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elentgirl

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #160 on: 21 Jul 2013, 08:42 »
Thanks for the tip, but I'm still having trouble with this part.
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I tried going from the first hourglass to the second hourglass four times without reloading, but I was still unable to click the second hourglass. Do I need to find the stone at the center of the maze first? I do not believe I have found the stone yet.

I don't understand why this is not working for you.
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You don't have to see the stone I referred to before you can operate the second hourglass.  The stone is the one with the plaque at the other end of the paved strip in the maze centre.  When Annie is standing on this paved area the hotspot for the stone is active, as is that for the second hourglass.  When you click on the hourglass you should get a similar close-up view to that at the start of the maze, but when you push the button nothing happens other than just a click, unless you have reached it in time or have tried three times.  Then a door in the pedestal should open.

If you cannot get it to work, please let me know exactly what you are doing and I will do some further testing.

I am stuck in a couple of places where some help would be very good:
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In the black dog mansion, I escaped from the attic and came back, there is a "hand" icon on the typewritter but when I click it nothing happens.

Where is the typewriter you are referring to?
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Entry code. Can't figure out what is VIC. I tried 2581, 2034, 2035 and 40. The plus sign means actually adding or appending ?
(found it in another posting  :-) )

Regarding the access code in the Middle Earth section...
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You are looking for a number, so you use only the number part of the planet's name (but think carefully about it). For the year, you use this year (in the game context). The bent arrow after VIC indicates that you should reverse it.  Does that resemble a number to you?

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1. The number part of the planet's name is 40K = 40000
2. The information on the display panel tells you that excavations have been underway for a year, so this year is 3024+1 = 3025
3. VIC reversed is CIV, the Roman numerals for 104
TOTAL: 40000+3025+104 = 43129

Good luck
Elen
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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #161 on: 21 Jul 2013, 16:47 »
The typewriter is on the floor, under the window, to the left of the cabinet with the puzzle.

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #162 on: 21 Jul 2013, 21:49 »
The typewriter is on the floor, under the window, to the left of the cabinet with the puzzle.
I had forgotten about that typewriter as it is just part of the junk in the attic and has no part in the game.
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If there is a hotspot active there it must be one of those for pushing the boxes that has not turned off properly.  I shall look into that.  I thought you meant you had gone back to the office in the tower, which is where you need to go to make progress.

Good luck,
Elen

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #163 on: 21 Jul 2013, 23:51 »
Thanks, not only you made an amazing game but you are amazing at replying ultra fast :-)

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #164 on: 05 Aug 2013, 20:07 »
Elen,

I've been playing Adventure Island since reading about it on AdventureGamers.com last month.  I'm old school having started out on text adventures on the Amstrad CPC 464 in the 1980's and have played a ton of different games over the years.

Firstly, let me say Adventure Island is really, really good.  The puzzles are challenging -  I've needed a few hints and tips from this forum to get me through, but for the most part they are logical and have sufficient hints along the way.

I'll bet this took a long time to create.  I loved the non-liner nature of the game and how the different worlds were self contained.  I've been playing it on and off for the last few weeks.  Thank you very much for the time an effort you put into it.

Regards,

CelticWarrior72
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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #165 on: 06 Aug 2013, 12:36 »
Hello Celtic Warrior

I'm really glad you are enjoying my game.  It did take a fair amount of time to make - 5 years.  I hope you are playing version 2 which has a number of improvements suggested by other players, plus I have added a couple of short cut scenes to improve the ending (hopefully!).  I am currently working on a Player Guide to replace the ad hoc hints on this forum.  It should be available very soon.

If I could ask a favour, would you please rate my game once you have completed it and add your thoughts to those others have already posted on the AGS GAmes page.  Independent reviews help potential players decide whether or not Adventure Island is a game for them.

Many thanks,
Elen

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #166 on: 06 Aug 2013, 14:50 »
I played v1.5.  It was good enough to give a really good flavor for the experience.  I'll add my thoughts to the AGS Games Page and leave a review as requested.

