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Invisible Alex COMPLETE Glitch Playthrough

Post by jam6i on Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:30 pm

After two or three failed attempts at completing the documentation of this glitch (usually by uploading the game in 10 minute increments and failing to finish the series), I said "screw it", deleted all the past videos and recorded and uploaded a single video, the entire game front to back, with the Invisible Alex backyard glitch.



That video contains all you will ever need to see about this glitch. And now I wash my hands clean of it, it's taken me like a year and a half to finish what I set out to do. It's probably been two years since I even found the glitch.

It certainly is a funny and also fun glitch that anyone should be able to do.

Here's the youtube description. It contains pretty much all you would ever need to know about it.


How to do the glitch:

Step 1.) Start a new game with the "Classic Alex" outfit.
Step 2.) Play the game until you reach the Shepherd backyard (make sure you get the flashlight and have it turned "on". You don't need the light on but it helps because
Step 3.) Exit the shepherd backyard fence. While the loading screen is active repeatedly mash whatever button is used for the "zoom" function (for PS3 its the control stick).

IF DONE CORRECTLY:
The short cutscene after the load screen will take place, but Alex will be invisible. If you have your flashlight turned on, what you should see is a floating floating flashlight beam coming towards the camera.

IF NOT DONE CORRECTLY:
Two fail results: Either nothing is changed and Alex is visible OR the game will return to a "zoomed in camera" state where Alex is facing the opposite wall. If either of these two happen, just go back into the backyard and repeat step 3.

Step 4.) When done correctly you will be able to freely move and Alex is invisible. You can now either keep playing the game or start a new game file. The glitch will carry over to new game files. Make sure on the new game file you choose "Classic Alex" costume.

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IMPORTANT WARNING
For the PS3 version, when the glitch is active do not EVER press the zoom function again. It will crash the game. I have been told the game does not crash on other platforms but I can't verify that for myself. But I do know for a fact that it can and probably will crash the PS3 version so, for sake of safety, just don't press the zoom again if you pull the glitch off.

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Why this works:
There is a brief moment between the load screen and the cutscene in which you can confuse the game about whether or not the camera should be "zoomed" when the cutscene begins, and if done properly it will mistake the "zoom" for the standard view, thus erasing Alex's character model. Its that simple, really.

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About other costumes:
This trick only works for the "classic Alex" outfit. If you attempt to do this with any other outfit you won't get invisibility. However you do get to look "inside" Alex's head for whatever costume you did it for (example with Bogeyman outfit you can see inside the Bogeyman helmet). But no invisibility unless Classic Alex!

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Cancelling the glitch
To get rid of the glitch you'll have to reset the game. Merely quitting back to the menu doesn't cancel the glitch. You have to completely shut off the game.

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Saving with the glitch
I've been brave enough to save with the glitch and it doesn't screw anything up from what I've determined. However I'd still recommend not saving with it just to be on the safe side.

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What is the scope of the glitch?
It covers the entire game from Hospital gurney escape to Amnion/Ending cutscenes. However there are 8 moments in the game Alex will still make an appearance, usually because it's a cutscene that uses pre-rendered animation and not in-game models.

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The 8 Appearances:
Alex will still make an appearance in the following 8 scenes:
1.) Intro gurney ride
2.) First half of Travis' truck ride
3.) Flashback bedroom cutscene
4.) Intro Sewer cutscene
5.) Lillian cutscene (before Hell House)
6.) Exiting Hell House
7.) Miner outfit below church
8.) Final flashback cutscenes before Amnion

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Other stuff
1.) Alex can still be seen in mirrors
2.) The tarp in the attic can't be interacted with (it won't react to Alex)
There are a few unrelated tricks I use in the game, I'll point them out in annotations.

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BONUS:
Silent Hill's Imaginary Friend "Alex" (Invisible Alex with Alex's dialogue removed) Collection of cutscenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP5iKx4TzJQ

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Thank you Jesus I am done with this glitch.

I mean...thank you Kojima I am done with this glitch. :pirate: :pirate: :pirate:
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Post by Otherworld on Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:17 am

I just watched the Curtis trick on your youtube channel. Great stuff ! The running around thing was pretty funny. Man that game is broken ..
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Invisible Alex COMPLETE Glitch Playthrough

Post by Oohfakanorus on Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:16 pm

For me it says "Blocked on copyright bullshit etc generic message to that effect" already!
Pity, I would have loved to have watched it!
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Invisible Alex COMPLETE Glitch Playthrough

Post by nur_ein_tier on Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:25 pm

Awesome. I love these things.
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Invisible Alex COMPLETE Glitch Playthrough

Post by jam6i on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:43 pm

Sorry about the copyright block. The video ended up with almost a dozen claims from Konami and other sources. It's blocked in numerous countries. I've been told by people in Sweden/Finland/Netherlands area that it's blocked.

But I know for a fact in US/Mexico/Canad its fine. I think it may be fine in some European countries. Maybe. I guess.

If it's blocked for you, sorry. It sucks. Blame content ID.

But this is a trick literally anyone with a copy of the game can do, so if you can't watch the video just do the trick yourself and have fun.
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