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    Post by jessmom01 on Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:35 am

    Yay Justie!!!  Yahoo! - on both counts, your (spoiler) & your motivation.  Way to be, girl!!  My motivation right now is an obsessive desire to find what I've missed that wont let me move to the end of chapter 4.  Has anyone passed that, & can help me?  I've back tracked so many times I think my footprints are part of the game  Gah! 
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    i'm pretty sure I've completed everything.  I admit, I cheated & went to a cpl of walkthroughs 'cause I got so damn frustrated.  I got the stuff to set 2 flash pots in the gym, & thought I did so.  Sam even said something like "there, that's done".  But there's still one in my inventory, & no way to put it anywhere.  Geez, I hope this isn't a glitch.  i'm almost ready to go back & play the whole chapter again... noooooo  faceplant 
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    Post by pippi on Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:25 pm

    So I've begun! I
    if you've started the game, this is not a spoiler:
    fed the rabbit.

    Now I'm looking for that thing I need to continue ... and feeling really dumb, because I cannot find it.

    Thus ends my first 12 minutes playing.
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    Post by jessmom01 on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:13 pm

    JustTheFacts wrote:
    I can see I am going to have to play a bit at a time. Or I will exhaust myself. It is very immersive, I felt myself getting into it a little too much. I have a tendency to get obsessive about things. (Like with dragons maybe Whistle)
    Amen, sister.  This is what I've learned about playing this game: if you've been there, go back again, and again... and again.  If you're absolutely sure there's nothing left somewhere for you to do at some location, there definitely IS something there to do.  If it makes no sense to revisit a place where all activities came to a halt, go back, there's more.  Holy cow, this is really intricate - for me anyway.  I'm really liking it, but ye gads, my head is spinnin  Loopy  Time to put the brain on the charger & exit, stage left...  faints
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    Post by kac on Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:38 pm

    I think if you hit the space bar it shows the hot spots.  I know something you click shows them.  That can help if you are stuck.

    A walkthrough is helpful too.   Laugh
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    Post by pippi on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:32 am

    Is anyone else having difficulty with the save slots?  I can only access the 3 that show up - my scroll bar isn't working.  So far, I am ok just writing over previous saves, but eventually I might want to expand that.  Just wondering.

    So finally I am
    still way behind everyone:
    but I'm at the first place I can do magic.  How exiting for when I play again tonight!
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    Post by JustTheFacts on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:50 am

    You are where I am pippi, I keep getting caught in other things...  Whistle  Had the same trouble with homework - if it requires active mental exercise, even washing the clothes can become essential to my well being  Belly laugh 
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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:56 am

    I'm there too, Pippi and Justie. So many interruptions, plus I have a good friend coming over in a little while... so no further gaming until tonight.  Yeah right  I mean don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see my friend and all, but I do want to get back to learning magic!!  Snicker
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    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:57 am

    Don't worry, Pippi... I haven't even started, yet!  Talk about way behind! Belly laugh


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    Post by pippi on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:08 pm

    Hang in there, Genki!  I'm waiting for you.  Smile   I've played just enough to know one thing. 

    Magic Is Cool!

    (and yes, my .gif was perfect.  neato!)
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    Post by pippi on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:20 am

    luvtoread wrote: If anyone else has got past
    the beginning part,   were you amazed at

    spoiler:
    the way she put down all that food and was able to have a conversation
    at the same time?

    YES.  Yes.  My thought was 
    Spoiler:
    how does she eat that much and stay so blasted skinny!  Totally jealous.  Of a video game character.   Rolling Eyes 


    SO.  I'm now at the end of chapter one and
    running in circles:
    because I have no idea what I am supposed to do with that box on the roof.  But I am determined to figure it out and not use a walkthrough.   Sigh 

    Won't have much playing time this weekend; it's our garage sale time.  Hopefully you'll have a few minutes to play, Genki - this is a good game!  (she says enthusiastically while still in chapter one, already stuck.)   Snicker
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    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:24 am

    Be kind to yourself pippi, I had to look up a walkthrough to remind me to do what you do in every game since history - look around and snitch stuff.  Belly laugh 
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    Post by pippi on Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:02 pm

    Justie ...  OH!  Belly laugh
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    Post by pippi on Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:34 pm

    So I finished chapter 1 - did anybody else's video loop and play over and over and over? 

