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May 25, 2003 3:02:06 AM

I've been playing this since last few days. This game is really very good. Almost everything is very good, except helicopter controls. Helicopters are too hard to handle!

BTW, does anybody know how to identify hookers in this game? I want to increase my health to 125, but I'm unable to identify hookers. No hooker in Hooker Inn, strange!

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May 25, 2003 8:26:49 AM

Hey what resolution are you running it on? DOes it run fine? I still havent got mine

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May 25, 2003 11:33:08 AM

Did you buy it, or download it? I have just completed GTA3 100% so im looking to get this as a sequel. However if possible I would rather download it ( Inever keep games, I complete them and then get rid of them, so I would rather not have to buy it).

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May 25, 2003 5:14:23 PM

Do you think this DX9 game would run well on older vid cards like the Ti4200 AGP4x? I was thinking of buying the game but am worry that my card can't handle it well.
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May 25, 2003 9:05:33 PM

Yeah, today my helicopter ran into a skyscraper, the blades grinding on the wall, for some reason I was able to bail out and fell like 100ft onto a little balcony of the skyscraper, then 5 seconds later the copter's ruined frame crashed about 5ft away from me, bringing down lamposts and squishing a hooker or two. Amazing.

I have the retail version of the game, and I can't find an ISO or BIN on Kazaa, so just borrow the game and find a noCD hack, which should be on Kazaa soon. There is an Install and a Play CD.

Anyway my retail version works ok on 800X600, draw distance at high level, just hiccups occasionaly when using a fast car. Did the full installation. I use a...
Athlon XP 1900+
Geforce 3 Ti500
512 megs PC2100 DDR
60gig HD
Sound Blaster Live!
52X CD-ROM

Anything less than a GF3 or GF4MX will have BIG performance problems, even at 640X480, I've seen it on a p.o.s. PC running a GF2.

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May 26, 2003 12:02:47 AM

GTA-VC isn't a DX9 game. And it runs fine in my PC, except occational hiccups when driving at very high speed with a fast car.

My specs:-

Duron 1 GHz
MSI K7N420 Pro (nForce 420-D)
256 MB PC1600 DDR @ 2.0-2-2-6
Radeon 9000 (non-Pro) 64 MB

I'm running this game @ 1024×768×32b with No AA

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May 26, 2003 8:51:42 PM

nah i'll just get a cd for 50rs. Pretty cool btw compared to GTA3. You couldnt run that damn thing at even 800600 normally.

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May 26, 2003 11:24:17 PM

Finally I was able to pass that fvcking toy helicopter mission, but not without cheating. I was able to handle that thing after hours of practice, but some bastards were destroying my toy helicopter with hammer and I was also hitting walls too much, causing this mission almost impossible to finish. I slowed down the game timer 2x using cheatcode. Then I had plenty of time for movement, so I didn't hit walls much and chopped these bastards with helicopter blades before they were able to knock my toy. It took boooring 12 minutes (with slowed down time) to finish this mission.

Though this mission sux, it's kinda funny to see construction workers and security guards getting chopped with toy helicopter blades.

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May 26, 2003 11:34:35 PM

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nah i'll just get a cd for 50rs.

Then it's not simple buying.....add some special word. In this forum, buying means "real" buying.

I can get CD for Tk. 50, but instead I take my HDD to CD shop and copy the CD image for Tk.30. If I like the game, then I burn it (After packing with WinRAR, This way I burned 2 disc GTA3 in 1 disc, without shaving any file).

IMO, this game is not very well balanced like GTA3. In some mission, you get very little money, but the mission is too hard to complete. In some mission, you get pretty good ammount of money, but the mission is easy to finish. And the game has too much races, unlike GTA3. And you can't play the last story based mission before completeing 60%

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May 27, 2003 7:13:13 AM

Last story-based mission? I thought I beat the game and I'd only finished about 45%. I saw the credits after what I thought was the last mission. Oh well. Already uninstalled and burned into storage.

Athlon XP 1500+
512mb PC2100
GF4 Ti4200 64mb(Leadtek)

The game ran beautifully with only very minor framerate issues. I had full draw distance on and ran it with all the bells and whistles at 1024x768x32. I've got a 17" CRT.
May 27, 2003 8:05:35 AM

Whatever man It doesnt really matter. BUt for the record i never did say "buy" :p 
That's a pretty cool trick really. But when i go out to buy in bulk your lotsa games it kinda comes down to the same price. And that's how i really buy I have my exams for a month more now so no gaming really. After that :evil: 

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May 28, 2003 6:30:27 AM

Oh. I figured that was it after I killed Sonny. How many more missions are there after that? Just one? Is it worth it?
May 29, 2003 12:21:38 AM

There are many side bosses; Avery, Love Fist, Mitch, Umberto, Auntie Paulet, Paul, Phone and there's always property missions after you buy a property

Go to GameFAQs GTA Vice City faq page <A HREF="http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/game/33100.html" target="_new">http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/game/33100.html...;/A>, then download Minesweeper's guide (I like his faqs'). It should answer your questions about all missions

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May 29, 2003 12:25:46 AM

I receivecd last mission phone call after completing 47%; I heard that 60% thing at GameFaqs.

