The Dark Half Hints (DOS)

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WalkthroughContributed by -Chris (7567) on Jun 01, 2002.

||| The Dark Half |||
||| WALKTHROUGH |||

Game (c) Capstone 1992
Walkthrough (c) Christian Schmidt 2002
Based on information by WHO-AM-I (1993)




*** Day 1, Night ***

Your evil twin, George Stark, somehow managed to escape from his grave:
LOOK AT OPEN GRAVE

Walk east and ask to Digger to open the tool shed:
TALK TO DIGGER
ANSWER 1, 2, 3

Enter the tool shed and take all useful items:
OPEN SHED DOOR
PICK UP ROPE
PICK UP FLASHLIGHT

Leave the cemetery to the left. Find and search the murdered reporter Homer:
LOOK AT BODY
SEARCH BODY

Take the film out of Homer's camera:
OPEN CAMERA

Go to town, then enter the tavern next to the restaurant:
OPEN TAVERN DOOR

Chat with the bartender to find out about Homer's car:
TALK TO BARTENDER
ANSWER 1, 2, 3

Before you go, take the Beerstein on the counter with you:
PICK UP STEIN

Find and search Homer's truck in front of the car dealer in the east:
SEARCH TRUCK CAB

In the car, remove all evidence that might incriminate you:
LOOK AT REAR-VIEW MIRROR
PICK UP CIGARETTE BUTTS
PICK UP PENCIL
PICK UP WHISKEY BOTTLE
Note that you stained your shirt with blood.

It's time to go back to your house:
TRAVEL TO HOME

In the living room, take the autographed copy of your latest book 'Mean Machine' from the cabinet:
PICK UP BOOK
LOOK AT BOOK

Go to your secret study:
PUSH BOOKCASE

In the study, find a blank piece of paper in the wastepaper basket behind the bookshelf:
PUSH BOOKCASE
PICK UP PAPER

In case the police questions you, they better not find anything suspicious. Hide the incriminating bloody bottle in the bedroom closet:
OPEN CLOSET
USE BLOODY WHISKEY BOTTLE IN CLOSET
CLOSE CLOSET

Exchange your blood-stained shirt for a fresh one:
OPEN DRAWER
PICK UP SHIRT
USE CLEAN SHIRT

That's it for today. Go to sleep:
USE LAMP




*** Day 2, Morning ***

When you enter the living room, the police will arrive for questioning.
ANSWER 1, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1

Go to town to have the Homer's film developed:
TRAVEL TO TOWN
OPEN PHOTO SHOP DOOR
TALK TO SALESMAN (left)
GIVE FILM TO SALESMAN

Find a few lost items in the restaurant:
OPEN RESTAURANT DOOR
PULL SEAT CUSHION
PICK UP QUARTERS
PICK UP CIGARETTE LIGHTER

Take away the glass of the customer to the left:
PICK UP GLASS

Thad can enter a hypnotic trance each day. Let's try that here:
USE BOOTH
USE CIGARETTE LIGHTER ON CIGARETTE BUTTS
USE PENCIL ON BLANK PAPER
Read the message. In a cutscene, a clack Tornado parks outside an apartment block.

Ask the barber about Fred's address:
OPEN BARBER SHOP DOOR
TALK TO BARBER
ANSWER 3

Fred's apartment is across the street from the barber's:
WALK TO FRED'S APARTMENT

Examine the scene in front of the building:
LOOK AT CAR
TALK TO OLD LADY
PICK UP PAPER

Read the directory at the door to find out in which story Fred is living:
LOOK AT DIRECTORY
OPEN FRONT DOOR

Before you enter Fred's room, pick up the bottle of tear gas from the floor:
PICK UP CANISTER
OPEN DOOR

Fred has been murdered. Take your time to examine the room:
LOOK AT FRED
LOOK AT WRITING
OPEN CLOSET

An angry dog jumps out of the closet. Spray it with tear gas to hold it off:
USE CANISTER ON DOG

Examine the dark closet with the flashlight:
USE FLASHLIGHT ON CLOSET
LOOK AT STRONGBOX

The strongbox is securely locked. Get advice from a professional in town:
OPEN HARDWARE SHOP DOOR
TALK TO HARDWARE GUY
ANSWER 3

