@Pallas-Athene said in Cythera Speedruns:
I was wondering if I could Fetch away the secret door in Kosha, thereby allowing the Odemia arc to be skipped.
Yep, due to the Tlepolemus-pipes bug, using Fetch is the only way into the grotto in you let Ariadne die. Even that won’t work with the bugfix patch, but maybe someday someone will fix the Tlepolemus thing so you can buy pipes from him ^_^
The Sapphire Book bug can be used so that only one book need be found. Unfortunately, the game bugged out on me in the sixth hall,
What happened? I guess I’ll find out when I watch Buzzy’s video, but I remember that the Sapphire glitch had some unpleasant side-effects, like deleting myself from the game (I was just an empty space with no items or skills). It’s not a trick I really recommend abusing..
Unfortunately, while it’s clear where the progression from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3 are, I can’t find the code that starts the murder thread itself. Maybe it’s in some common subroutine that I haven’t disassembled. Does anyone know what exactly triggers it?
I remember one of the first times I played Cythera (close to 20 years ago, I guess), I just could not get the murder to trigger. I’d keep going to Cademia and scream “go to jail, Halos! >:[“ to no avail. My brother said I just needed to accuse Pelagon of being dead, but that didn’t work. I was frustrated because I so desperately wanted Dryas to join my party. Eventually I managed to trigger it by meeting Myus. Or so I thought... now I guess Myus had nothing to do with it, but my point was that triggering the murder is a little more complicated that it seems. It looks like you need to resolve the kidnapping and plague, take Stentor his net and discuss Pelagon’s death, meet Halos, and accuse Pelagon of being dead, but I wonder how I had missed any of those back in the day.