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I'm totally stumped in both of these.

With some friendly help I realized that I have to
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Thanks for reading.

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np: Death Cab For Cutie - That's Incentive (You Can Play These Songs With Chords)

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Hmm. I don't quite understand what the above two people were talking about; maybe theres an unintended solution to this room. Anyway, I did it in exactly the way you mentioned,
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Thanks you.

Any ideas about 2S 3W?
04-05-2007 at 06:46 AM
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well, in this one you definitely do have to get the adders to a certain length. what exactly is giving you trouble, figuring out how long to grow them, or just getting them to eat?
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There are some tricks here (specifically, the last adder). But have you watched Doom's demo (its the #1)? Fantastic! (That was for 2S3W)

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I've heard about Doom's solution but I'm still traveling so I haven't looked at it yet. But yes, the intended solution for the "Adder Lock" room is to get each adder to the correct length so that you can get to the tar mother. I think you need to shrink one, grow two, and leave one the same.

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grow one 1. grow one 3, grow one 5, shrink one 2 or 3, if I recall correctly.

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quote:
Dex Stewart wrote:
I'm totally stumped in both of these.

With some friendly help I realized that I have to
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Thanks for reading.


Back to the original room this thread was about (3S2W). Here are my (progressively more revealing) hints for the room:

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Note that it is possible to accomplish your goal with artful dodging in the center. But there is an easier way:

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Back to the original room this thread was about (3S2W).


Ah, I see now that you (and the original poster) were doing this a different way than I did. Maybe your way is easier. What I did was
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04-12-2007 at 05:39 PM
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Could someone direct me to the thread with the exact, explicit snake movement rules? I can't seem to find it, and I think once I've reminded myself of them I'll be able to conquer this room...

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Could someone direct me to the thread with the exact, explicit snake movement rules? I can't seem to find it, and I think once I've reminded myself of them I'll be able to conquer this room...


Well, I think this serpent tutorial should help you. :)

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Well I've been working on this room for more than a week now–not quite all the time– and I just can't solve it. I can get the adder into the passage and escape by the tunnels, come back after killing the monster and cutting the mud, then despatch the adder and the other roaches, but by then I can't cut the mud that grows across the passage. Please, please tell me where I've gone wrong.
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I can't cut the mud that grows across the passage.

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Why didn't I think of that? Thank you very much.

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What I did was
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I was trying to do this (before checking out H&S). But I end up with the
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Sigh. Maybe I have to grow the adder, but it seems a shame after learning so much snake manipulation :?

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I was trying to do this (before checking out H&S). But I end up with ...


And now I solved it, just a small change at the start... H&S phenomenon :D

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I'm still lost. can someone link to Doom's solution or post a demo accordingly? Much appreciated. I can't seem to access this room when i pull the high scores for the holding vats.

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I'm still lost. can someone link to Doom's solution or post a demo accordingly? Much appreciated. I can't seem to access this room when i pull the high scores for the holding vats.

Considering this thread half of the time doesn't seem to know whether it's about 3S2W (like in the title) or 2S3W (like in Doom's demo that's mentioned) - which of those rooms do you mean exactly?

If it's indeed 3S2W, this post by Zophos above should sort you out...

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May thou Gettith a demoith?
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Sure!
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Is there a way to lure or force the adder into the tunnel after it is blocked by mud?

[EDIT] Yes... just made it. Room completed *and* challenge completed - hitting the orb before the snake went into the eastern corridor :-)

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So what i do wrong? Cannot finish with challenge achievement for some reason, here is demo.
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The script checks whether the doors are already open when the adder steps on 17,14. I didn't anticipate that there might be a solution where the adder never steps there :(

I don't know if Caravel intend to update the official holds again, but if they do, I'll make sure we include a fix for this issue.

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