Levitating Amadeus

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Levitating Amadeus

Postby Lyril » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:15 am

We only discovered Trine two months ago, and since then 3 generations in the family have become seriously addicted (kids 7 & 9, mother and aunt (40 & 42) and grandmother (71). Terrific fun - we share ideas and solutions while competing for a go. The kids have finished it twice, including the bonus level, the older ones not yet. It is such a beautiful game to look at and to listen to. We're eagerly awaiting Trine 2

One lasting problem: we can't get the wizard to balance while trying to make him levitate. It doesn't seem to matter whether he is on two planks, a box and plank or the floating platform, he always gets tipped off. We've watched Youtube clips where clever players have him sailing mid-air over all sorts of perils, but we can't get him off the ground for more than a few seconds. Then he falls.

Has anyone any tips about improving poor Amadeus's flying skills?

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Re: Levitating Amadeus

Postby fb_joel » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:49 pm

Wow, that is awesome to hear. :)

As for the levitating skill, what you see in the videos is more of a glitch than a feature... A few tips though:

- use the same-sized planks
- use the left and right keys (A and D default) to rotate the plank a bit and keep it in balance

The A/D rotate is never explained in the game I think, and it's somewhat subtle, but it does work.

I found a great tutorial vid on YouTube for this. :)
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Re: Levitating Amadeus

Postby Lyril » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:00 am

Thank you so much! I don't understand why it's a glitch rather than a feature though, it really separates good players from pretty average ones, like us.
That clip is fantastic. We'd never thought of getting him to 'fly' underwater, - it seems odd but pretty good. And this clip shows him on only one plank after he tips the box off. I didn't think he could do that.
Lots of food for thought and practice here. Thanks. :D

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Re: Levitating Amadeus

Postby thenewguy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:05 am

I'm terrible at the flying thing too. But I find I usually don't need it. What works really well for me is creating a floating block near where I want to go. Then I switch to the thief and grapple onto the block, swing up onto it and then jump to my destination. It has the benefits of flying with the required coordination.

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