Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Online Mode FAQ


v0.7 - 4/14/2007
Jason Tong - panzerjedi [at] gmail [dot] com


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*  DNAS Error (-103)                                                         *
*    This software title is not in service.                                  *
*    Please write down the error code number,                                *
*    and contact SCEA at 1-866-466-5333                                      *
*    or via SCEA's website, www.us.playstation.com                           *
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*  As of April 1, 2007, Konami has shut down the servers for online play.    *
*  At this time, there does not exist any other means of playing MGO.        *
*  Hopefully there will be the ability to create private servers. Until that *
*  time, please enjoy the PSP version of MGO.                                *
*  I will update this FAQ once private servers become available.             *
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:                                                  Search Key
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I. INTRODUCTION                                                        1x00

II. VERSION HISTORY                                                    2x00

III. NECESSARY EQUIPMENT & CONFIGURING NETWORK SETTINGS                3x00
   A. Necessary Equipment                                              3xA0
   B. Optional Equipment                                               3xB0
   C. Quick Installation Diagram                                       3xC0
   D. Configuring Network Settings                                     3xD0
      a. Creating a Network Configuration                              3xDa
      b. Assigning your PS2 a static IP address                        3xDb
      c. Opening/Forwarding Ports                                      3xDc

IV. CREATING AN ONLINE ACCOUNT                                         4x00
   A. Creating an account for the first time                           4xA0
   B. How to play online using created account                         4xB0

V. ONLINE INFORMATION                                                  5x00 
   A. Game Modes                                                       5xa0
      a. Sneaking Mission                                              5xAa
      b. Capture Mission                                               5xAb
      c. Rescue Mission                                                5xAc
      d. Team Deathmatch                                               5xAd
      e. Deathmatch                                                    5xAe
   B. Lobby Selection / Lobby Menu                                     5xB0
   C. Creating a Game                                                  5xC0
      a. Game Rules                                                    5xCa
   D. Options                                                          5xD0
      a. Pre-game Options                                              5xDa
      b. In-game Options                                               5xDb
   E. Unique Characters                                                5xE0
      a. Ocelot (Ocelot Unit)                                          5xE1
      b. Major Raikov (GRU)                                            5xE2
      c. Sokolov (KGB)                                                 5xE3
      d. Reiko Hinomoto (Team Rowdy Reiko)                             5xE4
   F. Controller Configuration                                         5xF0
      a. Menu Controls                                                 5xF1
      b. Online Controls                                               5xF2
      c. "Preset Wireless" Chat                                        5xF3

VI. ERROR MESSAGES                                                     6x00
   A. Cannot create game in current network environment. (519:117)     6xA0
   B. The Lobby is full. Failed to connect to Lobby. (829)             6xB0
   C. DNAS Errors                                                      6xC0

VII. FAQ                                                               7x00

VIII. THANKS                                                           8x00

IX. LEGAL INFO (TERMS OF USE)                                          9x00

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I. INTRODUCTION                                                           1x00
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Welcome! I think it's safe to assume that you're reading this FAQ to learn
about Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence's Online mode. In this FAQ you'll find
all the necessary information that you need to get MGS3: Subsistence online.
You'll also find all the information about the various game modes, options,
etc. you'll encounter while playing online.

I hope you'll find this FAQ useful and please send any questions and/or
recommendations to the e-mail address above. Thanks for reading!

This FAQ Copyright 2006 Jason Tong.

This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise publicly
distributed without prior written permission from the author. Use of this
guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly
prohibited, and a violation of copyright law.


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II. VERSION HISTORY                                                       2x00
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v0.7 - 4/16/2007
As of April 1, 2007, Konami has shut down the servers for Metal Gear Online.
See section 6xC0 for more information.

v0.6 - 4/4/2006
Section added for the MGS3: Subsistence online mode Controller Configuration.

v0.5 - 3/31/2006
Info for unlocking Reiko added. Please tell me if I'm missing info for the
Unique Characters.

v0.4 - 3/27/2006
Updates to assigning the PS2 a static IP, Game Rules, and this FAQ's FAQ.
Additionally, you should now also be able to find this FAQ on 1up.com. I'd
really appreciate it if someone were to provide me information about Animal
Ranks. Oh, and I also added a sections for DNAS errors and Unique Characters.

v0.3 - 3/23/2006
Updated Creating a Game, section 5xCa. Thanks to Steve Baker for e-mailing me
with the info I was missing. I need help with info regarding Animal Ranks and
a confirmed method of unlocking the secret characters and keeping them
unlocked. If you have information regarding these topics, please e-mail me.

v0.2 - 3/20/2006
FAQ completed. Please e-mail me if I'm missing information that should be
included in this FAQ. Thanks!

v0.1 - 3/16/2006
FAQ started. I may add a controller layout for the online mode in the future.


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III. NECESSARY EQUIPMENT & CONFIGURING NETWORK SETTINGS                   3x00
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A. Necessary Equipment----------------------------------------------------3xA0


(1) PlayStation 2 - any model will suffice.
(1) PlayStation 2 Dual Shock 2 controller
(1) PlayStation 2 Memory Card (8MB) - it should be noted that using non Sony
    branded memory cards with MGS3: Subsistence have been known to be erased
    or have corrupt data after usage. Use non Sony PS2 memory cards at your
    own risk. You have been warned.
(1) PS2 Network Adapter - if you already have the "slim" PS2 you do not need
    this, as it is built-in to the "slim" PS2.
(1) Network cable (RJ-45)
(1) Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence or Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Limited
    Edition - more specifically, you need disc 2 (labeled: Persistence).

