For Hair of the Dog players, this is a 100% walkthrough guide that provides all the suggestion fron before playing to the end of the game, let’s check it out.
Before diving into this game, check out the “how to play” section of the main menu. This game uses a time mechanic based on your computer’s clock. Things are different with your character and with the game’s world depending on whether you are playing during the day or during the night.
Since some puzzles require both daytime and nighttime playing, this game can take several days to complete if you decide to do it in real-time – at a minimum, two days and two nights are required.
If you would prefer a shorter experience, enable “time skip” in the menu. With this enabled, you can freely switch between day and night by interacting with the pocket watch in your inventory.
Human: Day 1
Read the book on the table. For our recipe, we will need water, dog hair, and opium. Then, we will need to get a fire going and boil them all together.
Take the FANCY WALKING STICK, the DOILY, a STRING from the violin on the wall, and some CHARCOAL from the burned-out fire.
Go outside and speak to everyone. Note the flea circus. In this street area, you will be needing the MUSTACHE from the barber shop sign, the STOCKINGS from the clothes line, and a SWEET from the free samples jar.
Wear the FAKE MUSTACHE and grab a second sweet.
Next, go right, to the park. Speak to the urchin here and give him both sweets in exchange for his BIRDSEED. Also, speak to the portly gentleman, who needs something to dry his eyes. Hand him the DOILY, and he will head off to get himself a bit of a trim at the barber’s.
We’re done for now, so wait until evening or time-skip ahead.
Creature: Night 1
In the park, use the SNIFF command on the unusual poppy. Pick up the TREE BRANCH in the park as well. We can’t do this during the day because we are not quite strong enough.
Head back to the street, and get close to the flea circus. It’s a bit finicky, but if you stand close enough, just behind the cart, some of the LICE will jump into your inventory. Heading left, use the LICE on the lady selling the pies. Grab her BONNET when she takes it off.
Next, get close to the two drunks and use the SNIFF command on the drunk on the left. This will cause the two drunks to get into an argument, and you will be able to nick the TANKARD from the table. Use your new tankard to pick up some of the SEWER RUNOFF running through the street gutter.
While you’re here, SNIFF the mystery juices the man has available, and take the one that smells like poppy.
In the lab, use the STOCKINGS and the CHARCOAL on the funnel for a makeshift filter. Pour in the SEWAGE, and get FILTERED WATER.
Dump the POPPY JUICE and WATER into the cauldron. That’s 2 objectives down, two to go.
We are done for now again, so wait until daytime or time skip ahead.
Human: Day 2
Return to the pie lady and speak to her multiple times. After enough flattery, she will give you a GREASY PIE.
LOOK at the pie in your inventory, and you will find a STRAIGHT RAZOR inside.
Back at the lab, shave off some of the dog’s hair with the razor, and pop it into the cauldron.
Three objectives down, and one remains. We need one more night to do it.
Creature: Night 2
Combine your BRANCH and FANCY CANE, you will automatically use the STRING to bind them together. Add the BONNET and then soak the whole thing in PIE GREASE.
Use this long torch on the lit lamppost, which is only on at night.
Use the seeds on the food chute in the lab, and then light the cauldron with the torch.
Finally, grab some of your potion with the tankard, and drink up! Congrats on finishing Hair of the Dog!
If you liked this game, keep an eye out for the developer’s upcoming title, Lucy Dreaming!
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