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#132793 - 07/13/03 02:10 PM Anachronox
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Finally got this game to play on my computer after three days of fighting it (it kept freezing at the One Moment screen - and then once in - at Whackmaster Jack's) Anyway - I have a question - how do you use inventory on a NPC? I went to see Demona (or whatever her name is- the one at Frank's Flophouse that looks like she's been through a meat grinder) and she told me to take Velsta's bracelet back to her. I went back to Rowdy's Bar and talked to Velsta (I guess she didn't like what I told her because she took off - I'm guessing she's going back to the flop house) but the game gave me no option to give her the bracelet back and I still show it in inventory. I can't find anything in the manual on how to use it.

I also was told I could take pictures of Red Bipidri's and make money (gad, you gotta love the character names in this game - I feel like I've stepped into Star Wars) which is just swell - if I knew what the critters looked like laugh

Anyway, other than that I'm slowly figuring out where places are. At least they have signs wink


Edited by nickie (06/02/07 02:45 AM)
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#132794 - 07/13/03 02:20 PM Re: Anachronox
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syd,

If you have something in your inventory for a NPC the game will automatically hand it over when you talk to them or get close enough. The most you have to do is run through a dialouge tree with them till you trigger the cue.

I loved this game btw, really, really fun though there's some semi-tough arcade stuff waiting for you.

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#132795 - 07/13/03 02:41 PM Re: Anachronox
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Thanks Mike - I thought that was how it worked but when I didn't get an option to tell her I had it and then it was still in inventory, I wondered if I was supposed to click on something. Maybe I'll head back to the flophouse and see if Velsta's there.

Being the keyboard klutz that I am, it's taken some practice to be able to work both keyboard and mouse at the same time but I'm finally getting the hang of it. As a matter of fact, I can whip 'ole Boots around at quite a clip now and most times avoid banging him into walls lol

As to the arcade stuff - I still have my secret weapon if I get stuck - my 17 year old son, who dearly loves to help mom out of tough places whether she needs it or not laugh
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#132796 - 07/13/03 03:16 PM Re: Anachronox
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Syd, I'm pretty sure you can't return the bracelet. Believe me, I tried many times! It ended up as an auxillary battle item and if you have it selected, it increases beat speed +1 level and protects against Nuts--which probably means zilch to you now, but will later. I loved this game. It plays much like an adventure game and I had no problems with it freezing or dropping back to desktop.

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#132797 - 07/13/03 03:52 PM Re: Anachronox
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Pokey my problems all seemed to stem from a faulty patch download. From what I read on the forums over at PlanetAnachronox it was a common problem that the patches fixed (Build 44 and 45) - unfortunately the place I downloaded them from didn't install correctly. Took me a few days of uninstalling and installing and redownloading patches from another location before I got everything to work correctly.

I just tried to unload the bracelet again and no go so it must be a keeper - just met Grumpos and now I'm off to find a size 5 Noxguard helmet -

I am having the most fun lock picking (and getting darn fast at it also). If every game would let you pick locks like this I would love to open locked doors lol
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#132798 - 07/13/03 10:46 PM Re: Anachronox
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The locks were lots of fun. There was so much of this game that just entertained me. The writing, the characters, the wacky, funny quests... the great epic battle with the DoorLord, PAL at the Moonburger playground, Boots, Man-Dancing in the Red Light district, the Mug Wugs and the incredible, shrinking planet/sidekick Democritus... smile The game had a timer on the saved games and I think I topped out at something like 135 hours of gameplay for Anachronox. All of it excellent, never a dull moment. Not bad for a 9.95 investment. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> It's now one of my all time faves.

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#132799 - 07/14/03 06:59 AM Re: Anachronox
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Syd, when you are in the party menu, if you select the Equip/inventory button you have the option to "equip best items". If you click on that you will automatically equip the bracelet on Sly. Hope this helps.
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#132802 - 07/14/03 12:45 PM Re: Anachronox
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It's turn based during combat Syd, and you'll do just fine! laugh In fact, you'll probably find it much easier than DD.
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#132803 - 07/14/03 01:06 PM Re: Anachronox
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syd, as nickie said it is turn based combat( well truthfully it is not pure turmnbased but it is close enough) so yu can take your time in deciding what actions to do to with your party members. turn based is a lot easier than real time when you have party.
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#132804 - 07/14/03 03:40 PM Re: Anachronox
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I've already killed me a few Noxguards laugh I also have the game on really whimpy easy so as my son told me - "mom, there's no excuse for you to die" laugh The next time I play it I'll up it a notch to Normal then who knows maybe all the way to Really Hard lol
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#132805 - 07/14/03 09:26 PM Re: Anachronox
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Hi nickie,

My favorite character was PAL though I didn't use him that much. He was just so hilarious. I made really good use of Stilleto and Rho though, esp Stilleto's razor boomerangs and Rho's poision Mystech.

Did anyone leave PAL in the Moonburger playground overnight like they talked about in Anachronox Planet? I did it twice and ended up with some really amazing weapons. Plus there's nothing like waking up and going to your computer the next morning to find the world's happiest 3 ft. robot gleefully playing in a box of ballons and tube slides.

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#132806 - 07/15/03 02:55 PM Re: Anachronox
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I seem to have lost Eddie somewhere in the bowels of the junkyard. Is there a map for this place anywhere? I think I'm looking for him in the right location - the one with all the ramps and the nasties that you have to fight, right? Problem is, I seem to have reached a dead end and can't find any other accesses to other places. Poor old Grumpos is getting plumb tuckered out following me up and down and up and down. I'm surprised he hasn't hit me with his staff lol
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#132807 - 07/15/03 03:57 PM Re: Anachronox
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syd,, in that area sometimes it is better to turn around as some paths are hard to see in one direction. eddie is hard to find. you do need to find another path up the ramps. it has been so long i can't be any more specific.

scout, you mean i wasn't the only one who left pal in the moonburger overnight. that sure did add a lot of hours to your game playing. but you are right the rewards were great.
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#132808 - 07/15/03 04:05 PM Re: Anachronox
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Thanks Zanthia - I'll look some more. At least I know I'm in the right location laugh
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#132809 - 07/15/03 04:15 PM Re: Anachronox
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syd,

I looked a little but could never find any maps for Anachronox. But Zanthia is right, it's a maze in the junkyard. You just have to keep looking. And make sure you have the sock. (ewww)

Zanthia,

I left PAL in the Moonburger twice. Probably added about 12-15 hours to my game play. I got a Shadow Bracer the second time but never used it as it made the bearer invincible. The game wasn't that hard that I had to use a god mode which is unusual for me. I usually play non-adventures on the "ridiculously easy" setting but I think I might have been able to play Anachronox on Normal without too much of a problem.

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