Lost New York
Lost New York was written in TADS and is © 1996–7 by Neil deMause.
This map is by David Welbourn, and is based on Version 1.4 of the game.
Notes for 1st section
- OPEN CHUTE @ By the Dock to find a yellowish-green gumball. You must try to CHEW GUMBALL, not EAT it.
However the flavour repulses you before you succeed.
- The subway tokens can fit in the gumball machine's slot, but the knob won't turn.
It needs a quarter, but I haven't found one. The game knows the word "quarter" though.
- TOUCH SCREEN several times in the museum to learn a few names, like Five Points, Emma Goldman,
Stanford White, and Robert Moses. These might be in the game later or maybe conversation topics.
- TAKE NAPKIN, TAKE PEPPER, X MENU, BUY FRIES @ Snack Bar. GIVE CARD TO SERVER to pay for them.
- ASK MAN ABOUT GHOSTS or X SKYLINE @ North of the Statue.
- ENTER LINE and WAIT several turns to reach the stairs inside the statue.
- OPEN DOOR, GIVE FRIES TO RANGER @ Top of Stairs. You can go south or ENTER DOOR when the ranger is busy eating, but
he'll arrest you when you come out, and the game ends.
- You can put pepper on the fries before giving them to the ranger, but he takes one bite and throws them away.
You can eat the pepper fries without noticing any difference. You go 'ew' if you try to eat the pepper by itself.
Putting the pepper on the fries uses up all the pepper; you can't get any more.
- The plaque on the torch reads "...FALL BACK" in raised lettering, but 'fall' isn't a valid verb.
Neither is 'spring'. There's also a "worn patch" part of the plaque?!?
- There's a political button reading "VOTE NO!" on your knapsack, but if you UNPIN BUTTON, everything
in the knapsack falls out, and the knapsack won't hold stuff any more. Also, you can't seem to pin the
button back onto the knapsack.
- MOVE PAINTING @ Museum to reveal a hidden passage north. [+2 points]
- PUT DEVICE ON PLAQUE.
- Amusing messages for EAT FOG, ENTER WINDOWS @ On the Crown.
Map 2: The Year 1880
|A Fog-Shrouded Park /|
and 23rd Street
|East Side of|
and 14th Street
Notes for the 2nd section
- x watch. It's 1880.
- The plaque lettering now reads "SPRING FORWARD..."
- The park's name changes after you reach 23rd Street and Broadway from "A Fog-Shrouded Park" to "Madison Park".
- The gatekeeper at the El is expecting a dime for the fare. I've only seen dimes in the panhandler's pan.
- half-built wall, pile of bricks, trowel and a bucket of mortar @ Construction Site. TAKE BRICK.
There's a niche in the wall; it's 3" wide x 1" deep x 6" long. The single brick doesn't fit (?).
The bucket is too heavy to carry anywhere. You can get a glob of mortar by using the trowel.
- After trying to go west from East Side of Union Square, you see something shiny in a grate. It's
a nickel, but out of reach. (You'll need to do the gum-on-a-stick trick to get it.)
- A disheveled man comes out of a saloon when you first reach The Bowery. The saloon is "The Angry Frog".
Inside is a bar, bartender, tiger painting, table. On the table is a plate with sandwich and box of matches.
Under the plate is a vial ("CHLOR. HYD." white crystals). Bartender won't let you take the plate from
the building without buying a drink first.
- pushcart vendor @ Lower East Side. Cart contains: a stopwatch, a bunch of hairpins, and an assortment of flatware.
The stopwatch looks very complicated. The vendor wants $2 for the watch, but he'll probably accept trade.
The hairpins aren't for sale. The flatware is $1.50.
- Pigeon at Chatham Square
- If you try to go north from The Five Points, the thugs throw you into a basement. If you have anything
of obvious value, they'll take it (unconfirmed). Go south from Basement to find the stairs. Then go up.
Go up again to get a piece of railing. x it; it's really a yardstick.
Now you can measure things to find out if they're less or more than a yard long.
- panhandler (with pan) at City Hall Park, wants coins or food. You can't enter City Hall (north)
or newspaper offices (west). The pan contains 9 dimes and 6 pennies.
- discarded envelope in Post Office
- goat at The Goats. Has a copper wire worn as a collar. Snaps at you if you try to take it.
The goat wanders from Jones Park to Hovel, and will eat anything dropped in any of the three locations.
- blanket, table, chair in Hovel. If you give the blanket to the panhandler @ City Hall Park, you learn it's his;
this hovel is his house.
- give gumball to goat. take copper. take gum with yardstick. (YES!) take nickel with yardstick.
- @ Saloon: buy drink. give nickel to bartender. take drink. take sandwich. (you can't take the plate
from the saloon). The sandwich is moldy and the drink is vile; the panhandler won't accept either one.
- The inventory limitations require you to put things in the sack or abandon items.
- Amusing: give blanket to panhandler. give pepper to goat. flip nickel.