An error message has emerged in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (PS3) versions of the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops video game.
Gamers are reporting that the strange error occurs during the single player campaign, forcing the player to restart an entire mission.
Here’s a screenshot of what the error message looks like. The message reads as follows:
dogj for xmodel
has more than 160 bones (see console for details)”
Upon exiting the error message, the game goes back to the main menu. Continuing the campaign, the player is brought all the way back to the start of the mission.
What Does It Mean?
Is your something wrong with your Xbox 360 or PS3? Is it the disc? Nope, it’s most likely just a bug in the game.
“Player models consist of a ‘polygon meshs’ (to which a texture is applied). Each polygon mesh is an individual body part,” explains one user. “‘Bones’ are the hinges that connect all the body parts together. They are used for creating animations easily.”
The first part of the error message simply means that it is a mesh of a dismembered arm for the Russian spetznaz model.
“‘has more than 160 bones (see console for details)’ is our a fatal error when a model that has more than 160 bones is loaded into the engine.”
So far, gamers for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Black Ops are reporting the error. Luckily, it seems that the second time around, the error message doesn’t come up and you can finally finish the mission.
There’s yet to be any official word on the error. Lots of gamers are reporting the error, but as of now, it is unclear if it affects all copies of the game.
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