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Is there anything we can achieve to avoid paying those flaming expensive hospital fees? This is so annoying that the bigger the bank blance the more expensive these fees are. This is a dumb thing that Rockstar put in the game, it's like saying rich people have to pay higher prices than anyone else. Just because they are rich they should have to pay more than others. It's also like me (that's somebody that doesn't have money falling out of my arse) paying 45p for a tin of baken beans and Michael Caine having to pay £2,000 for a tin. Anyway, with GTA 4, it's off-putting that the more I make the higher the fee is. Some people have told me they completed the game and their Niko hardly has any money in the bank. When I've completed the other GTA games my main character was stinking-rich. I made so much I had a string of nines in GTA: VC and GTA: SA and that was the limit I could make. I got all that in GTA: VC while stealing a lot of money from the dead with Pedestrian Riot and the same in GTA: SA alone with a lot of winnings in the casinos and betting shops. I can't think of any side missions that pay out quite a bit. I've completed all the Most Wanted missions and they pay bugger all and in reality Niko put his arse on the line for nothing while cleaning the streets while the cops got in the way. The cops get paid for that work and Niko did it for free. Well, I've made my point. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

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D. Destroy the Securicar/whatever the hell that thing is and pick up the remains

E. Maybe rockstar will release a money cheat

F. It's not so bad, besides you can tell us what happens when you reach 0 if you keep dying k.

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G) Don't die, get arrested instead of dying, and use the health cheat.... instant weapons.

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What exactly do you want loads of money for anyway? There's nothing to really buy other than weapons

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G) Don't die, get arrested instead of dying, and use the health cheat.... instant weapons.

Lose all your $ and go get some table dances. You'll get the dances,

but the bouncers wont be pleased.

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BTW if you have no money and have to go to the hospital it says something along the line of, "the government paid your tab" or something sarcastic like that. So no money = free healthcare. Ah the realism......

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I think the problem is that you're not too good at the game tbh.

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You get paid for the side missions- whether its vigilante, most wanted, delivery, cab, racing- they all pay out. If you're dying so much, maybe you want to tweak some gameplay elements (learn to use cover, reload whenever possible before you empty the clip, don't stand in the middle of the street during a firefight) to help you stay alive longer.

 

If you must, reload your previous save if you haven't got the money for whatever it is you need. Or just do as twistedspoon said...you'll get treated whether you have the money or not.

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I think the problem is that you're not too good at the game tbh.

Not too good at the game? How come so many people have to use cheats and I don't? So far I have nearly $300,000.

 

 

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Because they play for fun and for the story? Cheating doesn't take away from either of those.

There are people that play for fun, and there are people that play to be the best that they can... Not everybody that cheats does so because they have to.

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Thanks everyone for the tips. What does annoy me in a shootout is when I fire away, sometimes I have to reload just when I appear from cover to shoot. The mission when Niko is shooting in the hotel, the first part that's outside the elivator, Niko holds the gun in his right hand and he's on the right-hand side of the hallway so he can't cover part of him behind the wall. I had genades to lob down there to kill most of them but some were still at the end. I failed that mission in a way the first time beacuse of the phone call when I was making a run for it away from the cops and Niko can't run for some odd reason when he's on the phone. I did the mission again and waited for the call while I was in the alley and then I made a run for it. I thought I might as well do the mission again because I lost more due to hospital fees compared to what I made in the mission. Most missions that I f*ck-up with are chases because I'm sick of people that I'm chasing going around sharp corners just when I'm about to aim and fire and my aim is right off course and I have to keep driving and I lost them. Brucies first race was a pain. I'm better at the shootouts and I love those best. I wish there were more Most Wanted missions. The Crime ones are good but some don't give enough time to get on the scene such as twenty seconds to drive around four sharp turning with a bunch of pricks getting in the way. Even with the siren on a cop car gets in the way and they never move and give way.

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Because they play for fun and for the story? Cheating doesn't take away from either of those.

There are people that play for fun, and there are people that play to be the best that they can... Not everybody that cheats does so because they have to.

I admit I used cheats here and there in the other GTA games but I thought I want to complete GTA 4 without any cheats and so far people that told me they used cheats regretted it because their game acts odd. One said his achivements are all gone. I know 360 achivements seem pointless but to me they are part of the game.

