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STTCT
11-18-2002, 06:23 AM
Sorry if there is another thread on this...but I dug through and didn't see another one.

I just got my PS2 Saturday and got the game GTA-Vice City. This is such a violent game - I had no idea. My bf thought it was a car stealing/racing game. Oops. Anyways - anybody got any hints for the game. It really just kinda throws you out there expecting you'd just figure it out. I've done a couple of jobs - I am at the one where you have to escort one of Cortezes men and save him from this crap load of guys that come to kill you. How the heck do you aim the gun anyways. And what do you do when the cops are on your tail!!

Datheus
11-18-2002, 06:25 AM
Well... I would imagine it helps to have played GTA3 first...

But when the cops are on your tail, I know in GTA3, I think there were pick ups that lowered your wanted level... also, I think it eventually just goes away (assuming your wanted level is low enough) if you can manage to loose the cops. And that's pretty easy to do.

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-18-2002, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
Sorry if there is another thread on this...but I dug through and didn't see another one.

I just got my PS2 Saturday and got the game GTA-Vice City. This is such a violent game - I had no idea. My bf thought it was a car stealing/racing game. Oops. Anyways - anybody got any hints for the game. It really just kinda throws you out there expecting you'd just figure it out. I've done a couple of jobs - I am at the one where you have to escort one of Cortezes men and save him from this crap load of guys that come to kill you. How the heck do you aim the gun anyways. And what do you do when the cops are on your tail!!

Aim the Ruger: Hold the R1 button and aim with the right analog stick. Your aim is better if you croutch (push the left stick).

To earn money you can drive the taxi, do vigilante (police) missions, put out fires, save ppl in the ambulance, deliver pizzas, rob grocery stores, perform crazy stunts, help the police catch crooks on foot, and do assasinations.

To lose the cops go to the Pay n Spray, the car painting place. On some missions Miami Vice and even the military comes after you. In this case there's no way you'll make it to the spray shop. Try to find the police symbols, they'll lower your wanted level.


Cheap and easy tip: Go look at or buy the strategy guide, but if you're like me you'll have more fun figuring it out. :D



Good luck ;) :)

Ratmjedi
11-18-2002, 12:00 PM
If you also want to earn money kill people. If you kill people their money will just lay there after you kill them.

The Pay n Spray is a good thing but it's costs $1,000 dollars. You can also get your wanted level to go down if you just drive good and don't get into any accident's. It will eventually go down. Also avoid the cops at all cost's. Thats the best way to not get a wanted level. And when your driving on the curb watch who you run over cause cops are wakling to and it's a bitch when you runover a cop. Cool to see that you got your PS2 cause I remeber you talking about it but that you weren't going to be able to get it cause of the baby.

:lsduel: :duel:

FatalStrike
11-18-2002, 12:12 PM
Its all about the cheat codes if you are new to the game and don't really care if you "earned it."

Why the hell would anyone want to play the game without a Race Car, Tank, or Flame Thrower.

It's beyond me.

PhantomHelix
11-18-2002, 12:18 PM
i dont have any hints, but that is a cool game. ive played it once for about 5 minutes, and i really want to play it again. the game is really good! :thumbsup:

Kstar__2
11-18-2002, 12:20 PM
i only played 1 and 2, how are the others?

STTCT
11-18-2002, 12:21 PM
eh...i don't particularly want to cheat till I finish the game. Kinda saves something extra for after you win it. Plus I heard you can't finish the game 100% if you cheat. Could be a rumor...but it'd suck to get all the way to the end...and not get the 100%. I don't mind a little hint hear and there....but a general god cheat...takes away the challenge. At 50 bucks a pop for these games I want to make them last while they can :cool:

Agen
11-18-2002, 02:34 PM
I want this bloody game so damn much...... but i'll have to wait for the pc version to come out.
All about money for those people >:(

Mex
11-18-2002, 03:11 PM
I dont have a PS2, but I hope I will soon, I really want to see it! :D

<Im Yo Pusha>
11-18-2002, 03:16 PM
i already made a thread bout this, but yeah i have it and its pretty cool. I dont reccomend cheats though, if u are struggling, pick up the Official Strategy Guide, its really helpful and u dont feel that guilty bout using it for those really annoying missions, ill tell u, the mission im on now is outa control

PhantomHelix
11-18-2002, 03:22 PM
im sure the missions are crazy.......

when i first played GTA3, i didnt really realize there were missions. yes, i understood there was, but i just went around, standing on cars and shooting ppl that walk by and taking the good cars and driving around until i got killed......ahh......that was funn......:D

Darklighter
11-18-2002, 03:23 PM
Well I don't have any hints or tips, but I can give you my opinion on the game. Yes, it is violent. Violent enough so that the GTA3 was banned in Australia (poor, deprived Australians lol). Anyways, the bike riding is pretty cool. Did you know you can get a helicopter after a few dozen missions, and can jump out of it when you're flying by skyscrapers? lol

Breton
11-18-2002, 03:48 PM
I have GTA 3, but not Vice City. Well, it was quite fun to snipe columbians on high range, or to do insane stunts with your car.

