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                     Grand Theft Auto V FAQ/Walkthrough
                           Version 1.0 (9/17/13)
                          Written by Andrew Testa
                  Email Address: andrew.c.testa@gmail.com
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          Please recommend this guide if you found it helpful! :)
                   Click the link at the top of the page!

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       1. What's New?
       2. Introduction
       3. Walkthrough
            3.01 - Prologue
            3.02 - Franklin and Lamar
            3.03 - Repossession
            3.04 - Pulling Favors
            3.05 - Chop
            3.06 - Complications
            3.07 - Father/Son
            3.08 - The Long Stretch
            3.09 - Marriage Counseling
            3.10 - Friend Request
            3.11 - The Good Husband
            3.12 - Casing the Jewel Store
            3.13 - Daddy's Little Girl
            3.14 - Bugstars Equipment
            3.15 - BZ Gas Grenades
            3.16 - The Jewel Store Job
            3.17 - Mr. Philips
            3.18 - Special Bonds
            3.19 - Trevor Philips Industries
            3.20 - Rampage One
            3.21 - Nervous Ron
            3.22 - Crystal Maze
            3.23 - Friends Reunited
            3.24 - Fame or Shame
            3.25 - Dead Man Walking
            3.26 - Did Somebody Say Yoga?
            3.27 - Three's Company
            3.28 - Hood Safari
            3.29 - Pulling Another Favor
            3.30 - Hotel Assassination
            3.31 - Pulling Favors Again
            3.32 - The Multi Target Assassination
            3.33 - Still Pulling Favors
            3.34 - By the Book
            3.35 - Scouting the Port
            3.36 - Flight School
            3.37 - Pulling One Last Favor
            3.38 - Shift Work
            3.39 - Grass Roots - Franklin
            3.40 - Paparazzo
            3.41 - Grass Roots - Trevor
            3.42 - Grass Roots - Michael
            3.43 - Cargobob (Offshore)
            3.44 - Minisub (Offshore)
            3.45 - Blitz Play (Introduction)
            3.46 - The Merryweather Heist (Offshore)
            3.47 - Getaway Vehicle
            3.48 - Trash Truck
            3.49 - Boiler Suits
            3.50 - Tow Truck
            3.51 - Masks
            3.52 - Blitz Play (Main Heist)
            3.53 - Mr. Richards
            3.54 - I Fought the Law...
            3.55 - Eye in the Sky
            3.56 - The Vice Assassination
            3.57 - The Bus Assassination
            3.58 - Caida Libre
            3.59 - Deep Inside
            3.60 - Minor Turbulence
            3.61 - Paleto Score Setup
       4. Credits
       5. Contact Information
       6. Legal Disclaimer

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Version 1.0 (9/17/13): Walkthrough up to Paleto Score Setup!


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                              2. Introduction
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Similar to its predecessors, Grand Theft Auto V is easily worth ten times the
price of admission. Since this game is so new and I just got the game myself,
this guide is still a work in progress. It's from my first playthrough,
after all, and written without much sleep. Check back here later for updates
on the walkthrough, revisions to the text, and appendixes.

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This is the walkthrough section; each section has the name of the mission
for easy navigating.

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                              3.01 - Prologue
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\/  YOUR LIFE OF CRIME BEGINS HERE
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Welcome to Grand Theft Auto V! This first mission functions as a prologue to 
frame the story and also acts as a tutorial; as such, it is extremely easy 
and basically holds your hand all the way through. You are often directed to 
do basic tasks like get in cover or fire a gun - these are the types of 
things that you'll be doing throughout the game, so get used to things like 
the cover mechanic and the aiming system.

To begin, walk into the next room with the hostages. While one of your 
friends sets up the explosives, your job is simply to aim at the hostages to 
herd them into the storage room. Press the aim button to "lock on" to a 
target and move the right stick to switch between targets. The hostages, as 
it were, are happy to oblige and frantically cower into the room.

Now that you're set with the explosives, you need to "call it in." :) Press 
Up on the d-pad and X/A to view the contact list. Select "detonate" to blow 
up the vault. With the vault now open, it's time to raid it. Head through the 
double doors in front of you and make down the hall to the vault. Go inside 
and pick up all the cash on the ground, then walk over to the corner of the 
room and grab the non-sequential cash on the tray (GTA teaches us the darnest 
things...)

\/  MAKE YOUR GETAWAY
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Exit the vault and a security cop tries to play hero. For this, you need to 
switch to another character since you are currently controlling the character 
being held by gunpoint. To do this, press Down and switch with the right 
stick to the other character. From there, aim at the guard's head and pull 
the trigger to kill him and end the threat. He has a big forehead that makes 
it pretty easy to headshot him.

Run with your crew down the hall and press the appropriate button to take 
cover behind the crate. When the door blows open, run inside and you'll 
automatically open the next door. This leads outside to a whole lotta angry 
cops. This is your first firefight with the police. The general strategy is 
to take cover and pick them off as they pop out of cover behind their police 
cars.

With this in mind, take cover behind the pillar to the left and pop out of 
cover when you see cops open to kill. There are several cops here, but they 
have notoriously bad aim, especially if you are properly in cover. You can 
additionally hit the cops through the car windows if they stay in cover too 
long or go back into cover while you are firing at them.

If you take too long, the cops will start to swarm to the sides of you, but 
you should be able to gun them down even if they have a clear shot at you. 
After you take out the initial wave, you a prompted to "move up" and it's 
definitely a good idea. Run over to the cop car that is farthest away and 
take cover behind it.

You are prompted to run and gun it, but it's safest to pick off at least one 
of the cops from the safe cover of the car. When they're defeated, move up 
with your crew and take cover behind the next car. Again, the game prompts 
you to perhaps switch characters right now, but if you've been keeping up, 
you shouldn't need to do this. From the cover of the car, take out the 
policemen who arrive from further down the street.

Move up to the next cop car and repeat the process. After that, you are 
finally given the OK to go to the getaway car. Note that if you tried to run 
to it while you were supposed to be killing cops, nothing will happen because 
your friends (which you can control) are still hung up. It's also MUCH slower 
to walk in the snow, so run on the road to the getaway car and press 
Y/Triangle to get inside.

\/  GET TO DA CHOPPA!
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After the scene, you are finally in control of the car. As you can clearly 
see by the yellow line on your map, you must drive straight for a while and 
then take a right turn to the chopper area. STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE 
ROAD and ignore the policemen that whiz by; incidentally, they do not know 
that this is the car they're after, so they'll just go on by without a clue.

At the road block, brake a little and turn right. Accelerate to the train 
tracks and watch the dramatic scene that ensues. After the scene, you only 
have control of one of the characters; from the safety of the cover, take out 
all of the policemen Rambo-style. You can basically just alternate between 
the cover button and the fire button and you'll take them out quickly. Just 
remember to stay in cover when you're reloading.

I don't know whether you have to kill a certain number of cops or just wait a 
certain period of time, but after around fifteen seconds you'll complete this 
starting mission and the prologue. I did not fully comprehend the funeral 
scene at first (I thought we were retreating to a funeral), but the 
Psychologist Office scene is really funny!


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                         3.02 - Franklin and Lamar
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After the Psychologist Office cutscene, Michael takes a little walk on the 
beach and happens upon Franklin and Lamar. They ask where a house is; Michael 
initially declines, but then tells them. The twosome makes their way to the 
alleyway and you're left controlling Franklin for the first time.

\/  CHOOSE ONE OF THE CARS
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Head down the path to Franklin and you're prompted to choose a car. I don't 
think it really matters which one you choose, because Lamar chooses the other 
and they are pretty much the same aside from color. I personally chose the 
red one, but only because it was closer. ;) However, you might consider 
choosing the white one because then Lamar's car will be more visible.

\/  BABY'S FIRST JOYRIDE!
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After a little scene in which you are introduced to car hood mechanics, Lamar 
zooms off and tells you to chase after him. Accelerate out of the small 
driveway and turn left on the correct side of the road. You can target 
Lamar's car by pressing B/Circle, and then you are given the option to chase 
him free of the zoom.

Follow Lamar as he makes a sharp right turn. You are then told how to do 
special abilities, and for Franklin, it's a car ability, but we don't need to 
do it right now. Continue following Lamar through the city - there are not 
many cars on the road right now, and the cars at intersections gladly stop 
for you.

Soon you'll reach a studio. Follow Lamar as he rams through the gate and 
speeds through the studio. You might hit a few people working on a movie, but 
it's no big deal. Out of the studio, follow Lamar as he weaves through the 
city. When prompted, follow him through the alley and then get some air on 
the bumps in the road.

Lamar actually gives you directions, which helps a little so you know when to 
turn. However, the path is very straightforward and he doesn't drive too 
fast. He'll start to drive on the wrong side of the road, but you shouldn't 
have any trouble following him because the cars pull over once they see him.

Head into the parking garage and turn on your headlights as prompted. Go in 
and out of two more parking garages and you'll have a small cutscene which 
ends with the cops out to get you.

\/  LOSE THE BLUES
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In vintage Grand Theft Auto style, you must lose a two-star wanted level. The 
police are conveniently denoted on the mini-map, and it also shows their 
field of vision on the map. You must simply stay out of their vision for long 
enough to lose your wanted stars.

Just as the game prompts, it's easy to do this in an alley or some type of 
lot-structure. You can also just zoom away and dodge the police that are 
looking for you. Note that you cannot just outrun them as more policeman will 
come in a new area. Just stay out of line of sight long enough to lose them.

When you've lost them, you must now take the car back to the dealership. This 
is really simple because the yellow line on the minimap shows you the 
shortest route to the dealership. Just follow the yellow brick road and 
you'll be there in no time. At the dealership, walk into the showcase room 
and watch the small cutscene.

\/  GO TO FRANKLIN'S HOUSE
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Afterward, walk with Lamar back over to your car (your *real* car, not the 
one you stole) and drive to Franklin's house. Again, follow the yellow line 
and you'll be there in no time. At his house, park the car in his garage - 
the one with the blue garage door.

The next cutscene introduces a lot of game mechanics: barbershops, 
television, saving, sleeping in your bed, and changing your wardrobe. After 
that, you'll get a mission passed sign and a look at how you did - if you won 
the race, "winner," if you didn't hit anyone, "we come in peace," and if you 
didn't destroy the car, "not a scratch."

Leave the house and you'll get a call from Simeon. He has some work for you, 
and an "S" icon shows up on your map. However, for the first time, you can 
finally free roam a little, so you might want to do that since I know ya'll 
been itchin' for it. To continue the story, drive over to Simeon's icon.


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After you are awarded Employee of the Month and discuss in typical GTA 
protagonist-style how you want to be the boss, you have some Repossessin' to 
do with Lamar. Head over to the white car in the back and get going! The way 
to Vespucci Beach is denoted by the yellow line on the mini-map. It's a 
fairly straightforward ride with no hiccups or bumps. When you get there, 
park the car at the yellow circle and exit the vehicle.

Jump over the gate by pressing Square/X and follow Lamar as the two of you 
mosey on down the alley. Franklin comments that it's sketchy, but Lamar 
doesn't seem to care. When you get to the end, you need to check the garages 
for the bike. After checking all three, the Vagos show up to fight and Lamar 
shoots one of them down.

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Grab the gun on the ground and take cover behind the wall in the garage. From 
the safe cover (and with Lamar in front of you), take down each of the Vagos. 
They like to randomly walk between covers, so get them while they are walking 
back and forth.

When you've taken them down, move up with Lamar. Just as he tells you, take 
cover behind the orange truck. From here, you must shoot the white gas can 
because there is an enemy next to it that has got Lamar pinned down. Merely 
aim at the white gas can above Lamar and shoot it a few times to blow it up.

More enemies decide to show up; shoot them from the safety of the orange 
truck. There are a few down in the alley and two on the balconies. After 
clearing them, a blue car drives in and leaves a gas trail. Fire at the gas 
trail to light them up in flames.

Once you've cleared them all, you see the bike you need to repo drive off 
with its owner. Run after him and climb the fence as you did before. Get in 
your car and start pursuing him.

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You must catch up to the bike and shoot down the rider. The game directs you 
on how to shoot, but you should focus on pursuing him so he doesn't get too 
far away. He goes through a few alleys, but after a little while he just 
stays on an open road and becomes a very easy target. When you get close to 
him, fire at his back a few times and you should kill him. The bike skids to 
the ground and you can now pick it up.

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Simply drive the bike over to the car wash. The route varies a little 
depending on when you got the bike in the chase, but it's pretty easy to get 
there. When you get to the car wash, watch the cutscene and the mission will 
end. Your mission time, accuracy, and number of headshots determines your 
score, and you can always repeat the mission if you don't like your score.

Since you're so close, you might as well do the first Strangers and Freaks 
mission.


