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    =                     Largo Winch - Empire Under Threat                      =
    =                      PC Version Mini Walkthrough 1.3                       =
    =                             by Patrick Durold                              =
    =                         EMAIL: patlabor16@aol.com                          =
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    Don't change the FAQ. Don't sell the FAQ. Don't steal from it.
    Don't do anything to it you wouldn't want being done to a work
    of your own!
    
    
    ******************************
    * I.   About this walthrough *
    * II.  Complete walkthrough  *
    * III. Hacking               *
    * IV.  Slider puzzle         *
    * V.   Latches puzzle
    * VI.  FAQ history           *
    ******************************
    
    
    
    
    *****************************
    * I. About this walkthrough *
    *****************************
    
    
    - First of all, this walkthrough is in no way intended to be a dedicated
      masterpiece of writing or stuff like that. It's just a simple help for
      gamers that got stuck somewhere and need help (after all, this game has
      only been released for three days right now and I've not seen a walkthrough
      for it anywhere else). No funny remarks, no fancy ASCII art, no detailed
      descriptions. I've got better things to do than THAT.
      Nice side effect: NO STORY SPOILERS!
    
    - I'm German, so don't expect 100% correct grammar and writing ;-)
    
    - I know I write like typing parser commands in some old SIERRA game. I'm
      just lazy.
    
    - When it says EXAMINE, it MEANS EXAMINE, so use the Enter button. COMBINE
      means that both objects are in your inventory. A "->" means you get that
      object automatically as a result of your action.
      Everything else (yeah, LOOK too!) is most probably the Action command,
      so use Space Bar.
    
    - When you have to find a room/area/etc. for the first time, I have most
      probably written how to get there (unless it's obvious). Once a
      room/area/etc. gets named with ">>>", you have to know yourself where it
      is since you've already been there.
    
    - Anyone problems understanding UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT? No? Fine.
    
    - As in almost any other adventure game, when you talk to a person, say
      everything you can (unless otherwise stated). Same goes for computers,
      read everything.
    
    - People you ++FIGHT++ have their [H]ealth and [A]rmor points mentioned
      here.
    
    - Fights and poker games contain (different from hacks and slider puzzle)
      random elements (whether your attack is successful or not, how many
      hit-points they lose, how many rounds enemies may be off after special
      attacks, which cards are drawn etc.) and therefore depend partly on
      luck, so I can't give a solution for these.
    
    - Save often, you can die easily, especially at Vorograd Airport and
      Sarjevane (second time you get there). But you probably know that
      already.
    
    - At "http://hometown.aol.de/Patlabor16/Data/largowinchsavegames.zip"
      you can download a zip-file containing several savegames. Simply put
      them into the "Savegame" directory of your LargoWinch folder. I've
      noted the (game-internal) name of the corresponding savegame after
      the chapter number in the walkthrough.
    
    - Enjoy!
    
    
    
    
    
    ****************************
    * II. Complete Walkthrough *
    ****************************
    
    
    ---CHARITY GALA (START)---
    
    >>> Hall
    upstairs and into the double doors
    
    >>> VIP Room
    left, talk to John and Candy
    left, talk to Simon and Vanessa
    left, take the champagne glass from the bar
    left, take champagne and envelope
    examine envelope -> press badge
    go out
    
    >>> Balcony
    talk to to Jenny
    
    >>> VIP Room
    right, talk to Sharon
    left, talk to John
    left, talk to Vanessa
    
    >>> Balcony
    get trowel from left plant
    climb over leftside handrail
    left, use press badge on window
    
    >>> Hall
    down the stairs to opposite wall, use trowel on panel
    
    >>> VIP room
    talk to simon
    left, talk to John
    left, talk to Sharon
    
    >>> Balcony
    talk to Jenny
    
    >>> VIP room
    talk to Sharon
    combine champagne with glass -> filled glass
    give glass to Sharon
    