Would be cool to have Vice city too, it must be really fun driving motorcycles and helicopters and stuff.

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-18-2002, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Abarath
I dont have a PS2, but I hope I will soon, I really want to see it! :D


Sony has the exclusive right to it through the year 2004. I would have bought the pc version too, but then I saw an article that said it'd only be on the PS2. GTAIII sold so many copies, they didn't want to share the wealth with Game Cube and X Box.


As for money, once you get on a roll you start buying property. If you complete the missions for each property, they'll generate revenue for you. After a while you'll have more than enough money. I agree with you STTCT, I like to beat the game fair and square. I'll play it again with cheats.


One really cool thing about the game is you have different weapons that do different effects. The psg1, for example, is a sniper rifle, but unlike the regular rifle it's semi-automatic and has a laser sight. I like to shoot tires with it. :D

ckcsaber
11-18-2002, 04:55 PM
A lot of people didn't think that the missions in GTA 3 were that good, but Vice City has improved GREATLY on the mission/storyline part of the game. This is one of the biggest reasons it is better than the previous GTA 3.

SpYzEr
11-18-2002, 07:10 PM
Im stuck on the mission where you have to rescue Lance Vance (haha, nice name ;) ) Can anyone help?? I really want to get that helicopter and fly around and crash into cars :D

STTCT
11-19-2002, 03:17 AM
U guys' help has been greatly used. Love that pay n spray but it gets pricey. I still can't pass the mission with the whole drug thing w/ cortez and protecting him. So instead I went to the pay phone and they told me to kill the pizza boy. So I ran his butt over and wiped him out with my trusty ole macheti. (boy this is a bad game) Now the mission I'm on is called like "Kill the wife" and I have to go run her down and try and make it look like an accident. I keep hitting police cars and well...that makes it even more interesting to pass the missioN!! Ne ways I'm supposed to go to work...so I had to save the game. Haven't gotten to drive Helicopters yet...although my bf did get to one mission where you use an RC helicopter to drop 4 bombs for that cowboy guy. I wish my guy would make more money!!

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-19-2002, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by SpYzEr
Im stuck on the mission where you have to rescue Lance Vance (haha, nice name ;) ) Can anyone help?? I really want to get that helicopter and fly around and crash into cars :D

That's probably one of the toughest missions in the game. I flew a helicopter into their base, shot the guys with the python, then got back in the helicopter. It took 4 tries!




By the way, there's a hideout at the farthest north on the last island (above ammunation). If you buy it for $14,000 you get 4 garages and a helipad (with helicopter).



FREE helicopter: The northern most bridge on the right hand side of the last island, The news building (I think it's VCN) has a door on the south side that leads to the roof. There you can score a free news helicopter. North West from there is a police station. You can get a helicopter there too. :D

STTCT
11-19-2002, 09:31 AM
Do they take the roadblocks off the bridges after you pass a certain point??

Taos
11-19-2002, 11:03 AM
*sniff* ....I want my Ps2 back. :(


Originally posted by STTCT
Do they take the roadblocks off the bridges after you pass a certain point??


Well, that's what they did in GTA3 so.......I'm just guessing that they will do it Vice City. ;)

SpYzEr
11-19-2002, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by -=Chi3f=-


That's probably one of the toughest missions in the game. I flew a helicopter into their base, shot the guys with the python, then got back in the helicopter. It took 4 tries!




By the way, there's a hideout at the farthest north on the last island (above ammunation). If you buy it for $14,000 you get 4 garages and a helipad (with helicopter).



FREE helicopter: The northern most bridge on the right hand side of the last island, The news building (I think it's VCN) has a door on the south side that leads to the roof. There you can score a free news helicopter. North West from there is a police station. You can get a helicopter there too. :D

Thx for the help, gotta see where those helis are. And my friend told me in order to buy anything like garages and the Maribu Club u have to kill the guy with the mansion to get the mansion... when do i get to do that? :D

Edit: I bought the place you were talking about, but how do i get a gun on my helicopter? BTW Thx for tellin me where it was, I really appreciate it!

