Help with oysters?

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I have gone right back to the bones now, starting totally fresh, I
decided to try get the oysters before I had anything to worry about. I
have, with a lot of dying and aching hands managed to get 45 of these
things, seeing some strange stuff like underwater helicopters chasing
me up behind the dam but now I have the five oysters to collect on
mainland Las venturas and it seems I am going to get shot to bits
before I get anywhere near anything. Any hints without using any
cheats to spawn stuff?
--
Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
------------------------------------------------------
Stop and Look
http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.grand-theft-auto (More info?)

    "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:422B82E9.CAB200BB@blueyonder.co.uk...
    >I have gone right back to the bones now, starting totally fresh, I
    > decided to try get the oysters before I had anything to worry about. I
    > have, with a lot of dying and aching hands managed to get 45 of these
    > things, seeing some strange stuff like underwater helicopters chasing
    > me up behind the dam but now I have the five oysters to collect on
    > mainland Las venturas and it seems I am going to get shot to bits
    > before I get anywhere near anything. Any hints without using any
    > cheats to spawn stuff?
    > --
    > Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    > ------------------------------------------------------
    > Stop and Look
    > http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/

    You're going after them with that unshakable 4-star?

    Good luck. That's all I have to offer.

    (Aren't there some that simply REQUIRE the jetpack?)

    --cleve
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    How about parachuting into them?


    "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:422B82E9.CAB200BB@blueyonder.co.uk...
    >I have gone right back to the bones now, starting totally fresh, I
    > decided to try get the oysters before I had anything to worry about. I
    > have, with a lot of dying and aching hands managed to get 45 of these
    > things, seeing some strange stuff like underwater helicopters chasing
    > me up behind the dam but now I have the five oysters to collect on
    > mainland Las venturas and it seems I am going to get shot to bits
    > before I get anywhere near anything. Any hints without using any
    > cheats to spawn stuff?
    > --
    > Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    > ------------------------------------------------------
    > Stop and Look
    > http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    "Buckaroo Banzai" <blackhole34@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:WiOWd.12640$OU1.7434@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    > How about parachuting into them?
    >
    >

    He would need a pilots license for that, And he has not gotten that for
    yet.
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    Cleve wrote:
    >
    > "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:422B82E9.CAB200BB@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > >I have gone right back to the bones now, starting totally fresh, I
    > > decided to try get the oysters before I had anything to worry about. I
    > > have, with a lot of dying and aching hands managed to get 45 of these
    > > things, seeing some strange stuff like underwater helicopters chasing
    > > me up behind the dam but now I have the five oysters to collect on
    > > mainland Las venturas and it seems I am going to get shot to bits
    > > before I get anywhere near anything. Any hints without using any
    > > cheats to spawn stuff?
    > > --
    > > Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    > > ------------------------------------------------------
    > > Stop and Look
    > > http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
    >
    > You're going after them with that unshakable 4-star?
    >
    > Good luck. That's all I have to offer.
    >
    > (Aren't there some that simply REQUIRE the jetpack?)
    >
    > --cleve

    Whew... er... dunno if it would help. The Horseshoes on the other hand
    would almost definitely require more time and patience and, er,
    invulnerability. I decided in the end to sod it and firstly got the
    ambulance missions under my belt, to give me a bit of extra life. Then
    I took the small plane from the airport and flew over, ditching it as
    close as I could to the first oyster, though finding that one was so
    awkward i died straight away. The next one I got the same way but
    sometimes when you are being shot at in these circumstances your
    character seems to freeze for a few seconds, enough for them to get a
    few hundred shots off at you. A couple of attempts with the small
    plane ended up with me getting blasted before I got near the
    remainders, but i grabbed another before dying and decided to try once
    more but with the small jet. I got almost right to the spot with no
    hassle from fighters but every cop was after me and just about every
    car seemed to want to run me down but I wiggled and jiggled and got
    the second last, then saw this chick on a bike, slapped her off with
    hardly any life left, raced to the last one (which was on a roof) and
    grabbed the damned thing just before I got blown away...

    and to paraphrase Homer Simpson... "Let us never speak of the oysters
    again."
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >
    > How about parachuting into them?

