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Identifier: East 1-7
Area: Grasslands Ring
Puzzle Type: Main
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Self-Sufficiency is the seventh main puzzle in the Grasslands Ring area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


As you enter the puzzle, you find yourself in a circular arena, like an open-air amphitheater. There is a circular structure in the middle, with two blue doors. One of the blue doors gives access to an RGB converter and a blue emitter, and is activated by a pressure plate in front or a red receiver to the side. The other blue door gives access to a connector and a green emitter. That, too can be activated with either a pressure plate or a green receiver to the side. Near the back is a red receiver connected to an angled fan pointed at the progress wheel, which is suspended above the central structure.


A basic hint:

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Since the name of the puzzle is Self-Sufficiency, you will have to figure out a way to activate the blue doors without needing any more equipment than is absolutely necerssary

If you're struggling with positioning:

[ hint ]
At the end of the puzzle, both the RGB convertor and the connector should be at a higher elevation, like on the top steps of the boundary of the arena

If you're struggling to get started:

[ hint ]
Notice that the fan is detachable


[ solution ]