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#103883 - 07/14/04 01:07 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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The letters from Salvador are in Manny's office on the table against the back wall. When you pick them up, you hear Salvador's voice reading the letters.

The book is in the Blue Casket. You get it from the beatnik-types at the table after you show them Manny's letters. They're happy to let you have it.

(I hope I'm in the same place in the game as you.)
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#103884 - 07/14/04 11:18 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Ah ha Melia - will have to find a way to get to that table then. So far have not been able to get near it for some reason. And will get book elsewhere then. I take it I am in the right place for the office of Manny - up the stairs in the Calavara Cafe right? Or is there a room downstairs where all the tables and piano are? And thanks soooo very much for the tip.
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#103886 - 07/17/04 10:09 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Still can't get to that table. Sooooooo went on my XP and replayed the game all the way up to where Manny met with Salvador, did the pigeon egg business and teeth mold thing but there was nothing about a paper from Salvador. So do not thnk I missed anything after all. Soooo back to the 98 and trying to get to that table. What is the secret or what am I missing. When I try to walk Manny over there he turns around and comes back. Have tried from several angles but no go so far:(
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#103887 - 07/17/04 10:18 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Lilac, I just checked a little more on the letter from Salvatore. It comes right at the very beginning of year 2:

"· You now find yourself standing on a balcony overlooking the night line of Rubacava.Lupe, the coat check girl, comes out and tells you there is someone inside you might like to see.
· Go inside.
· There is a table with a note on it.
· Pick it up. It’s from Sal."

So you are doing fine with your W98 game and that's also how you were able to get into year two--I thought you got it in year one, but I was obviously mistaken...
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#103888 - 07/17/04 11:03 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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That rings a bell. Have gone back to the 98 now and am playing where I left off. Have tried using a saved game but for some reason they are not working - keeping throwing me back to the beginning of the game despite my renumbering them. How frustrating.

Tryng to see if I can get back to just after I got into year two but so far no go - never had trouble with using saved games before so not sure where I am messing up now. Have saved games up the boocoo but every time I try to use one, it does not come up as a saved game - very strange. But still plugging away.

Could go back to XP and continue that game but there are two spots there I could never get around and had used saved games before. So since I am having problems using saved games on 98 not sure if the problem will persist on XP. Grrrrrrrrrrr:)
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#103890 - 07/17/04 11:24 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Oh good, Lilac--Kay can probably sort you out!

And that section that I quoted for you was the very first thing that happened in year two...
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#103891 - 07/18/04 01:35 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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Ok, DL, I played where Manny picked up the letter on the table in his office. It looks like a grocery store receipt. I played on to get back closer to where you are but finally stopped just after Manny talks to Membrillo at the morgue. He needs to know who the two dead people are on the tables. Manny goes back to the High Rollers lounge and he is going to talk to Nick about needing a lawyer. I stopped there and I'm going to send you a save. I played this on XP so I hope it works for you.
Kay
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#103892 - 07/18/04 11:46 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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I take it the email I just received for the save is from you despite the differences in names. Also noted that you sent the gsv file as well as the log file. Maybe that is where I am going wrong in using saves - need to put both into the GF folder?

Also will try on my own going back to High Roller lounge and talking with Nick for another ID for the second person in the morgue as I understand your message.

By hook or crook I will get through this game on either xp or win98:) Certainly has been a challenge.
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#103893 - 07/18/04 12:01 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Yes DL, the save is from me. If you continue without my save take a look in Manny's inventory and see if you have something that looks like a grocery store receipt. If so, that is the letter from Sal. I didn't realize that until I played it last night. If you do use my save just start from the instructions in my email and follow MaGs WT.
Kay
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#103894 - 07/18/04 03:51 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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I tried your save but it threw me into a sewer and I became totally lost as the WTs I am following do not mention this nor have I found it yet anywhere. Will look at MaGs WT.

Another friend sent me a save and I finally got that letter but like you it looks like a grocery receipt. Now I have had that all along and tried to use it once on the beatniks but it did nothing then do threw me off completely Also the saved from my other friend was good in that I could proceed and us the letter BUT he had NOTHING in his inventory!!! Don't understand how he proceeded in the game!!!! When I started to go using his saved game I could do nothing because had nothing in inventory. Very weird. So am going way back to where I first had that strange letter and see if I can get it to be used on the beatniks. Will keep on keepin' on smile
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#103895 - 07/18/04 04:38 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Finally resolved the letter issue but now cannot get that book to be on the table of the beatniks. So wandered around and around talking to everyone, doing things but no luck. Can't seem to get that book to appear on the table.

So still at it:)
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#103896 - 07/18/04 05:23 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Lilac, there is a walkthrough here that lays it out in a bare bones fashion. Why don't you check it to be sure you've done everything necessary up to the book. There really isn't that much to do between picking up the letter and getting the book...
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#103899 - 07/19/04 05:07 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Finally got it through my thick resistent little head how this game is programmed. One can go back and pick up inventory items evidently as long as one is in the year you are playing. So even though the saved games I have been using lack some inventory items (drives me nuts going around to get them) I can pick them up and use where needed. And evidently the game is not that linear but there are spots where an item is needed and you must have it to progress. So am off and running again but trying to get Manny to put that drug in Naranja's bottle is a trying aspect - not figured it out quite yet. He keeps saying "I don't want to do that" or "they will see me". And after all that work to find that baster and put the drug into it - grrrrrrrrrrrr. smile
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#103900 - 07/19/04 06:26 PM Re: Grim Fandango
Jenny Offline
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Are you opening the refrigerator door, Lilac--and making sure it stays open...
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#103901 - 07/20/04 12:01 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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Yes, I finally found the way to do that but it was still no go. However, after much copy/paste, copy/paste of saved games finally found one that got me up to the office of Manny and could push the button that caused the casino to be shut down and Manny and Grottis are off into Year 3! At long last!!!!!!!!!!! Wondering if anyone else using saved games had this trouble or is it the saved games I got from this particular fellow. It drove me crazy having to run around and get things for the inventory when in my last game I was carrying everything. Can't decide whether he played the game all on his own whereas I did also but followed a WT to make sure I was collecting all the inventory items needed to smoothly play along. Must say the game is constructed well so that you can go back and get needed items unlike a game I just had where if you missed something, made a mistake you had to start all over again! I may live yet through this:)
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