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Crystal Key Cheats, Codes & Guides

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  • The Crystal Key walkthrough

    1) Navigating WORLD 1
    - NOTE: There is no double-clicking in this game, only single-clicking
    - If you click during an internode movie, you will be taken directly to the end of that movie
    - please be patient while the game loads
    - you are seated in the cockpit of your crashed hypership
    - pan around to look behind you
    - click to go to the airlock door
    - put your hand on the top of the wheel and click
    - click to go into the airlock, and then exit through the open door to your left
    - you are outside on the Arkonian Gatehouse world, look behind you to see your crashed ship
    - turn back to the view you had when you first exited the ship
    - there's a path ahead in the distance, click to follow it
    - you are at the gatehouse door, click on the handle to open it
    - pause slightly while the gatehouse loads!
    - you are in the main room of the gatehouse
    - from where you're standing, go to your right to view a hanging tapestry that contains a clue
    - or go straight ahead to an old wooden table
    - or go through the doorway ahead and to the left
    - or go through the doorway ahead and to the right
    - click to go through the door on your left
    - there's an urn at one end, click to go there
    - one of the scrolls can be picked up - mouse down on the scroll
    - when it stops, mouse down on the scroll again to continue the movie
    - now you're looking at an empty urn
    - move the mouse to the bottom of the game window and click to go backwards
    - click on the backpack to display inventory
    - you should see the scroll once the backpack tips over
    - click on the pack to zip it back up
    - now, at the other end of this room is a torch on the wall. Go to it.
    - click on its end - it'll move and opens a secret door in one of the columns
    - go to the column
    - mouse down to pick up the books inside
    - once the books are finished coming up, they will all show up in your inventory next
    time you tip the pack over
    - go out the door to the main room
    - you'll end up at the front door, turn around to face the wooden table, click to go to the table
    - once there, tip your pack over
    - click on the scroll in your inventory to pick it up (it'll start pulsing to signify that it's selected)
    - click on the table, then click on the shaft of sunlight once you're there (clue from the picture on the tapestry)
    - the scroll will fall onto the table
    - invisible ink begins to appear!
    - click to get a closer view - notice the symbols on the margin of the scroll
    - move your cursor over to the right until it turns into a back arrow - click to go back
    - now go into the other side room that you haven't yet explored
    - turn to your right and go towards the torch at the end of the room
    - to your left is a stairway leading down - follow it
    - once at the bottom, turn to your left. You'll notice a depression in the wall ahead and to
    the left - looks like it could be a secret door - but it's sealed up!
    - go back upstairs, and go to the middle of the room
    - ahead and to your right is a small bookshelf on the wall - go to it
    - this bookshelf was outlined in invisible ink on the scroll - it must be special.
    - Also in invisible ink were 4 symbols. You notice that each of the books in your inventory has
    a symbol on its cover - 4 of them correspond to the symbols on the scroll
    - put the books on the shelf in the same order as the symbols on the scroll (this
    corresponds to the first book, the second book, the third book, and the fifth book in
    your inventory from left to right)
    - to do this, click on the first book in your inventory so that it begins to pulse (this means
    you have it in your hand). Then click on the shelf - the book will fly onto the shelf.
    Then do the same for the second book in your inventory, etc.
    - if you put the wrong book on the shelf by mistake, just click on the shelf with nothing
    in your hand (i.e. no inventory items pulsing) - the last book on the shelf will come off
    and will return to your inventory. But watch out! When the book returns to your
    inventory, it occupies the first vacant inventory position, so it may no longer be in the
    position it was when you first picked it up from the secret drawer.
    - once the books are on the shelf in the correct order, you'll hear a rumbling noise -
    you've opened the secret door! (Did you notice the little magnetic click each book
    made when it was placed on the shelf? The lock on each book is magnetically coded
    with its symbol - when the shelf detects the correct symbol sequence, it triggers the
    secret door downstairs)
    - go back downstairs
    - the secret door is open - click to go down the secret stairs
    - you are in the portal room - ahead is the portal and off to the right is some kind of console
    - go to the console - there's a book and some controls. Click on the small joystick on the right
    - a prerecorded hologram appears - it's the last entry in the diary of Arla, one of the
    Arkonians who lived at the gatehouse
    - when the message is finished, click on the book to view it.
