100% Completion Walkthrough - Guide for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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******************************************************************************* Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 100% Completion and Strategy FAQ/Walkthrough Written by ChiTownBluesFan Version 2.01 Revision History 2.02 05/11/05 - FINAL PS/2 VERSION Updated and modified FAQ section Modified BMX Challange Modified Taxi Driver Updated Paramedic Updated High Stakes, Low Rider Updated Chilliad Challange Updated Tanker Commander, Mission 3 Updated Mike Toreno's Last Flight Updated Supply Lines Modified The Da Nang Thang Modified and Updated Driving School Updated Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 3 Updated Dating Barbara Modified Freight Train Updated Trucking, Part 2, missions 6 and 8 Modified and Updated Race Tournaments Updated Gang Wars, Return to Los Santos Modified Saint Mark's Bistro 2.01 01/04/05 Added Special Thanks Updated FAQ section Updated Ice Cold Killa Updated Dating Denise Updated Interdiction Updated Amphibious Assault Updated Vigilante 2.00 12/10/04 Added Purchasing Property (Badlands) Section Added Purchasing Property (San Fiero) Section Added Purchasing Property (Desert) Section Added Purchasing Property (Los Venturas) Section Added to FAQ section Added to Fixes I'd Like To See NEW==> Added Checklist *with* percentages Updated Local Liquor Store Updated San Fiero Unique Jumps Updated Las Venturas Unique Jumps Checklist Updated Mike Toreno Updated Mountain Cloud Boys Updated Lure Updated The Da Nang Thang Updated Quarry Mission 5 Updated Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 3 1.52 12/01/04 Added Purchasing Property (Los Santos) Section Updated Drive-By Updated Home Invasion Changed switched-up names of Dirt Track and Kickstart Updated Ammunation Shooting Range (Los Santos) Updated Badlands Intro 1.51 11/29/04 Added FAQ section Revised Los Santos Unique Jumps Revised Home Invasion Revised Los Santos Gang Wars 1.50 11/22/04 Added Return To Los Santos Section Added Conclusion Section Added Lowrider Challange to Los Santos section First version to - hopefully - be accepted at GameFAQs. I realize the first version wasn't 100% done, but I've seen walkthrus posted only partially complete, so why mine was singled out for not being so... 1.40 - 11/21/04 Added Las Venturas Section 1.30 - 11/19/04 Added Desert Section 1.20 - 11/18/04 Added San Fiero section. 1.10 - 11/16/04 Added Badlands section. Updated Green Sabre - no real need to get camera at this point. 1.00 - 11/14/04 Initial Version. Covers Beginning of game through Los Santos ******************************************************************************* Table of Contents I. Introduction 1. Author Intro 2. About This Guide 3. E-mail Info 4. FAQ II. Legal Stuff III. Walkthrough Overview IV. Los Santos Walkthrough 1. In The Beginning 2. Big Smoke 3. Sweet & Kendl 4. Courier 5. Ryder 6. Tagging Up Turf 7. Gang Tags 8. BMX Challange 9. Taxi Driver 10. Unique Jumps 11. Cleaning The Hood 12. Firefighter 13. Pimping 14. Paramedic 15. 8-Track 16. Off-Track Betting 17. Buying Properties 18. Drive-Thru 19. Gym 20. Nines and AKs 21. Drive-By 22. Sweet's Girl 23. Cesar Vialpando 24. High Stakes, Low-Rider 25. Lowrider Challange 26. Home Invasion 27. Burglar 28. Catalyst 29. Robbing Uncle Sam 30. OG Loc 31. Running Dog 32. Wrong Side Of The Tracks. 33. Just Business. 34. Life's A Beach 35. Madd Dogg's Rhymes 36. Management Issues 37. House Party 38. Burning Desire 39. Dating Denise 40. Gray Imports 41. Doberman 42. Gang Wars 43. Ammunation Shooting Range 44. Vigilante 45. Los Sepulcros 46. Reuniting The Families 47. Green Sabre V. Badlands Walkthrough 1. Introduction 2. Badlands 3. Buying Properties 4. Chiliad Challange 5. Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 2 6. Unique Jumps 7. Oysters 8. First Date 9. Tanker Commander 10. Trucking Missions, Part 1 11. Body Harvest 12. King In Exile 13. First Base 14. Against All Odds 15. Gone Courting 16. Local Liquor Store 17. Made In Heaven 18. Small Town Bank 19. Wu Zi Mu 20. Farewell, My Love... 21. Are You Going To San Fierro? VI. San Fiero Walkthrough 1. Introduction 2. Big Smoke's Cash 3. Yay Courier 4. NRG-500 Challange 5. Buying Properties 6. Wear Flowers In Your Hair 7. Dating Katie 8. Courier 9. Photo Ops 10. Unique Jumps 11. Oysters 12. Gym 13. Blood Bowl 14. 555 We Tip 15. Valet Parking 16. Deconstruction 17. Photo Opportunity 18. Jizzy 19. T-Bone Mendez 20. Mike Toreno 21. Outrider 22. Snail Trail 23. Ice Cold Killa 24. Pier 69 25. Toreno's Last Flight 26. Air Raid 27. Supply Lines 28. New Model Army 29. Beefy Baron 30. Mountain Cloud Boys 31. Ran Fa Li 32. Lure 33. Amphibious Assault 34. The Da Nang Thang 35. Yay Ka-Boom-Boom VII. Desert Walkthrough 1. Introduction 2. Driving School 3. Buying Properties 4. Boat School 5. Bike School 6. Oysters 7. Unique Jumps 8. Dating Barbara 9. Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 3 10. Monster 11. Highjack 12. Interdiction 13. Verdant Meadows 14. Learning To Fly 15. N.O.E. 16. Stowaway 17. Black Project 18. Green Goo 19. Zeroing In 20. Test Drive 21. Customs Fast Track 22. Puncture Wounds VIII.Las Venturas Walkthrough 1. Introduction 2. Buying Property 3. Oysters 4. Unique Jumps 5. Horseshoes 6. Las Venturas Gym 7. Exports & Imports 8. Freight Train 9. Courier 10. Kickstart 11. Dirt Track 12. Trucking, Part 2 13. Race Tournaments 14. Fender Ketchup 15. Explosive Situation 16. Quarry 17. You've Had Your Chips 18. Don Peyote 19. Intensive Care 20. Misappropriation 21. The Meat Business 22. Fish In A Barrel 23. Madd Dogg 24. Freefall 25. High Noon 26. Saint Mark's Bistro 27. Architectural Espionage 28. Key To Her Heart 29. Dating Millie 30. Dam And Blast 31. Cop Wheels 32. Up, Up, And Away! 33. Breaking The Bank At Caligula's XI. Return To Los Santos Walkthrough 1. Introduction 2. A Home In The Hills 3. Vertical Bird 4. Home Coming 5. Cut Throat Business 6. Beat Down On B-Dup 7. Grove 4 Life 8. Gang Wars 9. Riot 10. Los Desperados 11. End Of The Line X. Conclusion 1. What now? 2. PC version 3. Fixes I'd like to see 4. Special Thanks XI. Checklist With Percentages ******************************************************************************* I. Introduction 1. Author Intro I walked into a Best Buy a few weeks ago, wondering what to buy. I am a big PC Bigot, so wasn't expecting to get anything for the PS/2. After all, I had, for the most part, been underwhelmed by the PS/2 games I had bought in the past, which I bought only because EA Sports wont release college sports titles for the PC. I had planned to buy a different game, but they were out. I strolled around looking for what I was sure was a GTA:SA display, as it had been released two days earlier. When I found it, I saw the Brady Games guide for this game. When I saw that the size of the strategy guide was bigger than most of my college textbooks back in the day - and with small type to boot - there was no choice. I'd take a chance, and buy the PS/2 version, hoping I could live w/o the PC specific differences such as mouse look and custom radio stations. And I'm glad I made that decision. As stated, I am a huge PC bigot - there is no game that can be done on any console that can't be done better on a PC. And that's true with this game. And yet, even in PS/2 form, this is one of my top five games of all time, to only be replaced when the PC version comes out in six months. I'm glad I didn't wait until the summer of '05 to pick up this game, and will have no hesitation to do so with whatever the next chapter in the GTA series turns out to be (hopefully, something in 'Chicago'). What the designers did with this game is incredible. The cities feel like the cities they're modeled after, but that's nothing new. What's more impressive, to me, is the suburbs feel like suburbs. The countryside and small towns feel right. And the desert is even nailed down to a ghost town. The PS/2s graphics are definitely starting to look dated - one of the reasons I'll buy the PC version and sell the PS/2 version off. But that's the only real flaw I can see with the game. That's not to say there aren't frustrations with the game, and a few of the missions. But that's for later. 2. About This Guide For GTA3 and GTA:VC, I did wait until the PC version came out. And by the time they did, there were plenty of FAQs out, but the ones I liked the most were the ones that helped lead you through 100% completion of the game in a way that made sense. Doing side jobs to earn money, or extra weapons first to make the story missions easier. And having played through the game once, I'm ready to try it again, and hopefully make things easier on myself this time through. Thus, this guide will lead you through a 100% completion of the game. But there will also be some missions or tasks described that aren't needed for 100%, such as unique jumps or dating. Sometimes, this is just for some extra cash early in the game, but also will help in ways that, trust me, you fill find beneficial. The guide will not contain exact descriptions for where tags, oysters, horseshoes, etc. are. I will be referring to their locations as given by the Brady guide, but will not try to describe for you how to get them. If you want exact locations, including pictures, buy the guide. It's worth it, and without it, I may never have bought this game to begin with, as its size made the decision for me. Note on version 2.0 - This will be the last major update for this guide. I will still update a few things based on e-mails I receive, add to the FAQ section, and so forth, but no more major changes or additions will be made. There will be at least one other major revision (3.0), but that will be made when the PC version comes out, and will be uploaded there instead. 3. E-mail info. If you have questions or comments, send me an e-mail to [email protected] If you have information that I add to the guide, I will make sure to give you credit - as long as you tell me who you are! If you ask a question and I don't get back to you, don't take it personally. I won't answer location questions, or cheat questions, or the like. There are plenty of other places you can find that information, and get an answer much more quickly than e-mailing me. If you have additional info on a mission, or have trouble getting past one, I'll do what I can to ask - just don't necessarily expect a quick answer. 4. Frequently Asked (Mailed) Questions and Comments. It was only a matter of time... - Will there be a PC version of this FAQ? Yes. I'll be buying a copy the day it comes out (or shortly thereafter), and adjust the FAQ as needed. I would guess most of the strategy would be the same. But with the addition of the mouse/keyboard control scheme, some difficulties could be changed. - Will there be an XBOX version of this FAQ? No. I don't own an XBOX. I don't plan on buying an XBOX. And even if I had one, I don't know that I would want three copies of the game. Again, I would assume the strategies would pretty much be the same. As there's no keyboard/mouse keyboard scheme like the PC version will have, I would expect the difficulties to be similar to the PS/2 version. - Will you answer this question for me? I'm sure the answer is in your guide, but it's so big, I don't want to read the whole thing. If you can't take the time to do a Ctrl-F (either Find on this Page if you're browsing, or find if you're editing) and look for a keyword to answer your own damn question, what makes you think I'm going to do it for you? - "Where can I find ..." (armor, weapons, tags, oysters, etc) Odds are, I'm not going to answer this type of e-mail. First, I don't have time, and second, I don't know locations off the top of my head, and generally don't want to have to start/load a game just to find out. Plus, describing things in text format is hard, and I'm not going to add graphics to this guide. If you have a specific question about a specific item (ie I can't find the Oyster in Las Venturas at the far upper right of the map), then I might be able to help you. Other than that, it's probably not going to happen. On a related subject... - You should describe where all the tags/jumps/horseshoes/etc are. This isn't gong to happen. Ever. Two reasons. First, to do so would probably at least double the size of this guide, and I don't want to devote that much more time. Second, describing things like that in a text-only format sucks at best. There are multiple graphical guides showing you where tags, jumps, photo ops, horseshoes, and oysters are. If you can't find any, you're not looking very hard, but try http://hem.bredband.net/708145/. Similarly... - Can you describe, in detail, how to complete a mission/find all oysters/ find all tags/etc? No. Read the guide. Go buy a Brady guide, or download the maps available that tell you where they are. I did this to help both myself and those stuck, not to handhold everyone out there through the entire game. If I can, I will try to answer a specific question. But to those of you who expect me to send you a detailed message on how to find every tag, every oyster, every photo op and horseshoe - LEARN HOW TO USE GOOGLE OR SOME OTHER SEARCH ENGINE!!! These types of e-mails will be ignored with impunity. - How do I get respect? Spray tags. Do missions. Take over gang territories when you've progressed far enough. - How do I recruit gang members? Why people have such a hard time with this is beyond me. Rockstar could make it slightly easier by putting instructions in the manual, but since the game itself tells you how to do so... But, if you haven't reached the Los Desparados mission yet, here it goes. Target gang member using R1. Hit the up button (above the left analog stick). If you have enough respect, he'll join and you'll see a 'progress' bar indicating your 'Gang Strength' has gone up. - Can I post your guide on my site? Sure. Just send me an e-mail and ask. If you haven't heard from me in a few days, resend it. I don't ignore these kinds of requests. - How do I play 2-player mode? I haven't done it, but look for 2-player icons floating around the city. You will always find one out front of a girlfriends house if they are home. The only other one I know of is west from your Grove Street house, as you go under the second overpass, in the middle of the apartment complex to the right (north). As for how they work, I don't know. Never used them, probably never will. - Can you use cheat codes and still get 100% Don't know. I used cheat codes the first time I played, and then realized I really didn't need to (used health/armor restore). But I never finished that game to 100%, so I don't know if it caused an issue or not. You really do not need to use cheat codes to win the game, however. And this is coming from someone that likes cheat codes, because I like to see how the story of the game plays out without having to replay certain things 200 times. So if I can get through 100% without any cheat codes, really, you can as well. - Can you send me your 100% savefile? Why? I never understood this request, but the short answer is no. The longer answer is this. First, my PS/2 is not hooked up to a network, and it never will be. So I can't somehow copy a save file onto my computer and send it. Second, as I mentioned, I'm a PC bigot. Because of this, I only have *ONE* memory card, and I'm not sending it to you. Just keep at the trouble missions. Eventually, you'll get there. - Where are the [email protected]^* gang members? I'm trying to take over a territory! The best way I found to do this while taking over 100% of the territories was this. Get off your bike or out of your vehicle after making a first pass, and shoot at passing cars. After a few, walk around a little. It doesn't take much to get a group to appear doing this. I had figured this out, but also had a number of people e-mail me to tell me this. At any rate, this leads into... - Do I need the 'territory' north of San Fiero for 100% gang territories? NO. I repeat, you do NOT need this territory, or at least, I showed 100% territory owned without it. There are a couple of territories in Los Santos that are EXTREMELY thin, as in less than the width of a street. Make sure you have these. I don't know if having the marina gang territory north of San Fiero replaces one of these or not. All I can go by is what my stats page shows. Update: Verified this. When I first took over 100%, I did so after the storyline ended and I had obtained 100% completion. On my third pass through the game, I did this during the storyline right before the 'Riot' mission. Thus, you do NOT need to travel to the opposite end of the map to take over 100% of the gang territories. NEW==> Another update: On my fifth time through the game, I did have to take over the territory north of San Fiero for 100%. I don't know what was different this time, but you may, in fact, have to take it over as well. Save it for last in case you don't need it - what I did find is that trying to find gang members there when you don't really need it is damn near impossible. When I needed it (ie, I had all the territories in Los Santos), I found a group of Vargos before I even got to the marina area. This war is also extremely easy, as there was only one wave of four gang members. - Where are the OTBs? There are two. One is in Montgomery, which you may have already robbed if you have finished with the Catalina missions. The second is in Los Santos underneath the highway just south of the Mulholland Interchange on an east/ west street, south side of the road. They do NOT appear on the map, so you just have to look for the yellow arrow that tells you you can enter the building. - Where the hell is
? I don't know. Every time I think I've figured it out, they stop showing up again. If you do get a date with a particular girlfriend, it does seem that you can keep going back day after day, although remember if the date ends after midnight, you have to wait until the next calendar day after the date ends before trying again. I've found that, on occasion, getting on a bike or in a car with flowers as your primary 'weapon' and heading to the GF's place seems to work well (worked very well with Katie). Also, as far as Michelle is concerned, if you don't have her as your girlfriend before you complete the driving school, she doesn't seem to show up there again to start her as a girlfriend (or, at least, she didn't for me). Other than that, I don't know what to tell you. - Why do you do this way? Because I did. For example, I realize that, since you have to go through all four ammunation challanges before passing it, there is no real need to go through it at each stage. However, doing so raises your skill with the weapon you pass each stage with, so IMO, it's worth it. Just because I did it that way doesn't mean you have to as well. I just wrote what strategies and order of doing things worked for me. - Where do you think the next GTA will be set? Not really related to this game, but I get it a lot. I don't know, but I would bet somewhere in the midwest - Chicago/Detroit area (named Carser City in the game, of course). It's been mentioned a few times in the three games and the only one not to appear in a game yet. - I can't the *** mission to appear - what do I need to do? Since I don't have access to your save game (and no, this isn't an invitation to send it to me), I have no idea what you might need. However, if you've left some side missions - ANY side missions - not completed, try those. Some aren't quite as 'side' as you think. For example, you MUST complete driving school before the races become available. - Why don't you cover the other girlfriends? Because they're really not that useful as far as the game goes. Denise isn't useful, but I cover her just because she's the first girl you can date. After her, only three are helpful. Katie, since dating her lets you keep your money and weapons when you are Wasted, regardless of where you are. Barbara, because dating her lets you keep your money/weapons after being Busted. And Millie, because she's required (up to %35 percent) for her keycard. Dating Michelle does give you a free Pay-n-Spray, but only for one location. If she gave it to you free everywhere, she'd be much more worthwile. And Helena - there is really no point to her at all, unless you have a thing for overalls. As for dating them, once they're available, date them on consecutive days until 100% (or whatever you want). They will ALWAYS be available the day after a date. If you miss even one day, they might not be, and I have no idea how to get them 'back'. - Finally, if you send me and e-mail and you don't get an answer, most likely it's because you asked something that is already covered in the guide - so READ IT AGAIN! ******************************************************************************* II. Legal Stuff This document is copyrighted material of Brad Wollangk and may not be used without expressed written consent of Brad Wollangk. No part of this guide can be used without proper quoting and/or recognition. Any person(s) found violating this copyright is/are punishable by law and will be to the fullest extent, and possibly beat up by the big, purple dildo in the game. At this time, I have no restrictions on who can post this guide, so long as proper credit is given. ******************************************************************************* III. Walkthrough Overview According to the Brady Guide, the following are needed for 100% completion: * Completion of all game missions, including story missions and prerequisite Odd Jobs. * Buying all the asset properties in the game - Zero RC Shot - Wang Auto - Verdant Meadows Airstrip * Acquiring assets for all properties - Roboi's Food Mart - Courier - Hippy Shopper - Courier - Burger Shot - Courier - Hunter Quarry - Quarry missions - Vank Hoff Hotel - Valet - RS Haul - Trucker * Buying all safe houses * Painting all 100 Gang Tags * Photographing all 50 Photo Ops * Collection of all 50 Oysters * Collection of all 50 Horseshoes (typo in guide - says 100 Horseshoes - there are, in fact, only 50). In addition to these, I will also cover a few non-100% items, such as girlfriends. A couple of them are EXTREMELY handy to have as girlfriends, as we'll find out. Most of these non-needed missions, however, I will not cover unless I see a need for it, or someone points out a good reason to cover it. OK - enough with the preliminaries. Let's get on with the game! ******************************************************************************* IV. Los Santos 1. In The Beginning Difficulty: 1/10 Mostly introduces you officers Tenpenny and Pulaski - strong, upstanding members of society. They frame you in a cops death, so they have control over you througout the game. After dumping you in a Ballas hood, you finally have control. Get on the BMX bike ahead, and pedal home. The only difficulty is learning how controllable the bike is - I've read plenty of times how 'easy' it is to run into light posts, traffic, cars, etc. The bike drives a little differently than cycles from VC. Other than that, this is a piece of cake. 2. Big Smoke Difficulty: 0/10 Cinimactic mission only - introduces you to Big Smoke. 3. Sweet and Kendl. Difficulty: 1/10 Introduces you to more main characters. Your brother, Sweet, your sister, Kendl, and another homie, Ryder. While at the cemetary, Ballas perform a drive-by, and blow up Smoke's car. Hope on the bikes across the street, and follow the leader. After a short cinemactic, you split up, and follow Ryder back to home. You can't really lose this mission unless you kill yourself - so even if you fall far behind, just look on the radar for the blue dot and catch up. When you make it home, you can finally save. 4. Courier Difficulty: 2/10 First, lets get some armor and a weapon. Go down the dirt path next to Sweet's house (between the first and second house to your right as you look out the front door), and follow it to the flood control ditch. If you go down the path to the left and run underneat the bridge, you'll see some armor. Now, go back the way you came, and look under that bridge for a micro-MP5. Whenever you save, come get some free ammo, and refill that armor if needed. With that out of the way, lets work on money. Head for Roboi's food mart in Commerce (just SouthWest of Pershing Square). Level 1 - Hit the drop-offs in any order - they're all close. You have more than enough time to come to a complete stop in front of the corona, and throw the package through - and this is true in all four levels. This one's easy. Level 2 - Hit the targets in this order - Market, Temple, Idlewood, Verdant Bluffs. Level 3 - Hit the targets in this order - Conference Center, Verdant Bluffs, Idlewood, Pershing Square, Verona Beach. Level 4 - Hit the targets in this order - Santa Maria Beach Boardwalk, Santa Maria Beach lighthouse, Vinewood, Temple, East Beach, Playa Del Seville. And that's it. By the time you're done, depending on how fast you did this, you should have around $14,000, plus an asset that generates money for you. And, you can do this mission again whenever you need an extra infusion of cash. I know some people like to use the off track betting facilities once they open, betting on the long shot, and using saves/loads until they win, but this feels more earned. At any rate, collect the money whenever you get a chance. And, your bicycle skill should be up to around 50% now. Save, grab some ammo, and get back to the story. 5. Ryder Starting Point: Front of Ryder's house (to the left as you exit the house) Difficulty: 1/10 You get to drive a car for the first time! Well, unless you jacked one already to look around the city. Head over and get a haircut. Since you have a few thousand burning a hole in your pocket, you can now afford the nicer cuts. Get whatever suits you - I prefer the cornrow for now. Now get some food. Doesn't matter what, but if you plan on beefing your muscles later, stick with the salad. Ryder comes in to rob the place, but you get chased out. You can simply run for the car, but I prefer to take the shotgun-wielding pizza-guy out for a free shotgun. Whatever you do, drive Ryder back home. 6. Tagging Up Turf Starting Point: Front of Sweet's House (two to the right as you exit the house) Difficulty: 2/10 Hop in the car w/ Sweet, and drive west. Stop in the red marker. Sweet gets out, and sprays over a tag to show you how it's done (Brady #1). He then tells you to get two more, and they're marked by green dots on the map (Brady #2 & #3). Hop back in the car, and drive to East Los Santos. Sweet lets you out, and you get three more targets to spray (Brady #4, #5, and # 20). Hop down off the roof, get back in the car, and drive back home. The only difficulty with this mission is you can obtain a wanted level if cops see you spraying, or if you take out the two Ballas in the alley. 7. Gang Tags Difficulty: 2/10 Ah yes, the 'collecting packages' part of the walkthrough. I think gang tags make a lot more sense, tho. The reason you do this - weapons. You get all #100 gang tags, and you get the following four weapons in your kitchen: Tec-9 (the Micro-MP5 is a better weapon, tho), Sawn-Off Shotgun, Molotov Cocktail, and an AK-47 (your main weapon until the M4 is available). There's no one way to get all the tags. Collect all 100 in any order you see fit. The following checklist should help you keep track of which ones you have. The ones we tagged in the last mission are already marked. And again, the numbers refer to their number in the Brady guide. As the game mentions, there is a spray can upstairs in your bedroom. There is also one on the roof of the building behind you. To get it, go to your backyard, jump on the short wall, carefully walk on the wall to the back of your garage, jump up on top of your garage, and then your house, go to opposite side of the roof and jump to the shorter building w/ the flat roof. The can is in the opposite corner. Then jump back down to your yard. There are two difficulties for this mission, finding the togs notwithstanding. As in the previous mission, if cops see you spray, you get a wanted level. Be VERY careful getting on a bike if a cop is nearby, as they can be hard to get going. The second is that sometimes, gang groups will be hanging out nearby the needed tag. Sometimes, just holding a weapon on them will make them run away. But if they see you, they may open fire. This should only be a problem for a few tags, maybe 10-15 of them. Finally, I recommend using the BMX bike for this one. It'll help you get to %100 stat on it, which is needed for a future odd-job mission (BMX challange - can't complete it w/o 100% on the bike). If you didn't save one earlier, there is usually a BMX bike across the courtyard from your house, in the way overgrown front yard. 