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    Walkthrough by Anonymous

    Updated: 03/21/96 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    
    RIPPER
    WALKTHROUGH
    
    This is pretty much a step by step walkthrough of the game. However, part of 
    the fun of this game is figuring out where to go or who to talk to next as you 
    gather more clues and information. You may enjoy Ripper more if you refer to 
    this only when you're really stuck or need a hint for a puzzle. Although this 
    walkthrough is arranged in a fairly logical order, your game may not follow 
    this order exactly, depending on who you've talked to or where you've been.
    
    This will tell you everything you need to look at or take in each act, every 
    place to go and who to talk to, and will give hints for all puzzles.
    
    For the puzzles I've tried to give just a general hint first under each main 
    heading. For progressively more complete answers, read down the indented list 
    under each heading. But be aware that reading these hint lists will gradually 
    give away the answers to the puzzles.
    Try covering them and only reading as far as you need.
    
    Often certain events, conversations or puzzles need to be completed before 
    other possibilities will open up. If you're really stuck, there is someone you 
    haven't talked to, something you haven't seen, or a lead you haven't followed 
    through.
    
    
    **********************
    **IMPORTANT NOTE**
    **********************
    Puzzle solutions given here are with difficulty level set to MEDIUM.
    Many puzzle solutions will be different with difficulty levels set to EASY or 
    HARD.
    
    
    GENERAL NOTE:
            Talk to everyone as much as you can at every place you go.
            Examine any item you scan into your database.
            With a few exceptions, you will always enter cyberspace from the 
    newsroom computer.
            Combat - In shooting situations it's often (not always) better to keep 
    your mouse
                    button held down.
            Save your games OFTEN, especially after completing difficult puzzles.
            Remember that you can change the difficulty level of puzzles and 
    combat under
                    "options" if you're stuck.
    
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    PROLOGUE
    
    After talking to Magnotta and Karl, look at the computer.
    Pick up the broken mug.
    
            HOW DO I PUT THE MUG TOGETHER?
                    Start with the largest piece.
                    Place the handle last.
    
    
    
    
    ACT I
    
    Police Station
            Talk to Brannon and Magnotta.
            Scan and read the 2 reports from Magnotta's desk.
            Talk to the clerk in the evidence room.
            
            HOW DO I GET THE EVIDENCE FROM THE EVIDENCE ROOM?
                    From this guy?? Forget it.
    
    
    Tribecca Center
            Talk to the receptionist.
            Talk to Dr. Burton and Dr. Cable.
            Look at the holographic journal and the Ripper image.
    
            HOW DO I GET IN THE LOCKED DOOR ON THE 2ND FLOOR?
                    For now, you don't.
    
            Go to the morgue and talk to Farley.
            Look at the 3 bodies.
    
    
    Newsroom
            Talk to Ben.
            Read Catherine's note to you.
            Look through Catherine's Rolodex.
    
    
    Cyberspace
            Read the Virtual Herald.
            Go to the library.
            Take the list of call numbers.
            Talk to the librarian.
    
            HOW DO I DECODE THE CALL NUMBER?
                    It needs to resemble the other call numbers.
                    Start with the part inside the brackets.
                    Ignore everything but the letters (inside the brackets).
                    Substitute the first "i" with "eye"
                    What is the numerical equivalent of "no eye aid"?
                    The answer is 2020, +1.
                    The 18 at the end needs to be a letter.
                    The 18th letter is R.
                    No other call numbers begin with AB; they all begin with H.
                    Try HC. (AB...C; also, Stein was logged into the Victorian 
    collection).
                    The complete call number is HC2021R.
    
    
    Catherine's Apartment
            Look at the inscription on the laser cane, at the birthday card, and 
    the star chart.
    
            WHAT DO I DO WITH THE CRYSTALS?
            You need to form a constellation.
                    Which one?
                            Seen any dates around?
                            When is Catherine's birthday? What sign is she?
                            Form the constellation Pisces.
                            Try to use the entire area. Using the star chart, try
                              plotting it on a grid first.
                            The answer:
                            Row #                  Column #
                              1                     3
                              2                     1
                              3                     4, 8
                              4                     6
                              5                     2, 9
                              6                     4
                              7                     7, 9
                              8                     5
    
            Look at the books the light shines towards.
    