    - click on the right side of the cover to open the book
    - on the second page is a diagram of a box with 5 buttons on top, and there is some text below it
    - the clue here is the lines of text. There are five lines: the first is long, the second is short, the third is short, the fourth is long, the fifth is medium. Each line corresponds to a button position. When you find this box that's depicted in the diagram, set its five buttons to High, Low, Low, High, Medium, and the box will open
    - the box is located in the room you just left at the top of the secret stairs (don't get confused with the spiral stairs! The secret stairs are the straight ones you just walked down)
    - if you're still looking at the book, move your cursor towards the bottom of the game screen until it turns into a backwards arrow, then click
    - turn around and navigate to the secret stairs, and climb up them
    - once at the top, if you look *very* closely, you might be able to see a safe in the wall ahead and slightly to the right (if you can't see it, you might have to increase the brightness of your monitor). Click to go to the safe.
    - click on the round handle to open the safe
    - when you get in close to the safe, you will be able to drag the buttons up and down
    - configure the buttons as above (High, Low, Low, High, Medium)
    - the box opens, you can see the blue crystal key
    - click on the key and it goes into your inventory
    - go back down the secret stairs, and go to the portal
    - to the left of the portal is the portal control panel on the wall
    - click on the panel to go to it
    - once there, tip your pack over and click on the key so it pulses
    - now, click on the keyhole in the panel
    - the key enters the panel, and a destination icon appears on the screen
    - this icon shows 6 columns, and actually represents the gatehouse world
    - since you're already on this world, you can't go to it - if you click on this icon you will hear an error buzz
    - click the right blue arrow and the icon changes to a yellow crater, which represents the desert world
    - click on this crater icon, and the portal will be activated
    - at the end of this activation sequence, you will be standing in front of the portal looking into the desert world
    - click anywhere in the portal to be transported to the desert world
    2) Navigating in the DESERT COLONY
    - you are on a walled plateau, looking at a cleft in the side of a huge crater
    - to your left is a small building that has been hit by laser fire
    - behind you is a break in the plateau wall flanked by weird stone totems
    - go out between the totems
    - to your right, stairs lead down to the desert floor - go down them
    - ahead and to the right is a cave - looks like theres some kind of car in there
    - go to the car cave and get in the car
    - click dead ahead (when the cursor is a big arrow) to start your drive
    - NOTE: The cursors haven't been changed in this version - instead of a big arrow your
    cursor will be the standard hotspot cursor: a hand with a circle
    - the car starts and takes you to a desert power station
    - click on the windshield to exit the car
    - go straight ahead along the side of the building
    - you are at a bend in a large horizontal pipe. Ahead and a bit to the left you'll see a long
    thin bar leaning up against the pipe. Click to go towards it.
    - the bar is now to your left. Turn and click on the bar (the hot spot is very thin)
    - the bar comes up and enters your inventory
    - turn to your left to go back to the bend in the pipe
    - once there, turn right and follow the pipe to the wall where it enters the main building
    - the pipe enters a box just ahead and to your right. On top of the box is a small tool.
    Click on the tool.
    - the tool comes up and enters your inventory
    - turn to the left and head back towards the car
    - when you are standing in front of the car, turn right 90 degrees and click to go towards
    the entrance to the main building (which is between the two sphinx-like legs)
    - turn right to look into the building. Click the entrance opening to enter the power building
    - once inside, click on the top of the stairs to go up to the metal deck
    - ahead and to your right at the other end of the deck are three power switches
    - click to go to the power switches
    - you are standing in front of the power switches
    - click on any of the switches to get closer
    - click and drag on any of the three switches - they move up and down, but always return
    to their original position.
    - you notice the switch handles are hollow. Click on the bar in your inventory so that it is pulsing. Then, click on any of the switches. The bar will come out, slide through all three handles, and will throw the three switches at once. Power is restored.
    - make your way out of the power building and back to the car. Click on the car to get back into the driver's seat.
    - once there click ON THE DASHBOARD (this will be much more evident when the cursors are changed - right now the cursor to go back is the same as the cursor to exit the car). The car will take you back to the car cave. If you click on the windshield instead of the dashboard, you'll find yourself out in front of the car again.
    - you are back in the cave, looking at the car.
    - hands off, cause you're automatically swinging towards the front of the cave
    - your presence has been detected by Ozgar's men, and you're being kidnapped to Ozgar's mothership
    after being shot with the stun gun, you come to as you are being dragged to your cell in the
    mothership.
    3) Navigating in the MOTHERSHIP
    - you're locked in your cell.
