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Martian Gothic: Unification(c) 05/01/00 Devolped by Creative Reality Published by Take2 and Talon Soft FAQ released on 05/07/00 Last Updated on 02/14/01 Current Version is v1.0 Official Hosting Site(s) for this FAQ : My Home : http://orion.spaceports.com/~purefxp/FAQs GameFAQs : http://www.gamefaqs.com GamesDomain : http://www.gamesdomain.co.uk Game Advice : http://www.gameadvice.com PC Game World : http://www.pcgameworld.com Cheat Index : http://www.cheatindex.com Sites *NOT* authorized to have this FAQ : Cheat Code Central : http://www.cheatcc.com - - - - COPYRIGHT - - - - Please note that this FAQ is copyrighted (c) 2000 under international copyright laws. 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So you are not actually helping the community, you are harming it by forcing me to delay the update and completion of this FAQ. - - - - REVISION HISTORY - - - - 02/14/01 - Version 1.0 - ReRelease of the FINAL version of this FAQ - End ammended to explain the lack of updates and resons for stopping. 06/14/00 - Version 1.0 - FAQ is now out of Beta, as it is in real good shape. - Last version was not released due to time and copyright issues. - FAQ currently reflects my progress all the way to the Necropolis. - Moved the credits section to the bottom. - Added in section for saves - Updated the Q&A 05/18/00 - Version 0.1 BETA - A few days later than planned (okay, a week!). - Found a few more mistakes in the opening of my FAQ. - Closed a loophole in my copright statement. - Got a lot further for those of you really stuck. - Fixed some formating issues (lines should not go over 80 characters now). - Major fix on how to fix the hull breach. 05/08/00 - Version 0.01 BETA - Some spelling fixes - Some gameplay points fixed in the beginning - Now have the proper solution to getting the yellow key. - Everything between getting into MOOD and opening the bulkheads is revealed. -Copyright is ammended a bit to solve a few issues already. -Did some formatting, should work better. 05/06/00 - Version 0.001 BETA - FAQ is released for public consumption. 05/04/00 - Version 0.000 ALPHA - FAQ is created after hours of playing Martian Gothic: Unification. - - - -Enough Stupid Stuff, Let's Rock - - - - Martian Gothic : Unification is a Sci-Fi Horror game in the time honored track of Alone in the Dark, Resident Evil, and Parasite Eve. I think this game is better than those though, as it was written by a reknown SciFi author and was superbly made into a game by the developers. Gameplay is very similar to Resident Evil, along with many of the conventions used (except for the save computers, rather than save ribbons). While the voice actors don't quite get too emotional most of the time, they portray their characters well, and although the graphics are 3 years ago in quality, the game definitly makes up for that in plot quality. - - Story - - Vita Project was the search for life on Mars. Sponsored by the Allenby Corporation, they did just that. They discovered live bacteria nearly 50 meters below the surface of Mars. In October of 2017, they discovered something bigger, but radio contact was abruptly cut off from Vita Base soon after. 10 months have based since then, and Earth Control is finally doing something about it. Enter the Enigma Mission, composed of Kenzo Uji, techno-zen hippie and pilot, Martin Karne, mining and security specialist, and Diane Matlock, mission science advisor. Sent to Mars to discover the reason for Vita Base's silence, their mission is nearly cut short. While landing, Kenzo finds himself without a landing beacon, someone had shut it off. The demon of a dust storm didn't help him too much either. He barely manages to crash land the shuttle they traveled in close to the base. As the crew scrambles for the base, they remember that they should go through seperate airlocks, since they must "Stay Alone, Stay Alive". 3 will enter, 2 will leave. What horrors does Vita Base hide within it's quiet soul? What did the crew find shortly before they were silenced? And why aren't those dead people staying dead? - - Game Controls - - Movement Mode (when you are not prepped for combat) UP - Walk forward DOWN - Walk backwards LEFT - Turn Counter-Clockwise RIGHT - Turn Clockwise RIGHT Ctrl - Hold down to Run I, F4 - Enter the inventory F1, F2, F3 - Switch between Karne, Kenzo, and Matlock (in that order) TAB - Switch between characters (Karne to Kenzo to Matlock to Karne) SPACE BAR - Enter Combat Mode (w/o a weapon, this will shin kick) PrtScn - Screenshot Combat Mode (Ready, aim, SHOOT!) UP - Step forward DOWN - Step backward LEFT - Turn Counter-Clockwise RIGHT - Turn Clockwise ENTER - Fire weapon (reloads if weapon is empty) (aims up if aiming