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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Drake Sigar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir Effect View Post
    And by investing points in Sabotage so you can hack/pick everything while getting bonus cash.

    On the first playthrough I always seemed to have no cash as well, but the latter ones I've been rolling in it.
    Ah yes. Take everything that isn't nailed down, then take the nails. Someone said the locks and hacks synch with your Sabotage rank though, so it's better to only buy the rank 1 EMP skill and just use EMPs to unlock everything instead. I don't know about that. Even if the synching is true, the Sabotage tree also offers cash bonuses, distance hacking, stealth upgrades against turrets/cameras, and unique gadget upgrades. Not to mention carrying around a big sack of EMPs leaves little room for grenades.
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    My Thornton killed no one, but choked nearly everyone out, or tranqed those I couldn't, a select few electrocuted.

    And the rest? Punched in the throat (stealth/surprise takedown from the front).

    Remember to sell anything you'll never use(I just kept my pistol and my assault rifle for silenced turret destruction,
    I was so rich I had super expensive gubbins on everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mashakos View Post
    hey, i don't know. It's a bad port :P

    Finally you are talking some sense :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    The one problem I have so far is that there now seems to be so many goods in the Clearinghouse and so little money. I'm not even sure where it's all gone, either. Intel, maybe, but I didn't spend that​ much.
    Unlike most RPGs Alpha Protocol doesn't shower you with cash rewards. Indeed, depending on your choices you'll be poor for most of the game. It's not too bad though, because while the many items in the Clearinghouse may be alluring, there's very few of them you really need. Generally the difference between one- and three-star weapons isn't particularly meaningful, especially if you're using pistols, because you'll be getting critical headshots all the time anyway. And both weapon and armour upgrades can be found during missions.

    The only equipment I really recommend are anything that offers damage reduction as well as the highest tier of armours. The best combat armour has a ton of endurance, the best tech armour gives you a lot of upgrade slots and the best stealth armour has a sound rating of 6, which means you are completely quiet even when you're not crouching. Choose whichever one best fits your playstyle.

    If you really want a lot of cash quickly, the easiest things to do are blackmailing Halbech with their sensitive intel and making a deal with the boss from Moscow.

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    Why the fuck is GTA4 forcing me to install Rockstar Social Club and Windows Live -..-

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftPunk View Post
    Why the fuck is GTA4 forcing me to install Rockstar Social Club and Windows Live -..-
    You might need to install them, but I'm reasonably sure they removed the need to use them with later patches.

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    Of course i already encountered all kind of errors.. This is awesome port i might say.



    Edit. FUCK YEAH,i managed to fix those problems and now i can play game,it runs with at least 50 fps on 1680x1050,textures medium,everything other high,texture filter at x16,View/Detail/vehicle density at 45..


    I am quite surprised it runs this well on ATI 4850 512mb and Dual Core E6550. ONly thing they should do at launch is rid of Rockstar Social Club and Windows live..because my errors were caused by these two dickheads.


    ps. Is there any way to fix those god damn jaggies :S + shadows look awful lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    I take it you chose to form an alliance and a crapload of great equipment showed up on the market which suits the playstyle of whoever you allied with. It's late game equipment revealed early (depending on at what stage in the game the alliance was made) like the Spectre armour at the start of Mass Effect 1. You're not doing anything wrong when you say you can't afford it, but it is possible to get there much faster by selling off Halbech data or constantly using intimidation and blackmail against other characters.
    In terms of alliance, [spoiler]I'm mocking Sie and the stupid VCI, although I did use them for the train station. As for G22, I didn't kill SIS, but rejected Albatross' offer of an alliance. I did, however, work with him on the Embassy mission as unlike Sie, he's not a complete moron and it's amusing working with him without him realising I still have a bug on him. I'm sure that'll come back to bite me in the ass later. Learning that AP is G19 though, as a source of information, was incredibly interesting! I also did research on Parker; whilst I'm sure that Mina isn't telling the entire truth and that every person would've had some dirt on them, I find Parker and G22 line up rather well.[/spoiler]

    In terms of who I'm getting money from, [spoiler]Ms. Lake is my funder. I rather like her, which means I'm waiting for the inevitable betrayal. Her dossier mostly comes up clean, but I can't help but think that the photo journalist is just an exceptionally well done cover. It's amazing what having any context/setting with spies involves makes you question everything and I do love that AP plays off that.[/spoiler]

    Quite interesting to know regarding the shops. The only significant things I've bought so far was a level 2 pistol and the stealth suit, but you make a good comparison to ME1's Spectre stuff, so I can work with that.

