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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Wall Glitch

Started by: FivEawEFivEawE

I was driving from prawn island and hit a building on the left, then ended up in a parking lot south/southeast of the hospital iirc.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Wall Glitch

Started by: FivEawEFivEawE

Now that I think about it, I've had this happen in Downtown somewhere once, though I wasn't paying attention so couldn't replicate it. I haven't seen it documented anywhere either.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Copland Line Skip

Started by: BollardBollard

The Vice City route is really getting REKT lately isn't it PogChamp

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Police heli skip

Started by: Lighnat0rLighnat0r

As S rightly pointed out, taking the Cortez call at the marina instead of before Supply & Demand is a bit faster.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Police heli skip

Started by: Lighnat0rLighnat0r

Molotok asked whether it's possible to keep the VCN Maverick for Sir, Yes Sir, so I did some testing and came up with this.
In testing I found it to be ~0:45 faster than the old route (with Cuban Hermes), though someone who's actually good at the game should test it for exact gains.
In addition, you have the VCN Maverick instead of the Police Maverick so you'll be slightly faster all the way through Shakedown, since you're using a faster heli.

The route change in a nutshell:
(Park the VCN Maverick at Diaz Mansion after The Chase as normal.)
Do The Fastest Boat with the Infernus instead of the VCN Maverick.
Don't re-park the boat after The Fastest Boat, it won't be used.
After Supply & Demand, take the VCN Maverick to Cortez.
Starting Sir, Yes Sir, take the VCN Maverick to the tank. Park it next to the military convoy (so NOT in its path) so it wont blow up once you're in the tank.
To unlock the tank, simply shoot the gunner.
After delivering the tank, run back to the VCN Maverick, taking the Lance call as it comes up.
Fly the VCN Maverick to the Malibu club.
Take the Kent call at the club.
(Continue as normal with Death Row.)

Other things I tried that could be worth looking into but didn't work out:
1. Parking the VCN Maverick slightly further away at the Cortez Marina, take the Lance call there. The after starting Sir, Yes Sir, take the Cheetah the short stretch to the VCN Maverick and continue as normal (Despawned the VCN Maverick as soon as I got into the Cheetah. Not likely faster either, since you already take the Cortez call there).
2. Instead of going directly to the tank, park the VCN Maverick at the Vice Cheetah, take that to the tank, then after delivering the tank go back to the VCN Maverick. (the VCN Maverick had despawned when I got back to it. This is most likely slower anyway.)

Getting into a vehicle other than those in the video will obviously despawn the heli.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Gate zip improvement

Started by: Lighnat0rLighnat0r

Not too difficult if you get the timing right. Be sure to press "exit vehicle" as you hit the gate to get it. Saves a couple of seconds I guess.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Aggregation of some random glitches

Started by: Lighnat0rLighnat0r

So I had this list stored somewhere, figured I might as well post it here 🙂
Of the glitches, only Phantom driver could be remotely interesting for speedruns (afaict), and then mostly 100% I guess because it effectively removes random traffic.

Phantom driver
Shoot at any car. As soon as the driver gets out of the car, immediately press [F1] for the replay effect then press the key again. The driver will be paused. You can even go through his body. You will notice that you cannot go into the driver's side of the door, but you can go in the passenger side if there was no one seated in it before. If you go inside the car on the passenger side you will be trapped there. Literally. The only way to get out is to suicide. Note: Do this glitch if you want to be hijack proof on the driver's side of the door. Cars and people glitched using this will not despawn, so repeating this a couple of times will effectively disable all random traffic (including police). This might be helpful for completing missions with police chases in them or for doing races at Sunshine Autos.

Hands free walk
While holding [Up], press [F1] at the same time then press it again. You will be walking 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 [F1] while doing so.

Look backwards while driving
Get inside of any vehicle. Hold [Down] to reverse and press the [F1] at the same time. Press [F1] again to exit the replay. Tommy will be looking backwards while driving.

Camera and replay of death (Extremely frustrating)
This trick will allow you to pause time by the use of a camera and the replay effect. First, get a camera (Martha’s Mug Shot) and take a picture. As soon as you see the camera light flash, immediately press [F1]. Wait a few seconds then press [F1] again. As a result, everything in the game will move in extreme slow motion or be paused (not sure what exactly happens, a mission ped moves in slow motion, the time is paused). You can do a lot of extremely strange moves with extreme slow motion Tommy. When talking about slow motion, the game runs at less than 1% of normal speed. Perhaps this is influenced by the exact moment of replaying. To exit this glitch and return to normal time, retake a picture or shoot an RPG (or enable the bigbang code). Shooting an rpg also works. Note: You can still cycle through your weapons, but if you use them it will take a very long time to make a single shot because you are in slow motion and therefore cannot cycle through your other weapons again.

