Explore Cave Walkthu


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  1. gonads

    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Guys, I downloaded this free text only adventure game from market - there are three adventure games: Explore Cave, Explore Mine, Explore Castle. I've solved two of them ( took a week each! ) so I thought I would create a walkthru for each one.

    This is the walk thru for Explore Cave.

    Just exploring around without doing anything, you should have the following:
    start: surrounded by dense forest with large opening in rock to east.
    E - in room dimly lit by torches. Exits W and S
    S - antechamber with chairs. Exits N and S.
    S - crypric message. Exits N and E.
    If you "read message" you will be told that going further without a source of light will lead to doom.

    You will have picked up nothing at all.

    Thats the obvious stuff out of the way. Well, doesnt seem theres much to go on, does it !!??

    Next part of thread for first two clues.
     

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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right, had you gone east at the cryptic message point, its too dark to see, and you die, falling down something or other. You need a light, and eveen though youve passed a couple of passages with burning torches on the wall, you just cant get them! Why? I dont bloody know. But there you go.

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    Go back to where you started in dense forest where it says "opening in rock to east". You can actually explore some more in this forest.
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    From starting point (where it says to east is opening in rock), W,S,S.
    You'll be in a hut with message that says - Roses are Red, violets are blue, Sugar is Green, but only Dandelions are true.
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    Go back to anteroom with the chairs. Not alot else to do so far. There are some chairs. What would you do?
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    enter "sit down"
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    You are now in secret anteroom - also with chairs, and there is no other way out. you will see a lantern and a metallic sheet.
    enter "get lantern" to get it. Enter "get sheet" to get it. Leave the secret anteroom.
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    To leave secret anteroom, there are some chairs here. Remeber how you got into the secret anteroom in the first place?
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    To leave secret anteroom, "sit down"
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    If you try and go back go past cryptic message of doom, you will die - because the lantern is not lit. You need to light it. And even though there are torches on the walls buring away, you just can't use those flames! Frustrasting eh?
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    Explore everything again
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    Go back to Roses are red shed.
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    Did you get the lantern?
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    If you got the lantern, you will see some matches here. If you didnt get the lantern, theres nothing to see.
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    "get matches". You have an unlit lantern. What you gonna do?
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    "light lantern".
    Now go back to the cryptic message location where it fortells of your death without a source of light! Because you have one now! So, E.
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    Thats the first part.
     
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    TheCompBoy Well-Known Member

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    What's the app called ?
     
  4. gonads

    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Its simply called 'Explore' - there are three adventures.
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Part 2 - this part is assuming you have managed to get past the cryptic message (those who venture beyond this point without a source of light will be doomed ).
    This is a good time as any to SAVE or SUSPEND (same thing). RESTORE or RESUME picks up from last save point. Only one save at any time.


    -- highlight white text below --
    Go east and North (no choice - apart from backwards). You can read a gold plaque which says "powder may scare animals but a moving bone will surely bring the non-living to life"

    From goldplaque, you can go North or east.

    If East, then, from gold plaque, E, N, N (there are no other choices) brings you to a hawk guarding his nest. We come back to this later.

    From Gold plaque, go N - there is large hole in floor. If you go down, you probably wont be able to climb up.

    From large hole, you can go N or D.
    If N, then from Large hole, N, W brings you to colored mist room with pool of colored water and pipe in ceiling.
    If D, lots of rooms with all sorts of weird stuff. We shall call this downstairs. You wont be able to climb up.
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    So what now? Lets go back to that room with colored mist. it is coming from a small pool of water in the centre of the room. There is a pipe in the ceiling sucking the mist up from the pool.
    What on earth is this room? I do not know. A bizarre room.
    Clues then. There is a pool of colored water. What is this? A pool? swimming pool? i dont know. And this pipe? how big is it? whats it look like? Who knows. So whatabout this pool? What can we do with it?

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    focus less on pool and more on colored water. What can you do with it?

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    Answer:
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    You can drink it. It took me hours to discover that.

    ---part 3 coming later. -------------------------------------------





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    I found the lantern and the sheet and I knew there was something in the forest just couldn't figure it out! Duh! thanks stopping now will check back if I get stuck again
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    hehe no probs. That cheeky little forest! Just been on holiday, will continue to write, feel free to ask me if u stuck on any of them.
     
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    have u done updates 2 ur walkthru? if so i can't find it
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes, sorry, busy christmas. will add more right now. have to get a move on, cos i have to do Mine and Castle as well.
     
  10. lavajoe

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    Hey all, I'm so glad you are enjoying the adventure games! And great to see that you are creating walk-throughs! I've been asked for walk-throughs by several users, but I have never done any.

    My cousin and I wrote these games a LONG time ago (inspired by the original "Adventure" - Colossal Cave), originally on a TRS-80 computer, and we had a lot of fun creating these imaginary worlds - many nights staying up way too late. You'll notice that as you progress through (cave->mine->castle), they get a little more sophisticated. That's because I added new features to the adventure "interpreter" as we thought up new things that could happen in the games.

