Metal Gear (DOS)
Metal Gear for DOS is not based on the MSX2 version. Instead, it's based on the only version widely known to Americans at that time, the NES version. It also appears to be quite the rush job, enough so to make the game impossible to complete without cheating.
The game checks for a file called delete.me. This file was removed from the shipped game. However, by creating a new file named that with CE written in it, the player can unlock a few things:
- The ability to skip the copy protection
- Ctrl + Esc to get all the items
- Ctrl + F1 for invincibility
It should also be noted that CE are the initials for the port's developer, Charles Ernst.
Originally, it seems the game would have allowed the player to choose display modes within the game's overlay code. However, this is handled by a separate program in the final game. The text remains at 633AB in the decompressed overlay.
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The Metal Gear series
|MSX2||Metal Gear • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake|
|NES||Metal Gear • Snake's Revenge|
|PlayStation||Metal Gear Solid (Prototype)|
|Game Boy (Color)||Metal Gear Solid|
|PlayStation 2||Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Prototype)|
|Windows||Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain|
|GameCube||Metal Gear Special Disc|
|PlayStation Portable||Metal Gear Acid 2 • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker|
|PlayStation 3||Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance|
|Xbox 360||Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance|
|Nintendo 3DS||Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D|