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Old 09-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Question The puzzle you found the hardest to figure out

Mine would be the roadsign in the forest!
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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The one in the elevator. Mostly because my computer was too fast :P
Or else I think it's the one where you have to print a ticket. Can't remember why I thought it was tough, but it took me so long time to figure it out the first time.


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Old 09-19-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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I was going to say the road sign puzzle, but you just reminded me about that ticket printing puzzle. God damn.

Even now, after replaying the game several times, I still can never work out how to do that puzzle. I always end up having to check a walkthrough, and it's the only part in the entire game where I have to do so.


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Old 09-19-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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Surprisingly, I never found the ticket printing one that hard, altho it took a lot of thinking and experimenting. However, first time round, the sign puzzle, that sucked up a good 4 hours of my time before i gave up and looked in a walkthrough
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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There were a lot of hard puzzles for me, but the most intimidating one had to be the safe. After getting all frustrated with the tumblers, I walked in and gave a heavy sigh when I found no Meche. I thought to myself "Wait, I've heard this riddle somewhere before."

And that Damn knight in armor frustrated the hell out of me. I kept thinking I had to do something with it, only to realize at the end it was just a scene prop.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:15 PM   #6
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:43 AM   #7
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The road sign..argh!

I loved the ticket puzzle. I felt like such a detective when I worked it out.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:54 PM   #8
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The road sign was hard.

I also had a hard time with the Rusty Anchor clue, that one probably frustrated me the most.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:28 PM   #9
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yeh the tumblers was the hardest for me, bearing in mind i was only 8 Haha


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Old 10-06-2007, 07:03 AM   #10
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There were several, but I've got to say the anchor puzzle in the beginning of Year 3. I know the logic behind it, but every time I play that part, I still end up randomly trying different combinations until I get it right.


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Old 10-06-2007, 08:32 AM   #11
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I would have to say the road sign puzzle and the ticket printing puzzle, which I always have to think about. Normally I get the right numbers, but I always input them the wrong way round.

Although on my first play-through I got stuck for a long time on the marrow tree.

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Old 10-07-2007, 08:44 AM   #12
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I would have to say the road sign puzzle and the ticket printing puzzle, which I always have to think about. Normally I get the right numbers, but I always input them the wrong way round.

Although on my first play-through I got stuck for a long time on the marrow tree.
Yeh the Marrow tree was easy to figure out but goddamn annoying to execute!


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Old 10-07-2007, 10:47 AM   #13
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Yeh the Marrow tree was easy to figure out but goddamn annoying to execute!
Although once you figure it out, its one of those light bulb moments. At least, for me it is anyway.

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Old 10-27-2007, 04:54 PM   #14
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than one in the when you don't have to talk with chauchila charley
(?" I's it right "?) in the begining becuse layter you can't get the VIP pas to Rolers Lounge !


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Old 10-28-2007, 07:14 AM   #15
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I was going to say the road sign puzzle, but you just reminded me about that ticket printing puzzle. God damn.

Even now, after replaying the game several times, I still can never work out how to do that puzzle. I always end up having to check a walkthrough, and it's the only part in the entire game where I have to do so.
totally agree thrik, i could have wrote the above it gets me every time that one...

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Old 11-02-2007, 06:37 PM   #16
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I was going to say the road sign puzzle, but you just reminded me about that ticket printing puzzle. God damn.

Even now, after replaying the game several times, I still can never work out how to do that puzzle. I always end up having to check a walkthrough, and it's the only part in the entire game where I have to do so.

for me NOo but is quite a long **** to do .


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Old 12-02-2007, 05:20 PM   #17
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mmm the ticket puzzle is rather annoying. I always forget which number is which and stuff. I just keep trying.. get it eventually.


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Old 12-15-2007, 07:30 PM   #18
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Defently the Tumblers one i hated it.



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Old 12-16-2007, 12:27 AM   #19
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"What! I had them all neatly lined up and everything"
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:20 AM   #20
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In year one my biggest frustration was when you had to take the two dead worms and fill them with packing foam. Back then I played GF with my friend and he owned it. So he never got it right until I came and spent a good hour helping him. Then in a freak accident I found out you needed to fill them both with packing foam.

the ticket machine was also hard but not as frustrating

Anchor and tumblers in year 3 were complicated and were different then other puzzles since you needed to think outside the box on how to solve them. I sometimes have trouble with them now as well.

The roadsign was never really hard for me. I just put it in 3 different places then studied the ground. Then I saw a small dark brown smudge in the ground where everything was light brown. So I put it there and it worked.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:25 AM   #21
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For me the hardest was the marrow tree, only on my third play through did I get the logic to that - I got it the first two times by accident :P
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:26 PM   #22
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For me the hardest was the marrow tree, only on my third play through did I get the logic to that - I got it the first two times by accident :P
dont tell me...

yeah haha and "logic" >>
Took me like 2 days to solve that and a small fan group in the family ><


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Old 01-19-2008, 06:28 PM   #23
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I had a big problem with the elevator on year 2...and all that just because my CPU was higher than 400 Mhz...
And other problem was with printing the fake betting cards...took me 2 weaks to figure out the solution
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:33 AM   #24
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Lol I remember getting that, got so angry.....tumblers was the hardest


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Old 01-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #25
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Oh by far, the tumblers were the hardest for me to figure out, and it took me a good 5 days to finally get it...



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Old 01-28-2008, 05:23 PM   #26
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Mine would be the roadsign in the forest!
For me, getting that tower with pistons on it to spin and pump out of balance enough to topple it drove me up the wall. Even on replays once I knew just what I was doing, it was still painfully awkward and "un-fun" to do. Other than that part, though...great stuff, and still my favorite computer game of all time. If only a sequel/remake would be done...but it is not to be.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #27
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The road sign was hard as hell. I though I had to go through the caves in the right order. Only after month I discovered the hidden trap door by accident and found out that the caves were just a diversion.
The ticket puzzle wasn't that hard actually. And Year 3 and 4 were pretty easy, compared to Year 1 and especially 2.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:53 AM   #28
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I usually nail the roadsign one pretty quickly, just remember where the door is and drop the sign in near enough the right place and it takes less time.

The tree pump one gets easier the more times you play the game.

I remember the one trying to figure out the right combination on the tumblers for the vault was really hard, though
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #29
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I usually nail the roadsign one pretty quickly, just remember where the door is and drop the sign in near enough the right place and it takes less time.
There's this little dark spot on the ground which I always use as a guide.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:01 PM   #30
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I would say the petrified forest (trying to find the secret entrance), but the door tumblers one mad me so mad...



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