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Tyger7
07-29-2010, 11:55 PM
Introduction

The Signal is the first installment of the the DLC for Alan Wake. You will have 16 extra collectibles to obtain while completing the episode. If you followed the color coded guide for the main adventure, you'll feel very comfortable reading this one. Though to go along with the collectible guide I have made a video that has all of them as well. This way if you somehow get lost or can't find something, you can watch the video. Everything is in order as you should collect thing and again, highlights when other various achievements can be obtained. Remember to always check your statistics screen in the pause menu to keep track that everything is counting.

About this DLC's Collectibles

There are a total of 10 alarm clocks to collect, and 6 cardboard standees. The standees are all of different characters in the game. All of the alarm clocks are identical to one another. The cardboard standees are like the signs of the main adventures. You press :bbut: to read them. The clocks should be treated like the coffee thermos collectibles. Just collect them with the prompt when you're close enough. If you die or reload, even if you collected the alarm clock, it will show back up. You don't have to re-collect it, since it already saved that you had picked it up once. Oddly if you play through again the alarm clocks you collected won't be there.

Colored Coded Key

Alarm Clocks = Blue
Cardboard Standees = Red
Misc = Purple

Tyger7
07-29-2010, 11:56 PM
Misc: There is an achievement for completing this episode without dying/reloading. You must do this is one sitting as well. I would suggest doing this on a second playthrough, since you'll be going for the other achievments.

Alarm Clock (1/10):
After you get a flashlight and a gun near the start of this episode, head towards the diner door. Fend off the attackers and the bigger enemy will have smashed the door to the back area where you are supposed to head out. Right when you enter that new area, look right.

Cardboard Standee (1/6 - Odin Anderson):
After exiting the cabin and entering the supply store, defeat the enemies there and run out the back door, taking an immediate right (you should see a bunch of red lights hanging outside). Now take another right which leads you to the left side of the building to find the first standee.

Cardboard Standee (2/6 - Sarah Breaker):
After the last collectible, you need to jump over the fence. You'll see the street destroyed. Go left, running by the floating words until you see more words of various weapons/tools. The standee is on the left by a white vehicle.

Alarm Clock (2/10):
You'll eventually come to a gate that has the word "memory" floating in front of it. After you enter the gate take a left and jump over the fallen trees to find the alarm clock on the bench one of the trees fell on.

Cardboard Standee (3/6 - Barry Wheeler):
After getting a "key" to enter the church, look to your left right as you enter. It's by the first window there.

Alarm Clock (3/10):
Once you're down in the basement of the church with tons of furnaces, run around and kill all the enemies that spawn. Doing this, you'll probably find the clock on your own. If not, run back to the broken stairs where you started. Facing away from the broken stairs, follow the fence keeping it on the right of you and you'll find the chair quickly without getting lost.

Misc:
Before you climb out of the furnace area, make sure you shine your flashlight on all of the words that say "Blast" in front of the furnaces. After you make them all shoot flames (making them explode) you will gain an achievement. You should do this after you've killed everything.

Alarm Clock (4/10):
After speaking with Barry and running through the forest with lots of words you utilize as weapons,you'll come to a red chair wth a TV on it. Take the right path, dispatching any enemies. You'll find a train car to the right of the tracks. In the front corner of the train car is the clock.

Alarm Clock (5/10):
After battling through the forest, you'll finally come to a save haven light. After getting there, turn to see the "turret". It's facing a small tent. Inside the tent is the alarm clock.

Cardboard Standee (4/6 - Cynthia Weaver):
You'll come to a spot where you have to use a search light to create objects that make a bridge. As you run up the first one (train car) let yourself fall in the gap, and to the right you'll find the standee.

Alarm Clock (6/10):
You'll come out of a cave and see tons of street lights. As you navigate through this area, you'll curve left and then right. After the curve to the right keep an eye out for some fences. There is an alarm clock at the end inbetween those fences. This would be on your left.

Cardboard Standee (5/6 - Tor Anderson):
Shortly after the last collectible is a Safe Haven light. After you pass through it, look right and you'll see the stand.

Misc:
When you get to the area with all the words that say "Wheels", you should avoid getting into any of them to gain an achievement for making it through the section without using a car.

Alarm Clock (7/10):
You'll get to an area that has a lot of words that say "Wheels" (the one described above). Once you hit the switch to open the door, stick to your left as you run and you'll find the alarm clock on the edge of a big log pile.

Alarm Clock (8/10):
You'll come the word "climb". Shine your flashlight at it to create a ladder, and climb up. Right when you get to the top, go left and left again (like a U-Turn). It's at the end of the bridge.