down) LEFT Ctrl - Aim down (pressing again will shoot down) RIGHT Ctrl - Shin kick SPACE BAR - Return to Movement Mode PrtScn - Screenshot - - Questions? - - Q: How do I read the map? A: This is hard, if you don't know what to do. Your best bet is to refrence by the hatches and colored doors around you. The hatches will tell you what street you're on, and then using the door colors, you'll easily gain your bearings. Q: How do I save? A: In the computers, there's a game called Martian Madness. You can't play it, but you can use the save option to save your game! Beware that each MM game has a limited amount of saves, but there are more than enough computers to save with if you save sparingly (read in - When I say you can ;). Q: How do I kill the NonDead without a gun? A: You don't. Run/Avoid them. That shin kick you get does nothing to a 5 ft. 10 in. creature. Maybe something smaller. . . Q: Help! The NonDead keep grabbing me and snapping my neck! A: Try tapping the left and right arrow keys repeatedly. This will usually get you free without taking damage! Sometimes, it will even knock the NonDead down. Q: ARGH! How did that NonDead sneak up on me? A: Easy, in the beginning, it takes 10 minutes for a NonDead to get back up. Later on, it will start taking less and less time. Sometimes, NonDead will get back up within seconds of being shot down! Q: What does that flashing "!" with a character's name mean? A: It means that you probably left that character in a dangerous spot and they are being attacked. Switch to them quickly or get a game over. Q: Why do I keep running out of ammo? A: You're shooting far too much. Avoid NonDead whenever possible (i.e. when you have a wide open space or such) and try to avoid too much backtracking or taking "the long way" too often. Q: How do I kill those spiders? A: The extrudes are most easily killed by shooting them with the nail gun then using the shin kick. One shot and kick will kill. Beware because they will start spitting poison. Q: How do I kill those big ugly things? A: Those are TriMorphs, and they really hate fire (hint hint). The first few you meet, however, will have to be trapped before you can actually start killing them. Q: In the beginning, I keep getting stuck in the first tag locked room because the zombie will bite me as I try to leave. How do I get out? A: The "game" way of doing this would be to just turn around and book it the second the in-game cut scene ends. The other alternative is to press the ESC key during the scene to end it early, and then scoot out the door. This is a bug though, and will probably get fixed. (NOTE : Patch came out and did fix this) Q: HELP! I keep running out of Health Boosts and AntiToxin! Where can I get more? A: Well, after you get Matlock out of her airlock, you can send all the lichens and brown herbs you've accumulated to her in the MedLab. Then, using the extractor, you can make more Health Boosts (herb) and AntiToxins (lichen). Q: Are there any ways to cheat in this game? A: Funny you should ask. If you search around on the 'net, there are some FAQs for Hex Editing your save game files. I will not be publishing them through my own FAQ at this time. Q: Hey, since you went for a while without editing and updating your FAQ, does that mean I can edit it and call it my own? A: Politely, NO! DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I actually found one person who copied the very first version of this FAQ word for word, typos and all. He no longer will admit to doing such a fiendish thing, as I pointed out it was odd that he had errors in the same places as me, although his name was on it. Plagarism is not tolerated. Period. Q: I own a Cheat / FAQ / Hint site, and I want to use your FAQ, but I need to edit it so that it conforms to my standards. Is that okay? A: No. Not at all, find someone else. The reason for this is that "standards" usually means that no other FAQ site is mentioned in the document, that the site you host is plastered everywhere, there's a banner image in it, and you will almost never update version you have, even when given the newest one. No dice. No banners, no edits to make the FAQ "special" to you site. - - Martian Madness Save Games - - The following is a list of how many save games are available per a Martian Madness game. The list is in the order that you will most probably visit each one. Location | Saves ------------------------------------- Base Directors's Room | 2 Study | 2 Chem Lab | 5 Recycle Room | 8 Power Core | 2 Med Lab | 3 Geo Lab | 4 Bio Lab | 7 Mai Lin's Room (White Tag) | 2 Project Director's Room | 5 Kremlin | 2 Necropolis LapTop | 9 ------------------------------------- Total Saves Available = 51 - - Walkthrough - - If you sit through the