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Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« on: 30 Jun 2021, 18:07 »
Ian Aloser,
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You can open and close the doors - try it out and look carefully


Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #1 on: 30 Jun 2021, 18:23 »
Thanks sthomannch,  found that , nice puzzlee :-))

I thought the demo
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would end after finding the 3 clues and now I am surprised at how far I can proceed in the game

Now it's getting difficult .....

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« Reply #2 on: 01 Jul 2021, 14:22 »
Diego, This is a great game , the puzzles are really challenging, great work.
And there's lots of great humor, too.
I never imagined it to be this long and I am really stuck now.
I have:
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Wallet, Cell Phones (2x),Ice Cubes, Ladder, Bucket with Cement, Eggplant, Bank Records, Bank Paper, Cross&Banner (Rope with Hook) and Wrench.
I know I have to get into the bank, I guess I have to enter from the subway station,
just don't know how.
Also,is there a way through the window of the secret room? Rope with hook doesn't work...

A slight nudge would be highly appreciated !

P.S.:
The game says "Bench" instead on "Bank", surely a translation error,
There also are still a few untranslated lines still in Spanish, but that doesn't spoil the great gameplay ...
« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2021, 15:33 by Ian Aloser »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #3 on: 01 Jul 2021, 16:21 »
Have you talked to each worker about the strike?
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Have you picked up the note about the strike from the fence close to the docks?

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How could you persuade the worker down at the docks to remove the fences and cones?

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A drink - you have seen the blender in the office, now you need three ingredients but also a "container"

I assume you have not yet visited
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the warehouse. Try it, you need a password.

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Examine every spot in the coffee shop thoroughly - especially the espresso machine

« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2021, 16:27 by sthomannch »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #4 on: 01 Jul 2021, 16:46 »
Thanks sthomannch once more !
It's amazing how many puzzles there are in this fine game!

Here's what I did or didn't
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Have you talked to each worker about the strike?

Yes, I did !

Have you picked up the note about the strike from the fence close to the docks?

Yes , I did, the worker to the left is now gone, the one in the ceiling is still there

How could you persuade the worker down at the docks to remove the fences and cones?

No , don't know how .....
A drink - you have seen the blender in the office, now you need three ingredients but also a "container"

I noticed it, and I know I somehow have to use the eggplant and the ice cubes,but don't know why

I assume you have not yet visited the warehouse. Try it, you need a password.

I noticed the coffee in front of the door

Examine every spot in the coffee shop thoroughly - especially the espresso machine

 I noticed that there is a note on the espresso machine, but I cannot read it

Also, no idea how to get into the secret room's window, despite my grappling hook :-(



Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #5 on: 01 Jul 2021, 17:24 »
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Make sure the barrista vanishes again for a moment, then take the note from the espresso machine and read it


A good cocktail
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needs sometimes more than two ingredients, and people might appreciate strong stuff - you know where to find it?


About the window
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you can use the grappling hook once the window is open, so you miss another item. There are still a few other steps before you can enter the secret room

« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2021, 17:26 by sthomannch »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #6 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:00 »
Hey sthomannch, thank you again for your help !
I am in the EDIT :
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Store now and I assume that I will make more progress now.
Still don't know why to make a drink, don't know what I missed.
And I don't know how to get rid of the fence , but I will see what the shop brings
I believe Mia needs an ID card to convince the worker that she is working at the radio station,
no idea where to get it, have no option when talking to the guy in the radio station ......

EDIT: I am afraid I missed something essential, just don't know what .....
Thanks , great game , more people should play it !!
« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2021, 18:20 by Ian Aloser »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #7 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:25 »
I am so completely lost that I don't even know what to ask.

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the first part of finding the 3 clues was solid and coherent with some great puzzles. After that, I wasn't even sure if it was playable and was going to delete the game till I saw that some people progressed.

I spoke to all the people I could and the only clear objectives are to get to the bank deposit box and into the RV.  Other than that I don't even know what to ask. I have the bank records, wrench, gloves, ice cubes, cross sign, ladder and bucket and that's about all.



Any help appreciated!
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Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #8 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:32 »
Hey Shadow1000, glad to read that I am not the only one having trouble :-))

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I don't remember which character has to give the note to the worker, try it with both,
you can interchange all items except cell phone and wallet

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« Reply #9 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:37 »
Hey Shadow1000, glad to read that I am not the only one having trouble :-))

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I don't remember which character has to give the note to the worker, try it with both,
you can interchange all items except cell phone and wallet


Yes! I just realized that
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Mia can do things that Lucas can't and I got the ladder and bucket and cross sign. I guess I should try passing items around and retrying all actions I couldn't do before....sigh...

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #10 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:38 »
This game is actually HUGE and I love it !
You are on the right track !

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« Reply #11 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:40 »
This game is actually HUGE and I love it !
You are on the right track !

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I think things could be tightened up in terms of pacing. I did not like the endless dialogue or the huge amount of walking around but it seems that I am able to progress. Because of this I'm not even 100% sure what's going on in the game.
I'll come back when I need more hints.

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #12 on: 01 Jul 2021, 18:59 »
Shadow1000, I agree, the dialogues are sometimes a bit cumbersome to follow,
however, they contain a lot of good humor.
I am amazed at how much work Diego put into this game.
Carry on, it's worth it !!

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #13 on: 01 Jul 2021, 19:01 »
Mia's actions are 3 days in the past, while Lucas' actions are done in the present. So Mia can prepare the stage for Lucas' actions.

Objective is
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to get the two books the professor mentioned that belong together. There is more to be found, for example who paid how much to the professor.

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« Reply #14 on: 01 Jul 2021, 19:06 »
Mia's actions are 3 days in the past, while Lucas' actions are done in the present. So Mia can prepare the stage for Lucas' actions.


Crap..I actually didn't know that. rhat pulls together a LOT of what's going on. I actually was wondering why her clothes were different between the office and on the street. So when they meet in the office, is that in the present or past...?

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« Reply #15 on: 01 Jul 2021, 19:25 »
In the office, it is the present, but she talks about what happened 3 days ago (the dialogs tell). It seems that with the actions done by Mia and Lucas, her memories become sharper. As soon as you see Mia outside the office, it is the past. For Lucas, it is the present.

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #16 on: 01 Jul 2021, 19:34 »
sthomannch, I believe I am pretty close to the end

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Got one book from the RV, guess the second one is in the secret room.
I cannot break the window with the pick, guess I need the chain OR the fishing rod


Am I on the right track ?
Thanks yet again for your kind help !

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« Reply #17 on: 01 Jul 2021, 19:56 »
Ian, you are not on the right track

What you need
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A fishing rod would help you to open the window - don't ask me why you can do it from the outside

Where to get it
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The fisherman doesn't want to give his rod, but perhaps you can persuade him? He needs a catch,  a swordfish

And how
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You cannot get a real fish, but have you tried the bucket of cement on different items?

Solution
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If Mia uses the bucket of cement on the bucket with ice, then Lucas can get a "concrete" fish three days later and trade it



Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #18 on: 01 Jul 2021, 20:07 »
Wow sthomannch, would have taken me ages to find this out !!!
Thanks yet one more time :-))

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« Reply #19 on: 02 Jul 2021, 04:38 »
I made a lot of progress. I am finally
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In the room with the deposit boxes. It says I need a key to open D-4. I tried the electronic key but it says only the key will work. I had Mia search De Marco's apartment while he was in the kitchen but still no key. My first guess actually was the key holder near the door but not there. Any hints?