    
    Soap Beatty's
            Talk to Soap.
            Check out that magazine rack on the way out.
            Scan the computer manual. Don't worry. You won't need to deal with 
    this
              until Act II. And yes, it is going to be as hard as it looks.
    
    
    Wofford Cottage
            Talk to Covington Wofford.
            Find the three puzzles in the house.
    
            ROLLING BALL PUZZLE
                    You must get the ball to the bottom right corner in three 
    moves.
                    Try to determine which buttons must be on for the correct 
    paths to be open.
                    The answer:  Buttons 1 and 4 must be on.
                    To do this in 2 moves:
                    Move 1:     1, 2, 5 on
                    Move 2:     2 & 5 off;  4 on
    
            BANK PUZZLE
                    You must insert 4 coins in the correct order.
                    Did you look at the Patent plaque on the way upstairs?
                    Ignore the letters.
                    Do the math.
                    Multiply 2 x 255127.5
                    The answer is 510255.0
                    5-10-25-5 are the four coins.
    
            CLOCKS PUZZLE
                    Set each of the clocks to the appropriate time, using the Time 
    Zone chart.
                            How do I know what time to set them for?
                                    Did you see the clock in the bedroom upstairs? 
     
                                    Why these particular clocks? What (or where) 
    do you associate
                                      with each one?
                                    Pyramid = Egypt
                                    Cuckoo Clock = Germany
                                    Army Clock = USA
                                    Time in USA is 2:35. Germany is 6 hours later. 
    Egypt is 7 hours later.
                                    It could be AM or PM.
                                    The answer is:  Egypt 9:35PM, Germany 8:35, 
    USA 14:35.
    
            Replace the 3 burnt out vacuum tubes on the table near Wofford with 
    the ones you received       after completing each puzzle.
            Turn the power on.
    
    At this point you can go to cyberspace from Wofford's computer.
    
    Cyberspace
            Go to Wofford Well and look at the models.
            Go to Catherine's Well and get her journal.
    
                    WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR WOFFORD WELL?
                            It appeared on the screen above the vacuum tubes.
                            Password: vulcan
                            Look at the models.
    
                    WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR CATHERINE'S WELL?
                            What clues has she left for you?
                            The crystal puzzle solution gave you the answer.
                            Look at the books in her apartment again.
                            Password: horoscope
            
                    COMBAT - CATHERINE'S WELL
                            Aim at the lights around the bottom.
                            Keep your finger down on the mouse button.
                            Use your shield if it gets too close to you.
    
                    HOW DO I DECRYPT CATHERINE'S JOURNAL?
                            You can not do this until later in Act II.
    
    
    Cafe Duchamps
            Talk to Gambit Nelson.
            Talk to the bartender.
            Have a beer. Have as many as you want.
    
    
    Falcon Eddie's
            Talk to Twig.
    
    
    Newsroom
            Talk to Ben.
    
    
    Cyberspace
            Go to Falcon Eddie's Well.
    
                    WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR FALCONETTI'S WELL?
                            What is the name of his well?
                            Have you heard this anywhere before?
                            If not you should go back and see Twig at Falcon 
    Eddie's.
                            You don't need to talk to him. Just listen.
                            Password: circus maximus
    
                    COMBAT - FALCONETTI
                            How do I tell the good guys fom the bad guys?
                                    It's tricky. They will always appear in the 
    same places
                                      so you may have to go through a couple of 
    times.
                                    You can hit a few good guys and still win.
                                    In general bad guys are greenish, skeletal and 
    have weapons.
                                    In general good guys are brown and dark.
    
    
    Falcon Eddie's
            Talk to Eddie.
    
    
    
    
    ACT TWO
    
    Tribecca Center
            Talk to the receptionist.
            Talk to Dr. Burton and Eddie.
            Deck into Catherine's brain.
    
            HOW DO I GET CATHERINE TO TALK?
                    You need to gather more information about the Ripper to tell 
    her.
                    You can come back anytime you have some.
    
            
            Go to the morgue and talk to Bob.
    
