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Version 2.0 Last update on : 26/12/02 Game available on : PlayStation2 / Xbox / Gamecube by (xan)doodle : arekux (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk, and major contributor, R108 +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= Contents - Hint : Press Ctrl + F and search a number for quick finding. +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 1.0 Introduction 2.0 History 3.0 Weapons summary 4.0 Player type summary 5.0 Map's summary 6.0 Bot logic 7.0 Mode Specific tips 8.0 General tips 9.0 Copyright and Contact 10.0 Credits +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 1.0 Introduction +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= Timesplitters 2 could well be the best console fps of the year. Many people are playing it. And be honest here, you bought Timesplitters 2 because of the multiplayer. Well, here is the guide that will tell you the ins and outs of multiplayer. This guide isn't perfect. When it reaches 1.0 it is good enough. After that, everything will be added extras. Dont steal from me, detailed copyright at bottom... E-mail me if you felt left out of the credits, noticed something wrong, or want to contribute. +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 2.0 History +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 0.5 - The beginning, man. Rejected copy 1.0 - Weapons part completed. More tips added. Changed some formatting. 1.1 - 21/Nov/2002 - Added 3 ctb tips 2 ice station tips 1 Hangar tip 1 sub tip in training grounds 1 hospital tip Edited weapons notes Changed headings formatting Spellchecked! 1 general tip added 1.11 - 22/Nov/2002 - Re-numbered guide, changed copyright notice. Touch ups 1.12 - 23/Nov/2003 - Fixed formatting 2.00 - 26/Dec/2003 - Added a player type section Added types to map section. (I need more...) HUGE updates everywhere. Dedicated this version to R108 +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 3.0 Weapons summary +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= ¦Handguns¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Silenced Pistol --------------- Primary Fire : Single silenced shot Secondary Fire : As primary Clip/Capacity : 8/60 Notes : Joe average... Luger Pistol ------------ Primary Fire : Single shot Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 7/60 Notes : I think this is slightly more powerful that the silenced pistol. Garrett Revolver ---------------- Primary Fire : Single shot Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 6/80 Notes : The most powerful bullet shooting pistol. Sci-fi handgun -------------- Primary Fire : Triple shot. Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 30/200 Notes : The bullets bounce off walls. Gun that can hurt you are bad. Any gun that hurts you is bad. ¦Rifles¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Vintage Rifle ------------- Primary Fire : Single shot Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 5/40 Notes : Variation on the.... Sniper Rifle ------------ Primary Fire : Single shot Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 5/40 Notes : The title says it all. Don't run with it trying to shoot though. Plasma Autorifle ---------------- Primary Fire : Rapid plasma fire. Secondary Fire : Plasma grenade Clip/Capacity : NA/200/20 grenades Notes : Some people say this is good. I don't like it, it overheats after a while too. Grenades make this weapon noteworthy. They stick to people. ¦Machine guns/Auto's¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Tommy gun --------- Primary Fire : Full automatic fire Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 32/200 Notes : SP90 Machine gun ---------------- Primary Fire : Full auto fire Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 6/256 Notes : This gun rocks. Its accurate, its fast. It has a scope. You can have two of them, what more do you want? Soviet S47 ---------- Primary Fire : Fully automatic fire Secondary Fire : Grenades! Clip/Capacity : 30/200/40 grenades Notes : Although a pretty common weapon, its probably one of the best. The grenades are enough to turn a battle against even the most hardened SP90 user. Minigun ------- Primary Fire : Rapid fire, however, must charge up. Secondary Fire : Turns motor on/off. Gets the barrel spinning so no start up time with primary fire. Clip/Capacity : NA/400 Notes : Between this and the SP90 these are quality weapons. Bad thing it can overheat with repeated use. So when you exit a fire fight and you know its going to be quiet for a while turn the motor off. ¦Close Quarter Weapons¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Shotgun ------- Primary Fire : Shoots... Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 2/40 Notes : Nice up close weapon. Tactical 12-gauge (T12g) ------------------------ Primary Fire : Single shot Secondary Fire : Double shot Clip/Capacity : 8/20 Notes : Good weapon, but you must use the reload trick. Switch weapon forward then back quickly. Flame thrower ------------- Primary Fire : Squirts fire! Secondary Fire : None Clip/Capacity : NA/1 full tank Notes : Good weapon. Have to get in a bit too close for comfort. Run away after setting someone on fire. Brick ----- Primary Fire : Launches brick Secondary Fire : Launches it further Clip/Capacity : NA/20 Notes : You have to play a game with all bricks. Not really good as weapons go. But anything is better than the sci-fi handmess. ¦Boom (explosives...)¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Grenade Launcher ---------------- Primary Fire : Cluster grenade Secondary Fire : Flaming grenade! Clip/Capacity : 8/40 Notes : One of the best weapons in the game. Then grenade explodes instantly on impact with human. And second fire induces fiery doom on people. Better than flamethrower. Rocket Launcher --------------- Primary Fire : Single rocket Secondary Fire : Triple rockets Clip/Capacity : 3/30 Notes : Splash damage is important here. Aim for the floor near the person. Homing Launcher --------------- Primary Fire : Single homing rocket Secondary Fire : Triple homing rockets Clip/Capacity : 3/30 Notes : Really only good when you have little life. Rocket takes a bit too long to home in. Proximity mine -------------- Primary Fire : Place mine Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : NA/20 Notes : Good for campers. Hunters will die with it. However, if you *remember* where they are, place them anywhere and your kills will go up over time. Remote mine ----------- Primary Fire : Place mine Secondary Fire : Detonate Clip/Capacity : NA/20 Notes : Now this is a real mans mine. An indispensable defensive CTB weapon. Timed mine ---------- Primary Fire : Place mine Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : NA/20 Notes : Good to pull out in the middle of a fire fight. Generally sucks. TNT --- Primary Fire : Place TNT Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : NA/1 Notes : Not much experience. Like a timed mine so not my choice. ¦Miscellaneous¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Crossbow -------- Primary Fire : Shoot bolt Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : 4/50 Notes : Bolts can be set alight by looking up at a flame on the Aztec level. Surprisingly good sight. Fire extinguisher ----------------- Primary Fire : Spray... Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : NA/Full tank Notes : You can hurt people with it. Spray against wall or pillar when up close to put self out. Electrotool ----------- Primary Fire : Constant electricity beam Secondary Fire : Ditto Clip/Capacity : NA/Full gauge Notes : Good against robots with character abilities on. Laser gun (will be re-categorised) ----------------------------------- Primary Fire : Laser beam. Hold to charge. Secondary Fire : Toggle laser shield on/off Clip/Capacity : NA/Full gauge Notes : Shield is useful, but draining. Nice sight. Under-rated but powerful when charged and circle strafing. +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 4.0 Player Type summary +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= This is a fairly short but important section about player types in this game. This will come in handy for the next section... ¦The Hunter¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This type of player cruises around various "hotspots" in the levels with a good gun. This player relies on blinding speed to win. The best way to defeat one is too out gun him and circle strafe. Then again, you coulf just run away, as a hunter generally does chase after people. ¦The Camper¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This type of player, well, camps. They find a safe spot, that there is only one entrance and exit to, and camp there. The kind of player will use a machine gun, rocket launcher or grenade launcher of some kind. This tactic will only work in certain modes. These are, CTB (as a defender), Virus, Flame Tag, Elimination, BagTag and Gladiator. +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 5.0 Maps summary (will consider recommended weapon set) +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ¦In the modes I listed above for camping, use the camping spots. ¦ ¦The only mode specific tips I will give here are CTB tips. ¦ ¦ ¦ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ¦Mexican Mission¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Playable modes: All of them Health : on the roof (2), on a set of stairs. Amrour : behind shack/hut at the end of the courtyard. Best Weapon : Within the Mission (dark hallway) Hunter Haunts : Courtyard Camper Cruise : (not sure) Level Specific Tips: This level has a big open courtyard with some small closed in(ish) corridors in the middles. There are a couple of places to be lurking here. -Try to always get up to the top of the mission. Where you can drop down into a hole in the middle, and you can look out into the courtyard. Here, walk out slowly under the bell. (or fast, if you know it) and get the armour just on the ledge. Once you have it, don't jump off. You will see a invisibility icon on the left hand side. Keep on the ledge and collect this. -The courtyard is big, with nice places to hide behind buildings. Use this, and get the plasma auto rifle. Its fast fire and grenades make this highly