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    Information about the Guide
    
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    Written By: OneBucDad
    
    Created: 01/12/2013
    
    Updated: 01/12/2013
    
    Created Using: Notepad/MS-Word
    
    Version: 1.00
    
    Percent Complete: 20%
    
    
    
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    Note From The Author
    
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    This is only my third FAQ, so please be understanding as I know my formatting
    
    may not be as good as some of the others I have seen.  However I think I have
    
    done a pretty good job with this one.  I definitely think it is an improvement
    
    over my previous endeavor.  However, please feel free to let me know if you
    
    disagree, or have any suggestions to improve this one. If you wish to contact
    
    me, my email address is onebucdad@gmail.com.
    
    
    
    First off let me start by saying that this walkthrough will be as detailed as
    
    I can make it.  I intend to have good direction and instruction and I hope to,
    
    in the near future, put image files in to show how certain puzzles are
    
    completed. 
    
    
    
    My previous walkthrough was for the predecessor to this game, Mystery Case
    
    Files: Dire Grove.  It can be found here on GameFaqs.com as well. 
    
    
    
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    Notes About This Game
    
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    This is the walkthrough for the Collector's Edition game.  The Collector's
    
    Edition was released for members of Big Fish Games on the day before
    
    Thanksgiving (11/25/2009) for $19.99.  The standard edition was released on
    
    12/12/2009 for $6.99. 
    
    
    
    The Collector's Edition includes:
    
    * Early access for Game Club Members
    
    * Additional gameplay and levels
    
    * Integrated Strategy Guide
    
    * New challenges and achievements system
    
    * Behind the scenes artwork and videos
    
    Above taken from http://www.mysterycasefiles.com/games/diregrove
    
    
    
    This is the 6th edition of Mystery Case Files for the PC (this excludes "Agent
    
    X" for cell phones and "MillionHeir" for the Nintendo DS).  The current
    
    versions to this point are as follows: 
    
    1. Mystery Case Files: Huntsville
    
    2. Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
    
    3. Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects
    
    4. Mystery Case Files: Ravenhurst
    
    5. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhurst
    
    6. Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Collector's Edition
    
    
    
    The people that are involved in this version of the story are:
    
    
    * You - The Master Detective
    
    * Cassandra Williams - Psychic who hired you.
    
    * Jack Talon - Host of Ghost Patrol TV show.
    
    * Kelli - Jack's Assistant
    
    * Jamie Monihan - Prisoner
    
    * Melvin M. Denney - Warden
    
    * Billy Denney - Warden's Son/School Boy
    
    * Ellen Denney - Warden's Wife/Librarian
    
    * Sam - School Girl
    
    * Russell Martin - 
    
    * Janet Flemming - 
    
    * Theodore Hanson - Teacher
    
    * Steve
    
    * Sherriff
    
    * Dale
    
    
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    Table of Contents
    
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    I.   Legal Notice
    
    II.  Game Notes & General Tips
    
    III. Starting the Game
    
    1.  Abandoned Car
    
    2.  Wooded Pathway From Car
    
    3.  Front of Dire Grove Hotel
    
    4.  Front Desk Part I
    
    5.  Dire Grove Hotel Lobby Part I
    
    6.  Dire Grove Hotel Hallway
    
    7.  Honeymoon Suite Part I
    
    8.  Nautical Room
    
    9.  Front Desk Part II
    
    10. Backside of Dire Grove Hotel
    
    11. Garage Part I
    
    12. Dire Grove Hotel Bathroom
    
    13. Garage Part II
    
    14. Dire Grove Hotel Bathroom
    
    15. Manager's Office
    
    16. Boathouse
    
    17. Dire Grove Hotel Lobby Part II
    
    18. Honeymoon Suite Part II
    
    19. Tree House Part I
    
    20. Dire Grove Hotel Library
    
    IV.  Appendix
    
    A. Inventory Item Locations/Uses
    
    B. Video Tape Locations
    
    c. Morphing Objects Locations
    
    D. Achievement List
    
    E. Radio Messages
    
    F. Locations & Descriptions
    
    G. Puzzle Solutions
    
    
    
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    I. Legal Notice
    
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    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
    
    
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    II. Game Notes & General Tips
    
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    * 100 % Completion can be achieve if you follow everything within this guide.
    
    
    
    * Morphing Objects are found through out the game.  As you are exploring, you
    
    may notice an item appear out of nowhere or an object change from one item to
    
    another.  These are called morphing objects and you must collect 50 of them to
    
    earn an achievement.  See Morphing Objects Guide below for more information.
    
    
    
    * There is no time limit like in previous games.
    
    
    
    * If you see sparkling anywhere in the game, this is an area that needs to be
    
    explored further.  Multiple sparkling indicates an H.O.G. (hidden object game).
    
    
    
    * If you get stuck or can't seem to go any further, go back and search every
    
    room.  Look for more sparkles.  Sometimes completing something in one area
    
    opens up more stuff in other areas.
    
    
    
    * If you cannot solve a particular puzzle you may bypass it by clicking on skip
    
    puzzle over the Crime Computer.  This will complete the puzzle for you, but you
    
    cannot come back to it later. Note: The only exception to this rule is the
    
    Celtic Ruins Puzzle, you must complete this on your own, but with this guide,
    
    it will be no problem.
    
    
    
    * If you are in a H.O.G. and cannot find a particular item, click on your hint
    
    above the Crime Computer and it will circle the area the item can be found in. 
    
    Once you do this, you will have to wait for some time to pass before using it
    
    again.  Note:  If you find multiple objects in a H.O.G. in a short amount of
    
    time, this will refresh the Crime Computer much quicker.
    
    
    
    * Penalties are assessed if you click on several wrongs items in a row.  The
    
    screen will freeze and you won't be able to continue for a few moments.  You
    
    should avoid this if you are trying to get 100% complete.
    
    
    
    * Not everything that can be clicked on will be required to complete the game. 
    
    There are several things in the game that are there for fun or to carry the
    
    story-line along.
    
    
    
    * Video Cassette Tapes (referred to as tapes from here on) can be found
    
    throughout the game.  These can be reviewed on your Crime Computer.  I
    
    recommend doing this in between stages of the game.  This will keep your
    
    inventory to a minimum.
    
    
    
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    III. Starting the Game
    
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    Once you start the game, you will be in your "Case File."  This is where all of
    
    your clues will be collected and stored for future reference.  Read what is
    
    written on the page and refer back to it often.  To access it at any time,
    
    click in the bottom left hand corner.  The page number is in the center of the
    
    book at the bottom of the page.  There are arrows on either side of the page
    
    number that can be used to turn the pages. 
    
    
    
    Once you have read it, click close.
    
    
    
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    1. Shadow Lake Motel
    
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    2. Penetentiary
    
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    3. Warden's House
    
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    4. Grime's Quarry - Bonus Access
    
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    5. School Yard
    
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    6. Teacher's House
    
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    7. Downtown
    
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    IV. Appendix
    
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    A. Inventory Items
    
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    B. Video Tape Locations
    
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    C. Morphing Objects Locations
    
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    D. Achievements List
    
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    The following is a list of possible achievements you can complete during the
    
    course of the game:
    
    
    
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    E. Radio Messages
    
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    F. Locations & Descriptions
    
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    G. Puzzle Solutions
    
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