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TheDarkCorsair
03-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Hey all, thought i would try help simplify all these locations which cause flashes. there are alot more than some people suggest.

I am only working on a few levels atm, however i will continue to do all of them over time.

I am not sure if i have missed any, but have tried hard to find everything i could! Just add it if you feel i have missed something!

any interest shown here is greatly appreciated, as well as suggestions etc.

Sorry for the not so great pictures, but from them you gain a general idea of who to look for.

'Hunter'

First level (After Prologue).

At the top of the stairs you go up near the beginning, you will see this guy sitting on a crate, talk to him for a flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3301.jpg

Straight away you will see a guy to the left standing in front of many civilians, talk to him for a flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3303.jpg

You should see a man behind him waiting at the door, after you move through the door he will sit on the chair, talk to him for a flash:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3304.jpg

Now you can turn your attention to a bed and ill person in the next room, you should get another flash:
[No Picture yet]

Once Hunter arrives he will sit on a chair and offer you a photo he had of the statue of liberty, you will get a flash once you take it:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3305.jpg

Exhibition:

When you first start in your room area, turn around and interact with the guitar for a white flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3306.jpg

Move on and find the Father talking to his son (who is drawing on the ground). Play the instrument on the side for another flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3307.jpg

Once you approach your step-father in the room, you should get another flash once you are about to walk through the doorway. If you didn't, acitvate the door just to slide it open more (interact with the door as normal):
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3308.jpg

Gold Flashes are also gainable for the alternate ending:
* Speak to the poor man and give him a bullet.
*Once you enter the room where your father is, speak to him more than once until he finishes his "looking up to hunter" speech.

Bridge:

You will find a train located on the bridge which you can jump into. As well as crates of ammo for you, there is a box at the far end. When you open this box you will see 3 dolls as well as get a flash.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3310.jpg

After this point you will have to catch up with Bourbon, he will tell you to hide from the search light. If you hide with him behind the rock pictured below and successfully evade them, you gain a flash once the spotlight leaves the area:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3312.jpg

Market:

When you enter market and you are just about to talk to bourbon (he will tell you to buy a new gas mask filter), you will see a guy at the end of the platform. A flash can be gained by going over to him:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3313.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3313.jpg)

There is another poor person in the market, should be to the left of the butcher's stand. Giving him a bullet gets you another flash (even if you gave bullets to the poor and to the boy in exhibition and in riga):
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3314.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3314.jpg)

Dead City 1:

As soon as you start, turn left and walk up the stairs in the corner, once on the top floor, walk to the end and look out of a window on your left, you will get a flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3315.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3315.jpg)

If you find the building where you can go down the hole in the top of the elevator, you will find a secret area where you will gain another flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3316.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3316.jpg)

Later on in the level you will find a small room located in the corner of a building (you will need to go into here before you leave to go outside, once outside you will fight many many enemies lurking around):
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3318.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3318.jpg)

Shortly after you have got the previous and have killed all the enemies outside, you can follow some planks down into the radioactive area where you will find one of the dead ranger caches, a flash can be gained by picking up his ammo etc:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3318.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3318.jpg)

Near the end of the level, you will enter the final building with trip wires everywhere, turn right in this building and evade the wires. Located in the room at the end is a tape recorder which you can play for another flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3318.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3318.jpg)

Khan:

Near the end of this level (Just before you walk through the door to end the level) there is a route on the left hand site which takes you into a maze consisting of many crates. Upon finding the centre you will find an enemy solder; alive but unaware of your presence until you get close to him. Once you have killed him you can use the Hookah for a flash:
[No Picture]

Ghosts:
When you start the level, Khan will tell you to move against the pipes and listen. If you just strafe next to the pipes until you hear a sudden screech, you will get a flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3324.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3324.jpg)

Once you get to the palisade, expect another flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3325.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3325.jpg)

Another flash is located as you progress normally. Once Khan has finished his chant to move through the ghosts you should get a flash on the other side:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3326.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3326.jpg)

Afterwards you enter some rooms, locate this person in the corner of a room for a flash:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3327.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3327.jpg)

