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Heart of China walkthrough

                                 Heart of China

                  "Official" hint file from The Sierra Network

                               - - Hong Kong - -

Q: What can I do at the dock?

A: You won't be able to accomplish anything at the dock until you've
solved two other puzzles in Hong Kong. First you must get Zhao Chi
to join you. Secondly, you need to visit Madam Wu, the Master Herbalist.
If you approach Madam Wu correctly, she will send you to get some
seagull droppings to mix in an herbal potion. Go to the dock and give
the seagull on the piling the prune from Chi's inventory, then pick-up
the bird droppings and return with them to Madam Wu's.

Q: Is this paper blowing around on the street of use?

A: Wait until one of the pieces of paper lands on the ground near
the center of the screen, then pick it up. You will need this piece
of paper in a puzzle to get Zhao Chi to join you.

Q: What must I do at Ho's Bar?

A: Ho's bar is the place where you will recruit the Ninja, Zhao Chi.
He is in the bar, but you can't talk to him without first going through
Ho, the bartender, and then some of Chi's other friends. Go to the
left side of the bar and talk to Ho. Use the following dialog choices
to meet Zhao Chi: 3, 1, 2, 2, 3. Be sure not to waste time with the
bar girl, she's trouble.

Q: How can I get Chi to join me?

A: You will have to convince Chi of two things before he will join
you: First, that you are sincere in your mission and second, that
flying in a plane is a safe means of travel. To convince him of your
integrity use the following dialog choices: 1, 2, 3. Next, you must
use the piece of paper you found in the street outside Ho's Bar to
demonstrate the principles of flight by folding it into a paper airplane
and throwing it to Chi. To fold the airplane, open the main inventory
and drop the flyer on Lucky.

Q: How can I get Madam Wu to help me?

A: You must have Chi with you to get anything useful from Madam Wu.
After Chi introduces you, she will agree to make the herbal potion
if you bring her some seagull droppings. Madam Wu will also offer
you some other items. Not all items will be helpful.

Q: How can I get past the immigration official?

A: Tell him you forgot your identification. If you took the fake
passport from Madam Wu, don't give it to the customs agent. Hun Fa
Lo is a wanted criminal and you will be arrested if you try to use
his passport.

Q: What information can I get from Lomax?

A: Lomax will not say anything helpful to you at this point in the
game. Check in with him later as the game progresses.

                       - - Cheng Du Fortress (part 1) - -

Q: Where do I land the Yankee Eagle?

A: Zhao Chi knows the location of a good landing site near the Chengdu
Fortress. He will tell you whether or not a particular site is safe
to land if he is with you in the Eagle.

Q: What do I need from the peasant?

A: You need the peasant's clothes from him to help you sneak inside
the fortress gate.

Q: How do I interact with the peasant?

A: You will need to select Chi as the active character and offer
the peasant some tobacco in exchange for his clothing. Use the following
dialog responses: 1, 1, 1.

Q: How do I catch the cow?

A: You will need the rope from inside the Yankee Eagle. Select Chi
as the active character and lasso the cow with the rope.

Q: How can I get into the fortress through the front gate?

A: Select Chi as the active character and dress him in the peasant's
clothing. Make sure he has the cow with him as well. Wait outside
the gate until you see a farmer enter the fortress with another cow,
then Chi may enter. Lucky must get into the fortress another way.

Q: How can Lucky enter the fortress?

A: You will need to make a grappling rope by combining the rope and
the grappling hook from the Yankee Eagle. Throw the grappling rope
over the wall on the west side of the fortress. Make sure that Chi
changes into his Ninja veil once he is inside the fortress or he will
be caught by the guards.

Q: Is there another way into the fortress?

A: Together, Lucky and Chi can enter through the sewer grate on the
side of the fortress. You will need the crowbar from the Yankee Eagle.
Wait until the patrolling guard is out of sight, then use the crowbar
to pry the gate open.

Q: I keep drowning in the sewer! Help!

A: Once inside the sewer you only have a limited amount of time to
find the exit. Use Lucky's lighter to light torches in the sewer.
In the third chamber there is a beam you can use to climb up the hole
in the roof near the caved-in part of the tunnel.

                       - - Cheng Du Fortress (day 2) - -

Q: How do I get past the dog in the fortress kitchen?

A: You need to get the bottle of rice wine from the dining room..
Dump the rice wine in the dog's dish and he will drink it and pass

Q: How can I get into the throne room?

A: Only Chi can sneak into the throne room. He must go in alone and
be wearing the Ninja veil. You don't need to go into the throne room
to win the game, but if you do manage to get in you will hear a hint
on how to escape the fortress after you have rescued Kate Lomax.

Q: How do I avoid capture in other parts of the fortress?

A: If you are alone in the fortress as Chi, you must be wearing the
Ninja veil at all times or you will be seen by the guards. If Lucky
and Chi are together you cannot enter the throne room or any other
room which has a guard posted at the door.

Q: How do I get past the guards in the foyer?

A: Create a diversion by pushing the lamp over in the dining room.
The lamp will start a fire. Hide in the cook's bedroom until the guards
find the fire. Make sure to take the cook's knife.

Q: What should I do in the dining room?

A: You need the bottle of rice wine from the center table. Pushing
the dining room lamp over will start a fire and distract the guards
in the foyer.

                                - - Katmandu - -

Q: How can I rescue Kate?

A: The only way to get past the cobras is to shoot them. Unfortunately,
when you shoot one of the cobras, the other will bite Kate. There
is no way to avoid this. To shoot the snake, drag the gun from the
inventory to the picture of Lucky. He will now have the gun in his
hand. When you return to the first person point of view, click on
your right mouse button. You will see a gun sight. Put the sight on
a cobra and fire the gun.

