Last Window: Step-by-step walkthrough
Defogging the Last Window
The last time we saw Kyle Hyde, he was flogging his wares in Hotel Dusk, trying to piece together the mystery surrounding his ex-partner and the murder of his father some 25 years past.
A stylish blend of film noir and interactive novel, Last Window: The Secret of Cape West is the second outing for the ex-cop turned salesman, and picks up shortly after the events of Hotel Dusk, with Kyle still on the trail of his deceased dad.
Although the majority of puzzles in Last Window are finely balanced, some of the later tasks require all the wit and guile of a master detective. In fact, unless you happen to reside at 221B Baker Street, it's quite likely you've already found yourself stumped.
And so, for the benefit of those of you who weren't penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, here's our step-by-step solution to every last one of those dastardly puzzles.Last Window: The Secret of Cape West Walkthrough Chapter 1
Walk over and speak to Tony in the lobby
Question him about the letter
Once Tony and Betty have left, start to head upstairs
Your landlady Margaret will appear
When she says 'that is a shame', enquire about it
Push her about the reason for selling the building
She will become angry and stop talking to you
Talk to her again and Hyde will apologise
Once Margaret has left, look at the mailboxes
Choose the bottom left mailbox, then enter the combination:
Turn anti-clockwise to 7
Turn anti-clockwise to 7 again
Turn clockwise to 1
Margaret's letter is the one in the middle of the pile
Grab the flyer at the top of the screen too
Go upstairs, and you'll bump into Dylan
Make your way down the corridor to room 202, and use your key to open the door
Take the letter from the floor
Move forward to put your suitcase and jacket down, then Kyle will read the letter
After the phone rings, press the phone icon at the bottom of the screen to listen to the message
Walk over to the table and select the letter to read it again
She had her own reasons
From a guy I didn't recognise
Press the alarm clock button
Move towards the door, and the phone will ring
Talk to Rachel on the phone, then examine the little table next to the sofa and touch the TV
Press the power button, then turn the knob in the bottom left of the screen a few times until you get to the election broadcast
Open your front door, and Tony will be outside waiting for you
Choose 'Calm down, will you?' to progress the story
Marie will come out of her room, so go over and talk to her
Tell her she should look around her room again, and she'll ask you to help her
Walk over to room 206 and open the door by the handle
Look at the table area next to the bed, and turn the camera so that you can see the ring shining beneath the table
Select the ring, then when the view zooms in, select it again
Walk over and look at the chest of drawers near the door, and pick up the tape-measure that you find inside
Go back to the ring and use the tap-measure on it
Grab and extend the tape-measure to a reasonable size, so that it doesn't flop
Lower the tape-measure onto the ring, then press the button to reel the ring in
Talk to Marie to give the ring back to her
Go outside and talk to Tony
When Tony mentions your past detective training, push him about it
Choose 'How did you find out about my past?' to find out that Dylan told Tony about it
Head back to room 202 and use the phone on the table next to your bed
Leave your room and head up the stairs to the third floor
Talk to Dylan in the corridor and ask him 'How did my history become public knowledge?', then ask him about the newspaper
Finally, ask about what Tony wanted to know
After Frank has appeared, head up to the fourth floor
Talk to Dylan again, then try opening the fire door
After the fire alarm starts going off, look at the opposite wall and select the control box
Flick both switches off at the same time - using two fingers is the best way to do this
When Dylan and Margaret appear, say 'That's exactly what happened'
Back in your room, press the power button the TV and turn the knob a few times
Leave your room and head downstairs
Talk to Charles in the lobby, and when he says 'Here we go again' push him about it
Say 'What did you think had happened?' then ask him about the fire
Walk to the left and Frank will emerge from Lucky's cafe
After your brief discussion, walk into the cafe
After talking to Claire and Sidney, walk over to the shifty-looking guy you'll discover his name is Rex
Push him when he says 'Yeah you got me' and choose 'Something you want to say?'
When he asks about the trouble on the second floor, say 'Well, there was something'
Talk to Sidney again, then examine the newspaper on the table
They had been called by Rex Foster
An incident 13 years ago
Answer the door and talk to Margaret
When she asks if you remember their discussion, push her on the point and say 'Of course I remember!'
