HINTS FOR POLICE QUEST 4

                Police Quest 4: Open Season
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   1 ... The Murder Scene
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Problem:
What do I do at the murder scene in the alley?

Hint:
Talk to everyone  at the murder scene. Click  the eye icon 
on the  slain police
officer's body. In  the close-up view, click your notebook  
on the body and the
cigarette lying  on the ground.  Exit the close-up  view of 
the  body and click
your notebook  on the graffiti on  the wall of the  
convenience store. Use your
car keys to  unlock your car's trunk. Pick  up the homicide 
kit. Click  the eye
icon on the body  of Bob Hickman. Click the chalk from  the 
homicide kit on the
cigarette and  the body. Exit  the close-up view.  Open the 
dumpster  and click
your notebook on the body inside. Talk to Nobles about the body.

Problem:
I've marked and notated all the evidence, why is everyone 
just standing around?

Hint:
In  the close-up  view of  the slain  officer, make  sure 
you  have clicked the
notebook and the  chalk on the body and the  cigarette. 
Also click the notebook
on the graffiti on the wall and the body in the dumpster. 
After you have marked
and  notated  everything,  talk  to  Julie  Chester  until  
she photographs and
collects all the evidence.


   2 ... Monday
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Problem:
What should I do in the office in the morning?

Hint:
Talk to Hal Bottoms. Look at your desk. Click the hand icon 
on the memo in your
in basket. Open the left hand drawer  and remove the 
photograph. Open the right
hand drawer and  pick up a 3.14 Follow  Up form. In your 
inventory,  click your
notebook on the  3.14 Form. Still in the  inventory, click 
the eye icon  on the
photograph. Remember the password written on the 
photograph. Give the 3.14 Form
and the crime scene  report to Hal. Click the hand icon  on 
the computer in the
back of the  office. The ID number is  the same as your 
badge  number, 612. The
password is 'gunner'.  Select 'Gang Information' and then  
'Rude Boys Get Bail'
from the computer  screen. When you are finished reading  
about the gang, click
on CANCEL and then  LOGOUT to exit the computer. Leave the  
office and take the
elevator to the first floor.

Problem:
How do I get past the pushy reporter in front of Parker Center?

Hint:
There is  no graceful way out  of this situation. After  
you have heard enough,
click the hand icon on the reporter.

Problem:
What should I do at the L.A. County Morgue?

Hint:
Show  Sherry your  badge. Talk  to Russ,  the Coroner's  
assistant. Talk to Sam
Nobles,  the Coroner.  Click your  notebook on  Bob 
Hickman's  body. Before you
leave, take  the personal belongings of  Bob Hickman and 
Bobby  Washington from
the counter in the room where you  talked to Russ. Return 
the personal items to
the grieving families.

Problem:
What should I do at Bob Hickman's house?

Hint:
Knock  on the  door. Talk  to  Valerie.  Inside, give  
Katherine Bob  Hickman's
personal  belongings. If  you talk  to Katherine  about 
Bob's  drug and alcohol
problem, she will become upset. When she leaves the room, 
talk to Valerie again
until she  mentions the closet.  Open the  closet  door and 
take  the bottle of
pills from the denim jacket.

Problem:
I need to brush up at the L.A. Police Academy target range.

Hint:
Take the buff  colored 13.5.1 form from the counter  at the 
L.A. Police Academy
Target Range. Give  the form to Bert. Take the  wallet from 
inventory and click
it on Bert.  Pick up the box of  ammo that Bert places on  
the counter. Pick up
the head gear. Exit this screen to  the right. In the 
firing range screen, walk
forward. Take  the head gear  from inventory and  click it 
on  John Carey. When
your gun is set to low ready, wait for a target to appear, 
then quickly aim and
fire. When it is time to reload, open your inventory and 
click the ammo on your
gun. When you are finished, drop the head gear off at the front counter.

Problem:
What should I do in South Central L.A.?

Hint:
From the scene of the previous night's  murder, exit the 
screen to the left. Go
inside the  store and take  an apple from  the counter and  
some glue from  the
display rack on the right. Click your wallet on the 
proprietor to pay. Outside,
walk 2 screens  to the left. There are  two kids standing 
in front  of a burned
out building. Show your badge to the kid  who is standing 
up. Talk to him until
he repeats himself. Click the hand icon on the door of the 
burned out building.
Inside, click the hand  icon on the bullet holes in the  
cinder block wall. Use
the putty  knife from the  homicide kit to  loosen the 
slugs  in all 16  bullet
holes. Click the  plastic bags from the homicide kit  on 
each bullet hole. Exit
the close-up view  of the wall. Leave this  screen by 
exiting to the  left. You
should  now be  back at  the scene  of the  previous 
night's  murder. Exit this
screen to the right. Show your badge to the little girl. 
Question her. Give her
the apple you bought at the convenience  store. Leave this 
screen to the right.
Show  Mrs.  Washington  your  badge.  Give  her  Bobby's  
personal possessions.
Question her.

