‘Age Of Empires 2’ For The Nintendo DS Could Self-Destruct
The first thought in many people’s heads is “what the hell, Age Of Empires 2 has been released on DS?!” “. It did, and it was actually pretty decent – as long as players didn’t run into this absolutely deadly glitch.
What’s cool about this release is that they didn’t try to recklessly transplant the PC version onto the Nintendo handheld, instead opting for a turn-based approach like we see in games. very popular nintendo like Advanced Wars. What’s not so cool is how this build had a very easy to trigger bug that completely froze the game. How do I trigger it? Well, just by being lazy when naming your save files. Any save file not containing at least 4 words would cause the game cartridge to turn into a tiny brick. Players generally tend to be aware that they’ve found a problem as soon as they experience it, but this one was sneaky. They would save, turn off the game, then find the game was gone by turning the console back on, then storm the gaming forums wondering what happened.
How did the developers solve this problem? Well “fix” is a really strong word for what they ended up doing because instead of changing the game code they just changed the package adding a disclaimer that encourages players to type in their full name when saving.
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