Finally, you'll need a Broadband Internet connection and all necessary
hardware to utilize that ISP (broadband modem, PC, router).

Please refer to the instruction manuals included with your PS2 and/or PS2
Network Adapter for instructions on how to install all necessary equipment. If
you are missing your instruction manuals, you can view them online at:

http://www.us.playstation.com/peripherals.aspx


B. Optional Equipment-----------------------------------------------------3xB0


MGS3: Subsistence's online mode also supports the use of a USB keyboard and/or
a USB headset. Both items are optional to use, but will vastly improve the
communication of team based modes. In theory at least.

If you choose to use a USB keyboard or headset, they must be plugged into an
available USB port before you turn on your PS2 and load MGS3: Subsistence.


C. Quick Installation Diagram---------------------------------------------3xC0


Below is a quick diagram that illustrates how a typical LAN is setup for PS2
online gaming. I highly recommend that you refer to the PS2 Network Adapter
user manual for more detailed instructions.

        [TV]-----[PS2]                      [computer]
                   |                            |
                   |                            |
                   +----------[router]----------+
                                 |
                                 |
                         [broadband modem]---------...--------[Internet]


D. Configuring Network Settings-------------------------------------------3xD0


a. Creating a Network Configuration                                       3xDa

These instructions tell you how to set up your PS2's Network Adapter with
MGS3: Subsistence disc 2.

First, ensure that your PS2 memory card is inserted into either of the two
memory card slots of your PS2. The safest bet is with memory card slot 1.

Turn on your PS2 and load disc 2 of MGS3: Subsistence. From the main menu,
select the Online Mode option.

Since you're here to learn how to configure network settings, we're going to
assume that your memory card doesn't have a network setting file saved on it.
From the Online Mode menu, select Play Using Detailed Settings, then select
Network Settings, and finally select Edit Your Network Configuration File.
This will start the Network Configuration Utility program.

Once the Network Configuration Utility program has loaded, select the Add
Setting option and choose a memory card to which you want to save your new
settings. Keep in mind that it's best to select the same memory card where
you will be saving your MGS3: Subsistence data to. From this point on, the
on screen instructions are pretty self-explanatory so I'll just highlight on
the possible troublesome points.

* Use of PPPoE
Most users do not have to input a user ID and password to be able to play PS2
games online, so leaving this setting at Not Required will be okay.

* IP Address Setup
To play online games with MGS3: Subsistence, you can leave this setting on
Auto. However, if you are behind a firewall, such as people using a router,
you will need to select the Manual setting. For more information about the
Manual setting, please refer to the "Assigning your PS2 a static IP address
(3xDb)" section of this FAQ below.

* DNS Server Address Setup
As with the IP Address Setup settings, you can leave this setting on Auto
unless you are behind a firewall and wish to host online games. Please refer
to the "Assigning your PS2 a static IP address (3xDb)" section of this FAQ
for instructions on the Manual setting.

After configuring your settings, you will be prompted to test and save them to
your memory card. Press the X button and select Quit to return to the MGS3:
Subsistence Online Mode main menu.


b. Assigning your PS2 a static IP address                                 3xDb

If you are getting the "Cannot create game in current network environment.
(519:117)" error, you will need to assign your PS2 a static IP address to be
able to create and host online games. Note that if you do not wish to create
and host online games but just play in games hosted by other players, you do
not need to assign a static IP address to your PS2. Again, getting this error
has no ill effect on your ability to play MGS3: Subsistence online - it only
states that you will not be able to create and host online games.

The steps below describe as if you already have a network settings file saved
to your memory card, but the steps are pretty much the same if you do not.
The only difference is that you'll have to choose Add Setting instead of Edit
Setting.

Insert the memory card with the network setting save file into one of the
PS2's memory card slots, turn on the PS2 and load the second disc of MGS3:
Subsistence. Select the Online Mode from the main menu, then Play Using
Detailed Settings, then Network Settings, and finally select Edit Your
Configuration File to start the Network Configuration Utility program.

From the Network Configuration Utility program's main menu, select Edit
Settings and choose the network configuration file that you want to edit.
Select Yes to continue.

Advance the utility to the IP Address Setup section, highlight the Manual
setting and press the O button. Press right to advance to the next screen,
IP Address Entry, where you will see three settings to enter: IP Address,
Netmask, and Default Router.

For this step, we'll need a computer. Below are instructions on how to find
the necessary information for the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

* Windows (NT, Me, 2000, XP):
From your Start menu, select Run... and type "cmd" (without quotation marks)
in the text entry box that appears on screen. Select OK to run the Command
Prompt program. Once that is loaded, type "ipconfig /all" (without quotation
marks) and press enter/return on your keyboard. Look for IP Address, Subnet
Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Servers. Copy the Subnet Mask address, usually
255.255.255.0, the Default Gateway address, and the DNS Servers address as
they appear. For the IP address, only copy the first three numbers (for
example, 192.168.2.?).