    As i explained to Cleve I've managed it just by being gung ho, but I
    don't seem to be able to find a chute, the plane hasn't given me one,
    is this because I don't have a licence?

    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    Tim wrote:
    >
    > "Buckaroo Banzai" <blackhole34@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:WiOWd.12640$OU1.7434@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    > > How about parachuting into them?
    > >
    > >
    >
    > He would need a pilots license for that, And he has not gotten that for
    > yet.

    Possible spoiler below
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    I could have if I had the patience As someone pointed out you can jump
    the barriers at the airport and fly one of two planes, as long as you
    don't fly over the closed islands you can gain flying time and a
    pilot's license. This enables you to drive straight into the airport,
    though when the second island opens it doesn't let you fly the big
    helicopters etc, unless i just hadn't enough experience.

    Instead this time I just used the two available planes for a kind of
    head on attack.


    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:422BCA63.3A4927AD@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >>
    >> How about parachuting into them?
    >
    > As i explained to Cleve I've managed it just by being gung ho, but I
    > don't seem to be able to find a chute, the plane hasn't given me one,
    > is this because I don't have a licence?

    There's a parachute available at the top of the tall sleek pyramid shaped
    building in San Fierro, and there's also one available at the top of one of
    the skyscrapers in Los Santos, but I'm not sure which one, but I'm pretty
    sure you don't need a license or anything... you only need a license to
    automatically get a parachute when you jump in a plane... So enter the
    yellow arrow at the base of both of those skyscrapers.. for sure in the San
    Fierro pyramid building, enter from the south, and almost as sure in the
    center skyscraper in Los Santos... you'll arrive at the rooftop and there
    should be a red parachute waiting for you... let me know how things work
    out...

    That's how I got a lot of my Venturas Horseshoes... parachuting into them...


    >
    > --
    > Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    > ------------------------------------------------------
    > Stop and Look
    > http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    In message <VSNWd.96785$bu.23409@fed1read06>
    "Cleve" <cleve@cox.net> wrote:

    > (Aren't there some that simply REQUIRE the jetpack?)

    Underwater?


    Cheers,
    Rob
    --
    ..__ __ |__ |__ .|__ __ | Rob White, Half Man Half Biscuit.
    | / \| \ | | || ||| /__\ | mflt35@dsl.pipex.com
    | \__/|__/ |_|_|| |||__\___ | Wimbledon, London, England.
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    Rob White wrote:
    >
    > In message <VSNWd.96785$bu.23409@fed1read06>
    > "Cleve" <cleve@cox.net> wrote:
    >
    > > (Aren't there some that simply REQUIRE the jetpack?)
    >
    > Underwater?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Rob
    > --
    > .__ __ |__ |__ .|__ __ | Rob White, Half Man Half Biscuit.
    > | / \| \ | | || ||| /__\ | mflt35@dsl.pipex.com
    > | \__/|__/ |_|_|| |||__\___ | Wimbledon, London, England.

    :O) They aren't really underwater as they're in small pools on the
    land, but one or two I seemed to have to dive beneath the surface
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >
    > "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:422BCA63.3A4927AD@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > > Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    > >>
    > >> How about parachuting into them?
    > >
    > > As i explained to Cleve I've managed it just by being gung ho, but I
    > > don't seem to be able to find a chute, the plane hasn't given me one,
    > > is this because I don't have a licence?
    >
    > There's a parachute available at the top of the tall sleek pyramid shaped
    > building in San Fierro, and there's also one available at the top of one of
    > the skyscrapers in Los Santos, but I'm not sure which one, but I'm pretty
    > sure you don't need a license or anything... you only need a license to
    > automatically get a parachute when you jump in a plane... So enter the
    > yellow arrow at the base of both of those skyscrapers.. for sure in the San
    > Fierro pyramid building, enter from the south, and almost as sure in the
    > center skyscraper in Los Santos... you'll arrive at the rooftop and there
    > should be a red parachute waiting for you... let me know how things work
    > out...
    >
    > That's how I got a lot of my Venturas Horseshoes... parachuting into them...
    >
    damn, yes, you will be right... but hey, the way things were going I'd
    have been rocketed on the way down :O)