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The half-pipe near the start are relatively easy. The other one requires you to land on the flat platform before getting it, meaning you either have to get some speed coming in to the half-pipe using the ramp and a quick turn, or go about half way up the opposite side, and then pedal hard, and then lean forward and a little to the right while in the air. Once you've completed this challange, there's no reason to voluntarily ride a bike again. Switch to a cycle, since these are the best vehicles in the game, IMO. Note: There does appear to be one corona that you can't get by bunny hopping alone in the big half-pipe area on the south side of the park. I think I can get it by bunny hopping at speed (and with the right timing), but you can get it by either coming at it from the side of the half pipe, or if your timing is good, by super jumping (hitting the circle button as you release L1 9. Taxi Driver Difficulty: 2/10 Jack a cab, and make some cash. Worry less about the tip bar, and more about keeping your cab in good shape - you make more money with the more passengers you drop off in a row. The biggest problem I ran into here were dumb-ass cops. They're chasing someone else, they cross the center line and run into you, and you, somehow, get the wanted level. As in GTA3 and VC, you do not have to complete all 50 drop offs in a row. And it's nice to only have to do 50 this time. However, much like VC, the reward for this (aside from cash and adding to your driving skill) is not something extremely useful - simply nitrous added to all cabs, and the ability to bunny hop by pressing L3. This would be nice if you could pick your own cars for the later races, but since you can't, I haven't found a good use for it. But it's needed for 100% completion, so... Note - if you want to try and complete all 50 in a row, there are two things you should know. First, you can visit a pay-n-spray to repair the car if needed. Second, and more important, you can't leave the car for any reason. Thus, before starting, make sure to fill up on fatty foods, because odds are you'll start getting 'hungry'. When you can't eat, fat disappears first, followed by muscle, followed by health. I had to quit after 35 in a row because I was down to health, because I didn't eat first. Don't let this happen to you! 10. Unique Jumps Difficulty: varies These aren't required, but they're kind of fun, worth a few bucks, and gets the cycle skill improving. There are a couple you can't get into yet because you can't get on the airport grounds (if there's a way to jump there, I haven't found it). Do the others for fun and profit, or skip to the next section. Jumps 8 and 9 will be covered later. I hear what you're saying. Wouldn't the jumps be easier in an NRG-500 instead of the crap I can jack around town? Why, yes they are. From your house, follow the path to the flood control ditch, and make a left towards the armor pickup. You can run while doing this, but using a bike will help. Anyway, continue past the armor, and down to almost the end of the ditch where there is a small tunnel off to the right. Go into and through the tunnel, and at the end, turn right. At the street, make a u-turn to the left into a garage. Go up to the second floor. There should be an NRG-500 just waiting for you. If not, I always find one on the top floor. Now you have no excuse. Note: Numerous people have wrote in to tell me ways to get onto the airport grounds early. The only ones that really work are a) to park a bike at the gate, grab a nearby car and use it to climb the gate, open the gate from the inside, and ride the bike in, or b) Use a packer as a ramp to jump the gate. Personally, it's not worth the effort to do that for just two jumps, so I prefer to wait until later. If you want to jump the gate to work on your piloting skill early so you can open the gate, go for it. I'll still just wait for later. [ ] 1 [ ] 10 [ ] 17 [ ] 24 [ ] 2 [ ] 11 [ ] 18 [ ] 25 [ ] 3 [ ] 12 [ ] 19 [ ] 26 [ ] 4 [ ] 13 [ ] 20 [ ] 27 [ ] 5 [ ] 14 [ ] 21 [ ] 28 [ ] 6 [ ] 15 [ ] 22 [ ] 7 [ ] 16 [ ] 23 11. Cleaning The Hood Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 2/10 Before going back to more vehicle missions, I need a break. Plus, it's nice to have a new name for your various save points than just the last mission (you are using more than one save file - you're using all ten slots just in case, right?). So lets get back to the story. Go see a couple old friends, and find they're not friends anymore. Go beat up on a crack dealer. Find a crack den, and kill the four dealers inside. Return home. 12. Firefighter Difficulty: 3/10 Now for some more driving missions. The upcoming story missions start featuring more driving skills for drive-bys and whatnot, so we might as well take advantage of the driving tasks now. Plus, there are some decent benefits to them as well. We'll start w/ the firefigher missions. To get a firetruck, track one down, or simply toss a few molotov cocktails across the street and wait for one to be delivered to you. Afterwards, it's no different than the firefighter missions from VC - go and put out burning car(s), followed by any burning passengers that get out of the cars. No need to go crazy driving here - turn on the siren, and let most of the traffic get out of your way - you need to keep the rig in one piece. Also, most of the fires will be close by, so there shouldn't be a need to fill up on fat as in before the taxi missions. The only tricky part about this mission are the passengers - sometimes, they can simply run places you can't get to with the truck. The place I usually ran into this problem is on the curvy road up to the observatory. If you get a call here, just hope one of the passengers doesn't end too far down the side of the hill, or you might as well start over. Once you complete 12 levels, you are now fireproof. This will come in EXTREMELY handy later in the game. Two tips for this mission: 1) Aim a little higher than you think you should, especially when putting out people, and 2) the hand break is VERY handy for getting the big truck around turns in a hurry. 13. Pimping Difficulty: 3/10, 2/10 Another relatively easy vehicle mission. You pick girl 1 up, drop her off, pick girl 2 off, drop her off, go get girl 1 again, drop her off, repeat. In between dropping a girl off and picking the next up, usually, you won't have a timer. Use this to visit a pay-n-spray to keep the car looking good. If there is a timer, you have a limited amount of time to either save your ho from a bad guy, or chase down a non-paying customer. Have your AK-47 ready, and blast as soon as you get a lock. Other than that, it should be a cakewalk. If you fail this mission once (in my case, a cop snuck up on me w/ a wanted level on level four), don't worry too much. As your pimping level goes up, the less likely you'll have to deal with a 'problem' customer. My second time through, I only had one problem customer to deal with, as opposed to three of the first four my first time through. When problem customers disappear, this becomes a very easy vehicle mission. 14. Paramedic Difficulty: 3/10 Wait - I remember those paramedic missions from GTA3 and Vice City - there's no way they can be easier this time around. Well, they are. Not that they've changed, but you have another option - country doctor. Head to Montgomery, find an ambulance at the small hospital, and grab a LOT of food. Eat 11 of the fattiest meals at the local pizza joint - this one takes awhile. The runs will be between Montgomery, Blueberry Acres, Blueberry, Dillmore, and Palomino Creek. The distances are farther out here, but you get more time to do it. What makes the Paramedic missions easier out here are the lack of buildings - it's much easier to see traffic coming at the intersections, and therefore avoiding them, keeping your ambulance intact, and the passengers healthy once you pick them up. Because the distances are longer, this takes awhile to finish all 12 levels, which means you will get hungry - thus, filling out yourself w/ some fat before starting. The in-game map doesn't appear to show a Well- Stacked Pizza place in Montgomery, but it's there. There are two annoyances with this mission. The first are the cops in the SUVs - they are the dumbest in any GTA game ever. First, they are the only ones who consistantly do not move out of your way with your siren going. Second, they will run into you. You will not be able to escape this. Either they'll be chasing someone, or they'll just be impatient. While it hasn't happened to me yet, I'm positive someone has has the ambunlance pushed into a victim because of this, thereby killing them, and ending the mission. The second annoyance is the 'fat old lady' victim who walks at a speed of about a mile a decade. Time shouldn't be an issue if you plan your routes right, but it's still annoying. Other than that, just be careful at the eastern entrance to Dillmore. It's at the end of a steep hill, and I've been run into by out of control semis on occasion. Once, even threw the ambulance high into the air, and it was only by the grace of the gaming gods that I didn't land on my victim. Once you're done, you now have an upper health level of 150. Just one more driving mission for now. Note: I've had many people write in and tell me that the Paramedic mission is even easier in Angel Pine, since all the patients seem to spawn right in or very close to town. This may be true, and if the Montgomery location is too hard, then by all means try it there. However, I'm leaving the mission here, as it's nice to get the booth to max health as early as possible. 15. 8-Track Starting Point: NW corner of Los Santos Forum Difficulty: 5/10, gets easier By now, you should have enough driving skill to be allowed into this competition. But that just gets you in the door. More than likely, you will not succeed at this mission the first time you try it - you just have to race it a few times to get a feel for the track. Once you know the track, it becomes easier. And, the more you race it, the better your driving skill becomes, which also makes it easier. Two tips on the race itself. First, hang back at the beginning of the race until you cross the brige in the middle of the figure 8 - there WILL be a pileup of many cars. If you can avoid this, that will help. Second, the best place to pass cars is by taking the inside of the curve as you hit the start/finish line under the bridge - all the cars go to the outside here. I got caught up in the pileup mentioned above, and couldn't gain any ground after the pileup was untangled. I still got to first place by lap 8. Hanging to the inside is a good idea in general, but critical going under the bridge. Also, the fact the race runs 24/7 makes it much less annoying that Vice City, having to wait for the proper day and time. You can run this over and over as needed until you get it. 16. Off-track Betting Difficulty: 0/10 This is optional, and I can't guarantee it works, but it did for me. As FallGuy151 on EdgeForums (www.edgeforums.net) writes: "Here's a system that works: Pick Purple or Green. Bet that horse until it wins. Bet around 5-7% of your total cash. When that color wins, switch to the other (Green or Purple), stay with it until it wins. Repeat. Use the 5-7% rule as your money increases and make as much as you want. Never bet anything but Green and Purple. This method will make money a non- factor in the game, so beware. I started with $6000, had over $100,000 in one sitting (had to leave to eat). You can turn 100K into millions in a very short time." As I said, it worked for me, but because I don't know the inner workings of the gambling system, I won't guarantee it worked. But I turned about 150K into 500K in about a dozen races. I did this strictly for cash to purchase safe houses in Los Santos later on. 17. Buying Properties I added this 'mission' here to make sure you buy all the properties that are available here in Los Santos. This makes sure that you don't miss one and end up searching for it when trying to get that magical 100%. And we should have enough money after betting on the horses to go ahead and buy them all now. Here are the properties available right now, their prices, and any garages. Willowfield - $10,000 El Corona/Verdant Bluffs - $10,000 - 2+ car garage Jefferson - $10,000 Marina/Verona Beach - $10,000 Santa Maria Beach - $30,000 - 1 car garage (possibly 1+) Mulholland - $120,000 - 1 car garage 18. Drive-Thru Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 2/10 Head to the Cluckin' Bell drive through. Follow Ballas' car, drive alongside so your possee can shoot at it. If you want, add your own weapon to the mix to help take the car out faster. Once it's taken out, drop Sweet and Ryder off as Sweet's house, and take Smoke to his new place. Finishing this mission opens up the gyms in Los Santos. 19. Gym Difficulty: 1/10 Now that the gym is open, go build up some muscles. You are limited into how much muscle you can build up in day, so if you max out, quit and come back next chance after midnight. Once your maxed out muscle-wise, talk to the trainer on the far side to learn some new unarmed moves. And also work to max-out your stamina. 20. Nines and AKs Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 0/10 Ride with Smoke to Emmits house. This mission is all about covering the basics of targeting and shooting. Of course, if you have all the weapons from the gang tangs, you've probably got a good handle on it already. After dropping Smoke off, you get a call asking why you ain't representing the hood w/ your colors. Drive to Binco, and get some clothes. With money not a problem, my choices were an Eris T-Shirt (not Eris T-Shirt2), Green Jeans, Hi-Top Sneaks, an Africa Pendant, and a Green Rag Back. I think now I'm representing too much, but it'll work until I get to ProLaps and/or Zip later. 20. Drive-By Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 3/10 Hop in the car w/ the guys, and head north to Ballas country. Perform a drive-by on some guys hanging around by a car. Speed is fairly important - do NOT stop. Head down the street, turn around, and make another pass if needed. And, of course, feel free to help out. When they're gone, head around the corner to the next group. This group always seems to go down easier for me than the first. When they're gone, head around the corner for group 3. Any you miss on the first pass will run down the alley. Turn around, head down the alley, and just run them over. The last group is in Glen Park under the bridge. Drive down to the park path, and just run the group over, making multiple runs if necessary. When they're gone, you'll be 'rewarded' with a two-star rating, and have to get to a pay-n-spray. The one nearest the house is closest. Head there, get your free re-spray, and head back to the hood. The only real difficulty here is the cars health - if you drive too slowly, you will lose the car. And I don't find evading cops at the two-star level tough to do, but some might. Note: According to multiple e-mails I received, feel free to run any and all gang members over you can to make this mission even easier. 21. Sweet's Girl Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 3/10 Hop in a car or cycle, and head on to the blip on the map. Hurry, because Sweet's health is slowly dropping, and you'll lose if he dies. Once you get there, open fire as you head at them (if riding a cycle) and/or by them (in a car), and hop out after passing them. Take the rest out on foot - the AK-47 works well for this. Once all the enemies are offed, get in a four-door car - one is parked right there for you if needed - and move inside the red marker. Sweet and his girl get in. Then simply drive back to the hood, evading the Seville cars as needed. This mission might be a little harder, except the cars chasing me gave up after I crossed the bridge nearest the house. 22. Cesar Vialpando Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 2/10 Hop in a car, and head to the garage indicated on the map. After being given your new car, back it into the garage. Get any mods you want, but make sure to get a Nitrous upgrade - you'll see why later. Now, head over to the indicator on the map at Unity Station to get involved in a 'bouncing' competition. This is a mission where you bounce your car in time to the music using the right analog stick. Simply point the stick in the direction the arrow indicates as it crosses the circle at the bottom of the screen. If you have any rhythm at all, this should be a piece of cake. Thus, make sure to bet the maximum amount ($1000). Once you're done, head south a few blocks to an available safe house. Buy it, stow the car in the garage, and save. The garage seems to handle two cars and a bike. The next mission is just up the block. 23. High Stakes, Low Rider Starring Point: Cesar's House Difficulty: 4/10 Get your car from the garage, and head down the street to Cesar's place. Follow Cesar to the starting point of the race. Follow the checkpoints, come in first to win. This is why you bought the Nitrous upgrade last mission. The best place to use it is once you're on the main four-lane street. There's a long straightaway there, followed by another long one after a right turn. Once the Nitrous runs out, you should be at the point where your making a lot of consecutive turns anyway. There are two reasons I bumped this up a notch in difficulty. First, because the car has hydrolics, you lose the ability to move the camera to see around/over things. That blows, IMO. The second is that the lowriders handle like crap - make sure to SLOW DOWN before making the 90 degree turns, or you will fishtail around, and end up a) facing the wrong way, and b) letting cars go past you. Once your done, drop off the low-rider in your new safehouse, jack a ride back to the hood, and save. Note: For an even easier race, ditch the car you got last mission, and grab yourself a different lowrider - like the Broadway parked next to the gas station you probably used for the Pimping side missions. It's a pretty fast car, handles TONS better than the Blade, and doesn't have hydrolics. Add Nitro to make it even easier. 24. Lowrider Challange Starting Point: Outside Unity Station Difficulty: 2/10 Basically, a repeat of the Cesar Vialpando mission, except without the story. Max out your bet, hit the right analog stick in time to the music as indicated, win. Even though you just did this one, you have to do it again for 100%. Note: Apparantly, you *don't* need this for 100%. It's already included from passing the Cesar Vialpando mission. So this ends up being just for extra cash. It's interesting that this version is *much* harder than the Cesar Vialpando one. 25. Home Invasion Starting point: Ryder's house between 12:00 and 20:00 Difficulty: 2/10 Hop in the truck, and drive it NE to the Colonel's house. Park it in the red blip outside, and enter the front door. As soon as your're inside, crouch, and move the left stick just enough to get you to move forward, and use the right stick to change your direction. When you get to a crate, pick it up, and do the same to the front door. Outside, run to the truck, and drop the guns in the truck. Repeat for all five boxes. There is one in the front room to your right behind a gun. There's one in the room to the right as you enter (just walk through the door - it will open for you). There's one at the top of the stairs, and another at the end of the upstairs hallway. The fifth is in the room to the left at the end of the upstairs hallway - the Colonel's bedroom. As long as you just move the stick enough to move, this one isn't a problem, either. After you put the fifth crate on the truck, drive south of the Forum to the garage. Note: Many people have wrote in to tell me there's a sixth crate in the Colonel's bedroom behind the bed. While playing through a third time, I was able to validate this. There's a crate against the wall opposite the foot of the bed, and another in the back corner of the room between the bed and the wall - ie, if you were lying on the bed, it'd be in the area you'd have a nightstand on the right side of the bed. If you get all six crates, you get a cut-scene showing you getting in the truck, and the timer disappears. 26. Burglar Starting Point: Black Boxville in apartment complex south across the street from the gym, Difficulty: 1/10 You can only start this mission between 20:00 and 6:00. Hop in, and cruise the nearby neighborhood looking for yellow arrows on the front door, including one that is usually right by the truck. Pull up near the house, and enter. If there is anyone in the main room, exit, and try again. The second time will either show an empty room, or the same person(s) still there. If they are there the second time, leave - they won't. Other than that, it works just like the last mission, except it's slightly easier. As soon as you are within sight of the door, run. If you fill the noise bar, don't worry - it resets next time you enter the house - as long as the timer doesn't get to 10. The only items I've ever found in the houses around here are in the main room, and there's anywhere between 2 and 4 items (4 is rare, but I saw it once). Once daylight hits, drive the truck to the same garage as in the last mission. Find out how much you made, and do other missions until it's night again. Once you've accumulated over $10,000 in stolen goods (total, not all on the same night), you've passed this odd job. Try to aim for at least 10 items. That's worth $2000, which means you'd need five nights at most to complete this mission. Note: You can complete this in one night if you want. First, get the boxer before 20:00 to make sure you have maximum time. Then go park by your house. Once you hit 20:00, start the mission. Find two houses next to one another than can be robbed. You can go back and forth between the two houses - just make sure to finish one before entering the other. Also, because the houses are so small, you don't really have to worry about stealth. Sure, you'll be detected, but as long as you're out before the 10-second timer expires, you're fine. Offload your huge load, and you're done. Note: After completing this mission, my percentage complete did not go up at all. From what I understand, this is a required vehicle mission. I don't know what to make of this. 27. Catalyst Starting Point: Ryder's House Difficulty: 3/10 After a friendly chat w/ the fine officers Tenpenny and Pulaski, drive Ryder's car up north to the train tunnel. Hop out of the car, and take out the Vaga guarding the train. When you're done, some Ballas drive in, so take them out. Crouching and the AK-47 work great here. When you're done, hop on the train. Use the right analog stick to aim at Ryder's moving truck, and L1 to toss a crate. If you land a crate anywhere on the car, it should result in a catch. Use L1 fast and furious until you land a crate. When you've collected 10 crates, hop in the car, and head for the Pay-n-Spray, then head back to Ryder's house. The only reason this isn't a 2 difficulty mission is aiming with the right analog sticks sucks, IMO. I can't wait for mouse-look. If you're good at using the right stick to aim, this should be a very easy mission. Otherwise, it can suck. 28. Robbing Uncle Sam Starting Point: Ryder's House Difficulty: 4/10 Hop in the truck, and drive down the the docks, parking in the red circle. Hop out, jump over the wall to the left of the gate, and take out any guardsmen you see. Don't shoot the gate lock, first. Head in to the warehouse straight ahead and just right, and shoot the lock to the right of the big door. Take out the guardsmen in side, and hop in the forklift. Move the four boxes from the back of the warehouse to the front, and get two more boxes from around to the left of the warehouse. Once you have six boxes near the entrance to the warehouse, then shoot the lock off the front gate. Ryder drives the truck in, and backs up near the warehouse. Use the forklift to pick up the crates, and load them on the truck by driving into the back of the truck w/ the crates lifted all the way up. If you hear someone shooting at Ryder, get out of the forklift, take them out, and continue. Once the sixth crate is loaded, hop in the truck and high-tail it out of there. Some guardsmen in some Patriots follow. Ryder says to hit the horn to toss a crate out the back which blows up the cars behind you, but I've always made it back to the garage w/o having to toss any. You don't seem to get extra points depending on the number of crates you do/don't toss, so have fun if you wish. Once you make it to the drop-off point, you're done. 29. OG Loc Starting Point: Big Smoke's House Difficulty: 3/10 Go pick up Jeff, er, OG Loc in front of the police station. Then drive to his buddys house up north. Smoke and Sweet drop you two off. After some chatting, you end up chasing his 'friend' on a bike. You can't really lose him - if you get far behind, he'll wait for you, taunting you all the way. Eventually, he'll end the chase near some homies of his who open fire on you two. Take them out, then jack a car, and drive OG to the Burger Shot in Verona Beach. 30. Running Dog Starting Point: Big Smoke's House Difficulty: 2/10 Get in Smoke's Car, and drive up to East Los Santos. After a converstaion, Smoke whacks one of the dealers, and a foot chase starts. If you've built up your stamina, this is easy. Sprint after the target until you're close, switch to an AK-47 (one R2 tap if you have the Micro armed), and blast him. Don't forget the cash he 'dropped'. 31. Wrong Side Of The Tracks Starting Point: Big Smoke's House Difficulty: 2/10 This is a fun, quick, easy mission. Drive down to Unity Station, and into the red marker. After the cut scene, jump on the nearby Sanchez, wait for Smoke to jump on as well, and get going after the train. The key to making this an easy mission is to drive on the right side of the right track. If you are in between the tracks, Smoke doesn't have as good an angle at the escaping Vagas. Once you catch up, keep pace with the Vagas, and move forward as needed until all four are capped. If done right, you shoudn't even make it as far as the tunnel and the oncoming train before Smoke tells you to take him back home. 32. Just Business Starting Point: Big Smoke's House Difficulty: 4/10 Hop in the car, and drive downtown. After a cut-scene, you are thrust into a battle with a bunch of heavily armed Russians. Crouch, auto-target, use your AK-47, and you'll be fine. Exit the door w/ Smoke to be thrust into another battle. Once it's over, Smoke hops on a bike, and you hop on back. Now you're in first person, and you have to shoot at your pursuers. Concentrate on the bikes and cars - you can't damage the car carrier. After awhile, you'll face forward, and have to shoot out a sewer grate. If you've gone the sewer route for the NRG-500 mentioned above, you'll know the tunnel I'm talking about - this time, it has a grate, however, that you need to shoot out. Once through there, a few more turns w/ explosive barrels you can shoot to take out every bike following you, and you're done. Once again, having to control the cursor w/ the analog stick just doesn't work for me, and I got close to having the bike destroyed. But it's the only real tough part of the mission. 33. Life's A Beach Starting Point: Burger Shot, Verona Beach, between 22:00 and 6:00 Difficulty: 3/10 First, head to Santa Maria Beach, and buy the available safe house here, if you haven't already. It makes the travel to the next few missions much shorter, and you need it for 100% anyway. It also has a 2 car plus 1 cycle garage. Save if you need to to get the time between 22:00 and 6:00, and head over to Burger Shot. After an amuzing conversation w/ OG - worst rapper in the world - head down to the beach party indicated on the map. Talk to the DJ w/ a couple of positive replys, and now you get to dance. Dancing works the same way as the lowrider bouncing competition, except you use the shape buttons. Again, if you can follow a beat, this is pretty easy. You also do this when you're on dancing dates later, and I routinely get scores above 9000 (not bragging, just saying), and for this one, you only need 4000. Once the song is over, assuming you scored well enough, the DJ invites you into the van. Steal it (she jumps out along the way), and drive it back to the garage under the interstate indicated on the map. In my two times doing this, I had a couple cars follow me once, and the other, only got shot at on the beach. If you are chased, it's a 3/10 difficulty mission. 34. Madd Dogg's Rhymes Starting Point: Burger Shot, Verona Beach Difficulty: 4/10 This mission introduces you to stealth. Follow the prompts, don't attempt a stealth kill from too far away, and don't bump the guy before killing him. Otherwise, it's a fairly easy mission. If you do get detected, you are all of a sudden in a knife fight w/ a guy holding a gun, which is the only reason the difficulty is as high as it is. Don't miss the armor after the lounge area - even if you don't need it, going through that room puts you behind a guard for an easy kill. Once you get the silenced pistol, use it. Two shots will bring down a guard, and they all drop more ammo for you. This is the pistol I used the rest of the game, for those rare times I needed a pistol. Once you're back outside, make your way back to the Burger Shot. After the mission, you'll get a call from Tenpenny telling you to meet him at a donut shop. He can wait a little while longer. 35. Management Issues Starting Point: Burger Shot, Verona Beach Difficulty: 4/10 Note: The guide says you need to start this one between 12:00 and 17:00, but I started it much later. Grab a car for this one, and head to the Burger Shot in Mulholland. As you get close, you'll get a phone call from OG that tells you the manager just left, and an arrow appears above the target car. Ram his car good once, and he'll get out and start shooting. Waste him, and take his car to the nearest Pay-n-Spray to repair the damage. Now, you have a somewhat limited amount of time to make it to the target area. You have to park between two other cars, but the space is so wide you can just pull straight in at a slow speed, and not have to virtual parallel park. Once you've done that, stay between the cars as you slowly move down the street to the pickup zone. After the manager is in the car, speed out of there, and towards the pier marked on the map. The other two cars will be dogging you the whole way, and they have been the hardest cars to evade to this point. Once you get on the pier, floor it towards the end, and bail when the game tells you to. IMO, the most cold-hearted mission of the game. 36. House Party Starting Points: Burger Shot, Verona Beach, then OG Loc's House, across from yours, between 20:00 and 05:00 Difficulty: 0/10, 6/10 First, head to Burger Shot, and see an untitled cut-scene w/ OG telling you about a party. He tells you (and you are prompted) to get a haircut, and some clothes. You don't have to do either, but this opens up Suburban and Prolaps stors (actually, they may have opened earlier, and I just didn't notice). You have some time to kill, so might as well change your wardrobe. Go with whatever you like - I went with Black Track Pants, Mid- Top Sneakers, Sun Glasses, and a Green Cap (Back) from ProLaps, and a Base 5 Hood and a Face Black watch from SubUrban. Once that's done, if it's late enough, you'll get a call from OG telling you to get over to the party. If there's time, I definitely recommend saving at your house before heading to the party. When you're ready, head across the street to the red marker, and find that the Ballas are rolling in. You face three waves of Ballas. The first is about eight guys coming from behind the cars you saw in the cut-scene. USE YOUR AK-47! The only problem guys are the ones that sometimes won't come out from behind the car. You may have to go get them. The second wave consists of eight guys from the top of the bridge. Crouch, shoot, move to the next. Easy, and you shouldn't take too much damage here since the AK-47 kills rather quickly. Finally, you face a wave of 12 guys coming from all directions. The guys are not marked on the radar, which makes it tough to figure out where the gunfire is coming from at times. Keep looking around for guys w/ red arrows pointing around them, keep moving, keep firing, and DON'T let Sweet get between you and a Ballas, or you could accidentally hit him and kill him, ending the mission. 