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tjb0607
07-07-2009, 06:25 AM
I just noticed that if you press square while a picture is counting down, it will skip to the finish and take a picture. I'm not sure if this works with photo booths, but I don't think so. Just a little time saver, nothing very big or important.

RickTheRipper
07-07-2009, 06:38 AM
i never knew that. nice fine

iiiijujube
07-07-2009, 07:02 AM
Huh, neat. I knew that there was some way to do it, I just wasn't sure how.

KoRnDawwg
07-07-2009, 07:35 AM
It says at the bottom:

Square Icon - Take picture now

I found this out a couple of months ago, I rarely ever look at the bottom of the screen. Why do they put all the important stuff at the bottom...?

brnxblze
07-07-2009, 07:39 AM
I knew this, you guys actually wait for it to count down?! :p

TripleTremelo
07-07-2009, 08:58 AM
I found this out awhile ago.

But I usually take the 3 seconds to pose.

Silverleon
07-07-2009, 09:25 AM
I knew this, you guys actually wait for it to count down?! :p

lol, i know right?
I use this almost always XD
I'm quite surprised people didn't know about this, guess many don't ike to expariment, rather just and wait for someone to post how to do things in forums *hint hint* :p

Leather-Monkey
07-07-2009, 11:45 AM
I do that too :)

If you didn't notice that have you noticed when you push X on the loading screen the icon jumps?

Uhh trying to think of some others :p

v0rtex
07-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Here's a couple I've discovered:

You can pick up a switch and if you hit circle it will go back where it was connected. Very handy if you have a big mess of logic and the wires are everywhere and you can't recall what activates, say... a piston. Grab the the switch off the piston with X, then drag it around and watch where the wire moves to see what switch it belongs to. Then just hit circle and it will "cancel" the move operation and the switch will return to being connected to your piston. Has helped me many times.

Also, you can toggle your global lighting quickly back to the level's default values. So if you happen to trigger a GLT switch while in edit mode and suddenly everything's very dark (or foggy, or blue, or... you get the idea), just tweak the GLT (any GLT) and cancel (so... square, then circle) an voila!! back to the level defaults.

Leather-Monkey
07-07-2009, 01:03 PM
The GLT always goes off when i'm in edit mode. I'll be carefully cutting out a delicate shape and then all the lights go out!

CCubbage
07-07-2009, 01:24 PM
You know.... I did NOT know this, and I've been irritated by having to wait when I'm trying to take an action shot. Nice!

mrsupercomputer
07-07-2009, 05:04 PM
This was a recent discovery for me as well! I could've believe I've been waiting for the countdown all this time.

ARD
07-07-2009, 05:13 PM
I'm surprised people didn't know this, I did this for the first photo I took and every one since.

lk9988
07-07-2009, 06:34 PM
I actually didn't know that.:blush:

It does sound helpful. Thanks for the info!

BSprague
07-07-2009, 06:37 PM
Also, it will completely skip the countdown if you are already out of the picture in Create Mode.

hilightnotes
07-08-2009, 02:37 AM
It's funny how some people didn't know about this... I think I must have figured that out on one of the first days...

Did you know that if you press up on the D-pad, Sackboy smiles? He has other emotions too! 0iz! :p

Killian
07-08-2009, 02:44 AM
Moved to Tutorials. It's small, but a tutorial nonetheless. ;)

comphermc
07-08-2009, 03:00 AM
Also, it will completely skip the countdown if you are already out of the picture in Create Mode.

In any mode.

But thanks for this. I was wondering how to do this, but apparently I can't read the bottom :p. I feel like a noob - this would have made taking pictures for my levels much easier!

jwwphotos
07-08-2009, 03:09 AM
I knew this, you guys actually wait for it to count down?! :p

Wait !! 3.. 2.. 1.. Ah ok now.. Whazzat? oh.. Yeah I knew that. :D

Gilgamesh
07-08-2009, 06:14 PM
If I remember correctly, the countdown also only appears while there is a Sackperson in the focus. If you're taking a photo of a piece of scenery, there'll be no countdown and the picture will be taken immediately.

