|Grand Theft Auto III Miscellaneous Guide|
|This section addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about the game. Contributions will be made as new questions arise.|
|Questions & Answers|
|Q. Is there such thing as a fourth island in GTA3?|
A. No, there is no forth Island. Any rumours about the so-called Carser city are untrue.
|Q. Where is Ghost Town?|
A. Although there is no forth island, there is an entirely separate town beyond the hills of Shoreside Vale, to the north. It can only be accessible by plane (flying the Dodo), but be warned, it is not solid and thus you cannot land on it. It is just a studio for the opening cinematic (the very beginning where Catalina and the main character rob the bank)
|Q. What is the Maibatsu Monstrosity?|
A. Unfortunately, this vehicle is not an actual in-game car. It is only featured in the radio commercials as being the four wheel drive SUV with seating for 12. And don't be fooled by rumours concerning the Land Stalker (SUV) as being the Maibatsu Monstrosity. It isn't.
|Q. How do I pick up prostitues?|
A. In order to pick up prostitutes, you will need any vehicle, except trucks, taxis, vans, or emergency vehicles. Prostitutes are mainly found in the Hepburn Heights and Wichita Gardens neighbourhoods. Drive up to a hooker and stop next to her. She will walk towards your window, and after a bit of chit chat, she will hop in the front seat. Now simply drive to a quiet, secluded area (such as your hideout) and stop your vehicle. The prostitute will begin servicing your account , during which your health will increase, for a maximum of 125 health. Note that your dollar count will decrease by one every second or so, as long as you have a prostitute in your car.
|Q. How do I fly the Dodo?|
A. The Dodo is the clipped wing plane in Francis International Airport. (note that you cannot fly the full winged Dodo which periodically flies over North Portland) I will not go into much detail about it, however you can check out my Dodo Instructional Guide for a complete walkthrough.
|Q. How can I fly using the Rhino tank?|
A. Believe it or not, you can actually fly the tank. First, enter the flying cars cheat (CHITTYCHITTYBB for PC users). Now turn the tank's turret 180 degrees, so that it's facing in the opposite direction. Now begin firing rapidly (keep tapping the fire key) while accelerating at the same time. This is best done on the airport runway, since there is no traffic to oppose you. The tank will travel up to insane speeds, and will eventually rise and gain height. Remember to always keep firing the turret.
|Q. What happened to Donald Love?|
A. No official information has been released regarding Donald Love's disappearance.He most likely fled Liberty City in order to escape the Colombian Cartel, the Yakuza or police accusations. Perhaps those packages which you collected for him during several missions have an implication on his business, and forced him to leave.
|Q. Who is Darkel?|
A. Darkel was originally a character that would give you the rampage missions. As of September 11th 2001, the game developers took into account Darkel's terrorist nature, and so removed him from the game. His name is still mentioned in the ending credits, while his skin was incorporated into the game files. (he resembles the bum wearing the brown hat, jacket and pants) Again, note that Darkel does not exist in the game, and any rumours regarding his existence are plain moronic.
|Q. How do you beat the mission Bomb Da Base Act II?|
A. Salvatore's mission Bomb Da Base has given many GTA3 gamers difficulty. Here is a detailed walkthough of the mission, particularly the sniping scene. Once you arive at the docks, you can buy some extra time by walling in 8Ball using a nearby Yankee, the vehicle you were currently driving, and the box he is hiding behind. Your buddy will eventually break through by pushing the vehicles out of the way, but you will have gained a few valuable seconds. You can also pick up the Adrenaline Pill to slow down the time, which will help you significantly while sniping. It's located on the other side of the warehouse adjacent to the Colombian ship, in between the portables (make sure you don't wander off too close to the ship). Now go to the top of the first set of stairs of the same warehouse and begin by sniping the Columbians at the base of the ramp where the Cartel Cruisers are parked. From here, there are two more thugs guarding the ramp on the ship. Now scan across the ship with your sniper rifle, taking down every gang member you see. It might help to shoot the red explosive barrels and kill several Columbians with one shot, based on their position. The pill should last throught the mission, so you should have plenty of time to aim a perfect shot and eliminate all the enemies (ther are approximately 10 of them). The cutscene will follow where 8Ball plants the explosives and the ship blows up, after which you are done the mission.
|Q. What are some common glitches in GTA3?|
A. You will notice quite a few unusual occurances during regular gameplay. I'll mention just the common ones.
Exit your Staunton Island hideout, and you normally see vehicles fall out of the sky, often piling on top of each other. You might also notice cars that are stuck driving inside the adjacent building. This place is perhaps most affected by glitches.
Other strange sights are cars driving in mid air (Hepburn Heights, for example) or vehicles sinking into the pavement on the bridge, especially the Callahan Bridge.
|Note: If you see any mistakes or room for improvement, post it and I will gladly modify my initial post.|
|Dodo Instructional Guide|
|This is a comprehensive guide on how to fly the Dodo plane and with enough practice, you may one day master this clumsy vehicle.|
|The Dodo is located at Francis International Airport in Shoreside Vale in three locations. It is located in the third Hangar as you enter the Airport. The second is by the police helicopter platform and the third is inside a hanger near the end of the main runway.|
|You need to start lift off from the end of the main runway, facing Staunton Island. Accelerate down the runway, and after 4-5 seconds press and hold down the Dodo Nose Down, which will cause the nose of the Dodo to scrape the ground. This indicates it is ready for lift off.|
Take Off Location
When you see this happen, let go of Dodo Nose Down and you the plane will slowly gain altitude. To prevent it from gaining too much height, and thus stalling and crashing, you need to continiously tap Dodo Nose Down, in order to keep it parallel to the ground.
Flying the Dodo
|General Note: Never let go of the acceleration button, otherwise you will lose momentum and crash. Occasionaly tap Dodo Nose Down to keep the plane level, but only do so when the front part of the plane begins to elevate.|
|Now that you took off you will be heading straight towards Staunton Island. You should make a right turn to avoid collision with the tall buildings. To do so, tap the Right Direction button until the desired turn is taken. Never hold down Right, otherwise you will spin out of control and crash.|
|Now that you are familiar with the basics of flying the Dodo, take time to explore the world of GTA3 from a total new perspective. Here are some interesting locations to visit.|
Kenji's Casino Roof Top
Airport Main Building
|The ability to fly the Dodo is considered to be a rare skill that not many players have yet perfected. This guide will hopefully make you a better pilot, and will give you a total new perspective on the game world. In other words, it's just plain fun to cruise around Liberty City and exploring every inch of it.|
|Collection of Helpful Websites|
|These are some of the most useful resource sites available. Before posting a new question or comment, make sure to research these places first.|
|•Demarest's Grand Theft Auto Guide|
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