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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!

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#124476 - 12/14/02 12:19 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Ohhh,

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?
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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.

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#124478 - 12/14/02 12:53 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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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?
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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.

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#124480 - 12/14/02 01:36 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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#124481 - 12/14/02 01:50 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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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

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#124482 - 12/14/02 01:57 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Quote:
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.

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

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#124484 - 12/14/02 04:25 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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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.
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#124485 - 12/14/02 04:33 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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I'll keep that in mind, Reenie, as Anachronox arrived on my door step just moments ago! smile lol

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#124486 - 12/14/02 04:40 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Laura,

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.

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#124487 - 12/14/02 05:05 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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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!

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

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#124489 - 12/14/02 05:36 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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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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#124490 - 12/14/02 06:45 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Oh yeah, Acornia....I'm sure a lot of people were close to mini-madness with that one!

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#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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Quote:
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.

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#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)

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#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.
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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?
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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.
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#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

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#124500 - 12/15/02 03:01 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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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!

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#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?
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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?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Titan:
Laura,

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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#124505 - 12/15/02 06:00 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Quote:
Originally posted by JMK:
How about that underwater scene in the first Cameron Files - The Legend of Loch Ness. It drove me up the wall!

Jean
That was a timed maze. An abomination to be sure, but not really a pixel hunt. There was another thing like that in Dracula Sanctuary.

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#124506 - 12/15/02 06:25 PM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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Best pixel hunt I've had was the one from "The Mistery.
The fourth level called "The Soulkeepers Grave"
should have been called the "Mistery Pixel Hunt"!!! laugh Go ahead and test your skill...There are nine things to find. The Soul Keepers Grave

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#124507 - 12/16/02 07:26 AM Re: Famous Pixel Hunts of Our Time?
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"Lighthouse" is a pixel hunt even with the partial cursor highlighting available in version 2.

Thanks someone for mentioning the grapnelling in "Amerzone" - that caused me to give up first time round.
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