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This mission is located directly behind the car wash; just walk over from it 
if you've just completed Repossession. After the cutscene, your first task is 
to simply go to the tow truck. Hijack a car if you don't have one, wait for 
Tonya to get in, and drive over to the tow truck yard. The gate opens for 
your car, so park it inside and then get in the tow truck.


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The tow truck is very slow and has bad handle, but all you have to do is 
drive over to the abandoned car, which is pretty close. When you get there, 
the game tells you how to tow the car. You must line up with it and make sure 
the crane is down, then target the car and carefully back up into it.

Simply drive back to the tow lot with the abandoned car hooked behind you. 
When you get there, drive in the proper gate and drop the car off at the drop 
zone. When you've done that, the mission ends and you'll see how you did. As 
you can see, time is important here.

After passing the mission, Lamar texts you and the "F" icon shows up on the 
map. Head back to your house (the "F" icon) to begin the next mission.


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After the cutscene, follow Lamar and Chop as they walk down the street. When 
prompted, get in the white van and drive to Vinewood Boulevard. It's across 
town, but you basically just need to drive down one long road. When you get 
to the location, watch the cutscene and run back to the van. Time for another 
chase!


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Don't waste any bullets trying to gun him down; just follow him as he goes 
through the city. He doesn't drive very fast for having a motorcycle, and 
your van can keep up with him rather easily. Soon he'll go into an alleyway; 
follow him and watch as he gets run over by a bus.

Franklin lets Chop loose but you still need to run after him. Just follow 
Chop as he leads you to him. Climb the fence and jump down the roof onto the 
orange storage unit and finally the ground. From here, follow Chop to the 
wall and in a cutscene Franklin destroys it so Chop can run through. Continue 
pursuing him through the trains and another cutscene ensues.

After the cutscene, switch to Chop (use the character menu like in the 
prologue) and watch as Chop "sniffs him out." When prompted, switch back to 
Franklin and open the boxcar doors. He's not in either of them, so continue 
to follow Chop when he... erm... runs off to hump another dog. Run after Chop 
and Franklin will get him off. (For now...)

Back at the train, open the first boxcar door to finally find him. He'll 
start to run again, but Chop thankfully catches up to him and tackles him to 
the ground. Run over to them for another cutscene, then drive to the 
indicated location. When you get there, Franklin just throws him out of the 
car, and then you have to drop off Lamar at the rec center. The mission ends 
when you drop him off.


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Head over to Simeon's dealership; to start the mission, walk out front in the 
parking lot (unlike before where you went inside the back). During the 
cutscene, Simeon explains that we need to repo another vehicle for him. Find 
a car and head over to the house. Simeon calls you half-way and tells you 
that he knows you took the bike in the last mission for yourself, but he 
still wants you to do this mission anyway it seems.

\/  STEALTH TO THE CAR
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When you get to the house, you figure out it isn't as clear-cut as you 
thought: you must find a way to get in! I personally went around the side of 
the house and jumped on the short wall, then the pillar, and finally jumped 
into the pool area of the house. There might be a more creative way, but that 
worked fine for me. Head from the pool patio to the car (dot on mini-map) and 
your new object will be to take out the gardener.

Note that you cannot get too close to the gardener or the mission will fail. 
You also cannot shoot the gardener or the mission will fail. With this in 
mind, go back to the pool area and try to go the long way around. When you 
get through the patio, the game prompts you to jump on the white truck and 
then the roof to get to the window.

Before you go through the window jump down on the other side of the house to 
reach the driveway and the garage. Sneak up on the gardener and perform a 
stealth attack to knock him out. Backtrack to the roof and enter through the 
window this time.

Wait in the room until both of the siblings are in their rooms. Once you've 
waited, SLOWLY walk to the stairs and descend to the first floor. From here, 
turn to the kitchen to see the wife messing around with a golf instructor. 
You *do not* need to go into the kitchen at all; the door to the garage is 
*before* the kitchen. Turn left at the first available opportunity and sneak 
into the garage.

\/  DRIVE BACK TO SIMEON'S
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You don't need to worry about opening the garage door manually. Simply get 
inside the car and the garage door opens for you. Drive out to the street and 
start driving back to the dealership when a familiar face pops up out of the 
backseat. Listen to their conversation as you drive back to Simeon's 
dealership.

When you get there, you are ordered to drive through the window of the 
building. Just do as he says - you can use the zoom function in the game to 
figure out exactly what you need to drive through. It's the clear glass 
window next to the big bulletin of a red car.

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After you drive in, a cutscene occurs and you have control of Michael. You 
need to beat up Simeon in hand-to-hand combat. It's an easy fight that 
doesn't need much explaining: press the punch button over and over until a 
cutscene.

The mission is passed after you've beaten up Simeon. More importantly, you 
now have control of Michael! You actually have control of BOTH Michael and 
Franklin now; switch to Franklin to get the lowdown on him and Lamar. The 
game prompt tells you that some missions are only for Franklin and some only 
for Michael; Franklin is the green letters and Michael is the blue letters. 
For now, control Franklin and Drive to the green "M" on the map. You don't 
need to hop a fence anymore; you can actually drive into his driveway.


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Franklin and Michael "shoot the breeze" a little by the pool before Michael's 
son calls up all distressed. It seems we got ourselves a little mission here: 
get the boat back. Run through the house (or go around the side) and hop in 
the red shiny car.

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Follow the yellow brick line to the boat, which is definitely "in a hurry." 
Chase after it at full speed and get up behind it so Franklin can jump on. 
This is much easier than it sounds because both your vehicle and the boat's 
vehicle top off at around the same speed.

After Franklin jumps on the boat, tail him in the car. Soon one of the bad 
guys has Franklin pinned down, so you need to shoot at the bad guy from your 
car. This is kinda difficult, but if you just shoot wildly while up against 
the back of the boat, you should kill him.

Once you've done that, watch Franklin with the cinematic button if you want. 
It ends with Michael's son, Jimmy, hanging from the sail in the highway. You 
need to drive up under Jimmy so he falls into the car. Just put the pedal to 
the metal and drive on the yellow circle.

After you've got Jimmy, follow the boat for a little bit. Soon, Franklin 
wants to get off of the boat - accelerate hard and get up behind the boat. 
Once Franklin's back in the car, continue your pursuit and then the engine 
will go all wonky in your own car.

\/  GO TO LOS SANTOS CUSTOMS
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Franklin suggests going to Los Santos Customs to get the car fixed. Make a U-
turn and follow the yellow line to the shop. Along the way, hilarious 
conversation between Michael and Jimmy ensues, and it ends with Franklin 
calling a taxi for Michael.

When you get to the shop, Michael gets in the cab and Franklin is left to 
take care of the car. Drive through the purple garage door to reach the shop 
itself. Repair the car (it should be FREE) and leave the garage with spending 
any money.

Now you just need to drive Jimmy back home. Follow the yellow line back to 
Michael's place. You'll get some more funny dialogue along the way. Is it 
just me, or is Franklin - CJ from San Andreas, Michael - Tommy Vercetti from 
Vice City, and Jimmy - Jimmy Hopkins from Bully kinda? Sure seems like a 
match made in heaven. And the first "couple" Righteous Slaughters? Sounds 
like a GTA reference!

After you've driven Jimmy home, you have another hilarious cutscene and the 
mission ends. "Not A Scratch" and a good time is needed for a perfect score. 
After an angry Simeon calls, head to the next Franklin mission ("F" in green 
on the map).


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After the long reunion cutscene, get in the car and drive to Ammu-Nation. 
It's pretty close - when you get there, you can park wherever you like. 
Inside the store, browse a little if you want, but your mission objective is 
to buy a Pump Shotgun and a flashlight mod. The shotgun is located in the 
top-left of the wall.

After purchasing the shotgun, head back to the car and drive to the recycling 
plant. Once you get there, drive around back and park next to the green 
double-doors. Go inside and head up the stairs. The cutscene reveals that 
Lamar is a complete dodo brain and you've been set up.

\/  ESCAPIN' THE PLANT
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Immediately get into cover behind the crates and take down the enemies in 
front of you. They hide behind the crates themselves, but they love to 
stupidly run to different cover positions for no apparent reason. There are a 
lot of them, so take them down one-by-one as you duck in and out of cover.

When you've cleared the area, pick up all the items that the enemies have 
dropped, then follow your friends through the door and into a locker room. 
Watch as Lamar goes down the hall and gets slightly ambushed; kill the two 
men that run into the room and grab the health pack on the ground next to the 
white shelf.

In the adjacent room, take cover behind the center crate as you clear the 
area. You can also use your friends as "meat shields" of sort. When you've 
cleared the area, pick up anything that they have dropped and continue 
through the plant.

Descend the stairwell with Lamar in front - he'll take down the one enemy 
that tries to come up. At the bottom of the stairs, head through the door and 
immediately take cover behind the crate. Try to fire at the enemies as they 
come into the room, but value cover over killing as they aren't that much 
harder to kill when they get set up.

Grab the ammo and head to the next room. This is a very large room with 
crates and piles of white sacks that make walls. Immediately take cover 
behind the crate and take out the closest enemies. You should wait until your 
friends get set up before you start picking people off, but soon an enemy 
puts the white sacks on fire.

Stay away from the fire because it WILL hurt. If you do get caught on fire, 
just stay in cover and you will recover your health to 50%. Stay on the LEFT 
SIDE as you take down the remaining enemies in the room. The most problematic  
is the enemy on the second floor balcony, so take him down first.

Move up the room and kill any remaining enemies. When the room is clear, grab 
all the ammo from the dead enemies, but skip the corpses that are near the 
fire unless you want to get burned. There is a conveniently located health 
pack near the door that I recommend you use right now. Go through the yellow 
doors and take down the two enemies that you encounter in the hall.

Exit the building through the fire escape door and you'll encounter a 
helicopter outside. While this may seem like a suicide moment, you can easily 
kill the pilot with your gun and force the chopper to bail. When you've taken 
care of the chopper, follow your friends up the ladder and run across the 
catwalk to a rooftop. Jump over the wall and get inside the first car you 
come across; if you have to restart here because someone died, there is 
usually a car that spawns right in front of you.

From here, it's the normal process of lowering your wanted level. Drive off 
to evade the current cops on the street, then find a good alley to stay in 
while you let your heat die down. You have a three star wanted level this 
time, so it will be a bit tougher.

The first thing you're going to want to do is drive under something like an 
overpass to get out of the helicopter's sight. Once that happens, the 
helicopter pretty much permanently goes away and you just need to evade the 
police cars. If you simply drive really fast through half the city, you'll 
outrun them and get out of sight. From there, evade the patrolling cop cars 
by using your mini-map. You can easily drive around the same street and stay 
unseen.

When you lose your wanted level, head back to Franklin's house to complete 
the mission. Headshot, accuracy, unmarked, and time count here if you want 
the gold. Head over to Michael's house for the next mission.


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Oh you knew this was gonna happen from the "Complications" mission. Michael's 
found out about the tennis coach and wants payback.

\/  CHASE THE TENNIS COACH
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The truck that you're driving ain't all that fast or good at handling, but 
you should have no problem keeping up with the tennis coach. Just use the red 
dot on the screen if you have any problems. He doesn't drive very fast and 
doesn't make any quick turns. Soon, he'll go up a small road and be saved by 
a van that pulls out right in front of you.

\/  DRIVE TO THE CANYON
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Follow the yellow line to the coach's surprisingly expensive house. It is a 
dirt road, so the traction from your vehicle will be a little different. 
Instead of getting out of the car when you first see the coach on the 
balcony, continue driving to the yellow circle to reach a cutscene.

\/  BRINGIN' DOWN THE HOUSE
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Watch the cutscene as Franklin ties up the support beam of the house to the 
car. Get in the car and hold down the accelerate button. You won't get 
anywhere, but the house slowly falls apart the longer you hold down the 
button until the whole thing goes down the cliff.

Start to drive back when you get a call from the tennis coach. It seems that 
that wasn't his house, and instead it was the house of someone who knows a 
person named Madrazo...

\/  LOSE MADRAZO'S MEN
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Franklin fills in Michael on Madrazo, and your job now is to lose his men. 
There are just two cars, but they do a good job (better than the police) at 
staying on you. A great way to get rid of them is to do a jump from one road 
to another road. The men will have to take the road all the way around, but 
you'll be able to drive off. I personally did this at the freeway on the 
other side of the city.

Note: you can switch between Michael and Franklin here; the game even 
suggests it. However, I found it best to just focus on driving through the 
city and losing them.


After you've lost them, drive back to Michael's house. Hopefully your truck 
is still able to run after all that! When you get to his house, watch the 
cutscene to find out who Martin Madrazo really is and why Michael must get 
out of his retirement.

When you have control again, grab a car and head over to Lester's icon. It's 
a long way from your current locations, so pick a fast car and take the 
highway. Lester's house is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. 
You'll need to go up and knock on his door to start things back up.


