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Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:05 am
by BBP
All the more replay value! Have you tried to "Hold up bank" or "Kill teller" for instance? :)

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:32 am
by Tawmis
notbobsmith wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Case in point about the timer thing. So I had to go back to a previous save in New York to buy some fruit because I got scurvy. So I decide while I am at it, I could get the remaining missing points. Which I do. I get all 60 out of 60. But... I don't have time to do everything before the ship sails so I will have to skip a few things. I'll have to be more careful with my time the next time through when I do Panama. I just seems like a waste to do all the artwork for the scenes and write all of the text descriptions and then force the player to rush through everything.
You gotta strike while the iron's hot! :lol:

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 pm
by notbobsmith
The ship departs at the 18 minute mark. Funny thing, you can actually watch it depart and move across the screens at a measured pace and follow it as it moves right. You can even see the ship move from one screen further down. That's actually a nice touch. I was expecting the ship to simply vanish when the time was up.

When I left this time, I placed the flowers on the grave. This time, the game gave me a different hint as to what I was missing: that there was information in my office. I didn't look at the clipping this time around because of time.

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:58 pm
by Tawmis
notbobsmith wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 pm
The ship departs at the 18 minute mark. Funny thing, you can actually watch it depart and move across the screens at a measured pace and follow it as it moves right. You can even see the ship move from one screen further down. That's actually a nice touch. I was expecting the ship to simply vanish when the time was up.
>swim to ship
[I am sorry, I don't understand.]

>get on the damn ship
[It's too far away!]

>swim to the ship so I can get on the damn ship
[Why didn't you just say that to begin with?]

:lol:

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:55 am
by Rath Darkblade
:)

[You swim to the ship so you can get on the damn ship.]
[How long do you think you can hold your breath?]
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[Alas, Larry, you drowned in the pool - er, sea! And you weren't even in this game!]

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:44 am
by BBP
How's the game going?

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 pm
by notbobsmith
BBP wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:44 am
How's the game going?
Nearly finished with my second playthrough. I'm in California now. I didn't encounter any random deaths using the Cape Horn route. The overland route seemed to have had more puzzles to solve. I do like the details they put into each trip. It's easy to forget how arduous these trips were. There's also the fact that you have to leave everyone behind. At the time, it's almost certain that you will never see your friends and loved ones again.

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 am
by BBP
Did you meet Eric?

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 pm
by notbobsmith
BBP wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 am
Did you meet Eric?
Yes. Does he die at the end of the trip? Each time I spoke with him he got more and more sick. The game says someone died near the end, but it doesn't specifically mention Eric. I don't see him after that.

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:31 am
by BBP
You may notice he disappears towards the later sections. If you type "FIND ERIC" then, you get the chilling message "Eric was buried at sea."

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:08 pm
by notbobsmith
Just finished with the Cape Horn route. Final score was 175 out of 250. Having the different routes does add some replayability to the game. I am now off to go via Panama. This time I think I should be able to get all of the points in New York.

Other obervations: The branding iron does not match the brand it leaves on the mule. It is backwards.
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Also, a small bug in the inventory screen. This was taken after the game ended.
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Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 am
by Rath Darkblade
Oh, dear ... you can't use that branding iron on people, can you? Or on yourself? :P

(Inquiring minds wish to know ... of course it would probably be game over!) :P

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:24 pm
by Tawmis
notbobsmith wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Just finished with the Cape Horn route. Final score was 175 out of 250. Having the different routes does add some replayability to the game. I am now off to go via Panama. This time I think I should be able to get all of the points in New York.
This is one of the reasons I love the game; and for a game, back in the day, it seemed very detailed.
notbobsmith wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Other obervations: The branding iron does not match the brand it leaves on the mule. It is backwards.
Dude. Of the many times I played it - I never noticed that!

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:49 pm
by BBP
The glitch was intentional, it's even mentioned in the hint book! You now have more money than you can count!

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:08 pm
by Collector
The brand would be easy to fix. Just flip one of the views