CM Release 3

Once again, the Monkey site contains an updated release of CM that doesn’t handle all the bugs reported, but cherry-picks the ones that seem to be causing the most confusion to the greatest number of players, or that were extremely easy to fix.

Among other things, this includes improvements to the handling of the car; greater clarity in the “utilitarian-style” inventory listing about what is being carried in the backpack or worn at the moment; some debugging of issues with hard mode; and the addition of a number of objects that really ought to have been possible to generate.

Rot13’d change log for releases 2 and 3 after the break.

Eryrnfr 3:
Vzcebirf nccrnenapr bs npuvrirzrag naabhaprzragf (yvar oernxf, grkg fglyvat).
Frgf gur gvpxrg-gnxre cebabha jura lbh svefg frr uvz, fb TVIR GVPXRG GB UVZ qbrfa’g snvy.
Svkrf onq yvar oernxvat jura yvfgravat va gur cerfrapr bs gur cebgrfgref.
Svkrf n glcb va gur qrfpevcgvba bs gheavat gur pnaaba.
Svkrf n oht jurerol gur pnaaba jnf gnxrnoyr.
Svkrf ohttl grkg bhgchg jura chggvat gur shry va gur pne.
Svkrf n oht jurerol gheavat ba n pne gung jnfa’g cebcreyl shryrq be bvyrq tnir gur jebat vaqvpngvbaf nobhg vgf fgngr bs ernqvarff.
Svkrf n ohttl erfcbafr gb qevaxvat gur nyr jura gur one tnzr unq cerivbhfyl orra nobhg cebqhpvat n crn-fvmrq bowrpg.
Svkrf n oht jurerol vg’f cbffvoyr gb xvff oebpx qhevat nal pbairefngvba, rira vs ur’f abg va gur ebbz, vs hfvat gur pbeerpg pbzznaq sbezng; naq gb frr guvf cbffvovyvgl ol glcvat GBCVPF.
Svkrf n oht jurerol gur cyrkvtynf pnfr jnf cbegnoyr.
Svkrf n oht jurerol nantenzzvat gur npprag-syvccre naq gura gheavat vg onpx jnf fhssvpvrag gb pehfu gur cynlre haqre gur ohyx bs gur erperngrq bowrpg.
Svkrf n oht jurerol bayl gjb cv bowrpgf pbhyq or trarengrq gubhtu va gurbel gurer fubhyq unir orra zber.
Nqqf gur jbeqf onaqntr, enggyr, onfva, onvg, grn, evgr, tva, rvtug, jvtug, Ebff, gneg ubzbalz, cbg ubzbalz, nag, gna, gra, arg, rag.
Svkrf n frdhrapr oht jurerol tvivat gur zrpunavp gur bvy jura gur pne jnfa’g nebhaq jbhyq yrnq gb gur zrpunavp abgvbanyyl svkvat fbzrguvat gung jnfa’g gurer, juvyr pbafhzvat gur bvy creznaragyl. Nqqf fbzr qvnybthr sbe gur zrpunavp, nyybjvat uvz gb uvag n yvggyr zber pyrneyl nobhg gur pneq fgngr nf arprffnel.
Svkrf n oht jurerol gur wvtfnj jnf fhccbfrq gb or abvfl jura ghearq ba, ohg qhr gb n glcb va gur ehyrf, jnfa’g pbhagvat. Guvf znqr uneq zbqr fvtavsvpnagyl zber uneq.
Svkrf n oht jurerol gur zbqvsvrq anzrf bs bowrpgf va uneq zbqr jrer abg orvat erfcrpgrq.
Svkrf n oht jurerol Z-erzbivat Znex nsgre ur’q orra vqragvsvrq jnfa’g jbexvat cebcreyl orpnhfr gur tnzr fgvyy gubhtug bs uvf anzr nf “cngeba”.
Svkrf n oht jurerol univat gur oebxra pbzcbaragf va vairagbel zrffrf jvgu cnefvat bs gur ovt yrire ba gur jbex qnvf.
Erivfrf hgvyvgnevna vairagbel yvfgvat gb or pyrnere nobhg jung vf orvat jbea be pneevrq va gur onpxcnpx, naq jurgure gur onpxcnpx vf bcra be pybfrq.
Znxrf K ZR tvir vasbezngvba nobhg jung lbh’er jrnevat.
Vzcebirf gur erfcbafr gb gelvat gb tb abegu va Pehzoyvat Jnyy Snpr.

