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Notes of Interest
Niko BellicNiko is the protagonist in GTA 4, an Eastern European immigrant. He is tricked into coming to Liberty City by his cousin, Roman. Roman claims he has two women, four hot tubs, fifteen sports cars, and money. Niko believes it. He comes to Liberty City to live the "American Dream". Niko is constantly arguing with Roman. He is a tough character, though.
Roman BellicRoman is Niko's cousin. He is more of a friendly character, and a high energy optimist and a bit of a fantasist, but he needs Niko's support. He is heavily in debt, and has a lot of criminals after him. In the beginning of the game, he is Niko's only contact, so despite their constant bickering, the pair rely on each other. Roman has a girlfriend called Mallorie.
Vladimir GlebovIn Vlad's own mind he is a supremely powerful gangster, who runs the Hove beach neighborhood of Broker with an iron fist, and takes crap from no one… Vlad is a low level Russian hood who is trying to get on the more powerful criminals good side's, he runs minor protection rackets and talks a big game. He thinks of himself as a supremely powerful gangster, who runs the Hove beach neighborhood of Broker with an iron fist and takes crap from no one.
ElizabetaElizabeta has been a successful drug dealer in Bohan for over 10 years. She's been so successful because she kept things low key and paid the right people, or killed them. Thanks to using too much of her own drugs, she has become dangerously paranoid and delusional. She is aware that a crackdown on drug dealing will put her under scrutiny.
Manny EscuelaManny was once a hard living hoodlum, who was on the scene when such things graffiti, hip hop, and breakdancing were invented. He has now transformed and is all about cleaning up the neighborhood, he wants to make things good again. He's having a documentary made about himself to record his struggle.
BrucieBrucie is a serious fitness enthusiast, car nut and self appointed VIP. He thinks incredibly highly of himself and ise's loud, proud, and will make sure you know just how much money he's got. He lives life large, and has nothing but the finest women, cars, lifestyle accessories and plenty of anabolic steroids.
Little JacobJacob a.k.a "Little Jacob" is a Jamaican arms dealer from Dukes, and an associate of Niko. Jacob is Niko's supplier of all the firepower he needs, storing the weapons in the trunk of his car. He's a good friend of Niko's cousin Roman.
Francis McRearyMcCreary is a corrupt police officer who knows about a felony Niko committed. He's using this to blackmail Niko, if Niko doesn't comply he'll reveal the details.
Patrick "Packie" McRearyA Irish-American, relative of Francis McReary (above). "Packie" is a violent drug-addict who lives in Dukes with his mother and sister. He is a good friend of Elizabeta. His sister, Kate, is in love with Niko, but is warned away from him after Patrick witnessed the two kissing.
Bledar MorinaAlbanian money lender, blackmailer, thug and fitness enthusiast. He operates in Broker.
Phil BellA businessman based in Alderney. He's part of the Italian mafia and agrees to help Niko look for someone, stipulating that Niko must run a few errands for the mafia first.
Playboy XA hustler introduced to Niko by Elizabeta. He has a large mansion in the Alderney area, in which he carries out most of his business. He needs Niko for a few jobs.
Dwayne ForgeAn old friend of Playboy X who has recently been released from jail. He fears that Playboy has moved on in the world and left him - and the street life - behind. He has a confident, booming voice.
Mikhail FaustinA relatively unknown character at the moment, he is depicted in artwork for the game, and is seen in trailer 4. He is Eastern European.
Baseball Bat, Handgun, Shotgun, MP5, M4, Sniper Rifle, RPG, Grenades.
Knife, Molotovs, Handgun, Shotgun, Uzi, AK47, Sniper Rifle, RPG
|Remove Wanted Level|
Remove your wanted level. (Blocks achievement "Walked free").
|Raise Wanted Level|
Add one star to your wanted level.
Alters the brightness of the game.
Spawn an Annihilator.
Spawn a Jetmax.
Spawn an NRG-900.
Spawn a Sanchez.
|Spawn FBI Buffalo|
Spawn an FBI Buffalo.
Spawn a Comet.
Spawn a Turismo.
Spawn a Cognoscenti.
Exciting news for those of you who still enjoy playing a bit of San Andreas multiplayer, and also those of you who are interested in contributing code to the project. The MTA Team are utilising the services of Google Code to house all development, other facilities are available via the MTA community page.
No new release yet of course, the latest currently available is Developer Preview 2.3, and you can download that version here.
You can read more about MTA going open source over at MultiTheftAuto.com.
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Originally announced for North America only, the download is actually available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
There is also no word on whether or not any of the other games in the series will appear on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
GTA San Andreas on Xbox.com
After disabled, inaccessible sex scenes were found to be able to be reactivated by athird-party modification a couple of years ago, this resulted in public outrage, widespread condemnation and a handful of lawsuits being thrown at Rockstar's parent company Take Two. In 2007 they agreed to exchange any v1 copy of GTA San Andreas for a 'fixed' v2, or offer a refund of $35 if they have proof that they purchased v1.
Now months later, only 2,676 people have claimed their refund, in spite of millions of individuals having the right to a payout. Take Two were shocked at that result, and the plaintiffs' lawyer is "disappointed", and doesn't understand why people don't care. This has prompted people to claim that the case was blown out of proportion, and shouldn't have been brought to court at all.
So it turns out that people perhaps are more tolerant of sexual content after all, or realised the effort you had to go through to access the content. Perhaps the all that controversy, outrage and hysteria was just some lawyers trying to cash in on the most successful game franchise ever.
You can download the mod here.
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You can download the mod here.
You can download it here.
This first mod will change your Hydra jet into a invisible Stealth Jet.
You can download it here.
The second mod will replace the cell phone that CJ answers and uses through out the game and changes it into a sweet new Apple iPhone.
