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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: About the Alessa article

Missing since: 01 Feb 2007
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Hello all:

My first post here, I wonder if someone can clarify something for me:
For years I believed the Alessa article was only included in the PAL version, added as an attempt to clear some of the confusion regarding the plot. However I recently read that it's actually present on any version, including the US one, but it needs to be unlocked by checking certain things during the game, and that there isn't a version in which it's accessible by default, not even the UK one, which is usually credited as such.
So, anyone has a definitive answer regarding this subject? Anyone can confirm actually it's present or not in the UK version by default, or in any other PAL version? What about anyone that has successfully unlocked it in an US version?
Thanks in advance.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 12 Mar 2006
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This is strange because I've never heard of such a thing. It's probably because I'm a total n00blet. If it does exist I'd like to find out about it also.

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Missing since: 21 Jul 2003
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It's in the PAL version, and not in any of the NTSC versions.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 12 Mar 2006
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I see. Well does anyone know what it says? It'd be cool to see this.

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Just Passing Through
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Do you know this for a fact, Drewfus? Not even in the Greatest Hits version? Also, do you know if it needs to be unlocked? I'd like to know exactly what does it take...

To those interested, it's a very old newspaper article, preceded by the previously seen articles about the PTV investigation and related suspicious deaths. This is what it says:

Fire broke out in town.
6 homes destroyed.
Charred body of Alessa Gillespie (7) found in aftermath.
Cause of fire currently under investigation.
Investigations show source as basement of Gillespie home. Blaze now believed caused by malfunction of antiquated boiler.

Harry comments how the date of the blaze is the same day he and his wife found Cheryl.


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Really? I have both the PAL and the NTSC versions, and I don''t remember it.
But then again, I haven't played the PAL version for a few years.

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Just Passing Through
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Hm that's very interesting. I wish you could unlock something in the game that was like "Alright, here's the story:..." And BAM! There wouldn't be a need to sit here and ponder this game....course I do love doing it...

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Just Passing Through
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It's found in Nowhere, 3rd floor, the room on the right (the one with the book about White Claudia), if it helps, ControlFreak. Interesting, since that particular book also needs unlocking, although it's always there, and displays a message saying you don't need to read it if you haven't unlocked it. But as far as i know, the Alessa article only appears if it's accessible, otherwise it's not there at all.


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 27 Jan 2007
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I've never heard of either. What do you do to unlock the White Claudia book? I know which one you're talking about. I always thought it was weird to have him comment on that specific book and not have it say anything.

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Just Passing Through
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FatalFrame:
it's no big secret, really, not like the Alessa article. I think you basically complete the Kaufmann side quest, meeting him in the Bar, proceeding to the Indian Runner and finally in the Motel, and check everything drug and White Claudia related along the way, as well as in the rest of the game, like the memos in the police station, the powder in the altar, newspaper clips... I think that should unlock it.
By the way, do you have the PAL or the NTSC US version?


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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I've got the U.S. version. I did have a save game but it got deleted but I just finished another with the Kauffman side quest so I'll try to look for it.

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>However I recently read that it's actually present on any version
False. Fact.

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Just Passing Through
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00000 wrote:
>However I recently read that it's actually present on any version
False. Fact.


Well, with the necessary tools you can confirm it's actually on every game's disc, no matter what version, along with lots of other never used stuff. So I wonder if there isn't any truth to those claims...


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There aren't. It may be available in the game's data, but it's not available in the game--same as Mary's letter to Laura in Silent Hill 2.

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Just Passing Through
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Ok. Out of curiosity, have you ever checked yourself? Have you ever read the document in the actual game? If so, is there anything you need to do to unlock it, or is it available by default?
Oh, and what's this letter you're talking about? I don't think I ever heard about it, or have I...?


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>Have you ever read the document in the actual game?
No, I haven't unlocked the article--I neither have the European release or the Japanese re-release.

>what's this letter you're talking about?
Mary's letter to Laura, which is given to James in Lakeview Hotel. Mary was recorded reciting that letter, but it was removed from the final release--the data, however, is still available in the disc, though impossible to "unlock" in-game.

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Just Passing Through
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Hmm, I'll have to play it again sometime I didn't pay attention to that.

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Missing since: 22 Jul 2005
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i jsut played through the PAL version and unlocked it:
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I unlocked it on the PAL version. i read all the drug-related stuff first.
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvpncgcHd2w
(badly cropped, sorry for that).

I know it's not there automatically on the PAL version, anyway, you need to unlock it somehow. The NTSC versions were released before it was added to the game, is what i've read. the PTV article was what he read first there, then he says, "there's another one" and reads the alessa article.


The picture (still pic) of the article is still on the NTSC disc, but it is not unlockable. it is picture number 956 if you use PSicture.

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Missing since: 10 Jun 2006
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Bleh... I absolutely hate it when things are not put into our versions of games.


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 27 Jan 2007
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So you have to have the PAL version?

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