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05-13-2015, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by pendell View Post
Okay, just checked Bombay-Agra (you're right) and Chittagong.

Once you explore Chittagong the maritime route is permanently cut off. Sergeant Llewellyn told me, after saving his life,



"The railways burned, and we'll be closing the port and setting up pickets
to catch the revolutionaries"

I waited 6 days and nothing changed.

Screenshot

Hmmm ...

I wonder if there is a version or device conflict? I'm on android on version 1.0.6, the latest version for my device. What about you?

Respectfully,

Brian P.
I also have the same version of the game on Android. That shouldn't be causing the confusion.

Instead I believe the route you take when entering Chittagong causes this difference. Take a look at these:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9e...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9e...ew?usp=sharing

Note how I can get onto the ship if I arrive in Chittagong from Colombo instead.

A similar case happens in Vienna. I remember your guide said if the player arrives on day 5 or before, the route to Belgrade will be available. But please take a look:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9e...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9e...ew?usp=sharing

The availability is evidently not related to the date. Instead, it's about the route I took when going to Vienna. The train will have left if I arrive from Venice, no matter how quickly I go through the trips. But it will kindly wait as long as I took the Orient Express from Paris to Vienna.

BTW, I am sure one can obtain the flute when exploring Vienna. However I can't meet that guy to steal his flute in my recent games. I wonder if this is locked after a certain number of playthroughs.
05-13-2015, 06:12 AM
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BTW, I am sure one can obtain the flute when exploring Vienna. However I can't meet that guy to steal his flute in my recent games. I wonder if this is locked after a certain number of playthroughs.
No, I've done it pretty frequently in later playthroughs. I think there's a random element involved. The most obvious place this occurs is in Istanbul -- some days you wake up after an ordinary night, some days you wake up with silks.

BTW, I spent two hours on a playthrough last week trying to determine if the Paraffin could be used on the Brisbane-Auckland route. It can't. Evidently the preparation is only supposed to be used in the burner of a Roziere balloon, and Mcintyre's craft is not such a vehicle; it's his own homemade contraption made from parts salvaged from the local rubbish dumps.

BTW, when this comes out (it'll be a matter of a few weeks -- I am running down the individual leads to see if they pan out, which would take a week if I spent all my leisure time on it , and I won't) I'll be adding a line to credit you for your contributions. I'm using your user name Vadex. If you want me to use your proper name, email me and I'll get it in.

05-13-2015, 10:59 AM
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No, I've done it pretty frequently in later playthroughs. I think there's a random element involved. The most obvious place this occurs is in Istanbul -- some days you wake up after an ordinary night, some days you wake up with silks.

BTW, when this comes out (it'll be a matter of a few weeks -- I am running down the individual leads to see if they pan out, which would take a week if I spent all my leisure time on it , and I won't) I'll be adding a line to credit you for your contributions. I'm using your user name Vadex. If you want me to use your proper name, email me and I'll get it in.
I think the case with Istanbul is related to your relationship with Fogg. I remember getting ordinary nights only when I am not getting along with him.

I have no proof, but I prefer to believe there are also similar mechanisms behind the case in Vienna. Most of the game (concerning character appearance and travelling routes) is not random, after all. For now, my conjecture is that I 'hurried away' from that guy once in a previous playthrough. Or maybe I met up with him again in Lisbon after stealing his flute...

FYI, Another user here also shares my view on Herr Danzer (flute guy):

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It seems some characters no longer appear after we completed the trips for more times. For example Paris artificer who created driver automaton in Izmir, Herr Danzer in Vienna, Ponytail Man in San Francisco, Some transportation routes only opened up after completing the trips more times, e.g. Orient express to Venice, Bucharest and Istanbul, Yokohama hoovercraft to Hawaii.
Take your time to update your work. It's your guide and I'm just here to share my experience. You can just use VadeX for my name. Keep me posted in this thread if you find anything wrong with my suggestions. Likewise, I will see if I can uncover more 'secrets' of the game.
05-13-2015, 09:50 PM
Looks like you were right about Chittagong; entering it from Colombo allows us to use the steamship.

I suspect this is because if you ride from Calcutta, you're on the THUNDER already, so if it drops you off
you obviously can't catch it again. Whereas if you arrive from Colombo you are ahead of the THUNDER and have
a chance of catching it.


Any tips on mag-leving the trans-siberian? I wonder if perhaps we have seen different things, so I'd like to know how you do it.

BTW, I have *never* had a poor relationship with Mr. Fogg, and it's still random whether the
silks show up or not. So I don't think that's the variable -- possibly the attribute ("Presentable", "Courageous", "Shabby") is.

Respectfully,

Brian P.

Last edited by pendell; 05-13-2015 at 09:53 PM.
05-14-2015, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by pendell View Post
Looks like you were right about Chittagong; entering it from Colombo allows us to use the steamship.

I suspect this is because if you ride from Calcutta, you're on the THUNDER already, so if it drops you off
you obviously can't catch it again. Whereas if you arrive from Colombo you are ahead of the THUNDER and have
a chance of catching it.
Yeah that's probably the case. Note a similar case in Aden. You get off the Mongolia there and you can't get abroad again, but if you arrive from Stone Town you are free to board the ship to Bombay.

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Any tips on mag-leving the trans-siberian? I wonder if perhaps we have seen different things, so I'd like to know how you do it.
The ways as I remember are:

#1: Get the kick from the conductor
- Get on the ride from Vienna to Warsaw and meet a Russian gentleman
- Ask him about the Trans-siberian railway to learn it is a maglev train and is capable of much higher speed
- Board the Trans-siberian in Moscow
- Ask the conductor to switch to maglev mode; he refuses
- Find out the affair of Roza (the girl who fall in love with a boy in 4th class)
- Find the conductor again and threaten him with this discovery
- Volia!

