By Joycelyn Yik
Before I start, let me tell you this small and irritating matter. If you do
exactly what this hint book tells you to do, you will not, repeat will not,
get full marks. Yes, I tested and tested and tested until my fingers were
nothing but stubs, but to no avail. I did not know what to do anymore, so you
will end up with three thousand something points instead of four. (If you know
how to get all the points, please inform me. I'd be happy to write another
version of this.)
Anyhow, I don't care how you use this hint book. Other hint books tell you not
to read them until you are really stuck, but if you want to read it, go on and
do so! After all, it's up to you. (Yeah, especially since you bought it!)
Well, good luck in your little adventure! If you even find this thing useful,
I might write books for the other sierra games too!
Hints and other cute things
I never liked the ugly default colour of the words in this game. To change
their colour and background colour, push Ctrl and C. Put in the number 15,
then 0. This will either give you black words and white background or vice
versa, depending on whether I remember correctly or not, but then again, you
could always switch the numbers over, right? (See how lazy I am to check?) Try
different combinations, too.
You can also put in one of your favourite swear words after pushing Ctrl and
X. The computer will use it in some situations. The default is 'Son of a
bitch!", but for fun change it to 'Oh, shit!'or something like that.
If you really want to play the game at its most grotesque level, answer all
the questions correctly. This may take some tries, but it's worth it. Save
your game when you start.
Walk to the grass patch. Walk to the binoculars on the
left. Watch the girl. Walk out of the screen. Follow
whatever the game tells you to do. After you find out about your wife and your
job, walk back to your house. Walk to that greyish thing on the wall. Leave the screen. Forget about closing the mail box, it's not
your house anymore anyway. Walk to around the middle of the screen, next to
the small granadilla tree. Go to the fountain screen. Move to the
topmost of the screen until you stop, then go east. This is the toilet. Walk
to the sink. Go back to the fountain screen. Go south.
Voila! The beach. After finishing, you
will discover that you have the knife. Move to the fountain screen. Walk on to
the steps, but don't enter the hotel. Go back to the
forest before this screen. Go north a bit so that you pass the dividing
shrubbery then go east. Move to the patch of grass in the middle of the
screen. Go to the toilet and enter the
first and only functioning cubicle. Go to the
beach. You will get $20 for selling the wood carving. Go to the toilet cubicle
again. Go back to the beach. Enter the hotel. Go north, then west, then west again. Walk up
to the man. Watch the show and enjoy.
After you exit, wait awhile. The star of the show, Cherri Tart, comes out to
make a phone call. Walk up to her. Exit the
hotel and go to the forest screen before it. Walk a teeny bit west, until the
end of the dividing shrubbery, maybe, and go north as far as possible. Just as
long as you get to the north-east corner, you're fine. Enter the office. Walk
up to the clerk. He will send you to Miss Cheatem's office.
Leave the room and exit the office. Immediately come back
and walk to the clerk. Go back to the entrance of the cabaret and
walk to the door. When the darkness ends, you will find yourself on
stage. After the computer ends off with the words"...what are you going to do
now, Larry?"or something like that, After the show, you will find out
that you have earned $500. Do not change your clothes, repeat, do not change
your clothes. Walk to the office clerk at the office again. When
the computer controlled scene ends, exit the office and immediately enter it
again. Walk to the clerk. Go back to the entrance of the cabaret
and walk to the door. Walk to your clothes. Exit the
screen and keep on walking east. You will be at the bar. Walk to the chair
closest to the pianist and Go to
the forest screen. See the pink shrubbery? Walk west at the south of it. Enter
the whale's mouth. Walk to the door on the left.