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Jokke_r
06-15-2005, 03:48 PM
you can save even if you use cheats and you can continue the game as normal without consequences aswell and the cheats are disabled if you save and then restart the game and load the same save they are disabled

Cerberus_e
06-15-2005, 04:12 PM
I must have a good PC then.

HL2 is released, almost everyone complaining about big stuttering.
==> me: no problem.
San Andreas is released, almost everyone complaining about sound disabling and cheats activating themselves.
==> me: no problem

I hope it will still be like that when I get my new gfx card http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

avatar_58
06-15-2005, 04:32 PM
How come when I try to save it just says its not recommended and gives me one option "Ok" then? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif I assumed that meant I can't save it.

I just don't get how this can happen considering no cheats only use wasd.....they all require complicated keys that I didn't touch. I was backing up in a hippy van for god sakes.... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hhg.gif

Btw, I understand how the games are linked now. I saw a familiar GTA face during the red county area races. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Very nice....

maximan
06-15-2005, 04:39 PM
Yeah, I haven't encountered any bugs, except the occasional disabling of the mouselook, but then I just have to pause and unpause and it's fixed. And it crashed once while I was exiting the gym. But that's it for me.

John
06-15-2005, 06:09 PM
It crashes every now and then for me, and if somebody IMs me while I am playing the game, the game itself will not work until I restart my pc. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

I have turn everything off while playing damnit.

seregrail7
06-15-2005, 07:10 PM
You can save but you can't get 100%. That warning is incase you activated something like all peds attack eachother, which can't be disabled.

Parkar
06-16-2005, 09:16 AM
YAY, I can fly. Thought it would be a night mare on the key board (and probably is with wasd, but I guess most people drive with arrow keys and use the left hand to do all the other stuff). Still I am afraid the helicopter is going to be realy bad though. Anyone who can shed some light on how they have solved the heli controls (vc or sa)?

Seems like they have tweaked the rc plane missions a little by upping the fuel amount. On the ps2 it took me a couple attempts before I managed to do the first rc mission for Zero since I ran out of fuel. On the PC I managed it on my first attempt and that was with figuring out how to fly the thing before starting to actualy do the mission.

Jokke_r
06-16-2005, 09:21 AM
i fly with wasd and arrows, drive with wasd and controll camera with mouse, honestly it's the best way.

with planes i accelerate with W and slow down with S i roll with A and D and it turn with arrows left and right and i go up and down with arrows aswell, with chopper i go up with W and down with S "roll" with A and D pitch with forward arrow and turn with arrows. i usually tap the forward arrow to stay at a good angle with the chopper, i always thought the chopper and plane controlls in VC and SA were really good and easy

seregrail7
06-16-2005, 09:29 AM
At the minute I'm stuck on that Toreno mission where you have to stay below the radar limit. The height you can fly at is very inconsistent. Any tips for it?

Also, that Zero mission seemed far easier on p.c, it took me ages to beat on PS2, but I got it my 2nd try on pc. I can fly planes no bother, but I find choppers harder in SA, just the one where you have to shoot, it's hard to do.

avatar_58
06-16-2005, 09:40 AM
I just tried a flying mission....yeech, what the hell. I couldn't control to save my life. What are the default controls? W and S are for throttle....but what goes forward? Sometimes W seems to just put me right into the ground and then I can't get back up again. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Heres a thought for GTA4, make the heli attached to the mouse!! That way I hold accelerate and just point my view where I want to go. Not have 20 buttons and have a heartattack trying to fly this thing....sheesh. With VC I had to set the joystick and classic controls on. With SA I don't know what the hell to do...I just struggled through it.

Mountain Man
06-16-2005, 10:03 AM
Better yet, I'd like to see them completely overhaul the game controls to be keyboard/mouse friendly. There's no excuse for it not be as easy and intuitive as playing any other first- or third-person shooter on the PC.

dark_angel
06-16-2005, 10:18 AM
I have tried playing the game on my laptop ( 1.5 D-celeron, Intel Exteme Graphics 2) the game run quiet smooth at low details no mip mapping at 800x600x32!

Thriller
06-16-2005, 11:18 AM
maximan said:
Starting Sunday, GTA:SA PC is going to be $30 at CompUSA. Here's this sunday's ad:

:D I cant get enough of american ads. Reminds me too much of spam emails. Enlarge your ***** now! Twice the size, with 50% discount on the price we just doubled! Incredible!


I figure I should give San Andreas a go. I allways liked driving around in GTA, but havent been to fond of the story/missions.

Nessus
06-16-2005, 10:24 PM
Mountain Man said:
Better yet, I'd like to see them completely overhaul the game controls to be keyboard/mouse friendly. There's no excuse for it not be as easy and intuitive as playing any other first- or third-person shooter on the PC.



Exactly.

Im trying to do the low rider competition and I dont know what the hell I'm doing. I'm using the arrow keys for direction but I have to press 2 to hop it, I dont even understand how I should be timing it.

Simon Charles
06-16-2005, 11:04 PM
***** WITH THE RYTHM GAMES. ***** THEM. ***** ***** *****!!!

God I'm pissed now. Beat detection truly is horrible. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif I can't even get passed such a simple mission, just because the controls are lousy.

pjohnsonjr
06-16-2005, 11:11 PM
You don't have to beat them for 100%.

I think if you beat the fourth one you get a special weapon. I won't say it here because it's not appropriate. But I bet no women would turn it down http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

John
06-16-2005, 11:23 PM
pjohnsonjr said:
You don't have to beat them for 100%.

I think if you beat the fourth one you get a special weapon. I won't say it here because it's not appropriate. But I bet no women would turn it down http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif



You can also get that in the police station.

pjohnsonjr
06-16-2005, 11:37 PM
I know and near a trash can in a construction area by the boat school docks. (West of it down the road).

It's a special one... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

There is also a STORE in Las Venturas you can go into, part of a mission, nothing more, near the zip. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Draco
06-17-2005, 12:26 AM
From my friends who work at Frys, Best Buys, and Circuit Cities, SA is a great seller, but returns on it (or attempted returns) are really high.

Why?

Cuz - quelle surprise - DVD-ROMs ain't exactly as commonplace as Captain Pimply Hardcore Gamers like to think. Heheheh.

pjohnsonjr
06-17-2005, 12:30 AM
Alot of people in general, especially ones who have higher end computers, fail to neglect that the general market is STILL behind the curve on technology. Sure we have an new advancement on computer hardware coming... But it's going to take the mass market, which is your everyday person, a few years to catch up to this part of the curve. Not everybody has or can afford the 256mb cards or the 64 bit processors. It's gonna take some time for that to get around to everyone.

Simon Charles
06-17-2005, 06:25 AM
Draco said:
From my friends who work at Frys, Best Buys, and Circuit Cities, SA is a great seller, but returns on it (or attempted returns) are really high.

Why?

Cuz - quelle surprise - DVD-ROMs ain't exactly as commonplace as Captain Pimply Hardcore Gamers like to think. Heheheh.



Now people are too lazy to read the minimum requirements?

Cerberus_e
06-17-2005, 06:36 AM
Simon Charles said:

Draco said:
From my friends who work at Frys, Best Buys, and Circuit Cities, SA is a great seller, but returns on it (or attempted returns) are really high.

Why?

Cuz - quelle surprise - DVD-ROMs ain't exactly as commonplace as Captain Pimply Hardcore Gamers like to think. Heheheh.



Now people are too lazy to read the minimum requirements?



some people don't know what computer they have, and you expect them to read the system requirements?

Locnor
06-17-2005, 10:09 AM
I just have to share this....I laughed so hard last night it hurt.

I have not been playing San Andras for too long.

Right now I am hell bent on taking over all of the territory in the first city area. I am working on the taking out all of the "purple" sections.

So...last night....I start a gang war in a section. A bunch of guys are running at me. I am shooting with my AK picking them all off. Then a car with 2 guys pull up...I shoot them both before they get out. The driver falls out of the car and on to the street dead. The passenger (who is now missing his head because I shot it off) is still sitting in his passenger seat.

The battle is over and I have won the area. I go to the car and take it. Carl, goes to the passenger side, opens the door and says "get out of the car" ....to the headless corpse....punches it and throws it to the ground.....I am laughing so hard I don't drive away right then...well then an ambulance shows up and the guys try to revive the headless body.

Maybe you had to see it for yourself...but that was one of the funniest things I have seen in a game.

avatar_58
06-17-2005, 10:18 AM
Locnor said:
I just have to share this....I laughed so hard last night it hurt.

I have not been playing San Andras for too long.

Right now I am hell bent on taking over all of the territory in the first city area. I am working on the taking out all of the "purple" sections.

So...last night....I start a gang war in a section. A bunch of guys are running at me. I am shooting with my AK picking them all off. Then a car with 2 guys pull up...I shoot them both before they get out. The driver falls out of the car and on to the street dead. The passenger (who is now missing his head because I shot it off) is still sitting in his passenger seat.

The battle is over and I have won the area. I go to the car and take it. Carl, goes to the passenger side, opens the door and says "get out of the car" ....to the headless corpse....punches it and throws it to the ground.....I am laughing so hard I don't drive away right then...well then an ambulance shows up and the guys try to revive the headless body.

Maybe you had to see it for yourself...but that was one of the funniest things I have seen in a game.



This game has its moments...its had me laughing just from little funny things like this. I love the AI in the GTA games....they can be so hard to predict. For some reason they love to cause car pileups.....and its even funnier when you are there to make it worse http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Mountain Man
06-17-2005, 10:34 AM
I love it when an ambulence shows up only to cause more carnage by running over pedestrians and pushing other vehicles out of the way. And once I saw a cop car suddenly turn on his lights and zoom through a packed intersection leaving about half-a-dozen banged up cars in his wake as he raced off to wherever it was he was going.