useful. -This level will get cluttered, and you should try to get "in the mix." Throw a grenade at the poor sods. Bots or humans. Most won't know what is coming. Don't hang around once you've tossed though... ¦Ice Station¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= (No Armour or Health on deathmatch) Best Weapon : end of the metal platform, highest floor in large station Hunter haunts : Big tower, metal platform Camper cruises : In the green and red tower and the top of the main tower. -IF you start with default weapons, you starting weapon should be good enough. Keep at range and use the SP90's scope and power to take down anyone in sight. - Tend not use the ice station turrets when you are playing against 10 five- star bots, since they will snipe you - However, this is not always the case, the homing rocks on those turrets rock. -IMO the sniper rifle is useless in this level. Unless you change weapon settings. ¦Hospital¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : on floor in room with cross, hidden among bedroom beds Health : in central room with glass cabinets, large chamber, bedroom Best Weapon : in last bathroom stall, on balcony over large room Hunter haunts : Radar hunting is better... Camper cruises : Balcony over large room (the one with the rail in unsafe) - The small room with a decent weapon that you can jump off the ledge is an amazing camper room. To kill someone in it, mine/grenade/out gun them. ¦Training Ground¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= All Health, Armour, and Best Weapon's can be found scattered through-out the whole level. Hunter Haunts : Everywhere really, radar. Camper Cruise : On a ramp (ledge) in the stone near the water fall. -The computer terminals : Press X on them to look with them. Then press fire to shoot. Good tactic but don't stay too long. The bots (and people) easily come to find you. - Especially good with backup as defence in CTB -The main skirimishes take place in each base (not the control room, the open part) CTB Specifics ------------- -Use the turrets for base defense, as they are in very strategic locations. -If you are plying with a human player o two on your side, then get them to use the autoguns by activating them in the corresponding control room -And hey, you can even see your oppenents coming on TV by watching the screen in the second floor of each control center. - Use the exploding barrels near the red base or near the waterfall to kill oppenents. - There are many weapons, even health, in the waterfall. - DO NOT kill too many bots on your way towards the enemy's bag, as they will respawn right in the control center, where they will kill you. -You can make use of the rockey terrain as well as the building and pill boxes for cover, zig-zagging from each one so you can reach the enemy's base without too much damage. - The blue base (IMO) is better than the red one, as it is smaller, the turret is ina more strategic position, there is only one way to get into the control center, andthere is less buildings for your enemies to hide amongest. - On the way back to your own base, kill anyone who take your bag. ¦Aztec¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : dark aclove with log bridge, end tunnel of rope bridge Health : entrance of pillar puzzle, near Best Weapon, around broken pillar Best Weapon : on the log bridge Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -Use the pillars for cover and with an experienced player (and without radar) you can run around his backside an dshoot him -For cover you can hide under the ramp in the room after the pillar room ¦Scrapyard¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= No Armour or Health Best Weapon : centre of scrapyard Hunter Haunts : The scrapyard! Capmer cruises : The side hideouts -If you cannot circle strafe, and want to play with harder bots...go and practice. -Here the bots look to charge up with their laser guns. Shoot them in the right place (hand?) and make them lose their charge. -With character abilities on, the electrotool is indispensable. Choose a human player, and blast away at your mostly robot fiends. ¦Nightclub¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : entrance to night club Health : inside through-out, outside in corridor Best Weapon : entrance of night club, and stage Hunter Haunts : Camper cruises : Entrance to the nightclub, top of metal stairs outside. ¦Hangar¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : under airplane tires,near conveyor belts, upstairs behind crates Health : around room with weird shaped containers, upstairs to left Best Weapon : upstairs, both far corners of the hangar room Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -The speed boost at the back of the aircraft room is very helpful. Combine that, with a machine or shotgun or some kind, and life will be easier. - Around the crates is a good place to hide and kill people. Shotguns do lots of damage if you lurk around here. -The crates in the storage room are excellent for hiding and sneaking around (*gets MGS2 feeling*) ¦Robot Factory¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= No Armour or Health