2024: Walkthrough by Marietje Spijker and Louis Koot

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Introduction to the game

You begin the game on the main menu screen. Here you can start a game, go to Options and quit the game.



In the options you can set some things to your own preference and you can read how to control this game.
 


You have several slots to start a game in.

The game saves automatically when you quit, so no progress is ever lost when quitting.

If you miss any horseshoes or hidden messages, you can replay a level and quit the level, after collecting it.



The game starts with a tutorial. The tutorial explains how the game works.


In the tutorial you will learn, among other things, how to move a lamp ...


... how to turn up the light ...


... and how to grab things.


Complete the tutorial and the story will start.

A Curious Heritage is a first-person puzzle game with 4 levels. You are undertaking a challenge set by your wealthy uncle.


You have to solve various puzzles in his Victorian era mansion in order to claim his legacy.


The basement

Turn around and flip the switch on the wall.


Go down the stairs to the basement.


It's too dark in the basement. You have to turn on the light first.


Go to the large panel on the wall. The door is locked.


Turn to the left and take the key in the low cupboard.



Turn right again and take the key from your inventory.



Insert your key and turn it, then pull open the door.


At the bottom you will see 3 numbers.


You need a 3-digit code to open the door.


Go back up the stairs and zoom in on the candle. Turn the candle over and you will see the numbers 725.


 Go back to the large panel and enter de code 725. Now you can open the door.


Now you see all kinds of pipes.


For this puzzle, you just need to spin the various pipes so they are all connected with no loose ends.


If you did it right, the light will turn on.


Now you can close the inner door and notice the image of a number and boxes on the inside of the outer door.


Next to the large panel is a tiny box. Open this box and take the key.


Turn around and pick up the bottle of wine (1/4) on the floor.


It's a bottle of red wine from 1911.


Turn around and look at the wooden box against the wall. It's locked.


Look at the set of 5 scales on the wall on the right.


Grab the red sack of lentils


Turn around to look into the basement.


Opposite of you is a small alcove. Enter this alcove.


There is a wooden rod on the workbench. Pick up this wooden rod (1/7).


If you want steam achievements, then zoom in on the bench, look down and you will see a horseshoe (1/4) under the table


Turn to the right and you will see a ladder with several rungs missing.


In the cupboard next to the ladder you will see a purple bag.


Take this bag of corn.


 Turn around and you will see another image of a number and boxes on the wall.


Exit the alcove and go to sacks on the floor against the opposite wall. To the left of the sacks is another wooden rod (2/7). Take this rod.


 Slide the right sack to the right and  in a niche you will find a brown sack.


Take this sack of peas.


Turn around and go to the cupboard with the green cloth.


Take a blunt pair of shears from this green cloth.


Now got o the large red cupboard.


This cupboard is locked. You can open the door with the key you took from the tiny box. Grab the yellow sack of rice.


Look down and you will see 2 drawers.


Zoom in on the drawer. You need a code to open the drawers. You don't know the code, so zoom out again.


Turn around and look at the ceiling. You see a green bag hanging.


Go to the rope on the wall.

You have to cut the rope. The pair of shears you have, is too dull.


Go back to the alcove and use your shears on the grindstone to sharpen them.


Go back to the rope and cut the rope with your sharpened shears.


Nnow you can pick up the green sack of sawdust.


Turn around and you will see a second alcove. Go to this alcove and you will see a wine rack.


There is a note hanging at the top right of the wine rack. It says that you need 4 wine bottles to complete the collection.


Turn left and you will see another image of a number and boxes on the wine barrel.


Hanging in front of another wine barrel is a strange machine. You can't slide the vertical bars yet, so leave this alcove.
 

In the corner of the main hallway you will see a  large boiler and to the right you will see a box.


On the lid you will see that you need a code to open the box. You don't know the code, so zoom out.


Go to the boiler. Slowly turn each of the 3 valves until a light comes on. When 3 lights are on, you can open the doors.


Pull open the door to find another wooden rod (3/7).


Now you will see another image of a number and boxes.


You now have 4 images of numbers and boxes. 


Go to the wooden box opposite the boiler. You can open the box with the numbers you have seen.
Top: 5, Left: 2, Right: 8 and Bottom: 5


Lift open the lid and take the 1902 wine bottle (2/4).


Back out and look to the right to see another wine bottle trapped in a device on top of some barrels next to the red cupboard.
If you number the rings 1-6 from top to bottom, drag them to the side in this order:

  Drag ring 3 to the right
Drag ring 5 to the left
Drag ring 4 to the left
Drag ring 6 to the left
  Drag ring 1 to the right
  Drag ring 2 to the right

Take the wine bottle (3/4).


Now go to the set of 5 scales on the wall. You will see markings on the wooden panel.


For each scale you need to put a sack on it, so the scale reaches the marking.The order is: red, purple, green, yellow and brown.