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With the backpack in hand, return to your vehicle and drive to the suburban 
store in Vinewood. It's a very hip, black-and-white store on the side of the 
street. Inside the store, buy a gilet and some shorts. It doesn't matter 
which you choose, and they are all the same price, so just choose the one 
that you think looks best on an old geeky man like Michael.

Get back in your car and drive over to the Lifeinvader office. Park at the 
yellow circle and walk up to the door. After the cutscene, follow the 
Facebook Employee (I mean Lifeinvader programmer) through the office and up 
the stairs.

Get on his computer and "fix it." You must first close all the NSFW pop-ups, 
some of which pop up again if you take too long. It's a rather funny scene, 
but when you finally get to the desktop, run the antivirus. Note that all 
pop-ups must be closed for it to run!

After cleaning his computer, walk over to the room with the prototype. 
Michael does his thing with the prototype, and then you have to exit the 
building. Just exit the way you came - walk over to the opposite side of the 
building, head down the stairs, and walk to the back exit. Get back in your 
car and drive to Michael's house as he talks with Lester on the cell phone.

You can actually park in the garage and go through the door in the garage! 
Yay for realism! In the house, walk over to the television room and hijack 
the television from Michael's daughter. Change the station on the television 
to get the keynote. When Norris gets out the cell phone, whip out your own 
cell phone and give him a call. It's under "Jay Norris." Watch the hilarity 
(or horror) that ensues. You get a better grade if you clear the pop-ups fast 
and if you quickly complete the mission as a whole.

Go upstairs to Michael's room and head to the wardrobe. Get out of this 
ridiculous outfit and put on a suit. We're doing Lester's next mission!

...only halfway to Lester's house, you get a call from Amanda, and she needs 
your help. You have a choice of whether to help her or not, and in this 
walkthrough, we are the good husband and help her. I think if you ignore her, 
you can just proceed to the mission after this one.


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This mission is a breeze, but it *does* have a countdown clock. You have 
three minutes to get to Amanda or you will fail the mission. It should only 
take like 30 seconds to get there, unless you have a slow car or you were out 
in the middle of nowhere when you got the call.

When you get to her, you'll see the policeman and the store owner talking out 
in front of the police car. Amanda's in the police car, so hop on in (hijack 
the police car) and accelerate forward. You'll get a three star wanted level, 
which you'll need to shake off, but you've been getting used to doing that. 
Just speed away and when everyone's out of the area, cruise around slowly and 
dodge any patrollers.

After you lose the wanted level, drive Amanda back home. Oh, and ditch the 
police car - the neighbors might start talking! After that quickie mission, 
Lester texts you about the Stock Market, and if you want, you can do some 
investments right now and try to make some money if that's your thing. Buy 
low, sell high, as always!

Rickie will also be unlocked as a heist crew member if he hasn't been 
unlocked already.

Anyway, drive over to Lester's icon as originally planned. Drive into the 
side-street and go through the green double-doors.


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After the funny cutscene, get in the car with Lester and drive to the store. 
On the way, Lester brings up some interesting points about Michael's past. 
When you get to the store, park at the yellow circle and walk around to the 
"alley" on the map, which is actually the storefront.

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Head inside the store and change to hidden camera mode. You must snap a 
picture of each of these things: (a) a camera, (b) an air vent, and (c) the 
alarm keypad. The camera is in the corner of the room by the entrance door; 
the air vent is in the opposite corner of the room; and the keypad is by a 
luxurious brown door on the left side of the room.

When you've taken pictures of all three, you are asked to talk to the shop 
assistant. Michael does his usual charm routine, and then you are asked to go 
back to the car and drive around the block. Just take the first right and 
drive around the building.

\/  ROOFTOPS
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Soon you'll find a construction site; get out of the car and go inside. 
Ascend the wooden stairs and head outside to find a ladder. After climbing 
it, walk out to the roof and Lester talks about how he needs some pictures of 
the air vents. Walk across the roof and go up the ladder to reach the vantage 
point.

This is actually where the unit is *at* but we can't take a picture of the 
fence. Go around it and jump up on the adjacent high ground. From here, turn 
around and take a picture of the air conditioning unit that is fenced in with 
barbed wire. Lester helps you find it if you are having trouble.

When you've taken the last picture, Lester pesters you to get back to the 
car. Just go the same way you came for safety - you won't be seen even though 
Lester states that you might be. When you get to the car, drive back to the 
garment factory.

\/  THE PLAN
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Lester goes over the mission. You'll have quite a few choices as to how you 
want to rob the store. The big choice is whether you want to go Loud (Rambo) 
or Smart (Stealth). The other choice is of your crew members - the better the 
crew member, the more money they'll want, and vice versa.

Your crew members should partially be determined by what route you choose to 
go. If you want to go stealth, you don't need very good guns, and if you 
choose to go Rambo, you need very good guns. The Getaway man determines the 
type of vehicle you have, and the hacker determines how long it will take to 
open the system, meaning how long you'll have to wait while in the store.

It's really up to you here: you can get more money if you choose worse crew 
members, but you might get frustrated if things don't go as well as expected. 
I recommend that you choose bad crew members if you haven't had any 
difficulty at all in this game (firefights, chases, losing heat) and good 
crew members if you've died and had to restart missions a few times. Overall, 
though, it's entirely your choice.

After selecting your crew, you have to confirm the option, then Lester says 
he'll call when everything's ready. With that done, the mission is finally 
passed. You get a better score if you did this mission quickly, and you get a 
"picture perfect" if you took good pictures I assume.

Head back to Michael's house for the next mission.


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Despite the title, the start of this mission concerns Jimmy and not his 
daughter. Or, maybe it was supposed to be that way? :P Anyway, get in the car 
and drive to the bike rental area. It's a long drive, and you'll have a few 
father-son moments along the way.

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Stop the car at the yellow circle and grab any of the bikes. Apparently if 
Jimmy beats you in the bike race you have to buy him a new television, but 
he's so slow you can almost walk to the pier. There are no difficult turns 
along the way; it's a fairly linear route with few pedestrians. The main 
hiccup is you might decide to go up the stairs to the pier on your bike, but 
you're completely capable of doing that.

When you get to the finish line, you have another cutscene in which Michael 
finds out his good little daughter's about to do porn apparently. Right away 
Michael rips his shirt and is ready to swim to the huge ship. Run to the edge 
of the dock and press the indicated button to dive in the water.

Swim in the water all the way to the ship. Tap X/A repeatedly to swim faster 
and go underwater if you like. When you get to the ship, climb the ladder and 
then go up the stairs. An hilarious (or not so hilarious, if you're a father) 
cutscene ensues, and then you're on one of those speedophile (appropriate 
name) vehicles that you saw earlier.

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Ride into the "outlet" at full speed while Michael's daughter's pedophiles 
pursue you. You must "lose the pursuers" now in this water tunnel, but you 
don't have any of those tricks that you do in a car. You just basically need 
to speed really fast through the river. Just stay in the middle so you don't 
crash into any piers or anything.

After you lose them, you need to get back to Jimmy. Just ride back on the 
speedophile because Jimmy's on the beach by the pier. When you get back, 
there is a funny cutscene and then the mission is passed. You get more points 
if you have a good top speed and lose them fast. You will unlock the 
Triathlon after completing the mission.

Lester calls and tells you that he found what was needed for the heist. What 
you need depends on which style of entry you chose (Loud v Quiet). This guide 
chose Quiet, and so we will be doing the Quiet mission here. I'm sure that 
the Loud heist setup mission is mostly identical, so don't fret if you chose 
Loud. (Loud looked a lot more straightforward and like it didn't a 
walkthrough.)


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This is a simple snatch and grab mission. Drive to the H on the map to reach 
the warehouse where they are keeping the Bugstar Vehicles. There will be 
workers around that are annoyed of your presence, but they won't call the 
police until you hijack the van.

In the van, speed off and *go on the railroad tracks* to easily lose all of 
the police. Drive on the railroad tracks until you reach where the tracks 
bridge over the river. When you're on the bridge over the river, the cops 
can't find you or get to you. When you've lost the heat, deliver the vehicle 
to Lester.

If you do this using stealth and you don't alert any of the workers, you get 
the "Sneaky Pest" goal and get a better score.


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The gas grenades are in an armored van that drives around the city. Your job 
is to get the gas grenades from the van and lose any cops you might have on 
you as a result.

The way that I personally did this - and it might not be best way - is to 
hijack the van. Catch up to it in a fast car, block the van's path, and 
hijack it. You'll get two wanted stars as a result, but you can shake them 
off if you find an alley. It is a little difficult because the van is so 
slow, but it's basically indestructible, so all you need to do is drive 
around until the cops aren't looking for you anymore.

Also, you can shoot the tires to make the van stop, but then you'd have to 
drive the van with horrid handling. There is probably a much easier way to do 
this, and if you have one, please email me. This way gets the job done, 
though, and I think the two star wanted level is unavoidable.

Drive the van back to the garment factory to complete the mission.


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This covers the "Quiet" version of this mission, but I'm sure the "Loud" 
version does not deviate *that* much from it. (I assume the loud version is 
exactly as it is described: go all Rambo on the place.)

Listen to Michael's speech and then enter the car with Franklin. Drive to the 
construction site adjacent to the Jewel Store, the same place where you took 
the picture of the air vents. Michael drops Franklin off and you have control 
of the latter now.

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Ascend the stairs and climb the ladder to reach the roof. From here, jump 
over the small barriers between the buildings as you make your way to the 
yellow marker. Climb the ladder and jump across to the small building incline 
adjacent to the air vent fence. This is the same place where you took the 
pictures from an earlier mission. Select the BZ Gas from the weapons menu and 
throw it into the circle in the middle of the fence. If you just put your aim 
pointer so it's in the middle of the circle, they'll go in just fine.

\/  SMASH AND GRAB
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You automatically change characters to Michael, who is now infiltrating the 
building. Since everyone in the building is sleeping because of the gas, you 
are free to smash all of the counters and take the jewels. If you got a good 
hacker, you'll have more than enough time to completely clean the place out.

Stand next to a counter and press the appropriate button to smash it and take 
the jewels. You will see how much money you've gotten on the lower-right hand 
corner of the screen. Your crew will also do some smashing and grabbing, so 
don't try to smash a counter that they've already looted!

If you loot all of the counters, Michael indicates that you did so. You 
should try to smash the counters around the register first, as those seems to 
be counters that your crew neglects. When you've smashed all the registers, 
or your time is up, leave the store and get on the bike.

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You control Franklin now, which means that you can use his special ability to 
slow time while driving. This is particular useful in this chase, where you 
need to make some tight turns and some quick decisions. If you hired the 
better getaway man, you'll have relatively fast bikes and an easy route.

Follow your crew as they make their way through the city. When they make a 
sharp turn or you are about to run into something, use your special ability 
to slow time and realign yourself. Soon you'll be on a bridge over a highway 
and you'll have to drive through the open barricade to the highway itself. 
From here, you must drive into the tunnel ahead of you.

The path is fairly linear in the tunnel. You'll go inside a circular tunnel 
and then the path will split in two (but it makes no difference which you 
choose). When you reach the tracks, go up the ramps and start following your 
fellow crew member.

Continue following him and listen to his directions - he knows where he's 
going. When you reach the end of the tunnel, things didn't turn out like you 
all had hoped. The police are waiting at the end of the tunnel! Thankfully, 
Michael's here with his indestructible vehicle.

You have control of Michael's vehicle. Your objective here is to bash into 
all of the cop cars to put them out of commission. They are not as resilient 
as normal and they can be stopped with just a big bash into them. You will 
have to do this for a few waves, but it should not be all that difficult. 
Note that if you have a red dot far back, it doesn't matter as you have 
wasted the car enough so it's not following you.

When you've lost the police, drive the vehicle back to Lester. After the 
cutscene, you'll get the statistics for how much money you earned and how you 
did on the heist overall. Note that if any of the crew members die, they lose 
their cut. :)

The next scene is Franklin in a strip club. Exit the strip club and get in 
Franklin's white car parked outside. Make a waypoint on the map for Michael's 
icon and drive to him.


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After the two key cutscenes, you control Trevor now. Finally! Finally we get 
to control a *complete* psychopath and not a Tommy Vercetti or CJ! :) Get in 
the red truck on the other side of the road and drive to your destination, 
Grapeseed. When you get there, Trevor pisses off some bikers and they get in 
their van and run away.

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Pursue them in your truck. This might seem counterintuitive, but don't shoot 
at the van. What you need to do is follow the van to the biker's hangout. The 
two bikers on motorcycles are fair game, though. At any rate, the chase of 
the van is rather easy. At one point, you have the option to jump a canyon 
instead of going over a bridge. You don't need *that* much speed to do it, 
and if you do you get a stunt jump.

