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Offline AdrianChm

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Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« on: October 28, 2012, 11:13:36 AM »
Hi everyone,

One more time: LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD.

No idea what to do atm:

a) I got the package from the post office, unpacked, etc.

b) Investigated the crime scene, read graffiti. I have the "ghost" of the victim hanging from the pipe, when I look at the eyes, Erica mentions the connection between the eyes and the graffiti. (BTW, possibly a bug: when I left the crime scene and went for the package to the post office, the ghost was no longer there when I went back and I cannot use "projection" power again; the only active element of the crime scene is just the graffiti).

The game has a hint system, nicely implemented, but - sadly - completely useless and apparently a bit buggy (e.g. mentions "recording of the tattoo", but I have already photographed it).

Help? :)

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 11:18:43 AM »
I'm a bit curious how you got the game already as it has not been released yet.
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 11:21:18 AM »
I suspected this was going to be the first reply to the thread... :)

Got it from GamersGate yesterday, lured in by the preorder bonuses. To my surprise, I could download the Episode One (around 2 GB) and the serial key was supplied.

Enjoying the game a lot. Well, except for the "I'm stuck" part :)

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 11:29:27 AM »
No worries, I was just curious. Odd that they're already allowing people to download, but oh well.

Once you've read the grafffiti and examined the ghost, there's a new area you can interact with in the crime scene. Try pressing space to show the labels and see what the ghost was "looking" at.
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 11:48:43 AM »
Ahh, thank you.

That part was a bit misleading. Not only the victim seems to be looking straight down (i.e. at the table or the soiled part of the floor nearby), but also  the niche is outside the regular view and that's why I didn't catch when I did this earlier myself: http://i.imgur.com/PMPia.jpg

Anyway, I can confirm the bug there. Previously, I have done everything in the crime scene except for opening the niche and then went out to try different things. E.g. I got the package from the post office. When I went back to the crime scene, I could not "re-assemble" three objects to produce the victim's ghost anymore, and the niche is NOT activated as an interactive object (just confirmed this from a later save).

I had an earlier save, so it's all good, but thought you might want to know. Also, very minor thing, but you can keep sending emails to the morgue lady even after you resolve the problem with her and the geek guy :)

Thanks again for the help!

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 11:56:35 AM »
I suspected this was going to be the first reply to the thread... :)

Got it from GamersGate yesterday, lured in by the preorder bonuses. To my surprise, I could download the Episode One (around 2 GB) and the serial key was supplied.

*cues everyone descending on GamersGate* :P
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 12:11:31 PM »
What resolution are you playing the game at on your computer?
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 12:27:35 PM »
I too am one of the obnoxiosly luck people who got this from gamersgate. (yoyu should check with them, I'm totally glad they forgot the game is coming out tuesday, but this is strange stuff to say the least) and I too am stuck. SPOILERS AHEAD!!!


I don't know how to make Robert stay put in order for Erica to touch him

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 01:09:01 PM »
I too am one of the obnoxiosly luck people who got this from gamersgate. (yoyu should check with them, I'm totally glad they forgot the game is coming out tuesday, but this is strange stuff to say the least) and I too am stuck. SPOILERS AHEAD!!!


I don't know how to make Robert stay put in order for Erica to touch him

Have you retrieved anything from his wife's grave? If not, you should go see what you can find there. If so, that item will help quite a bit.
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 06:48:03 AM »
How could I ever forget checking there? By the way, despite some annoying bugs (crashes ramdomly during conversation sometimes), this game's freakin' awesome...

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 08:15:09 AM »
outside the regular view
The view *should* change as you walk around.

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 03:22:10 PM »
Once you've read the grafffiti and examined the ghost, there's a new area you can interact with in the crime scene. Try pressing space to show the labels and see what the ghost was "looking" at.

I have examine the ghost, but I have only read the top line of the graffiti as that was all that was in the vision....is that all I will be able to see? If there is more, I need a nudge in the right direction as to how to see more. Point is, there doesn't appear to be a "new" area to look at yet. What am I missing?

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 03:23:35 PM »
Once you've read the grafffiti and examined the ghost, there's a new area you can interact with in the crime scene. Try pressing space to show the labels and see what the ghost was "looking" at.

I have examine the ghost, but I have only read the top line of the graffiti as that was all that was in the vision....is that all I will be able to see? If there is more, I need a nudge in the right direction as to how to see more. Point is, there doesn't appear to be a "new" area to look at yet. What am I missing?

You'll definitely need to see the rest of that message under the graffiti. Once you've interacted with it and Erica knows there's more to see there, her buddy Terence can be of some assistance.
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 04:35:57 PM »
Doh! Thanks, Wilco.

So, there are choices to be made throughout the game, such as who helps Erica with a specific task...Person "A" or Person "B". Does choosing one over the other change the course of the game or affect its outcome?

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 04:39:17 PM »
Yes, they will. You have been making choices in the game all along. They change how puzzles play out, who helps you and who doesn't, how difficult are some puzzles (try to take John's lighter if you don't cooperate with Rose, for example.), how cutscenes play (solve the wires puzzle vs not solving it), etc.


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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2012, 04:58:32 PM »
Like say....during an interrogation? A choice like that can affect the outcome of the game?

Oh, and is there a way to save more than 10 places? If, say, I make the "wrong" choice, or I'd like to go back (waaaay back) to make a different choice to maybe see a different outcome, I can't do that if I've overwritten the save just prior to making the original choice. I'm assuming 10 save slots is the maximum....I think for future games you might consider bumping that to 20, or unlimited... ;D

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2012, 05:02:08 PM »
Are you playing on a MAC? I know at least the PC is unlimited for saves.

Your choices won't affect the final outcome of the game. They'll just provide a different experience for certain areas of the game.


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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2012, 05:06:42 PM »
Like say....during an interrogation? A choice like that can affect the outcome of the game?

Oh, and is there a way to save more than 10 places? If, say, I make the "wrong" choice, or I'd like to go back (waaaay back) to make a different choice to maybe see a different outcome, I can't do that if I've overwritten the save just prior to making the original choice. I'm assuming 10 save slots is the maximum....I think for future games you might consider bumping that to 20, or unlimited... ;D

I have over 80 saves on my Mac, once you break 10 it should just add a scrollbar to the window.
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2012, 05:59:40 PM »
I have over 980 saves from testing. I don't know if it caps at 1000 yet but I think it's safe to say you're not ever going to run out of save room ;)

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2012, 07:58:49 PM »
I think you need to make 20 more saves and find out :)

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