    
    Police Station
            Talk to Brannon.
            Go to the interrogation room and watch Magnotta with 2 different 
    suspects.
            Go to the files room and read Magnotta's personnel file.
    
            HOW DO I ACCESS FILES IN THE FILE ROOM?
                    Where did Magnotta leave his stuff?
                    Get the scan card from the counter next to Brannon.
    
    
    
    Catherine's Apartment
    
            WHAT IS THE CODE TO DECRYPT CATHERINE'S JOURNAL?
             NOTE: You can not do this until Act 2, after you've been to the
                    file room in the police station.
                    It's in Magnotta's personnel file.
                    Think of 'Catherine' words.
                    The code is: scorpio
            
            
            HOW DO I UNLOCK THE BOOK IN CATHERINE'S APARTMENT?
                    The answer is hidden in Catherine's journal.
                    Look at the third paragraph.
                    Find the numbers hidden within the text of the third 
    paragraph.
                    The answer is (starting from top and going clockwise): 
    1-5-5-3-6-2
                    Use the disk in Catherine's computer.
    
    
            WHAT DOES 46X2  7INV=5  MEAN??
                    It is a mathmatical equation.
                    Find something to help you do some advanced math.
                    Go to the newsroom and use the calculator.
                    Enter the equation exactly as it is on the calculator.
                    Take the bugs.
    
    
    
    Police Station
            Plant the bug in Magnotta's office.
    
    
    
    Tribecca Center
            Talk to the receptionist
            Plant the bug in Dr. Burton's office.
    
            HOW DO I GET IN DR. BURTON'S OFFICE?
                    You need another scan card. Who might have one?
                    Pick up the scan card from the receptionist's desk.
    
            Look at the inscription in the book and scan the items on her desk.
    
    
    
    Gym
            Talk to the receptionist.
            Look through the records. Busy place, huh?
            Talk to Dr. Burton.
    
    
    
    University
            Talk to Prof. Bech
            Find the Web Runners secret address from the bulletin board flyers.
    
    
            HOW DO I ARRANGE THE FLYERS? WHAT IS THE CORRECT ORDER?
                    Place five of the flyers in the correct order, side by side 
    (not overlapping)
                      along the bottom of the board.
                    Arrange them to form a sentence (sort of) that tells where the 
    Web Runners are meeting.
                    The sentence begins with "Webb Runners".
                    Answer:
                       Webb Runners the new address at a former warehouse 
    converted to a loft apartment
                            on Grammercy Street all this month.
                    Note the numbers at the bottom of each flyer.
    
    
    Web Runners Loft
            Talk to Kashi.
            Look at the photographs.
    
            WHAT IS THE ENTRANCE CODE TO WEB RUNNERS LOFT?
                    Remember those flyers?
                    Use the numbers from the bottom of the flyers, in order.
                    Answer: 4-50-14-42-86
    
    
    Newsroom
            Talk to Ben.
    
    
    Cyberspace
            Solve the Web Runners slider puzzle.
            Research the Web Runners by clicking on the video screens.
    
                    WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR WEB RUNNERS WELL?
                            Kashi told you. It was also written on one of the 
    photos in the loft.
                            Answer: anachrony station
    
                    HOW DO I SOLVE THE SLIDER PUZZLE?
                            First take a good look at the completed picture.
                            Try starting in the lower left corner and working out 
    from there.
                            The upper right corner will be the empty square.
    
    
    Near this point in the game, a WAC transmission from Stephanie Jordan will 
    interrupt you. Go to Web Runners loft. When Magnotta leaves, look around.
    
    
    Gym
            Talk to Dr. Burton
    
    
    Falconetti's
            Talk to Eddie
    
    
    Police Station
            Talk to Magnotta
            Talk to Brannon.
    
    
    Tribecca Center
            Go to the morgue and talk to Bob.
            Using the manual from Soap's, repair the computer chips.
    
