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Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:36 PM
Each of the US cities have three mini-scenes which need to be opened. This is accomplished by completing a quest to find something in one city, and then using what was found to open a mini scene in another city.

Due to a very serious programming bug, if a player finds the object needed to open a mini scene, but exits out of their game before using it, that object disappears and is no longer available the next time the game is played. This means that the mini scene can never be opened.

However, the game thinks that the object is still in the player's possession and consequently every time that city is visited, the game expects the player to unlock the mini-scene and find listed hidden objects there.

Depending on how the quests are formatted, it is sometimes possible to go find the missing object again. In other instances, most notably Margaret's Gloves, once those gloves are lost, there's nothing to be done except start over.

In this guide, I will list the cities and the quests that open each mini-scene to hopefully help people avoid making fatal errors.

 
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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:37 PM
General Information

Cities are listed in the order they appear on the scroll bar at the bottom of the map.

The order in which mini-scenes can be opened will vary from player to player, depending on what order they have completed other quests.

Some mini-scenes can only be opened during special events.

Opening a mini-scene consists of two steps:
1) finding the tool
2) using the tool

Sometimes these two steps will appear in the same quest. (For an example, please see 1) Opening the trunk of the blue car in the Junkyard.)

Other times there will be a separate quest for each step. (For an example, please see 3) Opening the van in the Junkyard.)

It's important to READ THE QUESTS AND READ ANYTHING THAT THE CHARACTER SAYS at the hidden object scene. Sometimes the wording of a quest doesn't indicate that it's the first part of opening a mini -scene.

Again, using the van in the junkyard as an example, the quest just tells you to go to the Red Mines. Once there, James comes up with the idea to use a rock to smash a window. If you click through his dialogue, you might not notice that you've received a rock and that you must immediately return to the junkyard to use it.

Another important thing to remember is: YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH STEPS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION.

So before you begin to open a mini-scene, make sure that you have enough energy to visit the city where the tool is located and enough energy to visit the city where the tool will be used to unlock the mini-scene.

Make sure that both cities are unlocked.

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:38 PM
Opening the Red Mine mini-scenes

All of the quests are called 'The Missing Miner'

1) Opening the tent

You will receive a quest from Aylen quests telling you to retrieve Chayton's knife from Amy Ellen at the Doll Emporium (Play South Dakota).

You will receive a quest from James Anderson telling you to return Chayton's knife (Play Red Mines and use knife to open tent)

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.

2) Opening the mine shaft

You will receive a quest from Jillian telling you to find a light bulb at the Missouri junkyard.

You will receive another quest from Jillian telling you to install the light bulb in the mine shaft at the Red Mine.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.

3) Opening the mine cart

Before you can cut the chains around the mine cart, you must unlock Captain Matthew's house (see Opening Captain Matthew's (Bridgeport, Connecticut) mini-scenes for instructions)

After you have unlocked Captain Matthew's house and received the bolt cutters, you will receive a quest from James Anderson telling you to cut the chains around the mine cart (Red Mines). Drag the bolt cutters to the cart and position the tip of your curser on the padlock.

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:39 PM
Opening the Doll Store, South Dakota mini-scenes

All the quests are part of a series called 'Setting Up the Doll Shop'

1) Opening the workshop room

You will receive a quest from Amy Ellen.

The first part of the quest tells you to go to the Junkyard to find a door handle. The second part of the quest tells you to use the handle on the workshop door.

Before you do anything else, check your quest queue to see if you had a quest to find Margaret's Gloves. If this quest was in your queue, you now have those gloves. Accept your reward and GO IMMEDIATELY TO AUNT MARGARET'S HOUSE IN ATLANTA to open the photo album. DO NOT EXIT YOUR GAME UNTIL YOU DO THIS.


2) Opening the display cabinet

You will receive a quest from Amy Ellen.

The first part of the quest tells you to find a cloth in the Hotel (Play Hotel in Akron. I had to play 3 times before cloth dropped while playing fast shopper mode)

The second part of the quest tells you to unlock the display cabinet (use cloth to dust it off)

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


3) Opening the dollhouse

You will receive a quest from Charlie Tin. It will tell you to find a magnifying glass in the bar in Chicago.

You will receive another quest from Amy Ellen. It will tell you to unlock the dollhouse (Drag the magnifying glass onto the lock)

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.



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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:41 PM
Opening the Junkyard mini-scenes

1) Opening the trunk of the blue car

You will receive a quest from Harald Niklaas called 'The Junkyard 6 of 14'.