Open your briefcase on the table, and select the wallet
Open your front door and talk to Tony
When the phone rings, ignore Tony - do NOT push him about the money deal - instead, press the arrow in the bottom corner
Answer the phone, then talk to Tony again
Look at the drawers in the bottom-right corner of the room, and examine the whiskey bottle
Turn it over and shake it around to get a few cents out
Now leave the room and head upstairs
Knock on the door of room 304 to talk to Dylan
Talk to Dylan, and say 'I need to smash open a bottle'
When Dylan leaves to get his hammer, look at the open notebook on the desk, then the crystals
Walk to the left and Kyle will notice a framed picture on the wall
Examine the picture, and Kyle will accidentally knock the jigsaw to the floor
Fix the jigsaw, and Dylan will be back with the hammer
Go back downstairs and enter room 202
Examine the whiskey bottle again, then use the hammer to smash it open
Go downstairs and knock on Margaret's front door
Once in her living room, give her the money for the rent
Once she's finished talked to you, head to Lucky's Cafe
After talking to Claire and Sydney, use the crossword in your inventory, and Kyle will examine it
Fill in the following words:
Jukebox, Iced, Lucky, Cafe, BeefThe secret word is Juice
Talk to Sidney to receive your entry slip
Walk out into the lobby, and you'll bump into Marie
Ask her 'Are you in some sort of financial trouble?'
Talk to Rex and ask him who he has come to visit
Push him quickly before he leaves, then ask 'What business do you have with me?'
Go upstairs to the second floor, and walk along the corridor
Examine the letter that is on the floor, then knock on the door of room 206
Give Marie the letter, and ask all the available questions
Head downstairs to the lobby and talk to Rex - he's over near Lucky's Cafe
Back in your room, open your door and talk to Dylan
Go to the corner of the room and use the radio
Switch it on, then turn the knob clockwise until the red line reaches 100FM
You'll hear music, and Kyle will comment that he hears voices
Answer the phone, and talk to Rachel
Head downstairs and enter Lucky's Cafe
Examine the Christmas tree, and select the bugging device underneath it
Talk to Rex in the lobby, and when the option arises, push in and say 'You don't fool me!', then present Rex with the bugging device from the Christmas Tree
Push him again when he says that Marie has you right where she wants you, and say 'She hasn't done anything to me!'
Ask Rex if Marie is committing insurance fraud, then tell him 'I trust her more than I trust you'
A bugging device
An insurance claim investigator
She was suspected of insurance fraud
Head upstairs and you'll meet Margaret
Talk to her, then Dylan will appear
When you get the opportunity, push him and say 'Suppose you overheard that too?'
When Kyle stops talking to Dylan, simply talk to him again for more dialogue
Go upstairs to room 202, and use the phone
After listening to the answerphone message and talking to Rachel, head out of your room and knock on the door of room 206
Talk to Marie, and push her when the action is available
Say 'Look me in the eyes', then when she says it's all a lie, push again
This time, say 'Is Rex making this all up?', then quiz her on the available points
When she asks if you think she'd commit fraud, say 'Well, no, but...', then continue with 'You have to make me believe'
After talking to Marie, go back to room 202 and open the Red Crown cardboard box under the table that has your briefcase on it
Grab then ruler, then go left and open the wardrobe near the bed
Select the Pinkie Rabbit piggy bank and use the ruler on it
To get the pennies out, lift the ruler up, then quickly slam it down and to the right in a diagonal motion - then tilt the ruler to allow the pennies to slide out of the hole
Combine the penny with the empty envelope
Head down to the lobby and look at the mailboxes
Use the envelope with coin on the fourth floor boxes, then peel the brown paper from the right-hand side of the mailbox hole
Go upstairs to the fourth floor and you'll find Dylan waiting for you
After talking to him, switch off the alarm at the box on the opposite wall, then examine the wall next to the fire door
Look at the toolbox, then take the doorstop
Now look at the firebell above the toolbox
Pull the cover aside with one finger, and pull the lever down with the other
Turn the handle on the fire door to enter
Once inside, turn around and use the doorstop on the door
Open room 404 by the handle
Look at the desk and examine the card at the top
Brush it a few times to remove the dust
Now go back down to the second floor and walk up to Tony and Frank
When Tony says he has no idea what Frank is talking about, push him about it and say 'Is there a problem here?'