    
            HOW DO I REPAIR THE COMPUTER?
                    Have you tried kicking it a few times??
                    Alright, first assign a letter to each chip and try replacing 
    the
                      numbers in the instructions with the letters.
                    These chips go in the inner circuit, the four that are close 
    together forming a square:
                    XD773956PELT9RJ      X9773959PEET9RJ    XDD73912PEET9RJ    
    XDD37916PEET99J
                    Here is the answer, assuming your chips are lettered from the 
    top down:
                       CHIP      ROW  COLUMN
                            A               3       1
                            B               5       1
                            C               5       2
                            D               1       2
                            E               2       1
                            F               2       5
                            G               3       3
                            H               2       2
                            I               4       1
                            J               3       2
                            K               1       1
                            L               4       2
                            M               2       3
                            N               3       5
                            O               3       4
                            P               2       4
    
            
            HOW DO I OPEN THE DOOR WITH THE VOICE LOCK?
                    First you'll need to record Dr. Burton's voice.
                    Just go talk to her. Didn't know you had that tape recorder, 
    eh??
                    After you have the voice sample, who might have some advice?
                    Talk to Soap Beatty.
                    Now you'll need more advice.
                    Check back to Catherine's notes. They have continued 
    decrypting.
                    Go to the library in cyberspace and get an audio editor.
                    Listen to the tape and find the words that will make the 
    correct sentence.
                    Quantitize the tape to break the words apart.
                    Select and copy the correct words in the correct order.
                    Do not leave spaces in between words. Be precise.
                    The correct sentence is: "This is Dr. Burton. Open up."
                    Go to the voice lock and play the edited tape.
    
    
            HOW DO I MAKE THE MONKEY TALK?
                    Look at the video from the flashlight-like object.
                    Adjust the 3 sliders in the correct order.
                    If the monkey does anything other than scream, you are on the 
    right track.
                    "Hunger, pain, etc" is NOT the correct answer.
                    Move the first slider down about 1/4.
                    Move the second slider down about 3/4
                    Move the third slider down about 1/2
                    The correct sentence is:
                    "She can kill others like me without touching them in 
    cyberspace."
    
    
    This is a good time to check back to Catherine's journal again. It will 
    continue decrypting.
    
    
    
    Cyberspace
            Go to Falcon Eddie's secret well.
            Solve the face puzzle.
            Examine the letters and book.
    
            
            WHAT IS FALCON EDDIE WELL PASSWORD?
                    It's in Catherine's notes.
                    The password is: Leather Apron
    
            
            HOW DO I SOLVE THE FACE PUZZLE?
                    The pieces are divided into groups, each of which has a 
    different movement pattern.
                    First find the different groups and how they move.
                    It may be easier to get the outer pieces in position and then 
    do the face last.
    
            
    Gym
            Talk to Dr. Burton
    
    
    Police Station
            Talk to Magnotta
    
    
    Tribecca Center
            Deck into Catherine's brain and talk to her.
            Talk to Dr. Cable.
            Look at the Ripper image.
    
    
    Near this point in the game, you will receive a WAC transmission from Farley.
    Go to the Cafe Duchamps to meet him.
    
    
    
    
    
    ACT III
    
    ***NOTE***
    It is impossible to continue with a step-by-step walkthrough for Act 3.
    There are slight variations in the game in Act 3, depending on which of the 
    four
    endings you will get.
    However, here are all of the things you should look at or take, and hints for 
    all Act 3 puzzles.
    But remember that there is more to do in Act 3 (places to go and people to 
    talk to) than what is listed here.
    
    
    Magnotta's Apartment
            disarm the door lock
            scan the WAC into your database.
    
            HOW DO I DISARM THE DOOR LOCK?
                    The lock has 8 buttons. The code will contain 6 digits.
                    Look at the circuit box to the left of the door.
                    There are 6 circuits.
                    What do they all have in common?
                    Divide the number on each circuit by 4.
                    The answer will be the code to enter into the door lock.
                    (NOTE: The code is different each time you play the game, so 
    the actual answer
                    can not be given here. It is also possible that in your game 
    the numbers may
                    all be divisible by a number other than 4).
    
    
    You now have more of Catherine's journal to read.
    You can also now read the remainder of the first part of her journal. It has 
    completely decrypted.
    
