My name is Michael Thorton, And I used to be a spy until...
When you're burned, you have nothing. No cash, no credit, no job history.
You're stuck in whatever outfit they decide to dump you in
You do whatever work comes your way
You rely on anyone who's still talking to you
A teenaged, mute bodyguard
Your handler, who may or may not actually be doing some informing to some people about something...I guess?
...if you're desperate
Bottom line, until you find out who burned you, you're not going anywhere
When you're Obsidan, you have nothing. No budget, no schedule, no respect.
You're stuck with whatever franchise they decide to dump you with:
A trigger happy jRPG studio
A "friend" who undercut your offer for an old franchise
....if you're desperate.
Bottom line, until you figure out who keeps burning your games, you're not going anywhere
Why michael thorton is a badass (hella spoilers)
Ninja Snarl P is doing a Lets play of the game
1. Specialize, Specialize, Specialize- this is an RPG, while you can try
using everything without any points in them, you'll have much more success when you actually use things you put points in.
2. Take your time- not only does waiting for your weapon to go into a critical hit mode make your shots nearly laser accurate, they also do significantly more damage. A headshot critical can take almost any enemy down in a single hit.
3. Don't like the minigames? Don't bother with them- 1 level of Sabotage (one of the cheapest skills at only 3 AP) allows you to bypass minigames with the press of a button (and an EMP grenade). Not only do you get the goodies behind the minigame, you even get the 25 XP as well!
4. Chain shot is probably the best tool against bosses. Really.
5. Having trouble with any of the bosses? Load the last safehouse save and reequip with better gear, or change zones and do a different mission to gain some more experience. You can always come back and fight them later
6. Having trouble with the end of the Moscow Embassy?
There's a sniper rifle on the roof by the 2nd level exit, takes down enemies with one hit
7. Having trouble with the 80s boss?
Run the heck away when you cokes up, he's in a mode similar to fury and does a lot of damage that's hard to avoid at melee range. He's slightly faster, but if you save your sprint (shift or A/X) for when he almost catches up, you can out run him. You can get Heck to spike his coke, doing a minor DoT effect. At the end of the coked up state, he crouches for a couple seconds, before throwing the flashbombs, which leaves him completely vulnerable, and is probably the best chance melee focused characters will get
8. Having trouble with the Taipei boss?
If you look carefully/ Use awareness, you can easily see where he is while hidden. It's also ridiculously easy to set up and lure him into a trap in the small corridor where you enter. There's also respawning ammo on either side there
9. Having trouble with the endgame boss in the tower?
There's a sniper rifle in the tower across from him, as well as a clear line of sight if you want to try using tranqs. Also, you have a line of sight on him from where you enter the area, where he can't throw the grenades at you
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP® or Windows Vista®
Processor: 2.4+ GHZ Intel® or 2.0+ GHZ AMD™
Memory: 1 GB RAM (Windows XP®,) 2 GB RAM (Windows Vista®)
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 6 series (6800GT or better,) ATI™ 1300XT series or greater (X1550, X1600 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
Hard Drive: At least 12 GB of free space
Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
Go here to deactivate old installations
Tips for dealing with stuttering:
Sega has posted the specifics of their DRM scheme for the PC version. I've pointed out a highlights if you don't feel like reading the wall of text.
- Steam version does use this extra DRM
- Can be installed on 5 unique machines at a time
- Internet access is only needed for activation
- Automatic activation returned if uninstalled while connected to internet
- Manual deactivation service available if you do something like upgrade everything but your hard drive
- If you don't have internet access you can download a file from a computer that does have access and transfer it to the other machine
- Disc will not be needed to play
- Patch will be available within 18-24 months to remove activation limits
There are 2 types of stuttering that have been really common: mouse movement stuttering, and level steaming stuttering.
First of all, even though it's obvious, try resetting your computer.
For the first type, using a controller reportedly stops it entirely. Also, disabling V-sync, either through ini editing or forcing it off through the video card settings, the in game settings don't always take. For the 2nd type, try ini edits to force it to load more stuff into memory, instead of streaming:
In APEngine.ini (C:\Users\username\Documents\Alpha Protocol\APGame\Config), change the following settings:
Also, if you have a hardware sound card, try the hint suggested here:http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?t=328787
The crouched animation bugging you that much?
This mod will add more frames to the transitional animations or something like that. Basically, it looks better, but you move noticeably slower. So probably make a backup before trying it:
Change these valors in APGame.ini (My Documents)
This should improve the animations and player speed.