Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

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100% achievements, room-by-room (single play-through)
By modo_lv
A spoiler-free guide, created with the purpose of letting you play through the game on your own, but at the same time helping you get all achievements in a single play-through.
There are other guides out there, but I could not find one that had each room with both a simple, short checklist and a detailed guide in case I got stuck. So I decided to make one.
Before you begin
  • You only get to explore most rooms once — when you leave, the door closes and locks behind you. The only exceptions are the Weather Control and Backstage rooms, which you go through twice during your play-through.
  • It's a good idea to completely uninstall and re-install the game if you've played it before. There are reports online about previous play-throughs affecting achievements, so a clean reinstall is recommended.
  • The game will disable earning achievements if you switch to another program (Alt+Tab) or open the Steam overlay (Shift+Tab) during your play-through, so you must stay inside the game from beginning to end. If you have any other programs running in the background that might pop up a window in front of the game or something like that, make sure to close them down. You do *not* have to disable game's overlay in Steam settings (which would also hide the achievement notifications), but you do need to make sure you don't open it.
  • There is a bug that sometimes prevents pretzels from appearing. If that happens try restarting or reinstalling the game.
Begin The Heist
Awarded automatically upon finishing the game.
Orange Thief
Pick up the first 7 coins (see "Just Starting Out"), put them in the vending machine, click on the orange label to get a can of orange soda and pick it up.
Messy Operation
Push over all 3 brooms in the game.
In The Shadows
Turn of all 3 lamps in the game. One of them will be turned off already, so turn it on and off again to make it count.
Just Starting Out
Pick up all 38 coins in the game.
Every Nook and Cranny
Eat all 36 pretzels in the game.
Loading Screens and Waiting
  • If you are going for the "Orange Thief" achievement, note that the last two coins you need are on the other side of the door, which locks and closes behind you when you exit. You must stay very close to the doorway while picking up the coins to prevent it from closing.
  • One of the pretzels is tied to the bottom of the elevator counterweight (the one that's blocking your way until you pull the lever), you only get one chance to pull the lever and then move immediately towards the counterweight and grab the pretzel before it is lifted out of your reach.
  • The final coin in this level is right in front a surprise exit, so approach with caution and make sure you don't accidentally go past it before you've picked it up.
  • Loading Screens and Waiting: 2 pretzels, 5 coins
  • Publicity and Liaisons Front Desk: lamp, 4 pretzels, 6 coins
  • Backstage: broom, 4 pretzels, 3 coins
  • Lighting: lamp, 4 pretzels, 2 coins
  • Wildlife Preparation: 6 pretzels, 3 coins
  • Weather Control: 2 pretzels, 3 coins
  • Elevator: broom, lamp, 8 pretzels, 8 coins
  • High Concept Miscellaneous Interactions: broom, 5 pretzels, 8 coins
  • Backstage (revisited): 1 pretzels
Loading Screens and Waiting
  • Pretzels (2): One behind the vending machine, one behind the protest sign.
  • Coins (5): Two on the floor in front of the vending machine, one in the vending machine's coin slot, two on the table.

Publicity and Liaisons Front Desk
  • Lamp: On the desk with the green telephone.
  • Pretzels (4): One on the handle of the door you entered through, one next to the "Strike" poster, one on the chair next to the black telephone, one on the clock next to the "Backstage" door.
  • Coins (6): Two on the floor next to the entrance, three on the table around the black phone, one on the staircase leading to the "Backstage" door.

  • Broom: Next to the "Garden, Ornamental Walkway Entrance" door.
  • Pretzels (4): One behind the curtain next to the entrance, one underneath the brown table, one behind the other curtain, and one behind the broom next to the "Garden, Ornamental Walkway Entrance" door,
  • Coins (3): One on the floor in the corner with a single paint bucket, two on the floor underneath the second curtain.

  • Lamp: On the table next to the whiteboard.
  • Pretzels (4): One underneath the shelf, on the left side of the entry stairs, one underneath the electricity box with "Danger" sign on it, one behind the pillar next to the power switch, and one between the shelved boxes across from the "Props and Costumes" door.
  • Coins (2): One on the cardboard box next to the casette tape, one on the floor next to the chair.

