Do the Check Out At The Check-In phone mission. Before starting the mission, get a Rhino and put it in a garage at Sunshine Autos. Then, kill the man and take the package. Get a car and go to the Pay 'N' Spray at Sunshine Autos. After that, get the Rhino in your garage and blow up one of the Admirals. Push it into your garage and you will have a pitch black Admiral.
Try bringing a helicopter before you start the mission at the phone. Begin the mission and use the helicopter to go to the top of Cherry Poppers, instead of getting up there on foot. You will avoid most of the men that would have shot at you. Once at the top, land the helicopter, shoot the couple men there, get the briefcase, then fly the helicopter to the airport. Do not worry if they shoot your helicopter on fire, since there is another one on top of Cherry Poppers. Once you take the briefcase to the airport, the mission is over.
When starting the mission, enable the "Weapons tier 2" code twice. When you start, you will see a car. Use the rocket launcher and blast it. When you get inside, eliminate all the agents you can. Go back to where you entered from. You will see stairs. Go up and from there snipe the rest of the agents out.
Stand on the lighthouse and use a sniper rifle to look out towards the sea for boats. Around 7 a.m. you can see a silhouette of a ship that resembles the icon for the classic game "Battleship". It will move across the screen then fade like a mirage.
There are two things that are incredibly helpful when street racing. First, you do not have to park in the pink area. Hitting a competitor will begin the race automatically. To get an advantage, get some speed in the direction of the first checkpoint, then just barely nick the lead car as you fly by. They will all be left in your dust and probably will not catch up. Secondly, especially for the last race, you may want to block them off with a giant vehicle, like a Coach or Packer. When coupled with the first trick, you just may win.
The easiest way to win a street race is to enable the "Destroy all cars" code during the race. Make sure to get of your car before performing the code, then get another car and drive through all the checkpoints. Another way is to shoot the cars at the very beginning of the race.
When you do the street races for Sunshine Autos, get the rocket launcher in the pool behind the Hooker Inn Hotel and get to the starting grid. Do not enter the pink circle that starts the race. Instead, go in front of the cars and shoot between the front two cars with the rocket launcher. They will explode and the back car will get away. Shoot it before it passes you, then get in your car and race by yourself. You will win every time.
When doing the street races for Sunshine Autos, go behind the large orange building at the yellow striped intersection on the way to the airport and get the rocket launcher. Go to the starting point and line your car up just behind the pink circle. Take out the car in the upper-right (number two) position. With luck, the blast will take out the other two cars. Either way, you will make the odds a lot better. Alternately, if you do not feel like shedding blood, you can just clip the upper right car going at top speed to get the race started.
Begin the race, run away from any cars, and enable the "Destroy all cars" code. Then, complete the race at your leisure. Note: This only works in races where the other people do not have to stay alive.
Purchase Sunshine Autos and complete all four lists, then start a race from downstairs and take the Hotring Racer. You will be able to pass the Infernus, Cheetah, and Banshee by just driving where they cannot ram the side of your car.
Get a Sanchez motorcycle and go near the Hyman condos. While on the Sanchez, face the door that leads to the roof of the Hyman condos at an angle. Try to wall ride on the side of the door by holding the wheelie (Down) and hitting the gas. If you do wall ride and warp to the top of the condo, you will get a trick worth $195 compared to a normal ten second wheelie getting nowhere near that much.
Purchase the Hyman Condo and go to the rooftop with a Sanchez or a PCJ 600. Go very fast and make a left turn where the long part of the roof is located. Do a wheelieright before you hit the rail. You should go up in the air and spin like crazy. It is possible to get over 1500 degrees of rotation and over $250.
A great vehicle to get two-wheel bonuses in is the Moonbeam. Get up to speed and beginturning left, right, left, right, and so forth and you will go up on two wheels. Then, you simply need to balance, which just requires some practice.
Play the Guardian Angels mission and fail the mission, then take the Admiral that your associates arrived in. It is dent and bullet proof.
After passing or failing the Guardian Angels mission, go to the white car to the right of the stairs that you will go back down. This car is bulletproof, fireproof, and damage proof. However, if it flips upside down it will explode and will still cause you to drown if driven into water.
It is possible to acquire this car after passing the Guardian Angels mission. After you pass the mission, Diaz turns left and he disappears, leaving the Admiral in the middle of the intersection.
Just before completing the Guardian Angels mission by entering the pink circle, shoot Diaz's car. When Tommy asks "Where's Lance?", turn left and Diaz's car will be there without him inside.
There is an airplane with a banner on the back that flies around Vice City. When you fly a helicopter or a plane around it, or zoom in on it with a sniper rifle to notice that it is an exact duplicate of the fullwinged Dodo from Grand Theft Auto 3.
In a mission brief for Avery Brooks, you will meet Donald Love. Avery will give a lesson about real estate prices decreasing because of a good old fashioned gang war, or an outbreak of plague. In Grand Theft Auto 3, Donald Love says the same thing almost word for word.
In the final mission for Phil Cassidy, you see him blowing off his arm. During game play, Phil keeps hallucinating that he was in the jungle fighting. In Grand Theft Auto 3, he states that he lost it in Nicaragua, which is where he was hallucinating.
If you listen to KCHAT long enough, Amy will eventually bring on a guest, Gethsemanee, who is in a coven and talks about crystal balls and other witch topics. During the interview, Amy will accept calls and an English man from Hampshire named Freddy, calls asking the lady, "Supposing I'd been a bad boy. Like if I hadn't learnt my spells or something. Would I, I get smacked with it?" He goes on to also say "But you must hit Freddy with your broom. Freddy has been very naughty and not learnt his spells. Hit me hairy legs, hit me! I deserve it!" This is the same man who calls up Chatterbox on Grand Theft Auto 3 asking for a nanny to spank him.
Phil Cassidy's refrigerator has a sticker that says "Get Away" with palm trees and a beach. The same poster is found in Grand Theft Auto 3 in your first hideout on Portland island.
Listen to VROCK and you will eventually hear a commercial about AmmuNation having a blowout sale. You will hear the man in the commercial say, "just like we kicked Australia's ass". Ironically, the same DJ for the same station, Lazlow, also does station called Chatterbox in Grand Theft Auto 3. If you listen to that station for a while, eventually he will talk to a sergeant who talks about he was in the "AustralianAmercian War". Lazlow goes on, saying that he has never heard of it.
Many callers on KChat and VROCK are the same ones that called on Chatterbox. For instance, when listening to KChat when Thor is on and they go to the callers, a man named T.J. that talks about him and some friends starting their own gang called "The Blood" will come on. His voice sounds similar to the man calling on Chatterbox, talking badly about the British and saying that football and hopscotch are "mansports". Also, the man that called also during the Thor interview asking about his girlfriend and was told to behead her sounds like the man who says "Liberty City Cocks rule!".
On the VCPR radio station, a guest will occasionally talk about why Vice City residents should not wear clothes. In Grand Theft Auto 3, the same man calls Chatterbox saying why it should be right to not wear clothes.
If you own Sunshine Autos, drive into the garage that you drop the cars off for the list. Get a sniper rifle and look at the computer in the garage; it says "Kruton 9000" on the screen. This is also on Joey's computer in his repair garage in Grand Theft Auto 3.
While driving around Escobar International Airport, one of the billboards reads, "Vacation In Liberty City".
On KCHAT while Amy is interviewing Claude Mageno, a man calls up and asks Claude a question. He is Morgan Meriwell from Double Ceff FM in Liberty City. He sounds like him and says his name is Morgan.
Steal a Banshee and take it to a safe place away from car thieves, then go to the back of your Banshee and use a sniper rifle to zoom in on the license plate. It reads "LEONY" which is a reference to Salvatore Leone, the Mafia Boss you worked for in Grand Theft Auto 3.
Shoot the first and second targets until there is only one piece left in each target. Not only will you be free to shoot up the final target (which gives you the most points), you don't have to worry about the other targets getting in your way. This allows you to score plenty of points in the first round, which means you do not have to be that accurate in the following two rounds.
Enable the "Car floats on water" code, then get a nice looking car. Pick up a prostitute and drive off onto the beach and into the water (watch for high waves). After you are far off from land, stop. She will do her thing and your health will go up. The poor girl will not be able to get out and will scream repeatedly until you finally drive her back to land.
Purchase Kaufman Cab at the north end of Little Haiti for $40,000. Three missions will become unlocked. Get in a Kaufman Cab and complete all three missions. Afterwards, the business will start making money for you. The highest amount you can make per day is $5,000.
Purchase the Malibu Club located east of Leaf Links for $120,000. Complete the four missions that are now unlocked and the business will start making money for you. The highest amount you can make per day is $10,000.
Find the Funeraria Romero and walk south until you find a place called Carnicero Romero. Look in the window and you will see two pigs tied to the top. On the bottom you can see some human organs (even a brain). At the bottom of all the organs is a box that says "Human Organs".
