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Random Fun Stuff
Version 1.0
By: Keith Thomas (aka StriderHiryu)
E-mail: striderhiryu@cpgg.net

Contents:

1.0 Intro
1.1 Legal Stuff
1.2 Random Ranting
2.0 Weaponry Fun
2.1 SOCOM
2.2 FA-MAS
2.3 Grenades
2.4 Stun Grenades
2.5 Chaff Grenades
2.6 Nikita Missiles
2.7 PSG-1
2.8 Stinger Missiles
2.9 Claymores
2.10 C4
3.0 Inventory Fun
3.1 Bandanna
3.2 Optic Camo
3.3 Boxes
4.0 Location Fun
4.1 Heliport
4.2 Blast Furnace
4.3 I'm lazy
5.0 No real point
5.1 Extra Info
5.2 Credits

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| 1.0 Intro |
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1.1: Legal Stuff

Dun mess with this.  I demand it be left alone. ;)
Seriously though.  Dun rip it off, change it, edit it, any other term you think you
could get away with, just don't.  I wrote it out of boredom and so others could
have some fun like I do, not for people to say "Hey look what I wrote, I'm sure
it's worth money!  Wanna buy it?"  It's text, a small .txt file, a worthless
gathering of information on how I have fun in MGS.  You can do whatever the heck
you want with it besides change it and sell it.

1.2: Random Ranting

Blah blah blah Konami is godly.  Yadda yadda yadda I've gotten to a point
where messing around owns all and I dun care if my time on this save says 30 hrs#*
$@(!  Comments, additions, etc accepted.  Flames may get recognition, and an
owning, depending upon reason.  NOTE: All weapon descs taken from the
Official Metal Gear Solid Strategy Guide.

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| 2.0 Weaponry Fun |
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2.1 SOCOM

Description:
The Mark 23 Model 0 U.S. SOCOM was adopted as the standard service weapon for
advanced combat personnel.  It successfully passed a 30,000 round endurance firing
test and extreme temperature tests.  Special features include a laser-aiming
module, a buffer system for minimized recoil forces, corrosive-resistant coatings
on al metal components, and a polygon barrel of hard chrome plated internally.  
There are no other pistols with this all-around precision and durability.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Combo it.  Punch, Punch, Fire.
 2. Mess with guards till you're bored and take 'em out.
 3. See how far you can be away from them and still pick them off.
 4. It's about the only weapon you can use w/o being detected easily,
 see how well you can hide, pop out, fire, and re-hide.  Dun pop out and
 give them 3, pop out, one shot, pop out again as they pass, one shot,
 then once more.

2.2 FA-MAS

Description:
Encompassing assault firing and support firing, the FA-MAS is solid and
reliable, withstanding water, mud, sand, and dust tests without loss of
preformance.  It is compact, light, streamlines, and prefectly balanced around the
pistol grip.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Run around with it and and umbrella whilst holding fire.
 2. Be creative.

2.3 Grenades

Description:
Also known as Frag Grenades or Fragmentation Grenades, these are explosive
devices set to detonate after a five second delay.  Causing noise to alert any
nearby guard or sensor, these are mainly used to take out vehicles or to blow away
advacing enemies by less-than-subtle operatives.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Drop and Forget.
 2. KAMIKAZE RUNS.  Hold Square and run into people.

2.4 Stun Grenades

Description:
Also know as the Flash or Flash-Bang Grenade, this temporarily disables all
enemies within a user's line of sight.  Highly charged and tightly packed magnesium
reacts to friction, detonating after five seconds once the safety pin is pulled.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Drop and Forget.
 2. Ugh, I hate these things.  Not worth messing w/ when you get instant
 detection, lest you want to spawn more enemies.

2.5 Chaff Grenades

Description:
Dispersing microscopic metal shards into the surrounding air, the Chaff
Grenade effectivly jams any enemy sensory system for ten seconds.  This rendors the
operative invisible to all cameras and sensors, but also blocks your own radar, so
it is advisable to locate any enemy  soldiers before utilizing it.  The explosive
delay is about five seconds, and the blast damage is negligible.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Absolutely nothing.  "Lookit me I can disable cameras and radar."

2.6 Nikita Missiles

Description:
The Nikita Personal Remote Rocket Launcher.  A prototype missile launcher
code named Nikita, utilizing satellite radar tracking systams, AWACS aircraft data
and soliton technology, a small, fully controllable rocket can be used to seek and
destroy targets from enemy soldiers to machinery.  Current field testing has proved
inconclusive, so try a number of different tactics with this equipment.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Go for a guard and watch him go "!" and just stare the missile down
 as you shove it down his throat.
 2. Practice control of the missiles.  Try to master them.

2.7 PSG-1

Description:
Arguably the most accurate semi-auto in the world.  The accuracy standard has
been field tested: 50 rounds of ammo into an 80 millimeter circle at 300 meters.  
The main reason for utilization and procurement in this op is that the PSG-1 ejects
spent shells to a distance of around ten feet, thus lessening a foe's ability to
judge the shooters position.  Another reason is that the extremely accurate sights
have a default setting of 600 meters, the optimal engagement range.

Fun Stuff:
 1. God I love sniping.
 2. Practice clean headshots.
 3. Smoke a cigarette rather than use a diazepam.

