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                                  FAQ/Walkthrough for
                                  BENEATH A STEEL SKY
    
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    GUIDE INFORMATION
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    Author:   Tom Hayes
    E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
    System:   PC
    Updated:  19th June, 2008
    Version:  1.1
    
    
    CONTENTS
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    1. Introduction
    2. Walkthrough
    3. Item List
    4. Copyright Information
    
    
    VERSION HISTORY
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    1.1:  19th June, 2008  (Format update)
    1.0:  27th June, 2005  (First version)
    
    
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    1.                                Introduction
    
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    Beneath a Steel Sky is an excellent adventure game set in the future. Robert
    Foster is kidnapped from the Gap, a barren wasteland outside a huge steel city,
    by a security ship. The ship crash lands in the city and Foster manages to hide
    out in a recycling plant. As he is about to make his escape, a guard arrives in
    the room and accuses him of being Overmann. As the guard raises his gun to
    shoot Foster, the guard is shot by a mysterious computer system called LINC,
    which seems to be in control of the city. Foster decides to escape from the
    city, trying to find out about the mysterious Overmann and LINC along the way.
    
    
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    2.                                Walkthrough
    
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    RECYCLING PLANT
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    The game starts in the recycling plant. Get the metal bar from the panel. Use
    the metal bar on the door. After Foster hides from the guard, open the door to
    return to the warehouse. Walk down the steps. East. Look at the trash to find a
    robot shell. Use the circuit board on the robot shell to activate Joey. Look at
    the transport robot. Walk onto the elevator to set off the alarm and then
    quickly walk east. Open the cupboard and get the wrench. Talk to the man and
    say "Where am I?". Say "What's the best way out of the city?". Say "So how do I
    get to ground level?". Say "How come your elevator's not working?". Say "What's
    wrong with the transport?". Say "I'll get on with my inspection.".
    
    West. Talk to Joey and say "Can you start that transport?". Wait for the
    transport robot to return with a barrel. When the elevator descends, use the
    hole to jump down to the basement. Wait for Joey to fly down. Look at the lock
    at the side of the door. Talk to Joey and say "Can you open that door?". Reich
    will enter and will get shot by LINC. Search the corpse to find an ID card and
    glasses. Walk through the doorway to exit the recycling plant.
    
    
    TOP LEVEL
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    East. Walk through the doorway to enter the factory. Talk to the woman about
    all topics to meet Lamb. Say "Security. Looking for a fugitive." when he asks
    who Foster is. East. Use the wrench on the cogs to stop the production. Get the
    wrench from the cogs. West. Use the wrench on the robot. Talk to Joey and say
    "Do you want a new shell, Joey?". East. Try to walk through the doorway to set
    the alarm off. Talk to Joey and say "I want you to check out the storeroom.".
    When he returns. Say "Find anything useful in the stores?". Talk to Joey and
    say "Go and disable the fuse box in the stores.". West. Use the gangway and
    then get the putty from the rail. Exit the room.
    
    West. West. Look at the red cable at the right side of the area. Talk to Joey
    and say "Fancy doing some welding, Joey?" to cut the cable. West. West. West to
    the room with the control panel. Use the wrench on the left and right buttons
    on the machine at the right side of the room. Talk to Joey and say "Try
    pressing the button on the right...". When Joey presses the right button, press
    the left button to make the man leave the room. Press the switch on the control
    panel and then get the light bulb. Use the putty on the light socket. Turn on
    the switch to open the control panel. Pull the top switch down to activate the
    elevator. Exit the room. East. East. Use the ID card on the elevator slot.
    Enter the elevator to go down to the middle level.
    
    
    MIDDLE LEVEL
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    Get the cable. West. Walk through the doorway. Use the ID card on the left slot
    and walk through the doorway to enter Reich's flat. Move the pillow and get the
    magazine. Exit the bedroom. South. East. East. Enter the travel company shop
    and give the magazine to the man. Say "What's the difference between grand and
    economy?". Say "What's the mystery tour?". Say "How do I know it's not a rip-
    off?". Say "Book me on the economy tour.". Say "It doesn't matter...". Get the
    ticket from the slot. West. West. Use the ID card in the slot and then enter
    the elevator to return to the top level.
    
