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The Vacuum – Walkthrough (David Proctor/2008)

By Leon | August 23, 2008

The Vacuum Walkthrough Warning! This page contains the complete solution or walk-through to this game. Reading this page can spoil the challenge to complete the game by yourself. Please consider this when reading on. The walk-through of this game given here might not be the optimal solution, it’s a solution. Just to prove that the game can be finished. If you want a section of the walk-through or just a hint, send us an email with the part where you’re stuck, we’ll send you the section of the page you’ll need.



NOTE: This is a complex game. During the story, several choices and actions have influence on the outcome. This walkthrough only gives the most positive result: all lives saved, justice done and relation preserved. But the slightest change in action or conversation can make a big difference.

You should get the breakfast and the tea.

Leave the room to the south and walk to the left until you reach the buffet and the vending machine. Look at the teas and find the English Breakfast tea empty. Ted will tell you he took the last one. Talk to Ted to learn more about his background.

Walk to the north and in the lounge talk to Rathburn. He’s reading his newspaper. Talk to him and learn about the witnesses to testify against the mob. Walk to the south and back to the right to room #4. Use the keys on the door to enter and talk to Averie to tell her about the tea.

When you decide to check out the buffet together, there are several explosions. Walk to the south to leave the room and walk to the left to join the others. But the blast door is closed. Open the panel on the wall and use it to open the doors. Walk further to the left.

You talk to Ted and Rathburn and decide to check out the others. Use the panel left of the door to the stairs to open the door and go to the level below. Look at the blast doors on your right. They are shut and there’s a note on it. A strange note. Use the panel on the wall next to the door and find no pressure on the other side so there must be the hole in the ship. Walk to the left and use the panel below that door as well. It’s the same so the holes are on both sides of the ship.

Use the stairs again to return to the rest and it appeared that Paulina has joined too. You decide to split up and check out the crew compartments first. Use the exit across the lounge and push the control panel on the wall to switch compression doors. Step through the door on the right. In the elevator hall go through the door on the right again, use the control on the wall to switch compression doors again and go further to the right. When you step out of the door and walk to the right, Eric Chrisholm, a crew member steps out of the stairs.

Eric tells you that the crew is missing and that he’s looking for them. You can convince him to come along to the passengers side of the ship to see what can be done. Walk to the south and use the contol to switch doors. Step through, past the elevator and through the door again. Use the control again to switch doors and step through to join the others.

They found Leanna as a stow away. Talk to Averie and ask about Ted in a friendly way. Follow the others to the stairs and to the lower deck. Walk to the left to join them and talk to Eric to see what he has found. Eric gives you his spare KEYS to start the distress beacon. Talk to everyone. Talk to Eric and ask for directions on how to get to the bridge. Talk to Paulina and learn about the wedding. Talk to Leanna and ask her how she managed to enter the ship.

Walk to the right and use the stairs to go to the higher level. From there take the exit on the south. Use the control to switch doors and walk to the right. Use the elevator and select the bridge. You find a dead pilot. She’s been strangled. Search the body and take the KEY of room #3.

Use the control panel on the cockpit in the middle to find that it’s malfunctioning beyond repair. You decide to return to the passenger kitchen. Use the elevator on the left and select Level 1. Use the door on the left, the control to switch doors and continue to walk to the left. There you will find the others and report about the communication system and the dead pilot. Reanna is being accused of the explosions and the murder and Rathburn tells about his heavy transmitter. But it’s in the storage area and that’s destroyed.

You need a space suit to get in there. You can take that from the engine room and you decide to meet on the bridge. Leave on the south. Use the control to switch doors and walk to the right. Now that you’re alone, decide to do some investigating.

Walk to the right through the door, use the control to switch doors and go to the right. Walk to the right to the stairs and go to the level below. Walk to the right and use the keys to open room #5. Look in the bag on the bed. Leave the room and walk to the right. Open the door to the storage room and use the keys on locker #5. The same suit. Notice the fire axe is missing from the wall.

Leave the storage room and walk to the left. Use the stairs to go up and walk to the south. Use the control and walk to the left. Use the elevator to go to Level 2. Walk to the right and find the control being destroyed. That means there must be something here that should be detected.