Problem:
The guard won't let me back into Parker Center!

Hint:
Take the Parker Center ID from inventory and click it on John Carey.

Problem:
I'm back at Parker Center, now what?
Hint:
Take the elevator to the basement level by pressing the 'B' 
button. Walk to the
end of the hall  and give Julie Chester the glue from  the 
Lucky Mart store and
the pills  from Bob Hickman's  closet. Take the  elevator 
to the  fourth floor.
Walk to the  end of the hall and  talk to Teddy. Give him  
the bullets from the
burned out building.  Tell him they are for 'Shelf  
Storage'. Take the elevator
to the third floor.  Return to your office. When the phone  
rings, answer it by
clicking the  hand icon first  on your desk  and then on
the phone. Exit  your
office and go to the first floor. Save your game!

Problem:
I keep getting killed in South Central!

Hint:
When trouble starts, crouch down beside your car by 
clicking the walk icon next
to the rear door. Click the Kevlar vest that Katherine 
Hickman gave you on John
Carey. Click the walk  icon near the trunk of the car  
twice. Take the car keys
from inventory and click  them on the trunk. When the trunk 
 is open, click the
keys on the shotgun. Click the hand icon on the shotgun to 
pick it up. Exit the
view of the trunk.

Problem:
How do I shoot the bad guys?

Hint:
Once you have  taken the shotgun from the car's  trunk, 
open your inventory and
select the shotgun.  Click it on the burned  out building. 
Now you can  aim the
shotgun and click  to fire. If you use  all the shells, you 
have  one chance to
reload. You can reload by opening your inventory and 
clicking the shells on the
shotgun. If you run out of shells, you can still load and use your Baretta.


   3 ... Tuesday
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Problem:
What should I do at my office in Parker Center?

Hint:
After talking to Lieutenant Block, talk to Hal Bottoms. Go 
to your desk, take a
3.14  form  from  the  right-hand  drawer  and  click  your 
 notebook  on it in
inventory. Take the elevator  to the 'B' level and pick up  
your gun from SIDS.
Question Julie Chester.

Problem:
I'm at Yo Money's house, what now?

Hint:
Click your  notebook on the body  outline on the lawn.  
Walk towards the house.
Search the  bushes in front  Yo Money's front  door. You 
will  find a red shoe.
Pick it up. Knock on the front door  and show your badge to 
the bodyguard. Talk
to him. Inside,  show the shoe to his  Yo Money's 
girlfriend. Talk to  Yo Money
about his enemies.

Problem:
What should I do at the L.A. County Morgue?

Hint:
Talk to Sam Nobles about the body of the slain officer, Rene Garcia.

Problem:
What should I do when I return to Parker Center?

Hint:
Wear your Parker Center ID. Give the completed 3.14 form to 
Hal. Click the hand
icon on the computer in the rear of the office. Enter 
serial number 612 and the
password GUNNER. Select  HATE CRIMES from the main menu.  
Type in the name that
Yo Money mentioned: Walker. Click on CANCEL. Click on LOGOUT.

Problem:
I'm in South Central, what do I need here?

Hint:
Go to Mrs. Washington's house and question LaSondra about the lady she saw.

Problem:
I'm at Dennis Walker's house, now what?

Hint:
Knock on  the door and when  Dennis Walker answers, show  
him your badge. Click
the  talk icon  on him.  Inside Dennis  Walker's apartment, 
 talk to him again.
Before you touch his radio, be sure to save your game!

Problem:
Help! I keep getting stabbed by Dennis Walker's girlfriend!

Hint:
Save your  game. You must  act quickly.  Take  the gun from 
 your inventory and
click it  on Dennis Walker's girlfriend.  Select the talk 
icon  and click it on
her twice, once  to make her freeze, and  once to drop the 
weapon.  Once she is
kneeling  with her  hands on  her  head,  immediately take  
the handcuffs  from
inventory and click them on her.

Problem:
I arrested Walker's girlfriend, now what?

