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DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 14th, 2012, 5:06 am
by Geno
You know about the WATER code. The one that gives you all the bonus coins? Well, what happens if you do it on a file that has ALREADY BEAT THE GAME? Well, you get this:
DKC3Glitch.JPG
Weird!
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(This image was aquired with a 3DS, and a photo of an HD TV. that's why it's all pixely.)
I DO NOT have a Game Genie or any other cheat device, and the cartridge I have wasn't "previously played" or any of that kind of stuff. In fact, I probably got this when it came out!

So, what do you think?

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 14th, 2012, 7:44 am
by krematoa
I'm not sure I understand what am I supposed to see in this picture... It's a checked coin alright, where's the weird part in this? :?

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 14th, 2012, 8:01 am
by Geno
krematoa wrote:I'm not sure I understand what am I supposed to see in this picture... It's a checked coin alright, where's the weird part in this? :?

Look at the counter.
It has the lower part of an 8 and a 9
The display isn't supposed to look like that.
I'll try to get a better image.
EDIT:
DKC3HUDglitch.JPG
HUD display shouldn't look like that!
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Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 14th, 2012, 10:38 am
by Simion32
What's happening is that the count gets incremented past the representable range of numbers.

Some garbage gets displayed because the count is over the maximum (the code that displays the counters is only designed to display stuff for normal game play, and nothing else).

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 15th, 2012, 11:11 am
by Markster
Interesting glitch, I have never done this before.

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 15th, 2012, 5:30 pm
by DKCplayer
Interesting glitch. Although it's been explained, I couldn't help but try it myself. Here's a screenshot.

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 16th, 2012, 12:27 am
by Markster
Hey, I was about to try something like that, ah well.

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 21st, 2012, 1:07 am
by Tailikku
Never knew that there was a degree symbol in the series. But it makes me wonder if Rare was using Fahrenheit or Celcius.

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: March 21st, 2012, 5:56 am
by Mattrizzle
That's the bottom half of a 6. As the bottom halves of the numerals start exactly 10 tiles after the top halves, the counter should read 169. I'm not sure why the number isn't 170...

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: April 23rd, 2012, 1:41 am
by Geno
I have discovered that this glitch does not modify your percent of game completion. Just saying.

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: May 5th, 2012, 4:34 pm
by Simion32
The reason it doesn't is because the percentage is based on a bunch of bitflags (string of 0s and 1s) which tells the game which bonuses you have actually completed, which DK coins, etc.

The game only uses the counter to make it more convenient for the player, and this is actually kept separately from the "got xyz" flags.

Re: DKC3 Weird WATER code glitch

PostPosted: August 24th, 2012, 7:36 am
by Mr.Diddy
You know what I wonder, does this happen with the Kremkoin cheat on DKC2?