Wildlife Preparation
  • Pretzels (6): Three in the leaves of the potted tree next to the entrance, one on the green stage light, one stuck between the left side of the tiger container and the wall, and one on the floor behind the "First Floor Mezzanine, Bookcase Entrance" door (push the switch on the right to open it).
  • Coins (3): One on the floor next to the stage light, two on the floor in front of the "First Floor Mezzanine, Bookcase Entrance" door.

Weather Control
  • Pretzels (2): One behind the pipe next to the umbrella, one hanging in front of the fan
  • Coins (3): One on the floor next to a pipe, one in the corner next to the door.

  • Broom: Next to the bottom of the entrance stairs.
  • Lamp: On your way up the stairs, after the green lights.
  • Pretzels (8): One on the door that you entered through, one on the fan near the entrance, one on the cardboard box next to the bottom of the stairs, one in the gap under the elevator drawing, one underneath the counterweight, one on the door at the bottom of the second staircase, one tangled in the green lights, one on the railing next to the "CAUTION. High Pressure" sign.
  • Coins (8): One on the floor and one on the chair next to the bottom of the entrance stairs, one on the floor to the right of the "elevator" alcove, two on the floor in front of the "Goodbye" mat, one on the stairs where the green lights are touching the step, one on the left side of the walkway at the top of the stairs and one on the right side some distance further on.

High Concept Miscellaneous Interactions
  • Broom: Next to the entrance door
  • Pretzels (5): One on the floor in front of the entrance door, one underneath the electricity box next to the entrance door, one on the landing illuminated by the blue stage light, one on the "For Your Safety" sign (at the cubicle entrance), one behind the numeric panel.
  • Coins (8): One on the floor next to the entry door, one on the landing illuminated by the blue stage light, one on the steps very near the top of the stairs, two on the floor in the corner at the top of the stairs, one on and one under the table with the blue phone, and one on the floor next to the yellow leather chair.

Backstage (revisited)
  • Pretzels (1): On the floor immediately behind the now open "Garden, Ornamental Walkway Entrance" door.

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FabioTaPro Jan 20 @ 2:02pm 
Thanks for the guide!
For other players looking for more info, i can leave you with my experience:
1. I only used this guide for the coins and pretzels achievements.

2.When I went to complete the achievements, I had already completed the game, so I did not notice any bug with coins or pretzels.

3. I *did not* need to deactivate Steam Overlay, but I never opened it and never used ALT+ESC.

4. I simply followed the DETAILED GUIDE section of this guide and picked up coins and pretzels at the same time.

5. Every coin and pretzel were in its place and the achievements pop up show up precisely when you collect the last coin or pretzel, you do not need to finish the heist (but do it if it's your first time playing the heist, to enjoy it :P)

Hope it can help! :taheart:
CocoaCoCi Jul 22, 2020 @ 8:44am 
Ok I can confirm as well. If the achievements are broken for you, close the game, deactivate the Steam overlay and start the game again. That worked for me!
Thank you for the guide
Gun Metal Grey Jun 22, 2020 @ 10:37am 
Nice fun little side game up to 2 hours, thanks for the guide:dallas:
Gness Erquint Jun 1, 2020 @ 4:08am 
Oh, there's apparently more to it.
There are 3 pretzels in the first room, but 2 of them only appear out of thin air after you collect the one behind the vending machine.
I guess that's how the game tells you're after pretzels this time.
Weird how they did it.
Gness Erquint Jun 1, 2020 @ 2:41am 
First run there was only 1 pretzel in the big room with the hangar door behind a curtain by the window above some coins. I ate it.
Second run — the pretzels were everywhere.
So, either the pretzel hunt is on once you beat the game at least once or rather once you ate the first one.
No need to listen to the tape.
RolandLecheTout Apr 1, 2020 @ 12:58am 
Nice, thanks to you.
ps : on the weather controle room, you wrote 'one' instead of 'two' for the coins on the corner.

btw success are desactivated if you minimize the game window or open the steam hub in the game !
fbi767 Nov 28, 2019 @ 5:54pm 
Still good! Thanks man. :bloody:
Terrorbag Jun 27, 2018 @ 1:16pm 
Pretzels appear after you listen to the tape where Tommy talks of hiding them, I believe.
Quality ad-libbing.
Helevorn Aug 22, 2017 @ 9:53am 
pretzels appear in the 2nd playthrough
Narico-chan Aug 15, 2017 @ 7:08pm 
Да вроде нет, там баг с ними какой-то.