    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:422BCA20.1248BF4F@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > Cleve wrote:
    >>
    >> "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:422B82E9.CAB200BB@blueyonder.co.uk...
    >> >I have gone right back to the bones now, starting totally fresh, I
    >> > decided to try get the oysters before I had anything to worry about. I
    >> > have, with a lot of dying and aching hands managed to get 45 of these
    >> > things, seeing some strange stuff like underwater helicopters chasing
    >> > me up behind the dam but now I have the five oysters to collect on
    >> > mainland Las venturas and it seems I am going to get shot to bits
    >> > before I get anywhere near anything. Any hints without using any
    >> > cheats to spawn stuff?
    >> > --
    >> > Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    >> > ------------------------------------------------------
    >> > Stop and Look
    >> > http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
    >>
    >> You're going after them with that unshakable 4-star?
    >>
    >> Good luck. That's all I have to offer.
    >>
    >> (Aren't there some that simply REQUIRE the jetpack?)
    >>
    >> --cleve
    >
    > Whew... er... dunno if it would help.

    <snick!>

    Right. I'm thinking horseshoes. Yeah, I suppose it's possible to snag the
    OYSTERS without a jetpack (but with major pain).

    --cleve
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    "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:422C22FA.393FC598@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >>
    >> "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:422BCA63.3A4927AD@blueyonder.co.uk...
    >> > Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> How about parachuting into them?
    >> >
    >> > As i explained to Cleve I've managed it just by being gung ho, but I
    >> > don't seem to be able to find a chute, the plane hasn't given me one,
    >> > is this because I don't have a licence?
    >>
    >> There's a parachute available at the top of the tall sleek pyramid shaped
    >> building in San Fierro, and there's also one available at the top of one
    >> of
    >> the skyscrapers in Los Santos, but I'm not sure which one, but I'm pretty
    >> sure you don't need a license or anything... you only need a license to
    >> automatically get a parachute when you jump in a plane... So enter the
    >> yellow arrow at the base of both of those skyscrapers.. for sure in the
    >> San
    >> Fierro pyramid building, enter from the south, and almost as sure in the
    >> center skyscraper in Los Santos... you'll arrive at the rooftop and there
    >> should be a red parachute waiting for you... let me know how things work
    >> out...
    >>
    >> That's how I got a lot of my Venturas Horseshoes... parachuting into
    >> them...
    >>
    > damn, yes, you will be right... but hey, the way things were going I'd
    > have been rocketed on the way down :O)


    Well, a H.A.L.O. jump might prevent that... but it's a tricky thing....
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    Buckaroo Banzai wrote:

    > Well, a H.A.L.O. jump might prevent that... but it's a tricky thing....

    wassat then?
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    In message <422C22BB.969B0FA0@blueyonder.co.uk>
    Paul Heslop <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

    > :O) They aren't really underwater as they're in small pools on the
    > land, but one or two I seemed to have to dive beneath the surface

    Y'know what? I never bothered to check that. Does the jetpack disappear
    if you attempt to dive or eject it in shallow water?

    There was one occasion when I was collecting the horseshoes on top of
    the fairy tale castle-type casino (Whilst also collecting oysters) where
    I took off the jetpack to run faster across the roof-top - and
    subsequently pressed the d-stick in the wrong direction and became
    humourous pavement pizza. Doh!