    ++FIGHT++
    
    Largo       H:20
    vs.
    Thug        H:15  A:1  Weapon: Unarmed
    
    
    
    ---SHARON'S APARTMENT (SAVE=A)---
    
    >>> Kitchen
    go through double doors
    
    >>> Living Room
    take CD from armchair near the piano
    use CD on computer
    
    
    
    ---VERA CRUZ LABS (SAVE=B)---
    
    >>> Outside
    talk to security
    go in
    
    >>> Reception
    take red magazine
    examine magazine -> article w/Largo photo
    talk to secretary
    give article to secretary
    talk to Maroto
    talk to secretary
    talk to Jenny
    
    >>> Vivarium
    take left path around terrarium
    take hammer from shelf
    back, use hammer on glass
    take fire extinguisher
    use fire extinguisher on snake
    
    >>> Reception
    talk to Maroto
    
    >>> Labo 1
    talk to blond scientist
    talk to black scientist
    
    >>> Silos >>> Labo 2 (after lift, go through left door)
    
    >>> Labo 2
    up around the corner, open file cabinet -> security file
    talk to to Salma (scientist)
    take mixer from other side of the table she's working at
    
    >>> Silos
    talk to to security
    
    >>> Labo 1
    give mixer to blond scientist
    talk to blond scientist
    
    >>> Labo 2
    talk to Salma
    
    
    
    ---JACK PLACE'S HOUSE (SAVE=C)---
    
    >>> Outside
    get key from clay pot left of door
    use key on door
    
    >>> Inside
    walk around armchair and take book
    examine book -> sheet of paper
    go to other room
    search garbage can beside table -> audio cassette
    open fridge
    take test tube
    combine test tube with sheet of paper -> sheet of paper (AGYLAP)
    use computer (enter code AGYLAP with inventory/action keys)
    go to other room
    use audio cassette in answering machine
    
    >>> Outside
    
    ++FIGHT++
    
    Largo       H:20
    vs.
    Jorge       H:12  A:2  Weapon: Unarmed
    Pablo       H:10  A:0  Weapon: Baseball Bat
    
    
    
    ---THE W BUILDING, NY (SAVE=D)---
    
    >>> Reception
    go into right door
    
    >>> Largo's office
    use computer
    
    >>> Reception
    use lift
    
    >>> Big Boardroom
    talk to Sharon
    talk to John (sell Lundwana mining)
    talk to John
    
    >>> Main computer room
    go to Joy
    
    
    ++HACK (1)++
    
    
    
    ---VOROGRAD, VLADIMIR'S HOME (SAVE=E)---
    
    >>> Hall
    ring bell
    talk to to janitor (say you're an ex-KGB-agent and work for the Russian state
    now)
    
    >>> 1st floor
    let Simon pick lock of apartment 3A
    
    >>> 2nd floor
    let Simon pick lock of apartment 3B
    
    >>> Apartment 3B
    take wrinkled sheet from bed
    open cupboard
    take clean sheet
    combine dirty sheet with clean sheet -> rope
    use rope on balcony railing
    
    >>> Hall
    take out fuse
    
    >>> 1st floor
    >>> Vladimir's Apartment
    examine jacket hanging over chair ->matches
    take small gold key (on floor)
    use answering machine
    examine garbage can -> half burnt fax
    examine half burnt fax
    examine computer
    
    >>> Hall
    use small gold key on mailbox -> envelope
    examine envelope -> letter
    examine letter -> estimate
    
    >>> Vladimir's Apartment
    
    
    
    ---VOROGRAD, OMEGA INC. (SAVE=F)---
    
    >>> Reception
    talk to secretary (Olga)
    give estimate to Olga
    
    >>> Downstairs
    talk to man
    
    ++POKER++
    
    talk to man -> copper token
    
    >>> Reception
    use copper token in coffee machine
    
    >>> Downstairs
    go through door
    
    >>> Hall
    take screwdriver
    
    >>> Vladimir's office
    use screwdriver on drawer
    
    ++HACK (2)++
    
    go out
    
    
    