Zoom out and now you can open the the wooden box on the floor to the left. Take the wooden rod (4/7) and piece of wood.


There are symbols on the piece of wood.


Also look at the symbols on the inside of the lid.


The pockets on the trays have a symbol.


This is the sequence for the code of the drawer in the red cupboard. Enter the code on the drawer.


Pull open the drawer and take another wooden rod (5/7) and an 1891 wine bottle (4/4).


Now open the top drawer and take out thee wooden rod (6/7).


Go to the alcove and look at he wine rack. For a steam achievement, zoom into year 1889 all the way down.



Here you can find a secret message. (1/4)



  Zoom out again now you can insert the 4 wine bottles you have found.


You have to look at the year of the wine bottle and then place it in the correct row. Note the year on the right.

Place the 1902 wine bottle in the 5th shelf (-1909)


Below is the location of the other 3 wine bottles.

Place the 1911 wine bottle in the 2nd shelf (-1917)
Place the 1918 wine bottle in the 4th shelf (-1919)
Place the 1891 wine bottle in the 1st shelf (no date indicator)

Now you have unlocked the strange machine to the left of the wine rack.

You need to slide the vertical bars up and down to create an empty path for each of the silver rods to slide through.


Now the device opens. Take the wooden rod (7/7), another piece of wood and a small triangular shape.


On the piece of wood you will see other symbols. Also take a small triangular shape (1/4). 


Go back to the workbench and turn to the right. Insert your 7 wooden rods into the broken ladder.


If you look up you will see a puzzle. For this puzzle you need the symbols you found.

You already have found symbols and they represent a number. You need this number, to solve the puzzle above the ladder.


Climb the ladder and look at the puzzle. At the bottom left is the number 7 and at the bottom right is the number 6. At the top left is a symbol for the number 4 and at the top right is a symbol for the number 5. You need to spin the 3 rings here to make correct mathematical sums. The sum for 4 is 2 + 1 + 1. You just don't know in which ring the 2 should come. You have to try this out by trial and error.


Once you have the rings in the right place, you suddenly end up in the kitchen.

The kitchen

You look into the kitchen.



Turn left and you will see a door. This door is locked with a padlock.



Turn to the left and you will see 4 colored plates. Zoom in on these plates.



Between the second and third plate you will see a painted tile. Take this tile (1/16).


Turn left and you will see 2 tall cupboards.


Open the right cupboard and look in the left shelves. Here you will find a puzzle.


Now rotate all of the discs so that the opening faces to the front.


Now you can take the next painted tile (2/16).


Zoom out and open the doors of the left cupboard.


Look at the plates at the top right shelve.



You can spin these plates and find another painted tile (3/16). Take this painted tile.


There is a small cupboard on the wall between the left cupboard and the door. Zoom in on this cupboard.


You will see an image of 2 valves with an arrow. The left one points with the arrow to the top left and the right one with the arrow down.


Look down at the radiators.  Look down at the radiators. Both the left radiator and the right radiator have a valve.


Zoom in on the valve of the right radiator. Turn the line on the valve downwards.


Zoom out and then zoom in on the valve of the left radiator. Turn the line of the left valve to the top left.


Zoom out and zoom in on the small cupboard above the radiators. You can now open the left door. Take the screwdriver.


Zoom out, turn left and go further into the kitchen. On the floor you will find a loose floor tile.


Go to the loose floor tile and zoom in on it. Remove the floor tile. You can do this with the screwdriver.



Now you can pick up the next painted tile (4/16) and you will see the message EAT. Remember this word.



Look to the right and go to the stove.


There is a tall saucepan on the stove.


Take off the lid of this saucepan.


A green pan hangs above the stove.


Take this green pan.


There is a wooden board on the counter.


Zoom in on this board. It is a list of ingredients.


Zoom out and look at the doors of the stove.


Open the bottom left door of the stove and you will see another image of two valves.


Zoom in on this image. The arrow of the left valve points to the bottom right and the right one points to the right.



Return to the radiators. Adjust the valves so the left one points to the bottom right and the right one points right.



Zoom out and zoom in on the small cupboard above the radiators. Now you can open the right door.



Take out the painted tile (5/16).


Turn left and go further into the kitchen again.


Look in the upper kitchen cupboards. At the top right, next to the corner cupboards you will find a blue pan. Take this pan.


In the left upper cupboard, almost at the end, you will find a cheese grater. Take this grater.


Go to the round device on the counter.


Look down and you'll see a drawer. This drawer is locked.



Now go to the drawers on the left side of the counter. Open all drawers.


You will find a small button (1/3) in the top right drawer


Take this button.


In the bottom right drawer you will find another painted tile (6/16). Take this tile.


In the lower cupboard, to the left of the drawers, you will find a purple pan. Take this pan.


Go to the brown device on the counter to the right of the sink.


