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two ways to solve a puzzle in chapter 1

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hey. I just played launch of the screaming narwhal again and figured out that the marquis cries out diferently on the correct eyes/nose/mouth.. The first time around i just used the weather vane so guybrush pointed it to the sky and looked really closely for the face that showed up and it worked..

really nice
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  • You just hold it up and it shows the fourth face lol.
  • Mermaid;211740 said:
    I'm surprised that the weather vane _could_ be used to solve this puzzle! *lol*
    Agreed! Although it shows consistency in the design ...

    Actually, I never entirely figured out why the marquis was so happy when the dials were in the right position. I guess it's because I don't know their internal workings ... probably best that way, on second thought ...
  • yeah its like rubik's cube or people with accents, you're just not meant to understand them.
  • It's not all that strange, remember in SoMI, you could either follow the shopkeeper to the swordmasters house, or just find your way there yourself.
  • I'd already figured out what all the faces needed to be as soon as I started the puzzle. I used the weather vane with the sky and wrote down the two faces and the first one I used the weather vane on showed me two other faces so I wrote those down.

    I write everything down though, things that look important anyway.

    Of course the other way to solve it is to go through all 64 possible combinations of each podium until you get the right one.

    There's lots of ways to solve it! :)
  • I Think i'm the only one who solved it entirely different. I didn't know what to do, so looked at the weather vane, but couldn't really make out what was showing, so i just looked at the "Weird looking idol" and chose the 3 weirdest eyes, nose and mouth and it worked. the three eyes, the duck nose/mouth and the waving mouth. One weird looking idol indeed :D
  • I did it by the weather vane. I thought the Marquis' cries were random.
  • lol unlike most ppl on here i did it by the noises. he maes a ohh ahhh sounds when they are right and a AGHHH! OWWW! SOUNDS WHEN WRONG.strange that not many other ppl saw it
  • Zhadnost;212294 said:
    It's not all that strange, remember in SoMI, you could either follow the shopkeeper to the swordmasters house, or just find your way there yourself.
    Right, or on Monkey Island. either use the lens from the spyglass with the sun to inflame the gunpowder OR use the cannonball with the flintstone.
  • So, let me get this straight. I don't need the weather vane is solve the Idols puzzle??
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