Help the newbie! :(

  • This is probably a stupid question with some sort of obvious solution, but I'm stuck. I just got Cythera, and it seems like a great RPG, except I'm stuck at the very beginning. I don't seem to be able to move once I go outside when Hector is with me. When I go outside with just my character, everything is fine, but when I ask hector to follow, we go through the arch, and get stuck there. The mouse pointer only allows me to look at things, but not move forward. What's going on, any ideas? I'm close to giving up on the game alltogether, but that would be such a pity! Please help if you can!

    (This message has been edited by Lesya (edited 11-17-99).)

  • Well, the first thing to check is what version of Cythera you have. There were some problems with NPC's following your character in the first release and I think the second release as well (1.0.0 and 1.0.1).

  • There is a bug in all versions of Cythera that assigns a higher priority to all NPC's than your player. The upshot of this is that if you and Hector are standing in the same place (which you are when you exit the LandKing Hall), you can't drag your character to move him/her. There are two workarounds to this frustrating problem. One is to use the arrow keys to move your player. The other is to hold down the command (apple) key and click to move your character. In either case, once you are on a different tile than Hector you can move yourself normally. This bug pops up each time you enter or leave any town or go up or down a level in any area. Hope this helps.


  • Thanks so much, that helps a lot! :)
    By the way, I was using v 1.0.2, but just downloaded 1.0.4, and it's the same thing.
    Maybe they can fix it in future releases...?
    Thanks again guys, I would have given up by now if it wasn't for you.

  • To move with your mouse just place your cursor over your character, the cursor should be a cross with arrows on the ends, click and "drag"
    your character in the direction you want to move.

  • Paradox, the problem is that when your character and Hector occupy the same space you can't use this method, because Hector takes priority and Delver thinks you are trying to drag him.
    I wouldn't have beaten Cythera by now if I din't know how to walk. ;)

    -- JB

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