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May 14, 2008, 01:53 PM
 
i'm stuck in a dilemma.... today i notice on the Rockstar Social Club that the 100% club has been extended to may 19th. This means i could use some guides online and probably finish up to 100% before the end date and receive a "key to the city" although i don't know what this is, i kinda want one or i can continue on my no guided way and finish in a few weeks... decisions decisions
     
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May 14, 2008, 01:55 PM
 
I'd just do the guides. The pigeons aren't worth the effort (though I plan on seeing is I can get past 50 or even 75 on my own).

I'm also curious what the section of the site unlocks.
     
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May 14, 2008, 01:57 PM
 
Do the guides. Get the key.

(I think they actually send you a physical key)

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May 14, 2008, 02:02 PM
 
hmmm... i figure i've got this far 92% on my own...i'm undecided
     
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May 14, 2008, 02:06 PM
 
Minor Spoilers about Bernie...

 
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May 14, 2008, 02:09 PM
 
Wait, what?

 
     
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May 14, 2008, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Wait, what?

 
CRAP! I meant to type Bernie not Brucie. I screwed that up.

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May 14, 2008, 02:17 PM
 
Ah, ok. Don't think I've hit him yet.
     
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May 14, 2008, 02:21 PM
 
Oh, and just for the record... Brucie is also totally gay.

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May 14, 2008, 02:22 PM
 
Nah, he's just compensating for those raisins he calls nuts.
     
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May 14, 2008, 02:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Minor Spoilers about Bernie...

 
Meh not really. I mean the offend every other minority in the game so why stop at gays? Not to mention your mission is a bit nobel as it is one of the few characters Niko is nice to AND the mission with bernie is to get back at a homophobe bothering Bernie.

It was also the funniest part of the game for me watching Bernie jog. That run was hilarious.
     
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May 14, 2008, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
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It was also the funniest part of the game for me watching Bernie jog. That run was hilarious.
This was bar far the funniest scene in the entire game, i coulden't pay attention to where i was going because i was laughing at him
 
     
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May 14, 2008, 04:29 PM
 
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i almost didn't' want to kill that guy that was after him
Got a bit of gay hatin' in ya I see.
     
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May 14, 2008, 04:37 PM
 
Bernie is turning into one of my favorite characters thus far. He's funny, and he runs funny. It also makes me feel all macho and stuff to protect him.

Also, does anyone know if there is a certain way stunt jumps need to be completed? Is it distance, or where you land, or combination of the two? Last night I tried to complete 2 stunt jumps I found and after about 10 tries I gave up. It just wouldn't give them to me. Any ideas?
     
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May 14, 2008, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Also, does anyone know if there is a certain way stunt jumps need to be completed? Is it distance, or where you land, or combination of the two? Last night I tried to complete 2 stunt jumps I found and after about 10 tries I gave up. It just wouldn't give them to me. Any ideas?
I think it is just distance. Get a fast car and go as fast as you can.
     
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May 14, 2008, 05:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Get a fast car and go as fast as you can.
Grand Theft Auto words to live by.
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May 14, 2008, 07:14 PM
 
well everyone i decided to go for the 100% before the contest ends since i was so close, Update - - - 95.5%
I just need 196 dirty flying rats and 2 random characters and there respective missions (i'm not using any guides on this)
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May 14, 2008, 07:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Bernie is turning into one of my favorite characters thus far. He's funny, and he runs funny. It also makes me feel all macho and stuff to protect him.

Also, does anyone know if there is a certain way stunt jumps need to be completed? Is it distance, or where you land, or combination of the two? Last night I tried to complete 2 stunt jumps I found and after about 10 tries I gave up. It just wouldn't give them to me. Any ideas?
You have to go shorter on a few. Alot of times the goal is the next roadway.
     
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May 14, 2008, 07:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I think it is just distance. Get a fast car and go as fast as you can.
And you have to actually land it, too.