Alarm Clock (9/10):
From the last collectible, make your way zig-zagging through the the the mini maze. You'll see a Safe Haven light. Go to the left side of the cabin in front of you (you should be outside still) and you'll find it in front of a fence.

Cardboard Standee( 6/6 - Alice Wake):
Once you get through the cabin area after the Safe Haven, you'll find a memory of Alan's wife (Alice) talking. To your right is a big truck next to the word "bridge". Head to the truck and take a right. You'll see the last standee after taking that right.

Alarm Clock (10/10):
When you find yourself in your bedroom, you just have to exit and go into the door to your right (into Alan's office). It's on the chair by the lamp.

Misc:
There is an achievement for beating the last section in under a minute and a half. It starts after the talking in the Alan's house and of course ends at the end of the episode. Just use your flare gun, 4 shots should be more than enough to beat it. Watch the video for more info.

Tyger7
07-29-2010, 11:56 PM
YouTube- Alan Wake The Signal Collectible Guide

PePzi NL
07-30-2010, 12:22 PM
This is nice, going to use it right now :) Sticky plz?

kestrel
07-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Tyger,
Once again, you've put together a great guide.
Thanks man.

Pearson
07-30-2010, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the guide Tygar, once again you've helped me to get a couple more achievements. Without them, I would've missed a few collectibles in places that I never would have thought of ever looking in.

Lex Talionis
07-30-2010, 05:09 PM
The word "ladder" in the clock 8 description is not "ladder" but something else. I think it was "climb". But it does reveal a ladder. I'll check it when I play back through for the run-on sentence.

Edit: Yep the ladders are labeled "climb"

karlosthejackal
07-30-2010, 05:54 PM
Great guide again thanks :)

Tyger7
07-30-2010, 07:27 PM
The word "ladder" in the clock 8 description is not "ladder" but something else. I think it was "climb". But it does reveal a ladder. I'll check it when I play back through for the run-on sentence.

Edit: Yep the ladders are labeled "climb"

Thank you, I fixed the description!

TheEighthSage
07-30-2010, 07:47 PM
Great guide, read just like your one for the main game! One note though is that the furnaces in the church say "Blast." Either way, lighting them all up will give the cheevo. :D

Tyger7
07-30-2010, 11:20 PM
Great guide, read just like your one for the main game! One note though is that the furnaces in the church say "Blast." Either way, lighting them all up will give the cheevo. :D

I've been getting a few of those kinds of things wrong, guess my mind can't take verbs in whilelabled on a noun!

fuzzbecool219
07-31-2010, 04:03 AM
thanks bud u rock

RadiantViper
07-31-2010, 05:59 AM
Another great guide, nice job!

Just a few typos I noticed:

- You accidentally put an extra t when trying to using the B button icon in the second paragraph
- For Alarm Clock 1, it says 'flashligh)t', and the description appears to be cut off at the end
- For the Misc. note about the furnaces, it says 'fblast', instead of blast
- For the Misc. note about not using the cars, and Alarm Clock 7, it says 'wheeles', instead of wheels

I also wanted to personally thank you for inspiring me to use colour-coding in a guide I made, since yours was very well organized and easy to use I decided to try it too :)

Lex Talionis
07-31-2010, 06:36 AM
Thank you, I fixed the description!

No prob. Thanks for making great guides.

GhostAssassian1
07-31-2010, 05:11 PM
Thanks for making the guide color coded wish all of them used it. I appreciate your effort.

karelcranberry
07-31-2010, 05:22 PM
Helped me a lot! Too bad those alarm clocks are almost the same as those stupid coffee cans...

Tyger7
07-31-2010, 08:01 PM
Another great guide, nice job!

Just a few typos I noticed:

- You accidentally put an extra t when trying to using the B button icon in the second paragraph
- For Alarm Clock 1, it says 'flashligh)t', and the description appears to be cut off at the end
- For the Misc. note about the furnaces, it says 'fblast', instead of blast
- For the Misc. note about not using the cars, and Alarm Clock 7, it says 'wheeles', instead of wheels

I also wanted to personally thank you for inspiring me to use colour-coding in a guide I made, since yours was very well organized and easy to use I decided to try it too :)

Thanks, I always tend to screw a few things up when bringing it over from my word pad, and seem to make a few other mistakes while typing. Appreciate the edits! What guide were you making?

Flik Nightshade
07-31-2010, 09:14 PM
Haha. Hell yes. I just finished using the color coded guide to wrap up my missing signs / chests / thermos'. Love this thing.

