Player's Manual 1

Player's Manual 1

  • Note that button names may differ depending on the controller type selected.

View Status Screen

Press Y Button during play.

  • You cannot view the screen in the following circumstances.
    - During event movies
    - When taking damage
    - When weapon is readied

  • The following functions are available on the screen.

    Equip Weapon
    Use Item
    View Map
    View File
    Leave Item...etc.

View Map

Select the MAP item on the Status Screen.
(You can also press the Z Button during play).

  • If you do not have a map for the area, you can only see locations already visited.

Reading the MAP

Blue room:
Your current location
Green Room:
Visited locations
No color:
Locations not yet visited
Red door:
Locked door
Yellow door:
Unlocked door

While viewing the MAP, you can view the Item List by pressing the A Button.

  • The following information is available on the Item List:
    - Left items
    - Locations of left items.

Pushing Objects

Some "objects" can be moved in certain directions. Use the Control Stick to push these "objects".
(You can also use the Control Pad).

Climbing / Dismounting from raised platforms.

Press the A Button to climb onto waist-high surfaces.
(You can also climb onto movable objects).

Equipping Weapons

Choose your Weapon from the items on the Status Screen, and select the "Equip" command.
(You can only use a weapon if it is equipped).

Attack Stance

Press the R Button.
(You turn toward the nearest enemy with the currently equipped weapon).


While in Attack Stance, press the A Button.
(You attack with the currently equipped weapon).

Quick Turn

Press the B Button while pressing Down on the Control Stick or on the Control Pad.

Check Item Details

Choose the item at the Status Screen, and select the "Examine" command.
The first of two playing manuals.

Player's Manual 2

Player's Manual 2

  • Note that button names may differ depending on the controller type selected.

Character Switching

A system that enables you to control the two lead characters, Rebecca and Billy, and use their different abilities to progress through the game.

The character you currently control is called the Main Character.
The character you do not control is called the Partner Character.

Controlling the Partner Character.

The Partner Character generally moves independently.
(You can use the C Stick to control the Partner Character).

Selecting "Partner" on the Status Screen allows you to assign instructions to the character.

  • Solo:
    Both characters move independently.

  • Team:
    Partner moves with the Main Character.

  • Attack:
    Partner attacks automatically.

  • Idle:
    Partner will not attack.

  • You can also press the START / PAUSE Button to switch between Independent and Cooperative Action.

Switching Characters

Press the X Button at the Status Screen to switch between the characters.

To overcome obstacles, you will need to evaluate the circumstances and switch characters as needed.

Exchanging Items

When your Partner Character is nearby, you can exchange items on the Status Screen.
  • Choose the item from the Main Character's item box, and select the "Exchange" command.

Character Attributes:

Rebecca, a member of S.T.A.R.S., has the following attributes:

  • Can combine Herb-related items.
  • Is weak defensively.
  • Can use a mixing set to combine chemicals.

Character Attributes:

Billy, a former Marine, has the following attributes:

  • Cannot combine Herb-related items.
  • Is strong in combat.
  • Can push large objects.

If the Partner Character is Attacked

Both the Main and Partner Characters will die if they take too much damage.

You should always keep an eye on their condition.

A Partner being attacked in a different room will call for help over the radio.

If your partner does call, go to help as quickly as possible.

Cooperating with Your Partner

Some puzzles cannot be solved by only one character.

When you are stuck, try to see if using your partner will help.
The second of the two playing manuals, covering the character switching feature of the game.

Court Order for Transportation

Court Order for Transportation 1598A-7635

Prisoner Name : Billy Coen
ID Number : D-1036
Former Second Lieutenant, Marine Corps
Age : 26
Height : 5ft. 9in.
Weight : 163 lbs
Transfer Destination : Regarthon Base

Convicted of First Degree Murder. Court marshaled and sentenced to death by the 0703rd Military Tribunal.

Sentenced to be carried out upon arrival.

Samuel Megan, Commander, Dunell Marine Base
A report giving details of their prisoner, found near the wrecked transportation vehicle in the forest.

Hookshot Operator's Manual

Hookshot Operator's Manual

This device should only be used when inspecting difficult-to-access car roofs, or when connecting special trains. Return to its proper location after use.

  1. Where to use.
    There is a ladder outside the small window by the 1st floor section door of the third carriage.

    Fire the device so that it hooks high onto the ladder.

