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Title: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: vickeyee on November 05, 2012, 10:29:13 PM
I need to get the tape recorder from Gallager. The walkthrough says I need to ask for Terence's help but he wouldn't help. (Maybe because earlier I chose not to "scratch his back" and forced him)

I also thought of calling Gallager to distract her but I cant make a call on the phone.

What do I do now? ???
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: inm8#2 on November 05, 2012, 11:19:40 PM
Hmm you're on the right track. Are you sure you have the number? If not, is there a way you can get it?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: vickeyee on November 06, 2012, 12:26:03 AM
Hmm you're on the right track. Are you sure you have the number? If not, is there a way you can get it?

Yes I have the number indeed. I opened the "contacts" in the phone but when I click on Galleger's number Erica only says it's Galleger's number. There is no dialing icon or other option. I think I'm supposed to call her anyway...but how? ???
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: inm8#2 on November 06, 2012, 12:45:07 AM
If the goal is to draw Gallagher away from her recorder, is there a better option to call her?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: snabbott on November 06, 2012, 11:13:30 AM
IIRC, you have to use the phone on Gallagher.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: inm8#2 on November 06, 2012, 11:33:34 AM
Hmm I think I just used the phone and called the morgue number that was obtained from looking at her desk phone.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: vickeyee on November 06, 2012, 07:27:47 PM
IIRC, you have to use the phone on Gallagher.
Thank you, but the phone cannot be used on her.

(Posted on: November 06, 2012, 08:57:33 PM)


Hmm I think I just used the phone and called the morgue number that was obtained from looking at her desk phone.
Thank you. I made such a stupid mistake. I clicked on the avatar of Galleger and didn't try the name beside it. It's all done now. Thanks again!

(Posted on: November 06, 2012, 08:59:41 PM)


I've finished the game. It's really a great game, except that some scenes cannot be skipped. I really got impatient at some points.

Btw, will it be an additional ending if I chose to go to interrogation with Sully instead of John? Anyone chose Sully?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: inm8#2 on November 06, 2012, 08:46:10 PM
I chose Sully for the interrogation. I might have to replay and see what's different with choosing John.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: vickeyee on November 08, 2012, 01:07:38 AM
I chose Sully for the interrogation. I might have to replay and see what's different with choosing John.
So what's the ending like with Sully?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: snabbott on November 08, 2012, 11:54:39 AM
IIRC, you have to use the phone on Gallagher.
Thank you, but the phone cannot be used on her.
Apparently IDRC. :-\ :P
I chose Sully for the interrogation. I might have to replay and see what's different with choosing John.
So what's the ending like with Sully?
You'll just have to try it and find out. :P
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on November 08, 2012, 11:58:56 AM
Heh it actually did work that way at one time, while we were working on setting up the game logic to handle calling her directly from the phone. So you do remember correctly, we just "fixed" it.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: snabbott on November 08, 2012, 12:04:07 PM
Oh, good - I haven't totally lost it. :)
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: Polochon on January 22, 2013, 01:19:25 PM
I took Sully for the interrogation too, got a bit lost at this tape-recorder thing but found the trick: we have to call Gallagher + do so while we are at the morgue!
(I kept on trying from other places, thinking we had to have Gallagher leave the morgue...)
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 16, 2013, 04:17:24 PM
Having a serious problem here on the tape recorder. I "scratched Terence's back", but when I asked him for help with Gallager he said he didn't have time. But I also can't call either!! Not sure what to do here, am I bugged?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: stika on February 16, 2013, 05:24:57 PM
I can't really remember as it's been a while but I don't think Terrence gives you anything for helping him.

What're you looking for? the tape recorder?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 16, 2013, 06:00:23 PM
That's right, I'm trying to get the tape recorder.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on February 16, 2013, 10:30:46 PM
That's right, I'm trying to get the tape recorder.

Have you already talked to Gallagher to try and just get it from her? Erica needs to have a reason to ask for Terence's help before he'll actually help her.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 17, 2013, 07:23:00 AM
Yes I have. My concern is that based on walk throughs I've resorted to in an attempt to figure this out that I somehow ended up bugged - I had the option to ask Terence for help with Gallagher and he said gruffly that he didn't have time, despite helping him earlier. :-(
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on February 17, 2013, 09:01:00 AM
Yes I have. My concern is that based on walk throughs I've resorted to in an attempt to figure this out that I somehow ended up bugged - I had the option to ask Terence for help with Gallagher and he said gruffly that he didn't have time, despite helping him earlier. :-(

And you did get an antique piece from him by sending a fake email from your boss to Gallagher right? You didn't threaten to rat him out to get it?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 17, 2013, 09:10:41 AM
Correct.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on February 17, 2013, 12:10:15 PM
Interesting. Send your most recent save to me at weldon@postudios.com and I'll take a look and see what I can do for you here.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 17, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
Will do - where do I locate the file for the Mac version?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on February 17, 2013, 03:50:11 PM
The saved games on Macs are located in the users/(username)/library/caches area.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 17, 2013, 04:15:03 PM
I don't see any folder matching that. I don't even see a folder called "caches" - if it helps I'm running 10.8.2. Is there a name of some kind I can search for to help find it, it doesn't appear to match what I name it in the game.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on February 17, 2013, 04:50:34 PM
I don't see any folder matching that. I don't even see a folder called "caches" - if it helps I'm running 10.8.2. Is there a name of some kind I can search for to help find it, it doesn't appear to match what I name it in the game.

Here's some info that may help, it's likely the folder is just hidden:

http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/access-user-library-folder-in-os-x-lion/
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 17, 2013, 04:54:49 PM
Ah awesome, that did it - thanks a ton for helping me here, sending along now!
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: robustyoungsoul on February 18, 2013, 08:55:33 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for helping me out with this so I could continue today. Really excellent episode and I enjoyed it quite a bit, and it's pretty awesome the support I received here. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: Oldbushie on February 18, 2013, 12:41:00 PM
I'm glad wilco was able to get your problem fixed! :D
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 18, 2013, 07:34:14 PM
Looks like Roger can fix more than clogged toilets!
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: snabbott on February 19, 2013, 09:57:08 AM
XD
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: WhiteWolfAmmy on June 29, 2014, 11:24:08 AM
Hi there,
it's an old topic, but it seems like i'm having the same problem as robustyoungsoul.
i helped terence with the storage space and got the piece of the antique, but i don't have any option to ask him to help me now. i remember that i asked him before for help with dr gallagher, but that was before i even knew of the storage space problem. seems like i could only ask him once and then neverever again :-X
what can i do now? besides starting all over again...
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: kaltric on September 30, 2014, 11:09:54 AM
same problem here.
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: wilco64256 on September 30, 2014, 01:14:13 PM
As I've instructed the others with the same issue - if you email your save to me in this situation I can resolve the problem for you. Thanks!
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: tecknomage on November 28, 2014, 10:17:06 AM
I also cannot get the tape recorder nor distract Gallagher  >:(

Cannot get help from Terence.  Note I could NEVER send the email to Terence.

If I try to call the Morgue I get the dialog saying I don't need that now  ???


The biggest problem with this game seemly NOT being able to backtrack and do something you missed, or correct something.

Help?
Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: stika on November 28, 2014, 02:58:56 PM
You can distract Gallagher by either sending Terence to distract her. If you want Terence to help you, sneak into Davies' office and discover her computer's password, then email Gallagher.



Title: Re: Anyone can help with getting the tape recorder?
Post by: cwinters on December 10, 2015, 05:40:04 PM
Correct.