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  23:43:49  20 March 2007
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Jericho
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Can't get to bar, can't get to lab

Right now I'm at the garbage, and I've helped the loners in there repel about two waves of bandits so far, but I'm not sure where to go from here. For my quest, I need to go to the Agroprom Research Institute (I'm guessing that's what they call the lab). However, the way over there is still heavily guarded by bandits (about 8 of them), so getting through seems impossible.

Then I figured I'd stop by first at the Bar to sell some stuff and buy some gear. But when I reach the Duty checkpoint, they won't let me through! Will they only let me through when I completed the Lab quest?

My main question is: How do I get to the lab?

I have one more question though: Is it possible to speed up the game or something? I'm finding it less enjoyable the game while it's nighttime than in daylight. I don't suppose there's a button that lets you sleep or something?

Thanks in advance.
  23:52:23  20 March 2007
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wbcmwhoisthis
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Can't get to bar, can't get to lab

Right now I'm at the garbage, and I've helped the loners in there repel about two waves of bandits so far, but I'm not sure where to go from here. For my quest, I need to go to the Agroprom Research Institute (I'm guessing that's what they call the lab). However, the way over there is still heavily guarded by bandits (about 8 of them), so getting through seems impossible.

Then I figured I'd stop by first at the Bar to sell some stuff and buy some gear. But when I reach the Duty checkpoint, they won't let me through! Will they only let me through when I completed the Lab quest?

My main question is: How do I get to the lab?

I have one more question though: Is it possible to speed up the game or something? I'm finding it less enjoyable the game while it's nighttime than in daylight. I don't suppose there's a button that lets you sleep or something?

Thanks in advance.
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a) I dont remember exactly, but I had the same problem that duty wont let me through. You have to complete one of the missions You have (there shouldnt be so many) and then u can go to the duty and say that u have busines with the bartender and then they let u through.

So You just have to kill the 8 bandidts or find another way... I dont remembere how I did it, but compared to the later missions it was rather easy...


b) No. You cant sleep or advance time!
  23:59:45  20 March 2007
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Jericho
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Hmm ok, sounds fair enough. I guess the game is just designed for you to use your brains a little
Of course, that's assuming I'm not dealing with some sort of bug lol.

Speaking of bugs, there's one thing that *really* annoys me.

Everytime it rains, it seems, I get this graphical glitch all over my screen. Not sure how to describe. The best way to call it, I guess, is lightning all over the screen, being... twitchy. Next time it rains in-game I'll make a screenshot and post it, though I hope this description rings a bell.

If so, do you have any idea how to fix it?
  00:03:40  21 March 2007
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wbcmwhoisthis
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wbcmwhoisthis
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Yes I hat that glitch also. I installed the newest nvidia driver and played with some of the settings. I dont know what exactly solved the problem, but now it works fine in medium settings WITHOUT dynamic lighting.
So I would suggest: 1st install newest driver, if the problem is still there, deactivate lighting or try different things in video settings.
If nothing helps, search the forums, I've seen several threads regarding that bug, but I unfortunately cant point one out to You now...
  00:17:26  21 March 2007
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Jericho
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Thanks for the reply.

Well I checked to see if I still had the latest nvidia drivers, and I did. So the only thing left to do, I guess, is fiddle around with the graphics settings. I'd really hate to have to disable dynamic lighting, though; That's one of the key points of the game

As for getting to the lab: I did it
You know how? By simply sneaking around them all lol. The game really surprises me with some of its simple solutions sometimes, but I felt really good about having gotten around that obstacle without brute force.

Btw, another thing that's been bothering me is the quick save function. Quick save, from what I know, is assigned to F6. But when I try to load a quicksave game, I can't! I can only load "real" savegames that I saved through the menu. Is there any way around this? Has anyone else encountered this?

Thanks again!
  00:22:09  21 March 2007
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wbcmwhoisthis
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Glad u made it through...

Yes the lighting is pretty, but I had to disable it on my 6600gt for performance reasons so this solution was fine by me... I think You might just have to wait for the patch, it should come soon and the glitch along with the green sky bug seems to be quite common...

Regarding Your savegame problem: I dont really understand the problem. In my case I can save with F6 and load the las save with F7. Also there should be a savegame called "YOURWINDOWSUSERNAME_quicksave" in the load menu along with all the "normal" savegames.


EDIT: I just found this on another thread:

"To Speed time up - Num pad - *
To Slow time down - Num pad - /

doesn't work in inv screen - but you can activate it then goto inv to watch the clock speed up.

Found by accident by a friend of mine in the states."

So it might be possible after all. Didnt try it though...


EDIT2: Look in here for Your save prolem:

https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=4070&sec_id=1#60912
 
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