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#107402 - 01/15/05 07:00 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Actually, you can go TOO slow. There is a time limit as well as a "jostle" limit, so move smoothly but without too much delay. Click immediately as the screen changes unless you have to turn, in which case turn smooth and steady.

Let us know how you do!

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#107405 - 01/17/05 11:42 AM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Hey dadguy, I'm not sure what I did differently, but I DID IT! And am now in neverneverland, dreamworld actually, and trying to figure out how to 'beat' this colored cloud puzzle. You'd think that with 2 w/t's and the FAQ hints/suggestions/hitmeovertheheadandjustdoit!command that I could get it right, having fun, will keep on trying. Have a great day, and I probably will be back
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#107406 - 01/17/05 07:33 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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OK, just how many of these silly colored clouds am I supposed to 'touch' and how long does this go on? Am getting dizzy here woozy and seem to be getting nowhere....HELP please
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#107407 - 01/17/05 09:11 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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You have to turn all the clouds white like Yeesha's, which is the only one that doesn't change. I found it easiest to begin circling the center one, and then I concentrated on small pockets of 3 or more. Try not to backtrack too much because you can trigger a random change. (Sometimes it's better to move forward and change a white one back to red and then cycle through all the colors again.) When you have turned them all white, you'll hear a voice saying that you succeeded, and you'll see an important video.
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#107408 - 01/17/05 10:00 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Yes, and if you DON'T hear that voice saying that you've succeeded, be assured that there is at least one cloud that has not been changed to white (out of your field of view). So, to find it, you have to start shifting right or left or up and down (which means you'll have to change a group of three or four already-white clouds to colored again to allow you to "move" around until you find the last colored clouds).

It is very satisfying to hear that voice!

Good luck!

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#107409 - 01/18/05 01:49 AM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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I am having all kinds of trouble solving the Spire spider chair puzzle. I've read all the walkthroughs, saw the lengthy FAQ by the Fellowship of the Quest, downloaded and viewed the step-by-step video from raekjensan, found the Ubisoft patch and downloaded it, and I still can't do it right (or so it seems). Yes, I have set the gears down below and yes, I get a humming sound while I am tuning the crystals. If this is a "timed puzzle" how do you know the time remaining while you are trying to solve the puzzle. I don't know if I ran out of time or if I just slid the slider to the wrong notches. Can anybody help me past this hurdle so that I can continue with the game?

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#107410 - 01/18/05 07:30 AM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Jim,

You may have the gears set wrong. You can still get a humming sound with the gears off by one.

A good test is to run the three sliders up to 12-12-12 and then drop them back to zero. The crystal should remain vibrating for 5 or so seconds after you back off the sliders. If it doesn't remain vibrating, you missed one of the gears. setting.

The different crystals vibrate for different amounts of time. That is what gives the puzzle the "timed" nature... get all four before one of them stops vibrating and you solve the puzzle.

If you are totally frustrated and are tired of the puzzle, send me your save file and I'll get it done for you and return the save just after solving.

Regards,

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#107411 - 01/18/05 05:07 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Jim,
With the gear settings down below, the first notch is 1, not zero.

Have you found the combination of string settings to get each lock to vibrate and retract? When you watch each lock spinning in the closeup view, check out the number of holes turning around the center. The one with the single hole should be set first because it will vibrate the longest and the one with the most holes should be triggered last.
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#107415 - 01/18/05 07:40 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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OK, Jim. I'll look for your email.

The saves are saved in a directory under My Documents called "myst4-revelation savegames". The in-game save name does not show up in the file name, so you have to choose the right one by Date and Time. In other words, make a note of the time and resave the game at the Spider Chair in the game. Then you can choose the save file that has that date & time from Windows Explorer.

The saves can be a little large in size, so make sure it is under 10MB. If you have a dialup connection, it may take a while for the send of the email (and the subsequent receive when I return it).

I'll look for it!

Dadguy

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#107418 - 01/19/05 08:30 AM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Excuse me for hijacking the thread but it seems like a good place to ask my question.

On Spire, Sirrus wrote that Rock needs a maximum power setting of 20 with two harmonics as detailed on the music notes.

Where are these notes? Is it something I should know or is there a page I haven't found yet. A number of walkthroughs mentions 7 pages I can only find 6 and there is not enough info yet to tune the spider chair. Any ideas?
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#107422 - 01/19/05 11:13 AM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Yes, Betty Lou. I just helped Goldfinger with his Dreamworld clouds and would be glad to do the same for you.

Let us know. After Dreamworld there is just the Workshop door puzzle before the final Yeesha Dreamworld, then you are done.

Regards,

Dadguy

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#107425 - 01/19/05 01:24 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Still stumped:
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On Spire, Sirrus wrote that Rock needs a maximum power setting of 20 with two harmonics as detailed on the music notes.

Where are these notes? Is it something I should know or is there a page I haven't found yet. A number of walkthroughs mentions 7 pages I can only find 6 and there is not enough info yet to tune the spider chair. Any ideas?
Where is the key information - I have looked everywhere...
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#107429 - 01/19/05 03:25 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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No problem, Fisicx. I had to do a little research to remember...

You seem to be referring to Coelho Buda's walkthrough. In it, he goes thru each of the four crystals to explain how he came to the settings required to tune them. I think there are a total of seven documents, and one of them that he refers to is a scroll that is in the hands of one of the statues (I think it's the one that follows you down when you activate the Spider Chair to go down towards the Crystal Tuning area). This scroll has a set of possible combinations of power settings for the various crystals (it doesn't have all of them). If you follow Coelho Buda's logic, he explains that in a couple of cases he experiments to see what works to make the crystal vibrate, so there may be some trial and error.

In the one case of the ROCK crystal, he points out that the one document says it needs a power setting of 20, and he knows that the last one is 5, so the other two have to add up to 15. On that scroll (he calls it a music chart) there is one combo with 10-5 near the bottom, so when he tried that (10-5-5) it worked! So he wrote that down and moved onto the Blue Crystal...

So, is it the Music Chart you are missing from the statue (viewable from the top level where you first sit in the chair)?

Other documents are located on the floor, in drawers, on the desk, etc., and in some cases they are laying on top of each other so you have to lift one to see the second.

Hope this helps. This tuning puzzle can be difficult, but the Myst IV FAQs offer some good help.

Let us know how you do!

Dadguy


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#107431 - 01/19/05 04:13 PM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Fisicx,
The paper that I continually missed is the one beside the frozen basin near the bed. There's another frozen into the floor a couple of steps before you enter the open-air lab with the sleeping area.
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#107435 - 01/20/05 11:00 AM Re: MYST IV Revelation
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Thanks Dadguy,

It is easy to read a walkthrough and just solve the puzzles but I do like to understand the 'why' of a game. For example, getting the pod to float at the docking station needed quite logical approach that made sense if you used the journa, models and control console.

Anyway, I shall take a look at the statue down in the basement and see if the elusive notes are where you suggest.

Thought: the blue crystal 3,1,7 needed a lot of thought - working out that the garden was position 1 needed some serious head scratching...
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