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Title: The Cabin
Post by: Kastchey on 07 Dec 2020, 20:29
Nicely done, TBP! But I think I'm stuck:

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I don't know how to light a fire. I have found a log outside, but I have no tool to split it with. I thought it would be in the outdoor cabinet but the character won't open it.
Then I thought I was getting somewhere with the broom but again, no tool to cut the straw with. I'm probably missing something obvious?
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 07 Dec 2020, 20:32
Nicely done, TBP! But I think I'm stuck:

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I don't know how to light a fire. I have found a log outside, but I have no tool to split it with. I thought it would be in the outdoor cabinet but the character won't open it.
Then I thought I was getting somewhere with the broom but again, no tool to cut the straw with. I'm probably missing something obvious?


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I'm not sure what you have right now, but you're going to want the mallet and the door stopper. If you're still stuck, just post again...
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Kastchey on 07 Dec 2020, 20:50
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I'm missing the mallet then. I got the door stopper, the broken broom, salt, bowl, can opener, lantern, matches, hardtack.
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 07 Dec 2020, 20:55
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I'm missing the mallet then. I got the door stopper, the broken broom, salt, bowl, can opener, lantern, matches, hardtack.


Ok, item to look for is:

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A heavy block of wood with a hole in it. Mallet is "some assembly required" once you find it :)
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Kastchey on 07 Dec 2020, 21:27
Got it, off to a (pixel) hunt for it!  :-D Thanks for the tip :)
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 07 Dec 2020, 21:52
Got it, off to a (pixel) hunt for it!  :-D Thanks for the tip :)

Awesome! Enjoy this game..
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: TheBitPriest on 07 Dec 2020, 23:00
Admitting some of the flaws while talking with CaptainD, I said, "I want to say that there's some pixel hunting in this game, but at 640x400, I can't say it's 'pixel' hunting, per say. Let's call it 'hotspot hunting'"  (laugh) :-[

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I hope you find the heavy block. Send me a message if you're still stuck, or post here, of course. Shadow1000 made it to the end.
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Kastchey on 08 Dec 2020, 19:04
Hotspot hunting sounds about right  :-D In a good way, though :)

I'm sure it's just me being dumb but I'm still stuck. I know what I need to do, but I can't find the right item.
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I have used the door stopper on the log as a makeshift splitting wedge, but still can't seem to find anything to hit it with (the heavy block, I presume). I thought one the stones in the bag just outside the door would do the trick but the hero won't pick them up. Halp?
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 08 Dec 2020, 19:13
Hotspot hunting sounds about right  :-D In a good way, though :)

I'm sure it's just me being dumb but I'm still stuck. I know what I need to do, but I can't find the right item.
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I have used the door stopper on the log as a makeshift splitting wedge, but still can't seem to find anything to hit it with (the heavy block, I presume). I thought one the stones in the bag just outside the door would do the trick but the hero won't pick them up. Halp?


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You need the mallet. If you don't have one then you need to assemble it from the block of wood and the broom handle. There's another component but I'll let you figure that out...
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: lanchong on 13 Dec 2020, 04:58
Mallet?
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I found the door stopper next to the door and the broom handle. But where's the rest of finish the mallet. Sorry but the hints above didn't help.

Thanks
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Racoon on 13 Dec 2020, 14:03
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One of the Iron Bars is loose


I have taken a looong time to figure that out too  :-D
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: TheBitPriest on 13 Dec 2020, 14:53
[EDIT] Racoon posted while I was writing. Thanks, Racoon! I'll still post this as a complete guide for making the tool.

How do I make the tool that I need for making the fire?

I need something heavy.
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It's too bad you don't have a mallet or sledge hammer. However, there's a heavy block of wood under the shelves in the pantry that has a hole in it. You could use it to make one.


I can't seem to click it. How do I reach it?
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Look at the lower shelf. The block is to the right of the step stool.


I have that heavy item. How do I use it?
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You need a handle to provide leverage.


I have one. It was once a part of that other thing. How do I use it with the heavy item?
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It slides through the hole, because the hole is just a little too big. A nice metal shim would provide strength and tension.


I don't have anything like that. Where can I find one?
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Look carefully at the washboard. One of the iron bars is loose. It is a partly flat bar that would serve to provide tension and strength for a handle.


That's a bit contrived!
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My apologies. You're correct. In my only defense, the puzzles in these games are often a bit contrived. How fun would it be if there were simply an ax sitting next to the log?  (laugh)





Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: lanchong on 17 Dec 2020, 05:26
Thanks for all these detailed tips. The game gets really interesting after that hot meal  :smiley:

I'm now...
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...underground. I unlocked the door with the code and got the rifle.
I'm not sure what to do next. Is it possible to open the rusty gate?
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 17 Dec 2020, 15:27
Thanks for all these detailed tips. The game gets really interesting after that hot meal  :smiley:

I'm now...
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...underground. I unlocked the door with the code and got the rifle.
I'm not sure what to do next. Is it possible to open the rusty gate?


Did you manage to
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activate the TV?
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: bertolino on 18 Dec 2020, 02:11
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS GAME
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: lanchong on 18 Dec 2020, 03:49
Thanks for all these detailed tips. The game gets really interesting after that hot meal  :smiley:

I'm now...
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...underground. I unlocked the door with the code and got the rifle.
I'm not sure what to do next. Is it possible to open the rusty gate?


Did you manage to
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activate the TV?


Yes I did but I'm not sure what to do next.
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I tried to use the rifle on the wolf but it's telling me that I should scare it and not kill it.
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: lanchong on 18 Dec 2020, 03:50
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS GAME

You can find the game here: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2494-the-cabin/
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 18 Dec 2020, 04:09
Thanks for all these detailed tips. The game gets really interesting after that hot meal  :smiley:

I'm now...
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...underground. I unlocked the door with the code and got the rifle.
I'm not sure what to do next. Is it possible to open the rusty gate?


Did you manage to
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activate the TV?


Yes I did but I'm not sure what to do next.
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I tried to use the rifle on the wolf but it's telling me that I should scare it and not kill it.


It took me a while to solve this one!

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try facing away from the wolf
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: lanchong on 18 Dec 2020, 08:39
Thank you Shadow1000 and TheBitPriest. Puzzles were difficult but it was definitely worth the effort. What a great story!
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Shadow1000 on 18 Dec 2020, 15:03
Thank you Shadow1000 and TheBitPriest. Puzzles were difficult but it was definitely worth the effort. What a great story!

You're welcome. It really is an awesome game!
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: selmiak on 13 Jan 2021, 20:19
the game is really great, but I'm a bit lost on how
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to find out about the code of the metal door under ground. Is there some clue on that or is it bruteforceable?
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: Galen on 13 Jan 2021, 20:51
the game is really great, but I'm a bit lost on how
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to find out about the code of the metal door under ground. Is there some clue on that or is it bruteforceable?


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Four digits could fit a year

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Something in the cabin had a manufacturing year on it

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The washboard reads 5988
Title: Re: The Cabin
Post by: selmiak on 18 Jan 2021, 13:24
So I completed it an recorded a Longplay / Walkthrough