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J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #194182] Sun, 17 August 2008 01:09 Go to next message
Hicks
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After a long time away, i'm playing JA2 UB again. Lost all my savegames in a hard disk wipeout!

Anyway, i'm at J13 and in the tin hut. Theres a switch which i assume allows the Door to open - otherwise I could not open the Door.

After a bit of mopping up the alarm goes off and no one is near enough to get to the fan.

My question is - Is the alarm set to go off at a certain time of Day and i was just there at the right time , or is it set to go off a number of moves after you arrive?

Last time i played i remember having to clear the area and use a LAW to stop the fan . Of course i would prefer a quieter way!
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #194239] Sun, 17 August 2008 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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pretty sure it's early morning , there are posts about it somewhere , just have to look I'm afraid !


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #194496] Wed, 20 August 2008 14:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hexarar

 
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My bet goes to that it goes off after a few turns after you have engaged combat. Last time I actually made a bit of experimenting, it seemed like it had to do with the # of enemies killed in J13. Don't know for sure and my windows is down (can't find the installation cd either), so can't check.

A list so everyone could see my miserable state, sorry for the offtopic:

1. My computer's (well, technically it's my father's) hard disk died somehow. When starting, and it starts opening GRUB (OS loader) it suddenly gives 'Error 17'. Yeah, f*** you too.

2. Since I was the last one to see him (HD) alive, I got the blame.

3. While I was seeking a political asylum from my sister's place, my dad fixed the problem by re-installing Linux.

4. Can't find the Windows installation CD and daddy won't tell me the root password for linux so I could force the neighborhood nerd to install JA2 for linux. So, no Jagged Alliance for me, till I get the money scraped up to buy my own computer. [/offtopic] Pardon my inglese.
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #195932] Fri, 05 September 2008 11:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mvuong
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I blew up the fan and i finished off all the enemies in the sector, but now the fan is on and i cant go through it anymore. Is this a glitch or am i just stupid and missing something here?
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #195933] Fri, 05 September 2008 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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You are supposed to go through the fan when stopped for maintainance , if you blow it up , you alert the next sector guards , I've never managed to go through quietly , so go in guns blazing !
But if fan blown up and still working , hmmm , try reloading an earlier save .


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #196499] Wed, 17 September 2008 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hexarar

 
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You... blew up the fan? AND it's still working? I would try blowing it up again. I recommend a LAW from a short distance. IIRC, there's a plenty of them in the sector.
Other than that, lockie is a wise man with good advice. Listen to him.
Pardon my inglese.
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #201193] Sat, 08 November 2008 01:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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It's a glitch for sure. In the matrix. You should've taken the blue pill, lockie, there was a good chance it was viagra.

Smile


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #201211] Sat, 08 November 2008 11:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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You should've taken the blue pill, lockie, there was a good chance it was viagra.


Smile ,not quite at that stage yet !


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241095] Mon, 04 January 2010 04:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
canti

 
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So not to be a pain and rehash a dead topic but.......I am playing UB for the first time and would also like to enter the tunnels without blowing up the fan. I have cleared the area and have been trying to find the right time by running the clock and then checking the area but that is taking forever. So if anyone has any new info it would be much appreciated. Thanks
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241111] Mon, 04 January 2010 10:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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IIRC it's around 4am ish , might be 8am ish also , been a while since I played it .


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241155] Mon, 04 January 2010 17:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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canti
So not to be a pain and rehash a dead topic but.......I am playing UB for the first time and would also like to enter the tunnels without blowing up the fan. I have cleared the area and have been trying to find the right time by running the clock and then checking the area but that is taking forever. So if anyone has any new info it would be much appreciated. Thanks


i was always under the impression that the fan only stops once, this is during your combat on the map, and either you manage to run (sneak) through it in the few turns that it remains inactive or you have to blow it up. Never thought it'll stop a second time, but maybe it does. Anybody know (beyond mere guessing) ?
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241222] Tue, 05 January 2010 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
herb

 
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why you don't want to blow the fan?
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241231] Tue, 05 January 2010 10:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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If you are playing a stealth game , blowing the fan alarms the guards , else , all guns blazing .


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241236] Tue, 05 January 2010 11:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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it stopps several times but only for a short period - as i entered that sector guns-a-blazing then the guards were all gone to the fishes when i blew up the fan
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241240] Tue, 05 January 2010 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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as i entered that sector guns-a-blazing then the guards were all gone to the fishes when i blew up the fan


It alerts the guards in the NEXT sector . :whistle:


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241241] Tue, 05 January 2010 11:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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and that means?

they were reunited with their comrades anyway :diabolical:
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241245] Tue, 05 January 2010 11:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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and that means?

s....t...e....a....l...t...h... game


Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #241249] Tue, 05 January 2010 12:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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a stealth game :gaga: with backpipes used in a silent approach :placard:
Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #265693] Tue, 26 October 2010 16:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ironhair

 
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It stopped at 2:59 at night after I killed half (approx) the enemies in the map.

Been trying to time the map ever since, ever hour on the hour, but havent managed to get it stopped at 3am :@

If someone could confirm that it DOES stop multiple times, that would be great.
Having 4 stealth guys in my squad makes me want to go in the silent way.

Igor/Thor/Manuel/IronHair... and I'm stealthy throwing Very Happy

Re: J13 Power Plant - Timing of the Fan Alarm[message #296000] Fri, 30 December 2011 20:56 Go to previous message
omarjuvera

 
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My personal experience was that after killing an ?? # of enemies, the alarm goes off and the fan shuts down.

I experimented this, with the help of my multiple saves.
*Tested and works.
*It helped me plan in advance, by placing my mercs/squadron by the building that's fight on front of the fan, and activating the alarm by killing the 2 ladies sniping form the window -I saved those 2 enemies for last in purpose, knowing I needed to kill 2 more to activate the alarm.
*I sent a second squadron to finish the job, by killing the remaining enemies at the plant Wink

BTW, If you ignore the enemies in the buildings on the left-side, and only focus on the buildings that are closest to the fan, you will be able to make it stealthy-style inside the underground levels.
Again, I recommend to save often. I personally create/overwrite a "new" save after killing each enemy, so that you know when you killed amount of enemies that triggers the alarm.

PS. I still need to figure out the # of enemies that triggers the alarm. Perhaps a random number?

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