.hack: Part 1: Infection
In-Depth FAQ for Book of 1000 (aka Ryu Books)
For play on PS2
Written by Michael Maillaro AKA Blackmore
Version: 0.3
Last Updated: 3/31/2003

Contact me:
The best way to contact me is to e-mail me at blackmoreinc@yahoo.com.
Send me all comments, questions, corrections, strategies, or Grunty Recipes
and I will make sure to credit you.

This FAQ is going to be a work in progress, and as I pick up on new
information, it will be frequently updated.  Especially since there are
still three more volumes of hack scheduled for the rest of 2003.

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UPDATE HISTORY
3/17/03 Version -1 - Began work.  Just some layout work on the FAQ.

3/18/03 Version 0.1 - General FAQ, information about the Book of 1000,
Information about bonuses included.

3/24/03 Version 0.2 - Added info about Ryu Books I, II, and VIII and detailed
a few of the bonuses.

3/25/03 Version 0.21 - Added a few small things, including another FAQ and
release dates for the later volumes.

3/27/03 Version 0.22 - Added more information on Ryu Book VIII.  Now Ryu
Book I, II, and VIII are just about complete.  Detailed some of the FAQ and
added another FAQ, this time about Virus Cores.

3/31/03 Version 0.3 - Finished up bonus section and worked a bit on each Ryu
book.  Finished the game last night, and have gotten everything except for a
complete enemies list in Ryu Book IV.  As soon as I can get them entered
into the files, this FAQ will be done.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: FAQ
     2.1: What is .hack?
     2.2: What is a MMORPG?
     2.3: So this game is online?
     2.4: What's the point of this game?
     2.5: How do I find ___, beat ___, or unlock ___?
     2.6: What is the Book of 1000?
     2.7: How do I get the volumes?
     2.8: What do I get for filling the Book of 1000?
     2.9: Do I have to watch the open book animation every time?
     2.10: What about the Data Drain animation?
     2.11: How do I get the rest of the bonuses?
     2.12: Where can I find Virus Core ___ ?
Section 3: Ryu Books
     3.1: Ryu Book I
     3.2: Ryu Book II
     3.3: Ryu Book III
     3.4: Ryu Book IV
     3.5: Ryu Book V
     3.6: Ryu Book VI
     3.7: Ryu Book VII
     3.8: Ryu Book VIII
          3.8.1a: Grunty Food List
          3.8.2b: Grunty Types
Section 4: Bonuses
     4.1: List of Bonuses
     4.2: Conditions for bonuses
          4.2.1: Ryu Book I
          4.2.2: Ryu Book II
          4.2.3: Ryu Book III
          4.2.4: Ryu Book IV
          4.2.5: Ryu Book V
          4.2.6: Ryu Book VI
          4.2.7: Ryu Book VII
          4.2.8: Ryu Book VIII
Section 5: Law Of The Land
Section 6: Closing Statements And Special Thanks

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Section 1: INTRODUCTION

Before I start, I wanna give a huge thanks to Josh Bossie (AKA J Boss).
His .hack Extras FAQ is what inspired me to do this.   In fact, much of
the initial information came from his guide, and I am just building on it
and expanding.

I first heard of .hack in a review in GMR magazine.  The game seemed unique,
and after checking it out on GameFAQ (the best site on the web for games),
I decided to buy it.  I have been an addict ever since!

One of the things that got my attention is the Book of 1000.  I am one of
those completist gamers, so it has been fun trying to piece together the
different elements of each Book.  I have not quite filled in my book yet,
but this guide will tell you who you trade with, what they will have, what
viruses and items you can drain from monsters, and numerous other information
you never wanted or needed to know ;)  Also, I will tell you what keywords will
help you find each type of Grunty Food.

Right now this guide only covers Vol. 1, but as soon as I get Vol. 2, I will be
expanding this.

This FAQ really focuses on the Ryu Books, but I also go into details about
other related subjects, expanding on the information you find in the Ryu
Books.  Most of this information comes from my own exploring, but when I used
other sources, I give them credit.

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Section 2: Frequently Asked Questions

2.1: What is .hack?

For our purposes here, .hack (or Hack or Dot Hack) is a four volume RPG
coming out for the PS2 in the US throughout this year.

The game is actually a MMORPG simulation, where you play as a kid playing
as a character in an Everquest like game.

