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Sally Rose
Sally Rose
Old Shoe

Jul-29-2009 04:19

well we're paying extra for the darn thing but I'll be a monkey's uncle if can figure out how to use the darn thing.
It can't be my case, it has to be once a day.
No hypertext, no instructions
yeah, I searched for the info on the boards before I posted it.
Do any of the websites have info?

Thanks to all and have a good hot summer if you are north of the equator. If not, well, I'm just jealous!!

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Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 03:02

So it tells the nature of the PE, not the origin and smart gear helps in the crime lab. Gotcha. Thanks.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 05:50

Related question:

If I have all the smarts skills and another detective in my agency puts a case on file and I open it do I "re-analyze" the evidence on the crime scene (assuming I succeed at all the rolls against my smart stat) or are they set as undefined in some way?

Lawrence Wargrave
Lawrence Wargrave
Tale Spinner

Aug-2-2009 09:33

I think you can analyze it again and then you send it to the detective who started the case. What you can't do I believe is analyze the evidence from your case.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 12:05

I'm not sure I read you correctly here.

I automatically analyze the PE as I pick up another detective's filed case, correct?

I can't file my own case and then open it to re-analyze the PE, correct?

Adam Carter
Adam Carter
Big Winner

Aug-2-2009 12:10

A crime scene can only be analysed once. Once it has been looked at, that is it. No amount of filing and re-opening will change the analysis of the evidence.

The crime lab is used to analyse one piece of evidence per day in a case which has been filed by someone else. You cannot analyse evidence of your own cases using the crime lab. You cannot open someone elses case to analyse their evidence. The only way to analyse evidence after visiting the crime scene is to use the crime lab.

Hope this helps!

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 14:52

Not the answer I was hoping for, but yes thank you it helped. I was hoping another detective looking at the crime scene would get a fresh shot at finding and analyzing PE. Oh well.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Aug-3-2009 08:03

This is how the crime lab works:

You enter the crime lab and you are presented with a list of every piece of unidentified PE in all of the cases stored by the detectives in your agency. Your cases will be listed separately from those of your associates and, as stated above, you will not be able to analyze those.

You may then choose a piece of PE and click on the "Analyze" button to analyze that piece of PE. A blurb will appear at the top of the screen in red letting you know whether your attempt succeeded or failed, and if it succeeded, what the findings were. At the same time, a PM will be automatically generated and sent to the individual who stored the case letting them know the results of your analysis as well.

That's how the crime lab works.

Hope that answers your question. :)

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-3-2009 12:55

Ah yes. I've understood the crime lab already. The other question was related, but perhaps I should have posted it in a different thread? I was wondering what happened if detective 1 looks at the crime scene and we'll assume don't manage to find or identify, or find and identify all PE and then files the case. Then detective 2 opens the filed case does he/she also get a chance to find or identify, or find and identify all the PE when looking at the crime scene?

The answer is apparently no. Once one detective has visited the crime scene the PE is as it was, no matter if new detectives look for themselves. :D

Either way, thanks to everyone who's pitched in. Very informative.

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