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zmoonchild

NRG-500 Challenge Disappearing Clock Trick/Glitch

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I know that the NRG-500 Challenge Disappearing Clock Trick is old news, and most people now how to do it, but some people do not, and others simply have never heard of it.

 

To make the clock disappear on the NRG-500 Challenge or the BMX Challenge you must collect a Corona when the countdown reaches absolute Zero, meaning a split second before the “Mission Failed” message appears on the screen.

 

At that point the clock simply disappears and you can take as long as you want to complete the challenge.

 

Obviously, if the “Mission Failed” message appears on the screen then you missed the opportunity.

 

It makes doing the Challenge a lot easier for those having problems completing it; so I created a video demonstrating how it’s done, it’s only 28 second long, and I got the clock to disappear on the first corona:

 

 

I’ve also discovered recently that having the Frame Limiter turned on seems to make this trick a little bit easier.

 

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Steve Crook
I know that the NRG-500 Challenge Disappearing Clock Trick is old news, and most people now how to do it, but some people do not, and others simply have never heard of it.

 

To make the clock disappear on the NRG-500 Challenge or the BMX Challenge you must collect a Corona when the countdown reaches absolute Zero, meaning a split second before the “Mission Failed” message appears on the screen.

 

At that point the clock simply disappears and you can take as long as you want to complete the challenge.

 

Obviously, if the “Mission Failed” message appears on the screen then you missed the opportunity.

 

It makes doing the Challenge a lot easier for those having problems completing it; so I created a video demonstrating how it’s done, it’s only 28 second long, and I got the clock to disappear on the first corona:

 

I’ve also discovered recently that having the Frame Limiter turned on seems to make this trick a little bit easier.

I'd heard of it before but for some reason I thought it didn't work on the PC.

But it does, I just did it - and finished the NRG challenge in 7 minutes 50 seconds biggrin.gif

 

It took a few attempts to get the timing right. But I got there eventually.

 

Thanks

 

Steve

 

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Girish

It's much easier to make the timer disappear on the BMX challenge, but I never could manage it on the NRG challenge. I guess I need more practise.

 

Btw, nice video, Zoom. smile.gif

Perhaps, that'll help me get the timing right.

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Steve Crook
It's much easier to make the timer disappear on the BMX challenge, but I never could manage it on the NRG challenge. I guess I need more practise.

 

Btw, nice video, Zoom. smile.gif

Perhaps, that'll help me get the timing right.

I found the opposite. It took me a lot longer to get it to disappear on the BMX challenge. And even with no timer I still couldn't get that single target on the big half-pipe. I've done it before without any assistance (like a vehicle) but this time I just couldn't do it. Maybe because I usually wait until I'm on 100% experience on push-bikes and this time I was only on about 75%

 

But luckily the local Ballas decided to attack me and after I'd killed them all an ambulance rolled up to try to fix them. I killed the paramedics as well and by some fast vehicle switching I got the ambulance lined up at that end of the half-pipe. I could then bunny-hop onto the ambulance and then onto the target. It was a struggle but I completed the BMX challenge in 23 minutes! That's the time it showed for me completing it. I had been trying to get the timer to disappear for about 15 or 20 minutes before that.

 

Steve

 

 

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0mfg0rz

Wow, I didn't know that, thanks alot, I found that one of the worst things about 100% completion.

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xt0ny

I was about to post my file on mission help but I guess I can do it with your tip now, threadstarter biggrin.gif

 

btw, nice sig guy above me lol

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SHXC

I dont understand it..

 

I'm on the 360 doing this. I leave it til it gets to 0 seconds, and the hit the corona, but it just gives me 10 seconds.. with the timer still there...

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Bad~Boy#17

You need to wait for the clock to dissapear

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Girish
You need to wait for the clock to dissapear

Yeah. You need to hit the corona after the clock disappears and before the 'Mission Failed' screen appears. The timing has to be perfect.

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francool08

Is the glitch working on Ps4?

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Rhoda

Is the glitch working on Ps4?

 

The glitch does indeed work on the PS4, I tried it about five or six times and eventually got it to work. It has to be absolutely perfect. This might seem obvious, but you have a better chance of it working on the very first checkpoint you see in front of you. Not only is it closer and on more level ground than most in the bowl, but if you make a mistake you can go straight on to the second one to try again or you can try again quicker by driving away until your timer depletes completely and then returning to find a new bike.

 

I feel like a bit of a cheater using this method to get the achievement but I'll be buggered if I can get some of the coronas on the corner of the bowl. I'm just not hot on bikes.

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Pinkarella

I've tried this method in at least 30 attempts and I did not get it to work. I waited for the timer to run out and drove in the corona. Nothing happened, it kept adding time. I even waited a half second when the timer turned to zero, just like in the video, posted in another thread here. Nothing. Is this still working or patched? Is this also useable for the BMX challenge. I might just try that one.

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OrionSR

It's really difficult to get the timing right. It works on BMX too, but it might be faster to do it the normal way. Or, bring a Packer to the mission.

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Pinkarella

I'll try with the BMX. My friend might get it done.

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Lethal Vaccine

it might be faster to do it the normal way.

 

It is, imo. I tried this on NRG-500 Challenge back in 2014 before giving up on it. Tried it the normal way (before thinking I could manage it) and passed it within a few tries. I attempted the cheat way at least a dozen times and it never worked, so I just gave up and did it the normal way and it's the only way I recommend. I also like doing it with the 4 star wanted level. It's really easy, tbh.

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GTAGuy1995

I remember in 2014 on my first 100% playthrough of SA, I tried the mission like 15-20 times the normal way before giving up as I couldn't reach last corona and I had to use the timer glitch to pass it. I passed it in 9 minutes I think.

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Lethal Vaccine

Doing it normal, I get like 2 minutes and 30 seconds...This is with annoying Enforcers and Police Cars also in the Bowl while I get the Coronas with 4 star wanted level in beginning of the game. I am sure there is much faster Times out there, too...

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