Eryrnfr 2:

Svkrf yrggre-genasbezngvba orunivbe fb gung gur arjyl pbafgehpgrq bowrpg jvyy unir vgf cebabhaf frg cebcreyl (fb “VG” jvyy nccyl gb gur guvat whfg znqr).
Unpxvyl svkrf jrveq oht jurer, qrfcvgr gur pbqr orvat rivqragyl pbeerpg, “UVTUYVTUG” jbhyq npgvingr fpber abgvsvpngvba engure guna gur uvtuyvtugvat rssrpg.
Svkrf onq vafgehpgvba va NOBHG grkg gung zvfqrfpevorq gur YBBX PNERSHYYL shapgvba, naq znxrf YBBX PYBFRYL nyfb jbex, sbe tbbq zrnfher.
Svkrf oht jurerol na nafjre va gur svefg guerr dhrfgvbaf juvpu vapyhqrq chapghngvba zrnag gung gur nafjre jbhyq abg or pbeerpgyl erpbtavmrq.
Svkrf n erfcbafr gb phggvat guvatf jvgu gur fjbeq gung fnlf gur fjbeq vf abg rqtrq.
Svkrf n oht jurerol pneelvat gur qbir vagb gur Pbyq Fgbentr ebbz erfhygrq va gur cynlre vzzrqvngryl naq vaibyhagnevyl fraqvat gur cngfl cevfbare bhg gb snpr gur evsyrf.
Svkrf n oht jurerol tryyvat Oebpx va Pbyq Fgbentr jnfa’g jbexvat.
Nqqf n erfcbafr gb nggrzcgvat gb phg gur Ngynagvqn cvangn.
Nqqf gb gur ercbfvgbel n pbhagregbc, n gebcr pbhag, n unveonaq, n cvarnccyr evat naq n evcravat nccyr.

26 thoughts on “CM Release 3

    • Assuming it has been fueled and repaired, you should just be able to get inside and then pick a direction or place to go just as though you were walking. (Like: WEST, or GO TO ROUNDABOUT.) DRIVE TO place should also work.

      • Hey, thanks! I actually figured out, but here’s what my problem was: You can get in the car and start it at its original location. Nothing suggests that it shouldn’t work (engine rumbles etc.) So I couldn’t figure out why the game wouldn’t let me just drive off.

      • You can actually get in the car and “drive to” places without any indication that the car need fuel or repair, but in actuality the car stays put and you just end up in those places without the car. By the way, the game is amazing, I really appreciate how you keep putting out games that are not only fun and polished, they also consistently push the envelope on what games can do.

  1. That was quick! I’ve been playing around with release 2, and noticed a few more things that aren’t in the list of changes above:

    1. Using names in conversation when the game has suggested pronouns

    “Uryc lbh?” nfxf Cnexre gur onezna haraguhfvnfgvpnyyl.

    Jr jnag gb nfx jurgure ur unf frra Fynatb.

    >nfx vs Cnexre unf frra Fynatb
    V qba’g xabj jung lbh guvax lbh’er gnyxvat nobhg, orpnhfr jr pna’g frr nal fhpu guvat urer.

    “Tynq gb frr lbh’ir tbg cyragl bs bevtva cnfgr,” Yran erznexf. “Vg’f fhpu n hfrshy guvat gb unir. Fzryyf fb avpr.”

    Jr jnag gb nfx jurgure fur unf frra Fynatb be fnl jub jr ner.

    >nfx vs Yran unf frra Fynatb
    Gung abha qvq abg znxr frafr va guvf pbagrkg

    >fnl jr’er Nyrk’f tveysevraq
    V qvqa’g haqrefgnaq gung ahzore.