With GTA4 coming out soon and Niko getting a new MP3 playing, PDA style cell phone in the game, I figured CJ deserved something special so he didn't feel left out.
You can download it here.
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This page contains a detailed list of all the main characters in San Andreas, along with their voice actor.
Note: This page is still under construction. More information is to come.
Barbara Schternvart - Voiced by Danielle Lee Greaves
Barry "Big Bear" Thorn - Voiced by Big Boy
Carl "CJ" Johnson - Voiced by Chris Bellard a.k.a Young Maylay
Catalina - Voiced by Cynthia Farrell
Cesar Vialpando - Voiced by Clifton Collins Jr.
Denise Robinson - Voiced by Alicia Simms
Dwaine - Voiced by Navid Khonsari
Emmet - Voiced by Eugene Peter Jr.
Helena Wankstein - Voiced by Bijou Philips
Jethro - Voiced by John Zurhellen
Jizzy B - Voiced by Charlie Murphy
Jonny Sindacco - Voiced by Casey Siemaszko
Katie Zahn - Voiced by China Chow
Ken "Rosie" Rosenburg - Voiced by Bill Fichtner
Kendl Johnson - Voiced by Yo Yo
Kent Paul - Voiced by Danny Dyer
Lance "Ryder" Wilson - Voiced by MC Eiht
Maccer - Voiced by Shaun Ryder
Madd Dogg - Voiced by Ice T
Maria - Voiced by Debi Mazar
Mark "B Dup" Wayne - Voiced by The Game
Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris - Voiced by Clifton Powell
Michelle Cannes - Voiced by Vanessa Aspillaga
Mike Toreno - Voiced by James Woods
Millie Perkins - Voiced by Orfeh
Officer Hernandez - Voiced by Armando Riesco
Officer Pulaski - Voiced by Chris Penn
Officer Tenpenny - Voiced by Samuel L. Jackson
OG Loc - Voiced by Jas Anderson
Ran Fa Li a.k.a "Farlie" - Voiced by Hunter Platin
Salvatore Leone - Voiced by Frank Vincent
Sean "Sweet" Johnson - Voiced by Faizon Love
Su Xi Mu a.k.a "Suzie" - Voiced by Richard Chang
T-Bone - Voiced by Kid Frost
The Truth - Voiced by Peter Fonda
Wu Zi Mu a.k.a "Woozie" - Voiced by James Yaegashi
Zero - Voiced by David Cross
Gang members are recognised by their clothing. Each gang has its own territory, indicated by street warnings, wall graffiti, or simply violence. In Los Santos, each of the 4 gangs are split up into different 'sets'. This is good and bad news. Bad, because not all sets get along, and good, because there's always plenty of backup available.
Gang Wars & TerritoryWinning territory involves gang war, and this must be done carefully. Enter the area you wish to control, and kill every opposition member in sight. Killing 3 rival gang members on foot will provoke a gang war, and the area under attack will flash red on the radar. The rival gang attack in 3 waves to defend their land. Keep a close eye on the radar, and watch where the attackers are coming from. They may attack unexpectedly or in large numbers and also may attack from a car, Survive the 3 waves, and the area is yours. That area is now highlighted green on the map. Other gangs may try and take your territory, and it's up to you to defend it.
RecruitmentYou can recruit some gang members by pressing Up on the D-pad whilst targeting a member. CJ can recruit a maximum of 7 members at any given time. The maximum number of recruits depends on CJ's respect level. A coach or bus will hold all 7 members, where as a typical car will carry a maximum of 2 or 4. Press Up on the D-pad and your gang members will follow you. Press Down on the D-Pad, and they will stay put until told to do otherwise. You can read our Respect page for more details about this system, and how you can increase it.
Grove Street FamiliesThe Grove Street Families have been silenced over the past few years by drugs, internal disagreements and their arch rivals, the Ballas. The Seville Boulevard Families (controlling only a small area in south-east Los Santos) and the Temple Drive Families (located up north) have split from the Grove, so just because they're wearing green doesn't mean they are allies. Whilst these events took place, Vagos and Ballas took over. Everyday, Grove Street gets weaker, and the Ballas get stronger. Grove Street OG's include Sweet (Sean Johnson), Big Smoke (Melvin Harris), Ryder (Lance Wilson) and CJ (Carl Johnson). The families must re-unite if they are ever to rise again. The Grove Street Families control areas of Ganton and East Los Santos.
The BallasThe Ballas are the arch rivals of the Grove Street Families. The Ballas come in two sets - Front Yard Ballas and Rollin Heights Ballas. The Front Yard Ballas are Los Santos' most notorious drug dealers, and Grove Street's biggest rivals. The Rollin Height Ballas act as backup and control only the tiny area of Glen Park, although they are said to be expanding south, into Idlewood. The Ballas are battling with rivals (Vagos and the Grove Street Families) to control East Los Santos. The Ballas have been around since the 1970's - Involved in drug dealing, gang banging, prostitution, arms dealing, vandalism, degeneracy, but mainly, the cocaine trade. Mindless, uncontrollable, and thought to have ties with Mexican (Drugs), and Russian (Weapons) Mobs.
Varios Los AztecasA Latino street gang in Little Mexico, distinctly recognised by their turquoise outfits. They have a major rivalry with the Los Santos Vagos. Heavily involved in gun running and street violence, but slowly diminishing. The Varios Los Aztecas are traditionally anti-narcotics. Gang veterans include Cesar Vialpando, Sunny, Gal and Hazer. They are extremely dangerous.