Continue following the van until you reach the hangout. Get out of the truck 
and take cover behind the trailer. You're made aware of Trevor's special 
ability, and it can come in handy here. Either way, it's safest to use cover 
to take out the bikers.

\/  CLEAR THE BIKERS
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This can be a difficult battle if you give in to Trevor's bravado and try to 
go all Rambo on them. Some of these bikers have Assault Rifles that can kill 
you pretty quickly if you stay out in the open. There are several flame 
barrels around the property that you can fire at to burn people who are in 
cover.

For the most part, stick between a few cover positions while you take them 
down. If you fall below 25% health, stay in cover so it regenerates to 50%. 
If you are low and want to get back to full health, there is a toilet in the 
center of the area that has a health pack on top of it.

Stick to the walls and fire away. Use your Pistol instead of your shotgun if 
you want to be more accurate at longer range. There are around three waves of 
bikers, and some try to do some interesting things, like drive a truck over 
to you to get slaughtered, or drive a bike over to you to get slaughtered.

After you've killed seemingly dozens of tweekers, Trevor indicates that we're 
done here (even though you might have not killed everyone in the current 
wave) and tells the crew to get back in the truck. Drive the truck to the 
riverside trailer and then, yes, drive the truck *into* the riverside 
trailer.

Push the trailer down into the river and "threaten" (or kill) the guy in it. 
After that, drive all the way to Ron's place - the mission ends after you 
drop him off. You now have access to Ron's safehouse (read: trailer) and you 
can free roam a bit if you want. You can't switch back to Michael or Franklin 
for now: the game tells you that they are lying low after the jewelry heist.

Head over to the "?" to do a Strangers and Freaks mission.


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This is just a visit that allows bail bond mission emails later. It's just a 
cutscene; afterward, you are prompted to leave the area. The bail bond 
missions give good cash if you catch the guy alive.

Head over to the "C" on the map (Chinese) for the next mission.


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                      3.19 - Trevor Philips Industries
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Ain't the internet a beautiful thing? Add me on Lifeinvaders! And the head 
guy, high as a kite? Classic! Anyway, drive to the meth lab - along the way, 
Trevor calls Chef and it seems Ortega's men want some payback. When you get 
to the lab, Trevor stashes his guests in the storage for safe keeping, then 
heads into the house to fend off Ortega's men.

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This is much easier than the biker mission. You have the high ground and an 
automatic weapon with a ton of ammo. Use the window as cover while you take 
down Ortega's men below. They come in cars, and you can additionally fire at 
the cars to blow them up.

More men arrive at the gate. Switch to the other corner of the house and fire 
down at them. Again, you have the high ground and a great weapon, so they 
shouldn't be a problem. If you take too long, they might get up the stairs to 
the house - if this happens, aid Chef while you two take down the invaders.

Follow Chef to the roof on the opposite end of the building and take down the 
men who drive in. Chef hands you a stickybomb launcher - ala Team Fortress 2 
- and you can use it to blow up the cars and the enemies inside. It makes 
this fight much easier, but you shouldn't have much trouble using your gun to 
kill them, either. Again, use cover and high ground to your advantage - the 
air condition unit on the roof makes for great cover.

After clearing the waves while you are on the rooftop, Chef states that 
they're trying to infiltrate the store now. Follow Chef downstairs to the 
store and take cover behind the counter. For this fight, it's better to use 
blind fire from cover than to pop up and try to shoot at them. They blob up 
quite nicely at the door, so you shouldn't have much trouble. In my game, 
some of the enemies glitched if I killed them while they were in the doorway 
- they got knocked upward instead of backward. Kill them as they enter the 
store and put a priority on the enemies that get inside. Use the counter as 
cover - it should make you practically invulnerable.

You'll cause them to flee after you've killed most of them, and the threat 
will be eliminated. Before you check on your guests in the "storage" you 
should walk around and pick up all the guns and cash that the enemies 
dropped. There is a lot of guns and money to be had here, so don't miss out 
and go straight to the ice box.

The mission ends after you get them out of the ice box. Your body count makes 
a difference for the score here.

Head to the "?" (question mark) on the map for your next mission.


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Trevor gets in a fight with some "rednecks" and you have a classic rampage 
mission in which you must kill at least 25 rednecks during the allotted time 
period. They drive from all sides and have guns, so it's best to find cover 
somewhere that's boxed in a few sides. There is a house in front of you with 
a patio and a screen that makes good cover.

Shoot down the rednecks as they drive in to you. They love to bunch up around 
the house and they make really easy targets. Do not worry about the kill 
count if you get below 25% health; stay in cover until your health 
regenerates before you continue your killing spree.

You get a better score if you kill 45+ enemies, destroy 2 vehicles, and get 3 
headshots. The enemy goal is just sheer rampage and the 2 vehicles should be 
easy if you fire at the trucks as they drive in. For the 3 headshots, you 
might consider not auto-locking onto a few targets, and instead aiming at 
head-height when they are in a blob.

Drive back to your safehouse ("T" on the map) for the next mission.


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Trevor's really mad now: they've wasted his manufactured home and he hasn't 
gotten any info on Michael. After the cutscene, get on the ATV parked outside 
the house and drive over to Ammu-Nation. The door to the store is red and 
kinda blends in. In the store, you get the sniper rifle for free. Upgrade the 
scope and suppressor after you select the sniper rifle.

Now that you have the proper weapon for this mission, hop back on your ATV 
and drive over to Ron at the water tower. Climb up both ladders to reach the 
very top of the tower. Ron rides on the ATV to the air strip - your job, as 
you might expect, is to cover him by killing all of the patrolling bikers.

\/  SNIPE THE BIKER GUARDS
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Ron does a good job directing you on who to kill. You have a good amount of 
time to kill each of the target that Ron calls out, despite him saying that 
you need to hurry hurry hurry. If you have trouble seeing the enemies because 
it is night, you can use the red dots on your mini-map to get the general 
location of all of them.

You need to take out the guards at the bottom of the tower, the two lights 
above him, the lone guy in the van, and the enemy that comes out of the top 
of the tower. You must put your sights on Ron again (Trevor's dialogue here 
is hilarious) and then get back to killing.

There is a guy on the far side of the building (use your mini-map). Right 
after you kill him, another enemy comes out, so just keep your sights around 
there to kill the second guy quickly. Ron comes to their position and starts 
to rig the white tank.

While he's working, another biker drives in and stops at the far right side. 
He'll get off his bike and start creeping over to Ron; he has a flashlight, 
though, and this makes him easy to spot and kill. After that, a frickin' 
chopper shows up. Wait for the OK from Ron before you try to shoot the pilot. 
You merely need to wait for the helicopter to get steady before you shoot the 
pilot, who is an easy target that practically begs you to shoot him.

\/  CLEAR THE ENEMIES
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The plan of pretending that the chopper just crashed does not work, and you 
will have alerted the area that you're on the attack. Drive over to the watch 
tower and take cover behind the white planks next to it. From this cover 
position, take down the enemies that try to hide behind the broken bus.

When you've cleared the area, head inside the hangar to the plane. The 
entrance is on the far side of where you were shooting from the water tower. 
Trevor gets on a wing of the plane, and now we must fire at all of the 
enemies while Ron drives the plane around the runway.

Just HOLD DOWN the fire button the entire time as you don't need to reload 
here. Detonate the explosives when prompted, and get ready for the two black 
vans that show up. There are A LOT of men in both of them (some in the back 
of the van, too) and the best strategy is to fire at the VAN to blow up all 
the enemies. Even if they get out of the van, they will still get killed if 
they are close to it.

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After you've cleared the area, Trevor gets his own plane to fly. You now have 
to get accustomed to the plane controls. For now, forget the enemy on the 
wing and accelerate. When you've gotten some speed, lift off and into the 
air.

When you get high enough so you don't crash, flip the plane around to drop 
your enemy passenger. Afterward, follow Ron as he flies to your destination. 
You can fly higher than him if you want; it's better than crashing into 
something stupid like a mountain. You get a better score if you fly under all 
of the bridges, however.

Follow Ron's plan to the dropoff point. When he says to fly low, you don't 
have to fly EXTREMELY low, just a little lower than he's flying. Soon, you'll 
reach the blue area on the map, which is where you need to drop off the 
cargo. Press X/A to drop it off.

After that, it's a race back to the airstrip. Well, it's not much of a race, 
because Trevor threatens to kill Ron if he gets there first. Initially, 
follow Ron so you don't accidentally fly into the fort. Afterward, fly back 
to the yellow dot on the map, and stay low (but not too low!) when Ron tells 
you to do so. You don't need to fly as low the trees!

\/  LANDING, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE GROUND
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Now you might be asking: "how do I land this blasted thing?" Well, the game 
(and me!) are here to help. It's not that difficult, actually. When the game 
prompts you, press the appropriate button to zoom in on the airstrip. From 
here, start to lower your speed (but not too much!) and even out with the 
land.

You should try to land as close to the beginning of the airstrip as possible, 
because you fail the mission if you are landed and run into something ahead 
of the airstrip. You must press the left stick button to open the landing 
wheels, and then stick the landing.

If you are having trouble, I think you can "skip" the mission if you keep 
dying. It's not that difficult, though, if you slow down before and land as 
close to the beginning of the airstrip as possible. When you've landed, you 
need to taxi the plane to the hangar. This is pretty simple, but note that 
you need to press the shoulder buttons to turn the plane.

When you complete this mission, you will unlock the ability to buy property. 
This is important if you want a good cash flow. For what? The strip club, 
obviously! This is GTA after all!


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Drive over to the "C" on the map to start the next mission. It seems that the 
O'Neil brothers have cut into your business, and so you need to go teach them 
a lesson. Drive over to the farm; on the way there, one of the O'Neils tries 
to reason with Trevor, but he'll have none of it.

\/  CLEAR THE GUARDS
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When you get to your destination, get out of your vehicle and run over to the 
vantage point. After the cutscene, get out your sniper rifle and start 
thinning the herd. There are several guards in the house off to the distance, 
but the red dots on the map should tell you where each of them are and 
basically how to go about killing them.

First, the guards on the driveway shooting beer bottles must be taken out 
together. After you kill one, quickly cycle to the other and take him out. 
Once you've taken them out, start on the enemies outside the house. There are 
two pairs of enemies on the balcony floor, so take them out in quick 
succession so you don't have a runner alert the whole place.

After you've taken out the guards that are standing outside, more guards walk 
out of the house to the white van. Take the three of them out quickly. Wait 
for them to bunch up by the van before you start shooting. From there, you 
generally need to continue your sniper spree from the vantage point. Use your 
scope to find any new enemies hiding around before you move in.

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When you get to the house, you will still need to clear enemies inside. It's 
best to stay outside and use the van or fences as cover while you take out 
the enemies through the windows. You can also back out a bit and get out your 
sniper rifle again.

It takes quite a while, but when you've gotten most of the enemies, switch to 
your shotgun and head inside the house. Slowly go from room to room while you 
clear the enemies and collect the ammo and guns that they dropped. When 
you've cleared the house, head to the left end with the long room. At the end 
of the room, you'll find a door and stairs that lead to the basement. Kill 
the enemy that is unsuccessfully trying to reason with Trevor, then pick up 
the gasoline can.

\/  POUR A GASOLINE TRAIL
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With the gasoline canister equipped, hold the fire button and follow the 
dotted yellow trail on the map. Just hold down the button; you should have 
more than enough gas by the time you reach the end. Try to follow the trail 
closely and do not stop pouring the gas for any reason.

When you've gotten to the end, the objective switches to shooting the 
gasoline trail. Get out your trusty pistol and do the honors. After the cool 
slo-mo cutscene, get on the ATV and drive off to complete the mission. You 
get a better score if you shoot two guys with one bullet (easy with the 
guards on the upper floor talking to each other) and if you get headshots 
(easy with the sniper rifle).

Head back to Trevor's safehouse for the next mission.


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We're finally off to Los Santos with Trevor! Yay! First, we need to drive 
over to the trailer park where you killed all those bikers way back when. 
It's pretty far away, so get a fast car. When you get there, you'll see that 
the bikers are still mad at you, but that they are unaware of your presence.

Your job is to plant sticky bombs all around the area. You do *not* need ammo 
for the stickybomb launcher, so don't go back to Ammu-Nation or anything. 
That is, when you first get out of the car, you will get some sticky bombs 
and be prompted to switch to them in the weapon menu.

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Despite the fact you have a pistol with a silencer, it's best not to kill 
anyone during the first part of this mission. You can easily walk around the 
trailer park and plant the bombs. If you come close to any patrolling bikers, 
they will show up on the map and you just need to stay out of their line of 
sight to not be caught.

Also, the game tells you that you must be near the trailer, but you can 
actually throw the sticky bombs from a surprisingly long distance away. You 
should start by going around the left side and tagging all of the marks. You 
can hop the chain-link fence to stay out of sight, too.