    This is a very interesting storyline!  I'm going to be on pins and needles until Sunday, when I can play again!
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    Post by luvtoread on Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:53 pm

    Its nice to know I am not the only one behind.   I have been working long hours
    and do not want to play when I am tired.

    Confession:    I have been doing charter trips for groups going to State
    Parks and water themed parks.    Tomorrow  I am doing shuttling for Saratoga Raceway.

    My job is so tough......not.     Laugh 

    But it is long hours.   Or lots of driving just to get to where they want to go.

    Anyway,  hope to get to play the game this weekend.
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    Post by luvtoread on Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:32 pm

    pippi--I am now where you posted on the 23rd.   Not doing very good.


    slight spoiler:
    I am not very good at this magic stuff.

    But at least I am playing.     Big smile
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    Post by luvtoread on Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:08 pm

    I have progressed a ways in this game  (with a little research,  like kac does) .....I think.   Hmm... 

    Thank goodness this is not a linear game,  as I am not doing things in order.

    So, far  I have

    slight bragging rights spoiler:
    solved some of the Daedelus clues,  but the
    Windy Dog is closed,   did the second magic trick w/o any help...of course there are
    only 4 steps....tricked 2 people to volunteer---that one guy is kind of sleezy, but
    beggers cannot be choosers

    I love playing Adventure games.
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    Post by pippi on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:03 pm

    Hey Luvto!  That's about where I am.  Nothing wrong with bragging.  Big smile 

    very embarrassing confession:
    I will never tell how long it took me to figure out that I needed to light a match under that vent.   Rolling Eyes 

    I also shall not admit that in shameful HOPA style, I searched for a screwdriver to take off said vent.   Embarrassed 
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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:53 pm

    <sigh> Even with a walkthrough I am not doing the magic right. My brain is tired I guess. But I worked a lot on Broken Sword 5 with hubby since he was around. Tomorrow I'll attack Gray Matter with fresh vigor. If only it didn't work so sluggishly.
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    Post by luvtoread on Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:28 am

    R-mom--If your referring to the first trick,  I finally had to go to the walkthrough.  I just was
    not getting it.

    pippi-- Belly laugh
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    Post by pippi on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:50 pm

    Luvto -  Elk grin 

    So I am halfway through Chapter 2.  This game is so interesting!  The story is really neat - I haven't figured it all out yet, and that is something I really appreciate.

    I'm still having a real problem with the save game list scrolling.  Is anybody else noticing this or is it a glitch in my game?  Honestly, I don't need more than 3 save slots, but I'm spoiled and hoard game saves.
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    Post by luvtoread on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:26 pm

    No,  my slots are working.   Not sure why yours won't scroll.  So,  you've done

    just in case::
    The first experiment with the Phantom of the Opera Dr.?
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    Post by pippi on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:40 pm

    Luvto:  Yup.  One word:  creepy.

    Just in case others have not:
    Our dear PC has more guts than I do.  I would've  backaway , told him to jump off a cliff, and walked to London.  The beds are even called "lobotomy machines" in the game.  EGAD!

    But other than that, I'm down with her.  She's my cooler self, even if she does lie sometimes.   Superman
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    Post by pippi on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:03 pm

    So I am about 80% through Chapter 2.  And this is a big spoiler so don't read unless you want to know stuff...

    Sooo Frustrating!:
    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the receptionist lady to let me do the magic trick on her.  I have the letter about the stuff she needs.  I have both scientific articles.  I have prepared the fake thumb.  I see the letter opener.  But I don't get the magic icon and I can't pick up the letter opener.   Sigh What on earth am I missing?  While a walk-through is calling my name, I am determined to figure this out on my own.

    I might take a teeny little hint from one of my group players, though.   Huh?
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    Post by pippi on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:54 pm

    So I figured out my problem above ... and learned I have a glitch in my game.  This is probably the same glitch that wonks up the save slots.  It's not game-breaking and now that I know sometimes I don't get the correct cursors I can work around it.  I also think it is my computer's fault.  My computer does a lot of stupid things.

    Because this has something to do with gameplay:
    I don't always get the hand over the filing cabinet drawers, so I can't open them.  That is the only reason I struggled through Chapter 2!  Whew. 
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    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:49 pm

    Ahh, glitches! Gah!  There's one in The Longest Journey that two of us ran into (a game-stopping one at that!), but luckily I was able to find a way around it.


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