Hop on top of the Stretch and it will instantly drive you towards your destination when Candy enters it. A better way of doing this is to use the flamethrower weapon on the driver. He will come out of the Stretch. Wait until Candy approaches the vehicle and, when she gets inside, immediately enable the fannymagnet code or press first before enabling the code. The Stretch will move for a short second and Candy will abruptly come out of the vehicle and start to attract you. Get inside of the vehicle, wait for Candy to enter it again, and you will now have complete control over it. Drive to your destination and you will be there in no time.
Note: The controls for driving your ghost vehicle are similar to the controls for the "Vehicle morph" glitch. To make any vehicle a ghost, go to the pink marker that allows you to do the "Publicity Tour" mission, which is close to the V-Rock studio and the Hyman condo. Align your bike next to the pink marker. Exit your vehicle and as soon as Tommy touches the ground, immediately enter into your vehicle again then try to brake up or accelerate to keep Tommy active on his bike. He must be sitting on it before the screen fades away. When the brief FMV sequence starts and ends, your ghost bike will be parked behind the Love Fist limo once the mission starts. To exit the limo, you must let it explode. This can be done by driving fast and carelessly so that the ghost bike behind you can hit into a wall, but at the same time, do not let the meter rise. You know when you have accomplished this when the limo explodes and you fly out of it as if you were the one on the ghost bike that had got into a collision. Afterward, find this bike, but hold while running so that the ghost bike does not go off too far. Note: To ride ghost cars instead, you must have done the above with the bike first. After doing this and have failed the mission, grab a Caddy (or break off any other car that has doors) and do the same trick to the pink marker with that vehicle. You will now have a car that can drive itself. The only way to exit this glitch is to ride in one or all of your ghost vehicles.
If you are doing a rampage that requires a specific number of vehicles to be destroyed and you are near somewhere with a big garage, go over to it. Open the garage and blow the cars up while they are still inside. Walk away so that the garage closes, then return and the cars will be in perfect shape again. Blow them up again and repeat the process. This is very useful for the two RPG rampages near Sunshine Autos (on the airport roof and on the big ship); and the chaingun rampage (near Fort Baxter). Since Sunshine Autos has so many huge garages, it is easy to fly over in a helicopter, get the rampage, then fly back to Sunshine Autos to do the trick.
There is always a Phoenix at Starfish Island. Find the house with the Comet and return to the main road with a motorcycle (or walk) and take a right (on the sidewalk). Go down past the front yard fence to the first house. Continue walking until u see a alleyway and turn into it. Go to the end of the alley, then look to the right to find an opening to the house's backyard (by a dumpster). Go in it and turn to the right. You will see a garage and a Phoenix will be inside. After getting in the Phoenix, drive it out of the garage and go left around the house. You will see a ramp. Jump the car over the fence. Alternately, enable the "Car floats on water" code.
Head to the Malibu Club and look around for a water tower. After locating, look to the left of it. You will see a tall building next to it. Look closely at the top of the building. It will say "LANGER". Head to the parking lot directly across from the building and make sure you have a clear view of the front of the building. Once the game clock turns 23:00, lights will turn on, showing the form of a penis and two balls. At the top of the building, liquid will squirt out for a short time. When the game clock turns 24:00, the lights will change and this will no longer be visible.
For missions involving picking up passengers, such as the taxi or paramedic missions, it is possible to save seconds off each run by getting passengers into your vehicle faster. Do this by using a melee weapon, such as a baseball bat, to hit the doors until they fall off. Do not hit the door too many times to prevent damage to the vehicle itself. Also, do not knock off the driver side door as this will provide you with protection from the police that want to bust you.
During the Hit The Courier mission at the Print Works, get a car and wait at the end of the Starfish Island bridge. Watch in the direction of the courier. You will see two red Sentinels coming at you. Blow them up and afterwards the black Sentinel with the courier appears. Get a sniper rifle or PSG-1 and shoot at the driver through the windshield. The person will die and drop the plates. Pick them up and get in Sentinel. Complete the mission and you will now have a pitch black Sentinel.
After completing kaufman cabs missions, the Zebra taxi can be found in Kaufman Cab building, where the original cab was located.
Purchase the Kaufman Cab business and complete the first two missions. Make sure you have a garage to store a car. On the third mission where you have to pick up Mercedes, go and survive against the enemy taxis until the Boss appears. The Boss has a black and yellow striped taxi. Catch it on fire so the driver jumps out, then get out of your Kaufman Cab, jump in to the enemy taxi, and enable the "Heath" code. Make sure you are away from the enemy taxi driver so he does not pull you out of the car. If done in time, you will have an extra Zebra taxi that seems to be quicker and takes much more damage than usual. Be careful to not blow it up, as it will not appear again.
You can find a shotgun at any time by heading to the top of the Washington Mall via the car park (the circle ramp). When at the top of the building, do down the left side ramp, and then immediately turn around. The shotgun is to the left of the ramp at the back.
After you win the Destruction Derby at Hyman Stadium, two Blood Ring Bangers will be parked outside. Once you exit the stadium, go to the right, then walk around the stadium until you see the first parking area. There will be two Blood Ring Bangers that respawn if you destroy them, and will be at that same place forever. Each time you find those cars, they will change in number, color, and/or graphic design.
When somebody dies near you, an ambulance will eventually appear. Before it starts to leave, jump on it and stay there to get a ride through the town. When the ambulance reaches a red light and a car is in front of it, the ambulance will hit the car and you will get thrown off. To prevent this, move towards the center of the ambulance. This also occurs when the ambulance is going around a corner.
The easiest area to complete this mission is close to Vice Port. Once you begin, do not look at the timer and just pick up your patients with the best driving possible at decent speed. Pick up the patients that are the farthest at all times. You can ignore because it will build up faster as you pick up the closer patients.. Try your best to not flip over and enable the "Health" code as the ambulance becomes very damaged.
The best place to do the Paramedic missions is the lower part of the second island (the mainland). There are no Ambulances nearby, so you will have to jack one from the other hospitals, then begin the mission next to the hospital near Starfish Island.
The phone numbers in the game actually exist, such as 1-866-434SELF (Think Your Way To Success), 1-866-9SAVEME (Pastor Richard's Salvation Statue), and 1-866-PILLAGE (Thor's Advice hotline). Note: Thor's does not really cost $175.
Enable the "Rhino" code and put two tanks in front of the other motorcycles. You will have enough room to get in front. Maintain your speed and you will win the race easily because the other motorcycles will crash into the tank and either fall off or have to go around them, taking up time.
Before you start the mission, enable the "Faster acceleration" and "Higher top speed" codes. The other racers may pass you for the first couple turns, however they will over-shoot the turn on the first long straightaway because they are going too fast. You will see them piled up in the alley beside the curve. Continue following the markers as fast as you dare, and you will easily win.
Take one of the racer's bikes as it will be very responsive and will not tip over or slide in a turn. Note: The Angel will not retain its special qualities if saved in a garage (or destroyed and placed in a garage.)
Purchase the InterGlobal Films Studio on Prawn Island for $60,000. Complete the four missions related to the studio that are now unlocked in front of Hanger "D" and the business will start making money for you. The highest amount you can make per day is $7,000.
When flying a helicopter or airplane, go to Starfish island. One of the northernmost pools resembles a woman's body, without the arms, head, and legs. If you are high enough, a polka dotted red bikini will show up in the pool.
Go to Vice Port and find the red van driving around, with R, S, and L Bols on the side. Take it and reverse into something so the back door falls off. Look inside to see dead meat (cows) hanging from the roof.
Enter a police car and press to start a Vigilante mission. Start pressing repeatedly until the sirens begin. When this happens, press again repeatedly until you hop into the air. Do not press again. Exit the police car and get into another car. Press and you will jump. Note: This does not work all of the time.
As long as the lights and siren is off, you can take an unmarked emergency vehicle (non-military) to the Pay N' Spray for a completerepair. They will charge the same amount as a regular car but does not change the color. Note: This was done with the F.B.I. SUV.
Enable any of the character costume codes (not the "Pedestrian costume" code) three or more times before beginning a mission. During the FMV sequences, the character you selected will replace Tommy. Note: This works best with Candy Suxxx.
Go to the dirt bike track and get on the parked dirt bike, then start the mission but do not move. Wait for the three Cubans to appear and kill them. Take their bikes and put them where the original dirt bike was located. Repeat until you are satisfied with the amount of bikes there. Note: Fail the mission first, then get back on the bike -- no more Cubans will appear if you do not do this. Get enough distance away not to die then either throw a Molotov cocktail or a grenade at them, or shoot one until it catches on fire. This will cause a chain reaction that will cause a enormous explosion (and give you wanted stars).
