Epic failures in the game development field.

This blog covers funny/weird issues and bugs from games that happened during development.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

why you should never port other people's games

Exhibit 1:

if (!ShouldTaunt())

Exhibit 2:



Exhibit 3:
(I can not even begin to guess wtf our draw scale is going to be set to)


Exhibit 4:
(for this code the comment says it all)

// hack of the month : set bCheckSoundOcclusion if I am a guest,
// which will remove the controller from the list in the end in native code:
// (the reason, by the way, is that I do not want to have to
// rebuild EngineClasses.h, and the SeamlessTravel is hacked up
// anyways :-P )

Exhibit 5:

EngineSound.PitchMultiplier = FClamp(((VSize(Velocity) - 150)/600) + 0.9, 0.9, 1.4);
EngineSound.PitchMultiplier = Lerp(1.4, 0.9, FClamp(((VSize(Velocity)- 150)/600)/0.5 , 0, 1));

(Thanks to Anon)

Sore wood collector

From D&D Online during development.
Mr Soarwood collector was supposed to be holding a guitar.


(Thanks to Anon)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Long Neck Syndrome - Part 1

In-development skinning/animation mismatch bug


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


eastl::map<eastl::string, PipelineMeshSubsetPtrVector >::iterator mapMeshIt;

for (mapMeshIt = meshMap.begin(); mapMeshIt != meshMap.end(); ++mapMeshIt++)

Code actually works though :) Only incremented once per iteration.

(Thanks to Robert)

Oops, shipped a stack memory overwrite we did

Vec unpackedTransform[4];

#if defined(SPU)
vecLoadHalf8(unpackedTransform[0], unpackedTransform[1], &sourceTransform->data[0]);
unpackedTransform[2] = vecLoadHalf4(&sourceTransform->data[8]);
// get alignment errors with both vecLoadHalf8 and convertHalfToFloat array, so use naive but working method instead
// convertHalfToFloat(reinterpret_cast<float*>(unpackedTransform), &sourceTransform->data[0], 12);
for (uint i=0; i<24; i++)
reinterpret_cast<float*>(unpackedTransform)[i] = convertHalfToFloat(sourceTransform->data[i]);

Sometimes more comments are good

/// @warning Be careful! This tool is useful for debug but it can also
class DebugDrawer

(Thanks to Alex)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanks for writing comments

// if dl==-1, nothing to do
if ( dl == -1 )

(Thanks to Tom)