Forums  /  The Colonel's Bequest: A Laura Bow Mystery  /  Couple questions regarding the run for this game.
  ChuckGrody

What are the cycles set to for the two current categories? Are max cycles allowed? If not, could they be for a separate category? Is there a written route or any type of resources available?
Thanks in advance.

 
  authorblues

Cycles are set at 3000

I have some notes for the route I could find and post for you.

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  authorblues

ANY%
ACT 1
upstairs back L - colonel's room (cross hall)
downstairs front L - billiards room (go downstairs)
downstairs back, [[move mirror]]
look down / parlor
upstairs front L - gertie sleeping

ACT 2
[go downstairs - dismiss 4 flashbacks]
downstairs back door -> L to outside study
back inside via back door, [[move mirror]]
look up / dining
leave via open door north
kitchen
downstairs back L - library
leave immediately
hallway, [[move clock]]
look (up)
look (down) x2

ACT 3
upstairs secret R, [[move closet]]
fifi's room
downstairs back L - library/study -> dollhouse
open door and leave

ACT 4
outside study - rudy walking
downstairs back left -> study (lillian) LEAVE IMMEDIATELY
outside study - ethel walking
walk behind house to right - clarence walking

ACT 5
west x2 - enter parlor back door (clarence)
exit to hallway
downstairs back R - dining room (rudy)
upstairs back L - colonel's room
upstairs back R - leave immediately
upstairs back L - colonel's gone

ACT 6
upstairs back R - lillian writing
upstairs front R - clarence writing
behind house to celie
knock door
back door -> L to outside study

ACT 7
walk behind house -> chapel
south to dollhouse
re-enter billiards room
upstairs front R - read book
upstairs back R - rudy searching

ACT 8
exit front door
hedge maze R
upstairs attic

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  ChuckGrody

Alright thanks. I'm interested in running super sleuth as well. Do you have a written route for that as well?
What about the max cycles questions?

 
  authorblues

I don't see a good reason to create a category for max cycles. This game has no runners, and just making a new category for each person to put one run on the leaderboard seems silly.

 
  jtrost

Hi authorblues, I picked up this game again after not playing it for about a decade, and I'm interested in speedrunning it. I've watched your video, and I have one question. When you open a text box to type a command, it's empty. But whenever I open a text box, it's filled in with the last thing I typed. Erasing the text wastes a lot of time. How do you open an empty text box?

Thank you!

 
  ChuckGrody

Type anything with the keyboard. There are hotkeys in the game that output pre-generated commands, such as ctrl+a for Ask about..., which author and myself use quite a bit throughout the run. In SCI0 games, which this one is, you can hit either F3 or spacebar to repeat your last given command as well.

There are a few other quirks to the game that I can expound upon if you want.

 
  jtrost

Perfect, thanks for the help!

 
  ChuckGrody

I'm gonna be looking into the routes too for some optimizations using some SCI related tricks I know of so I'll get back to you with that as well.

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