Los Santos VagosThe Vagos sport yellow outfits, and occupy a majority of North and East Los Santos, namely Las Colinas and Los Flores. This Hispanic gang are sworn enemies of the Varios Los Aztecas, and attack in large numbers. Heavily involved in drug trade. The Vagos have a major involvement in Big Smoke's crack business.
San Fierro RifaThis Hispanic street gang control areas of Garcia, San Fierro. They are believed to have become a major hub in the international drugs trade - possible involvement in the cocaine trade. They have a dislike towards Mexican gangs in Los Santos. T-Bone Mendez is involved with the Rifa.
TriadsA San Fierro based gang helped along by Wu Zi Mu, a blind gentlemen, and led by Ran Fa Li. The Triads operate the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas, but their main place of work is Chinatown. There are two sets of Triads-the Mountain Cloud Boys, operated by Woozie, and the Red Gecko Tong, led by Ran Fa Li. The Triads are currently having problems with a Vietnamese street gang known as Da Nang Boys.
Da Nang BoysThe Da Nang Boys are a Vietnamese street gang based in San Fierro, preparing a full move to the United States. They control the Dockland/Bay Area in Easter Basin - often causing disturbance. Currently at war with local Triad gangs. Extremely violent, major interests in protection.
The Mafia3 Liberty City based mob families operate in Venturas, and each of them have a stake in Caligula's Casino. The Sindacco Family want to do business with the Leone's, and this involves Salvatore pledging 5 million dollars to the Sindaccos. Both gangs argue over who should run the casino, and so Ken Rosenberg (once working with the Forelli's down in Vice City) is put forward as a neutral party. Ken is in the middle of the 3 mob families, so if one attacks the other, Ken will most likely be the target. The Sindaccos are represented by Johnny, and the Forelli's continue causing trouble for the Leone's. The Triads have opened a new casino at the opposite end of The Strip, which will likely feature as competition for Caligula's.
Like any GTA game, San Andreas contains a range of weapons to use against your enemies. New to San Andreas is the weapon skill atribute. CJ can incrwase his skill with many of the weapons available. This will generally result in an increased rate of fire, better accuracy, and sometimes the ability to fire while moving and strafing. CJ starts every weapon with a status of "Poor," later skill levels include "Gangster" and "Hitman," achieved through continued use of the weapon.
One way to become more skilled with a weapon is at the Ammu-Nation shooting ranges. Starting the challenge will see CJ against 2 competitors, the objective; to score the most hits. There are 4 weapons to use, with three rounds for each; the first round is the simple task of shooting at 3 targets (each target has 7 spots to hit) at increasing distances. To win you must shoot out all the targets first. The second round is the same, except this time the targets are moving towards you. The third and final round has a moving target that all 3 competitors are shooting at, the person with the highest number of hits wins.
Unlike previous GTA games, the 'weapon slots' can also hold a selection of items. Similar to Vice City, the weapons and items are classed into ten different groups. Only one item can be held from each group at a time. Below is a categorical list of each weapon and item in the game, alongside it's in-game icon and a description.
You'll always have your trusty old fists. Of course, they aren't the most effective things, especially when trying to take on a bunch of armed gang members.
A small upgrade for your fists. These brass knuckles will strengthen your punches and allow to kill a pedestrian with fewer hits.
Baseball is not a mini game in San Andreas, so the only use for this is battering vehicles and pedestrians, and quite a fair job it can do.
The San Andreas police force are issued with these as standard. Although they're not as hefty as the baseball bat, you can still do a similar job, with the added bonus of being able to run faster with it.
Again, golf is not a mini game, so the sole use for this lies in clubbing people to death. Lovely.
Pool is indeed a mini game, and you'll find it difficult to play without one of these. When not in a game, you can use these to batter your opponents.
To the disappointment of gardeners and undertakers across the globe, you can not tend to CJ's garden, or indeed dig a grave for any of your victims killed with this. Having said that, you can actually find a shovel in graveyards...
Ah the trusty knife. Useful for slicing your opponents. Stealth kills can be made with this by sneaking up behind enemies, then holding R1 to target them, and finally pressing circle to slit their throat. Good stuff.
A traditional Japanese samurai sword. Excellent for cutting up enemies. Tapping circle in quick succession will result in nice combo move, usually finishing with a decapitation. Wow crowds with your impressive manoeuvres.
Unfortunately you can't cut down trees with this, but then again, who would? Although a rather cumbersome piece of equipment, making it difficult to run away from a crime scene, it cuts through pedestrians with ease. It also has the ability to rip vehicle doors off, and bring down the neighbours fences.
A standard 9mm pistol. All the cops in San Andreas are issued with this. Although not the most deadliest gun available, it serves as a great starter weapon. Increasing your skill level to Hitman with this will give you the ability to wield two at a time, making it a little more fun to use.
Same as the above really, except this gun is fitted with a silencer. This small addition allows you to be far more stealthy about your kills. Unfortunately you can't weild two of these at once when you've increased your skill level to Hitman, however, you'll be far more accurate in your long distance shots.
This handgun delivers an unparalleled degree of accuracy and power with a distinctive feel that players will pick up on immediately. Originally intended to be target/sport pistol, players will use this weapon for the immense stopping power the handgun's .50 caliber rounds deliver to a target-stopping assailants in their tracks, usually with one well placed shot. Because of its significant recoil, it's almost impossible to hold onto at first. Look for higher levels of skill with the weapon to reduce this effect and yield quicker reloads and accuracy. The Desert Eagle is even deadly when out of auto-lock range, as a proficient shooter can fire in free target mode and still achieve one shot kills. Hold R1 and line up the sights on a target. The benefit of this approach is it allows sniper results with the free movement offered by a handgun.
