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Thread: Viktor Gaspar Contest 5 mission

  1. #26
    Member
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Australia
    Found it raetsal. Thanks for that.

  2. #27
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Germany
    Hi !

    I cannot start the mission correctly (I think). It starts in a dark room with a
    book, I frobbed the book, the scroll opens, I left the scroll, Garrett says something, but nothing else happened. I'm in the same dark rooom and I don't know how to leave. Is this a bug ? Or have I overseen something ?

    Stringgod

  3. #28
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: Seattle
    You are certainly welcome, Nightwalker! Except you should thank Komag, not me.

  4. #29
    Moderator
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Thunder Bay, On., Canada
    Then "Thank you, Komag!" I'm just glad it worked.

    Stringgod, did you install the codecs package that Komag had on his site? I don't know if it would affect this particular mission or not but it might be worth a try if you haven't done it yet. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for somebody with more tech knowledge to see if they can help you out.

    Once you read the book, then Garrett should say something and then you end up in a dock area. You don't have to do anything, just read the book and wait.

  5. #30
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Germany
    Thank you, Nightwalker. I will try to install the codecs.

  6. #31
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Prague, Czech republic

    Itīs a curse!

    After I had an insoluble problem during my playing, I started this mission again. Now, I got stuck again I have one mask, I have a medalion, but
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    I canīt frob a genie bottle with it.


    Please help, I really donīt want to start again from the beginning.

  7. #32
    Member
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: earth?
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    only the top - what seems to be like a stopper- of the bottle is the part you frob with the medallion

  8. #33
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2003
    I'm stuck on this one too!
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    I can't find the medalion or genie bottle everybody is taking about but I have the star mask and the fake one. I also can't get into the vault. I've seem secret entances on the walkway but can't find any levers. Got the key form the library but it doesn't open the box in the water as stated in a pevious post - help!!!!

  9. #34
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Houston, Tx., USA
    If you have those two masks then you have found the bottle;
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    it's right between them.


    As for the medalion, you need to chase the keys. You need the key hidden
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    under the desk in the Pomegranate office.
    This opens the lockbox hidden
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    in the library just across from the previous office.
    This gets you a
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    key which will open the lockbox under the water near where you start.
    Inside is the amulet.

  10. #35
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Padded Cell

    another hint please

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    How do you open those secret doors on the upper walkway?

  11. #36
    Moderator
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Thunder Bay, On., Canada
    Ethne
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    Once you have the medallion, the stones blocking the secret door on the upper walkway disappear and there's a wood door instead. Inside that room, you'll find the way to open the one in the alcove at the very end of the ledge.

  12. #37
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Padded Cell
    Thanks Nightwalker... I guess I needed to pay attention to the above posts...

  13. #38
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2004
    Location: Croatia

    Looking for hint

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    How do you unlock the vault? And what's for red key found in sewers? Maybe for bars also in sewers that I can only see, but cannot get there...


    Thanks.

  14. #39
    Moderator
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Thunder Bay, On., Canada
    Nens, you can't get into the vault through the proper door. You need to find a back way in.
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    The red key in the sewers is your way in. Check the sewer tunnel walls for a lockbox partially hidden behind a piece of moss.

  15. #40
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2004
    Location: Croatia
    Thanks Nightwalker, worked great.

    Though, still...
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    8498 loot I have, so 500+ for finishing the mission and I can't find it. Every other objective is done. In vault I could open three boxes...any more keys to steal?

  16. #41
    Thiefmissions.com
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Houston, Tx., USA
    I managed to just barely achieve the loot goal only by
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    using my three wishes wisely.

    I couldn't come anywhere near the loot maximum.

  17. #42
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2004
    Location: Croatia
    Same here...
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    used all three wishes on loot. Though now I'm not sure if reloading after each wish might help, as diamond there gave me 500, and two other times there were gold coin stack and necklace. If anyone have a save there, tell if it's possible to get diamond all three times. I forgot to save there ...

  18. #43
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Bay Area, N. CA

    Well I'm having a rough time of it and although I've been trying to get some hints from this thread I still can't make much out of it for me.

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    I'm playing Easy (I think, loot goal is 5K) and boy I don't think it's very easy as such. Without going into all my deaths (even one I really didn't deserve) I have tried at different places to go into the sewers. There was only one that I found that let me get safely out and that was back to the main body of water. I could not mantle out to the street. There was only one in Market I could mantle out but caused so much noise I got killed I tried another that got me next to a guard door but could not get out and that was after I took damage from pots, so I either ended up dying or reloading. As you might guess I'm getting somewhat frustrated with this mission, sorry to say. I did get the one key up in Pomogranet's place but apparently there was another under the desk so now I guess I'll need to go back again. In all my trials in the sewer I don't think I found that "red" key? Where do I find that one (which hole)?

    It seems there are "many" false leads in this game and that on top of everything else is taking much fun away from it IMHO.
    Thanks for whatever help can be offered. Ta and Good Hunting!
    It's not how you win, it's how you play the game! HAVE FUN!

