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      A strategy guide for the Halo:Combat Evolved Demo for PC for online 
	    Capture the Flag (CTF) mode in the Blood Gulch level...

		    	     By: sk8boarder87

		      	      (Version 2.3)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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I. Version History
II. Blood Gulch and Online CTF Info
III. CTF Strategies (and Recognition)
	1. All-Out Rush
	2. Warthog Blockade
	3. Banshee Decoy
	4. Victory Lap
	5. Rocket Surprise
	6. Gotta Catch 'em All!
	7. Hidden Threat
	8. Unexpected Exit
	9. Five Man Blitz
	10. Tele-Camping
IV. Credits and Thanks
V. Contact Info 

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I. Version History
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-- 1.0 -- original strategy guide (completed 11/3/2003)
-- 1.5 -- added Strategies 8 and 9; fixed and replaced ASCII art; corrected
            minor grammar errors (completed 11/12/2003)
-- 1.8 -- added my server names; fixed main title art; added to sections II
            and IV (completed 11/14/2003)
-- 2.0 -- adjusted sections IV and V; added "Spartan 117" ASCII art 
	    (completed 11/16/2003)
-- 2.2 -- added Strategy 10; deleted my server names (completed 6/19/2004)
-- 2.3 -- fixed minor spelling errors; updated sections II and V
	    (completed 11/22/2004)

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II. Blood Gulch and Online CTF Info
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-To access the Server Menu from the Main Menu of the Halo Demo (PC),
 first click on Multiplayer, then Internet under the Join Game heading, and
 finally click Get List in the bottom left corner to display the list of 
 available servers. Join a CTF server that is not full and has an appropriate 
 ping.

-NOTE: The only level available in the demo is the Blood Gulch level. The only 
       game modes available are CTF and Slayer.

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III. CTF Strategies (and Recognition)
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1. All-Out Rush -- (By: sk8boarder87)

At the start of the game, tell your teammates (through the team comm. 
link) to quickly rush and attack the opposing base. Have two players run 
inside and grab the flag, one guarding the other. Everyone else kills and 
distracts as many of the enemies as possible. Meanwhile have the two 
flag carriers hop into a Warthog, preferably the one with a machine gun, 
if available. One takes the wheel and the other the mounted gun on back. 
Have the other teammates defend the Banshees from the enemies, as 
they are a major threat to a Warthog. Return to your base with the flag,
and score an easy point. If your players are still attacking, and doing well,
repeat the rush again and again. If not, follow another strategy or defend
your base. This strategy can be done later on, but is harder and usually
only works at the beginning of the game when the enemy is less prepared.

2. Warthog Blockade -- (By: Poisoned Dreams)

At the beginning of the game, park one Warthog on top of the enemies'
green teleport location in the middle of Blood Gulch. This is to make it
harder for your enemies to capture your flag, disallowing them
teleportation closer to your base. Run into your opponents' base, grab
the flag, and tell one of your teammates to drive the Warthog that's on
the teleport forward a bit and off the teleporter. Tell him to sit there until
you go up the opposing base's ramp and through the teleport's green
doorway. You will appear right behing the Warthog, so get on the gun
(or missile launcher) and head back the little way to your base. Deposit
the flag and win a point for your team. This strategy will usually work at
any time during the game that you have a Warthog on the opposing
team's teleporter and a fellow player to move it and drive you back to
your base.

3. Banshee Decoy -- (By: Meteorainer)

At the start of the game, have a teammate fly the Banshee in circles
around the enemy base, taking out as many opponents as possible.
Put three players in a Warthog and sneak along the wall to the other
team's base. While the enemies are hiding from the Banshee and
trying to take it down. Two guys (not the driver) get off the Warthog,
run inside, steal the flag, and return to the Warthog. Set up snipers
in the hills to take out any enemies that notice the Warthog, and
escape to your base with the flag, scoring a point for your team. If
the enemy has a Banshee too (most likely), then have a dogfight
over the enemy base, distracting the enemy Banshee from the
Warthog. If it breaks off to attack the Warthog, have your Banshee
easily blast him in the unprotected back and take him down.
Usually getting the flag will attract the enemies (mostly because the
big warning flashes on the screen), so have plenty of snipers and
good Banshee cover ready to stop them from flipping the Warthog.

4. Victory Lap -- (By: Fear the Clown)

Get three people on a Warthog and one in a Banshee. The Banshee circles
the enemy base, distracting and killing any opponents they can. The loaded
Warthog drives along the side near the wall and stops briefly at the back
entrance of the enemy base. The player in the "shotgun" position jumps out
and enters the base. The Warthog then does one full lap around the circular
base killing anyone in the way, and then returns to the drop-off point. The 
flag carrier hops on the mounted gun and the original gunner goes to "shotgun."
This allows two players to shoot, and the Warthog returns along the wall to
your base. The Banshee follows the Warthog, guarding it from any attackers.
The flag carrier hops out and scores a point for your team. This is a good
strategy because you can do it at any time in the game when your team
has a Warthog and a banshee.

5. Rocket Surprise -- (By: Keelo2000)

This strategy is strictly a defensive one, but nonetheless effective. Stay on 
top of the base, and wait until a Warthog with only one enemy arrives. When 
the opponent leaves the vehicle and goes inside your base, jump down and into
the mounted rocket launcher on the back (a mounted gun works too, but is not
as effective). The enemy soldier will most likely (90% of the time) run back 
to his Warthog. Once he is within sight, fire a rocket (or gun) right down his 
throat, jump out, and return the flag. Although this is seldom possible, you 
and your victim will get a good laugh out of it.

