Welcome to the Punished Talents: Dark Knowledge Walkthrough

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  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
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Chapter 1: University

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  • Talk (A).
  • Take DAMP MONEY, SAUSAGE, and PAPER CUP (B).
  • Open door (C1); take POWDER (C). Look at clipboard and open case; take BANDAGE (D). Open glove compartment; take SCISSORS (E).
  • SCISSORS and BANDAGE on PAPER CUP; take PAPER CUP WITH BANDAGE.
  • Open grate; use PAPER CUP WITH BANDAGE (F); receive CAR KEY.
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  • Use CAR KEY and pull handle. Open compartment; take Glasses (added to UI) and ID CARD (G).
  • Give ID CARD (H).
  • Go (I).
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  • Talk (J). Select last line on video camera (K).
  • Go (L).
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  • Select Glasses (M). Play HOP; receive TAPE.
  • Take SD CARD (N). Select monitor (O).
  • Lift rug; take SIGNET RING (P).
  • Place POWDER (orange); use brush (Q) and TAPE on glass; take UNKNOWN FINGERPRINT (R).
  • Place DAMP MONEY (S); receive MONEY.
  • Walk down.
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  • Use MONEY (T); press 57 and checkmark (U). Open tray; take PACK OF PAPER (V).
  • Use SIGNET RING (W); select twice; take CAMERA and STETHOSCOPE (X).
  • Go (Y).
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  • Place STETHOSCOPE. Solution (@1): (R-D-R-U)-(R-U-R-U)-(R-D-Rx2-D-R-D).
  • Take PRINCIPAL’S BAG.
  • Walk down.
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  • Open PRINCIPAL’S BAG; take BATTERY CHARGER, STOREROOM KEY, and LOCKED PHONE.
  • Use STOREROOM KEY; select key (A) and handle (B). Play HOP; receive BATTERY.
  • Go to Principal’s Office.
  • Open two compartments on CAMERA; insert SD CARD (C) and BATTERY (D). Close both compartments; take CAMERA.
  • Use CAMERA (E); receive CAMERA WITH PHOTO.
  • Walk down.
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  • Open tray; place PACK OF PAPER and select (F). Place CAMERA WITH PHOTO (G).
  • Push button (H); take FOOTPRINT PHOTO (I).
  • Use FOOTPRINT PHOTO (J); receive FOOTPRINT PHOTO. Play HOP.
  • Open bag; take AMBULANCE KEY (K).
  • Walk down.
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  • Select LOCKED PHONE and use UNKNOWN FINGERPRINT; receive UNKNOWN FINGERPRINT and PHONE.
  • Use AMBULANCE KEY and select; pull handle. Open bag and use PHONE (L); receive UNLOCKED PHONE WITH PASSWORD.
  • Go to Principal’s Office.
  • Select UNLOCKED PHONE WITH PASSWORD twice. Use BATTERY CHARGER and UNLOCKED PHONE WITH PASSWORD (M). Take NEXT VICTIM (N).
  • Go (O).
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  • Talk; give UNKNOWN FINGERPRINT and FOOTPRINT PHOTO (P).
  • Place NEXT VICTIM (Q).
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  • Solution (R): press Next (S) after each selection.
  • (Female)-(Age 20-25)-(Face Oval and 1)-(Eyes Almond and 1)-(Nose Normal and 3)-(Lips Natural and 1)-(Eyebrows Normal and 1)-(Hair Long and 1).
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  • Select 1 and 2.
  • Play HOP (T).
  • HOP solution (U).
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  • Take BROOM (V).
  • Select bag and give SAUSAGE (W); take KEY CARD (X).
  • Walk down.
  • Use BROOM; take SCREWDRIVER (Y).
  • Go (Z).
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  • Use SCREWDRIVER and select wires (A).
  • Use KEY CARD (B).
  • Enter (C).
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  • Select Glasses (D). Play HOP; receive RAG WITH CHLOROFORM.
  • Take BLANKET, VIDEO CAMERA, and LIQUID NITROGEN (E).
  • Walk down twice.
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  • Use LIQUID NITROGEN and select twice (F).
  • Go (F1).
  • Use VIDEO CAMERA on scene (G).
  • Go (H).
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  • Talk; give VIDEO CAMERA and RAG WITH CHLOROFORM (I).
  • Select filter (J).
  • Take SERUM OF WARMTH (K).
  • Travel to Lake (L).
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  • Take PRUNERS (M).
  • Select guitar strings 5x (N); receive GUITAR STRING.
  • Take CORKSCREW HANDLE (O).
  • Walk down.
  • Use PRUNERS; take HOSE (P).
  • Go (Q).
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  • Use GUITAR STRING and select; take GARDENER’S KEY (R).
  • Go (S).
  • Place CORKSCREW HANDLE; take CORKSCREW (T).
  • Go to Lake.
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  • Use GARDENER’S KEY and select twice; take LADDER, ICE SCRAPER, and QUADCOPTER REMOTE CONTROL (U).
  • Use CORKSCREW and select twice. Insert HOSE (V).
  • Use ICE SCRAPER (W). Pull cord 3x (W1).
  • Select statue (X). Use SERUM OF WARMTH (X1).
  • Give BLANKET (Y). Select twice; take HEART MONITOR and recorder (Z).
  • Walk down.

