Cover Front 4:The Sparks of Life Walkthrough
Created by martyn898August 11, 2013, 12:30 pm
Prologue: Airplane Trouble
After the opening credits, you'll be in the cockpit with Kara. There's a red light flashing on the console. Try the lever below it a few times and something will fall out underneath it. Not good.
Look under the console (click the bottom of the screen). Take three things from the component that fell out, and take the lightbulb-looking thing to the left as well. Now to do some quick repairs.
The red resistor goes in the socket with the other two like it. The fuse goes in the hole in the bottom of the device towards the upper right. The radio lamp goes in the socket next to the other radio lamp near the top middle.
Now what to do with the blue resistor? Use it to bridge the gap between the two wire ends in the middle right.
Now click above and to the right of where you set the blue resistor to return to the console, and trip the switch below the lights again to get things working again.
Chapter 1: The Airfield
Scroll back and forth at the long area with the mouse cursor. There are five things of interest here: from left to right, the entrance gate, a tower, the plane you landed in, a tank truck, and the far right wall.
There's nothing you can do at the tower or entrance gate because of all the soldiers around. So let's go to the far wall at the far right. The fence goes around the whole airfield, good to know. But zoom in on that dumpster-looking thing.
Take the paper and look at it. A password! Good to know. Now back out and check out the plane. Zoom in on the propellor, then the hatch to the right of it. Open the hatch and take the rag and handle inside.
Zoom out twice, then click near the lower left of the plane to look under it. Take the two wires. Now zoom out all the way.
Look at the tank truck now. Zoom in on the hatch on the front of the truck. Two sliders are up, so slide them down, then click the handle to open the hatch. Inside, attach the two pieces of wire to the two terminals of the battery (marked + and -).
Zoom out, then in on the hatch on the side near where Kara left the free ends of the wires. Use the spouter handle on the triangular notch to open the spout, then stick the cloth into the hole. Lastly, click the wire ends to make sparks until the cloth is ignited.
The tower is now unguarded! Go there. You can't use the car since they didn't leave the key, so zoom in on the tower door. Look at the console below the speaker and enter the eight-digit password from the document. (It's different every game.)
Then zoom out and flip the lever. If you got the password right, the door will open. Go inside and up the stairs, then enter the red door to watch Kara clobber a soldier.
Take the hat (middle left on the console), the photograph (far left on the console), and the envelope (on the floor). Also, open the top drawer towards the left, and grab the key inside (you won't see it until you zoom in on the drawer's interior).
Look at the envelope; close it and look at the address on it. Leave the room and look to the right. Take the uniform where it's hanging. Now go outside the tower and use the key on the car parked outside.
You're on your way out!
Chapter 2: Lisbon
Click near the lower left of the city view (it says "R. do Regedor"). Pass through the arch in the middle-right to get to Campo de Santa Clara ("Campo" means "street", by the way).
Approach the green-colored house to the left and click the doorbell to watch a slightly weird cutscene that (somehow) ends with you in a sparse room with four walls and no door.
No door... just a weird console. No door no door no door no door... aargh, all I can think about is door. Enter "door" on the console. (Left lever is clear, right lever is enter. Note that it's missing a T while you're there.)
It did something? Back away and turn around to see a door! But it's locked. Someone has a weird sense of humor.
Maybe it'll work again. Try "key" on the console to make a key appear on another wall. Take it and use it to unlock the door.
Look outside... okay, THAT is weird. The sign above says "Karl von Toten's study room", so maybe that's significant. Also, grab the T key on the ledge.
Go back to the console and put the T where it belongs. What can we summon now that we've got a T? How about Karl von Toten himself? Type "karl von toten" (don't forget the spaces) and pull the right lever.
It... worked? Talk to him in his chair and he'll vanish. Turn around and you'll find the door now leads somewhere sensible. That was really weird... let's just leave for now. Click the bottom of the screen, then the front door (top middle).
Now look at that storage shed towards the right. Open it and take the crowbar; it'll be very useful. Now backtrack, go inside the green house again, and click the LEFT edge of the screen this time to face a new door.
Inside the new door is a rather unremarkable but vaguely familiar room. Look in the pipe on the right; you'll see something glinting out of reach. Use the crowbar to snag it; it's a small key.
It's too small to open any door... how about the mailboxes in this room's foyer? One of them's got a broken lock, but it's empty. Keep trying the small key on different mailboxes until you find one that works-- more specifically, the cluster of boxes on the right, third row from the top, second box from the right-- then take the door handle from it.
Back up and turn right again. You're facing the study door, but you don't need to be in there anymore. Go up the stairs to the attic door, and open it with the door handle.
Climb out the window and up onto the roof. Hey, what's that weird flickering house towards the left? Click it to look at it, then backtrack ALL the way to the view of the city you started the chapter at.
Inspect the nameless green building near the fountain. Go straight through the arches to the end of the chapter.
Chapter 3: Karl von Toten
You can't approach the soldiers, so head down the alley to the right. Take the bronze coin ("cachet") from the bucket, then back away to the original view. Now turn right and head down that path.
When you reach the grating, pry it off with the crowbar and go down that passage. It ends at a lightbulb pointing at a blank wall...? Weird.
Go back one screen and note the hole in the contraption. Set the cachet in and watch the new passageway appear as the light turns on. (How does that even...?) Go that way.
Go right and stop at the blue force field. Look left from there and you'll wind up looking at a fusebox. Sever the wires with the crowbar, then back up one screen and enter the doorway. Click on the man at the desk and watch the cutscene.
To be continued...?
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