6. Gotta Catch 'em All! -- (By: Mulas)

In the beginning of the game, focus all advancing efforts on collecting the 
vehicles. Half of them will already be at your base, so assign half of your 
team to attack, steal the enemy vehicles, and return them to your base, and 
the other half to guard your vehicles. When all the available vehicles (6 
Warthogs and 2 Banshees) are at your base, it will be nearly impossible for 
the opposing team to get your flag. Soon after your team has all of them, 
launch a brutal assault on the enemy base, and it should be fairly easy to 
get the flag in all the confusion. Just make sure the flag carrier doesn't 
get run over by his own teammates. Once the Warthog with the flag is heading 
back to base, have all remaining vehicles follow and protect the flag, 
especially from snipers and rockets. Take the flag back to your base to gain 
the easy point.

7. Hidden Threat -- (By: ZDard)

Wait until a couple minutes have gone past, or whenever your ready. Sneak 
along through one of the side tunnels until you get to the end. The best 
weapons for this are the pistol and a rocket launcher, but it works fine 
without them. Wait until there are few people on top of the enemy base and 
sprint down the ledge and up onto their base. Hide behind the enemy 
teleporter until the top is clear and a Warthog is nearby. Hop down into 
the base, get the flag, and jump into the driver's seat of the Warthog. 
Drive as fast as you can back to your base and deposit the flag to earn a 
point for yourself. Note that there is a high chance that the other team 
will spot you from the ground near their base, so having a rocket launcher 
equipped greatly increases your odds of performing this dare-devil strategy.

8. Unexpected Exit -- (By: RatMan423)

This strategy is two-prong, and works well when there isn't a good defense.
First, get in a Warthog and drive to the enemy base, so the driver's-side 
door is facing the door on the back of the base. Try to run up the side ramp 
and into the tunnel without being seen. Odds are the enemy will forget about 
the Warthog in the back, since the threat of flag capture isn't emminent 
anymore. Second, wait for a light defense at the enemy base, and make sure 
your Warthog is still there. Jump down from the tunnel and go in through the 
top of the base, first tossing in a few grenades to clear out any defenses 
inside. Grab the flag, and then jump in your Warthog. Since the enemy didn't 
see you come in with a vehicle, they won't expecting you to leave with a 
vehicle. Works like a charm. A tip for base defense: Never leave spare 
vehicles near your base. Always move them a good distance away so the enemy 
can't hop in one and drive away with your flag. Also make sure no Banshees 
are near your base.

9. Five Man Blitz -- (By: RatMan423)

As the name suggests, you will need at least five players for this strategy. 
Have one get a fuel rod gun, one get a sniper rifle, one get a Warthog, one 
jump into the Warthog for the ride, and one get a Banshee. The two with a 
sniper rifle and fuel rod gun go up through the teleport and to the ledge 
overlooking the enemy base. The Banshee flyer hovers over the enemy base, 
distracting anyone around there. The Warthog driver takes the other rider 
to the enemy teleport station in the middle of the map, parking the 'Hog on 
top of it. The rider hops out and runs through the tunnel, grabs the 
flamethrower and overshield, and heads for the enemy base, incinerating 
anyone he meets. He proceeds up the ramp and into the base via the roof, 
receiving cover from the sniper and fuel rod gun on the ledge and the 
distracting Banshee. The Warthog driver, upon hearing the warning that the 
opponents' flag has been taken, edges forward and off the teleport. The 
person with the flag runs around the base and up the ramp, sprinting 
through the teleport to appear next to the Warthog. He hops in the back and 
easily returns to his base with the flag. This works well because the 
enemies will have a hard time concentrating on a sniper, fuel rod gun, and
Banshee simultaneously.

10. Tele-Camping -- (By:  Clark Beyer)

This works best on Blood Gulch, and make sure you're on the Red Team. When you 
start, run over to Blue's ground teleporter, located somewhere in the middle of 
the field. Stand on top of it, facing Red Base. When your screen flashes white, 
it means someone is trying to get through the teleporter, so immediately back up
and do a melee attack. Whoever walks through will be hit by your melee and DIE 
INSTANTLY! Use this technique to stop Blue soldiers from going to your base. 
I've scored many kills by doing this, but be warned: the opposing team tends to 
call you names, like a "camper."
 
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IV. Credits and Thanks
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I would like to thank the following people, sites, and companies:

-- Me, sk8boarder87, author and organizer of this FAQ.
-- Gamefaqs.com, for their supreme website and message boards and help with
   getting this FAQ published.
-- Any contributors listed above, for their cooperation and help with the main 
   part of this FAQ.
-- Bungie, for making Halo a totally awesome and enjoyable game.
-- Microsoft, for creating the X-Box gaming console and Halo.
-- Redvsblue.com, just for making the completely extraordinary Halo movie 
   series.

NOTE: This FAQ is not to be copied or reproduced without consent from the 
	author, sk8boarder87, and is only to be viewed and used at 
	www.gamefaqs.com and no other site, unless permission is granted. You 
	may request usage of this FAQ on your site via E-mail or AIM. Thank you 
	for reading my FAQ and hopefully this will aid you in some way.

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V. Contact Info
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If you have any questions or comments about this FAQ or Halo in general, you can
contact me at the following places:

-- Name: Tommy Cooper
-- Gamefaqs.com: sk8boarder87
-- AIM: sk8boarder0087
-- Email: tommycooper@gmail.com OR sk8boarder87@comcast.net (rarely checked)
-- Halo Name: MJOLNIR X

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