Password system bugged in Eggerland Mystery 2?

By Hydragon

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25-09-2018, 17:03

Allright, as some of you allready know, I stream on daily base on Twitch
Last night, I started with the next viewer pick on the list: Eggerland 2.

When I was about to wrap up the stream, I did let myself die, to grab a password and tested the same password to see if everything went fine.
For some reason, some screen I had completed are suddenly uncompleted, and screens I even haven´t solved were suddenly solved. It was a weird experience, you can check out the footage with the strange results in this small highlight of the stream:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/314567760

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By hamlet

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25-09-2018, 18:47

Yes it seems bugged. I didn‘t played EM2 the last 29 years but I remember twice bugged pw.

By mars2000you

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25-09-2018, 17:59

You need to follow the order of the stages as it is in this book, otherwise you get bad passwords with unexpected results:

http://www.msxclubmagazine.be/docs/ppt2.pdf

The map I've made respects this order: https://www.msx.org/downloads/eggerland-2-labyrinth-myth-mei...
You should have checked it before playing the game!

By hamlet

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25-09-2018, 18:50

What a incredible map! I must have overseen it, time to give EM2 a second try. Thanks mars2kyou

By Hydragon

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25-09-2018, 18:55

mars2000you wrote:

You need to follow the order of the stages as it is in this book, otherwise you get bad passwords with unexpected results:

http://www.msxclubmagazine.be/docs/ppt2.pdf

The map I've made respects this order: https://www.msx.org/downloads/eggerland-2-labyrinth-myth-mei...
You should have checked it before playing the game!

Playing the game as written in a book, which is a walkthrough. Well the answer to that is no,the games played on stream are not being played with walkthroughs, but 100% blind as they should. To experience the actual gameplay, the password system is flawed yes, not the mistake of the player, but of the developer. Besided I have the original PPT books allready at home.

By Vampier

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25-09-2018, 19:38

"You should have checked it before playing the game!"

This is the most moronic thing I've read so far today, when you play a game it should just work as one would expect. A password is a password and one should not follow some arbitrary path to avoid password glitches. I normally use save states to save where I am but on real hardware you are not able to do so.

By hamlet

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25-09-2018, 20:31

You don't blame mars2kyou for a screwed up password system, aren't you? Great work what he has done, don't mind a wrong word.

By Vampier

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25-09-2018, 21:07

hamlet: if you read my comment you can clearly see that I reply to a comment and not a person.

Hydragon started playing this game blind for the MSX challenge he's streaming on Twitch. His goal is to stream every MSX game blind (no spoilers) and to hunt for comments in 30 year old books is simply not done with a challenge. I respect that he took the time to hunt down the Dutch magazine. It goes against the blind/no spoilers rule for an all MSX game challenge.

About mars2k's work he has done in the scene... let's just say, we can debate that on Facebook Smile

Hydragon just wanted to point out the bug in the password system since no other topic about this was made on MRC.