The first part of the quest will tell you to go borrow car cleaning materials from Captain Matthew (play Bridgeport, Connecticut).

The second part of the quest will tell you to clean the mud of the blue car in the junkyard.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.

Completion of this quest triggers a quest from Grace Anderson, who tells you to go visit the junkyard. During this visit, Grace wonders how to move the skunk off the trunk of the green car and suggests talking to an animal expert.

2) Opening the trunk of the green car

You will receive a quest from Akiko called 'The Junkyard 8 of 14'.

This quest tells you to go scavenge for a rotten vegetable at the Akron Hotel. You will receive a carrot.

You should then receive a quest from James Anderson called 'The Junkyard 9 of 14'. James will tell you to feed the rotten carrot to the skunk in the junkyard.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.

3) Opening the van

You will receive a quest from James called 'The Junkyard 13 of 14' sending you to the Red Mine where you will find a rock.

Next you will receive a quest from James called 'The Junkyard 14 of 14' telling you to use the rock to smash the window of the van.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.



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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:42 PM
Opening the Hotel mini-scenes

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:43 PM
Opening the Bar mini-scenes

All the quests are called 'Love Problems'.

1) Opening the poker table

You will receive a quest from Pierre. Do not play this quest until you have 10,000 coins to give away.

Part one of the quest tells you to find the poker chips (play Carnival in Kansas).

Part two tells you to give 10,000 coins.

Part three tells you to bring the poker chips to the poker table.

YOU MUST PLAY ALL PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


2) Opening Pierre's drawer

You will receive a quest from Pierre telling you to find Pierre's drawer key (Play Captain Matthew's, Bridgeport).

You will receive another quest from Pierre telling you to unlock Pierre's drawer.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.

3) Opening the pay phone

You will receive a quest from Pierre.

Part one of the quest tells you to find the phone card (Play junk yard)

Part two of the quest tells you to use the card on Pierre's pay phone.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:44 PM
Opening the Carnival mini-scenes

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:45 PM
Opening Captain Matthew's (Bridgeport, Connecticut) mini-scenes


1) Opening Captain Matthew's tackle box

You will receive a quest from Edwin Crawford called 'Fishing Trip Fiasco 3 of 13'.

The first part of the quest tells you to find a paper clip (play the Hotel in Ohio).

The second part of the quest tells you to Unlock Captain Matthew's tackle box.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


2) Removing the Tarp from Captain Matthew's Boat

You will receive a quest from Edwin Crawford called 'Fishing Trip Fiasco 4 of 13'.

The first part of the quest tells you to find a cutter (play Doll House in South Dakota).

The second part of the quest tells you to remove the tarp.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


3) Opening Captain Matthew's House

Before you start the first quest, make sure you have enough energy to visit Chicago, Bridgeport, and the Red Mines in the same playing session.

You will receive a quest from Captain Matthew telling you to try to find Captain Matthew's house keys at the Chill Out Bar, Chicago. (Play Chicago)

You will receive a quest from Captain Matthew. The first part tells you to unlock Captain Matthew's House (Play Bridgeport). The second part tells you to take the bolt cutter from Captain Matthew's House.


YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS. YOU ALSO MUST GO TO THE MINES AND CUT THE CHAINS AROUND THE MINE CART BEFORE YOU EXIT THE GAME




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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:47 PM
Opening Dolores' Barn mini-scenes

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[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:49 PM
Opening Candy Shop mini-scenes

All of the quests are called 'The Candy Shop'

1) Opening the gumball machine

You will receive a quest from Grace Anderson.

The first part of the quest tells you to find a quarter. (Play Red Mine).

The second part of the quest tells you to buy a gumball from the gumball machine.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.

2) Opening the cash register

You will receive a quest from Jillian. She will tell you to find some oil for the cash register (Play the Junkyard).

You will next receive a quest from Grace Anderson. She will tell you to oil the cash register.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.


3) Opening the glass cabinet


You will receive a quest from Grave Anderson.

The first part of the quest tells you to find a hammer (Play Captain Matthew's, Bridgeport).

The second part of the quest tells you to break open the glass cabinet.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:50 PM
Opening the Hunting Lodge mini-scenes

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[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:51 PM
Opening Guo Antiques mini-scenes

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:53 PM
Opening Portland, Oregon mini-scenes

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:54 PM
Opening Boat Builders mini-scenes

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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 8:58 PM
Opening the Toy Shop (St Paul, Minnesota) mini-scenes

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[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 9:08 PM
Opening the Secret Library mini-scenes

All the quests are part of a series of quests called Rare Books Library


1) Opening the chest

You will receive a quest from Adalia.

