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Algonquin Assassin

My trip back to San Andreas

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You can get infinite minigun ammo from the mission Up, Up, and Away! You'll have to complete Black Project first though. Way you do it is you take a jetpack (which you acquire from Black Project) to the military base where you get the helicopter in Up, Up, and Away and you have to equip a sniper rifle. Next, you have to exit the jetpack while in the marker for the mounted minigun and rapidly aim your sniper rifle. I hope I explained that somewhat decently. 

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Grotti Vigilante

Just a few of my own tips that I picked up when playing the game.

  1. Before going any further into the story, I would advise that you go to Angel Pine hospital and do the paramedic missions. Because the town is so small, you can easily pick up enough patients without pressure and complete all twelve levels to the point where your health is at it's maximum level.
  2. When flight school comes about, I'd just as well try and go for all gold just so you can get the Hunter and beat all vigilante missions to get maximum armour. However, you can just as well do that with other vehicles, so it's not as essential. Increasing your armour and health will do you good in certain missions later on.
  3. For the last mission, End of the Line, I feel you should go back to Angel Pine and do firefighter missions. When I did so, I didn't have to go far, so I ended becoming fireproof in no time. If you must do this sooner though, make sure you do out outside of Los Santos. You will not want to be getting attacked by rioters.
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Mister Pink
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Good to see you play San Andreas, and I'm playing through IV and really enjoying it. 

 

Have you sprayed all the tags? I did this in one sitting. It's a little tedious but not that bad. You can do it in one sitting. I like to do that to get all the weapons delivered to your house, permanently. It's a nice way to save money. Also, you can build up your stamina by doing and driving/biking skill, depending on how you get around. When you get to San Fierro, you can do all the photo-ops and you'll have weapons permanently at your garage. You'll never really need to visit a Ammunation again. 

 

Oh and people often complain about having to eat food. I find, if you eat 4 or 5 big meals every now and then, you'll have enough fat on you that you'll never get hungry or rarely. 

 

Another thing is that some San Andreas missions were frustratingly difficult. But when playing recently, I glided through some of them. Not sure if it's because I just crap back in 2004/2005 or if the game got easier (playing the remaster version). Either way, you might notice it yourself. 

 

Happy gaming. I'll be playing through San Andreas periodically but giving IV a serious playthrough. Going to try maybe go for 100%. 

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NileshKumar
On 4/18/2020 at 2:23 PM, SonOfLiberty said:

As I've indicated in other threads I've recently started a new save of San Andreas. As a fairly vocal critic of the game over the years I feel like it's important for me to step back into this game and give it a fresh chance as it's the only 3D era GTA I never finished back in the day and to be honest I'm pretty tired of bashing it. It's time to start embracing what others see in it.

 

So far I've done up to Madd Dogg's Rhymes and so far everything's been good. Shooting took me a little bit of getting used to since I'm so used to GTA IV's shooting, but I feel like I'm starting to find a rhythm. Touch wood I haven't failed any missions yet and I'm even starting to grow to CJ. I used to think he was a whiny pussy, but he's actually a pretty cool guy.

 

Anyway the only thing that concerns me is I remember some missions later on that were a bit frustrating. Are there any tips anyone can give me please? Like should I focus on certain skills like shooting, driving etc to perhaps make it a bit easier?

 

I'm playing on PS4 btw,:)

When a GTA SA Fan Hater says "duh, SA is still cool"

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Algonquin Assassin
10 hours ago, Mister Pink said:

Have you sprayed all the tags? I did this in one sitting. It's a little tedious but not that bad. You can do it in one sitting. I like to do that to get all the weapons delivered to your house, permanently. It's a nice way to save money. Also, you can build up your stamina by doing and driving/biking skill, depending on how you get around. When you get to San Fierro, you can do all the photo-ops and you'll have weapons permanently at your garage. You'll never really need to visit a Ammunation again. 

 

Not yet, but now you mention it I may give them a whirl. :^:

 

10 hours ago, Mister Pink said:

Oh and people often complain about having to eat food. I find, if you eat 4 or 5 big meals every now and then, you'll have enough fat on you that you'll never get hungry or rarely. 