You will have to open a door shortly after, where a dead person will fall through the doorway, you should get a flash after killing the nosalises as you start to move through the doorway:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3331.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3331.jpg)

Cursed Station:

When you start, you will meet some friends. You will get a flash after the chat with them:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3337.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3337.jpg)

At the end you will enter this small room, you should get a flash as you progress through at some point:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3342.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3342.jpg)

Frontline:

On this level, you have to be careful in order to get all of these flashes mentioned:

Firstly, turn back and take down the 2 guards at the end with throwing knives for silent takedowns (hold fire button for more powerful throw). Then turn your attention to a wall mounted unit, once you open it you will get a flash as well as some night vision goggles:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/100_3343.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f329/Corsair2308/Metro%202033/?action=view&current=100_3343.jpg)

NOTE: NOT COMPLETED YET!

syckrhythm
03-23-2010, 07:52 PM
Exhibition:

Once you approach your father in the room, you should get another flash once you are about to walk through the doorway. If you didn't, acitvate the door just to slide it open more (interact with the door as normal):



its his step father, not father. GG :woop:

TheDarkCorsair
03-23-2010, 08:02 PM
its his step father, not father. GG :woop:

oopsie my bad, I shall correct that.

Ellusion
03-23-2010, 08:34 PM
Very nice. Been thinking the same thing, that the explorer achievement is directly connected to "secrets" - the off-path nooks and crannies that flashes.

LOUISSNAFU
03-23-2010, 09:11 PM
Great work so far!!In the hunter level right after the man that sits on a chair, you will come to a room where on the ride side is bed with a man on it and when u go near it u get a flash!

syckrhythm
03-23-2010, 09:43 PM
oopsie my bad, I shall correct that.

no biggy, just giving you a hard time lol :uzi:

TheDarkCorsair
03-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Great work so far!!In the hunter level right after the man that sits on a chair, you will come to a room where on the ride side is bed with a man on it and when u go near it u get a flash!

Ok thanks! I will add that one in. cheers.

LOUISSNAFU
03-23-2010, 09:53 PM
In Chapter 2 :Bourbon

1. When you come down the stairs, there is a guy sitting right next to it,give him a bullet and you get a flash.

2. When you give a bullet to the child for leading you to bourbon you get a flash.

TheDarkCorsair
03-23-2010, 10:12 PM
In Chapter 2 :Bourbon

1. When you come down the stairs, there is a guy sitting right next to it,give him a bullet and you get a flash.

2. When you give a bullet to the child for leading you to bourbon you get a flash.

Yeah i left those 2 out from Riga because they are flashes for the alternate ending (gold) rather than whitish ones.

LOUISSNAFU
03-24-2010, 03:23 AM
here are some other flashes that i have found:

Market:

Near the butcher is a man talking to a boy, wait until he has finished and give him a bullet.flash

Dead City 1:

At the end of this level when you enter the building, don't go downstairs but instead go to the right, there is a room with a recorder, play it.flash

Ghosts:

Near the end of the level you will see a green glowing shroom, in the room before this one is a guy lying in a corner, go near him to get a flash.

Anomaly:

1. After you climbed over to the next rail, go to the opposite side of the train, to find a body.flash.
2. now go through the train to the end of this corridor and you will find a skeleton.flash.

Frontline:

1. When you fall out of the trolley,run all the way back to find the nightvision and some bullets.flash
2. Now go back to the trolley and listen to the conversation untill it is finished.flash
3.When you come to the place where the 2 guards are sleeping, go to the back of this tunnel.downstairs there is a room, when you enter it you will get a flash.
4. when you save the RED's you will get a flash

Depot:

1. Take the tape from the captain.
2. The first train you see, enter it and go through it, at the end you will get a flash.
3. when you are in that corridor where you have to exit this level, run to the opposite side of the exit, to find a body.flash

TheDarkCorsair
03-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Updated up to Dead City 1.

FireFlow PL
03-24-2010, 07:54 PM
Do u play on new gamertag, and u can confirm when achievement will unlocked?