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May 14, 2008, 09:06 PM
 
Turns out I can't get 100% no matter what I do. I guess I didn't do Roman's last mission before the fire, so I'm permanently stuck at 66% for his missions.

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May 14, 2008, 10:07 PM
 
That's possible?
     
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May 15, 2008, 03:36 AM
 
not to be rude but i don't think thats possible
     
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May 15, 2008, 06:37 AM
 
I'll post a screenshot of my stats if you want. Roman is definitely stuck at 66% and I'm already on the last island.

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May 15, 2008, 08:10 AM
 
I think I'm at 8x.xx% with Roman and I just unlocked the third island two days ago.
     
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May 15, 2008, 08:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
And you have to actually land it, too.
Maybe in a car... definitely not on a bike. I was cruising island three last night and did two jumps that I wrecked almost and died from, but completed.

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Oh, do a Brucie race in a bike. That's harder than using a tuned Blista.
     
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May 15, 2008, 08:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I think I'm at 8x.xx% with Roman and I just unlocked the third island two days ago.
Hmm...well then maybe there are later missions coming up. It seems like in the story right now there's nothing left to do with Roman, and I have no options to do any missions for him on my cell phone (I never once did a cab mission for him, which I thought was what I was missing).

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May 15, 2008, 08:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Maybe in a car... definitely not on a bike. I was cruising island three last night and did two jumps that I wrecked almost and died from, but completed.

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Oh, do a Brucie race in a bike. That's harder than using a tuned Blista.
You have to actually get both wheels to touch at the landing. After that, though, you can wreck spectacularly and still have it count.

But if you land upside down (as I have a few times) it'll tell you "not good enough".

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May 15, 2008, 08:30 AM
 
Dude, I wrecked into a pole last night in mid-air and still got stunt completed.
     
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May 15, 2008, 09:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Dude, I wrecked into a pole last night in mid-air and still got stunt completed.
WTF? I had a jump I had to try 5 times before it gave me the completion.

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May 15, 2008, 09:07 AM
 
In a car, me too. But on this particular jump with a bike, I made the required distance then wrecked in mid-air and got it.
     
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May 15, 2008, 09:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
In a car, me too. But on this particular jump with a bike, I made the required distance then wrecked in mid-air and got it.
Nah, mine was on a bike too. Landed upside down 3 times before I got a car and nailed it on the second try. Annoying.

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May 15, 2008, 09:22 AM
 
Weird.

On a random note, I found a hidden jump (I think) in Dukes that looks like is only really feasible with a bike. Its at an odd angle, thanks to a fence partially in the way. I did attempt it in a car, and managed to get some air, but mostly because I wrecked and went out of my windshield. I think it'll be my 30th jump if I manage to do it tonight.
     
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May 15, 2008, 09:41 AM
 
Alright, complaint time. My mind is completely blown that there are only 4 places to buy clothes in the game, 2 of which are the same. Further, they tease you at the first store beginning by giving you hats and glasses, but no other store has a selection. I also swear I saw a pic somewhere of Niko wearing a very metro coat & open collar shirt, but I haven't seen that option in the game.

I think it's obvious they'll add some as DLC (watch this be the exclusive crap the 360 gets). I don't wonder if one of the duplicate Perseus' will get transformed into something else.

Edit: And I want Niko's fingerless gloves.
     
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May 15, 2008, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I also swear I saw a pic somewhere of Niko wearing a very metro coat & open collar shirt, but I haven't seen that option in the game.
I think I have that one. It's a $2000 suit at one of the Perseus stores (they do both sell different items).

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I think I have that one. It's a $2000 suit at one of the Perseus stores (they do both sell different items).
I did not know that. I'll look into tonight if I remember,

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May 15, 2008, 11:47 AM
 
Something I noticed last night, if you hit a stunt jump with someone in the car with you and that person is talking, their voice slows down along with the action. Slo-mo voice.