Walk back to the left and use the elevator to go to Level 3. When you step out of the elevator you can see that the door of the service elevator is ajar. Use that door to open it and find a dead body. Use the body to find the KEYS to room 4.

Use the elevator to go to the engines. Walk to the left and open the compartment in the cabinet on the left. There are two boxes. In the black box is a CIRCUIT BOARD that you’ll take. In the green box are or better were explosives. They are gone. Take a SPACE SUIT from the wardrobe on the right and leave the room. Use the elevator to go to the bridge and update the others. You get the KEY for the storage room from Eric. Ask him about the grenades. He has an explanation for them.

Walk to the right and use the elevator to go to Level 1. Use the door on the left and use the control on the wall to switch doors. Walk to the left and use the stairs to go one level down. Radio that you’re in position and the blast doors will open. Walk to the right and watch the damage the explosion caused.

Tell them you’ll try to get the transmitter. Walk to the right past the hole in the floor to the room on the right. Use the key on the cage of Rathburn and take the TRANSMITTER out. Leave the room and walk back to the left. Walk all the way to the left and ask Eric to open the doors.

Walk all the way to the left and look in the closet. There’s a gun and a METAL BOX. Leave the gun behind. If it stays there, no one will use it. Leave the room, walk back to the right and at the door to the stairs ask Eric to open the door. Tell him you’re ready to go up. In the upper level walk to the right and check out Rathburns room (#3). Look in the briefcases to see where he works. Leave the room and walk to the left and check out rooms 1 (Ted’s) and 2 (Paulina’s). Walk back to the right and leave on the south. Walk to the right, use the control to switch doors and walk further to the right. Use the elevator to go to the engine room again. Walk to the left to change clothes again.

Use the box you found earlier on the tools on the shelves to open it. The contents of the box tells you much more about the closed doors and the passengers in the exploded rooms. You find a BADGE, a CLIP with ammo and official DOCUMENTS about the transport.

Walk to the right to use the elevator and go to Level 2. Walk to the right and look at the control. It’s damaged. Use the circuit board from the engine room to repair the board but then there’s still no power.

Walk to the left and use the elevator to return to the bridge. Talk to everyone and you all decide to split up. Walk to the right and use the elevator to go to the engine room.

Talk to Rathburn and appearantly Eric can’t be disturbed. Use the controls on the left side to restore it yourself. Use the elevator and return to Level 2. Walk to the right and use the control to switch doors. Walk further to the right and you’re in the cargo bay.

Use the ladder to go down and walk to the right. Use the corridor between the containters to step through and watch the hole and blood near one of the containers. Use the suspicious container to open it and discover two dead bodies inside. Search the bodies and take the KEYS of the captain with which you can open every door. Close the door of the container again.

Walk to the right and use the ladder on the left. Upstairs walk south and use the control on the wall to switch doors. Walk to the left to the elevator. Now that you have the keys you can do some investigating. Use the elevator to go to Level 1. Walk to the right, use the control and walk further to the right. Outside go right again and walk all the way to the right to room #2. Inside is another dead body. Killed with an axe.

Walk all the way to the left and use the keys to enter the room of the captain. Read the notes on the board in the back to find out more about Eric. Leave the room and walk to the right to the stairs. Use them and below walk all the way to the right. In the storage room open the other lockers. Especially #4 and #5 provide you with some more clues. Leave the storage room and walk all the way to the left. Enter room #3 and notice the phone. There’s a red light flashing.

After hearing the message, every puzzle piece falls into place. You’re able to tell the story. Now you must warn the others. Leave the room and walk to the right. Use the stairs to go up and go south to go back to the elevator. Use the elevator and Averie will suggest to go the the bridge first.

As soon as Ted and Pauline have used the elevator, use it as well to go to the engine room. Explain everything to Rathburn. Tell him what you’ve discovered so far and suddenly Eric will scream from the engine room. You all enter and find Eric and Leanne. Eric sais Leanne tried to kill him. You all know the truth.

When Eric escapes he’ll use the elevator. Then you hear the escape pod signal. Walk to the left and use the computer to stop the pods. Then stop the elevator. When you’re ready, Ted will start the elevator again to go to the bridge. There’s Eric with an axe. You step back into the elevator and wait for the police.

Game source: A copy of the game was found here on the internet.

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