Buried in Time Walkthrough

23 July 1995

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Location Abbreviations

BH: Blackwood Home		  2
FL: Farnstein Lab		  1
CI: Chichen Itza		  3
CG: Chateau Gaillard		  3
DVS: Da Vinci Studios		  3
MS: Missile Silo		  2
KH: Krynn Habitat		  2

Direction Abbreviations

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Time Zone Interdependencies

Start -----> BH ------> FL #1

   Cheese        Water
BH ------> FL #2 -----> CI (Rain) ---------------->+
    Girl                                           |
    Copper       Hammer      Rope                  |
CI ---------> CG ------> DVS ----> CI (Wealth) --->+
   Medallion   |          |                        |
               |          | Preserved              |
               |          +----------------------->+
               |              Heart                |
               | Arrow                             |
               +------> CI (War) ----------------->+
+---> CI (Dead) ---> BH ---> MS ---> KH ---> Endgame

Blackwood Home (BH)

See shelf figure to enable Jump Menu
Watch Environ unit (Interactive News Network) to get codes for Cheese Girl (625-94-978) and Translator biochip (689-22-378)
Use kitchen replicator unit to get Cheese Girl and Translator biochip

Farnstein Lab (FL)

Requires Cheese Girl from BH

Put Cheese Girl on right-hand side of space station
From Hydroponics hatch, LDFFFFF to Capacitance Array hatch (open)
Get Metal Bar if desired
Engineering Hatch
Zoom in on Atmosphere Controls panel
Pressurize Capacitance Array location (blue circle at upper right)
Zoom out
Open Docking Bay hatch
RAX ION at far left
Center tiremark
Yellow/black floor rectangle
Open Scanner Room hatch
F through hatch
At Arthur's prompt, F to move into room
Say Yes to intrusive scan
Say Yes to Biochip download
Zoom in on manual override panel
Enter code: 32770
Click on handle
Click on green hatch
Nexus puzzle (exchange red & green lights):

Solution: 3,5,6,4,2,1,3,5,7,6,4,2,3,5,4 (Cf. Locusts puzzle in Jewels of the Oracle)

Second Visit (replenish Cheese Girl from BH):

From Hydroponics hatch, RDF into Atmosphere Mining lift
Open Atmosphere Mining hatch (audio override code)
Get Explosive Charge
Click green (ENABLED) light
RRD & open hatch
Press up button on lift
Zoom in
Click left text: RUN MINING CYCLE
Zoom in
Click right text: RUN O2 EXTRACTION
Zoom out
Press up button on lift
Press green (ENABLED) button
RRD & open hatch
Zoom in
Click on leftmost orange circle (Biomass Processing)
Click orange circle to Pressurize
Zoom out
Open Biomass Processing hatch
Zoom in
Set frequency on black dial to 11 kHz
Press green bar for POSITIVE REPONSE
Zoom out
Click green sphere
Mission complete
LFDF, open hatch
LF, open Atmosphere Mining hatch
Get empty water canister
Click green (ENABLED) button
RRD, open hatch
Press down button on lift
Zoom in
Attach water canister to blue spigot
Turn circular yellow valve
Remove water canister
Zoom out

Chichen Itza (CI) Part 1

Requires Translator Biochip from BH

Set Calendar to 3 Tree (God of Fire) -- up arrow once on smaller circle
Put Ceramic Bowl on Choc Nool statue
Copper Medallion is from second skeleton in cavern
Jump to Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard (CG)

Requires Copper Medallion from CI

Get Bloody Arrow from dead guard
Exit tower one floor down (LU at first stop)
Get Grappling Hook from garderobe to the right of tower
Return to straight battlement, proceed to end
Turn left, wait for explosion, then go down
Go right to smithy, get Hammer next to doorway
Turn Copper Medallion into Copper Key (mold under brick, move large handle by hood to increase heat)
Get evidence at moat
Go through moat
Use Grappling Hook on central tower window
Press hatch release at right-hand side of tapestry in King's bedroom
If desired, visit King's study for Burned Letter in fireplace & Roger de Lascz's journal next to throne
Go to cellar
Go to storage chest on left
Use Copper Key on chest
In cellar, RRRFRD & use Evidence chip
Get evidence [Richard I's sword]
Mission complete
URFDR & get Gold Coins

Da Vinci Studios (DVS)

Requires Hammer from CG

Get evidence on left-hand studio floor
Get Balcony Key from door
Go out on balcony to get more evidence
Elevator operation:

Get coil of rope
Get Drive Assembly
Put into dark platform: Pick up Siege cycle
Using cross-shaped knob underneath, turn crossbow to face tower
Aim crossbow at central tower window, fire using center vertical lever
Put Seige Cycle on ropes
Open tower door with Balcony Key
Locate Lens Filter with Evidence chip
Get Lens Filter
Use Lens Filter on Codex Atlanticus
Mission complete
Get Preserved Heart from cabinet on left


                                 locked door
          Table Saw                   |
              o  Drive                o------------o
              |  Assembly             |            |
              |                       |            |
              o-----o               do|or          |
                    |                 |            |
                    |                 |            | Coil of Rope
                    o-----------------o easels     o---------------o locked door
                    |                 |            |
                    |                 |            |
Diagram o-----o-----o               do|or          |
        |           |                 |            |
        |           |                 |            |
  o-----o           o                 o------------o
  |     |           |                 |
  |     |           |                 |
  |     o   Diagram o Wooden Pegs     o
  |  Ladder  Wood platform (dark)  Bottom of
  |             Wheel Assembly     Elevator

         o-----o               AAA
         |     |                |
Crossbow |     |                |
         |     o          o-----o
         o    / \ cannon /      |
             |    ---o--        |
             |       | bolo     o push board
             |       |          |
             o gun   |          |
                     |          |