Best Weapon : on catwalk with yellow force field, across tallest bridge room with green door Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -Do not fire plasma grenades while going up or down the stairs (or at least be cautious) as a plasma grenade can get stuck to the railing and kill you! ¦Ufopia¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : inside large satellite dish, hallway leading away from shining wellowish coil Health : hallway leading down from large satellite dish Best Weapon : top of level, in the control room Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -Know the level well and you will conquer all (well, not quite) -The hole in one of the midldle floors leads straight to a level 4 or 5 weapon -Small skirmishes will break out everywhere, so just keep moving. -Follow the orange-lit corridors to get to the top floor ¦Chinese¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : both dining rooms, outside in dead-end tunnel (where you stared the single player level in TS1) Health : outside in garden, bathroom stall Best Weapon : bridge in garden, dining room closest to the main entrance Hunter Haunts : Both dining rooms and the kitchen. Camper Cruises : Underground from the kitchen. - There is a grenade launcher outside the dining room near the gong on the outside of the building. Shooting flaming grenades followed by a regular one repeatedly when people are there will be a good combo. Until someone shoots you in the back. ¦Chasm¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : room near blue tunnel Health : lowest level of chasm, room near blue tunnel Best Weapon : top of bunch of ramps, centre of 2nd highest bridge. Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -Does this look like the G41 Building in Perfect Dark, or is it just me? (R108 saying this btw) -There are two sides, a dark sie and a light side (is this star wars? lol....) separated by a huge pit -camper spots include any crevice in the walls in which you can shoot at the contenders crossing the catwalks -Be careful when in the light side bottom area: there are a series of rooms linked with an exit under some stairs that is on the far side and is easily to get lost in -Be careful when the bots continue to shoot at you when they fall into the gorge -One other camping spot worth mentioning is on the dark side, two rooms on the bottom floor connected, you can go to the end and shoot anyone that goes near. ¦Streets¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : up stairs in concrete building Health : at one end of the streets Best Weapon : middle of streets Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : - Combat usually takes place in the centre two streets, and the 4 and 5 star bots usually take time to snipe from the windows atop in the buildings. - But don't you go and try that, as several bots will start engaging on you! - I suggest weaving from alcove to alcove on the main section of the Streets to find cover. - Unleash hell when shot at; playing with all 10 bots at once is gruesome. Get a weapon with a scope on it, and head shoot at the bots. - A most important trend I noticed was that the greedy bots tend to go into this one building that leads to an open catwalk to a Best Weapon; the bots are so darn greedy they go up to check whether it's there or not! So just take your time and aim for them when they make their trek across the extensive railing thing-a-ma-bob-er. -Most of the fighting will of course take place down on the streets, but sometimes a lot of bots end up fighting within the buildings -Be careful for bots like to snipe other from buildings -If you try sniping from buildings, a bot will probably uncannily knock you off -Take cover in the alcoves down on the streets when action gets too intense ¦Compound¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : near shed in small divot, up a rusty ramp Health : in corner near compound entrance, in concrete shed, near rusted ramp, up the rusty ramp, and up stairs to left Best Weapon : across from rusted ramp, up th rusted ramp Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -The Compound has many crates and such objects that makes running to hide/for cover almost inevitable! :D -Sniping spots, hmmm... The only effective spot is the second floor room on your left hand side when entering the garage -The bots seem to clutter around the divet ion front of the smll garage/shed (with the armour in the divet) -Bouncing grenades off the cratestacks is a strategy you can use when amongest many bots. ¦Site¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : between 3 brick pillars Health : in centre building, in the sewer pipes in corner, in corner with girders Best Weapon : highest ledge of the largest building and hop onto the pipes Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -When playing on the Site, tend to stay on the main floor, as the fighting is tremendous there! :D -The sewers provide weapons, health and armour, so when trapped, flee to the sewers -There is a small alcove in the very OPPOSITE corner to where the large half- built structure is. -The large half-built structure houses a best