#2: Get the boost from the train designer
- Stay on the Trans-siberian after it reaches Omsk
- Notice a strange pair gets on the train with highest security
- Get acquainted with the woman, who will bring you to their room
- Have a chat with them and find out the train can be sped up with maglev
- Go for it

Note the first way of doing so gives a much greater boost than the second since the train is sped up way earlier.
05-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Okay, finished investigating the leads and a new version is uploaded. Thanks!
05-16-2015, 05:40 AM
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Okay, finished investigating the leads and a new version is uploaded. Thanks!
Great update! A few quick errors/inaccuracies I noticed in the routes section (or missed on my first read):

1) Venice-Sofia: can continue on to Istanbul

2) Missing: Berlin-Copenhagen route

3) May consider revising Vienna routes. Vienna-Budapest car ride should be separated from Vienna-Bucharest-Istanbul train route.

4) Bucharest-Thessaloniki: should be a carriage/car ride instead of a train ride.

5) Athens-Izmir: The ride is on a ferry.

6) Warsaw-Stockholm: can continue to Helsinki

7) Luxor-Manama: Part of an adventure, yes. Unique to said adventure, no.

8) Missing: Ha'il-Cairo (Can't post a screenshot now, but you can see my 86-city trip for evidence: http://www.inklestudios.com/80days/j...ayerName=vadex)

9) Missing: Teheran-Baku route

10) Missing: Nsenga-Stone Town route

11) Missing: Ekaterinburg-Astrakhan route

12) Urga-Yokohama: I can confirm that you can still go on this route without the Mongolian Princess quest.

13) There is a unique trade good 'silk parasol' you can get on a journey in SE Asia (probably Singapore-Manila?)

14) Batavia-Brisbane can be sped up by skipping the dive in the Great Barrier Reef (haven't counted the days myself, though)

15) Beijing: There is a 'ceramic face plate' (forgot the actual in-game name) trade good you can get by scaring the opera puppeteers.

Some additional information you may want to explore yourself and possibly include in your guide:

1) Odessa-Novorossiysk is not available after Minsk-Odessa, I believe.

2) I think Istanbul-Izmir can possibly be delayed if you push the driver too hard.

3) The story arc in St. Petersburg is continued in St. Petersburg-Smeerenburg and in Smeerenburg. Don't think it yields anything useful though.

4) About Ruins of Belgrade, you can meet up with Herr Danzer in Lisbon after stealing his flute and ruining his life. Again, don't think it yields anything useful.

5) About German pirates, you can both discover the automaton companion and get the lapis eye from the captain. The reward in Istanbul will be higher or you can get an artificer's medallion instead.

6) About Mutiny at Sea, parties that can be recruited in your mutiny include: Catholic crew, Shinto crew, Chinese laborers, submariners, valets/batmen, artificer on-broad, and Mademoiselle Loretta. You may want to include those you have missed in the guide.

7) About Slavers of Timbuktu, I don't think it is significant enough to have its own section. It bears no effect at all on the characters and the routes/interactions ahead.

8) I think you didn't mention you can lose a unique trading item at the end of Quetta-Karachi? Monsieur Fix may steal something from your suitcase.

And that's all for now. VadeX out.
05-19-2015, 10:44 PM
Around the world in 4000 pounds

Ever thought of why you are given 4000 pounds at the start of the game, not 3000 or 5000? Apart from balance reasons, I thought this implies the trip can actually be finished without spending more than this amount. So a few days ago I started planning a journey to be as frugal as possible.

I did it after a few tries, and in time to win the wager too: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...LWM&authuser=0

For those who are interested, this is how I did it:
- Route: London->Paris->Bucharest->Istanbul->Beirut->Ha'il->Riyadh->Muscat->(Dvarka)Bombay->Agra->Calcutta->(Chittagong)Hong Kong->Yokohama->Honolulu->San Francisco->Burlington->New York->Washington->Ponta Delgada->Lisbon->London (Total cost of journeys taken: 3359 pounds)

- The run is done in seed III. The price of journeys seems to be the cheapest in this seed (in Europe, at least) and you can start with a traveller's cloak, which helps lowering the health requirements of many journeys.

- The most cost efficient section that I planned my trip around starts from Bombay. From there it only takes less than 400 pounds to go all the way to the American west coast.

I can probably shave off a hundred or so if I skipped another one or two nights in hotel and I have yet to try in another seed. But yes, you can totally go around the world with the 4000 pounds you start off in. Please share if you have also tried similar runs.
06-02-2015, 04:35 PM
I'd love to ... but the latest update seems to crash on my Droid RAZR.

Any idea how to get in touch with Inkle tech support? I used the app's playstore interface to email inkle@inklestudios.com with my phone details and a description of the problem, but I have had no response.

I was hoping for an auto-acknowledgement of the form "Yes, we got your email and we're aware of the problem now."

I understand that a small company can't possibly address all bugs in a timely manner, but I was hoping that I could at least get an acknowledgement of the message. As it is, for all I know the letter went to a box no one reads.

Respectfully,

Brian P.
06-02-2015, 05:08 PM
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I'd love to ... but the latest update seems to crash on my Droid RAZR.

Any idea how to get in touch with Inkle tech support? I used the app's playstore interface to email inkle@inklestudios.com with my phone details and a description of the problem, but I have had no response.

I was hoping for an auto-acknowledgement of the form "Yes, we got your email and we're aware of the problem now."

I understand that a small company can't possibly address all bugs in a timely manner, but I was hoping that I could at least get an acknowledgement of the message. As it is, for all I know the letter went to a box no one reads.

Respectfully,

Brian P.
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