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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:01:17 -0600 (MDT)


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                         W A R   I N C.  FAQ
                            Version 1.00
                 by Jamal Leyba (leybaj@colorado.edu)
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*Disclaimer
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The writer of this FAQ is in no way affiliated with Interactive Magic, 
Inc. or any its affiliates.  If you have technical questions regarding 
the game, don't ask me I probably don't know.  They have a website so 
just go there.  There is none of their home-grown material within this 
FAQ, just everything I've seen in the game.


*Note
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This FAQ is not near completion, you if you have a RANT or RAVE about 
the lack of information your just going to have to wait.  There is a lot
in this game and I am not done with it yet.

==========
=Contents=
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     -Introduction
     -Research
     -Stocks
     -Unit Creation
     -Information Tables
     -Tricks of the Trade
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==============
=Introduction=
==============

War, Inc. is a strategy game in the ideal of Warcraft and Command and 
Conquer with a little different ideology.  Not only do you have to build 
units, building, and soldiers, but you have to earn money on the stock 
market and use it to research new weapons.  With all that going on it is
easy to get lost.  So over the course of (I believe) 24 missions you 
kill, crush, and maim all you opponents with your lethal weapons of 
death and buy out corporations with mo' money than you though you'd ever
use.  This game actually has a current time that runs in actual time or
faster.

When you start out you have around $10 million dollars that you use to
fund some of your research and hopefully invest in some poor little 
company.  They also give you four basic units to modify, but they go far
from there.


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=Research=
==========

In order to improve your effectiveness on the battlefield, you 
absolutely have to research the 7 areas or you will be CREAMED.  The 7 
units are Hulls, Weapons, Power, Armor, Computer, Shield, Specials.
There are plenty of levels (I think about 12) to extend you amount of 
bloodshed so don't feel that you'll come up with the greatest unit on
you first outing.  They don't last more than 3 campaigns, unless you're
lucky, heh heh heh!

You don't have to research level one, but knowing what you start with 
can help.  Another thing is that you can not put more that 200 
scientists on one project, but you can hire as many as you want if you 
have the money.


**HULLS**
     This is where you find all the standard military types (tanks, 
     helicopters, MRE's).  This is also (I find) one the areas that you 
     should really keep ahead in.  Hulls have a type and a sub-type that
     define the vehicle you are imagining.  Usually the first name of 
     the vehicle is the "sub-type" and the second is the "type".  So the
     'Recon Tank' is a Tank-type that is in the category of a Recon 
     unit.  Make sense, no?  Just play the game and you'll see what I 
     mean.  When the unit is on screen click on the rotating picture to
     view the verbal description.

     -Level 1
             Scout Quad, Ore Sniffer, Mobile HQ		
     -Level 2
             6x6 APC, Recon Tank
     -Level 3
             Tracked APC, Light Tank, Light Power Armor, Scout Chopper
     -Level 4
             Anti-Aircraft Tank, Gun Turret, Transport Chopper, Tracked 
             Launcher
     -Level 5
             Light Hovertank, Main Battle Tank, Medium Power Armor, 
             Heavy Launcher, Gunship.
     -Level 6
             Medium Hover Tank, Missile Turret, M109 Self-propelled Gun
     -Level 7
             Heavy Hover Tank, Heavy Power Armor, Hover Launcher 

**Weapons**
     GUNS, GUNS, GUNS!!!  If you have any doubt about researching this,
     then you shouldn't be playing.  Here you find an assortment of 
     deadly weapons ranging from the useless to deadly beyond reason.
     Certain units can only use certain weapons, so don't think about 
     putting a tank gun on a helicopter, it'll never work!  Besides that
     the game is smart enough not to allow that.

     -Level 1
             12.7mm Machine Gun
     -Level 2
             30mm Cannon, 20mm Vulcan Cannon, 50mm AutoCannon, TOW-2 
             Anti-Tank Missile
     -Level 3
             Dual 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun, 30mm Vulcan Cannon, 105mm Tank 
             Gun, 2.75" Rocket Pod
     -Level 4
             70mm AutoCannon, CV 40mm Caseless AutoCannon, Hellfire 
             Missile, Heavy Duty Mines, Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missile
     -Level 5
             120mm Tank Gun, Javelin Missile, MLRS (Multiple Launch 
             Rocket System), Pulse Laser, SuperCombustion Mines, Stinger
             Surface-to-Air Missile
     -Level 6
             9mm Rail Gun, 15mm Rail Gun, Heavy Pulse Laser, 155mm 
             Howitzer, Anti-Aircraft Pulse Laser
     -Level 7
             20mm Rail Gun, X-Ray Laser, Plasma Torch, 200mm Howitzer

