While standard Connectors can help you solve puzzles with single-color laser beams, Croteam has created an all-new tool that lets you mix and match wavelengths. Here’s how to use the RGB Converter in The Talos Principle 2.
How to Use RGB Converters in The Talos Principle 2
In TTP2, the new RGB Converters appear in several early puzzles, including RGB Shifting, Castling, Through the Door, and more. Knowing the ins and outs of how to use them can make your puzzle-solving journey a lot smoother.
For RGB Converters to work, you must have two inputs connected to them. These can come from laser/light emitters, Connectors, or even other RGB Converters. What remains consistent, though, are the three primary colors you’ll work with: green, red, and blue. With them, you can make three combinations by passing them through an RGB Converter:
- Red + Blue = Green
- Blue + Green = Red
- Red + Green = Blue
Keep Your Connections
Dealing with multiple light beams can get confusing, especially if you realize you need to connect your RGB Converter to a different source, an additional receiver, or both. In my experience, I often had walls and metal bars cutting off the beams, so I had to move the tool to a better position. It sounds simple, but I constantly lost connections to light sources whenever I picked up the Converter.
As such, it’s important to remember you can keep your connections. This goes for Connectors, RGB Converters, Inverters, and more. Right-clicking a tool to pick it up will make sure it remembers anything it’s connected to, whereas left-clicking will remove everything, which can quickly become tedious when working through more complex puzzles. I still accidentally left-click, but it’s much less often now.
Connect Through Barriers
Although light beams can’t pass through barriers, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make connections through them. If you take an RGB Converter, you can still select a light source for it to connect to. The presence of the barrier will show the beam as a stream of black dotted lines until the path is cleared.
For instance, in the Self-Suffiency puzzle, I connected the RGB Converter to a blue light source and a green Connector before placing it higher up on the steps of the level. The only problem was that the blue light was blocked by a barrier. Thankfully, all I had to do was step on a pressure plate, at which point everything connected properly because I had already selected connections prior to removing the barrier.
That covers everything you need to know about using RGB Converters in The Talos Principle 2. For more tips and tricks, head on over to our growing TTP2 guides hub.