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universetwisters

Cool Things You Didn't Know About Vice City

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gtafan2u

One ball is also there in a mansion pool in starfish island. My trick stand on the balls shadow and you can make 100-200 easily.

 

And that ball in the beach is a time controlled object, shows in night(forgot exact period).

Edited by gtafan2u

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t-p-d-a

During the Storyline, there is thunder but after the last mission there is no thunder anymore

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spaceeinstein

More specifically, thunder and lightning only happen after the completion of "Phnom Penh '86" but before the completion of "Keep your Friends Close..." Hurricane weather doesn't generate thunder and lightning in Vice City.

Edited by spaceeinstein

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MrAlexVercetti

The biker gangers will attack black people, I was doing a rampage and I thought they were shooting police or something but it was a fat black guy :D

in white tank top and black or red trunk?

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piko

 

The biker gangers will attack black people, I was doing a rampage and I thought they were shooting police or something but it was a fat black guy :D

in white tank top and black or red trunk?

 

Yea, that's the guy

 

Also, when Tommy jacks fat people's cars, he will make comments like 'You could do with the walk' or 'Shift your fat ass!'

Edited by piko

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SmokesWithCigs

 

 

 

The Courier Syndicate is practically the only wholly Female Gang in the Series. That's pretty Cool/Interesting in itself.

 

Or, for the record, pretty much the only gang to have female members in the first place.
Eh, this can't be true, i swear i got killed by a Lost MC chick in Stab City.

 

If there's female gang members, I suppose they're very rare. Don't remember seeing any myself - only hearing that one gal from inside the trailer that would later go kaboom. :DFemale lost mc members aren't really that rare,just go to the club house in Los Santos and you'll see one or two of them also at bookies bar. There are female baller members but they are rare and only spawn on grove street. Edited by SmokesWithCigs

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MrAlexVercetti

 

Yea, that's the guy

Also, when Tommy jacks fat people's cars, he will make comments like 'You could do with the walk' or 'Shift your fat ass!'

hmm i havent heard that from Tommy, but i'll pay attention once i steal a car from those fats..however they mostly happen to be on faggios..

 

P.S. ive also found out that the rain in the game lasts for 2hrs with ingame time and if it happens in the mornings it starts appox. at 7am and finishes exactly at 9am. as it strikes 9am the rain finishes. same if it happens at evenings or nights. count 2hrs and it'll finish at an exact hour..i found it out 2 nites ago..

Edited by MrTommyV

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spaceeinstein

P.S. ive also found out that the rain in the game lasts for 2hrs with ingame time and if it happens in the mornings it starts appox. at 7am and finishes exactly at 9am. as it strikes 9am the rain finishes. same if it happens at evenings or nights. count 2hrs and it'll finish at an exact hour..i found it out 2 nites ago..

You can check out the article on weather at GTAModding for the entire sequence of weather used in the game. Each number represents a weather type for one hour.

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MrAlexVercetti

man i dont understand those numbers lol.

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SmokesWithCigs

I did not know there was an rc Baron race located on a rooftop in North point. 14 hrs playing vice. Ity on and off and I'm just now discovering this

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spaceeinstein

I didn't think I can still be finding new areas in Vice City. Just across the street from the Ocean Heights Apartment, there is a plant feature on the roof of this building. A circular hole in the roof allows room for the tree to grow through. This looks too unique to be generic. Do you think it's based on a real building?

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MrAlexVercetti

I'll check it later but havent u seen in the NPM that those strees grow right in the building and saved to be so, i think the tree u saw up there has same story lol. and like i said before the trees in NPM feel the effect of the wind. and being inn while it rains outside u can see it from the trees inside.

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MrAlexVercetti

this might not be very cool thing that some of u didnt know but i decided to show. and so there's an ivisible lil step in NPM. near the info booth. which is at the height of Tommy's knees. usually u wont notice it if u dont go in that mall. however i felt theres a lil floor fault.

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blaze

I didn't think I can still be finding new areas in Vice City. Just across the street from the Ocean Heights Apartment, there is a plant feature on the roof of this building. A circular hole in the roof allows room for the tree to grow through. This looks too unique to be generic. Do you think it's based on a real building?

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Definitely an interesting find, maybe its supposed to be a balcony of some sort? Not solid sadly.

 

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Fireman

Vice City was originally intended as an expansion pack to GTA III:

What it says:

GTA 3: Vice City, the official expansion for GTA 3. will take you to a new lively city in the 80's ambience. In this new city you'll have to deal with cuban motorbike gangs and you too will be able to drive on a motorbike. Blablabl, boats, blablabla, airplanes. It's a non-linear campaign against corrupt politicians and Cuban gansters.

Saw that this was active again so here's a reupload of that original article;

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Fireman

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TheCaptainRudy

Ummmm...maybe I'm too late for posting this but aside from the window cleaners and elevator in playboy x's condo, GTA VC is the only game to feature an elevator that maybe operated at any point outside of missions.

 

It's the one from the mission G-spotlight in the office. It also has full animations showing inside the elevator from the view of a CCTV camera.

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Tumppi90

One ball is also there in a mansion pool in starfish island. My trick stand on the balls shadow and you can make 100-200 easily.

 

And that ball in the beach is a time controlled object, shows in night(forgot exact period).

I've found a beachball in Leaf Links Golf Club, in one of the sandpits. Here's the location:

 

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This leads me to believe the beachballs can randomly spawn in any place with sand.

Edited by Tumppi90

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gtafan2u

 

One ball is also there in a mansion pool in starfish island. My trick stand on the balls shadow and you can make 100-200 easily.

 

And that ball in the beach is a time controlled object, shows in night(forgot exact period).