Cerberus_e
06-17-2005, 10:47 AM
if you pull out your gun, all cars will form a big tower, try for yourself http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
06-17-2005, 11:17 AM
btw, does it also take 20 minutes for you to copy the content from DVD to HD while installing? of do I have a slow dvd-r http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

avatar_58
06-17-2005, 11:20 AM
Actually the install went pretty fast for me.

Mountain Man
06-17-2005, 12:08 PM
Cerberus_e said:
btw, does it also take 20 minutes for you to copy the content from DVD to HD while installing? of do I have a slow dvd-r http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Must be a slow DVD drive. My install was less than 5 minutes.

Cerberus_e
06-17-2005, 12:31 PM
ok thanks avatar_58 and mountain man

Buzzer
06-17-2005, 01:12 PM
Locnor said:
I just have to share this....I laughed so hard last night it hurt.

I have not been playing San Andras for too long.

Right now I am hell bent on taking over all of the territory in the first city area. I am working on the taking out all of the "purple" sections.

So...last night....I start a gang war in a section. A bunch of guys are running at me. I am shooting with my AK picking them all off. Then a car with 2 guys pull up...I shoot them both before they get out. The driver falls out of the car and on to the street dead. The passenger (who is now missing his head because I shot it off) is still sitting in his passenger seat.

The battle is over and I have won the area. I go to the car and take it. Carl, goes to the passenger side, opens the door and says "get out of the car" ....to the headless corpse....punches it and throws it to the ground.....I am laughing so hard I don't drive away right then...well then an ambulance shows up and the guys try to revive the headless body.

Maybe you had to see it for yourself...but that was one of the funniest things I have seen in a game.



LOL that's what i call a "GTA moment".

I laughed pretty hard when i tried giving the flowers to this chick on the streets by pushing the left mouse button, only to see CJ kick her in the stomach saying somathing like "Watcha gonna do now b*tch". I didn't know CJ still fights when he's holding the flowers.

P.S. finally got the jetpack....COOL!!!!!! But i'm getting tired of the game now, and i've still yet to do Las Venturas. I think i'm gonna take a brake from GTA:SA for a couple days.

Cerberus_e
06-17-2005, 02:13 PM
there is a jetpack?
is there an appropriate jetpack msision then? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
because I like it when developpers force you to do cool stuff.
if it doesn't help to beat the game, I always have less fun doing something cool.
no I won't finish the game 100% http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
altough I've found 1 oyster myself http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif in los santos

Nessus
06-17-2005, 02:34 PM
Does this game load on the fly? It must because the beginning level load takes only a few seconds.

"Them whiteboys had me on crystal meth!" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I still get a kick out of that one.

Draco
06-17-2005, 03:00 PM
Now people are too lazy to read the minimum requirements?




I asked a few customers,while I was there, why they thought they had it.

Wanna know the honest-to-god-truth? Hardcore gamers preach the benefits of DVD-Roms, but most normal people don't even know they exist.

Nacho
06-17-2005, 03:16 PM
I don't even know how to check my system specs! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

maximan
06-17-2005, 04:22 PM
Nacho said:
I don't even know how to check my system specs! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


To see if you have a DVD-ROM you mean? I did it by looking at the front of my disc drives...and OMFGLOL one of them said DVD-ROM so I bought the game http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hhg.gif

Simon Charles
06-17-2005, 05:46 PM
Mountain Man said:

Cerberus_e said:
btw, does it also take 20 minutes for you to copy the content from DVD to HD while installing? of do I have a slow dvd-r http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Must be a slow DVD drive. My install was less than 5 minutes.



Mine too. Not even 5 minutes. And I have a cheap, no name DVD drive.

avatar_58
06-17-2005, 08:51 PM
Draco said:
I asked a few customers,while I was there, why they thought they had it.

Wanna know the honest-to-god-truth? Hardcore gamers preach the benefits of DVD-Roms, but most normal people don't even know they exist.



I would laugh hard at anyone who actually bought GTA:SA and thought it works in a CD-ROM drive. Shesh, reminds me of my cousins...they don't check any system requirements and then try to install newer games on my grandfathers 10 year old computer http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/doh.gif

pjohnsonjr
06-17-2005, 09:39 PM
Not everybody is knowledgeable of computers and the technology it encompasses. That's the general market. Not everyone is a tech nut. Just a fact of the matter, can't fault them for something they don't know.

Mr.Blud
06-17-2005, 10:01 PM
Wanna know the honest-to-god-truth? Hardcore gamers preach the benefits of DVD-Roms, but most normal people don't even know they exist.



Really?

Odds are if you've bought a computer in the last five years it has a DVD drive.

seregrail7
06-18-2005, 06:38 AM
Depends on where you live. In Europe a DVD drive has been standard for the last 3 years, and optional for the last 6.
From what people tell me, in America they still come with CD drives.

Cerberus_e
06-18-2005, 11:56 AM
I found a way to UP the graphical quality, and upping the framerate at the same time.
use 16 depth instead of 32 http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
there are less colors, but the performance boost is amazing!
I'm now runnign very high detail, at 1024*768*16.
not a single slowdown!
while on 640*480*32 on medium quality there were a lot of slowdowns.
you can see there are less colors, but it doesn't bother me, considering I'm using maximum draw distance now http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
the game is a lot more enjoyable now.
I had to take a little part of the picture, ebcause 1024*768 is too big.
you see a lot of artifacts, but they are just JPG artifacts.

Cerberus_e
06-18-2005, 12:00 PM
http://users.skynet.be/cerberuse/gtasa.bmp

- 1024*768*16
- max draw distance
- high quality
- SMOOTh performance on my geforce FX 5200 (20-30 FPs when driving fast in a car)

avatar_58
06-18-2005, 12:27 PM
If your graphics card isn't the fastest thing ever, I would suggest playing all your games in 16-bit. Believe me, you'll notice the speed boost.

Cerberus_e
06-18-2005, 12:52 PM
but most games don't have 16 bit as an option http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

commandguy
06-18-2005, 01:16 PM
Can you tell me how you forced the game into 16-bit?
My game has quite some slowdowns too.

John
06-18-2005, 02:10 PM
When you change your screen resolution, it gives you the option of 32-bit color or 16-bit color.

I usually run it on 1280x1024x32; it runs silky smooth with very high graphical content and AA on high. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

commandguy
06-18-2005, 02:15 PM
Damn,never noticed that.
Thanks,man,gonna check it out.

Simon Charles
06-18-2005, 02:31 PM
Anyone else still has gamepad problems? Even by resetting everything to 'default', my D-pad refuses to work on my PS2 gamepad.

By default, the game doesn't assign buttons to previous/next radio station, yes/no answers or group commands.

Could someone please tell me what those are on the original PS2? Especially changing the radio stations. Assume I have the default config of a PS2. I just reset it.

John
06-18-2005, 02:35 PM
Here are some of my GTA-SA pics. *Click for full size*

http://img97.echo.cx/img97/1231/gta025ec.th.jpg (http://img97.echo.cx/my.php?image=gta025ec.jpg)

http://img264.echo.cx/img264/5746/gta035ok.th.jpg (http://img264.echo.cx/my.php?image=gta035ok.jpg)

Cerberus_e
06-18-2005, 02:48 PM
*idea pops into Cerberus_e's mind*

this summer vacation I'll play chronicles of riddick and doom 3 in 16 bit colors, can't wait to see how it looks, and feel how it feels to play doom 3 without slowdowns http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Simon Charles
06-18-2005, 03:59 PM
John said:
Here are some of my GTA-SA pics. *Click for full size*
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How come your map is so colourful? Mine's all grey.

Cerberus_e
06-18-2005, 04:54 PM
warning: when playing in 16 bit color mode, the game crashes when you go in water.

I lost all of my cycling skill progress (it's fun to jump on trucks http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif and fly reallyyyy high when you use the front window of cars as a slope to jump http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif), my muscles, oyster, and fat.

change to 32 bit for a while untoil you're done swimming

John
06-18-2005, 05:19 PM
Simon Charles said:

John said:
Here are some of my GTA-SA pics. *Click for full size*




How come your map is so colourful? Mine's all grey.



Gang territories.

Needle
06-18-2005, 05:39 PM
Simon Charles said:

John said:
Here are some of my GTA-SA pics. *Click for full size*
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How come your map is so colourful? Mine's all grey.


You're probably quite early into the game. Keep on playing and you'll know...

seregrail7
06-18-2005, 06:10 PM
Grrrr. I'm really pissed off. That bloody bug that causes the sound to cut out when it rains is driving me nuts. I'm on a mission and at the start of it, it's scripted to start raining, so the sound cuts out. Really hard to play with no sound.

Cerberus_e
06-18-2005, 06:15 PM
what soundcard do you have?
I have not a single problem

seregrail7
06-18-2005, 06:27 PM
I've got a Soundblaster PCI512. It's strange though, because people with different sound cards have the same problems.

avatar_58
06-18-2005, 09:37 PM
seregrail7 said:
I've got a Soundblaster PCI512. It's strange though, because people with different sound cards have the same problems.




I have an Audigy 2 ZS and I don't have that issue. However I do have another bug http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif For some reason there is a mission marker (yellow arrow) on my map that won't go away no matter what I do...save, quit, load, start another mission and its still there. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mryuck.gif Ugg...

Cerberus_e
06-19-2005, 06:14 AM
avatar_58 said:

seregrail7 said:
I've got a Soundblaster PCI512. It's strange though, because people with different sound cards have the same problems.




I have an Audigy 2 ZS and I don't have that issue. However I do have another bug http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif For some reason there is a mission marker (yellow arrow) on my map that won't go away no matter what I do...save, quit, load, start another mission and its still there. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mryuck.gif Ugg...



I feel for you, must be annoying as I don't know what

Malgon
06-19-2005, 10:10 AM
Excellent I got San Andreas a couple of days ago. Man it is pretty phat. I've currently done 3.6% or thereabouts in the game. I've barely scratched the surface of what you can do! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

It runs very nicely, the load times are very quick, and there are minimal slowdowns on my fx5700. Driving vehicles is still a bit hard at the moment (using mouse and keyboard) but I am slowly getting used to it.