37. Burning Desire Starting Point: Donut Place, Market Difficulty: 3/10 Ah, another mission from our favorite officers. Head to the alley in downtown, and pick up the Molotov Cocktails. If you've been following the walkthrough, you probably already have a few hundred, but you need to pick them up to move on. Head to the hotel. Get out, and before tossing the Molotovs through the five windows, make a circle and clear the area of Vagas. Once you've done that, you can toss undisturbed. You have to get the Molotov through the window to avoid being scorched yourself, but since you completed the Firefighter mission, you're fireproof, so you can just get it close and not worry about collateral damage. After the place is burning good, you see that there's a girl trapped inside. Go to the front door enterance (NE side of the building), run to the back, and up the stairs in the back/left of the back room. Run to the end of the hallway, and you'll be told to go get a fire extinguisher down in the kitchen. Run back downstairs, and to the room to the left and across from the stairs. Grab the extinquisher, and head back to the end of the upstairs hallway. Put out the fire in the doorway, and walk in. Because of the collapsing building, you'll have to weave your way through both floors. You can put out as much of the fire as you want, but only have to get the ones in the doorway that block your, well, Denise's progress, since you're fireproof. Once you get to the front door, she asks you to take her home. This earns you your first girlfriend. 38. Dating Denise Difficulty: 1/10 Starting Point: Denise's House, between 16:00 and 6:00, according to the Brady guide. You're first experience with dating in the GTA world. If the pink marker shows up after you drop Denise off in the last mission, go ahead and take advantage of it. If you have flowers, you can give them to her. Note that flowers regenerate, so you don't have to go to a new spot every time to pick them up. Anyway, after the flowers, don't try to kiss her until about 25% progress or so - it'll just take away the 1% point you just got for the flowers. After that point, she's much more receptive, and it'll add another 1% to your progress bar. Denise has three kinds of dates. a) Food. Take her to the Green Bottle bar just around the corner. As with all girlfriends, once you find a place that works, it always works. b) Dancing. Take her to the only dance club in Los Santos. Go to the middle of the dance floor, and dance as you did in the 'Life's a Beach' mission. I don't know how well you need to do to be successful, but unless you have no rhythm, it should be easy. c) Driving. Best bet here is to have an NRG-500, and just speed up and down the street right in front of her house. Once the progress bar is filled, she's done. After about 40%, you'll start being invited in for 'coffee'. Do it - it adds another 5% to your dating progress, and the lines at the end of 'coffee' can be funny. You don't get much for dating Denise. At 50%, you get the keys to her car - but only if she's home. At 100%, you get a pimp suit. The only good reason to get Denise to 100% is that once there, the percentages don't drop. At least, not that I've seen. Also, there do tend to be periods where she just isn't home during the specified time. I've had the best luck hitting her house towards the beginning of the time she's available, but aside from that, haven't found any recognizeable patter as to when she's home. One thing I did notice is that if your date ends after midnight, you have to wait until after midnight again before seeing if she's home. Note: I'm wrong - even after hitting 100%, the progress w/ Denise percentage does drop over time, and it seems to do so faster than with the other girls. I still don't really bother with her after hitting 100% unless I'm looking for an easy way to kill time. 39. Gray Imports Starting Point: Donut Shop, Market Difficulty: 4/10 Another mission for the fine officers. Head to the warehouse in the docks. Once there, make your way to the enterance the train uses to the south. The Brady guide mentions to drive all the way around the warehouse to the right to do this, but I don't know if you must do that, as long as you're far enough away from the main gate. Go through the train warehouse, and hop on some boxes. Get out your AK-47. Take out all the guards, and the TWO forklifts (last time, I forgot about the second one, and took a little ramming damage). Try to shoot the driver himself unless they're far enough away were the explosions wont hurt you. Once everyone is gone, shoot the lock on the door, and enter. Crouch and roll your way through the warehouse. Pick up the AK-47 behind the steps before heading upstairs. Once there, take out the two guards inside the room, then move to the right of the door. Look around, and you should be able to see the main Russian inside the room. If not, move back a little and try again. You can't auto-target him, but you can use first-person view to see him. Take a shot at any part of his body. If he jerks, you hit him. It takes a bit of ammo to kill him, because he's wearing body armor, but it's worth it. If you enter the room, you end up having to chase him, and the possiblity exists of him getting away. I tried it both ways, and shooting him from outside the office is much easier, even though I was able to track him down as well. Your choice. 40. Doberman Starting Point: Ammunation, downtown Difficulty: 4/10 First, the mission will open up Ammunation. You should have plenty of AK- 47 ammo by now, so you don't need to buy anything. Head over to Glen Park. Walk around until you see a group of 3-4 purple-wearing gang members. Shoot them. This triggers a gang war. Crouch, and watch the radar for the direction the gang members are coming from. After the third wave, the area is yours. You'll then be moved to the NW side of the park, where a dealer sprints from a house. Chase him down and kill him. 41. Gang Wars Starting Point: Any enemy (non-green) territory Difficulty: 4/10 Find any enemy territory on the map, and proceed exactly as the mission 'Doberman'. The more territories you take over, the more money that generates outside your house. Every now and then, one of your territories will flash, indicating it's being attacked. Get there ASAP (or, apparantly, save the game), and when you get close enough, you'll see the targets appear on the map. Crouch, shoot, you're done. If you're having trouble starting a gang war, stand in the targeted zone, and shoot at passing cars. Soon, gang members will show up. ** SPOILER ALERT AHEAD - IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW A POTENTIAL SPOILER, SKIP THE NEXT SECTION!!!! You can take over as many or as little territories as you want. It won't matter. Once you leave Los Santos, you will lose them all until the late stages of the game, when you have to restart from scratch, anyway. So unless you find them fun, you don't have to do any more, since money shouldn't be an issue anyway. ** END SPOILER ALERT ** 42. Ammunation Shooting Range Starting Point - Inside Ammunation. Walk straight back from the front door to the red marker. Difficulty: 3/10 This is part one of the Ammunation Shooting Range. At this point, the only things you can compete in is the Pistol and the Micro-SMG. These are the easier of the two challanges, so it shouldn't be an issue. Completing them gives you the ability to dual-wield the two weapons once you max out your skill in them. NOTE: Your percentage goes up for each weapon completed. Thus, if you complete both the Pistol and Micro-SMG challanges, you're percent complete will go up twice. 43. Vigilante Difficulty: 10/10 One of my most hated missions in this game. It's probably easiset, if doing this legitimately, to wait for the Hunter to become available, and use it. However, it can be nice to get the extra armor now. If you don't want to wait, the motorcycle is the best vehicle, as you can shoot straight ahead. The reason I kept it for now is that you will need a LOT of ammo, and with ammunation open, you can buy it if you don't want to keep chasing icons around the map. What makes this difficult are the wanted levels. If you have one, and come anywhere near a stop, you'll be busted. It blows. Period. I imagine wanted levels are easier to escape in a Hunter. There is also a 'bug' way of passing this mission, to some extent. If you get in a police car - this works for a car only - start the mission, and hop out of the car, walk into a building (bincos near the house seems to work for me), wait for 10 seconds, leave the building, get back in the car. Usually, this will result in a success message. If not, go back into the building, stay 20 seconds, go get back in the car. Repeat until you get rid of all of the current cars (you'll get a seperate beep for each car as you progress). The problem is, I've never gotten this to work for all 12 levels. I've gotten as far as 8, but no further. I've read of others getting all the way through 12 levels using this method, so if you can't complete it the legitimate way, you can always try this to get free extra armor. Update: I was finally able to pass this mission, though not entirely legitimately. The problem with this mission at this stage is, if you attempt it in the city, your wanted level rises VERY quickly, so make sure to note EXACTLY where the police bribes are at, and use them. If you try it out in the country, it is easier. There are far less police, so the wanted levels go up much slower. And there's a lot of open area, which makes life easier as well. But, there are NO police bribes anywhere in the countryside, so you're stuck with a slowly climbing wanted level. In order to pass, I had to have a motercycle in the garage, and a car. Use the car and the bug mentioned above to get as far as you can. Either you will complete all the missions, or you will hit a point where the criminals just aren't disappearing. At that point, go after them. I was able to get up to level 12, with two cars remaining before I had to go after them, and as I still had over 10 minutes to get them (compared with the 18 I started level 12 with), I had plenty of time to go back to a save garage, get the bike, and chase them down. In one of the reamining two cases, they were already on foot, which made it easier. Update 2: I have never been able to get the glitch to work with a bike. Only a car. The combination way to do this mission seems to be best. If you can get into the upper levels (8 and above), don't wait long. Once the dot on the radar makes it's drastic move, the criminals are out of the car. If they don't die on they're own, go chase them down and kill them, then find another building to enter. Also - if you decide to enter a police station (I was in Dillimore), do NOT have weapons ready, or you will earn a two-star wanted level, which makes it harder to get past this mission. I was able to chase down criminals on level 11 when they wouldn't disappear and get back to a Bincos to get rid of the criminals on level 12. Update 3: I did get this to work with the bike. 44. Los Sepulcros Starting Point: Sweet's House, between 9:00 and 17:00 Difficulty: 5/10 Recruit a couple of gang members by targeting them and hitting the up arrow, and then get in the car. Hop on the highway, and take it to the Muholland interchange, and west to the back of the cemetary. Hop over the wall, and walk to Sweet. When you get control back, crouch, roll, and pick off the enemies. Be careful - if you roll too close to a headstone or a tree, you won't be able to shoot, but you will be able to be shot at. I got stuck at one point where when I rolled back and forth, I was either behind a tree or a headstone, and lost all my armor before I got straightened out. In any case, when you kill everyone, run for the car, and head back to Sweet's house. You will have a two-start wanted level, so you will be chased. The best route is probalby the reverse of what you used to get here - North to the main road, highway south then east, first exit, down Grove street to Sweet's house. 45. Reuniting The Families Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 5/10 Hop in the car, and drive to the motel. Someone's ratted out the meeting, and the cops show up in force. After Smoke and Ryder bail, you get control. Don't bother trying to fight the cops in the parking lot. Just head to the front door just to your left. Inside, crouch and slowly make your way upstairs, and through the motel hallways - you shouldn't have any real problem. Once you get to Sweet, you head to the roof. A helicopter descends on you. Take out the four guys on the ropes first, then use the right analog stick to aim at the helecopter w/ the AK-47 until you hear the radio guy scream 'Mayday'. Then, follow Sweet, at which point you hop in the car. Someone 'hands' you an AK-47 (even if you probably have thousands of AK-47 ammo at this point), and you go into first person mode. Fire at everything chasing you, and watch for the cops jumping on your car after you see the motorcycle cops drop their doughnuts. The LONG reload times make this part of the mission harder than it should be - and I had maxed out my AK-47 skill by this point. Finally, your gun jams, and you head into a cut-scene that shows your 'escape'. For me, it's always close, but I usually make it through the mission with about 1/8 or 1/10 of the car's heal left. Jack a car or run back to your house, and save. Note - one thing that irks me about this mission. Since you're 'given' an AK-47 for the end of the mission, it's taken away from you at the end. This means you lose all your AK-47 ammo. You don't need too much for the last mission, but you probably want at least 200-300 ammo. 46. Green Sabre Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 4/10 This is it - the final Los Santos mission (for now, anyway). You need to go meet Cesar under the interstate just south of downtown. Once there, you'll see who has been selling you out. I won't spoil it here, but it's probably not a huge suprise - especially when you think back on the earlier missions. But this makes you realize Sweet is in trouble. Hop back in the car, or if you brought a fast car or bike with you, hop in that, and head north to under the Muholland interchange. All you have to do is make it to the red marker before Sweet's health bar disappears, you don't have to worry about it once you're there. Take out the waves of Ballas heading down on you, using the cars as shields. Once you take out the fourth wave of a circling Ballas car, the cops show up. You get escorted out of Los Santos courtesy of your favorite officers, Tenpenny and Pulaski. They take all your weapons, and give you a camera. Run across the street to the mobile home park, and save. The next chapter begins once you step into the red marker. ******************************************************************************* V. Badlands 1. Intro Welcome to the middle of nowhere. After the cops showed up at the end of the previous mission, Tennpenny and Pulaski step in and take you to the lovely little town of Angel Pine. They strip you of all your weapons, and tell you to stay away from the traitor from last mission, and them. This can be interpreted to mean stay out of Los Santos, but it doesn't work that way. You can 'safely' visit Los Santos, but all your territories are gone, as is that source of money. The Roboi Mart still provides you with its $2000 a day, not that it's needed that much now. ALL territories, including the one your house is in, are under enemy gang control, so you may be shot at. And you can't take (or retake) an areas over until late in the game. So feel free to go back to Los Santos for whatever you need, just realize that you may be shot at, and you won't have much recourse. San Fiero is also open at this point, but since we can't save there, don't bother exploring there yet. First, step across the street to the mobile home park, and save the game. Now, take the time to explore the new area, and head back to your home in Los Santos, and get some weapons, refil your armor, whatever you need to do. There are plenty of Sanchez in the area if you're a bike person. If you want some nearby armor, there's some in the parking lot like area next to the J&J Restaraunt on the western side of the northern part of town. It's a small town - you'll find it. Also, leave exploring Mt. Chiliad for later. We'll do that after the next mission. And if you haven't heard much of K-Rose yet, you'll soon get sick of it (although the DJ *is* funny). Once you've restocked and explored to your liking, come back to town, save, and start the first Badlands mission. 2. Buying Properties Since money shouldn't be an issue, we might as well go ahead and buy all the properties so we don't forget later. I started with the property farthest away, and worked back towards Angel Pine. Thus, if you're in Los Santos for any reason (collecting ammo, for instance), you can just work back to Angel Pine via the scenic route, buying the properties along the way. Since you will probably be exploring the area anyway, plus going back to Los Santos for your trusty AK-47, we might as well do this now. Palomino Creek - $35,000 - 2+ car garage Dillimore - $40,000 - 1 car garage Blueberry - $10,000 Whetstone - $100,000 - Most worthless property in the game Angel Pine - $20,000 3. Badlands Starting Point: Mobile Home Park, Angel Pine Difficulty: 3/10 After stepping in the marker, grab a nearby Sanchez. Usually, there's one right by the save point, but sometimes, you have to run into town to find one. Once you have your bike, head over to the first marker, which will tell you to bike up the mountain. Follow the path up the mountain, taking a left at the fork (the right is blocked off w/ construction horses), and following the path towards the yellow blip on the radar. As you get close, you see a cut scene with federal agents guarding a cabin. Once you get control back, hop off the bike, and head to the left into the woods. Sneak around behind the cabin, wait for all the guards to be in the front, and head in the back door. Shoot the snitch. Do NOT use a shotgun or AK-47 for this - you will damage him too much to be recognizable. The Micro MP5 worked for me. Once this is done, the four federal agents outside will start coming for you. Switch to the AK-47 for them - no need to keep them in tip-top shape. Once all four are down, photograph the body, and head to the drop-off point, which is right next to the save point where you started. A short phone converstaion with Cesar will open up the next set of missions, but we have some other things to do first. 4. Chiliad Challange Starting Point: Top of Mount Chiliad between 7:00 and 18:00 Difficulty: Varies This is a series of three races down Mount Chiliad on a BMX bike. They get harder as they go along, but with repeated attempts, it gets easier as you memorize the course. The really annoying thing about these races are, if you fail, you have to bike all the way back up the mountain, and it takes a long time to do so. Thus, you only get two to four chances per day, simply because of the time it takes to get to the top. Once there, you have to pass each race before the next one opens. In general, take it fairly easy down the mountain. The other racers will generally wipe themselves out, so long as you don't fall too far behind. Note: I've had a few people e-mail in to say that you can park the Camper that is nearby at the beginning of the track (only works for the first two races) that you can bunny-hop over to give yourself a quick edge. I don't think you need to do this, especially given I never had much trouble with the first two races, but if you're having difficulty, go for it. Good luck with the third race, though. a. Scotch Bonnet Yellow Route - Difficulty: 5/10 For the most part, don't bother power pedeling (tapping X) until you get towards the bottom. Holding X and gliding should be enough once you get the feel of the course. b. Birdseye Winder Yellow Route - Difficulty: 6/10 Starts off the same, then heads down the other side of the mountain. There are a lot of straightaways after the sharp hairpin turn to the left to sprint on, but you have to be careful, because there are still a few turns that you can go off the edge on. My advice - if you're in first, don't sprint, you won't really need to. Except for the final straightaway, the computer racers run into walls and fences a lot. Note: I went off the cliff twice in this race early on (before going by the cabin from the 'Badlands' mission), and still won the race. Don't panic if you do go off the cliff - just get right back on it. If it happens late, you are probably in trouble. If it's early, you can still win. c. Cobra Run - Difficulty: 9/10 There are two keys to this race. First, STAY ON THE WALKWAY. If you have to come to a complete stop around turns, do it. Don't worry too much about how far out in front the other two racers get. Once you're off the walkway, you'll head downhill into a large jump (unique jump Brady #51). After that, build up the speed for the next checkpoint, which is another big jump. This is the second key. If you don't hit it with enough speed, you'll come to an abrupt stop on a rock. If you clear it, you're in real good shape, as the other two competitors just about always get stuck there. After the sharp turn to the right, bear right under the archway, and after that, you'll soon join up with the end of the other two paths for the downhill sprint home. BIG NOTE: Want to complete all three Chilliad Challange runs without working up a sweat? Want to finish with a time of 10:00, and still be in first? Without a cheat code? First, find yourself a sniper rifle. The one I found was in San Fiero on top of a building just south and east of Pier 69 (I needed a unique jump ramp (steps) to get there - the set of steps about a block east and a block south of Michelle's Garage). Now, take your time down the courses, or don't. If you win, great. If not, stop before getting near the finish line, take out the sniper rifle, and shoot all the other racers after they finish the race. Once the other five are dead, hop back on the bike - you've won. You'll probably get a one or two star wanted level doing this, but it disappears right after you cross the finish line. This works for all three races, and even if you end up wasting a shot each time, you only need 15 shots to kill all the other racers, so you only need to pick up one sniper rifle. Do NOT do this before the racers cross the finish line, however, or you are disqualified, and you have to make the long-ass trek to the top of the mountain again. I lost the e-mail from the person who sent me this trick, so sorry you don't get credit for this here. If you send me an e-mail and prove you sent it to me, I'll credit you. Otherwise, all I can do is say that this idea was not my own. 5. Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 2 Starting Point - Ammunation in Los Santos or Palimino Creek Difficulty: 8/10 This is the same challange as last time, except there are three weapons to get through. Pistol, Micro MP5, and Shotgun. The first two are as easy as before. The first two rounds of the shotgun is pretty easy. The third round is tough as hell. One of the booths always seems to get three targets per silhouette, and you need at least that just to keep up. The only real suggestion I can offer here is simply this - you MUST wait for the timer to fully count down before firing. Otherwise, your shot will not count even if you would have hit something, and odds are your target will disappear while you're reloading. This one is all about timing. And the worst thing about it is, should you fail, you have to go through all three weapons again. If there was one change I could make to this game, it would be that once you passed a weapon, you didn't have to do it again. 6. Unique Jumps Whether you're in Los Santos or Palomino Creek, head for our favorite garage for the NRG-500, and head towards Blueberry. While you're in Los Santos, stop by your house for the camera. You'll need more film than you currently have for the photo ops later, so since you're in the area, you might as well pick it up. There are 9 new unique jumps between the Blueberry area and around Angel Pine. One you've already done during the third race of the Chiliad Challange. The numbers below match the Brady guide. The first number is the number given on the map in the front of the 'Badlands' section, the second number is the one given in the 'Odd Jobs' section. Some will be hit during missions anyway, but since we're around, we might as well hit them now. Use a Sanchez for 2 and 3 - I couldn't get 2 to work w/ the NRG, and just about anything will work for 3. [X] 1/51 (if completed Mount Chiliad race) [ ] 2/52 [ ] 3/53 [ ] 4/29 [ ] 5/30 [ ] 6/31 [ ] 7/32 [ ] 8/33 [ ] 9/34 7. Oysters Difficulty: 3/10 (only in finding them). Ooops - forgot all about collecting Oysters back in Los Santos. However, unlike the gang tags, or the upcoming photo ops and horseshoes, Oysters are spread throughout the entire San Andreas area, so we didn't lose much by not getting them earlier. But, we might as well get them now. The first 15 are in Los Santos, and the following 10 are in the Badlands area. Like with the Unique Jumps, the first number is the number on the front of the 'Badlands' section of the Brady guide, and the second number is its number from the 'Odd Jobs' map. Note: I found the best way to get most of these is to grab a boat and get all of the ones that are accessable by water (all but 2 and 11 in Los Santos). If you end up the last section doing the unique jumps near Blueberry Acres, there's a dighny that spawns on the beach NW of The Panopticon, just east of one of the oysters (6/30). There are also a number of them off the beach SW of Angel Pine. [ ] 1/1 [ ] 1/25 [ ] 2/2 [ ] 2/28 [ ] 3/3 [ ] 3/26 [ ] 4/4 [ ] 4/27 [ ] 5/5 [ ] 5/29 [ ] 6/6 [ ] 6/30 [ ] 7/7 [ ] 7/31 [ ] 8/8 [ ] 8/32 [ ] 9/9 [ ] 9/33 [ ] 10/10 [ ] 10/34 [ ] 11/11 [ ] 12/12 [ ] 13/13 [ ] 14/14 [ ] 15/15 8. First Date Starting Point: Dillimore, outside The Welcome Pump Difficulty: 0/10 Finally, back to the story, if only for a little while. When Cesar sent you to Dillimore to meet his cousin, little did you know it would be Catalina. Veterans of GTA3 will certainly recognize Catalina (although, personally, it didn't sound anything like the same person to me, even though it is, according to IMDB.com). This is mostly a cut-scene mission. Once you hop in your car or on your bike w/ Catalina, she will tell you of four robbery targets that open four missions on your map. Since one is right up the street, let's go ahead and hit that one now. 9. Tanker Commander Starting Point: Gasso Gas Station, Dillimore Difficulty: 4/10 This is all about essentially learning how to drive a tanker. After the cut scene, hop in the rig, and back into the gas tanker to hitch it to the cab. Then, head west out of Dillimore, then south to RS Haul. The place you're aiming for is the first place on the left at the bottom of a steep hill, so it's real easy to overshoot it. Pull in the lot, and head for the back. The guys chasing you on this mission - childs play based on what's coming later. While we're here, we might as well do the first Trucker mission. It's easy enough. 