Mapping the Island achievement in Lost: Via Domus

Mapping the Island

Photograph: 1- Blast door map 2- Blast door map for the hidden entrance 3- Sayid's cable map

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How to unlock the Mapping the Island achievement

  • HoffmanHoffman156,873
    14 Mar 2009 14 Mar 2009 22 Feb 2011
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    Video at the bottom if you don't want to read.

    Ok, there are TWO chances for you to get this achievement. I found out the hard way after restarting because I didn't snap the pictures in Episode 4. If you're in Episode 5, and forgot to take the pictures, DON"T QUIT. I've got a step by step guide for how you can get them in both Episodes.

    Okay here goes: When you're at the end of Episode 4, after you tell Sayid what your name is you're going to go inside a building. As soon as you get down the stairs through the door, it will shut behind you locking you in. Fast forward about 10-15 minutes of play time, and you're in a room that's lit by blacklights.

    As soon as you can control your character, go to the computer in the middle of the room. It's going to ask you to "enter the way home". Enter VIA DOMUS. If you're not sure why, read the compass, and it will tell you it is Latin for "the way home". Once this happens, the blacklights turn off and a countdown will begin. Go back into the computer and it will ask you about blacklights and blast doors. For the time being ignore that, and enter the same code you entered earlier to stop the countdown. 4 8 15 16 23 42. This will stop the countdown and give you an endless amount of time to screw around in the area. Now what you're going to do is go into the computer again, and select "d" for the blacklight menu. Instead of prompting you to change anything, you are taken into an IQ test. The answer to the first question is 63. The pattern is the numbers between are doubled, starting with 4. (4 8 16, then 32) The answer to the second question is L. (Every other letter).

    Now that the quiz is out of the way, you will be taken to the blacklight menu. Turn on both blacklights again. Now back out of this and go snap a picture of the blast door with a glowing map. Tada! You got your first picture. Now, go into the computer and open up the door to the room with the lava lamp. (A or B,not C) If you opened the wrong door, just reshut it and pick the other door. There will be another map on the door in here, snap a picture of this one too. You can't get number 3 just yet, so don't bother looking for it. Once you've gotten all the tradeable items in here, just walk out into the hallway you first started in to end the episode.

    Chapter 5: In case you didn't get the pictures on the way through Episode 4, you can still redeem yourself. After you do the memory game, Kate will let you out of your cell and give you a chance to snap the pictures again. You'll go to the computer and shut the blast doors, and turn on the blacklights. Then just follow the steps I gave you above. Once you have the pictures, you're done for now. Again, you'll have to wait until later to get the last picture.

    Chapter 6: Play through the level until you find the computer that tells you communications are down with the mainland, and right after that start paying attention to your surroundings. You'll be looking for a wooden table with a map on it. If you get to a cutscene where your guy pulls a gun on a baddie, you went to far, hurry and reload your checkpoint before it autosaves. Snap a picture of the map on the table for number 3, and presto you have your achievement.
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    HoffmanInteresting that the solution that actually shows you how to get the cheevo gets a thumbs down. Haters. :)
    Posted by Hoffman on 19 Mar 09 at 23:58
    Huginho19you have to turn off blacklight b i found out i wasnt giving me the photo so went back to the pc and turned them both off then tried with just blacklight a turned on
    Posted by Huginho19 on 13 Jun 09 at 20:06
    tractakidWow, thanks for telling us we don't have to read the guide at the END :P

    Anyway, nice guide.
    Posted by tractakid on 13 Nov 09 at 23:17
    CheneyHeadshotI managed to miss this due to a glitch on the map in the living quarters.
    Thankfully was able to revisit it by selecting an episode once I'd finished the game.
    Posted by CheneyHeadshot on 01 Dec 09 at 18:45
    mast3r 0r0m1sHa thanks dude, when I missed one of the pictures I didnt want to do the game anymore since I would have to restart to get just one. Thanks for telling us smile
    Posted by mast3r 0r0m1s on 12 Nov 10 at 12:56
    takuto saver! I accidently walked through the area to end chapter 4 and i was thinking happy to see I could just take the flicks in chapter 5 :)
    Posted by takuto neko on 10 Sep 11 at 14:47
    TwistedClavicleAs the video shows, A needs to be closed to take the second picture, so if you're doing this in chapter 4, take the one picture in the room before even getting on the computer, then turn both black lights on, open B, take the second photo. For the first map I had to zoom in a lot, and it didn't make sense, but it works I guess. Then for the second photo (as the video shows) you actually need to take a picture of the whole map.
    Posted by TwistedClavicle on 01 Sep 12 at 23:24
    Lordwinter666I can confirm that you need to activate only the first blacklight (the one with blue light) for the second photo, and not both of them as shown in the video.
    Posted by Lordwinter666 on 29 Mar 15 at 20:48
    Otouto72You are a diamond! Had a hard time working this one out and how to get the second map but your guide helped immensely. Thank you!
    Posted by Otouto72 on 17 Jul 17 at 19:25
    elefantenmenschI was able to complete the game today, 12 years after I started it, thanks to your guide!
    Posted by elefantenmensch on 04 May at 20:31
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