The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#136 Post by aqua.soo » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:12 am

I just got to the infinite hallway, trying to figure out the 3x3 canvas.
Not sure what to do with those triangles from books...
Amazing game so far! The visuals and sounds really set up the right mood, and the puzzles are quite enjoyable.

A couple of them could have been better though.
* Generators and Valves: Some pics (fetus and tasting blood) could have been interpreted as both right and left, so I had to resort to guessing for them.
* Chess Poem: For "Black hearts... A sign" there are two squares that can fit the description, depending on how you interpret "midst."

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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#137 Post by Caveat Lector » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:06 am

Actually, you use both the left and right bookcases to solve the painting puzzle:
The bookcase on the left tells you which squares to click first for the sketching (note the number of books per square). The books in the bookcase on the right tell you which squares to click after the first stage is done. You're supposed to find the book with the card in it. That one depicts your starting point (the position of the red books is your starting point, then green, then blue). From that point on, it's a matter of trial-and-error. As the hint guide suggests, try drawing out a 3x3 grid and draw out the potential patterns.
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So my friend didn't really have much to suggest, apart from "make the puzzles easier". :lol:
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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#138 Post by aqua.soo » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:45 am

Oh god that was pretty clever. I can't believe I didn't get this earlier.
Caveat Lector's hint is somewhat wrong. The colors of books have nothing to do with the solution. You just need to draw all the triangles on the same grid, and the answer just appears. I spent way too long trying to make sense of the book colors.

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#139 Post by Caveat Lector » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:46 pm

Oh yeah, you caught on better than me. :lol: Good luck with the rest of the game!
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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#140 Post by qirien » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:02 pm

Hey, aqua.soo, could you explain that a little more? I managed to finish that part, but never figured out how the
dots in the books relate to the order you click on squares
, even after I had the answer. I tried
drawing them, but couldn't see a pattern...
It's been driving me to madness... ;-)
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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#141 Post by aqua.soo » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:35 am

Haha, the three doors "puzzle" was a real troll move. After being completely stumped, I had to check the script files for the nasty surprise.
Going through the same door 70+ times, reeeaallyyy...
Then, there was the typewriter. Once again, I had to resort to reading the script to find that the puzzle is actually incorrect.
The letters that are circled are always from TOUCHES, even when not all 7 letters from that word are found in your Rorschach answers. This happens because you forgot to break out of the anagram-generating loop after finding a valid solution. To be more specific, soldict always has indices for TOUCHES, which isn't always the valid solution.
qirien,
The canvas is 3x3; the books show a 3x3 grid of dots. Draw the triangles together on the same 3x3 grid, and you'll see the path that you need to take.

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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#142 Post by Caveat Lector » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:11 am

Sounds like you're close to the end...good luck...

Also, once you get back from the Superego...
you can pick up the pen on the desk. Go ahead and try it! It's fun~!
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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#143 Post by try10 » Sat May 27, 2017 10:45 am

I was wondering what happened to the link?

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#144 Post by Caveat Lector » Sat May 27, 2017 4:52 pm

I think it's something to do with the website's server being down? Unless someone who's a better web tech than I knows how to fix it?
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#145 Post by Reikun » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:14 am

Hi all,

I worked on art for this game way back when...! Haven't been in touch with Greeny for a long time unfortunately. I never beat this game myself but I went digging through my files and found that I still have a copy of version 1.4 (I'm not sure if this is the most updated version of the game or not :oops: ). I've decided to mirror it on google drive, so The Madness 1.4 is available for download again here (win/mac/linux):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHxi ... mZmUi00N1E

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Re: The Madness [Psychological Horror / Puzzle]

#146 Post by Caveat Lector » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:50 am

Thank you very much, Reikun! :D If anyone's interested, I can also upload the WinZip for The Loop as well (spiritual predecessor to The Madness). Currently, I have a zip for both games.
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