    
    TOP LEVEL
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    Give the ticket to Lamb and he will give Foster a tour of the factory. Walk
    through the doorway to enter the factory. Talk to Lamb and say "When do I get
    the tour you promised me?" to start the tour. After the tour, walk east. Talk
    to Anita and say "What are you doing now?". Say "What's a D-Linc?". Say "I have
    to get to ground level.". Say "What's a jammer?". Give the ID card to Anita.
    Talk to Anita and say "How come you were made a D-Linc?". Say "What do you mean
    by Linc-Space?". Say "Will the jammer get me into Linc-Space?". Say "How do I
    get a Schriebmann port?". Say "See you later...". West. West. West. Use the ID
    card on the terminal. Select 4, 2, 1, 1 to authorise a D-Linc on Lamb. Select 2
    to freeze his assets. Exit the terminal. Enter the factory and then return to
    it to see Lamb trying to work the elevator. Talk to Lamb and say "Do you have a
    problem?". Select any option and Lamb will give Foster access to his room. Use
    the ID card in the slot and enter the elevator to return to the middle level.
    
    
    MIDDLE LEVEL
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    West. Walk through the doorway. Use the ID card on the right slot and walk
    through the doorway to enter Lamb's flat. Use the machine to feed the cat. Get
    the video cassette on top of the book case. Exit the flat. South. West. West to
    the surgery. Use the projector to talk to the hologram. Say "I want a
    Schriebmann port.". Talk to Joey and say "Try talking to that hologram, Joey.".
    Say "Use your natural charm on her...". West. Talk to Burke twice and say
    "Maybe I wouldn't miss a kidney...". Talk to Burke again and say "I suppose I
    could spare a lung...". Talk to Burke again to get a Schriebmann port.
    
    Talk to Burke again and say "Can you get me to ground level, doc?". East. East.
    East. East. East. Enter the Anchor insurance office. Talk to the man and select
    either option twice. Talk to the man again and say "I want one of your special
    policies.". Say "Doctor Burke.". When he leaves, talk to Joey and say "Use your
    welder on that statue, Joey..." to make the anchor fall off. Get the anchor.
    Exit the office. West. Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator
    to return to the top level.
    
    
    TOP LEVEL
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    West. West. Walk through the doorway to return to the recycling plant. Walk up
    to the top of the steps and then open the door at on the right to arrive on the
    ledge. Combine the anchor with the cable in the inventory to make the grappling
    hook. Use the grappling hook with the sign on the next building to enter the
    locker room. East. Use the ID card in the slot at the right side of the
    interface. Use the interface to enter Linc-Space.
    
    Get the ball. East. Open the carpet bag and then get the birthday surprise and
    the magnifying glass. East. Decompress the compressed data to reveal two
    passwords. Use the green password on the bottom-left tile. Use the red password
    on the bottom tile. Get the green password on the bottom-left tile. Use the
    green password on the left tile. Get the red password from the bottom tile. Use
    the red password on the middle tile. Get the green password from the left tile.
    Use the green password on the bottom-right tile. Walk north to the top-right
    tile and exit the room. Get the book and the bust. Decrypt the three documents.
    Disconnect to exit Linc-Space.
    
    Use the ID card on the terminal and select 4, 1 and then read all three of the
    documents. Select 0, 0 to return to the main menu. Select 4, 2, 2 to upgrade
    the ID card. Exit the terminal. Use the ID card in the elevator slot to return
    to the top level. Exit the security office. East. Use the ID card in the slot
    and then enter the elevator to return to the middle level.
    
    
    MIDDLE LEVEL
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    West. Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to arrive at the
    bottom level.
    
    
    BOTTOM LEVEL
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    East. Walk west around the bottom of the pond. Look at the door. Use the ID
    card on the lock. Walk through the doorway and get the secateurs. Exit the
    building. West. Talk to the doorman and say "How do I join the club?". Say "Do
    you know anyone who'd sponder me?". Say "See you later...". East. East to the
    right side of the pond. Talk to Piermont and say "Do you know someone called
    'Overmann'?". Say "Would you sponsor me for the club?". Press the button at the
    left side of the lift and say "It's me, Robert." to enter Piermont's flat.
    
    Talk to her about all topics and she will phone the club. Use the video
    cassette on the VCR below the monitor to distract the dog. Look at the dog
    bowl. Get the dog biscuits from the bowl. Exit the flat. Walk west around the
    top of the pool. Use the dog biscuits on the plank. Wait for Piermont to arrive
    and then pull the rope twice to distract the guard. Walk through the doorway to
    enter the church. Walk through the top doorway and then open the middle locker
    to see Anita. Exit the room. West. Use the ID card in the slot and then enter
    the elevator to return to the middle level.
    