Hint:
Return to Parker Center. Talk to Mrs. Garcia. Click the 
hand icon on your desk.
Take the  memo from your in-box.  Inside your inventory, 
click  the eye icon on
the memo to read it. Go to the  Hickman's house and talk to 
Katherine. When you
leave the Hickman's house you will automatically go to the Short Stop bar.

Problem:
Do I need anything at the Short Stop bar?

Hint:
Take some pretzels from the bowl on the table. Talk to Sam and Julie.


   4 ... Wednesday
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Problem:
How do I avoid getting killed at City Hall?

Hint:
Save your game. Walk to the front. Respond to the 
questions. When Dennis Walker
starts to attack you, quickly take the  gun from your 
inventory and click it on
him. Click the talk  icon on Dennis Walker first to make  
him freeze and second
to make him drop  his weapon. When Dennis Walker is 
kneeling  with his hands on
his head, immediately take the handcuffs  from your 
inventory and click them on
him.

Problem:
What should I do at Parker Center?

Hint:
Talk to Hal Bottoms. Take a 3.14 form  from your desk and 
click the notebook on
it. Give the 3.14 form to Hal.

Problem:
How do I qualify at the L.A. Police Academy?

Hint:
Take a green form from the counter at  the target range. 
Give it to the officer
who works there. Pick up the box of  ammo and the head 
gear. Exit the screen to
the right.  In the firing range  screen, walk forward. Take 
 the head gear from
inventory and click it  on John Carey. When you are ready  
to qualify, take the
gun from inventory and click it on the  view of the firing 
range. When your gun
is set to low  ready, wait for a target to appear. Quickly  
aim and fire at the
targets. When  it's time to reload,  open your inventory 
and  click the ammo on
your gun. When you are finished give the head gear to Bert on the way out.

Problem:
What should I do at the L.A. County Morgue?

Hint:
Visit Sam and question him.
Hint:
Show your badge at the window to get  the code for the day. 
Talk to the yardman
to give him the code and question him about the patrol car. 
Click the hand icon
on the patrol car. Take the newspaper clipping from the car 
seat. Click the eye
icon on the newspaper clipping to read it.

Problem:
I'm at Griffith Park, what should I do?

Hint:
Give the  dog the pretzels you  picked up at the  Short 
Stop bar. If  you don't
have the pretzels, you can go back to the bar and get them 
by clicking the hand
icon on  one of the  bowls on the  tables. After the  dog 
leaves Griffith Park,
walk to the tree with the yellow police banner around it. 
In the close-up view,
click  the hand  icon on  the disturbed  dirt. Take  the 
plastic  bags from the
homicide kit in inventory and click them on the bone that is revealed.

Problem:
What do I do with this bone?

Hint:
Question Sam about  the bodies in the car.  Give him the 
bone you  unearthed at
Griffith Park.

Problem:
What do I do at Hollywood and Vine?

Hint:
Question the man in front of Ragin' Records and the Bitty 
Kitty Club. Enter the
Bitty  Kitty Club.  If the  club is  not  open  yet, you  
need to  look at  the
newspaper clipping  from the patrol  car at the  impound 
lot. Inside  the Bitty
Kitty, show your badge to Electra and question her. Show 
her the shoe you found
at Yo  Money's house. Question her  about Barbie. Light her 
 cigarette with the
lighter that is on the bar. Leave the  Bitty Kitty, and 
pick up the mirror that
is laying on the street next to your car. Enter Ragin' 
Records and question the
proprietor. Return to  the Bitty Kitty, show your badge  to 
Barbie and question
her. Show her the shoe.

Problem:
Wednesday never ends. What did I miss?

Hint:
Go to the L.A. County Morgue. You should see a news team 
questioning Sherry and
the day  will end. If this  doesn't happen, you have  
missed something. Did you
get the newspaper clipping from the patrol car at the 
Impound Lot? Did you look
at the clipping in  your inventory? Did you go to the  
Bitty Kitty and question
Electra and  Barbie after showing them  your badge? Did you 
 show them both the
shoe from Yo  Money's house? Did you question the  
proprietor of Ragin' Records
about the patrol car and the abandoned car? Did you give 
the bone from Griffith
Park to the coroner?


   5 ... Thursday
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Problem:
What do I need to do at the L.A. County Morgue?

Hint:
Question Sam about the Skeletal Remains and John and Jane Doe.

Problem:
What should I do at Parker Center?

Hint:
Go to SIDS and question Julie Chester. In your office, fill 
out a 3.14 form and
give  it to  Hal. Click  on the  door  in  the back  of the 
 office to  talk to
Lieutenant Block.