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  • Place LADDER and select (A); take BROKEN QUADCOPTER (B). Take LADDER back.
  • Go to Room 202.
  • Place LADDER (C). use SCREWDRIVER; take PROPELLER (D).
  • Return to Lake.
  • QUADCOPTER REMOTE CONTROL and HEART MONITOR on BROKEN QUADCOPTER (E).
  • Remove broken propeller and place PROPELLER (F); take QUADCOPTER WITH REMOTE.
  • Place QUADCOPTER WITH REMOTE (G).
  • Solution: select (K) until (1) reaches position (2). Select (I) until (2) reaches position (3).

Chapter 2: Store

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  • Take LIGHTER (L).
  • Open door; take STRING (M) and push button (N).
  • Take JACK and EXTENSION CORD (O).
  • Select LIGHTER 5x; receive WICK.
  • STRING on WICK; take WICK WITH STRING.
  • Use JACK (P). Play HOP; receive GASOLINE.
  • Use GASOLINE on canister; open lid and use WICK WITH STRING (Q); receive GASOLINE-SOAKED WICK. Take CANISTER WITH GASOLINE (purple).
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  • GASOLINE-SOAKED WICK on LIGHTER; select 4x.
  • Use CANISTER WITH GASOLINE and LIGHTER; take CROWBAR (R).
  • Use CROWBAR (S); select twice.
  • Enter (T).
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  • Remove cap; use CANISTER WITH GASOLINE (U). Replace cap (V); select switch (W).
  • Take PLIERS and NEWSPAPER (X).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use PLIERS (A); receive WIRE.
  • Go to Store.
  • Slide down (B); place NEWSPAPER (C).
  • Slide up (E); use WIRE (F).
  • Select newspaper; take SECURITY KEY (G). Slide up (E); use SECURITY KEY (F) and select; pull handle (H).
  • Enter (I).
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  • Select cassettes twice (J); take EMPTY VIDEOTAPE (K).
  • Take SCISSORS and GLUE (L).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use EXTENSION CORD (M).
  • Use SCISSORS and select (N).
  • Use GLUE. Select twice (O); take FILM (P).
  • Go (Q).
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  • Select both plugs (R).
  • Select EMPTY VIDEOTAPE twice; place FILM and select 3x; receive VIDEOTAPE.
  • Insert VIDEOTAPE (S). Press Play (T). Solution: press 389 and enter (U). Receive REGISTER CODE.
  • Walk down.
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  • Place REGISTER CODE; enter 389 (V) and green button (W). Take COIN (X).
  • Walk down.
  • Use COIN (Y).