This guide is mostly about Vol. 1: Infection, which came out in the US
on Feb 12, 2003

Future volumes:

Vol. 2: Mutation: May 7, 2003
Vol. 3: Outbreak: August 6, 2003
Vol. 4: Quarantine:  November 5, 2003.

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2.2: What is a MMORPG?

MMORPG is just a fancy way of saying Multi-member Online Role Playing Game.
These are games like Everquest, Ultima Online, or Baldur's Gate where you
engage in an epic world online with numerous other players.

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2.3: So this game is online?

Actually, no it isn't.  This is a simulation, where the game controls and
simulates the other players.  But Bandai did a pretty good job here simulating
personalities for the characters you will team up with and encounter in the game.

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2.4: What's the point of this game?

When .hack Vol. 1 starts, your character, Kite, is invited into the game by his
friend (a character named Orca).  Orca takes him to a newbie dungeon, where they
encounter a powerful creature that Data Drains Orca, which puts Orca's player in
a coma in real life.  Determined to find out what happened to his friend, Kite goes
back into the game to solve the mystery of "The World."

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2.5: How do I find X, beat X, or unlock X?

This guide is devoted entirely to going into the Book of 1000, so your best bet
would be to check out another guide or the boards.  Sorry about that!

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2.6: What is the Book of 1000?

Book of 1000, or Ryu Books, appear as Key Items, and they are a log of
practically everything that happens in the game.  Who you encounter, what
enemies you fight, how long you've played, among other things.

See Section 3 for more information.

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2.7: How do I get the volumes?

Every ten datadrains will give you one volume of the book.

See Section 3 for more information.

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2.8: What do I get for filling the Book of 1000?

You get bonuses like video clips, new background images, and new desktop
music.

See Section 4 for more information.

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2.9: Do I have to watch the open book animation every time?

Nope.  Just push O and you can skip it.

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2.10: What about the Data Drain animation?

Again, no.  Go to options, and turn off Data Drain Tutorial.  I don't know why
it's called Data Drain Tutorial.  I actually prefer it when the animation is on,
just because it gives you a quick breather during battle.

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2.11: How do I get the rest of the bonuses?  It keeps saying I reached my limit.
(asked on the . hack boards by OS 12TR)

There are only 43 bonuses on .hack: Volume 1: Infection.  Later volumes of the game
(which will all be coming out before the end of the year) will have more bonuses
available to unlock through the Ryu Books.

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2.12: Where can I find Virus Core ___ ?

As Helba explains in her e-mail, you get "A" from datadraining small
enemies, "B" from datadraining medium enemies, and "C" from datadraining
large enemies.  All other virus cores (at least in volume 1), can only be
datadrained from databug bosses.

If you datadrain when you infection level is low, you have a
much better chance of getting a virus core.

If you aren't sure which enemies contain which Virus Cores, you can check
your Ryu Book (or eventually, when I get Book IV finished, this FAQ).


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Section 3. BOOK OF 1000 - OVERVIEW

The Book of 1000 consists of eight volumes (called Ryu Books I-VIII) which go
into depth about everything you could possibly want to know about your save file.
It will tell you what characters you've encountered, what enemies you've killed
(and how many of each), how many hours you've played, etc.  The books are pretty
indepth, and I felt a FAQ which focused just on these books could be pretty useful.

How do you get these eight volumes?

Every ten times you use Data Drain (total, not in a row), you get another volume
from your bracelet.

So:

10 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book I
20 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book II
30 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book III
40 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book IV
50 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book V
60 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book VI
70 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book VII
80 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book VIII

Everytime you Data Drain, you run the risk of getting serious side effects
(like poisoning, confusion, or loss of skills).  When you Data Drain, you
will watch your infection status turn from green to red.  When you are in red,
if you Data Drain, you can even get an instant Game Over.

You can lower your Infection Status by killing monsters without Data Draining them.

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3.1: Ryu Book I

Book description: Chronicles the total number of areas and total play time.

Contents:
 - Number of areas visited by activating the Chaos Gate:
 - Current Play Time : Hours: Minutes: seconds

There are 8 bonuses available from Ryu Book I

1. 10 areas visited
2. 20 areas visited
3. 30 areas visited
4. 40 areas visited
5. 50 areas visited
6. 5:00:00 of gameplay
7. 10:00:00 of gameplay
8. 15:00:00 of gameplay

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3.2: Ryu Book II

Book description: Chronicles the total number of magic portals in the fields
and dungeons.