weapon, but be careful not to fall off the beams when getting it, and watch out for snipers. -Best camping spots include The top of the above building/structure, The alcove in the far corner (has a good weapon), and possibly dodging in and out of the sewers. -Try not to get trapped in the center office, because when you go in there, most of the time several bots will follow you and trap you inside ¦Circus¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Armour : near merry-go-round tent, platform in tent across from merry-go-round, beneath bleachers in room with top Health : on merry-go-round, at the top of the room with big top, near the bleacher with big top Best Weapon : centre of merry-go-round,middle of big top Hunter Haunts : Capmer cruises : -Most of the action takes place inside the main tent (huge open space) and the middle tent (with the wagons) -Weaapons can be found in plentiful supply, as can armour -When you are hurt or seeking cover, go to the merry-go-round tent beacuse: >It has few spawn points, so it tends not to get cluttered >Has health >Has a best weapon -Maiking routes around the middle wagon tent is a good idea, shooting anybody that spawns (keep going around the outside of the middle tent, so you can kill stragglers and the ones coming ou tof the larger tents) -There isn't much cover, so you will have to rely on dodging -It is a good idea also to strafe around the inside corners of the large open tent -For a decent sniping spot go to the large tent, and then to the top risers +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 6.0 Bot logic +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= This section is probably the most heaviest contribution section. I wouldn't have included this in its own section if it wasn't for R108 mostly. Kudos to him. ¦Things to look for in a bot¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= - They flip! They flip, back flip and dive. This only applies on 4 to 5 star bots. When they do, gun them down with hard firepower. - Bots that run pass you usually are in search of health/armour. Do not let them obtain it; kill them. - Shrunken ones. They are a pain. Mine/Grenade or rocket then from a distance. Or just avoid. ¦Bot Analysis: Flaws and Strengths¦ - R108, you are great. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= FLAWS- ------ - Bots will do stupid things, not glitches, but common AI mistakes. It is to your benefit that you use them. - For example (suppose character abilities are "on"), if you are a flame-proof character, the bots will still use flame weapons (Flamethrower,Grenade launcher) against you. Take this time of immunity to kill the bots. - Bots cannot fire when flamed; simply put, they will run around until they die. If YOU did not set them ablaze, then kill them and you get a kill, instead of the bot who set them on fire. - VERY HANDY: When you shoot a bot with a powerful (shotgun) or sometimes even a regular (Garrett Revolver x2) weapon, they will react to the hit, sometimes they do a matrix thing move and slouch backwards, sometimes they literally "stall". Rinse and repeat until they drop. - Try using the above tactic with SBP90's to get amazing results. - As mentioned previously, bots don't use turrets. - One more thing: Bots use machine guns (tommy gun, etc.) with small bursts. You don't have to use that much conservation with your ammo (it's Multiplayer, lots of ammo). Take this to your advantage to do x3 more damage than they are doing to you, as long as you shoot accurately. - They are generally appallingly bad with the explosive weapon set. Even up against a 5-Star bot set. STRENGTHS- ---------- - the bots have a number of strengths as well, so know them, too. - When a bot spawns immediately in front of you, they are immune to damage for a short while (approx. 2 seconds). Take cover until this time subsides. You will notice they will be shining in the colour of their spawn. When it goes away, is roughly the time when you can hurt them (also works with yourself and human players as well). - Bots can fire pistols in relatively rapid succession; so be cautious when confronting them. - In the more advanced 4 and 5 star bots, you will notice several little movements they do: - They can do a forward somersault; Shoot them while they are rolling forward. - Bots can also do a forward slide in which they bend their back backwards; It may look like they are dead so catch onto their little trick, and continue shooting them. - In addition to the above note, Bots are very capable of dodging non-guided rockets. The solution: Aim for the ground for an explosive splash, that will still kill them. - Zombies: Certain zombies can remain alive in multiplayer even without their heads! This makes sure you cannot shoot them in the head again until they respawn. So, aim for the chest until your judgement tells you that a head shot will finish them off +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 7.0 Mode Specific Tips +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= ¦Team Deathmatch¦ (some of these can be taken into account for all team games) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -If