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Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121221
09/01/03 09:43 AM
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I to have this game on my computer all the time in fact it was one of the first games I brought. I tend to play it when I'm learning lines listening to a tape. The only puzzle I have to use any hints on is the final rotoscope.

Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121222
09/01/03 09:59 AM
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The third time's the charm! thumbsup What a difference a click makes! I tried AGAIN this morning, DOUBLE-clicked on the patch, and lo and behold the game is running! Thanks Nancy - the game looks and sounds much better on my new computer, and now I have something new to play around with! :kiss: :kiss:

Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121223
09/01/03 10:22 AM
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This sounds like a must have game, not heard much about it until now. Don't suppose I will beable to get it in any of the UK stores, will have to try E-bay.
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Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121224
09/01/03 11:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Fairygdmther:
The only ones I really can't get so far are the floating hole puzzles - you just can't see enough of the picture to know where to put the pieces.
Those floating holes are a real challenge! I found the best way to attack them was to take the biggest piece and move it all over the picture while I located where the smallest ones belonged. After I have all the little ones in place, then the bigger ones aren't so hard...


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Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121225
09/01/03 11:57 AM
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To SuMac-I was hoping you saw my earlier message about double clicking it. I'm glad you got it working.


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Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121226
09/01/03 07:16 PM
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You said, Jenny, "Those floating holes are a real challenge! I found the best way to attack them was to take the biggest piece and move it all over the picture while I located where the smallest ones belonged. After I have all the little ones in place, then the bigger ones aren't so hard..."

Are you saying you CAN move them where you want to? I haven't been able to do that, but sometimes I make them sproing across the screen.


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Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121227
09/01/03 11:07 PM
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You can make the pieces move in different directions. I forget exactly how it was done. You needed to somehow select the piece and then click where you wanted it to move to. On slower computers, at least, the pieces would move in that direction slowly enough that you could see what was under them as they floated by.

I didn't like the floating hole puzzles with the tiny pieces. It was so hard to figure out what they were. I cheated on the more difficult ones - saved my game, got a hint, and then restored my game from before the hint so the game wouldn't penalize me for looking. Even with the hint some of those tiny pieces were really hard to place.

Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121228
09/01/03 11:07 PM
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Thanks Nancy wave . I loved the game. I tried to install on my old computer when I upgarded to Windows XP but it would not work. I will try this.

Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121229
09/05/03 06:45 AM
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I have played Pandora's box on my pc with Windows XP Pro. smile
I used the compatibilty wizard and also downloaded the patch, although I did find that despite the patch and the xp compatibility setup, Pandora's box didn't work right if you had 'autorun' enabled on the cd. So what worked for me was to have a shortcut icon on the desktop and then run it from there. If the CD auto-started, I clicked cancel and then used the desktop icon, worked like a dream. thumbsup

Fantastic game, have played it several times, it never loses it's appeal. It's one Good Point for Microsoft I suppose!!!!! wave


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Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121230
09/05/03 12:47 PM
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You can control the movement of the pieces by clicking on them, (they will then have an active outline), then clicking in the direction you want the piece to go. Do NOT click directly on the piece, unless it's over the spot where it belongs. You can also control the speed of the pieces by clicking on the buttons in the far right margin: Turtle for slow, Rabbit for fast, and (I think) the circle for medium speed.

Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121231
09/05/03 01:02 PM
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I also noticed that the fewer pieces there were floating around the screen, the faster they would move. So you had to slow them down. I'd forgotten you could adjust speed manually until SuMac mentioned it.

Re: Pandora's Box - I'm hooked! #121232
09/05/03 04:21 PM
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Well I have been adjusting the speed okay, but today I tried clicking them toward where I want them to go. That did help some. I actually got one of those puzzles!


Come visit us at Mystery Manor

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends -
it gives a lovely light.

Edna Saint Vincent Millay
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