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#124475 - 12/14/02 11:48 AM Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Witchen Offline
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The "...running for a walkthrough" thread reminds me of one of my biggest peeves about adventures, exaggerated pixel hunting.

What's your most memorable experience with a frustrating pixel hunt? Mine is finding all 13 of the pyramid pieces at the end of Cydonia/Lightbringer! THAT was a challenge!

Love, Witchen =O) smile

#124476 - 12/14/02 12:19 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
tigger Offline
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Loads spring to mind... but recently, trying to find obscure things in Nautilus!!

So you mods have titles now????

Oh and your signature.. well I am lazy and untidy by nature, so that really rings true!! If I sort everything then I don't have to waste time hunting through piles of stuff to find what I want!!! Next project... categorising Stewarts CD collection lol He has stacks of em mostly for work and can never finds what he wants!!

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#124477 - 12/14/02 12:40 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
gatorlaw Offline
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My personal fave was in Faust - where there is a bad coding error in a bthroom. You are supposed to open a drawer - but nothing happens. That is because the open drawer part is actually over on an adjacent wall. So you click to the right of the visible drawer and it opens but over on the wall. Hit this one by accident as I was clicking in a near state of insanity after 2 days of being stuck.

#2 pixel moment: I love Black Dahlia and have played it twice already. But there is a couple of places that you can't advance unless you hit all the hot spots. I was pulling hair for over a day the first time trying to trigger the advance to the next level. I think it was a curtain I hadn't moved or something that nebulous.


#124478 - 12/14/02 12:53 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Jenny Offline
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How about trying to find all seven of those stars in Beyond Atlantis? mad

And it's not us lowly mods who have titles, Tig--only the Exalted and Almighty Administrators... lol
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#124479 - 12/14/02 01:14 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Carolin Offline
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The worst pixel-hunt I remember is in a childs game called Mystery at Greveholm 3. It is from Sweden i think.

You must use a candle to find a draft, then place a piece of plaster at the hole. You can't see the holes. This is done many times a cross a wall. Even it is for children, it is difficult to do.

I haven't lost it, I just can't find it....

#124480 - 12/14/02 01:36 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
lasanidine Offline
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#124481 - 12/14/02 01:50 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Bastet Offline
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ARRRRRGHHHH! Timelapse - arrow puzzle!!! mad
ARRRRRGHHHH! Journeyman Project - Geography and missile puzzle! mad

There are probably much more ARRRRRGHHHHs that my brain has blocked... lol

#124482 - 12/14/02 01:57 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally posted by Bastet:
ARRRRRGHHHH! Timelapse - arrow puzzle!!! mad
That was an annoying puzzle, but it wasn't a pixel hunt.

A pixel hunt is when you have to click on every single pixel on the screen hoping to find the exact one to pick up an object or use an object on. If you have no trouble seeing an object, but can't seem to find the right spot to click on to pick it up, that's a pixel hunt. It's also a pixel hunt if you can't see the object, but know it's there.

The worst pixel hunt I can recall was looking for a snake scale in the grass in GK1. I think there was something else in that same grass that I also had trouble finding.

#124483 - 12/14/02 02:01 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Witchen Offline
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Good input, gang! happydance whistle

#124484 - 12/14/02 04:25 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Reenie Offline
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Oh, Jenny, that snake scale in GK1 gets my vote, too. I had to ask for help to know there was even something to LOOK for, much less find it.

I think some of the bippies in Anachronox were tough, too, although I'm not sure that is exactly a "pixel hunt." Finding the special "power-up bugs" was a pixel hunt, without a doubt. Had to get a WT to find some of those tiny things.
When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

#124485 - 12/14/02 04:33 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Witchen Offline
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I'll keep that in mind, Reenie, as Anachronox arrived on my door step just moments ago! smile lol

#124486 - 12/14/02 04:40 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Titan Offline
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The Faust bathroom in Chapter 4 wasn't actually a pixel hunt or a bug. It was really another of the very difficult puzzles in the game, worthy of inclusion in Chapter 2, which was dang near impossible to play thru without hints or walkthru. The clue was the mirror and the positioning of reflections if my memory serves.

I had to visit hints to get past this one. What made it all the more difficult was the general theme of pixel hunting that pervaded the entire game and detracted from my enjoyment of it. The player was setup to expect just another pixel hunt here, which camouflaged the recognition that lateral thinking could solve the puzzle.

#124487 - 12/14/02 05:05 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
nolalou Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
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Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
I'm dealing with on now! Trying to find all the parts of the hidden drawing in the painting in "Post Mortem". Not even sure how many parts I'm missing!


#124488 - 12/14/02 05:06 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Rowan Offline
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Does looking for $$ in your wallet to buy games count as pixel hunting? laugh whistle laugh

#124489 - 12/14/02 05:36 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
acornia Offline
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Would say the Mystery of the Nautilus. But while not much of a pixel hunt, did anyone else have problems getting off the pendulum in GKII? Clicked too low and kept getting, don't have time for that now. Took a couple of tries before wasn't too low or high. lol
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