Once Tony and Frank have left, go down to the basement and into the laundry room
Look at the table, and turn the view so you can see the tape recorder underneath
Select it, then head back upstairs to the third floor and knock on room 302
Walk back along the corridor and your pager will go off
Go back to room 202 and use the phone
After talking to Rachel, leave the room and enter Tony's room opposite
Talk to Frank and push him when appropriate
Say 'You won't find what you're looking for in here', then follow up with 'It was on the laundry floor'
Once Frank leaves, look at the letters on the desk
After talking to Tony, walk towards the stairs and you'll bump into Dylan
Go downstairs with him and knock on Margaret's door
Now head to the fourth floor and enter room 404 to find Frank
Examine the desk and Kyle will notice that a drawer is open
Move towards the door and Tony will enter the room
Push him, and say 'You planning on ripping somebody off?'
Push him again, and say 'You're expecting Frank'
You won't be able to pressure him about anything else, so leave him for now
Go down to the third floor and knock on room 302
After talking to Frank, head back to room 404 and talk to Tony again
When given the chance, tell him 'You're not a worthless human being!', then say 'extort money from Frank!'
After Tony gives you the tape, head back to your room
Use Frank's tape on your answerphone machine
Press the eject button, then choose Side B and insert the tape
Press play, then quickly press fast forward
A secret code used in the hotel
Kathy McGrath's murder
Lost items connected to Condor
Look in the cardboard box under the table, and check out a few of the items in the box
Move away from the box, and the phone will ring
Answer the phone, then head out into the corridor
Knock on room 201 and say to Tony 'Wanna buy something off me?', then 'Come on, would I do that?' - he will initially get angry, but then allow you the opportunity to push him about something he wants to buy
Push him, then say 'Guess a guitar's pretty valuable'
Give Tony the Wax from your inventory
Go down to the lobby and you'll bump into Betty
Push her when she says everything is not alright, and say 'What're you up to?'
Head to Lucky's Cafe, and after talking to Sidney, have a chat with Claire about Marie
Push Claire on the topic, and say 'Is Marie feeling bad about her worries?'
Go upstairs and knock on room 206
Push Marie about her safety, and say 'Let's do something about it'
Give Marie the Security Lock from your inventory
Go back to your room and use the phone to call Ed
Go downstairs to Lucky's Cafe, and eventually Sidney will appear
After you come back from town, you'll meet Will
Once you've chatted, head up to the fourth floor and go through the fire door
Enter room 405 and talk to Dylan
When he talks about a culprit, push him about it and say 'The culprit of what?'
When Dylan leaves, pick up the doorknob from the floor near the stool
Look at the light switch on the wall and flick it on and off quickly
Dylan will come to your rescue
Leave the fourth floor and your pager will bleep
Go down to the second floor and talk to Tony
When he says 'Hehe', push him and ask 'What's with all the smiles?'
Go to your room and take the note from the door
Go into your room and use the phone
Once you've listened to the message and talked to Ed, go out of your room and talk to Frank
Give him the tape, then say 'I found it'
Examine the Funeral Photo in your inventory and touch the lady in the middle - it's Marie
Look in the top left of the photo and you'll spot Rex
Leave your room and after talking to Betty, head to Lucky's Cafe
Look under table B to find the reward letter
Talk to Claire, then head to the third floor
Knock on room 305 and ask Charles about the letter - he will tell you Dylan sat at table B first
Go to room 304, talk to Will, then Dylan will appear
When Dylan retreats to his room, knock on the door
Eventually he'll let you into his room
When you get the chance, push him about the letter, then say 'What are you trying to hide?'
This time, do not push him, and instead press the arrow in the corner
Say 'Did you think it'd be bad for you if she knew?'
Sell items to two tenants
An old newspaper extract
Turn the TV off and leave the room
Go downstairs and towards Lucky's Cafe - you'll meet Margaret
Say 'Has there been any trouble before?'