10. Trucking Missions, Part 1 There are four trucker missions that are essentially available right now. All require deliverys to somewhere in Los Santos or the Badlands. The other four missions require deliveries to either San Fiero or Las Venturas. I don't know what would happen if you tried to start them, but since those cities aren't available yet, I've never bothered. For now, we'll do the first four. Mission 1 Difficulty: 3/10 Deliver load in a given amount of time. If that time expires, you start to lose the amount of cash you get for the mission. Only the fact you're driving a truck which can uncouple from the trailer makes this at all difficult. When finished, save, and head back. If you happen to be back in Dillimore as I was, the save house you can buy there has a one-car garage. Mission 2 Difficulty: 3/10 No time limit this time, but a damage meter instead. The more damage your rig takes, the more money you lose as payment. Since money isn't really a problem at this point, just worry about getting the truck there. Mission 3 Difficulty: 8/10 No damage meter, no time limit. Just an automatic wanted level, with cops trying to dislodge your trailer. And they're good at it. You may have to take a few tries at this one before getting it. One thing to keep in mind - if the delivery is in the Docks area of Los Santos, do NOT take the highway through the tunnel just west of the airport. The cab is too tall to make it through. Take side streets instead. It may take a little longer this way, but the one nice things about city driving is with the limited amount of room on either side, it makes it harder for the cops to dislodge the trailer. Doesn't make it impossible, just harder. My experience with this mission is either it will be fairly easy, if the cops drive into things, or impossible. The only reason the difficulty isn't higher is there are two after this, in the second four missions, that are worse. Note: To make this mission MUCH easier, drive straight out of the lot to the railroad tracks, turn left, and follow the tracks into Los Santos. Depending on where the drop-off point is, doing so makes this mission either a good deal easier, or a piece of cake. The worst drop off location seems to be the National Guard base (from the Ryder mission 'Robbing Uncle Sam'), as it seems to be the farthest from, well, anything. If you get this location, note that the drop-off is INSIDE the middle warehouse, so you don't overshoot it and have to drive around the block again. Mission 4 Difficulty: 3/10 This will will seem like an introductory mission after the last one. You'll have a timed mission to somewhere in the area of Angel Pine. Two things to watch for. First, if the truck stop right before the first Angel Pine exit is your destination, you can't head straight to the marker when you see it. The land is not flat enough, and you will come loose from the trailer. Second is, when driving, watch out for tractors. You think you hated tractors on the highway before now... Other than that, there's not much to this one. And that's all the non-story missions until we reach San Fiero. 11. Body Harvest Starting Point: Motel in Angel Pine Difficulty: 3/10 Tenpenny seeing some 'truth' of his own. Head to the NE to a farm that contains a combine tractor that The Truth needs. When you get to the farm, head around the outside of the farm to the right until you see the combine. Shoot anyone who gets in your way, and get in the combine. Drive over anyone you want, head for the western part of the field where the dirt road is, and head out. Just run over anyone who tries to get in your way, steering around the tractors that try to run into you. A truck will follow you and fire at you, but shouldn't be a problem. 12. King In Exile Starting Point: Mobile Home Park, Angel Pine Difficulty: 0/10 Another cut-scene only mission. You learn Smoke's a dealer, and CJ will keep an eye out on the roads for the money and drugs moving back and forth between Los Santos and San Fiero. You get a call from Catalina asking where you are. Head to her cabin - a new save spot - in Fern Ridge. 13. First Base Starting Point: Cabin, Fern Ridge Difficulty: 0/10 Yet another cut-scene only mission. Catalna jumps you, threatens to kill you, tells you she loves you. What a woman. The three remaining robbery targets open on the map. Lets hit the closest one - the OTB in Montgomery. 14. Against All Odds Starting Point: OTB, Montgomery Difficulty: 4/10 Get the satchel charges from Catalina, and head inside. When you can, place the charge on the safe door, and blow it from a safe distance. Then put another charge on the actual safe inside the safe room, blow it, and you'll grab the cash. You'll automatically be given a four-star wanted level upon leaving, so hopefully, you parked your car or bike facing south. Head south and west to the Pan-n-Spray in Dillimore, and then back to the cabin. 15. Gone Courting Starting Point: Cabin, Fern Ridge Difficulty: 0/10 Another cut-scene to allow access to the two remaining robbery targets. But not before a little somethin-somethin.... 16. Local Liquor Store Starting Point: Liquor store, Blueberry Difficulty: 4/10 You're late! Someone else is already robbing the liquor store. Catalina pops one of them, but the other three escape. Grab the nearby Quad, and take off after them. Much like a bike, you can shoot straight ahead, so go ahead and do so. When the third is toast, head back to the cabin. Only the touchy steering of the Quad makes this at all hard. Note: The last time I played this, the second guy I took down actually dropped the money. Didn't even notice this until right before I took out the third guy - it's possible you don't have to take out all three, only the one who actually has the money. Watch the bottom of the screen for a message telling you to pick up the briefcase, and once it's there, you can stop. Unless you just want to take out all three guys, of course. Note, Part 2: In my third time through the game, EACH of the three cowboys had a briefcase to pick up, so you had to chase down all three. That is probably always the case, but since I had left a briefcase sitting, I didn't notice the message after I capped the third guy. 17. Made In Heaven Starting Point: Cabin, Fern Ridge Difficulty: 0/10 The final 'cut-scene opening robbery target' mission. Catalina just wants to be friends. Darn. 18. Small Town Bank Starting Point: Bank, Palomino Creek Difficulty: 3/10 Head over to the last remaining target - the bank in Palomino Creek. Your first job is to keep your gun aimed at the four workers. Try all you want, you will fail at some point, so how long you work at it is up to you - it won't affect the amount of cash you get. When the alarm finally goes, the security guard will open fire, so take him out. As to the other three, it's up to you. Shoot the three ATM machines (both upper and lower parts, one blast each w/ a shotgun), collect the cash, and head out the back door. The alley will fill with cops, including some on rooftops, and at one point, behind you. After you make it through the alley, to bike cops will move in. Kill them, and you will automatically hop on the second bike. Follow Catalina. Don't worry much about the cops between you and her - they will take themsevles out. And don't worry much about how far back you stay. You don't need to keep right up with her, despite her verbal jabs, and it's best you don't. When you get to Montgomery, she will crash. Pull up next to her, and once she's on, take off for the cabin. If you're far enough back, she's up off the ground and ready to hop on the bike as soon as you stop. Otherwise, you sit and take gunfire from the cops while she does this. Once you're back at the cabin, the Catalina missions are over, although the cabin remains as a save point. 19. Wu Zi Mu Starting Point: SE of cabin. Difficulty: 4/10 A standard race against three other competitors. It's not a hard one to win - just take it relatively easy, don't cut corners to quickly, especially at first, and you should do fine. Two things to make the race easier. First, whether you jump the barn or go around it, the route does not go to the road. There's a dirt path on the near side of the fence that the race continues on. If you make a mistake and end up on the road, you have to go back to the farm and go around the fence - I couldn't find a way through. Second, once you start the series of switchbacks, there's a dirt path you can cut up and save a LOT of time. If you hit those two right, this race should be easy. 20. Farewell, My Love... Starting Point: The finish line from the last mission Difficulty: 5/10 The same race as last mission, but in reverse. And in another twist, you are racing against Catalina and her new 'friend', who GTA vets will recognize (poor guy - doesn't know what he's getting himself into). This race seems harder than the last one, but the same advice applies. Be careful getting onto the road at the start. If you try to cut the corner, you can flip. The turn for the dirt road part of the second half of the race is RIGHT after a small bridge, so don't miss it. When you're on that last dirt road, don't try to cut corners - you could end up in the water. Just follow the dirt road, take it easy, and as long as you're in first place, you'll be fine. Once you've crossed the road for the last time for that slow left turn into the finish line, you can let loose. Winning the race gives you the deed to a garage in San Fiero - you're next base of operations after one more mission. 21. Are You Going To San Fierro? Starting Point: The Truth's Weed Farm, North of Back o Beyond. Difficulty: 5/10 Make the long drive to the TT marker. After paying for the weed, you hear a chopper in the distance. The Truth asks for help burning the fields, and gives you a flamethrower. Head to the farthest field, and start burning. Now, I've never operated a flamethrower, but I would have guessed that, if you wanted to burn plants, you'd aim towards the bottom. Whether that's true or not, in this game, aim about 3/4 of the way towards the top of the plant. Burning the tops of the crop work better here. Slowly work your way side to side along the crops. You will run out of ammo at some point, and more will appear near the barn. This is why we started in the - a shorter distance to run for the ammo and back. At some point, you'll complain about the smoke, and the screen will sway very lightly back and forth. This isn't an issue burning the weed, tho. However, once you're done, you are given a rocket launcher, and are told to take the helicopter out. The best way to do this is switch weapons so you can run, and run along behind the Mothership (The Truth's vehicle) until he stops near the road. The copter will hover at this point. Now take it out. Once you have, hop in the vehicle, and drive to your new garage. There are two things that make this mission tough. The first is you have to both burn the crops AND take down the helicopter in the given amount of time. Thus, how fast you burn the weed does make a difference in how easy this mission is. And the copter actually has to crash for the mission to successfully end. In one attempt of mine, the copter crashed as time ran out, yet the cops somehow survived to arrest The Truth (and the helicopter got back up and flew away!). If this happens, at least you're right where you need to be to try again. Second, I mentioned the swaying from burning the weed. Cute effect, but this continues while you're trying to shoot down the helicopter, which makes it tougher than it has to be. However, once you do that, you get to drive to San Fiero w/o any sort of wanted level. ******************************************************************************* VI. San Fiero Walkthrough 1. Introduction Welcome to San Fiero - a nice upgrade from both the previous two cities. A couple of logistics to begin with. First, you have a three car garage, although it works better to hold two cars and a bike. If you need armor, theres a pickup in an alley one block north of the gym. As for a good vehicle, the NRG-500 is available at the docks as part of the challange described below. Before getting into the missions, there are a couple of optional missions to talk about. 2. Big Smoke's Cash Starting Point: Anywhere, route goes from Smoke's house to San Fiero Difficulty: 4/10 On Mondays and Wednesdays, you will get a cell call from Cesar letting you know the cash is leaving Smokes house, heading for Pier 69. Get a car for this one. Once you catch up with the car, ram it. Each time you do, the car drops a package worth $300. He'll drop up to 6. Once you get the sixth package, destroy the car, or he makes it to Pier 69, the mission is over. 3. Yay Courier Starting Point: Anywhere, route goes from Back O' Beyond to Smokes House Difficulty: 2/10 The only difficulty here is getting in position. The biker will follow mostly dirt paths into Los Santos. If you can get ahead of him, just get off your bike (easier to use for this one), and stand there and wait for him to come to you. When he appears, keep targeting him until you get alock, and fire. Should only take a couple hits from your AK-47. If you decide to chase him, the more you shoot him, the more money you lose as the drug leaks out of the backpack from bullet holes. You do not need to do either of these missions, but it's worth it to do them at least once. And how many times you accept or decline the mission, or how many times you succeed or fail at them doesn't affect the rest of the game. 4. NRG-500 Challange Starting Point: Warehouse near Import/Export docks Difficulty: 8/10 This is like the BMX challange, but infinitely harder. The only reason it isn't harder is you'll have lots of chances at it, assuming the NRG-500 is your bike of choice - and why wouldn't it be? Hit the gas and grab the target in front of you, then CAREFULLY make your way across the narrow bridge to grab that one. Then grab the last one on the ground at this level, head into the pit, and grab the easy ones there except the ones on the ramp. Now, head to the flat end, and gun it towards the other end. You want to be aiming just right of dead center. Once you have that one, now head down the ramp and grab the two there. Now the fun begins. There's really no way to easily get them. What finally worked for me the first time through is to start heading for the opposite wall, head about a third to half way up the wall and turn around, and gun it up the opposite wall. If you head straight up the wall, you don't need as much speed, but you need to be dead on in your accuracy. If you hit it at an angle, you need more speed, but cover more area. Your choice. Beware the targets on the more northernly side (where you started). If you hit those ramps at an angle, you can easily end up in Easter Bay. There is a dock there to climb back up on, but the challange obviously ends, and the bike may or may not respawn. Whether you succeed or not, you have your ride. 5. Buying Properties You know the drill... [ ] Doherty - $20,000 [ ] Hashbury - $40,000 - 4 car garage [ ] Queens (Hotel Suite) - $50,000 [ ] Chinatown - $20,000 [ ] Calton Heights - $100,000 - 2 car garage [ ] Paradiso - $20,000 - 1+ car garage 6. Wear Flowers In Your Hair Starting Point: Garage, San Fiero Difficulty: 1/10 As easy as a mission gets without it being only a cut-scene. Get in the car, drive around to various spots, go back to the garage. If you need help with this one, how'd you make it this far? 7. Dating Katie Starting Point: Far NE corner of golf course, then house on far north side near Gant bridge, between 12:00 to 0:00 Difficulty: 1/10 Your first encounter with an 'optional' girlfriend, but one well worth the effort of having. As with Denise, Katie has different types of dates. She likes her men with lots of muscles, and little fat. If you've been working out to keep those melee attacks at maximum damage, you're set. Don't try to kiss her until your progress reaches 40%. a) Food. Cross the bridge right by her house, and make a right turn. There's a diner right there that works. She may say she doesn't like the area, but that's not a problem. b) Dancing. Take her to the only dance club in San Fiero. c) Driving. She's not big on speed, so be careful not to hit it too hard if you're on a bike. Slow steady speed works fine. She likes the downtown and chinatown areas. After about 50%, you'll start being invited in for 'coffee'. Whether you take this one to completion is up to you, but you don't want to let her dump you. As a nurse, she'll let you keep all your money and weapons when you're wasted. Worth a little time, don't you think? The easiest place for me to find flowers in San Fiero was near the tunnel you may have went through in the last mission. Note: There appears to be a bug in the game. If you play through the game once and date Katie, anytime you start a new game, you still get the benefit of dating her - not losing money and weapons when wasted - even before getting to her in the new game. 8. Courier Starting Point: Hippy Shopper, San Fiero Difficulty: 2/10 Now for some easy cash. Head for the Hippy Shopper west of your garage. This works just like the courier mission in Los Santos, except you're on a Freeway this time. Level 1 - Hit the three targes in no real order. They're all close. Level 2 - Hit the targets in this order - City Hall, China Town, Downtown, Garcia Level 3 - Hit the targets in this order - Ocean Flats, Palisades, Paradiso, China Town, Doherty Level 4 - Hit the targets in this order - Avispa Country Club, Hashbury, Cranberry Station, Downtown, Downtown (near shoreline), Juniper Hollow. Once you've finished level 4, you get the same reward as in Los Santos - an asset that generates up to $2000. 9. Photo Ops Difficulty: 1/10 Go around town, and collect the 50 photo ops for Micro-SMG, Grenades, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle icons outside your save point. Collect them in whatever order you can. To get the picture, just zoom in on the floating camera icon. It doesn't actually product a great picture, but that's not the point of this exercise. It may seem you can't get to all of them, but you can. I'll highlight a few of them below. Photos Brady #40, #41, #13, and #11 can all be obtained by boat. You may have to work around a bit, but they're avaialable. #40 might be accessable from the bridge east from the airport and across the bay, but I haven't tried that yet. Also, for #11, there is scaffolding at the base of the first support. By running all the way up and to the end of the scaffolding, you can get the picture - probalby easier than from boat. Note: If you have the Brady guide (and if you don't, GO GET IT), this is one area they really screwed up. The numbers on the map do match the locations, but the text and pictures do not. Their website does have corrections to the pages, and it's possible that later editions will be corrected. But for now, the numbers below represent, in order, their location on the map, and the description/photo number in the book. [ ] 1/38 [ ] 14/6 [ ] 27/12 [ ] 40/2 [ ] 2/45 [ ] 15/5 [ ] 28/31 [ ] 41/3 [ ] 3/13 [ ] 16/18 [ ] 29/34 [ ] 42/35 [ ] 4/7 [ ] 17/27 [ ] 30/47 [ ] 43/39 [ ] 5/4 [ ] 18/26 [ ] 31/50 [ ] 44/41 [ ] 6/9 [ ] 19/21 [ ] 32/25 [ ] 45/42 [ ] 7/15 [ ] 20/19 [ ] 33/20 [ ] 46/40 [ ] 8/46 [ ] 21/22 [ ] 34/1 [ ] 47/8 [ ] 9/49 [ ] 22/32 [ ] 35/10 [ ] 48/29 [ ] 10/48 [ ] 23/23 [ ] 36/24 [ ] 49/30 [ ] 11/43 [ ] 24/11 [ ] 37/33 [ ] 50/44 [ ] 12/37 [ ] 25/17 [ ] 38/28 [ ] 13/16 [ ] 26/14 [ ] 39/36 10. Unique Jumps Difficulty: 3/10 Most of the unique jumps are pretty easy. There are two you can't get to yet, as you don't have access to the airport. The first number is the number from the San Fiero chapter map, the second from the Odd Jobs map. Also, with #1 and #5, you'll lose the bike to the water. [ ] 1/35 [ ] 9/43 [ ] 2/36 [ ] 10/44 [ ] 3/37 [ ] 11/45 [ ] 4/38 [ ] 12/46 [ ] 6/40 [ ] 15/49 [ ] 7/41 [ ] 16/50 [ ] 8/42 NOTE: For the life of me, I can't get number 5 to work. I can drive all the way up the scaffolding, but the second I leave the end of it, no matter how fast or slow I'm going, I hit some sort of invisible barrier. My guess is I'm hitting it because the bridge isn't open yet. I'll try it again after this chapter, and move the jump to later if that does turn out to be the case. NOTE, Pt. 2: Number 5 did work once the desert was open, and was as easy as it seems it should be. Thus, I moved it to later. 11. Oysters Difficulty: 4/10 (only on finding them) The two to beware of here are #2 and #9. They are inside the Naval Base's perimiter, and you will get a five-star wanted level the second you cross it. Stay under water as much as you can, and as soon as you get those two, find a way back to your garage and save. Then go for the rest. [ ] 1/16 [ ] 2/17 [ ] 3/18 [ ] 4/19 [ ] 5/20 [ ] 6/21 [ ] 7/22 [ ] 8/23 [ ] 9/24 12. Gym Starting Point: inside San Fiero Gym Difficulty: 2/10 Lock on the guy, and hit him with the triangle key. Once he's down, don't let him up. When completed, you now have 'new' unarmed moves. 13. Blood Bowl Starting Point: outside Foster Valley Stadium in San Fierro Difficulty: 7/10 The concept of this one isn't hard. But there's no real rhyme or reason to winning this. Usually, if you steer hard to the right at the start and let everyone hit each other in the middle, you can get the first target, but not always. Beyond that, just try and keep moving around the outside best you can, always aiming for the next target. Don't stop, and don't drive directly across the middle unless you are aiming at the target. At some point, things will work out for you somehow and you'll pass this mission. Now we can finally get back to the story. 14. 555 We Tip Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 4/10 Get a car, and head over to the marker outside the Vank Hoff hotel in downtown. You will see a valet get into a car, and drive into the parking lot. Follow him down, and waste him when he gets out of the car (must be his unlucky day). Take the uniform, and head back up top. Wait for the DA's car - usually the second or third. It might take awhile. If you are the only valet there, get in the car, and it will tell you if it's the correct one. If not, get it out of there, and hustle back. If you're not the only valet there, one of the others will mention that it's the DA's car pulling up. Get to the other side of the driveway, so you can be first in the car. Once you're in, drive back to your garage. Hurry, but make sure not to hit a cop or person. If you do so, you fail. If you hit anything on the way over, it'll be fixed while the evidence is planted in the car. On the way back, you can't hit anything - any scratch will alert the DA that something is wrong. So drive quicky - you are on a timer - but carefully. When you get back to the garage, a spot is specified to park in. Do so, and run outsdie to the marker to make the call. One last side mission for now. But we need a place to change. Go buy a safe house - my recommendation is the one in Paradiso, since it has a garage - and change into the valet uniform. Head back to the hotel once you have changed. 15. Valet Parking Starting Point: Vank Hoff Hotel, downtown. You must be in the Valet uniform. Difficulty: 1/10 Similar to the courier missions in that there are levels. But they are all very easy. When you're waiting out front, wait on the far side of the driveway to make sure you're first to the car. Once in, there's no need to drive out to the street - there's a sidewalk that you can drive straight over. Do so, make the u-turn to the right, and park in the designated spot. There are five levels. In the first, you must park 3 cars. The second, 4, and so on up to 7 in the fifth level. For every car you park, you get a parking bonus for how well the car is lined up, and a damage (or lack thereof) bonus. by the second car, you should be up near three minutes. This is as easy as an asset mission gets. Once finished, the Vank Hoff hotel here will generate up to $2000. 16. Deconstruction Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 3/10 Head up the hill, and take a few shots at the workers. It's probably a smart idea to take out the explosive barrles you see. Otherwise, you could wreck your bulldozer. Watch for the guy trying to run you over. If he hits you, he'll knock you over, but he'll also stop - a perfect opportunity to jack his dozer. Run into the portables at a decent speed until they're gone. You then see the foreman hole up in a portable toilet. Push the portable into the indicated pit. The timer was turned off after you destroyed the last portable, so take your time. When he's in there, go get the cement mixer, and back it up to the hole at the indicated spot. No more whistling at Kendl! 17. Photo Opportunity Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 2/10 Mostly, a lot of driving in this mission. Head on over to the Blueberry area to meet Cesar. Hop in his car, and drive to Angel Pine. Head on top of the roof to get a good view of the meeting. As each car comes into view, zoom in on it and get a picture of the person getting out of the car. The first two come from straight across the alley. The third comes from the right. The fourth comes from the left, but parks on the right next to the third car, and the person gets out of the passenger side. Once you have all four pictures, make your way back to San Fiero. 18. Jizzy Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 4/10 Make sure you have a lot of drive-by ammo before starting this mission. Head all the way to the north side under the Gant bridge, and introduce yourself. Hop in the car, and drop the first ho off at the specified hotel. Then, you're given two minutes to get to an area in Hashbury by the gym to take out a rival pimp. Once he's gone, you have to drive to the southeast under the interstate and save a ho being beat up by two goons. Finally, head back to the hotel you dropped the first ho off at. A preacher leaves with the ho to 'save' her, and you need to waste them. Try to take out the Patriot first, but if it crashes, keep after the limo. The limo will be slow on the hills, and in one of my attempts, it crashed and turned itself upside down, which made shooting it full of holes easy. Once that's done, the mission is over, but you are rewarded with a two-star wanted level. Get to a Pay-n-Spray or a safe house. 19. T-Bone Mendez Starting Point: The Pleasure Domes Difficulty: 4/10 If you're good with a bike, this isn't too bad. Drive to the ambush point. You'll automatically hop on a bike, and the chase begins. The four you are chasing break up almost immediately, and you'll have to chase them down seperately. It's much easier to get close and press the L1 key to just take the package than it is to shoot them. After five minutes of game time, the four all start heading to a rendezvous point. If any of them reach that, you fail. I've only had them get to the call point once, and I only had one guy left that I was trailing at the time anyway. Just be cool, don't get too close at intersections because you don't know which way the guy is going, and as soon as you start getting close, tap L1 to grab the package. Once you have all four, head back to the club. 20. Mike Toreno Starting Point: The Pleasure Domes Difficulty: 5/10 Hop in the van, and head towards your garage. You can stay on the main road in front of your garage, and it will still be close enough to trigger the next target area. Now head to the docks. The second you get within range, u-turn, and head for the airport. The gate that normally prevents you from the airport grounds has been shot off, so you can get through it. You can go either right or left, but right generally seems to work better for me. Then finding the van becomes a game of hot/cold. The more the bar fills up, the closer you get. If it starts to drop off, head in a slightly different direction. Once you find the fan, the timer stops. Follow the fan and motorcycle escort until they stop. Stop a good ways away from them, take out your AK-47, and kill them. After a cut-scene showing you rescuing Toreno, shoot the van until it explodes, then hop in the limo. As soon as you leave the airport grounds, you get a 3-star wanted level, so head for the Pay-n-Spry by your garage. Finally, head back to the casino, and then the nearest save point. Note: You end the mission in a Stretch. Save it somewhere for exporting later in the game. 21. Outrider Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 5/10 Drive to the meeting car. After a little 'test', you drive the car to the van up the street. You get out of the car. Get the Rocket Launcher, and hop on the bike. Go up behind the building, onto and up the tracks to Cranberry station, and on the main road. Come up behind the roadblock (the van will come from the North, eventually), hop off the bike, and take out the three cars. You may have to switch weapons to take out some guys on foot - I recommend the AK-47 as always. When you get the message, hop back on the bike, head back towards your garage, and make the right just before the construction site. Drive towards the right side of the street, hop off, and take out the three cars again. Take out any remaining guys on the street, then switch to sniper rifle for three guys up on the left side of the street. Hop back on the bike and around the corner to the third roadblock. Handle this the same as the second roadblock, although I only found two snipers this time. Now straight up the street to the fourth roadblock. Take out the cars, and the remaining ground troops - I had no snipers for this last roadblock. Now head back or wait for the van, and follow it to the destination. When the mission is over, you'll be rewarded with a 3-star wanted level, so get to your save disk or a Pay-n-Spray. 22. Snail Trail Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 2/10 Our favorite officers are back! This time, it's more a mission for Pulaski than Tenpenny, though. Head up to the construction site, and pick up the sniper rifle hidden in a concrete pipe. You probably have a ton of sniper ammo by now if you followed this walkthrough and have all the snapshots, but you have to go get it anyway. Then, run across the street to Cranberry Station, as the train is arriving. There's nothing you can do to get to the train 'on time', but there is a Sanchez leaning against the station wall. Grab it, get behind the train, and follow it for the long trip to Market Station. Once there (it'll be the first station you come across in Los Santos), drive the Sanchez up onto the platform, but stay well back from the steps heading up. The first target will get off the train, and a 'Spook Meter' will appear. When the target disappears into the starwell, drive over to the bottom of the steps. When he makes the turn, drive up to the first landing. Be careful - he will pause at the top of the steps, so don't get close. Once you make it to street level, he will start looking for a cab. At this point, head down the street to the left for about a block - if you stay at the starwell, the meter will fill up once he gets in a cab. Once he's in the cab, follow him as he takes a circuitious route to Santa Maria Pier. Once he's out of the cab, get of the bike, pull out the sniper rifle, and plug one of the two targets. You can pick off the other one as well, but he starts running when the first one is shot. It's easier to switch weapons, and just chase him down. Once you do, the mission is a success. While you're here, grab an AK-47 ammo refil from your house, go on a date with Denise if you want (and the time is right), then make the long trip back to San Fiero. 