    - click towards the diamond-shaped wall plate beside the door
    - you're at the plate. Click on the tool you picked up in the desert so that it pulses
    - click on the wall plate, and the tool will come out of your inventory
    - there is a switch on the tool. It is currently in the center position. It can be clicked forwards or backwards. Clicking the switch forwards brings out a torch, and clicking the switch backwards brings out a pair of snippers
    - to operate the switch, you just have to click in front of it or behind it - you don't have to click and drag
    - click the switch forward so the torch comes out
    - click on one of the 3 rivets holding the wall plate in place
    - the torch burns off the rivets and the plate swings down to reveal the locking circuitry for the cell door
    - click to get a closer look at the circuitry
    - there's a circuit board, and a pinioned vertical bar a bit to the left that looks like it can slide to the right
    - grab the bar and try slowly dragging it to the right
    - it will only go so far until it hits a small locking rod
    - let go of the vertical bar so that it slides back to the left on its own
    - click on the tool in your inventory
    - click on the circuit board
    - the tool comes out
    - click the tool's switch backwards so the snippers come out
    - click on the small locking rod that prevented the bigger vertical bar from sliding
    - the snippers go in and cut the locking rod
    - you've taken a step back. Click to get closer again to the circuit board
    - once there, grab the vertical sliding bar again, and this time you are able to drag it all the
    way to the right (drag slowly so it can keep up with you)
    - let go
    - if you let go too early, the bar will slide back to the left
    - if not, the bar will continue to the right, unlocking the door. You're free!
    - click to go out into the hallway
    - turn right around to your left until you see a long hallway
    - click to go down the hallway
    - at the end of the hallway, you can go left or right
    - go left
    - when you stop, you can go straight ahead or you can sneak off to your right
    - go right
    - you are facing a ladder tube
    - if you click high on the ladder, you will go up. Clicking low takes you down a deck
    - go up the ladder
    - you are on the top deck facing some weird yellow-lit grill
    - turn left
    - go down the hallway
    - there's a long gradual ramp ahead leading to a door - go up the ramp
    - you are at the door of the control room - click on the window to see Ozgar in action
    - returing from the window, turn 180 degrees and go back down the ramp
    - BE CAREFUL! If you go forward, you'll be in Ozgar's way when he comes out of the control room behind you, and then you're toast
    - instead, off to your left is a small nook - click to go into the nook
    - just in time - Ozgar passes you by without seeing you
    - click ahead to follow Ozgar down the hall
    - you're at the yellow grill again - click ahead and to the left to go around the left-hand
    turn in the hall
    - now, you're facing another doorway - click to go towards the doorway
    - you're in front of the door
    - click on the window of the door to look into Ozgar's private room
    - it's time to find your way off the ship. Turn around 180 degrees and click to go back
    the way you came
    - at the bend in the hall, click ahead and to the right to turn the corner
    - the weird yellow grill should now be to your right, and the ladder tube is to your left
    - go left
    - click on the ladder to go down
    - you're on the cell block again. Turn around and click low on the ladder to go down
    another deck
    - you're on the hangar deck
    - click ahead and to the right to go right
    - next, the hallway turns left (you should see a blue pipe a bit to your right). Click ahead
    and to the left to go left
    - you are at a junction - you can either go straight ahead or to your right. Go right
    - you descend a ramp and enter an airlock through an iris door. Ahead, a second iris
    door opens to reveal a spaceship hangar
    - click to enter the hangar
    - there's a spaceship ahead and to the right - click to go towards it
    - you're standing in a levitating platform. There's a dark handle in front of you and to
    the right (like a slot-machine handle with a button on top). Click on the handle's knob
    - the platform takes you up to the ship's doorway
    - turn around 180 degrees and click to enter the ship
    - you are now looking towards the front of the ship - ahead you can see the orangey-
    yellow lights of the cockpit
    - keep clicking forward until you are in the cockpit
    - behind you and to the right is a pair of pilot's chairs - click on them to get into one
    - an instrument panel flips up in front of you. In the middle of the panel is a keypad to
    enter the coordinates of your next destination
    - as you type (don't type yet), the numbers you type will appear in the left-hand LED
    display. The numbers showing in the right-hand LED display the coordinates of where
    you are currently.
    - click on the keypad to get closer
    - type in the coordinates of World 1 (you know these because they were showing on the
    hypership cockpit dash display at the beginning of the game, when you first crash-landed on World 1)
    - the coordinates are 285 016 909. The keypad works just like a telephone keypad, with the same number configuration (i.e. the numbers 1,2, and 3 are on the top row of buttons, 4, 5, 6 are on the middle row, and 7, 8, and 9 are on the lower row. Zero is beneath the lowest row, in the center
    - the ship launches, and you're off to World 1
    4) Navigating back on World 1
    - be patient as World 1 loads (you're looking at a blank screen)
    - you fade into a view of the control panel in its 'up' position
    - click near the bottom of the picture (the cursor will change to a downward arrow) to get the panel out of your face
    - you're standing in the cockpit of the ship after it has landed back on World 1
    - click to go up the ramp and down the hall to the exit
    - click out the exit to go outside and onto the platform
    - click on the handle to descend to the ground
    - click to your right - you'll travel around the original hypership and back to the very first
    spot you stood in when you first came to World 1
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