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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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========> Need Edit

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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