RadiantViper
08-02-2010, 02:23 AM
Thanks, I always tend to screw a few things up when bringing it over from my word pad, and seem to make a few other mistakes while typing. Appreciate the edits! What guide were you making?

Yeah, same thing happens to me, I got a few errors that left me wondering 'How exactly did I type that?' :D
I made a guide for Lego Harry Potter (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=240369). So thanks again for the idea :)

allen t is on
08-02-2010, 09:27 PM
Another great guide,Should be stickied, and this time I'm gonna make sure I don't f*** this up.

MasterWolf
08-03-2010, 12:04 AM
Thanks Tyger7 I was waiting for your guide in order to play.

Tyger7
08-03-2010, 06:07 AM
I made videos for the missable achievemets, do you guys think it' be a good idea to put each video under the achievements that can be missed?

ofay
08-05-2010, 05:51 PM
Cardboard Standee (5/6 - Tor Anderson):
Shortly after the last collectible is a Safe Haven light. After you pass through it, turn left and you'll see the stand.

When you pass thru the light it's on your right, not the left. You head straight thru the light through the rock arch and it will be on your right, you can see it when you turn to go the direction you are supposed to progress if you turn right as you pass the safelight/rock arch

Tyger7
08-06-2010, 12:18 AM
When you pass thru the light it's on your right, not the left. You head straight thru the light through the rock arch and it will be on your right, you can see it when you turn to go the direction you are supposed to progress if you turn right as you pass the safelight/rock arch

Thanks for pointing that out, not sure why I said left. Fixed it.

ofay
08-06-2010, 12:39 AM
Thanks for pointing that out, not sure why I said left. Fixed it.
No problem, both your guides were very very helpful

Murdok1
08-12-2010, 07:32 PM
Great guide!Managed to get all the collectibles on my first playthrough.Thank you very much!

BTroxell
08-14-2010, 05:39 AM
I was really close to downloading the SEPARATE video guides for this at Achievement Hunter -Like I did with all the episodes whilst using your guide as a supplement- but I came here first thinking you would have a guide, and you did, and with a video! Would have liked to have heard your voice or something but I guess it wasn't necessary due to the words you already put and it would probably be hard to avoid spoilers.

One suggestion though, maybe you should post a link or something on your first guide to this Signal thread, maybe you did in a later post or maybe I'm just blind but it would be easier for people to come straight here after getting all of the old collectibles, or bookmark it in advance.

Why can't people do two things at once? A lot of places seem to think its fine keeping the lists separate and adding at least an hour or so of game time, at least you have some common sense Tyger; thanks man.

Tyger7
08-14-2010, 06:19 AM
I was really close to downloading the SEPARATE video guides for this at Achievement Hunter -Like I did with all the episodes whilst using your guide as a supplement- but I came here first thinking you would have a guide, and you did, and with a video! Would have liked to have heard your voice or something but I guess it wasn't necessary due to the words you already put and it would probably be hard to avoid spoilers.

One suggestion though, maybe you should post a link or something on your first guide to this Signal thread, maybe you did in a later post or maybe I'm just blind but it would be easier for people to come straight here after getting all of the old collectibles, or bookmark it in advance.

Why can't people do two things at once? A lot of places seem to think its fine keeping the lists separate and adding at least an hour or so of game time, at least you have some common sense Tyger; thanks man.

I threw the link into the main guide at the end of the first thread post (after conclusion, figured that was an okay spot to put it). Thanks for mentioning that, I'm sure people pass by the DLC at the top all the time (I have before also for other games). Thanks for bringing that to attention.

Lord Forbes
08-15-2010, 02:30 AM
Excellent guide! Thank you!

Eksy
08-18-2010, 10:22 PM
Flawless!
Thanks so much for putting this together. :)

Tyger7
08-19-2010, 02:45 PM
Appreciate the good feedback :)

I have videos for the Misc achievements. Should I throw the videos right under the Misc part or should I make them their own video?

MattDB87
08-21-2010, 07:45 AM
spot on guide! thanks a lot.

vx Ducky xv
08-22-2010, 02:48 PM
Thank you :D
Was a big help

Deaf_Paradox
08-27-2010, 04:12 PM
Love guides like this... thanks :).

Mgetter
10-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Thanks again. Just finished using your guide for the main game, getting the really annoying ones (the coffee, chests. and signs). I missed one or two of these. Thankfully, the collectibles are much smaller in number so I can see replaying this soon for these

WeemanNewYork
10-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Nice job on guide

Dazed iLLusion
10-10-2010, 04:37 AM
YouTube- Alan Wake The Signal Collectible Guide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDKY-5o4aZc)

thanks! really helped out

m00ney79
10-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Thanks for another great guide Tyger! Used this one and the one for the main game. Helped out alot. Hope you will have another one for The Writer!

