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Mages Tale Oubliette of Charn Combo box

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 11:55 am
by cmawilliams
I'm trying to complete the game with all secrets found.
I'm in the oubliette of charn and in a room with 3 pedestals.

There is an open doorway to the right that shows a combo box in the next room.

When I enter the doorway it closes on me and the combo box disappears. I know now that I was supposed to feed it a hand before entering.

Do I really need to start the whole game over to fully complete all secrets?

backups?

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 4:13 pm
by ploog
Possibly. We'll have to wait for a developer to get an authoritative answer.

However, one option available to those w/ a good PC maintenance routine would be restoring a backup of the game save file from prior to the gaming session in which your character was chomped.

I don't know what OS under which you're playing, but here's the info for Windows 10:
The Mage's Tale game saves are located under your user folder, so you may still have access to your original game saves, depending on how you reset Windows 10 -- or if you're doing data backups as recommended.

You'll find the Mage's Tale game saves here (under Windows 10):

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\MagesTale\Saved\SaveGames

As of Spring 2018, Mage's Tale game save files are numbered, 1-4, relative to their position above the cauldron, left to right, and tagged with the ".sav" suffix. For example:

SaveSlot2.sav

Re: Mages Tale Oubliette of Charn Combo box

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 4:20 pm
by ploog
Likely not of much value if a new PSVR player, since I don't know if the saves are transportable, let alone how to do so, but ... Another external (outside normal game functionality) option would be, if you've already collected all secrets up to that point, grabbing the appropriate game save file from the following archive of "Insanely Incremental" Mage's Tale game saves:

https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/d ... ent_555703

It looks like you'd want to grab a save file prior to #273. Might as well jump back to file 264, just to play it safe.

Re: Mages Tale Oubliette of Charn Combo box

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 6:11 pm
by ploog
CC'd your question over to Steam's forum...

https://steamcommunity.com/app/766320/d ... 039770119/

Re: Mages Tale Oubliette of Charn Combo box

Posted: February 13th, 2019, 2:44 pm
by ploog
Answered over on the Steam forum...

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Hey there, looked into this for you and here is what I heard back:

"That is a - by design - one attempt puzzle that will prevent a 100% completion glow on the Workshop Portal. One of our senior developers wanted a one-shot puzzle, managed to get it in, and loves it."
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