    Thanks for all the other comments guys!
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    Fuck me,i'm an idiot.. I went straight at modding gta 4,its in my nature ..and i forgot to make backup files of fonts.wtd :| So if anyone could share me his file,upload somewhere and give me link,pretty please. Can't bother with another 1 hour installation,then patching and fixing game shit.

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    I'm enjoying Blackwell Deception. A point-and-click is a nice relaxing thing to come home to in the evenings, but it's still challenging. I do sometimes wish the characters' notes were updated a bit more reliably when I find new clues, but that's the only irritation.
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    In between NaNo, I've been playing a bit of The Walking Dead, which is amazing, and definitely a steal for the price I got it at. I can't help but replay every scene until I get the best (relative, of course, zombie apocalypse and all) outcome. It's great. Also, I've been (vainly) trying to kill MERASMUS! in TF2, and no, I never get tired of writing MERASMUS!. I just wish I could off him. Apparently, there's other bosses as well. Who knew!
    Yeah well, the furnace is nice and warm and I'm bored.

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    I started Hotline Miami this week (I got it thanks to a contest at Destructoid) and it's pretty fucking great.

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    Only one thing is left to be modded and that is weapon sounds for GTA,i'm waiting for dude who made the mod to reply back to me because i have no idea how to install it haha.

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    Must... not... play... must... study... for... test... ARRRGHHH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    God damnit, now I'm playing it.

    I give up, I'm starting another run.
    Is the recruit option interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikey View Post
    I give up, I'm starting another run.
    Is the recruit option interesting?
    Its the what you do to earn veteran's intense arrogance, worth it for that, but the rookie dialogue is nice too.
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    I'm play kids monster truck games at the moment,it's funny and brianstorm.

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    Michael Thorton, intentionally renowned tranq-gun specialist, finished his mission in Mos-moo earlier. I have to say, overall it was more enjoyable than Teipei. I didn't really get the final boss fight (although the music was excellent, even if I did hear it about 50 bajillion times), I learnt my lesson from Taiwan and looked up a way of doing it. In doing so, I was able to complete it relatively quickly afterwards. The armour-piercing rounds and chain shot make ridiculously short-work of, well, anything.

    Started on Rome and it's so far trumping Moscow. Lots of interesting stuff happening, levels that are on point and not brimming with men unnecessarily so. In a sense, I'm glad I've done this order of locations as I feel I've really played the game's worst to best areas in order. The game plays so much better at the higher levels when you have more things at your disposal. I know you'd be powerful at the start with access to higher stuff, but you wouldn't really know how to use it properly after some time anyhow. I still think the game part of the game is its weakest element, but it's still enjoyable.
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    I don't know how to approach the areas in AP this time.
    My first (and only) playthrough I ended up doing Moscow-Rome-Taipei
    I never met SIE and was best buddies with Albatross.
    I don't want just to do it in reverse order so I might end up doing Rome-Taipei-Moscow or Taipei-Moscow-Rome

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    The Moscow boss fight can be brutal, just because the fucker can take so much damage and deal loads in return. Luckily it can always be made simpler if you've met Heck and are happy to throw him some money to spike some cocaine.

    I have a suspicion you'd find Taipei a lot better if you came to it later in the game. My first ever playthrough saw me visiting Moscow first and being thoroughly unimpressed with some of it - especially the boss fight which made me feel weak, and that I had beaten it only by luck. But on my other playthroughs I've enjoyed the hell out of Moscow, even if the boat mission bugged out last time and all the guards went on high alert at the start of the mission (wasn't a problem - I wasn't going for stealth anyway).

    Plus with this game all later areas are enhanced by the previous ones, seeing as decisions/people/actions/consequences are rarely entirely localised to a single location. It's things like that which have created us Alpha Protocol cultists.

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