Chichen Itza (CI) Part 2

Set Calendar to 3 Tree (God of Fire) -- up arrow once on smaller circle
Put Ceramic Bowl on Choc Nool statue

God of War:
Get Bloody Arrow from CG
Get Skull from Cavern from base of cavern entrance
Enter God of War cave using Bloody Arrow
Get Skull from Entry from floor
Put Skull from Entry into right-hand serpent to stop first spear set
Click on left-hand serpent head in cave entry
Wait for Navigation arrows to blink
Now have entered Spear Room with one skull in inventory
Move forward to next set of serpents (midpoint)
Put Skull from Cavern into left-hand serpent to stop second spear set
Move forward and get Skull from Spear Room on left (above skeleton)
Return to midpoint
Remove Skull from Cavern from left-hand serpent (spears restart)
Put Skull from Cavern into right-hand serpent to open door back to entry
Return to entry and put Skull from Spear Room into left-hand serpent to open back door
Return to midpoint
Move skull from right-hand to left-hand serpent to stop second set of spears
Note: all doors now accessible
Get Obsidian Block

God of Rain:
Get Water Canister (full) from FL (offering)
Cross bridge and come back to activate swinging
Timing: hit KP5 (F) at center of swing
Get Limestone Block
Jump to CI to avoid recrossing swinging bridge

God of Wealth:
Get Gold Coins from CG (offering)
Get Coil of Rope from DVS
Lower entrance can be seen from gold room platform; use rope on right-hand serpent
Get Jade Block

The Dead Land:
Get Preserved Heart from DVS
Get evidence at entrance

Use Evidence chip on pool of blood in altar
Put Preserved Heart into pool of blood
Click on Mayan puzzle box
Using Translate biochip, solve Mayan puzzle box (The Breath of Itzamna)
Mission complete
Get Environ Cartridge
Recall to BH
Put Environ Cartridge into Environ unit and watch it (10 minutes)

Chichen Itza Cavern:

               The Dead Land
God of Wealth  o-----+
  God of Rain  o-----+-----o  God of War

Missile Silo (MS)

Plasma Tools
     o INN viewport    o Generator Core
     |                 |
     |                 | Generator
     o--------o--------o Burned-Out Core
         Matter \      |
    Transmitter   -----o suit-holder
Michelle's password: GRAVBALL
Replace Burned-Out Core with (fresh) Generator Core
From Plasma Tools, Transport Code is 6572-5519-0235 (diplomatic orbital link)
From INN: Symbiotry Technology Discussions | Translator commercial | Ambassador Icarus story | S.P.B. story | Ministry story | Appeal for Dismantling | Krynn, Alien Prefix is 272
Use these two codes in matter transmitter

Krynn Habitat (KH)

Requires Explosive Charge from FL
Program <======o---------o---------o Artifact storage
Hangs        T |
             W |
             I |
             S |
             T |       trap
 inorganic o------------o----------o inorganic
Entering tunnel to artifact storage room:
At Junction,

Artifact storage:

                   Interactive Sculpture

Codex Atlanticus                           Richard I's sword
Mayan Puzzle Box                           Cheese Girl (NA)

                     Environ Cartridge
Use Explosive Charge to release Richard I's sword
Use Richard I's sword to release and obtain other items (except Cheese Girl)

Returning to transporter room:

Congratulations screens
Shortest-Route Score: 13600/15000 (less research)
Program terminates with BIT816 error

Inventory List

Balcony Key
Biochip (AI) - Arthur
Biochip - Blank
Biochip - Cloak
Biochip - Evidence
Biochip - Files
Biochip - Interface
Biochip - Jump
Biochip - Translate
Bloody Arrow
Burned Letter *
Burned-Out Core
Ceramic Bowl
Cheese Girl
Codex Atlanticus
Coil of Rope
Copper Key
Copper Medallion
Drive Assembly
Environ Cartridge
Explosive Charge
Generator Core
Geno Andrews Single *
Gold Coins
Grappling Hook
Interactive Sculpture
Jade Block
Lens Filter
Limestone Block
Mayan Puzzle Box
Metal Bar *
Obsidian Block
Preserved Heart
Remote Control *
Richard I's sword
Skull from Entry
Skull from Cavern
Skull from Spear Room
Water Canister (full)
Wheel Assembly
Wooden Pegs

*: unused


Critical Evidence 4/4 x 1000		 4000
Supporting Evidence 7/7 x 500		 3500
Puzzles Solved 20/20 x 200		 4000
Research Bonus 15/15 x 100		 1500
Completion Bonus			 2000
Hints 0 @ -50 ea.			    0

Total					15000


Program uses middleware -- mouse not responsive, frequent partial screen repaints

Program hangs in Krynn Habitat

Endgame terminates with BIT816 error

Frequent infinite HD access loops (hard reboot required)

Cannot configure to skip introduction

Sometimes have mouse trails (multiple images) when dragging inventory item

Starring Richard Dreyfuss as Arthur
Starring Charlton Heston as Richard Farnstein

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