The last mission was a piece of cake for me. I finished Phil's missions, so I was able to buy Minigun. I bought one for this mission, and finised the mission with less than 250 bullets. Lance didn't get chance to go to the roof.

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June 2, 2003 4:01:24 PM

A couple of things: first, I beleive that GTA VC is a DirectX 9 game because in the requirements it says DirectX 9. You can see it by yourself: <A HREF="http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity/pc/index.htm" target="_new">http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity/pc/index.htm&lt;/A> (click on system spec).

Next thing, if you are downloading it from Kazaa, only a 650Mb file is not enough. You need two CD to play the game: one install and one to play. Both .img files take 750Mb.

I completed the game to about 80%. I am only left with the hidden packages, rampages and hidden jumps to find, which get pretty boring after a while.

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June 2, 2003 7:02:18 PM

It says DX 9 required to be installed on your computer to ensure that there are no software conflicts arising because of older versions. It doesn't say Dx9 graphics card required.

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June 3, 2003 2:42:56 PM

You're right I tough you meant if you needed to install directX 9. For the graphic card I'm not sure, mine is DX9 compatible, but I think it will be OK because DX9 graphic cards have just special instructions that make DX9 games run faster, they are more optimized for DX9 games than older graphic cards.

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June 3, 2003 6:01:49 PM

You can install DX9 no matter what your card supports, It's backward compatiable. And yes the game might require it to be installed i've seen that many a times. It's just to make sure that everything in you comp is up to dat and that no glitches occur while running the game.

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June 13, 2003 7:14:06 PM

I got my cds today. I dunno i still find gta3 better. But the bugs of gta3 have surely been removed. 1024*768 32 Smooth as hell. Rockstar games have done a really poor job. Nothing new since the original gta. 90% of the stuff was there in the original GTA. They've done nothing but revamp the graphics. The road are quite narrow quite like the vice city in GTA 1 but also had it's fare share of 4-6 lane roads. Lemme see I'll play it a bit more but i still fins gta3 better even though i'm playing it the second time.

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June 13, 2003 8:09:14 PM

I totally agree with you about Vice City's lack of originality. Sure they added motorcycles and helicopters. But the characters still look horrible for todays standards and the sreets are DEFINATELY too narrow. I don't understand how everyone can just jump on the bandwagon with this game like it's GTA 3 for the first time. It's basically a re-hash. But a damn good one!

And in it's defense, the game runs butter smooth without any major hitches. And just about all the problems with the first III have been remedied.
June 14, 2003 2:42:20 AM

I agree that graphics of this game is nothing special. But IMO, this game is much better than GTA Vice City....gameplay-wise. You need to play the game more.

In GTA-VC, Tommy isn't always a delivery boy. Sometime, he becomes the boss and works for himself. He can buy a lot of properties and do the property missions....completely new in GTA vice city. One of the races in this game will make you feel that you are playing NFS-HP2. New special vehicle missions- like Pizza Boy. You can change your dess in the game (this can get rid of 1-2 star wanted level)

I don't understand why you are complaining about roads. Think about a real city. Fewer roads are 4-6 lane and there's a lot of narrow roads. The ciry design is realisic, this may be the problem to you.

IMO, the game is much better than GTA3 if you don't mind 0% improvement in graphics

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June 14, 2003 7:13:04 AM

Well said.

But it still feels like the same thing. Which I know is a good thing...(epiphany)...I just realized that this game isn't a true sequel anyways. So you can't expect an original upgrade like we all hope GTA 4 will be.

So I withdraw my displeasure with this game. Still a little too short on missions though.
June 14, 2003 8:21:00 PM

I dont really care about the graphics as long as the game is good in gameplay. Hell if i still had my GTA 1 disk i'd still be playing it. Yea i'm still new to this game so i'm still giving it a chance. I'm a big gta series fan. This game is much like the jump from GTA 1 to GTA 2. There wasnt much difference. I dunno if you've played them.
Yea The city has to be realistic and all but they could've at least made them like in gta 3. Well maybe i'll get used to the roads soon. The silent hero thing is gone which is good, makes a big difference. Hey How do you control the RC helicopter, I cant complete the damn mission and hey you have a no cd crack for it? Can you please send it to me?

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June 14, 2003 8:24:00 PM

What do you mean Not a true sequel?

