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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 7:56:51 AM

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I got SA up to 85% and an pretty much finished with it.

The addition stuff I got no intention of doing... eg. all the air
races, quarry missions.

I'm interested in going back to Vice City. I kinda rushed it thru.

Need to find my discs!

Anyone miss Vice City?

T.

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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 8:27:57 AM

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But Miami is flat in real life?

Thing is Las Venturas is flat and I suppose Nevada is like that?

T.
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 11:08:14 AM

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Yes I tried to do the jump out of the office window on foot, didn't
make it, but walked away from it. I don't think I had done Vigilane or
Paramedic, I might have done Pizza Boy though.

Phil Hibbs.
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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 4:02:23 PM

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tlai909@visto.com wrote:
>
> I got SA up to 85% and an pretty much finished with it.
>
> The addition stuff I got no intention of doing... eg. all the air
> races, quarry missions.
>
> I'm interested in going back to Vice City. I kinda rushed it thru.
>
> Need to find my discs!
>
> Anyone miss Vice City?
>
> T.

yes, but remember not to jump into the sea or off tall buildings :o )
--
Paul (And I'm, like, "yeah, whatever!")
-------------------------------------------------------
Stop and Look
http://www.geocities.com/dreamst8me/
August 15, 2005 4:13:50 PM

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tlai909@visto.com wrote:
> I got SA up to 85% and an pretty much finished with it.
>
> The addition stuff I got no intention of doing... eg. all the air
> races, quarry missions.
>
> I'm interested in going back to Vice City. I kinda rushed it thru.
>
> Need to find my discs!
>
> Anyone miss Vice City?

Vice City was a little flat for my liking. GTA3 had good hills and
obviously San Andreas does. But VC seemed to be lacking. I didn't like
that aspect of the game and I recall alot of people at the time saying it. I
think Rockstar knew that aswell afterwards and that is probably why SA is
very hilly - especially in San Fierro.
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 4:37:21 PM

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<tlai909@visto.com> wrote in message
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>
> Anyone miss Vice City?
>

The radio. MUCH better songs, and I really miss Maurice Chavez and Amy
Scheckenhausen (sp?).

I suppose part of it is the period. VC took place in a time that had some
good tunes.

I actually LIKED listening to the radio in VC. When I get into a car in SA,
I almost always just turn the radio off (much like I do in real life, after
a quick scan of the oldies stations).

--cleve
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 5:18:57 PM

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<tlai909@visto.com> wrote in message
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> Anyone miss Vice City?

I do. Vice's 1980s flair is much more subtle than Andreas's busta-nigga
stuff. And Fernando Martinez was such a treat!

Macaire
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 5:51:59 PM

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In message <43008439.35B68AA0@blueyonder.co.uk>
Paul Heslop <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> yes, but remember not to jump into the sea or off tall buildings :o )

Scratch the last one. Even jumping from the tallest accessible building
only takes away 50-100 hit points!


Cheers,
Rob
--
..__ __ |__ |__ .|__ __ | Rob White, Half Man Half Biscuit.
| / \| \ | | || ||| /__\ | mflt35@dsl.pipex.com
| \__/|__/ |_|_|| |||__\___ | Wimbledon, London, England.
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 6:39:05 PM

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Rob said:
> In message <43008439.35B68AA0@blueyonder.co.uk>
> Paul Heslop <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > yes, but remember not to jump into the sea or off tall buildings :o )
>
> Scratch the last one. Even jumping from the tallest accessible building
> only takes away 50-100 hit points!
>
Typical; falling off your motor cycle takes away much, much more than in
SA. Try smashing head-on into oncoming traffic when going at full speed.
I'm glad they reduced the amount of damage in SA.

Bram
--
http://www.stack.nl/~brama/gtastats.html
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 8:37:20 PM

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Rob White wrote:
>
> In message <43008439.35B68AA0@blueyonder.co.uk>
> Paul Heslop <paul.heslop@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > yes, but remember not to jump into the sea or off tall buildings :o )
>
> Scratch the last one. Even jumping from the tallest accessible building
> only takes away 50-100 hit points!
>
> Cheers,
> Rob
> --
> .__ __ |__ |__ .|__ __ | Rob White, Half Man Half Biscuit.
> | / \| \ | | || ||| /__\ | mflt35@dsl.pipex.com
> | \__/|__/ |_|_|| |||__\___ | Wimbledon, London, England.

hah, good point
--
Paul (And I'm, like, "yeah, whatever!")
-------------------------------------------------------
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August 15, 2005 8:44:07 PM

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tlai909@visto.com wrote:
> But Miami is flat in real life?
>
> Thing is Las Venturas is flat and I suppose Nevada is like that?

