Serious Sam 3: BFE
|Serious Sam 3: BFE|
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Notes: A lot. See the Notes page.
BFE (possibly) stands for Before First Encounter. The game takes place before Serious Sam: The First Encounter.
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Present in All_01.gro\Content\SeriousSam3\Levels and All_249955.gro\Content\SeriousSam3\Levels are three .tex image files which are not seen in-game.
The first image depicts the Gathering of the Gods level from the Jewel of the Nile DLC.
The second image depicts the multiplayer map Unfinished Complex though this particular thumbnail is not used and is lacking grass.
The third image is some sort of pre-production art. A similar image also appears in Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, where it's also unused.
Serious Sam 1 Leftovers
Mordekai The Summoner's Staff
For whatever reason, the non-HD version of Mordekai's staff can be found in the All_02.gro\Content\SeriousSam3\Models\Enemies\Mordekai file directory.
Serious Sam 3 employs a variety of amusing and/or annoying copy-protection methods if it detects that it's been cracked. Rather hilariously, some of these can be bypassed entirely just by installing the game in a path that contains the word "Steam".
Digital Rights Scorpion
Upon collecting the Pistol in the very first level, you'll be met with a Sam-sized, super-fast, immortal version of the Red Arachnoid. If you kill it with cheats, it'll just keep coming back until you reach the museum.
This is the only anti-piracy mechanic that Croteam or Devolver seem to have explicitly talked about, if not in particularly serious terms.
In the fifth level, walking under the highway causes the game to lock the "look up" and "turn to the side" controls on, leaving you staring at the skies running in circles like an idiot. Also, you apparently take more damage.
Inability to save and load properly
While the game shows that it saves during checkpoints, in reality it does not. If the player dies, they cannot go back to the checkpoint. It will always show that the save files are damaged, forcing players to start the game all over from the beginning.
In addition, all save files are deleted upon quitting the game.
The game will crash after five minutes of play, and will crash during the ending every time. Nice.
The Serious Sam series
|Windows||Serious Sam: The First Encounter (HD, Prototypes) • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (HD) • Serious Sam 2 • Serious Sam 3: BFE • Serious Sam 4|
|GameCube||Serious Sam: Next Encounter|
|Game Boy Advance||Serious Sam Advance|