Skyward Sword: Game-breaking bug

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Dec 6, 2011

Skyward Sword: Game-breaking bug by BORTZ at 3:55 PM (5,660 Views / 0 Likes) 70 replies

  1. BORTZ
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    Nintendo has acknowledged the existence of a game-breaking bug in Zelda: Skyward Sword and offered a workaround.





    According to an email sent to affected players and reprinted on Zelda Informer, the issue results in being unable to progress in the Song of the Hero quest.


    If the game has been saved after completing a certain sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed using that save file, meaning players have to start over or revert to an earlier save to continue.

    The situation is caused by performing the following sequence of events during the Song of the Hero quest. Beware of spoilers:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    I wish I had a better answer, but I'm afraid there currently is no other fix available. I can assure, however, that we are documenting all feedback we receive on this issue. Thank you for your patience and support.

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    Well shit. This would ruin my day.
     


  2. NaokiKitsuhine

    Member NaokiKitsuhine GBAtemp Regular

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    I've made the exactly this sequence of events but haven't talked with Golo... I don't think many people will be unlucky to trigger this
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I'm sure there are only a small select few who would have this problem as this event seems to involve a very specific set of instructions that must be followed in order for it to happen. Now there will be a plethora of people who will perform this glitch so they can bitch at Nintendo.
     
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    srly again?
    you would think they learned after twilight princess
     
  5. RupeeClock

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    This is actually a much bigger issue than the Twilight Princess or Super Paper Mario bugs, unlike simply saving and quitting in a specific room during a certain event, if you chose to do a part of the game in a certain sequence, you're screwed.
    Basically you have to do three quests in any order you like, but doing the third quest first can lead to problems.
     
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  6. VashTS

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    that would be awesome if the goron installed the hbc by accident.
     
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    What was wrong with TP?
     
  8. Ryupower

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    and
    Metroid: Other M, it also had game-breaking bug

    with, the locked door bug

    the cannon room. bug
     
  9. Tom Bombadildo

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    It's not even that game breaking. You literally have to follow a very specific sequence in order to trigger this glitch. You CAN do it in any order you want, you just shouldn't talk to Golo which in no way is required.
     
  10. Joe88

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    there is a game breaking glitch at the cannon part
    http://www.destructoid.com/twilight-princess-glitch-revealed-28161.phtml
     
  11. impizkit

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    I only have the gc version. Is it in there as well?
     
  12. prowler

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    This would be better to put in the OP because it doesn't have any (or just minor) spoilers.

    We have been made aware of the issue that results in being unable to progress in a late-game , three-way branch quest. If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue.

    The situation is caused by performing the following sequence of events during a late-game quest in which the game reaches an obvious 3-way branching point:

    1. At the beginning of the quest, go to Lanayru Desert to talk to plot-relevant character (you'll know who this is when you get there)

    2. In the Lanayru Mine, speak with Golo the Goron. You have to speak with him the first time to progress.

    3. Complete the plot-relevant character's quest.

    ^^^
    This stuff is alright to do.

    DON'T DO THIS NEXT PART! IF YOU DO, BETTER PLAY THE SONG OF TIME!!!!
    Before doing the other two parts of the quest, speak with GOLO THE GORON.
    At this point, the next two quests will no longer occur, making it impossible to continue.

    Solutions:

    • This issue WILL NOT OCCUR if the other two parts of the quest have already been collected before beating the Lanayru Quest. Talking to Golo in the Lanayru Caves will also NOT trigger this issue if the quests have been completed already.

    • If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue.

    I wish I had a better answer, but I'm afraid there currently is no other fix available. I can assure, however, that we are documenting all feedback we receive on this issue. Thank you for your patience and support.

    Sincerely,

    Sharon Matheny

     
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    People can bitch all they want... in a game this large theres bound to be bugs. Skyrim ways what up, you'll deal with me, but this games gonna get flamed by all the Nintendo haters? Thats fair.
     
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    You're forgetting Nintendo can't patch their games, unless you want to mail in your SD card like with Metroid.

    Also who is 'flaming' in here?
     
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    it shows bad quality control
    when you release big name games like this and they all contain game breaking bugs and there is nothing you can do to fix them unlike every other system where patches can be deployed, and all nintendo has to say is deal with it
     
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    anyone fancy a fix maker for save files?

    get a save and copy it
    get past the part with bug with a save
    cause the bug and save
    then upload both
    compare save files
    copy difference into patch

    BAM!
    people apply patch to save to progress
     
  17. prowler

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    I doubt it would work.

    When you reach a point in the game, you can do three things in a random order (or not with this bug). If you talk to someone before you do the other things, you're stuck and cannot continue. People past the bug point would've done these things beforehand so it would mean actually skipping points in the story if you have the bug and want to continue.
     
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    so you miss out on part of story
    better than starting again

    save file will only track which events have been triggered and not
     
  19. nando

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    this. it's nintendo's prerogative that a game shouldn't have patches because it should be perfect out the gate. they are victims of their own philosophy.
     
  20. Nah3DS

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    maybe someone could make an ocarina code to trigger the missing event caused by the bug
     

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