Ran into this in Act 4 at the beginning. No barrels or enemies reveal any items or techbits when smashed. When weapons caches are opened, glowing smoke comes out, but no items. Forge has *nothing* for sale other than potions and the grab bag.
My stash is almost empty, has about 6 items in it, so that isn't the cause. And my guys are only carrying what they are wearing.
Any ideas? I have earlier saves where items still happen, but I hate to lose 3-4 hours of progress, not to mention have no idea if it will pop up again....
WOW - I didn't expect much, given how old the game is and how weird the glitch is (I hadn't seen it anywhere else) - but the right explanation, and pronto. In fact, I do recall not picking up whatever the Cuckoos dropped 'cause I thought it sucked....
My thanks, good sir.
(sucks that my last save where items were still spawning was *6* hours ago, but better the end of Stage 3 than starting from scratch)
I backtracked far enough to where I started getting items again, and all proceeded well for a while - I made sure to pick up EVERY item that was dropped.
Halfway through Act 4, though, about every ten minutes or so, items stop coming. No rhyme or reason I can figure - I haven't missed any items, my cache is *empty,* and I'm not carrying around more than 2-3 items outside of what I'm wearing. It really stinks because leveling alone is not enough motivation to keep playing, I need loot too.
Ye gods, this is the buggiest XBox game I have ever played.
Yeah, equipment management is the main negative aspect of this game.
I'll often start a file and use only specific types of equipment, and just sell the rest to boost my tech-bits for whatever purpose I decide to play for that game. Between Blink's portals and the extraction points, whenever my inventory is full and I can't place any more equipment on inactive characters, it's back to Forge/ Beast. Loading time for my PC version is significantly shorter than my PS2 version, so I usually play this on my PC.
This is my favorite game, and I enjoy replaying it by changing the different aspects of who I play, how many I play, what skills I use,and various other strategies.Now, when I played it the first time I didn't care for it, but I stuck with it and I now play it about 75% of my gaming time.
As for your glitch, I can't think of anything else to try to alleviate your problem.
If you start a new game using the saved glitched file, it should clear the glitch, and you should be able to just plow your way through the first 3 acts without much resistance.