introduction, the character you start out with will be Karne. Immediately hit F2 to switch to Kenzo. First open his helmet, grab and use the radio to talk to everyone else. Now go to the open locker across the room and stash everything but his watch and his radio insdie for safe keeping. Now you should walk on up to the door out of the air lock, open it, and exit. Welcome to the Decontamination Room. Go ahead a bit and use the control panel to contaminate yourself (no, that's not a spelling/grammatical error). Walk forward more and out the door. Welcome to the Madison Avenue corridor. Go to your character's left to get a tidbit about how the corridors are named (useful) and then turn around to hear a quirky little joke. Walk through the door and meet you first dead man. Don't worry, he's not getting up yet to introduce himself, so walk on by and hang a left at the intersection. Search the body of the base director to get his tape recorder and key tag. Listen to the recorder to figure out that this guy had some issues. Turn around and go through the door, walking forward to meet the magical floating zombie. Now hang a right and use the door with the key tag the director had. Head on in and notice the dead person on the left. Go on up to her and take the ammo from her. Notice the vac tubes on the right rear wall and the locked dresser on the left front wall. Go up to the computer on the right front wall and use it with the recorder to get the password and access to the computer. Listen to the project director's emergency message to Earth and read through the public documents for some background info on what has happened here, and read the local files for some item locations. When you feel up to it, select "Door Controls" from the menu and open up the decontamination room door for good old Karne. Be ready, because after you do that, the NonDead girl isn't too happy, so now would be a good time to get out the door! Switch to Karne now. Go through the airlock door into the decontamination room; use the control panel, and then exit. Follow the corridor until Karne remarks that his watch has stopped. Note that actually everyone's watches have now stopped, not just his. Now keep walking down the hall until you spot a hatch. Go ahead and open it with the number on your watch. Grab the green tag and health boost. Stash in here your silver bullet and wrapper. Turn to your left and walk over to the vac tubes. Use them, and then put the green tag inside. Press the up arrow and away they go! Switch back to Kenzo now. As Kenzo, walk through the door opposite of the magical floating zombie, and keep going straight through the next. Stop by the hatch just past the second door to grab a health booster (just in case that zombie got you and you need it). Now hang a left and follow the corridor, stopping by the second body to grab the MED key off of him, and then proceeding all the way to the end, where you should see a vac tube. Use it, take the note from Ben Gunn (read this for later use of the pass code within it. Believe me, if you don't you'll get stuck later) and then hit the down arrow to get the green tag Karne sent. Backtrack in this corridor to about halfway, where there is a door that requires the green tag. Use it and enter into the gym. Grab the deflated hopper (looks like a pile of clothes), and then open up the bike and grab the drive belt. Now head over to the suicide victim and grab everything under her. After that, examine her body to grab a recorder and another green tag. Backtrack to the vac tube near the end of this hallway (not the director's office) and send the green tag and notes over to Karne. Switch to Karne and use the notes to get a paper clip. Go back to the door in this hallway that requires a green tag and go on in. Notice the nice slides these dead people picked. Then go to your character's left, and open the music box. Grab the key and then note the song that plays. Karne gets it, do you? Anyway, next, move to the table, grab the pop gun and the bioscanner. Move to the game box in the corner and use the paperclip with it to unlock it. Grab the contents, a blue tag and a checker piece. Now you can walk back to the hatch, and stash the pop gun and magnetic checker piece. Now walk over to the vac tube and give Kenzo the green tag. Switch to Kenzo, grab the tag, and use it on the door right next to the vac tube. Walk a little ways in and listen to Kenzo's description of the air in here. Head over to the corpse on the toilet and grab the vibrabrush on the floor, along with the passcode and tag on the corpse. Head towards the shower area and open up the lockers (your view will switch before you see them.), grabbing the tags inside. Exit and send the purple tag and brush to Karne via vac