    ---VOROGRAD, GAGARINE'S PARADISE (SAVE=G)---
    
    >>> Bar
    talk to to drunk
    talk to to bartender (order Ulla-Ulla)
    talk to girl (Tanja)
    
    >>> Small room near bar
    take broom
    open medicine cabinet
    take sleeping pills
    
    >>> Bar
    drink Ulla-Ulla
    examine matches
    use payphone (in corner), dial 9002-47-28-32
    (say you're Tanja's brother, cough, then answer)
    use sleeping pills with glass o'vodka on bar
    
    >>> Outside
    use broom on fire escape ladder
    use ladder
    
    >>> Upstairs
    examine guy -> automatic pistol
                -> lighter
    go through door
    
    >>> Gangster room
    push bottle of vodka
    use lighter on money
    
    >>> Outside
    follow Simon, open door
    
    
    
    ---VOROGRAD AIRPORT (SAVE=H)---
    
    >>> Outside
    get shovel (on the left)
    use shovel on barrel (above Vladimir)
    push car front
    take rag (on box)
    take bottle of alcohol (behind car)
    combine rag with bottle of alcohol -> molotov cocktail
    throw molotov cocktail on Vladimir (stand left of boxes)
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    Simon       H:18
    vs.
    Ivan        H:10  A:0  Weapon: Crowbar
    Boris       H:10  A:0  Weapon: Crowbar
    Andrei      H:15  A:3  Weapon: Hammer
    
    
    
    ---THE W BUILDING, NY (SAVE=I)---
    
    >>> Reception
    talk to Candy
    
    >>> Largo's office
    use computer
    
    >>> Big Boardroom
    talk to John (don't buy Mentek)
    talk to John
    
    >>> Main computer room
    talk to Joy
    
    >>> Largo's office
    examine picture (left side of room)
    
    
    
    ---SARJEVANE (SAVE=J)---
    
    >>> Docking
    open toolbox (lower screen)
    take hammer
    take metal arrow (leaning on left wall)
    look at hose pipe (use)
    take metal ring
    use metal arrow on electrical cabinet
    examine cabinet
    combine hammer with metal ring -> flattened metal ring
    use flattened metal ring with cabinet
    go upstairs
    
    >>> Main area
    go right, upstairs, right, upstairs
    enter double doors
    
    >>> Chess Room
    exit on other side
    
    >>> Rooftop area
    go through next door
    
    >>> Nerio's office
    take strange, bizarre and mysterious statuette
    examine all stauettes
    combine upper half of all statuettes with fitting lower half
    put statuettes on altar (from left to right: Joseph, Jesus, Maria)
    open desk drawer
    take small key
    use small key in cupboard (back wall)
    take white king
    go through secret door
    
    >>> Nerio's office cave
    take bottle (bar)
    take chess manual (office desk)
    
    >>> Main area
    use bottle on fountain (ground level) -> full bottle
    
    >>> Nerio's office cave
    use full bottle on font
    take black king
    
    >>> Chess Room
    examine chess board
    use chess manual on chess board
    use white king on chess board
    use black king on chess board
    use chess board
    set figures according to book
    go through secret passage
    
    >>> Letter Room
    walk on letters in order M-A-U-R-I-C-E (don't step on picture!)
    