23. Ice Cold Killa Starting Point: CJ's Garage, between 20:00 and 6:00 Difficulty: 3/10 For the easiest mission, take a cycle with you. Drive down to the club, and park the cycle in the parking lot. Head to the front door, where you'll be shown how to get in. Go up the scaffolding, jump down to the roof, and head to the yellow arrow. The game tells you to sneak up on Jizzy. I had no problem doing this by crouching and moving at full speed down to the ground floor, and around the right side of the bar. It's possible you could even run down there, but I haven't tried it. Anyway, before you go around the bar, have your AK-47 ready. Then go around the bar and trigger the cut-scene. When it comes back, take out the four guys right in front of you, and the two by the door. When you get outside, the implication is you should hop in the limo, and chase Jizzy using that. Look over at the parking lot. If your bike is there, sprint over and hop on it. This makes this mission easy, since the handling is better, and you can shoot straight ahead. If you have to use the limo, it's a lot more difficult - a 5 or 6 out of 10. Once Jizzy is dead, grab his dropped cell phone. Zosofretts points out that you can also shoot the tires out of Jizzy's limo beforehand, which makes chasing the vehicle a lot easier as well. 24. Pier 69 Starting Point: Just across from Pier 69 Difficulty: 5/10 Head up to the roof, and over to Cesar. When you get control, use the Sniper rifle to take out the six guys across the stree with arrows over their heads. Take the three on the right out first, then the three on the left. Once you've done that, switch to your AK-47, and head across the street. Crouch, roll, and work your way down the pier. Be careful of guys on the upper level. I always had an easier time moving up to the upper walkway, and taking guys out from there. When you get to the end, take out T-Bone - he was suprisingly easy. You then see Ryder jump over the railing. Time for some revenge. Jump over the railing yourself, and swim over to the indicated boat. Get in, and chase Ryder, drive-bying him when you get the chance. When you finally explode his boat, Ryder is dead, and the mission is over. Steering the boat and the numbers at the Pier after the sniper section is why this one is a little tougher. 25. Toreno's Last Flight Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 7/10 Hop in a car, and head to the indicated spot in downtown. I like using a bike better, but so long as it's fast, it should be fine. Head to the helicopter landing pad, and get up to the pad itself. The helicopter will take off, so grab the Rocket Launcher in the SW corner. You may still have some ammo from the Outrider mission, but it definitely doesn't hurt to have extra on this mission. Run back down to your vehicle, and head to the highway. Drive ahead of the helicopter (it will follow the highway south), get out, aim, and fire as it gets close. One or two good hits will bring it down, and successfully end the mission. The first time I went through the game, I had a very hard time with this mission. This time, I thought I'd try something different. Instead of shooting at all the enemies, I only shot at the ones on the landing pad itself. This didn't give me a wanted level, which made the chase part a LOT easier. If you take out everyone down front, you'll end up with at least 2 stars, which makes the chase a lot tougher. I did, at one point, shoot the two guys near the stairs, and only got 1 star overall. That wasn't bad either, but when I got in position to fire on the chopper, I hit L1 instead of Circle, which doesn't actually fire the Rocket Launcher, and I never got a good chance at it again. Also, don't worry much about rushing to the highway. No matter how fast or slow I get to the enterance ramp, the helicopter is always at the same spot as I'm rocketing up the ramp. Congrats - you've completed one of the two main threads in San Fiero. Now for some frustration. Go buy Zero's shop, wait for Zero to call, and finally step in the red marker outside the shop. BIG NOTE: Want to turn this mission into about a 2/10 difficulty? First, find yourself a heat-seaking RPG. There's one at the San Fiero airport in the northwest area of it (near one of the photo spots) between two tanks. Now, play the mission any way you'd like. When you get to the landing on the steps just below the helipad and you see the little cut-scene of the helicopter taking off, turn around, wait for red, and fire a couple missles at it. You'll probably raise your wanted level a star or two, but as soon as the chopper crashes, it disappears anyway. Thanks to Tai Ly for this tip. 26. Air Raid Starting Point: Zero's Shop Difficulty: 7/10 These next two missions are among the most frustrating in the game. They're optional, so if they're driving you too crazy, skip them until later, but they are required for 100% completion. And the cut-scenes and throw-away comments by Zero are funny. Buy Zero's shop, and wait for him to call you. Then step in the marker out front of the shop. After two cut-scenes, you are given control of a mini-gun. Aim at the incoming planes to keep them from dropping bombs on the transmitters. If you can keep enough transmitters around for 3:10, you've won. There are many issues with this mission that makes it hard. First, I wouldn't play at night - the dots are far too hard to make out from a distance. And, of course, Berkely seems to have an unlimited supply of model airplanes. So more and more keep coming. To succeed, there are three things that will help. One, obviously, try to get the planes from as far a distance as possible. Swivel over, hold down the circle key (unlimited ammo and no reloads), and let the plane fly into the dot in the center of your target. Next, if a plane drops a bomb, move on to another, as that plane has ceased to be a thread. Finally, look for the groups of four coming in. Taking those out are the biggest help in survival. Odds are you'll have to play this a few times - if not more - before passing. But as hard as it is, it's nothing compared to the next mission. 27. Supply Lines Starting Point: Zero's Shop Difficulty: 9/10 First, the only reason this doesn't have a 10 difficulty is, if you fail, you can walk two steps into the marker to try it again. And you will have to play this a few times. Once you get a feel for the RC Baron, it's not so much difficult hard as it is frustrating hard. For the mission, the way that worked best for me was the van directly ahead and to the left, follwed by a little double-backing for the bike, and then to the van nearby. I can get those on about 1/4 tank fuel. Where the other two vans are determine if the mission is a success or not. The first one you'll run across is the bike. Best bet for me - land behind it, and when you're close enough, open fire. If you have to chase this bike down, you're done. Once it's out of the way, find and destroy the last van. Assuming the previous four have gone quickly, where this last van is will spell success or failure for you. Once, the fifth van was all the way over by Pier 69 - no chance in hell of a successful mission with that. Even when I finally succeeed, the van was around the 'curviest street' area. I just got the half-tank message after the fourth bike. And by the time I flew over to the fifth van and made it back, I had barely a sliver of fuel left. It's a very frustrating mission. Once you can get to the point of feeling comfortable with the plane, you can get the first four targets with about 1/2 a tank left. Then it's just a matter of where the fifth van is. The good news - once you're past this one, the next mission is MUCH easier. Note: I had a few people e-mail in to suggest going for the northern two targets first (the '4th' and '5th' targets) makes the mission easier. I think it can, but it depends greatly on the path the 3rd van (the one that shoots back) takes. Whenever I tried it, if that van took a path that left me plenty of fuel, I was shot up and exploded (including, once, with a bullet somehow fired AFTER the van exploded). That, I figure, was more my fault. But I had three missions in a row where that 3rd van went straight west on the road that goes near the country club, and by the time I chased it down and killed it, I didn't have enough fuel to make it back to Zero's shop, stalling out over the baseball fields both times. Try this way if you're having trouble with the 'normal' way. Regardless of which way you tackle it, the person who designed this mission is pure evil. 28. New Model Army Starting Point: Zero's Shop Difficulty: 4/10 The last of the Zero missions, and a breeze compared to the previous two. Once you get used to flying a copter, it's even easier. Why RC nerds can run two vehicles at once is beyond me, but that they can't makes this a fun mission. Go move the first barrel in the way more to get a feel for how the copter works than anything else. Zero will be stuck at a river without a bridge, but let him stay there. After the first barrel, go pick up a bomb (just next to the wooden planks). Then head over to Berkley's side of the field, and look for the three tanks. Hover over the tank (use the camera to look straight down, making sure your shadow is over the tank), and drop the bomb. Make sure you're high enough, or you'll destroy your copter. It's not a huge deal - you get three of them - but it wastes time. Go get another bomb, and take the second tank out, and repeat for the third. Once you've done that, go back for a wooden plank, and make a bridge for Zero. You do not have to be real precise as to where the board lands, but the more you are, the quicker it can be used. But even if you drop it straight in the water, it'll still work. Now go get another plank, and use it to bridge the other crossing. Once that's done, just follow Zero, and quickly get the barrels out of his way. When picking them up, just move a couple feet to one side of the path or other, and drop it. You don't have to move it far at all. After clearing enough barrels, Zero will make it to Berkley's side, and you will win. You should be able to finish this with at least 1:00 left on the timer - I average about 1:30, and I'm sure others do it faster. You could probably save some time by picking up a bomb right away and taking the tanks out first, so you don't have to fly to the first barrel and come back, and then move it on the way back from the first tank. Even still, it's an easy mission, and Zero's missions are over! 29. Beefy Baron Starting Point: Insdide Zero's Shop Difficulty: 2/10 Like 'Supply Lines', but you can't fail this one. It's optional and for fun only. You fly the same plane, and try to destroy as many vans as you can in 3 minutes. They do not appear on radar - just fly around the shop, and if you see a van, destroy it. Whether you destroy 0 or 20 vans, it's just for 'best score' anyway. I thought I'd mention it here, because I completely missed this one here the first time through the game. 30. Mountain Cloud Boys Starting Point: Wu Zi's Betting Shop, Chinatown Difficulty: 4/10 Now for some missions for my favorite character in the game. Head over into China Town and find the W marker to start this one. Drive Woozie to the meeting, and he'll sense something is wrong. Once the ambush starts, switch to your trusty AK-47, crouch, roll - you know the drill. At the end of the alley, you hop into a car and back out into one of two cars chasing you. Concentrate on driving and let Woozie take them out w/ the guns. If you get the chance, feel free to help out, tho. When both cars are in flames, take Woozie back to his place. Note: The car you are in at the end is a Sentinel. Save it somewhere for exporting later. 31. Ran Fa Li Starting Point: Wu Zi's Betting Shop, Chinatown Difficulty: 4/10 Take a car and drive to the airport garage. Follow the driveway all the way back to the 'restricted' signs, and turn left. Find the car there. When you get in it, you will see trucks pull up to block various exits. Follow the path they leave for you, and get out of the airport garage. Just run over the guy they have in the roadway, and pick a side to drive around the fan they have blocking the road. As you exit the airport, you will see two cycles join the chase. How you get to Pier 69 is up to you. I actually thought I was headed back to Woozies place, so took a longer route through the city. In any case, head for the Pier. If a cycle pulls up along side you, feel free to take the shooter out. The driver won't shoot back. He'll keep following you, but he can't do much. The cars, for the most part, are easy to avoid. When you make it to Pier 69, the mission ends. Jack a car and head home. 32. Lure Starting Point: Wu Zi's Betting Shop, Chinatown Difficulty: 6/10 This one was much harder than I remember it being. Hop in the SUV outside, and make the long treck to Angel Pine. Once there, you end up in a race like mission, only this time, the purpose is to avoid damage. If a bike pulls up close, return fire. Otherwise, take it easy through the off-road areas, and try not to flip the truck. if you can make it out to the interstate the second time you hit it, you're in good shape. Even if the bikers manage to reduce your damage meter all the way, you still have a chance. If you can keep them from catching up to you - which is easy on the interstate except for crashes, tractors, etc - you can still beat the mission. Once it's over, make the long trek back and save. Note: The car you're driving is a Rancher. You can save it if you want for exporting later. They are easy to find, but not as easy in town, so it'll save you a trip out here later. 33. Amphibious Assault Starting Point: Wu Zi's Betting Shop, Chinatown, between 20:00 and 6:00 Difficulty: 3/10 This one's mostly a swimming tutorial, but if you've been collecting oysters, you probably have swimming down to some extent. Swim through the checkpoints, both on the surface and underwater. Once you get into the open sea, you can swim under water all you want, but when you surface, don't move at all. You can be right next to a boat, but as long as you aren't moving, you won't be spoted. When you get to the spotlights, you also have to avoid sufracing in the spotlight radius. Aside from that, the same rules apply. If you're spotted, head underwater until the threat passes. Swim under the boat, and get out at the specified dock. At the top of the steps is a knife - grab it if you don't already have one. Use the same stealth techniques you learned earlier in the game to take out the soldiers in your way. You can also use the silence pistol if you have it with you. Make your way to where you place the bug, and then make your way back upstairs. Jump over the railing, and swim back to the indicated dock near shore, using the same stratagies you did coming over to the boat. Once you make it to the dock, the mission is over. Note: estanley2 sent me an e-mail telling me that he couldn't complete the mission because he did not have enough stamina, telling him "You need more practice in the water before you can start this mission". I've never had this problem, as I've always been maxed out on stamina and worked on my swimming abilities during the course of the game by getting available oysters. But I thought I'd mention this just in case. If you do get this mission, well, go get the oysters you can get so far. Swim around the island a few times. Do whatever you can to raise your swimming skill and try again. 34. The Da Nang Thang Starting Point: Wu Zi's Betting Shop Difficulty: 6/10 This mission always turns out to be tougher than it should be. To begin with, you'll be riding shotgun (well, mounted gun) in a helicopter as it makes a couple passes on the same boat from last mission. Take out as many people as you can - I don't know if it helps for the next part, but it can't hurt. On your second pass, you are shot down by a rocket launcher. There is nothing you can do to prevent this. The good news is you survive. The bad news is you lose all your weapons with the exception of your knife, and about 50 health. Swim over to the ship, and you will automatically climb up the ladder. Once on deck, take out as many guys as you can stealthly. Once your spotted, switch to whatever weapons you've collected so far, and let loose. The problem I always have in this mission is there are a lot of times you have to climb up a crate, turn 90 degrees, and then fire. Usually, I try to do that, and when I lock on, I'm facing anywhere but where I need to be. Do the best you can, and fight your way across and around boxes to a large hole in the floor. Jump down, and shoot the few guys that come running towards you. Once your down on the deck, there's an armor pickup in an area behind some boxes just to your right. Get it, and the ammo that's there as well. Jump back over, and head down the walkway, taking out whoever you can. The last guy you face will throw grenades at you, so rush at him while taking him out. Once he's down, you can shoot the lock off the refugee container, and set them free. They will tell you to go kill Snakehead on the bridge. Make your way back to and up the hole you came down, and head over the boxes you haven't been over yet. There are a few guys left - one in the doorway to the bridge area, and two more in the stairwell. When you reach the bridge, Snakehead tosses you a sword. Lock on with L1, and hit Circle. If your muscles are still hign, you should take him out with a swing or two. Once he's out of the way, make your way back to the hole in the deck, and head towards the refugees standing near the railing. They will lower all of you into boats, and this mission is done. Note: [email protected] writes that since you aren't on a timer for this mission, you can swim back to shore, grab armor/health, get weapons and ammo from your garage or Ammunation, and head onto the ship fully armed. If you want to take the time to do this (with Ammunation all the way across town), this does make the mission easier. On the way back to the ship, stop near the docks SE of Pier 69 for a boat to take back instead of swimming. 35. Yay Ka-Boom-Boom Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 4/10 The bad news is, since you lost all your weapons in the last mission, you have no more AK-47. The good news is you can now buy them at Ammunation. So stock up. And don't worry - the ammo will transfer over when the M4 becomes available after this mission. Now start the mission, and head downtown for the car. Drive it back to the crack warehouse, which is right next to the driving school. You'll have to get out and shoot the two gate guards, which will open the gate and bring more guards coming after you. Head in and clear the way, then go hop back in the car. Drive it to the indicated warehouse, driving over anyone who might still be lingering around, or get out and shoot them. Once inside the warehouse, you will have to drive through it a bit to get to the red marker. Once you've done so, activate the bomb, and get out of the car. Guards will come in after you. Switch to a weapon that allows you to sprint, and sprint back through the warehouse towards the door. You shouldn't take much if any damage while sprinting. When you're close enough to the exit, a cut scene will show the crack factory exploding. Now you have to fight your way back to the front gate. Equip your AK-47, and make your way slowly to the front gate. When you're almost there, two guys in a car will drive in, and the gate will close behind them. Kill them, and hop in their car. Drive it back through the compound, running over anyone in your way, and take the same ramp that was one of the unique jumps out of here. Once you're out, make your way back to your garage to end this mission. Finally, answer a phone call. This stranger will tell you to get out to his ranch in the desert. The desert is now open to you! ******************************************************************************* VII. Desert Walkthrough 1. Introduction Welcome to the desert, home to some of the more unique missions yet in the game, and the aquisition of my favorite item in the game. But that's later. Take the time to look around and get familiar with the area. You can also explore Las Venturas if you want, but we'll save most of the Las Venturas based optional missions for when we get there. Before getting on with the story, let's take care of a few non-story missions. 2. Back To School - Driving School Starting Point: Driving School south of CJ's garage Difficulty: Varies This school has been open for awhile, but really hasn't been needed. However, some of the upcoming missions require some good driving skills, so we might as well take the school now. For 100%, you only need a bronze in each skill, but the better medals you have, the better vehicles available to you outside the school. Once you complete Driving school (bronze or better in all 12 skills), you get a call that opens up Wang Auto's for purchase, and the subsequent missions. The 360 - Difficulty: 1/10 Hold Square and X at the same time, and tilt the alalog stick one way or the other. End in the exact same starting position for gold. The 180 - Difficulty: 2/10 Easier on a bike, but not bad in a car. The key is hitting the brake at the right moment. Park perfectly straight for any possibility for gold (speed also counts). Whip and Terminate - Difficulty: 2/10 Same as the previous mission, only it's a 90 degree turn instead of 180. Pop and Control - Difficulty: 3/10 The key here is timing for letting off the gas. Too early, and your speed isn't good enough. To late, and you'll spin out. Burn and Lap - Difficulty: 3/10 A series of laps essentially using back-to-back 180s. Gold is under 36 seconds. For whatever reason, clockwise seemed easier for me. Cone Coil - Difficulty: 3/10 Same as the 180, but you also have to swerve around cones both going and coming. The 90 - Difficulty: 7/10 Tough. Concept is easy, but to get gold you have to park perfectly. At least these lessons load quickly. Wheelie Weave - Difficulty: 4/10 Make sure to steer slightly to the ramp - going straight won't put you on two wheels. Use the gas sporatically to keep you going, and stop right in the red circle for gold. Spin and Go - Difficulty: 4/10 You've probably done this numerous times by now, but now you have cones you can't hit. Time limit isn't as restrictive, so no need to burn. P.I.T. Maneuver - Difficulty: 7/10 I've always had trouble with this one. Others find it easy. I can push the car into a spin, but never keep real close without lots and lots of repitition. Apparantly, get gold by forming a perfect 'T' with the car. Alley Oop - Difficulty: 5/10 It's not hard in concept, but hitting the ramp at precicely the right spot will probably take a number of attempts. If you hit it right (and push the stick towards the middle of the ramp right as you hit it), the barrel roll will take care of itself. Lay off the gas, and brake when you hit. If you're off just slightly, you're done. City Slicking - Difficulty: 8/10 Essentially, race to Pier 69 and back. The rear-wheel drive car makes this tough, as does the completely random nature of the traffic. Sometimes, you'll be a block from a great time with no damage, and a car shoots out from nowhere. Get gold by completing the circuit in under 100 seconds (not too hard) and with no damage (harder). Note: On City Slicking, take the second to last right off the main drag (where the trolley tracks turn east), take that a block, and make a left to continue down the hill. This should allow you to coast and even slightly accelerate through the left turn. On your way back, take the second right after the light (earliest you can turn to get back to the main drag), and again, coast/accellerate through the right turn. When I did this the first time (well, first time making it that far without damage), I had enough time left at the end to more or less coast to the finish line to make sure I didn't hit anything, and still finished in under 98 seconds. 3. Buying Properties Since we'll be traversing the desert for the next two schools, we might as well have a place to save. We'll start North East of San Fiero, and work our way closer to Bayside and the Boat School. Fort Carson - $30,000 - Room for 2 cars, but only 1 car door Tierra Robada - $20,000 El Quebrados - $20,000 4. Boat School Starting Point: Bayside Marina Difficulty: Varies Just over the Gant Bridge from San Fiero lies the Bayside Marinia, home to the boating school. Like the driving school, this consists of various skills that need to be completed at a certain level to pass. Again, bronze is all that is required, but the better medals produce better spawning vehicles here at the docks. Basic Seamanship - Difficulty: 1/10 Go forward, then stop. There's probably the correct time to lay off the gas and hit the brake for the gold, but I don't know it. I don't know if stopping directly in the middle gets gold, or doing it fast. Plot a course - Difficulty: 2/10 Go through the buoys, and do it fast. Don't hit the buoys. And don't oversteer - use your radar. Once the symbol is pointing almost where you need to go, quit turning. The camera angle will throw you off, but this worked better for me than anything. First person might also help. Fresh Slalom - Difficutly: 2/10 Same as previous lesson, but with a different boat. I found this one easier to pilot. Flying Fish - Difficulty: 2/10 Hit the ramp straight and as fast as you can. Pull back on the stick when you hit the ramp for extra air. Push down after the apex of the jump to glide forward, and if the nose touches first, it's a little extra distance. Land, Sea, and Air - Difficulty: 2/10 Same as the two course missions above, but with a few jumps. 5. Bike School Starting Point: Just south of the Dirtring Stadium in Las Venturas on the west side of town. Difficulty: Varies Finally, for now, is the bike school. Similar to the other two schools. The 360 - Difficulty: 1/10 Same as in the car, but easier to stop in your starting position. The 180 - Difficulty: 1/10 Much easier than in a car. Park straight and in the middle for gold. The Wheelie - Difficulty: 2/10 Take a wheelie through the entire coned section, and park straight for gold. Jump and Stop - Difficulty: 1/10 Drive straight. Jump. Park perfectly for gold. The Stoppie - Difficulty: 3/10 To do a good stoppie, just tap on the Square key to get it going, and again if necessary to make it through the cones. When you land, you don't have to land straight for the gold - just park straight. Jump and Stoppie - Difficulty: 5/10 Landing on the front wheel and keeping it is tough. Still, compared to the other schools, this one isn't bad (although by now, I was maxed out in bike skill anyway, so this was just for a free bike). I've read you can also succeed by landing on both wheels perfectly at the same time, but I got gold landing on the front wheel, so it can be done. 6. Oysters Difficulty: 4/10 (only on finding them) Not a bad idea to do this after boating school, since there are boats - and a sea plane right there. I prefered the sea plane, as it made it easy to get across the dam. First number is Desert Chapter map (from Brady guide), second number is Odd Jobs map [ ] 1/35 [ ] 2/36 [ ] 3/37 [ ] 4/38 [ ] 5/39 [ ] 6/40 [ ] 7/41 [ ] 8/42 [ ] 9/43 7. Unique Jumps Difficulty: Varies Again, not needed for completion, just for fun. The NRG-500 didn't seem to work for me for jump 2, but a freeway parked nearby did. You may end up in the water for jump 4, and will end up in the water for jump 5. Jump 3 is possible with the PCJ parked near the Verdant Meadows control tower which you can't purchase yet. [ ] 1/54 [ ] 2/55 [ ] 3/56 [ ] 4/57 [ ] 5/58 8. Dating Barbara First, in order to get her attention, you need some fat. Head over to the local pizza or burger place, and have 10 of the fattiest meals. If you're not up to 50% fat, wait until the next day, and do it again. Once you've gotten her as your girlfriend, you can start losing the fat, and I would do so. It affects sprinting, which is always handy. You want her as your girlfriend, because she gets you out of jail without losing money or weapons. So worth it. a) Food - Take her to the diner southwest of town along the highway. It's the closest, even if getting there isn't easy. b) Dancing - San Fiero's club is a little closer, but Las Venturas works as well. c) Driving - Much like Katie, she likes going pretty slow. Fortunately, unlike Katie, she likes where she lives. Just drive her around town. And also like Katie, there seems to be a bug where if you start dating Barbara and start a new game, the benefit for dating her - unlimited get out of jail free cards - carries over to the new game from the start. Note: I found a helicopter to be the best vehicle to use for dating Barbara, as you are miles away from a dance club should she want to go there. There is a Sea Sparrow at the bottom of the Dam, and along the coast north of Verdant Meadows. If it's a driving date, jack a car or, if it's available, use the police cruiser. If it's a dinner date, fly over the hill to the west to the diner. And if she does want to dance, fly to the dance club by the Camel's Toe casino in Las Venturas - there's a basketball court across the street for you to land at. Definitely cuts down on travel time, and really, no chance for an accident (so long as you don't fly over Area 69, that is). 9. Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 3 Starting Point: Ammunation in Los Santos, Palomino Creek, San Fiero, Difficulty: 10/10 My first top difficulty mission. The concept for this one is easy. What makes it difficulty is once you get to round three with the shotgun, one or the other guy will suddenly be able to seemingly hit two targets at once. And where I could pass the third shotgun level before about 80% of the time, I can only do so now once in a blue moon. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is - don't drive yourself crazy. Try it a few times, if you can't win, go do another mission and try again later. And always save. Even if you lose, you keep improving your shotgun skill, which in theory makes this easier. If you make it past the shotgun levels, there is now one more weapon test available - the AK-47. Much like with the shotgun, however, the competitors have an uncanny ability to hit targets at a much faster rate than you do - and by this point, you should have maxed out on AK-47 skill. And what makes it worse, as I mentioned before, is if you fail, you have to start from the beginning with the pistol all over again. Just flat out sucks. If you get past this, don't walk, RUN to the nearest save point, and thank whoever you want you don't have to enter an Ammunation again unless it's to buy a weapon or ammo. Note: I finally got past this one, and screamed quite the scream of triumph. I don't think I got any better at it, I think that eventually, the competition got just slightly worse, allowing me to win. I was able to get to the point where I can usually get past the shotgun level. But even with hitman status on the AK-47, it still causes me problems. I think the biggest problem with this mission, other than having to go through the entire thing all the time, was that you can come up against competition that you just can't beat. Example - there was one set where, in the third round of the shotgun, one side took out four targets. With only three shots. Now, try as I might, I can never hit more than one target at once. But you will get competitors that do this somewhat regularly. There's nothing you can do about it but try and keep pace. And for shotgun, THE most important thing is not to waste that first shot - wait for the target to completely drop before firing. As for the AK-47 - just keep trying. Done or not, this mission still sucks. Note 2: The 'glitch' that gives you unlimited ammo by starting the challange and immediately cancelling? I could only get it to 'work' after passing this level. So think of it more as a reward instead of a glitch. Note 3: One thing I forgot about when doing this mission - you don't have to wait until the targets come down to start shooting like you do with the shotgun. Much like with the SMG, you can start shooting early to try and get a jump start on your competition. Just don't do so too early, or you'll spend the clip before you want to. Also, try to empty your clip while waiting for the next target to appear. Note 4: On the unlimited ammo glitch, just when I think I have it figured out, I don't. However, I do know that once you pass the micro-UZI round back in Los Santos, you can get unlimited ammo for the SMG (which you may have to buy first, but that's fine because it's the best 9MM in the game). Once you pass the AK-47 round, you can get unlimited ammo, but only for the M5 (which again, you may have to buy, but that's fine because, again, it's better than the AK-47 anyway). I don't know if the unlimited ammo for the M5 is available before passing the ammunation challange, but I've heard it might be. 10. Monster Starting Point: Ranch in Tierra Robada Difficulty: 2/10 Avoid turning the truck over, and you have this mission made. It's a simple checkpoint race against a timer. Finish in 6:30 or better to pass. Stick to roads as much as possible, and when going up or down hill, do it straight on as much as possible. And remember you lose the hand brake for this mission. I don't generally drive this one well - end up on a lot of rocks, get turned around, etc - and still end up under 6:00. This 'race' is definitely not here to frustrate you. 11. Highjack Starting Point: Ranch in Tierra Robada Difficulty: 3/10 So, it turns out that the mystery employer is someone you already know. After listening to his speil, he'll tell you that you need to hijack a truck. A *moving* truck. And I don't mean moving like what you use to take your furnature from one place to another. Cesar shows up as your second, and you take off on a bike. Follow the dirt path to the highway, and hop on. You should catch up to the truck just over the bridge. Now, ride alongside the drivers side of the cab, and when it tells you to, hold the bike steady in right about the same position so Cesar can make the jump. Once he does, he eventually brings the truck to a stop. Hop in, and drive the truck to your garage in San Fiero. 12. Interdiction Starting Point: Toreno's Ranch, Tierra Robada Difficulty: 6/10 If you're good with a rocket launcher, this may be an easier mission for you. I just can't seem to get a good feel on how much to actually lead targets. Anyway, hop on the dune buggy, and follow the target north to a ghost town. Once there, pick your choice of vehicles to get to the top of the nearby mountain. The two you don't pick will still be available after the mission. The one you chose won't. Follow the new target to the top of the mountain, then ready the rocket launcher. Two helecopters appear, and start shooting at the one you're protecting. If you take the copters out early enough, you also take care of the SWAT team they drop. Otherwise, you end up fighting both the copters and the ground troops. After the first two have been destroyed, a second pair appear. Once you can eliminate those two without enough of them falling on you and killing you, the hard part of the mission is over. The helicopter you are protecting flies away, and drops a package in a canyon north of Verdant Meadows. Why they can't drop it here after you've finished wiping out the other choppers is beyond me. Go get the package, then bring it back to the ghost town, and park in the specified garage. Then take one of the remaining two vehicles back to the ranch. Note: Francesco Rook points out that if you find a heat-seaking missle launcher, this mission is much easier. If you have one, simply stand on the rocket laucher icon without taking it (and replacing the one you have) until the game figures you took it already. Then shoot down the helicopters at your leisure - you don't even have to worry about the enemy copters falling on your head. So you got that going for you. Which is nice. 13. Verdant Meadows Starting Point: Toreno's Ranch, Tierra Robada Difficulty: 0/10 Drive to Verdant Meadows and buy it. You should have well more than the $80,000 needed to buy it. 14. Learning To Fly The flying school equivelant to the three others covered earlier. The only required school of the game. a) Takeoff - Difficulty: 1/10 Hold down the X key, climb when you have speed. On my second try, I got gold at 30 seconds. b) Land Plane - Difficulty: 3/10 Again, no steering. Try not to touch down too early. Stop in the red target. 25 seconds earned me a gold. c) Circle Airstrip - Difficulty: 6/10 Take off, and fly through the coronas. I found this a lot easier in first person view. 66 seconds earned me a silver. d) Circle Airstrip and Land - Difficulty: 7/10 Same as last time, but with a land and stop in the corona. 1:23 earned me a silver. e) Takeoff Helicopter - Difficulty: 3/10 Take off until told to stop, rotate 180 degrees using L2 or R2, and move forward towards the corona. 32 seconds earned me a gold. f) Land Helicopter - Difficulty: 3/10 Head for the far end of the runway, land in the circle. 34 seconds earned me a silver. Probably would have made gold had I not overshot the target. g) Destroy Targets - Difficulty: 7/10 I think this ones harder than the circle airstrip missions. First person view, until landing, made this one easier. 77 seconds earned me a silver. h) Loop-The-Loop - Difficulty: 3/10 This one's easy - IF you use first person. Otherwise, it can be very challanging to figure out when to pull out of the loop with the outside camera still catching up. 21 seconds was worth gold. i) Barrel Roll - Difficlutly: 3/10 Same as before - use first person to make this one easier. 18 seconds was worth gold. Note: Thanks to Liam Wrig for pointing out my double 'Loop-The-Loop' entries. Cut-n-pasting will do that to you. j) Parachute Onto Target - Difficulty: 4/10 If you haven't parachuted yet (off the tall buildings in Los Santos or San Fiero), then welcome to one of the funnest things to do in the game. Hold forward on the stick until the last moment, then tap back after the chute opens to get in the 35 target zone. You must land in the center to get gold. Open when you get through the clouds - at about 22-23 seconds in. Then, it's all about landing on the center. Congrats - you now have a pilots license, and all the airports are open to you now. This also facilitates the best way to travel quickly in the game. The Shamal (Leer jet equivalent). There's at least one at every airport. Take off, fly over where you need to be, and jump out (using Triangle). Even if you don't have a parachute in inventory when getting in the plane, you will automatically have one, and it'll be equipped, when you jump. 15. N.O.E. Starting Point: Verdant Meadows Difficulty: 4/10 How difficult this mission is depends on how you feel about flying. Personally, I think flying is fairly easy, except for lining up with the coronas, as in the circle airstrip lessons. As pointed out in the lesson, first person makes this a LOT easier. So, two things to make this a pretty easy mission. First, don't follow the land and canyons to Angel Pine. After taking off, bank north and head over the mountains to the water. Follow the coastline west, then south to around Angel Pine. About the time you make the turn towards the town, switch to first person view to make lining up and flying through the target easier. Then follow the same path back to the airstrip and land. Even with this longer route, I still end up with about 3 1/2 minutes left on the timer. As for flying, the plane tends to nudge upwards. So when the radar warning starts to move up, nudge the plane down. Other than that, you can just cruise - no need to use the X button to keep the plane flying at breakneck speed. One thing - watch the power lines that come into view right as you are getting ready to land - run into them, and you have to do this all over again. 16. Stowaway Starting Point: Verdant Meadows Difficulty: 4/10 Once you know how this mission works, it's not too hard, and kind of fun. At the beginning, you have to ride onto a moving plane w/ a bike. You MUST lean forward to gain more speed in order to catch the plane. Start wide right, and gradually make your way to the ramp. As you get close, they quit throwing boxes out the back. Hit the bottom of the ramp to get on the plane. Now that you're on the plane, put your weapons away. Use your fists or a melee weapon. When you get to the last guy, take his parachute. Then place a satchel charge against a wall up front, and head for the back. Run off the end of the ramp, and as soon as you step off the plane, blow the satchel charge. The mission is over as you are freefalling. Note - check the map to see where you are and where you are freefalling towards - you don't want to go into, near, or land in the secret military base. Not yet, anyway. 17. Black Project Starting Point: Verdant Meadows, between 20:00 and 6:00 Difficulty: 5/10 Ah, you knew we couldn't be done with The Truth yet, right? He drops you off outside of Area 69, and you need to make your way inside the research facility. There are two ways about this - one is 'stealth'. Use your sniper rifle to take out whoever you can, make your way to the control tower to open the main doors, and make your way in. Way two is just go in blasting, and find the alternate way in through a air vent. Either way you get in, the base is on alert. Fight your way through the first room, and enter the second. The second room has both a curved, sloped hallway, and a doorway to catwalks. The hallway leads to the lower area of this next room. Go straight through this room to find the SAM control room, and disable them. This will immensely help in your escape. Now go back through the previous room, and on the east side of the room is another hallway. Head down that. At the end are some stairs that lead to a series of hallways. Fight your way through these to the project room. The door is locked, but go left to find a scientist who gives you his. Now go back to the previous room, and open the door. This opens a very tall room with stairs descending around the outside. Crouch and roll your way down the stairs to the bottom, where you find what the big deal is all about - a Jet Pack! Strap on the Jet Pack, and rocket out of the silo-like structure. Don't bother shooting at the guards on the way out - they won't hit you. Since you disabled the SAMs, read the instructions on using the Jet Pack, and head to the area where Interdiction took place. The Truth leaves you stranded there, but a Sanchez appears to take you back to the airstrip. Note: Apparantly, you can be too fat to start this mission. Due to dating Barbara and going on a few food dates with her, my fat was at about 75%. Truth called when I tried to start the mission, and he told me I needed to lose some weight. I don't know what the cut-off level is, but one full day at the gym on the bike got me down to 25%, and that was apparantly enough. 18. Green Goo Starting Point: Verdant Meadows Difficulty: 4/10 Strap on the Jet Pack, and head off after the train. Once there, fly past it, and come at it from behind. Target and shoot the guards on the train. For whatever reason, L1 doesn't work to fire, so you'll have to use the Circle button. Work you way up the train, shooting guards and boxes as you go. When you shoot the third box, you'll see some Green Goo. Grab it, and fly back to Verdant Meadows. Your airstrip will now generate cash up to $10,000, and the Jet Pack will spawn for you right outside your savepoint. Not a bad way to get around. 19. Zeroing In Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 3/10 If you haven't purchased Wang Cars across the street and just south of the garage, do so. You should have more than enough for the purchase price, and will more than make it back anyway. Now head to the mission starting point back at the garage. Follow the blips on the radar until you see the car. Then, spin her out using the PIT maneuver from driving school (you don't have to end close to her - just spin her out), or hit her when she inevitably spins out on her own. Take the car back to your garage for a success. This car - and the others you steal - will be available at Wang Cars should you need them. 20. Test Drive Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 4/10 This one is both fun and annoying. The first part is easy. Get a car, and drive across town to the auto dealer. Drive the car out the window. Now the fun begins. Follow Cesar around town, This is hard enough with random traffic thrown in, but gets more fun when Cesar gets you two a two star wanted level. Follow along best you can. When you get to an alley, the cops will block the other end. Back out to the right - you will be heading down the road to the left. Be careful on the jump in the construction area - you don't want to put the car on its roof this late in the mission - and drive around the corner to the garage. Both cars (yours and Cesars) are now avaiable at Wang Cars. 21. Customs Fast Track Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 2/10 Big step down in difficulty for this one. Hop in the car, and drive down to the docks. Get to know this route - you'll use it often. Once there, hop in the crane, and move the boxes down to the dock. The third box you pick up will have the car in it. Once the car is found, three waves of guys show up - take them out. Then drive back to the garage. Succeeding in this missions opens up the export/import lists. But we'll save that for now. 22. Puncture Wounds Starting Point: CJ's Garage Difficulty: 4/10 A fun mission, and one that can be very easy, or very frustrating, depending on the traffic. Hop in the car, and get on the highway. Best way is straight south to the highway in front of the stadium, cut across to the other side, and the ramp on the right side leading to the highway you need to be on. Then, it's a chase with a twist - get in front of the car, and drop the spikes in front of her. When she's disabled, get out and approach her car. You'll automatically fix the flat tires, and you can drive it back to your garage. The garage is now an asset for you, making up to $8,000. The best place to catch and disable the woman seems to be at the southern end of the highway, where it becomes a two lane road, but with a divider. If you can get ahead of her here, she doesn't have a lot of places to go, and she's easy pickings. If she gets past this point, she's tougher to track down, because she's very unpredictable. Some corners she'll handle great, others she'll spin out and spend a minute or five getting back on track. If you make it to Angel Pine, hurry - her garage is in town, and if she makes it there, you lose. Congrats - you've made it through the Desert, and are now on your way to the *real* city that never sleeps - Las Venturas. ******************************************************************************* VIII.Las Venturas Walkthrough 1. Introduction Welcome to Sin City. Here, feel free to take part in some gambling, but only after you collect those horseshoes for some luck. Take in a show at the strip club. Catch a flight back to San Fiero or Los Venturas, since the airports are open to you now. And try to figure out which casinos are patterned after which real life casinos. But before we get down to business, lets finish up the rest of the optional missions, except the one that isn't opened yet, but will be soon. 2. Buying Properties Last city, last set of properties to buy. Lot of them here in Las Venturas, although too many of them are only hotel suites, IMO. At least that makes them relatively cheap. We'll start south, work our way up the strip, and then around the outside of LV. [ ] Rockshore West [ ] The Camel's Toe [ ] Pirates in Men's Pants [ ] The Clown's Pocket [ ] Old Venturas Strip [ ] Creek [ ] Prickle Pine [ ] Whitewood Estates [ ] Redsands West 3. Oysters Difficulty: 4/10 (only on finding them) Since there's only 7 of these, we'll do them first. The easiest way to get them is grab the JetPack from Verdant Meadows, land near the oyster location, go get the oyster, and move on to the next one. [ ] 1/44 [ ] 2/45 [ ] 3/46 [ ] 4/47 [ ] 5/48 [ ] 6/49 [ ] 7/50 4. Horseshoes Difficulty: 4/10 (only in finding them) As long as we have the JetPack, we might as well stay in Las Venturas, and use it to get the horseshoes - some of which require a JetPack to obtain. Note - if you are using the map from the Brady guide, the indicators on the map are off by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch to the left (ie, the actual location is right of what is shown on the map). And it's possible you already have horseshoe Brady #8, as it was in the same pool that Oyster 3/46 was in. [ ] 1 [ ] 14 [ ] 27 [ ] 40 [ ] 2 [ ] 15 [ ] 28 [ ] 41 [ ] 3 [ ] 16 [ ] 29 [ ] 42 [ ] 4 [ ] 17 [ ] 30 [ ] 43 [ ] 5 [ ] 18 [ ] 31 [ ] 44 [ ] 6 [ ] 19 [ ] 32 [ ] 45 [ ] 7 [ ] 20 [ ] 33 [ ] 46 [ ] 8 [ ] 21 [ ] 34 [ ] 47 [ ] 9 [ ] 22 [ ] 35 [ ] 48 [ ] 10 [ ] 23 [ ] 36 [ ] 49 [ ] 11 [ ] 24 [ ] 37 [ ] 50 [ ] 12 [ ] 25 [ ] 38 [ ] 13 [ ] 26 [ ] 39 5. Unique Jumps Difficulty: 4/10 (finding, executing them) Now that the airports are open, we can also finish the earlier jumps that were inaccessable to us before. [ ] 8/8 (Los Santos) [ ] 5/63 [ ] 9/9 (Los Santos) [ ] 6/64 [ ] 5/39 (San Fiero) [ ] 7/65 [ ] 13/47 (San Fiero) [ ] 8/66 [ ] 14/48 (San Fiero) [ ] 9/67 [ ] 1/59 [ ] 10/68 [ ] 2/60 [ ] 11/69 [ ] 3/61 [ ] 12/70 [ ] 4/62 6. Las Venturas Gym Starting Poing: Las Venturas Gym, near The Emerald Isle Difficulty: 1/10 Go learn the latest new moves. 7. Exports & Imports Difficulty: Varies depending on car Ah, now the fun begins. If you knew the list of cars you'd need later, from a guide like this or from playing it before, you've been storing cars. But, assuming you haven't, I'll provide a list of where and when I found the cars needed for this. My experience with spawning locations for specific cars is it's time dependant. Usually, the cars only appear there during the day. That's why I'm also placing a time, to help you determine if the car spawn is a daytime, nighttime, or permanent spawn, assuming I found a spawn point - some, I just couldn't. List 1 Patriot - Easter Bay Chemicals, 14:00 Sanchez - Next to Angel Pine save point, and near end of Chiliad Challnge. Stretch - Haven't found one parked. See them driving around downtown SF in the late afternoon. When you see one around, you'll see a lot. Feltzer - Roadside motel just west of Los Santos, 22:00 Remington - Unity Station parking lot (where lowrider bouncing competition was hedl), 6:30 Buffalo - Catalina's Cabin Sentinel - In theory, movie lot in Vinewood area. Never found one parked there, but found them driving nearby around 19:00. Infernus - Driveway block south, 1/2 block west of Katie's place, 3:00 Camper - Parking lot of diner near Katies, 10:50 (was there other times, but locked) Admiral - Parking lot, about 2 blocks W of Roboi Mart, Los Santos List 2 Slamvan - Behind Nude XXX shop directly across and just west of 'pilots' enterance to Los Santos Airport. Blista Compact - Along road from San Fiero to Easter Bay Chemicals, 9:00. Usually just seen driving around. Stafford - Front of Vank Hoff in the Park hotel in Queens Sabre - Parking lot across from Zero's shop, 18:30 (was there earlier, but was locked. Drove around block, still there and unlocked) FCR-900 - Vank Hoff Hotel, downtown SF parking lot after Valet Parking mission. Also sometimes outside of Bike school if successfully completed (I made gold in all lessons, but have yet to see all three bikes out front at once) Cheetah - Corner house at opposite end of street from Prickle Pine save house - same house as Huntley in list 3. I have found it there before, but didn't note the time. However, I found a bunch driving around the PP area. Rancher - Very commonly seen driving around in any non-city area. Found mine in Blueberry. Might be one parked at Blueberry Acres. Stallion - Parked all over. Check across from Zero's shop, and in strip mall parking lot just west of Chinatown. Tanker - Never seen one parked. Just cruise the highway between San Fiero and Angel Pine. Look for squared-off wheel whells on the front. Comet - Avispa Country Club parking lot, 11:30 List 3 Blade - One of the easier cars to find. Often seen driving around both San Fiero and Los Santos, especially at night. Find them parked in and around Cesar's place in Los Santos. Freeway - Out front of Hippy Shoppy store from Courier mission Mesa - Finish line of Cliliad Challange, 15:00 (and most daylight hours) ZR-350 - The Clown's Pocket parking lot, 12:00 Euros - Underneat sphinx statue, Camel-Toe casino, 17:30 Banshee - Come-a-Lot parking lot, 8:30 Super GT - Parked by Driving School for earning at least a Bronze Journey - North side of El Quebrados, 13:00 Huntley - Corner house at opposite end of street from Prickle Pine save house, 15:00. Also seen driving along the Strip during daylight hours. BF Injection - Beach SW of Angel Pine, 19:30 8. Freight Train Difficulty: 2/10 Highjack a train at any one of the scattered stations around San Andreas. When you can, accelerate the train up to between 43 and 45 MPH. Slam on the breaks with about 350 yards left, and stop the train in the target. Do this five times. Then get out of train, get back in, and repeat. Once you've done this, you get free rides on the train. Simply wait for a passenger train to show up at one of the stations, and hop on (the passenger cars, not the engine) using the triangle button. Now, I know what you're thinking - free rides - whee. Especially when you more than likely have a lot of money by now. The nice thing about this mode of transportation is that you can press the 'X' button to skip stations, thus not only giving you a free ride, but an almost instantaneous one as well. Keep in mind, however, that time does pass normally. So while you don't have to watch the cinimactic of the trip, the time of day will change based on normal travel times. 9. Courier Starting Point: Burger Shot, Redsands East, Las Venturas Difficulty: 2/10 Same as the previous two, but with a Faggio this time. Level 1 - Hit the three targes in no real order. They're all close. Level 2 - Hit the targets in this order - Airport North, Airport South, Camel Toe Casino, Royal Casino Level 3 - Hit the targets in this order - Red Sands West, Airport, Royal Casino, Old Venturas Strip, Red Sands East Level 4 - Hit the targets in this order - Roca Escalante, Spinybed, Prickle Pine, Redsands West, Whitewood Estates, Blackfield Once you've finished level 4, you get the same reward as the other two - an asset that generates up to $2000. 10. Kickstart Starting Point: Dirtring Stadium, Las Venturas, everyday but Mondays and Wednesdays Difficulty: 4/10 You'll probably do this one a few times before you pass it. In general, it's not tremendously difficult. You have a limited amount of time to generate 26 or more points by driving through colored targets. Green are worth 1, yellow 2, and red 3. The first time or two will be spent trying the different hills/turns/etc figuring out which targets you feel you can obtain. Then, once you have it down, you'll probably end up with well more than enough points to pass. It's just figuring out which ones work for you and which ones don't. 11. Dirt Track Starting Point: Dirtring Stadium, Las Veturas, Mondays and Wednesdays Difficulty: 3/10 Similar to 8-track, but with bikes. There are two keys to this race. First, hang back at the start. There will be a huge crash at the end of the bumpy straigtaway before the jump. Avoid them other racers, and of course, avoid crashing yourself. Second is the jump itself - you need to to land to the left on the flat landing area. And, of course, as you are going around the funnel-like area, make sure to take the exit to the left when you see it, or you will go around the funnel again. 