Hints / Glitches FAQ by hosokawa
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SYPHON FILTER: THE OMEGA STRAIN
			       Hints / Glitches FAQ
			         Version 0.9


Written on 08/10/2009
by hosokawasamurai ( hosokawagracia@hotmail.com )


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Contents
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0. Intro


1. Jump Glitch
2. Smoke Grenades hint
3. ACR - Air Pistol Trick
4. 10000 point flak jacket on Lorelei
5. DormaGen trick: die without dying
6. Respawning on Carthage 1
7. Hints for achieving 0 deaths
8. Move Quickly when on water
9. Move Quickly on stealth missions
10. Get enemy Weapons with full ammo
11. Get a good weapon quickly on Belarus 2
12. Doing team objectives offline
     12.1. Carthage 1: Retrieve Broussard's Laptop
     12.2: Carthage 3: Rescue injured SWAT officers
     12.3. Yemen 2: Destroy Scud firing mechanism
     12.4. Myanmar: Recover flight recorder

13. Credits



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0. Intro
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This FAQ shows some useful hints and glitches in Syphon Filter: The Omega
Strain that should help you progress trough the game or at least have some
fun with them.




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1. Jump Glitch

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     In Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, there's a glitch that is
helpful for reaching high places without having a teammate.
In other words, it allows you to reach places offline that would
be only be "reachable" by interacting with a teammate in online play. 
     For doing the jump glitch, where your character is launched
upwards after doing a roll, you will need a very good timing,
luck and some pratice. To do it, you must roll and then press the
X button at the right moment. Some people say it's better
to double-tap the X button quickly to increrase its chances of
hitting the right timing.
     About the timing, the moment you should press X is when your
character's lower back is on the ground(usually when his/her head
is parallel to the ground). So, you will have to roll, do a little pause
(it takes less than a second)and then tap X to do it. Experienced players
say it takes hours of practice to master it. Altought it, since you will
need to do it only once per objective in this FAQ, you can go to the
spots where the objectives are and keep trying until it works.


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2. Smoke Grenades hint

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     If you want to save the SWAT guys in Carthage 3 you need to know
this one. Smoke G's are much more useful tnan they seem to be. If
you throw one and stay in the smoke, enemies won't be able to see you
until the smoke dissapears(which takes quite a while). So, if on
Carthage 3 you throw a Smoke G in front of a Door and them attempt to
lock it, you will be able to do it without being interrupted by enemies
since they will not be able to see you or shoot you.


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3. ACR - Air Pistol Trick

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     I don't know if this is a glitch or if it was intentional, but 
what matters is that this is very helpful.
     The fact is that the Air Pistol can use ACR ammo. In other words,
you can transfer ammo from the ACR to the Air Pistol. Since the ACR can
carry 90 rounds, if you bring with you an ACR and an Air Pistol, you'll
have more than 100 non-lethal shots. This is very useful on Zurich, where
all enemies are collateral targets.



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4. 10000 point Flak Jacket on Lorelei

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     You will need the Stun Jack to do this.
     At the topside floor of Lorelei, in the beginning, defeat the 2 enemies
there. After that, use the Jump Glitch to jump over the rail and go up the
stairs to where Mujari is. Once there, hit him with the Stun Jack and, after
he is knocked down, take his 10000 Flak Jacket, which will make you almost
invincible.

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5. DormaGen Trick: Die without dying

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     If you throw a DormaGen Gas on yourself, you will be knocked down and
return to the last checkpoint, but this won't count as a death since
 technically you didn't die. You can use this to recover health and armor and
complete stages without player deaths more easily.


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6. Respawning on Carthage 1

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     This hint is useful for getting Agency Ratings.
     On the beginning of Carthage 1, defeat all the enemies and sve the CHA
guy, then go to the building and get the bio-data gear. After that, kill the 
enemies again on the beginning. Then go into the pipe on the opposite side of
the truck and the C4 to go into a room with 2 CHA guys. K.O. them and return
to the beginning to find more enemies. Then go to the area where the 2 CHA
guys were and return to the beginning to find more enemies again. Now just
repeat this as many as you want.

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7. Hints for achieving 0 deaths

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- You don't need to complete all the objectives to achieve this, so complete
only the ones that are necessary for finishing the mission. For example, in
Tokyo, you don't need to kill Ryusaki to finish the mission, so just leave
him alone.

- Be stealthy for as long as you can. It is very hard to die if you maintain
stealth correctly on the stealth levels.

- If you're low on health, you can use the DormaGen Gas trick.

- Kill armored enemies with headshots if possible, so you can take their
flak jackets if you need later.

- be extremely careful with explosives.

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8. Move quickly when on water

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     When on water, your character runs slower because of the increased
resistance. Altough that, your rolling speed isn't affected by water, so when
you're on it keep rolling and you will move much faster. This trick helps for
getting the par time on Carthage 2.