I did find out that for stunt jumps, its not really distance but location where you land that determines whether or not you get the jump completed. A buddy of mine bought the strat guide and it shows all the locations and tells you where you need to land each jump in order to get it completed.
     
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May 15, 2008, 11:48 AM
 
Told you so?
     
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May 15, 2008, 11:52 AM
 
Here's a video guide to all the stunt jumps:
Nail all 50 Stunt Jumps in GTA IV, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Features | GamesRadar

And there are plenty of them that are bike only jumps.

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May 15, 2008, 12:02 PM
 
I'll save that for a last resort.

I noticed Boguesy somehow found all 50 without a guide.
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Hmm...well then maybe there are later missions coming up. It seems like in the story right now there's nothing left to do with Roman, and I have no options to do any missions for him on my cell phone (I never once did a cab mission for him, which I thought was what I was missing).
there are missions for roman later, and many of them are pretty awesome
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I'll save that for a last resort.

I noticed Boguesy somehow found all 50 without a guide.
Unfortunately no, i found about 40ish without the guide yesterday (i'm trying for the 100% before the 19th) and had to use one for the last 10, there are some WEIRD ones that i would of never found.
     
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May 15, 2008, 02:17 PM
 
although i'm completely still in the dark with this "key to the city" i'll receive, i'm still working on the 100% before the 19th, i finished up the random character missions today (no guide, its pretty easy) and now i'm at 97.5%, i need 194 dirty flying rats and i'm done, i think i'll bust out the guide tonight and try to knock out a 50 or so.
     
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Friggin sweet!
     
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Advice for pigeon hunters:
1. Bring a sniper
2. Bring grenades
3. Think outside the box
4. Bring your climbing gear

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Thats such BS. How do people even figure that on their own? Hearing it?
     
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May 16, 2008, 08:18 AM
 
A few more details I spotted:

There's a dashboard light that turns on and off when you in and out of your car (Noticed on Stallion convertible)
Just like cars have varying degrees of cleanliness, their tires have varying degrees of wear and tear (not confirmed; noticed on Feltzer convertible)
Take out your camera phone in a strip club
Burnout for 10+ seconds

The stunt jump I thought I found wasn't a stunt jump, and I found two more like it last night. That blows.

Man, cars are hard to explode anymore (from regular driving).

Edit: Oh yeah, both Perseus' have the same exact clothing stock -- and a very annoying guy who got himself shot in the head from giving me **** about my gun too much.

So is it a glitch or a feature that you can replace the pants on a suit outfit with any bottoms you like, but only if you purchase them (i.e., not changeable in the closet)?
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Edit: Oh yeah, both Perseus' have the same exact clothing stock -- and a very annoying guy who got himself shot in the head from giving me **** about my gun too much.
I noticed that too last night. I went into both of them and they were identical. But Modo has different clothes. A little more casual/trendy. I like the sneakers and jeans from there. Right now I'm wearing the red sneakers from Modo, black jeans from Modo, the black flight jacket from the Russian place, and the sunglasses form the Russian place. I look hot.

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So is it a glitch or a feature that you can replace the pants on a suit outfit with any bottoms you like, but only if you purchase them (i.e., not changeable in the closet)?
I'm not sure if its a glitch or a feature, but I noticed that too early on. Something else I notice is that my glasses randomly go away at some point. I have to go put them back on at a safehouse if I want them back. Pretty annoying.

Something I found myself impressed with last night was the ragdoll system they are using (forget the name at the moment). Its pretty damn cool to watch when you're drunk with a friend. To watch them stumble around, reacting to everything in the environment dynamically. Steadying themselves with their hands if they happen to run into a car or obstacle. Tripping over curbs and each other. None of it seems scripted at all, its just a great ragdoll system.


EDIT: Weird, it put my post at the top of this page, even though I posted it well after the others on this page. Must be a clock issue going on.
     
 
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