    >>> Secret chapel
    look altar (use)
    
    ++SLIDER PUZZLE++
    
    
    
    
    ---THE W BUILDING, NY (SAVE=K)---
    
    >>> Reception
    talk to Candy
    
    >>> Largo's office
    use computer
    
    >>> Big Boardroom
    talk to John (randomly invest)
    talk to John
    
    >>> Main computer room
    talk to Joy
    talk to Kerensky (computer, on Joy's left side)
    use computer (on desk at back wall)
    
    ++HACK (3)++
    
    >>> Largo's Office
    use computer
    use computer
    
    >>> Main computer room
    talk to Joy
    talk to Kerensky
    talk to Joy
    
    >>> Reception
    
    
    
    ---MALATESTANO, SARDINIA (SAVE=L)---
    
    >>> Village
    talk to old man
    talk to boy (Rolando)
    talk to seller (Luigi)
    
    >>> Outer village
    open car trunk
    take fan belt
    take key ring (between stones near car)
    use keyring on car hood
    open hood
    take scotch tape
    
    >>> Cliff
    look service elevator (use)
    use fan belt on elevator
    examine service elevator
    
    >>> Village
    talk to old woman
    
    >>> Cliff
    talk to Ronaldo
    examine bushes (on the left) -> branches
    combine scotch tape with branches -> splint
    use splint on boy
    
    >>> Village
    -> silver pendant
    talk to old woman (signora Lagrima)
    give silver pendant to seller (say signora Lagrima) -> can of gas
    
    >>> Cliff
    use can of gas with elevator
    use elevator
    
    
    
    ---MALATESTANO MONASTERY 1 (SAVE=M)---
    
    >>> Elevator platform
    take rag (on railing)
    take rope (on box)
    open wicker basket
    take monks' robes
    examine monk
    use rag on monk
    use rope on monk
    
    >>> Garden ground level
    go through opposite double doors
    
    >>> Church
    take down painting (left side)
    push button
    use magnetic card in statue (behind altar)
    go through small door near entrance
    
    >>> Candle room
    use lift
    
    >>> Garden upper level
    go through to door on other side
    
    >>> Library
    take red book from table on the far right
    take green book from table further left
    examine red & green book
    put red book on shelf (Eastern History, lower level)
    put green book on shelf (Monastery History, upper level)
    pull out red book from secret shelf (left side of shelf)
    pull out green book from secret shelf (right side of shelf)
    
    >>> Garden
    go through single door
    
    >>> Monks' quarters
    talk to to Joy (2nd chamber left side)
    
    >>> Library
    
    
    
    ---MALATESTANO MONASTERY 2(SAVE=N)---
    
    >>> Secret Passage
    take crucifix (right wall)
    use crucifix on padlock
    
    >>> Storage Room
    take gas mask
    open box (right side)
    take demijohn of gas
    take knife (left corner)
    
    >>> Monks' quarters
    examine air grate (1st chamber right side)
    use gas on air grate
    
    >>> Secret Passage
    select gas mask from inventory (automatically used when near door)
    open door
    
    >>> Computer room
    use computer
    use knife on hand scanner
    wire hand scanner (use)
    
    >>> Mainframe room
    use computer (middle of three at right wall)
    
    ++HACK (4)++
    
    >>> Office
    turn black statue (right shelf, right side)
    push button (statue)
    use computer
    
    ++HACK (5)++
    
    >>> Computer room
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    Joy         H:15
    vs.
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Bo
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    
    >>> Garden ground level
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    Joy         H:15
    vs.
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    Nightshift  H:20  A:1  Weapon: Bo
    Nightshift  H:12  A:0  Weapon: Tonfa
    Nightshift  H:12  A:0  Weapon: Tonfa
    
    >>> Elevator platform
    
    pull lever (elevator engine)
    
    
    
    ---VERA CRUZ LABS - NIGHTSHIFT (SAVE=O)---
    
    >>> Outside
    combine pliers with grapnel & cable -> thin steel cable
    combine pliers with thin steel cable -> detours
    use detours on fence
    use pliers on fence
    crawl under fence
    
    >>> Courtyard
    crawl behind the walls so you're not in the guards' line of sight
    crawl up to the left guard
    use beeper on guard
    upstairs, use crowbar on door
    
