Recently I’ve encountered a glitch while attempting to play through the Mata Nui Online game (the Login, auto-save version). After encountering the same problem in the No login version, having checked the forums and seen that this has been encountered before (in the main Mata Nui Online game thread) and having not found any solution to the problem I thought it best to create a thread. Since it appears that the last time this problem appeared (around a year ago) problem just disappeared suddenly (possibly due to a flash player update) it may have suddenly reappeared as well (also possibly due to a flash player update). Since I couldn’t find a solution to the problem besides reloading the page, and entering again which just seems to cause the issue again, if anyone else has found a fix to this it would be useful to know. An overview of the glitch is below:Bug:
The game freezes up when the Infected kolhii ball is given to Onewa.Game version:
MNOG Online Login Save, MNOG No Login (no save)
(I was unable to test the offline version because my anti-virus blocked it)Software:Flash player:
Adobe Shockwave Flash version 188.8.131.52 (latest)Web browser:
Mozzila firefox version 37.0.2 (latest, I think)
(Further information about software and hardware can be provided if required)Steps to replicate: No Login (no save) version:
Start a new game in Po-koro (chapter 4) proceed down the road to Po-koro (take the left turning, then the right one). Proceed through the town to the kolhii field. Obtain the Infected Kolhii ball by talking to the matoran playing there then leaving and returning (or just rotate twice) and pick up the ball. Take the ball to Turaga Onewa (in the building to the left when you enter the town). Talk to him and give him the ball at any point during the conversation.Online Login Save version:
Same method except for the requirement to get to Po-koro first and therefore to save Ga-koro first. However, once you have achieved this the auto-save will allow you to test repeatedly without having to restart the level.Expected outcome:
Turaga Onewa should take the Kolhii ball and request that you investigate the issue further.Actual outcome:
Upon giving the Kolhii ball to the turaga, an empty dialog box appears and the game freezes. This happens regardless of when in the conversation the Infected ball is given to Onewa. Since the empty dialog box cannot be exited, the conversation cannot be ended and you need to exit the game or refresh the page. While the game is frozen, Onewa will continue his current animation indefinitely, so if he was given the Kolhii ball before he finished his previous sentence he will continue his talking animation forever.Images:Before giving Turaga Onewa the Infected Kolhii ball:After giving Turaga Onewa the Infected Kolhii ball:Expected outcome:
Regardless of this issue, I'm thankful that this game is still available to play so many years after it's release. I understand that maintaining and supporting decade old software must be a difficult and thankless task and am grateful for your efforts. I wish you the best of luck maintaining this as well as the other games hosted here.
Edits: Formatted and fixed image links.