Metal Gear (MSX, UK Version) Script
by Nekura_Hoka 6/4/2004, Ver. 1.2 (10/3/04)
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-Updated in Version 1.2
	 Corrected some byte/bit values in describing the 'wordvar' system.
	Stupid me, I made some major miscalculations.
	 Also enhanced the intro with info about the differing number of
	messages in the Japanese vs. UK versions.
	 Enhanced the explanation of the script code annotations.

-Updated in Version 1.1
	 Replaced "[" character with "?". An error on my part, its the only
	appearance of a question mark in the game's script.
	 Also cleaned up the formatting. I removed some extra spaces in the
	text that resulted from the replacement process. Script is now
	cleaner and easier to read all around.

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= 1. Introduction
=================

 Here is a proper dump of the script in Metal Gear for the MSX. This is the
script from the UK version. The script is a literal decoding from the
UK version with no typo corrections. Any typo shown is actually what
occurred in the game. The text in the script is not necessarily
chronologically accurate since the script in the game was not arranged that
way. Although I will say that it is essentially in chronological order.

 It should also be noted that the UK version features an english
translation that eliminated 69 of the original 155 messages in the Japanese
version. The missing messages are some comedic messages and ones concerning
the pickup and Big Boss' description of items. Incidentally there are also
4 messages which are in the Japanese version which are disabled and not
present in the script area. Its pure speculation, but they were probably
more item descriptions for things like the Oxygen Tank etc. which aren't
described by Big Boss in the final Japanese game.

 It took some work to complete this script since the text in the game was
code-referenced rather than simply a literal string of text. What I mean is
they would have hex values representing a block of text in many places to
save space. For instance, the words "BIG BOSS" show up in several
places in the script. Rather than having "BIG BOSS" spelled out each time
it is intended to appear (thereby taking up useful data space), they
assigned it the hex value of a1. Each time "a1" (8 bits) would show
up in the code it would be replaced by the game program with "BIG BOSS" (64
bits). Thusly, since "BIG BOSS" shows up 19 times in the code they ended
up needing only 408 bits of code (including the reference after the script
to define what the hex value is to be replaced with) for what would have
normally required 1,216 bits.

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= 2. Conditions
===============

 Feel free to download, host, and use the contents of this as you please,
but please give credit for the extraction to me. Thanks and enjoy!

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= 3. Lexicon
============

 There are certain bytes in the script code which were used to instruct the
game program what to do at that point in the text. For the purposes of
understanding what these instructions essentially were, I replaced them with
a basic word description to understand what was going on. Here is what they
mean:

"begin_message"			= Beginning of an onscreen message. The script
				  is formatted so that this initial byte
				  tells the game what type of message box to
				  use. (ie timed or prompted and size)

"end_message" 			= Just what it says. This is a byte that tells
				  the game program to end the message.

"keyprompt"			= In a transceiver message this is where a
				  byte would tell the program to wait for the
				  player to press a button to advance the
				  message text. In the end credits for the
				  game and some other special messages this
				  indicates when a timed pause should occur
				  between the current and next page of text.

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= 4. Metal Gear Script
======================


 RELIEVE

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
OPERATION INTRUDE N313.
keyprompt

PENETRATE THE ENEMY'S
OUTER HEAVEN AND
DESTOROY
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON
METAL GEAR!
keyprompt

FIRST,
CONTACT MISSING
GREY FOX AND SEARCH FOR
METAL GEAR!
keyprompt

CONTACT IN THE BAND OF
12085 FROM NOW ON.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
MISION!
GAIN ACCESS TO
THE ENEMY 'S FORTRESS,
OUTER HEAVEN.
keyprompt

TAKE ACTION NOT TO BE
DISCOVERED BY
THE ENEMY.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
TAKE THE WEAPONS AND
EQUIPMENTS FROM
THE ENEMY'S LORRY!!
keyprompt

YOU SHOULD HAVE
AN I.D.CARD TO OPEN
THE DOOR.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

DON'T MOVE!

end_message


begin_message

YOU ARE CAPTURED!

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS SOLID SNAKE...
YOUR REPLY, PLEASE.

end_message


begin_message

LISTEN! SOLID SNAKE...
I'LL NEVER DIE...
keyprompt

I'LL GET YOU.
ONE DAY.
keyprompt

SEE YOU AGAIN...