    >>> Labo 2
    open door
    take acid and sleeping pills (from right two tables)
    go near the door marked "silos" until cutscene kicks in
    
    >>>Vivarium
    take spool of wire (in one of the corners)
    
    >>> Labo 2
    use spool of wire on smoke detector
    use grapnel on smoke detector construction
    use spool of wire on smoke detector construction
    use vial of acid on smoke detector construction
    open door
    
    >>> Labo 1
    use crowbar on sealed door
    look door (use)
    
    ++LATCHES++
    
    open door
    
    >>> Storage room
    
    search shelf -> DVD
    
    >>> Outside
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    Simon       H:18
    vs.
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    Nightshift  H:12  A:0  Weapon: Tonfa
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    
    
    
    ---THE W BUILDING, NY (SAVE=P)---
    
    >>> Largo's office
    use DVD on computer
    use computer
    
    >>> Big Boardroom
    talk to John
    talk to John
    
    >>> Main computer room
    use computer
    
    
    
    ---SHARON'S APARTMENT (SAVE=Q)---
    
    >>> Hall
    walk up to phone (cutscene)
    knock on door 3x
    open door
    
    >>> Kitchen
    move forward
    
    >>> Sleeping room
    take tuxedo (closet)
    use tuxedo
    take hairpin (little table)
    (look into mirror if you want to see your bloody face)
    take scissors (make-up table)
    use scissors on folding screen -> piece of cardboard
    use piece of cardboard on door
    use hairpin on door -> small key
    use small key on door
    open door
    
    >>> Living room
    take plastic ruler (couch table)
    take strong glue (computer table)
    
    >>> Kitchen
    take fork
    take bottle of bourbon (kitchen table)
    combine ruler with glue -> glued ruler
    combine glued ruler with fork -> coupling
    
    >>> Living room
    use coupling on aquarium
    use bourbon on aquarium -> apartment key
    
    >>> Kitchen
    use apartment key on door
    open door
    
    >>> Hall
    climb out window
    
    
    
    ---SARJEVANE (SAVE=R)---
    
    >>> Nerio's office
    use computer
    
    ++HACK (6)++
    
    use computer (read Jenny Lucas' personal file)
    
    >>> Nerio's office cave
    talk to Salma
    
    >>> Main area
    talk to Joy
    talk to Simon (little alcove on medium level)
    
    >>> Nerio's office
    use computer (talk to Kerensky)
    use computer
    
    ++HACK (7)++
    
    use computer
    
    >>> Nerio's office cave
    
    >>> Nerio's office
    use computer (talk to Kerensky)
    
    >>> Chess room
    head to Main area (cutscene)
    
    
    
    ---SARJEVANE (SAVE=S)---
    
    >>> Rooftop area
    take necklace (on top of stairs)
    
    >>> Secret chapel
    head into door right of confessional
    
    >>> Elec room
    pull lever
    take cable
    use cable on cabinet
    push lever
    
    >>> Secret chapel
    head into door left of confessional
    
    >>> Main area (behind statue)
    push statue
    
    >>> Letter room
    put necklace on slab (the lighted one, left of Jesus' picture)
    
    >>> Chess room
    break ming vase (left side)
    
    >>> Main area
    use rope (left on medium level)
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    Joy         H:15
    vs.
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Bo
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Bo
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    
    
    
    ---FREIGHTER (SAVE=T)---
    
    >>> Outside
    take grapnel & rope
    head up
    use grapnel on metal cabinet
    open cabinet
    take spool of electrical wire
    use wire on front ring
    ring bronze bell
    walk down, downstairs, to the right, pass the guards
    take bucket
    back upstairs, fill bucket on faucet -> filled bucket
    back to the guards, empty bucket on them
    left, plug in cable
    push switch
    climb rope (railing, by the two dead guards)
    climb tower ladder
    
    
    
    ---IN THE FREIGHTER (SAVE=U)---
    
    >>> Outside
    take wrench
    downstairs, take rope
    upstairs, open upper door
    
    >>> Inside
    2 floors down, take broken hook
    all back up, crawl into shaft
    
    >>> Ventilation shaft 1
    take upper path, use broken hook on fan -> "gateway to Bern"
    take lower path, use "gateway to Bern" on fan
    use valve
    
    >>> Inside
    1 floor down, take can of oil (narrow corridor)
    1 more floor down, use can of oil on grate
    crawl into shaft
    
    >>> Ventilation shaft 2
    crawl through, drop wrench on guard
    use rope on fan frame
    
    >>> Cargo room
    take timer (on right barrel)
    walk up to Salma (floor grating)
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    vs.
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Bo
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Bo
    Nightshift  H:15  A:1  Weapon: Crossbow
    
    move crate
    upstairs, use switch (code 882)
    
    >>> Arms storage
    open case
    take detonator
    take cake of C4 (floor)
    combine detonator with timer -> ignition
    combine ignition with cake of C4 -> time bomb
    use time bomb on crate
    climb ladder
    open door
    (run like hell ;-)
    open door
    
    
    >>>FINAL CONFRONTATION (FINAL)<<<
    
    ++FIGHT++
    Largo       H:20
    vs.
    Helena      H:25  A:2  Weapon: Hidden sword
    
    YOU MADE IT!
    
    
    
    
    
    ****************
    * III. Hacking *
    ****************
    
    
    Explanation:
    
    - U,D,L,R is Up, Down, Left, Right
    
    - Ix means increase strength of node up to x
      (if you're on a node of 2 and it says I4, increase until it's 4)
    
    - Sx means skip x turns (if you're on a computer, do Action multiple
      times instead of waiting)
    
    - A means Action (on a computer) which usually takes 1 turn
    
    
    General:
    
    - These are solutions that worked for me multiple times, and every time
      all Interceptors and Defenders reacted the same way, so I think it
      should work for you too. They're maybe not the shortest, but they work.
    
    - We're all human and subject to making mistakes. Notify me if i made one
      here.
    
    - Keep in mind that Defenders, while being able to kick you out, will not
      try to hunt you down (like Interceptors). They'll go straight to any nodes
      you've taken over.
      This means you're relatively safe on nodes you're just trying to take over.
      Only as soon as the whole node is blue, the Defender will detect it
    
    - The key to winning is
      * building strong nodes near the enemy's entry point, cutting off
        the shortest ways
      * luring the enemy into your strongest nodes
      * making it impossible for them to reach you before they expire.
    
    
    
    1. Tutorial
    
    U-U-U-R-U-U-L-U-R-A-L-D-D-D-D-D-D
    
    
    2. Vladimir's computer
    
    R-U-U-U-U-R-D-I4-D-I4-D-R-D-A-U-
    U-U-U-R-R-A-S2-L-L-D-D-D-L-L-D-L
    
    
    3. Sender of mail
    
    L-L-L-L-U-U-R-R-U-L-U-R-I4-L-A-
    R-R-D-D-R-D-D
    
    When you reach the computer the first time, don't take action!
    
    
    4. The DECAY project
    
    R-D-A-U-R-U-U-R-R-R-R-D-D-
    L-L-L-U-I4-R-R-D-L-A-R-U-U-
    L-U-U-A-D-D-L-L-D-D-L-L-
    
    At the second computer you'll reach, don't take action the first time
    you're there!
    