I get minor sound cutouts when I am in the boxing ring, the punches don't play but other sounds in the background still work. Apart from that, it's all good. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

avatar_58
06-19-2005, 10:29 AM
have those with sound issues tried disabling EAX? Maybe thats the issue. After all it seems like SA wants to use EAX4 so perhaps your soundcards/drivers don't support it fully.

Malgon
06-19-2005, 10:33 AM
Yeah, I only have a SB Live card, but I'm still getting some surround sounds (the card only supports normal EAX). Don't know if it is processing different environmental sound effects though. Either way it's very minor, and the rest of the game is very cool. The radio stations rock! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

avatar_58
06-19-2005, 10:36 AM
I only like Radio X and some of DST. The rest scare me (not a fan of rap or country)

I just stuck my own MP3 files in and now I can listen to my own music. Thanks to the new auto-tune it almost always stays on my station (as long as I don't start a mission with preset stations selected)

Malgon
06-19-2005, 10:40 AM
I like the rap station, it adds to the ghetto feeling! But I have yet to try adding my own mp3's yet (being a bit of a metal head). I'm still trying to absorb the rest of the game! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

avatar_58
06-19-2005, 10:45 AM
Malgon said:
I like the rap station, it adds to the ghetto feeling! But I have yet to try adding my own mp3's yet (being a bit of a metal head). I'm still trying to absorb the rest of the game! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



You'll be trying for a long time friend...its very hard to absorb everything! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif I am still finding new things everytime I play it and its usually by complete accident. This is the way sandbox games should be.

I want an RPG like this..... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hhg.gif

Malgon
06-19-2005, 10:52 AM
You damn right! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I've done about 10 missions, and I have just started to pump CJ up. Apart from that I've barely explored, blown shit up, or even got any women yet! (that comes later http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif )

avatar_58
06-19-2005, 11:32 AM
Heres a pic of my bug, that yellow square won't go away! I can stand on it (its pointing at the save spot at the garage) and it still doesn't move. This is bugging me because its in my way on every mission!!! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

JackpotDen
06-19-2005, 11:54 AM
Malgon said:
I like the rap station, it adds to the ghetto feeling! But I have yet to try adding my own mp3's yet (being a bit of a metal head). I'm still trying to absorb the rest of the game! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I put the RATM (rage against the machine) Discography on mine. And if im going on a rampage/gang takeover, i usually put my winamp on. They go hand in hand.

Im at the first(?) The Truth :O mission

Cerberus_e
06-19-2005, 12:53 PM
I only like radio X and K-rose http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

btw, what do those police officers want from me?
at the beginning they dropped me, and they seem to know me because they called me to do a mission, killing some sort of guy with molotovs.

I haven't played any previous gta except gta2 so who are they?
or is that something that will be explained later in the story?

Simon Charles
06-19-2005, 01:04 PM
avatar_58 said:
have those with sound issues tried disabling EAX? Maybe thats the issue. After all it seems like SA wants to use EAX4 so perhaps your soundcards/drivers don't support it fully.



If you mean lowering hardware acceleration then yes, but it did nothing for me. If there are other settings that can be disabled, please do tell.

Draco
06-19-2005, 01:50 PM
I bought a DVD-Rom to play SA, and here's the only thing I have to say:


--

Dear Rockstar:

You need to speak with two groups of people:
1) You guys, from the past, who made GTA3 and Vice City
2) Bungie

They know how to make valid cameras for driving-heavy games. SA is not one of them.

Regards,

Draco

--

avatar_58
06-19-2005, 01:52 PM
You are just not used to it. I thought the very same thing before I started to get used to the free roaming view with the mouse. Now I can't live without it! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

seregrail7
06-19-2005, 01:56 PM
You'll fins out more as the game goes on.

On the last mission now. In classic GTA style it's long and really hard. Pluse, what with all the effects it runs like crap for me.

avatar_58
06-19-2005, 02:02 PM
seregrail7 said:
In classic GTA style it's long and really hard.



I could go there but I won't....

seregrail7
06-19-2005, 05:54 PM
I think you're thinking what I thought when I posted that... I think http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Needle
06-20-2005, 03:57 AM
avatar_58 said:
You are just not used to it. I thought the very same thing before I started to get used to the free roaming view with the mouse. Now I can't live without it! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


You can get somewhat used to it, but it's still very bad and inferior to the previous two games.

I don't get it. Everyone who plays this game for more than 2 minutes will notice how much that fixed camera angle sucks. What were they thinking?

Cerberus_e
06-20-2005, 05:58 AM
there is a key to change the camera, V default.
you can even choose first person if you want

avatar_58
06-20-2005, 08:31 AM
Needle said:
You can get somewhat used to it, but it's still very bad and inferior to the previous two games.

I don't get it. Everyone who plays this game for more than 2 minutes will notice how much that fixed camera angle sucks. What were they thinking?



Fixed? It's free form. I move the mouse alot when I play and I actually like San Andreas' camera better than the other 2 games.

seregrail7
06-20-2005, 08:41 AM
Me too. Really handy for looking over hills when driving.

avatar_58
06-20-2005, 08:43 AM
I just hate flying any sort of aircraft. I'm sorta getting used to the plane but its very hard....wasd + q & e and mxb1 + mxb2 is really counter intuitive.....but I can't think of a better way to do it...

Nessus
06-20-2005, 08:47 AM
avatar_58 said:
I just hate flying any sort of aircraft. I'm sorta getting used to the plane but its very hard....wasd + q & e and mxb1 + mxb2 is really counter intuitive.....but I can't think of a better way to do it...



You can't think of a better way to do it? How about everything defaults to whatever buttons you use for action and movement, no special controls for diffrent vehicles and missions.

avatar_58
06-20-2005, 08:51 AM
Thats the issue, wasd part is ok, but trying to hit q and e whilst using a and d is a task....

Also I use my mouse button 4 and 5 for leaning forward and back on my bike since thats easy....but while on a plane it doesn't work as well.

I can't figure out where to put these buttons because in general this plane design is really bad. Why didn't they just attach the plane to your mouse and make a throttle up and down? I don't understand why its so hard for rockstar to figure out control styles...

Draco
06-20-2005, 11:01 AM
You are just not used to it.




This is a GTA game. It requires that I don't have to 'get used to it', as the camera should always be slaved to the back of the car.

Like seregrail, can't wait for you to play a mission that, because of the improper camera, you're going to have to have a friend act as your third and forth hands.

Oh wait... your later posts have you complaining about the airplane controls. Hehehehe.



Fixed? It's free form.




And it should not be. GTA games = Slaved Camera. Period, and unarguable.

Needle
06-20-2005, 11:22 AM
Cerberus_e said:
there is a key to change the camera, V default.



Yes, but all external cameras share this very low angle (except the cinematic camera, which is useless)

Cerberus_e said:
you can even choose first person if you want



I use this most of the time but it sucks too, because the field of view is very narrow and I don't see what's happening around me. Cars that I didn't see keep crashing into me.

avatar_58 said:
Fixed? It's free form. I move the mouse alot when I play and I actually like San Andreas' camera better than the other 2 games.



To me it feels distracting and clunky. When I move the camera with the mouse, it remains fixed and doesn't follow the direction of movement anymore. Also, it automatically returns to the shity low angle automatically every 2 seconds, so I have to readjust it all the time. That's not an alternative to a working, useful camera setting.

Isn't there a way to manually mod the camera settings? This would be neat.

Cerberus_e
06-20-2005, 11:48 AM
what is a good FOV for vehicles, and what fov does SA use for vehicles?
I think it would be good if you were able to freelook in first person in cars, like HL2 and I think far cry too

avatar_58
06-20-2005, 12:12 PM
Draco said:


You are just not used to it.




This is a GTA game. It requires that I don't have to 'get used to it', as the camera should always be slaved to the back of the car.

Like seregrail, can't wait for you to play a mission that, because of the improper camera, you're going to have to have a friend act as your third and forth hands.

Oh wait... your later posts have you complaining about the airplane controls. Hehehehe.



Fixed? It's free form.




And it should not be. GTA games = Slaved Camera. Period, and unarguable.




You sound like you have trouble grasping mouse and keyboard controls at all....as for waiting for a mission...I'm already in Las Venturas so I think I'll do just fine thanks.

As for the plane....woohoo! I finally got the hang of it and can fly pretty good now. That mission is still hard though...staying under the radar (I usually don't watch where I fly and explode... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hhg.gif)

laffer
06-20-2005, 12:57 PM
I've never even seen a GTA game in action http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif

Cerberus_e
06-20-2005, 01:21 PM
laffer said:
I've never even seen a GTA game in action http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif



then you're missing something great.
GTA 1 & 2 are freeware!
I suggest you download gta2... NOW! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

avatar_58
06-20-2005, 01:23 PM
Thats the funny part, I still haven't played GTA2 yet even though its free. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/redface.gif

Cerberus_e
06-20-2005, 01:50 PM
avatar_58 said:
Thats the funny part, I still haven't played GTA2 yet even though its free. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/redface.gif



I haven't played GTA

Nessus
06-20-2005, 04:17 PM
Needle hit it on the head, the Camera view is too low. Most of my corrections are raising the viewing angle so I can see whats coming. And also sometimes its a little slow to follow around turns.

Simon Charles
06-20-2005, 08:38 PM
Anyone knows what's this car I'm driving? I stumbled on it by accident near your starting location. It's sleek, extremely fast, handles great, and very silent. But I don't know what the heck it is.

Simon Charles
06-20-2005, 08:39 PM
Side.

Simon Charles
06-20-2005, 08:39 PM
Rear.

pjohnsonjr
06-20-2005, 10:48 PM
Those are a common sports car, you can find them all over the place. There's only a few truly rare cars in the game. I've found hundreds of these looking for some wheels.

