Milliways hint requests

So, I seem to be stuck in the dark.

I noticed that ‘seeing’ isn’t mentioned, and I can ‘see’, which shows me my surroundings, including a dark blur. But nothing I do actually seems to do anything. The hints for the dark only point me towards the idea that there is a sense I can use, which I had already figured out. Any further hints?

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I havn’t played Milliways but if it’s anything like the original Hitchhiker you’ll need to take it one step further. like see. examine dark blur.

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There are in-built hints and a direct walkthrough, both which help you through the game!

But if you’re really stuck: roght now, once you can see the blur, you will notice it’s "looking at you disapprovingly. Do it’s alive. So TALK TO BLUR. Or SAY "HELLO". etc.

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Ah, okay, thanks. I think what got me stuck was that I had already tried two dozen ‘ask blur about X’ commands, which were understood by the game but didn’t do anything useful, so I didn’t realise that ‘talk to blur’ was a distinct possibility.

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Okay, I immediately have another hint request. :joy: I’m hidden behind the big computer. The hints tell me to wait. But I’ve already waited about one hundred turns without anything happening… do I need to persevere in waiting, or do I need to do something else? I don’t think I can leave this space at the moment.

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That appears a bug … Do you have transcripts? Try restarting from a near save file. This looks very bad.

EDIT: Hmm. It’s working for me. Plus, checking the source files, there appears to be absolutely no reason that should be happening.
Can you tell me: (if you can remember) how you exited the Interview room, and if you can see the “behind, you, you can hear alarms blaring, etc” when running through the hallways?

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I’ll send you my transcripts!

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I’ve run into an issue quite similar to Victor’s last – I’ve just made it to the ark, and after getting the meat by asking nicely, I couldn’t find anything else to do. From the hints and walkthrough it sounds like I should eventually get teleported again, but I’ve hammered Z around 150 times and nothing’s happened, so I’m wondering if this might also be a bug? Transcript attached, and yes, I fat-fingered milliways as milliwars, sorry!.

milliwars 2 mr.txt (144 KB)

Edit: When I restored from the beginning of the ark sequence, I ran into the same issue, but then I loaded an earlier game and it seemed to work correctly this time. So seems like a bug, hope the transcript is helpful?

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I’m sorry you fell into that! I am currently working to edit all of these problems (through some techniques that will work but are very messy), though some that occur across rooms or with loads of moving parts (the Morpher Ship and the Interview Room, for example) won’t be able to be fixed. I’m glad you got around it though!

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This file’s got some stuff I feared - and on that, some post-comp edits (eg. Ford, Zaphod & Trillian because it says only bug-fixes during comp). Thanks so much!

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