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  • Take COIN 1/2 (A).
  • Open trunk; take CABLE (B).
  • Select door handle (C); take CHEESEBURGER and SMARTPHONE (D).
  • Place CABLE (E); select (F-G). Pull parking brake (H).
  • Go (I).
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  • Take ICE SCRAPER and BROKEN MODEL PLANE (J).
  • Select ladder (K).
  • Walk down.
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  • Play HOP (L); receive BOOT 1/2.
  • Take BRANCH (M).
  • Select CHEESEBURGER 4x; receive CHEESE.
  • Use CHEESE (N); take AIRPLANE TAIL (O).
  • Use ICE SCRAPER and SMARTPHONE (P); receive SMARTPHONE WITH CODE.
  • Go (Q).
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  • Place SMARTPHONE WITH CODE; select 1637 (R). Select twice; take SUPPLY KEY (S).
  • Walk down.
  • Use SUPPLY KEY; select 4x (T); take BOOT 2/2 and KNIFE BLADE (U).
  • Go to Dorm Hall.
  • Use BOOT 2/2 (V).
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  • Use BRANCH (W). Select 3x (X); receive HEX WRENCH.
  • Use HEX WRENCH (Y) and remove grate.
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  • Solution (Z).
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  • Take WRENCH (A).
  • Use WRENCH (B); receive EAGLE AMULET.
  • Walk down.
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  • Select EAGLE AMULET twice; receive COIN 2/2.
  • Use COIN 2/2 (C); take METAL BALL (D).
  • Place METAL BALL (E).
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  • Solution (F).
  • Take SHIELD HALF (G).
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  • Place SHIELD HALF (H).
  • Go (I).
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  • Take TWEEZERS (J). Select file icon (K).
  • Go to Laundry Room.
  • Use TWEEZERS (L); receive GLASS CUTTER.
  • Go to Second Floor Hall.
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  • Use GLASS CUTTER; take RED BULB, MAGNIFIER, and TROPHY (M).
  • Place RED BULB (M1).
  • Slide down (N); take BROKEN CAMERA (O).
  • Select BROKEN CAMERA 3x; receive CAMERA FILM.
  • Place CAMERA FILM and MAGNIFIER (P); select 3x; receive FILM SCRAP WITH ROOM NUMBER.
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  • AIRPLANE TAIL on BROKEN MODEL PLANE and select; take MODEL AIRPLANE.
  • Use MODEL AIRPLANE (Q); take RULER (Q1).
  • Use RULER; take BLANK CARD (R).
  • Use BLANK CARD (S) and FILM SCRAP WITH ROOM NUMBER (T). Take ROOM KEY CARD (S).
  • Use ROOM KEY CARD (U); select handle (V).
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  • Select Glasses (W). Play HOP; receive BINOCULARS.
  • Use BINOCULARS (X).
  • Place TROPHY (Y); take INK CARTRIDGE and HAIRPIN (Y1).
  • Select HAIRPIN 2x; receive IMPROVISED LOCKPICK.
  • Use IMPROVISED LOCKPICK; take DRY PEN (Z).
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  • Select DRY PEN; place INK CARTRIDGE and select 2x; receive PEN.
  • Take SLINGSHOT (A). Select paper (B); use PEN (B1); receive SKETCH.
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  • Place SKETCH; solution (C).
  • Play HOP (D); receive KNIFE HANDLE.
  • Go to Laundry Room.
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  • KNIFE BLADE on KNIFE HANDLE; take KNIFE.
  • Use KNIFE and select; take LAUNDRY (E).
  • Go to Students Room 115.
  • Select LAUNDRY 4x; receive IMPROVISED ROPE.
  • Select latches twice (F); use IMPROVISED ROPE and select (F1).
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  • Select 3x; take BROKEN BLOWTORCH and SHELF PART (G).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Place SHELF PART (H). Open book; take GAS CANISTER (I).
  • Go to Shooting Range.
  • Select SLINGSHOT 3x; receive TUBE.
  • Select BROKEN BLOWTORCH twice; place TUBE and GAS CANISTER; take BLOWTORCH.
  • Use BLOWTORCH (J); select.
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  • Solution (@1): (GR-Dx2)-(BL-L-D). (RD-Rx4-Ux2-Lx2-Dx2-Lx4)-(YW-U)-(RD-L-Ux3-R-U-Dx3).
  • (YW-L-R-U-D)-(BL-U-Rx2-U-R-Dx2-U-L)-(GR-Rx2-L).
  • Receive BROKEN BLOWTORCH.
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  • Take PADLOCK KEY (K).
  • Use PADLOCK KEY and select (L).