Clem
11-19-2002, 06:07 PM
2004?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

<kicks sony>

well looks like ill invest in a PS2


im stuck on the espresso to go mission on GTA 3 if ne1 got hints?

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-20-2002, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by Clem
2004?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

<kicks sony>

well looks like ill invest in a PS2


im stuck on the espresso to go mission on GTA 3 if ne1 got hints?

Ohhhh.... maaa.... ghoooood..... look who it is. I haven't talked to you in a while. How are you my mini-loving neighbor from across the ocean? Long time no ...eeerrr... type I guess.



Anyway, yeah you have to kill Diaz after you save Lance from his gang. Once you do that, the mansion is all yours. You will then be able to buy realistate. The best one's to get are the studio, the malibu club, the car showroom, and the printworks. Cherry poppers ice-cream, Pole position, and the docs make you do lame runs for cash. Don't buy them until last.


Good luck.


PS. You can get the apache at the military base. Good luck, you'll need it. Not even a tank can make it through. I have two of them! You can do VIGILANTE (cop) missions with them!!!

STTCT
11-20-2002, 02:09 PM
Gosh guys I'm not nearly as far as you - but I guess that's okay since I work full time and just got it Saturday. Yesterday afternoon I was able to finnally take out the wife and then also we completed the latest HARD as Hell mission where you go to protect that guy with Lance and you snipe out the bad guys. Then once you think you barely survived that you have to go chase down the guy on the bike. Tough mission. Took like 5 tries. That opened up some of the island for us...or at least I never noticed that part before and now I'm working for Diaz? Or that cuban guy that throws crap around. That huge mansion...is that what you guys are talking about owning? NE ways the mission I'm on involves going to a guys house to spy on him. Well duh of course the guy see's you and runs....so I chase him on the rooftops - he high tales it on this bike and I'm supposed to get on that bike in time to chase his ass down - but he always speeds away before I can get on the damn bike!! Errr.

Ratmjedi
11-20-2002, 05:13 PM
I know where you are at. Me and my friends played it yesterday and we got a little bit farther than that. After this I think Lance flys the helicopter and you get to shoot the hangout and the people there Neo Style in the Matrix. :D
I still havent used the helicopter but I want to real bad.
:duel: :lsduel:

Phizzle
11-20-2002, 05:27 PM
Haha the helicopters are fun. You'll need it on the Copland mission. (Your mansion comes with two free helicopters) Oh yeah and to get in the army base you have to have a police suit.

SpYzEr
11-20-2002, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Phizzle
Haha the helicopters are fun. You'll need it on the Copland mission. (Your mansion comes with two free helicopters) Oh yeah and to get in the army base you have to have a police suit.

I tried the cheat code and I got the police suit and they still shot at me. After that I even got in a military outfit and they still wouldn't let me in! WTF? Heh, i always reck my helicopters :p

Phizzle
11-20-2002, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by SpYzEr


I tried the cheat code and I got the police suit and they still shot at me. After that I even got in a military outfit and they still wouldn't let me in! WTF? Heh, i always reck my helicopters :p

Psst,[Mr.Mackey Voice] Cheating is bad, m'kay?[/Mr. Mackey Voice]

SpYzEr
11-20-2002, 08:29 PM
lol... how else am i supposed to get the police suit?

STTCT
11-20-2002, 09:12 PM
Ya we just beat that mission -preetty simple. The one where you chase down the guy to his Gang Hide out. I must say that helecopter missions suxs!! I mean its great - but the aim on that damn GUN!! Mah God! And trying to see those people...when I adjust my gun it either is too high or too low never in the freekin middle! errr! Its gonna take a couple more tries...I got passed the helecopter part once...then got killed by gang members. Its like the missions are hard at first...but then...after a couple tries you can kinda get a strategy...but the aim on that gun suxs!

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-21-2002, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by SpYzEr
lol... how else am i supposed to get the police suit?

You actually get a police outfit later. That's all I'm saying. :D

Ratmjedi
11-21-2002, 11:57 AM
Forget getting into the base with the Police suit. My friends just steal a regular helicopter and then we fly to the base and land right by the Apache or the helicopter that is suppose to be a Apache. Then we steal it and cause mayhem and chaos. :D
:lsduel: :duel:

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-21-2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Ratmjedi
Forget getting into the base with the Police suit. My friends just steal a regular helicopter and then we fly to the base and land right by the Apache or the helicopter that is suppose to be a Apache. Then we steal it and cause mayhem and chaos. :D
:lsduel: :duel:

Yeah I just landed by the apache and took off. R1 to shoot machine gun and O to fire sidewinders. Pretty sweet.