A longtime favorite of gang members on the streets of Los Santos, the Tec-9 is a relatively cheap firearm made with low-grade stamped metal. One of the more interesting new features is that the player can dual wield Tec-9s, evening up long odds in the middle of a gang fight, increasing your respect and power in the 'hood. Once you've upgraded CJ's weapon skill to the point where he can hold two weapons (Hitman skill level), all you need to do is find another weapon and he will automatically hold 2. All ammo between the guns is now shared, and reloading happens automatically. Rate of fire is effectively doubled, perfect for cases where you really want to kill someone-fast.
While the HUD icon resembles an Ingram MAC-10 (or the smaller MAC-11), the identifier and in game model definitely show this as being a legendary Uzi 9mm. It's pretty much the same as the Tec-9, it even uses the same "machine pistol" statistic, although tends to have a slightly faster rate of fire, and in turn is a little less accurate.
The MP5 is often referred to as being one of the best (if not the best) sub-machine gun in the world. It's accuracy, strength, and range give it the feel of an assault rifle, but with the portability of an SMG allowing you to perform drive-bys with ease. You can't dual weild these thanks to their larger physical size, but that doesn't make it any less deadlier than the two guns above. SWAT teams and FBI will use these on you, should your crime spree call for a greater need to be stopped before you cause to much destruction.
This is your standard shotgun. You'll occasionally see cops using once of these, in any case, all cop cars have one of these inside with a couple of shells, so jump in and nab it if you're in need. Increasing your skill level will result in faster strafing, improved accuracy, faster reload rate, and greater rate of fire.
Much shorter barreled than the shotgun above, this one is pretty useless in long range situation. Short range however and this thing is amazing, it's incredibly powerful. An increased skill level with this means you can wield two at once. Resulting in a burst of four shells before stopping to reload, be careful though as the reloads can be rather lengthy in comparison to other guns.
A combat shotgun manufactured by the Italian company Franchi S.p.A. Some consider this shotgun to be the best out of the three available, thanks to it's semi-automatic functionality. This is of course a lot more useful when facing a larger group of enemies rather than just a couple of cops. The power and range of this thing are slightly better than that of the traditional shotgun, and you're unable to wield two of these so bear that in mind when considering which shotgun would be best for your situation.
M4-is the modified version of the M-16, the shortened stock and barrel makes it more compact while still retaining the accuracy and power of its cousin. The weapon will allow the player the pinpoint accuracy to target an opponents specific body parts or vehicle tires. One particularly satisfying feature is the ability to target gas tanks. A single well-placed round will cause any car in San Andreas to explode-aim for the gas cap to find out how decidedly badass this new feature is in action. Kneeling greatly increases the accuracy of the M4, try kneeling as often as possible when using the weapon. Even while kneeling, it is possible to roll side to side while holding R1 by pressing left or right on the left analog.
To the concern of San Andreas' police forces, the M4 is readily available at Ammu-Nations across the state.
The Kalashnikov AK-47, probably the most popular and widely used assault rifle in the world. It's ruggedness and reliability being excellent traits. It works more or less the same as the M4, although the slightly smaller magazine size and slower rate of fire mean it's a little more accurate. The range is excellent, and increased skill levels will extend this further, as well as allowing you to strafe quicker.
This is just a basic rifle you'd expect to see in the hands of any random farmer/cowboy/hunter. You can not auto target people with this gun, it's aim is like that of the sniper rifle, without the scope. Although it has a very slow reload time, it's power is immense and is brilliant for use in close range.
Like the standard rifle, the reload rate of this is quite poor. That said, the range this thing has (with zoom) is unrivalled, bringing with it the greatest accuracy of any gun in the game. Crouching will of course steady your shot slightly in turn provide you with a more accurate shot. While using R1 to look through the scope, the L2 and R2 buttons can be used to zoom in and out, moving the right analogue stick moves the crosshairs.
A non-lethal 'weapon', at least in real life, in GTA however, you can kill people if you toss several of these cannisters. Exposure to the gas will cause any pedestrians (including yourself) to stop and cover their faces, coupled with a nasty coughing fit. It's not useful for killing a large group of enemies, moreso for slowing them down and allowing you to escape.
The concept is rather simple. Fill a bottle with a flammable liquid (petrol), shove a rag in the top, light it, then throw towards your target. If used effectively these can take out a substantial group of enemies. One new feature in San Andreas is the ability to set the environment on fire, with the fire spreading and growing. A strategic throw could build a wall of fire stopping enemies from getting to you, or setting themselves on fire and usually dying should they try to get through it. The longer you hold circle the further you'll throw the molotov.
Used rather like the molotovs. Grenades can be used to explode a large group of pedestrians and/or vehicles. Holding circle for longer will result in a farther throw - you'll need to be careful you don't blow yourself up. You'll also need to be careful you don't set off a huge chain of exploding vehicles, unless you want to do this.
These do the same amount of damage as grenades, causing a nice little explosion. These are better used as a strategic alternative to standard grenades, though, as once thrown, you'll need to use the detonator (described further below) to explode it. You can actually throw quite a large number of these before the CPU will start removing the first laid ones. They're sticky too, meaning you can attach them to vehicles, buildings, or even pedestrians!
Like the molotov cocktails, this thing can invoke a large environmental fire. It does exactly what it says on the tin - throws flames. Useful for clearing out a hefty amount of people who are in your way, it can also be great fun, albeit very hazardous to use.
|Vulcan Mini Gun|
This formidable weapon is the player's best friend. Designed to deliver massive and withering barrages of ammunition at an alarming rate of fire, this weapon is designed for total destruction of the target and anything around it. Despite its massive size and weight, the gun is portable enough to be carried-and fired-on the streets of San Andreas. Police responding to an incident where a mini-gun is in use would be quick to call in SWAT to deal with the menace. An intricate piece of machinery, its belt driven mechanics will turn the barrels even if the gun is not firing, a sound that eerily forecasts the destruction that is about to be unleashed. Hold R1 to spin up the barrel and squeeze L1 to fire.
