I think I messed up. I am at the part where Nancy's room has been ransacked and I got the laser pointer, but nothing triggered for Alec and now I can't find Alec. I never did get the chance to bug his bag so I never saw the yellow symbol that Nancy is supposed to recognize. So did I mess up, please tell me I don't have to start all over or ill cry, lol.
Loc: near Yosemite in California
I've never come across a dead end in any Nancy Drew game I've ever played, so I think it's safe to say that you are going to be okay. I would check out the task list (assuming you are playing in Amateur mode) and see what else can be worked on. Let us know how you get on.
I have looked at the task list, the only thing I have left is find the stolen cards, and when I get stuck, I look at the walkthrough, and it looks like I have had to put the bug on Alec's bag, but I never did that and I can't find Alec anywhere.