It involves the cast of the Tape it or Die website, "Left Hand" Lance, Gretchen Peregrine, Johnny Pipes and Wallace Hertzog, who are hiding in the KokoNutz Sports Town backroom, Tape it or Die Set. In Dead Rising 2, the backroom is only open from 6am to 12pm on September 27, the third day.
Chuck finds all four members in the back room and attempts to get them to follow him to the Safe house, they refuse stating that they are already safe and have access to enough supplies. But Wallace will ask Chuck to bring him a Cement Saw and Plates to build a new weapon. Once Chuck brings these two items back to Wallace, he is rewarded with the Plate Launcher Combo Card and an already assembled Plate Launcher. The mission is complete, leave the back room, as there is nothing left to do for now. Tape It or Die 2 only occurs if Chuck brings Wallace the Plates and Cement Saw.
This is one of the most confusing missions in the game, which needs a guide.
You should start receiving calls about survivors at about 11 PM Day 2. Head off to these missions and either kill or escort the survivors back to the safehouse, as their mission timer will not expire before the 12 PM deadline. Here are several calls you need to worry about:
- Fetching Females - three survivors
- Janus - Spawns outside of the Atlantica Casino at about 3 AM
- WWJWD? - Psycho and one survivor (Follow Ray's calls for help to locate him, he's close by)
- Hunger Pains - one survivor
- Here Comes the Groom - Psycho and one survivor (Kill or escort Danni)
Here are the people that are optimal to kill off:
- Kill Seymour in WWJWD?
- Kill Ray Teller in WWJWD? (He's by the maintenance room, hear for his calls)
- Kill the three poker survivors in the Atlantica Casino (They spawn at about 3 AM in the poker room)
- Kill the three survivors in Fetching Females
You'll likely receive a call about Katey's Zombrex at about 5 AM. If you're playing poker with the poker survivors until 6 AM, don't worry. Check your watch between moves. When the time comes, do kill them, even if it means losing. You still have plenty of time to give Katey Zombrex; until 8 AM to be exact.
So after killing off all of those survivors, wait until 6 AM then head into the Palisades Mall. At which point the back door in KokoNutz Sports Town should be open, saying "Tape it or Die" instead of "Examine".
After heading into the Tape it or Die room, ask Wallace Hertzog to make the "special weapon" for you. After he creates it, talk to him again and he hands you the Combo Card for the Plate Launcher and the weapon itself.
Have a good look around as once you go back outside after having him create the weapon, the door will lock behind you. So be sure to grab the Mid-Length T-shirt Jeans from the back wall by Wallace if you want it.
After all that is done, take Linette's Passage back to the Royal Flush Plaza and into the Safehouse. Done!
- If you don't want to lug around the plates and the cement saw, then deal with the survivors first, then grab it and head to Palisades.
- Take Richard back to the Safehouse, as you have plenty of time and he gives you Zombrex to use on Katey when you're done with the Tape it or Die quest.
- Beware of the Eight Survivor Rule. If there are too many other outstanding missions with a total of 8 survivors, the door will remain locked. Such missions include High Rollers and Fetching Females as each have at least 3 survivors involved.
- An easy way to do this mission is to grab some Plates from the Luaii Wauwii and the Cement Saw outside the Maintenance Room near it. Go then to the hidden shortcut to Palisades Mall behind the Hot Excitorama and finally go to their hideout.
- Alternatively they are both in the maintenance room near where you first fight TK's goons.
- Dialogue of the mission in the Off the Record game files. All text may not be actually used in the final game. Includes Tape It Or Die 2 text
Hey man, how's it going? How did you get past our security system?
Security system?? The door was open. What's going on here?
We're hiding out down here! You're looking at the Tape It Or Die crew!
Tape it or Die?...
Yeah, TIOD for short! We're the number one duct-tape-related zombie-killing-weapon fan site!
You run a website down here?
Not just a website! A community AND killing resource!
We use regular, run-of-the-mill things, and turn them into instruments of Zombie Destruction! Fans from all across the world contribute their weapon ideas, and we build them!
We're kind of survivalist down here. We've got the essentials to stay alive, and we're right under a mall, so we can get new supplies whenever we want! It's awesome.
My name's Left Hand Lance, webmaster. And over there's Gretchen, Wallace and Johnny Pipes!
Gretchen pays our bills - that's her by the TV there. Johnny Pipes founded the site - he's over by the fridge. Lastly, there's my buddy Wallace. He's trying to build stuff over by the workbench there.
Wow. This is actually pretty amazing.
Damn right it is. So, are you going back out there, dude?
Yeah, I'm looking for some things, but maybe you want to come and I can take you all to the Safe House?
No can do, my friend. We're starting to like it down here. But if you're looking for things topside, maybe you can help us out? Bring us some stuff, and maybe we can make you an awesome weapon?
Talk to Wallace. There are some new submissions we want to try out. I'm sure he has a shopping list of items for you already.
Help! I'm just a tech geek! I don't know how to fight!
I think Wallace's new weapon attempt caught fire. Everyone ran out here, so I followed.
It's okay now, I'm here to help. Just come with me and we'll get you to the Safe House.
Hey, I did not hear a knock!
The door wasn't locked.
Wasn't locked?! Damn, that must have been Jonathon. His caffeine-addled brain sometimes forgets even the simplest things. You still could have knocked...Who are you?
The name's Frank West. Unfortunately happened to be in town when the outbreak started. But you must want to get somewhere safer.
Tempting. But now may be a bad time to leave, as Tape It Or Die is beginning to pay dividends.
What's Tape it or Die?