For the other side, you just have to stay on the perimeter of the property so 
the bikers don't see you. For the middle trailer, you can actually throw a 
sticky bomb from the road and it will register as planted if you have a good 
aim. You have a lot of sticky bombs so it doesn't matter if you waste a few.

When you've set up all the sticky bombs, detonate the bombs and watch the 
fireworks. In the frantic terror that follows, run to your car to finish this 
part of the mission.

\/  GO TO LOS SANTOS
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It's a long ride south, so I recommend you find a fast car if you're not in 
one right now. There aren't many decent cars in the desert, though, so you're 
truck might just have to do. The drive is long, but Trevor fills it up with 
stories and you get to play car games!

Anyway, when you reach the city lights, you should consider stealing a better 
car because you should start seeing normal cars now. At the yellow mark, park 
the car and walk up the slope to the yellow circle. After Trevor's monologue, 
get back in the car and drive to Wade's cousin's apartment, which is clearly 
denoted on the mini-map. Wade even gives you directions when you start to get 
close to the apartment.

Walk up the stairs and after the cutscene you'll pass the mission. You get 
the full score if you got in some headshots while you were planting the bomb. 
You unlock Floyd's apartment as a safehouse and you can now switch between 
all three characters!

To continue the story, head over to Michael's house as Trevor.


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After the awkward reunion, you have to save little Tracey from an almost-
familiar television show. It might seem like overkill, but Trevor decides to 
go along with Michael for the mission. Get in the car and drive to the Maze 
Bank Arena. It's the big stadium on the other side of town that you've 
probably seen before.

Park in the yellow circle and walk inside the arena itself. After the 
hilarious cutscene in which Ryan Seacrest--I mean Lazlow-- tries to hump up 
on Tracey, Michael gets him off and Trevor bashes a security guard in the 
head with a folding chair. Just like old times, I see.

Follow Michael as he runs back upstairs after Lazlow, who escapes in a red 
car. Hijack the semi-truck and detach the back of it so you can go faster. 
Afterward, pursue Lazlow in the semi. He makes a few sharp turns, but you 
don't really have to stay close to pass the mission. He'll go on some train 
tracks and back on the road. Continue following him until he goes down into 
the river canyon. His car will run out of power then, and you are free to 
stop and get outside of the semi.

After the hilarious cutscene, you will have passed the mission. You now 
control Michael, which is who we need to continue the story. Grab a car and 
head to the "B" on the map - the Federal Investigation Bureau. It's in the 
observatory, and you drive up the mountain if you find yourself on the wrong 
side. You can park in the lawn if you want; the guy you need to see is on a 
balcony that circles around the observatory.


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After the cutscene, you'll end up in a body bag at the coronary's office. 
Seriously. You can move your head, though, and if you press X/A, Michael will 
wake up and strangle one of the coroners. After the ensuing cutscene, sneak 
up behind the cop and do a stealth takedown on him.

Grab his weapon and check both of the bodies in this room. The second body is 
your man - or woman, I should say. Michael calls it in, but it seems we don't 
have a get-out-of-jail-free-card even though we're friend with this fed. Take 
down the security guard that runs to the room and head down the hallway.

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Use the FIRST corner you see as cover. There is an enemy hiding on the corner 
down the hall. If you can see his leg, blast that; if not, wait until he 
comes out before you shoot him. Go down to the corner and take cover behind 
this corner now. There will be enemies that come down the hall and also an 
enemy in the adjacent room.

The enemy in the room takes priority because he can actually shoot at you. 
The two guys that come running down the hall, however, have armor and hit 
hard, so watch out for them and slow time with Michael's special ability if 
you get in trouble.

Continue down the hall and kill the man hiding behind the wooden counter. You 
can use the pillar by the wall as cover. Move up a little and take cover 
behind the front of the counter as you take down the guys at the end of the 
hall.

Move to the end of the hall and shoot through the glass windows at the guard 
in the room to the right. Continue through the double-doors and kill the 
enemy that comes out of the elevator. Unfortunately, the place is locked down 
and you can't use the elevator, so you must take the stairs.

The stairs are right next to the elevator. When you ascend to the top, an 
enemy pops out of the door - you can accidentally shoot at the rail, so make 
sure you have a clear shot. Out into the hall on this floor, kill the enemies 
that come out of the door across from you.

You get a text stating that you can find your weapons in a black bag on the 
top floor. Head through the door opposite the stairs to reach another set of 
stairs. Head up the first flight and turn around with your aim on. Let the 
guy run down the stairs and get past the railing before you start to fire at 
him.

Ascend to the top floor. The window is to the right, but I suggest going left 
and running down to the two vending machines. The enemies on this level have 
a lot of trouble dealing with you here (amazingly). Fire at them as they come 
out into the hall, and take down the two enemies that come from the stairs. 
Once you've cleared them, walk toward the window (yellow dot) and kill the 
enemy that comes out of the door on the left. Use your special to slow time 
if you want to make it a little easier.

With the whole building clear, you can safely get your weapons before you 
break open the window to leave. Outside, hijack the fast car parked in front 
of you and lose the cops. This is just a normal three star wanted level, so 
drive fast to get out of their line of sight, then cruise around dodging cop 
triangles on the map until you're clear.

Michael calls Franklin to meet at the oil derricks. Once you drive there, 
Michael fills in Franklin on everything. And by everything, I mean 
practically... everything.

As Michael, drive to the "M" icon on the map for the next mission.


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                       3.26 - Did Somebody Say Yoga?
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This is a pretty funny mission. Amanda's Yoga Instructor gets Michael to try 
out Yoga. For the Yoga tasks, you must hold down both the joysticks in the 
indicated location and hold/release both of the shoulder buttons to breathe. 
It's all very basic and you don't have to be quick about it. If you fail, you 
just start that one pose over again, and not the whole thing. Just remember 
to hold both joysticks in *some* location at all time; you fail if you let go 
of them at any time.

These are actually Yoga poses in real life, by the way! At any rate, Michael 
doesn't like the way the Yoga Instructor is getting up in his wife's grill, 
and he has a scuffle which ends with Michael swimming in the pool. Your next 
task is to head to Jimmy's room.

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After prying Jimmy away from the latest Call of Duty installment, head back 
downstairs and get into the car. Drive to the Burger Shot and watch the funny 
drug deal. Afterward, head back home. Only, Jimmy lets Michael have some of 
his drink... and things start to get weird. Really weird.

Just continue to drive through the drug-induced mayhem. After a little while, 
Jimmy pushes Michael out of the car and Michael's left in real lala land. 
Seriously, this guy's trippin' like balls man. Hallucinations to the next 
level. After he gets abducted by aliens (yes, really), you have some control 
while he skydives to the ground, but it doesn't make a difference what you do 
in the dive. (If I had to guess, this was a very high dosage of LSD aka 
"acid" that his son gave him.)

After the fall, Michael vomits and your screen sobers up. Grab a car in the 
parking lot near you and drive back home. Read the letter in the kitchen to 
complete the mission. You get a better score if you do all the poses 
correctly on the first try.

You'll get a few calls/texts from your family members. It seems Jimmy has 
taken your car, so grab another. Once you've got wheels, head to the "B" 
(FBI) on the map.


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After the cutscene, walk with Dave to his car and drive to the meeting point. 
You meet both Trevor and Franklin there, and after things get straightened 
away, you control a helicopter with Trevor. The controls on the helicopter 
are pretty similar to the plane mission. Just fly to the yellow dot on the 
map without crashing into any buildings.

When you get to the building, you'll need to accelerate so you're over it, 
then fly to the edge of the building to drop Michael off. As Michael, rappel 
downward and switch to the movie cam when prompted. After the little 
interrogation scene, smash the window open.

From there, you'll need to switch to Franklin to give Michael some backup. As 
Franklin, zoom in on the sniper rifle and snipe out all of the enemies in the 
room. They'll try to duck and cover but they should still be visible. After 
clearing them, switch back to Michael when you are prompted and use your 
pistol to take out any remaining enemies on the floor.

With the room clear, a cutscene occurs in which Michael get back on the 
helicopter. Unfortunately, you've got enemy helicopters to deal with now. 
Switch back to Franklin and take out the chopper that's flying to him. The 
pilot gives you a nice, clear shot when he idles in the air.

When you've killed the pilot and downed the first chopper, switch back to 
Michael and machine gun the other choppers. (Franklin cannot touch the other 
choppers because they are going too fast.) As Michael, you'll have a side 
view of the chopper. Just hold down the trigger button as you aim at the 
helicopters to blow them up or knock them out of the air.

After clearing the sky of the choppers, you can just enjoy the ride back to 
base as Michael. That is to say, you don't need to fly the helicopter and you 
can just sit back and relax as computer-Trevor lands the plane. After the 
cutscene, the mission ends; you get a better score for headshots, accuracy, 
and time, as per the usual.

With the Michael story missions on hold for now, switch to Franklin, who we 
haven't played in quite a while. Head back to his house (the "F" on the map) 
for the next mission.


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After the hilarious cutscene, drive over to Grove Street (a very familiar 
name:). Get out of the car and watch the drug deal gone bad. Thankfully, we 
brought along Trevor for the ride. He's a much better killing machine than 
Franklin, so switch to him, put on his special, and massacre the Grove Street 
population.

You can also use your Sniper Rifle with Franklin and snipe them out from a 
distance. Just be mindful of the character panel in the bottom-right corner 
of the screen; when it flashes red, you need to switch to the other 
character.

This is a really long firefight and there are a few BIG waves. They both 
drive in and come out of houses. It's best to move up SLOWLY while you take 
them down. The best strategy that I found was to control Franklin at first - 
snipe some people out - and then Trevor flashes red, switch to him and 
destroy everyone. He should be behind a trash bin, and that's good enough 
cover to clear the entire area.

When the police arrive, follow Lamar as he goes down to the river -- err, 
sewer. You'll steal the three ski boats and be off and running. It's advised 
to switch back to Franklin now because he's better at handling vehicles than 
Trevor.

Just follow Lamar as you all ride through the sewer system. Don't try to 
shoot at the car following you on the side, as it will eventually run into a 
wall. When you reach a large opening with a shipyard on the right, Lamar 
tells you all to split up.

Even though you probably have a chopper right in front of you, this is 
actually pretty easy. I went out to open sea - far, far out - and the chopper 
didn't follow me. From there, it's just dodging police boats, which is fairly 
easy with your speedophile. After you've lost the police, the mission ends. 
You get a better score for accuracy and headshots.

As Franklin, go to the "T" next to his safehouse. It's actually Tonya and not 
Trevor.


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This mission plays *exactly* the same as the first tow truck mission: get the 
tow truck and tow the vehicle back to the lot. There is absolutely no 
difference except it's a little farther. Although it might seem like you may 
have some confrontation because you are not towing an abandoned car, there is 
absolutely no confrontation whatsoever. The general gist of the mission:

 1. Grab a car, wait for Tonya to get in, and drive to the lot
 2. Get in the tow truck, wait for Tonya to get in, drive to the destination
 3. Back in to hook the car and take it back to the lot

That's it. You get a better score if you do it really fast.


Lester calls and has a mission for Franklin. Head over to the pier ("L") to 
meet him.


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Lester fills in Franklin on the details at the pier. It seems you need to 
assassinate some guy trying to manipulate the Viagra market. At any rate, 
drive to the hotel. Lester said that we can use either sticky bombs or the 
sniper rifle. I personally prefer the latter, but the former shouldn't be any 
difficult, either.

Note that you need to buy sticky bombs if you want to complete the mission 
that way. I assume you just run over to the car, stealthily plant a bomb, and 
run back, but it might take a little more stealth and finesse.

At any rate, the destination is the parking garage across from the hotel. You 
have a minute and a half to get set up. If you're doing sticky bombs, you'll 
need to plant them, and if you're sniping, you can just wait the time out.

The target is the guy in the RED SHIRT. You can't miss him. Well, you *can* 
miss him, but you shouldn't really. It's best to wait until he's just sat in 
the car before you snipe him; he might be a little more difficult to shoot 
while he's walking to the car.

After you've done the assassination, you'll need to shake off your two star 
wanted level. Just drive out of the parking garage, get on a long road with 
no cops, and evade the cops that spawn around the area. You pass the mission 
when you've evaded the cops. You get a perfect score if you snipe the target 
down.

After the mission, Lester calls and tells you that he bought a house for you. 
An actual house, without your aunt and everything!

Your celebration is short-lived, as Tonya calls and needs help again...


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Yes, another tow truck mission. It's not *exactly* the same, though. Zoom 
over to the lot and drive the tow truck to the break-down. You have a time 
limit when you get close, because a train is about to come and smash the car. 
The quickest way to tow it is to go past it and back up into it. This way, 
you don't have to worry about making a U-turn.

