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MorsPrincipiumEst
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#391

Posted A week ago Edited by MorsPrincipiumEst, A week ago.

Well that is another thing people don't understand, unlike a User's Profile on this Forum which seems to fit MANY Photos, and I mean a f*cking megaton of Photos, the Guides here do NOT.  For instance when I finished my OLD 2nd Save File in SA, I tried posting BOTH of my PS2 Photos AND my iOS Photos for SA...When I clicked Submit, it said "Content_Too_Long."  People always complain but the ones complaining are the ones who don't have any knowledge of how much "meat" each Post can contain.  I do like the "Post Your Collections Here" Section, HOWEVER, in time even that won't be sufficient enough and SpriteFan274 will run out of room and see first hand.  Maybe 50 Photos or so can be shown in each of these Sections in the Topics, while 1,000 or so can be shown in a User's Profile.  I've talked to some of the Staff in the past and they've told me that the OLD Forums, before they got upgraded actually allowed a lot more text/photos per Page, however, with the new upgrade we have now, it allows LESS.  Furthermore, there is even another Forum Update coming in the coming months or year, as well.  Every time a Forum Update happens, a lot of Topics and sh*t gets f*cked up and have to be redone...Another headache waiting to happen...

 

But yeah, the point is, unless it's my Profile, those Posts within the Forum will eventually run out of room and I don't just want MY Stats and Collections posted there.  I'd like to see OTHER PEOPLE'S Stats and Collections, too, but eventually it'll be too much for the Forum.  Now, I am not sure if just adding the URL to imgur.com will help that or not, but SpriteFan274 plans to do that if he gets the errors and then you'd have to click each imgur.com URL to see the Photos rather than just clicking the Spoiler and seeing them.  I hope you get it now...

 

Anyways, to bring it back on Topic, I will be starting my 2nd III Save tomorrow and should finish it in 3-4 days as usual.  Then just the 2nd SA Save to finish and finally...The 3D Era GTA's and PS2 Saves come to and end.  Will back everything up on my Memory Cards now that I renewed every Starter Save and every 100% Save since the last time I made backups on my Memory Cards in 2016.  Then it's time to move onto the HD Era again for a while and also some sh*t with Mobile.  I still have POSSIBLE plans for a 3rd VC Save, 10th LCS Save, 7th VCS Save, 2nd CW Save, and 2nd V Save in the future, but we'll see about those.  I honestly don't care too much anymore as what I have now when all is said and done by this late Fall, early Winter is good enough for my liking...

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#392

Posted A week ago

I know about Photo limitations. I think it's okay to post Stats in the "text" form, so it will not take a lot of place. Well, imgur or any other photo hosting is a good solution too, because it's not so hard to click on 1 link. You know, I just want to see other people's Stats, so I can compare them with mine.

Btw, I started my own save not so long ago, because I need to take a break with LCS. I have too many many projects in this game (except my "perfect" save), so it's getting boring to play only one game. I'll continue for sure, but not for now.

Playing GTA III for the first time, going for a little bit different collection than yours, hope for good stats  :p


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Yeah, we'll figure something out when the time comes and the errors start happening when trying to update those Collections Sections in each Guide.  But yeah, it'll probably just be the URL's to each Photo rather the Photos themselves since that seems to take up too much room, apparently.  I don't get how a Profile is different to a Forum Post, but it seems to be way different and can add a lot more stuff compared to the Forum Posts.

 

Yeah, that is what I like, too.  I like to see Stats and Collection Photos as well to see how people parked their Vehicles and see their Stats to compare with my own, as well.  In the past, it helped a lot to see other people's Collections and some of my Photos and how I park the Vehicles are based on their Photos I saw years back.  III was a nightmare at one time for me to park them how you see, but ever since I did it once, back in 2014/15, I kept doing the SAME Garage Layout and it took very little time to do it once I did it once.  But to figure out how to make all 13 fit was a bitch at first...

 

Which ones do you plan to get?  Some people get the same 13 as me, with the minor difference of NOT getting the AP Cheetah (since it can be obtained ANYTIME, even after 100%, however with the additional +1 to the Mission Attempts Stat) and instead getting the EP/EC Securicar.  I rather just get the AP Cheetah as it's one of, if not the best Special Vehicle in III and can pass to get it, thus not degrading the Stats with the additional +1 Attempt.  What sucks with that EP/EC Securicar is that it comes up in the Story when you already have 12 Special Vehicles, or 11, and it makes it an absolute nightmare trying to get it into the SI Garage when you have 5 Vehicles already inside there (or 4 if you are using your own BP/DP Barracks OL to force it to drive to your own Safehouse).  This is why I just plan to get that in a 2nd Save File when the Garage is completely empty...

