Sorry if this has been posted before, but this looks like another good gimmick for getting to Staunton early if anyone walks to check it (I don't have "III" installed right now):
Have Claude park an Ambulance on the southern sidewalk of the tunnel in north Portland with the back of the Ambulance against the blue wall that blocks the tunnel. Have him get on the roof of the Ambulance and he'll go halfway through the gray ceiling because it doesn't have a collision property on the underside. Have him jump up onto the gray ceiling and go W on the tunnel roof.
Claude may get stuck in the gray ceiling. As mrnumnuts83 and jbernierjr dem- onstrate in their videos, you might get him loose by jiggling him, which might work better if you have him set off a Molotov nearby.
I usually have Claude jump across the bridge, like in the video you posted, so I'm halfway good at it .
You can also:
- give a vehicle a -1 for percent submerged in handling.cfg and have Claude drive off one end of either the broken bridge or non-operational lift bridge. The vehicle splashes in the water for a couple moments then appears on the other side of the bridge.
- have Claude back the Easy Autos Banshee over where the road goes west and underground from northern Portland (I think it may work over either of the two places where the subway goes west from Portland. The subway isn't shown in the map at the next link.) http://planetgrandth...ite/gta3map.jpg
If you use the northern road, back the Banshee up from about where the line in the concrete is as shown at 2:05-2:20 in the video by SpeedClaude at the next link. Have Claude bail as the Banshee is about to fall to have him land on the tunnel roof.
Send him west while aiming the view with the mouse to see the tunnel roof below the blue stuff. He has to jump over an obstruction then can go over the middle of the tunnel roof to Staunton, where some invisible solid stuff won't let him continue to Shoreside Vale unless he uses the ledge at the side of the roof. When you want Claude to appear in either town, have him jump from below the town into the blue stuff and he'll appear on the land above.
v You're very welcome! (It's bright and clear, too. Some other people upload such dark and muddy videos it's amazing they want them to be instructive for people.)