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Completed Let's roam the Mean Streets ! - A Tex Murphy Cinematic Adventure

ghostdog

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We've got the cards, we've got the guns, we've got the girls, we've got the money !

Have we got the will, the means and the badassery to crack this conspiracy like a rotten egg ? - You bet your ass we do.




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We've also got sexy assistants and we will use them ! Let's check those names we found in the Law and Order HQ :

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Sorry Tex, I can't seem to find anything on him.

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How about Melba Wiedbush and Stanford Demille ?

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Sure thing, I'm sending you a fax.


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So, we'll have to spend money for Bazil...

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For 200$ I can help you.

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Fine, tell me what you know.

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Talk to sonny Fletcher, he should know Mallory's whereabouts.

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Thanks for nothing, Lee.


Let's head to Melba first.

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Whoa, look at the time! I have to go. :tips fedora:


Thankfully we didn't have to pay for that info. Next stop : Standford Demille :

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As soon as we land , a bunch of trigger-happy scumbags welcome us. We leave them scattered on the street.

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A welcoming committee means that Demille is somehow connected with all this. Let's see who he is...

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Goddamn lawyers.


Bah, another worthless drone. Our only lead left is Mallory and Sonny Fletcher supposedly knows him :

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No way - I've got nothing to say.

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Yeah, right. How much, you sleazy bastard ?

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Go to hell Murphy! Well... Maybe $700 will refresh my memory.

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FINE. Now talk.


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All this bribing is fucking up our retirement plan. From now on we're gonna stick to collar-grabbing. Let's meet this Mallory guy...

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Hey, look, it's our shiny aryan porcelain friends :

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...now just plain pieces of porcelain.


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"I see dirty dishes in the sink and on the table. I open a closet door and find Mallory hiding out. The only way this guy could be useful to society is as a bad example."




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Well, well, look what I found in the closet. How are you doing, pal ?


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Mallory, it's high time you came out of the closet. :smug:

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You're a fool to think they'll let you get away with this.

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You should be more concerned about your sorry ass. Start talking, the key word today is "Overlord".

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No way, I've got nothing to say !


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I'm warning you, pal, I know martial arts !



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My Tex-Fu is better than your thug-fu !

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OK, OK , I'll talk !

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I'm all ears.

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Overlord is the master plan to set up the Law and Order Party as the legitimate ruling party of the world, but it won't be me in charge.

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Who is the man in charge then ?

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Robert Knott is the president of the Law and Order party. Some day he'll lead the world !

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Not likely. So, here comes the million dollar question, where is the Nexus mainframe ?


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It seems he needs some more softening up.


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Stop! I'll talk ! MTC has a secret laboratory located on Alcatraz (NC 4550). We are developing a Mind Control Device which will help us rule the world !

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And the mainframe is there ?

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Yes.

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You're a swell guy, Mallory. Now go back into the closet, shit is about to hit the fan.


At last we have the location!


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Is that Alcatraz I see in the distance ?


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Yep :smug:


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Hmm, this place seems desert-



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"As I step out of my speeder, two Law & Order thugs jump out of the shadows. One of them slams the butt of his weapon against my head, and turns out my lights.

When the lights come back on, they're bright and unfocused, and my head feels like it was used as a football.

I try to make out the image standing in front of me, but it's impossible. All I can see is a silhouette. "Sit down over there.", I hear a voice say...




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Welcome, Mr. Murphy, you were expected.

Whoa, he sure looks like a dickhead.

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Thanks for the warm hospitality.

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I'm afraid I've been playing a game of chess with you. I knew someone would try to stop us from purifying this sick society, and I needed the passcards and passwords to make sure that didn't happen.

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And that's when the killings started.

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Yes, I ordered Knott and Slade to kill the scientists when their work on project OVERLORD was done, and gather up the passcards. They didn't have much luck finding them. I used you as a pawn to locate the cards for me, you did a great job.

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Stop it, you're making me blush.

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Now that I have them, nothing can stop Overlord from being implemented. We've planted microchips in key officials through business and government and they're under our control. They, in turn, will control the population. We'll rid society of all undesirables and purify the human race, and I'll control mankind's destiny.

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It seems you have it all figured out. Why don't you step closer and tell me all this to my face ?

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No, I don't think so. I find it's better to remain anonymous. Goodbye, Mr. Murphy, you're a worthy opponent, but I'm afraid this is checkmate.

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You're forgetting something !

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What's that ?

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...If you kill me right here I'll... bleed all over your shiny floor !

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Ha ha. No I won't kill you just yet... perhaps there could be a place for such a resourceful individual in my new Order... under MY control, of course. I'll store you in a safe place until I decide what to do with you.



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:rage:
 

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Shit just got (even more) real.
 

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Played for a fool, ambushed, imprisoned and let to rot in the bowels of the Alcatraz ruins. There's only one thing left to do...


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Code:
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They've thrown us into the boiler room.


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Hah ! Those morons didn't take any of my items, I'll be out of here in a moment's notice.


