Joined: Aug. 2004
||Posted: Mar. 10 2008, 15:57
[All the images in this post are taken with fog disabled.]
Musical daylight has been called, over the years, and by different people, 'white light' and 'blue light'. I'm going to stick with 'musical daylight'. To switch to Musical daylight, you have to start in dim light, if necessary by firing at the left hand switch.
Now move across to the curved corridor entrance on the right side of the main central corridor. Approach the entrance, look near the top, and you'll see the right hand light switch. Fire at it, and keep firing at it until the light changes. Be patient - you might have to fire a large number of times before the switch works. When it does, you'll notice that not only has the light changed from dim to daylight, but also there is now a repetitive piece of music playing. This is musical daylight. You can see why there's been so much confusion over the years, because if fog is disabled there's really no visible difference between musical daylight and ordinary daylight. (Try switching between these two links, to see the problem.) But the surefire way of knowing which light you're in is by the presence of the music. Ordinary daylight is silent.
There are some important differences in musical daylight. Take a look at the spiral stairs, and you'll see a medal above the fourth step. Also, if you go close to the gravitar pen on the third step, a voice will say 'Are you still there?' (This only happens in musical daylight.)
There's also one really quite special thing you can do in musical daylight. Fly up the spiral stairs, right up into the very top of the spire. Try flying through the top. Probably that won't work, but at the very top, turn around and try backing upwards (right mouse button) through the top. With a bit of persistence, you'll go through, and suddenly you'll find yourself outside, above the top of the spire. Keep backing upwards and you'll see an astonishing sight. You're now floating in space, above the spaceship, looking down at it below you. From here, you can explore the whole of the outside of the spaceship. You can get back in again through the top of the spire.