    
    5. Helena Deckovar's computer
    
    R-R-U-I4-R-R-I4-L-I2-U-I4-R-U-I4-
    L-L-I4-L-I4-D-L-U-I4-U-I4-U-I4-D-
    D-D-I2-U-U-S1-U-R-I2-D-R-U-U-R-A-
    L-D-D-L-U-U-L-L-A-R-R-D-D-D-D-L-L
    
    6. Sharon's mail
    
    R-U-R-U-R-D-R-U-R-D-R-R-U-R-L-D-
    I4-D-I4-D-I4-L-R-L-I4-U-I4-U-I4-
    R-I4-U-I4-R-U-R-D-D-A-U-U-S2-L-D-
    L-L-U-L-D-L-U-L-D-L-D-L
    
    
    7. The FBI's Network
    
    L-U-U-L-L-L-I4-L-I4-U-U-L-A-L-R-S2-
    L-D-D-U-U-R-L-D-D-R-D-D-D-L-U-(A)-
    D-I4-S1-U-U-R-R-I4-D-R-R-R-R-R-D
    
    At the second pickup, you won't have to wait 1 round. I don't
    know why, it's just like that.
    
    
    
    
    
    *********************
    * IV. Slider Puzzle *
    *********************
    
    
    Finally here it is, the solution to our beloved sliding puzzle, simply
    calculated by an algorithm in a little program called IDA15, which I
    happened to find on the WWW. It was written by Robert Hilchie, credits
    to him!
    
    - If you have problems finding out where a piece belongs in the final
      picture (and if you never solved the puzzle, you might be confused a bit
      because the puzzle picture is slightly different from the drawing),
      I've noted the startup arrangement here so you can look it up
    
        START                 ORDER
     -----------           -----------
    | 5| 1| 4|14|         | 1| 2| 3| 4|
     -----------           -----------
    | 9| 6|12| 3|         | 5| 6| 7| 8|
     -----------           -----------
    |10| 2|13| 8|         | 9|10|11|12|
     -----------           -----------
    |11| 7|15| X|         |13|14|15| X|
     -----------           -----------
    
    - Here's the step-by-step solution, try to watch the screen while doing it,
    because sometimes the game doesn't recognize a keypress, so always check
    whether the piece moved or not. I've divided the movements into groups of
    three. Remember a group, then key it in WHILE WATCHING THE PUZZLE! I've given
    the direction you have to press/move the piece into along with the number of
    the puzzle piece (which is actually not needed and just given for completion).
    
    
     1#   R(15)  D(13)  D(12)
     2#   L (3)  D(14)  R (4)
     3#   U (3)  L(14)  U (8)
     4#   R(12)  D(14)  R (6)
     5#   U (2)  U (7)  L(13)
     6#   D(14)  R (7)  R(10)
     7#   U(11)  L(13)  D(10)
     8#   R(11)  D (9)  D (5)
     9#   L (1)  U (2)  L (6)
    10#   U (7)  R(11)  U(10)
    11#   L(14)  L(15)
    
    
    
    
    *********************
    * V. Latches Puzzle *
    *********************
    
    
    There are four latches, every latch can assume 3 different positions.
    The two rules are:
    
    - You can't move a latch if ANY of the latches ABOVE it is in the same
      position as the latch you try to move.
    
    - You can't move a latch into a position that ANY of the ledges ABOVE is
      in.
    
    
    
    Here's the solution. The latches are numbered 1-4 up to down. I've given
    the number of the latch and the direction you have to move it into (Left
    or Right):
    
    1L-2L-1L-3L-1R-2R-1R-3L-1L-2L-1L-4L-1R-2R-1R-
    3R-1L-2L-1L-3R-1R-2R-1R-4L-1L-2L-1L-3L-1R-2R-
    1R-3L-1L-2L-1L
    
    
    
    
    *******************
    * VI. FAQ History *
    *******************
    
    
    
    V1.0 (09/08/02):
    FAQ created, 100% complete walkthrough
    
    V1.1 (unreleased):
    Added sites permitted to post this FAQ
    
    V1.2 (09/16/02):
    Added hacking section, detailed solutions to all hacking puzzles
    Added help for slider puzzle
    
    V1.3 (03/19/04):
    Deleted help for slider puzzle
    Added solution for slider puzzle
    Corrected Hack #5
    Added solution for latches puzzle