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Terminal Hacking Guide by ToiletPro

Version: 0.50 | Updated: 07/22/10

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*                     N.O.V.A. (NEAR ORBIT VANGUARD ALLIANCE)                 *
*                           Terminal Hacking Guide                            *
*                            V0.50    by ToiletPro                            *
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I have probably filled this guide with mistakes, completely by accident. I'd
appreciate it if you let me know by sending me an email, which is all in the
"Credits and Legal Info" section of the guide (at the end).

Also, if you have any suggestions or ideas that you'd like to be put into the
guide, please, let me know! I'd love to make this guide better.


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I. Version history

II. Introduction

III. Hacking guide

IV. Credits and legal info
    A. Credits
    B. Copyright info
    C. Contact info
    D. Conclusion

Use the Find command (Control + F on Windows, Apple + F on Mac) to find the
words between brackets, to get to sections quickly.


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   ###                        I. VERSION HISTORY                         ###
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* Version 0.50 - Submitted on 21 June, 2010.
                 First version of the guide submitted today. It's incomplete.
                 If you find more hackables, let me know!


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   ###                        II. INTRODUCTION                           ###
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Throughout the game, you'll need to hack computer terminals and ammo packs by
solving puzzles. The computer terminals are usually necessary to complete the
game, whereas the ammo packs will simply give you more...well, ammo.

If you want to get the Hacker or Master Hacker achievements, you'll need to
hack 80% or 100% of these, respectively.

THIS GUIDE IS INCOMPLETE! I'm still working on it.


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Tutorial
--------

Nothing to hack.

(Un)Happy to Help
-----------------

1. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - About halfway through the level, a dying
marine will talk to you. Next to him is an ammo crate. Hard to miss. Solution:
Use either the mirror or the splitter to solve this easy puzzle.

2. Computer terminal - At a computer terminal in a room overlooking space.
Required part of the level; you can't beat the level without it. Solution: Send
the beam around using the four mirrors.

A Spark in the Void
-------------------

1. Ammo pack, grenades - After running outside for the second time and into the
first alcove, Yelena will tell you about somewhere you should go "if you are
willing to do some hacking." Defeat the enemies in the room and the door on the
other side will open. Head down the elevator into a room with an ammo pack.
Solution: Put one splitter in the middle.

2. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - In the room where you can drop the big box
on the Red Demon, to the left of the door. Solution: Position the two mirrors
to hit the splitter on the far left.

3. Ammo pack, grenades - You'll go outside and there will be AI turrets
shooting at you. In the second alcove, there is an ammo pack in plain sight.
Solution: Put the splitter between the two mirrors.

4. Ammo pack, Shotgun ammo - In the room with the auxiliary drives (those
flashing cylindrical things) and the many waves of enemies, there are two boxes
under the platform. Solution: Position the two mirrors to hit the splitter on
the far left.

5. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - Right next to the above. Solution: Put one
mirror in front of the generator going down. It will reflect. Near the other
side, put a splitter that redirects into two mirrors in front of the photon
cells.

Falling Into Paradise
---------------------

1. Ammo pack, Shotgun ammo - When you meet a bunch of other soldiers at the
start of the level, it's on the right. Solution: Use a mirror to move the beam
left and through the blocks. At the other side of the blocks, place a splitter.
Below the splitter, make another mirror that goes to the other splitter, and
then put a mirror above that splitter.

2. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - Across from the soldier's camp, near the
crashed ship. Solution: Use a mirror into five splitters.

3. Ammo pack, Shotgun ammo - After passing through the tunnel of green ooze,
you'll come out onto a river area. It's by a rock near where you enter the
area. Solution: Make the beam touch every existing mirror and you should be
close to success.

Falling Into Paradise Part 2
----------------------------

Nothing to hack.

Firefight
---------

1. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - There will be a number of hallways with
metal pipes running along the sides. In one of them, there are many barriers.
At the end of this hallway across from the generator room, there is an ammo
box. Solution: Send the beam to the left and into a splitter. Use mirrors to
send the downward beam into another splitter. Use your final mirror to send the
beam into the "default" mirror.

Firefight Part 2
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1. Computer terminal - On the second floor of the rocket area; you'll find it
after taking the elevator. It's across from the entrance. You can't beat the
level without completing this. Solution: Put two splitters in the middle as
high as they can go. The bottom one's beams should be redirected with
symmetrical mirrors.

Wrong Way Out of Eden
---------------------

Nothing to hack (I don't believe).

The Mirror, the Ghost and the Gambit
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1. Ammo pack, Sniper Rifle ammo - It's in plain sight in the rocks by the third
sniper. Solution: Send the beam as far left as it can go, then bounce it down.
Place a splitter as far low as you can (while still touching the beam). Place
one more splitter in front of the third photon cell and redirect the left beam
to the bottom.

2. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - After the third sniper tower, there is a big
yellow drill. In this area, there will be another sniper tower. Behind it is
this ammo pack. Solution: Send the beam into the splitter with a mirror, then
use your remaining mirrors to send the beam into the green photon cells.

3. Ammo pack, Sniper Rifle ammo - In the room with the computer terminal that
unlocks the door; this is the first time you open a door after the blizzard.
You have to enter this room in order to beat the level, so you probably won't
miss it. Solution: Send the beam to the left and into a splitter.

4. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - Same room as above. Solution: Send the beam
straight up into a splitter. Use mirrors to go through the holes on both sides,
and use a splitter on the left side.

5. Ammo pack, Sniper Rifle ammo - There's a big, empty spot with two drills. At
the other end is a sniper tower. Go behind it on the upper level and you'll
find this ammo pack by a door. Solution: Use mirrors to maze the beam to the
other side, and send it upward into a series of splitters.

6. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - Near the above, but inside a room. Hard to
miss. Solution: There are a couple of "default" mirrors and a splitter. Send
the beam through those and you should have it mostly solved.

The Celestial Citadel
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1. Ammo pack, Shotgun ammo - You'll enter a big, circular room with a bunch of
little enemies. It's to the left of the entrance by an un-openable door.
Solution: Use one mirror to send the beam into the splitter. Redirect the
resulting beams.

2. Alien computer terminal - In plain sight; you have to complete it. Solution:
Move the second from the end so that the green is on the right. Move the end so
that it's on the right. Move the second-from-middle counterclockwise to success.

3. Ammo pack, Assault Rifle ammo - You'll be fighting enemies across from you,
and then you'll loop around to the other side. Soon after you do, you'll see an
ammo pack by a purple crystal. Solution: There are a couple of "default"
mirrors and a splitter. Send the beam through those and you should have it
mostly solved.

Enlightenment
-------------

1. Alien computer terminal - You'll go onto a moving platform that takes you
across a foggy room to this terminal. Solution: Rotate them all clockwise but
for the outside one. Start with the second from the middle and work your way
outward.

2. Alien computer terminal - This is the next room after the above. Solution:
Rotate the outer ring almost 180 degrees. Rotate the next ring in clockwise
until the green lines up. Rotate the next ring in until they line up. Lastly,
rotate the outer ring clockwise.

3. Alien computer terminal - This is after the previous one. Solution: Easier
than it looks. Rotate the second-from-middle clockwise. Rotate the next ring in
counterclockwise, and the last one clockwise.

4. Alien computer terminal - You'll walk outside after a foggy area and it'll
be by a door. Solution: Rotate the outer ring clockwise so that the green ball
is at the top. Rotate the next ring in clockwise so that the green ball is
ALMOST touching the red one on the outer ring. Rotate the next one in clockwise
so that the green ball is in the right spot. Rotate the outer one clockwise
into the last position, and then the last one so it's into the right position.

Judgment Day
------------

1. Ammo pack, Shotgun ammo - In one of the first rooms, there's a big blue
crystal floating in the air. There are three open doors in this room: the door
you came in, the door the compass points you through, and the door to this ammo
pack. Careful when walking up to it, though; you could be killed by lasers.
Solution: Use mirrors to maze the beam to the other side, and send it upward
into a series of splitters.

2. Ammo pack, Rocket Launcher ammo - There's a room full of little Fiends, ice
blocks and broken building-things. At the end of it, to the left of the door,
is this ammo pack. Solution: There are a couple of "default" mirrors and a
splitter. Send the beam through those and you should have it mostly solved.

3. Ammo pack, Rocket Launcher ammo - There's a room with cracked lava floors
and a bunch of demons. The compass will point you through one open door, but go
through the other one. After a pretty long hallway (watch out for lasers),
you'll find this ammo pack between two other items. Solution: Send the beam as
far left as it will go, then reflect it down. Put a splitter as low as it will
go. Right below the third green photon cell, put a splitter, which will hit the
last mirror and go down into the last goal.

Judgment Day Part 2
-------------------

Nothing to hack.


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A. Credits  [creds]
==========

* Gameloft for making N.O.V.A.

* Me, ToiletPro. I wrote this.

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B. Copyright info  [copyr]
=================

This FAQ was written by ToiletPro and is licensed under the Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 United States License.

Visit for more info: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

When giving credit, I'd love it if you linked to http://toiletpro.tumblr.com/
but you can just credit ToiletPro if you must.

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C. Contact info  [conti]
===============

If you wish to contact me, please send me an email. And please don't spam me.
My email is below, but replace the "at" with @ and "dot" with a period.

toiletpro at gmail dot com

Visit my website.

http://toiletpro.tumblr.com/

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D. Conclusion  [concl]
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There's my hacking guide for the iPhone's Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, or
N.O.V.A. I hope I've helped you hack what you've been missing!

- ToiletPro

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