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Offline JohnnyW

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Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« on: December 07, 2011, 10:06:49 AM »
Has there ever been an official statement from Dave or "JBurger" about the really massive bug that (just about) everyone experiences when they play Gemini Rue?

The first time you enter the Maintenance Room and have the long conversation with Giselle, you can walk through the door on the left wall, and suddenly jump a huge part of the story.

Just about everyone I've spoken to who has played this game experience the bug, and I've seen it mentioned many times here, too... but I've not seen a response from the makers of the game. Is there not a patch available?

I own the CD version and am running Windows 7 x64. Thanks!

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Re: Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 10:14:49 AM »
PUZZLE SPOILERS

Some logic improvements, if you do ever decide to update this excellent game:

- Where did the wooden plank go? Wouldn't it make sense to hide behind the door an clobber the Mafioso with it?
- In the same sequence, the wardrobe is more than big enough to hide in! (And why didn't the Mafia dudes look in it?)
- The turning off the lights in the corridor puzzle was not very obvious to me... The object I needed to interact with was not eye-catching.
- After the above sequence, why didn't Suzanne(?) want to go back into her apartment? Why did she hang around, putting herself in mortal danger, and then decide to leave regardless?
- There's no clue that talking to the maintenance door would offer any different results than talking to any other door -- Something the game won't even allow you do in Center 7. (I wonder if the screwdriver being placed in the gym instead would help with his -- there would be a real reason to try and get into that door -- as most people try to get the gun out, I imagine.)

Thanks guys, great game so far!
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 10:16:21 AM by JohnnyW »

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Re: Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 11:49:03 AM »
Has there ever been an official statement from Dave or "JBurger" about the really massive bug that (just about) everyone experiences when they play Gemini Rue?

The first time you enter the Maintenance Room and have the long conversation with Giselle, you can walk through the door on the left wall, and suddenly jump a huge part of the story.

Just about everyone I've spoken to who has played this game experience the bug, and I've seen it mentioned many times here, too... but I've not seen a response from the makers of the game. Is there not a patch available?

I own the CD version and am running Windows 7 x64. Thanks!

This has definitely been fixed.  I sent out an announcement awhile ago.  If you play the latest version, the bug won't be in there.

If you bought it via plimus and need a download reactivation, let me know.

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Re: Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 03:09:56 PM »
I actually bought the game second hand. Like I say, I own the CD version... Not sure if that means I'm entitled to a patch or update? :-/ I suppose I could get in touch with the person I bought it from.

Thanks.

A few more logic issues for further possible updates...

Why doesn't Sayuri react when she hears Azriel's name revealed? I thought she mentioned his name in the alleyway when they first met(?).

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Re: Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 03:14:50 PM »
Hi Johnny.  Those who bought the CD already have access to the digital version, but if you bought yours second hand, then you aren't in the system. Hm!  Here's an idea. If you can take a picture of your CD and email it to me, that should be proof enough that you own it. :)  Then I'll send you a link to an updated version.  Unfortunately, it does mean that your savegame files will no longer be compatible (a quirk of the engine, I'm afraid).

As for Sayuri... she could be reacting.  It's hard to tell under that hood.

-Dave
« Last Edit: December 10, 2011, 03:16:37 PM by DaveGilbert »

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Re: Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 12:57:23 AM »
Haha, nice logic.

I'll send you that photo. Thanks!

PS - Loving Blackwell Remastered!

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Re: Big Obvious Bug *minor spoilers*
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 01:22:47 AM »
Doh. Turns out that I already owned Gemini Rue as part of the Indie Royale bundle I bought. I'm guessing the Steam version is the latest one? If so, I'll just give my CD copy to a friend...

Lol. Pretty silly, but there you go.