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    Herb Mixing Guide by Jacko

    Version: 0.1 | Updated: 04/23/99 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Resident Evil Herb Mixing Guide by Jacko
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    Version 0.1 - 23/4/99
    This document Copyright 1999 Michael Jackson
    E-mail - resident_weevil@hotmail.com
    
    
    Welcome to this short but useful FAQ on Capcom's amazing survival 
    horror series.  This guide is useful for the original RE, the 
    Director's Cut and RE 2.
    
    Being a great fan of the series I read and talk about them a lot and
    am surprised to find that so few magazines, guides and people know the 
    full extent to which you can mix herbs, providing badly-needed space 
    saving help in your inventory.  Here is a chart to show how many herbs 
    can be mixed and what the resultant effect on your health is:
    
    Number of herbs         Effect
    ---------------         ------
    
    1 Green                 The standard green herb - replenishes energy.
    1 Blue                  The standard blue herb - cures poison.
    1 Red                   The standard red herb - not useful on its own.
    2 Green                 Replenishes twice the energy of a green herb.
    3 Green                 Replenishes 3 times the energy of a green herb.
    1 Green + 1 Blue        Replenishes energy and cures poison.
    2 Green + 1 Blue        Replenishes twice the energy and cures poison.
    1 Green + 1 Red         Triples the effect of a green herb.
    1 Green, 1 Red + 1 Blue Triples the effect of a green and cures poison.
    
    These are all the possible permutations of herb mixing and they all 
    take up a single space in your inventory.
    
    That's it except for one thing - once I was playing Resident Evil
    Director's Cut and something strange happened.  I was playing as Jill 
    in Advanced mode and I got to the guardhouse (where you have to fight
    Plant42).  I went through the red double doors which lead to the room 
    with the pinball tables and the pool table where the big spiders are.  
    Then I got the empty red book from the table and one of the spiders 
    spat some acid at me which poisoned me.  I went back to the save room 
    with the chest and took out a blue herb and used it but my poisoned 
    status was not cured! Then I tried to use a blue herb mixed with a 
    green herb and then a mix of 1 red, 1 green and 1 blue herb but I was 
    still poisoned.  As you can imagine, this made playing the game quite 
    hard!  If anyone has had a similar experience or knows why this 
    happened then e-mail me.
    
    REVISION HISTORY:
    
     23/4/99 0.1
             Changed E-mail address
    
      5/1/99 0.0
             First version
    
    -FIN-