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#124490 - 12/14/02 06:45 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Witchen Offline
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Oh yeah, Acornia....I'm sure a lot of people were close to mini-madness with that one!

#124491 - 12/14/02 07:48 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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I had one heck of a time finding one of those scraps of paper on the road in the early scenes of LAW & ORDER. If it weren't for LenG's help, I wonder if I ever would have found it. It was almost the same color as the road it was sitting on. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />
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#124492 - 12/14/02 11:12 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Originally posted by Witchen:
The "...running for a walkthrough" thread reminds me of one of my biggest peeves about adventures, exaggerated pixel hunting.

[b]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 [/b]
Oh, Witchen, you reminded me of that miserable experience. The rest of the game was fun, but that part was MOST exasperating. Fortunately I tend to forget bad things that happen to me and remember only the good, so that part had pretty much been expunged from my memory. Should I thank you for bringing it back?
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#124493 - 12/15/02 09:32 AM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Rowan -- LOL!!!

Finding the entrance to the underwater dial room in the Stoneship age in Myst. I spent hours trying to figure out why I couldn't progress in the game. Once I was messing around in the hallway when the light source went out, and just through random clicking I must have hit the right pixel, because I kept getting black screen after black screen, as though I was stumbling around somewhere in the dark. The knowledge that there must be something there didn't help me though when I returned with the lights on.

Finally had to buy my first cheat book to figure it out.

#124494 - 12/15/02 10:19 AM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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I had forgotten about the dreaded Null Void - arggh!!! That would get my vote too. But another especially annoying one to me was the X-Files in the warehouse. Movement was somewhat cumbersome, and I kept missing the pixels I needed to click on.
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#124495 - 12/15/02 10:39 AM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Hi All...and more really good examples.... happydance

Nickie: Yesterday, I was sitting here thinking of famed pixel hunts and my eyes landed on the X-Files box in the cabinet. I knew there was a dreadful pixel hunt hiding in there, but I couldn't remember the details. Thanks for sharing that one....practically gave me chills to recall it! FOTFL lol laugh

Love, Witchen =O)

#124496 - 12/15/02 11:01 AM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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I agree with Reenie, the glass sliver in GK1. There was also a part of Amerzone where I remember looking all over the place for a leaf on a tree in a forest.
Would the oceans be deeper if there weren't any sponges?
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#124497 - 12/15/02 11:21 AM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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If by seeking a certain hotspot equals a 'pixel unt' then there is that 'trying to find just the right place to go up or down those stairs' in the Watchmaker. Yeah, its easy if you just place your mouse cursor out over the steps up or down a bit and click, but trying to find that hotspot with the arrow keys means a lot of stepping in the same place for a long time and wearing a hole in the top or bottom of the stairs...sheesh!
Also, in Amerzone, trying to find the right place to toss the hook and winch from the boat to be able to advance down that stream (or whatever it is) just about drove me crazy and bald.
Oh, yes, then there is the 'tea making machine' in Temujin you have to build....finding just the right spot to put a piece or two drove me to look for another bottle of wine (for real, not in the game)....AND then finding that hotspot to 'richochet' that pellet or whatever from the gong to the antique helmet to chip off a piece, jiminy crickets!
I am sure there are lots more the the old Senior Moments syndrome comes in handy now and then...
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#124498 - 12/15/02 12:58 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Brian Offline
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I'd have to vote for the Globe Puzzle in the Journeyman Project Turbo. Not only was it a pixel hunt but it was using a darn track ball to control the mouse movements to find pixels and to make it even more fun was the whole sequence was timed. I can't remember how many times I had to restart the game to get this puzle completed. I mean I loved this game, ironically my first computer adventure, and have played numerous times but this puzzle gets me every time. I mean I use my left (non mouse hand) to hold my right arm steady everytime I get to this puzzle to avoid slip ups.
hope this helps,

#124499 - 12/15/02 01:17 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Crystal Key, the wall plate and tool to open it. I had the devil of a time finding that switch on the electric screwdriver thingy! Actually, the entire game seemed "pixely" to me. Very muddy and hard to find things (places).

But I perservered and look back on it as an ok game. smile

#124500 - 12/15/02 03:01 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
JMK Offline
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How about that underwater scene in the first Cameron Files - The Legend of Loch Ness. It drove me up the wall!

Playing "World of Warcraft", "Oblivion",and "Silent Hill 2"

#124501 - 12/15/02 03:16 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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For me it has to be finding the key on the hidden belt of the guards in the castle in Mystery of the Druids. You couldn't even see the belt, let alone the key... so how are you even supposed to know it's there!!! mad

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#124502 - 12/15/02 04:21 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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That damned cylinder at the beggining of Broken Sword 2
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#124503 - 12/15/02 04:35 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Nellie Offline
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The bit in Simon the Sorceror where you have to pick up a rock. In a location. Made. Of. Rocks. rolleyes

I didn't think the snake scale in the grass in GK1 was a pixel-hunt. You just had to see that a (reasonably large) patch of grass was matted, and then investigate closer. It was a great observation puzzle.
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#124504 - 12/15/02 05:54 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally posted by Titan:

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.
It was a bug and it was corrected in the DVD version. There was one other place in the game where the hotspot was 90

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