* Mac OS X (10.x):
Click on the Apple Menu, select System Preferences, and then click on Network.
The network settings may be grayed out and you will have to click on the lock
icon and enter the admin account name/password in order to be able to view
these settings. In the Show drop-down box, select how your Mac is connected to
the Internet (either Built-in Ethernet or Wireless). Finally, click on the
TCP/IP tab. You will see addresses for IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, and
Domain Name Servers. Copy these addresses as they appear on screen, except for
the IP address where you should only copy the first three numbers (for
example, 192.168.2.?).

On your PS2, enter the first three IP address numbers that you wrote down.
You'll have to make a decision here. Choose a number between 0 and 255, but
keep in mind that you cannot choose a number that is already in use by another
computer in your network. Once you choose that number, enter it in the 4th
IP Address box. Enter the Subnet Mask address in the Netmask address boxes and
enter the Default Gateway (Router) address in the Default Router boxes. Once
complete, press right to continue.

You will now see the DNS Server Address Entry screen. Enter in the DNS Servers
numbers you wrote down in the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS boxes. Most people
only need to enter a Primary DNS address. Once complete, press right to
test and save your settings. Press the X button and select Quit to return to
the MGS3: Subsistence Online Mode main menu.

Congratulations! You have now created a static IP address for you PS2.

However, there is one more step you need to take before you can create/host
online MGS3: Subsistence games. Please continue reading...


c. Opening/Forwarding Ports                                               3xDc

If you're using a router, you most likely have a firewall in place that
hinders your ability to create and host online MGS3: Subsistence games. The
first step in fixing this problem was to assign your PS2 a static IP address,
as was described in the above section. The final step is to forward, or open,
the ports that MGS3: Subsistence uses so that the router treats those ports
as outside the firewall.

Remember that IP address you wrote down earlier? You'll also need it for this
step. You also need to know that ports that MGS3: Subsistence uses, those of
which are: UDP: 5730-5739; TCP: 80, 443, 5730-5733. Please note that you do
not, and should not, open TCP ports 80 and 443. While they are used by the
game, they are not needed for online play and hosting.

In order to access the settings for your router, you'll need the IP address of
your router. Since we already know an IP address of other computers on your
network, this will be easy. In a web browser's URL bar, type in the first
three numbers of the IP address (for example, "192.168.2."). For the last
number, enter the number 1 (so the address you type will be "192.168.2.1").
This is the address of your router.

Here is where things get tricky. Since there are so many router manufacturers,
there's no standardized means of forwarding ports. Some refer to it as Virtual
Servers while others may refer to it as Port Range Forwarding. Luckily for us,
all port forwarding requires specific information in order to work and as such
all user interfaces, no matter what it's called, will look similar. Look
around in your router's settings pages for this information.

Most, if not all, user interfaces for port forwarding will look as follows.
(For simplicity, [] refer to text boxes, {} refer to a drop down selection
menu, and # refers to a checkbox.)

[description] [starting IP] [ending IP] {TCP/UDP/Both} [IP address] #

* [description]
Use this textbox to enter a description of why these ports are being
forwarded. (for example, you could type MGS3)

* [starting IP]
Online gaming generally uses a range of ports. MGS3: Subsistence is no
different and uses port numbers 5730 - 5739. Enter 5730 in this box.

* [ending IP]
Enter 5739 in this box.

* {TCP/UDP/Both}
Some manufacturer don't have the Both option, so you'll have to create one
entry for TCP and another for UDP. If your router lets you select an option
called Both, then use that and only enter a single entry.

* [IP address]
Enter the static IP address that the PS2 uses. (for example, 192.168.2.128)

* #
This checkbox is used for enabling the port forwarding. Ensure that it is
checked before you apply your new router settings.

Your router may also have a checkbox that is labeled "private", I would think
that it is best to have this enabled. It shouldn't hinder your ability to
create games.

My router also has fields that allow you to assign the forward ports a private
port (they're labeled in a similar way as the [starting IP] and [ending IP]).
For simplicity, if you have these fields, just enter in the same values as
you did for port forwarding.

After you enter in the information, apply and save your settings. You should
no longer receive an error messages stating that you cannot create/host games.

If you've done all of these steps and you are still unable to create a game,
I really recommend that you refer to your router manufacturer's support page.

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* I've been getting a lot of e-mails about how people were opening the ports *
* for their PS2's IP address, but failed to mention whether they put that    *
* static IP in the PS2's Network Configuration settings.                     *
*                                                                            *
* ENTERTING AN IP INTO YOUR ROUTER DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PS2 WILL USE *
* THAT IP ADDRESS. IN ORDER FOR YOUR PS2 TO HAVE A STATIC IP ADDRESS, YOU    *
* MUST PUT THAT IP INTO YOUR PS2'S NETWORK CONFIGURATION SETTINGS. ONLY THEN *
* WILL YOUR PS2 HAVE A STATIC IP ADDRESS.                                    *
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IV. CREATING AN ONLINE ACCOUNT                                            4x00
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A. Creating an account for the first time---------------------------------4xA0


The very first time you start MGS3: Subsistence's online mode, you will need
to create an online account before you can actually go online and play.
Creating an online account is very simple and does not require any private
information on your part.

