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06 Feb 2016 21:48 #221878 by Disgustipater
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jeb wrote: The first one is the one I am stuck on and you are a liar! ....OK, I will keep poking at it. I can't believe it's a coincidence though, no effing way.

Well, what I meant by a coincidence was that that is not the way you are meant to get the solution to the back gate. Here's the actual solution to the back gate of the JTG:

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06 Feb 2016 22:48 #221884 by jeb
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My mind is blown!

Thanks for the nudge--I was aware of that on the earlier puzzles, but the shapes here seem all wrong. I will flex my brain on this some more. The other puzzle I mentioned, I see something nearby that should help, I just can't quite get it the way I like.

I was offline all day (a Sabbath thing) but I was able to contemplate some puzzles I captured on paper and solve them. That's a nice feeling.

My brother-in-law paused his game looking at a blank puzzle, replaced his four-year-old video card, turned the game back on and saw the answer staring him in in the face. Those video cards matter! Thanks for your guidance on this earlier, he appreciated it.

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06 Feb 2016 23:23 - 06 Feb 2016 23:31 #221887 by Disgustipater
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jeb wrote: Thanks for the nudge--I was aware of that on the earlier puzzles, but the shapes here seem all wrong. I will flex my brain on this some more.


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jeb wrote: My brother-in-law paused his game looking at a blank puzzle, replaced his four-year-old video card, turned the game back on and saw the answer staring him in in the face. Those video cards matter! Thanks for your guidance on this earlier, he appreciated it.


I had some graphics issues with some of the puzzles in the woods behind the sawmill, so I would focus on the panel, bumped it up to HIGH, made sure I didn't move so my computer wouldn't start smoking, solved it, then turned the settings back down. I only needed to do that maybe twice though.
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07 Feb 2016 08:54 #221895 by Legomancer
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I'm inside the
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07 Feb 2016 12:39 - 07 Feb 2016 19:41 #221906 by Disgustipater
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That's where I am right now. Though I think I might go back and finish my last area, the Dye Swamps, before continuing.

405 panels +67
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07 Feb 2016 22:30 #221936 by jeb
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Guy takes a coupla days off and you dudes go hog on the whole thing, sheesh.

I finally unlocked a chamber in the dye swamps that has been a challenge for me. That was heartening. I am still struggling with that puzzle I'd mentioned earlier. I might brute force it, but that's a bummer since there are a LOT of options there.

The spoiler below discusses my current progress, which is a ways into the game.
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07 Feb 2016 22:56 - 08 Feb 2016 00:13 #221939 by Disgustipater
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jeb wrote: Guy takes a coupla days off and you dudes go hog on the whole thing, sheesh.


I didn't have kids deliberately to avoid any sort of responsibility so I could spend the entire weekend playing video games.

jeb wrote: That was heartening. I am still struggling with that puzzle I'd mentioned earlier. I might brute force it, but that's a bummer since there are a LOT of options there.


I just finished the Dye Swamps. Where is the puzzle located that you are stuck on? I don't recognize it. (Edit - Nevermind, I found it. Edit 2 - Solved it.)

Has anyone else wondered why there is a single gray cloud in the sky?

jeb wrote: The spoiler below discusses my current progress, which is a ways into the game.

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I have all 11 areas now cleared. I only really see a few miscellaneous panels around that I'm not quite sure how to solve, or what they lead to. Speaking of, has anyone solved the panel in the quarry building up in the control room that doesn't appear to link to anything?

As for scoring,
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08 Feb 2016 02:46 #221942 by jeb
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Disgustipater wrote: Has anyone else wondered why there is a single gray cloud in the sky?

It's only USUALLY gray.

Disgustipater wrote: As for scoring,

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The spoiler below talks about aspects of +XX puzzles.
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My progress right now is discussed in this spoiler--I am well into the game.
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Loving this game, damn.

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08 Feb 2016 09:55 #221950 by Disgustipater
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I went back at looked at the picture of your impossible puzzle. You have the orientation of the T piece wrong. It should be an upside down T, not sideways as you have it.
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08 Feb 2016 13:11 #221983 by jeb
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THANK YOU, I am not crazy. Whew. That would work, yep.

BTW, the single gray cloud was almost surely white for a single shining moment in your game. You can work it out.

The spoiler below contains some ruminations on late game stuff. Not ending stuff, before that. I guess. Not sure.
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08 Feb 2016 13:54 #221992 by Disgustipater
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Jeb,

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08 Feb 2016 14:23 #221998 by jeb
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Back at ya, Disgustipater. This spoiler contains late game banter and speculation.
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08 Feb 2016 15:40 #222016 by Disgustipater
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jeb wrote: And why with the burned tree house?


Viewed from the right angle it makes a cool vignette, similar to the other random scenes scattered around the island.
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09 Feb 2016 08:52 #222052 by Legomancer
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Finished.

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09 Feb 2016 09:47 #222056 by Disgustipater
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Legomancer wrote: Finished.


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