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Old 07-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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I never knew...

there were two ways of igniting the gunpowder at the dam. I'd always used the lens!
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Nor did I until now, but I always used the flint!
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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You can also make use of the telescope on the screen with the carefully balanced art so that you can tell where you are aiming.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
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I was searching around for this yesterday! It suddenly dawned on me that even though I'd always picked up the telescope, and removed the lense, I had never made use them.

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Old 07-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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I always keep forgetting how I did that puzzle, but I think I've done both numerous times. Normaly I'd just be dicking about, then suddenly there's an explosion. :P

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Old 07-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
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lol, I used
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #7
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Hah I've never done that!

I always used the cannonball just because the cannonball had no other use. I felt sorry for it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #8
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Wow. Points for LA for utilizing multiple puzzle solutions! Didn't even know you could take the lense out of the telescope! Always wondered what the point of it was...


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Old 07-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #9
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Now I vaguely remember doing the telescope way in the original... crazy shiz. Maybe it's for the people that don't want to collect any notes? (are there such people or am I just making stupid guesses)
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:46 PM   #10
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Pretty much the same goes for lighting the cannon at the end of part II. You've got a lot of paper items that have no other use, so you can choose which one you want to burn.

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Old 07-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #11
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I knew!

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Yes. Everytime I play Dott a take another way to solve a puzzle. And sometimes another order.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #12
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Now I vaguely remember doing the telescope way in the original... crazy shiz. Maybe it's for the people that don't want to collect any notes? (are there such people or am I just making stupid guesses)
It was more common in the old days to have more possible solutions to one puzzle. It made it a bit more realistic and less frustrating, preventing the situation where you come up with a solution but the game just won't let you do it, since you have to do it in a slightly different way.

I almost never use the lense of the telescope since it ruins it and you can't use it anymore. I think I first came up with the telescope solution by playing Monkey Island 2.
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Didn't help me anymore since I had finished Monkey Island 1 long before that, of course, but it's interesting to find these alternate solutions.


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Old 07-21-2009, 07:55 PM   #13
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I used
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the compass and the flint
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:15 PM   #14
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Hey neat, I never knew that either.

I always thought it was a joke that the telescope was useless in SOMI but then you actually need it in MI2.


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:14 PM   #15
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Yes. Everytime I play Dott a take another way to solve a puzzle. And sometimes another order.
DOTT?


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Old 07-21-2009, 09:24 PM   #16
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Day Of The Tentacle... man.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:18 PM   #17
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Day Of The Tentacle... man.
Yeah, but how many puzzles in DOTT had alternate solutions?
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:49 PM   #18
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Well not much. But it´s really not linearly. That´s what I said, too.

But ALL LucasArts adventure games then for crying out loud.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:56 PM   #19
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Day Of The Tentacle... man.
I know what DOTT means. It's just that we were all talking about SMI and I wasn't sure if he made a mistake or not...I didn't know there were alternate puzzle solutions in DOTT either.


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Old 07-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #20
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It was an example. DOTT, MI 1. All the same.
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