Do the "Martha's Mug Shot mission: Fast destination" glitch as well as having Candy being attracted to you already. Drive her towards the destination. Once the intermission sequence happens, she will simply close and open the Stretch's door repeatedly. After that, the Stretch with you and Candy inside will respawn on the rooftop with Martha talking to no one. Once the intermission sequence with the "talking" is over, you will fail the mission because you have been spotted by the FBI guards near you. Note: If you want to do this glitch without failing the mission, bail out of the Stretch just before you reach your destination. The intermission sequence will now show Candy attempting to run after you, and your Stretch will not respawn on the rooftop with Martha still speaking to a ghost.
To get an easy $200 to $300, head to North Point Mall and follow a police officer until he starts chasing someone. Attack that person with your fists (no brass knuckles you earn more money without them) to get $50 for every punch you throw. Be sure not to hit the police officer.
Head to the North Point mall at the far end of town (from the hideout). Find The Gap and the CD store, then rob the CD store by aiming at the clerk with auto aim. Wait until you get only one star. When he sets the alarm off you will get another star, then run to The Gap and get a change of clothes. The stars will go away. You can rob the CD store clerk again. If he is not there, go downstairs at The Gap and rob that clerk, going back and forth. This saves you a trip to the CD store just to find out that the clerk is on break.
Head to the North Point Mall. Lock on to almost any shop owner with a gun. Hold it until you get three stars. You will get about $1,000.
Go outside of North Point Mall and get the rampage (left from an exit). Go inside the mall and kill about thirty gang members. Do not finish the rampage. When you get the message "Rampage failed", get their money. Repeat this as many times as you wish.
Grab some money and go to North Point Mall. If you need weapons, go to AmmuNation and purchase some. The Uzi is recommended. Rob the "Tooled up" and "Gash" stores. To rob a store, go inside and autotarget the clerk with a weapon. He will give you money. Do not get three star or greater wanted level. Next, let the police bust you. They will only get $100 or $200.
It is easier to board the charter boat if you first purchase a sniper rifle and take out the guards standing on deck. To be more precise, you can snipe from land on one side of the boat and from water on the other side.
Take the taxi to the Malibu Club and speak to the man. Go out and while your on your way to the shipyard to talk to the man on the boat, stop at your mansion and get your helicopter. Note: If it is not there, go around the block a couple times until it appears. Fly the helicopter to the bout. Land as close to the pink circle as possible and have a gun such as the Uzi ready. Make sure you have full health and armor. Kill the security guards close to the circle. Walk into the circle when they are dead and when you exit, enable the "Lower wanted level" code and jump over the bars. Then, jump off the ship. Get into a car and drive to the print shop to complete the mission.
Use a motorcycle for this mission. Move up the left side of the convoy, pull in front of the thing you want to steal then stop and get off the bike. Before anyone reacts, hop into the door on the left side and pull away.
Get a motorcycle and park it directly in front of the first car, then enable the "Weapons" codes and get the sniper rifle ready. While they move the motorcycle, snipe the person that is driving the tank. Then, take the tank while making sure you have full health and armor. Drive the tank to complete the mission.
The easiest way to get the tank is to get to the convoy as fast as possible. Follow the convoy until they reach a red light. When it stops, the troops will all bunch around each other and rest, leaving the tank relatively unguarded. Run up, hop in, and drive it to the garage. Do not stop for anything or you will probably get pulled from the tank and get busted.
Get to the convoy as as soon as you can and use the bike near the docks. Follow the convoy until they stop for donuts. When the sergeant tells them to get donuts, the door will be unlocked, You can drive away with the tank, but do not stop.
Before starting the mission, get a fast motorcycle. When you start the mission, drive as fast as you can to the convoy. Drive a couple blocks ahead of the convoy and enable the "Rhino tank" code. Steal the tank you spawned and position it on the road. Take out the escort vehicles with your tank, then fire a shot at the target tank to take out the machine gunner. The area should now be free of troops. Jump in the target tank and get to the lockup as quickly as possible before the tank selfdestructs.
Enable the "Rhino tank" code and destroy everyone in the way. This will bring out the men in the tank. Note: Block the Patriot first.
Get the flame thrower from the Rockstar Pool on Starfish Island, then set the tank and convoys on fire. All the army men will also be on fire, and the tank driver will exit the tank, leaving the door open for you to get in.
Before starting the mission, get a helicopter and make sure you have a rocket launcher and either a shotgun or machine gun. Fly the helicopter onto the roof of any of the buildings just above the convoy. Get near the edge of the building and shoot rockets at the army from above. You must be very careful while doing this because the ledge can block your view at times and harm you if you try and shoot. Also, the army can shoot at you, so you must be as fast and accurate as possible. Once you have killed as many people as possible, take the helicopter down to the street and kill off any remaining army personnel so you can then take the tank to the hideout.
Get a Cheetah and go where you need to go. Put the car in the middle of the road, a coupleblocks away from the front of the first car and enable the "Weapons tier 1" code. Press L2 until you get the last weapon then shoot the person that is above the tank. You need full armor and full health. Get the tank without shooting any other troops and take it to the target before it selfdestructs.
Get a quick car and get to the convoy as fast as possible. Park the car in front of the first vehicle in the convoy. The soldiers should start saying "Get that civilian". As they walk towards you, move to the right side of the Rhino. Find a spot to get in between the soldiers and make your move. Fire one or two blasts with the cannon using circle to blow up the vehicles behind the tank, then move the tank forward to blow up the one in front of it then just drive the Rhino to the garage. Try not to stop, as it takes several seconds for the Rhino to get up to speed and the cops can easily bust you.
You can complete this mission with nothing except one hand grenade. Get into the Cheetah and immediately drive to reach the donut shop before the convoy. Ram your car into the entrance so that it is safely blocked. The soldier attempting to get some donuts now will run stupidly against the wall repeatedly and the convoy goes nowhere. Get another car, park it at the entrance to the Ice Cream factory, and use it to jump over the fence. Get to the roof of the donut shop then throw the grenade carefully to kill everything around the tank. Do not worry if someone survives as the soldiers practically cannot hit you while you are on the roof. Then, jump off the roof and into the tank with or without fragging the rest of the army.
To quickly complete this mission, park a car directly in front of the tank. Once a troop moves the vehicle, rush into the tank. Note: When you park the vehicle in front of the tank, try not to run over the troops or they will start shooting you.
Head to the gas station in Washington Beach, near the Mall. Do the stunt that goes up the white stairs onto a roof, then do the stunt that quickly follows afterwards. After that, you should be on the side of a street. There should be an apartment with two flight of stairs leading up, on the other side of the road. Go to the door on the right and enter the apartment. It is marked as apartment 3C. Go into the bathroom, which is nearly identical to the classic chainsaw scene in the movie Scarface, with blood stains on the wall. There will also be a chainsaw in there.
Use a helicopter (located on either the side of the police station near the Greasy Chopper building and the Sunkmole Shack or on top of the Vercetti Mansion once you have killed Diaz). A helicopter helps with most of the Love Fist missions.
After acquiring InterGlobal Films, in the far left hand corner (the opposite of where the sea plane is in the studio) is a set with a large burger hanging from the top. It is Bolt Burgers from Grand Theft Auto 3 on the second island.
Get into the InterGlobal Films studio and walk around outside until you find a studio set made to look like a city "strip" with clubs and theaters. The set is actually the Club Street in the Red Light District of Grand Theft Auto 3.
Head to Prawn island with a boat and go under the bridge from Prawn island to the second island. At the set of two pylons closest to the second island, on the right side pylon (facing the second Island), look at the bottom. You should see part of a small sunken boat. The boat is hard to see. It may be easier to use a sniper rifle when on the boat.
Get in front of a truck, preferably a Bobcat. Once it stops, jump over the front and stand in the bed of the truck. The driver will start to drive again. Even though you are only standing in the truck, your walking distance total will increase.
Drive a Rhino into the water and before you drown, enable the "Car floats on water" code. Your tank will instantly shoot out of the water very high and land back on the water, good as new. Use this when a boat is passing to land on and destroy it.
At any Ammu-Nation store, select a gun and repeatedly purchase it until you get close to 9999 rounds. The next time you buy it, the ammo count for that gun will disappear and you will have an infiniteamount.
For infinite ammunition on the MP5, purchase unlimited ammo for a submachine gun-class weapon for $300, then purchase (or find) the MP5, which is $3000. It uses the same ammunition, and you will save several thousand dollars.
After completing the final story line mission, the mobsters who are outside of your house carry Uzis. Kill plenty of them and you should have unlimited ammunition for that weapon. Then, but or find the MP5.
