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Harold Halibut – Chapter 1 Walkthrough

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Harold Halibut – Chapter 1 Walkthrough

The following guide will walk you through the complete first chapter of Harold Halibut.

Harold Halibut – Chapter 1 Walkthrough

There are six sub-chapters included in the first chapter that players must progress through by completing the main tasks in each one. All the sub-chapters in the first chapter are as follows.

  • Chapter 1.1 – An Ordinary Day
  • Chapter 1.2 – The Hang of It
  • Chapter 1.3 – The Solar Winds
  • Chapter 1.4 – The Sample
  • Chapter 1.5 – Through the Shaft
  • Chapter 1.6 – The Encounter

You can find the main tasks related to each sub-chapter in their respective section in this walkthrough.

Chapter 1.1 – An Ordinary Day

Go through the starting cutscene of Major talking to Harold who will take him to the All Water Corporation Station. Once there, you will get control of Harold. Interact with the little boy named Felix on the chair to start another cutscene. After the cutscene, follow Professor Mareaux to a tube system (elevator).

Let the professor go and then step into the tube and select Central Station as the destination. Once there, go to the left side and step inside another tube in which the professor went. This time select the Lab District as the destination.

Chapter 1.2 – The Hang of It

Go outside of the tube to get another cutscene with Professor and after the cutscene, follow the professor to the laboratory. Here, she will give you the PDA (accessed by pressing Y) and a couple of objectives which can be seen in the To-Do List of the PDA. Open the PDA and navigate to the To-Do List to find the Main Tasks.

All Main Tasks in Chapter 1.2

Clean the Filter Station

The first main task is to clean the Filter Station located lower in the Lab District. Go outside of the Laboratory and head inside the LVL 1. Go all the way down the staircase and then go right towards the Filtration Pump014F. Upon reaching the Filtration Pump area, interact with the lever to start filtering the station by the following steps.

  • Hover over the orange block.
  • Select the second option.
  • Select the second option again to confirm the filtration.
Feed the Fish

You will currently have no fish food at your disposal and if you try to feed the fish in the Laboratory, it will give you an objective of Asking Cyrus about Fish food. To find Cyrus, you need to head again into the LVL 1 and go down the staircase but instead of turning right towards the Filtration Pump, go left and you will meet Cyrus in the Botanical Concepts 022F room. Speak with Cyrus to get Fish food and then make your way back to the Laboratory to feed the fish by interacting with the fish feeder machine beside the staircase.

Go to the Agora Arcades

After completing the initial two main tasks, it’s time to head to the Agora Arcades. Make your way to the tube system but unfortunately, it will disabled due to Ticket Reactivation.

Watch the Announcement

Exit the tube and make your way inside the Lounge to meet Chris and watch the Announcement. Go through the cutscene to watch the Announcement.

Time to Sleep

Head out of the Lounge and go back into the Laboratory. Make your way down from the staircase in the laboratory and enter Harold’s room. Interact with the bed to sleep and end the day.

Chapter 1.3 – The Solar Winds

As you wake up the next day, head out to the Laboratory and interact with the Professor. You will be asked to check a sample of a rock through the microscope.

  • Activate the Microscope Hatch by interacting with it.
  • Activate the Sample Shelf Lever near the door by interacting with it.
  • Pick up the bottom right rock sample from the shelf.
  • Interact with the microscope.

Once done, a cutscene will play and after the cutscenes, you will get a list of Main Tasks.

All Main Tasks in Chapter 1.3

Message for Cyrus

Cyrus will be located in the Energy District which you can reach by going to the tube system and selecting the Energy District. Once there, keep going to the right and enter the last room to find Cyrus inside. Before you deliver Professor’s Message to Cyrus, he will ask you to help him with the 3D Printer.

  • Interact with the panel on the wall.
  • Unscrew all the screws by hovering over them while pressing the interaction key.
  • Interact with the live wire.

After fixing the 3D Printer, you will deliver the message to Cyrus.

Mini Message for Mareaux

Make your way back to the Laboratory to speak with the professor to deliver the mini message.

