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#279462 - 02/15/08 02:49 PM Famous Adventure Tricks
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I've been an adventure gamer for as long as i remember playing games and i realize that many "tricks" in these games are almost the same. So when you learn a trick ones you may think to use it on the next game etc. For example the tricks that can easily remember are the following:
1) Locked doors: Look at keyhole (there is a key), put a piece of paper or newspaper under the door, put a pencil in the keyhole to push the key to fall on the paper and then you can take the paper and the key (some times it works some times it don't)
2) To open metal doors or unscrew a screw etc always put some oil or grease on it so you can do it easier and not be heard.

There are many others...
What are the common tricks that you remember seeing in your adventure gaming? grin
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#279466 - 02/15/08 03:04 PM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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Hi Volkana

I don't know if this is a trick...But looking for cracks in windows..especially if when you click on a window & it says the window is jammed....

I usually search the doors & windows really good..
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#279469 - 02/15/08 03:06 PM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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That locked door trick is a classic, I can't begin to count how many games feature that. And here's some general advice:

1. Pick up virtually anything that isn't nailed down, because you just never know when you might need it: dead porcupines.. empty milk bottles.. matchbooks.. visiting cards.. they all have their uses, you just don't have the foggiest notion exactly why yet.

2. Rattle every doorknob, try every window, examine every loose floorboard, jiggle every cupboard and drawer. Leave nothing unrattled, unexamined or unjiggled.

3. If you should happen to see a strange symbol, word or sentence written on a wall/piece of paper/in a book you can't otherwise steal - make a note of it, you'll be bound to need it later on. If you don't, by the time you need it you'll have forgotten where you originally saw it. Cue much swearing and gnashing of teeth.
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#279474 - 02/15/08 03:12 PM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Rushes]
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It's really amazing how our adventure heroes can use everything from garbage to make... well... something useful. And they can't be stopped by walls or windows or doors... NO! They can burst in every single building. Just give them a stick, a card a crowbar... anything. They can do it rotfl
You are absolutely right Rushes for all 3
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#279775 - 02/16/08 08:36 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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It always makes me laugh when I pick up a 10 foot long ladder and put it in my pocket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rotfl
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#279788 - 02/16/08 09:08 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: old lady]
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And when I have clicked on, shook, rattled, picked up, combined, read, wrote down everything I have seen, am seeing and thought I saw...

and before I curse, thrown something, quit, tear my hair out, etc. etc. etc. .......

My trick is to find the walkthrough from here, usually from MaG... lol and do whatever it say no matter how crazy it would seem in real life!!!

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#279839 - 02/16/08 10:09 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Koalanut]
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You can never have to much rope lol

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#279840 - 02/16/08 10:09 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: old lady]
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Originally Posted By: old lady
It always makes me laugh when I pick up a 10 foot long ladder and put it in my pocket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rotfl


In the 2 first Broken Sword games that was very often. I can not forget when George put a tripod it his pocket not to mention the leaving animals lol
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#279842 - 02/16/08 10:11 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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even acid goes in the pockets and glass and he never gets cut or burned lol

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#279847 - 02/16/08 10:22 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: dragonuk44]
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Yea the really have very big and very special pockets. I remember from the last Broken Sword game i picked up a really big ice cube and you are so right about the rope. Whenever i see one i know that sooner or later i'll need it lol
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#279867 - 02/16/08 10:54 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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I've learned to try to inspect everything from the inventory, and also to try to combine every thing--often it's very weird, but sometimes it works wave
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#279898 - 02/16/08 11:25 AM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: looney4labs]
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Me too. Especially when i'm really stuck. I do try all the combinations...
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#279913 - 02/16/08 12:10 PM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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Yes I remember that ice cube lol It was timed and it kept melting

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#279918 - 02/16/08 12:24 PM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: dragonuk44]
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In your pants pocket.... rotfl
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#279969 - 02/16/08 02:51 PM Re: Famous Adventure Tricks [Re: Volkana]
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Umbrellas are always useful for pulling down fire escape ladders.

Credit cards, or anything similarly shaped, are also great for wiggling open locked doors.

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