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Reporting a major glitch in the Steam Version of Sam & Max Episode 303 - They Stole Max's Brain which completely kills the game and leaves you unable to continue.
The glitch occurs in the Museum, after using the Brain Screw on Sammun-Mak and the cutscene that follows, Sam is made to fight Skunkape.
After the start of the fight, Skunkape taunts Sam and the player should then have the action selector ring appear.
However, a glitch occurs where the action ring does NOT come up.
After Skunkape taunts Sam, it cuts straight through to Sam growling and attacking Skunkape, then being hit back.
The game then continuously loops back to:
Skunkape taunting Sam,
Sam AUTOMATICALLY growling and attacking, no action ring appears at all.
being hit back,
Sam growls and attacks,
gets hit back
Skunkape taunts... etc etc
This loops continues until I End Task in task manager, or the game crashes.
This means that I cannot complete the game.
Please refer to this thread on the Steam users forums: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1318954
Myself and a few others have done a mini investigation to try and find possible solutions :p including:
* Never using Max's teleportation ability during Act 3 to teleport to the Museum by leaving the DeSoto there.
* Using the saved game of another steam user who COULD complete the game without the glitch occurring.
* Running Steam in offline mode.
* Deleting all local game files and saved games from Steam, and re-downloading/re-installing the game.
all of which have still resulted in having the glitch and being left unable to continue.
Speaking to other Steam users who did and didn't have the glitch and were able to continue the game, I've found the following to have no relation to the glitch:
CPU manufacturer. Both AMD and Intel users have experienced the problem.
Graphics card manufacturer. Both ATI and Nvidia users experienced the glitch.
32bit or 64 bit OS. Myself and another user are both using 32-bit OS, however I had the glitch and they didn't.
Platform. Different users playing on PC have either had the glitch or not.
However there have been some possible links.
Multi-Core Processors. A user running a single core processor did NOT have the glitch, however on my multi-core PC I DID have the glitch.
OS Version. User running Windows XP had NO glitch, my Windows 7 machine DID.
Going by resposnses on the Telltale Games forums, the glitch seems to only be happening with the Steam version. It may be something wrong with the code you sent to Valve to put on Steam, hence me posting this on here :confused:
Apologies for the lengthy post, But I thought I should give you as much detail as possible about what we've already discovered to help you get to the root of the problem faster :)
Many Thanks :D