A gun may be the solution. Luckily, Thad keeps one at home:
TRAVEL TO HOME
LOOK AT CABINET

Find the key to the cabinet under the potted plant in the living room:
PICK UP PLANT
PICK UP KEY

Take the pistol out of the cabinet:
USE KEY IN CABINET
OPEN CABINET
PICK UP PISTOL
CLOSE CABINET

Back in Fred's apartment, shoot the strongbox open. Use the pillow to reduce the noice:
PICK UP PILLOW
USE FLASHLIGHT ON CLOSET
USE PILLOW WITH PISTOL

Major loot! Take six dollars out of the strongbox:
PICK UP MONEY

The money suffices to buy a new film at the photo shop:
OPEN PHOTO SHOP DOOR
TALK TO SALESMAN (right)
ANSWER 1
GIVE MONEY TO SALESMAN
PICK UP FILM

Your beeper informs you that your wife Liz wants you to call her. Do that from the telephone booth across the street from the photo shop:
OPEN TELEPHONE BOOTH
USE QUARTERS IN PHONE

The police is at your house. Go there:
TRAVEL TO HOME

Before you enter the house, better hide the pistol:
OPEN MAILBOX
USE PISTOL IN MAILBOX
CLOSE MAILBOX

Inside, get questioned by the police officers:
ANSWER 3, 1, 3, 1




*** Day 2, Night ***

Your colleague Reggie from the university has called. Phone her:
USE PHONE

No one there. Time for another hypnotic trance in your study.
PUSH BOOKSHELF
USE CHAIR
USE CIGARETTE LIGHTER ON CIGARETTE BUTTS
USE PENCIL ON BLANK PIECE OF PAPER

Day two ends in the bedroom:
USE LAMP




*** Day 3, Morning ***

After awaking, answer the phone in the living room to hear a desperate call from Miriam Cowley:
USE PHONE

Back in the bedroom, read Liz' note by the mirror:
PICK UP NOTE
LOOK AT NOTE

Take nine dollars out of Liz' jacket in the closet:
SEARCH JACKET

Now quickly to Miriam Cowley:
TRAVEL TO MIRIAM COWLEY'S APARTMENT

Go inside the building and find a sheet of paper on the floor:
OPEN DOOR
PICK UP PAPER

Enter Miriam's apartment. She's been killed:
OPEN DOOR
LOOK AT BODY

Examine the wad of tissue on the floor next to the couch:
PICK UP TISSUE
LOOK AT WAD OF TISSUE
OPEN WAD OF TISSUE
Inside's a human eye.

There's something in the vase by the chimney:
LOOK AT VASE

Fill the vase with water from the fishtank until the bird whistle floats to the top:
USE STEIN IN FISHTANK
USE WATER IN STEIN IN VASE
USE STEIN IN FISHTANK
USE WATER IN STEIN IN VASE
PICK UP BIRD WHISTLE

When you try to leave the apartment, your evil twin George Stark suddenly appears:
OPEN DOOR
TALK TO GEORGE

This is the perfect occasion to shoot a photo of him as evidence:
USE NEW FILM IN CAMERA
USE CAMERA ON GEORGE

Chase off George with the fireplace poker:
PICK UP FIREPLACE POKER
USE FIREPLACE POKER ON GEORGE

Leave the building and go to town:
OPEN DOOR
PUSH BUTTON
TRAVEL TO TOWN

Homer's photos should be developed by now:
OPEN PHOTO SHOP DOOR
TALK TO SALESMAN (left)
GIVE MONEY TO SALESMAN
PICK UP PHOTOS

One photo shows George attacking Homer with his own wooden leg:
LOOK AT PICTURE OF KILLER

As you need more money, offer the autographed copy of your novel to the left salesman:
GIVE BOOK TO SALESMAN
He will refund the price of the photos. You should have nine dollars again.

Visit Reggie at the university:
WALK TO UNIVERSITY
OPEN DOOR

Thad doesn't dare to go inside because of police presence. Take the alternative route via the tree:
USE ROPE ON TREE

Discuss your problem with Reggie:
ANSWER 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3

Leave the same way you came in:
USE WINDOW

A new weapon couldn't hurt. Naturally, the barber has a few sharp things.
OPEN BARBER SHOP DOOR
TALK TO BARBER

Threaten the man to frighten him away, then take the razor:
ANSWER 3
PICK UP RAZOR
LOOK AT RAZOR
Fine weapon. All dull.