John
06-20-2005, 11:11 PM
Yeah, here's my dude sporting his pimp clothes. Sitting infront of my Elegy, which looks like a Nissan Skyline http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The house behind me is my little house out in the country. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

For those of you who don't know, or haven't played VC; you can burn your tires (burn-out) if you hold down while pressing the gas http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif It's great.

John
06-20-2005, 11:12 PM
One more shot of the car. Damn this thing is a beast http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
06-21-2005, 05:37 AM
sometimes, one of my tires is stuck, but I don't know if that's because of gunshots or that "burtnout trick" you mentioned

Oasiz
06-21-2005, 05:52 AM
SA is a very great game. the ending made me want more, but after that you can still continue doing sub-missions and gang wars wich will keep you playing for a lot longer !
Casino is fun. especially when i betted $100000 on red 19 and got it http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif (38 million).
also i seem to be totally respected. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
edit: Do any of you have ATI“s VPU raping your game nearly every hour ? (Radeon X600 Series 5.6cat.) just freezes and blinks to black then scrambles the screen and off we go. annoying because you get 3 seconds of blank (excellent in races) totally lasts about 10 seconds. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

pjohnsonjr
06-21-2005, 07:38 AM
You got a long way to go to get full respect judging by that screenshot http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif (it shows halfway there). I will say those gang territory things were the thing that took most of my time in the game (because it's repetitive and I took my sweet ass time to complete them).

Locnor
06-21-2005, 08:29 AM
I just got my new PC gamer.

They gave GTA San Andreas a 95%.

"Easily the best of game in the GTA series, and an all-time classic"


I agree.

John
06-21-2005, 03:59 PM
http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif I think I have a bug.


<font color="red">For those who have beaten it or passed this part</font>

<table><tr><th><font size="-1">Spoiler below:</font></th></tr><tr><td class="spoiler">I am now in the country with Catalina. I'm on the mission "Made in Heaven" where I have to drive the tanker over the bridge to the other area. But, in my game right now, there are still road blocks on every bridge. So I could've completed the other robberys but this one is giving me a problem; I can pass it up until I get to the bridges. Then I'm blocked. Is this a bug in my game? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif I don't wanna start over. </td></tr></table>

Jokke_r
06-21-2005, 04:24 PM
You are probably going the wrong way then I can't remember passing any large bridges during that mission.

John
06-21-2005, 04:25 PM
I'm going where the mark on my map is. I've checked out the whole map and I havent found another route.

avatar_58
06-21-2005, 04:28 PM
I drove off road and then I came to the area they want you to park.

Word to the wise....kill the two men FIRST then drive http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Jokke_r
06-21-2005, 04:30 PM
I remember driving back into los santos then I might have driven through a train tunnel or some other tunnel emerging on the other side quite close to the place to dump the truck actually.

avatar_58
06-21-2005, 10:58 PM
I went to do some of the street racing near las venturas and I have say that THIS is the kind of racing game I want....to be able go around cities and vast areas while getting insane speeds and dodging traffic. Sort of like Need for Speed Underground....only not stuck in that damned city.

Parkar
06-22-2005, 06:00 AM
If you own a ps2 I would recomend any of the burnout games. HTey are a bit arcady bu its damn funn dodgeing traffic and once you fail to dodge it it does not just bounce on you like in nfs games. You literaly completly trash the car in slomotion.

maximan
06-24-2005, 10:06 PM
Right now I'm stuck on the Toreno's Last Flight and Supply Lines missions.

On the Last Flight, I always get a wanted level shooting the people to get up to the helipad, but if I dont shoot them, they consume most of my life, and I end up getting a wanted level anyways when I shoot at the helicopter. Does anyone know how to get the police off your tail in this one?

Supply Lines is a BITCH! My plane always explodes after during the 3rd or 4th person, not to mention the plane is hard to control anyways.

Anyone have any tips for either of these?

avatar_58
06-24-2005, 10:16 PM
maximan said:
Right now I'm stuck on the Toreno's Last Flight and Supply Lines missions.

On the Last Flight, I always get a wanted level shooting the people to get up to the helipad, but if I dont shoot them, they consume most of my life, and I end up getting a wanted level anyways when I shoot at the helicopter. Does anyone know how to get the police off your tail in this one?

Supply Lines is a BITCH! My plane always explodes after during the 3rd or 4th person, not to mention the plane is hard to control anyways.

Anyone have any tips for either of these?



Well, for one thing I recommend practice. I couldn't control the plane worth shite until I flew it around without a mission for awhile. Now I don't have any issues with it http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Simon Charles
06-24-2005, 11:15 PM
Got a few questions I forgot to ask...

1) None of my cars have 'white lights' when backing up. Is this normal?

2) I'm doing the "wrong side of tracks" mission. I drive the bike and Smoke shoots the enemies on the train. But no matter how skillfully I keep up with the train, the enemies don't die. It's not my fault Smoke can't aim, is it? He fires and fires and they just won't die. Then they cross the border line out of town and I lose the mission. It's been 10 times in a row now. Someone tell me what I'm doing wrong.

3) I don't get money, guns, or respect. Money? I don't know how or where. Guns? I go to the marked spot on the map, and there's just a little handgun. Respect? My bar is empty, even after many missions. May I ask WTF?

TerminX
06-24-2005, 11:34 PM
Simon Charles said:
Got a few questions I forgot to ask...

1) None of my cars have 'white lights' when backing up. Is this normal?

2) I'm doing the "wrong side of tracks" mission. I drive the bike and Smoke shoots the enemies on the train. But no matter how skillfully I keep up with the train, the enemies don't die. It's not my fault Smoke can't aim, is it? He fires and fires and they just won't die. Then they cross the border line out of town and I lose the mission. It's been 10 times in a row now. Someone tell me what I'm doing wrong.

3) I don't get money, guns, or respect. Money? I don't know how or where. Guns? I go to the marked spot on the map, and there's just a little handgun. Respect? My bar is empty, even after many missions. May I ask WTF?


Stay ahead of the train and as far to the right of it as you can. As for money.. kill any drug dealers you see standing around. They're usually carrying a few thousand. Weapons.. I usually find these laying around the map (there's a free MP5 at Unity Station, for example) but you can go to Ammu-Nation (the other gun icon) and buy some if you'd like.

Mr.Blud
06-25-2005, 01:21 AM
Best way to get money is to do home robberies.

If I get a good setup, I usually bring in about $25,000 a night.

pjohnsonjr
06-25-2005, 01:38 AM
If you're earlier in the game, find a drug dealer (they have a black knit muscle top and blue jeans, will stand in one place and have a bouncer like pose. Take one of them out and it's 2000 buck payday. Who said vigilante justice doesn't pay?

jimbob
06-25-2005, 05:22 AM
how do i add usertracks? do i need to make a shortcut to the directory or to the files themselves? and in what map do i stick them?

Simon Charles
06-25-2005, 05:52 AM
jimbob said:
how do i add usertracks? do i need to make a shortcut to the directory or to the files themselves? and in what map do i stick them?



Put your MP3s into your "my documents/gta san andreas/user tracks". Then launch the game and go into audio options. Click "scan tracks" and voilą.

Thanks for your answers guys, I'll try to see if I can progress now -- although ammunation don't show on my map.

pjohnsonjr
06-25-2005, 05:56 AM
You have to make it through nearly most of the first Los Santos missions before it opens up. I'd say 85-95% of the missions.

jimbob
06-25-2005, 05:58 AM
Simon Charles said:

jimbob said:
how do i add usertracks? do i need to make a shortcut to the directory or to the files themselves? and in what map do i stick them?



Put your MP3s into your "my documents/gta san andreas/user tracks". Then launch the game and go into audio options. Click "scan tracks" and voilą.

Thanks for your answers guys, I'll try to see if I can progress now -- although ammunation don't show on my map.

ok, but i heard a link to the folder also would do, i hope so because i dont feel like moving 4 gigs of mp3`s for one game http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

[edit] yeah, one link to the folder works just fine http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cerberus_e
06-25-2005, 02:22 PM
I'm starting to experience this game as frustrating.
it's too hard.
I like challenging games, but I don't like it if they challenge you by letting your controls suck.
I absolutely can't stand the "hit right mouse button to aim thing".
and I hate how they waste your time by always letting you go to the other side of the town after you died to redo the mission, or get a gun

avatar_58
06-25-2005, 02:27 PM
I use "q" to aim and I find it very easy. I use shift to run, space to jump, right click to enter/exit cars, left to fire, caps lock for horn, tab for using/stats. I did a bit of tinkering here and there to make it suit me but right now my control style works for me.

Cerberus_e
06-25-2005, 03:46 PM
I'm now at the mission where the gun shop is unlocked.
MUCH better now.

but now something more frustrating, they keep keeping me busy with "your ground is under attack" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/doh.gif

Scream
06-25-2005, 04:14 PM
Cerberus_e said:
I'm now at the mission where the gun shop is unlocked.
MUCH better now.

but now something more frustrating, they keep keeping me busy with "your ground is under attack" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/doh.gif



That's when I quit playing. It just got too annoying managing everything at once.

pjohnsonjr
06-25-2005, 04:32 PM
Here's a cheap way to save from doing those... Save at a save house when it happens. The threat goes away. Besides the only thing that gets tedious is the drive to and from especially if you're busy.

Scream
06-25-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the tip. There are no repercussions for doing that (i.e. the game doesn't require you to successfully defend your territory X amount of times)?

I'll keep it in mind if I pick up the controller on that game again.

avatar_58
06-25-2005, 04:41 PM
You don't actually need the territory until a later mission....in fact, let me save you the trouble by telling you that all your territories will be lost when your forced to leave Los Santos anyway....

There...


Feel better? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
06-25-2005, 04:49 PM
I already left los santos http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
so will this problem re-appear later? and how can you capture EVERY territhory, over the huuuuuuuge world, if territories get contantly under attack?