Try the door to the cafe, then look at the vending machine
Read the note on the machine, then use your quarters on the machine
Put the coin in and press the red button on the right
Walk away from the machine and your pager will go off
Head back to your room and after talking to Tony, use your phone
Switch on the radio, and turn the knob to 92/93 FM
After listening to Tony's song, head down to the cafe again
Look at the sign on the wall to learn that you've won the competition
Give your Entry Slip to Sidney to collect the cheque
After talking to Claire, talk to Sidney again, but do NOT push him when available
Go to the kitchen and talk to Claire
Try opening the maple butter, and Kyle will fail
Back out, then go over to the big shelves in the back left of the room
On the bottom shelf, there is a jar on the right that has rubber bands in it - take a rubber band
Combine the rubber band with the maple butter, then take the lid off the maple butter
Leave the kitchen and your pager will go off, but talk to Sidney first about your winning bottle top and you'll receive a fun (but pointless) mini-game
Head to your room and you'll meet Marie
Push her when she sighs, and say 'When did you two get so close?'
Knock on room 203 and talk to Betty, then head to your room and use the phone
Answer your door and talk to Betty again
Take the ring from her, then go upstairs and knock on room 304
Say to Dylan 'I want to check out a crystal' then 'Well, it is Christmas soon!'
Look at the crystals on the table, then use the magnifying glass on the book
When Dylan takes his phone call, use the ring on the magnifying glass
Drag slowly from the bottom left to the top right off the screen until the ring comes into complete focus
Remove the diamond to find the Condor symbol, then talk to Dylan about it
Go to the fourth floor and open the fire door (you don't need to flip the switches)
Attempt to open room 406, then Dylan will appear to unlock it for you
Look at the dresser and pick up the photo album, then turn the camera so you can see the picture of Cape West Hotel on the right wall
Select the Condor symbol just behind the photo frame, then select the frame itself
Pull the frame off the wall to reveal the full Condor symbol
Leave the room and go down to room 203
Talk to Betty, then get the key to room 205 from Charles
Open room 205 with the spare key
Look in the closet and select the typewriter
Look in the drawers on the right of the room and take the paper, then use the paper on the typewriter
Press the CAPS key, then press a few other keys, and finally press the T key
Leave the room and knock on room 203
Talk to Betty, and push her when appropriate
Say 'Did you borrow it for Rex?', but when you get the chance to push again, do NOT push
Follow up with 'Was it about Marie?'
Next, say 'Was it the tenants?'
About the Hotel Cape West emblem
He was disgraced by Hugh Speck
The letter "T" was slightly skewed
Answer your door and talk to Mila
Go into your notepad and draw a picture of Mila - you can draw anything really
Leave your room and give the spare key back to Charles
Go to the elevator and press the call button
Enter the lift, and press the R (roof) button
Walk left to find Mila on the roof
Follow her to the right-hand side of the roof, then get into the lift
Press the button for the first floor - then the lift will jam
Press the 'open doors' button, then tap on the door of the lift until Dylan hears you
After Mila leaves, head towards the stairs and Tony will appear
Talk to him, and say 'Sure, hand it over'
Knock on Margaret's door, and go inside to talk to her
Give her the parcel, then say 'Sure, no problem'
Open the parcel, then push Margaret about it
Say 'What's got you so scared?'
After Kyle stops talking to her, simply talk to her again for more questions
Go back to your room and use the phone
Answer the door, and take the package
Open the package and look at each item in the box
Answer the door again, and talk to Tony
Head to Lucky's Cafe and push Sidney when available
Say 'What's so funny?' then choose any song on the jukebox
Walk away from the jukebox and Tony will turn up
Say to him 'Would $1000 be enough?'
Go into the billards room, and say 'Yeah, prepare to lose!'
To play the game, simply drag the cue down, then up fast
Beat Tony, Sidney and Claire to progress
Go into the cafe, and say to Will 'You want to drink with me?'
Talk to Tony, push him, and say 'Don't mess this one up!'
After you've eaten, talk to Sidney and take the record
Go to your room and use the record on your record player
Press the power button, then lift the arm and place it on the record
A card, a baseball and a key
Move towards the door, and the phone will ring
Talk to Jeanie, then answer the door and talk to Tony
Take the notebook, then go in your inventory and examine the notebook
Answer the phone again, then head down to Lucky's Cafe
Give Sidney the record back, then go into the billards room and talk to Claire
Push her when available, and say 'Are you still worried about your dad?'