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9. Move quickly on stealth missions

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     This trick is a lot like the one before. On stealth missions, enemies
can hear your steps if you run, but they can't hear you rolling, which is
much faster than walking slowly.


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10. Get enemy weapons with full ammo

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     When you knock down an enemy with a non-lethal weapon instead of killing
him, you will get his weapon with full ammo instead of just a few bullets.
This is good to use against enemies with powerful weapons or when you're low
on ammo.


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11. Get a good weapon quickly on Belarus 2

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     Since you begin Belarus 2 with just the sidearm and the melee weapons,
you will have to find weapon on the stage before you find your own equipment.
     To get a good weapon quickly, at the beginning of the stage, silently
go in the way to the C4 area and, on the way to it ( around 1 o clock to
where you start) you will find an enemy with an SKS. Sneak behind him and
hit him with the Stun Jack, then take his SKS with full ammo, which is a 
relatively good weapon. You can also use the EDT or the EPDD to do this, but
be sure to not kill him, or you won't receive the weapon with full ammo.


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12. Doing Team objectives offline
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This part of the guide was created for those who cannot play Syphon Filter:
The Omega Strain online and want to complete as much of the game as possible.
Normally,you can only reach rank C6 by playing only offline, but with this
guide you will be able to complete more objectives, achieving more
medals,special ratings and commendations, and eventually reaching rank T2.


12.1. Carthage 1: Retrieve Broussard's Laptop

     In the beginning of Carthage 1, you start into an alley. If you
look to the right, you will see 3 glass-broken windows.If you use the
Jump Glitch to jump into one of these (I prefer the middle one)you
will be able to enter the bank and take the laptop intact without using
the water valve (which would destroy the laptop before you could reach
it). After it, you can use the glitch again to jump throught the
windows back to the alley and continue the mission, or simply quit the
mission since the objective is already complete.






12.2. Carthage 3: Rescue injured SWAT officers

     For this one, you will need Smoke Grenades, the Stun Jack, a lot of
speed and some luck, cause this one is very tricky. So let's get started!

- In the beginning, there's an escalator in front of you and a door to
the right of it. Ignore the door and go up on that escalator.

- Head right and go until you see a door. Throw a Smoke G(you don't need
to stop running to do it) and then lock it.

- Showing your back to this door, in your front and a little to the
right(about 2 o clock )there's a bridge with a bomb on it. Ignore the bomb
and cross the bridge, then go left to find a SWAT guy.

- Drag the SWAT guiy to the safe zone on the ground floor using the escalator
nearby. Be careful cause if an enemy shoot at you while you carry the SWAT
guy, it may hit him and kill him.

- After it, go to the other SWAT guy on the ground floor. Showing your back
to the safe zone, he's about 2 o clock on the ground. Don't forget to throw
a Smoke G on him before starting to drag him to avoid the snipers.

- After bringing the second guy to the safe zone, go to the opposite side and
lock the door there. Don't forget the Smoke G!

- Then go up throught the same escalator you used to bring down the first SWAT
officer and head right to find another door. Smoke G and then lock it.

- Then use any gun to break the glass fence and climb down to the ground floor
(you have to crouch at the ledge to hang on it and then drop from it. If you
simply fall from that height without climbing down you'll die), then go to the
door near the beginning of the stage.

- If you did it fast enough, you can now throw a Smoke G at the door and lock
it, completing the objective. But be careful cause a SWAT guy will appear and
try to enter the mall from this door, so pay attention on your radar. If you
see he's going to enter before you can finish locking, take your Stun Jack
and hit him as soon as he enters the mall, but, as I mentioned before, if
you're fast enough you can lock it before he enters.

- After all of this, the objective 's complete.

     


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12.3. Yemen 2: Destroy Scud firing mechanism

     This one isn't hard. After you knock down the 5 enemies and retrieve
your equipment, go upstairs to where the Scud missile is. You will see the
place where you would interact with a teammate at the beginning of the
balcony.
To do this one, just take some distance and use The Jump Glitch to go up to
where the missile is. Then, just go near it and disarm it to complete this
objective.







12.4. Myanmar: Recover flight recorder

     This one is a little annoying because it's in a place that's very far
from the beginning and there's a lot of enemies near it. To do it, go to
where the MetaGlobal Terrorist is and there you will find a builing. Note
that it has, at its back, a wall-like thing ( in other words, do the jump
glitch where you should interact with a teammate). You have to go to one of
the extremites of this "wall", Jump Glitch onto the top of it, grab the
tree branch to go to the building's roof and then collect the flight
recorder there. 


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3. Credits and Thanks
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- To Sony Computer Entertainment, for making this game.
- To MattyBoy714 (on YouTube), for the jump glitch and the offline
team objectives
- To the Syphon Filter: the Omega Strain Brazilian community on orkut.com
and its members, for helping with useful information.