    On my first playthrough, you wouldn't believe how many oysters I found
    by doing really recklessly cool-looking stunts off of cliffs and
    bridges. The one in Glen Park in LS springs to mind, boy did my PCJ fly
    when I hit that rock....


    Cheers,
    Rob
    --
    ..__ __ |__ |__ .|__ __ | Rob White, Half Man Half Biscuit.
    | / \| \ | | || ||| /__\ | mflt35@dsl.pipex.com
    | \__/|__/ |_|_|| |||__\___ | Wimbledon, London, England.
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    "Rob White" <mflt35@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    news:155707484d.Rob@aqus02.dsl.pipex.com...
    >
    > Y'know what? I never bothered to check that. Does the jetpack disappear
    > if you attempt to dive or eject it in shallow water?
    >

    <slaps head>

    I was thinking horseshoes.

    But, since you ask...

    Most oysters CAN be retrieved with the jetpack on. If you hover over the
    right spot and then drop fast (square, isn't it?) you drop into the water
    deep enough to get all but the deepest ones.

    No, you can't take the pack off when you're in the water, but here's an
    interesting trick. If you're in a boat and take off the jetpack, it appears
    on the floor of the ocean directly below. If you can dive that deep without
    running out of air, you can go get it (but I don't think it reappears on
    your back until you get out on dry land (or back into the boat)).

    Love that jetpack. Still my favorite toy, by a wide margin.

    --cleve
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    "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:422C901B.91427D83@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >
    >> Well, a H.A.L.O. jump might prevent that... but it's a tricky thing....
    >
    > wassat then?

    A H.A.L.O jump is a High Altitude, Low Open jump. You bail out of the plane
    when you get as high as you can, then streak down as fast as you can and
    open the chute as close to the ground as you can get without splatting...
  17. Archived from groups: alt.games.grand-theft-auto (More info?)

    Cleve wrote:
    >
    > "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:422BCA20.1248BF4F@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > > Cleve wrote:
    > >>
    > >> "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > >> news:422B82E9.CAB200BB@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > >> >I have gone right back to the bones now, starting totally fresh, I
    > >> > decided to try get the oysters before I had anything to worry about. I
    > >> > have, with a lot of dying and aching hands managed to get 45 of these
    > >> > things, seeing some strange stuff like underwater helicopters chasing
    > >> > me up behind the dam but now I have the five oysters to collect on
    > >> > mainland Las venturas and it seems I am going to get shot to bits
    > >> > before I get anywhere near anything. Any hints without using any
    > >> > cheats to spawn stuff?
    > >> > --
    > >> > Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    > >> > ------------------------------------------------------
    > >> > Stop and Look
    > >> > http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
    > >>
    > >> You're going after them with that unshakable 4-star?
    > >>
    > >> Good luck. That's all I have to offer.
    > >>
    > >> (Aren't there some that simply REQUIRE the jetpack?)
    > >>
    > >> --cleve
    > >
    > > Whew... er... dunno if it would help.
    >
    > <snick!>
    >
    > Right. I'm thinking horseshoes. Yeah, I suppose it's possible to snag the
    > OYSTERS without a jetpack (but with major pain).
    >
    > --cleve

    all I can say is I'm glad you don't get an electric shock every time
    CJ gets shot :O)
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    Rob White wrote:
    >
    > In message <422C22BB.969B0FA0@blueyonder.co.uk>
    > Paul Heslop <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    > > :O) They aren't really underwater as they're in small pools on the
    > > land, but one or two I seemed to have to dive beneath the surface
    >
    > Y'know what? I never bothered to check that. Does the jetpack disappear
    > if you attempt to dive or eject it in shallow water?
    >
    I have collected the horseshoes in swimming pools etc with the jetpack
    still on

    > There was one occasion when I was collecting the horseshoes on top of
    > the fairy tale castle-type casino (Whilst also collecting oysters) where
    > I took off the jetpack to run faster across the roof-top - and
    > subsequently pressed the d-stick in the wrong direction and became
    > humourous pavement pizza. Doh!
    >
    :O) I've had a few of those moments. Worst was first time I got it.
    Instead of doing the horseshoes I decided to save it in a nearby
    safehouse then go find the horseshoes. Of course the damned thing
    disappears!