That floor grate might be a way out. We still have that power grill in our pocket.

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Fuck, too small. All that remains in to taste the hole :

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Prison does strange things to you...



Ok, floor grate doesn't help, but that vent on the wall looks promising. We grab our trusty screwdriver and get to work.

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Dammit.


Hey, there's another vent above the door, I'm sure that's the one !

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:rage:



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Now I see why they didn't take any of my stuff. Where's McGyver when you need him ?




Ok, vents might be a classic video game escape route, but this shit don't fly here. We should have a closer look at our surroundings.

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Hmm, fire suppression system for the Boiler, most likely. Let's have a look inside this big baby...

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Crispy but at least not virginous. OK, let's search some more. Underneath the boxes we find :

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Keys are always nice. We turn our attention to the table, there's a note there.

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Furnace Safety Instructions :

1) Use remote control panel to open furnace door when in operation.

2) Never leave furnace door open for extended periods, this constitutes a serious fire hazard.




Interesting. We move closer to right panel and inside a box there's an...

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We can use it to filter the furnace's fumes. Now let's see if we can open those furnace doors remotely :

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The sprinklers turn on and...



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A maintenance bot enters the room ! Now is the time to get the hell out of here !!

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The bot closes the furnace door, and turns around. We must hurry, but goddamned walking speed is fixed in this game...


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Come on, come on ...



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:SLAM:



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Crap ! I can't believe maitenance bots are faster than me !



Oh well, we can alwasy repeat the process. Now that we know what to do we should be able to make it in time:


:SLAM:


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:x



Ok Tex, focus. Bot... door... GO !



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YES ! this time we're ahead of the bot !



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Adios bitches !



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:what:





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I don't know if emulation speed is to blame, but this shit is frustrating. Anyway, after severe athletic training :



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FUCK YEAH, I'm out !



:bravo:



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Time to break this gang to pieces.


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And after this amusing intermission we finally reach our destination.

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A self-destruct button, nice.

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Again it's a race against time. We must insert the passcards and enter the corresponding password.

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At some point a face appears on the screen :


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Gideon ! I should have known, you damn chess fetishist.

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Let's make a deal ! Name your price, and I'll give you ANYTHING !

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Shut up and give me some silence.

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STOP, MURPHY ! Don't be a fool. I'll make you my partner. PLEASE STOP !


The thing is that if you take too long listening to Gideon's whining, the security system turns on and the laser canons start shooting...


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Well, we can't let the world fall into chaos, can we ?



No we can't. We enter all the passwords quickly and the destruct sequence starts !


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Checkmate muthafuckaaa !



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:yeah:


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Tex is such a gentleman. We head over to Sylvia's appartment...


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WHOA, SHIT JUST GOT REAL



I knew I was in trouble
when she answered the door.

If looks could kill,
I'd be splattered all over the pavement.

Her voice was trembling.



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How could you think for a moment that I'd murder my own father ?

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I'm sorry. It was the insurance that threw mw off.

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Hmph.

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Is there anything I can do to make it up for you ?


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:yeah:








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:yeah:

Good LP, ghostdog, though admittedly the later parts weren't as funny as the earlier ones. Oh well, still an enjoyable read.
 

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:thumbsup:

Congrats on yet another LP, dawg.
 

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Is it possible to reach the end game without all the passcards and passwords in the glorious tradition of old scholl adventure games of late game dead ends?
Yeah, I think it's quite possible, but I never got there. It's much easier to dead-end yourself by forgetting to write down something than to get stuck in endgame.

You really need to do some actual detective work in this game :

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Those notes are p. impressive. If you ever go back to bloodnet, I imagine you'll end up with pages like those.
 

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Nice!
Thanks ghostdog!

I would've done a web with lines that signify connections between people for my notes..
 

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I signed up after reading this thread to say - nice work ghostdog! Great way to spend a slow Sunday arvo. I'm off to find more..

:thinks to self: I hope this isnt a one-off thread..
 

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Also another signer-upper after reading this thread :P doing it along side my playthrough and ive found something you will all be kicking yourselves over! :what:
the GNOP password is obviously pong...and when put into a pc you can play pong for money!:fuuyeah:I know im late to the party but i bring gifts :kwafuckyeah:
 

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I know I am very late to the party, but I just wanted to say THANKS (I know it's very uncodexian) for the manly tears of nostalgia this LP gave me. :salute:
It was one of the first games I got on the PC, so it holds a very special place in my heart. On top of that my english skill at the time was "beginner", so to solve the passwords riddle, I actually had to ask my english teacher to help me out. See kids: you can learn important things at school!
Later I bought the remake-ish "Tex Murphy: Overseer", but it couldn't live up to the original. Can't even remember bits about it aside from the last disc wrongly named, so I had to burn it myself to finish it. And got a refund.

Also... IIRC the Linsky girl said "lower Tex!" or something like that in the outro, which... I had no idea what she meant at the time. :oops:

:bro:
 

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