  2. Using the Winch to Climb.
    After securing the hook, use the winch to lift yourself up.

  • This grappling hook can only lift one person at a time.
    Be aware that the unit may be damaged if lifting more than 80 kg.
The manual that comes with the Hookshot.

Investigation Orders

Investigation Orders

(Stained with blood, some sections are illegible.)

8 miles north of Raccoon City, in the Arkley Mountains, lies our comp ny's Management Training facility. It was shut down years ag .

Now, w are conducting a preliminary tudy into the re-opening of the faci ities.

First Investigation Unit is alre dy on-site and opening th investi ation, I want yo r team to provide suppo t. The following orders re Will m Bark and 1s I ves gat o Un t.

...(the rest is torn and unreadable.)
A small report partially stating that the Training Facility is to be reopened.

Notice to Supervisors

Notice to Supervisors

When closing the dining car, supervisors are asked to switch off the automatic doors after ensuring all staff have vacated the car.

The main automatic door power switch is located on the roof of the fifth car.

Inspections will take place when the train is garaged.

After inspections are complete, use the ladder at the rear of the second floor of the dining car.

Umbrella Corp.
Maintenance Department
A notice on how to switch the power off on the Train.

Passenger's Diary

Passenger's Diary

July 14th

Orders came from the boss today.

Looks like we're in charge of investigating the remains of the Arkley Mountains laboratory.

We're moving in two groups, with us in the initial group, assigned to start checking what's left of the abandoned experiment.

July 16th

Unfortunately, the test production of B.O.W. (Type-Y139) had to be suspended because of this investigation.

It's the same with Type-Y139. There's still so much we don't know about responses to the crustacean t-virus. There's a lot of interesting research left...

Depending on the species and nurturing conditions, only minute doses of "t" bring about remarkable changes in solidity, size, multiplication of internal toxins and brain development. If these effects can be controlled, a powerful weapon could be produced.

But the sudden development of the shell results in a corresponding fragility. Certain areas become exceedingly weak.

Problematically, one of these areas is the head carapace.

This lab we are going to - were they pursuing the same research? It would certainly help to find data and samples that would help us in our research.

June 19th

The day is finally approaching...
I am growing more anxious.

The Raccoon City newspapers and TV stations are full of reports about the bizarre murders in the suburbs.

It can't be the virus. Can it? If it is...

No. I can't think of that now. I have to concentrate on the investigation and make sure it goes smoothly.
An entry of one of the passenger's diaries.

Brake Operation Manual

Brake Operation Manual

Using the Brake control.
The following three steps are necessary to operate the brakes:

Step 1: Activating the controls.

Brake controls are located in the following locations:

  • First car driver's compartment
  • Rear deck of the fifth car. To activate the system, you must insert the magnetic card into the device in the fifth car. This will supply power to both sets of controls.

Step 2: Enter rear deck code.

Enter the code for the rear deck unit to release the lock.

After this, the Driver's Compartment code can be input.

Step 3: Enter Driver's Compartment code.

Enter the code for the Driver's Compartment unit to remove the lock.

Upon completion of these three steps the manual brakes will be available for use.
Instructions on how to activate the Train's emergency brake.

Note from Conductor

Note from Conductor

The key card for the Driver's Compartment is in my bag as always.

But I need the other guy's key too to open the damn thing.

But, it looks like I've lost it somewhere.

If it was a normal key, someone would be sure to turn it in, but this key is different...

I'll look for it too, but if you happen to find it, please hand it in.

Thanks in advance.
A note left by the conductor of the train describing where to find the Blue Keycard.

Regulations for Trainees

Regulations for Trainees

Training facility Mission

This Training facility will raise a new generation of model employees to serve the future of the Umbrella Corp.

Applying the strictest and most rigorous training standards, this facility will, without regard for gender, race or creed, produce only the best candidates to be the global future leaders of Umbrella Corporation.

We look forward to the development of your leadership qualities.

Training facility guidelines

Discipline, Obedience, Unity.

These three words are the basic principles that govern Umbrella Corporation employees, and they are to be considered the law of this facility.

Keep these words in mind at all times. Devote yourselves to your training, and bring honor to yourselves and the corporation.

James Marcus
Umbrella Corporation Management Training facility.
A set of guidelines for the students at the Training Facility, written by James Marcus.

Notice to All Staff

Notice to All Staff

(This document is very old. Much of the writing is illegible).

