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Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary #1238555
01/13/21 06:48 AM
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Mikael -

The journal tells me to "probe the skate hall again" (re: the fire hydrant)

I am underneath the bridge, at the far end. Have found:
the device with buttons, a note apparently from Alvin, some junk (glove, pizza box) and a message 'we will find you'


Can't find an exit at this end of the bridge, and can't return to the other side of the river where I know there is an exit.


Locked down and playing way too many games!
Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary [Re: Tally Ho] #1238556
01/13/21 06:52 AM
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@Marian - we probably should be having this discussion under the Hints and Help forum; but it just happened here. Sorry.


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Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1238559
01/13/21 07:41 AM
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@Tally Ho: Maybe this video around the 1:41:00 mark will help you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD-BECVUs-I&feature=youtu.be

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary [Re: Mikael] #1238560
01/13/21 07:55 AM
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That helped - thank you!


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Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1238669
01/14/21 07:12 PM
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Well, I encountered something today that I'm not sure I've ever come across in a Carol Reed game. I saw a clue and solved a puzzle afterwards but solved the puzzle by accident, not knowing how I really solved it. So, I went back into the prior save 3 or 4 times until I solved the puzzle again in one try and studied the steps taken to solve it, but still don't know why those steps solved it. duh I don't want to post more about it because I don't want to spoil anything for anybody else.

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Tally Ho] #1238673
01/14/21 08:03 PM
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Hi oldbroad, I moved your post over to this Hints thread. This way, maybe someone who has played the game will be able to explain the steps of this particular puzzle. As long as spoiler tags are used it shouldn't be a problem to talk about the solution.

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Tally Ho] #1238692
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Hi Oldbroad! Though I’m not exactly sure of what puzzle you’re referring to, solving a puzzle by chance, or brute-force (trying every possible combination) is entirely possible. I remember doing it myself once in Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy, when I had no idea of how to interpret the clues. It isn’t possible to solve any of the puzzles in the game before the clues have been revealed though (even by chance), since that would break up the chronology. If you want to find out exactly what the clues were, I suggest that you start from a saved game, and look constantly in the journal. All the steps that have to be taken in the game appear in the journal.

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Tally Ho] #1238696
01/15/21 01:21 AM
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Mikael, I have solved many a puzzle with brute-force but in your games, I think I've always understood the reasoning of the solution. I don't want to look in the journal right now. Maybe after I finish the game I'll look into it some more.

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Tally Ho] #1238874
01/16/21 02:20 PM
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I cannot find the broken sign at Dawkins Hill.


I am in love with Aidan Turner AKA Ross Poldark

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Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Penny Lane] #1238875
01/16/21 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Penny Lane
I cannot find the broken sign at Dawkins Hill.


We have a new written walkthrough posted for this game - have you looked at it yet? You can find it here. See if that helps.

If you are still stuck and can't find the sign, I suggest you check out the video walkthrough here. I see another video walkthrough too, but it looks like it is still a work in progress.

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Marian] #1238876
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Yes I am following the walkthrough but cannot find the path mentioned


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Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Tally Ho] #1238878
01/16/21 02:53 PM
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I can't remember the details, so I would check out the video walkthrough that I linked to above; that way, you will have a visual.

I will repeat the link here.

Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary Now Available [Re: Marian] #1238896
01/16/21 05:54 PM
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I found it. Kind of tricky. I wouldn't have found it without the video walkthrough. Thanks Marian! thumbsup thanks


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Re: Carol Reed Mysteries #16 - Quarantine Diary [Re: Tally Ho] #1238899
01/16/21 06:16 PM
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You are welcome! Have fun. wave

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