- CW

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #167 on: 18 Aug 2013, 19:21 »
Can anyone give me the areas that power cells are found.  I am at the end game (I think) but only have 5 cells.  I have been to all the areas again but can't see it.  Please give me a clue.

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #168 on: 18 Aug 2013, 21:43 »
Can anyone give me the areas that power cells are found.  I am at the end game (I think) but only have 5 cells.  I have been to all the areas again but can't see it.  Please give me a clue.

In the room where you enter the globes, there is a map on the wall. If you look at it carefully, you'll see a map of the island, indicating where the mysterious objects are located. The one you are missing will be highlighted.

If you want more detail, please say so.

SHADOW

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #169 on: 19 Aug 2013, 09:33 »
Great.  Thanks Shadow.  Loving this game - don't want it to end.

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #170 on: 19 Aug 2013, 10:46 »
Loving this game - don't want it to end.

I'm really pleased that you are enjoying my game, though from your earlier question I suspect that you are entering the final section.  When you have finished it, would you be prepared to rate it in the AGS games section to help other potential players decide whether or not to download it?

Thank you and good luck,
Elen

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #171 on: 21 Aug 2013, 19:50 »
Absolutely Elen.  Although the way I am going with the end game, you may be waiting a long time.:grin:

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #172 on: 21 Aug 2013, 22:23 »
Absolutely Elen.  Although the way I am going with the end game, you may be waiting a long time.:grin:

Thank you.  I am about to publish a Player Guide for my game to help people struggling with the puzzles.  If you would find a sneak preview helpful I can send you a link.

Good luck,
Elen

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #173 on: 28 Aug 2013, 21:28 »
Wontherful game... I'm stack ... which number to open safe? Other... do I need another skull to complete that part with the colored eyes of the skulls? I have the problem I red in Hits to pich up the blue baloom... although I put the correct shapes... Thanks a lot and sorry my English

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #174 on: 31 Aug 2013, 17:48 »
Wontherful game... I'm stack ... which number to open safe? Other... do I need another skull to complete that part with the colored eyes of the skulls? I have the problem I red in Hits to pich up the blue baloom... although I put the correct shapes... Thanks a lot and sorry my English
I'm glad you like my game.  ;-D  You seem to be having trouble in a number of places, so rather than try to answer all your questions individually, I am giving you a link to download the Player Guide I have made to help players stuck on the puzzles.  I am still doing final testing before I publish it, but it should help you where you are stuck.
https://app.box.com/s/hyzxihdal3aevsoqqde2
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Elen

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #175 on: 11 Sep 2013, 16:11 »
I have created a Player Guide to provide help for players struggling with the puzzles in Adventure Island.

The Player Guide can be downloaded from: https://app.box.com/s/hyzxihdal3aevsoqqde2

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #176 on: 12 Sep 2013, 18:35 »
Does the skulls eye color change each time the individual skull is in the corret square.
or do I have to get everyone right do see the eye color. I know I can put it in that one square and see the color.
It is way to difficult and time consuming?
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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #177 on: 13 Sep 2013, 22:00 »
Does the skulls eye color change each time the individual skull is in the corret square.

The eye colour of each skull stays the same wherever it is put.  Once you have worked out which colours go where, it is simply a matter of rearranging the skulls using the plinth to tell you the eye colour of each skull.  I suppose it is a bit like a game of Patience in a way, but if you work systematically it does not take long to complete.

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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #178 on: 15 Sep 2013, 22:24 »
Yes, thanks a lot Elentgirl, but it seems to me that one skull is mising (to of for me) and that let me stuck...


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Re: Adventure Island
« Reply #179 on: 17 Sep 2013, 09:39 »
Yes, thanks a lot Elentgirl, but it seems to me that one skull is mising (to of for me) and that let me stuck...

Oh dear, I'm not sure how that has happened.  There was a bug in this section in the very early versions of the game, in which you could lose a skull if you left the close-up view while holding a skull, but that was fixed back in about version 1.3 or 1.4, I think.  To solve your problem you may have to restart that section of the game, but if you are playing an older version (anything before version 2), I would recommend upgrading.

Good luck,
Elen