TripleTremelo
07-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Another little thing: I made a topic about it awhile ago. If you lightly hold R2/L2 sackboy will raise his hands, then if you press them all the way he'll point his fingers. Works for all emotions, anger=clenches fist, etc.

It also works for some hand costume pieces, forget which...

dandygandy2704
07-09-2009, 06:44 PM
I noticed someone up there^^ said something about making the icons bounce by pressing X. While I've known about this forever, I just recently discovered that if you do this during the loading sequence at the very start of the game (where it tells you about the autosave icon) it makes the game load so much slower then it would if you didn't touch anything. Since I got the game I've been mashing X and Start in hopes of skipping the stupid screen, when it turns out I was prolonging my own suffering... Who knew?

BSprague
07-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Another little thing: I made a topic about it awhile ago. If you lightly hold R2/L2 sackboy will raise his hands, then if you press them all the way he'll point his fingers. Works for all emotions, anger=clenches fist, etc.

It also works for some hand costume pieces, forget which...

Since we are bringing up random little things, if you smack someone with a frying pan in your hand, it sounds like a frying pan. :)

Dexiro
07-09-2009, 08:37 PM
I thought everyone knew this,
it says at the bottom of the screen that square takes a photo

ARD
07-09-2009, 08:52 PM
If you do this during the loading sequence at the very start of the game (where it tells you about the autosave icon) it makes the game load so much slower then it would if you didn't touch anything.

Oh thanks for this! 0iz! I did it for fun all the time, now maybe I won't.

Chump
07-21-2009, 08:56 PM
I knew it only a few weeks ago lol all this time wasted waiting for a bird to come out *sighs*

Leonardo
07-23-2009, 08:35 PM
I knew this, you guys actually wait for it to count down?! :p
Yep, especially if it's rushing.

springs86
07-23-2009, 08:54 PM
I totally knew about this, doesn't it say in one of the turtorial vids or something???? but i'm genuiny surprised that people didn't know

crazymario
07-28-2009, 08:08 PM
You all do know that they didn't show every little feature during the game conferences, don't you? lol
I'm surprised about all of the little easter eggs that nobody knows about because they think they already know everything in the game and don't bother looking at "obvious" in-game instructions. =|

SawronZXZ
07-28-2009, 10:11 PM
It's amazing what you find out when you've been gone for quite awhile...

swanbrown
08-15-2009, 06:12 PM
I dunno. it normally takes my sack-boy 10 seconds to really get into character for a shot. (after I've explained his motivation to him)

Incinerator22
08-15-2009, 06:27 PM
I knew this, you guys actually wait for it to count down?! :p


lol! I know right

Leonardo
08-15-2009, 07:06 PM
If you take a picture and you're part of the picture, it'll countdown for you to get ready.
If you take a picture of something else, without you in it, then it'll just take a picture in a blink of an eye.

Schwem00
08-26-2009, 05:36 PM
i always kew this from when i first started playing lol

Powershifter
08-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Here's a couple I've discovered:
Also, you can toggle your global lighting quickly back to the level's default values. So if you happen to trigger a GLT switch while in edit mode and suddenly everything's very dark (or foggy, or blue, or... you get the idea), just tweak the GLT (any GLT) and cancel (so... square, then circle) an voila!! back to the level defaults.

Not sure if anyone has replied to this one - I didn't read the rest of the thread - but really all you have to do is press start, save the level and the GLT will return to normal.

Nice catch with the square button for pics. I didn't know that one before, but I did notice when you're browsing different levels and the pics from other players come up, you can hit the square button and it'll move to the next pic.

someone said - why put all the important info on the bottom - I agree!

Raiden
09-06-2009, 12:02 AM
did you know you can attach switches to impact explosives lol

Syroc
09-06-2009, 12:04 AM
If you have to edit some corners you can quickly switch between them by pressing L1 or R1.

dajdaj03
09-06-2009, 12:17 AM
If you have to edit some corners you can quickly switch between them by pressing L1 or R1.

Thanks!!!
I didn't know that! ;)