The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

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Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

Post by fuzzel » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:35 pm

Good luck, both are obvious when you think long and hard about it. I can give you hints if you like.
I'm actually not that much further on than you by the way.

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:43 pm

Hints please!

Also, I found something hot when I got to the lake. I'm at a loss what to do there as well.

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Post by fuzzel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:10 pm

Check how many objects you've picked up at this point, I make it 15 of which you can carry 14. I think you can drop things once you've used them,
I've not found anything which can be used more than once.
Of the objects you have, you know which ones are treasures and of the rest you may need to use one or two of them at the lake and the narrow passage.....
I suppose it's possible that somehow you may have missed the objects you need so you might have to go back and remap the mazes for example.

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm

I must have the same objects as I dropped the thing I found in the modern looking building to pick up the thing I found locked away.

Hmm... I will continue!

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Post by fuzzel » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:48 pm

Made some more progress on this game today. I must be close to the end now.
Just wondered if anyone had found someone to solve the Rubik's Cube or found a use for the rubber sheet?
If you have, a simple yes will suffice at this stage, no spoilers please !

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Not yet...

Keep up the good work, sir!

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:59 pm

Got through the narrow passage!

Then made some rapid progress but I'm now thwarted by a computer with 8 buttons and the mummy case...

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:41 pm

I've got past the computer!

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:47 pm

I'm now stuck at the guard...

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Post by leenew » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:54 pm

The tension is killing me!

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Post by fuzzel » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:13 pm

I can now see you in my rear view mirror Roberto ! Incidentally, how many treasures do you have ?
I have 11 which includes one you haven't come across yet.

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:22 pm

Just the ten!

I've done some terrible things to the guard...

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:03 pm

I need help. HELP!

The guard has frustrated me to my limit...

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Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

Post by fuzzel » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:23 pm

You've done some terrible things to the guard ?
Serves him right for looking the other way, if you know what I mean !

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Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

Post by fuzzel » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:24 pm

Re: the guard, there's an object you need to use...

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:55 pm

Were your options as limited as mine? I'm carrying mostly treasure...

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Post by fuzzel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:21 am

Very limited. I think i may have inadvertently misled you though, there is an object you use more than once.

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Post by fuzzel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:59 am

A good morning's adventuring ! I'm now in the presence of the mighty wizard, an impatient so and so and you have one turn to do /say the
right thing or he evaporates you ! (I have all 12 treasures by the way).

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Post by fuzzel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:08 am

Here's a very helpful tip for Roberto and others who are suffering in this game. The author is VERY keen on you using magic words in
seemingly intractable situations. Don't use SAY though, just type a hopefully relevant word to the situation you're in and it may just work....
This works especially in the latter stages, presumably as Mr Muriss decided to crank up the frustration factor and couldn't be bothered to add
any more useful objects (he had a self-imposed budget of 30).

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:07 pm

Now when I give the guard 'something' he kills me. When I do 'something' to the 'something'', he does 'something' but doesn't go away.

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Post by fuzzel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:34 pm

You need to do something else to him
Ignore the message about him being ok, he's dead

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:47 pm

You're going to have to throw me a bone here, fuzzel!

I'm going mad!

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Post by fuzzel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:04 pm

Picture the scene, dead guard in front of you. You need something to get out of the room. You've tried everything in your possession to no avail.
What else can you do ?

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Post by fuzzel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:42 pm

Done it ! In the end the Wizard was quite nice to me. Aaaaah.

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Post by leenew » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:46 pm

=D>

Lee.

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Post by RobertoCanessa » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:27 pm

Well done and thank you!!!!!

I'm now at the wizard!

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Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

Post by fuzzel » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:58 am

Good morning Roberto, I was wondering if you'd managed yet to end your thirty years of hurt ?
I can give you one last clue if you need it !


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Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

Post by fuzzel » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:53 pm

Stop what you're doing, or words to that effect.

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Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

Post by RobertoCanessa » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:30 pm

Hmm... Still struggling here. Help me, fuzzel, help me!

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