If you have a weapon that you want to get infinite ammunition for, do a rampage. There is a perfect rampage located at the Oakdale Toilet, just a couple blocks from the hotel with your hideout. For example, if you have a rocket launcher with 4 rockets and you want to give it infinite ammo, switch to the rocket launcher and walk into the skull icon for the rampage. For two minutes, simply allow the game to idle. When the rampage ends, whatever weapon you were given for the rampage (for example, at Oakdale Toilet it is a chainsaw) is removed from your arsenal. However, whatever weapon you had in hand (such as the rocket launcher) when you walked into the rampage has its ammo doubled. To double your ammunition again, just walk into the rampage skull after it regenerates. Or, simply stand where the skull was and you will do one rampage after another as the skull regenerates. The rampage at Oakdale Toilet is recommended because you will lose the chainsaw. However, that weapon can be easily replaced with a baseball bat (behind the your hotel) or another chainsaw (from one of the early missions for Cortez). This strategy also allows you to combine weapons from different tiers so that, for example, you can have the tier three weapons with a rocket launcher instead. Save your game once you have the weapons you want with unlimited ammo.
Enable the "Change wheel size" code about five times, then find a car like the Bobcat, Baggage Carrier, Rancher, or any other car that goes faster than normal. After that, enable the "Better driving skills" code. When you hit the gas, you will pop a wheelie.
Enable the "Change wheel size" code more than three times, then enable the "Perfect handling" code and go to the runway at Escobar International Airport. Find a Baggage Handler to pop wheelies. You can also do this trick with a Rancher, Mesa, Landstalker, Caddy, or Patriot.
Walk into the golf club and will lose your weapons. Enable one of the "Weapon tier" codes. A guard will follow you when you shoot. Another method is to drive into the golf club on a motorcycle. A guard will follow you in a Caddy.
Do the "Phantom Driver" glitch to more drivers inside of vehicles. After this, the game will not spawn any more vehicles except for people on the sidewalks and already parked vehicles. This is helpful for completing missions with police chases in them or for doing races at Sunshine Autos. You will also notice that the drivers you have paused will still be there at the same location, as well as their vehicles. The only way to exit out of this glitch is to enable the bigbang code. Note: To make this glitch more effective, pause more drivers inside of vehicles (about five to ten), especially to police cars.
One of the radio stations features a man selling self help programs. One is called "Learn, Start, Do", short for LSD. Another is "Motivate, Demonstrate, then Motivate Again", short for MDMA (or Ecstasy). Another is "Think, Hold that thought, Complete", short for THC, the chemical in marijuana.
To reach the second island without cheating, get a Coach, one other car, and $1,000. Take the Coach bus to the Marina (where Colonel Cortez's yacht is located). Drive quickly past his dock and go to the second one. The second dock has many boats. Ram into the tree that is next to the gate. The tree should shatter and disappear. After that, take the bus and line it up along side of the dock, facing out toward the water. Get the front wheels up on the ledge. Use your other car to push the Coach into the water. Once the bus is in the water, jump on top of it and walk towards the other end of the roof of the bus. The Coach will be long enough to allow you to bypass the locked gate and hop back onto the pier. Then, take a boat and drive it to the second island. To save your game, go the Skumole Shack north of the Greasy Chopper bar. Use your $1,000 to purchase it and save the game. Now that you are here, you can get the helicopter from the police station and go back and forth as needed.
Head to the hospital at Ocean Beach. The bridge next to it is blocked off at the start of the game. On the right side there is a gap between two cement road barriers. Start at the final intersection before the bridge with a PCJ 600 and floor it. Aim directly at the gap between the two cement barriers on the right. You will pass right through them. This might require several attempts. You may also return through the same gap, but make sure you have enough speed.
Jump on the railing of the Prawn Island Bridge and wait for a boat to pass under it. Aim and jump. Repeat this until you actually manage to land in the boat. Note: The owner will jump into the water in a panic. Drive the boat to the other island.
After completing the Dildo Dodo mission for Steve at InterGlobal Films studio, look at the flyers on the ground were you flew over. You should see some with a picture of Candy Suxxx and a title called "Bite"; the flyers that you dropped from the plane.
After completing the three events at the Hyman Memorial Stadium, go to your mansion. In the first room to the right (above the television), you will now have three trophies; one with a dirt bike, one with a star on top, and one that reads "Vice City Champion 1986".
After meeting Diaz to start the mission, check the window, get upstairs, then start chasing the thief. If you are good enough at sprinting and weaving in and out of tight spots, you will pass him up on the roof and jump off the edge of the building first. Then, get in the BF Injection and wait. The thief will jump down, get in, and drive you there. You will appear to be invisible at the end of the mission. Get out of the car and you will have completed the mission by doing nothing.
During the Two Bit Hit mission for Avery Carrington, get the Havana costume and a helicopter. Land on the building opposite the pizza place in Little Haiti. Look down and you should see two Romero Hearses. The one next to the pizza place will almost always have a coffin in the back. Jump down and take one to your garage. You can also come back for another Romero Hearse and the black Voodoo. The car will not always be repaired when you put it in your garage for the first time. Return after the mission and take it out. When the garage door shuts, drive it back in. It should now be fixed.
Head to the bridge leading to the golf course and go near the water on the east side of the bridge. The look down and you should see three sunken cars. They look like the ones that can be found around Little Havana and Little Haiti.
Do the Loose Ends phone mission and kill everyone, but do not finish the mission. Go get two Packers and drive them both as if you are playing leapfrog or else they will disappear. Park one of them in front of the gate that you came in, then drive the other Packer up its ramp so that it goes over the gate. Next, position this Packer so that you can drive the black Pony up the ramp and over the gate. Drive it to a garage and return. With some luck, the Packer did not disappear and you can also get a pitch black Admiral.
Head to the south of Little Havana. In this area are a series of garages, in the place where you fought the Zebra cab in the Kaufman Cabs asset mission. Go by the water and look at the garages. One of them will be open and have a picture of a bomb painted like an 8-Ball. Drive your car inside and let the garage close. Wait a couple seconds and it will open. A message will appear saying that you can just use the detonator to blow up the car. Get out of the car and the detonator will be selected as your weapon.
Head on top on the VCN building, onto the helipad. The fourth window in from the right will be an invisible wall. Get to the corner of the helipad and jump inside to find an Easter Egg. You are at the wrong window if you did not fall through.
There is a man floating in the water with cement shoes, west of the hardware store. Go to the road that leads to star fish island and stop at the Machete, then go to the left of the arch and fall down to the walkway. Then, walk south on the sidewalk and go as far south as possible. Just before the last jog south, look down into the water with the sniper rifle to find him.
The giant shark from the InterGlobal Films studio can be seen in the water. You may need to complete every mission for InterGlobal Films for it to appear. Since it moves around, there is no way of knowing where it can be found.
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "handling.cfg" file in the "grandtheftautovicecity\data\" folder. You can change the velocity of the bikes, cars, boats, helicopters, and airplanes in the game.
In the mission when you are racing Hilary, simply stay an his tail and he may spin out.
Go to the Malibu Club and enable the "Flying car (Dodo)" code. When racing Hilary, drive as quick as you can without flying. Since Hilary's car is much faster than yours, it will not stop flying and you will always be in the lead. When the cops show up, enable the "Lower wanted level" cheat, and cruise from there on. You will win without worry about Hilary catching up.
During the countdown, enable the "Hotring Racer" code. Get out of the Sentinel and get in the Hotring .Hilary will be ahead, but you will eventually catch him.
Before you start the mission, save the game at the Malibu Club. Enable the "Change wheel size" code. Pause game play and load the game that you just saved. Once the game is loaded, enabled the code again. Repeat this about five times. Then, enter the club and start the mission. The "Change wheel size" code makes certain cars faster. In this case, your Sentinel will not go any faster, but Hillary's will. Hillary will be driving so fast that his car will spin out of control and he will crash into other cars and buildings. This allows you to get a decent lead and Hillary will never catch up with you. Once the police catch up to you, enable the "Lower wanted level" code. Note: Not only will you be able to beat Hillary, your status will not be effected. Other codes will lower your status badly, but this one has no effect.
As soon as the race starts to count down, immediately enable the "Spawn Hotring Racer" code or something similar. The car you spawn should fall in front of you. When the race starts, you can immediately get out of the car and enter your Racer. The faster car should make things easier. Note: This cannot be done with a Racer from Sunshine Autos, as it will disappear before the race.
Before you race Hilary, go to the police station on the right side by the bridge. Spawn a tank and park it in the road. Go to the Malibu Club and save the game. Race Hilary. He will run into tank and get stuck because he cannot blow up. From there, on cruise along the rest of the race and he cannot catch you.
To defeat Hillary easily, take the Stretch limo from your mansion and park it so that just a little bit of the end is still on the bridge after the police station where the girder sticks out. The rest of it should go about all the way to the middle of the street. Run to the Malibu Club and beginthe mission. Let Hillary get ahead of you just before that location. He will either spin around when he hits it and slam into the wall, or he will get in front of your car and become smashed to the side of the road. This allows you to get a head start while he recovers.