12. Trucking, Part 2 The second half of the trucking missions. Two aren't bad. Two will make you regret taking up these missions. Mission 5 Difficulty: 2/10 Deliver a fragile load. The more you hit, the less money you receive. Aside from that, not bad. Mission 6 Difficulty: 9/10 Deliver a load with a 3-star wanted level. If you get the truck stop near Angel Pine for this deliver, the difficulty drops significantly, as once you get on the highway, slow-ass tractors and Wayfarers are a bigger problem than the police. I'd say it's a 4/10. Otherwise, it's just as tough as the previous illegal load, if not worse. Note: If you get a target in San Fiero, use the railroad tracks. This works very well for either the Airport or Easter Basin targets. Mission 7 Difficulty: 3/10 The last 'easy' delivery. It's a fragile load with a time limit. But it's 'easy' in the fact that unless the truck ends up in flames, the mission is a success. Money shouldn't be a huge deal at this point. Mission 8 Difficulty: 10/10 Another illegal delivery, this time 4-stars, and you have to get to Las Venturas. This one will make you hate life. This one will make you loathe the cops in this game. This one will make you loathe Tractors even more. And you'll also hate the fact that it takes forever to get to the trucking place, since it's nowhere near a save house. All in all, one of my two or three most hated missions in the entire game. Delivery point seems to play a huge amount on if you'll even be close to successful. Note: I had a number of people e-mailing in to tell me how well using the railroad tracks for this mission also made it a lot easier, but I couldn't make it work. Whenever I took the tracks through Los Santos, everything would be fine until I got to the East Los Santos, Jefferson area just south of the tunnel (from the Ryder mission Catalyst), when a Securi-car looking thing with four guys armed with M4's would open up on me, and explode the truck. I was going to try again sticking to roads in that area, but then I got a target of Whitewood Estates, for which going the other direction on the tracks seemed easiest. If you get a Whitewood Estates target, sticking to the tracks is by far the best way to go, and takes this mission down to a 4/10 difficulty, only having to deal with the occasional cop car or rancher along the way. As you get close (Eastern bone county, near an Ammunation), just cut right across the desert. I also tried going through Los Santos again, and if you leave the tracks before you cross over the highway, you can avoid the M4 wielding guys, and hop back on the track right at the tunnel. This route works great for a target location in Rockshore East, but when I had to go to the LVA Freight depot, a police copter was able to catch up to me (you go slow while on the tracks), and open up on me a bit. Thus, once I got off the tracks at Rockshore East, one cop car ran into me and caused enough damage to explode the truck. So my final word on the Railroad Track strategy, use it for either the Rockshore East (through Los Santos) or the Whitewood Estates (through San Fiero) targets, and stick to the road for everything else. 13. Race Tournaments A series of races, all of which need to be won. Some are relatively easy once you know the route, others will make you want to destroy your controller, the fake competetors for 'cheating', your PS/2... My advice is similar to the Ammunation Shooting Range. Try it a few times, but have a maximum number of attempts - 3, 5, whatever - and if you can't win it, come back later. And don't reload to try a race again - save the failure. Even if you lose, your driving skill will continue to get better. And yes, IMO, the computer does cheat. You can't PIT the opponents to save your life, but they can do it without even thinking twice about it. Here is a breakdown of the race tournaments. Note: Interesting thing - I was having a hell of a time getting past the Freeway race, and thought I'd see if you could do something similar with these races as you could with the Chilliad Challange, ie, take the other cars out after they crossed the finish line, and finish in first that way. Well, turns out that didn't work. But, I did get a wanted level that way that did not disappear with the next race attempt. Here's the intersting thing - while you had to dodge cop cars chasing you, other traffic on the streets was WAY down - I saw maybe 5 'random' cars the entire race. That turns most of the streets into wide-open straight aways, and made the race much easier to complete. I wouldn't recommend it with a three-star wanted level like I had, just in case they try to set up a roadblock, but try getting yourself a two-star wanted level to see if that lessens the random traffic a bit. 1. Los Santos a. Lowrider Race Vehicle: Blade Difficulty: 4/10 Same race as in High Stakes, Low Rider. In fact, since you've done this race already as part of the storyline, you don't have to do it again here. b. Little Loop Vehicle: NGR-500 Difficulty: 2/10 Don't get too into getting a lot of speed at the start - there's an immediate turn to the left. Once you get a feel for this course, it's fairly easy. c. Backroad Wanderer Vehicle: FCR-900 Difficulty: 2/10 I love motercycle races. Just keep the front runners in sight, and either they'll crash, or give you opportunities to catch up and pass them on the straighter sections of the course. d. City Circuit Vehicle: FCR-900 Difficulty: 3/10 This one should be easier than it is. The reason it's not - non-race traffic. Making left turns from the right line, making right turns from the left lane, and moving over and bumping your back tire after you're 90% by them. Still, shouldn't take more than a handful of tries to get this one. e. Vinewood Vehicle: Sunrise Difficulty: 9/10 The hardest race in the game, and I think one of the top 5 most difficulty missions period. The only reason it's not a 10/10 is that it does seem to get slightly easier as you try it more, and your driving skill improves. Even then, it still sucks. You are forced to race in a Sunrise, which has all the lack of accelleration and top speed of a cheap sedan, but all the rear-whell drive and easy spin-out-ability of a sports car. But there are a few things that might help. First, don't try to outrace anyone - you can't. Just stay on the road. Second, you will usually be able to pass a few cars in a wreck right before you head up the hill in front of the Vinewood sign. You shouldn't be in last, and may end up in second or third. Just try to keep anyone ahead of you in sight. Next, you will race across a fairly big two-lane bridge. Right after this, you head down a steep hill with a small bridge at the bottom. A lot of opponents tend to get in a lot of trouble here, either hitting one of the sides or just flying right off. And you'll see a few spinouts once you come down out of Richman to the main drag again at that sharp turn to the right - which is easy to do yourself if you don't have your speed under control. Take it someone easy until you get past the Burger Shot where you started most of your OG Loc missions. Then floor it. You can take the last turn onto the four lane road at quite a bit of speed. If you have some speed built up, you might be able to just pull ahead and squeak out a victory. I won my race by less than a tenth of a second (guessing - the other car was right there), based on the speed I took out of that last 90 degree left turn. f. Freeway Vehicle: Super GT Difficulty: 5/10 (see Note above) Many things make this race difficulty. First, the car doesn't have the acceleration the other cars do, although it's top speed is OK. Second, once you get on the highway, you can be going fast enough that the fade-in for scenery is slow enough to really screw you up, especially when it comes to the concrete side walls on the two exit ramps. Third, the Super GT spins out like noones business, so you have to be real careful in the turns (though this gets easier to manage as your driving skill improves). One thing that helped - when you hit the quick right-left at the end of the first straightaway, go straight over the grass hill island. That can get you into first or second early. If you're in second, the lead car will often spin out at the turn onto the highway, or the one just before that. Once you get on the highway, aside from the graphics issue above, it's fairly easy, as long as you're in first. If not, well, keep going and hope the other cars spin out or run into something - it happens. g. Into The Country Vehicle: Bullet Difficulty: 2/10 Again, the only challange here is the other traffic. The competetors shouldn't be able to keep up with you for long. As long as you can avoid cops coming across the median to hit you and so forth, you should be OK. The Bullet is just that much faster. h. Badlands A Vehicle: Sabre Difficulty: 4/10 Same race as Wu Zi Mu. In fact, you don't have to do this one again if you don't want. i. Badlands B Vehicle: ZR-350 Difficulty: 5/10 Same race as Farewell, My Love. You don't have to do this one again if you don't want. 2. San Fierro a. Dirtbike Banger Vehicle: Sanchez Difficulty: 2/10 As easy as a bike race gets. Just try not to hit the other bikers, and you should be fine. Just one sharp turn to worry about. Aside from that, the path is easy to follow, so gun it. b. Bandito County Vehicle: Bandito Difficulty: 3/10 The hardest thing for me in this race was just getting past the other racers. Aside from that, the only real danger is the first stream you cross. Make sure to bear a little right once you see the target across the river, and take the partial path across (there's a police bribe there to help you spot it). Otherwise, you could end up sinking in the water. c. Go-Go Carting Vehicle: Kart Difficulty: 5/10 I hate this race. The controls for the Kart are HYPER sensitive, and anything you run into will stop you. The only two things that save this race are the log straightaway toward the end through an alley - just avoid the trash bins. And you can really cut the last corner into the country club and the finish line, which is important if you're right behind the first place cart at the time. Note: The first few times through the game, I only completed the driving school to this point (at least bronze in all lessons), not working to get all gold. Having worked to get all gold the last couple times, and therefore maxing out my driving skill, this race has been much easier. The kart handles a little better (still a little twitchy, but not nearly as bad), and it seems your cart drives a little faster on the straightaways than the other competitors. Since I started getting all golds in driving school, I've always passed this the first time. d. San Fierro Fastlane Vehicle: Alpha Difficulty: 9/10 The cars are faster than yours, except at top speed, and they have a knack for spinning you out if they're anywhere close. After the first target, cut the corner using the grass, and hope for a spinout. Once you hit the long straightaway before the final turn for home, you can floor it, but be careful you aren't jumping into another car. Note: Hang a bit to the right at first, working mostly to avoid the other cars, as a number of them will wreck or spin out. If you can stay near the front and cut the corner using the grass on that first left turn, you can get in front by the time you hit that right turn and the curvy uphill road that you're real familiar with if you've done the driving school mission 'City Slicker'. If you're in first at this point, you're in pretty good shape. If not, stay on it, and hope the cars jump into something on the straightaway throug the city. e. San Fierro Hills Vehicle: Phoenix Difficulty: 4/10 This one isn't bad - depending on your start. Clip the left side of the target, and get on the left side of the road. Come over as needed to get the target, but get back to the left side. If you do this, and can avoid oncoming traffic, light posts, and the other divers, you can rocket up the hill in first. And if you can make it to the highway still in first, you're in great shape. Just be cautious around Missionary Hill - you don't want to run off the side of the road and end your race. If you're still in first when you hit the highway again, you'll have to work to lose the race. f. Country Endurance Vehicle: Bullet Difficulty: 5/10 There aren't a whole lot of keys to this one. First, make sure to stay on the road as you enter the tunnel - you'll lose one or two competitors to the right side of the fence as you do so. On the slow right turn after leaving the shoreside road, stay in the road. There are hills on the right side of the road, so trying to cut a corner will fail miserably. Hit the gas hard on the long straightaway leading into the first switchback area. Drive somewhat fast, but under control the Back o Beyond. Once you hit the Flint intersection you can give it some more gas, especially since you should be familiar with this area. The second set of switchbacks aren't nearly as bad as the first, and once you're through it, hit the gas all the way through the finish line. 3. Las Venturas Airport Freight a. San Fierro to Las Venturas Vehicle: Banshee Difficulty: 4/10 You have a good car, and open highway. If you can get past the group at the front of the race, especially at the toll booth, you can practically coast. If not, keep on it. Somehow, I ended up in first by the time I hit Las Venturas. b. Dam Rider Vehicle: NGR-500 Difficulty: 4/10 Another motercycle race. You can gain some time up front at the sharp turn to the left. This one's easier once you get a feel for the course. c. Desert Tricks Vehicle: FCR-900 Difficulty: 3/10 I found this one easier than the last race. Be careful not to slow down at the start. Since you start on a dirt road, if you aren't on the gas, you will come to a very quick stop, and the others will be by you quickly. d. Las Venturas Ringroad Vehicle: Turismo Difficulty: 2/10 As easy as a race gets. Let the crowd get ahead of you at the start, so you can move over into the right shoulder. Once there, gun it. Lay off the gas during the curves, and exit ramps. Even though it doesn't look like you'll go through the target from the shoulder, you will. How easy is this one? I got flipped completely over by a car making a right to cross the bridge right at the start, and completely spun out into the other set of lanes by an accident bike sliding across the highway into and under my car. I still finished first easily. 4. Las Venturas Airport These aren't races in the sense you aren't flying against anyone. Just survive the course to pass it, and go for a better time later if you want. So if you miss a target, don't go nuts. Circle around, take your time, and pick it up. Just don't crash. a. World War Aces Vehicle: Rustler Difficulty: 3/10 Fly in first person to make it easier. Then, beware of the turn back south near Fern Ridge. Other than that, once you're airborne, lay off the gas for maximum control. b. Barnstorming Vehicle: Stuntplane Difficulty: 4/10 Much twitchier than the Rustler. Only controling the stuntplane makes this tougher than the previous race. c. Military Service Vehicle: Hydra Jet Difficulty: 3/10 Hard if you're going for time. If you're just trying to pass, keep the jets pointed back, and the gear down. This gives you the best control. It takes a little longer this way, but it's pretty easy to pass in this configuration. d. Chopper Checkpoint Vehicle: Maverick Difficulty: 3/10 None of the checkpoints are tremendously difficult. Just get used to flying with a copter instead of a plane. e. Whirly Bird Checkpoint Vehicle: Maverick Difficulty: 4/10 The targets are in tougher spots this time - against and between buildings. Just take it slow, and come in at targets from above if needed. f. Heli Hell Vehicle: Hunter Difficulty: 5/10 Mostly, it's the position of the targets that make it tough - such as underneath the maze of highway at the Mulholland interchange, and another one directly underneath the highway south of there around the OTB. Again, just take your time, and you can get past this one. 14. Fender Ketchup Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino Difficulty: 2/10 The only real difficulty in this mission is not to hit anything on the way to or from the airport. Other than that, this is an easy mission. Drive the car to the airports pilot entrance, then drive as fast as possible along the runway. Throw in a few jumps. Brake hard for 180's. Fill up the scare meter, then drive back to the casino. 15. Explosive Situation Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino Difficulty: 3/10 Your best bet is to grab a bike for this one. Then, head over to the quarry, and just drive straight down the path - over cliffs and all - to the bottom. Once there, hop in the dump truck. Run over the four targets shown on the radar, and after each one, hop out and grab the dynamite. After the fourth set is taken, you see the guards enter the quarry. Hop on the indicated Sanchez (Note: There are two of them at the bottom of the quarry - you MUST get on the indicated one, or the route out will not be shown). Then, follow the targets out of the quarry. Once out, hop back on the highway, and follow the radar to the drop off point, which is just off the highway south of the Quarry. 16. Quarry Starting Location: Quarry Entrance Difficulty: Varies This is it. The LAST set of optional missions. Yee hah! Quarry Mission 1 - Difficulty: 2/10 Follow the path, and push rocks over the edge. Pretty easy, as long as you stick to the path. At the fourth rock, back up and take the high road. At the sixth rock, stay straight to the seventh. And don't believe what you may have read about a bulldozer not being able to be flipped. I trusted that, and did it. Stay on the path, and you should finish with well over a minute left. Quarry Mission 2 - Difficulty: 2/10 This mission is all about getting used to pushing stuff with the bulldozer. Go to the various sites, starting with the one behind the office, and push the explosive barrels into the red marker. Following the path down will lead you to the other three barrels. And again, you can try driving over the edge to save time, but you don't need to. And for those who say you can't overturn a bulldozer, I say BULL. Stick to the path. You have more than enough time. Quarry Mission 3 - Difficulty: 3/10 This one should be harder, but it isn't. You'd think the other dumper would need a lot of drive-by shots to take it down, but it doesn't. Run the other truck into something, or do drive-bys. You'll be amazed at how little ammo it takes. Quarry Mission 4 - Difficulty: 4/10 Hop on the bike, and haul ass to the other entrance. There's no need to go near the road, so don't. Hop off the bike, and into the dumper, and drive it back to the main entrance. Once you get out on the road, the left shoulder is your friend - just watch out for the big rock about 1/2 way to the turn-off. Avoid that, and you're fine. Once you get back to the main entrance, carefully make your way down the path. When you get to the bottom of the quarry, bear left to make sure you have enough clearance. Finally, when you get to the fire and back in, make SURE to use the handbrake (R2) to keep from rolling forward and losing the mission by dumping a body outside the fire area. Quarry Mission 5 - Difficulty: 4/10 This one is all about avoiding other traffic. There's a fairly generous amount of time on the clock, but don't hesititate to pass on the shoulder if you can. Take a left out of the quarry, followed by a right at the first road. Bear right at the Cluckin' Bell, and a left at the first opportunity. Take this to the dirt road that leads to your airstrip. Drive to the end of the runway, and straight through the red marker. Stop on the other side of the red marker, set the brake, and dump the barrels. While you're here, you might as well save. Note: It's possible to fail this mission simply because the game decides to be evil. If a car hits you hard enough from behind, you'll be wasted and fail the mission. Nothing you can do to see it coming and avoid it, and nothing you can do to prevent it. Simply random. And evil. Quarry Mission 6 - Difficulty: 2/10 It will seem like you don't have nearly enough time for this mission, but you have well more than enough. Hop in the bulldozer, and drive to the tracks. The key for this one is to drive straight down the tracks. As you push more and more barrels, they will start to roll off to the side. Once you make it all the way to the last barrel, there may be two or three left you need to move a little further. But you should still have about one minute left, so this isn't a problem. As soon as you move the last explosive barrel far enough away from the tracks, sit back and watch the train go by, and you're done. Quarry Mission 7 - Difficulty: 5/10 Put all you've learned together to complete this mission. First, push a body and a bike into the target area. Make sure to move the bulldozer away from the target area afterwards. Then, hop on the nearby bike, and ride up to the crane. You may think you're good with a crane based on the Export/ Import missions, but this crane is different. Moving the arm left/right/ forward/back also affects the height of the magnet, which was not the case before. Work on trying to get the magnet and whatever it's holding into the bed of the truck before releasing the cargo - it's easier that way, and it's not like you have to worry about damaging anything. Then, hop in the dumper, and drive it straight across the highway to the indicated area, and making SURE you have the hand brake set, dump the bike and body in the water. Congrats! You have just finished all the odd-job type missions! Nothing but story - and a few gang wars - from here on out! 17. You've Had Your Chips Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino Difficulty: 3/10 Head over to the chip factory as indicated on the radar. Instead of going in the front enterance, keep heading north, and enter the parking garage. Go up to the second level, and then to the SW edge. Jump over the edge of the garage, and go around the left of the factory. Just before you get to the entrance, crouch so you aren't detected, and enter the factory. After the cut scene, run outside the factory, and gun down the two guards who just exited the car. Then crouch and roll your way through the factory, taking out all the guards. Destroy the machines in any way you want. If you use weapons, you will be attacked by a couple more guards as you make your way through. However, you can also use satchel charges, which you have been grabbing outside the Four Dragons Casino save point after all the horseshoes were collected, and destroy them all at once. When the machines are destroyed, hop in the car outside the factory entrance that the guards were in, and drive away. If you get damaged enough that you can't continue, hop out and grab another car. The guards car should at least get you outside the factory. After that, it's easy going. Make your way back to the Four Dragons Casino however you can. 18. Don Peyote Starting Point: Outside Four Dragons Casino Difficulty: 2/10 This is mostly a mission to introduce a few new characters. Hop in a car, and drive out to Arco del Oeste to find Kent and Maccer. Get them in your car, and drive to the nearby snake farm. The farmers won't be happy with your passengers, so you will have to kill them. Do so, hop back in the car, and drive your passengers to Caligula's Palace. The next few missions will take place here, so feel free to buy one of the two nearby hotel suites to use as a save point. 19. Intensive Care Starting Point: Caligula's Palace Difficulty: 4/10 Head over to the hospital in any vehicle to find out Johnny has been moved. You need to chase down the three Ambulances to find the one Johnny is in, which involves ramming said Ambulance. You can use the vehicle you're in, or grab the Patriot which is in this lot. The first Ambulance will always be the wrong one. After that, which of the other two is the real target seems to be random. Find that Ambulance, and ram him, shoot him, PIT him, whatever you can do to get them out of the car. Shoot the guys that get out, and head out for the meat factory. You will have two Mafia guys chasing you, but they shouldn't be too big a problem. This mission seems to be quirky. I had to play it twice. In both cases, I guessed wrong with the second Ambulance. But the first time, I was given no time to find the third before it 'escaped'. The second time, I had more than enough. Once you find the Ambulance, there doesn't seem to be any sort of time limit, however. 20. Misappropriation Starting Point: Prickle Pine Difficulty: 3/10 Ah, officers Tenpenny and Pulaski enjoying a barbeque. Sweet. Make the long drive over to Aldeo Malvado. When you see the agents, make a trek around the outside of the ghost town until you can see the target. Then, use the sniper rifle to take him out. Switch to your M4, and storm the place getting the dossier. It's possible that one of the other agents will grab the dossier and hop in the helicoptor. Or, it's possible that you will get the message that this has happened, but the guy with the dossier is still on the ground. Before giving chase in the second helicopter, make sure the agent w/ the dossier is no longer on the ground. If he is, he'll be indicated by a red marker over him. If he is still there, kill him and grab the dossier - you're done. If not, hop in the helicopter (after taking a few of the ground agents out to keep the damage to your copter down while taking off), and chase after the first one. You can't shoot it down, so just follow it until it lands. Then hop out, and kill the new dossier guy however you can. This is also what you have to do if you somehow alert the initial guy with the dossier to your presence at the ghost town. 21. The Meat Business Starting Point: Caligula's Palace Difficulty: 3/10 Drive over to the meat factory, and watch the cut-scenes. When you get control back, crouch, roll, and shoot your way through the factory. Make sure not to enter the freezer for the armor unless the room is completely clear of mafia. Once you've worked your way through and killed all the mafia, drive Ken back to the Casino. 22. Fish In A Barrel Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino Difficulty: 0/10 Cut-scene only. You're now a partner in the Casino. 23. Madd Dogg Starting Point: Royale Casino Difficulty: 2/10 Drop by the Royale Casino to see Madd Dogg on the ledge, ready to end it all. You might feel a little responsible for that. Go grab the indicated truck, and drive into the red circle. You then switch to an overhead view. Use only X and Square to gas and back up to keep you under Madd Dogg. All you need to do is tap the buttons. At some point, MD will fall/jump. You can still move the car while he falls - make sure he lands in the back of the truck. Then carefully drive him to the indicated hospital - there's no time limit, but hitting anything could still kill him. Once you drop him off, you're done. 24. Freefall Starting Point: Caligula's Palace Difficulty: 3/10 After seeing Maria and meeting Salvatore, head to the airport, and get in the indicated plane. Take off to the North, and make a steady climb until the yellow indicator of the plane you're going after ends up below you. Head towards the plane until you overtake it, then turn around and get behind it. Since you're above the plane, it should be easy to fly down into the target. Once you hit it, you'll pull a James Bond, and jump onto and in the plane. Take out the four guards inside in first person view. Don't bother ducking behind a wall unless you are reloading. When the four are dead, the pilot comes out. You don't even need to aim at him - just start shooting. Then fly back to Las Venturas, and land the plane. 25. High Noon Starting Point: Las Brujas, Bone County Difficulty: 4/10 Wait - Tenpenny and Pulaski aren't nice guys? Shocker. When you get control again, you can't shoot Pulaski, but you can go for the tires. Do so, then give chase. Do whatever you can to disable his car, and hop out and kill him when he leaves the car. He wields a mean Desert Eagle, so take him out FAST. Revenge *is* sweet! Both times I played this mission, I couldn't get any tires shot out. But Pulaski inevitably drove badly enough that I was easily able to catch up. It did suck when he pushed both of us over a cliff, but at least he hurt his car more than mine. So shooting some of his tires will make it easier, but it's not really required. 26. Saint Mark's Bistro Starting Point: Caligula's Palace Difficulty: 4/10 Liberty City? Cool. Of course, you don't get to drive around it or anything - you just magically end up outside Saint Mark's Bistro. But seeing Liberty City covered in snow is kinda cool. Anyway, this mission is all about crouch, roll, shoot. Drive to the airport and the indicated jet. Then fly east. Eventually, you will magically end up inside the Bistro. As mentioned, crouch, roll, and shoot your way through the building. Watch out for the guards with shotguns. Aside from that, there isn't a lot different here than other plain shooting missions. Once you're done, you are automatically put back in the plane, flying east back towards Las Venturas. Land, and you're done. 27. Architectural Espionage Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino - the '$' icon to the right of the entrance Dificulty: 5/10 Blind people are funny... If you don't have a camera, head to the red dot on the map, and kill the indicated tourists until one of them drops a camera. Now, head for the planning department. Make sure all your weapons are put away, and head inside. Approach the front desk, and answer yes, no, and yes to her questions. Now head for and run through the doorway near the main entrance. Run up to the third floor. You'll be told you need to create a diversion, so head back down a floor, and destroy the old A/C unit. Now head back upstairs and take your picture. From here, you are told that the bottom doors can't be locked because of the fire. It never really seemed to make sense why all of a sudden you have a wanted level. The cut-scene just asks where the firemen are at. Maybe it keeps cutting it short for me. Anyway, you are 'told' you have a choice of running your way out, or shooting your way out. I tried both ways, and you end up with a 4-star wanted rating once you get outside anyway, AND you lose all your armor and part of your health in the process. So do what comes naturally at this point, and shoot your way out. Once you get outside, sprint around and through the Come-a-Lot casino area, grabbing the armor underneath the sign as you go. Run to the side of the Four Dragons, and enter the red marker to end the mission. 28. Key To Her Heart Starting Point: Four Seasons Casino, '$' marker Difficulty: 2/10 Drive to Caligula's Palace, and let the slow speed chase begin. The most annoying thing about this mission are the numerous stop lights. She will stop for EVERY one, and it seems like you are forced to wait through every possible light. Much like in real life. Anyway, follow her into the sex shop when she gets there, and grab the Gimp suit from the dressing room. Follow her home, then make sure Benny doesn't get there, who looks more like a half-naked drunk than a fellow gimp. Anyway, once he's been taken care of, head to the front door and get ready for some lovin. If you haven't done so already, go and buy the save house here in Prickle Pine. 29. Dating Millie Starting Point: Millie's House There's no real need to date Millie. Simply show up at the appropriate time (12:00 to 22:00) in the Gimp suit. No muss, no fuss, all sex. The Gimp suit will be automatically removed from you afterwards (perhaps to be washed), so you'll have to go change into it again for the next date. If, however, you are a romantic and want to actually date her, here are the specifics. a) Food. Take her to the nearby restaraunt just SW of her house. b) Dancing. Take her to the Camel Toe Dance club. c) Driving. She likes average speed, so you shouldn't have a lot of problem here. She also likes her neighborhood, so just drive around the block a few times. With the Gimp suit, sex is automatic. Otherwise, you should start seeing offers of 'coffee' at about 40%. After you hit 33%, she will call and give you access to her house and her keycard. Apparantly, you can also simply kill Millie, and come back later to just take it from her house. 