Make sure you have a PlayStation 2 Memory Card (8MB) inserted into memory card
slot 1 and then select the First Time option.

You will then be prompted to select a Network Settings file for use with your
new account. If you do not have one, you will have a create one before you can
proceed. Please refer to "Configuring Network Settings (3xD0)" of this FAQ for
instructions on how to configure your PS2 with network settings.

After selecting your Network Settings, you are then shown the Metal Gear
Online Terms of Service Agreement. Read through it if you wish and then select
Agree to proceed.

Now you can start entering in information to setup your online account.

Account ID: This is your account name and is used for you to log-in to the MGO
   service. Your account name must be between 3 and 15 alphanumeric
   characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9).

Password: Your password must be between 6 and 12 alphanumeric characters.

Verify Password: Enter the same password as above to verify that you typed it
   correctly.

Save Password: This option allows you to save the account password on your
   memory card so that you do not have to enter it in every single time you
   want to play online.

Player Name: This is the player name that other players will see when online.
   This name can be the same as or unique from your account name. The player
   name must be between 3 and 15 alphanumeric passwords.

After completing all the required information, you will be prompted to save
this data on your memory card. It should be noted that you can only have a
single Account per memory card. You will need extra memory cards for
additional accounts.

Congratulations! You are now ready to join the fun of Metal Gear Online!

For more details, you can refer to page 13 of the MGS3: Subsistence user
manual. Alternatively, you can view the manual online at:
http://www.konami.com/gs/patches/MGS3S_manual.pdf


B. How to play online using created account-------------------------------4xB0


Once everything has been setup properly you can log-on by choosing either the
Play With Same Settings or the Play Using Detailed Settings option.

Play With Same Settings will simply use the same settings that you used the
last time you played online. Most people only need to use this option. The
Play Using Detailed Settings allows the player to access Network Settings and
edit their Network Configuration Files. Play Using Detailed Settings also
allows the player to edit their Upstream Bandwidth rate. Most players do not
need to change this setting unless they are experiencing great amounts of
latency while hosting or playing an online game. It should be noted that
setting a value that is higher than your actual bandwidth will cause great
amounts of latency.

To begin your journey online, select either Play With Same Settings (or
Connect to Network if you selected Play Using Detailed Settings). Select Yes
and Agree to the Terms of Use when prompted to do so. You are then given a
list of Lobbies to connect to. Any Lobby will suffice, as long as it has
more than 0 players (unless you want to create a game on an empty server).

Once connected to a Lobby, there are several means of joining a game. The
easiest method is selecting the Quick Join option. Selecting Join Game will
display a list of all available games in the Lobby. You can also create a
game, if you desire to do so. These are explained in more detail in the
"Online Information (5x00)" of this FAQ.

You know have the basic knowledge to join and create games.

Enjoy Metal Gear Online!


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V. ONLINE INFORMATION                                                     5x00
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A. Game Modes-------------------------------------------------------------5xA0


All game modes can be played up to a total maximum of 8 players. Game creators
can choose to have fewer players per game if they want.


a. Sneaking Mission                                                       5xAa

This game mode has one person play as Snake against all 7 other players. The
player who is Snake must find a microfilm on the map and then return it safely
to his base in order to win. The other players must kill Snake or defend the
microfilm in order to win. Who ever kills Snake gets to play as Snake in the
next round.


b. Capture Mission                                                        5xAb

In Capture Mission, two teams must face off and find the hidden Kerotan doll,
and then bring it back to their base. The Kerotan must be held within that
team's base for a determined amount of time before they can be declared the
winner. The game creator determines the amount of time that the team must hold
the Kerotan within their base when he creates the game server.

This game mode kind of reminds me of capture the flag, well in this case,
capture the frog.


c. Rescue Mission                                                         5xAc

In Rescue Mission, there are two teams: the Red team and the Blue team. The
Red team must defend Gako (a duck), while the Blue team is trying to steal
Gako and return it to their base. In order to win, the Red team must
successfully defend Gako for the entire duration of the round. The Blue team
wins when they successfully deliver Gako to their base. A team can also win
when they kill all members of the opposing team, as players do not return to
life when killed.


d. Team Deathmatch                                                        5xAd

This is another Red team versus Blue team game mode. In this game mode each
team has a predetermined amount of Life Tickets for a given round. When a team
member is killed, that team loses one Life Ticket. The first team to lose all
of their Life Tickets loses the round.


e. Deathmatch                                                             5xAe

Deathmatch is the only game mode where it is every player for themselves. The
player with the most kills at the end of the time limit is determined the
winner.


B. Lobby Selection / Lobby Menu-------------------------------------------5xB0


The Lobby Selection screen is very simple. All of the available servers are
listed along with the number of players on each server. Choose a lobby of your
preference and press the O button to enter.

Upon entering a lobby, you are shown the Lobby Menu along with the Online
News, if there is any.

* Quick Join
Selecting this option will prompt you for what kind of game rules you want and
will automatically log you onto the most optimal host.

* Join Game
Choosing this option will show you the Host List screen and allow you to
manually browse all of the available hosts and choose whichever host you want
to join.

By pressing the Start button while on the Host List screen, you will be able
to quickly search through the available hosts based on:

Filter Host List: Set which Hosts you want displayed.