Have you done Brown Thunder? You can do the vigilante missions in the apache.

Ratmjedi
11-22-2002, 05:05 PM
I can't get wait to get there. I just started to save my games so that I don't have to keep starting from the beggininng. I have only flown the mini helicopters. I can't wait for the Apache. :D
:lsduel: :duel:

lightspeed
11-22-2002, 05:18 PM
The PS2 is a great system. I would probably get Vice city if I could convince my parents it was not that bad. But unfortunately my parents know to much about Vice City :mad:

SpYzEr
11-22-2002, 08:48 PM
Im still stuck on the mission where u have to get Lance Vance, what do I do? Plz help, it would be much appreciated (been stuck on mission for 2 weeks)

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
11-23-2002, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by SpYzEr
Im still stuck on the mission where u have to get Lance Vance, what do I do? Plz help, it would be much appreciated (been stuck on mission for 2 weeks)




That's one of the hardest in the game.


Speed and guns are your only answer. Equip yourself with the python and the m16. You can get a free python behind a building near the entrance of the junkyard. There are two ways to do this.

1) get a fast and tough car. Ram the front (left) side of the car blocking the entrance. This wil take out a couple of baddies. Run over as many as you can in the start area. Get out and tap R1 as you walk. As soon as you autoaim on somebody pull the trigger. You'll have to get used to this. Make your way as fast as possible to Lance. Once he's free, get in the Sentinel and go to the front gate. Right outside the gate make an immediate right and go around the building (to hide from the mafia porsches). With any luck the guys in the porsches will blow themselves up. Make your way to the hospital.


2) Get a helicopter and fly directly to the sentinel at the north end of the complex. Land it and quickly run behind the building where lance is. loop around the far side and take out some gangsters. Go in and get lance.

After Tony finishes his speech, run to your left inside the building. The rest of the mafia will come to get you. creep to the far right and pull out the m16. With any luck you should be able to pick off these guys before they will fire. Grab the free health on the garbage slide infront of you, if you need it (it's on top). Now you have a copper, get in and fly straight to the goal.

Divine Spirit
11-23-2002, 02:55 PM
i havent got a PS2 but i played on Vice City round at my friends house a few days ago and it was amazing! im so glad theyve brought back the motorbikes into the game because they are so cool.

on my first time playing the game i got a motorbike and i went at top speed through a large busy road, dodging in between all the vehicles. my mate was pretty pissed off because he wasnt very good on the bike after having played no other game since it was released :D

Hekx
11-23-2002, 03:20 PM
I have GTA, the first one...
Go me! :D
I haven't had the luxary of playing GTA 2 or any others :(
Ah well, I'll stick to Pong.

LONGBOW19
12-10-2002, 12:41 AM
crouch and aim the only way to get the right accuracy.

Ratmjedi
12-10-2002, 12:48 AM
I just played it again cause I haven't been to my friends house since before thanksgiving. I just stole the tank and it was sweet. It took me 3 try's though. I can't wait to go back. :D I love the game but I just don't get to play it a lot.
:lsduel: :duel:

Hyperglide
12-10-2002, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Phizzle
Haha the helicopters are fun. You'll need it on the Copland mission. (Your mansion comes with two free helicopters) Oh yeah and to get in the army base you have to have a police suit.

LOL thats no fun.. I did that mission with a car. Its way more exciting, it takes like 5 trys (I think 3 failure's were because those damn FBI trucks either ran over Lance, or blew up near Lance, lol. DAMN LANCE!!) but it really gives you a sense of accomplishment when you succeed.

I'm gonna go buy that game, I rented it and LOVED IT!

I own Gta3 and its much better then its predesscor. The weapon's own in it, (able to upgrade them, in Gta3 you can do the whole game with just a Sniper rifle, an Uzi and a Rocket Launcher, not HERE!) and I like how you can buy the Taxi Company, a Ice Cream Joint, a Strip Club plus more, its the little side storys that really enhance the variety, of this already amazing game! It makes it so it's not so linear, like so many game's are.

Oh and the best part, is being able to use Helicoptors and Motorcycles. I always grab a peg 9000 hehe and put on Wildstyle BABY!! or Kchat and VCPR.