A standard Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher. You're basically firing grenades at people/vehicles while targeting them through a scope. One shot can kill any number of people, and take out nearby vehicles. Of course, tanks and another armored vehicles may need a few more shots before they'll eventually concede and blow up. It needs no explanation that this shouldn't be used at close range.
|Stinger - Heat Seeking Rocket Launcher|
RPGs and other shoulder-fired missiles have long had a place in Grand Theft Auto. The STINGER is the next level. Lightweight and portable, this shoulder-fired guided missile system is designed to shoot down low-altitude jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters. The fire-and-forget system allows the player to lock onto a heat source, usually a car or plane, fire the weapon, and begin acquiring new targets before the warhead has even destroyed the first target. To activate, bring up the targeting reticle by pressing R1. Continue holding down R1 and center the viewfinder on the target. The reticle will acquire the nearest target, and then change from green to yellow and finally to red, indicating that you have achieved target lock. You can fire the weapon at any stage of the lock-on process, but the closer to red, the more effective your strike will be. The production, research, and development of the Stinger Missile System is a secret, but intrepid pilots flying over the deserts on the outskirts of Las Venturas have a ton of stories about near misses with the Stinger.
Although you could use this to choke your opponents, it's primary use is in creating 'tags', or graffiti if you will. You'll require lots of this when tagging the streets of Los Santos at the beginning of the game, and thereafter, probably won't ever use it again. To paint over a rival gang's tag, simply hold R1 to target it and hold circle until finished. Simple.
Those of you who have played Vice City will remember this was only able to be used in one mission. In San Andreas you use it a lot more, it is used not only in several missions, but also in collecting 50 snapshots of various landmarks in the state. Holding R1 will cause CJ to look through the camera's viewfinder, you can aim with the right analogue stick and zoom in and out with the L2 and R2 buttons. The circle button will take a picture. Pressing L1 after this will allow you to save the image to your memory card, should you wish to look at it again. The gallery can be accessed via the options menu.
You could use this to target peds, but it's very ineffective. It's more useful for extinguishing the flaming trail of mess you've left in wake of your rampage. Chances are you don't particularly care much about the environment. Where you might want to use one of these is in missions where you're forced to run and jump through burning buildings.
A necessity should you choose to jump off a tall building or out of a plane or helicopter thousands of feet in the sky, that is of course unless you want to try your luck falling into a body of water... or for some strange reason, go splat. When jumping out of an aircraft you'll automatically be equipped with a parachute, even if you didn't have one before entering. When falling, you can use the left and right analogue sticks to control your speed and direction. It would also be a good idea at some point to open your parachute by pressing your circle - dramatically increasing your chances of survival by slowing you down to a landable rate.
|Night Vision Goggles|
Not to be confused with swimming goggles, these ingenious things will increase the dim light and turn it a bright shade of green, allowing you to see what's happening at night. Moving around can be tricky as the land will all look the same, but it sure is easier finding people to target.
The thermal goggles do indeed look similar to the night vision goggles, and also have an identical HUD icon, but they have a different functionality. These won't improve your vision at night, but will turn your display a range of colours from blue, purple, yellow and red, and all shades in between. The darker blueish colours are attributed to the colder things, buildings and the general landscape, while pedestrians and vehicles will be warmer and have a yellowish or reddish colour. Again, moving around while wearing these isn't advisable.
Probably something you won't see often is the HUD icon for this, since after equipping the jetpack you're sub machine gun (if one is available) will be selected. The jet pack is indeed fully functional. X will increase thrust, square will decrease it, the L2 and R2 buttons control your strafing and the left analogue stick controls your direction. Circle will of course fire your gun, and R1 can be used to target. Holding both the L2 and R2 buttons will allow you to hover should you need to. Much like a vehicle, pressing triangle will un-equip your jetpack, letting you run around again (or fall to the floor if you're any number of feet off the ground).
You'll only ever see this icon once you've laid some satchel charges. Pressing circle will detonate the bombs, and this detonator will disappear from your inventory a second after, that's it.
Nobody is sure why the cane is placed in the 'other' section. It's actually listed as a gift, though understandably, there's nobody that it can be given to. It can pretty much be used like a regular melee weapon.
Girls love flowers, and that's exactly who they're intended for in San Andreas. While it may be amusing to batter an opponent with a bunch of flowers, they're more useful as gifts for your girlfriend(s). There are two different flower textures, both of which share the same HUD icon.
Again, something else (most) girls will love. This huge double-ender might not be the most advisable gift on a first date, but it can be done. Likewise with the flowers, beating an opponent with this can be hilarious.
Same as the above really, except this one's a little smaller and discreet. If used as a weapon it actually emulates the knife stabbing movement. Quite funny in some cases.
This is not actually used in the game, as there doesn't seem to be anywhere to get hold of one. The weapons data file gives it the same traits as "Dildo 1" above.
This is another item not actually available in the game. The weapons data file gives it the same traits as "Dildo 2" above.
You never actually see the HUD icon for your cell phone, quite why it's included is unknown, but it's listed here nonetheless.
This would have been a great little addition to the game, but unfortunately it seems it was scrapped. There is no way of obtaining this in game. Some third-party modifications have been made for the PC version of San Andreas, however, they only make it so the skateboard can be used as a weapon, not as a method of transportation.