TheDarkCorsair
03-24-2010, 08:06 PM
Do u play on new gamertag, and u can confirm when achievement will unlocked?

i can't confirm anything yet. But these flashes do have relevance as mentioned. So taking note of these may be useful for some people in the future. I shall keep you updated as to whether or not this can get the explorer achievement.

LT TRAV
03-24-2010, 09:17 PM
there is a white flash in the level GHOSTS when Khan tells you to listen to the pipes, but not too long. STAY TOO LONG, loud scream and a flash afterwards.


another in the same level, after you exit the tunnels and into rooms. Khan says "aaaa shit" there is a body in the corner behind some rubbish with a flash attached.


ANOMOLY

after you cross over the tracks, backtrack and there is a body slumped against a box, flash enabled.

after battle with monsters, go through the train and keep going straight out the other side. at the end in glowing area a little photo flash.

syckrhythm
03-24-2010, 09:44 PM
sounds like its a for sure thing that the flashes have something to do with the Explorer Achievement, so i'm really hoping it does cuz i only have this achievement left to do

TheDarkCorsair
03-25-2010, 04:34 PM
there is a white flash in the level GHOSTS when Khan tells you to listen to the pipes, but not too long. STAY TOO LONG, loud scream and a flash afterwards.


another in the same level, after you exit the tunnels and into rooms. Khan says "aaaa shit" there is a body in the corner behind some rubbish with a flash attached.


ANOMOLY

after you cross over the tracks, backtrack and there is a body slumped against a box, flash enabled.

after battle with monsters, go through the train and keep going straight out the other side. at the end in glowing area a little photo flash.

These 3 I have highlighted are already in the guide. However the 4th one may not be.

thanks.

Albel Nox
03-27-2010, 08:32 AM
I just used this guide while I did enlightenment and I didn't get explorer. D:
So either I missed something, or there's more that I missed.
I know the guide isn't complete, but I thought I looked everywhere.
Oh well, I'll just have to load up on frontline and continue from there when you get the rest of this up. =3

tiptup
03-27-2010, 09:43 AM
i got another 1 on frontline. go across the top of the bridge and on the other side is a little room to the right, work your way down the stairs and there is another red box on the wall. when you open it it has a childs drawing of a head inside it and it gave a white flash

mcgraw x3
03-27-2010, 05:58 PM
in the level frontline go by the two sick people, there is a door shortly after them go downstairs (u will need your gasmask) and walk as far as you can untill you see aa dead guy with a auto shotgun with bayonet on it and u get flash for looking at him

Quickdraw
03-27-2010, 06:15 PM
it does sound likely the flashes are linked, either tht or out of the place locations trigger when u step into them, but display nothing, i hate to leave a game unfinshed but this is testing my nerves, someone bug the game studio so we can get a definate answer!. altho they are prolly too busy to care :(

for his father you get one talking to the guy outside or just b4 he speaks and two from his father, he gives you two, i talked to him once wandered off came back and got it again. which is odd aint it, seems to be the same line, ill check again in the morning need sleep.

Shaun_26
04-03-2010, 09:20 AM
fuck yeah just go explorer on my 3rd playthrough..
was in caves n i thought i missed it again n was gonna have 2 do another playthrough then bout 3/4 way through, shot down a door walked in side n got explorer!! so stoked!!!

Shaun_26
04-03-2010, 01:34 PM
well there is a body on front line that i found today that i have never found before.. it didnt flash but im pretty sure it would b for explorer...
at the start once u make ur way downstairs n cross over 2 the next section down the bottom... dont go up the stairs towards the 2 wounded..
n if u go in the opposite direction u can jump off the back of the platform n then jump between metal bars until u find a dead body u can raid... its out off the normal way u would play the game so im pretty sure it will go 2 explorer...
but after getting it today i rekon u just have 2 find all the small random hidden rooms that r off the beaten track n all the locations that flash.. i think that kind of tells u that u have found a new area sometimes...
i never once paid 4 the hooker so i know that room doesnt count..

oh yeah.. i never started a new game...
always loaded the prelogue n went from there..
pretty sure the areas slowly add on that way.. otherwise u will have 2 find everything every time if u completely start a new game...

ReD S1X
04-07-2010, 01:43 PM
so will these flashes help on getting Metro Dweller & Explorer?