Chapter 3: Library

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  • Talk (A).
  • Play puzzle (B).
  • Solution (C).
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  • Talk (D).
  • Select (E and F).
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  • Select Glasses (G). Play HOP; receive CLOTH WITH INITIAL.
  • Go (H).
  • Talk; give CLOTH WITH INITIAL (I).
  • Select Board (J).
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  • Open trunk; take EMPTY CANISTER (K).
  • Remove lid; use EMPTY CANISTER (L); receive CANISTER WITH ANTIFREEZE.
  • Select 3x; receive SIGN (M).
  • Take TRACTOR KEY (N).
  • Use SIGN; take CROWBAR (O).
  • Go to Sawmill (P).
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  • Use CROWBAR and select (Q). Play HOP; receive LEVER.
  • Use TRACTOR KEY and select twice; take SNOW BRUSH, SCISSORS, and HOOK (R). Push button (S).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use SCISSORS; take TAPE (T). Open doors; take ROPE (U).
  • Go to Sawmill.
  • HOOK on ROPE; select twice; receive ROPE WITH HOOK.
  • Use ROPE WITH HOOK (V). Use CANISTER WITH ANTIFREEZE and SNOW BRUSH (W).
  • Place LEVER and pull it (X); receive BOARDS.
  • Walk down.
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  • Place BOARDS (Y).
  • Take ICE SCRAPER and NEWSPAPER (Z).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use ICE SCRAPER; take PUZZLE TILE (A).
  • Go (B).
  • Use SNOW BRUSH (@1); place PUZZLE TILE (C).
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  • Solution (D).
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  • Take WHEEL HANDLE (E).
  • Slide down (F); take GAS CANISTER (F1).
  • Walk down.
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  • Select BROKEN BLOWTORCH; place GAS CANISTER; take BLOWTORCH.
  • Use BLOWTORCH; take CLINIC EMPLOYEE ID (G).
  • Use WHEEL HANDLE and select (H); take FLAG (I).
  • Go (J).
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  • Use FLAG (K). Play HOP; receive TAPE MEASURE.
  • Walk down.
  • Use TAPE MEASURE and open door; select and take CELL BATTERY 1/2 and HEX SCREWDRIVER (L).
  • Go (M).
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  • Open door, use HEX SCREWDRIVER; select again and take CELL BATTERY 2/2 (N).
  • Select panel; place CELL BATTERY 2/2 (O).
  • Select screen; use CLINIC EMPLOYEE ID (P) and select screen.
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  • Solution (1-30).
  • Go (Q).
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  • Take MAGNET and BROKEN MOP (R).
  • Use BLOWTORCH and NEWSPAPER (S).
  • Take FIRE EXTINGUISHER (T).
  • Walk down.
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  • Select BROKEN MOP; place MAGNET and TAPE; take MAGNETIC ROD.
  • Use MAGNETIC ROD (U); receive WHEEL 1/2.
  • Walk down.
  • Use FIRE EXTINGUISHER and select doors (V). Play HOP; receive WHEEL 2/2.
  • Go to Clinic Corridor.
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  • Place WHEEL 2/2 (W). Select gurney (X).
  • Go (Y).

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  • Select Glasses (Z). Play HOP.
  • HOP Solution: (A-B-C).
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  • Select hands (D).
  • Take AXE (E).
  • Use AXE (1-2); select.
  • Select tracks (F).
  • Go (G).
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  • Select 5x; take TELEPHONE (H).
  • Move sheet; take WET MATCHES (I).
  • Take LATCH (J).
  • Hang TELEPHONE (K).
  • Walk down.
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  • Place LATCH and select (L); take SOLDERING IRON and ELECTRIC GRILL (M).
  • Go (N).
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  • Use SOLDERING IRON (O). Select telephone.
  • Place ELECTRIC GRILL (P); take VALVE (Q).
  • Place WET MATCHES (R); receive MATCHES.
  • Place VALVE (S); move tank to door (T) and use MATCHES.
  • Go (U).
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  • Select 3x; take SYRINGE WITH ANTIDOTE (V).
  • Go (W). SYRINGE WITH ANTIDOTE is automatically used.
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed Punished Talents: Dark Knowledge!

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