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#394

Posted A week ago

I'm going to obtain EP/EC Securicar instead of BP/FP Securicar, because I prefer EC. That will be hard, but I'll try.


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Posted A week ago Edited by MorsPrincipiumEst, A week ago.

Hm...Interesting.  Any BP Vehicle is nice in this game specifically since once you get into the Story, so many Gangs become hostile toward you and wield Shotguns and AK-47's and such.  I like the BP/FP Securicar more for that reason, but also it's a nice challenge sinking it below the ground and taking it to SSV early.  It's funny cuz ALL Portland Special Vehicles go to SSV while the BP/DP Patriot (last Vehicle obtained) goes to Portland.  All beginning Vehicles go to final Garage and end Vehicle goes to beginning Garage.  It's backward, but you need to do what you need to do to maximize space...Shame you can't make any Securicar or Trashmaster DP, though...

 

You can even get the same EC Securicar, without EP in the very next Mission after Escort Service, "Decoy" and pass to obtain it if all you're looking for is the EC...Only the Mirrors and Bars on it are EC, so it's very minor for that, thus I prefer the BP/FP Securicar no doubt...

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#396

Posted A week ago

Of course I can get only EC Securicar, but EP/EC is better and more challenging. I know that BP in this game is really good, but I don't think that I'll drive BP Securicar for fun, because it's not DP and can't be made.


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Posted A week ago Edited by MorsPrincipiumEst, A week ago.

Good luck.  The EP/EC Securicar itself isn't very difficult.  What makes it so bad (especially when going for 13 total Special Vehicles) is that you will have a lot in your SI Garage to start already and getting the Securicar in there as a wreck, especially, will be a nightmare restoring it and the Garage not opening since you'll get the message "You can't store any more Vehicles in there!!!"

 

Time to boot up III shortly and do all Pay Phone Missions in Portland (Marty Chonks and El Burro) as well as Story Missions Don't Spank Ma Bitch Up to Sayonara Salvatore and reach SI, saving only once.  Shouldn't be too hard and will go quick...

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Posted A week ago Edited by MM KJ, A week ago.

It isn't hard at all if you aim for no deaths/busted. In my no-cheat-and-wasted save I rushed from T letter missions to final with no problem, without saving at all (I forgot :p, but it's the same) I very often forget saving when I should. Just think before you do something, don't rush and you'll be good.

zazaza691 if you are on PC, definitely obtain this UC Securicar OM0. (Well, it might be the only possible way..GTA III Special Vehicles ain't worth meaningless pain).

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Posted A week ago

Meh, the Replay Method for the EP/EC Securicar is just dumb.  You do a Replay and just jack it and drive it back to the Garage with a Blue Arrow on top of it.  And again, only for PC.  The Tank Method or Barracks OL Method is for ALL Platforms and for Guides sake, it's best to always show Methods that EVERYONE on ALL Platforms can use instead of being in favor of one Platform or another.  Methods that work for EVERYONE is the ones I always try and find.

 

72% Completion, 0 Deaths, 0 Busted, 0 Cheats, 0 Missions Failed, 28 Days Passed in Game, and 0 out of 5 Special Vehicles.

 

I did ALL Portland Pay Phone Missions, ALL Portland Story Missions, Sayonara Salvatore, and Delivered the Barracks OL to the EV Crane for Import/Export...Saved only one time after all of this.  Starter Save has 24 Days Passed in Game and only 28 Days Passed in Game now, so that took only 4 In-Game Days to complete all of this and that was exactly 19%, since I start with 53% from the Starter Save and am now 72%.  Game goes so quick and it's so easy.  Feels strange skipping the Special Vehicles, though, as any time in the past, I only cared for ONE GTA III Save instead of two, which I am doing this time and since the 1st Save is done with all 13, I don't need any of those anymore, so it feels strange blowing through the Missions without getting them anymore, lol...

 

Looks like tomorrow I will have the DP/EC FBI Car and EP/EC Securicar already for my 2nd Save and be nearing the Unique RC Bandit from Toyminator.  Then all I gotta get is both the DP/NE Taxi and DP/NE Hoods Rumpo XL and finish to 100% and it's done with, then back to SA for my 2nd Save File and the 3D Era on PS2 is complete and going back to the HD Era for a while...