**Power**
     Make you units go faster and keep your shields running smoothly 
     with this one.  This will get you early on, because the first few 
     engine are not so powerful and take up too much space to keep 
     using.  After time, as everything, they become more efficient.  The
     military does not use a car engine to run a tank, though that is 
     exactly the first one you will use.  You will have a constant fight
     between armor and power that may make you sick.  Usually you give 
     up speed for armor.

     -Level 1
             Internal Combustion Engine, Super-Charged Engine
     -Level 2
             Diesel Engine
     -Level 3
             Gas Turbine
     -Level 4
             Cold-Ignition Rocket (Think Batmobile!)
     -Level 5
             Fuel Cell
     -Level 6
             Active Metal
     -Level 7
             Fission Reactor

*Armor*
     As I said earlier, you will have a 'battle' between this and power.
     You have to watch the strength rating of each material.  Also on 
     these are Projectile and Missile Adsorption ratings.  They function
     as an additional means of choosing armor.  So if all your chopper 
     get blown out by missiles, advanced armor can help.  As time goes 
     the armor will become cheaper, stronger, and weigh less.

     -Level 1
             Aluminum
     -Level 2
             Steel Plate, Titanium Plate
     -Level 3
             Chobbam
     -Level 4
             Ceramic Composite
     -Level 5
             Plasti-Steel-3
     -Level 6
             Plasti-Steel-5
     -Level 7
             Molecular-Bonded Shell

*Computer*
     Computer make the world go 'round, and they do here.  This helps 
     you target all the little soldiers, tanks, and buildings that cause
     so much pain and increase the usable range of your weaponry.  I 
     still don't know if it's really necessary to put Laser Guidance on
     a tank gun, but it may be worth the try.  A tank gun that has range
     of 6 without a targeting system of range 6 will not fulfill its 
     purpose.
	
     -Level 1
             Basic Targeting
     -Level 2
             Advanced Imaging
     -Level 3
             Assisted Targeting
     -Level 4
             Laser Guidance
     -Level 5
             Complete Thermal Imaging
     -Level 6
             Mini-Radar (not Gary Burghoff!)
     -Level 7
             Full Radar

*Shield*
     As the word says all this does it help keep the bad guys from 
     killing you too quickly.  They come in two varieties, pulse and 
     continuous.  Continuous is definitely better than pulse, but if you
     want to get out cheap use the pulse on a helicopter.

     -Level 1
             Kinetic 50KW Pulse
     -Level 2
             Energy 50KW Pulse
     -Level 3
             Kinetic 50KW Continuous
     -Level 4
             Kinetic 50KW Continuous
     -Level 5
             Energy 50KW Continuous
     -Level 6
             Energy 100KW Continuous

*Specials*
     This should be called the miscellaneous category for the fact that 
     everything in it can't be put in other categories.  This includes 
     speed and energy increases, more ammo and other less describable 
     objects.

     -Level 1
	     Ammo: Bullets, External Pod, Overdrive
     -Level 2
             Ammo: Shells, AutoLoader, Chaff/Flare Pod, Transmission 
             Gearing
     -Level 3
             Ammo: Missiles, Unit Reloader
     -Level 4
             Ammo:  MLRS
     -Level 5
             Electronic Jammer, Flash Charger
     -Level 6
             Neural Link
     -Level 7
             Plasma Pod


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=Stocks=
========
This is what makes the game fun.  Once you start you can't stop.  There
are about 40 different corporations with a variety of stock prices.
When you buy them out you get bonuses on an assortment of things.  Here
you will see the name of the corporation, the stock value per share, the
change in price, the type of company it is, the Price/Earning (P/E) 
ratio, and the profit if sold.  When you click on each corporation you 
will see the number of available stocks and their progress over the last
260 days.

The key to investment for maximum profit is to look the price/earnings 
ratio.  Any investor will tell you get on while it's cheap.  A company
with a lower P/E number is best for investment.  Early on you will be
really trying to keep a hold of your money so it will be hard to invest.
A good profit is above 25% of you investment.  When you are satisfied 
take it out and re-invest.  Soon you will be playing with hundreds of 
millions of dollars to invest.  Very stable stocks don't earn profit 
very easily.  Unstable stocks that tend to earn a lot of money, at least
in this game.


