2019 : Walkthrough door: Louis Koot and Dick Leeuw

English text by Dick Leeuw and screenshots made by Louis Koot

The Screenshots are made in 2017 when I've played this game. Dick has now made his text by those screenshots

Profound Red is the 12th game in the Carol Reed series, made by Mikael Nyqvist. As Carol Reed you investigate the so-called suicide of a woman named Louise. As in all games, you can first follow a tutorial, but no changes have been made to the controls.   So you can skip this and Carol starts with the usual speech. She is happy that it is summer again, last winter Carol took guitar lessons. You start the game in Carol's apartment.

Chapter 1  

Home:

You start in Carol's study, her guitar is on a chair and on her desk is a box with bottles of wine. Play a few notes on the guitar and zoom in on the box of wine.  

After playing the guitar and zipping some the wine, turn to the right and click on the door handle and you will enter the living room. Turn to the left to the windows and you will see Carol's electric guitar in the chair. Between the seats is the amplifier of the guitar.

 

Carol's cell phone is on the amplifier, zoom in on the amplifier and grab the cell phone. Click on the mobile and you will receive a text message from girlfriend Stina who has a new job and is now working in the Amalia’s House, a hotel in the city.  Stina asks Carol to visit her at the Amalia House today because she has to ask Carol something and it is urgent.  

The location of the Amalia House is now on the map.

Click away the text by left clicking and then click the mobile to your inventory. Take a look around in the apartment, next to the dresser you will see a socket. You will need this later. In the kitchen you can open a cupboard and there you will find an Ajax window cleaner bottle. Carol is not taking it now because she cannot use it yet. When you have viewed everything, look for the front door and leave the flat and you will see the map. Travel via the map to Stina in the Hotel: 

Amalia’s House.

  The white door of the reception is open, click 2x forward and turn to the left. Go in through the slanted arrow.

  There is nobody in the reception so click on the bell and….  

  .. Stina appears. Talk to Stina through all the call options you get. The hotel has received a disturbing text from one Louise.  

  Louise is not known at the hotel,but  by calling the number Stina know that it is Louise Elliot. The only person with the same last name known to the hotel is Walther Elliot. The hotel doesn't have a telephone number from Walther Elliot but they do have an address, this is now on the map.

End the conversation and go outside. Walk to the street twice forward and then turn left or right and click on exit.  

You arrive at the map, click on the name Walther Elliot and you are at Walther Elliot.  

Walter Elliot:

  Use all the options in the conversation again and you have 2 new locations: The Azure Cliffs and the address of Sven Olsen, Louise's friend.  

End the conversation and you are back on the map. Now go to

The Azure Cliffs

Click 1x forward and then turn to the right.  

  To the left of the tree you get a magnifying glass, click with it and you will find a magnetic card. Is this from Louise?  

Turn around and look up, is this the cliff Louise fell off?

  Look down again and turn to the left, click forward once and then click on exit. Then go to , via the map to

Sven Olsen

Talk to Sven Olson about everything

You then have a key and the address of Louise's apartment, and you will also receive a photo of her. Go to the Louise apartment via the map.  

Louise Apartment:

Go inside, go forward once and then turn to the right, there is a letter in the cupboard under the window.  

Zoom in on it and get the letter, this is for Sven. Click on the letter and you will find a photo. This is a photo of Amalia’s House, turn the photo over and read the letter.  

Zoom out and turn around, there is a box on a table next to the door. Zoom in on the box and click on it, zoom in again and Carol then says that a button is missing.  

Zoom out 2x and click on the door, you are now in Louise's study. There is a metal box on the desk, zoom in but you need a key.

Zoom out and turn to the left, there is a tablet in the cupboard.  

  Click on the tablet and then click on the on / off button, you have to enter a code but which one?

Go back to the hotel: 

Amalia’s House

 talk to Stina again.  

Ask for the Victoria Suite and follow all the conversation options, you will also hear that Louise has received the key to the tool shed.

Carol now wants to look in the suite. Go outside .. go forward 1x and turn left.  

  Go forward once and turn to the right, click on the door handle and you are in the Victoria Suite.  

  Click forward once and then zoom in on the metal doors of the stove, click on the latch and the doors will open.  

  Click on the matchbox, click on the box again and you will find a key in this box. Get the key. 