    
    Cyberspace
            Look at the new book in Falconetti's Well (there are several pages).
            Solve the Book Puzzle and get the audio disc.
            Go to the Wofford Well and talk to Hamilton Wofford.
    
    
            HOW DO I SOLVE THE BOOK PUZZLE IN FALCONETTI'S WELL?
                    All you need to use are the letter from Jack and the list of 
    books.
                    Arrange 14 book titles to correspond/relate to the 14 
    sentences from Jack's letter.
                    For example, "Red ink is fit enough"  =  "Deficit Spending"  
    (red ink - deficit) 
                    Answers:
                    "I keep hearing..."     Home Repair
                    "I have lauged..."      Auto Racing
                    "That joke..."          Epileptic
                    "I am down on..."               Neo New Age
                    "Grand work..."         Earn Thousands
                    "I gave the lady..."    Duchess
                    "How can they..."               Fly Fishing
                    "I love my work..."     Phoenix
                    "You will soon hear..." Role Playing
                    "I saved some..."               Hemorraghing
                    "Red ink..."            Deficit
                    "The next job..."               VanGogh
                    "Keep this letter..."   Keeping Sharp
                    "Good luck."            Rabbits Foot
    
    
    
    Listen to the audio file from Falconetti's Well when you return to the 
    newsroom.
    
    
    
    Tribecca Center
            Check Catherine's brain waves on the computer.
    
            HOW DO I KNOW WHAT DATES TO ENTER?
                    The Virtual Herald has the date on the front page of each 
    issue.
                    I enter the date but it's invalid.
                    Do not enter the year. Only the day and month.
                    Dates:  11/18 - 11/23
                    You must enter every date. When you're finished,  talk to Dr. 
    Cable.
    
    
    
    Pan Financial Bank
    (You must talk to Catherine for this location to open up).
            Open the safe deposit box and scan the document.
            
            WHAT IS THE COMBINATION FOR THE SAFE DEPOSIT BOX?
                    Where have you seen George Rhodes' name before?
                    Look in Catherine's Rolodex.
                    The answer is in the Rolodex entry for George Rhodes.
                    The combination is 18-56-21
    
    
    
    Cyberspace
            Go to Kane's well. He will send you to Isis' well.
            Go to Isis well. Answer the riddle by decoding the hieroglyphs and 
    spelling the answer.
            Get the three weapons from their respective wells.
            Go to the Berman Well.
            Solve the bar code puzzle and scan the documents.
    
    
            WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR KANE'S WELL?
                    Soap told you.
                    password: digital eden
    
    
            WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR ISIS WELL?
                    Kane will tell you.
                    password: psy bard
    
    
            WHAT ARE PASSWORDS FOR WEAPON ONE, TWO AND THREE WELLS?
                    Hamilton Wofford told you.
                    They are also automatically written in your notebook.
                    Weapon one: pegasus
                    Weapon two: orestes
                    Weapon three: odysseus
    
    
            HOW DO I SOLVE THE RIDDLE AT ISIS' WELL?
                    Listen to the clue you are given:
                    "The sign 'the vulture' is the end. For you it may be the 
    beginning."
                    The beginning of what?
                    How many characters are there? Note that there are 4 you can 
    not select.
                    There are 26 characters.
                    The vulture symbol is the letter "a".
                    The alphabet continues clockwise from the vulture symbol, 
    skipping the four corners.
                    Using this code, decode the message on the tablet.
                    The message says:  shelter   noose   mouth   quail   folded   
    cloth
                                    
                            I HAVE THESE WORDS. NOW WHAT??
                            The words describe the pictographs to use to solve the 
    riddle.
    
                            word               row  location                letter
                            shelter    top  5th from left     H
                            noose              right        5th from top      O
                            mouth              bottom       2nd from right    R
                            quail              bottom       3rd from left     U
                            folded cloth   bottom   3rd from right    S
    
                    The answer is: Horus
    
    
    
            HOW DO I GET WEAPON ONE?
            HOW DO I WIN THE CHESS GAME?
                    This game has special rules.
                    You'll need to figure them out. It may take a while. It may 
    take quite a while...
                    
