Radicofani is apparently a translation of a 2005 game. Just now I searched and found a walkthrough for the Italian version (also in Italian):
Thanks for finding this! Wondering whether you, or anyone, was able to make it through the game, though – between the translation issues, the slightly-wonky parser, and the different interfaces I’m finding it hard going, despite really enjoying the setting. Spoiler-text for where I’m stuck:
I was able to get into Amelia’s room in the hostel after spiking the manager’s coffee, and per the walkthrough called Claudia’s number after finding the agenda under the bed. But going into the church kills me, and while I’ve found a secret bookshelf in the library, it pops up an image of a knight and asks me for a “Mile code”. The HELP text implies I should look at the covers of the books, and in the first book image I can see 1234 on the spines, but that doesn’t work nor do any permutations I tried, while the walkthrough says I need to click somewhere on the image, but I can’t get that to work either…
I found the walkthrough after I stopped playing, so you’re further than me, but I hope someone else can help!
pant! pant! Here I am! Sorry I showed up so late but for some mysterious reason I never used tweet :-)) The solution you found (congratulations) refers to the old DOS version (which you can find on IFDB). In that version the images were directly clickable unlike the Windows version. The puzzles are not exactly the same and I entered new things (a little secret in the apartment and several “easter eggs, Amelia’s voice and so on”). Soon I will post the correct solution. Thanks everyone for your time. PS: about the knight’s code. … have you met Andrea?
Is Andrea the owner of the antiquarian shop? If so, yes, I was able to set up a meeting with him, but it didn’t seem to accomplish very much. If Andrea is someone else, then no, don’t think so.
no. I was talking about Andrea the beggar who was waiting sitting in the dust near the saucer …
No, I hadn’t found them - I’d just seen the empty saucer, but hadn’t gone back towards the parking lot since it hadn’t seemed like there was anything in those locations. Between that nudge and the Italian walkthrough, I made it into the fortress, and the visual in the church makes me think I need to do something at either the west wall (which appears to have a cross-shaped indentation, though I can’t interact with it or put the actual cross in it), or the western part of the cornice, but not having much luck here either… will keep poking at this, but please do post when you put up the complete solution!
EDIT: I typed GO UP ON THE WEST CORNICE since that’s what’s written in the walkthrough, and it worked, but FYI W, U, CLIMB, and CLIMB CORNICE didn’t work so I was pretty sure that was a dead end until I hit on that exact phrasing. I blundered through the puzzles until the evil priest who may be the devil is trying to kill me, at which point it seems like I need to use the cross and it has something to do with the clue about opening something at the foot of the crucifix, but I can’t figure out what to type in. Looks like I’m almost at the end though!
EDIT2: OK, figured it out and won the game! I did enjoy getting to the end, but there are definitely some parts of the puzzles that I found very unclear, including what typing things into the various images means – are these incantations I’m reciting? How did the book thing work? I think I get the overall plot and timeline weirdness, though, which was an interesting twist.
About “typing things into the images”…
That’s because the Italian DOS version of the game included “clikable” images (for istance was possible to dial numers typying directly on the cell’s buttons.) unlike the windows version
Anyway i officially posted the correct walkthrough of the window version
I’m having an issue following the translated walkthrough posted on the IFComp site for the part of the game where you reach Radicofani. Puzzle spoilers follow:
The walkthrough suggests I should be able to find a box of sleeping pills in the Al Palio bar. Specifically, it says “ORDER A COFFEE / TALK TO CUSTOMER / LOOK AT THE GROUND / TAKE BOX / OPEN BOX”. I can’t find this box, and “look at the ground” just says “there’s nothing on the ground”. I have a save from immediately after I reached Radicofani, but I can’t find the box even loading from this save. Have I done something wrong?
The box is only available after the customer leaves, I think – and it should be pretty obvious when it shows up. In my playthrough I went to the bar first, then went to the hostel and learned I needed coffee, and when I came back and talked to the bartender to order it, the customer left and I was able to get the box. Not sure if those events or linked, or if it’s a timing thing and I’d just messed around for sufficiently long to trigger, but maybe try poking around in some of the other locations first and see if that makes the customer leave?
Thanks, but he seems to want to stay put in my playthrough! I’ve tried going back and forth giving coffees to the manager, I’ve tried exploring the whole town as much as I can, and I’ve tried talking to him a few times and waiting around. He doesn’t seem to react to mass ending or to me meeting the beggar and getting the pendulum and the Miles message. I haven’t tried showing him anything, but it sounds like he left of his own accord in your playthrough?
Ugh, that’s frustrating – yeah, I don’t remember doing anything special, maybe I tried to interact with him a little on my first visit and maybe tried to ask a question or two? But on my second visit I’m pretty sure I just went straight to the bartender to order the coffee, and while I was doing that the customer ducked out. I also ordered a beer in the initial vist, since I was seeing if I could order stuff – I can’t imagine why that would impact things but passing it along in case it’s helpful. Sorry, there was no way to save a transcript and that’s as much detail as my notes have! Good luck.
No prob, thanks for your help anyway!
Thanks for playing and sorry for the stress.
Offer the customer a drink. It should work.
Brilliant, thanks - will try this out next time I play
This worked, thanks. I’ve now completed the game (though I needed the walkthrough a few more times)!
Many thanks for your time. When you can , let me know where you needed the walkthrough.
I’m trying to improve the game.
As i did in updated version.
All the best!
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