When the translation patch came out I tried to make a post in the official topic, twice, and both times it was deleted and I got a mod warning. Which is weird - I can't figure out why they would want to cover this up. I've now submitted a review.
Anyway, I played the fan-translation of:
Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishi Juurokubee no Karakuri Manjigatame on Super Famicom
And it is riddled with game breaking glitches and bugs. I can't work out if these were introduced by the patch, or if they're in the base game and the hackers who made the fan-translation just never bothered to fix them.
In the dungeon where there's the giant columns of flame, and you must push statues to activate them, I became permanently stuck. I found the 2nd statue, but rather than push it along to the switch, I walked past since I was low on health and wanted to first recharge before attempting it. When I reached the room with the switch the sound effects starting playing as if the flame had been activated, even though it had not. So I went back to where the statue was and it's now permanently missing. Back in the room with the switch the sound effects for the flame are on, but there's no flame and the barrier is still intact.
You cannot get past it.
Clearly there's some problem with flag triggers. The trigger to remove the statue has been activated, as if you'd pushed it to the goal, even though you've not done so. Meaning the trigger if you place the statue on the switch is inactive - despite the trigger to not materialize the statue after doing so being active.
Or something akin to that.
Was this glitch introduced by the patch? Or is this game just badly written spaghetti code? Because TCRF shows there are multiple revisions, each one attempting to fix various bugs and glitches:https://tcrf.net/Ganbare_Goemon_3:_Shishi_Juurokubei_no_Karakuri_Manjigatame
If this glitch was NOT introduced by the patch, would it be possible for hackers to look into this and correct the bugs? Often a fan-translation patch will address various game breaking bugs. So I was surprised to find this.Dear Mods:
Please do not delete my post here like the last two times in the official translation thread. Many thanks.
This topic is less about me requesting work be done, and more about me asking if pre-existing work has introduced game breaking problems. I think it's a valid discussion topic.