I REALLy like the radio X song from Rage Against the Machine "Killing in The Name"
***** you I won't do what you told me....

also, I lost my vehicle HERE (see below).
talk about bad luck http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

avatar_58
06-25-2005, 05:04 PM
No, only los santos has territories to grab. I've done all the other cities and come all the way back and a mission required me to get some. I'm assuming after the game is over it will be just something to add to your percentage. Currently I have 35% of Los Santos captured http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

GodBlitZor
06-25-2005, 05:07 PM
^actually, you are partially wrong. I dunno if it works on the PC, but I know that on the PS2 there is a glitch that adds a random territory anywhere, it could be in the ocean etc etc.

I also liked the fact that SA had the endless ocean I tried to see if there was any secrets out there once.

avatar_58
06-25-2005, 05:09 PM
GodBlitZor said:
^actually, you are partially wrong. I dunno if it works on the PC, but I know that on the PS2 there is a glitch that adds a random territory anywhere, it could be in the ocean etc etc.

I also liked the fact that SA had the endless ocean I tried to see if there was any secrets out there once.




Random? On the pc version they look pretty static to me. You have to attack gang members on the street nearest to the area and the zone will come under fire and if you win its yours. They don't change location at all, nor do they appear in the ocean.... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Cerberus_e
06-25-2005, 05:24 PM
avatar_58 said:
No, only los santos has territories to grab. I've done all the other cities and come all the way back and a mission required me to get some. I'm assuming after the game is over it will be just something to add to your percentage. Currently I have 35% of Los Santos captured http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



yes, but isn't it frustrating to capture every territory when they try to recapture their territory over the whole map?

at least the physics suck

avatar_58
06-25-2005, 05:28 PM
Annoying? It only happens rarely and all you have to do is kill like 5 guys and its all okay again. They give you quite a bit of time to get over there. Like I said though, I just ignored it when I was first in Los Santos....no sense even bothering with something that doesn't help you at all.

Cerberus_e
06-25-2005, 05:32 PM
rarely? I had new territory for 2 mins and it was already attacked, had to drive there FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN.
that's what bothers me

GodBlitZor
06-25-2005, 05:52 PM
avatar_58 said:

GodBlitZor said:
^actually, you are partially wrong. I dunno if it works on the PC, but I know that on the PS2 there is a glitch that adds a random territory anywhere, it could be in the ocean etc etc.

I also liked the fact that SA had the endless ocean I tried to see if there was any secrets out there once.




Random? On the pc version they look pretty static to me. You have to attack gang members on the street nearest to the area and the zone will come under fire and if you win its yours. They don't change location at all, nor do they appear in the ocean.... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif



I meant, there is a glitch that allows you to have more and they are random. Also Cerberus, just ignore them. Territories arent that important.

Cerberus_e
06-25-2005, 06:00 PM
GodBlitZor said:

avatar_58 said:

GodBlitZor said:
^actually, you are partially wrong. I dunno if it works on the PC, but I know that on the PS2 there is a glitch that adds a random territory anywhere, it could be in the ocean etc etc.

I also liked the fact that SA had the endless ocean I tried to see if there was any secrets out there once.




Random? On the pc version they look pretty static to me. You have to attack gang members on the street nearest to the area and the zone will come under fire and if you win its yours. They don't change location at all, nor do they appear in the ocean.... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif



I meant, there is a glitch that allows you to have more and they are random. Also Cerberus, just ignore them. Territories arent that important.



but what if I'm done playing the game, and in joy, bounce my head against a wall... which causes I want to finish this game 100%?
each territory I'll capture will be under attack from time to time so I have no time to capture further?

Simon Charles
06-25-2005, 07:29 PM
Anyone else is missing the ordinary white taillights when backing out a car? Mine never light up.

avatar_58
06-25-2005, 08:37 PM
Yay for me, I just finished San Andreas. That last mission is a doozy....luckily it allows you to redo sections instead of one long haul!! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif

GodBlitZor
06-25-2005, 09:41 PM
Im pretty sure you dont require territories to get 100 percent, because they always change. It creates the simulation of there stil being a gangwar.

pjohnsonjr
06-25-2005, 11:34 PM
You are wrong. Territories are a big part of the percentage.

TerminX
06-26-2005, 05:45 AM
Hah, I just won $40 million on a horse race at Inside Track. As soon as I stepped out of the building, one of those old fighter planes you had to train on at the airstrip crashed into the middle of the street out of nowhere, nearly killing me. By the time I got back to my save point (the fancy house up past Madd Dogg's crib) the money counter was STILL counting up.

Edit: what the hell, I won another $40 million and ANOTHER plane crashed!

pjohnsonjr
06-26-2005, 02:18 PM
There will be more of those plane crashes...
If you want fun drop into a negative cash balance at a casino (red #'s) and walk out, then have fun http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif.

Simon Charles
06-26-2005, 02:23 PM
Finally got the first girlfriend mission. Gotta love a girl who doesn't ask for more than fast food and likes to do shoot Ballas as I run them over. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Parkar
06-26-2005, 02:54 PM
Cerberus_e said:

GodBlitZor said:

avatar_58 said:

GodBlitZor said:
^actually, you are partially wrong. I dunno if it works on the PC, but I know that on the PS2 there is a glitch that adds a random territory anywhere, it could be in the ocean etc etc.

I also liked the fact that SA had the endless ocean I tried to see if there was any secrets out there once.




Random? On the pc version they look pretty static to me. You have to attack gang members on the street nearest to the area and the zone will come under fire and if you win its yours. They don't change location at all, nor do they appear in the ocean.... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif



I meant, there is a glitch that allows you to have more and they are random. Also Cerberus, just ignore them. Territories arent that important.



but what if I'm done playing the game, and in joy, bounce my head against a wall... which causes I want to finish this game 100%?
each territory I'll capture will be under attack from time to time so I have no time to capture further?



That's easy. Once that's all you have left just stock up on some ammo and start taking over territories. You will be able to take over 5 territories between each attack on your own territory. Gang wars is a easy way to make money, respect and stock up on mp5/ak ammo,

Scream
06-26-2005, 02:57 PM
Simon Charles said:
Finally got the first girlfriend mission. Gotta love a girl who doesn't ask for more than fast food and likes to do shoot Ballas as I run them over. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Just wait. She'll make your life a living hell soon enough...

JackpotDen
06-26-2005, 03:10 PM
Scream said:

Simon Charles said:
Finally got the first girlfriend mission. Gotta love a girl who doesn't ask for more than fast food and likes to do shoot Ballas as I run them over. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Just wait. She'll make your life a living hell soon enough...



Not really, the real bitch is timing when shes gna be home

Cerberus_e
06-26-2005, 03:17 PM
JackpotDen said:

Scream said:

Simon Charles said:
Finally got the first girlfriend mission. Gotta love a girl who doesn't ask for more than fast food and likes to do shoot Ballas as I run them over. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Just wait. She'll make your life a living hell soon enough...



Not really, the real bitch is timing when shes gna be home



I never went to the girldfriend, because that's boring gameplay.
never heard of her again

TerminX
06-26-2005, 03:36 PM
Cerberus_e said:

JackpotDen said:

Scream said:

Simon Charles said:
Finally got the first girlfriend mission. Gotta love a girl who doesn't ask for more than fast food and likes to do shoot Ballas as I run them over. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Just wait. She'll make your life a living hell soon enough...



Not really, the real bitch is timing when shes gna be home



I never went to the girldfriend, because that's boring gameplay.
never heard of her again


Then you missed a huge part of the game and made things harder for yourself. Girlfriend in Las Venturas: required for certain missions. Certain other girlfriends will also give you a free Pay & Spray, and allow you to retain your weapons after being busted (date a cop) or after being killed (date a nurse).

pjohnsonjr
06-26-2005, 03:49 PM
date them to get their benefits and then don't hang around in their area for long durations of time around their "date times."

You never have to deal with them again.

Cerberus_e
06-26-2005, 03:54 PM
I usually load my game after dying or being busted, so it's not a problem

Simon Charles
06-26-2005, 04:01 PM
The only thing I don't understand is that the 'progress bar' with her decreases daily. However, I can't go out with her every evening. One night the marker is in front of her house, and the following nights, it's no longer there. Yet the progress bar decreases at a consistant rate. How am I supposed to counter that and keep her interest level in me high enough if I can't boost it at least as steadily as it goes down?

maximan
06-26-2005, 04:04 PM
Can we start a thread (or should we do it here) where we just all post our characters? I want to see what amusing dress some people are in http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif.

Also, has anyone gotten their character completely obese? I'd like to see that http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Scream
06-26-2005, 05:16 PM
Simon Charles said:
The only thing I don't understand is that the 'progress bar' with her decreases daily. However, I can't go out with her every evening. One night the marker is in front of her house, and the following nights, it's no longer there. Yet the progress bar decreases at a consistant rate. How am I supposed to counter that and keep her interest level in me high enough if I can't boost it at least as steadily as it goes down?



Like I said, living hell...

Parkar
06-26-2005, 05:23 PM
Cerberus_e said:
I usually load my game after dying or being busted, so it's not a problem



Heh, personally I just love not having to do that in gta like in most games. I guess its all about how you play the game. Most of the time I go on a rampage whenever that happens then do something different then I did before I died/got busted.

In the first 2 gta games I allays played with the cheat that gave me unlimited lives just like it now works in the newer ones.

Draco
06-27-2005, 02:38 PM
Dammit.

I'm playing GTA: We'll Give You A Blurb Early In The Game And Not Remind You How To Do It Later.

How to you recruit gang members, again? I know you do the aiming thing, I can't remember what key/action they want you to do to get them to join you. I haven't done it since that only mission you needed to do it in.