The key to buying out a corporation is to look at the price and the 
number of shares.  The game will tell you that you need 51% of the 
shares to acquire them.  This is all you need so don't bother buying 
more than that.  The first corporation you should buy out is "EntInd" 
which is the first company on the list.  It can be bought for under 
$100 million.  Watch the market for price drops and then make your 
attack.

Stocks are simple and try to leave them that way.  :)

**Types of Corporations**

Here are the types of corporations and their bonuses:

ITRec:  Increase Command Points by 50%
Medical:
Pharmaceutical:  Increase Infantry Stamina and Speed by 50%
Biotech:
Cybernetic:
Utilty:  Double Power Output from 30KW to 60KW
Telecom:
Transport:
Natural Rsrc:  Double the speed of ore output
Computer:  Double the unit building time
Contractor:  Decease prototype costs


===============
=Unit Creation=
===============
Take one part gun, one part armor, and two parts power and you have 
everything under the sun as far as guns.  If you afraid of screwing up 
a design, don't be.  Just click and play with it for a while.  You will
get the hang of it quickly.  Design is a balancing act, that is all.
Set limits for yourself when you design.  Say that you refuse for you 
tank to be slower than 20mph, or you won't have less than 100 HP for 
armor.  This will make it much easier.  Just remember that 40mph is fast
for a tank and 60mph is slow for a chopper.  Long-range artillery can 
stand to be super slow so don't worry about them.  Here are some easy 
steps to unit creation (Ignore if your want):

Step One:
     Choose the purpose of the vehicle.  Tanks are definitely frontline 
     assault vehicles.  Chopper can be too, but watch out for missile 
     turrets.  Heavy artillery such as Howitzers and missile launchers 
     are not for front line use and should be protected.  Transports
     like the APC's or transport choppers are only for frontline relief.

Step Two:
     Choose how powerful you want it to be.  The weapon can make it a 
     bomb or a success.  Tanks should not have a 12.7mm Machine gun as 
     the main weapon.

Step Three:
     Go to armor and select how much you want.  This typically makes the 
     unit slower so be careful.

Step Four:
     Now look at the power and think of how fast you want it to be.  I 
     recommend keeping tanks between 30mph to 40mph.  Much fast and they 
     become uncontrollable.  Choppers should be at their maximum speed.
     If you get 105mph for a chopper that has a max-speed of 110mph, do
     add more power to it. There is no reason to do this.  Artillery can
     be slow, but should be well-armored because the tend to launch from
     far distances.

Step Five:
     Computer Targeting should be simple.  Big gun don't have to aim 
     well, just destroy!

Step Six:
     Specials add neat things but sometimes are really unnecessary.
     Take them into last consideration until they get beyond just adding
     ammo.

Step Seven:
     When you have completed your initial idea look at the RU cost and 
     prototype cost.  And then begin to play with the numbers within the 
     limits that you ideally set for the design.


====================
=Information Tables=
====================
These tables tell you the basic look and feel of the units and weapons 
with all the given information for basics unit with no modifications.


Hull Types

Name              | Price | Space| Wt. | Max. Spd | Defense| Tech Rating
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Recon Tank        |  200K |  35  | 10T |    70    |     0  |      2  
Light Tank        |  400K |  55  | 12T |    60    |    -3  |      3     
AA Tank           |  500K |  60  | 15T |    70    |    -3  |      4  
Main Battle Tank  |  600K |  70  | 17T |    45    |    -8  |      5     
Lt. Power Armor   | 1000K |  24  |  1T |    65    |   +40  |      3     
Md. Power Armor   | 2000K |  30  |  1T |    60    |   +30  |      5 
Scout Chopper     |  180K |  25  |  1T |   110    |   +20  |      3     
Transport Chopper |  250K |  45  |  4T |    60    |   +10  |      4     
Gunship Chopper   |  450K |  40  |  3T |    80    |   +15  |      5     
Tracked Launcher  |  450K |  70  |  7T |    45    |    -5  |      4  
Heavy Launcher    |  550K |  85  | 10T |    35    |    -2  |      5     
Lt. Hover Tank    | 2000K |  40  |  2T |    70    |   +35  |      5     
Scout Quad        |   20K |  15  |  1T |   100    |   +10  |      1     
6x6 Quad          |   40K |  25  |  1T |    80    |    +5  |      2     
Tracked Quad      |   60K |  35  |  3T |    60    |     0  |      3     
Ore Sniffer       | 1000K |  25  |  3T |    40    |   -10  |      1     
Mobile Command HQ | 5000K |  30  |  4T |    30    |   -25  |      1     
M109 SPG          |  750K |  60  | 16T |    50    |   -10  |      6     
Md. Hover Tank    | 4000K |  50  | 16T |    60    |   +30  |      6     