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Posted A week ago

Nah, I was suggesting this OM0 method for zazaza691 because he may face garage problems. For everyone else, well ofc... In normal situations I support all-platform methods. I may actually stick to them as well now, although I'm on PC. When I make a new save, I would also like to try tougher strategies that other's have to face. e.g. this Securicar..I'm personally going for a Tank method bcs I've always used OM0 and this one is new and interesting. So why not :)

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Posted A week ago

There has been people like 4emp2008 (Champion on Youtube now) and fnxrak who obtained all 13 already and one of them is this EP/EC Securicar.  It's not IMPOSSIBLE to get while having a packed Garage, just makes obtaining it a bit more tricky because of the packed Garage.  There is no reason people can't do many Save Files, though.  It just seems the most logical to not get it for a main Save and get it for a 2nd Save where I am only obtaining 5 Special Vehicles in total, and 13 in my 1st Save...18 in total across 2 Save Files by the end...


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Posted A week ago Edited by MorsPrincipiumEst, A week ago.

100% Completion, 0 Deaths, 0 Busted, 0 Cheats, 2 Missions Failed, 39 Days Passed in Game, and 5 Special Vehicles!

 

Save File 2:

 

Portland: Empty

Staunton Island: EP/EC Securicar, DP/EC FBI Car, DP NE Taxi, DP NE Hoods Rumpo XL

Shoreside Vale: Unique RC Bandit

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The Only Missions Failed: Escort Service to Obtain the EP/EC Securicar and Toyminator to Obtain the Unique RC Bandit.

 

For people who want the EP/EC Securicar in their Save whilst having other Vehicles inside the Garage: DO NOT use a Rhino Tank for this task.  A BP/DP Barracks OL Method is shown in the founder, Stea1thman's Video, and a couple other Videos on Youtube.  Only one person uses a Tank and it's seriously the worst Method ever.  Why?  Cuz the Tank literally gets damaged so much from trying to push it back to the Garage that it catches fire by the time you get back to the Safehouse, right before going down the slope to the Garage OR literally by the time you are ready to push the Securicar's Wreck into the Garage.  Pushing the Securicar using a "T-Boning" Method is terrible and wrecks the Tank even more.  The only way you should push it if you decide to use a Tank is from either the back or front of the Securicar.  NOT from it's side.  You'll regret it when you reach the Safehouse only for the Tank to catch on fire.  Using a BP/DP Barracks OL is the easiest Method since you force the Securicar to literally drive right into your Garage, literally.  Doing this Method will maximize your chances of obtaining it if there is other Special Vehicles in the Garage to begin with.  I used a Tank since there was nothing inside my Garage, but the Method is absolutely pathetic and the Tank moves the Securicar wreck as if you're trying to push a f*cking Bus on foot.  That's how slow the Method is.  Or better yet, like trying to push a Heavy Vehicle on foot in LCS.  Sure, it moves, but how much time to waste to get 10 feet up the road?  A long time...

 

Interestingly enough, I actually got the Unique RC Bandit first try.  I had no issue whatsoever restoring it in the Garage.  I simply just closed Garage, blew it up, then opened Garage and there it was.  It never vanished at all, surprisingly.  When I first tried this, I actually thought it was unobtainable for PS2 cuz I was holding R3 instead of L3 (Horn) when getting into the Toyz Van and Claude wouldn't exit at all.  But then I realized I was holding the wrong Button and then it worked out.  Was pretty interesting controlling it while on foot with Claude and getting it back to the Garage, lol...

 

And I did it!  Under 40 Days Passed, just like I intended and wanted to do.  I was close to 40 Days, though.  Luckily got 39 by the end.  Didn't care to pick up more Ammo or get 125 Health in this Save.  I did that for my 1st, main, better Save.

 

I used Rumble to make the EC Black FBI Car converted to DP.  Took literally all of 5 minutes to find BOTH the NE Taxi and NE Hoods Rumpo XL.

 

There is not a single Special Vehicle I am missing now in III.  Everything to ever exist is now obtained.  In before some moron says I didn't obtain the useless EC Black Stretch from Chaperone or the EC Black Securicar from Decoy.  I already have an AP/EC Black Stretch and EP/EC Black Securicar.  Don't need inferior trash...

 

Oh, and even though Nick confirmed you can't drive the Bandit on PS2, I still wanted to test.  Claude will go for it and "open the door," but like Nick showed, it crashes when you do that.  Shame, really...

 

III is back in the box for good.  Only time I will play this game now is on my 100% Saves just messing around...Moving onto my FINAL 3D Era GTA Project before going back to the HD Era...My 2nd SA Save using OM0 (snooze fest).

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