(PC version, btw, so I need a action, not a keypress.)

jimbob
06-27-2005, 02:43 PM
the AI can be so damn horrendous in this game, cars speeding well over 150 mph and still making perfect hairpin bends, cars crashing into eachother for no aparent reason, people jumping away as if your driving on the sidewalk eventhough your acros the street.

that shit almost cost me a few missions http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Draco
06-27-2005, 02:44 PM
jimbob said:
the AI can be so damn horrendous in this game, cars speeding well over 150 mph and still making perfect hairpin bends, cars crashing into eachother for no aparent reason, people jumping away as if your driving on the sidewalk eventhough your acros the street.

that shit almost cost me a few missions http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



AIs are given incredibly high skill boosts in a car compared to you.

jimbob
06-27-2005, 02:50 PM
Draco said:

jimbob said:
the AI can be so damn horrendous in this game, cars speeding well over 150 mph and still making perfect hairpin bends, cars crashing into eachother for no aparent reason, people jumping away as if your driving on the sidewalk eventhough your acros the street.

that shit almost cost me a few missions http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



AIs are given incredibly high skill boosts in a car compared to you.

and yet they dont seem to recognise red lights or keep pushing me off the road as if im not even there http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Parkar
06-27-2005, 03:10 PM
Draco said:
Dammit.

I'm playing GTA: We'll Give You A Blurb Early In The Game And Not Remind You How To Do It Later.

How to you recruit gang members, again? I know you do the aiming thing, I can't remember what key/action they want you to do to get them to join you. I haven't done it since that only mission you needed to do it in.

(PC version, btw, so I need a action, not a keypress.)



I think it's 'j' for join and 'h' for making them stay. Hold down either to disband the group. It's not in the controls section for some weird reason. Can't try it since there is no gang members for me to pick up right now but it should be one of the alphabetic chars.

Cerberus_e
06-27-2005, 04:03 PM
jimbob said:
the AI can be so damn horrendous in this game, cars speeding well over 150 mph and still making perfect hairpin bends, cars crashing into eachother for no aparent reason, people jumping away as if your driving on the sidewalk eventhough your acros the street.

that shit almost cost me a few missions http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I like how accidents happen in front of you, cars hitting each other etc


Draco said:
Dammit.

I'm playing GTA: We'll Give You A Blurb Early In The Game And Not Remind You How To Do It Later.

How to you recruit gang members, again? I know you do the aiming thing, I can't remember what key/action they want you to do to get them to join you. I haven't done it since that only mission you needed to do it in.

(PC version, btw, so I need a action, not a keypress.)



aim to them, liek you aim a gun, and press GANG FOLLOW or GANG STAYPUT keys, standard g and h respectively.

btw, those 2 countryside streetraces are toooo easy, the one in los santos was much harder,, when looking behind me, I can't find the opponent cars anymore, even on a plain field

Parkar
06-27-2005, 04:16 PM
Cerberus_e said:
...
btw, those 2 countryside streetraces are toooo easy, the one in los santos was much harder,, when looking behind me, I can't find the opponent cars anymore, even on a plain field



Try it with a tractor and see if you still think its easy http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

My brother towed a sports car all the way from san fiero to the race with a tractor as he managed to destroy all of the once he tried to drive all the way. Just one problem when he reached the marker he didn't expect the tractor to be a valid car so he went right through trying to park the sports car right on the marker. Lets just say he got a bit annoyed when he had to do the race with the tractor and the sports car disappeared.

jimbob
06-27-2005, 04:22 PM
Cerberus_e said:

jimbob said:
the AI can be so damn horrendous in this game, cars speeding well over 150 mph and still making perfect hairpin bends, cars crashing into eachother for no aparent reason, people jumping away as if your driving on the sidewalk eventhough your acros the street.

that shit almost cost me a few missions http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I like how accidents happen in front of you, cars hitting each other etc


yeah, but it can get so out of hand that its just plain silly, i just witnessed a 5 min pileup of about 50+ cars, they just kept coming, some cars flipped over and exploded and then a big chain reaction.

then no more than a minute late, same thing but on the other side of the road.

i did get a shitload of money from all the casualties though http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
06-27-2005, 05:19 PM
jimbob said:

Cerberus_e said:

jimbob said:
the AI can be so damn horrendous in this game, cars speeding well over 150 mph and still making perfect hairpin bends, cars crashing into eachother for no aparent reason, people jumping away as if your driving on the sidewalk eventhough your acros the street.

that shit almost cost me a few missions http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I like how accidents happen in front of you, cars hitting each other etc


yeah, but it can get so out of hand that its just plain silly, i just witnessed a 5 min pileup of about 50+ cars, they just kept coming, some cars flipped over and exploded and then a big chain reaction.

then no more than a minute late, same thing but on the other side of the road.

i did get a shitload of money from all the casualties though http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



out of hand... that's what makes it fun http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
50 cars piling up when you start to shoot is awesome http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
in GTA2 I missed the feature of others goign berzerk other than you, I love how it is present in san andreas http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cerberus_e
06-27-2005, 05:46 PM
btw, I have another question, is it possible to extract the radio mp3's out of my DVD or my san andreas folder in some way or another... because I really like some of the track that radios play?
if mp3's indepently is impossible, what about extracting a whole radio station at once?

Simon Charles
06-27-2005, 07:29 PM
Cerberus_e said:
btw, I have another question, is it possible to extract the radio mp3's out of my DVD or my san andreas folder in some way or another... because I really like some of the track that radios play?
if mp3's indepently is impossible, what about extracting a whole radio station at once?



Wouldn't that be a boo-boo on the EULA? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

dreweth
06-27-2005, 10:16 PM
Cerberus_e said:
btw, I have another question, is it possible to extract the radio mp3's out of my DVD or my san andreas folder in some way or another... because I really like some of the track that radios play?
if mp3's indepently is impossible, what about extracting a whole radio station at once?



It's on my wish list for a reason. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00068NWQ0/ref=wl_it_dp/102-4598607-0516965?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I2N82B6XOEPFY2&v=glance&colid=3TM976H0H95RM)

Cerberus_e
06-28-2005, 08:42 AM
stupid san fierro mission where I have to go back to the countryside to pick up Cesar, the lowrider we drive in always goes upside down so it blows http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
not fun gameplay http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

avatar_58
06-28-2005, 08:47 AM
Cerberus_e said:
stupid san fierro mission where I have to go back to the countryside to pick up Cesar, the lowrider we drive in always goes upside down so it blows http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
not fun gameplay http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Well...learn how to drive. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif No really, I found that in any mission where you have a passenger its safer to stay ON the roads and take the long ways around or to avoid hills.

Cerberus_e
06-28-2005, 09:04 AM
I take the road, but there is the occasional "I'm gonna hit you back" guy http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif or there is a little bump in the way, or I go a little out of the track...

but now I managed to do it, and had to take pictures, didn't understand the mission at first, mission failed
I hate it

retrying now... luckily the song "welcome to the jungle" from guns'n'roses always plays when I start driving with that red lowrider of cesar http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

avatar_58
06-28-2005, 09:11 AM
Cerberus_e said:
I take the road, but there is the occasional "I'm gonna hit you back" guy http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif or there is a little bump in the way, or I go a little out of the track...

but now I managed to do it, and had to take pictures, didn't understand the mission at first, mission failed
I hate it

retrying now... luckily the song "welcome to the jungle" from guns'n'roses always plays when I start driving with that red lowrider of cesar http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Oh, take pics of the guys exiting the cars....they need to be in full view of the lens.

Cerberus_e
06-28-2005, 11:28 AM
yeah I knew what to do, but it was only after I saw "mission failed" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

now I'm at a cool mission for woozie: lure.
where you have to drive a jeep around the countryside so that fat grumming guy can escape http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

btw, who's woozie? he said: I'm gonna be open with you who I am, but he talked in difficult english and I didn't understand it

Cerberus_e
06-28-2005, 12:03 PM
I'm still in san fierra (second town) and I've alrady seen the desert and the third town las venturas http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I used a boat to drive to the coast of the desert/las venturas http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

one problem, you automatically get 4 wanted stars http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I managed to cross the town though.

btw, I think it's unfortunate they use stars instead of the gta1&2 "cop heads"

jimbob
06-28-2005, 02:54 PM
so, whats the quickest way to make money without doing missions? i find killing gang members to be quite profitable, bot not enough.

Ruger
06-28-2005, 03:14 PM
I made my first million betting on horse races on the PS2 version. Just keep reloading your save until you win. Maybe not exactly fair, but it's the best way I can think of for quick cash.

Cerberus_e
06-28-2005, 03:39 PM
jimbob said:
so, whats the quickest way to make money without doing missions? i find killing gang members to be quite profitable, bot not enough.



doing the races.
I won 10 000 by some race in san fierro
not easy though

jimbob
06-28-2005, 05:31 PM
got 3300 buck burgling homes, can you also rob stores like in gta3 and vice city? if so, how because it aint just standing in from of them with you gun pointed at thier faces http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Bud Bundy
06-28-2005, 05:42 PM
jimbob said:
got 3300 buck burgling homes, can you also rob stores like in gta3 and vice city? if so, how because it aint just standing in from of them with you gun pointed at thier faces http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif


i heard you can rob them but i didnt checked it out http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Simon Charles
06-28-2005, 05:43 PM
I'm so early in the game, I've barely begun scratching the surface of what it has to offer. But as others have said in this thread, capping a drug dealer on the street is the quickest, easiest way to make cash. They're recognizable by their body posture, always checking left and right and trying to hide their guns.

Sneak on them from behind, one bullet in the head and voilą. Cash galore on the ground. It's something like 1000$ per guy.

Bud Bundy
06-28-2005, 05:50 PM
Simon Charles said:

Sneak on them from behind, one bullet in the head and voilą. Cash galore on the ground. It's something like 1000$ per guy.


invest the money in horseraces ... but dont forget to safe before http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jimbob
06-28-2005, 05:55 PM
Simon Charles said:
I'm so early in the game, I've barely begun scratching the surface of what it has to offer. But as others have said in this thread, capping a drug dealer on the street is the quickest, easiest way to make cash. They're recognizable by their body posture, always checking left and right and trying to hide their guns.

Sneak on them from behind, one bullet in the head and voilą. Cash galore on the ground. It's something like 1000$ per guy.

yeah, but finding them is hard.

