Hey Everyone, Stephanie here. Last weekend’s EVO 2014 was so epic* that Tom and Tony are still out of the office today tying up loose ends. Since Chris, Albert, Doug, and I are mostly wrestling weird bugs while they’re out, we thought it would be appropriate to spend this week’s Desktop Tuesday on a visual tour of one of the more, um, noticeable surprise-areas of the game.
As some of you have noticed, A4 Unstable sometimes gets into a state where the bodies of the characters have disappeared, leaving only heads (sometimes, sword-wielding heads!)
This, however, is only one kind of manifestation of the issue. As those of you who have attempted modding our workers know, humanoids have multiple parts: hair, eyebrows, heads, bodies, outfits, etc. A slight misalignment of any one thing relative to the others can lead to hilarious situations.
Sometimes though, we just take it and run with it, like the time our scaffolding tiling broke:
And Tony was out for the day and the comments in his code were no help:
And though I totally remember solving it like this:
Somehow when I synced and built again, this was going on instead:
But that’s really not the weirdest.
Are you ready for this?
I don’t think you’re ready.
You really really are?
Some time last summer, Chris was “messing with the Matrix” (really, that’s what he said he was doing) and this shaky-cam shot is all that remains:
…’Nuff said, folks. Back to the bugs!
*Complete digression: So, EVO! Epic? Epic!!! Even if you’re like me, and don’t follow fighting games, there are moments even aside from the finals that stand out. Like:
- This match, which I imagine started with the X-Men being like, “Whoa, Magneto somehow recruited both Phoenix and Dr. Doom? We’re totally hosed!” And then Wolverine was like, “Dudes, chill, I know a guy.”
- And the finale of this match, which ended with 10,000 grown men and women screaming Pi-Ka-CHU in unison, over and over and over again.