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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: sureshot] #1085056
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A prior poster in this thread who got the game from Humble had this to say:

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Had to hop back on here and tell you I got those 2 painting puzz done.
I had tried to enter the dates of them but had my paintings wrong..please, don't ask.
anyway...I put in the correct date under the correct painting and it worked. (the paintings do not show solved but they go up and reveal a hole/porthole, whatever)
I also had to use my magnifying glass to read the numbers (and on the book as well).
So...anyone who is having a prob with those 2 painting could try just putting in the correct date with the correct painting (from the book over on shelf on right side of room.


Maybe this will help?

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085061
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DOH ! I saw those number rolls under each painting - I thought they would show numbers AFTER I flipped the paintings correctly. My Lesson - Make NO Assumptions !!

Thank you - it worked like a charm !!! praise I must be getting rusty ! slapforehead


It's not the years honey, it's the mileage!
Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: sureshot] #1085066
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Woohoo! thumbsup

And I well know that "getting rusty" feeling. lol

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085093
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Like Alice told Ralph Kramden .... "It wouldn't help if you dipped me in Texas" eek


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: sureshot] #1085102
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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085270
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Just wanted to know how you are doing with the game Sureshot. Have you been able to finish it? I am going to try and eat some red meat this week and get the old brain cells going and give the end game another try. I have read there are saved game files so I think would have to go back to an earlier saved game (this is assuming I can even find the saved games)and play again and save/exit..more often so would not have to use one that was pretty far back. This is because once I back away from those 2 machines on either side of the telescope the dials on them do not reset. they stay the way you leave them....so when you go and look for info you have to replay back again so you get the ORIGINAL settings of the dials in order for a 'hint' or 'solve' to work...and quite frankly those are really not detailed enough for me(especially the machine on the right.).

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085480
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Hi Gamenut - I have not finished it yet. I must be getting rusty - I have had a few of those slapping my fore-head moments... slapforehead I passed over clues I should have not missed ! I just put those three levers in the machine downstairs and I completely missed the clue on what sequence they are to be moved !! So I backed off to regroup.

I am using 2 MACs to play the game - There are no save games in the usual sense that I can see - there IS a directory that contains the game up to the point you ended playing - an autosave - that's what I copy and transfer between MACs one home and one I use at work ( on my lunch hour of course whistle )

I only get a short amount of time to play since this is a very busy time of year for me. That makes it a bit harder to pick up where I left off.

I am enjoying the game as a whole. I like the graphics and the lack of dialog. The puzzles are good too but I do wish there were a bit more clue details.

I hope the red meat works for you - for me.. I'll just add a little water to my scotch ... lol


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085541
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Glad you have stuck at it - and the red meat (and scotch) will definitely help!


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085592
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Hi Flotsam -- your well written review of the game is what sold me on it.. I will indeed stick with it. thumbsup


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1085654
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Hi back at you and thanks for letting me know.
I will try and be around a bit more till you finish in case you get stuck.
wave


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086182
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Hi folks - I made it to the top of the tower and I am trying to solve the equation, even with the clue I found I am having trouble - but it got late so I had to back off.

Could I get a hint what the clue to the equation is ??

The telescope puzzle wasn't too bad once I got the 3 ship's wheels to light up in the observatory.

I like the game a lot - the only issue I have is that the after solving some of the puzzles, I found the clues to be a little far fetched. I solved a lot of puzzles by trial and error.

I think I am very near the end !


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086187
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Hi sureshot,

I don't know where you are now in the video walkthrough. Maybe someone who has played the game can help us.
In case you want to see the video wt here and here.

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086206
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Hi MaG -

I made it to the top of the castle tower - I solved the equation and the machine is pointing what looks like a magnifying glass towards the sky... There is a machine to my right but I don't have the triangular "key" for it. I believe that is what I need but I don't know where I missed it.

So close -- I think think


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086217
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I watched 2 segments of the video twice and did not find where the gamer got that triangular (planchette-looking thingie).
See if it is on top of that box-machine. The game is dark on my computer.

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086227
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I searched there very carefully - no "thingie" there - and I am betting that is the last puzzle to solve too !

help


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: sureshot] #1086229
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If this is the last section of the game, I found this:

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Final Area
If you have not yet collected all six blue orbs, you must go back and do so now. Solutions for the required puzzles were covered in this guide as they became available. This section assumes that you already have all six blue orbs, allowing you to continue.

--Above the door you entered through, take a triangle key.
--Read the journal on the desk.
--Click on completed blue constellation. The archway will open.
--Read note next to radio.
--Take triangle key from above door.

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086231
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Ok Marian I will retrace back - I have to use my other MAC - the screen on this one is extremely dark. I will let you know how I do.


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: sureshot] #1086233
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Good luck. wave

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086285
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Just had to look up ! There are many frustrating puzzles in this game - the last one is no exception to me.

I know what the pattern should be - its the manipulation of those wheels I really wish there was a SKIP for.

Maybe I am just too impatient lately, but I'll give them a few more turns - unless there is a hint on how to solve this.


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1086287
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Well ! I got it - quite by accident but I did complete it.. woozy

Thank you for your help and YOUR patience ! thumbsup


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: sureshot] #1086289
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Great to hear that you were able to move on. wave

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1087018
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I had the problem with the 2 puzzle boxes at either side of the telescope when I got to the roof, and as one poster said, the video for that area was so dark you could not SEE the steps taken for either of them. So, never got to solve them and complete the game. Hope you do it sureshot!!

Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1087614
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I did gamenut - I had a bit of trouble too - I boosted the brightness and softened the contrast on my monitor I was then able to see the screen better.

I thought the game was pretty good except for some clues which were a stretch and a half for me.

All and all though it was a lot of fun - I wish there were more like it.

Give the monitor controls a try - see if you can finish it - you are soooo close !!


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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1087695
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HOORAY FOR YOU SHURESHOT!!!!! So glad you were able to finish! I will try your suggestion for viewing the video better!
Yes- I hope they do another like this game. I like the exploration and the atmosphere of this game so much. wish they'd make it so we could read the pages and notes. They are not very clear and need to be bigger when we click on them...Really enjoyed the sounds of the environment and music and loved the artwork.
Now you can relax and carve your pumpkin!

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Re: Eyes of Ara [Re: oldbroad] #1087730
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Thank you gamenut ! I know you will finish it !! Winter is coming and I go into hybernation so I am trying to stock up on games - like this one if possible - DRM FREE !! with little or NO dialog! They are getting hard to find ! cry


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