John
06-28-2005, 06:26 PM
Actually you can find them pretty easy around the projects and ghettos. Just look for the white dudes with white hoodies, or black guys with black shirts and hats. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Cerberus_e
06-28-2005, 06:38 PM
btw, when I want to rob homes, where do I find such truck

jimbob
06-28-2005, 06:41 PM
Cerberus_e said:
btw, when I want to rob homes, where do I find such truck

there`s one really close to grove street, at the blue row of houses, between the last 2 houses

TerminX
06-28-2005, 07:34 PM
jimbob said:
yeah, but finding them is hard.


About as hard as walking 20 feet down any street in the shadier parts of Los Santos. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

avatar_58
06-28-2005, 07:35 PM
TerminX said:
About as hard as walking 20 feet down any street in the shadier parts of Los Santos. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif



There are brighter parts of Los Santos? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif I wonder if I should bother to attempt getting 100% in this game? It seems like such hardwork....finding those extreme jumps and such would be a task..

jimbob
06-28-2005, 07:47 PM
avatar_58 said:

TerminX said:
About as hard as walking 20 feet down any street in the shadier parts of Los Santos. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif



There are brighter parts of Los Santos? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif I wonder if I should bother to attempt getting 100% in this game? It seems like such hardwork....finding those extreme jumps and such would be a task..

i find finding the oysters to be pretty hard too http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Nacho
06-28-2005, 08:32 PM
Do the cops lay spike traps anymore!? I haven't seen it once in SA and it dissapointed me.

pjohnsonjr
06-28-2005, 08:47 PM
I'm pretty sure they still do, they are in the game in some form. I think I remember getting my tires spiked in a semi.

Cerberus_e
06-29-2005, 03:16 AM
pjohnsonjr said:
I'm pretty sure they still do, they are in the game in some form. I think I remember getting my tires spiked in a semi.



that's because they shoot your tires.
I'm disappointed they don't block the way as much as in gta2 anymore.

btw, how come I never get more than 4 wanted stars?

and why am I working for jizzy? I don't owe him anything

TerminX
06-29-2005, 03:21 AM
avatar_58 said:

TerminX said:
About as hard as walking 20 feet down any street in the shadier parts of Los Santos. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif



There are brighter parts of Los Santos? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif I wonder if I should bother to attempt getting 100% in this game? It seems like such hardwork....finding those extreme jumps and such would be a task..


The jumps aren't required for 100%. There is a ton of really boring shit, though, such as the oysters and the photography stuff.

Scream
06-29-2005, 09:30 AM
TerminX said:

avatar_58 said:

TerminX said:
About as hard as walking 20 feet down any street in the shadier parts of Los Santos. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif



There are brighter parts of Los Santos? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif I wonder if I should bother to attempt getting 100% in this game? It seems like such hardwork....finding those extreme jumps and such would be a task..


The jumps aren't required for 100%. There is a ton of really boring shit, though, such as the oysters and the photography stuff.



I still think it's best to do that shit at the very beginning of the game before people are trying to kill you everywhere you go. It gives you the added benefit of learning the maps quite well. Either that, or just ignore it and forget 100% completion. It can definitely be tedious as hell doing all the collection stuff. I did all the tags and oysters, and that's about all I could handle. I really hope they completely overhaul things in the next iteration of this game.

Nacho
06-29-2005, 09:33 AM
Getting a %100 is for those who want a challenge.

jimbob
06-29-2005, 09:37 AM
Cerberus_e said:

pjohnsonjr said:
I'm pretty sure they still do, they are in the game in some form. I think I remember getting my tires spiked in a semi.



that's because they shoot your tires.
I'm disappointed they don't block the way as much as in gta2 anymore.

btw, how come I never get more than 4 wanted stars?

and why am I working for jizzy? I don't owe him anything

i`ve encountered quite a few roadblocks when running away from the cops, they were blocked with a few swat fans and some barricades

Scream
06-29-2005, 09:39 AM
Nacho said:
Getting a %100 is for those who want a challenge.



I wouldn't consider it a challenge. Finding oysters and spraying tags isn't challenging. It's VERY easy. Boring, repetitive, tedious, time-consuming, and annoying, but anything but challenging IMO. There are tons of challenging things to do in this game, but none of them involve the collection requirements.

Cerberus_e
06-29-2005, 10:10 AM
I did a few races in san fierro, very cool!
hard though.

btw, is the driving school required?

pjohnsonjr
06-29-2005, 11:00 AM
Cerberus_e said:
btw, how come I never get more than 4 wanted stars?

and why am I working for jizzy? I don't owe him anything



It's hard, if you want to get a surefire way to start up with 5 stars, cruise into the Naval base near the Gant Bridge in San Fierro. It's as easy as stepping in and stepping out.

You'll see what happens after working for Jizzy B., who is portrayed by Charlie Murphy (Eddie's brother). For those who've made it that far, who thinks he reminds you of Morris Day of The Time... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.

Cerberus_e
06-29-2005, 11:28 AM
I'm done working for him, it's just "goa way before the police arrives, make sure you hide the van" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
the mission where you have to destroy the roadblocks

Nacho
06-29-2005, 11:53 AM
Cerberus_e said:
btw, is the driving school required?



As far as I know no.

Cerberus_e
06-29-2005, 11:56 AM
Nacho said:

Cerberus_e said:
btw, is the driving school required?



As far as I know no.



I mean for 100%, not for the missions

pjohnsonjr
06-29-2005, 12:08 PM
Yes, they are required to get 100%. But you don't have to blaze gold in every event to do it though.

Malgon
06-29-2005, 12:13 PM
Someone mentioned the Big Smoke mission early in the game, where he says `follow that train'. You have to try and follow the 4 vagos (i think) on top before they escape from the city. I can't seem to do it, no matter how well I lead ahead of the train. I'm lucky if 2 get killed. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

I found the easiest and most rewarding way to make easy money is Ambulance missions. I went from $700 to $14000 in an hours play. Thats more than I made trying to kill gang members. I found no risk and very good rewards.

Currently on almost 9% completion, so its very early days for me. I hope to finish %100 in the game. It's just one of those status thing I guess. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cerberus_e
06-29-2005, 12:17 PM
too bad you can't pause between such missions like ambulance, firetruck, ....

I quit because it became too repititive.

are they also required for 100%? how much levels are there

avatar_58
06-29-2005, 12:18 PM
Btw everyone, In Los Santos....do the firefighter missions. They are VERY easy and it gives you a shiteload of cash and makes you invulnerable to fire. There are a few missions in this game later on that want to burn you to death and being fireproof made them that much less frustrating to me! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Parkar
06-29-2005, 12:23 PM
Cerberus_e said:
too bad you can't pause between such missions like ambulance, firetruck, ....

I quit because it became too repititive.

are they also required for 100%? how much levels are there



They are pretty quick compared to vc. If you want to make it easier do them in one of those small towns to make the driveing distance a lot shorter.

pjohnsonjr
06-29-2005, 12:30 PM
Liberty City: contained to one island, but each of the three have their perils, especially the elevation shifts where you can roll the thing if you go too quick.

Vice City: pretty much level, and sectioned into half islands, most of the problem is navigating roads and figuring when to turn. Gotta love treading sand on the beach to rescue people. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.

San Andreas: they're localized to reigons, so you can pick a small reigon and get it done quicker.

Scream
06-29-2005, 12:34 PM
Malgon said:

Someone mentioned the Big Smoke mission early in the game, where he says `follow that train'. You have to try and follow the 4 vagos (i think) on top before they escape from the city. I can't seem to do it, no matter how well I lead ahead of the train. I'm lucky if 2 get killed. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif





On the PS2 version at least, the best way was to stay as far right of the train as possible to give your buddy the best angle to shoot them down with. Make sure you keep up. I think once I ended up driving over top of the train, I landed on the left side and used the same tactic. Took a few tries but I eventually got it.

jimbob
06-29-2005, 03:47 PM
my horse always seems to come 3rd or 4th in the races, is there some trick to it or is it completely random?

maximan
06-29-2005, 08:06 PM
I have a question: How the hell do I do the driving school first mission? It says hold W and S to start, so I do...and then I'm supposed to spin the car in a circle. If I hold one of the sides nothing happens, and if I let go of W or S the mission stops.

pjohnsonjr
06-29-2005, 09:33 PM
go for the 12:1 or 11:1 odds, they are a long shot, and usually will come in first, start with small amounts and get larger with the money you earn. I've cleared out 10 million out of the place once, never had to worry about money again.

Decker
06-30-2005, 05:00 PM
Was this bug already discussed, I couldn't find it at a glance, at least:

In the first mission for Woozie in Las Venturas, when CJ tries to leave the garage during the cutscene his car gets stuck on the garage door. And you can't skip this particular scene. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

I read elsewhere that the only way to counter this is to load a previous savegame and try again and again, and eventually it'll work. But after 10 or so attempts I'm getting a bit frustrated. The closest I've got is that he backs up from the door and engages in a lovely pathfinding ritual along the garage walls - to no avail.

A speedier solution would be most appreciated.

avatar_58
06-30-2005, 05:10 PM
Decker said:
Was this bug already discussed, I couldn't find it at a glance, at least:

In the first mission for Woozie in Las Venturas, when CJ tries to leave the garage during the cutscene his car gets stuck on the garage door. And you can't skip this particular scene. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

I read elsewhere that the only way to counter this is to load a previous savegame and try again and again, and eventually it'll work. But after 10 or so attempts I'm getting a bit frustrated. The closest I've got is that he backs up from the door and engages in a lovely pathfinding ritual along the garage walls - to no avail.

A speedier solution would be most appreciated.



It does? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif I'm afraid I never encoutered such a bug. My only gripe was that damned buggy mission icon (which btw is still there even after I completed the game!!!)

