Stuck in a couple of places

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Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Nonpartisan » Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:17 am

I'm playing the game and having a blast! I had no idea this was even in production, and it is fantastic. The humor reminds me very much of Scott Murphy's from the original series.

However, I am stumped at the moment. Spoilers below!
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I'm having trouble with two similar problems. First, I can't get the Furkun priest to leave long enough so I can grab the cola bottle. And second, I can't get Al to leave the gift shop so the clerk will give me the mustache for free. I've tried everything -- giving objects to them, engaging them in conversation, leaving and returning -- nothing works. I'd be grateful for any hints you can provide.
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by olzen » Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:37 am

Thanks for the nice words - glad you're enjoying the game so far :)

SPOILERS:

You can't grab the bottle per se. The priest, senile as he is, will indeed notice. However, you may have something in your inventory that could help.

There's no way to get Al to leave either, so you're gonna need to do it the hard way. Explore Radon and you'll find a substance that's known to induce short-circuits.
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Datadog » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 am

Extra Spoiler
For a clue on getting rid of Al,talk to the Clerk for ideas.
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Nonpartisan » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:33 am

Thanks so much -- that helped a lot! I've moved forward in the game, but unfortunately I'm stuck once more.

SPOILERS BELOW

I can't seem to get down the frozen waterfall without dying. I tried riding the penguin, but he always dumps me in the water. I've tried every possible object combination, wandered back through most of the game to see whether I'm missing an item, etc., but no luck. Again, I'd be thankful for any hints you could provide.
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Tuna » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:24 am

Heh, that part actually isn't too hard. While on the penguin, leap towards the thingy. I didin't notice there was a thingy over the thingy, so I died a few times. :mrgreen:

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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by olzen » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:24 am

Yeah, timing is the key here. Though it may appear frustrating, it's possible.
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Nonpartisan » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:46 am

Wow, I can't believe I didn't see that thingy. Must have tried that a hundred times before I finally noticed it...thanks for the hint. :)
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by pcj » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:34 am

(It's called a ladder)

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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Tuna » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:32 am

I'm trying to be subtle with the hints... :lol:

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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Datadog » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:35 pm

Trying to be thingy with the thingy. :D
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Nonpartisan » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:39 am

Okay, one more problem:

SPOILER

I can't figure out how to draw off the guards in the shuttle bay. I also haven't been able to use the photocopier, so maybe there's an item somewhere I haven't got that won't let me complete this puzzle. Again, I'm grateful for any hints you can provide.
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Tuna » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:54 am

Check the cannon carefully... :)

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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Nonpartisan » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:24 am

I feel like a real dunce on this one. I checked the cannon again (thanks for your help!), found the thingy, made a copy of it, put it back in the thingy...and now have no idea how to get the apemen to fire the cannon without revealing myself. Wondering again whether I'm missing a key object of some sort...
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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Tuna » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:13 am

Oh, there's another screen behind the spaceships... Took me a while to find it. #-o

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Re: Stuck in a couple of places

Post by Nonpartisan » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:17 am

Thanks very much! I don't know why I didn't see that before.

Okay, trying out the new spoiler tags:

I'm having trouble
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fishing the green key out of the aquarium. I know I need to connect something to the wire, but I can't find anything that will attach to it. I'm guessing I'm looking for something like a magnet or a hook, but don't know where to find such an object. (I've already obtained and used the red key.)
As always, any hints you can provide will be greatly appreciated. I'm loving this game!
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