Regular meetings of the Vaccine Research and Infections Agents teams will be held.

Both meetings are Security Level 5, and will be held in the following locations:

1F W Operations Control Room
2F SE Meeting Room

The entry code shall be


Thank you.
A document giving you the time required to set the clock correctly in the Clock Room.

Marcus' Diary 1

Marcus' Diary 1

December 4th

We finally did it... the new virus!

We have called it the "Progenitor".

I want to carry it back and start detailed investigations immediately.

March 23rd

Spencer says he's going to start a company.

Well, I don't care, as long as I can continue my research into "Progenitor".

He can do what he likes...

August 19th

Spencer keeps asking me to be the director of his new Training facility.

Maybe it's because of the business, but he's becoming intolerably pushy.

Maybe I can turn this to my advantage. I need a special facility to properly explore all this virus' secrets.

A place where no one will get in the way...

November 30th

Damn that Spencer... He came to complain to me again today.
He thinks of "Progenitor" as nothing more than a money-spinning tool. Fool!

But if his influence continues to grow, it can only be bad for my research.

If I am to properly develop "Progenitor", i must strengthen my own position too.

September 19th

At last...

I've discovered a way to build a new virus type with "Progenitor" as a base.

Mixing it with leech DNA was the breakthrough I needed...

I call this new virus "t", for "tyrant."

October 23rd

It's no good!
I can't hope for real progress by experimenting on mere rodents.

Only humans are a proper mammalian subject for the experiments.
Otherwise, I'll never make any real progress...

November 15th

Someone seems to suspect something about my experiments...

...but perhaps its just my imagination.

Well, if anyone does get too close, they find themselves unexpectedly "assisting" in my research!

January 13th

At last, they are ready. My wonderful leeches!

Those of low intelligence, they will never have the privilege of tasting this sense of joy and satisfaction!

Now, finally, I can move against Spencer. Soon I will control everything...

January 31st

The devices I set to protect my work have been disturbed.

It appears someone came looking for "t" and the leeches. Fool.

No doubt the work of Spencer's group.

February 11th

Today, I again found evidence of tampering around the entrance to the labs.

If that is what they're after, I must find a suitable way to deal with them.
Perhaps I should have William and Albert smoke out the pests...

Those two are the only ones I trust.
Apart from my beloved leeches, of course.

But Spencer... It wouldn't end there, would it? I will announce "t" at the next directors meeting, and collect my just rewards...
James Marcus' diary, giving detail into the founding of Umbrella and the discovery of the Progenitor Virus.

Assistant Director's Diary

Assistant Director's Diary

September 2nd

A useless bunch of trainees, as always.

Where does headquarters find these idiots?

We did get a couple of decent ones, though, so I can't complain I guess.

William and Albert.
They might have a future.

September 25th

Scholar Will. Practical Al. They really are opposites.

And they're always competitive in everything they do.

There's something ruthless and cruel about them both...

October 7th

Got a sudden call from the Director.

It was to tell me to encourage a rivalry between those two!

It's the first time since this training facility was built that Director Marcus has ever shown interest in anything other than his research.

Well, whatever.
Orders are orders.

I am going to have them tearing at each other's throats.
A diary giving you information about Albert Wesker and William Birkin.

About the Power Regulator

About the Power Regulator

Due to the recent lightning strike, the power regulator continues to be inoperative.

It wouldn't really matter about the power, except for the fact that the boiler room equipment is in the same grid.

The equipment is so run-down. I will probably have to have it fixed up all the time.

If you wish to exit rapidly, set the indicator to 70.

Check first though that everything is connected to the chain.
A simple information file.

A Verse of Poetry

A Verse of Poetry

The Moon bows to the Earth

The Earth swears loyalty to the Sun

And the great Law of the Sun Governs all things.

This itself is the keystone,

The pointer to glory

All our hands
Cannot open the door to the heaven.
This small poem gives a clue on how to solve a puzzle.

Management Trainee's Diary

Management Trainee's Diary

What is that Director Marcus is researching all the time?
And what's with his weird interest in leeches?

Interest? ... Seems more like love at times...

Rumor has it that there's something dangerous about those leeches.

It is true that when Dennis just touched one he got ill with a fever.

Again today...

there were those horrible moans. Beyond that door.

"Let sleeping dogs..."
No way I'll go near them.