When you have the car safely out of the tracks, wait for the car owner to 
enter the tow truck and drive to the auto repair shop. It's a fairly self-
explanatory drive, but in the end you need to drop the car off at the drop 
zone and *not* go into the garage.

After completing this mission, head to Lester (the "L" on the map) as 
Franklin again.


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Answer the phone at the gas station to get the details from Lester. You need 
to kill four corrupt juror members in just nine minutes. Get a fast car and 
race to the first target, a bodybuilder on the beach. It really helps to 
choose a fast car for this mission.

As far as the bodybuilder, you can just stop the car a block away and snipe 
him out. He leans on the blue fence and makes an easy target. After killing 
him, hurry to the next target. He's on the opposite side of town on his yacht 
getting a lap dance. Park in the parking lot and snipe him out from there. 
Remember, it's the guy you want to kill, not the stripper!

Hop back in your car and drive to the opposite end of town. This target 
confused the hell out of me at first because I could not find out where he 
was at or how to shoot him. However, after walking around enough, I realized 
that there is a yellow construction tower across from the target with a very 
long ladder. Climb up and take out the target, who is currently on a window 
rafter most of the way up the tallest building.

After that, slide back down and hop back in your car. Follow the curvy road 
out to the hills and take out the last target. He always seems to hop on his 
bike and speed away when you get there, so just pursue him and either drive 
him off the road or shoot him while driving in your car. Or both, really.

When you've assassinated the last target, the mission ends. Your score is 
mostly dependent on the time it took you to complete the mission. *Note that 
if you die during this mission, you start after your last assassination, so 
don't ragequit and turn off the console if you get lost or something.

Not too long after you complete the mission, Tonya calls again...


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Get to the car and tow it. Jeez. Again? Well, you're waaay out in the middle 
of nowhere from the assassination mission, so make your way as fast as you 
can ALL THE WAY back to the tow truck yard. Get in the tow truck and 
basically head back to where you were... a long, long way off. You have a 
time limit to get there, but you should not have any problems if you just 
take the route given to you on the mini-map.

When you get there, hook the care and listen to the angry customer go on and 
on about his complaints not getting any views. Your drive back to the auto 
repair shop is straight - just stay on the same road all of the way to the 
shop - but you might have trouble unhooking it in the right place. This is 
because the yellow circle is pretty close to the building and you can't just 
drive alongside. Instead, you should just ram the tow truck into the corner 
and unhook the car when it gets into the yellow circle - it's messy, but it 
will get the job done fast.

You have now completed all of Franklin's missions, so hop back onto Trevor 
and drive around for a little bit until someone calls. It's another mission!


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When you start to drive to the destination, the game flashes a character 
switch to Michael. Do this and you'll all automatically be there without all 
that driving fuss! After the cutscene, get in Dave's car and drive to the 
house all the way on the other side of town.

After arriving, Dave calls and states that this isn't the house we're looking 
for. You then control Trevor, who is the main surgeon in the torture room. 
You get to choose which weapon you'd like to use to torture him, but you 
can't kill him. I used the pliers first to take out one of his teeth - to do 
this, you need to hold the right trigger and repeatedly rotate the right 
stick. He talks after that, and Michael has a new place to drive.

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When you get there, Michael and Dave need information on what the guy looks 
like. Back to Trevor, you have your choice of torture device again. I chose 
the wrench, but he only said that he was of "average height, average build." 
Back at Michael, zoom in and you'll see a party in the building - and 
absolutely no one that fits the vague description.

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Back at Trevor, you need to do some more torturing to get the information out 
of him. In my playthrough, I was a little mad at him after that "average 
build" baloney, so I went straight to the electricity. Press X/A to spark 
them, then press both shoulder buttons to give him the shock of a lifetime. 
He finally spills out that the guy has a bushy beard, but is that enough to 
go on?

It's not, and you need to torture for one last time. Because I'm a 
completionist, I decided to go with the bucket of gas - the last torture tool 
in Trevor's arsenal. He goes down for a second, but Trevor injects him back 
to life and you get more information: he's left-handed and chain smokes 
cigarettes.

This is actually enough to go on: there is a guy in the bottom-right part of 
the party that fits the build. He's in a red shirt, chain smoking on the 
balcony with his left hand. He's the correct guy, so snipe him down. The head 
or the body will do.

\/  TREVOR THE MERCIFUL
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Afterward, we have a cutscene and Trevor seems to have some humanity left in 
him. We need to drive the guy that Trevor just tortured to the airport. Drive 
there to end the mission.

Now that we've done this mission, hop on Trevor and head to the "T" on the 
map, which is the apartment where he is staying. In the apartment, you'll 
catch two people arguing about Trevor.


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Drive to the port while you get filled in on all the stuff you can steal. 
It's a fairly long drive to the port. When you get there, head through the 
gate and park next to the dispatch. Follow Floyd as he takes you through the 
port and points things out.

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Soon, you'll reach a boss that wants you to get on a handler. Your drop is to 
do the driving. The Handler is very slow, but it has a decent turning radius 
and you don't need to be that fast for this job. Drive over to the containers 
- they are the rectangular blue ones.

Position yourself to the side of one of the containers and have the crane so 
it is above the containers. Move in to a container and attach it on with the 
attach button. Hoist it up and drive over to the loading area. It's basically 
the same area, but empty. Drop it off on the far side and repeat the process 
once more.

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After that, get off the Handler and run over to the crane. Climb the small 
ladder behind it, and ascend the stairs to reach the top of the crane. The 
guy up top thinks you're permitted to use cranes, and doesn't care if you 
aren't. Hop up to his level and then take the ladder down to the crane 
controls.

Crane operation is similar to Handler operation except you have two camera 
angles. You can press select to change between cameras; the overhead camera 
is used to attach the crate and the third person camera is used to move the 
whole crane.

First, line up the crane so it is over the crate. Afterward, bring it down 
and attach it. Lift it back up so it clears the crates behind it and then 
switch the camera to the third person mode. From here, drive the crane 
backwards to the dropoff point behind you. Lower the crate and drop it in the 
outlined location. Repeat the process and you're done.

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Afterward, climb up the small ladder and walk on the crane catwalk that has 
the yellow circle. Get out your camera and take a picture of: (a) the front 
of the ship, (b) any guard, and (c) the back of the ship. You can't really 
mess up on taking the shots.

When you've gotten all the pictures, send them to Ron (you have to move down 
in the Contacts list to his name; the game does not automatically do it) and 
get back down to the ground via all the ladders and stairs. Afterward, get in 
the semi with Floyd and drive to the next pier. *Note that the gate will open 
for you when you get close to it.

The drive to the other pier is rather short, but you might have to cut off 
some other semis on the way there. When you arrive, head into the hangar and 
up to the gate. After the cruel and funny cutscene, run back out of the 
hangar and head back to Floyd's apartment. You can use the dirt truck out 
front to get you to the highway.

When you get back to the apartment, Trevor draws up the plans and you have a 
choice of two plans: (a) Freighter or (b) Offshore. I chose Offshore because 
it sounded more complex - freighter sounds like a blow up and grab thing. 
Either way, this guide will only cover Offshore for now. I'd think, though, 
that Freighter plays out similarly.

You'll complete the mission after the plan cutscene. Time is not a factor, 
but the quality of your mini-game work is definitely the winning ingredient. 
Before you can actually do the heist, you need to bring Michael to flight 
school.


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"Learning to Fly" - Pink Floyd

Flight School is on the far side of town. Use your map to cycle to it. When 
you get there, you'll need to complete a series of tests to become a full 
blown maverick. Here are all of the lessons:

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This lesson is VERY easy. Just hold down the accelerate button and then move 
the joystick to lift off. From there, retract your landing gear (left stick 
button) and fly through both of the checkpoints. You should get a Gold Medal 
on your first try.

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When you see the title of this lesson, you might get horrible thoughts from 
that mission with Trevor where you had to land the plane. Well, this is MUCH 
easier. For this lesson, you should *not* press the accelerate button at all 
while you are in the air. Instead, glide over to the runway and put out your 
landing gear. You will land somewhat away from the marker, but that's fine; 
you can accelerate on the ground to the marker quick enough. After the first 
marker, you need to *STOP* the plane at the second marker, which means brake 
before you get to the marker. My first time I thought I just had to go 
through it and so I didn't get a gold until the second time.

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As you might guess by the 1:40 Gold Medal time, this lesson is a bit tougher. 
Mostly, this mission gets longer if the game doesn't register your barrel 
rolls or inverted flying. At any rate, start by lifting off and flying 
through the first checkpoint. On the __instructor's mark__, do a barrel roll. 
Remember, do his directions *on his mark* or it won't register. After you do 
a simple barrel roll, he orders you to steady out and then do three barrel 
rolls. The same thing applies here: wait for him to tell you that you've 
steadied out *and* that you can do the barrel rolls. Finally, he asks for 
inverted flying. First, you must level out. Then, you simply tilt the plane 
upside down and keep it that way until the red bar on the side is full. It is 
best to do this one high in the air. Also, wait until it registers with him 
before you stop inverting, or he might not count it.

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The key to this lesson is to use your rudders to maintain altitude. Lift off 
and fly through the first checkpoint. When the instructor gives his cue, fly 
on the side. Again, use your rudders to maintain altitude so you don't crash. 
When you've done one side, level out and do the other. Remember, he won't 
start until you've leveled out first. After you do the other side, you must 
level out again to stop the time and end the lesson.

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This lesson is actually much easier than you might expect. The first part of 
the lesson is especially easy: just stay at low altitude while you hit each 
of the checkpoints. Things start to get dicey halfway through when the 
checkpoints go over a pier. You can, however, fly higher and then swoop down 
and hit the checkpoints if you think you're going to crash. As the instructor 
stated, using your rudders to turn is important here. It's still a fairly 
straightforward lesson. *Note that you don't need to hit the checkpoints with 
the very center of your plane; a wing can hit them and it will suffice.

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Another lesson that has to do with landing; this time, emergency landing. 
Thankfully, the game sets up the "emergency" for you, so all you have to do 
is go down and land. The most important thing here is staying straight the 
entire way through. Don't go left or right at all - just descend and slow 
down to the bridge. If you touch down really straight, you'll have no problem 
getting the needed distance for a gold.

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Despite the instructor's warning, this lesson is actually not very difficult. 
All you need to do is hold the left stick down when he tells you to, and have 
faith that you won't crash. ;) You should try to get some more altitude while 
he's blabbering on about the trick. Remember to do the trick *on his mark* or 
it will not register. You also need to steady out quickly. You will have to 
do two inside loops, and then the instructor wants you to do a half inside 
loop and a barrel roll to straighten out. This is exactly as it sounds; do a 
half loop - use the red bar to gauge how far you've gone - and when you've 
completed that, do a simple barrel roll to level out.

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This lesson absolutely infuriated me until I found out that you have to point 
the helicopter down a little to get it moving fast. Once that happened, I had 
no problem completing it. The lesson starts out very innocent - go through a 
few checkpoint above ground - but then it has you going under bridges and 
near power poles. The lesson actually lightens up a little when the 
instructor states you're going in the city; just don't crash into any of the 
buildings and remember to get higher for the checkpoint on top of the 
building. From there, you have to speed through a few checkpoints and land 
the helicopter. Landing the helicopter was slightly more difficult for me, 
but the key is to not overshoot the landing pad and to go down slowly at 
first. All in all, the biggest problem that you'll have here is not hitting 
the landing pad.

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This lesson is actually easier than the last course. It's a sheer speed run 
until about 3/4 of the way through when you have to navigate the helicopter 
through bridge towers. You might want to go a little slower at the bridge. 
Please note, though, that lightly hitting something won't end the lesson, and 
that you can continue and successfully complete the lesson even if you nicked 
a few things. The landing pad at the end is the exact same routine as the 
previous lesson.

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This lesson is a breeze. Jump out of the plane and free fall for most of the 
time. Eventually, you'll see the yellow circle, which is where you need to 
land. When you get close, pull your parachute to save your descent, and 
slowly glide to the circle.

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This lesson is exactly the same as the last, but now you need to land on a 
moving target. Fortunately, it is a VERY slow moving truck. Skydive downward 
and pull your chute at a good distance from the ground. Afterward, maneuver 
the chute around as you descend to the truck. You might have to make a few 
passes back and forth before you can land.

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This is it! The last lesson! This one is actually a breeze compared to the 
helicopter lessons. And no, in this lesson you DO NOT have to land! Yay! 
Anyway, you basically need to follow the instructor's directions as you go 
through each checkpoint. Through green checkpoints you have to do a "knife" 
and through blue checkpoints you must be inverted. This might sound 
difficult, but the knifes are usually in the direction you're going to need 
to steer anyway, and the inversions are high in the air. As before, remember 
that you do not need to go through the exact center of the checkpoint circle; 
rather, you can hit it with your wing and you'll still get credit. The 
instructor allows one or two messups I believe, so don't ragequit after just 
one bad checkpoint.