  19. #44
    Moderator
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: Thunder Bay, On., Canada
    If you're playing on Normal,
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    you can destroy a couple of those smoking barrels down in the sewers with the fire arrows that are over by the lighthouse at the docks. (As long as you KOed the guard that patrols that walkway, of course.) That makes it a bit easier to negotiate down there without taking damage. This mission is basically a key hunt so you do some back and forthing once you've started to find them. Did you find the key in the kneehole of the desk in Pomegranite Security?

    There's a note there as well about a meeting in the garden. The person there has the key to the other door in Pomegranite's building.

    As long as you're playing on Normal, if you haven't done anything wrong (in public) and aren't carrying a weapon, the townspeople mostly ignore you which makes it easier.

    There are a couple of buildings you can get into by picking open doors where you'll find more clues/keys. There's a wooden door over by the guy selling roasted rats (Yuck!) and just past there, there's a set of double doors at the top of a short flight of stairs that I believe you can pick open.

  20. #45
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    I just wanted to weigh in and say that VG was one of my favorite FMs in the contest. I've always loved the exoticism of the Middle East (I lived there for 9 months) and loved the arabesque atmosphere in this one. The buzz in the bazaar was great. I really got caught up in the details...the little touches of middle east magic!

    I think I never got as frustrated as some seem to have gotten because the first time I played this, I never read the opening scroll and never got the objective not to brandish a weapon or KO anyone. I just went in, took everybody out, and took my sweet time solving all the puzzles, only to find out at the very end I couldn't finish! (author: you should have this objective from the beginning to avoid just this problem...but IMO the mission was more fun without such an objective). By the time I replayed it, it was a lot easier.

    By the way, I cracked into dromed and found your use of space inspiring. The heart of the whole game is packed into 3 40x40 boxes, with the other 5 serving as gratuitously fun tangents. And then what you stuffed into those unused corners ...Amazing.

    You mentioned this was your first contest mission. I sincerely hope you keep making FMs. This one is a keeper.
    What do you see when you turn out the lights? / I can't tell you, but I know that it's mine. (J. Lennon)

  21. #46
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2004
    Location: Croatia
    And by the way Fire Eater...

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    ...you can use rat's bodies in the sewer to move a bit those poisoneus barrells. Just throw at them couple of times.

  22. #47
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Bay Area, N. CA

    Nens...LOL, thanks for that tip...do they blow them UP? Anyway, Nightie, thanks to you also but since I wrote that post I did progress fairly well but am at another problem and will really need some help now cause I've been all over quite a bit now.

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    I don't know what to do with medallion? I've been into vault/secret passage from Inventor/used three wishes/found stuff you mentioned early at start, got into bldg with three chests/loot behind crates/and another way into vault. Only been able to open three boxes in vault, etc. I did go back into earlier posts and think I found answer to Magic Carpet question I was going to ask. Maybe then I'll get the rest of loot/other mask? Don't understand reading about "Horn" and where to find it?


    So I guess I'm needing some guidance on those remaining puzzles please Ta and Good Hunting!

    ps: Although I've had some difficult moments (a lot of dying) it has been an interesting mission with a lot of different ways to go about getting things, abeit somewhat of a chore to find all these different items at times

    UPDATE: I have completed this mission
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    but still didn't understand about where to get key for the fourth box in vault and "Horn"? Also, Mediallon still unknown use or just an objective item for no other reason or use? This was a very fine mission all in all after I once got a good start and a couple of hints from this thread to help me a bit I'll be keeping this one for another play sometime...I did manage to get about 86K+ but a long way from total available? LOL Don't know where that could have been other than at least one more box in vault and maybe something in the "water" other than the Talismen (very tricky to get around in there and didn't take any extra time to search other than one chest that didn't seem to open and/or have anything in it? Was there?
    Now moving right along and "The Saint" next
    Last edited by The Fire Eater; 16th Mar 2004 at 05:25.
    It's not how you win, it's how you play the game! HAVE FUN!

  23. #48
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2004
    Location: Croatia
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    About rats...I just throwed them at lower part of barrell, and barrell moved a bit. And again did the same till the barrell is out of way so I could pass by it without taking damage. About medallion...if you've used wishes then you've used medallion as well, atleast on expert I frobbed top of genie bottle with it and got my wishes. Btw, same here about loot, have 8500 and got only 3 boxes in vault...just that objective is still on for me.

  24. #49
    Thiefmissions.com
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Houston, Tx., USA
    For another box:
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    There's another key in the vault. Search the curtains very carefully. And by that, I mean run up against all of the curtains and click madly.


    I don't know if this will get you to your loot total, however.

  25. #50
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Anybody make a loot list for this mission yet? I'm exactly 52 short of the loot objective on expert, and am done searching for now. And yes, I used all three wishes for loot. If I remember correctly, I got a gold stack, a diamond, and a necklace with my wishes.

    I would have liked this mission even without the Lost City area, so what a wonderful surprise when I found that! Until then, I kept thinking, "How in the Hell am I going to meet this loot objective!"

    BTW, did anyone figure out a way to:

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    Get through the exit in the basement area of the Lost City without using a speed potion or blocking the two doors with skulls (like I did)? It took me quite a few saves to clear all the rooms down there, only to realize I was trapped and had to load a previous save in order to find another skull. Grrrr!! Maybe it can be done with one skull, but my save locations didn't allow me that luxury.


    Very Fun Mission!

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