Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Game 19: Leisure Suit Larry 2 - Request for Assistance

Ok, so I'm right at the end of the game, but I'm frustratingly stuck. I'm standing at the top of the volcano near the elevator. I have the bottle of rejuvenator, the matches, and the airsick bag. I'm certain I have to make a bomb out of the items, but no matter what I try, I can't get it to work.

I've now found the one spot right next to the crevice where I'm able to drop the rejuvenator into the hole, but it doesn't do anything. The obvious thing to do would be to use the bag as a wick and then light it with the matches, but I can't make it happen. The game even told me after I blew myself up that I should have used a wick. "Put bag in bottle" didn't work. "Use bag with bottle" didn't work either. I've tried about fifty different ways of saying it, but no luck. I have a feeling this is another parser issue and that I probably have everything I need. Help!

Please remember to put any hints or spoilers in ROT13. Thanks!


Nothing is exactly what I've accomplished for the last forty minutes. Am I missing something?

14 comments:

  1. Its really picky on this one...

    chg gur ont va gur obggyr

    At least, I think that was what worked

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  2. Parser disaster, take 2.

    chg nvefvpx ont va obggyr

    also works.

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  3. Well, in the next game you don't have to worry about parser at all :)

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  4. Lol, this had me stuck for weeks.

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  5. Based on a few walkthroughs (So Spoiler)

    CHG ONT VA OBGGYR works
    CHG ONT VAGB OBGGYR unf n engure enqvpnyyl qvssrerag erfhyg.

    Gura lbh 'HFR ZNGPURF BA ONT' gb yvtug vg. Nygreangviryl: 'YVTUG ONT' vf ercbegrq gb jbex.
    Svanyyl lbh jnag gb: QEBC OBGGYR VA PERIVPR be QEBC OBGGYR qrcraqvat ba juvpu jnyxguebhtu V ernq.

    Bu, naq gb znxr vg uneqre sbe lbh gb svther bhg gur nqivpr:
    Obex obex obex
    FCBEX
    Gur cybg bs Rgreanz pbzovarf shghevfgvp ryrzragf jvgu uvfgbevpny frggvatf. Gur cynlre nffhzrf gur ebyr bs bssvpre Qba Wbam va Bevba Havgrq Sbeprf, jub vf fgnegvat n inpngvba va gur cynarg Rgreanz.

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    1. Wikipedia's line now. Also, I think I edited it a little. It was what I had open when I was writing the reply.

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    2. Yeah, I was just a bit surprised to find it there ;)

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  6. Darn! I knew I should have put my bet on this one ;)

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  7. Yep, that's the screen where I got stuck so many years ago. Never finished the game because of it :-/

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  8. Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle is now on GOG. I've not played any of the series, but heard it's one of the better modern adventure series.

    Anyone played any of them?

    (Sorry Canageek. I beat you to it again. :))

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  9. The answer has been stated before, but here's what the master himself said of the parser problem you are facing (source - http://allowe.com/Larry/cluescheats.htm) :

    Jul Lbh Pna'g Svavfu gur Tnzr

    Lbh'er ng gur gbc bs gur ibypnab. Lbh'ir sbhaq gur ubyq arne gur erne bs gur fhzzvg. Lbh unir gur nvefvpx ont, gur unve erwhirangbe, naq gur zngpurf. Lbh xabj lbh'er fhccbfrq gb perngr n Zbybgbi pbpxgnvy gb oybj hc Qe. Abahxrr'f rivy ynve.
    Ohg vs lbh glcr "CHG ONT OBGGYR" gura Yneel whfg qebcf gur obggyr qbja gur ubyr naq vg oernxf ng gur obggbz, znxvat n zrff ohg ab rkcybfvba.

    Jul qbrfa'g vg npprcg "chg ont obggyr" naq "yvtug ont"?

    Urer'f gur shyy qvfpybfher: Gur qnl orsber gur tnzr fuvccrq, gur flfgrz cebtenzzre va punetr bs "gur cnefre" (v.r., gur zbqhyr gung qrgrezvarf jung lbh glcrq naq pbiregf vg gb ahzoref gur tnzr pna erpbtavmr) svkrq n oht gung V'q orra pbzcynvavat nobhg sbe qnlf. Ur nffherq zr ur punatrq abguvat ryfr. V sbbyvfuyl nqqrq gur arj pbqr gb gur tnzr, naq gura cynlrq guebhtu gur ragver tnzr, nyy gur jnl gb gur raq, vapyhqvat gung ynfg fprar, jvgubhg n ceboyrz. Jr fuvccrq gur tnzr.

    Jul qvqa'g lbh pngpu gur ceboyrz V'z univat?

    Orpnhfr ng gur gvzr, Fvreen'f tbny jnf gb erpbtavmr shyy fragraprf. Fb jura V grfgrq gur tnzr, V glcrq gur ybatrfg, shyyrfg fragraprf V pbhyq pbzr hc jvgu! Gurl nyy jbexrq: "chg gur ont va gur obggyr" naq "yvtug gur ont jvgu gur zngpu" jbex svar. Ohg gur arj cnefre tbg pbashfrq orpnhfr ur qrsvarq "ont" nf n ireo. Vg pbhyq or hfrq yvxr gung, ohg arire jnf va YFY2.

    Ohg, jura V glcrq gur jbeq "gur", gur cnefre xarj V jnf hfvat "ont" nf n abha naq abg n ireo. Vg guhf vagrecergf "ont" nf n abha.

    Naq gung'f jul, 16 lrnef yngre, V'z fgvyy nafjrevat rznvyf nobhg n oht V fjrne V qvqa'g perngr!

    Jung QBRF jbex?

    Nqqvat gur jbeq "gur" jurer vg orybatf! Fnzcyr:

    "CHG GUR [N] [O] GUR [P]" jurer
    [N] vapyhqrf GUR ONT, NVEFVPX ONT, GUR NVEFVPX ONT, GUR OEBJA ONT
    naq
    [O] vapyhqrf VA, VAGB, VAFVQR, GB
    [P] vapyhqrf OBGGYR, ERWHIRANGBE, GBAVP
    Rknzcyrf:
    CHG GUR NVEFVPX ONT VAGB OBGGYR
    CHG GUR ONT VAGB OBGGYR
    CHG GUR ONT VA GUR OBGGYR
    CHG GUR ONT VA OBGGYR
    CHG GUR ONT VAFVQR OBGGYR
    naq rira
    CHG GUR ONT GB OBGGYR

    Gurfr qb ABG jbex:
    CHG ONT OBGGYR
    CHG ONT VAGB OBGGYR
    CHG ONT VAFVQR OBGGYR
    CHG ONT VA ERWHIRANGBE
    HFR ONT JVGU OBGGYR
    HFR NVEFVPX ONT JVGU GUR OBGGYR
    VAFREG GUR ONT
    CHG OBGGYR VA ONT (jvabf bayl)
    ...naq pbhagyrff bguref!

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    1. Oh. Cool. That is an interesting explanation of the bug. Thanks for sharing.

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    2. Well at least now I don't feel so stupid! The solution required for this puzzle goes against the language I've been trained to use in Sierra games. Thanks for that Ilmari!

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