playing with humans, COMMUNICATE! -If a bot on your team that sucks has a good weapon, don't be shamed in killing him for it ("friendly fire damage" option must be turned to "Yes") -Try to multiple team one oppenent, though with bots, it will be difficult to get them to collectively decide in something -Have one of you bots distract the enemy, so thta you can start sniping, or at least taking others out from far -(same as above mostly) Let the bots absorb the bulk of the damage -Don't depend on your bots for many kills Be carful when your bots get caught on fire. Either: >Put them out IMMEDIATLEY >Kill them IMMEDIATLEY -This is because they will infect other of your bots with it, and bots can't shoot when on fire -Team bots won't care when your in the way when they fire their rocket launchers -Be careful when a bot on yor team has a grenade launcher/flamethrower, cause' they might accidently get you instead -With the above information taken into consideration, team bots can ALMOST be a bad thing :D AWESOME: With friendly fire "off" you can plant a remote mine on a teammate and end him into a whole bunch of enemies and BOOM!!! :D ¦Capture the bag¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -Bots will also run right by you when going for your bag in CTB. Let them, it's one less defender you have to deal with when going for theirs, and if they do manage to grab it, you can always kill them on the way back. -If you're playing a multiplayer CTB game, COMMUNICATE! If you're making a run for the bag, tell allies to only kill attackers as a last resort only, to keep anyone from respawning right behind you and shooting you in the back. Once you've gone a safe distance with their bag, tell your friends that it's safe to let the blood flow again. -Power-up's in CTB games are very important. Speed and shrink top this list. It should last until you are nearly on the way back. -when playing capture the bag, try to divide your team into a 'defensive' , and 'offensive' team. The bots tend to do this, also when they are on your team. This way, you can protect your bag, and take theirs. -If you are playing defensive gets some remote mines (proxy could work) and scatter them around your bag. Blow up anything that poses a threat to you and your bag. Make sure friendly fire is off though... -I've noticed that bots on your team are quite smart. Like in training grounds where the turret is they will team up with you. -Contrary to popular(?) belief, the bots on your team do get the flag. -Safety is in numbers. ¦Assault¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= - Use grenades (at ground level) and the laser gun (taking out ones on high places from far off, scope weapons help too) to take out/get past the auto- guns. -All enemies don't need killing. If you can run past them, do. ¦Vampire¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= - hunt down the bots and other players quickly. DO NOT stay docile for more than 5 sec. ¦BagTag¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -A camper's best mode (sometimes ; like when the bag carrier can shoot) -When getting the bag, let the bots cear themselves out (kill each other) before you get the bag, so there is less bots shooting at you -When you have the bag, run like mad to a dead end/camping spot so you aren't teamed up -Another strategy is running around the level in a loop, so that the bots follow you instead of piling up in one place -Use your radar to locate the bag. -Don't snipe the bag carrier from far away, since others can intercept the bag and run with it before yo even get there -If the above happens, then snipe the new bag carrier -Don't stay in open areas, since 4/5 star bots will merciessly pick you off -When trying to get the bag, follow the below: 1- Say there are 4 bots, "A", "B", "C", and "D". Bot "A" has the bag 2-Either: >kill "A", then "B", "C", and "D", who will run and get the bag, then when only one bot is left, say "D" is left, kill him and get the bag (this method allows bots "B", "C", "D" to also get "bag time" as well, but bot "A" has less time). > (prefered method) Kill bots "B", "C", and "D", then chase after bot "A" and kill him for the bag (in this method, bots "B", "C", and "D" get no time, while bot "A" gets slightly more "bag time" than the other example ¦Elimination¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -Like Bag Tag, camping out is the best option -Why waste health and lives when the bots will finish themselves off? :D -The only exception is if you playing to beat the clock, then comprise hiding and hunting at the same time -If you run around frantically killing other contenders you endanger your own lives -Try to double team bots with a temporary "bot ally", then when you kill the other bots in the room together, kill him -Avoid large areas when cluttered ¦Shrink¦ =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -To get rid of the low rank oppennets (who are shorter than Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers :D), crouch and fire. -Use a weapon with a powerful scope and weave back and forth until you get a decent shot. -Kill the larger foes first, then the