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I'm stuck on level 13 ("Robin's Hat")!

Yes, that's a tricky one! You can see a video of the entire solution here.

 

I'm stuck on level 18 ("Baskets in Motion")!

You can see a video of the entire solution here.

There are 2 baskets on this level and you need to fill them with 3 apples each.

The first three apples are on small trees just before you reach the rocks with the hedgehogs. You can't reach them, but there is a moving boulder nearby. You don't need to get Mrs Piggly on the moving boulder. Instead, jump and drop your basket on the boulder, then activate the boulder and the basket will pick the apples automatically. You can then pick it up again.

The other 3 apples are on top of the large tree, next to the bears (where you find the other basket). Grab the basket and climb onto the rock beneath the tree, then onto the tree itself. On your way back, you need to perform a similar trick on this basket by leaving it on the moving boulder so it can go safely past the horses.

 

Help I've selected the wrong language and now I can't get back to English!

At the game's main menu, select the 3rd button from the top ("Options"). From the set of wide buttons you see, select the last one (not the short "help" button at the bottom of the screen). A window should pop up (it says "Please restart the game and select your new language"). Click on "OK" to close the window, then at the bottom-left "< Back" button, and again at the bottom-left "X Quit" button. Now restart the game and select the correct language.

 

The game doesn't save my progress!

(this issue has been fixed in v1.11)

Are you using Windows Vista or Windows 7? Please confirm that your user account has permission to write to the location where the game saves its files.

The short answer is that you should enable all users Read/Write access to the folder "C:\ProgramData\InterAction studios". If you don't know how to do this, here's the long answer:

  1. Log into your computer with an administrator user account.
  2. Launch a Windows Explorer window. You can do this by clicking on the bottom-left "Windows Orb", then typing "Windows Explorer". As you type, the list of programs above will change. Once you see "Windows Explorer" in the list, click on it.
  3. The Explorer window has an address bar at the top, which contains something like " > yourname > Documents ". Click on an EMPTY area of the address bar, and it should change to blue highlighted text. If you now type, it will replace the contents of the address bar. Type in \programdata (exactly as shown, including the slash) and press Enter.
  4. A folder called "InterAction studios" should now be displayed below. RIGHT-click on this folder and select "Properties..."
  5. From the window that opens, select the "Security" tab, then click on the "Edit" button. If you haven't logged in using an administrator account, you'll be asked the administrator password at this stage.
  6. From the list displayed in the top half of the window, select the line that starts with "Users ...". Then, on the bottom half, click on the "Allow" checkbox on the "Full control" line.
  7. Click OK and OK again to close the windows, and try running the game again!

 

Performance guide: How make the game run as fast as possible on your computer

The game should feel very fast and very smooth when you're playing. If it feels slow or "choppy", or it slows down when there's a lot of action on the screen, then there's room for improvement. The good news is the game offers extensive customization options that you can tweak to get the best out the game on your particular computer.

This guide will help you optimize your graphics performance. First of all, if you've changed anything, set all the menu options to their default values.

So, how do you find out if the game is running slowly in the first place? The engine automatically compensates for most variations in performance, meaning that normally you won't be able to tell whether the game is running "really fast" or simply "adequately fast", unless your system is really slow and you can just plainly see that the game is slow and jerky.

Start off with going to options/graphics/advanced and turning "show fps" on. This shows your current frames-per-second (fps) at the top-right of the screen. The higher your fps is, the faster and smoother the gameplay.

Now play through a game, and keep an eye on your fps. You shouldn't have any problems if this constantly stays above 50. If you are getting less than 35 fps, perform the following steps in sequence. At the end of each step, play a game and check your fps. If you are getting sufficiently high values, then you're done. If it's still too low, try the next step.

Step 1: Go to options/graphics/advanced and set the video mode to 640x480.

Step 2: Go to options/graphics and set "detail" to "low".

Step 3: Go to options/graphics/advanced and turn "bilinear filter" off.

Step 4: Go to options/sound and set "quality" to "low", and also turn "in-game music" off.

That's it! If the game is still running too slowly, you'll just have to buy a better computer :).

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