Game Freezing?

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Game Freezing?

Postby megaplushie » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:05 pm

Has anyone had their copy of Lunar Legend freeze up when you cast Jess' Escape spell? Is this a widespread bug or is it just within my cart? I purchased it used from EB Games a few months back, and haven't had any other problems with it. Thanks!

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Postby dragonmaster_jonathan » Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:05 am

i wouldnt purchase anything used especially not a gba game. Used games are mistakes that i will never fall for again. This might be happening because of the sole fact that the owner who originally owned it didnt take care of it.

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Postby Alunissage » Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:39 am

That's your choice, but it sure doesn't answer his question. It might be from a previous user, but that's just one option of many. A great many used games have nothing wrong with them, especially cartridge games.

I believe I did have at least one freeze in Legend, but I don't recall the conditions, I'm afraid. I had partial sprites in Damon's tower, color reversing in Burg, and of course the two bugs associated with saving. All of these were in a brand-new US game, and I saw none of them in the Japanese one, by the way.

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Postby Kizyr » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:14 am

Doubtful that it's from previous use. It's a cartridge, not a CD, so if it gets dirty then that won't make the game skip or freeze. Maybe not load, but it won't freeze.

It's likely some odd bug, could be in the programming of the game itself (i.e., there might be a few GBA versions with that bug out there). Does this happen every time you cast escape, in certain dungeons only, or what? KF
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Postby Alunissage » Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:05 am

Yeah, more details would be nice. I actually have the Japanese cart where I am (my parents' house) and there might be a save on it I could check. I don't know if my sister got far enough to get Jessica, though.

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Postby megaplushie » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:52 am

Kizyr wrote:Does this happen every time you cast escape, in certain dungeons only, or what? KF


It only happens every once and awhile. I can't remember exactly where it froze/stopped responding (it still had music playing), but I was able to successfully escape with her spell in Ruid.

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Postby Kizyr » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:11 am

Ok, yeah, that sounds like some in-game bug...

Since you got it used, I don't think there's much you can do at this point. If you bought it recently, I'd suggest taking it back to get it exchanged; but I think EB has a 14-day limit with used games. KF
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Postby phyco126 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:39 pm

Dunno Kiz, carts are a bit more resistent to freezing and the like because they aren't as easily damaged, but the first and only time I rented a GBC game from Blockbuster was a disaster. The game kept freezing or wouldn't even load. Or load and instead of freezing reset itself. Or have glitches up the arse. After taking the game out, I noticed that someone had spelt something on it and it had started to either rust, or maybe it just looked like rust.

Great. And it wasn't a little known game that might have issues like L:L or L: DS. No, it was a freaking Zelda Game :D.
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Postby megaplushie » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:11 pm

Oh well, I won't worry too much about it as long as I don't have any other problems with the game. Thanks for all the help!

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Postby Kizyr » Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:04 am

phyco126 wrote:Dunno Kiz, carts are a bit more resistent to freezing and the like because they aren't as easily damaged, but the first and only time I rented a GBC game from Blockbuster was a disaster. The game kept freezing or wouldn't even load. Or load and instead of freezing reset itself. Or have glitches up the arse. After taking the game out, I noticed that someone had spelt something on it and it had started to either rust, or maybe it just looked like rust.


See, if it were a wholesale problem, like the game wouldn't load, or it would load all spotty (like NES cartridges used to do), then it's possible that it's a physical problem with the cart itself. The problem described here sounds like a bug, since it occurs in just one situation when one command is executed. KF
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Postby Atticus » Tue May 23, 2006 6:06 pm

Kizyr wrote:Ok, yeah, that sounds like some in-game bug...

Since you got it used, I don't think there's much you can do at this point. If you bought it recently, I'd suggest taking it back to get it exchanged; but I think EB has a 14-day limit with used games. KF

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Postby Tokimemofan » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:44 am

This is a known bug as are item glitches and the hp/mp issues with the save system, Overall a very buggy game.

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Postby Alunissage » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:01 pm

You did notice that other than the post just before yours this whole thread is from over a year ago, right? And you'd be more correct to call it a very buggy localization, as all of the known bugs appear to be in the US version only (though I know of one dialogue error which I'd rather expect to be in the Japanese version too).


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