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    Cardboard Box FAQ by Grdnstwrt

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    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
    For Playstation 2
    Cardboard Box FAQ
    Version 1.36 August 08 2003
    By: Gordon Stewart (Grdnstwrt)
    "Take care of your cardboard box and it will take care of you!"
     Solid Snake MGS1
    <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>Version History!<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
    Version 0.20:- Have done the Personal Rant, Controls and tanker locations
                   sections of the guide.
    Version 0.80:- I have now done the Plant locations, hints and tips and
                   special delivery for Raiden sections of the FAQ.
    Version 1.00:- Have finished the FAQ. Will soon add more Easter Eggs when
                   I remember where I wrote down the ones I spotted. Also will
                   use the boxes more often to provide you lot with more hints.
    Version 1.25:- I found that piece of paper and added to the easter eggs
                   section as well as giving detailed information on the
                   conveyer belt part as I have had a lot of E-mails about it!
    Version 1.30:- Added the quote from Snake at the top!
    Version 1.35:- Spelling and grammar mistakes have been corrected!
    Version 1.36:- Spotted a mistake in Version history and corrected a mistake
                   in the box locations! (Thanx 2 Nick Ravage)
    This FAQ is  2003 Gordon Stewart (Grdnstwrt). This FAQ may neither be used
    nor distributed for commercial use. It cannot be distributed at all without
    written permission from the author (That's Me By The Way!). This guide must
    be displayed in its entirety. No pieces of it may be removed and/or copied
    to another location for public display. This FAQ is only to be shown on the
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    If you have any questions, comments or contributions to my FAQ then you can 
    E-mail me at grdnstwrt@hotmail.com. I hope you find this FAQ helpful and
    that's about it so happy hunting!
    List Of Contents!
    I      - Personal Rant
    II     - Cardboard Box Controls
    III    - Location Of Boxes
              i - Tanker
             ii - Plant
    IV     - Hints and Tips
    V      - Special Delivery For Raiden
    VI     - Easter Eggs
    VII    - Credits
                                  I - Personal Rant
    For as long as I have known about GameFAQ's.com I have wanted to make a FAQ
    for Metal Gear Solid 2 (Known as MGS2 from now on). I couldn't think up what
    to do as most topics were covered, then I realised no-one had done a
    sufficient FAQ on cardboard boxes hense this. I would hope I have covered
    everything but I you think I have missed something E-mail me at
    Grdnstwrt@hotmail.com as none of my FAQ's really ever get closed.
                             II - Cardboard Box Controls
    In this section I will go over the controls for when you are in a cardboard
    box. They are basiclly the same as the normal controls but I'll mention them
    here anyway.
    Move---------------------------------------Direction Buttons/Left Analog Stick
    Look Through Hole In Box----------------------------------------------------R1
    Look Left Through Hole-------------------------------------------------R1 + L2
    Look Right Through Hole------------------------------------------------R1 + R2
                                III - Location Of Boxes
    In this section I will tell you where you can find all the cardboard boxes on
    both the 'Tanker' and the 'Plant' levels. I have split it into two sections to
    make it easier, one for the 'Tanker' and one for the 'Plant'.
    *********************************(i - Tanker)*********************************
    There are only two boxes on this level but one of them is a bit special.
    Special in a bad way though.
    BOX 1;
    Location:- In the pantry to the right on Deck-D.
    Desription:- It is a grey box for carrying perishable foods e.g. Oranges. It
                 also has a picture of oranges on the side.
    Special attributes:- Nothing, it is only good for hiding under! 
    WET BOX;
    Location:- On the top deck of the tanker. It is to the far right of the deck
               after you have beaten Olga. It's on a raised bit in the shine of
               a light.
    Description:- The same as BOX 1 except it has been left outside and is wet and
                  wrinkled and is probably going to fall apart.
    Special Attributes:- As the box is wet it will simply fall apart when you are
                         shot at while wearing it. After this you cannot pick it
                         up like the other boxes once they are shot off.
    *********************************(ii - Plant)*********************************
    There are five boxes to get in the plant part of the game. They all transport
    you somewhere like in MGS1 (See 'Special Delivery For Raiden' section for more
    details on that.)
    BOX 1;
    Location:- In the pump room in strut A. That's the door that you need the
               level 1 card to get into. To get it go over the stairs on the left
               hand side and crawl to the right them climb over the box below you.
    Desription:- It is a grey box for carrying perishable foods e.g. Oranges. It
                 also has a picture of oranges on the side.
