October 9th Compatibility Pack Costs 4.29 Billion Points!

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#1 Posted by beanZfury (65 posts) -

After updating Borderlands 2 today, I went to download the compatibility pack in the DLC. The first screen comes up as it costing -1 MP. I thought, "Cool. I get a point back. Kinda neat". Trying to proceed brought me to the screen that said I do not have enough MP to purchase the pack because it costs 4,294,967,295 Microsoft Points! I realize this is an error, but has anyone else had this problem? Maybe it was a code included in the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition...

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#2 Posted by natetodamax (19463 posts) -

Happened to me too.

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#3 Posted by Demoskinos (17336 posts) -

@beanZfury: Gearbox's twitter account confirmed it is a mistake and they are looking into it ATM.

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#4 Posted by beanZfury (65 posts) -

Damn! And I maxed out my credit card to get enough points... Guess I'm good for the next Capcom fighting game though.

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#5 Posted by Abendlaender (3060 posts) -

Would have been a hilarious joke though....

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#6 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

yeah, everyone on 360 is having the same problem. It was working fine this morning, and the sad part is I can't even play with my friends until this is fixed. Guess it's time to check out XCOM.

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#7 Edited by BeachThunder (14610 posts) -

DLC is usually a waste of money, but that is just going too far...

Edit: in real money, that's 53,687,091.19 (more than million bucks)

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#8 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Really hope this gets fixed soon, I can't play with anyone.

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#9 Posted by Terramagi (1167 posts) -

Somebody do the math on that into dollars so we can use that as a "bad DLC" scapegoat. Horse armour needs to rest.

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#10 Posted by Noyze657 (2 posts) -

its probably just a con to trick everyone into putting a few points on, at first i thought maybe i needed at least 1 point to be able to purchase it even though it would still refund me another point. imagine how many die hard gamers will purchase the £5 pack just to see if it works....mistake my anus

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#11 Posted by itsmadness (156 posts) -

That's the largest number that you can represent for an unsigned 32-bit integer. -1 when it is represented as an unsigned int is that huge number. Guess someone forgot to give the actual point amount.

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#12 Posted by golguin (5278 posts) -

Same. It was fine when I got the dlc in the morning.

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#13 Posted by nintendoeats (6222 posts) -

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=4%2C294%2C967%2C295

Just so you know, that's a bug-buggly bug bug bug.

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#14 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@beanZfury said:

After updating Borderlands 2 today, I went to download the compatibility pack in the DLC. The first screen comes up as it costing -1 MP. I thought, "Cool. I get a point back. Kinda neat". Trying to proceed brought me to the screen that said I do not have enough MP to purchase the pack because it costs 4,294,967,295 Microsoft Points! I realize this is an error, but has anyone else had this problem? Maybe it was a code included in the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition...

And? Its not like this bug has never happened before...
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#15 Posted by Ley_Lines (307 posts) -
@itsmadness said:

That's the largest number that you can represent for an unsigned 32-bit integer. -1 when it is represented as an unsigned int is that huge number. Guess someone forgot to give the actual point amount.

You beat me to it, we get this story every few months. Microsoft uses to prevent content from being bought before its release time. Someone probably forgot to flip the switch and give it the right value.
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#16 Posted by ShaggE (8421 posts) -

@Noyze657 said:

its probably just a con to trick everyone into putting a few points on, at first i thought maybe i needed at least 1 point to be able to purchase it even though it would still refund me another point. imagine how many die hard gamers will purchase the £5 pack just to see if it works....mistake my anus

Yeah, no. It's a common bug.

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#17 Posted by Ethereal (93 posts) -

Mine listed the cost as -1 points. I laughed for about 4 seconds and that got annoyed

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#18 Posted by Lukeweizer (3276 posts) -

Were people downloading this when they were having issues about getting Badass Rank and Skins/Heads reset today? Was is the Compatibility pack that was causing the issues and not the patch or Mechromancer DLC?

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#19 Posted by PatVB (363 posts) -

Weird, it worked fine for me this morning. I wonder what happened...

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#20 Posted by Dalai (7868 posts) -

Even Bill Gates would think that's too much money for DLC.

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#21 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

It's fixed now.

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#22 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

Did anyone purchase it?

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#23 Posted by rstover (2 posts) -

its a bill gates only dlc pack!!! lmfao

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#24 Edited by white (1685 posts) -

2^32? Cool. Give them 1 point more and it'll wrap around to 0 =D

Unless they're using 64 signed bits then =/

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