Sort Host List: Set the order in which Hosts are displayed.

Player Search: Search for a specific player in all Lobbies.

Friend Search: Search for a friend in all Lobbies.

The Host List also contains some icons/symbols that quickly indicate various
information about the host.

To the left of the host name is a colored bar. This colored bar indicates the
strength of that host's Internet connection. A red bar indicates a weak
connection, a yellow bar indicates an average connection, and a green bar
indicates a strong connection.

The host information in the dark rectangle indicates various game features
that are enabled by the host.

LK: Private game. Requires correct password in order to join.

WP: Weapon restrictions are in place.

FF: Friendly Fire is enabled. This means that you can hurt your teammates.

VC: Voice chat is enabled.

* Create Game
Create your own game. Please refer to section "Creating a Game (5xC0)" for
more information about creating a game.

* Personal Data
Here you can check your battle record, friend list, blacklist, and server
settings.

Friend list: Place your friends in this list and they'll become easier to see
among other players on the Host List. Friend list players are indicated by
a white box in the upper right corner next to their name.

Blacklist: Place players here to remind you that you don't like playing with
them. Like the friend list, players will be easily identified as blacklisted
when placed on the blacklist. Blacklisted players are indicated by a black
box in the lower right corner next to their name.

* Player Ranking
This option will show you your current ranking.

Score Ranking: Displays your average ranking based on the games you've played.
Press the L1 or R1 button to scroll through the various game modes. Pressing
the Start button will allow you to switch between displaying Overall and
This Week only.

VS. Rating Rankings: Displays your overall ranking based on the ranking of the
players you have recently played against.

* Online Game Options
Allows you to change in-game controls and display settings. Please refer to
the "Options (5xD0)" section for more information.


C. Creating a Game--------------------------------------------------------5xC0


Creating a game in MGS3: Subsistence is very simple and can be done in a
matter of minutes.

After selecting the Create a Game option, you will be prompted to enter in
information about the game and what rules you want to enable.

* Host Name
By default this is your account name, but you can change it to anything you
like.

* Password Lock
This is for creating a private game. Players will not be able to join this
game unless they have the correct password.

* Comment
Use this to provide any additional information about the game, if you desire
to do so.

Now you can set the rules and maps that you want to use while playing. After
you're done setting the rules, select OK and then Yes to begin hosting games.


a. Game Rules                                                             5xCa

* Host Only
If you want to just host a game and not participate, set this option to On.
Otherwise set it to Off.

* Red Team
Choose which squad the red team will be. You can choose from GRU, KGB, or the
Ocelot Unit. The red team cannot be the same unit as the blue team.

* Blue Team
Choose which squad the blue team will be. You can choose from GRU, KGB, or the
Ocelot Unit. The blue team cannot be the same unit as the red team.

* Unique Characters
This will allow the squads' special characters to be available in the game.
You can also change the settings for those special characters here.

* "????"
I don't know what this option is. The official MGS3: Subsistence user manual
describes it as: "If a certain event happens, this option will be selectable."

Once you unlock the Rumble Roses secret characters, this option reads:
"Reiko Hinomoto/Rowdy Reiko" and allows you to enable or disable the use of
the secret characters Reiko Hinomoto and Rowdy Reiko in your game.

* Max Number of Players
Set the maximum number of players you want to join in your game. You can
choose from 2 to 8 players.

* VS. Rating Restriction
This limits players from joining your game. They will have to meet a certain
VS. Rating before they can join.

Off: No ratings restriction.

Above Standard VS. Rating: This setting only allows players with a rating
higher than the one set by the host.

Below Standard VS. Rating: This setting only allows players with a rating
lower than the one set by the host.

* Set VS. Rating
If VS. Rating Restriction is turned on, you can set the rating to which
players will have to be either higher or lower than in order to join your
game. Ratings can be set from 100 to 9900. Lower numbers mean higher rating.

* Weapon Restrictions
This allows you to set restriction on weapons.

None: No weapons are restricted from the game.

No Primary Weapons: Disallows primary weapons from being used. Primary weapons
include the Scorpion, XM16E1, AK-47, M37, SVD, etc.

No Secondary Weapons: Disallows secondary weapons from being used. Secondary
weapons include the M1911A1 and the MK22.

No Support Weapons: Disallows support weapons from being used. Support weapons
include Grenades, Claymores, Books, etc.

Primary Weapon & Knife: Only allows the use of primary weapons and the knife.

Secondary Weapon & Knife: Only allows the use of secondary weapons and the
knife.

Support Weapon & Knife: Only allows the use of support weapons and the knife.

Knife Only: Only allows the use of the knife.

* Friendly Fire
This setting allows teammates to deal damage to each other.

* Teammate Killer Kick
This can be set to Off or to the number of times a player can kill a teammate
before they are kicked from the game.

* Idle Kick
This can be set to Off or to the amount of time that a player can be idle in
the game. Once the idle player reaches that time limit, they are kicked from
the game.

* Voice Chat
Turns On or Off the ability to use voice chat.

* Sneaking Mission Settings
Options and rules for Sneaking Missions.

Round Time: The amount of time to play per round.

Number of Rounds: The number of rounds per game.

