Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock Puzzle Solution

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Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock Puzzle Solution

As soon as you boot up Alone in the Dark, you will realize how the game is truly a love letter to games of the past. Everything, from the rhythms to the game mechanics to the puzzle solving, is very similar to old-fashioned games. In this regard, in Alone in the Dark, you will have to put your wits to the test by solving the puzzles. One of them, the Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock puzzle, may give you more trouble than usual. In this article, we will explain step-by-step everything you need to do to fix it.


Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock Puzzle

In order to complete this puzzle, there are several steps you will have to follow. Don't expect to be able to complete this puzzle immediately. On the other hand, you won't even be able to try if you don't reach a certain point in the story. In fact, the game itself will tell you when you have everything you need to complete this puzzle.

But how do you get hold of everything you need? The real difficulty, in reality, is right here: the resolution of the puzzle itself is not difficult at all. But let's proceed step by step and see in detail every step you need to take in order to arrive at the solution to the Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock puzzle and be able to proceed with your adventure in the Derceto manor.

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Astronomical Clock Puzzle #1 Plate Piece

In order to complete this puzzle, you will need to have two plate pieces. First, let's see how to get your first piece with this step-by-step guide.

Get the Shers

Continue with the story as normal until you have to enter the library and the only door you can open is the white glass one on the right (you can open the other one later, only after you have recovered a necessary item). However, as soon as you interact with it, a cutscene will start in which the room will start to fill with a black liquid. Your task will be to find the shears in the room (they are on a white table near the door blocked by furniture) and open the white door.

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Go to the Garden

As soon as you have opened the door with the shears, you will return to reality and you will be able to continue to collect the first plate piece that you will need to complete the Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock puzzle. By opening the door, you will have to cross a kind of bridge that connects the two wings of the house. If you look to the left, you will notice that you are walking right above the garden from which you entered: that is where you need to return.

Follow the map to get to the garden and continue until you find that old shack on the right, closed by a padlock. Use the shears you just obtained to open the lock and take the yellow thread inside. All you have to do is follow the yellow wire on the ground, going in the direction you came from, and connect it to the other end. There you can see a sort of well with a bucket and something inside; the plate piece is right in there.

To get it, however, you will have to follow the yellow wire in the opposite direction that you followed earlier to get to the tap. Turn the valve and by doing so, you will open the water, which will fill the well and bring the bucket to the surface. Take the plate piece inside. Now you are ready to head towards the second piece that you will need to solve the Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock puzzle.

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Astronomical Clock Puzzle #2 Plate Piece

In order to obtain the second plate piece that you need to complete the puzzle, you will first have to solve another puzzle, namely that of Perosi's room. We have made a special guide for solving this puzzle, so, in this article, we will not dwell much on how to find the solution, but we will tell you directly what it is. In case you are interested in knowing how to obtain it, you can always read our article about it.

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In any case, to be able to take the plate piece, all you have to do is unlock the lock on the desk in the room. The combination of signs you must enter (in order) is as follows: Pisces, Libra, and Taurus. Once you have entered these zodiac signs, the desk will open, and you will be rewarded with another plate piece, which you will need to solve the Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock puzzle and continue the game.

Alone in the Dark perosi room puzzle

Go to the Astronomical Clock

Now, all that's left for you to do is actually complete the puzzle. You both have missing pieces, so nothing can stop you. Fortunately, solving this puzzle itself is not complicated. You will simply have to recreate the design of the plate correctly. At first glance, it may seem difficult, but if you look carefully at all the pieces, you will realize that this is not the case at all. The advice we can give you is to follow the lines; by doing so, you will solve the puzzle in no time.

Once you have correctly restored the drawing of the plate, the game will communicate this to you with a small cutscene in which it will rotate. At this point, you will have to insert the talisman and align it correctly. To know which numbers to place each ring of the talisman on, just look at the hands of the clock. You will notice that they mark the numbers: 6, 4, 3. Turn the rings of the talisman in the direction of these numbers and you will have completed the Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock puzzle.

Alone in the Dark Astronomical Clock Puzzle Solution
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. She is a computer engineering student. She is passionate about everything related to the gaming industry and writes for various websites in the sector. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly.