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    Evil Genius Frequent Asked Questions
    by Sokar20002001
    
    This faq is meant to help answer common problems that people face when playing
    the game.This faq is not meant to be an in depth guide, but rather a place
    to find quick answers to common problems and to keep people on the boards sane.
    This faq is my first work, so probably it is not done very professionally, 
    sorry about that.
    WARNING: Expect spoilers when reading this faq, I might add spoiler warnings 
    later, but probably not.
    
    Frequently Asked Questions:
    0. How do I save???!!!!
    1. How do I get Nikita Leonov, the crime boss, to join me?
    2. Where can I find all the the minions?
    3. Why can't I find the minionS?
    4. Where are all the totem pieces located?
    5. Where are all the uber loots located?
    6. Why won't my totem pieces assemble?
    7. Where can I find all the doomsday data?
    8. Why are there waves of agents that come to my island even though I have no 
       heat?
    9. Why do the henchmen increase the time for aoi instead of decreasing them?
    10. I just research the freak ability, what is it?
    11. Why can't I build a particular research machine?
    12. How can I kill the super agents?
    13. Why are my minions panicking?/Why are agents coming through the floor?
    14. Help! My evil genius dies upon loading!!!
    15. What's the difference between the evil geniuses?
    16. Where's all my money on the 2nd island?
    
    0. How do I save???!!!!
    This question is so important that it is assigned the number 0. See on the 
    main menu there is a option called LOAD SAVE. IT MEANS LOAD/SAVE. I can't 
    believe some people can't figure it out, but then again I guess it is a 
    rather stupid design oversight too.
    
    1. How do I get Nikita Leonov, the crime boss, to join me?
    "Mix him up", or aka, torture him in the mixing bowl, which is in the 
    mess hall counter, the more expensive one.
    
    2. Where can I find all the the minions?
    There are always two spots where you can get a specific minion, details below
    Level 2 Minions:
    Valet - Polynesia, Middle East
    Guard - South America, Central Russia
    Technician - Japan, Northern China
    Level 3 Minions:
    Mercenary - Mid-West, South America
    Scientist - Central Russia, Central Russia
    Spin Doctor - Europe, Mid-West
    Level 4 Minions:
    Marksman - Europe, Siberia
    Martial Artist - Southeast Asia, West Coast
    Biochemist - Europe, South America
    Quantum Physicist - Europe, Mid-West
    Playboy - Europe, West Coast
    Diplomat - Middle East, Eastern Block
    
    3. Why can't I find the minion?
    There are usually three problems
    One - You do not have the necessary notoriety to uncover the minion type, 
    just do aoi until you have a high enough notoriety
    Two - You are not far enough into the game to get the minion type. You can
    not get level 3 or 4 minions until you are at objective 3.
    Three - You need to plot to get the minion, with a science minion preferably. 
    Sometimes they do pop up without you plotting, but if the above two isn't your 
    problem then this is it.
    
    4. Where are all the totem pieces located?
    In sequential order: West Coast, Polynesia, Central Russia, Middle East.
    
    5. Where are all the uber loots located?
    There are six in total -
    Mini Eiffel Tower: Europe
    Excalibur: Europe
    Sarcophagus: Middle East
    Ark of the Covenant: Central Russia
    Million Dollar Bill: East Coast
    Samurai Armor: North China
    
    
    6. Why won't my totem pieces assemble?
    Either you didn't put them near each other or you didn't assemble the pieces on 
    the 1st island. If you are on 2nd island and you didn't assemble the totem then 
    you are screwed. Some people can't assemble it on the 1st island. I think it's 
    a bug, hopefully it'll get fixed soon.
    
    7. Where can I find all the doomsday data?
    You start out with 3, there are 3 that are carried by agents that get 
    continously sent into your island after you get the objective, the other 3 are
    located in Cuba, North Africa, and Australia. You must capture and torture the 
    agents that carry the data in order to get it. You can tell which groups carry 
    data by clicking the group, they will have one more symbol that is below the 
    usual fraction symbol. The symbols correspons to which piece of the data they 
    carry. If you just kill the agents then they'll just keep coming until you get 
    the data. Some people don't know this and get overwhelmed with body bags.
    
    8. Why are there waves of agents that come to my island even though I have no 
       heat?
    See above.
    Or else you didn't let the agents steal the fake research machine, but you 
    should be able to figure that out by reading the objectives screen.
    
    9. Why do the henchmen increase the time for aoi instead of decreasing them?
    Bug, to fix it simply change the henchman stats file in 
    dynamic resources/balancing spreadsheets folder. Just make every number under 
    AOITimeModifier negative.
    
    10. I just research the freak ability, what is it?
    It's weird how the freak ability have no glossary information about it. To 
    use it just toss a body into the chemical vats. It will create the lumbering 
    freaks that you will come to love as super agents take turns in destroying 
    your base.
    
    11. Why can't I build a particular research machine?
    You didn't get all 9 doomsday weapon data. You only need 8 of 9 to move on, 
    but to get everything you need 9.(or so I've heard, never experienced it myself
    since I always get everything) 
    
    12. How can I kill the super agents?
    You can't on the 1st island, you'll be able to take on optional obectives on
    the 2nd island to off the super agents. I don't know how to kill every agent 
    yet, so I'll hold off on providing info for now.
    
    13. Why are my minions panicking?/Why are agents coming through the floor?
    You have a section of your base block off, meaning no foot traffic can get 
    there. The minions trapped in there will start panicking and agents will 
    come out through the floor and they WILL destroy the blocking objects. Easiest 
    way to tell if when the agent's description says s/he's clearing a path.
    
    14. Help! My evil genius dies upon loading!!!
    Obiously a bug. Turn off auto-save, apparently it causes this. I haven't 
    experience it, I just heard it happens.
    
    15. What's the difference between the evil geniuses?
    Max - faster research, medium circle of influence, comes with Jubei as henchman
    Alexis - minions lose loyalty slower, gain them faster(I think), large circle 
    of influence, comes with Eli as henchman.
    Shen Yu - Lose heat faster, gain less heat(I think), have a delay between
    increased heat and when agents start arriving, small circle of influence, 
    comes with Lord Kane.
    
    16. Where's all my money on the 2nd island?
    You probably got a funds freezed message. It means you don't have any room for 
    the money. Just build an new stronghold, and you get your money back.
    
    CREDITS:
    Evil Genius is copyrighted by Elixer Studios, 
    and is published by Vivendi-Universal Games
    All thanks for this goes to me, Sokar20002001, for writing this :)
    Actually, a lot of thanks should go to the people on gamefaq's boards.
    
    Copyright:
    Feel free to rip this FAQ for any of your websites, as long as you give 
    me credit for it. I will only update this faq for www.gamefaqs.com, so if
    some of the stuff is not up to date,check there for the new version.
    Although I doubt I'll update it anytime soon.