* Capture Mission Settings
Options and rules for Capture Missions.

Round Time: The amount of time to play per round.

Number of Goals: The number of goals needed for a team to win.

* Rescue Mission Settings
Options and rules for Rescue Missions.

Round Time: The amount of time to play per round.

Number of Missions: The number of victories a team must get in order to win.

Ghost Mischief: Toggles ghosts' ability to play tricks on living players.

* Team Deathmatch Settings
Options and rules for Team Deathmatch games.

Round Time: The amount of time to play per round.

Number of Team Victories: The number of victories a team must get in order to
win the game.

Starting Number of Tickets: The number of tickets each team begins a game
with.

* Deathmatch Settings
Options and rules for Deathmatch games.

Round Time: The amount of time to play per round.


D. Options----------------------------------------------------------------5xD0


a. Pre-game Options                                                       5xDa

This menu allows you to configure display settings and in-game settings before
a game starts.

* Camera Settings
The following settings affect the way the 3rd-person view camera moves.

Up/Down Direction: This option allows you to switch the up/down movement of
the camera. You can choose between Normal and Reverse.

Left/Right Direction: This option allows you to switch the left/right movement
of the camera. You can choose between Normal and Reverse.

Rotation Speed: This option allows you to slow down or speed up the rotation
speed of the camera. Higher numbers are faster.

Chase Camera While Shooting: This option allows you to choose whether you want
the camera to automatically face in the direction that the character is facing
when shooting or not. Available options are On and Off.

* First Person View Settings
The following settings affect the way the 1st-person view camera moves.

Up/Down Direction: This option allows you to switch the up/down movement of
the camera. You can choose between Normal and Reverse.

Left/Right Direction: This option allows you to switch the left/right movement
of the camera. You can choose between Normal and Reverse.

Rotation Speed: This option allows you to slow down or speed up the rotation
speed of the camera. Higher numbers are faster.

Default Direction at Switch: When you switch to the first person view, this
option determines whether the camera is facing in the same direction that the
character is facing or in the same direction the camera was facing before
switching to the first person view. You can choose between Player Orientation
and Camera Orientation. Effectively, setting this option to Camera
Orientation will move the character to face the direction in which the camera
was facing.

Switch Speed: This option allows you to change the speed at which the camera
will switch from third person to first person view. Higher numbers are faster.

* Display Settings
There's only one setting here, Name Tags, toggles the names and statuses of
other players On or Off.

* Weapon / Equipment Switch
Control settings for weapon and equipment switching.

Weapon Switch: This allows you to set the weapon switching action when the R2
button is quickly pressed. Cycle will swap between three main weapons.
Equipped / Bare Hands changes between the currently equipped weapon and bare
hands (and vice versa). Flashback switches between the current weapon and the
weapon that was previously equipped.

Equipment Switch: This allows you to set the equipment switching action when
the L2 button is quickly pressed. Cycle will swap between three items.
Equipped / Bare Hands changes between the currently equipped item and bare
hands (and vice versa). Flashback switches between the current item and the
item that was previously equipped.

* Simple Chat Settings
Here you will be able to assign quick chat messages to the function keys (F1
through F12) of a USB keyboard.


b. In-game Options                                                        5xDb

By pressing the Start button during a game, you will be able to access the
in-game menu screen. Note that the game will not pause while you are
navigating the menu, so you will be vulnerable to enemy fire.

* Mute
This toggles whether you want to mute voice chat from the other players.

* Suicide
Kills your character.

* Host
This option is only available to the player that is hosting the game.
Selecting this option will allow you to change any of the game settings.

* Reset
This option is only available to the player that is hosting the game.
Selecting this option will reset the current game.

* Kick
This option is only available to the player that is hosting the game.
This option will remove the selected player from the game.

* Team Select
This option will allow you to change your current team or choose to go into
the spectator mode.

* Rule
Allows you to view the rule settings for the current game.

* Add List
Allows you to add a player to your friend list or your blacklist.

* Options
Opens the Options menu. Refer to the "Pre-game Options (5xDa)" section for
more information.

* Quit
Quits the game and returns you to the Lobby Menu.


E. Unique Characters------------------------------------------------------5xE0


Each of the four available teams in the online mode have a unique character
that has special abilities that give them an extra edge in battle over the
normal team members. In order to play as the unique character, you must be the
player with the highest score on your team in the previous round.


a. Ocelot (Ocelot Unit)                                                   5xE1

Ocelot is the only character in the game that can use the Single Action Army
(SAA). When he uses the SAA, his bullets can ricochet of objects/walls so that
they can hit a target from around a corner. I'm also told that is takes two
headshots to kill Ocelot, thanks to his beret.


b. Major Raikov (GRU)                                                     5xE2

Raikov is the only character in the game that is not affected by the Book
secondary weapon's (men's magazine) stun effect. He also has a special CQC
move where he can down an opponent by grabbing their crotch.


c. Sokolov (KGB)                                                          5xE3

Sokolov doesn't have any special combat skills like Raikov or Ocelot. Instead,
he is the only character (other than Snake in the Sneaking Mission mode) that
can use stealth camouflage.


d. Reiko Hinomoto (Team Rowdy Reiko)                                      5xE4

Reiko has a unique CQC move, the Sunrise Suplex, which comes from her moveset
in Rumble Roses. Her salute animation is described as a "sensual pose".