I've found a beachball in Leaf Links Golf Club, in one of the sandpits. Here's the location:

 

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This leads me to believe the beachballs can randomly spawn in any place with sand.

Nopes.

Beach balls don't spawn randomly. They are objects in the IPL file.

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Tumppi90

Well, has anyone else found the ball at that location? Cause I swear I haven't seen it there before.

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thehambone

Well, has anyone else found the ball at that location? Cause I swear I haven't seen it there before.

I've never seen it there either. Then again, I don't roam around Leaf Links too often.

 

* The Banshee's tail lights can be broken if you happen to damage the rear fenders, similar to how the headlights can be knocked out by damaging the front fender on almost every car.

* The Hermes is a front-wheel-drive vehicle despite the vehicle style it is based on in real life having rear-wheel-drive configurations.

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xNCx

While browsing the SCM code for the mission where Tommy kills Gonzalez I stumbled across this.

 

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This is Gonzalez' penthouse and his pool. Above how it looks all the time. Below how it looks during the mentioned mission.

 

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Emm? Why did Rockstar made something like this?

For those who don't believe - 1:50.

 

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thehambone

While browsing the SCM code for the mission where Tommy kills Gonzalez I stumbled across this.

 

*snip*

 

This is Gonzalez' penthouse and his pool. Above how it looks all the time. Below how it looks during the mentioned mission.

 

*snip*

 

Emm? Why did Rockstar made something like this?

For those who don't believe - 1:50.

*snip*

Interesting, nice find! Is the pool used in the mission solid, like it has a cover over it? Maybe Rockstar made it that way so players wouldn't fall into the pool while chasing Gonzalez.

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xNCx

 

Interesting, nice find! Is the pool used in the mission solid, like it has a cover over it? Maybe Rockstar made it that way so players wouldn't fall into the pool while chasing Gonzalez.

 

Just checked, it's solid, so you can walk over (however sounds imitating walking in water are still played).

 

Your idea isn't bad, but even if the player falls inside, he won't drown. And exiting the pool is relatively easy.

 

Anyways, here is the SCM line for it:

$2257 = Object.Init(#SEXYPOOLCOVER, 470.68, 30.336, 30.19)Object.RemoveFromMissionCleanupList($2257)

I wonder how this pool can be called "sexy pool" :blink: .

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hoxi

People who speedrun this game or watch speedruns probably know this already, but here we go:

 

- You can pickup mission objects (like the Kruger in "Guardian Angels") and start rampages using replays

- You can despawn and respawn traffic by moving the camera to the floor and the back up on foot (useful for Sunshine Autos lists)

- You can regain control of Tommy in the ending cutscene of Back Alley Brawl if you arrive at the hotel at the beginning of the game before 21:51(?), you can recognize you got there quick enough easily, because you won't get the cutscene showing the saving stuff

- You can glitch the game to run two missions at once, for ex. Vigilante + Rampage. Using this method you can start story missions twice, which in most cases will just crash the game, but in missions like Jury Fury it will instantly pass it, because it will spawn the jury cars twice and end up damaging them enough

 

All of those tricks changed the speedrunning time for this game from 2 hours to 53 MINUTES!

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xNCx

Yes, speedrunning used to be "for everyone", but now this is a glitch-fest where only professional players can compete.

 

Meanwhile people who mod this game :p know that there is a foggy weather, but it is unused. I thought this is a leftover from GTA 3, but it turns out, that I'm wrong.

 

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Get to the fourth level of "Checkpoint Charlie". This is the only time in the whole game this kind of weather appears.

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GTAGuy1995

I found out that the "accuracy" stat (might apply to other GTA games as well) isn't only related to the player. Start a new game, get 2 star wanted level (kill some peds or use wanted level cheat), then let cops shoot at you. Now look at stats menu and you will notice the accuracy changes.

 

EDIT: In this whole time, I thought that the accuracy stat is only player related. That explains why my accuracy was always between 50 and 60.

Edited by GTAGuy1995

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thehambone

I found out that the "accuracy" stat (might apply to other GTA games as well) isn't only related to the player. Start a new game, get 2 star wanted level (kill some peds or use wanted level cheat), then let cops shoot at you. Now look at stats menu and you will notice the accuracy changes.

 

EDIT: In this whole time, I thought that the accuracy stat is only player related. That explains why my accuracy was always between 50 and 60.

Interesting. That's probably a result of developer oversight. Rockstar probably intended for the accuracy stat to count bullets fired by the player only, but forgot to distinguish between bullets fired by the player and bullets fired by NPCs.

 

I wonder if this bug exists in GTA III too.

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GTAGuy1995

That's what I was thinking as well. And I would like to test this for GTA 3 as well but don't have the time right now.

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AddictionToGaming

Yes, speedrunning used to be "for everyone", but now this is a glitch-fest where only professional players can compete.

 

Meanwhile people who mod this game :p know that there is a foggy weather, but it is unused. I thought this is a leftover from GTA 3, but it turns out, that I'm wrong.

 

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Get to the fourth level of "Checkpoint Charlie". This is the only time in the whole game this kind of weather appears.

I'm pretty sure the foggy weather can occur outside of that mission, but it's extremely rare. It has happened to me a couple of times years ago before unlocking Diaz's missions.

I should check the weather cycle in the game's files just out of curiosity.

 

 

One thing I accidentally discovered a few days ago, but I'm pretty sure it's known:

You (well, at least I) can only drive-by in a helicopter in the cinematic view. While doing it, you hear the Sea Sparrow/Hunter's machine gun sound effect instead of a submachine gun (Tec, Uzi, etc.).

Edited by AddictionToGaming

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