tube. Switch over to Karne and grab the vibrabrush and the purple tag. Go into the room nearby using the purple key. Open the locked drawer in here with the key from the music box, and grab the blue tag within. Use the computer and read the journals stored in the local files area. Start to leave the room so that the NonDead gets up, dropping his book in the process. Run around him to grab the book, then exit. Stash anything else you don't need now in the hatch (if you run out of space in this hatch, you can backtrack all the way back to the airlock and use the locker in there) and head towards the end of the hall with the keypad locked door. Use the pass code that Kenzo found in the bathroom and you're now in the arboretum! Walk to the right, search the suicidal corpse, making note to read his note. Also grab the note about the altar they found, so you don't need to grab it later. Start walking away from the suicide and he'll get up to invite you to join him among the NonDead. Simply evade him, and run back to where he was sitting. Grab the gun this guy dropped and avoid him as you circle around the fountain. Go towards the shed and dispatch the NonDead there. Search the NonDead corpse and grab the blue tag, along with the recorder, extra gun and a remote. Head towards the exit opposite of the way you came in, and meet a new friend. That's a TriMorph right in the middle of that room. Actually, more specificly, that's his *ARM*! Turn right around and go out the way you came in. Head towards the vac tube, being careful to take out the NonDead near it before using it. Send the spare gun to Kenzo. Now you should listen to the recorder, for the second or third sentence into the recording admits the passcode to unlock Matlock's door. Back track to the Arboretum door, but don't go in, just stand right in front of the closed door. Switch to Kenzo, grab the gun out of the vac tube and head all the way back to the base director's room. Open the door and let the NonDead in there have it! After dispatching her, go to the computer and use the door controls with the passcode from the recorder to free Matlock. Place your MED key in the vactubes and send it up before going right outside the door. Switch to Matlock. Immediatly go to her airlock lockers, grab the gun and ammo. Now stash in here her photo, patch, contact lense, and lipstick. Head out to the DeTox room, use the control panel, and head on out to Times Square. Your first stop is the tunnel on the left. Examine the corpse to get the scarab and then head across the way. Examine the hatch before you enter Picadilly Circus. Grab the hacksaw and read the note (be sure to put the note back in the locker!) and continue on. Head over to the dead body and examine him. Grab his recorder, lighter, and tag. Listen to the recorder to find out his plans, and then use your recently aquired tag to enter Chemical Lab. Grab the MED key from the vac tube, then place the hacksaw in to send to Karne. Head to the VacTube to grab the hacksaw. Throw your blue cards in there (you should have 2 by now) and quickly switch to Matlock to grab them. Switch back to Karne and enter the Arboritem. Take the his left this time (if you're confused, it's going to be towards that shed). Run around the gardner NonDead until you have enough room to safely cut the lock on the door with the hacksaw. Run around him some more before entering the shed and stealing the weed sprayer. Exit the arboretum, open up the weed sprayer to get the cartridge. Put the cartridge and hacksaw into the vac tube. Switch to Matlock. As Matlock, grab the cartridge out of the vac tubes and place it into the Chemical Combiner, then head over to the computer. Use the Chemical Combiner option to fill the cartridge up with HydroChloric Acide (HCl). Grab the cartridge out of the combiner and send it back to Karne. Switch to Karne. Grab the cartridge out of the vac tubes and load it into the weed sprayer. Make sure you have the VibroBrush before continuing into the Arboretum again. Once in, head straight for the Recycle Ante Chamber. Edge just inside the door, then use the weed sprayer. Good job, you got rid of your first TriMorph. Go ahead in and grab the bike pump and respirator. Pull your wits around you and enter the next room. BEWARE! There is now a 5 minutes time limit on the next sequence. You will suffocate if you do not work fast enough. Run to the corpse and grab the nail gun and ammo off of him, and also the oily rag. Equip the nail gun, aim down at the floor, and shoot those extrudes that should come at you about now. They are now stuck to the floor. Go over to the computer and use the "Recycle" option to turn off the fan. Turn around to blast the NonDead, then climb up into the fan on the left (or far) side of it. Use the VibroBrush on the air filter, then climb out and use the computer to turn back on the fan. BEWARE! Those extrudes that we just nailed to the floor in the Recycle Room are now appearing in the base hallways at random. Be careful! Also, NonDead will now take upwards of 15 shots from the Piccolo gun to hit down, and will have a faster regeneration rate. Not to mention a whole lot more are going to wake up. WARNING! At this point, I really started juggling items. Sometimes you may have to juggle more things than I let on. . . sorry. Move Karne back to the vac tube right outside of the Arboretum, blasting the NonDead nearby if nesscary. Place the respirator, bicycle pump, and oily rag into the tubes, then back up against the Arboretum door. Switch to Matlock and grab the martian rock out of the vac tube. Open up the Chem Lab locker, get the panel and desk key out of it. Grab the rag out of the vac tube, and place the desk key in. Now take a quick walk outside the Chem Lab to observe the NonDead rise. Put him back down with a few blasts from your gun, then re-enter the Chem Lab. Take the flask from the counter top and place it in the Chemical Combiner. Now use the computer's "Combiner" option to fill the flask with Nitro Glycerine. Grab the flask full of Nitro when it's filled. Now _WALK_ to back towards the airlock you came from. If you remember chemistry you'll know that running with Nitro is bad. Once you arrive in front of your airlock, head up toward the only passageway here that you did not explore. To the left of the door, you should see a loose wire. Use the rag on the wire, then the flask with the rag, and finally the lighter with the rag. Now run. All going well, you'll see a cut scene resulting in a few bruises, but nothing worse. Go back and through the blasted open door. Align yourself in this room next to the vac tubes, then switch to Kenzo. As Kenzo, run towards the bathroom. Note that just about every NonDead along the way will rise, but if you're quick enough, you'll only have to fight a few of them. After arriving at the bathroom, grab the desk key and hacksaw from the vac tube. Also get the respirator and the bicycle pump. Head into the bathroom and check out the corpse in the back, near the showers. Use the hacksaw on the corpse to get a severed hand (eww). Quickly leave this room before the NonDead rise to get you, and send the hand over to Matlock. Backtrack your way back to Blvd. St. Micheal and switch to Matlock. As Matlock, retrieve the hand from the vac tube. Use the hand with the terminal to activate the computer. Use the computer, then use the "Arm" option to bring the arm over the pit down. Circle around the pit to the arm, and use the panel with it. Look to the dead body to your right to find a paper with the passcode to the Downing St. hatch. Go back to computer to bring the arm back up. This should bring power back to the base. Quickly leave this room and head back to Picadilly Circus. Once in the circus, head towards the northern blue door, unlocking it and entering a sterilization room. Look at the corpse and grab the yellow key and recorder off of him. Listen to the recorder for a hint on a later puzzle. Leave this room and enter the last remaining blue room. This will actually lead to a corridor, masked with loud animal grunts and roars. Ignore them and the bloody airlock, and use the MED key to enter the Med Lab on the left hand side. While in Med Lab, it may be a good idea to gather all the herbs and lichens you have found so far and make them into health boosts and anti-toxins using the chemical extractor in here. Place the yellow key into the vac tubes and switch to Kenzo. As Kenzo, burst into the Base Director's room and gun down the female NonDead. Grab the tag and key out of the vac tube. Use the key on the locked drawer near the door to get the silver bell. Leave the room and head toward the base director's body. Shoot him down if nesscary, and enter the yellow door. WARNING! At this point, you will have about 60 seconds of air! Follow my lead! Immediatly use the respirator. Then, walk over to the hole in the wall, and use the deflated hopper on the hole. Now use the bicycle pump on the hopper. This should inflate the hopper and fix the hole. Now you can enter the MOOD room. Go over to the chair in the center of the room, and talk to MOOD. She will be a little hesitant at first, but she'll warm up to you. After talking to her once, you will be able to select from a list of options to talk to her about. To get the bulkheads opened, talk to MOOD about them twice. The first time she will ask for the password, and if you read the note from Ben Gunn, you'll answer her with it on the second time. Now you can use the InfoMesh