This is part of the copy protection built into
the game. You may experience this with budget releases
the freeware version downloaded from the internet.
To bypass the copy protection and be able
to pick up the tinderbox you need to restart the game
when it begins. When the game starts and you find yourself
in the cell, move the mouse to the top
of the screen and
mouse button to get to the menu (hold
the button down to leave the menu visible) Choose
File - > Restart game. Now when you get
to the smithies you'll see the tinderbox and be able
to get it.
If you have already played the game up to the point
where you need the tinderbox and do not want to restart
and do everything again you can download my saved game
specially meant for bypassing this problem.
the savegame.dta and copy to
your Lure of the Temptress folder. Note: when you
overwrite your old savgame.dta
your saved games will be lost. So if you wish to
preserve them, copy the old savegame.dta somewhere
putting my savegame.dta in the game folder.
savegame.dta (38 kb)
only one saved game - Tinderbox save - everything played
exactly like explained
Software's walkthrough and
Diermot has just picked up the tinderbox. You can safely
continue from here and enjoy the game.