Assuming you were replying to my flatness post, aye yes I suppose Miami is
flat (not been there) but they could have chosen a better city for bumps and
hills. Las Venturas is pretty flat, but the amount of hills in the rest of
the map means it does not matter, its good to get a good mix.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 2:09:37 AM

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> I actually LIKED listening to the radio in VC. When I get into a car in
SA,
> I almost always just turn the radio off (much like I do in real life,
after
> a quick scan of the oldies stations).

Why not make up a few dozen MP3s containing silence, and then set the radio
to auto tune. When you get into a parked car, the radio will come on, but to
silence. You'll probably get the occasional advert, but I expect there's a
way to turn this off.

Doesn't work if you jack a vehicle. If you pull out one of your homies or a
vagos or whatever, they are invariably listening to that country&western
station.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 2:09:38 AM

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"G Hardy" <gareth.hardy1@ntlwrold.com> wrote in message
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>
> Why not make up a few dozen MP3s containing silence, and then set the
> radio
> to auto tune. When you get into a parked car, the radio will come on, but
> to
> silence. You'll probably get the occasional advert, but I expect there's a
> way to turn this off.
>

I'm a PS2 guy...

> Doesn't work if you jack a vehicle. If you pull out one of your homies or
> a
> vagos or whatever, they are invariably listening to that country&western
> station.

.... and, as you say, no good for jacking -- which is the way I get 99% of
the cars I drive in SA.

--cleve
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 3:34:38 AM

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The problem I have now is that Vice City is just way too fast on my
machine.

It ran fine on my Athlon 1.4 w/ Radeon 8500...

Now with my Athlon 2.4Ghz w/ Radeon 9800XT, I run it at 1,600 x 1,200
and I get killed too quickly.

T.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 8:18:15 AM

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On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:37:21 -0700, "Cleve" <clevens@cox.net> wrote:

>
><tlai909@visto.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> Anyone miss Vice City?
>>
>
>The radio. MUCH better songs, and I really miss Maurice Chavez and Amy
>Scheckenhausen (sp?).
>
>I suppose part of it is the period. VC took place in a time that had some
>good tunes.
>
>I actually LIKED listening to the radio in VC. When I get into a car in SA,
>I almost always just turn the radio off (much like I do in real life, after
>a quick scan of the oldies stations).
>
>--cleve
>

Talk radio will never be better than in VC.
I still think Amy was Sarah Michelle Gellar under an alias.
But yeah Maurice was hilarious.
VC did take place in a good era for music.
There's a few oldies in SA, on the dust, and master sounds.

I think my SA gambling skill was always low,
due to the same old songs over and over in the casinos.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 8:18:16 AM

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"§ynchronizer" <Luke @TheForce.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:37:21 -0700, "Cleve" <clevens@cox.net> wrote:
>
> I still think Amy was Sarah Michelle Gellar under an alias.
>

Don't really think it was the Buffster, but I see the similarity.

--cleve
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:07:34 PM

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> Why not make up a few dozen MP3s containing silence, and then set the
> radio
> to auto tune.

WTF?

Why not just turn down the music setting (whatever it's called--the first
one on the Audio screen)?
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 7:00:15 PM

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"Homer J. Simpson" <root@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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> > Why not make up a few dozen MP3s containing silence, and then set the
> > radio
> > to auto tune.
>
> WTF?
>
> Why not just turn down the music setting (whatever it's called--the first
> one on the Audio screen)?

:-)

I did think of that, but that disables radio when you might want it, for
example the news stations coming up with the stories that have been effected
by Carl's actions.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 5:07:22 AM

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Cleve wrote:
> <tlai909@visto.com> wrote in message
> news:1124103411.018729.97770@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > Anyone miss Vice City?
> >
>
> The radio. MUCH better songs, and I really miss Maurice Chavez and Amy
> Scheckenhausen (sp?).
>
> I suppose part of it is the period. VC took place in a time that had some
> good tunes.
>
> I actually LIKED listening to the radio in VC. When I get into a car in SA,
> I almost always just turn the radio off (much like I do in real life, after
> a quick scan of the oldies stations).
>
> --cleve

Totally agree. Same here. I don't think there will EVER be anything to
rival the gaming perfection that is GTA Vice City.

They sort of managed to work magic on that one (or at least a light
sprinkling of fairy dust). It'll always overshadow ANY future
'free-roaming'-style games, as it is simply the benchmark everything
will be measured against.
I don't think anything will ever surpass it.

