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    Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego FAQ? version 1.0.1
    by Andrew Schultz
    schultza@earthlink.net
    
    This document is copyright 2000-2001 Andrew Schultz.  Please do not 
    reproduce for profit without my prior consent.  Its main goal is, 
    besides being an interesting project for myself, to make people aware of 
    an interesting and very challenging sequel to what was already a very 
    good game(Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.)
    
    See my in-depth script for specific hints.
    
    ** AD SPACE **
    
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    ...stop by my homepage while you're at it!
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    GENERAL INFORMATION
    
    STOLEN ITEMS
    
    CLUES
    
    DESCRIPTIONS
    
    RANK
    
    QUIRKS
    
    VERSIONS/CREDITS
    
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    GENERAL INFORMATION
    
    A specific walkthrough is not possible in this game.  There are so many 
    different clues, random places to start, and random paths that the only 
    way to get through the game is to know some specific [interesting] 
    trivia about the U.S.  However, there are some time metrics that you can 
    learn.
    
    Time to arrest a crook = 6 days
    Time spent sleeping each day = 9 hours("kids, get your sleep!")
    6 days * 15 hours = 90 hours to catch the crook
    Identifying a criminal at the crime lab=2 hours
    Going to first location for a clue=1 hour
    Going to first location for a clue=2 hours
    Going to third location for a clue=3 hours
    Going back again=3 hours
    Any plane flight[even from Miami to Anchorage]=3 hours
    If you take a flight to the wrong location and return, you are given new 
    locations and new clues, and the time it takes to look for clues is 
    reset to one hour, then two.
    Also, each time you gain a rank, the crook goes through one more city.  
    They start off going through just three.
    
    Note that certain locations give certain sorts of clues.  For instance, 
    at the library you will probably find out what the person was reading.  
    Descriptive clues are, however, random.
    
    STOLEN ITEMS
    
    Each state has three possible items that can be stolen from it.  They 
    are listed below.
    