After completing flight school, switch to Franklin and drive to the "T" on 
the map - yep, it's Tonya again.


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Hopefully this is truly the last time. Hopefully... anyway, it's your typical 
tow truck mission. There's nothing out of ordinary about this one - even the 
unhooking is easy. The hardest part of the mission is navigating the road 
when you have the car attached, but you shouldn't have much of a problem 
since you've done this a thousand times already.

As Franklin, head to the most southern green "?". It's Strangers and Freaks. 
You might have done it already, but we're covering it now.


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This is your basic street race. And by "basic," I mean really easy. The best 
way to win is by preparation: get a fast car beforehand. Where do you get a 
car? Those cars around Michael's neighborhood should be fast enough.

The race itself is a breeze - no hard turns, no much of turning at all, and 
mostly straight roads with not many cars or things to run into. Just remember 
to stay *on the road* or at least the sidewalk because you'll probably hit a 
tree if you venture too far off. The riders actually *slow down* at points 
for you to make the race even easier.

Drive over to the next Strangers and Freaks mission for Franklin. It's in the 
center of the city near a clothing store.


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Basically, you just need to go there and watch the cutscene. Barry is added 
to your Contacts list and he'll call you when he wants to get the "supplies."

Head over to Franklin's next Strangers and Freaks. It's on the north side of 
town and just a bit south of his new safehouse.


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This is a hilarious mission. You basically have to help a crazy paparazzi as 
he takes pictures of a celebrity in a limo. Hop on the bike and get going! 
All you have to do is ride alongside the limo and allow Beverly to snap 
pictures. It's really quite simple. You can even bash into the limo a few 
times, although Beverly gets annoyed when you do.

Soon one of Beverly's rivals swoops in and takes some pictures. Your task now 
is to catch up to the rival on the bike so Beverly can smack him to the road. 
Pursue him as you would anyone else, and drive alongside him for Beverly to 
knock him down. You don't need to be alongside for very long before the deed 
is done. After you've had a little picture mayhem, drop Beverly off at his 
next stakeout to end the mission.

Switch to Trevor and head to the orange "B" on the map - Barry.


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This is another hilarious hallucination mission. Whereas the marijuana had no 
effect on Franklin, it pretty much levels Trevor. After he smokes Barry's 
weed, Trevor starts tripping out almost as bad as Michael's LSD trip. 
Apparently, Trevor has a weak spot: he's not too fond of clowns. ;)

For this battle, you need fight about four waves of clowns. They go down in 
one hit, but they keep spawning if you don't destroy the vehicles, so make 
the vehicles your priority. All in all, the key to victory is shooting at the 
vehicles to make them explode and stop the spawning.

There are two vehicles on each side of the park. You might have more trouble 
with the vehicles behind you during the last two waves because you have to 
travel up far enough to hit them. Just remember to take cover behind the 
walls around here and you should be fine. Remember, take out the vehicles 
first and then the clowns. You can probably farm skill level ups here, but I 
don't recommend it because of the disorientation of the area.

Switch to Michael and come back to Barry to do his Grass Roots mission.


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It looks like Michael's a total lightweight, too. This mission is similar to 
Trevor's mission, except Michael gets paranoid about Aliens. I guess the LSD 
trip was not an isolated instance after all! These aliens can hurt you with 
lasers and, if they get close enough, they will try to "abduct" you. If that 
happens, just shake the left stick back and forth and they'll blow up.

You should find a nice corner for this mission and wait for the aliens to 
come to you. This mission can be annoying if you stay out in the open. You 
don't need to worry at all about the abductions because you always shake them 
off. However, I'm pretty sure they can kill you with their lasers if you just 
stand around and get hit.

They come from all sides and some aliens spawn on the upper rafters of the 
area. Take out the aliens on higher ground first, as they automatically shoot 
lasers as soon as they spawn. You complete the mission after fighting off a 
few waves. A gold medal is easy here: just hold down the trigger and get a 
good kill streak.

Now that we've gotten most of the optional missions complete, you should be 
ready to get the heist equipment with Trevor.


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Head to the north "H" on the map with Trevor. It's in the boonies where you 
controlled Trevor when he was a meth-maker and bike-breaker. Specifically, 
you'll be driving to Fort Zancudo, which you might remember as the no-fly 
zone military base.

You need to simply go through the gate of the Fort to get inside. There is no 
other entrance around the perimeter from as far as I can tell - I drove all 
around it. It's a road called "Fort Zancudo Approach," you can't miss it. If 
you don't have one, get a fast car for this part of the mission; any of those 
sports cars driving around Michael's area should do.

Drive through the gate and you'll get a four star wanted level and one missed 
off military. There are TANKS in this area that can blow you up, but they are 
really slow and take time between each fire. You should just put the pedal to 
the metal and outrun the tanks. I suppose you *might* also be able to hijack 
one, but I haven't tried that.

The best way is to just speed over to the Cargobob and not initiate any 
fights with the military. When you get to the helicopter, ignore the two men 
right outside and hijack the chopper. Ascend really quickly and head back 
toward Los Santos.

There will be another chopper that you need to lose, but once you go south 
enough you'll automatically lose all your heat. With this in mind, do not 
engage the other chopper - just fly south. When you're in the clear, fly over 
to the airstrip and land in the marked location to complete the mission. A 
fast time gets you the gold medal, and you'll definitely get it if you went 
straight to the chopper after entering the fort.

For the other Offshore heist mission, you must acquire a minisub. It's at the 
docks in south Los Santos.


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At the docks, walk up the stairs to the ship that is holding the sub. You 
will probably alert a guard, but you can use your suppressed pistol to kill 
him. Even if he alerts the police, it takes a LONG time for them to show up, 
and you only get a one star level.

The controls to drop the minisub are located on the building closest to it. 
They're on the wall, and the game prompts you to release the sub when you get 
close to the controls. After dropping the minisub, jump in the water and 
climb on top of it.

Drive the minisub to the designated location. You can easily evade the police 
and lose the heat if you simply submerge the sub. The port that you must 
drive to (sail to? propel to?) is pretty far away, so take this opportunity 
to accustom yourself to the minisub controls. It drives very similar to car, 
but you are better off submerging it and not trying to keep it at sea level.

When you get to the extraction point, the minisub gets pulled up by a crane 
and onto a semi-truck. You have to drive to the warehouse now, but it's not 
very far away and you won't get tailed or anything.

Switch to Michael and you'll get another Federal Investigation Bureau mission 
that you'll want to do quickly before the heist.


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This mission basically sets up another heist. All you need to do is watch the 
cutscene and leave the area to complete the mission. More "H" icons pop up on 
the map for this particular heist, but we'll be doing Trevor's heist first.


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Trevor fills in Michael and Franklin on his submarine heist, and then you're 
off to the airstrip. All. The. Way. Across. The. Map. You also need a four 
seat vehicle, which means you're limited in what you can drive. Oh great! I 
chose Trevor's classic red truck, but you might have found something better.

Drive to the airstrip - it's a long distance, and you can save some time if 
you go offroad. When you get there, get on the Cargobob and ascend into the 
air. Drop the hook and hover over the minisub to attach it to the Cargobob. 
Head over to the test site, which is marked on the map.

When you get to the site, drop the minisub into the water and you'll 
automatically be in control of Trevor. Submerge into the water and follow the 
red dot on your phone. It's pretty far away from here, so just keep moving 
until you come across a big canyon in the water.

From there, submerge to the floor and head over to the yellow dot. The device 
that you need to get has a flashing red light - you've can't miss it. When 
you find it, land on top of the device to latch it onto your minisub, then 
ascend to the surface.

It doesn't matter where you surface - just surface and you'll switch back to 
Michael. With Michael, you need to hover over the minisub and attach it to 
the Cargobob. This might be difficult if you're not used to the chopper 
controls - the key is to not descend too far. Also note that you only fail if 
your chopper blades submerge into the water; if you just touch the water with 
the bottom of the chopper, you will not fail the mission.

When you've got it attached, head back to the airstrip. Soon you'll encounter 
the inevitable heat and have to switch to Franklin to fend them off. As 
Franklin, your job is to fire at the helicopters and the boats. Don't worry 
about any boats after you've destroyed the one on the water.

For the helicopters, the key is to aim at the pilot; when you've killed the 
pilot, the helicopter is immediately not a threat anymore. Also, it is 
important that you switch sides on the helicopter constantly - they come from 
all sides and you can't just stay on one side and defeat them.

After you've destroyed the helicopter, you have to switch back to Michael and 
fly the helicopter back to the airstrip. When you arrive, slowly descend 
until you're a little above ground, then drop the minisub. You'll pass the 
mission after the ensuing cutscene.


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Switch to Franklin and hijack one of those sports cars that you always see 
driving around his house. This is a fast car that will make a good getaway 
vehicle. You want to stash the car in the area above the square pier in south 
Los Santos. Pick an alley or a vacant piece of land. Exit the car and phone 
Michael; choose the mark getaway option after selecting his name in the 
Contacts list. After you've called him, you'll pass the mission.


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Go to one of the "H" icons on the map (I chose the top-right) to find the 
trash truck that you need for the FIB heist. The trash truck takes a lot of 
stops, so just wait for it to stop at a house before you hijack it. 
Unfortunately, your grand theft auto is called in, and you have to lose a two 
star wanted level. You've been doing things like this the whole game - just 
speed out of sight and cruise until you've lost them. Afterward, drive the 
truck to the FIB lot to pass the mission. Mission Time, Undented, In the 
Dust.


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You must simply buy three boiler suits at an Ammu-Nation. You should probably 
use the character with the most money to buy them, but they aren't expensive 
really. Just buy the top three boiler suits - it will make a note of which 
one you bought for each character, but the only difference is color. They 
cost $105 each.


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I don't fully understand why we have to *steal* a tow truck after we did all 
those missions for Tonya, but head on over to the "H" icon and hijack the tow 
truck. I knocked out the guy working on his car, but I don't think it really 
matters. Drive the tow truck to the FIB lot to complete the mission. Mission 
Time, Not a Scratch, Truckin'.


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Head to the beach and buy three masks at the store. There is a lot to choose 
from, and you get the goal "Cliche" if you buy certain masks. I don't know 
which ones yet, though, so choose just whatever you think looks funny and 
you'll pass the mission.

Drive to the FIB's heist now - the "H" icon on the map.


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After the cutscene in which Michael explains the plan, get in the truck and 
drive to Cypress Flats. When you arrive, Trevor tells you that the target is 
approaching; from here, you have to position the truck so it is blocking the 
road ahead of you. Drive the truck in so it extends from sidewalk to 
sidewalk.

You switch to Franklin, who is in the tow truck down the alley. All you need 
to do here is hold down the accelerate button to ram into the target. From 
here, get out of the tow truck and plant the sticky bombs on the door in the 
back of the van.


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Back up to Michael and detonate the bomb to blow open the door. Hold the two 
men at gunpoint as Michael searches the van. Afterward, you'll have half of 
the LSPD coming after you. Retreat toward the blue dot and switch to Trevor 
for a second. As Trevor, use the rocket launcher to take out the cop cars - 
you can take out more than one if you aim between the cars and use the splash 
of the explosion.

The game prompts you to switch between characters when you've completed a 
goal, so just keep killing until you have to switch. First, switch to Michael 
and head to the alley behind you. You need to take out all the enemies in 
this area - they like to hide behind the pillars and up on the rafters. After 
you've cleared them, switch to Franklin and clear the cops on the road ahead 
of you.

Now switch to Trevor and take out all the snipers on the rooftops. Michael 
and Franklin tell you where they are at, but they don't explain very well. 
The first is on the high roof to the left of you and all of the remaining are 
on the low-ish building across from the road where you parked the garbage 
truck and hit the van with the tow truck. One is to the left on the building, 
the next is to the right, and the last one is on top of the higher floor.

Afterward, switch to Trevor and take down the helicopter with your rocket 
launcher. The helicopter flies over and basically hovers in the same place, 
making him a very easy target.

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Switch back to Franklin now and run to the truck. You now have to drive to 
the getaway car, and I hope you did as I advised in the getaway car mission 
and stashed it somewhere near here. If you did not stash it close, you'll 
lose your one star wanted level after a little bit anyway, but you still need 
to drive all the way to getaway car in a slow truck.

When you arrive at the getaway car, park the garbage truck away from the 
getaway car! This is because you have to blow up the garbage truck when you 
exit it. Use your grenades to blow it up quickly - you only need one grenade 
to do the job. With the truck out of commission, get in the getaway car as 
planned. Drive away and Franklin phones Michael.