 

I was one of them.:ph34r:

 

It's definitely not as annoying as I thought it was. Infact it helps create immersion in the game. Haha I seriously wouldn't have said that a few months back. :p

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Niobium

if you are using the micro smg or tec 9, avoid using it too much or you'll be forced to deal with the sh*tty dual wield 😂

 

i think that going for headshots makes your weapon skill increase slower, if that helps. i could be wrong though

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Rhoda
5 hours ago, Niobium said:

if you are using the micro smg or tec 9, avoid using it too much or you'll be forced to deal with the sh*tty dual wield 😂

 

I always opt for the standard SMG over the micro options because I can't stand dual wielding for some reason. There's three pick ups for the SMG in Los Santos that I collect after a certain point - there's one or two missions that replace your SMG slot which is one of the more annoying traits of the game. Unfortunately I can't remember what those missions are off the top of my head but I do know that Badlands strips you of everything but a camera, and you'll lose everything but your knife during the mission The Da Nang Thang which I've talked about before. Other than that, it's fair game, and with the SMG you'll make short work of anybody, especially if you achieve the Hitman skill level early.

 

I'm editing this with the three SMG locations I use in GTA San Andreas. I'm using my phone for these images but the locations are present in all versions.

 

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This one is on a small balcony/rooftop in Las Colinas.

 

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This one is on the Jefferson motel rooftop, just a short walk down from the first one.

 

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This one is behind a wall in Unity train station's car park.

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Algonquin Assassin

Just a bit of an update as I'll do these periodically to keep you guys informed of my progress. I tried "Reuniting The Families" and I was doing so well. Almost made it the the billboard with a slither of car health and the cops blew it up. F*ck. I guess it wasn't a bad attempt since it's the first time in years I've been this far into the story, but yeah a bit frustrating to miss out by "that much". :p

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I don't personally like the mission Reuniting The Families, simply because I find it a little tedious and the on-rails shooting section just isn't my idea of a good time. What's helpful in making this mission easier is knowing which cars to shoot and which to leave alone, because only certain cops can deliver damage. Some background vehicles are there just to add a little life to the scene. From the very beginning, concentrate your fire on the first two cars - the third one that joins in will get hit by a train, so it's a waste of time trying to pick him off. I know it sounds obvious and I don't mean to sound patronising but try to look out for the cops that look to be actively shooting you. A number of them are scripted to crash or catch fire, so after a few plays of it I think you'll get better at identifying the threats. There are two cops that will jump on your car and punch you, and you should take these out as soon as possible. Their thrown punches will throw your aim off completely and if the timing is poor, you'll continue to take damage from gunfire as he repeatedly hits you. As soon as the AK jams, your job is done.

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OmarMohammed
23 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

Just a bit of an update as I'll do these periodically to keep you guys informed of my progress. I tried "Reuniting The Families" and I was doing so well. Almost made it the the billboard with a slither of car health and the cops blew it up. F*ck. I guess it wasn't a bad attempt since it's the first time in years I've been this far into the story, but yeah a bit frustrating to miss out by "that much". :p

Use a controller, It will be useful, But when you reach the car, use mouse and keyboard 

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Algonquin Assassin
6 minutes ago, Rhoda said:

I don't personally like the mission Reuniting The Families, simply because I find it a little tedious and the on-rails shooting section just isn't my idea of a good time. What's helpful in making this mission easier is knowing which cars to shoot and which to leave alone, because only certain cops can deliver damage. Some background vehicles are there just to add a little life to the scene. From the very beginning, concentrate your fire on the first two cars - the third one that joins in will get hit by a train, so it's a waste of time trying to pick him off. I know it sounds obvious and I don't mean to sound patronising but try to look out for the cops that look to be actively shooting you. A number of them are scripted to crash or catch fire, so after a few plays of it I think you'll get better at identifying the threats. There are two cops that will jump on your car and punch you, and you should take these out as soon as possible. Their thrown punches will throw your aim off completely and if the timing is poor, you'll continue to take damage from gunfire as he repeatedly hits you. As soon as the AK jams, your job is done.