The first part of the quest will tell you to find the Chest Key (Play the Carnival, Kansas).

The second part of the quest will tell you to unlock the chest.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


2) Cleaning the Window

You will receive a quest from Adalia

The first part of the quest tells you to find a window cleaner (Play Oldstein Bank)

The second part of the quest tells you to clean the window.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


3) Unlocking the Door

You will receive a quest from Martin.

The first part of the quest tells you to find a library card (Play Botanica Al Fresco).

The second part of the quest tells you to unlock the entrance to the Secret Librabry.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.





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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 9:10 PM
Opening Pensacola, Florida mini-scenes

All the quests are part of the series of quests called 'Setting up the Airplane'

(For information on finding all the plane parts, see Plane, AES Door, World Cities, Blue Prints & Mini Scenes--- GUIDE at http://forums.bigfishgames.com/posts/list/344199.page


1) Opening the airplane interior

You will receive a quest from Engineer Edwin.

The first part of the quest tells you to go to the Hunting Lodge to find a ladder. The second part of the quest tells you to unlock the airplane interior (drag ladder to side of plane) (The third part of the quest tells you to find plane part in silhouette mode.)

YOU MUST PLAY ALL PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


2) Opening the engine

You will receive a quest from Engineer Edwin.

The first part will tell you to visit the hangar in Pensacola. The second part will tell you to unlock the engine. The third part will tell you to go to Captain Matthew's Yacht to find the plane piece.

You can't do this quest until you do two quests from Jillian.

Jillian's first quest should be directly under the quest from Edwin. She will ask you to play Aylen's mini game 14 and Crawford Fisheries mini game 16.

After completing this quest, Jillian will then tell you to find the Crane Controller in the Candy Shop.

After you play the Candy Shop and receive the Crane Controller, you must IMMEDIATELY go and play the quest from Engineer Edwin IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.


3) Opening the pinboard

You will receive a quest from Engineer Edwin.

The first part of the quest will tell you to find a map in the Boat Builders. The second part of the quest will tell you to unlock the pinboard (drag map to pinboard). (The third part of the quest will tell you to find the airplane part in fast shopper mode.)

YOU MUST PLAY ALL PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 9:12 PM
Opening Margaret's House (Atlanta, Georgia) mini-scenes

All the quests are part of the series called 'Old Friends, Old Memories'

BEFORE YOU START THESE QUEST MAKE SURE THAT AUNT MARGARET'S HOUSE, ATLANTA, IS UNLOCKED

1) Opening the old photo album.

You will receive a quest from Aunt Margaret telling you to get protective gloves (visit the Doll Shop, South Dakota)

You will receive another quest from Aunt Margaret telling you to unlock the old photo album.

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH QUESTS IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME BETWEEN QUESTS.


2) Opening the 'dusty table' (Looks like a desk to me)

You will receive a quest from Aunt Margaret.

The first part of the quest will tell you to find a feather duster (Play the Hotel in Akron).

The second part of the quest will tell you to unlock the dusty table (Drag the feather duster to the desk on the left hand side of the scene).

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


3) Opening the bookshelf


You will receive a quest from Aunt Margaret.

The first part of the quest will tell you to find the key to the bookshelf (Play the Bar in Chicago)

The second part of the quest will tell you to unlock the bookshelf

YOU MUST PLAY BOTH PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.



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Re:Guide to Opening Mini-Scenes

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Oct 2, 15 9:13 PM
Opening Charleston, West Virginia mini-scenes

All the quests are called 'Safety First'


1) Opening the pole

You will receive a quest from Akiko.

Part one of the quest tells you to find some dog food (Play Bar in Chicago)

Part two of the quest tells you to unlock the pole in the firehouse (drag dog food to puppy)

YOU MUST PLAY ALL PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


2) Opening the locker

You will receive a quest from Mike.

Part one of the quest tells you to find the Locker Combination (play Carnival in Kansas)

Part two of the quest tells you to unlock the locker

YOU MUST PLAY ALL PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.



3) Opening the fire truck door

You will receive a quest from Mike

Part one of the quest tells you to find a welding torch (Play Oldstein Bank)

Part two of the quest tells you to unlock the fire truck door

YOU MUST PLAY ALL PARTS OF THE QUEST IN THE SAME PLAYING SESSION. DO NOT EXIT THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE QUEST.


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