Cerberus_e
06-30-2005, 05:34 PM
I hate cutscenes you can't skip http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

btw, has someone notices using "BACKWARDS" is better than "HANDBRAKE" if you want to slow down, handbrake tends to slide you around while backwards just slows you down

commandguy
06-30-2005, 05:37 PM
Strange all you people encounter all kinds of difficulties with this game http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif.
The only problem i had was a sound cut-out for a few secs,nothing else.
And my system doesn't even meet minimum requirements.

avatar_58
06-30-2005, 05:41 PM
Cerberus_e said:
I hate cutscenes you can't skip http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

btw, has someone notices using "BACKWARDS" is better than "HANDBRAKE" if you want to slow down, handbrake tends to slide you around while backwards just slows you down



Yep, thats because "s" or backwards is brake/reverse while the handbrake is used to quickly turn or slide. Try the driving school tests and they will teach you how to use it.

John
06-30-2005, 06:12 PM
http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Well, thats pretty much what Handbrake is for. Powersliding, turning quickly, etc.


If you know how to drive correctly, (IRL), then using both handbrake and regular break can be really helpful when driving fast as hell. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I was in the Elegy driving ALL around down, fast as hell, and I managed to not hit a single pole/car. Although I hit people...but they jumped infront of my car http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/doh.gif

The AI in this game is freakin HORRIBLE.

commandguy
06-30-2005, 06:14 PM
Does anybody know where i can find a firetruck to trigger the firefighter missions?
I'm not really eager to wait for one to appear at the streets.

John
06-30-2005, 06:31 PM
Start a fire! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cerberus_e
06-30-2005, 06:32 PM
commandguy said:
Does anybody know where i can find a firetruck to trigger the firefighter missions?
I'm not really eager to wait for one to appear at the streets.



blow some cars, they'll appear

Cerberus_e
06-30-2005, 06:34 PM
John said:
The AI in this game is freakin HORRIBLE.



I agree, especially during firefights.

a firefight of san andreas = player standing on a place, shooting enemies that are also standing on a random place in the middle of an open area http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Scream
06-30-2005, 06:38 PM
Cerberus_e said:

John said:
The AI in this game is freakin HORRIBLE.



I agree, especially during firefights.

a firefight of san andreas = player standing on a place, shooting enemies that are also standing on a random place in the middle of an open area http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif



That crap has been forgiven in this generation of the GTA games because of everything else they offer that no other game does. It sort of goes along with the horrible controls. I mean, Tomb Raider controlled better from a 3rd person perspective almost 10 years ago.

Those are things that better get fixed in the next gen.

Cerberus_e
06-30-2005, 06:39 PM
OK, I just finished the mission where you have to follow a rocketlauncher on the highway on the countryside and take him down with the rocketlauncher.
that was hard!
there is always one car that hits you.

oh yeah, for anyone having trouble with the mission to take down jizzy, just do a few preparations, like I did:

TerminX
07-01-2005, 12:45 AM
(21:48:21) TX: it would be amusing to play through San Andreas wearing the gimp suit the entire time, with nightvision on, always sneaking around, stealthily killing people
(21:48:25) TX: Grand Theft Splinter Cell
(21:48:26) TX: ;D
(21:49:02) Friend: hahaha
(21:49:53) TX: "Fisher! Our hood!"
(21:50:46) Friend: "If you kill any <censored>, i'm pulling you out!"
(21:50:53) Friend: "MY GOD FISHER"

Yatta
07-01-2005, 12:59 AM
http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Decker
07-01-2005, 01:01 AM
http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

On a gloomier note, I'm going nuts with the cutscene garage bug. The damn car won't leave and let me play! grr. I'll look around and post the solution here if I find anything.

Strange btw. how the bug has slipped through testing. It's not something weird a player can do, it's a fixed routine that should be the same every time.

Here's another guy having the same problem. (http://www.forumplanet.com/planetgrandtheftauto/topic.asp?fid=7236&tid=1671577)

commandguy
07-01-2005, 08:00 AM
No matter how many cars i blow up,the firetruck won't appear http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif.
Doesn't somebody know where i can find a firetruck that can trigger the firefighter missions?

pjohnsonjr
07-01-2005, 08:08 AM
Los Santos:

by the Skate Park in Rolling Heights heading towards downtown on the road that runs beside and parallel to the freeway. Go pass the intersection and head towards downtown. There should be a triangular shaped building infront of you. Fire Truck normally is parked around here, if it isn't present at the time you go, drive off a distance and come back, it should be there.

Rider
07-01-2005, 09:46 AM
I'm having a really nasty problem here... It's only apeared just yesterday and it happens after a while of playing.

The entire Sound system for GTA:SA just stops. No more sound, no more music, no menu sounds nothing. When I close down, system sound works perfectly.

I have NO idea how this happened, anyone else got anything like that? Anyone know of a solution?

I can't play for longer whiles now because when the sound stops I can't hear cops/gangs/cars/shots anymore...

Mr.Blud
07-01-2005, 04:47 PM
But as others have said in this thread, capping a drug dealer on the street is the quickest, easiest way to make cash



No way, robberies

I can net about $25,000 - $30,000 is ten minutes.

Cerberus_e
07-01-2005, 05:39 PM
DAMN I'm stuck in the third "learn to fly" mission where you have to turn into a circle

stupid controls.

btw, why are all cars driving really fast here so they crash upon each other? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Bud Bundy
07-01-2005, 05:41 PM
the 3. mission is much easier than the 4. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

John
07-01-2005, 05:51 PM
Cerberus_e said:

btw, why are all cars driving really fast here so they crash upon each other? http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Don't question the AI. It'll only make us dislike it more. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

avatar_58
07-01-2005, 05:57 PM
Cerberus_e said:
DAMN I'm stuck in the third "learn to fly" mission where you have to turn into a circle



Thats the one I had troubles with, they get more annoying as they go http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mryuck.gif Believe me though, once I was done with those training missions I had mastered flying and it made the real missions that much easier.

Cerberus_e
07-01-2005, 06:01 PM
so when I manage to complete the circle it will be even more frustrating?
help http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

avatar_58
07-01-2005, 06:02 PM
Well they make you do it again in the next one + landing the plane. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hhg.gif Not to mention that lovely mission where you have to stay below the radar....

John
07-01-2005, 06:07 PM
avatar_58 said:
Not to mention that lovely mission where you have to stay below the radar....



That sucked. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mryuck.gif

It's alittle easier to fly the plane with a controller. I can now see the "Port" flaws. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Cerberus_e
07-01-2005, 06:13 PM
yeah, they should port the game better

avatar_58
07-01-2005, 06:16 PM
John said:
It's alittle easier to fly the plane with a controller. I can now see the "Port" flaws. http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Actually after I got used to it and used the two extra buttons on my mouse for tilting my plane its actually quite easy to fly. I never liked using two joysticks in any game...

commandguy
07-01-2005, 06:35 PM
Cerberus_e said:
so when I manage to complete the circle it will be even more frustrating?
help http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif



This might sound silly,but don't forget to retract the landing gear with "2" or whatever button you have assiggned for submission.
The flying missions frustrated me too for a while,i kept asking myself: "Why doesn't this plane want to go higher than this"?
And later on i discovered i had to retract the landing gear http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.
The flying missions were pretty much a piece of cake after that.

Cerberus_e
07-01-2005, 06:41 PM
yes, I retract the landing gear, and now I managed to complete the 3rd training level, but ebcause it took me 5 miojs they have me 0% http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

commandguy
07-01-2005, 06:49 PM
If you're really getting pissed of because of this,i can do this mission for you.
PM me if you wish.

Cerberus_e
07-01-2005, 07:01 PM
commandguy, it's kind, but I don't like to cheat in my games, especially when playing them first time through http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

btw, can you say WTF, I completed the mission? what am I doing wrong? you don't need to use the trodder right? I only use banking because it's easier

Cerberus_e
07-01-2005, 07:31 PM
http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

avatar_58
07-01-2005, 08:26 PM
commandguy said:
This might sound silly,but don't forget to retract the landing gear with "2" or whatever button you have assiggned for submission.
The flying missions frustrated me too for a while,i kept asking myself: "Why doesn't this plane want to go higher than this"?
And later on i discovered i had to retract the landing gear http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.
The flying missions were pretty much a piece of cake after that.



Hey wow, I'm not the only one who had that problem! http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif I did entire lfying missions without remembering to raise the landing gear..... http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/redface.gif

Cerberus_e
07-02-2005, 07:04 AM
I hit someone and carl said "I hate you for screwing up my ride", reminds me of duke http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rider
07-02-2005, 09:18 AM
Cerberus_e said:
I hit someone and carl said "I hate you for screwing up my ride", reminds me of duke http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I recall a certain session of GTA where I was just driving along, until some Balla's started bashing into my (really nice) car. I couldn't supress a "Those Balla bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
07-02-2005, 09:43 AM
http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif Helicopter take-off now.
look at the position score! I managed to to fly through all corona's and then land into the red circle http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
EDIT: got 100% for helicopter take-off, because I completed it in 30-35 seconds, flying is damn fun now I master it http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
07-02-2005, 10:28 AM
HAHA, I really like toreno's third motivational speech.
"your brother will have a new cellmate tonight, cock harry, 'ooooooooooohhhhh' this is your brother screaming" http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cerberus_e
07-02-2005, 11:50 AM
huh?
I do the 7th learn to fly mission as fast as I can, about 2 minutes to destroy the 3 vehicles, the 2 moving vehicles AND land in the red checkpoint for additional points, and NO damage to myself
the max I get is 40-50% http://forums.3drealms.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Descent
07-02-2005, 12:09 PM
Mastering is a great word..
GTA 3's plane is one of the few things I've mastered, I have been flying for 6 minutes :O!

I haven't got San Andreas for PC yet.. Is it any good? Comments?

Cerberus_e
07-02-2005, 12:18 PM
Descent said:
I haven't got San Andreas for PC yet.. Is it any good? Comments?



your answer is in this thread, 10 pages full of answers

Cerberus_e
07-02-2005, 01:38 PM
Scream said:
I still think it's best to do that shit at the very beginning of the game before people are trying to kill you everywhere you go.



why would people try to kill you everywhere you go?