F. Controller Configuration-----------------------------------------------5xF0


a. Menu Controls                                                          5xF1

* Navigate the menu or Highlight a menu item
left analog stick or directional buttons: Up / Down

* Adjust or Cycle a menu item
left analog stick or directional buttons: Left / Right

* Select the highlighted menu item
() button

* Go to previous screen or Return to the Main Menu
X button


b. Online Controls                                                        5xF2

* Directional Buttons
third person / normal view: stalking movement
first person view: look around
preset wireless: choose conversation
spectating as a host: switch camera

* Left Analog Stick
third person / normal view: movement
first person view: look around

* Right Analog Stick
Allows you to rotate, pan, and tilt the game camera.

* L3 button
When equipped, activate the Sonar.

* Select button
Preset Wireless: Press the Select button to open the on-screen keyboard. Press
the Select button again to cancel the keyboard. If you have a USB headset, you
can press and hold the Select button to turn voice chat on. Releasing the
Select button turns off voice chat.

* Start button
Displays the Menu screen.

* L1 button
When a weapon is equipped, pressing the L1 button will allow you to lock-on to
the closest target in front of your character. If there's no target closeby,
the L1 button focuses the camera forward.
In first person view, the L1 button allows you to shoulder your weapon and aim
down the weapon sights or scope.

* L2 button
Opens the Item Window for normal and third person views and allows you to
equip and un-equip items.
In the first person and corner views, allows you to peek to the left.
As a spectator, pressing the L2 button cycles through the available camera
views.

* R1 button
Press the R1 button to enter the first person perspective.

* R2 button
Opens the Weapon Window for the normal and third person views and allows you
to equip and un-equip weapons.
In the first person and corner views, allows you to peek to the right.
As a spectator, pressing the R2 button cycles through the available camera
views.

* [] button (square button)
With a gun equipped, press and hold lightly to hold out the gun. Press the
button firmly to fire the equipped gun.
With a support weapon equipped, press the button to throw or drop that weapon.
With a knife equipped, press the button to slash, press firmly to stab, and
press repeatedly to perform a combo attack.

* () button (circle button)
Press the button to perform CQC moves. When your character is pressed against
a wall, press the button to knock on the wall.

* /\ button (triangle button)
Press this button to perform salutes, climb ladders/trees, open lockers/doors,
climb up platforms, hang off ledges, etc.

* X button
Press this button to switch between the standing, crouching, and crawling
positions.


c. "Preset Wireless" Chat                                                 5xF3

Preset Wireless chat, gives the player a means to communicate with their
teammates even if they don't have a headset.

To open the Preset Wireless window, press the Select button. To select a
category/command, press the directional button or push the left analog stick
in that direction. To cancel the chat, press the Select button again.

All of these can also be entered by typing a slash command with a USB
keyboard.

Upon initial press of the Select button, you will see this window on screen.

                                    [Attack]
                  [Communication]                [Response]
                                    [Defense]

Press up for Attack commands, left for communication commands, right for
responses, and down for defense commands. Similarly, press up, left, down, or
right for respective commands once you select the category.

     category     |       phrase           |     keyboard slash command
------------------+------------------------+----------------------------------
ATTACK:  [up]     | Go, go, go!            | /go
         [left]   | Wait!                  | /halt /wait /ha /wa
         [right]  | The Enemy              | /enemy /en
         [down]   | Cover!                 | /cm
------------------+------------------------+----------------------------------
COMMUNICATION:    |                        |
         [up]     | Sorry                  | /sorry
         [left]   | Please!                | /co
         [right]  | Good job               | /gj /nj
         [down]   | Good luck              | /gl
------------------+------------------------+----------------------------------
RESPONSE:         |                        |
         [up]     | Roger                  | /roger /ro
         [left]   | Clear                  | /clear /cl
         [right]  | Follow Me              | /follow /fm /fo
         [down]   | Negative               | /negative /denied /ne
------------------+------------------------+----------------------------------
DEFENSE: [up]     | Protect the target     | /target /defend /ta
         [left]   | Hide                   | /hide /hi
         [right]  | Go together            | /together /to
         [down]   | Fall back!             | /fb
------------------+------------------------+----------------------------------

The following commands can only be entered by players with a USB keyboard:

"We're under fire! We don't know where they are!" /uf
"Flank them!" /flank /fl
"Someone come here!" /ch
"Hmm?" /question /q /qu


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VI. ERROR MESSAGES                                                        6x00
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A. Cannot create game in current network environment. (519:117)-----------6xA0


This basically states that your network is setup in a manner such that you
are unable to create (host) online games. You can join other players games
without any problems, but if you want to host a game you will have to forward
the ports. This error is caused by being behind a firewall and can be fixed by
forwarding the ports that MGS3: Subsistence uses.

The ports used by MGS3: Subsistence are:
UDP: 5730-5739
TCP: 80, 443, 5730-5733

Note that TCP ports 80 and 443 do not require forwarding, as they are
outgoing and are thus not affected by the firewall.

