NOIR WALKTHROUGH

Opening

At the start of the game you will be in Slayton's office. First thing to do
is go to the desk. The intercom will begin buzzing at random intervals.
Turn to the intercom, which is behind the desk, and switch it on. You will
hear the secretary give you instructions before she leaves the office. Jack
Slayton is missing and the answer to his disappearance may lie in the cases
he was working on.
(Note: Once Secretary Premise is set to TRUE you can leave the office
through the office door or go to another location via the map.)

Open the right top desk drawer and get the rolodex key. Now use the key and
open the rolodex. Flip the cards until the help telephone number comes
up. Go to the phone and pick up the receiver, you will hear the first
message from the Informant.

After hearing the first Informant massage open the center desk drawer and
remove the coin purse. Now you will be able to call the Informant from any
pay phone.

Open the middle right drawer and remove the flash light.

Open the desk return all the way (two pulls are required) to get the
combination to the wall safe (hidden behind the picture): open the safe and
get the gun.
(Note: Now you are ready to investigate the cases in any order you like
[with some exceptions - see case descriptions below])

Winthrop Case

Slayton's Office

Read Winthrop file (right lower drawer of desk) and you learn that he hired
Slayton to investigate the death of his prize race horse Pegasus

Leave the office and go to the Race Track.

Race Track:

At the Race Track go to the stable doors. Look away from the stable doors
and down to find the muddy footprints. Now go find Pegasus stall door and
discover that it is locked. A video of Eddie the Jockey tells you that
Pegasus was too healthy to die of natural causes and he gives you
permission to look in his stall.

Unlock Pegasus stall and enter. Turn on the light and look at the close-up
of Pegasus feed schedule. Now look at the bulletin board and see the close
up of Mannies business card, also look at the close-up of the newspaper
article about Winthrop Mansion. Find the saddle and look down to find the
syringe hidden in the hay. Hmmm?

Go to Winthrop Mansion.

Winthrop Mansion:

Look up immediately after entering through the gate and wait for the
upstairs light to turn off.

Enter the mansion through the window. Open the kitchen door to see a video
of the staff discussing how Winthrop can't think straight since Pegasus
death and he is having financial problems as a result.

Now find Winthrop's desk and discover several thank you letters from
various charities. Look in the left desk drawer to find an insurance policy
on Pegasus. Find the prescription for Pegasus medicine on the desk. In the
right desk drawer you will find Winthrop's contract with Pollock which
states that if Winthrop defaults everything goes to Pollock.

Go to the construction shack and knock on the door - see a video of a guard
telling you to "Scram"!

Go back to Slayton's office, open the closet and get the bourbon bottle.

Go to Manorwood.

Manorwood

Enter the construction shack and find the guard sleeping. Look at the
second pair of boots from the left.

Locate Pollock's desk and read the survey letter saying that there are vast
oil deposits here, but money is needed to develop them. Find the bank
letter on the desk denying Pollock a loan. Read the note telling us that
Winthrop is backing out of the deal due to his being upset about Pegasus'
death. Find the medicine vile hidden in Pollock's desk. Receive Informant's
phone call that Pollock is coming ...

(Note: there are three different endings to this case depending on your
actions here, they are listed as A, B and C)

A. Enter the closet and see video of Pollock discovering the missing vial
of medicine and running away. Back at Slayton's office you will see a
newspaper headline about Pegasus Killer Escaping to U.K.

B. If after you receive the warning about Pollock coming you attempt to
leave the shack without the gun Pollock will see you and the guard will
shoot you. Back at Slayton's office you will see a newspaper headline
saying Detective found in Gutter.
(Note: depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose your memory
of this case)

C. If after you receive the warning about Pollock you attempt to leave the
shack with the gun Pollock will see you but you will win the shoot-out with
the guard. Back at Slayton's office you will see a newspaper heading saying
the same as in option A.

Charlie Case

Slayton's Office:

Read Charlie file which is in the briefcase under the wall map, learn that
he is one of Slayton's snitches. Get Charlie Kwan's wire recording from
Slayton's safe and listen to it to learn that the Tong is upset over the
loss of one of its shipments from Hong Kong.

Go to Chinatown.

Chinatown

Open door to the opium den in the underground passages and look at the
opium in the lab. See video of Charlie saying that the missing crate is in
a warehouse. Discover the Warehouse address on the calendar.
(Note: If you knock on the opium den door without the gun the Chinese thugs
will shoot you. You will go to the newspaper headline which says Chinese
Tong Wage War. However you will not loose your memory of this case)

Go to Warehouse from map in Jack's briefcase.

Warehouse

Release the hand brake on the truck so that it rolls under the warehouse
window. Climb on to the truck bed and enter through warehouse window.

Inside turn on a Geiger counter found in the tool box. Take the Geiger
counter. Examine the crate and discover that it is empty. Now look at the
crates shipping label, it shows that it was shipped aboard a Chinese
freighter.