Welcome to the San Andreas vehicles page. This page contains screenshots of all the vehicles in San Andreas, captured by Chris from the PS2 version of the game. Please do not use these images without my permission. Linking to them in a guide or from another website is fine as long as you state they are from this website.
|HESOYAM||Health, Armor, $250k|
|LXGIWYL||Weapon Set 1, Thug's Tools|
|PROFESSIONALSKIT||Weapon Set 2, Professional Tools|
|UZUMYMW||Weapon Set 3, Nutter Tools|
|FULLCLIP||Infinite Ammo, No Reload|
|TURNUPTHEHEAT||Increase Wanted Level Two Stars|
|TURNDOWNTHEHEAT||Clear Wanted Level|
|BRINGITON||Six Star Wanted Level|
|CJPHONEHOME||Huge Bunny Hop|
|unknown||prostitutes pay you|
|BLUESUEDESHOES||Elvis is Everywhere|
|AMOMHRER||Spawn Tanker Truck|
|OLDSPEEDDEMON||Spawn Bloodring Banger|
|FLYINGTOSTUNT||Spawn Stunt Plane|
|KGGGDKP||Spawn Vortex Hovercraft|
|JCNRUAD||Smash n' Boom|
|CPKTNWT||Blow Up All Cars|
|unknown||vehicles float on water|
|BMTPWHR||Country Vehicles and Peds, Get Born 2 Truck Outfit|
|FVTMNBZ||Traffic is Country Vehicles|
|EVERYONEISPOOR||Traffic is Cheap Cars|
|EVERYONEISRICH||Traffic is Fast Cars|
|OUIQDMW||Free Aim While Driving|
|SPEEDFREAK||All Cars Have Nitro|
|BUBBLECARS||Cars Float Away When Hit|
|AJLOJYQY||Peds Attack Each Other, Get Golf Club|
|FOOOXFT||Everyone is armed|
|BGLUAWML||Peds Attack You With Weapons, Rocket Launcher|
|unknown||nobody likes you|
|unknown||ladies follow cj|
|HELLOLADIES||Max Sex Appeal|
|NATURALTALENT||Max All Vehicle Skill Stats|
|PROFESSIONALKILLER||Hitman In All Weapon Stats|
|BIFBUZZ||Gangs Control the Streets|
|ONLYHOMIESALLOWED||Gang Members Everywhere|
|SJMAHPE||Recruit Anyone (9mm)|
|ROCKETMAYHEM||Recruit Anyone (Rockets)|
|AEDUWNV||Never Get Hungry|
|TOODAMNHOT||Very Sunny Weather|
|OFVIAC||Orange Sky 21:00|
|BAGOWPG||Have a bounty on your head|
|ZEIIVG||All green light|
CHEAT FOR PS2
Maximum Health, Armor, Ammo and $250,000
Makes you mostly bulletproof, and fire, punches and melee attacks don't hurt you anymore. You can still be hurt by explosions, falling, getting run over, and drowning.
Weapons Tier 1
(Bat, Pistol, Shotgun, Mini SMG, AK 47, Rocket Launcher, Molotov Cocktail, Spray Can, Brass Knuckles)
Weapons Tier 2
(Knife, Pistol, Sawnoff Shotgun, Tec 9, Sniper Rifle, Flamethrower, Grenades, Fire Extinguisher)
Weapons Tier 3
(Chainsaw, Silenced Pistol, Combat Shotgun, M4, RPG, Satchel Charge)
Raise Wanted Level By 2 Stars
Get Rid of Wanted Level
Have 6 Star Wanted Level
(CJ can now jump incredibly high)
Mega Bunny Hop on bike
Causes slower gameplay and gives you greater strength enabling you to punch harder and send people flying, and push cars around with your body.
Strange cars have hydraulics. Pedestrians become fast food workers and clowns. CJ wears strange outfit.
Changes all peds to Asian's with Katana's and most vehicles are black bikes.
Slut Magnet (Kinky Theme)
Changes most peds to prostitute's with sex toys and CJ wears the gimp suit.
Prostitutes Pay You
If you've already done the pimping missions, this already happens.
Elvis Is Alive
Hundreds of Elvis impersonators roam the streets.
Vehicle Spawn Cheats
Hotring Racer 1
Hotring Racer 2
Other Vehicle Cheats
Vehicle of Death
(Makes the car you're driving like the Rhino destroys anything it touches)
Blow Up All Cars
Drive on Water
(press L3 to Jump)
The controls are like flying a normal plane.
Fast/Rare cars appear regularly
Traffic is country vehicles (minus hillbilly gear)
This is the same as the other 'traffic is country vehicles' cheat, although you don't recieve the hillbilly gear.
All traffic is crap cars
Full Weapon Aiming Whilst Driving
Aim and shoot at passing pedestrians/vehicles as your gang would do whilst in a car
Very few cars on the streets and no pedestrians
All taxis have nitrous and bunny hops
Use the Horn to bunny hop
All cars have Nitros
Cars Float Away When Hit
Tap any vehicle and it will float away even above the height limit
Pedestrians riot, just like they do in the final mission strand. Houses are on fire, people run down the streets carrying TV's and so on.
Peds go Crazy
Peds Have Weapons
Peds Attack (guns)
Nobody Likes You
Ladies Follow CJ
(Bikini babes/beach people everywhere CJ in shorts and flipflops)
Minimum Fat and Muscle
Maximum Sex Appeal
Maximum Vehicle Stats
Hitman in all weapons
Automatically gives you the hitman level for all weapons.
Infinite Lung Capacity
Now you will never drown when underwater
Gangs Control the City
This cheat will empty the streets leaving just gang members and vehicles within the gang territories
Gangs Members Everywhere
Similar to the 'Gangs Rule the Streets' cheat except all pedestrians are replaced by gang members. Policemen firemen paramedics and shop owners stay the same.
Recruit Anyone (Pistol)
Recruits get a 9mm if they don't already have a weapon.