Problem:
What do I do at the Impound Lot?

Hint:
Click your badge on  the Impound Lot window. Enter the lot  
through the gate on
the right.  Talk to the  yardman to give  him the code  
word and then  again to
question him about  the car. Look at the  car license plate 
and write  down the
number: E2BSY669.

Problem:
What do I do with the license plate number?

Hint:
Back in your office at Parker Center  log in to the 
computer. Select DMV. Enter
the license  plate number E2BSY669. Select  CANCEL and then 
LOGOUT  to exit the
computer.

Problem:
What should I do at the Social Services office?

Hint:
Show your badge to Nora. Question her. In Luella Parker's 
office, click the eye
icon on  the desk. Pick  up the case  files and the  audio 
tape. Leave Luella's
office and  question Nora again. In  inventory, click the 
eye  icon on the case
files and note the names.

Problem:
What do I do at Hollywood and Vine?

Hint:
Enter Ragin' Records  and give the audio tape to  the 
proprietor. Click the eye
icon on  the counter. Click  the hand icon  on a drumstick. 
 Take the drumstick
from the counter.  Leave the record store and  go next door 
to the  Bitty Kitty
Club. Question Barbie Cann about Luella Parker.

Problem:
What should I do at the 3rd Eye Theater?

Hint:
Click the  hand icon on  the ticket booth.  Show your badge 
 to the man  in the
booth. Talk  to him. Click the  hand icon on the  theater 
doors on the  left to
enter the theater  lobby. Question Mitchell Thurman about  
Luella Parker. Drink
the tea he offers you. Enter the movie theater by clicking 
the hand icon on the
doors to the right of the concession stand. After the dream 
sequence, leave the
theater and go to South Central.

Problem:
What should I do I in South Central?

Hint:
Enter the burned out building and take the piece of rope from the boxes.

Problem:
How do I deal with this dog at Griffith Park?

Hint:
Click the rope you got from the burned out building on the dog.

   6 ... The Alley and End Game
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Problem:
I'm stuck in an alley.

Hint:
Click the hand icon  on the homicide kit. Take the pry bar  
and click it on the
double doors to the left.

Problem:
Help, I'm stuck in a really, really dark room!
Hint:
Take the flashlight from the homicide kit  and click it on 
the screen. Move the
flashlight beam around until you find a wooden door. Moving 
the flashlight beam
near the edge  of the screen will allow  you to examine a 
different  wall. Take
the putty knife  from the homicide kit and  click it on the 
wooden  door. Click
the hand icon on the door to open it.

Problem:
How do I keep the dog from attacking me?

Hint:
Click  the  glue  on  the  drumstick.  Click  the  mirror  
from your car on the
drumstick. You now  have a makeshift periscope! Click this  
device on the crack
in the door at the top of the  stairs. When you see a 
'coast is clear' message,
click the hand icon on the door  to enter the kitchen. Open 
the refrigerator to
make a shocking discovery.

Problem:
How do I get by the dog blocking the hallway?

Hint:
Give the dog the bottle of sedatives you got from Bob Hickman's closet.

Problem:
I'm in the room at the end of the hall.  Where do I go from here?

Hint:
Open the closet. Click  the hand icon on the rug in  the 
closet. Click the hand
icon on  the secret trap  door. At the  bottom of the  
ladder, exit towards the
rear of  the storage room.  Note the woman  in the theater  
seats. Exit to  the
theater lobby at the  top of the screen. In the theater  
lobby, there are three
soft drink cans on  the display case. Take the one on  the 
right. In inventory,
click the hand  icon on the can to  reveal a skeleton key. 
Return  to the movie
theater  and click  the skeleton  key on  the door  to the  
right of  the movie
screen. Use the flashlight from the homicide kit.

Problem:
How do I avoid being attacked by the psycho when I open the door?

Hint:
There is no way to avoid being attacked by the psycho.

Problem:
The dog won't let me get up from the living room floor!

Hint:
Pick up the ball and throw it out the window.

Problem:
How do I defeat the psycho?

Hint:
Take the can of hair spray from the medicine cabinet in the 
bathroom. Return to
the refrigerator and  take the cigarette lighter from  the 
corpse's mouth. Save
your game. Before you enter the room at  the end of the 
hall, click the lighter
on the hair  spray to make a torch. Enter  the room at the 
end of  the hall and
click the torch on the murderer.

*****THE END*****




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