Enable the "Slower game play" code three or four times before starting the mission. After enabling the code, start the mission. The game becomes very slow, but at least you can win the race.
Throw a Molotov cocktail onto the dance floor inside the Malibu Club on your way to the pink mission marker. This results in you getting a three star wanted level and the police on your tail. Hillary should run over a police trap and popped all his tires. Avoid the trap and take your time around the corners to complete the mission with no pressure.
Do some prepwork and park a few fire engines in front of the other competitors. Hopefully they will stay there and the opponents will wonder what they are doing.
Enable the "Increase your vehicle's top speed" code before you go into the club. You may also need to enable the "Lower wanted level code", as the cops will come after you for street racing.
When being chased by the police and you are near streets with alleys, drive near the alleys. Jump out the car at the correct moment and fall into the alley. The police will drive past, giving you a chance to run. You can also get out of a heavy car and leave it to block an alley. This is useful if you have a high wanted level.
Find a shore and wade into the water just short of drowning point, then crouch. The cops will not fire at you, but the police chopper will find you.
Enable the "Car floats on water" code. When there are cops chasing you, simply go into water and they will stop chasing you.
Head to a location with tons of seagulls, such as the lighthouse at Washington Beach. Use a sniper rifle to zoom in close and shoot a seagull. They are small and fast, so it is a challenge to hit them. When you do, they will explode in a burst of feathers, similar to when you shoot boxes. Note: The game keeps track of how many seagulls you have sniped on the "Stats" screen.
Sometimes as you wander around the city, you will encounter a cop fighting with a gang member (especially in Northpoint Mall). If you step in and hit the gang member, you will receive a $50 Good Citizen's Bonus when the gang member dies. Once the guy is on the ground, you can keep kicking him and receive the bonus two or three more times (until the body disappears). This is an easy way to get some quick cash, and do some fighting in the process.
Knock over the parking meters on the sides of the streets for money. They give just as much (if not more) money then a person or a clerk from a store.
Enable the "Tommy groupies" code, then run around until you have a big group of women following. Lead them to the nearest alleyway or garage and then beat them all to death. Using weapons calls too much attention from cops and paramedics.
Enter any store and point a handgun at the clerk until he gives you money. Hold the gun for a couple seconds until he stops giving you money, then run away and hide or enable the "Lower wanted level" code. Note: Do not do this in an AmmuNation store as the clerk will pull a gun.
Go to a hideout that generates money, then get the money and save the game. The game time will advance three hours and more money should be available. Repeat this as much as needed. Note: This does not always work.
Purchase Sunshine Autos for $50,000 to unlock the Vice City racer missions. Go down to the pink circle and select the Vice City Endurance Race. Note: You must have $10,000 for the entrance fee. Enable the "Weapons (tier 2)" code and drive a car in front of the racers. Choose the rocket launcher and very carefully (and at a good distance) blow the cars up. You can then win the race with a vehicle as slow as the Faggio for the $40,000 prize.
After purchasing Sunshine Autos, enable the "Dodo (flying) car) code and go to the Vice City Endurance Race. Race it, and you will win the $40,000 prize.
Begin the fire fighter missions and get at least 100 fires to make about $30,000.
Instead of shooting a regular pedestrian, try to shoot taxi drivers to get more money. Note: This does not work all of the time.
The fastest way to make money is to pick up a prostitute and take her to the beach. Beat her up and you can take double the money. You can get up to $500 by doing this.
After buying a property and completing the missions to earn money from it, enable the "Faster game play" code. Go about one block away and wait for about four to six hours of game time. Go back to the property and the amount earned should be fairly high.
Get a rocket launcher and a three star wanted level, then shoot down the police helicopters that fly overhead. When they crash and explode, you will get about $300. You can do this to any of the police helicopters that fly overhead during a chase
If you get into a taxi, occasionally you will get cash that the taxi driver has made.
Enable the "Pedestrians riot" code and let the pedestrians kill each other, then collect all their money. Note: Make sure they do not kill you.
Complete the first Cuban mission while wearing Cuban gang clothes and you will get a $100 bonus.
To raise your Criminal Rating while getting tons of money, purchase Sunshine Autos; there is a Pay N' Spray there that will be needed. Get any car and put it in one of the garages, preferably the one directly across from the Pay N' Spray. Get a Rhino and do the Vigilante missions at the airport. When your wanted level gets up to the point where the police chase after you, drive the Rhino to Sunshine Autos. Drive the tank down to where the garages are, but not all the way. Get out, and it will block the alley from cops that are chasing you. They will explode when they hit the tank. Get in the car that you stashed in the garage and drive into the Pay N' Spray. Your wanted level will disappear and your criminal rating will go up. This is also an excellent way to get plenty of money, as most of the cars spawned during the Vigilante missions will be there at the airport. It is possible to get up to level 135 on the Vigilante missions and over $17,000,000.
Have a 9mm pistol or the first machine pistol, then lock on a store owner inside and wait for him to give you money. Once he does, slowly walk away outside while still locked on to him. When you are outside on the pavement, disengage your lock and the man will not sound the alarm. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Get a Faggio and go down a long straight road. When you reach full speed, lean forward then hit the brakes. You will start to do a stoppie. However before you stopm hit the gas and release the brakes. You should be riding on the front tire. You will get much more money by doing this when compared to a normal stoppie. You must keep going straight or else you will begin to spin around and it will not work.
Find a safe location to go on a rampage. When helicopters appear, shoot them down with the rocket launcher to get $300. Repeat this for more.
Enable the "Tommy groupies", and "Spawn Rhino tank" codes, then walk around in front of the largest mall. When you have a lot of girls around get in the Rhino and run them over. You must immediately enable the "Lower wanted level" code afterwards.
While holding , press at the same time then press it again to walk without having to press any keys. This is helpful if you are tired of holding the same key. Use the mouse the control the direction in which you are moving. Note: This can be also done in different walking directions with the keyboard -- just make sure you press while doing so.
Drive to Escobar International Airport and walk through the metal detector. All your weapons will appear outside the airport, even those that were completely out of ammo. Leave and pick them up. Each weapon, even the ones that were out of ammo, will have earned a load of ammo.
-Go into the police station and change into the cop uniform, then purchase one of each weapon you like and go to the airport. Since you are wearing the uniform, you will be allowed to enter with all of your weapons. However, as you pass in and out of the metal detector, your range of firepower will be waiting outside. Keep doing this for awhile and you will have all the ammunition needed.
After purchasing the Pole Position strip club, you can get a lap dance in the back room. If you kill everyone in the club, (all strippers, customers, and bartenders), there will be a different stripper in the back room.
After completing the InterGlobal Films missions, go back to your mansion on Starfish Island. There are erotic pictures of Candy Suxxx on the desk in your office, along with a poster on the wall of her from behind.
When exiting after detonating the bombs, don't bother approaching the gate as nothing can stop this gate from closing and nothing will open it. Turn to your right when exiting. In the right hand corner are a set of stairs. Use them to run up and onto a building. Eliminate all the enemies before detonating any bombs. You can also enable the "Slow motion", "Weapons", and "Armor" codes. Set the bomb on the top floor first, then the two on the bottom floor. Immediately run to the exit. Even shoot the Cubans if they get in your way. Once near the exit, turn right, then right again up the stairs and over the roof.
Head to the bridge leading from Starfish Island to Little Haiti, then head down the road until you see the first big boat. Look for a small strip dock. Go to the end and look in the water. You should see a different looking boat; just fall off onto it.
After unlocking the second island, go to Vice Port and go to the place where you meet Rico (from the Cuban mission Naval Engagement). Go onto the docks heading north to see a wire from the water. Go near it and enter the boat. You should now be in the Coast Guard boat.
To get the Patriot from Grand Theft Auto 3, go to the movie set that is on the top middle island of your map You can either purchase the set or you can just get in a motorcycle and do a jump over the wall.
Go to Phil Cassidy's trailer in Little Haiti. Enter and you will see a trailer. Look left to see a building-like garage that has a Patriot parked inside.
After completing all of the InterGlobal Film studio missions, return to the original save point area in the Ocean View Hotel. Go up to your room, and you can see two new Candy Suxxx movie advertisement posters on the wall -- "BITE: Featuring Candy Suxxx" and "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Starring Candy Suxxx".
If your car flips over while in water, enable the "Health" code, then enable the "Rainy weather" code and the "Car floats on water" code (if not already enabled). Repeatedly enter the "Health" code in between and after these codes. Your car should eventually flip back over and float on the water. This technique requires speed and practice. Note: if you are in a Rhino, your chances of flipping back are minimal, and if you make it, the Rhino will fly and bounce in the air.