To forward these ports, refer to your router's instruction manual. If the
instruction manual does not contain this information, you will have to refer
to the router manufacturer's website. You will also need the IP address that
the PS2 uses in order to be able to forward these ports. It is easier to do
this step if the PS2 is given a static IP address rather than the one given
to it automatically by your router's DHCP. Please refer to "Configuring
Network Settings (3xD0)" of this FAQ for more information regarding setting a
static IP for your PS2.

If you do not have a router, you will have to contact your ISP and have them
open the above ports for you.

Please note that Konami has also recommended that you place the static IP
being used by your PS2 outside your firewall by setting it as a DMZ host.
Doing so is very risky and can open your network to attack. Do so at your own
risk! Forwarding the ports is sufficient enough for you to create and host
online games.


B. The Lobby is full. Failed to connect to Lobby. (829)-------------------6xB0


Self explanatory. The Lobby has too many players on it. You can either try
the same Lobby again or log-on to another Lobby that has less players.


C. DNAS Errors------------------------------------------------------------6xC0


Dynamic Network Authentication System, or DNAS, is Sony's standardized method
of making sure that you're not using an illegal copy of a PS2 game, using a
cheating device and even a modded PS2. It's here to protect our online
experience from cheaters and hackers as well as protect PS2 developers from
software pirates, so overall it does more good than bad.

With that said, I'll do my best to have answers for DNAS errors MGS3 online
players may experience.

So what causes a DNAS error? You will get a DNAS error if you:
1. Did not setup your PS2 network setting correctly.
2. Your Internet connection is behind a firewall.
3. Using a copied (or burned) game.
4. Your PS2 is modded to play imports and/or copied games.
5. You are using a cheating device, such as a GameShark.

To get rid of a DNAS error:
1. Properly setup your PS2's network settings.
2. Assign your PS2 a static IP address and open the ports that the game uses.
3. Go buy the game you dirty pirate.
4. Buy a new PS2 (and do not mod it) or unmod your PS2.
5. Remove the cheating device. Cheaters are lame.


******************************************************************************
*  DNAS Error (-103)                                                         *
*    This software title is not in service.                                  *
*    Please write down the error code number,                                *
*    and contact SCEA at 1-866-466-5333                                      *
*    or via SCEA's website, www.us.playstation.com                           *
*----------------------------------------------------------------------------*
*                                                                            *
*  As of April 1, 2007, Konami has shut down the servers for online play.    *
*  At this time, there does not exist any other means of playing MGO.        *
*  Hopefully there will be the ability to create private servers. Until that *
*  time, please enjoy the PSP version of MGO.                                *
*  I will update this FAQ once private servers become available.             *
******************************************************************************


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VII. FAQ                                                                  7x00
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1. Can MGS3: Subsistence be played online with a dial-up connection?
   -- No, MGS3's online modes require that you have a broadband connection.

2. Can MGS3: Susbsistence be played via LAN or system link?
   -- No, MGS3 does not have a multiplayer mode that supports LAN or system
   link.

3. Help! I can't create or host my own games. What do I do to fix this?
   -- The most likely reason is that you are behind a firewall. You will have
   to open those ports via router settings. Please refer to section 3xD0 for
   information regarding this.

4. How are the secret characters Reiko Hinomoto and Rowdy Reiko unlocked?
   -- You can either play online a total of 50 hours or simply obtain and keep
   any Animal Rank. Once one of these objectives are reached, Reiko will be
   unlocked for you to use when you host an online game.

5. I assigned my PS2 a static IP address in my router settings, but I still
   can't create online games.
   -- Entering an IP address in port forwarding for a certain IP address does
   not guarantee that the PS2 will be using that IP address unless you enter
   the same IP into the PS2's network settings. Refer to section 3xDb for
   information about how to assign your PS2 a static IP address.

6. How much does it cost to play MGS3: Subsistence online?
   -- MGO does not cost anything to play online.


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VIII. THANKS                                                              8x00
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I'd like to thank my girlfriend, friends, and family for their support and
understanding.

Special thanks to Hideo Kojima and the development team at Kojima Productions
for their hard work and never-ending dedication to the Metal Gear series and
video games alike. You guys and gals never cease to amaze. Thank you for
bringing smiles to gamers' faces around the world.

Additional thanks:

Steve Baker and Dustin "Leatherneck" Peacock for info regarding the ???? host
game rule setting.

Brady Hartel for info on how to unlock the special character Reiko.


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IX. LEGAL INFO (TERMS OF USE)                                             9x00
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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

Information contained in this FAQ is based on content found in the Metal Gear
Solid 3: Subsistence user manual. An online version of the user manual can be
found at http://www.konami.com/gs/patches/MGS3S_manual.pdf

Content that is identical to the MGS3: Subsistence online FAQ is accidental.
The MGS3: Subsistence online FAQ can be found at:
http://www.konami.com/gs/mgs3_faq.php

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Online FAQ Copyright (C) 2006 Jason Tong.

This document may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for
personal and/or private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise
publicly distributed without prior written permission from the author. Use of
this document on any other web site or as a part of any public display is
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright law.

This document is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

GameFAQs.com and 1up.com are the only sites that this FAQ may appear on. Any
other websites that this FAQ appears on are using it illegally.

The official Konami website for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence can be
located at: http://www.konami.com/gs/gameinfo.php?id=162

The official Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence webpage is:
http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/mgs/

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