chair. After entering MOOD, you will find yourself in a small house. Use the bell on the instrument near the door to open it up. Advance on into the courtyard. Here you can control the various bulkheads inside Vita Base via the interface rock. Examine the rock to see a small map of Vita Base. Move the stick so it's over one of the bulkheads, then use it to open up all the bulkheads. Move the stick to the arrow on the bottom of the rock and use it to see a map of the Shuttle Bay area. The red ant is actually a TriMorph. Notice that the psychic link to that area is fractured, so Kenzo can only lower one of the doors. Move the stick to the arrow again to advance to a map of the vent shafts near the zombie that floats. Notice you can move both of the vent bulkheads at will. WARNING! Now you've really pissed the NonDead off, so be careful. Just about all of them will be awake now to eat your neck. NOTE : We're going to start entering Dorms now. If possible, try to move the Dorm 2 tag to Kenzo and the Dorm 1 tag to Matlock (if they don't already have them). Please shuffle things around now so that they get those tags, and also so Matlock has a lot of ammo (you'll see why). As Kenzo, head back towards Blvd. St. Micheal. Look towards the floating zombie and shoot him. He'll fall down and start coming at you. Shoot him some more to keep him down. Search his body for a recorder, note, and screwdriver. Use the screwdriver on the vent cover to open it up, then examine the open vent to get baby buggy! Head away from here towards Dorm Two. Unlock it and shoot both Non- Dead. Search them for goodies, and grab the pumice stone out of the showers. Switch to Karne quickly, dispatch the NonDead around the corner, and send the remote and magnetic checker to Kenzo. Switch back to Kenzo, get the goodies, and place your screwdriver into the vac tube. Now head back to the MOOD chamber and log into MOOD. Position Kenzo so he's facing the interface rock. Switch to Matlock and head toward the sterilization room. Go right through, ignoring the NonDead as he gets up. Hang a right at the first intersection so you arrive at Dorm One. Enter using your tag. Immediatly put the two NonDead back down and search them. Search the locker(s) for a note and a martian rock. Use the vac tube here to get the screwdriver. Leave and head towards the shuttle bay (It's Penny Ln. on your map). Dispatch the NonDead fellow in front of the first shuttle bay bulkhead, then continue down to the middle bulkhead. Open it via the panel on the left side. Head down the corridor to the last door. Get up close to the panel, then back away as far as you can before the magnifying glass disappears. Use the panel, swing around, and dash for the middle door! Luck withstanding, you will make it there before the TriMorph. Hit the panel and close the middle bulkhead. Switch to Kenzo and close the last bulkhead. Congrats, you've survived your first of three TriMorph captures. Now, backtrack a little to the intersection before the shuttle bay. You'll notice a vent in the corner. Use the screwdriver on the vent, then climb on in. You'll emerge in the shuttle bay with the Vita Base crew that didn't quite make it out. You will have to shoot each NonDead down at least once. Be sure to grab any and every item you find. If you find your inventory over flowing, feel free to vac tube it to Kenzo or Karne (and then have them stash it in a nearby hatch). Some items that have to go to specific people are the following : Karne : Welder, spare radio Kenzo : nothing really, use him to keep spare items Matlock : Gray Tag All the recorders you find can go into the hatch in here. Be sure to store some of the herbs in the vac tube so you can make more health boosts, because we'll be returning to the circus now. Go out the way you came in (it might be a little tricky), and backtrack to Med Lab. Make some health boosts and whatever else you need. Switch to Karne, and make your way back to his airlock. Go to the door directly across from his airlock and use the welder on the door. This should enable you to enter the Cafeteria, where you will find the only survivor of the disaster that befell Vita Base. . . Ben Gunn. Talk to Ben Gunn about everything, and examine the grafitti on the walls. One of the conversation topics will be about your spare radio, which Ben will take. The other will lead you to see that he wants a pumice stone. Go ahead and give the man the pumice stone (If nesscary, just have Kenzo back track to Dorm 2 to use the vac tube there. There's another vac tube in the cafeteria, so you there should be no real problems). This will yield the red tag, which is your ticket into BioLab. Send the red tag to Matlock via the vac tube, then switch to Matlock. Go to the