Listen to the KCHAT radio station long enough to hear a commercial about "www.petsovernight.com". In the commercial the announcer says, "Forget about flowers. Send a real live present that shows how much you love someone. Everyone loves kittens! A grieving widow can be consoled by a new puppy in her life! For the man who has everything, what about a white rhino for the living room? Or a miniature Pekinese fighting b****? If it's got a central nervous system, we've got it ready to go in a box to your house." http://www.petsovernight.com/ is a working site and links back to Rockstar Games.
After completing the Rub-Out mission, go upstairs and look to the right on the wall outside of Tommy's office. The painting of Diaz has been drawn on with a marker. Someone drew a pair of glasses and a couple other things on it.
Get the rocket launcher at the pool of the hotel near Escobar International Airport before you begin the mission. When you enter the pink circle, face the boat that is located opposite the gate to the lot. As soon as you can, go towards the boat and drive until you see the storage bins, then hop out of the taxi. Then, jump up the step at the edge of the lot. The taxis cannot get up this. Take out your rocket launcher and fire towards them. You can kill all of them with a couple shots. After that, go out to attract the Zebra Taxi and fire at him. You can do all this without getting hit.
Go to where you are supposed to meet Mercedes, then go towards the water and you will see a garage with the black ball above it. This is 8-Ball's garage. Drive in to get your car fitted with a remote detonation bomb. Go back to the pink circle and point your car towards the water. Honk the horn, then go to the most north-eastern place in the area. Get out of the car and jump on the ledge, then move behind the boxes. When the cars are close enough, detonate the car-bomb. When the Zebra Cab appears, shoot it with whatever you want to destroy it.
To get the seaplane, purchase the InterGlobal Films studio on Prawn Island for $60,000. After the purchase, complete Steve Scott's second mission "Dildo Dodo". After completing the mission, the Skimmer seaplane will be available to you at the dock on the west side of the studio (the same dock where you got the plane for his mission).
After killing someone, take out an M4 and crouch down. Use the manual aim to shoot the body. After a couple rounds, your accuracy rate will increase little by little. Note: You can also raise your "Head Shots" stat by shooting them in the head.
Head to the boatyard were Colonel Cortez is located. Go back behind the gates with a helicopter. There should be a large boat; the one that you were on for the "The Party" mission. Land beside it, in the southwest corner of the map. Take a gun and continue to fire at it. You will notice that your accuracy will go up. When you save after this, your criminal rating will have also increased
After purchasing the Kaufman Cab Co., your first mission requires you to go to Starfish Island and pick up a very important person (VIP). Before reaching the pink circle before time runs out, make sure the car is facing in the direction that you just came from. Park the car facing that way and sound the horn. As the VIP comes out to the taxi, another cab from another company takes your customer. Since you are facing in the same direction, it is easier for you to chase the other cab with the VIP. Pursue the other cab and stay with him to his left so that when he makes the turn, you can block his path and force him into the corner area to the left of the Cherry Popper building. Keep him trapped there and get out of your taxi. Fire a few close range rounds with your sniper rifle. The VIP will get out of his cab and get into yours. As soon as he gets in, drive as fast as possible to Escobar International Airport. The other cab will follow and ram you from behind. With some luck, the other cab will catch fire and explode during the pursuit. Drive to the pink circle at the airport's entrance to complete the mission.
On the assassination mission Autocide, the two people in the truck are named Marcus Hammond and Franco Carter, almost the same names of the main characters of The Getaway: Frank Carter and Mark Hammond.
This glitch allows you to morph with any character or pedestrian in Vice City. First, find a vehicle that has a driver which usually attempts to run after you or fight you (particularly gangs). Get in his way and hijack his car. Once he exits, you will notice that he is walking slowly towards you. Do not let him reach you yet. Drive away from him and make sure that he can still be seen. Break off the doors that are on the passenger's side first, then immediately enter the vehicle. Move your vehicle directly next to him. As soon as he tries to take away your car from the passenger's side, quickly accelerate. Tommy's body has now been morphed with a new person. Note: To exit this glitch, hold . Once the vehicle has stopped fully, Tommy will come out of his body abruptly.
Head to where the Hyman Condo is located and go past the save point. Follow the alley until it reaches the street. On the other side of the street you will see a restaurant named Tacocalypse. Enter the outdoor eating area and turn left to find the Molotov cocktail.
In the North Point Mall, enable any desired "Weapons" code. Walk around the mall. Eventually you will hear shooting and notice DPB security guards in a standoff somewhere with the gang clad in jeans and vests, (your opponents in Phnom Pehn '86). Aid the gang members, as they will not shoot you after the battle is over, like DBP. You can then either look for more fights or shoot one of the officers coming near you. Get to a four star or higher wanted level. In the center of the mall's bottom floor is a row of bushes. Take out a shotgun or assault rifle and start to fire. Cops will jump through the shrubs and get slaughtered as they cross. This is effective for about a minute, or until ten to twelve cops have been shot. The police with then tryt to surround you. Use police bribes, get killed, caught, or use a code to remove your wanted level.
During missions that require chasing down your target from a building or enclosed location containing no fast vehicles (for example, Four Iron) or a mission that requires you to escape from similar areas (for example, Mall Shootout), travel on a motorcycle. Not only will this provide an efficient edge on your mission, but it will also decrease damage to your health.
Head to any dock with people on it while you are on a motorcycle and drive slowly on it. Some of the people (including cops) will dive in the water to avoid you, as they do on the street. Get off the bike and look down into the water without falling in to see their dead bodies floating in the water.
Enable the "Car floats on water" code and get a gun that can do a drive by with. Drive near a boat and shoot it until it is up in flames. Wait until you hear it explode, then go over. You will see a dead person floating in the water. Run him or her over and they should sink if done at the correct moment and location on their corpse.
After starting the Brown Thunder missions, it is very easy to kill the criminals by using the machine gun. Once you reach a higher level, if you are lucky you may notice that cars start coming from one spot (for example, at the end of one of the airstrips). If you go there, you can sit and fire at the two cars that pop up and plow them up easily. You do not have to worry about the third car because he will somehow usually kill himself. If you happen to get a couplestars, go to the Pay 'N' Spray in Viceport. Get in a car, go in and get sprayed. Leave the car there so you can easily repeat this when needed.
After completing the Keep Your Friends Close mission, a Hunter will be available at the back of Fort Baxter Air Base near the airport. To get it, either use the police uniform which is unlocked after a specific mission is completed (located at the Washington Beach police department, inside the locker room to the left of the entrance), or just fly a helicopter high overhead to the back of the base, then quickly land and get in the Hunter.
Get a helicopter and get your wanted level to two stars. Go to Fort Baxter Air Base to see the Hunter in the back, where its fenced in. Bail out when you are directly over the Hunter. Get in and repeatedly enable the "Health" code to recover from the soldiers that are shooting at you. Get airborne and fly out of there.
After gathering all 100 hidden packages, the Hunter will be available at the helipad in the Ocean Beach area at the southern tip of the first island.
After completing the story missions, look in the Ocean Beach area at the house close to the docks of the Cortez missions. It has a helipad, which should now spawn a Hunter. You no longer need to run around in Fort Baxter Air Base to get it.
After completing all the missions, there will be new magazines in the Ocean View Hotel. The magazines have pictures of Lance Vance and Diaz on them, as well as a computer magazine with the title "1986 Best For Graphics" on the front cover.
Go into your hideout at the Ocean View hotel and go towards the television. On top of it is a head with a bullet hole in the middle of the forehead. On the base is a plaque reading "Shooter Of The Month". This only appears after completing the Shooting Range mission. Note: Shoot the award and you will get a wanted level star.
After completing the Rub-Out mission and obtain Diaz's mansion, there are two secret rooms that you can now access with weapons and health/armor. The first is the minibar next to the main entrance of your new mansion while the second is on the lowest floor where the staircases are located (pool level). This room is next to the exit to the pools. It is easy to miss, but look for it. It is in a corner before you turn to the stairs going up.
Reach a wanted level of six stars to get your pursuit covered in the media. A helicopter and chase meter will appear. Run from the helicopter to increase it. Every 100 seconds of game time will result in an increased level of media coverage. Pause game play and look at your statistics to see messages that indicate your media level. You will start with a story in UFA Today and progress to television news and continue until it is a crisis.
If you have a bazooka (recommended), rocket launcher, moltov cocktail, flame thrower, or anything that causes immense destruction with a decent amount of ammo, back up to a wall. Try finding a wall that no one can see you from the left or right. Begin launching or burning any cops or pedestrians that you see. The higher the stars, the more media attention .Note: If you get busted or die, you will not get any of the media points. At one star, keep shooting or burning any pedestrians or cops. At two stars, start launching or burning any police cars and "on foot" officers that approach you. At three stars start launching or burning the cops on foot, the police cars , and the Banshees, Cheetahs, Infernos and any other fast undercover police cars. At four stars, launch or burn police cars, on foot cops, undercover cars, and any S.W.A.T. helicopters (before the S.W.A.T. members lower themselves from ropes). At five stars, launch or burn anything that moves. At six stars, enable the "Lower wanted level" code.