And once again: No, great as it is, SA doesn't really live up to the
epic VC.
I'm glad to find that I am not the only one to think so.

Group hug? (In a very manly kind of way of course.)
=)
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 7:29:33 AM

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It's fine on my 3GHz Pentium 4 with Radeon 9600Pro. I'm surprised that
the gameplay is affected by the processor being too fast, I thought the
games engines had that problem solved nowadays.

Phil Hibbs.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 9:00:11 AM

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I'd love to see an option to load the Vice City map and missions into
the San Andreas game engine. The one thing that I don't like about
going back into Vice City is the lack of look-around. Other minor
niggles are the 'postcard' screen when going from one island to
another, and that, unlike Eric here, it's too flat.

Phil Hibbs.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:26:40 PM

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"Class 1" <Class1@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
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>
> Cleve wrote:
>> <tlai909@visto.com> wrote in message
>> news:1124103411.018729.97770@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> >
>> > Anyone miss Vice City?
>> >
>>
>> The radio. MUCH better songs, and I really miss Maurice Chavez and Amy
>> Scheckenhausen (sp?).
>>
>> I suppose part of it is the period. VC took place in a time that had
>> some
>> good tunes.
>>
>> I actually LIKED listening to the radio in VC. When I get into a car in
>> SA,
>> I almost always just turn the radio off (much like I do in real life,
>> after
>> a quick scan of the oldies stations).
>>
>> --cleve
>
> Totally agree. Same here. I don't think there will EVER be anything to
> rival the gaming perfection that is GTA Vice City.
>
> They sort of managed to work magic on that one (or at least a light
> sprinkling of fairy dust). It'll always overshadow ANY future
> 'free-roaming'-style games, as it is simply the benchmark everything
> will be measured against.
> I don't think anything will ever surpass it.
>
> And once again: No, great as it is, SA doesn't really live up to the
> epic VC.
> I'm glad to find that I am not the only one to think so.

Well, I was just commenting on the radio; that's the main thing I miss from
VC. Over all, I'll take SA, mainly because of the huge, detailed world.
It's taking me months to explore it in detail, looking around every corner,
so to speak. VC took a few days. (And yet SA is only about 3 times the
area of VC. The extra "explorability" in SA is accounted for by the fact
that the Z-dimension can be explored so well in SA via the jetpack, and also
just by the sheer detail in everything.)

There are many things I would not like about going back to VC (the
difficulty in keeping a vehicle when you turn your back on it; the fact that
water is death; the Load between islands; the fact that a cop on the ground
can bust you when you're in a copter 100 feet off the ground; the fact that
Tommy can't use his arms to climb; no jetpack; etc.).

But, yeah. VC has an unforgettable charm.

--cleve
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 1:38:52 PM

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>> Why not just turn down the music setting (whatever it's called--the first
>> one on the Audio screen)?
>
> :-)
>
> I did think of that, but that disables radio when you might want it, for
> example the news stations coming up with the stories that have been
> effected
> by Carl's actions.

Is that really important? I finished the game a few weeks ago after playing
either my own tunes or with the volume down to nothing...
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 6:20:09 PM

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"Homer J. Simpson" <root@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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> >> Why not just turn down the music setting (whatever it's called--the
first
> >> one on the Audio screen)?
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > I did think of that, but that disables radio when you might want it, for
> > example the news stations coming up with the stories that have been
> > effected
> > by Carl's actions.
>
> Is that really important? I finished the game a few weeks ago after
playing
> either my own tunes or with the volume down to nothing...

Obviously not.

It seems a shame to miss some of this stuff, though, if you're wanting to
enjoy the experience.
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 10:14:45 PM

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Yeah like that Cluckin Bell jingle...., lol


"G Hardy" <gareth.hardy1@ntlwrold.com> wrote in message
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> "Homer J. Simpson" <root@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
> news:G7qdnem0pdTyEpneRVn-qA@magma.ca...
> > >> Why not just turn down the music setting (whatever it's called--the
> first
> > >> one on the Audio screen)?
> > >
> > > :-)
> > >
> > > I did think of that, but that disables radio when you might want it,
for
> > > example the news stations coming up with the stories that have been
> > > effected
> > > by Carl's actions.
> >
> > Is that really important? I finished the game a few weeks ago after
> playing
> > either my own tunes or with the volume down to nothing...
>
> Obviously not.
>
> It seems a shame to miss some of this stuff, though, if you're wanting to
> enjoy the experience.
>
>
!