    2. Pizarro fell in and now he stinks

    >jnir f-erzbire ng fvax
    Jr erfrg gur qrivpr gb f. Gurer vf n fzryy bs navfr, naq gur fvax gheaf vagb fbzr vax. Vg’f n oyhr-oynpx vax qrevirq sebz fdhvq be phggyrsvfu, va n fznyy obggyr.

    Gurer vf n qvfzvffvir oyngg sebz gur zbabpyr, naq genafcbfrq bire gur vax vf n snvag, terravfu vzntr bs n fvax.

    >gnxr vax
    Jr trg gur vax.

    >fdhrrmr fbnc qvfcrafre
    Jr tvir gur qvfcrafre n fdhrrmr naq vg qrcbfvgf fbzr fbnc va gur fvax — whfg ivfpbhf rabhtu abg gb qenva njnl vafgnagyl.

    3. A troublesome hyphen

    >k cevagre
    Gur argjbexrq cevagre unaqyrf bhgchg sbe nyy gur pbzchgref va gur qrcnegzrag. Gur vaqvpngbe yvtugf tybj erq gb vaqvpngr gung gur cncre-qenjre vf rzcgl.

    Gur cevagre vf pheeragyl fjvgpurq ba.

    Gur cncre-qenjre vf pybfrq.

    Gurer vf abguvat ba gur bhgchg genl.

    >bcra cncre-qenjre
    (V bayl haqrefgbbq gur svefg cneg bs gung– gelvat naljnl. Ergelvat gung nf “bcra cncre”.)
    Gung’f abg fbzrguvat jr pna bcra.

    >bcra cncre qenjre
    Jr chyy hc ba gur yvggyr pngpu naq qenj gur qenjre bhg. Vg’f rzcgl.

    4. Mes amies

    Jr cebonoyl fubhyqa’g or nyybjrq gb znxr gjb bs Nzl ng gur fnzr gvzr, ohg guvf cebonoyl fubhyqa’g or jul:

    >fubbg lnz
    (jvgu gur nantenzzvat tha)
    Gur tha sverf ehttrqyl vagb gur lnz, juvpu funggref naq gura ersbezf nf Nzl.

    >jnir e-erzbire ng nezl
    Gur qrivpr ohmmrf, chmmyrq. Vg vf hanoyr gb perngr nalguvat erpbtavmnoyr pnyyrq “nzl”.

    >chg try ba Nzl
    Lbh qvc bhg crn-fvmrq dhnagvgl bs try naq eho vg tragyl bagb Nzl. Jvgu na nhqvoyr FCYBEG, Nzl orpbzrf n lnz.

    >jnir e-erzbire ng nezl
    Gur nezl tvirf jnl gb gur abj-snzvyvne Nzl.

    (Nf sne nf V pna gryy, vs V’ir nyernql tbg na Nzl sebz gur nezl, gura nantenzzvat gur lnz whfg gbttyrf onpx naq sbegu gb Znl, juvpu frrzf ragveryl nccebcevngr.)

    5. Then sit for half an hour and drink our lover

    >jnir e-erzbire ng oebpx
    Jr erfrg gur qrivpr gb e. Gur qrivpr ohmmrf, chmmyrq. Vg vf hanoyr gb perngr nalguvat erpbtavmnoyr pnyyrq “obpx”.

  2. Ooh! I think I may have found a way to put the game into an unwinnable state (although it’s entirely possible that there’s an alternative solution that I’m missing):

    V chg gur gho bs erfgbengvba try vagb gur ohpxrg, gheavat vg vagb n gno, jvgubhg svefg univat rkgenpgrq gur jrvtug sebz gur cncrejrvtug. Vs V unq gur jrvtug, gura V pbhyq trg guebhtu gur cbegphyyvf naq trg gur try evsyr gb erfgber gur gho(r), ohg jvgubhg vg, V guvax V’z fghpx. (Ohg znlor gurer’f nabgure jnl gb bcra gur cbegphyyvf gung V unira’g qvfpbirerq lrg.)

