Posted 13 March 2004 - 06:46 AM
This is not a glitch! This is very real! EXCELLENT FIND!!!
Here's how it works. The code goes through the asset complete routine before going through the job complete routine. So the money pickup is created and it wouldn't surprise me if everything stat-wise in terms of satisfying the asset is concerned, but the missions is never passed so the flag that gets set that snuffs out the sniff thread is never tripped, so the mission is availalble again! So by time you do it the 2nd time, a 2nd icon is created. So it's not that the money counts twice as fast, but rather there are 2 icons counting up. I did it a third time and sure enough a 3rd icon was created as seen in the pics. I imagine there would be a point where the game would crash, but I have no idea how many icons it would take for that to happen. Once you pick up the icons, they'll all begin counting at the same time, so future visits will show just one number. But depending on how many icons are present, you'll actually receive double, triple, etc the money. The funny thing is that since the SUXX texture is partially see through, it actually becomes brighter the more times you pass it
Keep in mind that you need to try to blow yourself up once you see the icon has been created. And since you're invincible while frozen by the code, you WILL need to detonate, toss another, and detonate again. Rapid repeating the fire button should do fine.
|completed twice]||copleted thrice|
For those of you who would like to test this theory out for yourself, I can save you some time. Open up a new text file and copy and past the following into it
desc=G Spotlight prelim1
desc=G Spotlight prelim2
desc=G Spotlight prelim3
desc=G Spotlight 1
desc=G Spotlight 2
desc=G Spotlight 3
desc=G Spotlight 4
desc=G Spotlight 5
desc=G Spotlight 6
desc=G Spotlight 7
desc=G Spotlight 8
desc=G Spotlight 9
desc=G Spotlight 10
desc=G Spotlight 11
desc=G Spotlight 12
desc=G Spotlight 13
desc=G Spotlight 14
desc=G Spotlight 15
desc=G Spotlight 16
desc=G Spotlight 17
desc=G Spotlight 18
Make sure you include the line break at the end. This was constructed using the RADAR feature of Delfi's latest tool
. Also, I believe the file is ultimate trainer compliant as well. Just make sure you save the text file with a G3L file extension. It is warp points to where the remote bombs can be found, where you take the mission, the 3 points leading up to the actual checkpoint run and then all the checkpoints themselves. If you find out how many times you can do this before crashing the game, let us know.
I'm off to see which other assets can be abused this way
I'm guessing Pole Position and Sunshine Autos can NOT be because you don't complete them while on a mission. I will of course report back what I find.
[EDIT] Neither the Malibu nor the Print Works works. All the others don't pay enough to be worth it. So I would just do the Film Studio first and then just do it a bunch of times. The best part about this is that if you don't use the trainers, this trick works without cheating
Great find, Jonny_Tightlips!
Edited by Demarest, 13 March 2004 - 09:53 AM.