Jibble

Author Topic: Thinker (Adventure Jam 2021)  (Read 440 times)

Thinker (Adventure Jam 2021)
« on: 21 May 2021, 21:49 »
Let's put hints and tips for Thinker here.

Here's one: If you absolutely can't make heads or tails of the mail sorting mini game,
Spoiler: ShowHide

After you have entered the sorting station, alt-tab out of your game and look into your save games folder . For Windows, thise folder typically is C:\Users\[Your account name]\Saved Games\Thinker. There's a file "MailStationSolution.bmp" that will show exactly what letter goes where. This will only work for the newest puzzle, so if you restore some old game state, you might be out of luck.

Re: Thinker (Adventure Jam 2021)
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 2021, 02:32 »
Hints to get out of the bunker room:

So how do I break the rebellion of the door opener?
Spoiler: ShowHide
So what's on the other side of the blast door?


No matter how many digits i enter into the keypad, I don't get any reaction.
Spoiler: ShowHide
So the keypad seems to be dead ...

Spoiler: ShowHide
... so it needs to be powered some way.

Spoiler: ShowHide
(When in the bunker room, click on the keypad to enter the full view of it. Then:) Look on the right side of the keypad


Okay, so I know why the keypad is dead. How do I change that?
Note: If you are playing version 0.99.0 of the game (i.e, the zip archive is called compiled.zip) , it has a bug right here:
Spoiler: ShowHide
If you take out the battery from the battery compartment at the right side of the keypad and then immediately re-insert it, a yellow diode will light up. That's a bug, it should NOT light up.


Okay, so how do I change that the keypad is dead?
Spoiler: ShowHide
When you are in fullscreen view of the keypad, there is a battery compartment on its right-hand side. To make the keypad functional, the battery in it needs to be charged first:.

Spoiler: ShowHide
Go out of the keypad screen using the "Back" button. Thinker's battery is on the top-right of the playing area. Use the dead battery on Thinker's battery.

Spoiler: ShowHide
Enter the keypad screen and insert the charged (!) battery into the battery compartment.


So now I can enter five-digit numbers into the keypad. But I don't know which five digits. How do I find the correct combination?
Spoiler: ShowHide
It's written somewhere in the bunker room.

Where is the combination specifically?
Spoiler: ShowHide
Go out of the keypad screen into the bunker room and examine the crate ...

Spoiler: ShowHide
... when closed.


That doesn't give me a combination, and Thinker gets all philosophical with me!
Spoiler: ShowHide
Imagine standing behind the crate and looking at it from that perspective.


So what's the combination?
Spoiler: ShowHide
77345. If you turn that upside-down, it reads 'ShELL'.


I can't enter that combination!.
Spoiler: ShowHide
So this combination contains a '4', and the keypad doesn't have a '4' key.

Spoiler: ShowHide
... and the '4' key is nowhere to be found in the bunker either.

Spoiler: ShowHide
... so you need a replacement.


How to get a replacement?
Spoiler: ShowHide
Go back into the bunker and look around ("examine", right-mouse-click).

Where exactly should I look?
Spoiler: ShowHide
The bottom-left ventilator grate (with a right mouse click).


Great, but I can't get that off!
Spoiler: ShowHide
What could you use to get that from the wall?

Spoiler: ShowHide
Use the company card on the grate.


I need to stop the ventilator and I can't.
Spoiler: ShowHide
Note that the white oblong area at the right wall, above the sink, looks slightly different than the other oblong areas: It has a button of sorts. So examine (right mouse click) that area.

Spoiler: ShowHide
Afterexamining the area, interact with it (left-click it).

Spoiler: ShowHide
The ventilators of the room have stopped. You can dismantle the one on the bottom left.

Spoiler: ShowHide
Take the small electronics screw driver in the niche where the ventilator was (click carefully: The driver is fairly tiny!)


So how do I enter the combination?
Spoiler: ShowHide
Use the screwdriver on the keypad. You'll enter the fullscreen view of the keypad. Enter the combination using the screwdriver.


I entered the correct combination into the non-dead keypad. But I still can't open the blast door!
Spoiler: ShowHide
Have you remembered to turn the power on again (main power switch on the right wall)?

Spoiler: ShowHide
Interact (left-click) with the door opener on the right of the blast door.

« Last Edit: 25 May 2021, 02:50 by fernewelten »

Playthroughs
« Reply #2 on: 25 May 2021, 10:23 »
Warning: Playthroughs must by necessity be full of spoilers. Viewers beware!
Now that we've got that out of the way, here's a list of all the playthroughs that I'm aware of:

Here's a playthrough in English language (from CrypticHybrid):


Here's a playthrough in German language (from Jagger):
« Last Edit: 25 May 2021, 16:12 by fernewelten »