    Android phones have created a cool new audience for these games, and it's great to see so many people enjoying them!

    -Joe
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Part 3.
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    Hightlight text below.
    If you have done 'drink water' or 'drink pool' or whatever, you will have been turned into mist and sucked up a pipe. you should now be at the edge of the stream, with only one exit to the south. so go S.

    FourPAthsMeetHere. you are at crossroads now, N (where you just came from), S,E,W.
    If u go W, you are in some sort of workshop with a door with no knob. nothing of interest.
    If you go S, theres a dinosaur burial ground. Im guessing a shovel might be handy.
    If you go N, you are back to the stream.
    If you go E, you are in a 4-colourchamber colour, with a message " four directions. not all will bring good. so listen to what was first said"
    The message refers to n,s,e and u (up). if you go west, you are back to the fourpathsmeetHere crossroads.
    Staying in 4colourchamber, of you go N, you will see a blue button on blue wall. to e is green button, to s is yellow button, and U is red button. seems to me that one button is the answer, and the message is the clue.
    Listen to what was first said, the message says. Well, what does that mean?

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    Well, what was first said to me means the first message.

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    Confusing this, for me te first message I read was "those without light will be doomed" but there is another one, the "roses are red" message.

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    roses are red, violets are blue ... etc

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    dandelions are yellow, and this is the button you should press.
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Joe! :D

    I've always loved text adventures ever since I played the hobbit all those years ago on zx spectrum. (never finished it, mind! haha) I think that words are so good, let the player or reader use imagination. I get sick of these ridiculous 'pointandclick' games - no soul, no imagination - ends up being a game of searching for somewhere on the screen where the mouse pointer turns into a finger.

    Its hard writing walkthrus - dont want to give the answers on a plate, so its a case of starting of with suggestions as to how else to interprete the text, then hints, then finally the answer. And then of course, changing it to white text. But its fun writing it.
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    part 4
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    Ok you have now pressed the yellow button, and you would have got a message saying that you have been taken beyond the knobless door.
    you are in a tool storage room, and you see a shovel. there are two exits from here, to S and a door to E.

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    If you go S, you get to a stone door with a keyhole. there is nothing else
    If you go E, it says you cannot go that way

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    door to E , but you cannot go east. Why is this?

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    Cos u have to do everything in this game. the doors probably in the way - closed.

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    Open door

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    as soon as u open door, you'll be in next room straight away, no need to type E. youll find yrself in the workshop room with the knobless door. there is only one exit here , E. if u go E, u should find yourself back to fourpathsmeethere.

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    Right, well, u are back in fourthpathsmeethere. go S to the dinosaur burial ground

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    So, u are at a burial ground. what would you do at a burial ground in an adventure game?

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    I suggest you dig!

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    do you have something you can dig with? If so, justy enter 'dig'
    If you dont, you missed somerhing

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    you should have a shovel. there was one in the tool storage room (which u accessed thru the yellow button room )

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    right! well, once u dig, u find a bone. Get it. 'get bone'

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    so apart from the stone door with keyhole, there doesnt seem to be anywhere else to go or anything to do. you could try the red/green/violet buttons, but u will die. Return to where you arrived in this strange part of the adventure, at the edge of stream.

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    go back N to fourpathsmeethere, then N again to the stream. So, you can see a pipe sticking out of the floor, and theres is mist coming out of it. you cant go east, west or N.

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    If you remember how u got here, mist was entering a pipe in the ceiling. here, mist is leaving a pipe - the same pipe you came out of.

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    Forget the pipe, its oneway traffic only. what about the stream. What can we do with it?
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    what sort of stream is it? is water drinkable? is it big stream? shallow? what are all the things you can do with a stream?
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    You can swim. enter 'swim' to be back into the colored mist room. For all your efforts, you should now have a shovel and a dinosaur bone.

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    That concludes part 4. Whew this is one long walkthru. Part 5 coming up.
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    part 5

    OK, return to the room where there is a hole in the floor, where its says you probably wont be able to climb back up. Its time to go Down, so enter 'd'. you will now be in a room with a hole in the ceiling, and the hole is too far up for you to reach.

    Here is a map of the lower level

    AK------PCP MSD---------------SW
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    EK------T-----------H SR
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    B x----------------X

    H hole
    T Taco
    PCP prehistoric cave painting
    english king
    B Budda
    A African king
    x no partiuclar description
    MSD massive stone door, warm
    sw steaming water
    SR Spell room

    First thing you should do is go to the spell room and read a plauq ('read plaque'). It says - to rise up in the world, you must LEVITATE. Wonder what that could mean?

    Next go to the taco room. there is a taco on a table, and a sombrero. Get sombrero. You cannot get the taco, for some reason, but it is there! what else can we do with a taco?
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    eat taco. It does nothing esle.

    Next, go to english king room. There is an S-shaped pipe here. 'get pipe'.
    What is this pipe? a tube? someinthg similar to the pipe in the coloured mist room?
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    the clue is the king of england, and a foggy room. So what do we think of when we think of foggy england?