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
THERE MUST BE
SOME RESISTANCE .
keyprompt

TRY TO CONTACT WITH
THE TRANSCEIVER!
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS THE RESISTANCE
LEADER, MR. SCHNEIDER...
keyprompt

I WILL BRIEF YOU ON
THE FORTRESS DETAILS.
PLEASE CONTACT ON
WAVEBAND 12079.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
PUT ON A GAS MASK IN
THE GAS ROOM.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS THE RESISTANCE
LEADER, MR. SCHNEIDER...
keyprompt

GO TO THE SOUTH PART OF
THE 1ST FLOOR TO GET
YOUR MASK.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

RESISTANCE, DIANE
WILL SUPPORT YOU
ON WAVEBAND 12033.

end_message


 RESCUED

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS RADIO KNK.
EMERGENCY NEWS FLASH!
keyprompt

THERE WAS APPARENTLY
A TREMENDOUS EARTH
TREMOR IN THE REGION OF
GALZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
AT MIDNIGHT.

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

FOXHOUNDER
INTRUDED
A FEW DAYS AGO
keyprompt

AND IS SAFE NOW.
keyprompt

HE WAS CAPTURED BY
THE ENEMY.

end_message


begin_message

I'M SLEEPY.

end_message


begin_message

OVERSLEPT!

end_message


begin_message

PROBABLY,
FOXHOUNDER
GAINED ACCESS.
keyprompt

DON'T MAKE WAY
FOR HIM,
AT ANY COST.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
WILL EXPLAIN HOW TO
USE F-KEY.
keyprompt

F-1 KEY FOR PAUSE .
F-2 KEY FOR SELECTING
YOUR WEAPONS.
F-3 KEY FOR SELECTING
YOUR EQUIPMENTS.
keyprompt

F-4 KEY FOR
TRANSCEIVER BAND.
REMEMBER THESE WELL.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
keyprompt

BREAK DOWN THE POWER
SUPPLY BOX WITH
THE REMOTE-CONTROL
MISSILE TO GET RID OF
THE HIGH-VOLTAGE.
keyprompt

...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
THE REMOTE-CONTROL
MISSILE IS AVAILABLE IN
THE SOUTHEASTERN AREA.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
WIND BARRIER IS
EXTENDED ON
THE ROOFTOP.
keyprompt

LOOK FOR
THE BOMBBLASTSUIT TO
BE INTO THE BARRIER.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

NEXT,
WE INTRODUCE
METAL GEAR STAFF...
keyprompt

     MAIN PROGRAM

    HIROYUKI FUKUI

keyprompt

      SUB PROGRAM

    TOMONORI OSTUKA
     KOJI TOYOHARA
keyprompt

    GRAPHIC DESIGN

     MASAMI TABATA
     AZUSA FUJIMOTO
keyprompt

   MAIN SOUND EFFECT

      IKU MIZUTANI
keyprompt

   SUB SOUND EFFECT

 SHIGEHIRO TAKENOUCHI
    MOTOAKI FURUKAWA
keyprompt

      GAME DESIGN

     HIDEO KOJIMA
keyprompt

     PRESENTED  BY

        KONAMI

         1987

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENTS!
CHECK IF YOU HAVE BEEN
BUGGED BY THE ENEMY.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
THE BOMBBLASTSUIT
CAN BE FOUND IN
THE BASEMENT.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

FOXHOUNDER
CALLED
GREY FOX MUST BE
keyprompt

CONFINED IN
THE SECRET CELL.

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

THE BEST WAY OF
GAINING ACCESS TO
THE SECRET CELL,
keyprompt

IS TO ALLOW THE
ENEMY TO CAPTURE
YOU.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
MOVE OUT ,AND LOCATE
GREY FOX 'S SOLITARY
CELL.
keyprompt

CHECK THE WALL!
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

I 'M GREY FOX.
keyprompt

THE ULTIMATE WEAPON
METAL GEAR HAS
keyprompt

NUCLEAR WEAPONS
DESIGNED FOR EVERY
PART OF EARTH.
keyprompt

IF IT IS COMPLETED,
NUCLEAR ATTACK
keyprompt

FROM ANYWHWRE
keyprompt

WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
keyprompt

METAL GEAR MUST BE
DESTOROYED,
keyprompt

BEFORE IT IS
COMPLETED.
keyprompt

THERE IS ONLY ONE
WAY TO DESTOROY
METAL GEAR.
keyprompt

DR. PETTROVICH, WHO
DEVELOPED IT KNOW
THE ONLY METHOD.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
TAKE BACK YOUR WEAPONS
AND EQUIPMENTS,
AND GET OUT OF HERE!
keyprompt

THEY MUST BE CONCEALED
IN A ROOM.
BREAK THE DOOR!
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

I TOOK BACK 
THE WEAPONS
AND EQUIPMENTS.

end_message


begin_message

I'M SHOOT GUNNER!
keyprompt

NOBODY HAS
keyprompt

EVER BEEN ABLE TO
ESCAPE FROM HERE.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
keyprompt

YOU SHOULD KNOCK
THE WALL AND BLAST IT
WHICH SOUNDS
IRREGULARLY.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

THE ONLY WAY TO
REACH THE COURTYARD
IS BY PARACHUTE.

