2. General hints and tips
Infinite ammo for the rocket launcher is unlocked by finishing the game in under 5 hours. This is relatively easy to do since it is possible to finish the game in under 3 hours on professional. My savegame has a total time of 2 : 47 ' 12 ". To reduce your playtime make sure to use the back button to skip some of the movies. Otherwise the movie-time will add to your playtime.
Infinite ammo for normal weapons can be bought by using Exchange Points. These Exchange Points are the points you are awarded upon finishing a chapter. The Exchange Points can be spent in the Bonus Features menu-item. Bonus Features is unlocked by finishing the game. Weapons will appear in the list of bonus features once you have fully upgraded a weapon. Once you have bought infinite ammo in Bonus Features you have to enable Infinite ammo in the Special Settings menu-item.
Item duplication can be done for some items. You can duplicate eggs, health sprays, herbs and ammo. Treasures, credits and weapons can not be duplicated. There are two methods for item duplication:
- To save or not to save. The host starts up a chapter. Once in the game the host gives an item to the guest. The guest quits and saves the game. The host quits and does not save the game. Resulting in both players having a copy of the item.
- Backups are useful. The host makes a copy of his savegame onto an USB-stick. Start up the game from the USB-stick. In item-management the host gives his items to the guest. Note how this is much quicker. (I have 1000 rotten eggs in my savegame)
Collecting money is easily done by starting a level and collecting all the free goodies. Especially chapter 3-1 is very suitable for this. Chapter 3-1 has a lot of gems in the starting area and you can easily collect the rocket launcher. Do not play the level. Instead quit and save. Then restart the level and collect more goodies.
Invulnerability is temporarily possible in Resident Evil 5. You become invulnerable by activating the "pick up item"-animation. During this animation you can not be grabbed or harmed.
Professional mode is unlocked by finishing the game on veteran difficulty. There is another way of unlocking professional mode. When you play a chapter with a host on professional then that particular chapter will be unlocked for you.
As in all Resident Evil games you can find herbs and make medicine out of those. Combine a red and green herb to get a mixture that heals you to full health. Combine green and green herb to get a mixture that heals a large portion of health. Using a single green herb will heal some health.
You can easily find out which gems you are missing, as they follow a pattern in your inventory. They are first arranged by the way they are cut:
And within each of these groups they are arranged by the type of gem:Topaz
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