I cannot open my inventory.
We have seen this problem before and apologize for the inconvenience. After installing the 1.1 update, please load-up a saved game before this area (preferably before boarding the raft) and then advance again through the swamp and back up to this point of the game. When you are in the raft moving through the water, please avoid pressing the shift key while navigating the raft.
If you have a game controller (gamepad or joystick) connected to your system, please try disabling/disconnecting it from your system before entering the game to see if this helps. Also, press CTRL-J in-game to disable the controller.
When you first meet up with Guybrush, float over to him and he will give you a key. You then have to ask him a question. Write down his answer for future reference. He will then give you two items. Write down what they are and what order he gave them to you in.
Now "Talk to Guybrush" and ask him a question about what you are thinking. Write down his answer for future reference. Now open your inventory and take out the key. Use it to open the gate. Guybrush will then give you one more item and floats away.
When you meet Guybrush again, you are now the future self. Open your inventory and give him the key. He will then ask you a question and you need to respond the same way the other Guybrush did before!
Open your inventory and give him two items in the same order they were given to you earlier. He will then ask you a question about what he is thinking. Respond correctly and he will open the gate for you. You will then automatically give him the last item and float out of that screen.
I am experiencing problems in the chess game scene.
Try accessing a saved game which brings you to a point just before you initially encountered the chess playing pirates. You need to talk to the portly pirate chess player and make him drop his chess piece *first*, then talk to him about the other chess player and he will tell you that his opponent has a crush on Brittany. Now talk to the skinny chess player and mention Brittany so he drops his chess piece too. The game should then allow you to pick up the clock after a few minutes of bickering.
If you are still experiencing a problem, and are playing the game using a game controller, make sure the controller is properly calibrated, as this issue can also be caused by an improperly calibrated joystick/game controller device. Please download and install the latest driver available from the manufacturer for your controller device.
If you are not using the joystick/game controller when playing, try hitting CTRL+J in the game or access the in game Options screen and select to disable the joystick/gamepad. You may also want to try removing the controller from the Windows Game Controllers Control Panel or physically remove the controller's connection from the gameport on your system to see if this resolves the problem.
I am having trouble using the ALT+Up Arrow and ALT+Down Arrow key combinations when cycling through sentence lines, objects, or dialogue choices.
Try using the Page Up or Page Down keys instead!
Does the game support Windows XP 64-bit?
The 64-bit version of Windows XP is not supported by LucasArts for this title.
When I Alt-Tab or task switch out of the program, I get a black or gray screen or the program does not function properly or crashes.
Alt-Tabbing out of graphically intense or DirectX-based games is not recommended. Do NOT Alt-Tab out of a DirectX-based game or application.