First of all I felt the need to create this topic basically for the same reasons I've builted the same one in the San Andreas foruns to find and discuss possible challenges on the making of this kind of saves with the most possible things done before the first mission and it prooved to be a nice healthy discussion, making clear some of new tactics and exploits.
I really couldn't find much info on this but since this is really meant to be a discussion topic it will be updated when new info is added.
As always any help is welcome specially from unique details from each gaming platform.
THE LIST OF THINGS TO DO:
0. Usefull Info
There are a couple of things you should know before starting a mastersave.
First of all you can only name it a mastersave if you don't start the first mission, so after leaving Ken at his office after the failed drug dealer get enough money to buy a property if you want to keep the UC White Admiral.
1. Buying a property to save UC White Admiral before the first mission (Getting Money)
1.1 Completing some side-missions
Ok so the best way to get money relatively fast is completing the side mission, personally I prefer completing the Paramedic side mission as it gives you enough money to buy any of the available properties with garages at this point. Now you ask if I do any mission where I have to use a vehicle I will loose the UC Admiral, right??? Wrong most times, I say most since for some reason I have lost it a couple of times right at the first level of the paramedic, but most times the game will keep in memory the use of the 2 most recent vehicles that you have used, so if you leave the Admiral in the hospital it should be there when you finish the paramedic side-mission.
2. Unique and Rare Vehicles
These are vehicles you don't find in normal traffic sometimes because they have unique colors, others because they have some kind of proofings
2.1 UC White Admiral
This vehicle is available as soon you leave Ken at his office after the failed drug dealer, is the vehicle he is driving when he picks Tommy and the crew at the airport.
2.2 EP/FP Hotring
2.3 Black Sanchez
2.4 Black Rancher
3. Money, Criminal Rating and Stats
Increase your money to max 999.999.999$, get the criminal rating of at least 1.000.000 and other stats maximized.
4. Mandatory Things
The side missions you must complete in order to get the 44% available before playing the 1st Story-mission
4.1 Vehicles Side-Missions
4.1.1 Paramedic (if not done before)
4.2 Races and Time Challenges
4.2.1 RC Races
184.108.40.206 RC Bandit
220.127.116.11 RC Baron
18.104.22.168 RC Raider
4.2.2 Stadium Events
4.2.3 Time Challenges
22.214.171.124 PCJ Playground
126.96.36.199 Cone Crazy
188.8.131.52 Trial by Dirt
184.108.40.206 Test Track
4.4 Hidden Packages
4.5 Unique Stunt Jumps 35/36
One unique stunt Jump is unaccessible at this point, it's only available during or after G-spotlight mission
Edited by fnxrak, 17 August 2013 - 10:50 PM.