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Mission 5 - Can''t get high five

If you are stuck in a mission and do not know how to continue, this is the place to ask for help. This also the only place where spoilers are allowed!

Post Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:21 am

Mission 5 - Can''t get high five

I'm having a problem with mission 5. As far as I've understood you've got the best outcome when you pilots do high five at the fmv after the mission.
But I can't get them to do that after mission 5. I can't see that I do anything wrong, but still they only puts their hands over eachothers shoulders...

I know this may be silly, but I'd like to get every mission perfect. So if you know what I'm probably doing wrong it would be great if you could tell me.

- Eplebit

Post Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:57 am

Err . . . remind me which mission is mission 5?

Ban REVERSE THRUST! Fly something other than a phoenix for a change!

Post Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:16 pm

It's the mission were Colonel McGann goes rouge and Viper dies.

You're cooperating with the cobras for much of the mission. First you wil help the cobras and some other squadron (can't remember the name) destroy some coalition fighters (your job) while they destroy a capital ship.
Then on your way to escort some convoys you'll find a capital ship which your officer desides you should disable so they can capture it. After doing that Colonel McGann takes over and you leave to save the convoy.
When you reach the convoy (four Mammoths) they are under attack. One of them gets destroyed (which I've read is scripted), but I've saved the other three.
Then when everything is good and you're going to jump back to base something happens to Vipers ship and it explodes.

Hope this description is enough. Any help would be greatly appretiated.

- Eplebit

Post Sun Sep 21, 2003 10:53 am

O.K. I don't think that you can get a 'high-five' on this mission. I did a little cheating (played it on easy level with a Patriot and a quantity of very good missiles that I shouldn't have had yet . . .) and, though nothing died that shouldn't have, I couldn't get better than a slap on the back. So, I read the walkthrough on this site and they dont mention a 'completion+extra' mission outcome which is what you usually need for a high five.

Ban REVERSE THRUST! Fly something other than a phoenix for a change!

Post Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:08 pm

Ok, then I'll just continnue with the game.

Thanks for the help!

Post Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:35 pm

That mission is hard-coded so that you always get the semi-bad debriefing bit. Suppose it's because Viper's gone. But yeah, no high-five on that mission, I tried to get perfect too and I couldn't.

Post Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:00 am

There are two cutscenes for victories, high five is only one of them. They are completely random, so don't see it as a bar of achievement of anything. Just read the debriefing.

Post Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:53 pm

Randomized? No it's not! They are different depending on how well you complete the mission (if certain things get destroyed, etc). However, the one for Mission 5 is always the same.

EDIT: Sierra Madre died on my mission and I got the pat on the back. Sierra Madre is saveable and will probably get you the high five. Viper's ship exploded too, but this is usual.

Edited by - [ZN-Viper on 19-12-2003 19:18:08

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