    
    MIDDLE LEVEL
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    East. Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return at the
    top level.
    
    
    TOP LEVEL
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    Walk through the doorway to enter the factory. East. East. Open the middle
    locker and get the overalls. East. Use the control panel and select 2 to open
    the reactor door. Exit the control panel. North. Get the LINC card. West. West.
    Get the coat from the middle locker. West. West. West to exit the factory.
    West. Walk through the doorway to enter the security office. Use the ID card in
    the slot to return to the interface room. Use the LINC card in the slot at the
    right side of the interface. Use the interface to enter Linc-Space. Use the
    blind icon on the eyeball. East. Use the blind icon on the eyeball. North.
    North. East. Get the tuning fork. West. Use the playback icon on the well.
    Disconnect to exit Linc-Space. Use the ID card in the slot to return to the top
    level. Exit the security office. East. Use the ID card in the slot and then
    enter the elevator to return to the middle level.
    
    
    MIDDLE LEVEL
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    West. Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the
    bottom level.
    
    
    BOTTOM LEVEL
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    East. Talk to the gardener and say "What are those blue flowers called?". Say
    "See you later...". Talk to the boy and say "What's that you're playing with?".
    Say "What other games have you got?". Say "Don't wear out your thumbs!". Talk
    to the gardener and say "You told me dandelions were blue!". Talk to the
    gardener again and say "Do you know a girl called Anita?". Talk to the gardener
    again and say "What's your name?". Walk west around the bottom of the pool.
    West. Enter the courthouse. Talk about all of the topics and to exit the
    courthouse. Walk through the doorway to enter the St James club. Walk down the
    steps and use the jukebox. Select the song "You search, but find nothing". Wait
    until the music starts stopping near the end of the song and then get the glass
    from the table. Exit the club. Walk east around the top of the pond. Use the ID
    card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the middle level.
    
    
    MIDDLE LEVEL
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    West. West to the surgery. West. Give the glass to Burke. East. East. East. Use
    the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the bottom
    level.
    
    
    BOTTOM LEVEL
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    West. Walk through the doorway to enter the St James club. Walk down the steps
    and then use the metal plate at the left side of the door to enter the back
    room. Use the metal bar on the packing case. Get the wooden lid and put it on
    the box. Climb onto the box and then use the metal bar on the grill. Use the
    secateurs on the grill. Enter the narrow passage to arrive in the subway.
    
    
    SUBWAY
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    East. North. East. Use the light bulb on the socket. East. East. East. Use the
    metal bar on the plaster. Use the metal bar on the brickwork. Use the metal bar
    on the swelling near the bottom of the vein. Get the brick on the floor. Use
    the brick on the crowbar stuck in vein. Wait for the robot to enter the room
    and then walk east. North. Use the control unit and press 2 to reduce
    temperature. Use the pit and pull the metal bar on the ceiling to loosen the
    grill. Exit the room. East. East. Use the circuit board on the slot on the
    robot. Say "Stay close to me, Joey.". Walk through the bottom-left doorway.
    West. Use the grill to see the tank room. Talk to Joey and say "I want you to
    check out the tank room.". East. East. Wait for Joey to return.
    
    Talk to Joey and say "Give me your report on the tank room.". Say "Tell me
    about the nutrient tank...". Say "Open the tap on the nutrient tank...". Wait
    for Joey to return. Walk through the top-left door. Walk to the exit at the
    top-right corner of the room. East. Use the ID card on the terminal at the left
    side of the room. Select 2, 1 to open the door. Exit the terminal. West. Look
    at the corpse to get a red LINC card. Look at the robot to get the circuit
    board. Walk through the top-right doorway. Use the red LINC card in the slot at
    the right side of the interface and then use the interface to enter Linc-Space.
    
    East. Use the blind icon on the eyeball. North. Use the divine wrath icon on
    the crusader. Disconnect to exit Linc-Space. Use the white LINC card in the
    slot and return to the interface to enter Linc-Space. East. Use the blind icon
    on the eyeball. North. East. Use the oscillator on the crystal to break it. Get
    the helix. Disconnect to exit Linc-Space. West. Walk through the big door at
    the right side of the room. Use the white LINC card on the console. Get the
    tongs near the doorway at the right side of the room. Use the tongs on the tank
    at the right side of the room. Quickly use the tongs on the tank at the bottom
    of the room to freeze the tissue. East.
    