red door in the Picadily Circus and open it using the red tag you got from Karne. Inside, search the vac tube to get Mai Lin's recorder and the tag to her room. Search the female corpse to get her recorder, a lot of ammo, and a health boost. Send the white tag to Kenzo and switch to him (don't worry, that weird mutant in the back won't bother you). As Kenzo, go to the Base Director's Room to retrieve the white tag, then go a little further down Blvd. St. Micheal to find the white door. Open it up and enter a very elegant room. Get the Diablos gun off the floor, and get the ammo from the desk. Also, grab an anti-toxin from the desk drawer. Burn a save in the computer here, and get ready to go Rambo-style for the next few moment. Remember all the Diablos ammo you found before in various places? Find it and send it to Kenzo. Also, make sure has at least 2 anti-toxins, 5 health boosts, baby buggy and it's remote, the magnetic checker piece, and a pretty empty inventory. Use the magnetic piece on baby buggy now to free up some space. Walk past Kenzo's airlock into the corridor that was previously blocked off. Your first foe will already be down in front of you, so search his body and get everything. Continue down the corridor, blasting any NonDead that get in your way with the diablos gun (aren't you glad you found it?) When you reach the Downing Street hatch, use the passcode that Matlock found earlier. Grab every- thing from the hatch, then continue your journey down the hall to Dorm 3. You may have to shoot down some NonDead on the way more than once, but soon you will reach the door to Dorm 3. Use the tag to get in, and become best friends with the wall near the door. Whatever you do, do NOT go near the TriMorph! Edge over to the corpse and grab everything off of him. You can actually edge into "use" distance of the vac tube, so do so and send the resonator fork you just got off the corpse into the system. Hug the wall by the door again and switch to Matlock (trust me). NOTE : In this next section, we're going to meet a nice screaming thing. It will scream every so often into your current character's head and hit them for 1/5 of their maximum health. Obviously, we want to do this next part fast so that doesn't happen. As Matlock, grab the fork from the tube, leave the Bio Lab and enter the last locked room, the grey tagged door. Enter and meet the screaming sculpture. You will need to dispatch the NonDead who rises from the floor to meet you. Now head over to the right side of the rock, near the cutter. You should get the option to open a drawer. Do so and grab the shaped rock out of it. Use the rock on the sculpture. You should have two other martian rocks in your inventory (one from the vac tube in Chem Lab, one from Dorm One). Place them one at a time into the rock cutter, then use the rock cutter option on the computer in this room to cut the rock(s). After cutting the rocks, you will want to use the shaped rock on the sculpture. Do this with both of the ones you have. Too bad we need one more. Hmmm, well, we are on the surface of Mars, there's bound to be another rock on the surface! Use the Rover option on the computer and send the rover to grid C-6. After a few moments, the rover will return with another Martian Rock. Use the rock in the cutter, activate the cutter via the computer, then use the rock with the sculpture, and finally use the resonator fork with the sculpture. Grab the remote control (Spiritus) from the NonDead, then head back to the Bio Lab. Note the comment Matlock makes about the ghosts in her head being gone. Hide in Bio Lab and switch to Kenzo. NOTE : Zombies are going to get up slower now. The sculpture actually "sucks" ghosts into it (according to some notes you find in the base, anyway). ** BUG NOTICE ** Unfortunatly, there is a bug that is preventing me from fully exploring the Necropolis (a little beyond what I have done). It seems to draw a new scene when I get down there, but when I switch scenes, the characters aren't redrawn on screen. Also some of the NonDead and the TriMorph down there aren't drawn properly, so I get killed after a few minutes down there. ** THE FAQ ENDS HERE ** Look, I'm real sorry, but TalonSoft has given me next to no support on this thing. The bug still affects game play, despite the patches released. Therefor, I can't update anymore. I'm sorry it took me so long, but I had a house fire and everything, including losing not 1 but 2 jobs holding me up. If someone wants to finish this thing, e-mail me. Again, I'm sorry. I know people who were able to complete the game, but I can't, and I need to be able to do it myself in order to make sure what I put in print is accurate. Sorry. -Watchfull (02/14/01) firstname.lastname@example.org