smaller ones (then the large ones wont's interfere in you way, as they TEND to have better accuracy. -Back away from large rooms with small contenders -Use shrink powerups (if turned "on") pick on some people your own size -Try not to use grenade, as the small bots will be too hard to hit (rocket luancher are okay, since the projectiles don't bounce and they explode right away) +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 8.0 General Tips - Most donations go here... +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= - There are no head shots in multiplayer. One shot head deaths that is. - Sniping only really works against human players. Not human bots, real players. - When using the second. function of the minigun, turn it of after a big fight so the red bar goes down and turn the second. function on again for the next big fight. - Circle strafing: the act of strafing (sidestepping) in a way so you are going around your opponent, making you a much harder target (well, at least for humans, maybe not for bots). If you wanted to circle strafe in a counter- clockwise direction, you would turn left while going somewhat forward, while strafing to the right. Likewise, you would turn right while going somewhat forward and strafe to the left to go clockwise. Changing directions in the middle of a circle strafe can also confuse your opponent even more. - ALWAYS ALWAYS manually reload after every skirmish. Esp with the T12G. See next tip... - When reloading with the Tactical 12 Gauge, toggle ahead/back one weapon, then back to the T12G (Tactical 12 Gauge). The T12G will automatically be refilled, in the same amount of time it would take to actually reload 1.5 shells back into the T12G. - Try to aim for the head as often as you can, if you are relatively close to them for maximum damage. - Be careful when using the Soviet S47 and the Plasma autorifle; after you empty all of your bullets, you will still have it equipped, ready to shoot the grenades. I found this a major hassle with the S47, mainly because I don't use the grenades that frequently. Then I would run out of ammunition, and not auto- switch to the weapons I have left, which is a major pain in the arse! :-) - Be careful when using flaming grenades, bots/humans can pass the flame onto you, too! If you do catch fire either find a water source to put yourself out, or get a fire extinguisher and aim for the floor until you put yourself out. Otherwise, shoot like mad to take others down before you burn! :D - With character abilities on, don't try and use flamethrowers/flame grenades on robots and golems. Fire resistant so and so's! - use the laser a lot more! You can shield yourself from any non-explosive (minus electrotool) and fire at the same time! - Always be moving around, following the radar to the area with the largest amount of red blips on it. - when you stick a plasma grenade on someone, shot at it with the rapid fire. Hitting it blows it up immediately. This could save you, or hurt you, depending on how close you are to them - Bots can turn around very quickly. Be ready when they kill someone else near you. You are next. - They can fully strafe around you in about 1 second. Back up and strafe to counter this. - Their shots do more damage than yours (especially their rockets. R109 Beta is a good example, as it can take two or three direct hits to kill a bot, while one shot from them kills you instantly. They can also fire dual pistols at exactly the same time, doing a lot of damage). - On harder modes, their vision seems to be based on proximity. The FRAME you walk out from a door or a corner, BAM! Direct hit! So either know they are there and be ready, or pray they miss. And most of the time you can't sneak up on them. +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 9.0 Copyright & Contact +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= Unpublished Work Copyright 2002 - onwards Alex Holley This guide may only be used at the following sites: Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com) IGN (www.ign.com) GameSpot (www.gamespot.com) It may not be reproduced nor retransmitted in any form without prior consent from the author. It may not be altered, published, sold, given as an incentive to buy, etc. without advance permission from the authors. All outside sources which have contributed to the making of this guide in some form have been cited in the section after this. Violation of the above terms can and most probably will result in a lawsuit. Contact me at: arekux (AT) yahoo (DOT) co (DOT) uk Gamefaqs ID : Doodle GF contributor id : XanDoodle IGN ID : xandoodle Please contact me with reasonable stuff. I dont want stupid questions or spam. Contributions to the guide would be nice, and I am willing to answer questions. Just make sure you check the faq first. I check this email semi regularly. So don't expect a reply straight away. +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= 10.0 Credits +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+= Doodle (me) R108 BraveOdin Kid Vid2 UnSeEnShAdE Flipthis Super pretendo Chinballz akiraZ ________ THE END - merry christmas and a happy new year.