 

 

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I've never noticed the game to act odd, aside from vehicle spawning points. Sometimes if it spawns the helicopter in an odd place and you go to get in, you will hear a crashing sound and it will pop over somewhere else. Other than that, no issue. (Achievements are a moot point to me, as I'm using a PS3).

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Thanks everyone for the tips. What does annoy me in a shootout is when I fire away, sometimes I have to reload just when I appear from cover to shoot.

 

Brucies first race was a pain.

You can solve that first part by keeping an eye on your ammo count so that you know when to reload manually. In ps3 hold down square to reload when your clip is low.

 

The second one, all I can say is learn to drive better. I've played through twice now, and I can't see how this race would give you any problem unless you roll the car or something.

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I've never noticed the game to act odd, aside from vehicle spawning points. Sometimes if it spawns the helicopter in an odd place and you go to get in, you will hear a crashing sound and it will pop over somewhere else. Other than that, no issue. (Achievements are a moot point to me, as I'm using a PS3).

Maybe some people are lucky and some are not. One person told me he used the Annihilator cheat and his game picked-up a nasty echo the second the Annihilator was ready. I believe the XBox and XBox 360 games are more sensitive than the PS2 and PS3. I used some cheats in GTA: SA and my game only suffered the odd freezing and I couldn't use the trains after a while because the camera angles were screwed where I got every angle flashing by the second. It was like watching one type of a CCTV camera. This was the PS2 version. One person told others in a GTA: SA group about his XBox version. When he was trying to do a Madd Dogg, the one where he jumps off the roof, he kept jumping before CJ got a change to get in the pick-up truck and he admitted he used a lot of cheats. I never had that problem.

 

I want to play GTA: SA again without any cheats but not until I've completed GTA 4 and THE GODFATHER.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks everyone for the tips.  What does annoy me in a shootout is when I fire away, sometimes I have to reload just when I appear from cover to shoot.

 

  Brucies first race was a pain.

You can solve that first part by keeping an eye on your ammo count so that you know when to reload manually. In ps3 hold down square to reload when your clip is low.

 

The second one, all I can say is learn to drive better. I've played through twice now, and I can't see how this race would give you any problem unless you roll the car or something.

I must admit, I do forget to check the ammo count.

 

The reason why my driving isn't so good is because I find the cars skid more in this game. You do a sudden stop when I use brake and reverve at the same time and the car can stil sometimes skid the wrong way and I have to turn around. The motorcycle in I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots And Your Motorcycle pisses me off because the slightest stop and the bike went everywhere except for up my arse. There were times when I got back on and I lost the fart. I'm way past that one now. The last mission I did was Hating The Haters.

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I must say when I started playing the game I preferred the old style as well... however, since I couldn't change it, I adapted.

 

A few tricks I picked up along the way

1) Brake earlyl, accelerate out of the turns

2) If the turn is clear, you can always try e-braking 90+ degrees, and then floor it and steer the other way. (Doesn't always work like I want, but it does a good majority of the time). Again... do this early, and accelerate out of it.

3) Work on driving steady, not speedy. You don't have to be a top speed driver... just focus on not spinning/stopping/crashing.

4) If you must shoot someone, try to focus first on keeping up with them, and second on shooting them whey driving straight. After all, it can take longer if you're not shooting in the turns, but then again, if you crash and they get away, what's the point?

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I must say when I started playing the game I preferred the old style as well... however, since I couldn't change it, I adapted.

 

A few tricks I picked up along the way

1) Brake earlyl, accelerate out of the turns

2) If the turn is clear, you can always try e-braking 90+ degrees, and then floor it and steer the other way.  (Doesn't always work like I want, but it does a good majority of the time).  Again... do this early, and accelerate out of it.

3) Work on driving steady, not speedy.  You don't have to be a top speed driver... just focus on not spinning/stopping/crashing.

4) If you must shoot someone, try to focus first on keeping up with them, and second on shooting them whey driving straight.  After all, it can take longer if you're not shooting in the turns, but then again, if you crash and they get away, what's the point?

Driving in this game does take a while to get used to, especially the bikes, but some of the cars are just plain hard to drive until you get the hang of it.

 

It's a good idea to focus on #3 of those tips first. You don't have to accelerate all the way when you first take off in a car -- doing so will cause some cars (like the Dukes, for example) to spin out. If you have to turn around, try doing it slowly at first until you figure out how the car you're in handles full acceleration.

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