Author Topic: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)  (Read 2721 times)

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #40 on: 09 Oct 2021, 14:20 »
Hi, I'm stuck and I need help getting into the RV...
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I know that the key is in the seagull's nest and I've tried every verb and item I have on it and nothing. I think I might be missing something.
I've already been in the secret room and have the 2nd part of the research, but I haven't got the other one in the bank yet. Thanks!


Been a while now, so I'm not sure if I remember this. But have you tried:

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With both characters?


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To lure the seagull away with something?

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #41 on: 09 Oct 2021, 18:59 »

Been a while now, so I'm not sure if I remember this. But have you tried:

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With both characters?


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To lure the seagull away with something?


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I've only tried with Lucas, cause Mia can't get down to the docks. I gave the worker the drink and tried to push the fence but he won't let me down there.

I've tried all the items I have on the nest. (Phone, Wallet, Bank records, Subway map, $ key, Pick, Fishing rod, Coffee machine note, The Dr's treaty part 2, and Ladder.)

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #42 on: 09 Oct 2021, 22:12 »
Getting Mia to the Docks:
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Have you convinced him that you are a journalist?


Seagull nest:
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Isn't there an ice cream seller down at the docks, or do I remember this wrong?

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #43 on: 11 Oct 2021, 18:34 »
Getting Mia to the Docks:
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Have you convinced him that you are a journalist?


Seagull nest:
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Isn't there an ice cream seller down at the docks, or do I remember this wrong?


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No. I gave him the bank paper and the drink. I can't talk to him anymore and he won't let me get past the fences.
I haven't seen an ice cream seller only a fisherman.

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #44 on: 11 Oct 2021, 21:20 »
Fisherman:
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I think you need to help the fisherman.

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Isn't there a gigantic fish somewhere else?

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #45 on: 12 Oct 2021, 16:08 »
See a bit earlier in the his thread
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how to get a fish. Mia needs to put something in the sculpotor's bucket so that Lucas can get the fish three days later.

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Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #46 on: 12 Oct 2021, 17:17 »
It looks like I'm stuck at the same place, and cannot proceed. I suspect that the puzzles are somewhat linear, meaning that if you do an act at a point in time without having all the necessary items, the outcome cannot be realised. The "hints and tips" that people have posted here assume that one has done all the acts that they have, and if one has not then the "yellow book in inventory" that enables you to shut down the alarms and cameras you will never possess. This game has huge potential, but it needs a lot of work because at the moment I rate it unplayable. One wrong turn is a dead end, and there should be no dead ends.

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #47 on: 12 Oct 2021, 18:53 »
It looks like I'm stuck at the same place, and cannot proceed. I suspect that the puzzles are somewhat linear, meaning that if you do an act at a point in time without having all the necessary items, the outcome cannot be realised. The "hints and tips" that people have posted here assume that one has done all the acts that they have, and if one has not then the "yellow book in inventory" that enables you to shut down the alarms and cameras you will never possess. This game has huge potential, but it needs a lot of work because at the moment I rate it unplayable. One wrong turn is a dead end, and there should be no dead ends.

Glad to know I'm not the only one.
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I gave the fish to the fisherman, got the rod, and been in the secret room. I don't have a yellow notebook. 

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #48 on: 12 Oct 2021, 19:33 »
It looks like I'm stuck at the same place, and cannot proceed. I suspect that the puzzles are somewhat linear, meaning that if you do an act at a point in time without having all the necessary items, the outcome cannot be realised. The "hints and tips" that people have posted here assume that one has done all the acts that they have, and if one has not then the "yellow book in inventory" that enables you to shut down the alarms and cameras you will never possess. This game has huge potential, but it needs a lot of work because at the moment I rate it unplayable. One wrong turn is a dead end, and there should be no dead ends.

I think you perhaps don't know that the two characters
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can exchange objects.


You can also manipulate time, because the two characters are acting on two different days. This is crucial to grasp. If the past is changed, the present may change as well. I'll write that much without spoiler tags, because that's basically what the second chapter is about. I can't remember any dead ends that weren't fixed almost immediately.

Edit: I remember there was an issue that you could only enter the secret room once - meaning a potential dead end if you didn't take stuff from there. But I think it was fixed, and it doesn't seem like that is what you're missing now.
« Last Edit: 12 Oct 2021, 19:41 by heltenjon »

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Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #49 on: 13 Oct 2021, 03:36 »
Yes Heltonjohn, we know all that. In real simple words - how do we get Mia to the docks? What items do we need? when do we need to do it? There are players who have entered the RV, so we know it is possible. My reference to the dead ends means that when you have tried everything with everyone and everything else what further action can one take? Hang in there Sailorfreak, I'm starting the whole game again.

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Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #50 on: 13 Oct 2021, 05:03 »
Hey! I'm the one who made this  :grin:, sorry for the bugs! Thank you all for playing the demo, it really helps me test it.

So I've been reading this and it seems to be some code issues regarding the seagulls nest. I don't know what happened, but it's fixed now. And the links are updated. You can use your old save states too. Sorry! I'll keep polishing it.

So, for the thing in the seagull's nest:

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You can't take Mia to the docks, just Lucas. And you can just grab the card from the seagull's nest after you've talked to the writter about it. With the card you can enter the RV.


I think there are no dead ends, hopefully.

Again sorry, and it really helps me all this testing. I'll keep coming to this post, and feel free to write me with any question or sugestion. I'll keep fixing the bugs!

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #51 on: 13 Oct 2021, 12:02 »
Yes Heltonjohn, we know all that.

My apologies. Now that the author is answering, I'll keep my gob shut to not cause further confusion.

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #52 on: 13 Oct 2021, 18:22 »
Ok, I re-downloaded and finished the demo. Thanks for your help everyone.  :grin:

Wiggy

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Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #53 on: 14 Oct 2021, 07:15 »
Same from me too, great game! (oops, demo) Thanks!