It's a website where people gather and design weapons from household items to fend off zombies. I financed everything, and look where it got me. But the site's starting to come into its own.
I'm becoming a little unsure about the morality of it all, but we have to survive, right? Luckily we have food and water and supplies.
The four of us have been staying here since the outbreak began. It's been terrible, but our fans have sent weapon ideas to help save others - and ourselves - from the zombies.
Well, I've got to take off now, guys. Sure you don't want me to take you to the Safe House?
That's mighty kind of you, but this is the safest place there is. But maybe you can help us out. We need new materials so that loafer, Wallace, can build some new weapons.
So I would appreciate it if you'd chat with him for a bit before taking off!
Wallace's over at the workbench.
Now we can't get back in. Thank god you came to save us.
They're everywhere! Help!
Thank god you came back. Wallace yelled "fire", so we all came out. Johnny locked the keys inside and now we can't get back in.
It's okay. We'll get out of here and back to the Safe House, okay?
Oh, wow! You're new! Johnny Pipes likes that!
Huh?... Look buddy, we have to get out of here. There are zombies everywhere out there!
No kidding! Ain't it a blast?
Oh, you're serious! But we can't leave! Things are starting to get fun! Tape It Or Die is becoming bigger than ever!
What's Tape it or Die?
Website! For zombie fans. And zombie-killing fans. And tape fans, too! It's a community. People get together. Share ideas. Make zombie killing machines out of everyday items. Duct tape is beautiful!
Like I said, I'm Johnny Pipes. Best plumber in the western United States. Also, I founded Tape It Or Die. My brainchild. I'm in charge.
Nice to meet you guys, but we really should get out of here and back to the Safe House.
No, no, no! Things are picking up! We're becoming relevant in the world. Money and lady-folk are sure to follow! How about you? You could join the crew, too! Fifth member?
Thanks, but I've got to get back topside and do some investigating.
Topside? Brave move! You're a brave guy! Reminds me of me. Maybe you can be of use. Maybe you can help us! Interested?
We need some new weapons. New supplies! Stuff to work on. I'd like to go out myself. But I'm low on caffeine right now. Too tired. Bad state to be in. Probably get bitten. But you! You can get the stuff! Right?
Go talk to Wallace. He's at the workbench. Trying to build something good. Prove his worth, it seems. Ain't it cute?
Talk to Wallace. He'll have the "shopping list". Easy stuff! Now go make Johnny Pipes proud!
Johnny Pipes needs help!
Damn, I'm off-kilter today. Need some caffeine. Supercharge my system. Or some lady-folk. Same effect.
Focus, man, focus! Just slow down and follow me. Let's get you to the Safe House. After that, you can do your thing.
Jeez, Lance! Can't you see I'm busy?
Sorry, buddy. I'm no "Lance".
Hey, you're Frank West! Wow! How'd you get in here?
It was pretty easy. The door wasn't locked, so I came in.
That's some great security we've got here. A zombie could walk right in!
Lucky for you I'm no zombie. But what's going on here, anyway?
Heh, it is a little strange, isn't it? We're the surviving members of Tape it or Die.
What's Tape it or Die?
We're a website that encourages folks to design do-it-yourself weapons to take on the zombie hordes. It was all fun and games when we began, but the outbreak happened, and well, here we are, making real weapons.
I get that you have a cool project here, but it's not safe. Look, if you come with me, I can get you to safety.
Oh, we're safe down here. And we have access to supplies above! But, you're a real hero, surviving out there alone. You going back out?
Yeah, I got some business to attend to.
Maybe we can help each other? I want to build some weapons for the crew. But I need a couple things. If you get 'em for me, I'll show you the designs. And they are awesome.
You're looking for some stuff out there in Fortune City?
Yeah. I need a Cement Saw and a stack of Plates. Bring me those and I'll build you something awesome!
Were you able to find a Cement Saw and the Plates up there?
This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
We can't get back inside! And all of our weapons are in there!
Thanks for the save, but all that work... down the drain.
Don't worry, you might get a book contract out of this. Stay close and I'll get you to the Safe House.
Okay, now I'll just connect this to this and... THERE!
Not quite done yet. I can't work while someone's watching. Just come back later.
Wallace's been all focused since you brought those things back. Like a new man or something.
I hope this one is better than that lighter fluid and blender combination. My eyebrows just grew back.
Ha HA, he's trying to outbuild Johnny Pipes. Friendly rivalries are great!
Here it is, my latest and greatest! I hope it serves you well.
Remember, I still need a Cement Saw. It's gonna be so awesome!
Remember, I still need some Plates. Very important for this one.
Thanks again for helping me get that together. I think I proved my worth because of you. Maybe we can work together again someday?
You know, that one may actually work.
I'm a little worried. That thing looks dangerous.
Nice, Wally! Almost as good as Johnny Pipes!
We came out for an extinguisher! Now the keys and my mini-wrench keychain are locked inside. Damn!
One of my weapon attempts caught fire. We were looking for something to put it out. It's probably trash now, just like everything else...
Some people hacked into our emergency lines. They said something about "Tape It Or Die". It sounds important.
- In the PC files items.txt and missions.txt, the name of the four survivors are meg, jeff, mike and matt.
- In the PC files missions.txt, this mission is called TapeItOrDieComboCreation1
Tape it or Die
|Tape it or Die|
|Tape it or Die - Combo Weapons|
|John Boog - Carl - Travis Conyers - Curtis Ellenton - Wallace Hertzog - Patricia Kucharska - "Left Hand" Lance - Ricky Lloyd - Kevin Meyers - Gretchen Peregrine - Johnny Pipes - Brian Scherbey|