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June 14, 2003 9:40:06 PM

Vice City is not GTA 4, right? GTA 4 will be the true sequel to GTA 3. Vice City was more of an add-on that got turned into a full fledge stand-alone game.

If you notice, VC has alot of the same nuances that GTA3 has. The same type of radar, the same types of menus etc. I'm sure when 4 comes out they will reinvent the style of the game and give it a proper graphical upgrade.

Can you actually say that Vice City "feels" like a true sequel?
June 15, 2003 12:40:20 AM

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Hell if i still had my GTA 1 disk i'd still be playing it

Do you know that you can get GTA1 available for download at Rockstar games? It's 100% free now.

I haven't played GTA 1 & 2

I wasn't able to finish that RC helecopter mission without cheat. I slowed down the game (2x) using cheat, and then I was able to control it better. It took booooring 12 minutes to complete this mission (6 minutes in game time). The game time becomes normal after you pass/fail the mission.

IMO, this mission is the worst mission in GTA Vice City.


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June 15, 2003 5:00:43 AM

I don't know why but I found the RC helicopter mission to be MUCH easier on the PC than on the PS2. I beat it on only my second try on the PC whereas it took me forever on the PS2. I think the fact that I was up close and personal to the action helped in maneuvering the 'copter. Of course the fact that I had already beaten it once before might have influenced my success the second time around.
June 15, 2003 5:44:17 PM

Yea i know about that but i've been trying to get it for about a month now, It always says high traffic try later
:(  and i cant even find a new cd now since the game is so old. Thanks for the link.

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June 17, 2003 3:12:53 AM

Few more differences between GTA3 and GTA: Vice City:-

## The main character of GTA3 was not only dumb, but he also had no name- some boss called him "kid", some called him "fido". GTA-VC main character does have a name.

## GTA3 was kinda "anti-drug" game. Every gang but Yardies hated Columbian Cartels for their drug business. There was quite a number of anti-drug mission. But in GTA-VC, the main character is a drug dealer and there's many drug missions. Even there's a vechicle mission of selling drugs (like taxi, police etc. missions)

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June 17, 2003 6:59:42 PM

I'm kinda beginning to like this game. I've reached the part where he takes over Diaz's empire. I like that. And i [-peep-] love the Street bike. There so much you an do with it. Wheelies Stoppies Burnouts you name it i Got it!

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June 25, 2003 8:34:14 PM

I love this game, unfortunately I got my 5 yr old cousin into it too (That got my aunt <b>MAD</b> since she doesn't like violent games). IMO its better than GTA3 because your not just doing missions, you're taking over the town!
June 26, 2003 6:47:29 PM

recommend postal 2 to her :lol: 

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June 26, 2003 8:01:36 PM

Does anyone know how to make the helicopter be able to go higher than it usually does?
June 29, 2003 9:06:27 AM

I'm at 53% now and the story missions wont go any further. I've completed almost all of the other missions except for cherry popper and The Stadium. I'm getting bored with this game again :frown:


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June 29, 2003 3:50:03 PM

Yea, I found that there wasn't much to keep my interest after I finished the last story based mission. Rockstar needs to think of something else besides hidden packages, rampages, and stunts to keep our attention. That or seriously lengthen the story mode.

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June 30, 2003 5:12:39 PM

you dont get it. I cant get to the final story based missions. :( 

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June 30, 2003 7:42:56 PM

I found GTA VC unbearably boring, I've played GTA and GTA3 and the only difference I can really tell between 3 n VC is that in VC he wears a pink shirt. Once you get pat the whole criminal aspect the game becomes very mediocre and you start seeing how much other games are better and without having to rely upon an 18/R rating and a "cool" setting.

Just buy GTA3, it's less than half the price and an almost identical game

Look at the shambles Rockstar made of Midnight Club 2. Rockstar make dire games that are style/image over substance and as soon as the image is stripped away they pale into comparison when compared to other games of the genre.
June 30, 2003 8:57:36 PM

I've heard that you need to complete 60% of the game to get the last story based mission(s). I don't know and I don't really care as I'm spent on this game.

Half-Life 2 where are you!?

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June 30, 2003 10:30:00 PM

Don't forget Doom3.....actually I'd better forget about it, I'm running a piddly radeon.....roll on Doom2.

And before anyone asks, no I'm not playing GTA VC on my system, I've been playing it over my brother's. He's got a 9500 Pro
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Gastrian on 06/30/03 06:33 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 30, 2003 10:45:03 PM

To get the last story based missions you have to complete all the assets i.e. the road races, ice cream truck, the night club, porn studio, taxi and boat yard.

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July 1, 2003 4:39:15 PM

Ive still got the original GTA CD, and if you were in the UK I would send you a copy. I dont know how to create a CD image or single file transfer over the net so that would be no good :( 

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