It's funny because I had absolutely no problem with "Just Business". Infact it was a breeze.

 

I think with "Reuniting The Families" it wasn't an overly difficult mission from what I remember, but I just need to shake the cobwebs loose and as you say only concentrate on the cops that need to be taken out.

 

@OmarMohammed PS4 buddy so no keyboard and mouse.

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Rhoda

Just a heads up (and tell me if this is too much, I don't want to ruin the experience or backseat game in any way) but in Badlands you're tasked with driving up a mountain to kill a dude and photograph his corpse. Be mindful that you've been stripped of weaponry, so before you do anything, get hold of a gun and a couple of rounds of ammo. He has back-up. Fortunately, it's strongly implied you take a bike up the mountain and as I said, shooting AI is a joke if the last vehicle you were on was a motorcycle.

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GhettoJesus
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You can find an UZI behind one of the trailers in the trailerpark. So it isn't necessary to drop by Ammunation.

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Nappy
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How you finding the driving so far? Any new opinions about it?

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ooofff ya missed it man lol

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Algonquin Assassin
44 minutes ago, Payne said:

Hoe you finding the driving so far? Any new opinions about it?

It's good, but I still prefer GTA IV's.;)

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Funktipus
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12 hours ago, GhettoJesus said:

You can find an UZI behind one of the trailers in the trailerpark. So it isn't necessary to drop by Ammunation.

There's also a Desert Eagle in the scrapyard not far from Angel Pine.

 

I rarely use Ammunition.....after every mission, I drive around collecting Body Armor and my favorite weapons. By the time I get to the final missions, I'm f-n loaded. I've done this with every GTA game. 

 

After Sweet's mission, 'Tagging Up Turf', I always collect the Gang Tags, so I'll have an AK-47 at the safehouse.

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Lioshenka
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In one mission in San Fierro you will need to have a lot of lung capacity. You can either do it bit by bit, but I prefer to do a long swim from either Fisher's Lagoon or from Whetstone bridge to Santa Maria beach. It takes about an hour real time, but I just turn my volume up and enjoy the scenery and the splash of the water.

 

To be honest, the rest of the missions are fairly easy, even if you fail them, you'll figure out what you need to do better. I would probably do the side missions earlier rather than later if you are going for 100%; also being able to spring infinitely or having a full health bar helps in the missions later on. If you do the collectables then you will never have a shortage of weapons - it does take away some of the fun and challenge though.

 

If you are going for 100% then watch out for NRG-500 mission, it's a real pain in the bum. But I did it - I could never get a gold medal in the Driving School though...

 

Air raid mission for Zero is guaranteed to make you want to smash your controller.

 

Purely for the experience purpose I wouldn't go to SF until you have to, and I wouldn't go back to LS during the countryside stage of the game. Nothing is going to stop you from doing so, but I personally find the experience of going to SF when the mission tells you very emotional? rewarding? Something like that.

 

Basically, I see three ways of playing SA: exactly as the game tells you. Probably the best from the storytelling point of view. The third one is to follow the tips and tricks, exploit the glitches and finish the game fast. I think this ruins it in a way. The second way, which is how I do it, is the golden middle - you play as the game tells you, but you do some exploring within the CJs abilities e.g. you can enter the airport early, you can visit other islands by ramming the barriers with a train - there are many more, which you can find for yourself (don't want to spoil it for you). It's much easier compared to GTA V for instance - in V it would be impossible to complete some of the side missions if you had no access to the collective knowledge base of the Internet, but in SA you can mostly figure out things yourself and find glitches/features yourself. I also dress CJ accordingly to whichever part of the map he's in. It's annoying, but helps the atmosphere.

 

I think people covered a lot of tricks here already, so my advise is largely about the experience, lol, you know that this is what I always praise SA for :D

 

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Algonquin Assassin

I’ve now officially done Badlands.