After speaking to Claire, go and talk to Sidney about the debt
When he mentions Margaret's trial, push him about it
Say 'So you can't tell me, huh?'
After talking to Sidney, leave the cafe and knock on Margaret's door
Say 'I'd like to hear about your husband', then follow up with 'I looked it up'
Push her when she laughs, and say 'Will you tell me what I want to know?'
When Margaret goes to answer the phone, look at all the photos on the table and the wall
Talk to Margaret again, and say 'You're the one on the right'
Outside, say to Dylan 'We talked about leaving this place'
Go back to your room and call Rachel on the phone
After talking to her, look at the photo album in your inventory
Skip to the second page, and look at the top photo - it's Margaret
Leave the room and walk down to corridor - you'll bump into Charles
Push him when available, and say 'Were you up to no good?'
Try to leave the room, then talk to Charles again
Go into room 305 and talk to Charles, then go to your room
Look in the kitchen, and take the red wrapping from underneath the wine bottle
Go back to room 305 and give the red wrapping to Charles
Go into the bathroom and put the red wrapping over the light above the toilet
Look at the film on the bench, then place the film into the liquid
Wait until the picture has fully formed, then pull it up and out of the liquid
Go in your inventory, and compare the 8mm film with the photo of Will
Scroll down the film until you find the picture has has a watch in it
Touch the watch, and Kyle will make the comparison
Leave Charles, and knock on room 306
Charles will come from room 305
After catching Dylan, talk to Charles again
In room 306, look at the newspaper on the table
Look at the briefcase, then when you hear the knocking, do not move at all
When it's OK to move again, go and listen to the answer machine messages
Examine the open wardrobe, and look at the grey jacket
Take the key from the jacket and use it on the briefcase
Look at the camera, book and paper
Examine the mirror near the bathroom door
Turn the hot tap on and the code will appear on the mirror
Write down the code (102906) and then open the other wardrobe
Enter the code into the safety deposit box
Take the passport, then stand still after the knocking again
Now go back to the briefcase and look at the camera gain
Turn the camera around, then input the following date: 28 Nov 42
Pull the handle on the camera twice, and it will open
After Will appears and starts talking to you, push him and say 'Nice try. I'm onto you!'
Push him again, and say 'You faked your name!'
Follow up with 'In your safety deposit box!', then 'Will McGrath!'
Show him the passport
Now say 'Because you're the victim's son', then show him the torn postcard
Push Will, and say 'You're looking for the culprit!'
Push him again, and say 'So the order sheet was your doing!'
When the time is right, say 'Mrs Patrice?', then show him the Letter Set
Guess 'Michael McGrath?'
After talking to Will, leave the roomEnd of Chapter 8 answers
That he was using a false name
He wanted to avenge his mother's death
Try to use the phone, and Dylan will knock on your door
Talk to him in the corridor, and push him when available
Say 'You're worried about what was said, aren't you?'
After talking to Dylan and Margaret, go back into your room and answer the phone
Turn on the TV and switch to the news channel
Leave your room and you'll bump into Tony in the corridor
Push him, and say 'Did you see somebody?'
Knock on room 206 and ask Marie 'How did your insurance claim go?'
When she runs off, head down to the bottom floor and call the elevator - go to the roof
Talk to Marie, then go back down to the second floor
Enter room 206, and look in the closet
Examine the shoe boxes, then select the jacket
Look at the closet again, and turn the angle so you can just see the box on top - select the box
Use the nearby stool and Kyle will pick it up
Use the stool with the closet, then you'll be able to reach the box
Select the hat and glasses, and then the letter
Take the elevator back up to the roof and talk to Marie in the bottom left corner
Show her the hat and glasses, then show her the threatening letter and say 'Instructions for you to follow'
Show her the ring, and say 'Why would you sell something so valuable?'
When Marie moves towards the edge, wait until she faces away from you, then close your Nintendo DS, and open it again
You will have grabbed her and stopped her falling
Do NOT close the Nintendo DS when she is partially facing you - wait until she is fully facing away
When she talks to you, push her and say 'Who do you mean by "those people"?'
