Harry Potter video game (Prisoner of Azkaban)

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Post by pberinstein » January 28th, 2006, 3:19 pm

Okay, this is really off-topic.

I am an avid Harry Potter video game fan, but I keep getting stuck, and it's driving me crazy.

In this case, I keep dying (or fainting) and can't get past the big room with the charmed skeletons--the one with the tall stairs in pieces you have to put together. I found a cheat on the Web that says to put the game into debug mode by editing the game.ini file in the system folder, then use the F6 key for full health. The only problem is that I don't have a game.ini file in any system folder. I have a couple for the second Harry Potter game (in which I'm also stuck, but for a different reason), but nothing for Harry Potter III.

Does anyone play Harry Potter games, and can you suggest a way out of this? I'm also stuck on the previous two, BTW. In one case, I'm missing a piece of a bridge, which makes it impossible to get over, and in the other, I can't manage to jump from one place to another without falling into an abyss.

Why do I like these games so much again?

Thanks!

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Post by raynr » January 28th, 2006, 3:52 pm

Hello Paula,

the videogame is based on a book, and librivox is about books. Therefore it's perhaps not that off-topic (with some effort you can always find a connection to a topic :wink:)

I do know the books, but not the video games. Nevertheless there is perhaps a hint that could help you. A .ini file is often considered as a system file and Windows (if you use it) hides them if not stated otherwise (so that noone has the temptation to meddle with them). To switch that off: in the file manager go to "extras" --> folder options. On the second tab there is the option to hide system files. Unmark it and you are perhaps able to see the game.ini file.

But you should rather record some books instead of playing video games... :wink:
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Post by pberinstein » January 29th, 2006, 12:02 pm

Thanks for the great tip, Raynr! I tried this on one directory, but I need to keep going.

Don't worry--I'm not shirking Librivox. I edited the first act of The Importance of Being Earnest yesterday. It's almost ready for sound conditioning, and then you guys can all hear it.
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Post by raouf » January 29th, 2006, 3:09 pm

Here are the "cheats" for all levels of that game

http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/adventure/harrypotterprisonerofazkaban/hints.html
Use it in moderation!!

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Post by pberinstein » January 29th, 2006, 4:28 pm

Thank you, Raouf! I'll see what I can do with these.
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Post by ceastman » January 29th, 2006, 5:48 pm

Since there's a 'computer game rants' thread...

Peter and I have been playing Myst Revelation recently, and we've come to the conclusion that whoever designed the Haven world really needed to have some casual playtesters. One of the puzzles had a non-obvious requirement in its solution, one 'puzzle' involved lifting up another object - but you couldn't lift it up in the closeup mode, and it was even fairly clear that there was likely something behind/underneath it! - and two different puzzle sets involve the same truly awful user interface. The logic in the first one was not difficult, but manipulating the objects required was. The second one, we're probably going to have a walkthrough on one computer and the game on the other when we have the patience to go and solve it.

(Yes, we know where to find good walkthroughs. This is just me ranting!)

Meh. Like you said, I play these games, why?

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Post by Peter Why » January 29th, 2006, 6:15 pm

... and I've been spending too much time in Morrowind, and am eagerly waiting for the follow-up, Oblivion. The graphics are beautiful .. like walking through a dream-world.

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Post by johngon » January 29th, 2006, 6:59 pm

Yes - well, I just purchased an Xbox 360 and am wasting a lot of time playing World of Warcraft between my recordings while I wait for Oblivion.

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Post by basilmunroe » January 30th, 2006, 6:09 am

I'm a Final Fantasy man myself. And most of Nintendo's trade characters: Mario & co., Zelda, Metroid. I love them all.

I'm waiting for the next Zelda instalment very patiently ... grrk ...

In the meantime, I'm playing through FF X, Kingdom Hearts, and Jak 3.

I bought Morrowind for my PC over a year ago, but it didn't run it well enough to play, then I bought a Mac. No Morrowind for me. I'd like to play though. I wonder if there's a PS2 port?
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Post by kayray » January 30th, 2006, 8:54 am

John -- my whole family is addicted to World of Warcraft and has been since it was released in 2004. My ten-yr-old has a lvl 34 Night Elf Hunter, and several lower characters for variety. My favorite characters are a 47 Gnome Warlock, and a 29 Night Elf Druid, though I also play a 30 Human warrior, and a 28 Human Rogue from time to time :) And a Tauren Hunter and a Hman Mage, forget what lvls they are, don't play them much... My husband has a 45 Night Elf Hunter and a 29 Human Warrior. We have two accounts so we can go questing in pairs :)

We play on Aggramar -- I don't suppose by strange cooincidence you're there too?

Basil -- we're also all HUGE Zelda fans and are waiting eagerly for Twilight Princess! My son watches the trailer over and over :) We're big Mario Fans, too. And my husband has been a FF fan for years and years.

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Post by johngon » January 30th, 2006, 5:07 pm

Kayray - nope I'm on Ner'zhul. Loyal horde... I have a 60 Undead Warlock and a bunch of other 20-30lvl alts.

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Post by jedopi » June 13th, 2010, 11:06 am

I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter books and video games, except mine are all on the X-Box or the Wii. Sorry, I can't help. :(

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