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GoldenEye Hackers Find Hidden FPS Level 81

Posted by simoniker
from the gaming-archaeology dept.
Thanks to Spong for its news story revealing cart hackers have found a secret test level in classic N64 first-person shooter GoldenEye, more than 6 years after the seminal FPS was released. The developers, Rare, had previously claimed that the secret level, Citadel, "...was a very rough test level designed during the early stages of multiplayer mode. It's not in the finished game in any shape or form." However, although "rough and loosely textured", the Detstar GoldenEye Project has found the level hidden in the production version of the game, and notes that "it's possible to visit this rumored arena with Gameshark codes."
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GoldenEye Hackers Find Hidden FPS Level

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  • I wonder (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @04:17PM (#8252344)
    Does this violate the DMCA? I don't want to get arrested for trying this...
  • Drat !! (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @04:20PM (#8252379)
    And i thought i had completed the game ....
  • FPL (Score:5, Funny)

    by thegrue76 (211065) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @04:52PM (#8252761) Homepage
    They then went on to discover the secret level of that hot new First Person Live game. Known as "the outdoors," it was accessed by passing through a heretofore undiscovered "doorway"...
  • Re:I wonder (Score:4, Funny)

    by mattgreen (701203) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @05:19PM (#8253081)
    Oh please, this has nothing to do whatsoever with circumvention of any technology protecting copyrights. Take off your tinfoil hat.

    Since this is slashdot, however, I can just see someone replying to this post:
    "Maybe it does violate the DMCA, but I'm gonna fight the MAN by cheating in a video game! It's the moral thing to do!"

    It'd be modded a mixture of funny and insightful.
  • by Kethinov (636034) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @05:28PM (#8253193) Homepage Journal
    I often wonder why we don't see more developers putting uber-secrets in their games...
    Perhaps they're there but simply haven't been found yet in other games...
  • by capoccia (312092) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @05:59PM (#8253566) Journal
    more likely both: looks to me like a hastily written filter to prevent slashdotting

    actually, the whole site [spong.com] returns the same error:
    Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a03ee'

    Expected ')'

    /ncld/styleGuide.inc, line 98

    inStr( hostIPs, ", 82.43.116.78" ) > 0 _
    ^
    It looks like the real problem [microsoft.com] is that they are behind on their service packs for Site Server 3.0.
    CAUSE

    When Rule Builder builds the rules file, it misconfigures the parenthesis in the condition.

    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this problem, apply the latest Site Server 3.0 service pack.

    STATUS
    Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Site Server version 3.0. This problem has been corrected in the latest U.S. service pack for Microsoft Site Server version 3.0. For information on obtaining the service pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

    S E R V P A C K


    (that last line is great! -- even microsoft is into the latest technology in server load reduction!)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @06:30PM (#8253870)
    Indeed.

    Copy of IIS & Site Server - $200 on Ebay
    Server - $100/month
    Post of the homepage of /. - $50 backhander to CmdrTaco
    Having your source code & security info linked to on the slashdot homepage - Priceless
  • Re:I wonder (Score:5, Funny)

    by Carnildo (712617) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @07:26PM (#8254333) Homepage Journal
    Does this violate the DMCA? I don't want to get arrested for trying this...

    Maybe it does violate the DMCA, but I'm gonna fight the MAN by cheating in a video game! It's the moral thing to do!
  • Re:FPL (Score:5, Funny)

    by jspoon (585173) on Wednesday February 11, 2004 @07:35PM (#8254407)
    "They then went on to discover the secret level of that hot new First Person Live game. Known as "the outdoors," it was accessed by passing through a heretofore undiscovered "doorway"..."


    I tried playing this level after I read the article, but I don't think it's finished. I couldn't find any weapons at all, nor any ammo for the shotgun I took along. Once I ran out of shells, there was nothing to do.

  • Re:FPL (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 12, 2004 @07:35AM (#8256780)
    You don't need ammo to have fun in "The Outdoors". Try going into town and looking for the NPC called "the bank teller", then point your shotgun at them and input the cheat code "give me all the money". That triggers a pretty good action scene.
  • by bugnuts (94678) on Thursday February 12, 2004 @03:13PM (#8260496) Journal
    It's like hunting in real life. it's not about the meat, it's about the experiance.

    funny, I thought it was about the beer.

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