    Special attributes:- Transports you to the canteen in strut C.
    BOX 2;
    Location:- In the medical room in strut F. That's the one down the stairs that
               you need a level 1 card to get into. It's the one on the left at
               the bottom.
    Desription:- It is a brownish box with a black stripe on it that says
                 "PSF - Z1" on it.
    Special attributes:- Transports you to strut B beside the lockers.
    BOX 3;
    Location:- This one is one the heli-pad on strut E. It is just up the stairs
               and on the left behind some shelves with a tarpolen over them.
    Desription:- Box 3 is a whiteish box with an orange design and chunky
                 lettering that I can't work out what it says.
    Special attributes:- Transports you to strut A beside the left lockers.
    BOX 4;
    Location:- In B2 of the shell 1 core. It is in the computer room beside the
    Desription:- It is a white box that says "McFarline Toys" on it. It also has a
                 picture of what looks like a globe on it.
    Special attributes:- Transports you to strut F on top of the crates on the
                         bottom floor.
    BOX 5;
    Location:- This one is in the parcel room in strut E. It is just below the
               node on a raised bit.
    Desription:- Box 5 is a black one with the letters Z.O.E on it. It also has a
                 "Catching eye-design" (In-game quote)
    Special attributes:- Transports you to the small room in strut E.
                              IV - Hints and Tips
    In this section I wil give a few hints and tips on how to use the cardboard
    box to full effect.
    1. If you are fighting a boss like Olga and you want to get from one side of
       the terrain to the other equip the box and run. You should do this as it is
       a lot quicker than crawling accross. This also applies if you want to
       quickly get past some guards and you have some waist-level cover.
    2. If you are spotted by a guard and the alarm is raised and you don't have
       the stealth camo run away and equip a box and don't move. Hopefully the
       guards will ignore you (run by you) and not pick up the box. To ensure they
       don't see you don your box near some other boxes, a good example of this is
       the boxes in the canteen of strut C.
    3. If a guard does manage to remove your box constantly tap square as he does
       so and that way you will grab him before he can raise the alarm. Make sure
       you don't have a weapon selected when you don your box.
                        V - Special Delivery For Raiden
    Remember in MGS1 where you could transport yourself about by donning a box and
    jumping in a truck, well that tactic is still alive only changed slightly. To
    be transported you need to don a box and jump on the conveyer belt in strut E
    at the bottom. Then you will be transported to a strut that is dependent on
    which box you have equiped. I have mentioned where each one takes you above
    but I will quickly mention them below as well.
    I have had a few E-mails asking for details about the conveyer belt so here is
    a step by step guide. Go to strut E, Go to the bottom left of the parcel room,
    jump up on the raised bit with three red lights on it, don a box, wait till
    the three lights go blue not yellow, walk onto the belt and you will be
    whipped away.
    Box 1 - Canteen in strut C
    Box 2 - Beside the lockers in strut B
    Box 3 - Beside the lockers in strut A
    Box 4 - On top of the crates in strut F
    Box 5 - Small room in strut E
                                VI - Easter Eggs
    In this section I will mention all the cardboard box related to Easter Eggs.
    I know some of you are wondering what easter eggs actually are, well they are
    things that have been added into the game for no apparent reason. An example
    of easter eggs is the easter island statues you see about the big shell.
    1. Box 4 says "McFarline Toys" on it. McFarline toys were the toy manufacturer
       for all the Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 toys in Japan.
    2. Box 5 says "Z.O.E" on it. This is a reference to the game called "Zone of
       the Enders". This game is special because it had the demo of MGS2 with it
       when you bought it.
    3. When Stillman gives you the coolant spray to freeze the C4's quickly run to
       the CD connecting bridge. There you will see an unconsious guard and Snake
       will be running across the bridge in a cardboard box. If you call him up
       "141.80" Raiden will ask about it in his usual moany fashion. Also if you
       shoot it, an exclamation mark appears above it, Snake will speed up and the
       box begins to fall apart.
    4. If you call Snake up on the codec "141.80" while equiping a box he will
       have some wise words for you.
                                   VII - Credits
    Well in this guide I didn't get help from anyone so I guess thanx to me for
    being so good at Metal Gear Solid 2 and being able to write this FAQ! Also a
    big thanx to all the Metal Gear Solid 2 team for making the game and keeping
    the boxes.
    This FAQ is  2003 Gordon Stewart (Grdnstwrt)