Invisible weapon inventory
Go to any Ammu-nation or hardware store in Vice City. Walk up to the pink marker and immediately throw a grenade. The cashier will be dead and all of the weapons in the inventory list will disappear except for the Body Armour. You can however still buy the invisible weapons.

Strange point of view
From the Film Studio's entrance, move directly south. You will see a coastline with some water touching over the grasses. Get further down into this water, so that the camera changes to a different angle, but stay close enough so that you do not lose health and drown of course. Use first person view with any weapon and go out of it. The game will zoom all the way to where the Leaf Links golf course is found (coordinates 0,0,0), and zoom back to where you are once you get far enough out of the water again. The camera will go to a weird angle using the near any water, but not quite so extreme.

Hold unknown weapons (requires cheat)
While holding a weapon, enable a weapons cheat, then press [F1] for the replay effect. Then, immediately press [F1] again. You will be holding an "unknown" weapon. The weapon consists of everything in the scenery, such as trees, buildings, the sky, your surroundings, etc. To hold different "unknown" weapons, keep pressing [F1]. Note: This will cause your game to crash repeatedly exit to Windows. You will also get unhandled exception error messages because solid programming.

Martha's Mug Shot: Fast destination (requires cheat)
Use the flamethrower weapon on the driver. He will come out of the Stretch. Wait until Candy approaches the vehicle. When she gets inside, quickly enable the fannymagnet code or press [Esc] 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.

Invincibility (requires cheat)
As you open the door of a vehicle, quickly press [Esc] and enable any of the different costume codes of your choice. The result will be you being invincible to any attacks that hit you. Also, if you blow up yourself with a rocket launcher, you will still not lose any health or armor, but you will be just lying down pretending to be dead. To "wake" yourself up, enable the same or another different costume code again. Note: This is glitch is similar to the "Phantom driver" glitch because you are actually paused but in a form where the input devices can control your body; however you will not be able to move around anywhere else. People and objects can also go through your body.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Pages, finally FailFish

Started by: PacPac

someone can still put all selfies in one post though OGEid

 

Forum: Talk

Thread: Photography thread

Started by: LanayruLanayru

Winter it is:
http://i.imgur.com/3xlZvUs.jpg

This thread needs more animals (save the animals!)
http://i.imgur.com/1gZNQeF.jpg

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: More series? :)

Started by: NordtecxNordtecx

Basically what you want is the normal leaderboard capabilities extended with co-op support, right?

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any % Speedrun Discussion

Started by: Shadow_DogShadow_Dog

Well the good thing about here is that you can dedicate a thread to each topic, instead of having to cram everything into 1 huge thread in which stuff can get cluttered and even lost rather easily.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto

Thread: Welcome, #gta!

Started by: PacPac

You need some money? here you go:

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: To-do List

Started by: PacPac

such orange lobster much wow very logic ConcernDoge

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto

Thread: Welcome, #gta!

Started by: PacPac

OGEid > KappaHD < OpieOP > KappaHD < OGEid

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto III

Thread: Replay Trick (or whatever)

Started by: guywithguywith

So to summarize when it is beneficial to use this:

http://i.imgur.com/11R7Ryt.png

Both R(dur) and t(b) are of course averages for all the buffers you do.
Using the time it takes to do a replay as 8 frames (per Patrick's suggestions it can go down to 1 frame when done optimally) and the time buffered per replay use (higher is better, but means more accuracy. This would be 0.5 if you hit the replay when the game is at 30 ingame seconds thus 500ms irl) as 0.8, this trick would be beneficial up to 45 seconds of buffering.
Using R(dur) = 2 and t(b) = 0.8 this would go up to 55 seconds and a TAS would be able to make this beneficial up to 58 seconds (R(dur) = 1, t(b) = 0.97)!

You can use this link to calculate the maximum time where it still makes sense to use buffering with your own values.

Obviously you have to keep in mind that the more times you have to buffer, the more difficult it will be to find spots where you can do this without losing time (you can factor in any lost time by increasing R(dur) in the formula if you like).

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto

Thread: Welcome, #gta!

Started by: PacPac

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto

Thread: Welcome, #gta!

Started by: PacPac

ugh, signatures DansGame