Contents:
 - Number of magic portals opened on the field and dungeon.
 - Number of fields cleared of all magic portals.
 - Number of dungeons cleared of all magic portals.

There are 10 bonuses available from Ryu Book II

1. 50 portals open
2. 100 portals open
3. 150 portals open
4. 200 portals open
5. 300 portals open
6. 400 portals open
7. 5 all field portals open
8. 10 all field portals open
9. 10 all dungeon portals open
10. 15 all dungeon portals open

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3.3: Ryu Book III

Book description: Chronicles the names of players you have met.

Contents: COMING SOON!

There are 3 bonuses available from Ryu Book III

1. 20 names registered
2. 5 trades made
3. 10 trades made

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3.4: Ryu Book IV

Book description: Chronicles the names of monsters you have fought.

Contents: COMING SOON!

There are 2 bonuses available from Ryu Book IV

1. 50 Monsters encountered
2. 80 Monsters encountered

More coming soon

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3.5: Ryu Book V

Book description: Chronicles about your friends.

Contents: COMING SOON!

There are 2 bonuses available from Ryu Book V

1. 20,000 GP in gifts given
2. 50,000 GP in gifts given

More coming soon

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3.6: Ryu Book VI

Book description: Chronicles about Gott statues, treasures, boxes, casks,
jars, and bones

Contents: COMING SOON!

There are 8 bonuses available from Ryu Book VI

1. 50 treasure chests opened
2. 150 treasure chests opened
3. 300 treasure chests opened
4. 50 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
5. 100 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
6. 200 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
7. 5 Gott Statue chests opened
8. 15 Gott Statue chests opened

More coming soon

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3.7: Ryu Book VII

Book description: Chronicles about the Spring of Myst and symbols.

Contents: COMING SOON!

There are 8 bonuses available from Ryu Book VII

1. 5 visits to Monsieur
2. 10 visits to Monsieur
3. 5 visits to Grandpa
4. 10 visits to Grandpa
5. 5 symbols activated
6. 10 symbols activated
7. 20 symbols activated
8. 30 symbols activated

More coming soon

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3.8: Ryu Book VIII

Book description: Chronicles about Grunties and food for Grunties.

Contents:

- Grunty List

Name                            Number Raised
Noble Grunty
Iron Grunty
Poison Grunty
?
?
?
?
?
?

- Grunty Food List

List of Grunty Food:

Name                            Number Collected
Golden Egg
Grunt Mint
Twilight Onion
Snaky Cactus
Oh No Melon
Cordyceps
White Cherry
Root Vegetable
La Pumpkin
Mushroom
Mandragora
Piney Apple
Immature Egg
Bear Cat Egg
Invisible Egg
Bloody Egg

There are 2 bonuses available from Ryu Book VIII

1. 50 Grunty foods are collected
2. All Grunty food varieties collected

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3.8.1: Some things about Grunties


3.8.1a: Grunty Food
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Type of Grunty Food:                Where you can find it (this isn't
                                     actually in the Ryu book, just a
                                     little extra help from the
                                     strategy guide)

Golden Egg				      In all types of dungeons
Grunt Mints                         Keyword Part C: Great Seal
Twlight Onion                       Keyword Part B: Gluttonous
Snaky Cactus                        Keyword Part C: Fiery Sands
Oh No Melon                         Keyword Part B: Destroyer's
Cordeyceps                          Keyword Part B: Someone's
White Cherry                        Keyword Part C: White Devil
Root Vegetable                      Keyword Part C: Fort Walls
La Pumpkin                          Keyword Part C: Paradise
Mushroom                            Keyword Part C: Hypha
Mandragora                          Keyword Part C: Aqua Field
Piney Apple                         Keyword Part B: Solitary
Immature Egg                        ?
Bear Cat Egg                        ?
Invisible Egg                       ?
Bloody Egg                          ?

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How does each type of food effect your baby grunty?

(this is taken from the Brady Games Strategy Guide BTW).