    Open the cabinet at the right side of the middle android. Use the circuit board
    on the cabinet. Use the console above the cabinet and select 2 to download
    character data. Select 0, 3 to run startup program. Exit the console. East.
    Talk to Joey and say "Place your hand on that lock sensor...". Use the hand
    panel to open the door. East. East. Use the cable on the pipe support. Use the
    rungs at the right side of the pipe to climb down to the area with the orifice.
    Use the tongs on the orifice and then use the cable. Talk to Joey and say "Sit
    in that chair!" to complete the game.
    
    
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    3.                                 Item List
    
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    ANCHOR
      Found by talking to Joey about the statue in the insurance office on the
      middle level. It is combined with the cable in the inventory to get the
      grappling hook.
    
    
    BRICK
      Found by using the metal bar on the brickwork in the subway. It is used on
      the crowbar stuck in the vein in the subway.
    
    
    CABLE
      After talking to Joey about the cable on the top level, the cable is found on
      the middle level. It is combined with the anchor in the inventory to get the
      grappling hook.
    
    
    CIRCUIT BOARD
      Available at the start of the game. It is used on the robot shell in the
      recycling plant. The circuit board is found again after arriving on the
      bottom level. It is used on the slot on the robot in the subway.
    
    
    DOG BISCUITS
      Found in the bowl in Piermont's flat. They are used on the plank at the
      top-left corner of the pool on the bottom level.
    
    
    GLASS
      Found on the table in the St James Club. It is given to Burke in the surgery
      on the middle level.
    
    
    GLASSES
      Found by searching the corpse in the basement of the recycling plant. They
      are not used.
    
    
    GRAPPLING HOOK
      Found by combining the anchor with the cable in the inventory. It is used on
      the sign outside the recycling plant.
    
    
    ID CARD
      Found by searching the corpse in the basement of the recycling plant. It is
      used on the elevator slot. It is used to enter Lamb and Reich's flat on the
      middle level. It is used on the lock on the door on the bottom level. It is
      used on the terminal on the top floor of the security building and in the
      subway.
    
    
    LIGHT BULB
      Found in the control panel room on the top floor. It is used on the socket in
      the subway.
    
    
    LINC CARD
      Found in the reactor in the factory on the top floor. It is used on the
      interface slot on the top floor of the security office. It is used on the
      interface slot in the subway. It is used on the console in the subway.
    
    
    LINC CARD
      Found by looking at the corpse in the subway. It is used on the interface
      slot in the subway.
    
    
    MAGAZINE
      Found under the pillow in Reich's flat on the middle level. It is given to
      the man in the travel company shop.
    
    
    METAL BAR
      Found in the recycling plant. It is used on the door in the recycling plant.
      It is used on the packing case and the grill in the back room of the St James
      Club. It is used on the plaster, brickwork and vein in the subway. It is used
      on the ceiling in the room with the pit in the subway.
    
    
    PUTTY
      Found on the rail in the factory storeroom on the top level. It is used on
      the light socket in the control panel room on the top level.
    
    
    SANDWICH
      Found in the cupboard in the recycling plant. It is not used.
    
    
    SECATEURS
      Found by opening the door on the bottom level. They are used on the grill in
      the back room of the St James Club.
    
    
    TICKET
      Found after booking the economy tour in the travel company shop on the middle
      level. It is given to Lamb on the top level.
    
    
    TONGS
      Found in the rooms with the tanks in the subway. They are used on the right
      tank and the bottom tank. They are used on the orifice at the bottom of the
      cable.
    
    
    VIDEO CASSETTE
      Found on the book case in Lamb's flat. It is used on the VCR in Piermont's
      flat.
    
    
    WRENCH
      Found in the cupboard in the recycling plant. It is used on the cogs in the
      factory. It is used on the buttons in the control room on the top level.
    
    
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    4.                           Copyright Information
    
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    This file is Copyright 2005-2008 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep
    track of websites that haven't posted the latest version of this file, please
    do not distribute it without my permission. Send an e-mail to me if you would
    like to post this file on your website and you will likely receive a positive
    response. If you do post the file, please keep it in its original form with all
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