Search for the Blue Rock

Go to the tube system and select the Agora District as the destination. As you get out, it will start a cutscene with Major and Felix. During the cutscene, there will be a couple of dialogue choices that you will get to make but none of the choices really matter at this point so, choose whatever you feel like.

After the cutscene and the dialogue sequence with the major, go ahead and make your way to the General Store to see the Blue Rock behind the store’s window. Tommy runs the General Store and you will be able to find him at Gertrude’s Bier Zone, the first shop after the turnstile. Go inside the shop and speak with Tommy sitting on a stool at the bar counter.

Check on Brigitte

Tommy will refuse to open up the shop as he is having a bit of a difficult situation with his wife, Brigitte. It’s time to check on Brigitte so, head back into the tube by going to the left side and then select the Energy District as the destination.

Go to the right side and you will find Brigitte and Chris behind a glass window. Interact with the glass to eavesdrop on the conversation.

Reconnect with Tommy

Now head back to Agora District and go into the bar to speak with Tommy relating Brigitte. It will start a cutscene.

Blue Rock! Stolen! Inform Mareaux!

At the end of the cutscene, the Blue Rock will be stolen from the General Store. As you gain control of Harold, leave the area and make your way back to the professor to tell her about the situation. Upon speaking with the professor, a cutscene will begin.

Retreat to the Lab

As the cutscene ends, you will be in the All Water District consulting with the CEO, Casselchop. Leave Casselchop’s office and follow the professor back to the Lab District. You will have to use two tube systems to get back to the Lab District.

As you reach the laboratory, another cutscene will begin.

Time to Sleep

After the cutscene, it’s time to sleep to start the next day. Head into Harold’s room by going down the staircase in the Laboratory and then interact with the bed to go to sleep.

Chapter 1.4 – The Sample

After waking up the next day, head out of the room and go up to the laboratory to speak with the professor.

All Main Tasks in Chapter 1.4

Rock Delivery

You need to deliver the rock to Brigitte in her office in the Energy District. Go to the tube system and select the Energy District as the destination. Go to the right side and enter her office to speak with her and give her the rock.

After the cutscene, go to the next room with the conveyor belt. Here, you need to interact with the belt whenever a red rock is passing through the machine to stop the conveyor belt. Harold will go to the console automatically and here, you need to perform two actions – Cut and Spray. Select the first option on the console to cut the rock and then the second option to spray on it.

Now, repeat the same process of stopping the conveyor belt and using the console a couple of more times to complete helping Brigitte.

Filter Station Cleanup

After helping out Brigitte in her office, you need to filter the station just like you did back in Chapter 1.2. Head to the tube and select the Lab District as the destination. Head into the LVL 1 and go down to the stairs. Make your way to the Filtration Pump and interact with the lever to pursue the filtration process.

However, for this filtration cleanup, you will have a different block glowing up so make sure that you are hovering over the right glowing block and then confirm the cleanup to successfully filter the station.

Sample is Ready

After filtering the station, go back to the laboratory and interact with the Sample Shelf lever to bring down the sample shelf. Pick up the bottom right sample and interact with the microscope. It will start a cutscene with the professor.

Meet Felix at the Agora Arcades

After the cutscene, open the PDA and read Felix’s Message. Now, go to the tube and select the Agora District as the destination. Go out of the tube and you will meet Felix on the bench which will initiate a cutscene.

Chapter 1.5 – Through the Shaft

As the cutscene ends with Felix, you will enter a ventilation system with Felix. Keep following Felix through the ventilation system until you part ways with him in the second shaft.

All Main Tasks in Chapter 1.5

Get out of the Shaft!

This ventilation shaft follows a linear path so keep going ahead to initiate a cutscene. You will come out of the ventilation system in the Water Closet.

Go to Bed

Now, there is nothing else to do here so head back to the laboratory and then into Harold’s room to sleep and start the next day.

Chapter 1.6 – The Encounter

Harold will wake up due to an alarm going off in the Lab District.

All Main Tasks in Chapter 1.6

Check the Computer

Go out of Harold’s Room and into the Laboratory. Interact with the computer to see a problem with the Filtration Station.

Check the Filter Station

Go out of the Laboratory and into LVL 1 and then make your way to the Filtration Pump. Interact with the lever in the room to start the final cutscene of Chapter One.

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