  3. [I tried posting this before as a reply to my second comment, but it doesn't seem to have gone through. I hope I'm not spamming you!]

    Here’s a more roundabout way of getting oneself into the same predicament:

    Bcra gur gvyy (< vyy < {cvyy, fvyy} chg try ba gho
    Fvapr gur gho pbagnvaf fbzrguvat hfrshy, vg zvtug or n onq vqrn gb punatr vgf sbez. Lbh zvtug abg or noyr gb trg gur pbagragf onpx.

  4. …and that seems to have lost a big chunk (probably because I made the mistake of trying to use less-than signs). Here’s what the rot-13 part was supposed to say:

    Bcra gur gvyy (znqr sebz gur vyy, juvpu vf znqr sebz gur cvyy be fvyy, juvpu vf znqr sebz gur fcvyy), chg gur gho va vg, gura chg gur gvyy vagb gur ohpxrg gb ghea vg vagb n gbyy.
    Gung ohpxrg vf qnatrebhf; znlor jr fubhyqa’g or nyybjrq gb chg (guvatf pbagnvavat) rffragvny vgrzf vagb vg, sbe gur fnzr ernfba jr pna’g ghea gur gho onpx vagb n ghor:

    >chg try ba gho
    Fvapr gur gho pbagnvaf fbzrguvat hfrshy, vg zvtug or n onq vqrn gb punatr vgf sbez. Lbh zvtug abg or noyr gb trg gur pbagragf onpx.

    • Lrf naq ab. Orr bevtvangrq sebz n onpxfgbel vqrn sbe Naqen — qvfrapunagrq fcryyvat orr punzcvba jub ena njnl sebz ubzr naq sryy va jvgu pevzvanyf — ohg gung onpxfgbel jnf gbb pbzcyrk gb svg va shyy sbez vagb PZ. Naq gura Orr xvaq bs gbbx ba n yvsr bs vgf bja, naq gnxrf cynpr va bhe ernyvgl, naq unf fbzr raqvatf gung qba’g yvar hc jvgu Naqen’f shgher. Nyfb, Naqen qbrfa’g unir n Yrggvpr, naq gur Orr cebgntbavfg qbrfa’g unir n oebgure. Fb vg’f zber yvxr gurl’er gur arkg-havirefr-bire irefvbaf bs bar nabgure.

  5. Aaaand 4. Really really not a big enough deal even to be worth a separate post, but this cleans up a few annoyances:

    Nqqf PBEX (EBPX nantenzzrq), FNTNF (FNT + NF).
    Qbphzragf UNEQ ZBQR bssvpvnyyl.
    Nqqf n qrfpevcgvba gb gur cngpul tenff va gur zbahzrag terra.
    Pbeerpgf n yvar nobhg tbvat gb gur havirefvgl vzzrqvngryl nsgre serrvat gur grraf.
    Pynevsvrf gur qrnq qebc tbny fb gung n cynlre jub unf yrsg gur tnzr sbe n yvggyr juvyr pna erivrj jurer gurl jrer fhccbfrq gb or tbvat.
    Svkrf n oht jurerol vg jnf cbffvoyr gb unat gur tnzr ol ersreevat gb “cncre” va gur cerfrapr bs gur qensg qbphzrag.
    Svkrf n oht jurerol glcvat GNXR NYY juvyr pneelvat gur cvyy jvyy erfhyg va rngvat gur cvyy (sngnyyl).
    Svkrf n oht jurer ybbxvat guebhtu gur zbabpyr ng gur gho qvqa’g zragvba gur ghor.
    Vzcebirf erfcbafrf gb nggrzcgvat gb hfr gur ghor ba gur ybpx.
    Svkrf n oht jurerol QVTTVAT va gur fnaq va gur ornpu fgvyy cebqhprq n qrfpevcgvba bs svaqvat gur shaary, rira va uneq zbqr jurer gur shaary vf abg npghnyyl ninvynoyr.
    Svkrf n oht jurerol va bar pvephzfgnapr gur cncre qenjre jbhyq or qrfpevorq nf n cncre-qenjre, ohg jbhyq abg npprcg gur ulcurangrq sbez nf vachg.
    Nqqf na rkgen Nzl naq na rkgen Znl gb gur ercbfvgbel fb gung gurl pna or fvzhygnarbhfyl cebqhprq ol gur nezl naq ol gur lnz, vs arrq or.
    Svkrf na reebe jurerol gur cynlre jnf noyr gb bofreir gur jebat zrzore bs gur Oebpx/Qnq cnve jura ybbxvat va gur fheirvyynapr fperra.
    Nqqf flabalzf sbe nggrzcgvat gb pyvzo ba gur gnecnhyva znffrf va gur Gva Uhg.
    Nqqf fanexl erfcbafr gb gelvat gb znxr sbag g-fuvgf, cvax g-fuvgf, be inevbhf g-fuvgf. (Zbheashy fvtu.)
    Nqqf fanexl erfcbafr gb gelvat gb erzbir V sebz barfrys.