Zoom out and click on the doors to close them. Zoom out and turn to the right  

You see the bed and the 2 bedside tables, zoom in on the left cupboard and pull the drawer open.  

Take the mobile phone from the drawer, it is now on screen. Turn the mobile around and you will see that it has no battery.  

 

Click the phone to your inventory, zoom out and turn to the right. To the left of the door is a bag.  

Zoom in on the bag, then click on the toilet bag and pick up the scissors you find there.  

  Zoom out and turn to the right, click 1x forward and you are at the bank. Turn to the right.  

  On the right you see a stove / oven, on the floor is a trash can and above that you see a telephone / game boy on the shelf.  

You can zoom in on the oven but you cannot open it now. Zoom in on the trash and grab the photo in it.  

You see a finger that point to a cushion on the couch, you can view the game boy / phone but you need a code for that.  

Turn left to the couch and now you can move the cushion, there you will find an article about "The Graffiti Plant".  

Turn the card over and you will read about golden symbols.  

You have to look for 3 golden symbols there, you see what shape they have.

Turn around and go back into the bedroom, turn to the right and leave the Suite. Go forward once to the red barn and zoom in on the lock on the left door.  

Take the key that you have just found from your inventory and click it on the lock. Inside the shed you will find a screwdriver against the yellow crate, click it to your inventory.  

Go outside and turn around, click forward once and you are at the door of the Suite. Go inside, go forward once and then turn left and turn right at the bank. Zoom in on the oven door. Take the screwdriver from your inventory and click on the oven door lock.

 

  You will find a box / case there, take the case and you will see 6 symbols and a button.  

You have seen 3 of these symbols on the back of the article about "The Graffiti Plant". Click the box to your inventory and close the door. Turn to the right, 1x forward and turn to the right. 1x forward and click on the door handle. Turn left and go down the stairs, left and forward once. Then left or right and then click on exit. Go via the map to

The Graffiti Plant

Turn left and go forward 1x.  

  Then turn left and zoom in on the coloured boulders, you can't do anything with it.  

  Zoom out and turn around and go through the opening, 

 go forward 1x.  Turn to the left and.......... 

you'll see a ladder at the back of the wall, go forward 1x and grab the ladder.  Click the ladder to your inventory.

Turn around and go forward 1x, turn left and go forward 1x. Turn left and you will see 1 of the golden symbols on a pillar, zoom in and note which symbol you see.  

  Zoom out and turn right, 1x forward and turn left. Zoom in on the golden symbol. Note which symbol you see.  

Zoom out and turn to the right, 1x forward and turn to the left. 2x forward through the opening in the wall.  

Turn around and you will see the third golden symbol on the wall. Zoom in and note which symbol is here.  

Zoom out and go forward 2x through the opening, turn left and go forward 2x. Turn to the left and zoom in on the square hole in the wall.  

  You now know which symbols you need, right-click on the box. So go to the box in inventory and then click on the 3 golden symbols and then on the button above it.  

You will now find a code in the box: 5238, write this down.

Turn to the left again, click 7x forward and you are outside again. Turn to the left, go forward once and then turn to the right. Click on exit

  Go back to the Victoria Suite at the Amalia’s House.  

Amalia’s House.

1x forward, turn right and again 1x forward. Turn right and you are at the door of the Suite. Go inside and then go to the telephone / gameboy at the oven. Zoom in and click on the device, enter the code 5238. You will now see a screen with 12 question marks.  

You now have to play a game of Memory, find 2 identical symbols each time.  

When you have found this, click on the arrows, you will see a picture of the hole you just visited in the factory.  

You have to go back to that. Go outside and turn left, below you go left again and on the street again left or right. Click on exit and go back to the Graffiti Plant via the map.  

Graffiti Plant

  Turn left, forward once and turn right. Through the opening, 7x forward and turn to the left. Zoom in on the square hole and click on what is in it,

 it is a battery for a mobile phone...take it

Combine the phone with the battery in your inventory. Then right click on the phone and it is now in your screen.  

Now click on all keys and you will see a number in the screen at 4 keys, 1 to 4. Now click in sequence 1 to 4 on the corresponding keys: 6401.

You now see a photo of a switch box with a smiley on it, you have to look for it.  

  Go back to the entrance and turn to the right, there is the switch box on the wall.  

  Zoom in on the cupboard, take the screwdriver from your inventory and click on the cupboard.  