Key: S=Size, BO=Body Odor, R=Rebel, BR=Brutality, IN=Intelligence, PUR=Purity

Name             S   BO   R   BR   IN   PUR
Bear Cat Egg:   +2   -1   -3  +1   +2   +3
Bloody Egg:     +2   +1   +3   0   -3   -1
Cordyceps:      +1   +2   +2   0   +2   +4
Golden Egg:     +2    0    0   0    0    0
Grunt Mints:    +1    0   +4  -4   -2   -1
Immature Egg:   +2   -3   -1  +3   +2   +1
Invisible Egg:  +2   +3   +1   0   -1   -3
La Pumpkin:     ?
Mandragora:     +1   +5    0  +4   -4   -4
Mushroom:       +1   -4   -3  0    -3   -3
Oh No Melon:    +1   +3   +1  -1   +1    0
Piney Apple:    ?
Root Vegetable: +1   -2   -1  +2    0    +3
Snaky Cactus:   +1   +1   +5  -2   -1    +2
Twilight Onion: ?
White Cherry:   +1   -1    0   +1  +3    +5

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3.8.1b: Grunty Types

Again, this is not from the Ryu Books, but from the Brady Games guide.  Getting
the Grunty you want has to do with the stats you give it as you make it grow.
The best way to do this is set the stats you want, then "lock" them in by
feeding Golden Eggs to your Grunty.   As you can see from the above chart,
Golden Eggs grow your Grunty without changing their stats.

Your Grunty's stats need to fall in these ranges:

			Iron Grunty               Poison Grunty
  Size                  30                    30
  Body Odor             3-17                 0-20
  Rebel                 -2-12	               -5-15
  Brutality             13-27	               10-30
  Intelligence          8-22                 5-25
  Purity                -2-12                -5-15

While this might seem confusing as these stats overlap, DubbleYoo on GameFAQs
pointed out:

"I noticed that the set of stats that fit the Iron Grunty are a
subset of the stats that lead to a Poison Grunty. So, I'd guess that
any Grunty whose stats fit the Iron Grunty profile becomes an Iron
Grunty, and one whose stats fit the Poison Grunty profile, but fall
outside the Iron Grunty profile, would become a Poison Grunty."

Any Grunty not falling in these range is a Noble Grunty (with an annoying
French accent).

I've seen these formulas on message board (not sure who came up with them
orginally to give them credit), and tested them both:

Iron Grunty: 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snaky Cactuses, 12 Golden Eggs

Poison Grunty: 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, 1 Invisible Egg, 11 Golden Eggs

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Section 4. BONUSES

So what do you get for filling up the Book of 1000?  When you meet certain
conditions in each book, you can unlock 13 new background clips to use on your
desktop (Image 01, which is a shot of Kite is my favorite), 12 music clips, and
18 videos (which you can only watch after you beat the last boss, but don't get
too excited, they are only the videos you see during the course of the game).

To get these bonuses, just select the Ryu Books under Key Items.

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4.1: List of Bonuses:

I have still not beaten the game, but when I do, I will report back what
each video clip contains.

By the way, my favorite combo is Image 1 and BGM 02.  It's just fun to see
Kite's very own background, and the dungeon music is just awesome. Just a
interesting note, Movie 17 is slightly different than it looks in the game.
Instead of seeing a character get datadrained on Skeith's "Q", he just
datadrains an empty "Q".

You unlock the bonuses in this order, regardless of the order you get
each goal in the books:

BGM 01   - Field / Grassland Noon
Movie 01 - Opening / Epitaph Of Twilight
Image 01 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Kite Color
BGM 02   - Dungeon / Stone Wall
Movie 02 - In The Dungeon / Girl Chased
Image 02 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Kite Rough 1
BGM 03   - /\ Server / Mac Anu
Movie 03 - Girl's Return / Book Entrusted
Image 03 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Kite Rough 2
BGM 04   - Field / Snow Field Noon
Movie 04 - Enemy's Return / Death of Orca
Image 04 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Orca Color
BGM 05   - Field / Forest Noon
Movie 05 - Friend of Foe / Woman in White
Image 05 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Orca Rough 1
BGM 06   - Piros' Theme
Movie 06 - First Comrade / BlackRose
Image 06 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Orca Rough 2
BGM 07   - Field / Wasteland Noon
Movie 07 - In The Sanctum / Gobln
Image 07 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose Color
BGM 08   - Sanction / Girl's Statue
Movie 08 - White Knight / Data Bug
Image 08 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose Rough 1
BGM 09   - Dungeon / Castle
Movie 09 - Power Given / Data Drain
Image 09 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose and Kite 1
BGM 10   - Field / Forest Variation
Movie 10 - In The Sanctum / Rage
Image 10 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose and Kite 2
BGM 11   - Eight Phases / Phase 1 Skeith
Movie 11 - White Knight And Mysterious Woman
Image 11 - Liminality / Color Illustration 1
BGM 12   - Bonus Track / Mr. Panta
Movie 12 - In Mac Anu / Mia And Elk
Image 12 - Sign / Color Illustration 1
Movie 13 - Balmung and Virus Code
Image 13 - Sign / Color Illustration 2
Movie 14 - The Girl And Unknown Enemy
Movie 15 - Phase 1 Skeith / Arrival
Movie 16 - Phase 1 Skeith / Epitaph In Stone
Movie 17 - Phase 1 Skeith / Data Drain!
Movie 18 - Unknown Monster / Birth of Cubia

