I was completing the first list of the Sunshine autos for my thread on it when this glitch happened. I'm not sure if this have been discussed here before. When I completed the first list the note saying "here's a surprise" popped in my screen and they showed the cutscene of a Deluxo. During that cutscene I typed the cheat BIGBANG just for fun! and saved my game and turned off my computer. After about 6 hours I re-started Vice City and the carcass of the blown up Deluxo was still there!! I went around the city assuming that it might disappear but it didn't, It is not usual right? It still spawns there.
The bug is caused by the Deluxo in the cutscene being spawned in a different way to normal parked cars that disappear when they are far away from the player. Cars that get spawned using the create_car opcode don't have the "far-distance-removal" feature, instead they stay in the same place without disappearing. When you blew up the create_car-spawned deluxo, the scm scripting wasn't able to remove the permanent mission car to allow the traditional "far-distance-removal" deluxo to get spawned which is the 2nd deluxo that appeared after you moved the original one away from the area.
..A load of tech sh*t but it's true.
This post has been edited by Frank.s on Sunday, Jul 29 2012, 13:42
To summarize that, mission cars are treated differently from traffic cars. That's the reason why mission cars don't disappear during missions and traffic cars do. When a mission ends, mission cars are converted to traffic cars so that they will disappear properly. But if you f*ck up the process, then something like this will happen.
Only way to lose it is to toss into blue hell... But since it's destroyed it's going to be very difficult. Maybe if you toss it into water, it might be falling down the water until it reaches the blue hell limit. Ooooor you can push it into the garage! Let the door close and viola. You can drive it and toss it anywhere you want. A Deluxo with a never disappearing ability seems interesting.
I never use a cheat in any save not even if it's just for fun, if I use cheat - I don't save. I only use them when I get pissed off, I enter weapon cheats health and armour cheats, and show the world how pissed I am, usually if I fail a mission, get wasted, busted, etc...