  You will find a card for 7 massages there, and you will also see another location. Take the card, you have also heard that Carol wants to ask Sven this.  

  Go outside and click on exit and go to Sven Olsen via the map.  

Sven Olsen

Talk to Sven and you will now see the location of Scandium Insurance Group. Use all options again.

  Go to the Scandium Insurance Group via the map.  

Scandium Insurance Group

The door is closed, zoom in on the box in the middle of the door. That is a card reader.

  Take the card that you found in the forest from your inventory and click it on the card reader.  

Go inside. Turn to the right and you will see a card reader with a number slot, the card you have does not work here.  

On the wall you see a push button, zoom in on it. With that button you can open the access but you cannot reach it.  

  Turn around and go forward 3x, left and forward 2x again. 

Turn to the right, unfortunately both doors are locked.  

  Turn around and go forward 1x, turn to the left and zoom in on the desk.

 

Read the letter and get the key next to it, click the key to your inventory.  

Zoom out and then zoom in on the box with the roller shutter. Take the key from your inventory and click on the lock in the top right corner.  

  You will see a pink note on the shelf, zoom in and you will find a code: 1759. Click the note to your inventory.  

Close the roller shutter and zoom out, turn to the left and go forward 1x. Right and then 2x forward, right and then 3x forward. You are back at the door.  

Go outside and turn left or right and click on exit. Go to the Louise apartment via the map.  

 Louise apartment

Go to the study, to the cupboard with the tablet, you have just found a code.  

  Enter the code 1759 and you will see a number of spicy photos on the tablet, click the tablet to your inventory.  

  Leave the apartment and go to Sven Olsen, 

Sven Olsen

talk to Sven again and he tells about the Adam & Eve club.  You get a key from the club and the club is now also on the map. Go to the club and go inside.

  Adam & Eve club

  On the right you will find the changing room with the lockers, on the left you go further inside.  

  Go forward once and go to the left behind the bar, at the cash register there is a note with a clue.  

on the note you see two dices pointing at a box

  Turn to the right and you will see a key box, you cannot get a key yet. Go forward once and turn left. Go forward once and turn to the right.  

  Continue diagonally to the left, the stairs to the top are closed. Continue diagonally to the left.  

  First turn to the left and enter the room, there are a few dice on the table.  

These look like the dice on the note, you will need them later to find a color code.  

  Turn around and you will see a clock hanging on the wall, zoom in on the clock. It is stopped at 15 minutes past five, remember this.  

  Turn to the left and there you will see a swimming pool.  

  Go forward once and turn to the right, take the floor wiper that is in the corner. Click this to your inventory.  

 Turn to the right and go forward 1x, then turn to the left.  

  Go forward 1x and zoom in on the round table and grab a moisturizer.  

Continue diagonally left. You then stand in front of a room behind a fence.  

Enter the room and on the right side of the couch you will find a box, zoom in on it and then click on the box.  

You will see a circle with coloured circles, for which you still have to find the code.

Zoom out 2x and turn to the right, there is a bank on the right. Go forward 1x and zoom in on the massage table.  

  Then zoom in on the cushion and slide it aside, there you will find an MP3 player with a camera.  

Click on the screen but a moment later the battery is empty.  

Zoom out and turn to the left and go forward 1x, there is the Darkroom, Carol does not continue because it is too dark.  

  Zoom out and turn to the right, then go right in the corner diagonally to the right. Then again diagonally to the right.  

  Then forward 2x again and you are at the bar.  

  Go forward one more time and you're at the changing room, then turn to the right and click on exit.  

Outside you click again on exit.  

  Then go to Scandium Insurance Group.  

Scandium Insurance Group

Go inside and turn to the right, you look at the stairs again. Previously you could not continue here because you could not press the button.

Now take the floor wiper from your inventory and click on the button, 

the glass gate will open and you can go up.  

  Go forward once and turn to the right, click on the door handle.  

  You are now in the room where Louise gave massages, turn to the left and you are standing in front of a cupboard.  

  Open the cupboard, you will see a letter. Read this letter, Louise has a summer cabin.  

  Go back down and go outside. Go to Sven Olsen and ask for the summer cabin, Sven gives the address and it is now on the map.

  Go via the map to the summer cabin of Louise.

  Chapter 2 of the walkthrough.  

2010 : Walkthrough door: Louis Koot and Dick Leeuw

English text by Dick Leeuw and screenshots made by Louis Koot