 

A couple of minor snags along the way, but I’ve been paying very close attention to the advice and tips thus far.

 

I haven’t tried them all yet,  but it’s good that I can refer to this thread. Thanks for the responses guys. It’s awesome.👍

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I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about Catalina's missions, because they're quite the change of pace and a little different to what you've done so far. There is a mission that involves chasing down thieves on quadbikes called Local Liquor Store (found in Blueberry) and you're strongly advised by the game to take one of the quadbikes. However, if you arrive to the mission already on a bike of your own you can simply use that and it'll make your life a lot easier.

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Catalina’s missions are some of the best in the series imo, the little robberies we needed in Gta V. I remember i once felt sad about leaving her lol, so i saved the game on another slot to replay them again.

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Catalina as a character irritated me to no end, but her missions were good. It's a shame we only really got four of them. I wouldn't have minded another four, because whilst all we got were robberies they were all different.

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Carl Theft Auto
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Go to the ammunation and buy weapons, then go to the shooting range then quickly exit, you ammo will be doubled. Do it again and again, you will get 10000+ ammo.

Might not work to some gun.

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Algonquin Assassin

Just a question, but I want to start doing paramedic missions to get extra health and up my driving stat, but where abouts in Angel Pine is the nearest medical facility to do them?

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14 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

Just a question, but I want to start doing paramedic missions to get extra health and up my driving stat, but where abouts in Angel Pine is the nearest medical facility to do them?

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Algonquin Assassin

Thanks buddy.:^:

 

I got around to it and done all 12 levels.

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Funktipus
On 4/23/2020 at 7:46 AM, Payne said:

Catalina’s missions are some of the best in the series imo, the little robberies we needed in Gta V. I remember i once felt sad about leaving her lol, so i saved the game on another slot to replay them again.

 

I always take my time in the Badlands, because it's one of my favorite areas in the game, particularly Angel Pine. In between missions, I'll get 100% with Helena, and build up CJ's lung capacity(at the beach near Angel Pine).

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Mister Pink
On 4/23/2020 at 1:58 PM, Rhoda said:

Catalina as a character irritated me to no end, but her missions were good. It's a shame we only really got four of them. I wouldn't have minded another four, because whilst all we got were robberies they were all different.

Dude, I never realized your are such an SA head. 

 

I've played SA so many times but I couldn't tell you half of the tips you all are giving in here! :D 

 

Quick question SoL: I'm jumping a bit ahead but will you go for gold in driving schools? I rarely remember specific gaming sessions but I remember being a teenager back in 2005, my gf had got to bed and I had stayed up until 06:00 trying to get all gold in the driving school on my old PS2 and my crappy small-screen TV. Did it recently enough and it's nowhere near as hard. 

 

You'll get this Hot Knife as a reward. This is screen is from my own game. 

 

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Dude, you should post some game updates with screens. Would love to see how your CJ is evolving.

 

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I got all gold medals in driving school, It was a f*cking nightmare.

I will send a screenshot, When I finish reading my book 

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Algonquin Assassin
1 hour ago, Mister Pink said:

 

 

Quick question SoL: I'm jumping a bit ahead but will you go for gold in driving schools? I rarely remember specific gaming sessions but I remember being a teenager back in 2005, my gf had got to bed and I had stayed up until 06:00 trying to get all gold in the driving school on my old PS2 and my crappy small-screen TV. Did it recently enough and it's nowhere near as hard. 

 

I'll definitely have a go at the driving school, but I'm not sure if I'll go for all gold. We'll see though.:)

 

 

1 hour ago, Mister Pink said:

Dude, you should post some game updates with screens. Would love to see how your CJ is evolving.

 

I've been thinking of doing that since you posted ones of your GTA IV save. Atm CJ's reasonably buff wearing his default outfit with a black skully. Screen captures are easy on PS4 so next time I jump on I'll take some for you guys.:^:

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Fat CJ has hillarious lines, you might want to give it a go one time when you get bored of buff CJ. Actually you can kinda recreate Smoke with a mixture of buff and fat CJ.

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