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#837328 - 09/22/12 10:32 AM alibi in ashes
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good morning. i am playing as George, junior detective, at the antiques store with the black and white leafed thing. the hints tell you how to open the thing and get the key, but i can't find how to get INTO the thing in the first place! can you help, please. robert.

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#837351 - 09/22/12 11:40 AM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
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Hi robert,

Did Alexei mention the new arrivals shelf in dialogue? It won't be active if he hasn't.

A couple of tips from MaG in an older thread with the same issue:

Talk to him after Nancy eavesdrops about losing the evidence locker key and asking the others to follow the detective. Then after following him - end up at the antiques store.

Did you follow the trail or stopovers of the detective starting at Pancake City?
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#837362 - 09/22/12 12:14 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: Rushes]
robert gray Offline
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hi rushes. how do i get alexei to mention the new arrivals shelf if the dialogue with George is predetermined? robert.

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#837366 - 09/22/12 12:19 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
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It might be that you haven't triggered the dialogue with Alexei that you need for the puzzle to become active.

It's the detective trail that triggers this -- so be sure to have followed that trail back to the antiques store. Check the section of MaG's walkthrough that relates to this, and see what you still need to do there. luck
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#842293 - 10/14/12 11:35 AM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: Rushes]
robert gray Offline
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hi Rushes, at the Scoop ice cream parlor, where is the map showing a legend of all the businesses in town? is there a prerequisite for this? i can't find it, robert.

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#842311 - 10/14/12 12:38 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
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The map is a large one -- it's fixed to the wall directly opposite the counter. You should be able to examine it without needing to trigger anything else first.
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#842333 - 10/14/12 01:55 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: Rushes]
robert gray Offline
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dang me Rushes, i don't see it. is this when the door says 'CLOSED'? i don' t have a hotspot and i have looked everywhere. i don't expect Mag's w/t to be incorrect. that's why i ask prerequisite. if so, i must be missing a step - so early into the game. robert

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#842348 - 10/14/12 03:20 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
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Enter the ice cream shop.
Go forward to the back wall with a close door.
To the right of that door are the game machines.
To the left is the area or entrance to the ice cream counter area.

Okay - now from the game machine at back wall - turn right to face the wall at right.
You will see a map on the wall.
Look close at that map and see the businesses.

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#842395 - 10/14/12 07:16 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: MaG]
robert gray Offline
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hi Mag. i have restarted the game, called dad, then George, went to Scoops ice cream parlor, but i can't get inside - the door still says CLOSED! how do i proceed? robert.


Edited by robert gray (10/15/12 11:03 AM)

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#842406 - 10/14/12 08:07 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
MaG Offline
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luck

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#842525 - 10/15/12 12:04 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: MaG]
robert gray Offline
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hi Mag. i don't think you saw my post of 15 oct. robert.

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#842532 - 10/15/12 12:34 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
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In your replay, did you finish the evidence locker check and have read all the documents?
Have you gotten the fire sample?


Also see if you can change to Bess and let her check the ice cream shop (not George).

Check your To Do list and see what else you need to do.

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#842631 - 10/15/12 08:09 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: MaG]
robert gray Offline
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hi Mag. where do i see reference to the fire sample. i can't remember that one. robert.

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#842633 - 10/15/12 08:21 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: robert gray]
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Robert,

I am not sure where you are in the game; whether the ice cream shop should be opened or not already. It might not be triggered yet. You can ignore it for now.

To get the places in town be opened - another character has to drive there after Nancy has asked them to check for a charred note at the town hall.
Do that first.

So please read the walkthrough and go through and see.

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#842634 - 10/15/12 08:39 PM Re: alibi in ashes [Re: MaG]
robert gray Offline
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hi mag. the only thing i can say is i am stuck here at Scoops facing a closed door looking for a businesses map. how can i see a map if the Scoops door isn't even open in your w/t? robert.

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