Weapon Types

Name                | Damage| Space| Ammo| Range|Delay|Power| Cost | RU
------------------------------------------------ -----------------------
12.7mm Machine Gun  |    3-6|   2  |  200|   2  | 0.5 |   5 |  25K |  7
20mm Cannon         |   5-10|   4  |  150|   2  | 0.6 |   5 |  45K | 10
30mm Cannon         |   7-14|   6  |  120|   3  | 0.7 |  15 |  70K | 15
20mm Vulcan Cannon  |   8-10|   6  |  300|   3  | 0.3 |  50 | 150K | 20
30mm Vulcan Cannon  |   9-12|   8  |  250|   3  | 0.5 |  80 | 300K | 30
50mm AutoCannon     |  15-20|   5  |   90|   3  | 0.6 |  70 | 300K | 25
70mm AutoCannon     |  20-26|   6  |   60|   4  | 0.9 | 120 | 750K | 35
CV 40mm Caseless    |  10-20|   5  |  100|   4  | 0.6 | 100 | 600K | 40
105mm Tank Gun      |  22-44|  15  |   70|   5  | 1.1 | 150 | 950K | 60
120mm Tank Gun      |  30-60|  20  |   50|   6  | 1.4 | 250 |1700K | 70
Pulse Laser         |   5-15|   2  |  150|   4  | 0.4 |1000 | 530K | 80
Gen. Purpose Mine   |  50-75|   8  |   15|   0  | 2.8 | 200 | 130K | 60
Heavy Duty Mine     |100-150|  12  |   10|   0  | 2.8 | 200 | 255K | 75
Sup.Combustion Mine |300-400|  16  |    5|   0  | 2.8 | 200 | 300K | 80
Sidewinder Missile  |150-300|   4  |    4|   6  | 1.9 |  10 | 100K |100
Javelin Missile     |175-300|  10  |    4|  10  | 3.8 |  20 |1500K |500
MLRS Missile        |100-175|  37  |   12|  19  | 3.0 |  25 |3500K |800
TOW-2 Missile       |125-200|   5  |    4|   7  | 3.4 |   5 | 500K |250
Hellfire Missile    |100-250|   8  |    4|   8  | 2.5 |   5 | 450K |150
2.75" Rocket Pod    |  20-25|   6  |   20|  10  | 1.0 |   5 | 350K | 50
Stinger SAM         |       |      |     |      |     |     |      |    
9mm Rail Gun        |  20-30|   6  |  100|   5  | 0.6 | 350 |1400K | 50 
15mm Rail Gun       |       |      |     |      |     |     |      |    
Heavy Pulse Laser   |  10-25|   4  |  150|   6  | 0.6 |1500 |2000K |100 
AA Pulse Laser      |   5-25|   6  |  100|   5  | 0.5 |1100 | 650K | 90 
155mm Howitzer      | 40-70 |  20  |   40|  20  | 7.8 |400  |1500K |500


Power Type

Name                 | Power/Unt| Wt./Unt| Space/Unt| Cost/Unt| RU/Unt
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Int. Combustion Eng. |    150   |    80  |     1    |    1K   |   3    
Supercharged Engine  |    200   |   120  |     2    |    2K   |   6    
Diesel Engine        |    300   |    80  |     2    |    5K   |  12    
Gas Turbine          |    400   |    72  |     3    |   80K   |  20    
Cold Ignition Rocket |    160   |   160  |     3    |  500K   |  30    
Fuel Cell            |    650   |   160  |     2    |  200K   |  20    
Active Metal         |          |        |          |         |        
Fission Reactor      |          |        |          |         |        