Recruit Anyone (Rocket Launcher)
Recruits get a rocket launcher if they don't already have a weapon.
Never Feel Hungry
Speed Up Game Clock
This cheat freezes the clock at 21:00 after a rapid whether change the skies will be orange.
Clock stopped at 00:00. Weird sudden weather changes. If you kill yourself, it stays at 12:00.
CHEAT FOR XBOX
$250,000 + Full Health & Armor
R Trigger, Black, L Trigger , A, Left , Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Add Stars to Wanted Level
B, Right, B, Right, Left, X, A Down
Right, Black, Up, Up, Black, B, X, Black, L Trigger, Right, Down, L Trigger
Black, B, R Trigger, White, Left R Trigger, L Trigger, Black, White
All Cars Have Nitrous
Left, Y, R Trigger, L Trigger, Up, X, Y, Down, B, White, L Trigger, L Trigger
All Cars have Tank Properties.
L Trigger, White, White, Up, Down, Down, Up, R Trigger, Black, Black
All Traffic are Junk Cars
White, Right, L Trigger, Up, A, L Trigger, White, Black, R Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
All Vehicles are Invisible (Not Motorcycles)
Y, L Trigger, Y, Black, X, L Trigger, L Trigger
X, L Trigger, R Trigger, Right, A, Up, L Trigger, Left, Left
A, A, X, R Trigger, L Trigger, A, Down, Left, A
Attracts Prostitutes (Pimp Mode)
X, Right, X, X, White, A, Y, A, Y
X, X, Black, Left, Up, X, Black, A, A, A
Bikini Beach Babe Mode
Up, Up, Down, Down, X, B, L Trigger, R Trigger, Y, Down
B, White, Up, R Trigger, Left, A, R Trigger, L Trigger, Left, B
Cars Can Fly
X, Down, White, Up, L Trigger, B, Up, A, Left
Cars Drive on Water (Boat Properties)
Right, Black, B, R Trigger, White, X, R Trigger, Black
Cars Fly Away When Hit
X, Black, Down, Down, Left, Down, Left, Left, White, A
White, Right, L Trigger, Y, Right, Right, R Trigger, L Trigger, Right, L Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
Click Left Thumb Stick to make cars jump
Up, A, Y, A, Y, A, X, Black, Right
White, Down, Down, Left, X, Left, Black, X, A, R Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
Destroy All Cars
Black, White, R Trigger, L Trigger, White, Black, X, Y, B, Y, White, L Trigger
Right, R Trigger, Up, White, White, Left, R Trigger, L Trigger, R Trigger, R Trigger
B, B, L Trigger, X, L Trigger, X, X, X, L Trigger, Y, B, Y
Y, Up, Right, Down, White, L Trigger, X
Black, B, Up, L Trigger, Right, R Trigger, Right, Up, X, Y
Black, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, White, A
Full Weapon Aiming While Driving
Up, Up, X, White, Right, A, R Trigger, Down, Black, B
Left, Right, L Trigger, White, R Trigger, Black, Up, Down, Left, Right
Hitman Rank (All Weapons)
Down, X, A, Left, R Trigger, Black, Left, Down, Down, L Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
Increase Car Speed
Up, L Trigger, R Trigger, Up, Right, Up, A, White, A, L Trigger
L Trigger, R Trigger, X, R Trigger, Left, Black, R Trigger, Left, X, Down, L Trigger, L Trigger
Infinite health (Explosions, drowning, and falling will still hurt.)
Down, A, Right, Left, Right, R Trigger, Right, Down, Up, Y
Right, White, Down, R Trigger, Left, Left, R Trigger, L Trigger, White, L Trigger
Killer Clown Mode
Y, Y, L Trigger, X, X, B, X, Down, B
Lock Wanted Level
B, Right, B, Right, Left, X, Y, Up
Lower Wanted Level
R Trigger, R Trigger, B, Black, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
Y, Up ,Up, Left, Right, X, B, Down
Y, Up, Up, Left, Right, X, B, Left
L Trigger, R Trigger, Y, Down, Black, A, L Trigger, Up, White, White, L Trigger, L Trigger
Max Sex Appeal
B, Y, Y, Up, B, R Trigger, White, Up, Y, L Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
Max Vehicle Stats
X, White, A, R Trigger, White, White, Left, R Trigger, Right, L Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
Black, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, White, X
X, White, R Trigger, Y, Up, X, White, Up, A
Black, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, White, Y
No Muscle and No Fat
Y, Up, Up, Left, Right, X, B, Right
No Pedestrians / Low Traffic
A, Down, Up, Black, Down, Y, L Trigger, Y, Left
No Pedestrians or Cops (Gan Riots)
White, Up, R Trigger, R Trigger, Left, R Trigger, R Trigger, Black, Right, Down
Black, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, White, Down
Left, Left, White, R Trigger, Right, X, X, L Trigger, White, A
Black, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, White, X
Left, Right, L Trigger, White, R Trigger, Black, Black, Up, Down, Right, L Trigger
Pedestrian Attack (Can't be Turned Off!)
Down, Up, Up, Up, A, Black, R Trigger, White, White
Pedestrian Riot Mode (Can't be turned off!)