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

DR. PETTROVICH IS
CONFINED TO
keyprompt

A SOLITARY CELL IN
THE COURTYARD.

end_message


begin_message

I'M 
MACHINEGUN KID!
keyprompt

I'LL NEVER LET
YOU GO AHEAD!!

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
MACHINEGUN KID MUST BE
KILLED BY
REMOTE-CONTROL MISSILE.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
YOU CAN GET
THE PARACHUTE ON
THE 2ND FLOOR.
...OVER

end_message


 RESCUED

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
HIND-D MUST BE
DESTOROYED BY
GRENADE LAUNCHER.
...BYE

end_message


begin_message

...DR. PETTROVICH.
IT 'S TOO LATE.

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

DR. PETTROVICH WAS
QUICKLY MOVED TO
BUILDING NO .2.
keyprompt

BUILDING NO .2 LIES
10KM TO THE NORTH
FROM HERE.

end_message


begin_message

I GOOFED!!
THE LORRY
STARTED TO MOVE!

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
DESTOROY THE TANK WITH
THE LAND MINE.
...BYE

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
CHECK POINT!
keyprompt

PUT ON
AN ENEMY'S UNIFORM
AND GAIN ACCESS.
keyprompt

WILL USE WAVEBAND 12013
FOR FUTURE CONTACT.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
keyprompt

ENEMY'S UNIFORM IS
AVAILABLE IN
THE BASEMENT OF
BUILDING NO .1.
keyprompt

WILL CONTACT
IN THE BAND OF 12026
FROM NOW ON.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
WILL CONTACT ON
WAVEBAND 12091 FROM
NOW ON.
keyprompt

...BYE

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
IT WAS JAMMING, BUT...
OK NOW.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

DR. PETTROVICH IS
CONFINED IN
THE BASEMENT.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
LEAD YOU TO
THE GAS ROOM!
...OVER

end_message


 RESCUED

end_message


begin_message

I'M FIRE TROOPER!
keyprompt

I WILL
keyprompt

BURN YOU ALIVE!

end_message


begin_message

YOU ARE CAUGHT IN
A TRAP.
keyprompt

IN FACT,
keyprompt

WE HAVE CONFINED
DR. PETTROVICH ON
THE SECOND FLOOR.
keyprompt

I WILL GET YOU
FOXHOUNDER!

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
THE FLASH LIGHT CAN BE
FOUND ON THE 1ST FLOOR.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
PLEASE TAKE CARE,
THERE MAY BE A PITFALL.
...BYE

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
THE DOORKEEPER,
MR. ARNOLD
IS INVINCIBLE!
ESCAPE!

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

YOU MUST HAVE
A COMPASS TO CROSS
THE DESERT.

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE
TO CONTACT JENNIFER
OF RESISTANCE ON
keyprompt

WAVEBAND 12048.
keyprompt

BUT SHE IS PROUD,
AND
WOULDN'T ANSWER,
keyprompt

IF YOU WERE NOT
THE EXECUTIVE.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
WILL ARRANGE
A ROCKET LAUNCHER.
keyprompt

COME FOR
A ROCKET LAUNCHER!
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
WILL OPEN THE DOOR.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
THE COMPASS CAN BE
FOUND ON THE 2ND FLOOR.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

THE DITCH WILL LEAD
YOU TO
THE NO.3 BUILDING.

end_message


begin_message

I'M DR. PETTROVICH.
keyprompt

MY DAUGHTER ELLEN
WAS TAKEN
AS HOSTAGE.
keyprompt

SAVE ELLEN
OR, I WON'T DISCUSS
METAL GEAR.

end_message


begin_message

I'M DR. PETTROVICH.
keyprompt

METAL GEAR IS IN
100TH BASEMENT OF
BUILDING NO.3,
keyprompt

20KM TO THE NORTH
OF HERE.
keyprompt

METAL GEAR CAN BE
DESTOROYED
IN ONLY ONE WAY.
keyprompt

ATTACH PLASTIC BOMB
TO THE FOOT OF
METAL GEAR.
keyprompt

R ,R ,L ,R ,L ,L ,R ,L ,L ,
R ,R ,L ,R ,L ,R ,...
IN ORDER .
keyprompt

I FORGOT
THE REMAINDER.
keyprompt

ANYWAY,
keyprompt

SET 16 UNITS.
keyprompt

YOU CAN NOT,
DESTOROY
keyprompt

IF YOU COMMIT
AN ERROR
IN THE ORDER.
keyprompt

MR. ARNOLD HAS
AN I.D. CARD
keyprompt

TO GET OUT OF
BUILDING NO.2.
keyprompt

YOU SHOULD USE
A ROCKET LAUNCHER
TO KILL MR. ARNOLD.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
SECRET SUBWAY FROM
THE SOUTHEAST LEADS YOU
TO NO.1 BUILDING.
...OVER