After the call, we control Michael again. Drive down the road to Devin's 
house and drive up to the gate. Michael drops off the package and Devin gives 
him an offer he can't refuse - a date with his favorite movie star. Wait, who 
is Solomon Richards? Head to the "S" on the map as Michael to find out. It's 
in the movie studio that you drove through at the beginning of the game.


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After the cutscene, grab a car and drive all the way to East Los Santos. Your 
targets are about to fly away on a helicopter, but luckily one of them still 
needs to get something inside the building. Your job is to get to that 
helicopter without being noticed by anyone.

Climb over the chain-link fence in front of you and stealth to the ladder. Up 
the ladder, knock out the guy blabbing on his cell phone. You can wait until 
he finishes talking and starts to work on an air conditioning unit. 
Afterward, climb the *left* ladder on the opposite side of the roof.

Hide behind the air conditioning unit while the enemy inspects it; or, you 
can just knock him out right away. Even if he sees you, it still takes him 
around five seconds to call Rocco anyway. You can easily knock him out in 
that time period.

Hop on the big white air conditioning unit next to the wall and climb up to 
the next story. Here, stealth and take down the enemy that comes out of the 
door in front of you. Afterward, head up the stairs to finally reach the same 
level as the helicopter.

After the cutscene, you have to beat Rocco in a fist fight. This fight is 
exactly the same as Simeon at the beginning of the game; mash the punch 
button and he'll be down in no time. With Rocco softened up, get in the 
chopper and work on the actors.

For this part of the mission, you have to fly erratically to scare them. This 
is really easy - just fly low to the ground and around buildings. Soon, 
they'll change their tune, and you now have to fly back to the studio. When 
you get there, park in the marked location. You can miss the spot by a 
little, and you can land nearby and readjust if you want. When you get to the 
studio, run over to Solomon's building to end the mission.

Head over to Devin for the next mission.


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Get in the marked car and drive to the gas station. It's a LONG way from 
here, but you can practice your driving skills with this car on the way 
there. When you arrive, Franklin coaxes the twosome into a race.

You don't have any indication of where to go aside from following them. 
Really, though, you just need to stay on this highway as you speed through 
half the state. You can perhaps knock both of them off the side of the road 
if you want to be first, but it doesn't really matter.

When you go passed Grapeseed, you'll switch characters to Michael, who plays 
cop with Trevor. You need to catch up to the boys now on your police 
motorcycle. Put on your sirens with the honk button and get rolling. You 
basically tail them through the half the state again. Just keep up with 
Trevor and eventually traffic slows them down. Your biggest worry should be 
cars and not trying to overtake them.

They finally pull over after Trevor threatens them on the loudspeaker for the 
tenth time, and we have another cutscene. After the shake down, you must 
drive the cars to the garage back in south LS... yes, we have to drive down 
half the state again.

Switch to Franklin and start driving down the highway. The three of you make 
it a little "race," so just follow the yellow line and try not to crash into 
any cars on the road. When you arrive at the garage, you discover that you 
need to do some more work for Devin before you can get paid.

Since Michael's not in on this job, switch to Franklin and drive over to 
Devin's icon for the next mission.


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As Trevor, use the camera to zoom in on Franklin. Once you've zoomed in, hold 
the right trigger (fire button) to "scan" him. Public exposure? LOL! At any 
rate, you fly over to scan people just as you scanned Franklin. You are 
looking for a man named Chad Mulligan. Scan all of the people that are in the 
blue squares. On the second look, you will find him.

Follow him with the camera as he walks around and inside of building. Soon 
he'll come to his garage, but Franklin instigates incorrectly and he drives 
off. From here, you need to follow Chad on the camera as he speeds around 
town. This can be kinda dizzy, but soon he'll go into a parking garage. From 
here, turn on your thermal vision when prompted and first find Franklin, who 
is not in a car and instead waving. Afterward, call out targets for Franklin 
to inspect.

The target is in the car on the left corner of the garage. When you've called 
him out, you switch over to Franklin, who has Chad at gunpoint. If you shoot 
him, you don't have to deal with him calling the police I believe. I 
personally did not shoot him - I drove away in the car, evaded the police, 
and headed to Devin's location, which is the airport. Stop at the airport 
gate and drive to the hangar. After Devin's pep talk, leave the airport to 
complete the mission.

Michael texts you that Martin Madrazo's got a mission for you all. Before you 
tackle that, head over to Lester's icon as Franklin to do another 
assassination mission.


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After the payphone call with Lester (they still have those?) head over to the 
prostitute's location to stake her out. Don't get too close when you see her. 
Instead, get out of the car at the end of the street and go over to the 
grassy hill on the opposite side of the road.

Watch as she turns down a few guys before your target rides up in a silver 
car with its top off. Using your sniper rifle, take down the guy in the car 
and you'll complete the mission. Very easy, no?

Head to the next Lester mission for - you guessed it - another assassination!


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Isaac Penny, ruthless vulture capitalist. Likes buses. Drive to the bus 
station and grab one of the red buses. I don't think it matters which one you 
choose, but you do have to turn one around the one facing opposite the exit. 
When you've stolen the bus, drive to the first bus stop and let in the 
passengers.

First bus stop - no target. Second bus stop - no cigar. Third stop - no dice. 
Fourth stop? Yep, that's the guy! He's in a suit, and runs off as soon as he 
starts to talk to Franklin. Thankfully, the dumb dude gets a normal bicycle 
and starts riding away.

Get out of the bus and grab a car. All you need to do is run over him to end 
the mission.

Switch to Michael and head over to Martin Madrazo's mission (the "M" on the 
map) to start.


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Meet up at Madrazo's estate to get the info: another assassination, this type 
one of Madrazo's former friends. Grab a car and get to the observatory. It's 
much faster to drive up the hills straight to the observatory if you have a 
fast car. The alternative is going around all those long loops.

When you get to the observatory, get in the van off the road. Even though you 
get in the driver's seat, Michael starts to man the sniper rifle. Your job 
here is to shoot down the jet. The red square is where you need to shoot 
because the jet is traveling fast and you are far away. You must shoot within 
the red square three times.

Each time you shoot in it, there will be a small cutscene and you will have 
to aim again. It's best to do this as quick as possible, because the jet 
really starts speeding up and it becomes almost impossible to shoot the red 
square. The key is to zoom in all the way and do the three shots quickly.

After you've shot down the plane, you switch characters to Trevor, who is 
following the crashing plane on a dirt bike. Follow the dirt path as you 
trail the plane's course. Don't run into the white fences or you will crash 
and perhaps get killed by wild animals.

Soon the plane veers off and you can't stay on the dirt path. Thankfully, the 
hill has a slope down that's rather clear. When you reach the bottom, you'll 
have to jump over two lanes of traffic to get further down. Continue racing 
down the hill - you now have a distinct trail - and go through the tunnel 
under the little bridge.

You must cross the road (with traffic) and jump over the small hill. Continue 
following the plane as it starts to veer right. When it does, you should meet 
a real paved road - get on it while you follow the plane. After a little bit, 
the plane turns left, but there is another adequate dirt path that you can 
use to traverse the land.

Continue pursuing the plane as you ride across barren desert. There are not 
much rocks or cactuses to run into, so punch it while you continue your 
pursuit. Soon, you'll come across a train, but there is another hill that you 
can use to jump over it.

You should remember this area well now - it's meth county, I mean Trevor 
Philips' county. From this point on, you should just take the roads while 
following the plane. It will crash soon right near a farm. When you get 
close, get off your bike and take out Javier, who is the only guy standing 
with a gun. After taking him down, walk up to the plane and Trevor will grab 
the files.

You will switch back to Michael in the van. If you missed it, your current 
objective is to merely leave the area. Once you've gotten some distance from 
the observatory, your objective changes to destroying the van. Park it on the 
side of the road and blow it up by any means. In my game, I had some gas in 
my inventory - I put a small trail of gas around one side of the van and 
fired my pistol at it to start a fire and blow it up. You can also park the 
van in the middle of the road to stop traffic. After you blow it up, you'll 
have a selection of cars to choose from!

Afterward, grab a car - there should be several sports cars driving by, so 
just pick one and try to slow down the driver. When you've got the wheels, 
follow the yellow line to the next destination, the cement works. After you 
arrive, watch the cutscene and you'll complete the mission.

You can now only control Franklin because Michael and Trevor are lying low. 
As Franklin, head over to Devin's next mission.


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For this mission, you must first infiltrate the studio. Climb over the fence 
in front of you - the door is easy to climb - and head over to the actor. 
He's complaining about his food. Take cover behind the white storage unit 
until he's alone.

Stealth up behind him and knock him out. After Franklin changes, head over to 
the studio set and the car. I just drove out of there - I had to run over a 
security cop and a few assistants, but I got out of the studio. From there, 
you'll have a little trouble with the actress in the car as you try to lose 
the guards tailing you. You can use spikes by pressing the left stick to ruin 
their tires.

Even after you've lost the cars pursuing you, the actress continues to talk 
and talk. More importantly, she takes the wheel every now and then and tries 
to steer you off the road. Thankfully, Franklin finds a new button that 
ejects her from the car! :)

With all threats taken care of, Franklin calls Molly to get the location of 
the dropoff. Drive to the location and park the car in the garage to complete 
the mission.

After that mission, head to the "M" on the map and try to get inside 
Michael's place.


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Get in Trevor's red truck and drive to the airstrip. The plane is in the 
small hangar. Drive the plane out to the runway and take off - at this point, 
you're very used to piloting a plane. Just like before, you have to stay 
close to the ground so you don't get on the military's radar.

Fly to the blue marker and continue pursuing the plane when it flies off. 
Remember, stay low to the ground but not TOO low; you don't want to crash. 
Soon you'll be at Fort Zanucado - just like before, you don't want to fly 
over it at all, so stay low and in the swamplands to the south of the fort.

You have to follow the plane as it goes all around the northern part of the 
state. Just stay low and you'll be fine - you get warned if you start to fly 
too high. After an exceedingly long amount of time, you will finally be able 
to fly high in the air and get near the plane.

As you get closer and closer to the plane, you will be repeatedly warned to 
back off. Ignore the warnings and continue your pursuit. When you get really 
close, they are free to engage and start firing guns and rockets at you. Just 
keep the plane steady and fly into the cargo hold in the back of the plane. 
You do not need to slow down or anything; if you just hit the back of the 
plane at the right spot, you'll get in.

This level is positively full of enemies. First, switch to your shotgun so 
you can one-shot them. Afterward, take out the closest enemies first before 
moving up. When you've cleared them, climb the ladder and take out the pilot, 
who gladly lets Greedo shoot first.

With control of plane, try to fly it back to the airstrip. Soon, you'll have 
enemy jets on you. Ron suggests that you fly high, so try to gain some 
altitude. It takes the jet pilots a little while, but they finally receive 
authorization to shoot you down. After your plane gets hit, Trevor decides to 
bail. Run to the opposite side of the ship and jump out. Deploy your 
parachute at an adequate distance above ground and try to land on a safe 
place like a road.

After completing the mission, another FIB mission pops up. The meeting is 
upstairs in the building that was Trevor's old meth lab.


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After the cutscene, drive *all the way* to Paleto Bay. It's a looong way, but 
you got hipster conversations to keep you busy. When you arrive, you'll have 
a cutscene in which you pick up Lester. Afterward, you need to drive to the 
bank.

After driving in front of the bank, you'll need to go inside an empty lot to 
the left. In the lot, someone gets the bright idea to trigger the alarm. As 
Michael, shoot at the small greenish alarm in front of you. Afterward, drive 
to the marked location - across the street to the gas station.

Once you've gauged the response time of the police, Trevor kinda freaks and 
hops on a motorcycle. Switch to Trevor and drive back to his office. It's a 
"race" against Michael again. You should easily be able to beat him on the 
bike; the only problem that can arise is if you crash. You'll lose A LOT of 
time. Taking shortcuts doesn't seem to make much of a difference here; follow 
the yellow trail to the office.

When you get to the office, Lester goes over the plan. Your only choice here 
is your crew, and you only need one crew member this time. I personally chose 
Chef because he is Trevor's friend and is about as good as the best guy but 
wants less money. The mission ends after the plan cutscene.

Franklin calls up and tells Trevor that there are some rednecks looking for 
him. Well, we'll just have to change that, now won't we?

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                                 4. Credits
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  *  CJayC for creating GameFAQs.
  *  Sailor Bacon and Devin Morgan for continuing, maintaining, and 
     administering GameFAQs.
  *  You! For reading this guide, of course. :)


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                           5. Contact Information
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If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, inquiries, spam, additions,
grievances, hate mail, and general overall concerns, please email me at:

"andrew.c.testa(at)gmail(dot)com" 

All I ask is that you put "Grand Theft Auto V" or "GTA5" or "GTA FAQ" in the 
subject line so I know what the email is about. I don't mind if u talk liek 
dis 2 me or whatever, so long as I can understand you.


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                            6. Legal Disclaimer
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