dollars and the downfall of an entire AAA mainstream franchise.

    It's almost as cathastrophic as a genetic mutation, almost.
     
  6. Rox

    Rox
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    Aliens: Colonial Marines remastrd incoming
     
  7. Kewlmyc

    Kewlmyc
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    ...how fucking incompetent do you have to be?
     
  8. Spazerbeam

    Spazerbeam
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    You know what, that's all the explanation anyone needs.
     
  9. dragonlife

    dragonlife
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    No fucking way. Wow.

    That's kind of amazing.
     
  10. Drencrom

    Drencrom
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    Someone has to make an comparison video
     
  11. rashbeep

    rashbeep
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    can we see a comparison of this?

    i refuse to believe this is real
     
  12. Dennis8K

    Dennis8K
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    How The Letter A Almost Brought Down A Developer
     
  13. JigglesBunny

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    This was posted in October and if it weren't for the post in the other thread, I would have never known. I think this has flown under the radar until now so I doubt there is video of it anywhere but believe me, it's noticeable from the second you press play.
     
  14. Fucking Gearbox lol

    Kinda want to try this game with the fox.
     
  15. Muffin

    Muffin
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    Do these people not use IDEs? Like, I don't know the specific of what language etc. they worked with here and so on, but every common IDE would tell you if you use a variable or method that doesn't exist. Wtf?
     
  16. Exebiel

    Exebiel
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    Someone tweet Randy Pitchford for this little fix.

    So in conclusion which area failed in this coding stage? QA team? Thanks in advance.
     
  17. JigglesBunny

    JigglesBunny
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    CAREFUL, YOU'LL BREAK YOUR POST.
     
  18. jcvd2097

    jcvd2097
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    No. Not in an .ini file. C'mon.
     
  19. Orbital Edge

    Orbital Edge
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    If this is true, this is what years of apathy and having a studio you unceremoniously dump a game on imploding looks like.
     
  20. Nimby

    Nimby
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    Yeah, I would just assume the developers thought the issue stemmed deeper into the code and was basically un-fixable without reworking huge chunks of the game.

    Game development is hard. But sometimes it isn't lol
     
  21. Dennis8K

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    Ain't nobody got time to go through a whole .ini file
     
  22. Mhj

    Mhj
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    Having a unit test that verifies that all settings in the ini files are real settings ought to be a good sanity check.
     
  23. Greebman

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    Masterclass programming.
     
  24. Euler

    Euler
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    jesus. You'd think there'd be some nasty compile error messages or something.
     
  25. This is just so insane to me haha, I believe, but I just wanted to see the difference with my own eyes to actually fathom how they missed that. If it's that drastic of a change how did they never catch this, it's just crazy. So when people were asking for patches for this games AI, they literally could have fixed that one tiny thing and made it much better.
     
  26. Mass Effect

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    hahahaha
     
  27. Should probably use MS Office spell check on your code.
     
  28. Wow that Gearbox QA. You couldn't make this up if you tried.
     
  29. SkyMasterson

    SkyMasterson
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    Someone please tweet this to Randy.
     
  30. Super Craig

    Super Craig
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    Why would it? It's an external settings file.
     
  31. Dennis8K

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    HOW is this game right now with the fixed overhaul mod?

    I love the old Aliens vs Predator PC games and was always bummed Aliens Colonial Marines was such a bust.

    But maybe it is worth playing now?

    I should get this....maybe
     
  32. I just ... wow. This is even better than the initial DSfix.
     
  33. OmegaX

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    It's not a line of code, it was a misspelled property in a conf file that the game engine uses. These conf files are normally plain text consisting of key/value pairs, the engine will look for keys and change behavior according to the value associated with the key. If either the key or value is not recognized by the engine, it will most likely ignore it and assume default behavior for that particular entry.
     
  34. Funyarinpa

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    I can't even laugh

    I'm just wheezing

    How does this happen

    How does this happen.
     
  35. tnud

    tnud
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    I need comparison videos stat. This is hilarious
     
  36. hwarang

    hwarang
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    But don't they alert the developers and inquire if there might be something seriously wrong with the AI?
     
  37. Braaier

    Braaier
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    Lol what the fuck
     
  38. hibikase

    hibikase
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    I never played the game but from what I read I assume it had many other problems than just this one broken AI script
     
  39. Orochinagis

    Orochinagis
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    So just one line of code screwed the entire IA? what? there arent like more conditions to make the IA work?
     
  40. RoadHazard

    RoadHazard
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    How can you be a "professional" and yet be so utterly incompetent? Unbelievable.
     
  41. May

    May
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    that's -exactly- what QA should've been doing.
     
  42. Stalker

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    Yeah I REALLY don't know how the compiler didn't throw an error for this.
     
  43. A reminder before continue to unfairly blame gearbox, they tricked people, but weren't the reason the game was bad. They were given 9 months to finish a game that wasnt even half finished and wasn't even going to be on ps3 since the other devs couldnt make it work. Also Sega was the one that chose to release in that the state it was.
     
  44. Regiruler

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    If PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTeather isn't even valid, why would there not be a compile error?
     
  45. hwarang

    hwarang
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    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that there was something seriously wrong with their AI.
     
  46. Red

    Red
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    I never thought about it that way. Hilarious.
     
  47. Dennis8K

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    It is an external .ini file.
     
  48. FluffyQuack

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    I wonder if they forgot to implement proper error handling or if this generated a warning message which they ignored. This would have been easy for Gearbox to detect if the parser which handles the "ClassRemapping" command gives a big error message if it fails.
     
  49. Fahzzy

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    This is one of the funniest things I've read on here! I can't believe what I just read hahahahaha
     
  50. Muffin

    Muffin
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    I see. And these config files are usually done with barebones text editors? Boggles the mind that they wouldn't use tools capable of detecting these things to me if such grave errors can result from it.