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I am finding the Steam Puzzle quite hard.  If anyone has any hints or screen shots, they would be greatly appreciated.

8 months ago

It took me a while to figure out, but I think I've got it.

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The vents are laid out in a grid. Vents can have a 3-way pipe on top (like a T), or they can be closed. You can turn the pipes when your hero is close. The 5th turn closes the vent. You can ignore the steam clouds.

Each part of the 3-way pipe has to point towards another vent with pipes on top. If you can't connect all three pipes to another one, you need to close off that vent.

You need to connect the engine to the furnace with one uninterrupted pipe.

In the image below I mapped out my grid. The yellow cells are vents. The ones with an X are closed, the other ones have their pipes turned so they point in the direction of the green cells.

https://imgur.com/bFpyQN1

8 months ago

I have tried your method and none of my end vents have three facing so if I close them, then they all end up closed.  the picture did not help as it does not look like mine - need more help please - this is way too confusing

8 months ago

Mine isnt like yours, my engine and boiler are at side of each other and i seem to have a lot of vents that i cant make 3 connect. do you have to have 3 in a row connecting,? I have closed them all and tried doing them one at a time seeing if they connect but I havnt got more than 1 row x

8 months ago

I've only seen one of these puzzles so far, and the above worked for that. Do all the vents have 3 pipes, or do some of yours have a different number?

For me it really helped when I mapped them out on paper, so I could visualise the whole thing. If you want to map out yours and post it here, I could have a look.

8 months ago

Reply to deborah :

Mine isnt like yours, my engine and boiler are at side of each other and i seem to have a lot of vents that i cant make 3 connect. do you have to have 3 in a row connecting,? I have closed them all and tried doing them one at a time seeing if they connect but I havnt got more than 1 row x

No, it's not 3 in a row connecting - if the pipes on top are like a T, you need to connect something to each arm of the T.

I know the image I posted isn't the same for everyone, it's just an example of how things connect.

Go through it systematically, like you would with the beacon puzzle. Start at either the furnace side or the engine side, follow the grid in one direction and see if you hit a vent with pipes. If you do, and the vent has 3 pipes on top, see if you can find two other vents in two other directions etc. 

It's not an easy puzzle and it took me quite a while to figure out my grid. But that's the best I can explain it.

Edit: This image shows a T-shaped pipe and the directions it needs to connect in. Bottom left is a closed one: https://imgur.com/a/JYDLX

Edited by Severine 8 months ago.

8 months ago

I do not know how to solve my puzzle:

https://imgur.com/a/g89n5

I tried to open all not corner valves, i tried to close those outside steam way, nothing worked. Can anybody help me?

Thank you

8 months ago

Hooey, yours is definitely more complex than the one I had. I keep coming up with the same solution as you have in your screenshot, except that I would also close the yellow one at the bottom and the two pink ones that aren't connecting to anything else. If that's not it, then I'm stumped right now, too.

Are all connections definitely T-shaped? 

8 months ago

I forgot to post some explains: pink are opened in way of arrows, yellows are closed. Different colors of arrows was only for help me to not forget right way.

I tried to close those two out of path, but nothing changed. I will return later, maybe i something overlooked.

Yes, all connections was T shaped.

8 months ago

Reply to Sasa :

I forgot to post some explains: pink are opened in way of arrows, yellows are closed. Different colors of arrows was only for help me to not forget right way.

I tried to close those two out of path, but nothing changed. I will return later, maybe i something overlooked.

Yes, all connections was T shaped.

Solved, they are 3 out of path.

8 months ago

Some steam clouds have pipes, so I don't think you can all ignore them.

8 months ago

My look quite easy & straighforward, but still doesn't work...

X   X   Mach

X

X                            Boiler

X

Edited by bujum 1 week 3 days ago. Reason: mistake

1 week 3 days ago

Can anybody look please? I cannot understand why stuck on this one...

1 week 3 days ago

Reply to bujum :

Can anybody look please? I cannot understand why stuck on this one...

Where are the rest of your valves? Please show the full grid of all your valves, the steam puzzle is like the beacon puzzles and you keep turning left or right at each valve from the boiler until you reach the engine.

Each valve that is used has to have one pipe facing back towards the boiler, another pipe facing in the direction you are going towards the engine and the third pipe must face a closed valve.

Therefore the only thing the corner valves can be used for is as a closed valve.

Edited by Centian 1 week 3 days ago. Reason: to add more explanation

1 week 3 days ago

Well, I'm afraid that's all. I have only 5 valves and still cannot get it...

1 week 3 days ago

There must be more valves. In your sketch there is only one valve that can be opened (the one to the left of the boiler), and not a single one that could point towards the machine. Have you cleared the entire 10x10 grid and checked all the steam clouds?

1 week 3 days ago

Reply to bujum :

My look quite easy & straighforward, but still doesn't work...

X   X   Mach

X

X                            Boiler

X

I've checked your steam puzzle. This one is soluble. Just keep on trying,
you missing some valves.

1 week 3 days ago