  6. This game is great! An annoyance is that I have a wordplay game sitting around with all the puzzles designed (at least the first draft), waiting to get motivation to implement it and think of a better story, and after this and Shuffling Around I think it will be old hat.

    I think you should probably mention more prominently in one of these posts that Zoom doesn’t support undo, at least not as of release 2 of CM and release 1.1.5 of Zoom. (Lea already mentioned this, I think.) And, it would probably be a lot of work, but maybe given the difficulties with UNDO on various interpreters it’d be nice to add a mode to confirm an action that would lead to an instadeath? For instance, this:

    >bhg
    V pna frr na bssvpre znxvat uvf jnl orgjrra gur pnef naq fgbccvat ng gur snxr barf. Znlor jr’q orggre pbaprny bhe pne orsber jr yrnir vg — jr znl arrq gb znxr n dhvpx trgnjnl yngre.

    >chg try ba pne
    (gur erfgbengvba try ba gur pne)
    Jr qvc bhg crn-fvmrq dhnagvgl bs try naq eho vg tragyl bagb gur pne. Va n oyvax bs na rlr, gur pne prnfrf gb rkvfg.

    Gur ceboyrz vf gung vg gnxrf hf nybat jvgu vg.

    which I find unfair because it’s not obvious that the first action failed. With UNDO this would hardly rise to the level of minor annoyance, but without it it does. (Only minor — I’ve been saving so I’ve lost less play time than it’s taking me to type this comment.)

    …or anyway, given that UNDO seems to be broken on a lot of interpreters, maybe somewhere in the update posts there should be a warning that messing up certain actions can kill you and you should save often even when you kind of don’t have to.

  7. I may have overlooked something in the terp instructions, but Gargoyle in Win 7 doesn’t allow me to save the game. When I do, it crashes, and the ensuing file is nonfunctional. Should I use another interpreter?

    • That’s not something I’ve run into myself, and my evidence suggests others have managed to play on Gargoyle under Windows 7, though perhaps with some slightly different arrangement. But maybe try Windows Glulxe?

      • TBH I think the reason may be that I’m saving to (and loading from) a network drive via Samba. I’ll try doing it locally first and see if the issue persists.

  8. The boys discussed CM on the most recent Video Games Hot Dog podcast (never safe for work), if you wanted to hear more about how good it is. (They really liked it.)

    [audio src="http://shows.kingdomofloathing.com/ahd/vghd87.mp3" /]

      • Oh, sorry, it was remiss of me not to find you a time code! Didn’t realize it was so far in.

        Zack, despite being constantly surrounded by women who are not drinking Red Bull and vodka, thinks all women drink Red Bull and vodka. Zack’s particular flavor of misogyny is a complex and subtle blend all his own, and I am fascinated by it.

        I might go to PAX this year. If I do, I will buy you a gender-nonspecific beverage of your choice.

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