Benny263
10-14-2010, 11:19 PM
is the signal reallyy worth getting?

KAG1092
10-15-2010, 12:40 PM
Your colour coded guides are a must for any achievement whore.

Appreciate it!

TriRock
10-19-2010, 05:57 PM
As a die-hard collectible achievement hater, allow me to express my gratitude for this excellent guide.

Nyutu
10-23-2010, 02:45 AM
Thank you so much for such a great guide

jmart38
11-14-2010, 07:54 AM
Now why can't most walkthroughs be like this? Excellent work!

pined5551
12-12-2010, 04:28 PM
Cheers, great guide! :)

NizZ8
12-17-2010, 09:51 AM
Thanks 4 the guide!!

JuSt BLaZe
12-28-2010, 10:53 PM
Nice guide Tyger. Very helpful. ;)

Dynamic Daniel
01-12-2011, 08:34 AM
Thanks heaps for this guide, it's awesome.

o D M C o
01-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Thanks a lot for the perect guide, chronological colour coded guides make collecting shit so much less frustrating. THANKYOU

TakkunEG
02-11-2011, 09:10 AM
NM, playing a second time and apparently I neglected #5. :(


Oddly if you play through again the alarm clocks you collected won't be there.I'm about to replay this, so I'm looking forward to seeing if this works for me! [ETA: It works! Also, for some reason, Alan's hood is blowing in the wind even though I'm inside. :P]

Bearded Bugs
02-18-2011, 12:02 AM
This, and your collectible guide for the main game, are the best guides I've used in a long time.

Keep up the good work - it's hugely appreciated! :)

Kerhold
02-23-2011, 10:11 AM
Thanks Tyger7.

Those color coded walktrough of yours are great.
Helped a lot.

livandara
03-12-2011, 02:39 PM
Great guide, very useful, thank you

UltraAwesome
04-28-2011, 08:40 PM
excellent, got everything my first go through. Just need to finish the game without dying =)

angelus0901
05-24-2011, 10:56 AM
Thanks, Tyger, again!

SnakeIntheboX
06-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Thank you for this guide, but....

CLOCK 6 IS GLITCHED!!!!!!!!!!

If you hit the safe haven checkpoint and then try to go back it will disappear!

This game is officially *ucked I can't remember the last achievement set that gave me this much sh!t.


Edit: ok it glitched when I dashed to the s.h to heal up before returning, i died when trying to get the clock and the first reload didn't spawn any enemies around the lights. I took a shot at manually reloading the checkpoint and the enemies and the alarm clock had re spawned.

Ragnarok1986
06-29-2011, 12:40 AM
Another epic guide thank you =]

ethan82
07-06-2011, 06:31 PM
Thank you!

FeatherbottomMR
08-02-2011, 06:39 AM
man another great guide... thanks for all the hard work.....

Deathmaker 3Ti
08-14-2011, 12:25 AM
This helped an awful lot thanks man.

Fester
10-05-2011, 02:28 AM
Great guide as usual. The video is a great help too. The combination is flawless.

All done with Alan Wake until the next episode.

jedifrog21
11-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Another very helpful and descriptive guide, Tyger! Thanks!

sufc47
11-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Exellent guide thank you.

daverrr
02-07-2012, 03:41 AM
These guides are very appreciated as I feel they went totally overboard with collectibles in this game. Thanks.

I AntsA I
03-16-2012, 03:58 PM
Thanks for this!

SallyNasty
05-07-2012, 02:50 PM
As always, thanks Tyger. Your achievement guides are the best out there!

rodman2588
07-18-2012, 12:40 AM
Thank you for this useful guide. I've been having a blast replaying this game and getting the achievements I missed on my first playthrough two years ago :)

ChiMutsu
08-01-2012, 04:26 PM
Thank you!

QKN
09-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Thank you also for this guide, really helped a lot!

ADenton109
01-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the guide, some where quite easy to find but otheres would of been difficult without guide.

Infernal
07-22-2013, 11:19 PM
Another great collectible guide by you tyger, just finished the original 1k, now off to do the DLC's

DreamTeam Kyle
09-30-2013, 04:53 AM
This is great! :) although alarm clock 6 didn't appear for me on my first play through. Did on my second though. :woop:

DRAKON
01-10-2014, 10:26 AM
great guide.:eek:

shadowr4ven
04-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Thanks! done!