Q: How do we escape from the great hall?

A: You must exit via the balcony at the far end. Use the curtain
rope holding drapes on the left side of the balcony to swing down
with Kate while Chi covers you. Barring the door of the great hall
will give you a little more time to escape.

Q: How do I get out of the fortress?

A: You need to take one of Li Deng's tanks. They are parked near
the back of the fortress.

Q: Where are the keys to the tank?

A: The keys to the tank are kept in the guardhouse at the front of
the fortress. If you don't have the keys, you can attempt to hot-wire
it by prying off the starter switch cover with the cook's knife or
the crowbar.

Q: Tips on the Tank arcade.

A: After driving the tank down the hill, take the road that goes
to the left. When you reach the rolling hills, leave the road (again
to the left), and drive along the bushes. Look for a break in the
brush and you will find a road. Stay on the road until you find the
Yankee Eagle. Be sure to blow up the truck or Li Deng's men will sabotage
your plane.

Q: How can I save Kate?

A: First of all, Lucky must go for help. When Lucky has gone, Chi
needs to shelter Kate with the tarp and blanket from inside the Yankee
Eagle. Next, give her the healing herbs from Madam Wu's. Finally,
Chi must use the Shaolin healing touch on Kate.

Q: How can Chi use the healing touch?

A: Click and hold the right mouse button. The mouse icon will turn
into a hand. Move the hand icon over Kate and click the left mouse

Q: What should I say to Ama?

A: Ama can help you later if you get into trouble, so it is best
to try and keep on her good side. Try the following responses: 3,
1, 1, 1.

Q: How do I see the Wally Lama?

A: You must first get past his disciple. Tell him that you are a
special envoy from the federation of Lamas.

Q: What should I get from the Wally Lama?

A: You will need to make more than one trip to see the Lama. On the
first visit, try these choices: 1, 1. After this he will start meditating.
Return later. You must exit all the way to the street scene before
the Lama will see you again. When you return, the Lama will tell you
about the sacred scroll.

Q: What should I do at the tavern?

A: The people at the tavern will help you get the sacred scroll from
Bojon if you visit them after seeing the Wally Lama. Approach the
man named Sardar and try the following responses: 2, 2. If you give
him your gun he will help you to retrieve the scroll from Bojon.

Q: What should I do at the junk yard?

A: You can get fuel for the Yankee Eagle from Kubla, but you have
to give him something first. For best results, select response 1.
You need to make a toy for Kubla by combining the cigar box found
in the junk yard with the chopsticks and coins from Chi's inventory.
Give Kubla the toy and the fuel will be at the plane waiting for you.

Q: What do I do at the telegraph office?

A: You need to send a cable to Lomax to update him on your progress.
This will make things easier for you later in the game.

                                - - Istanbul - -

Q: What should I do at the British Officer's Club?

A: You need to phone Lomax from the officer's club to let him know
you aren't going to be able to meet him in Hong Kong. Order two drinks
from Hoji, the bartender, and ask to use the phone. When you speak
with Lomax, use the following responses if you telegraphed him from
Katmandu: 2, 2, 1 otherwise, use these choices: 3, 2.

Q: What do I do after Lucky gets captured?

A: Due to a previous misadventure in Istanbul, Lucky has gotten himself
in hot water with the nabob. There is no way to prevent his capture,
but make sure he phones Lomax before this happens. After Lucky gets
caught, it is up to Kate to figure out how to rescue him. Talk to
Almira for hints on rescuing Lucky.

Q: What do I need to do at the pawn shop?

A: Kate needs to sell her locket to get money for the shell game
and to buy the items she needs to rescue Lucky. Try the following
responses with Kasim: to get the most money for the locket - 3, 2.
Accept Kasim's offer of 105 sheckels. Next, buy the hacksaw. This
is the only item you will need from here.

Q: How do I play the shell game?

A: After Lucky is captured, Kate needs to sell her locket in order
to play. Watch Mohmar carefully during the shell game. He will often
try to cheat if he starts losing.

Q: I need help buying a camel.

A: Kate must win at least 200 sheckels at Mohmar's shell game. Use
the following responses to get the best deal from Acayib: 2, 2. Buy
a camel when he offers you a price of 100 sheckels.

Q: Can Almira help me?

A: Almira can help you rescue Lucky if you befriend her and have
the necessary equipment with you. Make sure to give her the flower
you got from the fruit stand at the entrance to the city. To successfully
rescue Lucky, you must also have a hacksaw and a camel.

Q: What do I do when the Tong's men blow up the Yankee Eagle?

A: You have very little time to get out of Istanbul after the Eagle
has been blown up. You need to take the Orient Express to Paris.

Q: What do I do at the train station?

A: Purchase a cabin on the Orient Express from the ticket agent.
Use your American money because there is no way to earn enough sheckels
to pay for a ticket.

Q: Tips on playing the Orient Express scene as Lucky.

A: Try the following responses to get out of hot water with Kate:
3, 2, 3, 2.

Q: Tips on playing the Orient Express scene as Kate.

A: Try these responses to make Lucky see things your way: 1, 3, 3.

Q: Tips on the Train arcade.

A: Make sure that you always attack with maximum ferocity. Rest if
your fatigue gets too high by retreating to another car. After you
hurt Tong enough, he will retreat. Chase him into the caboose. When
the caboose begins to separate, make sure you retreat immediately
or you will die.

                    - - Other Object Locations and Uses - -

Q: Map.

A: Found at Madam Wu's. Shows entrances to Chengdu Fortress.

Q: Siphon Hose.

A: Obtained from Kubla at either the Katmandu junk yard or in Ama's
hut. Used to refuel the Yankee Eagle.

Q: Hookah, sitar, and turban.

A: Useless items. From the Istanbul pawn shop.