end_message


 COME IN

end_message


 HELP ME

end_message


begin_message

THANK YOU.
keyprompt

I'M THE DAUGHTER OF
DR. PETTROVICH,
ELLEN.
keyprompt

MY FATHER WAS
FORCED TO DEVELOP
METAL GEAR.
keyprompt

PLEASE HELP
MY FATHER
URGENTLY.

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
AN ANTIDOTE IS GOOD FOR
THE POISON OF
A SCORPION.
...BYE

end_message


 RESCUED

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
ENTER THE LEFT DOOR.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
CREEP INTO THE LORRY
ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
YOU SHOULD BREAK DOWN
THE WALL.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
THERE IS AN OXYGEN
CYLINDER BEYOND
THE WALL.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS BIG BOSS...
SOLID SNAKE!
STOP THE OPERATION.
SWITCH OFF YOUR MSX
AT ONCE.
keyprompt

THIS IS THE COMMAND.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
A CARD WHICH OPEN
THE NEXT DOOR LIES IN
THE EAST OF BUILDING 3.
keyprompt

THE EASTERN SIDE LEADS
TO THE DITCH
OF BUILDING 2.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS MR. SCHNEIDER...
I HAVE DISCOVERED
WHO THE BOSS OF
OUTER HEAVEN IS.
keyprompt

THE BOSS IS ....
keyprompt

OH NO!!
WHA .A .......

end_message


begin_message

I'M COWARD DUCK!
keyprompt

YOU CAN'T
keyprompt

SHOOT ME,
keyprompt

CAN YOU?

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

I'M A BROTHER OF
keyprompt

JENNIFER.
keyprompt

CLIMB THE LEFT
keyprompt

LADDER
keyprompt

WHEN ESCAPING.

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
keyprompt

USE THE HAND GUN TO
CAPTURE THE PRISONERS,
NOT TO KILL THEM.
...BYE

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
COWARD DUCK HAS CARD 8.
keyprompt

MY BROTHER IS AMONG
THE CAPTIVES .
PLEASE DON'T KILL THEM.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

RESCUED!
keyprompt

BOSS OF
OUTER HEAVEN IS
BIG BOSS,
keyprompt

GENERAL COMMANDANT
OF FOXHOUND.
keyprompt

EVERYTHING IS DONE
BY HIM.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
YOU MUST RUN FAST.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

SOLID SNAKE!
YOU'VE FINALLY
COME HERE.
keyprompt

YEAH, I'M BIG BOSS
GENERAL COMMANDANT
OF FOXHOUND.
keyprompt

AND IN CHARGE OF
THIS FORTRESS,
OUTER HEAVEN.
keyprompt

I GAVE YOU
INSTRUCTIONS
TO BRING BACK
keyprompt

FALSE INFORMATION
OF METAL GEAR.
keyprompt

HOWEVER,
YOU ACCOMPLISHED
TOO MUCH.
keyprompt

YOU HAVE
COMPLETELY SMASHED
MY AMBITIONS.
keyprompt

SOLID SNAKE!!
keyprompt

I WILL NOT
DIE ALONE.
keyprompt

YOU WILL JOIN ME.

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS JENNIFER...
YOU CAN EXTEND THE TIME
LIMIT BY USING
A CIGARETTE.
keyprompt

PLEASE RETURN IN
SAFETY,
SOLID SNAKE!

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS DIANE...
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO
DEFEAT BIG BOSS.
IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU.
SOLID SNAKE!
keyprompt

I LOVE....
NO, IT WAS
A MERE NOTHING!
GOOD LUCK!!

end_message


begin_message

EMERGENCY!!
keyprompt

EMERGENCY!!
keyprompt

THE
SELF-DESTRUCTION
SWITCH OF
keyprompt

OUTER HEAVEN HAS
BEEN ACTIVATED.
keyprompt

ESCAPE QUICKLY!!

end_message


begin_message

THIS IS SOLID SNAKE...
METAL GEAR'S
DESTRUCTION IS
A SUCCESS.
keyprompt

OPERATION INTRUDE N313
FINISHED!...
keyprompt

EVERYTHING IS FINISHED.
keyprompt

I WILL GO BACK NOW.
...OVER

end_message


begin_message

HELLO THIS IS DIANE...
I SUPPOSE THEY HAVE
A SILENCER.
...BYE

end_message

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= 5. End
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