Zoom in on the device. You will have to open the lid by moving the latches is a correct order. First number the latches from 1 to 6.


You can work it out by trial and error, but the correct order is:

1. number 6
2. number 1
3. number 5
4. number 2
5. number 3
6. number 4


Now you can lift the lid.


You will find another painted tile. Grab this tile (7/16).


Turn left and go to the fridge in the corner.


You can open the fridge with a 3-letter code.



The code is the word EAT that you found under the floor tile.


Now you can open the door. Take another painted tile (8/16) from beneath the wine bottles.


Now examine the cheese box. The cheese box requires a series of 5 symbols to open.


Look at the ingredients board in your inventory. Write down the symbols from the middle column under Cheese.


Now enter the symbols on the cheese box.


Slide open the box.


Take the cheese from inside.


Take the cheese from your inventory and combine it with the cheese grater.


 Now you find a padlock key.


Take the metallic food plate from the bottom shelf.


Zoom out, turn around and go to the table.


Take the cutting board from on the table.


Then take the painted tile (9/16) from the floor beneath the table.


For steam achievements, move the loose floor tile beneath the table to find a horseshoe (2/4).


Look at the cutting board in your inventory and flip it over. You will find the next painted tile (10/16).


Go back to where you started in the kitchen.


Look at the wooden door and unlock the padlock with the key you found in the cheese.


Then push open the door and go through.


You enter a storage room.


Turn to the right and look down. You see a hammer.


Zoom in on the hammer and grab it.


Zoom out again and zoom into the spices cupboard in the corner of the room.


Pick up cumin (orange spice, 4th row).


Now zoom into the jars on the left of the spices.


Take the top left jar from the shelve.


You will automatically find a shiny pebble in your inventory.



Turn to your left, and you will see a secret message (2/4) in between the two cupboards


If you click on the book symbol at the bottom left, you can read the note better.


Turn further to the left and close the door. Go to the crate against the wall.


Take the red pan in the crate.


Turn to the left and look at the puzzle on the box. For this puzzle you need the colored plates from the kitchen.

On the lid you will see 4 symbols with different colors.

Look at the color of the symbol and then look at the plate with the same color.

Then change the symbol on the lid to the symbol on the board. Do this for each symbol.


Now you can open the box and take the painted tile (11/16) from inside.


Return out to the main kitchen area. Go to the stove and hang your 4 pans in the order of the colored plates (red, blue, green, purple).



You will see that the rack on which the pans are hanging drops down.



Zoom in on the stove.


Now you can open the top left door of the stove and take the next painted tile (12/16).


Look on top of the stove and put the shiny pebble into the pot to dissolve the grease.


You can see 3 symbols inside the pot.


Zoom in on the large stove door.



Enter the symbols from the pot on the large stove door.


Pull open the door and take another small button (2/3) from the top and a painted tile (13/16) from the bottom.


Turn to the left and on the counter you will find a round device with a small central depression.


Place the bottle of cumin on this depression.


Now you can open the drawer below this device.


In this drawer you will find the next painted tile (14/16). Take this tile.


Zoom out and go further to the left


On the counter you will find a plate with a glass cover. Break this glass with your hammer.


Take the next painted tile (15/16).


Go back to the starting point and look at the tangle of wires on the left wall.


Zoom in and take out the small button from the right.


Follow the wires from the buttons on the left and place the matching buttons from your inventory on the top and on the right of  the board.


When the buttons are positioned correct, slide open the dumbwaiter door.


You wil find a note in the dumbwaiter.


The note says:"The food is in the fridge! Just put it in here and send it up."


You've already taken the food from the fridge, so put your metallic food plate inside.


Now press the up button on the left,


The food is going up and you can look into the gap.


Take the final painted tile (16/16).


Turn to the left and look at the board next to the coloured plates.


Insert your 16 painted tiles on this board.They automatically go to the right position.


You only have to rotate them so they form a picture.


When the tiles are turned correctly, a drawer opens underneath.


Look in the drawer and take out the button and the small triangular shape (2/4).


On the button you will see an arrow.


Now you can finally look at the large puzzle on the door to the left of the radiator.


First insert the button with the arrow near the bottom.


Then use the triangular piece on the switch to the left. This will switch de button down.


To solve this puzzle you have to move the movable piece from the top right to the bottom left corner.

You can use the arrow buttons to guide the movable piece.


You can move the colored pieces with the round button at the bottom.

This is possible when the movable piece is on the colored arrows.

There are colored arrows for red, grey, green, purple and for yellow.


So move the movable piece with the arrows to an intersection of colored arrows.

Press the round button and the colored buttons with the same color as the arrows then move.

You can try it out by trial and error or follow the order below.

Grey
Grey
Red
Purple
Red
Green
Red
Grey


When the movable piece is at the bottom left, you will automatically end up in the lounge.


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2024: Walkthrough by Marietje Spijker and Louis Koot