2.8 Stinger Missiles

Description:
The Stinger missile launching system employs a unique two-color, infrared-
ultraviolet detector using fire-and-forget technology.  This ensures high
survivability and maximum impact, even in the heaviest countermeasure situations.  
The Stingers modular design and greater-than-90% hit ration have kept it at the
forefront of missile technology.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Waste them on guards, can't really go wrong when your games only
 there to mess around.
 2. Take out all the cameras.
 3. I'll put it blunt: Blow shit up.

2.9 Claymores

Description:
A directional anti-personnel mine.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Memorize a guards path, wait for him to leave one area and put a
 claymore there.  Then watch, proceeded to a point and laugh when he
 runs into it.
 2. Make a friend leave the room, make a maze some where, and tell him
 to run through it.  Be evil and place C4 near each one so if he decides
 to be gay you can just slam the circle button on him.

2.10 C4

Description:
This volatile plastic explosive works by a remote sensor mechanism and can be
set on a wall, a floor, or even another human.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Memorize a guards path, wait for him to leave one area and place C4
 there.  Then watch, and proceed to point and laugh as you click the
 button.
 2. Do the above but make it so he's walking towards you, then right
 after he passes over it and is to the side of it you are, det it and
 watch him fly at you.  Point and laugh.
 3. Place it on the guards back, and click the button.
 4. I'll put it blunt too: Blow shit up.

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| 3.0 Inventory Fun |
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3.1 Bandanna

Description:
Wear it for unlimited ammo.

Fun Stuff:
1. Unlimited Ammo.  Raise hell.

3.2 Optic Camo

Description:
The invso suit.  Wear it and you're a blur people are too stupid to try
shooting at.

Fun Stuff:
1. Walk up to a guard, launch your punch-punch-kick combo.  When he get's up,
laugh as he doesn't know what hit him.
2. Run circles around the guards.
3. Grab a guard and drag him infront of another guard.  Watch the "!"
expression.
4. Just mess with them till you're so bored with them you shove some on his
back.

3.3 Boxes

Description:
Great for hiding in.  Great for laughs.  Great for getting around.  Any
questions?

Fun Stuff:
 1. Hop in one and walk into a guards path (way ahead of him).  Laugh as
 he looks at you and goes. "What's da box?"
 2. Get into one, wait for a guard to pass, pop out, (SOCOM Equipped)
 Punch, Punch, Fire, get back into the box.  Repeat until caught or
 guard dies.
 3. Hop into a truck and skip a whole cd's worth of running.
 (helipad<->snowfield)

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| 4.0 Location Fun |
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4.1 Helipad

Description:
Location just after you get on the elevator.  Great place to have fun, guards
are easy to spawn, and their movement patterns should have been memorized during
the first run through the game.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Pick off the guard on the balcony w/ the PSG-1 (hard to find a good
 spot where you can actually hit him.
 2. Run up to the balcony and toss the guard off.
 3. Go up to the balcony, hide in the first nook (w/o the vent).  Wait
 for him, and proceed to kill him in any means you find enjoyable.
 4. Go to the same place as above and get down into a box whilst in the
 nook.  Wait for him to turn his back to you and stop.  Now pop out of
 the box, punch-punch-fire (SOCOM), and duck into the box again.  If you
 do this successfully, and you're on easy, he'll just look at the box
 and walk off.  Repeat until he dies.
 5. Helipad Boxing, complete with spotlights and armed opponents.  Don't
 use the weapons here except to pop them as you feel like going on to
 the next challenger.  When they run up, circle them so they don't pick
 you off, then throw them or unleash the punch, punch, kick combo on
 them.  Wait for them to get up, and do whatever you like.  Whenever you
 want a new challenger, just whip out Mr. SOCOM, Punch, punch, pop, pop,
 pop.
 6. Toy with the cargo guard.  Whilst up there, knock on a box and run
 to the other side of it, he'll go "?" and look for the sound, then find
 your foot prints.  Do some figure eights, and knock occasionally so he
 doesn't loose interest.  Just keep toying with him till you find it's
 getting dull/redundant and knock once more, this time after knocking
 just wait for him to start heading towards you and pick him off.

4.2 Blast Furnace

Description:
Really hot place with the molten steel boiling and the annoying part where
you have to walk across the narrow beam to continue.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Toss the guards into the molten steel.
 2. Make straight runs through the steam room and see if you can make it
 w/o stopping and not getting hit by steam.  No circle bs, just one
 straight shot.
 3. Toy with the guards some, you can never kill too many.  Well you
 can, but not if you've made a char just to mess around w/ like me :P

4.3 I'm lazy

Description:
My laziness.

Fun Stuff:
 1. Well, nothing.  Reason for this section is to say: Lookit me!  I
 have 2 locations, and I'm not nearly done!  Send in your own fun little
 MGS spin off games.  Help add to the lists I've already constructed.  
 striderhiryu@cpgg.net

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| 5.0 No Real Point |
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5.1 Extra Info

This 'FAQ' was written in wordpad using wordwrap at 7" and the Verdana font.
 I dunno how it'd look otherwise, but if it screws up, configure your stuff
accordingly.  This 'FAQ' can be obtained @ GameFAQs via http://www.gamefaqs.com.

5.2 Credits

Konami - One godly company.  Akumajo Dracula and Metal Gear *drool*
Sony - Another godly company.
Playstation - One godly system.
Millenium - For the weapon descriptions.
Blink 182 - For giving me something to listen to whilst writing this.
Myself - Cause I've no-one else to give credit too. :P

This FAQ Copyright 1999 Keith Thomas.  Metal Gear Solid is owned by Konami.  I'm
sure it's safe to say they own me too.


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