Even if the director tells me. I no want to end up like Dennis.

That poor bastard.

Scratching and scratching. Makes me itch just watching him.

Must maybe go
IF can but hwo

Dennis gone. I go



Someones perspective of Dr James Marcus research was written down in this diary.

Microfilm Image

Microfilm Image

An image resulting from overlaying microfilms A and B

Numbers appear on the seats of the conference room.
A top-down view of the main Lecture Room of the Training Facility.

Inmates List

Correctional Institute Inmates List

Mathews, K.
Deceased, Disposal Complete.
Midge, D.
Deceased, Disposal Complete.
Keith, W.
Preserved as specimen.
Savage, C.
Transported to research facilities.
Royce, M.
Transported to research facilities.
Davids, A.
Preserved as specimen.
Clarke, A.
Transported to research facilities.
Ellens, J.
Transported to research facilities.
Terrence, O.
Deceased. Disposal Complete.
Kait, A.
Transported to Arklay laboratory.
Gerry, O.
Deceased, Disposal Complete.
Scott, S.
Transported to research facilities.
Mitchel, F.
Transported to research facilities.
Kerry, T.
Transported to Arklay laboratory.
Roberts, A.
Transported to research facilities.

(Transported individuals to be deleted from the records).
A files listing the inmates that were used for experiment testing, including a status of whether or not the body is to be used for further research or simply disposed of.

1st Investigation Unit Notes

First Investigation Unit Notes

We are searching the facilities, and it looks like a lot of chemicals survived.

Fortunately, the storage tanks are still full.

We have just started and there is still a lot we don't know, but it appears that the chemicals can be mixed to produce new substances.

The chemicals are scattered all about. Not because of the accident, more a result of a plain mismanagement.

When we re-open the facilities, we have to develop a system for dealing with these chemicals.

(Something is scrawled on the back of the note).

Red + Blue = Sulfuric Acid

Green + Red = Stripping Agent
This is a file that describes how the various chemicals you find scattered throughout the facility can be combined to create new compounds. This reveals how you can use the Blue Chemical, the Green Chemical and the Red Chemical to create the Sulfuric Acid and a Stripping Agent.

Marcus' Diary 2

Marcus' Diary 2

(This page has been torn out).

Trouble is unlikely, but I closed my babies up in a special capsule. But it will not be safe if I hold onto it myself. I'll hide it in that place.

"To hide a leaf, put it in a forest".

To open the capsule, the special stripping agent is necessary. No way Spencer's lackeys could figure out how to make it...
The missing page from James Marcus diary, giving clues to the location of the Blue Leech Charm.

Old Photograph

(There's something written on the back of the photograph).

To James,
To Commemorate your Graduation, 1939
A picture of James Marcus on his day of graduation.

Investigator's Report

Investigator's Report

Dr. Marcus. Co-founder, with President Spencer, of the Umbrella Corporation. Disappeared 20 years ago. The results of his research have been kept under wraps for all that time.

The reason became clear here at the Training facility run by Dr. Marcus...
...well, not here exactly, but underground.
When we ventured below, we understood...

There we found evidence of Dr. Marcus' research into the T-virus prototype called "Progenitor".
The evidence of years of hideous experimentation that used company employees as guinea pigs.

We cannot know how many were forced to become subjects, but based on the evidence, no less than 20 individuals were involved; some of them were taken deliberately to keep the corporation's secret safe.

Where the Doctor is now, I do not know. But considering the recent rapid growth of the Umbrella Corporation, I cannot imagine that this research is continuing.

No... his experiment lives and continues to grow in the dark.

Those things, the "fruit" of his research, they fill this facility.

(The rest of the notebook pages are missing).
A Report going into detail about Dr James Marcus and his work.

Leech Growth Records

Leech Growth Records

February 3rd, 1978

Administrated "t" into 4 leeches.
Their will to survive leads them first to parasitism and predation. Then they breed and multiply.
Such a single-minded biology makes them attractive candidates for bio-weapons research.
Afterwards, no major changes observed.

February 10th, 1978

7 days since administration of "t". Rapid growth to double former size, signs of transformation emerging.
Spawning successful.
They double their numbers in one hour, but their ravenous appetites lead them to cannibalism.
Hastened to increase food supply, but lost 2.

