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[Major bug]W&G - Too much cheese

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I know, I know. It's not possible to have too much cheese, you say. Wallace would perhaps agree with you. However, for the poor fellow trying to finish this most excellent game it is possible.

So here's the story: I'm fighting all those infernal bees. After taking down a few in the garden, I decide to take a trip into town where I find some Wensleydale outside Paneer's store. Splendid, I think, pick one up, dally around the town for a little while and return to the house. I go around the back, see that the bulkhead door is open and decide to chuck the cheese down the opening. Why not?

A little while later, I go back to the town, pick up some Gorgonzola at the police station, and when I pass the store I see there is more Wensleydale on the ground! Great, I think, and pick one up. It seems my adventure gaming greed was my downfall, you shouldn't pick up everything that isn't nailed down. Back to the house I go, get the remote control from Wallace's clothes, and proceed down into the cellar. Turn the remote to Gorgonzola and greet the mouse. Now here comes the problem:

Since I carry both the Gorgonzola and Wensleydale, turning the remote to either of those cause the mouse to just eject me at the starting point. If I go outside and look down the cellar opening the first piece of cheese is still there, and I can't throw another one down! I'm stuck with two pieces of cheese and I can't get rid of them.

Any way I can solve this? I was foolish enough to not save as I played, so I don't have any earlier point to restore.

PS, some other logical inconsistences I noticed:
1. Entering the kitchen for the first time from the outside during the giant bees phase skips the Wallace-losing-his-clothes scene, but the answering machine is still lying on the floor. You can now pick up the answering machine, give it to Winnie, and go through the indoor kitchen door, causing the answering machine to fall to the ground allowing you to pick up another.
2. Yet another thing during the giant bees phase. You can pull the bedroom lever in the dining room before you've been up there that phase. The bee will still fall down and end up in the rubbish bin. If you now go up to the bedroom things will be a bit weird. You can hear the sound of a bee, even though it can't be seen.

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  • Looking into these, I'll let you know.

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    Shauntron Telltale Staff

    Hi leonidas, thanks for taking the time to outline your reproducing steps. However, I have not been able to reproduce the bug with these steps. It's definitely something we've looked at before shipping. Have you ever been able to get a second piece of Wendsleydale on another playthrough? And if so, do you have anything to add to your already-thorough repro steps?

    Bug #1 is confirmed, good catch, but I can't seem to get #2 to occur (I pull the lever, and nothing happens because the bee isn't in bed until you walk upstairs)

  • Maybe you guys already read this, but Zomantic reported these bugs as well (although his description of the answer machine problem is slightly different). Not sure how that helps you, but I thought it was worth mentioning that it occurred more than once.

  • @Shauntron said: Hi leonidas, thanks for taking the time to outline your reproducing steps. However, I have not been able to reproduce the bug with these steps. It's definitely something we've looked at before shipping. Have you ever been able to get a second piece of Wendsleydale on another playthrough? And if so, do you have anything to add to your already-thorough repro steps?

    Bug #1 is confirmed, good catch, but I can't seem to get #2 to occur (I pull the lever, and nothing happens because the bee isn't in bed until you walk upstairs)


    I'm just about to start a new game. I'll see if I can reproduce it. ;)
    Let me know if you want the save game or any log files or such.

    About #2, I went upstairs and picked up the tennis racquet with Gromit during the breakfast phase, maybe that had something to do with it?

  • I never saw any bee in the bed, I just pulled that lever and it fell down.. hadn't been up there, had no idea there was a bee there. I just flipped the lever for no reason, really.

  • I can confirm the answering machine bug and the bee in bed bug. It is defiantly possible to get the bee into the dustbin without having gone upstairs first. I clicked on the lever by accident, trying to just get through the door and was surprised when the bee came down.

  • We've tracked both of these bugs down. If we do end up making a patch build, these should be fixed. I can't, however, promise that we will be able to make a patch build in the near future.

  • I also have this cheese bug and there doesn't seem to be any way of getting rid of the extra cheese. I got rid of the bees everywhere except the basement and the dog will no longer go up into the hive even though I can clearly see the cheese I threw down onto the hive next to the music player.

  • @Will said: We've tracked both of these bugs down. If we do end up making a patch build, these should be fixed. I can't, however, promise that we will be able to make a patch build in the near future.

    You really SHOULD release a patch for this. I just spent a good 2 hours wandering around trying EVERYTHING before finally resorting to the internet for the solution... only to find it was a bug.

    As a first-time customer of TellTale games, having just spent £29.99 for only 3 hours of actual gameplay (rip off!), this doesn't make me like you lot very much as a company when a showstopping bug like that only MIGHT get fixed!

    (I would let you off because the atmosphere of the game is perfect for the W&G universe, and the other 3 episodes will hopefully make up for the short length of this one, but to have such a major bug that prevents someone completing the game, and maybe not fixing it.... oh come on!)

    The game is broken.... fix it!!!


    (edit)... another logic bug i discovered.... when playing as Gromit, with Wallace on the phone in the kitchen, clicking the breakfast lights above the door leads to a spooky disembodied voice of Wallace coming from another room... while he is still standing right next to you!

    (2nd edit) yet more bugs. Several screens do not exit properly by right-clicking like it tells you to.

  • Well I played through the whole episode again... this time NOT picking the Wensleydale up twice... and got to the end.

    And it was worth it. Great ending!

    Still.. you should fix the cheese bug, because the 2 hours of aimless wandering, followed by 1.5. hours of grinding through the game again just to get back to where I was before.... SUCKED!

    Still... bravo on creating an episode that really felt like a Wallace and Gromit show.

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