Potential Game Breaking Bug Found

#1 Posted by Chemystery (220 posts) -
#2 Posted by Snail (8595 posts) -

I wonder if players will have to mail physical copies of their game to Nintendo again. I wonder if those who bought a digital copy will have to mail their 3DS.

Hopefully they'll patch this. I'm not sure if I've ever received a SpotPass notification for a patch download, and I don't think I've ever downloaded one when opening a 3DS game, but it should be entirely possible right? It's most likely happened before, I imagine.

#3 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up. I'd rage so hard if I had to restart.

#4 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@snail said:

I wonder if players will have to mail physical copies of their game to Nintendo again. I wonder if those who bought a digital copy will have to mail their 3DS.

Hopefully they'll patch this. I'm not sure if I've ever received a SpotPass notification for a patch download, and I don't think I've ever downloaded one when opening a 3DS game, but it should be entirely possible right? It's most likely happened before, I imagine.

Only game I paid attention to that patched was Mario Kart, and it only made you if you tried to play online.

#5 Posted by lord_canti (1507 posts) -

@snail said:

I wonder if players will have to mail physical copies of their game to Nintendo again. I wonder if those who bought a digital copy will have to mail their 3DS.

Hopefully they'll patch this. I'm not sure if I've ever received a SpotPass notification for a patch download, and I don't think I've ever downloaded one when opening a 3DS game, but it should be entirely possible right? It's most likely happened before, I imagine.

nintendo does have the option on the 3ds to patch a game however it requires people to go to the e-shop to download it, they have done it before with Mario kart and i believe EU copies of devil survivor overclock

#6 Posted by Chemystery (220 posts) -
#7 Posted by MormonWarrior (2576 posts) -

@snail said:

I wonder if players will have to mail physical copies of their game to Nintendo again. I wonder if those who bought a digital copy will have to mail their 3DS.

Haha supposedly the eShop version of Zero Escape is fixed though they didn't patch the retail card. And also Mario Kart 7 had an online patch. I'd imagine with something as big as Pokemon they'll come up with something. They update stuff all the time on the digital side, adding content and whatnot.

I heard in a review that the 3D is a mess and ruins the frame rate. Any confirmations on that? I wonder if they could patch that.

#8 Edited by redyoshi (149 posts) -


I heard in a review that the 3D is a mess and ruins the frame rate. Any confirmations on that? I wonder if they could patch that.

The game stutters a bit for me whenever they show a close up of both Pokemon's faces during a battle, and sometimes when I walk into a town where it's rainy. It's nothing huge, but it's noticeable. 3D has no effect outside of battle anyway, except for specific areas, so I mostly play with it off.

#9 Posted by DeadeyeMcCoy (257 posts) -

@mormonwarrior: 3D lowers the framerate in battle mostly during attack animations, but even when 3D is disabled, there's some noticeable framerate drop sometimes when the camera changes angles.

#10 Edited by Jollus (31 posts) -

@chemystery: I don't see how that SD card fix would help with the eShop version. Pull the SD card and you can't launch the game.

#11 Posted by Chemystery (220 posts) -

@jollus said:

@chemystery: I don't see how that SD card fix would help with the eShop version. Pull the SD card and you can't launch the game.

I'm not sure either. It's just what I saw. Maybe by pulling it out and putting it back it gets rid of some sort of cache or something? I just figured a rumor of a solution is better than nothing.

#12 Posted by oldenglishC (945 posts) -

When did "that one dude what's on gamefaqs" become a reliable source of video game news? Until a major outlet reports this, I wouldn't be too worried.

#13 Posted by probablytuna (3617 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up.

#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

This is indeed a bug. I was able to replicate by saving next to one of the taxis near the end of the district where they tell you not to go any further. Did it before I found this thread though. Just lost 12 hours of game time. :(

#15 Posted by alanm26v5 (446 posts) -

Did the SD card thing work for you?

#16 Edited by Scrawnto (2440 posts) -

Good to know. It sounds like something I should be able to avoid pretty easily now that I know about it.

#17 Posted by Superkenon (1418 posts) -

Shucks. That's a bummer. Not surprised that goofy town breaks something somewhere, though. Ugh, that camera~

At least it's an easy thing to avoid.

#18 Edited by Chemystery (220 posts) -

Shucks. That's a bummer. Not surprised that goofy town breaks something somewhere, though. Ugh, that camera~

At least it's an easy thing to avoid.

I have no idea how anyone thought that camera was a good idea.

#19 Edited by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

That would have to suck to have to start over from scratch.

#20 Edited by afabs515 (1019 posts) -
#21 Edited by gike987 (1752 posts) -

@superkenon: Always use the bike in that city, it makes the camera more bearable.

#22 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Does this mean one can catch a Missingno in X/Y?

#23 Posted by Brent (28 posts) -

There is a user found fix for this bug to force the game to load the save. When loading the game, press the home button while the screen is still black before the music starts. If done properly, the game will load.

Nintendo has stated that they will be releasing a fix for this bug on the eShop, so the game will be patched.

#24 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2363 posts) -

Here's Nintendo's response.

If you're pretty far in the game and this happens to you, wait for this patch before you delete your data. Otherwise try some of the various troubleshoots people have come up with.

#25 Posted by KamranMackey (9 posts) -

@turtlebird95: Ah, so they are not patching the game, but rather releasing an eShop application? Cool. :)

#26 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2363 posts) -

@kamranmackey: I'm pretty sure it works like the Mario Kart 7 patch. Nintendo could have worded that nicer lol.

#27 Edited by KamranMackey (9 posts) -

@turtlebird95: Oh, alright...I will have no need for the app as my save isn't corrupted, though.. :D

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