Armor Type

Name                   | Strength| Weight | Cost | RU | Proj. | Missile
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Aluminum               |    4    |  1000  |   8K |  3 |   1   |    1   
Steel Plate            |    6    |  4000  |  12K |  6 |   4   |    1   
Titanium Plate         |    7    |  3000  |  28K | 10 |   5   |    1   
Chobbam                |   13    |  4000  | 115K | 14 |   8   |    1   
Ceramic Composite      |    9    |  1500  |  42K | 11 |   6   |    3   
Plasti-Steel-3         |    5    |   500  |  95K | 16 |   8   |    4   
Plasti-Steel-5         |   13    |   750  | 110K | 19 |   9   |    6   
Molecular-Bonded Shell |         |        |      |    |       |        


Computer Type

Name                     | Accuracy Bonus | Range | Space |  Cost |  RU 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Basic Targeting          |        5       |   3   |   1   |   8K  |  25
Advanced Imaging         |        7       |   4   |   2   |  10K  |  35
Assisted Targeting       |       15       |   5   |   4   |  25K  |  45
Laser Guidance           |       22       |   6   |   6   |  40K  |  60
Complete Thermal Imaging |       28       |   7   |   8   |  60K  |  75
Mini Radar               |       35       |   8   |  10   | 100K  | 100
Full Radar               |                |       |       |       |    


Shield Type

Name                     | Power| Space| Regen/Sec|Strength| Cost | RU  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kinetic 50KW Pulse       | 1000 |  10  |  0.4 HP  |   10   | 1000K| 150 
Kinetic 50KW Continuous  | 2000 |  13  |  0.5 HP  |   35   | 3000K| 250 
Kinetic 100KW Continuous | 3000 |  16  |  0.7 HP  |   50   | 5000K| 300 
Energy 50KW Pulse        | 1500 |  12  |  0.9 HP  |   25   | 2500K| 200 
Energy 50KW Continuous   | 2500 |  15  |  1.1 HP  |   70   | 4000K| 350 
Energy 100KW Continuous  | 3500 |  18  |  1.1 HP  |   80   | 6000K| 400 


Specials Type

Name              |Weight|Space| Power| Cost | RU  |Defense|Spd Modifier
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
External Pod      |  500 | +5  |    0 |    5K| 100 |  -5%  |     0%      
Chaff/Flare Pod   |    2 |  1  |  100 |    8K| 100 | +10%  |     0%     
Electronic Jammer |  175 |  4  |  200 |  100K| 150 | +15%  |     0%     
Trans. Gearing    |  200 |  0  | -400 |    5K|  50 |   0%  |   -10%     
Overdrive         |  400 |  0  |  250 |    6K|  50 |   0%  |   +25%     
AutoLoader        |  250 |  2  |  150 |   30K| 200 |   0%  |     0%     
Mine Roller       |  500 |  2  |    0 |    3K|  50 |   0%  |     0%     
Flash Charger     |  500 |  6  |-3500 | 2000K| 600 |   0%  |     0%     
Ammo: Bullets     |  100 |  2  |    0 |    1K|  50 |   0%  |     0%     
Ammo: Shells      |  500 |  5  |    0 |   10K|  50 |   0%  |     0%     
Ammo: Missiles    |  100 |  6  |    0 |  100K| 150 |   0%  |     0%     
Ammo: MLRS        | 1000 | 10  |    0 |  250K| 300 |   0%  |     0%     
Neural Link       |    0 |  0  |    0 | 3000K| 150 | +10%  |   +10%     


=====================
=Tricks of the Trade=
=====================
1.  Tank guns on hover tanks don't work, so forget about it.
2.  If you like infantry research computers more than anything else.
3.  APC are no good for general combat.
4.  Strike Forces can be turned away just by engage them then 
    immediately exiting.
5.  Try to combine different style units to improve overall 
    effectiveness.
6.  Gang up on enemies and move carefully!
7.  Scout Choppers can outrun missiles by watching where the first 
    missile detonates then immediately moving back out.  The turrets 
    usually have around 12 missile so be patient.
8.  Vulcan Cannons are absolutely deadly to pulse-shielded and 
    unshielded units.
9.  Once you have Tank Guns use them!
10. Mines are difficult to use.  Use the Mine Roller to remove enemy
    mines.
11. Not all missiles can attack every type of target.
12. Use a chopper/launcher combination for long-range attack.
13. Gunlock is good for mass attacks of the same unit or same weapon.
14. Speed lock is good for scouting with several units or as an escort 
    for transports or launchers.
15. Not all upgrades aer worth the effort, unless you have lots of 
    money.