Detroit Police Station help

#1 Posted by JohnLocke (255 posts) -

Hey all

Basically I am stuck in the Police Station, I am trying to avoid killing any of the cops in the police station but am finding it impossible to gain access to the third floor workstation needed to get one of the cops to talk for a side mission.

Any ways on how to resolve this?

Thanks

#2 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

IIRC, if you go in through the front door and pass the speech challenge thing with the guy at the front desk, you can basically just walk around the station and nobody will mess with you.

#3 Posted by believer258 (11665 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

IIRC, if you go in through the front door and pass the speech challenge thing with the guy at the front desk, you can basically just walk around the station and nobody will mess with you.

This is pretty much it. I remember it being impossible to pass this so I just went all Saints Row on them and killed all the cops.

Stupid fuck should have let me in.

#4 Posted by Rayeth (1021 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

IIRC, if you go in through the front door and pass the speech challenge thing with the guy at the front desk, you can basically just walk around the station and nobody will mess with you.

Barring the above I hope you have a lot of energy bars and invisibility ready.

#5 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

Isn't there a vent you can enter to access most of the offices on the 3rd floor? I remember not having any trouble in there at all.

#6 Posted by JohnLocke (255 posts) -

There is a vent but the room I need to access does not have a vent hole to get through (I think). I am stuck as I have to hack the door to get in but the same guard keeps catching me as he essentially walks up and down the one corridor that I am in with the only access point for that door.

#7 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -
@JohnLocke when you enter from the firerscape. Knock the first guard standing in the hallway out. He has a pad with all the door codes on the floor
#8 Posted by JohnLocke (255 posts) -

@SlightConfuse said:

@JohnLocke when you enter from the firerscape. Knock the first guard standing in the hallway out. He has a pad with all the door codes on the floor

Thank you. This will be a huge time saver.

#9 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Yeah, that's what I did - just go on a non-lethal rampage and stuff all the cops in the ventilation system! :D

#10 Posted by CountRockula (398 posts) -

I remember this being a huge pain in the neck. I entered the police station basement when I was exploring the sewers just to see what was in there, which apparently meant I couldn't then go back up above and do the speech thing when I needed to get into the station for mission stuff.

I eventually took the fire escape route; once you're up on the third floor, it's pretty simple.

#11 Posted by BBQBram (2203 posts) -

On my first run through the game I had some trouble there too, failed the conversation but was determined to stealth it. Took a lot of trial and error (Give Me Deus Ex, pretty hard) but I did it without any kills or non-lethal action. All it takes is patience, a keen eye for vents and a few Praxis points invested in Hacking - Stealth early on. All the more rewarding though!

#12 Posted by JohnLocke (255 posts) -

@SlightConfuse said:

@JohnLocke when you enter from the firerscape. Knock the first guard standing in the hallway out. He has a pad with all the door codes on the floor

Just done the mission now using this tip, thank you very much.

Also to all, I just got given some information from the dude who you can choose not to kill (the hostage taker) in a side mission form but nothing else has happened from it. Is this just something useful for an actual mission or has the game bugged out?

#13 Posted by Tennmuerti (8009 posts) -

@JohnLocke said:

@SlightConfuse said:

@JohnLocke when you enter from the firerscape. Knock the first guard standing in the hallway out. He has a pad with all the door codes on the floor

Just done the mission now using this tip, thank you very much.

Also to all, I just got given some information from the dude who you can choose not to kill (the hostage taker) in a side mission form but nothing else has happened from it. Is this just something useful for an actual mission or has the game bugged out?

If you mean when you meet him in an alley (not in the cell in the cop station) then he gies you security codes for majority of terminals/alarms/locks etc for the next mission

#14 Posted by JohnLocke (255 posts) -

Ah yes that is where I meet him, thanks for that, I was getting worried I was missing a mission. Teaches me to not be paying attention when I go to a dialogue section (or this one in particular).

Loving this game, it did not hit off with me at first when I got it at launch but I am playing it now and finding it does really open up on how to solve missions and talking to people etc.

#15 Posted by fox01313 (5062 posts) -

Had the same problem on the first playthrough (which I just started over on), after playing through more of the game just save up early on when the game is easy to get the conversation booster as it's 2 points for the complete kit & there's plenty of spots where it's useful. Just loving the game on all the multiple paths as I missed the backdoor entrance to the alley at the police station & without the emp shield I just stacked up some dumpsters then hopped over the fence.

#16 Posted by Harkat (1100 posts) -

This is the best solution;

#17 Posted by TobbRobb (4581 posts) -

@Harkat: That's just great. :D

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