Go to the shipyards from map in Jack's briefcase.

Cargo Ship

Enter the hold of the cargo ship and discover the radioactive crate. Lift
the netting off of the radioactive crate and examine the shipping label to
discover that the uranium is being shipped to Germany.

Enter valve room. Turn large valve covered in cobwebs to sink ship.
(Note: if you attempt to go through the door of the cargo ships super
structure after hearing the Chinese shipmate approaching he will shoot you.
You will go to the newspaper headline which reads Detective Found In
Gutter. Depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose your
memory of this case.)

Slayton's Office

You will see the newspaper headline about a sunken Chinese ship.

Watkins Case

Slayton's Office

Read Watkins file in the right lower drawer of the desk to learn that
Watkins hired Slayton to test his company's security by breaking into his
office. Get the Security badge and Watkins' wire recording from the wall
safe. Listen to the recording of Watkins requesting Slayton to investigate
a security breach in his office.

Go to Bradbury.

Bradbury

Find Watkins office and enter it, this requires the right code on the door
for the current day and the pattern listed on the security badge.

 Day         Security Badge

 Sun (Day=1) ---*-
 Mon (Day=2) *---*
 Tue (Day=3) -**--
 Wed (Day=4) *-**-
 Thur (Day=5)---**
 Fri (Day=6) -*--*
 Sat (Day=7) *-*-*

Turn on the light in Watkins' office. Look up and see the broken skylight.
Go up to the roof and look down through the lit skylight to see a dog's
footprints on a bookcase in Watkins' office.
(Note: You can not proceed further until after you get a confession from
watkins for the max case and nile's photo in the agnes case)

After you take care of the other two cases (at least as much as you can)
and return here the Informant calls you in Watkins' office to tell you to
hide because the Nazis are coming. Turn off the office light and hide in
the closet. You will then see Wo-Tan (the dog from the Agnes Case) retrieve
one of the code books.

Go to Mannie's bookstore. (It ís around the corner from Slayton's office)

Mannie's Bookstore

See video of Mannie showing you his two books. Examine the two books to see
the combination of the other two dials for Watkins' safe. Watch the video
of Mannie offering you cash for your book. Pick up the cash and Mannie lets
you explore the book store.

Go into the back room and throw the switch. Open the book case and the
metal door behind it to discover the map room. Examine the map room and
find a printing press for the phony charity organizations. Also look at the
blue prints for Watkins' office. Discover Wo-Tan's crate in the map room
closet.
(Note: If you turn on the radio or attempt to release Wo-Tan while in the
bookstore map room the Nazis will hypnotize you. You will go to the
newspaper headline saying Detective found In Gutter. Depending on the
difficulty level setting you will loose your memory of this case.)

Go to Bradbury.

Bradbury

After discovering the secret combination from the three code books you saw
in the bookstore unlock the vault and enter. Open the drawer in the vault
desk and discover Joan's picture. Walk to the radio in the back of the
vault.

The Informant calls you in the vault to say that the Nazis are coming.

Pick up the paper clip from the work bench. Now you need to stop the Nazis
from entering the vault, insert the paper clip into the gears.
(Note: If you fail to insert the paper clip into the gear in Watkins' vault
in time the Nazis will enter the vault. You will then see the headline
saying Nazis Gain Foothold in U.S. and you will loose the game!)

Slayton's Office

See the newspaper headline about the Nazis being defeated. You then get a
call from the Mayor congratulating you.

Harrison Case

Slayton's Office

Read the Harrison file from the right lower desk drawer. You learn that
Harrison's daughter, Alicia, has been missing for a year. Slayton was going
to ask Myer at Scheherezade what he knows. Take Alicia's photo from
Harrison's file.

Get Harrison's wire recording from the safe and listen to it. Also take the
Film Reel from the safe. Put the film reel on the projector found in the
closet, turn on the motor and light switches. Now remove the painting over
the projector port on the other side of the closet to see Alicia's movie.
Notice the brooch that Alicia's father gave to her.

Go back to the desk and open the center drawer and look at secret knock on
Scheherezade matchbook.

Get Slayton's IOU's to Meyer Goolsby from the valuable papers booklet in
Slayton's briefcase.

Go to Scheherezade.

Scheherezade

Use the secret knock to enter the night club. Show Alicia's photo to the
Bartender ... he won't recognize it. He suggests you talk to Meyer instead.
See a poster announcing that Joan's singing engagement at the night club
has been canceled until further notice.

Go and enter the hotel facility. Talk to Meyer at the reception desk and
learn that you are accountable for Slayton's IOU's. You can't come back
until you pay up.

Go back to Slayton's office and get Joan's key from the upper left drawer
of the desk.

Go to Joan's apartment.

Joan's Apartment

Use the elevator key to gain access to Joan's floor. Go look at Joan's
diary, it is in a drawer next to her bed. She writes that she took
something from Meyer and is heading to San Diego.
Inside Joan's closet is a brooch. You'll see a brief clip from the home
movie showing that Joan's and Alicia's brooch are identical.

Go back to Slayton's Office and see a newspaper headline announcing that
Joan is Alicia. Get the cash from the wall safe.

Go to Scheherezade.

Scheherezade

Enter hotel side using the secret knock from the matchbook cover. See a
video of Myer taking your money and allowing you to look around. Go
upstairs.

Watch a video of a thug as he walks into the room, sees you and turns
around. Go to the bedroom and notice a big mirror overlooking the bed. Open
the mirror.

Now find the lion room and look behind the curtain to discover a secret
door, go through and enter the mirror room. Turn on a speaker which allows
you to listen in on a conversation between the Mayor and a lady who is not
his wife ....

Meyer is angry at your discovery of the mirror room and tosses you out. You
can't get into the private area of Scheherezade again, although you can
still go to the night club.

Go back to Slayton's Office.

Slayton's Office

Hear a radio announcement about the scandals at Scheherezade and that torch
singer Joan is really heiress Alicia.

Max Case

Slayton's Office

Read Max's file which is in the right lower drawer of the desk. You learn
that he has found a rare book that he wanted to get appraised at Mannie's
bookstore.

Get Max's book from the wall safe. Look at the design inside the front
cover.

Go to Mannie's bookstore.

Mannie's Bookstore

See a video of Mannie showing you his book. Examine the one book to see the
combination of the other two dials for Watkins' safe. You know see a video
of Mannie offering you cash for your book. Pick up Max's book instead and
Mannie kicks you out.

Go to Max's apartment.

Max's Apartment

Enter Max's apartment through the fire escape and find Max on the floor ...
dead. Check his wallet and you verify that it is Max. Now look at the note
in his hand, it is from Phillip Watkins demanding the return of his book.

Check the apartment and in the bathroom waste basket you find a train
ticket to San Diego.

Go back to Slayton's Office and get the baggage locker key from the upper
left drawer of the desk.

Go to Union Station.

Union Station

Open one of the lockers with the baggage key. Inside is a note from Joan
saying that she bought a ticket for the Moonliner.

Find the Conductor and bring up Joan. The Conductor recalls Joan getting
onto the train after giving a book to Max for safekeeping.

Go back to Slayton's Office to see a newspaper headline about Max being
found dead in his office.

Return to Union Station and ask the Conductor of Track #5 about the
Moonliner. He says that there are no more trains to San Diego tonight.

Go to Joan's apartment where you will find burned love letters from Watkins
in the bathtub. They reveal he gave her the book that got Max killed.

Go to Watkins house where he confesses to having an affair with Joan after
you confront him with the love letters.

Agnes Case

Slayton's Office

Read Agnes Simon's file in the right lower drawer of the desk. You learn
that she is a former silent film star. Now her dog, Wo-Tan, is a movie star
and has been kidnapped.

Get Agnes wire recording from the safe and listen to hear the special call
she used for Wo-Tan.

Go to Agnes Simon's house.

Agnes' House

The butler lets you in only after Agnes insists. When you glance at the
picture of Wo-Tan, Agnes appears and gives you a photo of Niles, her valet
who supposedly died in a swimming accident. The butler then throws you out.

Go to Scheherezade.

Scheherezade

Use the secret knock (found in the Harrison Case) to enter the night club.

Show the Bartender the photo of Niles, he tells you however that he thinks
it is a false lead.
(Note: you can not continue with this case until after wo-tan steals the
book in the watkins' case and myer kicks you out of the mirror room in the
Harrison case.)

Go back to Slayton's office where Agnes calls and tells you that a ransom
note for Wo-Tan has arrived.

Go to Agnes' house.

Agnes' House

The butler again reluctantly lets you in. Agnes gives you the ransom note
but the butler then throws you out.

Go back to Slayton's office.

Slayton's Office

Your informant calls to remind you to take the wire recorder. Open the safe
to get Agnes' wire and the wire recorder.

Go to the Observatory.

Observatory

You discover that Wo-Tan is being held in a box up on the roof. The thug
that you saw in Scheherezade (Harrison Case) brings you an extension cord
so that you can work the wire recorder. Turning on the tape recorder plays
the recording of Agnes' voice and Wo-Tan runs out of the box.
(Note: If you attempt to open Wo-Tan's crate on the roof the Nazis will
hypnotize you. You will then get the newspaper headline stating Detective
found in Gutter. Depending on the difficulty level setting you will loose
your memory of this case)

Go back to Slayton's office and see a newspaper headline of Agnes re-united
with her dog.

Conclusion

Slayton's Office

Once you have solved all six cases then go to the radio. Click the radio on
and see a video of Jack Slayton explaining his disappearance and
introducing Joan. End Game.

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