    > On my first playthrough, you wouldn't believe how many oysters I found
    > by doing really recklessly cool-looking stunts off of cliffs and
    > bridges. The one in Glen Park in LS springs to mind, boy did my PCJ fly
    > when I hit that rock....
    >
    :O)
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    Cleve wrote:
    >
    > "Rob White" <mflt35@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    > news:155707484d.Rob@aqus02.dsl.pipex.com...
    > >
    > > Y'know what? I never bothered to check that. Does the jetpack disappear
    > > if you attempt to dive or eject it in shallow water?
    > >
    >
    > <slaps head>
    >
    > I was thinking horseshoes.
    >
    > But, since you ask...
    >
    > Most oysters CAN be retrieved with the jetpack on. If you hover over the
    > right spot and then drop fast (square, isn't it?) you drop into the water
    > deep enough to get all but the deepest ones.
    >
    > No, you can't take the pack off when you're in the water, but here's an
    > interesting trick. If you're in a boat and take off the jetpack, it appears
    > on the floor of the ocean directly below. If you can dive that deep without
    > running out of air, you can go get it (but I don't think it reappears on
    > your back until you get out on dry land (or back into the boat)).
    >
    > Love that jetpack. Still my favorite toy, by a wide margin.
    >
    > --cleve

    me too, unless you're trying to stop flying one way very quickly.
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    >
    > "Paul Heslop" <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:422C901B.91427D83@blueyonder.co.uk...
    > > Buckaroo Banzai wrote:
    > >
    > >> Well, a H.A.L.O. jump might prevent that... but it's a tricky thing....
    > >
    > > wassat then?
    >
    > A H.A.L.O jump is a High Altitude, Low Open jump. You bail out of the plane
    > when you get as high as you can, then streak down as fast as you can and
    > open the chute as close to the ground as you can get without splatting...

    ah, pavement pizza time for me then :O)
    --
    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Stop and Look
    http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
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    "Cleve" <cleve@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:T72Xd.97138$bu.68068@fed1read06...
    >
    > Love that jetpack. Still my favorite toy, by a wide margin.
    >
    > --cleve
    >
    >
    >

    Strange thing about the jet-pack is that you can't dump it by pressing
    triangle in midair.
    However if you spawn a Rhino, the pack disappears to the ground below and
    you drop like a stone along with the tank.
    If CJ survives the fall he'll try to get into the tank automatically.
    Doesn't seem to work with any other vehicle.
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    "Razor" <razor@kickcole.ie> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > Strange thing about the jet-pack is that you can't dump it by pressing
    > triangle in midair.
    > However if you spawn a Rhino, the pack disappears to the ground below and
    > you drop like a stone along with the tank.
    > If CJ survives the fall he'll try to get into the tank automatically.
    > Doesn't seem to work with any other vehicle.
    >

    I love this game.

    --cleve
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    Razor wrote:
    >
    > "Cleve" <cleve@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:T72Xd.97138$bu.68068@fed1read06...
    > >
    > > Love that jetpack. Still my favorite toy, by a wide margin.
    > >
    > > --cleve
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Strange thing about the jet-pack is that you can't dump it by pressing
    > triangle in midair.
    > However if you spawn a Rhino, the pack disappears to the ground below and
    > you drop like a stone along with the tank.
    > If CJ survives the fall he'll try to get into the tank automatically.
    > Doesn't seem to work with any other vehicle.

    I have found if you press the triangle to dump the pack and there's a
    vehicle nearby CJ will go off on one, sometimes getting me in quite a
    bit of trouble, by jumping a cop bike or something.

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    Paul (everybody hurts sometimes)
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