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Cafe5to2 Waitress
 Post subject: Anyone else draw your escape routes using the phone map???
     
         
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Missing since: 18 Aug 2005
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Anyone else draw your escape routes using the phone map???

I was a little frustrated the first couple of times in Nightmare, but when I got to

[spoiler]Midwich Highshool[/spoiler]

It occured to me that the drawing feature actually had a practical use... so as I got to a ceratain point I would goto full screen map, and draw my path (which was a purlple line)

I felt that this was a feature that could have been used much more in the game...

Nonetheless... amazing game!!!

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 20 Nov 2009
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I was too busy being raped by female Raw Shocks.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Heh, same here but they seemed to leave me alone when I was in the Full Screen map mode...

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Missing since: 27 Jul 2009
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It actually draws itself for you sometimes, I know it does it during Alchemilla Hospital.


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Missing since: 23 Apr 2006
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I tried to do this a little bit, but mostly I just looked for the end point and tried to aim myself in that general direction.


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Missing since: 10 Jun 2006
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I really liked being able to write my own notes on the map.

If they ever do a Silent Hill in the "old style" I would appreciate this feature to be intact, rather than writing down whatever the character writes down automatically.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 04 Nov 2009
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My GPS showed my escape route automatically during the chase sequences (in transparent purple), but I think I might have done something to turn it on. Anything I drew showed up in black. It was really helpful to have my route to refer to during my first couple of play throughs because it showed me when I was running in circles. I just wish they had allowed you to run with the GPS out for real-time navigation!


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Uh.... guys, correct me if I'm wrong, but the PURPLE line that GPS draws is not the way out.... its the path you currently traveled!

That's why I said when a Nightmare began, the map was empty, and I would run, but once I got to a far enough point (and felt safe enough) I would go to full map screen and see my progress in PURPLE! I would THEN draw my progress of that line in black.... WHY?

Becasue if you die your purple progress line is gone, but your Black line stays! This way I don't get lost by following the black line i drew the nest time when I have start at the beginning of the Nightmare...

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 04 Nov 2009
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Now I see what you meant, but why mark the GPS at all if you know where you're going? You can't have it out to look at unless you're walking, in which case you probably aren't going to make it to where you're trying to go. Since you show up as the little blue arrow regardless, I didn't bother... I just checked my purple line periodically (especially when going in and out of buildings) to make sure I wasn't getting turned around...


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Historical Society Historian
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Missing since: 22 Jun 2009
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saevitia wrote:
I tried to do this a little bit, but mostly I just looked for the end point and tried to aim myself in that general direction.


I did this on a couple of occasions myself. The school scene, in particular, was a chase scene I had to do over a couple times. When it came to the scene after going to Lisa's apartment... I got into so many aimless circles that it wasn't even funny after a while. :roll:

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Missing since: 05 Dec 2009
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I didn't even know you could draw on the map. IDK, it's not that hard to navigate the nightmare scenes anyhow.

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There's no point. Unless you know where the gaping pits and such are, the map won't do you much good, and you have little time to stop and look at the damn thing. I just ran like a guy with a stolen television booking it from the cops.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 29 May 2009
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^It does have a point once you realize you have only been running in circles. The map was pretty useful, at least for me.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 05 Jan 2008
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You guys actually used the map? I just hauled ass and threw those motherfuckers off me at every turn. Worked out well.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 04 Mar 2009
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I didn't really use the map my first time through.

Everywhere you read, you hear people complaining about getting lost and running in circles. I can honestly say I never ran in any circles or got lost more than twice. I guess I have a relatively good sense of direction?

As long as you don't make silly mistakes, it's pretty easy. If there's a hallway that goes back the way you just came - chances are, it'll lead you back the way you just came.

I also found that running straight tended to lead nowhere. 'Cause you'd eventually get into a long-winded hallway or tunnel that would shoot you back to the beginning.

But as for the GPS - on my first playthrough, no, I didn't use it. Ever. But for some reason, I'm really sucking on my second playthrough. So yeah, it's getting used now.


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Historical Society Historian
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Missing since: 22 Jun 2009
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I didn't use it until I got to the Highschool chase sequence. I got myself lost there a little bit, twisted up.

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Missing since: 03 Jan 2005
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This was basically my method: when the icy world came and I was given a new waypoint, I'd look at the map for a minute to make sure I knew the direction to go and to get a decent idea of the turns that could be made. Things didn't always work out perfectly once I had several enemies after me, of course- I'd make some crazy turns once in a while- but overall it went well, and whenever I had a moment free from enemies, I'd glance at the map again to see how on-track I was and adjust my direction of travel if needed.

The purple line is a pretty cool feature, although I don't really need it most of the time. I didn't even realize you could draw a black line, but I don't feel the need to start doing that.

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