30. Dam And Blast Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino, '$' marker Difficulty: 3/10 Head to the airport, and hop in the plane. Do what you can to steadily gain altitude as soon as you take off. You have to be pretty high to hit the corona, and this plane doesn't gain altitude extremely well. Just keep it steadily climbing, and you'll be fine. As you get to the corona, jump. Try to land on the quay. You can land in the water and swim over, but if you do, you won't have the use of your weapons. You will get a knife as you get close to the first couple of guards outside, however. If you have weapons, a sniper rifle or silenced pistol works best. Otherwise, sneak up on the two guards outside and take them out quietly. Or not - they are only armed with night sticks, so aren't hard to take down anyway. Inside, take the two guards on the lower level out first, then move upstairs. Take out as many as you can by suprise, since a few of the guards are armed. Work your way down this upper level, planting explosives as you go. Once all of the explosives are planted, head out. You will see yourself 'trapped' on the roof with no place to go. No place to go? Have these people not seen 'The Fugitive'? Oh, that's right, it came out in 1993 - it's only 1992. Anyway, you jump into the water near a boat. Hop on the boat, and take it a little ways out where you'll see a skimmer and a sea sparrow. Hop in the one of your choice, and head back to town. 31. Cop Wheels Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino, "$" marker Difficulty: 4/10 I find this mission annoying for many reasons. Mostly because you have to jump off a moving truck on the highway, and attempt to jack a car. Would you ever considering standing in the middle of a highway trying to get a car to stop in real life? If you did so, think the traffic behind that car would stop, or plow into you while you're trying to get in the car? That part sucks. Aside from that, once you know the order to get the bikes in, it's not bad, as long as your bike skills are up to snuff. The Packer starts on the east side of town, and slowly works it's way clockwise around the highway. So, start with the bike at Linden Station. You'll probably pick up a wanted level here, but as long as it's one, you're OK. Find the Packer, drive on, and start the fun of trying to jack another car. Head over to the Airport area, and grab the one there. The cop will hop on his bike as soon as you get into range. Floor the car, and just run into the bike. You'll knock him off, and then you can hop on the bike yourself. My experience with doing this is you usually end up with a two-star wanted level. One for the initial crash, the other for stealing the bike. Avoiding two stars isn't bad on a bike. It's a little tougher once you have to steal a car. But don't worry about that now. Find the Packer, unload the bike, and find another car. Do what you can to avoid the 2-star wanted level (if you only have 1, it's probably gone by now), and go get the bike near Roca Escalante. This one is just sitting there, so you just have to run past a couple cops to get this one. Find the Packer, unload, etc. If you have enough time, you may want to consider heading south along the highway, and grabbing the police bribe that is underneath the overpass just south of where you got the first bike (east side/southbound side of the road). It will take a little heat off of you, but since you have to knock another cop off a bike, it may not last long. Go get the last bike at Julias Thruway East area. If you get a 2-star here, don't worry. The Packer isn't far away, and avoiding the wanted level on the highway is pretty easy. As soon as you drive up the ramp with the last bike, you're done. 32. Up, Up, And Away! Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino, '$' marker, between 20:00 and 6:00 (Note: The guide says 22:00 and 6:00, but I was able to start it at 20:50) Difficulty: 4/10 First, you can complete this by flying and parachuting onto the helipad, or using the Jetpack. But that really takes a lot of fun out of the mission, so we won't go that way. Instead, head up to the front entrance. As a Patriot exits the facility, the fence is open, so get in there. Then take out the guard at the gate, the one to the right of the gate, and the two to the left. Head to the big warehouse to the left. Take out the numerous guards in here. Your M4 skills should be pretty good now, so this shouldn't be a problem. Once the room is clear, there is a health and armor powerup for you if you need them, and you probably could at least use the armor. Exit the other side of the warehouse, and head the only way you can, taking out the few guards you see along the way. You'll see some stairs. Take them up to the helipad, and take out the guards along the way, along with the two on the helipad itself. You get a message that they have scrambled Hunters after you. Hop on the mini-gun, and it's like playing the Zero mission 'Air Raid' again, only much easier. Take out the two Hunters, head up to the helipad, and take the Leviathan. Fly south to where the armored car is. You can use the analog stick to raise and lower the wench, but I found it easier just to leave it where it's at, and hover low enough to get it that way. Once you have the armored car, slowly gain altitude (slowly, because that's the only speed you can), and make your way back towards your airstrip. You'll have to fly fairly slowly so as not to lose altitiude. Once there, hover low enough to put the armored car in the red circle - you don't have to release it like with the Export/Import crane - and then land in the designated area. Now head back to the Four Dragons for your own, personal Ocean's 11. 33. Breaking The Bank At Caligula's Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino, '$' marker Difficutly: 4/10 One of my favorite missions in the game. It's long, but a lot of fun. Start by making your way over to Caligula's Palace. Make sure your weapons are holstered. Make your way to the right, and to the security door. Use the keycard, and enter. Now follow the radar to the generator room, and toss one of the gas grenades down the open grate. You MUST get the grenade inside the vent, but it's not hard. Follow the hallway around to the next keycard door. At some point, the lights will go out - use your nightvision goggles to see what you're doing. Head down to the service bay, and towards the door. Hang a right before you get there, and hop in the forklift at the end. Drive it to the door, and use the right analog stick to raise the door. Part 1 of the mission is over. Now, lead the team to the safe. Follow the guards, and help them with the various shootouts. All of the guards appear on radar, so it's not too difficult. When you get to the safe, Zero tells you someone is trying to bring the backup generators online. Grab the indicated satchel charges (for some reason, all the ones you've been collecting outside the Four Dragons are gone, and you have to use L1 to swap something out - probably the gas grenades), and head back upstairs. Use the charges to blow the backups, and head back to the safe. Get the armor pickup from the safe if you need it, and head back to the door. Now, take out the guards as they enter the area, and when you take out the last one, make your way back to the service bay. The rest of the team leaves, and part 2 is over. Now, fight your way back through the hallways to the indicated marker. This is the service elevator, and will take you to the roof. Once there, don't bother fighting - just run across the rooftops, grab the parachute, and jump. You're supposed to land on the opposite roof, take out the guards there, and fly back to Verdant Meadows. But in both attempts at this mission, I haven't been able to land on the roof. Probably best that way, since you don't get a wanted level. Jack any car you find, and drive yourself back to your airstrip. Since you don't have a wanted level, the police won't bother you, and the pursuing chopper can't really keep up with you as long as you keep moving. Feel free to take a flying drive into the airstrip area, park in the red marker, punch out Zero, and enjoy your earnings, and the follow-up phone call from Salvatore. ******************************************************************************* XI. Return To Los Santos Walkthrough 1. Introduction Ah, back home again. Sort of. These last few missions take us through the end of our story. And aside from some gang wars, there are no optional missions to destract us from finishing the game. If you've followed the walkthrough to this point, about the only thing you need to make sure to do for 100% that you may not have already is buy all the varous save houses. Other than that, lets finish up our storyline. 2. A Home In The Hills Starting Point: Four Dragons Casino Difficulty: 5/10 Midgets are funny! After the lengthy cut scene, you jump out of a plane. Open the parachute, and follow the other guys onto the helipad. This one is much easier to land on that the other two 'target parachuting' missions. Once there, crouch and keep looking left and right for guys coming over the wall and up the ramp. Eventually, you'll be done, and told to lead your guys inside the house. You won't face any foes until after you're inside. Once inside, work your way through the house, checking out side rooms for ammo and health/armor powerups if needed. Chase Big Poppa through the house, taking out guards as needed. When you finally make it outside, it becomes a car chase through the hills. You can win this one by either riddling Big Poppa's car with gunfire until it explodes, or run him off the side of the road near a cliff. I've done it both ways. Neither is all that much harder than the other, it's just a matter of opportunity. Drive by him as much as you can, and if you get the chance, just push him off the road. The mansion is now yours, and Didier Sachs is now open for your business. Time to look the part of a multi-millionare. 3. Vertical Bird Starting Point: CJ's Mansion Difficulty: 4/10 My favorite mission in the game. Make sure you have some satchel charges. Take the boat near the back of the ship, then jump in the water. Swim inside, and get out. From here, you can go stealth or not. I've done this mission both ways, and neither is harder than the other - there just aren't enough guards to matter. Take out the guards one way or another, and get to the SAM room. Turn off the SAMs, then work your way down the ship. After the guard near the planes are taken care of, put satchel charges on two of the three planes. Go near the third, set the charges off, hop in the plane, and take off. Now, you will be in a dogfight. Make sure to have the nozzles pointed for jet engines for this. Since you took out two of the planes on the deck, you will only be facing one jet instead of three. I've yet to have that one plane actually fire on me, but if they do, use the Circle key just dump countermeasures. Turn until you can get a signal on the jet. Press and hold L1 until the targeting rectle turns red, then let loose with missles. Fire two or three at it. Two or three good hits will take it down. Now, head over above Sherman Dam for the spy boats. Switch back into hover mode, hover near the boats, and take them out. Two or three missle shots do the trick for each one. Then, take the plane over to Verdant Meadows, land, and taxi into the hanger. Mission complete, and you now have a Hydra jet that always appears in the hanger. 4. Home Coming Starting Point: CJ's Mansion Difficulty: 3/10 Ah Toreno, we hardly knew ye. He wasn't my favorite character (second, actually), but he was the coolest. Do what he says, and go pick up your brother. Though you want to take him to the mansion, he wants to go back to Grove Street. Take him there, and get the briefing on taking out drug dealers. While doing so, it's quite likely you will start a gang war, which is required, but not 'supposed' to be done until you get rid of all the dealers. However, the cul-de-sac you're in works well for a gang war, as all the Ballas come straight down Grove Street - makes for easy pickings. Claim your hood, get any armor you need, and take out the rest of the dealers, who won't fight back. The hood is now yours again, and you can go back to reclaiming territory. At this point, it's not worth it yet, as you will automatically do so first as part of the upcoming missions. But don't worry - we'll get there soon. For now, head back to the mansion to finish up that series of missions. 5. Cut Throat Business Starting Point: CJ's Mansion Difficulty: 1/10 Very easy wrap up to this set of missions. Take Madd Dogg to the video shoot in an area behind RS Haul (where you started the trucking missions). OG Loc will flee in a hovercraft. You hop in one and chase after him. It's very hard to lose him in this mission, and I've tried. There are two jumps. One is a ramp in the water that, as long as you hit it at a good clip, you don't have to be straight. The second is a concrete bump. I got stuck here for awhile, but it didn't matter. OG went down the pier, and basically the game waited for me to catch up. Anyway, get to the pier, and head down it. The game will switch to a Kart chase. Easiest thing to do here is stay back just a little, so the quick turns don't catch you by suprise. There's only one set of stairs that cause any problems at all. And if you get stuck there, don't worry. It's at the end of the chase anyway, so you pretty much can't lose OG. Once you catch up to him, you can't actually do anything to him. Can't even smack him around like you did with Zero. A very disappointing end to this part of the story. You might as well head for your Grove Street adress to save at this point, since the next few missions will be there. You will need to jump over some railings to get inside and save, since the start point for the next mission is right at the bottom of the steps. 6. Beat Down On B-Dup Starting Point: Johnson House Difficulty: 4/10 Too bad you can't shoot that ho. Take Sweet and a couple gang members over to Glen Park. Start a gang war, and win it. Once that's done, you go after the house across the street. If there are cops in the area, you can get a wanted level pretty quickly, which is the only thing that makes this at all harder than a normal gang war. After the last of the Ballas outside the house is taken care of, approach the house, get the Bear back, and head back home to save. 7. Grove 4 Life Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 3/10 You need to take over two rival territories from an area just to the west of your location. Oh, and keep Sweet alive. As it is whenever you try to take over a specific location, finding a cluster of gang members to kill and provoke the gang war is the toughest part. Once you take over two territories, take Sweet back to his house. 8. Gang Wars Difficulty: 3/10 You're familiar enough with gang wars by now. In order to open up the last mission in the game, you must control at least 35% of the gang territories, and it's MUCH easier to take them over now, before starting the next story mission. Once you reach 35%, you can take over as little or as much as you want. Once you've taken over at least 35% and are ready to finish out our little story, continue on with the next mission by heading back to the mansion. Note: After a few times through the game, I think I finally figured out that what zone is triggered for a gang war depends on where you are standing, not where the gang members are. Very important for the tiny gang areas. Note 2: On my fifth (yes, fifth) time through the game, I finally had to take over the 'territory' north of San Fiero in order to control 100% of the territories. I don't know what was different this time, although I did decide to take over all the Ballas territories first before any of the Vargos territories, whereas before, I took over both as I ran across groups of enemy gang members. If you do have all the others and have to take over that territory, once you find a group to initiate a gang war, it's easy - there's only one wave of four gang members. 9. Riot Starting Point: CJ's Mansion Difficulty: 1/10 Pulaski's missing? Wonder what happened to him. And Tenpenny gets off? Another suprise. Riots breaking out? Actually, pretty cool. The feel of the city now is quite well done. This is pretty much a storyline advancing only mission. Hop in the car, and get Sweet back to his house in the hood. Just avoid the cars that are on fire, and you're golden. Quickest way, as always, is the highway to the exit right by your house. 10. Los Desperados Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: 4/10 A gang-war type mission, but this time, you're helping out and protecting Cesar. You can also recruit a couple of OGs to go with you. Head over to Unity Station, where you will meet up with a couple of Cesar's buddies. Now head to the apartment complex, and slowly work your way through, taking out everyone. The enemies are shown on the radar, so it isn't too difficult. When the apartment complex is clear, head for the alley shown on the map. Work your way down this, and after the first wave is taken care of, a second wave appears that includes some gang members behind you. When the second wave is over, you are only left with Cesar's house itself. Target the guy on the roof with the rocket launcher first, then the guy on the left with the flame thrower. The rest can be taken care of however you want. The mission is now over, but the possibly tough task of finding a ride back home remains. Save, and get ready for the last mission. 11. End Of The Line Starting Point: Sweet's House Difficulty: Overall, 5/10 It's come down to this. One final, epic-sized mission. I'm going to break it down into three parts. Part 1: Big Smoke - Difficulty: 4/10 Drive up to Big Smoke's new digs, and take out the two guards by the entrance. You'll be shown a tank nearby. Head down the couple blocks, and get the tank somehow. You can take out all of the cops and Ballas shooting it out, or just run for the tank. When you have it, drive it back up to the hideout, and run through the front entrance. Run over anyone in the hallway, and when you get to the end, hop out. Now, switch to your M4, and work your way throug the next three levels. Each level has armor towards the start of the level, but try and keep it for after you've cleaned out the level. The third level also has armor and health powerups in two side rooms just before you head up the stairs to confront Smoke. Once up there, and the touching cut-scene is over, take out the few guards he has with him, then let loose into Big Smoke. He'll run around, turn off the lights, run around some more - just don't let off the trigger on your M4, and you'll take him down before he's able to do much of anything. After a touching death scene, who should show up but Tenpenny. After narrowly escaping death by way of Tenpenny's shotgun, he sets the building on fire. You have a limited amount of time to escape. Make your way down to the second floor, killing all those who get in your way. You'll also find that the armor powerups have regenerated themselvls in the same spots. The second and first floor are all in flames. You can grab an extinguisher and douse your way, but if you're following this walkthrough, you're fireproof already. So just get in a crouch, make your way through the building, and exit. You have plenty of time so long as you keep moving. Don't worry about going back for any last bit of armor after the first floor is clear - you won't need it. Part 2: Tenpenny, the Chase - Difficulty: 5/10 Now, Tenpenny takes off in a Firetruck with Sweet hanging from the back. You automatically hop in a car - follow them. As you near the highway, Tenpenny will take the railroad tracks trying to escape. If you get stuck on the wall side, you will lose him. Other than that, just keep him in sight as best you can - it's much easier to lose Tenpenny than any other chase mission in the game. But as he's in a Firetruck, it shouldn't be too hard so long as you don't get trapped. After awhile, a couple of Tenpenny's 'rookies' hop out, and stomp on Sweet's fingers. Get under the ladder so he can jump down. He'll take over, and the next segment begins. Part 3: Tenpenny, the FPS - Difficulty: 6/10 Have I said that First Person using a PS/2 controller blows? Well, it does. Shoot anything you can - cops on the indestructable Firetruck, cops on bikes, cops in cars, whatever. You can't destroy the Firetruck. The key is just to survive. Eventually Tenpenny will kill himself. But I'll leave that for you to find out how. Once he does - the story is over. Hopefully, you have 100%. If not, you'll have to go back to figure out what you missed. One thing that I forgot - check the trainers in the gym. It's not listed anywhere if you've taken the lessons yet, and I had somehow not taken the lessons at the Grove Street Gym at the very beginning of the game. Check to make sure you have times for both the BMX and NRG-500 challange. Head to Mt. Chilliad to see if there's any indication you forgot to complete one of the three challanges. Look closely at the map to make sure you have all the save houses bought. ******************************************************************************* X. Conclusion 1. What now? So, what can you do now that you've completed 100% of the game? Well, if you haven't already, there are still gang territories left to take over. You can go for gold in all schools if you don't have them already, since gold isn't required for 100%. There's two triathalon races you can try - one in Los Santos, and one in Las Venturas. Other than that, save that 100% save somewhere, and start again - see what you missed the first time around, from conversations to easter eggs to whatever. I've been through the game twice now, and at over 200 hours total, I think I've got my moneys worth. And I know I'll probably end up playing it at least one more time even before the game comes out on PC. 2. PC Version I've mentioned the PC version a few times. Other than they expect to release it in the summer of 2005, I have no information at this point. But it's already a must have, regardless of how many time I play the PS/2 version. The graphics will be better, ie, of higher resolution. Custom radio stations (you can set up a directory of your own MP3 files. No voiceovers, but something to change to when you're sick of the in-game radio stations). And mouse-look for the first person segments of the game. It's also possible to use mouse-look for the entire game. This could actually make the game more challanging in spots. Mouse look takes away auto-aim, which means those guys you never really see but get to target anyway? Not anymore. I do hope I get to switch back and forth - I do prefer the gamepad for driving. I'll just have to wait until next summer to see how it pans out. 3. Fixes I'd like to see This was an outstanding game. In my top five all time. But there are still some things I'd like to see changed in the game when it's released on the PC. I don't expect any of them, but it'd be nice. - Not having to take all four challanges again in the Ammunation shooting range - Quicker fade-in on distant - and not so distant - scenery, especially when racing - Less tractors on the highways (these just annoy me) - More predictable behavior from traffic. Left turns from right lanes and right turns from left lanes would be fine, if it were consistant. I know this is a game and all, but geez - More information when the girl you are dating is not home - Seeing luck actually affect gambling - I have yet to see it - Slightly higher frequence of opposing gang members when cruising their territory - I shouldn't have to cruise for an entire game-day to find them (See FAQ section for update on this one) - Better camera angles, or better yet, the ability to customize your own. I would *love* to have a camera angle set a little higher than the default one (w/o having to always use the right analog to move it that way), with it fixed behind the car instead of the camera taking it's time to catch up on turns. - Bob Ward sent in this great idea, that ticks me off only because I didn't think of it first: "When you get 100%, open up all the missions so that you can replay the ones you like. Because at 100% there isn't much of a reason to keep playing. There are a lot of missions that I would play over and over again in all 3 games if given the chance. It would be nice to play some missions with weapons and stuff that wasn't available at that point of the game. I think this would be the ultimate reward." As do I, Bob. As to I. Others to be added by me, or those who send me ideas. I hope this guide was helpful. 4. Special Thanks To my wife, Michelle, for not leaving me while I was obsessed with this game. ******************************************************************************* XI. Checklist With Percentages [ ] In The Beginning/Big Smoke/Sweet and Kendel (0.53%) [ ] Los Santos Courier (1.07%) [ ] Ryder (1.60%) [ ] Tagging Up Turf (2.14%) [ ] Gang Tags (2.67%) [x] 1 [ ] 26 [ ] 51 [ ] 76 [x] 2 [ ] 27 [ ] 52 [ ] 77 [x] 3 [ ] 28 [ ] 53 [ ] 78 [x] 4 [ ] 29 [ ] 54 [ ] 79 [x] 5 [ ] 30 [ ] 55 [ ] 80 [ ] 6 [ ] 31 [ ] 56 [ ] 81 [ ] 7 [ ] 32 [ ] 57 [ ] 82 [ ] 8 [ ] 33 [ ] 58 [ ] 83 [ ] 9 [ ] 34 [ ] 59 [ ] 84 [ ] 10 [ ] 35 [ ] 60 [ ] 85 [ ] 11 [ ] 36 [ ] 61 [ ] 86 [ ] 12 [ ] 37 [ ] 62 [ ] 87 [ ] 13 [ ] 38 [ ] 63 [ ] 88 [ ] 14 [ ] 39 [ ] 64 [ ] 89 [ ] 15 [ ] 40 [ ] 65 [ ] 90 [ ] 16 [ ] 41 [ ] 66 [ ] 91 [ ] 17 [ ] 42 [ ] 67 [ ] 92 [ ] 18 [ ] 43 [ ] 68 [ ] 93 [ ] 19 [ ] 44 [ ] 69 [ ] 94 [x] 20 [ ] 45 [ ] 70 [ ] 95 [ ] 21 [ ] 46 [ ] 71 [ ] 96 [ ] 22 [ ] 47 [ ] 72 [ ] 97 [ ] 23 [ ] 48 [ ] 73 [ ] 98 [ ] 24 [ ] 49 [ ] 74 [ ] 99 [ ] 25 [ ] 50 [ ] 75 [ ] 100 [ ] BMX Challenge (3.21%) [ ] Taxi Driver (3.74%) [ ] Unique Jumps (3.74%) [ ] 1 [ ] 10 [ ] 17 [ ] 24 [ ] 2 [ ] 11 [ ] 18 [ ] 25 [ ] 3 [ ] 12 [ ] 19 [ ] 26 [ ] 4 [ ] 13 [ ] 20 [ ] 27 [ ] 5 [ ] 14 [ ] 21 [ ] 28 [ ] 6 [ ] 15 [ ] 22 [ ] 7 [ ] 16 [ ] 23 [ ] Cleaning The Hood (4.28%) [ ] Firefighter (4.81%) [ ] Pimping (5.35%) [ ] Paramedic (5.88%) [ ] 8-Track (6.42%) [ ] Off Track Betting (6.42%) [ ] Buying Properties (9.63%) [ ] Willowfield (6.95%) [ ] El Corona/Verdant Bluffs (7.49%) [ ] Jefferson (8.02%) [ ] Marina/Verona Beach (8.56%) [ ] Santa Maria Beach (9.09%) [ ] Mulholland (9.63%) [ ] Drive Through (10.16%) [ ] Gym (Learn Moves) (10.70%) [ ] Nines and AKs (11.23%) [ ] Drive-By (11.76%) [ ] Sweet's Girl (12.30%) [ ] Cesar Vialpando (12.83%) [ ] High Stakes, Low Rider (13.37%) [ ] Lowrider Challange (13.37%) [ ] Home Invasion (13.90%) [ ] Burglar (13.90%) [ ] Catalyst (14.44%) [ ] Robbing Uncle Sam (14.97) [ ] OG Loc (15.51%) [ ] Running Dog (16.04%) [ ] Wrong Side Of The Tracks (16.58%) [ ] Just Business (17.11%) [ ] Life's A Beach (17.65%) [ ] Madd Dogg's Rhymes (18.18%) [ ] Management Issues (18.72%) [ ] House Party (19.25%) [ ] Burning Desire (19.79%) [ ] Dating Denise (19.79%) [ ] Gray Imports (20.32%) [ ] Doberman (20.86%) [ ] Gang Wars (20.86%) [ ] Ammunation Shooting Range Part 1 (21.39%,21.93%) [ ] Vigilante (22.46%) [ ] Los Sepulcros (22.99%) [ ] Reuniting The Families (23.53%) [ ] Green Sabre (24.06) =============================================================================== [ ] Buying Properties (26.74%) [ ] Palomino Creek (24.60%) [ ] Dillimore (25.13%) [ ] Blueberry (25.67%) [ ] Whetstone (26.20%) [ ] Angel Pine (26.74%) [ ] Badlands (27.27%) [ ] Chiliad Challange (27.81%) [ ] Scotch Bonnet Yellow Route [ ] Birdseye Winder Yellow Route [ ] Cobra Run [ ] Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 2 (28.34%) [ ] Unique Jumps (28.34%) [x] 1/51 [ ] 4/29 [ ] 7/32 [ ] 2/52 [ ] 5/30 [ ] 8/33 [ ] 3/53 [ ] 6/31 [ ] 9/34 [ ] Oysters (28.34%) Los Santos [ ] 1 [ ] 6 [ ] 11 [ ] 2 [ ] 7 [ ] 12 [ ] 3 [ ] 8 [ ] 13 [ ] 4 [ ] 9 [ ] 14 [ ] 5 [ ] 10 [ ] 15 Badlands [ ] 1/25 [ ] 5/29 [ ] 8/32 [ ] 2/28 [ ] 6/30 [ ] 9/33 [ ] 3/26 [ ] 7/31 [ ] 10/34 [ ] 4/27 [ ] First Date (28.34%) [ ] Tanker Commander (28.88%) [ ] Trucking Missions (28.88%) [ ] Mission 1 [ ] Mission 2 [ } Mission 3 [ ] Mission 4 [ ] Body Harvest (29.41%) [ ] King In Exile (29.41%) [ ] First Base (29.41%) [ ] Against All Odds (29.95%) [ ] Gone Courting (29.95) [ ] Local Liquor Store (30.48%) [ ] Made In Heaven (30.48%) [ ] Small Town Bank (31.02%) [ ] Wu Zi Mu (31.55%) [ ] Farewell, My Love... (32.09%) [ ] Are You Going To San Fiero? (32.62%) =============================================================================== [ ] Big Smoke's Cash (32.62%) [ ] Yay Courier (32.62%) [ ] NRG-500 Challange (33.16%) [ ] Buying Properties (36.36%) [ ] Doherty (33.69%) [ ] Hashburry (34.22%) [ ] Queens (34.76%) [ ] Chinatown (35.29%) [ ] Calton Heights (35.83%) [ ] Paradiso (36.36%) [ ] Wear Flowers In Your Hair (36.90%) [ ] Dating Katie (36.90%) [ ] San Fiero Courier (37.43%) [ ] Photo Ops (37.97%) [ ] 1/38 [ ] 14/6 [ ] 27/12 [ ] 40/2 [ ] 2/45 [ ] 15/5 [ ] 28/31 [ ] 41/3 [ ] 3/13 [ ] 16/18 [ ] 29/34 [ ] 42/35 [ ] 4/7 [ ] 17/27 [ ] 30/47 [ ] 43/39 [ ] 5/4 [ ] 18/26 [ ] 31/50 [ ] 44/41 [ ] 6/9 [ ] 19/21 [ ] 32/25 [ ] 45/42 [ ] 7/15 [ ] 20/19 [ ] 33/20 [ ] 46/40 [ ] 8/46 [ ] 21/22 [ ] 34/1 [ ] 47/8 [ ] 9/49 [ ] 22/32 [ ] 35/10 [ ] 48/29 [ ] 10/48 [ ] 23/23 [ ] 36/24 [ ] 49/30 [ ] 11/43 [ ] 24/11 [ ] 37/33 [ ] 50/44 [ ] 12/37 [ ] 25/17 [ ] 38/28 [ ] 13/16 [ ] 26/14 [ ] 39/36 [ ] Unique Jumps (37.97%) [ ] 1/35 [ ] 6/40 [ ] 9/43 [ ] 12/46 [ ] 2/36 [ ] 7/41 [ ] 10/44 [ ] 15/49 [ ] 3/37 [ ] 8/42 [ ] 11/45 [ ] 16/50 [ ] 4/38 [ ] Oysters (37.97%) [ ] 1/16 [ ] 4/19 [ ] 7/22 [ ] 2/17 [ ] 5/20 [ ] 8/23 [ ] 3/18 [ ] 6/21 [ ] 9/24 [ ] San Fiero Gym (38.50%) [ ] Blood Bowl (39.04%) [ ] 555 We Tip (39.57%) [ ] Valet Parking (40.11%) [ ] Deconstruction (40.64%) [ ] Photo Opportunity (41.18%) [ ] Jizzy (41.71%) [ ] T-Bone Mendez (42.25%) [ ] Mike Toreno (42.78%) [ ] Outrider (43.32%) [ ] Snail Trail (43.85%) [ ] Ice Cold Killa (44.39%) [ ] Pier 69 (44.92%) [ ] Toreno's Last Flight (45.45%) [ ] Buying Zero's Shop (45.99%) [ ] Air Raid (46.52%) [ ] Supply Lines (47.06%) [ ] New Model Army (47.59%) [ ] Beefy Baron (47.59%) [ ] Mountain Cloud Boys (48.13%) [ ] Ran Fa Li (48.65%) [ ] Lure (49.20%) [ ] Amphibious Assault (49.73%) [ ] The Da Nang Thang (50.27%) [ ] Yay Ka-Boom-Boom (50.80%) =============================================================================== [ ] Back To School - Driving School (51.34%) [ ] Buying Properties (52.94%) [ ] Fort Carson (51.87%) [ ] Tierra Robada (52.41%) [ ] El Quebrados (52.94%) [ ] Boat School (53.48%) [ ] Bike School (54.01%) [ ] Oysters (54.01%) [ ] 1/35 [ ] 4/38 [ ] 7/41 [ ] 2/36 [ ] 5/39 [ ] 8/42 [ ] 3/27 [ ] 6/40 [ ] 9/43 [ ] Unique Jumps (54.01%) [ ] 1/54 [ ] 3/56 [ ] 5/58 [ ] 2/55 [ ] 4/57 [ ] Dating Barbara (54.01%) [ ] Ammunation Shooting Range, Part 3 (54.55%) [ ] Monster (55.08%) [ ] Highjack (55.61%) [ ] Interdiction (56.15%) [ ] Verdant Meadows (57.22%) [ ] Learning To Fly (57.75%) [ ] N.O.E. 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