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Author:  locworks [ Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Tips and hints (and SPOILERS)

Post your help requests and answers in this thread. It is useful to include the name of the map where you are stuck, the location (a screenshot will work wonders) and the exact issue which bugs you.
Technical issues are to be logged in the Technical queries and fixes (Read the checklist first) thread

With fries and mayo?
You can also specify whether you need a gentle hint or a big fat spoilery step-by-step description of what you should do to carry on. If you don't tell us, we'll be subtle or... not.

General hints

Explore boldly and look specifically for:

- valves

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- oversized electrical plugs

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- structural weaknesses

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- boxes of grenades (and stuff to blow up in the vicinity)

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- energy sources to disable (cunningly or violently)

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Author:  vecima [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:14 am ]
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I'm right near the end and I can't find my way out!!!!


I'm at the part where the usual path of ascendance is blocked by a thick rusty pipe. Someone throw me a bone - but make it a little one if possible :wink:


EDIT: nevermind.
[edit: typos]

Author:  aaaaack [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:50 am ]
Post subject:  heeeelp meeeee...

alright, so I'm on the first level of depth charge, and I just got past the stalker walkway, and now I'm at the forcefield with the three supply crates - and I have no idea how to get past it.

I'm sure it's something incredibly obvious, but could somebody more enlightened give me a hint? please?

Author:  T-Dawg [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: heeeelp meeeee...

aaaaack wrote:
alright, so I'm on the first level of depth charge, and I just got past the stalker walkway, and now I'm at the forcefield with the three supply crates - and I have no idea how to get past it.

I'm sure it's something incredibly obvious, but could somebody more enlightened give me a hint? please?


There's a powerplug supplying the force field, stack the crates to pull it.

Author:  Yar Kramer [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:30 pm ]
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I'm almost at the end ... I've gotten past the first of the aforementioned pipe puzzles, but now I can't figure out how to get past the forcefield, or through those other pipe to get at the health pack ...

Author:  locworks [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Valves and pipes and forcefields

1. Look for _all_ the pipes and valves.
2. The grenade box is there for a reason.

If you need more help, let us know. We'll spoil some more.

Author:  Kastanok [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:42 pm ]
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Check the gangway - it's damaged, the floor bent in a little. You can't fit through that gap but maybe something else can?

Author:  morner [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Unarmed in Depth Charge

Oh, I'm such a noob...
I'm stuck in the very the beginning of Depth Charge when Minerva tells you to get armed. I just can't find a way to get in to the armory to your left. I did get quite far running around unarmed, evading the combine with my elite sprint skills, but it was no fun, so I guess that's not the way it's meant to be played.

Hint plz

Author:  Ace [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:36 pm ]
Post subject: 

Quote:
Oh, I'm such a noob...
I'm stuck in the very the beginning of Depth Charge when Minerva tells you to get armed. I just can't find a way to get in to the armory to your left. I did get quite far running around unarmed, evading the combine with my elite sprint skills, but it was no fun, so I guess that's not the way it's meant to be played.

Hint plz


I'm pretty sure that was the way it was meant to be played, and I for one thought it was fun, different at least. I tried forever to break into the supply crates without any weapons. I tried dropping them, throwing them at things and various other entertaining methods, but no luck... heh...

Author:  xmjdx [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Unarmed in Depth Charge

morner wrote:
Oh, I'm such a noob...
I'm stuck in the very the beginning of Depth Charge when Minerva tells you to get armed. I just can't find a way to get in to the armory to your left. I did get quite far running around unarmed, evading the combine with my elite sprint skills, but it was no fun, so I guess that's not the way it's meant to be played.

Hint plz


Actually, yeah, you'll be unarmed for a while. Keep going, eventually you'll get a gun, and you'll see some cool stuff on the way.

Author:  xmjdx [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:46 pm ]
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Need some help with depth charge. I finished the bottom floor and moved one up... I'm in a shaft/set of rooms disabling plasma buffers now. I pressed two buttons on walkways above the shaft, but not much happened and I can't leave the area. Am I missing something? [/code]

Author:  locworks [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:15 pm ]
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xmjdx wrote:
Need some help with depth charge. I finished the bottom floor and moved one up... I'm in a shaft/set of rooms disabling plasma buffers now. I pressed two buttons on walkways above the shaft, but not much happened and I can't leave the area. Am I missing something?


To quote the good Ms. M.:
Quote:
Surrounding the shaft are plasma buffers, designed to counteract a
potentially catastrophic flaw in this laughable power downlink
system - something to do with the distance to geosynchronicity and
the speed of light...

Disable the plasma buffers, and the stabilisation system will
become vulnerable to power surges inflicted from above.

Author:  Ace [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:16 pm ]
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Quote:
Need some help with depth charge. I finished the bottom floor and moved one up... I'm in a shaft/set of rooms disabling plasma buffers now. I pressed two buttons on walkways above the shaft, but not much happened and I can't leave the area. Am I missing something?


Something did happen when you pressed those 2 buttons. Try going back to the previous saved game and hit them again and observe what happens. Also remember how you got into that room where you finally got a gun after not having one awhile.

Author:  Pyro-Dude [ Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:16 pm ]
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Remember that thing that was powering the force field stopping you from closing the portal and getting a pulse rifle back? They are the same things on the walls as that, so do what you did to that with something physical you could be carrying in your weaponry and is in a nearby crate

Author:  Legolas [ Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  I'm blocked

Just after the zombies brakes a metal wall, i arrive in a place with a hole and i can't push the buttons which remain orange !!!
HELP ME !!!!
[Edit] I managed it by myself... just in lifting up my eyes ^^
Its a great game !

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