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Title: Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 14, 2004, 09:08:00 PM
Do you find your self stuck in a game then looking at a walkthrough. Then when you find what you need you say "A another look can't hurt" then you end up reading the whole walkthrough, Well you may be a WALKTHROUGH JUNKIE!! :(

This thread is meant to help all walkthrough junkies with there problems. So if you have a problem come here and we'll help you or if you don't have a problem but you need help on a game please come and let  use help you  :) Your only hurting your self  :'(


Well I am Homestar Runner and I am a Walkthrough Junkie  :-[:'( :'( :'(
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Yonkey on June 14, 2004, 09:17:54 PM
lol, I'm a walkthrough junkie too.  Once I get stumped at a point and literally have no idea what to do next, I have to check out a walkthrough.  As soon as I see what to do, I'm usually ok.  But if I get stuck again, I revert to the walkthrough.

Sometimes I do it, just to see the proper order of events.  But this is only if the game has multiple endings and I missed out on some points somewhere.  8)
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: ShinyKnight on June 14, 2004, 09:31:52 PM
Spoken like a true junkie, Neil... ;) The twelve-step program is right down this hall. ;P
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Jael on June 14, 2004, 09:35:54 PM
Hi, I'm Jael and its been two days since my last walkthrough :-[.

Lol, I've never completed a game with out reverting to a walkthrough at least several times.
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 14, 2004, 10:11:44 PM
Well I am a recovering junkie out to help other junkies solve there problem. now Jael I want you to play a new game and try not to cheat if you have an erge to cheat then come back here and once you win and tell use how you feel :)
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Jael on June 14, 2004, 10:17:32 PM
Erm . . . assuming I actually do win, of course ;P
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Yonkey on June 14, 2004, 10:40:46 PM
Spoken like a true junkie, Neil... ;) The twelve-step program is right down this hall. ;P

*pushes Mike down the stairs*

 :o NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!  

XD
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 14, 2004, 11:01:50 PM
Jael remember if you need help come back and ask for help

DON'T GIVE IN
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: racx_00 on June 15, 2004, 03:26:50 AM
Hi im 16 and im a walkthrough Junkie :'( :P
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Jeysie on June 15, 2004, 09:12:14 AM
I'm a UHS Hints junkie. ;)

I only use a walkthrough while playing a game if looking at all the hints doesn't help, or there isn't a hint file available. I sometimes read a walkthrough *after* I finish a game to see if I missed anything exciting.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 10:22:02 AM
Yes UHS files can be as bad as walkthroughs. Even though they give one hint at a time because there is nothing stoping you from takeing a few more looks. :(
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Jeysie on June 15, 2004, 11:44:55 AM
True, but at least with UHS Hints if you cave in and look at all the hints for a question, you're only spoiling that one puzzle. (If you're looking at all the hints for most of the questions, you might as well be honest with yourself and read a walkthrough instead. ;) )

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 12:47:30 PM
True
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: ShinyKnight on June 15, 2004, 01:25:50 PM
I never understand what you nerdy people are talking about... ::) *goes back to spinning the propeller on his beanie and solving his 6th Rubik's cube for the day*
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 01:58:11 PM
I'm a nerd and I am [size=37]PROUD !!![/size]
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Mary Jane on June 15, 2004, 02:05:17 PM
Represent!
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: ShinyKnight on June 15, 2004, 02:18:45 PM
*throws up a sign* [size=10]Geekside!![/size] ;-D
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 02:43:40 PM
well I am more of a [size=50]GEEK[/size]than a [size=50]NERD[/size]because [size=50]NERDS[/size]are smart. A place were I am lacking. A [size=50]GEEK[/size] is mostly smart in subjects unimpotant to school and work. Like I am a [size=50]GEEK[/size] in adventure games and movies.

So I am a [size=50]GEEK[/size]And I am [size=50]PROUD![/size]
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: ShinyKnight on June 15, 2004, 02:47:53 PM
To give you an idea of how bad I am... I'll use words like "existential" or "vernacular" in an everyday conversation. :S Yes Say, you really are in love with a nerd!
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 03:09:13 PM
I am such a [size=578553]GEEK[/size] that almost every project in school I tried to add kings quest in it :)
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Storm on June 15, 2004, 03:13:25 PM
I had to resort to a walkthrough with nearly every game I finished. But I'm on the 12-step program now. I've been clean for about 6 months... of course I haven't played any games during that time :P

I've heard of UHS, but never figured out how to use it ???
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: MATTANDALEX on June 15, 2004, 04:17:37 PM
My walkthrough case was so bad when I was bored I would read walkthroughs of games I havent played. kind of sad huh :( :-[
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Jeysie on June 16, 2004, 03:50:56 AM
I've heard of UHS, but never figured out how to use it ???

The easiest way is to go to the website (http://www.uhs-hints.com/hints/allhints.php). See if there's a "View" option for the game you want, and click on it. Then choose what part of the game you're stuck in, and choose the question/puzzle you're stuck on.

The idea is that you read the hint, and try to use it to go back and solve the puzzle. If it's not enough, you go back to the page and choose "Show another hint". And so on, until you either solve the puzzle on your own, or show all the hints for that puzzle (the last of which is usually the flat-out solution).

Using the off-line program is a little more annoying, but works on the same principle.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: copycat on June 18, 2004, 03:18:27 PM
I'm a UHS Hints junkie. ;)

I only use a walkthrough while playing a game if looking at all the hints doesn't help, or there isn't a hint file available.
First thing I do when I get stuck in a game is go and see if there's an uhs hint file available. However, sometimes I'm stuck where directions are concerned and at one instance (JTCOTE) even the uhs-file couldn't point me in the right direction so I had to revert to a walkthrough temporarily, and even then I still had trouble finding the right spot.
I always download the uhs hint files but there's a serious downside to that for me. You see, since I then have that hint file, my efforts into solving puzzles on my own are greatly reduced. :-\
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: Jeysie on June 18, 2004, 03:31:48 PM
JTCOTE?

One game I had difficulty on, even with a walkthrough, was Beneath a Steel Sky. I kept getting tripped up on one puzzle, and even reading all the hints *and* the walkthrough, I still couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. After a bit of thinking, and trial and error, it turns out that there was another (unrelated, mind you) scene I needed to trigger first, that neither the hints nor the walkthrough mentioned as being necessary to do first. Thankfully the rest of the puzzles in the game were pretty logical.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Walkthrough Junkie Help Center
Post by: copycat on June 20, 2004, 01:15:09 PM
JTCOTE?
Third result when you google (for) it. ;D