When Rex appears, push him and say 'Are you talking about Jack Green?', then follow up with 'Nile'
Once Rex leaves, talk to Marie, then head to your room
Say to Dylan 'Rex won't be coming round her anymore', then follow up with 'No he didn't'
Use your phone to talk to Ed, then leave the room
Talk to Frank, and say 'I know your name came up in internal investigation'
Push Frank, and say 'Why so surprised?'
When Frank leaves, try to leave the room and the phone will ring
After talking to Marie, leave your room and talk to Dylan
Knock on room 206 and talk to Marie, then go to room 304 and talk to Dylan again
Show him the threatening letter, then push him and say 'Keeping tabs on Marie!'
Push again, and say 'You've never been to her old house!'
Tell him 'Nile!', then follow up with 'Her brother and husband working for Condor'
Go back to room 206 and talk to Marie
Now go downstairs and knock on Margaret's door
When she doesn't open the door, go back upstairs and talk to Frank
Say to him 'Hugh Speck?'
When Frank leaves, try to go downstairs and he'll appear again
Now head downstairs and go into Margaret's room
Go into the bedroom, and look under the desk
Look at the piece of paper on the floor
Look in the closet, and select the white cloth at the back to find the music box
Select the music box and you'll see a key stuck in a cylinder
*This part is incredibly difficult, so make sure you follow these instructions perfectly*
Firstly, hold down the R button (or L button if you're left-handed) and wait until the gap in the barrel is facing you, so you can see the key fully - then close your Nintendo DS so that it is nearly fully closed
If you close it far enough, you'll hear a click - this indicates that the barrel has stopped turning
Now, with the R button still held down, reach your stylus into your Nintendo DS and flick the top of the key to take it out of the barrel
This will probably take a few tries - make sure that you definitely hear the click noise, and that you're holding down the R button the whole time
Now make sure you look at everything in Mag's bedroom, including the drawers next to her bed
Head for the door, and Kyle will note that there's nothing else to find
Go to Lucky's cafe and talk to Frank
Talk to Tony, then head to the fourth floor and talk to him again
Go downstairs to room 304
Look in the drawers next to the bed and grab the keys
Go back to the fourth floor and through the fire door
Use the keys on room 406 and try opening the safe
Her brother and husband working for Condor
To watch Mags and find clues about the Scarlet Star
A key with a Condor mark
Walk into the table with the vase on it a few times to knock it off
Pick up a chair from the bottom corner of the room, then use it on the door
Slam it against the door as hard as you can a few times
Leave the room and touch Tony to make him wake up
Go back to room 406 and use the crowbar on the safe
Wait until Tony says 'Three!' then pull the crowbar to the left
Look at the box in the safe, then look at the door on the floor
Look at the corner of the door and Kyle will pull the back off the door, revealing a book
Grab the book, then head back to your room and use the phone
Go downstairs and knock on Margaret's door
Now go an knock on room 302 and talk to Frank
Say 'Michael McGrath's son', then push him and say 'Did you help him get in?'
Push again and say 'Told Condor about your plan'
Now, do NOT just ask any old question or you'll get a game over - ask this particular questions in this order:What was your plan 25 years ago?
What went wrong?
What kind of agreement did you have?
What was it that happened to you?
After you leave the room, go to your room and grab the key from the box on the table, then go back to room 302 and show the key to Frank
Combine the two postcard pieces, then go to Margaret's room and talk to her
Push her and say 'Is it because your husband was Condor's ringleader?'
Push again and say 'George Patrice!', then followup with 'To find people to buy the jewellery'
Next, say 'Michael wanted out of the stolen goods trade?'
When Kyle compares the photos, draw a circle around the circle window on the right
Get in the elevator and use the key on the fourth floor lock
Flip the switch in the fourth floor button, then input the following code:
3, 1, R, open door, 2, close door
Look at the bench in the elevator, and use the Condor key in the slot
In the secret room, look at the ledger on the table
look in the table drawer, and select the envelope
Look at the picture of a boat on the wall, and press the switch underneath it
Now go to the opposite picture of the cards, and select the Condor symbol - it's looking at the diamond ace
Leave the room, and on the roof look at the wall that the Condor symbol is now shining at
Smash the brick to find the Scarlet Star
After talking to everyone, leave by the front door of the hotel
Congratulations, you've completed Last Window!