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4.2: Conditions for getting bonuses

4.2.1 Ryu Book I
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8 bonuses:

1. 10 areas visited
2. 20 areas visited
3. 30 areas visited
4. 40 areas visited
5. 50 areas visited
6. 5:00:00 of gameplay
7. 10:00:00 of gameplay
8. 15:00:00 of gameplay

4.2.2 Ryu Book II
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10 bonuses

1. 50 portals open
2. 100 portals open
3. 150 portals open
4. 200 portals open
5. 300 portals open
6. 400 portals open
7. 5 all field portals open
8. 10 all field portals open
9. 10 all dungeon portals open
10. 15 all dungeon portals open

4.2.3 Ryu Book III
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3 bonuses

1. 20 names registered
2. 5 trades made
3. 10 trades made

4.2.4 Ryu Book IV
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2 bonuses

1. 50 Monsters encountered
2. 80 Monsters encountered

4.2.5 Ryu Book V
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2 bonuses

1. 20,000 GP in gifts given
2. 50,000 GP in gifts given

4.2.6 Ryu Book VI
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8 bonuses

1. 50 treasure chests opened
2. 150 treasure chests opened
3. 300 treasure chests opened
4. 50 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
5. 100 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
6. 200 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
7. 5 Gott Statue chests opened
8. 15 Gott Statue chests opened

4.2.7 Ryu Book VII
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8 bonuses

1. 5 visits to Monsieur
2. 10 visits to Monsieur
3. 5 visits to Grandpa
4. 10 visits to Grandpa
5. 5 symbols activated
6. 10 symbols activated
7. 20 symbols activated
8. 30 symbols activated

4.2.8 Ryu Book VIII
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2 bonuses

1. 50 Grunty foods are collected
2. All Grunty food varieties collected

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Section 5. LAW OF THE LAND

This FAQ is copyright 2003 to Michael Maillaro, AKA Blackmore.

Any use of this FAQ for commercial purposes in any way, shape, or form
without the consent of the author is strictly prohibited.  This can be used
for personal use and freely distributed, as long as there is no profit being
made off the FAQ without my approval.


If you see this FAQ on any site other than www.gamefaqs.com, let me know, as it
is probably being used without my permission!

Any failure to comply with said premises can result in legal actions.

In other words, STOP TRYING TO STEAL MY STUFF!

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6: CLOSING STATEMENTS AND SPECIAL THANKS


Well that just about wraps up this FAQ.  As I said earlier, send
all your questions, comments, etc. to Blackmoreinc@yahoo.com.

And if you see me on the GameFAQ boards (Blackmore), just drop me a
line.  I usually hang around the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Kingdom
Hearts, and of course, .hack Infection boards, though I am all around.

This guide would never have gotten done without:

My parents: For supporting my video game habits for all those years before
I got a real job, and for always at least pretending to have an interest
in my games.

My sister: For being my fellow video game junky!

Gina Altbuch: For the seven most wonderful years in my life.  I love you,
Imzadi, and can't wait to get our kids addicted to video game and COOOMMMIIICCSS!!

Josh Bossie: Thanks for letting me use your guide as a starting point for my own.

Jeff "CJayC" Veasey: For GameFAQs!  My favorite video game site on the
web!

Bandai: For creating this amazingly engrossing game!

Brady Games: Their strategy guide helped me fill out the Grunty section!
Thanks guys!

OS 12TR on GameFAQs for reminding me to mention the later volumes of the game.

DubbleYoo on GameFAQs for explaining the difference in the Iron and Poison
Grunty stats.

This just about wraps up this FAQ.  I will be expanding this FAQ and continue
writing reviews for Game FAQs.  Who knows, maybe I'll find time to start another FAQ.

(c) Mike Maillaro 2003