                    Here are some hints:    
                    Your two knights (2 in gold) are unusable until all of your
                      pawns (cute little guys) are gone.
                    It is virtually impossible to win without using your knights.
                    Do the best you can with your pawns, but basically - get rid 
    of them.
                    When pawns attack or reach the opposite side of the board they 
    become fat men.
                    They still behave as pawns, except they now can attack 
    computer's knights.
                    Having them on the board, however, still makes your knights 
    useless.
                    
                    Pawns move: 1 square in any direction. Pawns can not attack 
    computer's knights.
                            But they can attack computer's pawns and dragons.
                    Knights move: 1 or 2 squares in any direction, including 
    diagonally.
                    Kings move: 1 square but not diagonally. Can not go past 
    grated row.
                    
                    The computer's pieces do not follow the same rules that yours 
    do.
                    The computer's knights are active from the beginning of the 
    game.
                    The computer's strategy seems to be to go directly for your 
    king. Watch out!
                    When the computer's knights transform to big mean-looking 
    guys, they can
                      bump each other off of a square in order to occupy it.
                    
                    In short (ha): Try to keep both of your knights and get rid of 
    all your pawns
                                    so that your knights are useable.
                                    Use your knights to get the computer's king.
                                    Watch out for your king.
                                    For your first move, move your king one square 
    left.
                                    This essentially forces the computer to move 
    first.
    
                    (NOTE: This is only a summary of the chess game that will 
    enable you to win it.
                    If you are interested in a complete set of rules, contact Take 
    2 Software).
    
    
    
            COMBAT: WEAPON TWO
                    The blue eye is the target to hit.
                    Don't forget to use your shield when it gets too close.
    
            COMBAT: WEAPON THREE
                    The red eye is the target to hit.
    
            WHAT IS BERMAN WELL PASSWORD?
                    It's in the electronic document from the bank.
                    password: Berman4
    
            WHAT DO I DO WITH THE BAR CODES IN THE BERMAN WELL?
                    Turn over three of the same number.
                    You have only three chances.
                    Divide the board into four quarters: top right, bottom right,
                      top left, bottom left. Each quarter will have a different 
    movement pattern.
                    Locate where the three matching numbers are and how they move 
    within their quarters.
                    (NOTE - exact solution varies from game to game).
    
    
    
            Go back to Kane's well and ask about the anti-viral software.
            Go to the anti-viral well.
            Cross over to the rotating creature to receive the anti-viral 
    software.
    
            
    
            WHAT IS PASSWORD FOR ANTI-VIRAL WELL?
                    Kane will tell you when you go back to see him.
                    password:  exterminator 
    
            HOW DO I GET ACROSS THE SQUARES IN THE ANTI-VIRAL WELL?
                    You can move only to any adjacent red or green square, but not 
    diagonally.
                    You must cross over to the square in front of the rotating 
    creature.
                    Move fairly quickly - squares gradually become replaced by 
    skulls.
                    You may have to backtrack at some point.
                    Try going to the left first.
    
    
    
    Cyberspace (later)
            Look at the game records and advertisement in Warp Space Well.
    
            WHAT IS WARP SPACE PASSWORD?
                    You must talk to Gambit Nelson when you go to see Hamam at 
    Cafe Duchamps to get it.
                    Detective Brannon will send you to Hamam.
                    password: Warp
    
    
    Newsroom
            Scan the audio-visual editor.
            Analyze the Ripper picture. To do this, just select the picture and 
    click "analyze."
    
    
    
    Somewhere after this point in the game you will recieve a WAC transmission 
    from Dr. Cable.
    Go to Catherine's room at Tribecca Center.
    
    
    SAVE YOUR GAME BEFORE YOU DECK INTO CYBERSPACE FROM THE HOSPITAL!!
    
    
    
    Whitechapel
            Arrange the fortune teller cards in the correct order.
    
            HOW DO I ARRANGE THE FORTUNE CARDS?
                    Listen to the lyrics of the song.
                    Match the images on the cards to the lyrics, in order.
                    Correct order of cards:   Seasons - Fear - Reaper - Wind - Sun 
    - Rain
    
    
    Kill the Ripper.
    
            WHO DO I KILL?
                    Good luck!
    
    
    

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