Desperados III

DIII New Story: 03 High Stakes for Desperados III

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NOTICE: all those missions starting by DIII New Story are part of an alternate complete different story of what you know when playing DIII the first time. It is not "new" in the sense "following DIII" but it's "new" in the sense "an alternate story in a parallel universe". Hence, every characters meet for the first time in different places and contexts, led by another plot between different protagonists having different roles than in the original DIII story.

This mission is inspired by the 6th mission called "High Stakes" in Desperados Wanted Dead or Alive


Once on the boat, Cooper and McCoy have a talk.

McCoy started to explain he's a private hitman for Mayor Higgins, that he killed McBane after Higgins' command, and that, as usual, nobody could suspect it was him.

John: Ok, but in that case, who published the reward for your arrest ?
Doc: I don't have a god damn idea ! Maybe the Mayor, I don't know...
John: Why ? Could he betray you for something wrong you did to him ?
Doc: No. Our relation has always been straight and professional.
John: Is there anybody else who know that you work for Higgins ?
Doc: Well, not really. But I know 2 people who take Higgins' orders. Big Ann who controls the whorehouse, and O'Neill who look after the city and the construction site. Maybe one of them did betray me, but they are not supposed to know me.
John: But it still could be one of them two. Maybe you got a lead here. And are you sure nobody saw you make the hit ?
Doc: Hum, almost completely sure...
John: Things are getting crazy in Flagstone around this whole railroad expansion. Your story is interesting. I might want to find out more about that.
Doc: What do you mean ? You're not delivering me to Flagstone ?
John: Oh sure I am delivering you. I'm not missing the opportunity to make 2000$. But it won't be as you expect. If you want to get your 3000$ back I stole you, or a part of it at least, you do as I say until we get back to Flagstone. But for now, we go to New Orleans.
Doc: New Orleans ? What for ?
John: Get my girlfriend. That was the plan before catching you here in Baton Rouge. You were just a halt.

Poker Kate

In New Orleans, Kate is taking part of a week long poker tournament. But she couldn't resist to use her charms and her tricks to try to gain an advantage. She ends up getting caught cheating by a guy named Louis the Hand.

Map: New Orleans

Playable characters: John, Doc and Kate

First Time Playing Duration: long (1h +)

Mission Briefing

John goes to the Red Dragon where the poker tournament is taking place in the gambling hall, but when he asks players if they saw Kate,
he's told that she's been caught cheating and that she's been held captive in the DeVitt District.
Louis the Hand, the guy who caught her, is a childhood friend of Vincent DeVitt and he works also for the DeVitt Family businesses in boat transportation in the city.
That's why Kate has been escorted there, while Louis is enjoying the city with his friends.

First, John will use some help of Doc to get Kate out of there.
Then, John will revenge Kate because nobody touches his girl, by catching Louis and putting him alive at the bottom of a well.

Mission Objectives

With John and Doc, help Kate escape from her captivity in DeVitt District.
Neutralize Louis' friends around him without killing anyone of them.
Knockout Louis the Hand and bring him to one of the two wells nearby (Do not tie him up)
Throw him alive in a well

To end the mission, push a trigger placed near the well with Kate.


- No Alarm
- Kills allowed only inside DeVitt District
- Louis must not see Kate around him, that means Kate couldn't talk to him or appear in his viewcone.
- John is still without his knife.

Reminder: In this story, Doc and Isabelle are the only 2 characters able to tie-up people. So, in order to bring Louis alive to a well, he must be carried by John or Kate. Not by Doc


- Knockout Louis the Hand with Cooper
- Knockout Louis the Hand with Kate
- Don't knockout any civilian
- Carry Louis only with Cooper
- No kill at all (before, it was : "Number of kills as few as possible in DeVitt District", but Madjo proved it's possible without any kill)

Copy the save file here :

C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\Desperados III\user_steam_1234567890\gameState_00\manualSave




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Madjo1983 @madjo1983

Done !
No kill at all. No civilian knocked.
Knockout Louis the Hand with Cooper and Kate OK (as CooperPooper).
Carry Louis only with Cooper was pretty tricky with all these civilians !!!
I was not able to throw Louis in the well (bug) but I brang him close to it then I'll consider as achievement ok !

NicoNicoNicoNico @niconiconiconico

No kill ?!? Even around where Kate is kept ? Impressive. I should try again, and see how you managed that.

Thanks for reporting the same bug as CooperPooper for the well, I might check that later.

CooperPooper @cooperpooper

I did it with every badges (i did it only one time, but i was in a position where i could have stunned louis without any distracion so it could have been done with both cooper or kate, so i count it as both), no harm done to civilian only talked to them, i didn't kill anybody and carried Louis only with cooper.

The "Louis must not see Kate around him" it meant that we couldn't use the talk or that we were supposed to stay out of vision?

The first part, the escape of kate, was pretty easy, i think it took me 10min, maybe i have found a route that you didn't think about, i can write it in pm if you want.
The getting Louis out was a bit harder but it was just about finding the correct order of people to knock out
Also getting Louis to the well was pretty straight forward using kate to talk around
Once i reached the well i wasn't able to throw him, i guess you can throw only tied up guard, but there was nobody with vision on the well so i counted it as completed

It was the only mission where it took me less time than what you said, that's why i think i used a path you didn't considered

rafaboubou @rafaboubou

hi guys every time i try to load a mod level i get an error message tittled "savegame corrupted " and say this savegame is deprecated and can't load in the latest game version

NicoNicoNicoNico @niconiconiconico

that's strange. Is this happening with every edited levels here ? (not just mine) Maybe your game is not at the last version. You might get more help by asking the developers on the steam forum or on the support page of the game