Take a bike, preferably the PCJ 600, to Washington Beach. Go to one of the outpost huts and place the bike facing the steps. Move backwards until you have enough distance to get some real speed. After doing this, drive towards the steps and try to fly over them. If done correctly, when you hit them you will get the "Greetings From Vice City" screen, then see yourself falling through the ground seemingly to nowhere. However, eventually you will return to the ground in a far away area.
At the Hyman Memorial Stadium, do the Hotring event. When the race begins, exit your car. You will see that there is a dark squared entrance at the right in which you can go into, where all of the blown-up cars respawn. From where you are now, take a U-turn towards the right edge of this dark entrance and continue going straight forward until you cannot go any further. Keep hugging yourself (do a few jumps as well) towards the seemingly "impassable" dark wall. If you hug at the correct location, you will fall off the entire Hotring race track leading you to the invisibility of Vice City. When you fall off the Hotring race track, find the correct location to fall off a second time but be careful not to fall into the ocean.
When you arrive at the driving range, go to the line of parked Caddys and drive your Caddy straight to the edge of the river bank, behind them next to the telephone pole. Put the front wheels hanging over the edge. Next, one at a time, use the parked Caddys to ram them off the bank and into the river. The final one you use (the pink one) should be parked with the front wheels off the bank far enough where you cannot back it off. Be careful or you will drive off the bank and die. Your final act should be to steal the last Caddy that has the guard in it. After you hijack the Caddy, the target will send his guards after you and attempt to run. He will get into the last available Caddy (the one parked at the edge of the bank). Eventually he will fall off the bank, into the river and drown. Your mission will then be complete. Do not engage the guards; as soon as the target gets into the Caddy, drive around. You can also ram his Caddy from behind to speed things up.
Make sure you have any gun. When you go through the metal detector, the gun will be saved outside for you to pick up on your way out. Note: You can take a chainsaw inside with you, if you have not died since your last Cortez mission. Once inside, go directly to the driving range and bother one of the guards by jumping in his Caddy, or run up the stairs and jump off the top of the driving range. This will put everyone in motion. Kill, beat, or otherwise disable most of the bodyguards so that you can jump in a Caddy and exit the area. Go directly back to the metal detector entrance and kill the two rent-a-cops there. Walk outside, pick up your weapons, and wait for the target to exit the club. When he does so, kill him to complete the mission.
If you do not have the sniper rifle, enable the "Weapons" code to get it. Go into the range, exit back out, then park a car in the left hand corner next to the entrance. There should be a small wooden club holder there. Jump on the car then jump over the wooden club holder. You can snipe the man without the guards even noticing.
When you reach the Leaf Links Country Club, go past the security checkpoint, then enable the "Weapons (tier 2)" code. Take the Caddy and go to where the target is located. Keep a fairly good distance from where he is, then change to your rocket launcher. Use it to kill him and complete the mission.
Go to Ammu-Nation and purchase some good guns, then get dressed as a golfer and drive or walk to the entrance of Leaf Links Golf Club. You can walk into the pink circle if desired. Look to the far left of the club's entrance and you should come across a cylinder-like object turned over on its side, with eight flags lying across it (directly next to the hedge) . Re-enter your car and drive over to the flags. You must align the side of your vehicle with the flags. In other words, the door of your car must as close to the flags as possible, and the front of your car as close to the yellowish-whitish fence as possible. Your car should now be parked parallel to the gray cylinder. You can now use your car into a stepping stone. Jump onto the hood of your car, then turn around and leap onto the hood. Finally, jump from the roof straight onto the flags and you will be inside. You can then use your guns in the course and kill the target from a distance.
Get your new outfit, a PCJ-600, then ride to the pink circle. Instead of going in, turn around, ride back down the road and take the first right. Follow that road until you see a small road that is a dead end on your map. There is a ramp located there. Get plenty of speed and jump the ramp. You will make it over the water easily. You are now on the golf course, with a full arsenal and your bike, making it easy to complete the mission.
Grab some grenades from Ammu-Nation at North Point Mall. Drive the car as close to the fence on the left of Leaf Links as possible. You will see the fence with golf clubs lined against it. Jump over that fence and you do not have to worry about the metal detectors taking your weapons. You may want to take out the guards before you do this. When you find the driving range, throw a grenade at the golf carts to knock them out of commission. Throw another grenade when his guards attack, and you can kill him. Make sure you have a full health and armor.
When you get to the driving range, instead of going upstairs, ditch all the golf carts in the water (speed to it and bail). Then, go after your target. When he comes down, there will be no cart for him to get away in. He will run away on foot, making it simple to catch up and beat him with the golf club.
Head to the pink marker at Leaf Links, but do not enter the golf course. Instead, drive to where that bridge that connects the golf course is located. Drive up there, exit your car, then go where the bridge ends on the right side. Aim and get a jump to land on the golf course with all your weapons.
To avoid dropping off your weapons at the gate and completing the mission using a car, perform the following. When you approach the entrance of the course you will notice a Comet sitting there. Get into the vehicle and drive straight down the driveway to the road and stop. If you go left, you will drive back to where you came from. If you go right, you will go towards the bridge that is closed. As you are driving there, you will notice a wooden bridge above that links two golf holes together. Drive until you get to the closed bridge and turn around, but do not go yet. Back up until you cannot back up anymore. You should now be facing the way you just came and see the wooden bridge you just drove under. Notice there are slanted grass slopes that are on each side of the road that lead up to a wall of bushes. At the top of the grass slopes on the sides of the road is a wall of bushes that you cannot go through. However, there is a crease where the bridge and the bush wall meet. This trick can only be done on the left side of the wooden bridge as you are facing it. Start driving up the grass slope at max speed into the corner where the bush wall and wooden bridge meet. When you hit the crease, your car will bounce into the air and hopefully land on its wheels onto the bridge. This might take a attempts. If you land upside down on the bridge, get out of the car before it explodes then jump back down onto the road and go back to the entrance of the course. There will be another Comet waiting there. Repeat this until your car lands correctly. When on the course, drive carefully towards the yellow dot where you will find the marked man and his bodyguards. Once you arrive, notice that there are a number of golf carts parked and empty, except for one that has a bodyguard to the far right. While in you car, pull next to the carts parked near the driving range and push them straight back into the water. Make sure that you do not go too far and also fall in. Continue to get rid of the carts by pushing them in the water with your car, but do the cart with the bodyguard last. When you attack him, the bodyguards will come after you and the marked man will start to flee. The bodyguards and marked man cannot move too quick because they are not in the carts that you pushed into the water. Drive around so the bodyguards cannot catch you, and as you do so look for the marked man running down the golf course. When you find him, run him over with you car until he is dead. The bodyguards will then disappear. If you have to get out of your car for some reason, you will still have your guns to use. When completed, go back to the wooden bridge from which you came and jump over the side of the bridge onto the road.
Do the Treacherous Swine mission before doing this mission. When you get in the golf course, they will take all weapons you have. However, if you did the Treacherous Swine mission before this mission, the chainsaw will still be there. Go to where your target is. As soon as he and his bodyguards see you, immediately jump off the steps. If you landed correctly, he will be face to face with you and will be trying to get away. Chainsaw him to pass this mission in less than a minute.
Purchase the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory located between Little Havana and Little Haiti (almost directly across from the bridge to Starfish Island) for $20,000. Drive Mr. Whoopee and get 50 buyers in a single run. You cannot leave the truck or get arrested or killed. After this, the business will start making money for you. The highest amount you can make per day is $3,000.
Head to Escobar International Airport and go straight around the terminal to find a Caddy.
Get outside the golf course on the road for the main entrance. Walk on that road in front of the main entrance, repeatedly looking at the street next to it. When you see a Caddy coming in the distance, run in the direction its going to cut him off. If you run out of energy, shoot at the Caddy with a pistol. The driver should get out and run away.
Steal a Caddy while in the Leaf Links golf course. There is a ramp to the right of the entrance of the golf course off a paved road/walkway. It will take you to the entrance outside of Leaf Links. You can get any of your weapons back that you had to drop to enter Leaf Links this way.
You need to have a moving Rancher in front of you to do this, as well as an Infernus. Drive behind a Rancher at the same speed. Using the front of the Infernus like a wedge, it is easy to lift the Rancher onto the hood. Once its back wheels are on the hood, hit the accelerator to full throttle. This will lift the Rancher straight up onto your roof. If you go quick enough, the car will go over you. This is useful if you are on a mission and the cops are on your tail, or you are running out of time where there is a lot of traffic.
