Haunted House help

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Finally got around to imaging a load of my old floppies, many have succumb to disc errors, but managed to get Haunted House ok.

When I was younger I remember getting stuck in the cellar rooms, so thought I'd give it another shot now. However I can't even get inside the house, all I've done is unlocked the gate, got the worms to eat the wood off the front door, and played the song on the bottles (which doesn't seem to have done anything) and I vaguely remember having to put the planter on the drain cover but that doesn't seem to have done anything either so maybe I'm just misremembering that. I'm sure I need to fill the watering can up with water and use it with the weedkiller, but I've tried for hours try to get any water out of the water butt and into the bucket with no luck! It's just frustrating now!

Please can someone give me a small hint how to move forwards, otherwise I'm just giving up without having really got started!
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Inside the shed, take the fertiliser and drop it in the watering can. Go outside, close the shed door, drop the watering can on the water butt.

You need the fertiliser in it, before it will accept water :roll:
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Thanks, I had tried that once or twice, but I obviously hadn't got the packet in exactly the right pixel location to make it work! 50 tries later and it worked...
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Yes, you need to be pixel perfect with this game in various areas otherwise you end up having to restart the game.
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I'm realising that now, which is frustrating in places.

I'm now stuck trying to get past the ghost in the front room. I found you can give him the bell, but has no effect. I've also managed to somehow (no idea how!) create many copies of the "toffee paper", which I assume is linked to the "reproduction" gramophone, so I thought I might need to clone the bell and give multiple bells to the ghost? Can't figure out how I managed to clone the toffee paper though, any hints anyone without just giving me the answer?
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sgb27 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:37 pm
I'm now stuck trying to get past the ghost in the front room.
You need to give the ghost three different things, the bell being one of them.
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I see this good game on YouTube, where I can download it?
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I gave up on this after failing to find or figure out the other 2 items to give the ghost, and spending a very long time in the cellar with no apparent way out. Given some of the things require almost pixel-perfect alignment to work, it's possible I had the right idea at some point but just didn't get the alignment.

Has anyone got a complete walkthrough, or at least a few more tips to get me moving again?

Thanks!
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sgb27 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:41 am
Has anyone got a complete walkthrough, or at least a few more tips to get me moving again?
You need the Bell, bible and candle for the ghost.

If you want me to PM you the full walkthough, let me know. You're currently stuck at around step 20 out of over 100 to complete.
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I cannot run this game on iyonix^ are there any solution?
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sashapont wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:18 am
I cannot run this game on iyonix^ are there any solution?
You will need to use an Arc emulator on an Iyonix, such as ArcEm as an example. Assuming you have floppy images, if your emulator of choice doesn't support mounting them, insall ADFFS.
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