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    we think of holmes. And we have an S-shaped pipe. so what sort of pipe is this?
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    yes, its the sort you smoke. So what should we do with it? Fill it with tobacco? empty it? light it? smoke it?
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    'smoke pipe' or 'light pipe'. You see holmes. nothing else happens.


    OK, make your way to the budda room. you see a tiny urn. 'Get urn'.
    So, here is a tiny urn. what can you do with an urn?
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    there might be something in it. Why not see ? what should you do?
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    'open urn' or 'empty urn'.
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    some magic poweder spills out. what do you do?
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    get powder

    Now, remember that gold plaque you read earlier?
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    Gold plaque which says "powder may scare animals but a moving bone will surely bring the non-living to life"
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    Well, you should have a bone and some magic powder. Now, the plaque said that a moving bone can bring the non-living to life. So, what do we mean by non-living?
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    Well, we have a number of paintings and statues scattered among a number of rooms. so make your way to any room with a painting or statue. So what is meant by 'moving bone?'
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    well, at the very least, try and make the bone a moving bone. So, how do you do that?
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    'move bone'. Or, if you want to imagine it as a wand, 'wave bone'.
    If it doesnt work, you will probably get a message 'you cant do that here'. this means that its correct, but you cant do it here. So go to every room with a painting, or maybe one of interest compared to the others.
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    The caveman painting is interesting because of the bare stone slab in his hand. Why describe it so interestingly? what is this slab? Anyway, see if a moving bone will bring the nonliving to life.
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    'move bone' does indeed inject some vitality into the caveman, who comes off the wall and drops the slab.
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    get slab. Now, the other part of the message was 'powder may scare animals'. well, we have magic powder. are there any animals?
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    yes, there was a bird on a nest, on the upper level. lets go there. if you searched around, youll find there is no way up, so how do you get up?
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    remember the message in the spell room? To rise up in the world, you must LEVITATE.
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    Make your way to the room with the hole in the ceiling. How can we get up there? U for up doesnt work. Damn!
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    wish we could rise up.
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    'Rise' or 'levitate'
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    you are now at the normal upper level, make your way to the bird.
    Go south to the GoldPlaque room, then E,N,N
    you will see the hawk. so the message was that powder will scare animals. Well, we've got the powder, and there is an animal. so how can we do this? what do we do?
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    Well, we need to scare it. maybe pour it? eat it? sprinkle it? eh?
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    the answer is to 'throw powder'. the hawk flies off.
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    the hawk leaves an egg. get it. so, what u going to do with it?
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    break it, of course!
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    'break egg' reveals a piece of paper. 'get paper'
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    read the paper. it says, 'fresh ash, when sprinkled, is known to make things more legible. hmm. ash! well, we have that s-shaped pipe. maybe thats got ash.
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    Nah, that stupid s-shaped pipe is a total red herring. So where can we get some ash?
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    we can burn something. I hope u still have the matches! haha. But burn what? Lets see, what can we burn?
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    Well, what about the piece of paper where the ashes message was written?
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    'Burn paper' or 'light paper'.
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    You will see ashes. 'get ashes' So what do we do with this?
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    the message was 'fresh ash, when sprinkled, is known to make things more legible'
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    'sprinkle ashes'
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    If 'you cant do this yet' you need to be carrying something.
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    make sure u carrying the slab. 'sprinkle ashes' reveals a message on the slab.
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    read message on slab. 'read slab'
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    'use this for higher purposes only' is the message on the slab, then the slab transforms into a key! first the slab was in a painting. then it held a secret message, then it turned into a key! what a crazy slab.
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    so we have a key. what are we going to do with it?
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    well, on our travels, there were two large stone doors with keyholes. which one should we try?
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    well, the message was 'use for higher purposes only'. there were two doors: one in the lower level through the hole in the floor, and the other near that stream, where we got there by being sucked up through the pipe in the ceiling.
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    'higher purposes only' - to me, lets not go down. so, back to coloured misty room. go back to holeinfloor room (just north of gold plaque), then go N,W. as before, drink water, to get to stream. We need to go back to the yellow button room to appear behind the knobless door (from stream, S to fourpaths, east, then south to yellow room - press button. you sre now in tool storage. go south to where the door is.
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    'unlock door' or 'open door'
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    S for south. thats it.
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    part 5 is the final part. So, you should have completed it.well done!! :D

    Any problesm or misunderstandings, send me a message.
    The map didnt seem to draw very well! sorry!, i tried. im going to try and draw one later using smilies.

    ill be starting on the next one, explore mine, in the new year!
    ok hope u all had a good christmasd, and happy new year!
     
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    Great! BTW, I just created a fan page on FB.

    Everyone, please feel free to "like" it! Here it is:

    The Explore Adventure Series | Facebook
     
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    buttrmilkwaffl New Member

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    Thanks so much for this walkthrough; it really helped me in a couple sticky situations. I just started writing a walkthrough of the castle adventure. You and anyone else who's interested may find it here.
     
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    gonads Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks mate! Glad you liked it - read your walkthru - the bit about highlighting text! haha I see your point - the way you did it is much better!
     

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