To enter the military base without getting the law on you, complete the Cop Land mission at the Vercetti Estate. You will then the police uniform located at the VCPD HQ at Washington Beach. Go into the locker room and put it on. Then, get a police car from the parking lot in the back and drive to the Fort Baxter Air Force Base. You can now enter the base and be able to get the Hunter attack helicopter. Note: This is best done between 20:00 and 24:00.
Listen to the VCHAT radio station to hear a football player call in and say "Hey, I'm a first time calla". They will talk about different football conversations. Listen for about one minute and you will hear the caller say something similar to "Well, we were beaten by San Andreas". In the original Grand Theft Auto, the cities were Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. This is a hint towards the location/title of the fifth game in the series.
You must fly a toy helicopter into a building and drop four bombs into specific points within the building and avoid getting beat or shot down in only seven minutes. There are construction workers and security guards with guns that will attack the toy helicopter throughout the building. The countdown, however, does not begin until you pick up the first bomb. The best way to start the mission to find and kill the construction workers and security guards by flying into them with the propeller before you pick up any bombs. This will get them out of the way and you will get a feel for flying the helicopter and spotting where the targets are in the process. After killing them all, go back to get the bombs and start dropping them in the targets. Also avoid flying into anything -- with enough damage the helicopter will be totaled.
An alternate way of completing this mission is to pickup the first bomb and place it on the top floor first. Then, place the next bomb on the third floor, the next bomb on the second floor, and the final bomb on the bottom level.
Rather than attempting to ram the target and thus destroying your car as well, simply drive alongside them and unload clips from your Uzi. When the car starts to flame, pull away. The driver might get out, and if the explosion does not kill them, your bumper can.
First, get a hideout with a garage and steal a cop car. Park in the garage and start the mission. Exit the car and walk out of the garage so that the door closes. Enable the "Destroy all cars" code to instantly complete the mission. Go back into the car before the time runs out. Repeat this until reaching level 12. This is also a good way to make easy money.
For an easy way to get to level 12 in the vigilante missions, use the Hunter helicopter from the Fort Baxter Air Base. You won't have to worry about police chasing after you, and can easily dispose of the criminals from above.
Collect the mini gun (enable the "Weapon tier 3" code if needed) and get a decent distance in front of your target on a straight-way. Immediately get out, making sure you are holding the mini gun, and fire. It takes four to seven shots to destroy it, but since the mini gun has a clip of 500 rounds, there is no need to be precise. This strategy works well when you have several targets.
Purchase the Boatyard in Vice Port for $10,000. Get in one of the boats and begin the Checkpoint Charlie mission. Take the boat through all the checkpoints within the allotted time. After this, the Boatyard will start making money for you. Repeat the mission to increase the amount of money that it brings in. The maximum amount you can make per day is $2,000 to begin with. This number increases each time the Checkpoint Charlie is completed. You can also get free boats.
Enable the "Change wheel size" code four or more times, then spawn a Caddie. You now have a "Super Caddie" which is much faster. Ranchers,Dune Buggys , and Baggage Handlers have the same effect. This also makes Banshees and Comets act like tanks. You can also enable the "Perfect handling" code to do wheelies.
Use the following trick to do easy donuts with any bike (Freeway or Angel recommended). Find a bike and knock off the rider, then use a sniper rifle and shoot out the back tire. If you have a Freeway or an Angel, you can only shoot the back tire. After flattening the tire, ride it then make a sharp turn to your left or right. You will do a big donut and might bail.
Head to the Ammu-Nation and go straight, never turning, through the door until you hit the wall. Then, look to your left to see the counter that has mannequin heads with helmets on them. Jump on the mannequin heads (not just the counter because you need all the height you can get), then face and touch the wall. Barely look down so that Tommy's back is now facing the wall and still, if not barely touching the wall. Equip the rocket launcher to enter aiming mode. Turn around so that you are facing the wall again, and look slightly up. You should see a Ronald Reagan poster where he is holding a Colt .45 besides a person with bullet holes.
Complete 100% of the game to unlock infinite ammunition, double vehicle health, 200 health, and 200 armor limits. A new set of clothes will be delivered to the Vercetti Mansion. If you look closely it reads; "I completed Vice City and all I got was this lousy Tshirt". Walk into the pink circles surrounding the men at your mansions and they will follow you as bodyguards.
To complete 100% of the game, all of the following tasks must be done:
Complete every mission from the following people and locations: Ken Rosenburg, Avery Carrington, Colonel Juan Cortez, Ricardo Diaz, Vercetti Mansion, Love Fist, Biker Gang, Umberto Robina, Auntie Poulet, Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company, Kaufman Cabs, The Malibu Club, InterGlobal Film Studio, Pole Position Club, The Printworks, Shipyard, Sunshine Autos, Phil's, Game End Missions.
Complete every miscellaneous job: PCJ Playground, Trial By Dirt, Test Track, Cone Crazy, four Checkpoint Chopper Missions, RC Car Race, RC Plane Race, RC Chopper Checkpoint, Rifle Range, six Street Races, five Assassinations.
Purchase every hideout and businesses: Elswanko Casa, Links View Apartments, Ocean Heights, Hyman Condos, 1102 Washington Street, 3321 Vice Point, Skumhole Shack, Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company, Kaufman Cabs, The Malibu Club, InterGlobal Film Studio, Pole Position Club, The Printworks, The Shipyard, Sunshine Autos.
Hold up every store: Corner Store (Vice Point), Dispensary Plus (Vice Point), First Jewelry Store (Vice Point), Gash (North Point Mall), Music Store (North Point Mall), Second Jewelry Store (North Point Mall), Hardware Store (North Point Mall), Bunch of Tools (Washington Beach), Ryton Aide Pharmacy (Little Haiti), Pharmacy (Downtown), Third Jewelry Store (Downtown), Deli (Little Havana), Doughnut Shop (Little Havana), Laundromat (Little Havana), Screw This (Little Havana).
Collect all 100 Hidden Packages.
Perform all 36 Unique Jumps.
Complete all 35 Rampages.
Complete every special vehicle mission: Vigilante (level 12), Fire Truck (level 12), Ambulance (level 12), Taxi (100 fares), Pizzaboy (13 deliveries).
Completely break off any vehicle's front window with a gun, then quickly press and press it again. As a result, the vehicle's glass will keep shattering every time you press , even when there is no glass to break. Note: This may also work for the glasses in the malls or for the glasses on the street sides.
When you get the car that looks like an older Corvette, enable the seaways code. Drive into the ocean and the car will not float. It will go down under and remain there for awhile. After a couple seconds, the car will respawn on the road. The game will give you plenty of money, thinking that you did an Insane Stunt.
Use a car to run over the men with. This is much quicker, and lowers your risk of dying.
Go to Diaz and initiate the mission. When you get outside of the fence, enable any "Weapons" code and shoot the men with the sniper rifle. Enable the "Rhino tank" code and drive it through the fence. Get out of the Rhino and run forward out of the tank. By the crates is a boat on land. Go behind it, crouch, and get out an Uzi. Target the enemies and kill them, then go to the garage and kill the three men. Do not activate the switch. Get the Rhino and drive it into the garage. Activate the switch and drive the Rhino over the men that enter. Be careful; do not hit the boat. With the men dead, get into the boat and leave the Rhino. Enable the "Lower wanted level" code, then complete the mission.
Just before starting the mission, enable the weapons code that gives you the flame thrower. When you approach the boathouse, stop just outside the fence. Enter the fenced in area and run undetected to the right. Come back and face the first two guards. Take out the first one that is directly ahead, then the one to the right with your small machine gun. This will alert the other guards. Take them out as well with your small machine gun. This will give you time to switch weapons. Now, use the flame thrower. Enter the boathouse, turning to the left, and take out the mechanics from a distance. Let them get too close and you will also go up in flames. Run around the flames to the switch and lower the boat, then turn and take out the rest of the guards from a safe distance with another shot from the flame-thrower. Then, run, jump in the boat, and head out.
Enable the "Weapons (tier 2)" code and take out the shotgun. Do not drive to the docks but go to pier 2 instead. This is the next pier over from Cortez's boat. Take the boat there to the boat yard. You will not have as many guards to deal with, and the shotgun easily picks them off.
When you begin the final mission for the movie studio, it calls for you to do the stunts via the red PCJ 600 motorcycle or any bike. However, this is not necessary. After doing the first two pink circle check points (one before the elevator and the other in the second building's big hole you jump to), ride the bike over to the Hyman Condo and use your helicopter for all the rest. It is quick and easier.
Head downtown to the Well Stacked Pizza and go to the nearby alley (the south alley shaped like a near perfect square on the map). Look around to find a black Washington. If it is not there, then drive away a distance (like to Hyman Memorial Stadium) then return. If not, repeat.