    Alabama:
      The Boll Weevil Monument
      Jefferson Davis' top hat
      George Washington Carver's lab notes
    Alaska:
      The Alaska Pipeline
      Secret formula for Kodiak bear repellant
      The Mendenhall Glacier
    Arizona:
      The Petrified Forest
      Geronimo's war bonnet
      The Painted Desert
    Arkansas:
      Thermostat from Arkansas Hot Springs
      The Crater of Diamonds
      Magnetic Mountain
    California:
      All the cable cars in San Francisco
      The Hollywood sign
      The last California condor
    Colorado:
      Pike's Peak
      Molly Brown's tea set
      The capitol's golden dome
    Connecticut:
      Statue of Nathan Hale
      Historic Colt revolver
      The Charter Oak
    Delaware:
      America's first log cabin
      The Mason-Dixon Monument
      Cooch's Bridge
    Florida:
      The Fountain of Youth
      Launching pad from Cape Canaveral
      Keys to Key West
    Georgia:
      The Okefenokee Swamp
      Scarlett O'Hara's petticoat
      Entire year's peanut crop
    Honolulu:
      King Kamehameha's crown
      Original recipe for poi
      Telescope from Mauna Loa Observatory
    Idaho:
      Chief Joseph's teepee
      Secret cure for potato blight
      All the snow from Sun Valley
    Illinois:
      Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat
      The Chicago Water Tower
      The Chicago Loop
    Indiana:
      Finish flag from the Indy 500
      The Battle of Tippecanoe Monument
      The New Harmony Memorial
    Iowa:
      Grant Wood painting
      Herbert Hoover's baby shoes
      Prize-winning hog
    Kansas:
      Dorothy's red shoes
      Toto's flea collar
      Pony Express station
    Kentucky:
      Winner's Circle from Churchill Downs
      Daniel Boone's compass
      Keys to Fort Knox
    Louisiana:
      Jean Lafitte's cutlass
      The streetcar named Desire
      Secret recipe for gumbo
    Maine:
      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's first verse
      Winslow Homer painting
      All the lobster pots in the state
    Maryland:
      Manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner"
      The keys to Camp David
      Edgar Allen Poe's raven
    Massachusettes:
      Paul Revere's silver spurs
      Plymouth Rock
      Lanterns from Old North Church
    Michigan:
      Original Model T Ford
      Original recipe for Kellogg's corn flakes
      Entire year's cherry crop
    Minnesota:
      The headwaters of the Mississippi
      Paul Bunyan's ax
      The Mayo Brothers' stethoscope
    Mississippi:
      William Faulkner's writing desk
      Elvis Presley's blue suede baby shoes
      Original Mississippi River boat
    Missouri:
      Tom Sawyer's fence
      Harry Truman's piano
      Jesse James' suspenders
    Montana:
      General Custer's boots
      Crazy Horse's war bonnet
      Glacier National Park
    Nebraska:
      Wild Bill Hickok's hat
      Largest mammoth fossil ever found
      Chimney Rock
    Nevada:
      Hoover Dam
      Deed to the Comstock Lode
      All the slot machines in the state
    New Hampshire:
      Nose from the Old Man of the Mountains
      Wind gauge from Mt. Washington
      Daniel Webster's teething ring
    New Jersey:
      Miss America's crown
      Thomas Edison's lab notes
      Walt Whitman's writing desk
    New Mexico:
      The Santa Fe Trail
      The Carlsbad Caverns
      Trophy from hot air balloon race
    New York:
      Rip Van Winkle's nightshirt
      The Brooklyn Bridge
      Babe Ruth's bat from Baseball Hall of Fame
    North Carolina:
      Sir Walter Raleigh's cape
      The Wright Brothers Memorial
      Virginia Dare's birth certificate
    North Dakota:
      Teddy Roosevelt's branding iron
      Sitting Bull's blanket
      The International Peace Garden
    Ohio:
      Johnny Appleseed's secret cider recipe
      The Great Serpent Mound
      Red Grange's jersey from Football Hall of Fame
    Oklahoma:
      Will Rogers' lariat
      The surrey with fringe on top
      Oil drilling rights to the entire state
    Oregon:
      Crater Lake
      Sea Lion Caves
      The end of the Oregon Trail
    Pennsylvania:
      The Liberty Bell
      Betsy Ross' sewing basket
      Benjamin Franklin's printing press
    Rhode Island:
      Prize-winning Rhode Island Red
      Crystal chandelier from "The Breakers"
      State capitol's marble dome
    South Carolina:
      Statue of John C. Calhoun
      Plans to Fort Sumter
      Blackbeard's treasure
    South Dakota:
      Teddy Roosevelt's Mt. Rushmore moustache
      Calamity Jane's six-shooter
      Deed to the Homestake Mine
    Tennessee:
      Prize-winning Tennessee walking horse
      Davey Crockett's coonskin cap
      The stage from the Grand Ole Opry
    Texas:
      The yellow rose of Texas
      Sam Houston's rifle
      J.R.'s Stetson
    Utah:
      The Bonneville Salt Flats
      Great Salt Lake
      Promontory Point
    Vermont:
      Entire year's harvest of maple syrup
      Ethan Allen's powderhorn
      Calvin Coolidge's baby shoe
    Virginia:
      George Washington's axe
      The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      Chincoteague pony herd
    Washington:
      Elevator from the Space Needle
      Statue of Chief Seattle
      Grand Coulee Dam
    West Virginia:
      John Brown's body
      Entire year's production of marbles
      Shenandoah Valley apple crop
    Wisconsin:
      Prize-winning dairy cow
      Entire year's production of cheese
      Antique circus train from Circus World Museum
    Wyoming:
      Devil's Tower National Monument
      Statue of Buffalo Bill Cody
      The Grand Tetons
    Washington, D. C.:
      White House china set
      The President's helicopter
      The Chief Justice's gavel
    
    CLUES
    
    Here is what each descriptive clue about a suspect "really" means for 
    you to type into the crime computer.  I believe I've got them all, 
    except one for blond that is missing.  The descriptive categories are 
    sex, hair, food, sports, hobbies, and music.
    
    HAIR
      BLOND
        had peroxided hair
        was towheaded
        had blond hair
      RED
        had auburn tresses
        had red hair
        was auburn-haired
        was titian-haired
      BROWN
        had mahogany tresses
        had mouse-colored hair
        had brown hair
        had mousey hair
      BLACK
        had ebony tresses
        was raven-haired
        had black hair
        had hair as dark as midnight
    
    FOOD
      SEAFOOD
        was eating calamari
        was eating sashimi
        was munching crab
        was snacking on squid
      CREOLE
        was eating gumbo
        was eating crawfish
        was eating jambalaya
        was eating red beans and rice
      TEX/MEX
        was eating a burrito
        was noshing on nachos
        was eating chimichongas
        was eating a bowl of chili
      SOUTHERN
        was eating grits
        was munching a ham hock
        was eating fried chicken
        was eating black-eyed peas
    
    SPORTS
      BASEBALL
        had a Tom Seaver T-shirt
        had a Mets ticket
        had a Cubs ticket
        had a photo of Babe Ruth
      FOOTBALL
        had a 49ers T-shirt
        was carrying a pigskin
        was a real Bears fan
        had seats on the 50-yard line
      BASKETBALL
        had a Knicks ticket
        was dribbling like crazy
        was practicing rebounds
        practiced slam dunks in the wastebasket
      HOCKEY
        had a puck in [his/her] pocket
        was wearing shin guards
        had a N.Y. Rangers T-shirt
        mentioned the Stanley Cup
    