Visit the hardware store for a surprise. George was there and left a note:
OPEN HARDWARE SHOP DOOR
TALK TO HARDWARE GUY
PICK UP NOTE
LOOK AT NOTE FROM GEORGE

If you forgot something in the apartments of Fred or Miriam, which are sealed by now, you need a crowbar to pry the doors open. Buy one from the hardware shop:
TALK TO HARDWARE GUY
ANSWER 1
GIVE MONEY TO HARDWARE GUY
PICK UP CROWBAR
Take the single crowbar at the top left of the rack.

At home, the police is there for questioning once again. Show them some evidence:
TRAVEL TO HOME
ANSWER 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 3
A cutscene shows Rick Cowley under police protection.

Enter another hypnotic trance in your study:
PUSH BOOKSHELF
USE CHAIR
USE CIGARETTE LIGHTER ON CIGARETTE BUTTS
USE PENCIL ON BLANK PIECE OF PAPER

After that, you deserve some sleep:
USE LAMP




*** Day 3, Night ***

Thad awakes at four A from the phone ringing:
USE PHONE
It's George. He claims to have killed Rick Cowley.

Go outside. Unfortunately, the police is observing Thad. Pull a dead branch from the tree:
LOOK AT TREE BRANCHES
PULL TREE BRANCHES

Back in the living room, burn the branch in the bowl to ring a fire alarm:
USE TREE BRANCH IN BOWL
USE CIGARETTE LIGHTER IN BRANCH IN BOWL

The police officers will enter the house to see what's going on. Stand in the left corner of the room, behind the cabinet, to hide from them. When the go to the bedroom, quickly leave the house.

Go to Rick Cowley:
TRAVEL TO RICK COWLEY'S OFFICE IN NEW YORK
OPEN DOOR

All people in the room are dead. Answer the phone and be mocked by George:
USE PHONE

Take the notes next to the right policeman's feet and read them:
PICK UP NOTES
LOOK AT NOTES

Also, read in the book on the stand:
LOOK AT BOOK

Leave Rick's office for the hospital:
WALK TO DOOR
USE TAXI
TRAVEL TO DR. PRITCHARD AT THE HOSPITAL




*** Day 4, Morning ***

Visit Dr. Pritchard:
WALK TO ENTRANCE
TALK TO DR. PRITCHARD
ANSWER 1, 2, 3

When the doctor leaves, plunder the medical cart:
LOOK AT CART
OPEN DRAWER
SEARCH DRAWER
PICK UP SCALPEL
PICK UP FIRST AID KIT

George kills Dr. Pritchard, then drives towards your house. Phone your wife to warn:
USE PHONE

Reggie at the university has new information:
TRAVEL TO TOWN
WALK TO UNIVERSITY
USE ROPE ON TREE
ANSWER 3, 2, 1

The phone rings. It's George: He holds Liz hostage at your house. Reggie gives you a disguise to leave the university safely:
USE DISGUISE
USE WINDOW
TRAVEL TO HOME

Liz is tied to a chair in the living room. Cut the rope with the scalpel:
USE SCALPEL ON ROPES

George is in your study, writing his book:
PUSH BOOKSHELF
The entrance is stuck.

Blast the door open with a do-it-yourself molotov cocktail. You'll find the whiskey bottle in the closet, where you put it in the beginning of the game, and some gauze in the first aid kit from the hospital:
PICK UP BLOODY WHISKEY BOTTLE
OPEN FIRST AID KIT
USE GAUZE IN BLOODY WHISKEY BOTTLE
USE CIGARETTE LIGHTER ON BOTTLE WITH WICK
USE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL ON BOOKCASE

In the study, engage in the verbal showdown between Thad and George:
ANSWER 3

Send George for a fresh pencil. This give you time to exchange his razor for the dull one from the barbershop:
ANSWER 1
USE VERY DULL RAZOR WITH TABLE

Now George's attacks won't do you much harm. Simply suggest the worse of the two alternatives for George's horror novel in each of following dialogues (usually the less violent one):
ANSWER 2, 3, 3, 2

When the sparrows finally arrive, they will take George with them instead of you.
Congratulations, you're an unique person once and for all.



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