okay, I was simply following the tutorial and I have drawn the hotspots, and I'm sure that they are hotspots and not walkable/walkbehind areas. I followed the script to the "t" as far as code/commands go. But I'll make a step by step detailed summory of what I did:
I first clicked on "hotspot" in the dropdown tree under areas. I then made a name "door" for my hotspot. Then I clicked "interactions" and double clicked on the "pick up hotspot" flag(I have also used other hotspots to try and see if the error was consistant.. and it was), then in the dropdown tree I clicked "Game- Display a message" and then Edit message. Then I clicked new message and simply typed a cheesy line in the text box, and then clicked okay without checking any boxes, and so on and so forth..
did I miss something??.. thanx for the help!