    HOBBIES
      GAMBLING
        had a lottery ticket
        had a racing form
        had an ace up [his/her] sleeve
        was looking for a poker game
      EXPLORING
        had a book on speleology
        had a hat with a lantern
        was carrying a rope
        had bat guano on [his/her] shoes
      FORTUNETELLING
        had a crystal ball
        was reading tea leaves
        was carrying tarot cards
        had a book of the I Ching
      AUTO REPAIR
        was carrying a spanner
        was carrying a fan belt
        had a lug nut in [his/her] hand
        was carrying a wrench
    
    MUSIC
      CLASSICAL
        was humming a scherzo
        had a Mozart T-shirt
        was humming a fugue
        had a Scarlatti tape
      COUNTRY
        had a Willie Nelson tape
        was listening to Hank Williams
        was picking a tune on a banjo
        was dressed for a square dance
      ROCK
        had a David Bowie tape
        had a Fats Domino T-shirt
        had a Talking Heads tape
        had The Boss on [his/her] shirt
      OPERA
        was humming Rigoletto
        had a Pavarotti T-shirt
        had a ticket to The Ring
        was whistling an aria
    
    Also, the structure of clues is much less complex than in "Where in the 
    World."  The special scripts are listed below:
    
    "You're getting too close, shamus." appears when you're in the right 
    town.
    
    "A V.I.L.E. henchman!  You must be on the right track!" appears several 
    times.
    
    A simple "No one like that has been seen around here." occurs when you 
    take a wrong turn.
    
    Here are the following places you can visit:  Library, University, 
    Historical Society, Auto Club, Visitors Center, Tourist Bureau, Athletic 
    Club, Stadium, Sports Center.  No employees are identified in this game.
    
    DESCRIPTIONS
    
    Name                        |Hair |Food    |Sport     |Hobby      |Music  
    |
    ----------------------------+-----+--------+----------+-----------+-----
    --+
    Heidi Gosikh                |blond|Southern|hockey    |auto 
    repair|country|
    Venus Pencil                |blond|Southern|hockey    |auto repair|opera  
    |
    Brenda & Cobina Vanderbilt  |red  |Creole  |football  |spelunking 
    |country|
    Wendy Pauper                |red  |Creole  |football  |gambling   |rock   
    |
    B. B. D. O'Brien            |brown|seafood |baseball  |spelunking 
    |classic|
    Polly Esther Fabrique       |brown|seafood |baseball  |fortunes   |opera  
    |
    Gypsy Rose Lasagna          |black|Tex-Mex |basketball|fortunes   |rock   
    |
    Carmen Sandiego             |black|Tex-Mex |basketball|gambling   
    |classic|
    ----------------------------+-----+--------+----------+-----------+-----
    --+
    Mylar Naugahyde             |blond|Southern|baseball  |gambling   |opera  
    |
    Sheriff Paul Drive          |blond|Creole  |baseball  |auto 
    repair|country|
    Sven Galli                  |red  |Tex-Mex |hockey    |fortunes   |rock   
    |
    Titus Canby                 |red  |seafood |football  |spelunking 
    |classic|
    Alexander Graham Edison     |brown|Southern|basketball|auto repair|opera  
    |
    Ken Hartley Reed            |brown|seafood |basketball|spelunking 
    |classic|
    Benjamin Hana               |black|Creole  |hockey    |gambling   
    |country|
    Karl La Fong                |black|Tex-Mex |football  |fortunes   |rock   
    |
    ----------------------------+-----+--------+----------+-----------+-----
    --+
    
    RANK
    
      At the end of a certain number of successful missions, you receive a 
    promotion.  Here is each rank along with the range of successful 
    missions it corresponds to.
    
    Gumshoe          0-1
    Jr Investigator  2-3
    Investigator     4-6
    Sr Investigator  7-9
    Inspector        10-13
    Sr Inspector     14-17
    Jr Detective     18-22
    Detective        23-27
    Sr Detective     28-32
    Master Detective 33+
    Carmen is the 39th you will catch, which will put you in the hall of 
    fame.
    
    With each rise in rank, you will be forced to go through one more city 
    to capture Carmen or her accomplice.  To explore a city takes 6 hours, 
    with 3 hours in a flight.  If there are eleven cities, you will need 99 
    hours total.  But you are given only six days total, and with nine hours 
    for sleep, you won't get there in time.  You'll need to pass through a 
    city on the first clue.
    
    QUIRKS
    
    Carmen's hair has changed from brown to black.
    
    END OF FAQ PROPER
    
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    VERSION INFO
    1.0.1 added very minor details about the script 6/14/2001
    1.0.0 submitted to GameFAQs 12/1/2000
    
    CREDITS
    Thanks to ftp.apple.asimov.net(/pub) for reminding me this game existed.  
    Thanks to Kahei, without whose hex editor the script would likely never 
    have been done.
    
    CONTACT INFO
    schultza@earthlink.net with any constructive comments.
    
    

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