March 7th, 1978

Provided them with live feed, but lost half when the live food fought back.
However, the leeches are learning from experience, and are beginning to exhibit group attack behavior.
They are also ceasing cannibalism.
Their evolution is exceeding expectations.

April 22nd, 1978

The leeches no longer exhibit individual behavior, even when not feeding.
They move as collective.

They consume everything I offer with remarkable efficiency.

April 30th, 1978

An employee has stumbled onto my experiments.
Can a human be a food source?
How will the leeches respond?

June 3rd, 1978

A day worthy of commemoration.
Today they begin to mimic me!

Surely they recognize their father...

Wonderful children.
No one will take you away...
A record written by James Marcus about the growth patterns of his leeches. This documents data was later used as the combination code for the platform.

Laboratory Manager's Diary

Laboratory Manager's Diary

Today, under Director Marcus' orders, i changed the platform entry code.

Later, i asked him what the source of the entry code was. He told me it was based on something significant in his children's growth.

But the director's a loner; he isn't married, and he sure doesn't have any children...

What did he mean?
A diary which gives a small clue as to what the combination is for the Machine Room door.

B.O.W. Report

B.O.W. Report

Research to date has shown that when the Progenitor virus is administrated to living organisms, violent cellular changes cause a breakdown in the system. Furthermore, no satisfactory method has been found to control the organisms for use as weapons.

Clearly, greater coordination at the cellular level is essential to enable further growth. I conducted a number of experiments in an effort to find a breakthrough.
This is my report:


Perhaps because these ancient animals have been genetically stable for millennia, when administered with the Progenitor virus they exhibit only explosive, high-energy growth and increased aggressiveness.

It is extremely difficult to envision using them as a B.O.W..


Injecting a frog with the virus resulted in an increase in leaping power and abnormal tongue growth.
However, no change in mental ability was observed. Furthermore, an abnormal appetite resulted in the test subject randomly attacking all moving objects.
Usefulness for B.O.W. is limited.


The Progenitor virus was merged with a monkey's cellular DNA, resulting in increased fertility.
The resulting young exhibited improved aggressiveness and some increased mental capacity. (As a side effect, visual power was lost, but this was offset by an improvement in hearing ability.)

However, they were unsatisfactory as weapons.

It does seem that no progress can be made without making humans the base organism.
A report written by James Marcus about the three different B.O.W.s he was developing, these being the Eliminator, the Lurker, and the Plague Crawler.

About Battery Fluid

About Battery Fluid

Battery Fluid

The fluid used in batteries is a diluted solution of mixed water and sulfuric acid.

Both must be of a high purity.

When fully charged, battery fluid should have a specific gravity of 1.280+-0.010 at 20 degrees C.

Battery Acid Purity

Take care that the dilute sulfuric acid solution is of a sufficient purity.
This file gives you information on how to create the correct amount of ingredients to fill the Empty Battery to make it usable.

Investigator's Report 2

Investigator's Report 2

We should have finished with this dump long ago. When all this started, did anyone expect that there would be guns blazing away like this?

We weren't told a thing about these creatures attacking us at the briefing...
Guess they were a surprise to the head honchos too. The things in the woods - just starting to attack people. That had to be planned. Someone deliberately scattered that virus, no doubt about it.

But the guards, our fellow soldiers, they still must be around...

Well, whatever.
Don't have to worry about that anymore.

What I've got to worry about is whether to use my last bullet on myself, or on a friend...

That's the only decision I have to make.
A report written by an investigator inside the Training Facility.

Treatment Plant Manager's Diary

Treatment Plant Manager's Diary

Damn it! Why is normal industrial waste being delivered here? This is an Umbrella Corporation facility. We can't deal with this volume of material. Plus, they're sending us contaminated materials that we can't process. What are we supposed to do with it?

Well, looks like they're closing it down. Not surprising, using it like they did. Had to be done, but... It was pretty sudden. It's not like they cared until now. Anyway, as long as I get out of here, I don't care what they do.
A few entries from the diary of the Treatment Plant manager.

Gate Operational Manual

Gate Operation Manual

To open the heliport in case of emergency, follow the proceduresbelow:

Removing the lock:

There are four locking mechanisms in the room which must be activated in this order:

  1. Southwest side
  2. Northwest side
  3. Southeast side
  4. West side

Turn each of the mechanisms' handles to unlock the gate.
During the final battle, this manual tells you what must be done to open the four release locks in order to open the roof of the Cargo Room.