Author Topic: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!  (Read 19417 times)

Offline Mike the Wino

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2012, 12:11:13 PM »
I have over 80 saves on my Mac, once you break 10 it should just add a scrollbar to the window.

I am such a putz....of course it keeps scrolling! I just didn't see the scroll bar so I started deleting save slots... ;]

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 01:29:49 PM)


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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2012, 03:56:49 PM »
Hey Phoenix Online team! Excellent job with this game.. I LOVE IT!!

You know, I'm kinda stuck.. but I don't really know if it's just me, or it's kinda of a bug.
Let me explain:

Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):

By the way, I think I found some super minor bugs.. perhaps I can point you at them. Where should I post that info?

Thanks!!

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 06:44:41 PM »
Might be a bit of bug funkiness. Zoom in and out of something else (the safe, the table, any closeup in any other scene) and that should set things back the way they belong.
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2012, 08:47:56 AM »

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.

I can also confirm this - same thing happened to me, which brought me here  :) Thankfully I had an earlier save as well, but I was a bit puzzled and confused (especially not being able to use projection anymore at the crime scene).

I've been really enjoying the game so far - I think I enjoy it as much as when I played Gabriel Knight for the first time!

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2012, 11:22:09 AM »
Definitely a bug here.  I had all the pieces, including the "Help" for looking at the graffiti, but didn't know I could hit space to highlight interactive items, so I left.  When I came back, I couldn't get the ghost to appear again, and there's no niche for me to select.  Should have saved more often.

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2012, 11:23:01 AM »
Might be a bit of bug funkiness. Zoom in and out of something else (the safe, the table, any closeup in any other scene) and that should set things back the way they belong.

I forgot to respond :P

Well, yeah.. what I actually did, as zooming in/out didn't do the trick, was reload a case prior to finishing the interrogation with Robert.

Already beat the game!! Excellent, excellent job guys!! Looking forward to the next episode!

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 05:06:19 AM »
Hi,
   I'm also stuck
Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):
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I would be greatfull for any help :)

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2012, 06:27:42 AM »
Hi,
   I'm also stuck
Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):
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I would be greatfull for any help :)

Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):

Offline marcink

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2012, 08:55:53 AM »
But how?
When I use "eye" on them I get" these look like pieces of the same picture. Who is this person.
When I use "hand" I get: Tutorial: when zoomed in on inventory items or scene areas, you must exit this view before zooming in on another item - and I'm not zoomed on a scene or any inventory item :/

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2012, 09:39:11 AM »
But how?
When I use "eye" on them I get" these look like pieces of the same picture. Who is this person.
When I use "hand" I get: Tutorial: when zoomed in on inventory items or scene areas, you must exit this view before zooming in on another item - and I'm not zoomed on a scene or any inventory item :/

Attach your most recent save here so I can take a look, trying to figure out how people are getting that to bug out. The paths for saved game locations are:

XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\(Username)\Local Settings\Application Data\Phoenix Online Studios\Cognition _ Episode 1

Vista/Win7:

C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\LocalLow\Phoenix Online Studios\Cognition _ Episode 1

You'll need to remove any spaces in the name of the saved game when you attach it.
Weldon Hathaway

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
Ok - Thanks. Attached. I'm playing on Windows 8

Can anyone tell me the code to the safe so I can finish the episode ? :) unless the photos are needed for something more - than I'll wait :)

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2012, 09:56:38 AM »
Yeah you definitely need to be able to get into closeups of inventory items to finish the game. Drop this save into that folder and load it and you should be good to go.
Weldon Hathaway

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2012, 10:18:14 AM »
Thaks - I'm playing as I speak... I mean type :) Great, great game.

Edit:
I have one more item than I had in my save - where the last la pondu piece came from? (the hangman)
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2012, 10:08:03 AM »
But how?
When I use "eye" on them I get" these look like pieces of the same picture. Who is this person.
When I use "hand" I get: Tutorial: when zoomed in on inventory items or scene areas, you must exit this view before zooming in on another item - and I'm not zoomed on a scene or any inventory item :/
Same problem here. Also ran into this with the scanner/projector while at the crime scene.

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2012, 10:09:15 AM »
But how?
When I use "eye" on them I get" these look like pieces of the same picture. Who is this person.
When I use "hand" I get: Tutorial: when zoomed in on inventory items or scene areas, you must exit this view before zooming in on another item - and I'm not zoomed on a scene or any inventory item :/
Same problem here. Also ran into this with the scanner/projector while at the crime scene.

Attach your more recent save and I can fix it for you, thanks!
Weldon Hathaway

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2012, 10:12:06 AM »
But how?
When I use "eye" on them I get" these look like pieces of the same picture. Who is this person.
When I use "hand" I get: Tutorial: when zoomed in on inventory items or scene areas, you must exit this view before zooming in on another item - and I'm not zoomed on a scene or any inventory item :/
Same problem here. Also ran into this with the scanner/projector while at the crime scene.

It happened twice to me, near the end of the game. Then I tried to recreate the problem and it kinda worked.
It seems to take place when you skip conversations (perhaps, too quickly) when in Zoomed mode or in a particular scene (with the EXIT button active).
In my specific case, it happened when finished interrogating Robert. I was talking to John (the EXIT button is active) and I accidentally skipped the whole scene.. and the EXIT button didn't dissappear for a while. After that, I wasn't able to use any objects.

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2012, 10:56:40 AM »
Attach your more recent save and I can fix it for you, thanks!
Here is the savegame. Had to rename it from 007_Longmore's Apartment to be able to upload.

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2012, 11:14:39 AM »
Here you go!
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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2012, 03:33:47 PM »

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Re: Stuck in the middle of Episode 1. Light spoilers!
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2012, 03:40:00 PM »
Anybody have any more info on when they started running into this oddity of not being able to zoom into objects? I've been trying for days to replicate this one, tried what ivanebel described, had my entire testing team take a swing at it, and no luck at all yet. I don't mind fixing saves but I'd much rather just fix the game for you guys!
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