Down, Left, Up, Left, A, Black, R Trigger, White, L Trigger
Pedestrians Are Elvis
L Trigger, B, Y, L Trigger, L Trigger, X, White, Up, Down, Left
Pedestrians Attack with Guns
A, L Trigger, Up, X, Down, A, White, Y, Down, R Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger
Pedestrians have weapons
Black, R Trigger, A, Y, A, Y, Up, Down
Perfect Handling in Vehicles
Y, R Trigger, R Trigger, Left, R Trigger, L Trigger, Black, L Trigger
B, L Trigger, Down, White, Left, A, R Trigger, L Trigger, Right, B
Prostitutes pay you (Pimp Mode 2)
Right, White, White, Down, White, Up, Up, White, Black
Raise Wanted Level
R Trigger, R Trigger, B, Black, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
Recruit Anyone (9mm)
Down, X, Up, Black, Black, Up, Right, Right, Up
Recruit Anyone (Rockets)
Black, Black, Black, A, White, L Trigger, Black, L Trigger, Down, A
Up, Down, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, L Trigger, White, R Trigger, Black
Y, Up ,Up, Left, Right, X, B, Right
Slow Down Game Play
Y, Up, Right, Down, X, Black, R Trigger
Spawn Bloodring Banger
Down, R Trigger, B, White, White, A, R Trigger, L Trigger, Left, Left
B, L Trigger, Up, R Trigger, White, A, R Trigger, L Trigger, B, A
Black, L Trigger, L Trigger, Right, Right, Up, Up, A, L Trigger, Left
Spawn Hotring Racer #1
R Trigger, B, Black, Right, L Trigger, White, A, A, X, R Trigger
Spawn Hotring Racer #2
Black, L Trigger, B, Right, L Trigger, R Trigger, Right, Up, B, Black
B, A, L Trigger, B, B, L Trigger, B, R Trigger, Black, White, L Trigger, L Trigger
Y, Y, X, B, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, Down, Up
Right, Up, R Trigger, R Trigger, R Trigger, Down, Y, Y, A, B, L Trigger, L Trigger
Left, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, X, B, Y, R Trigger, Black
Up, Right, Right, L Trigger, Right, Up, X, White
B, B, L Trigger, B, B, B, L Trigger, White, R Trigger, Y, B, Y
Black, Up, White, Left, Left, R Trigger, L Trigger, B, Right
Spawn Stunt Plane
B, Up, L Trigger, White, Down, R Trigger, L Trigger, L Trigger, Left, Left, A, Y
R Trigger, Up, Left, Right, Black, Up, Right, X, Right, White, L Trigger, L Trigger
Y, Y, X, B, A, L Trigger, White, Down, Down
Black, A, L Trigger, L Trigger, White, White, White, B
Super Bike Jumps
Y, X, B, B, X, B, B, L Trigger, White, White, R Trigger, Black
Up, Up, Y, Y, Up, Up, Left, Right, X, Black, Black
Super Lung Capacity (Infinite Oxygen)
Down, Left, L Trigger, Down, Down, Black, Down, White, Down
Up, Left, A, Y, R Trigger, B, B, B, White
Traffic Lights Stay Green
Right, R Trigger, Up, White, White, Left, R Trigger, L Trigger, R Trigger, R Trigger
Weapon Set 1
R Trigger, Black, L Trigger, Black, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
Weapon Set 2
R Trigger, Black, L Trigger, Black, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left
Weapon Set 3
R Trigger, Black, L Trigger, Black, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left , Down, Down, Down
GTA VICE CITY
The Vice City Multiplayer team have been busy recently, and last week released version 0.3 of their fantastic mutliplayer mod. Version 0.1 has already proved to be the most popular multiplayer mod in our database (for Vice City), so I expect you'll be pleased to see this update, which contains the following upgrades and new features:
Download VC-MP 0.3
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
The Vice City Multiplayer team are holding a public beta test for version 0.2 of their multiplayer mod for Vice City all this weekend. Head on over to ViceCityMultiplayer.com where you can download and install the mod.
The server you'll want to connect to is the following:
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
For further information you may want to join their IRC channel.
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
This news post is a little late but I thought you should all know that the SA-MP team have stopped development of a San Andreas multiplayer mod and have handed it over to Spookie to basically re-make it.
However, they did release an update to their Vice City multiplayer mod, and also, one to play the Liberty City total conversion mod online which is a great feature.
Download VCMP 0.1d to play Vice City online, or LCMP 0.1d to play the Liberty City total conversion for Vice City online.
It's recommended if you're using an older version that you update it to this latest version.
Friday, September 16th, 2005
Monday, August 29th, 2005
Popular Vice City modder JVT has given us permission to host all the mods he has made. At the moment he has made a huge amount of mods, currently standing at 177 for Vice City.
As he is moving on to San Andreas now, we'll also be adding those, obviously it's going to take me a while to add nearly 200 mods to the database, so over the coming weeks you'll see them all appearing.
After all JVT's mods are added we'll be adding hundreds more San Andreas mods to satisfy you all. Please be patient in the meantime. Browse our downloads database and see what takes your fancy.
Sunday, August 28th, 2005
The team over at SA-MP have release an updated version of their multiplayer mod for Vice City, version 0.1b contains bug fixes and a few more features.
You can read about all the new features and bug fixes in their DevLog.
Or if you want to get straight into the action head on over to our download database and Download VC-MP 0.1b.
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
It's been a while since we posted some Vice City news, but this one is sure worth it! Just a few minutes ago the team at SA-MP , who are actually working on a multiplayer mod for San Andreas, released the Vice City version "VC-MP". For those of you who enjoyed MTA will be amazed at how amazing and very smooth VC MP actualy is. It brings in new features such as riding boats and you are now able to actualy shoot other vehicles with the hunter.
Oh and do you remember when you rode as a passenger in MTA VC? Players would know that the lag wasn't very pleasant. However in VC MP the players around you are like single player pedestrians! Well enough talking. So go and download this multiplayer mod now and roam the streets of Vice City.. online!
Sunday, May 29th, 2005
Tonight I have added a new stunt video and a load more mods to the database - according to the previous poll it's what you wanted to see more of. First of all the stunt video named 'One Step Beyond'. It's the latest stunt video by ZeroX, the newest member of the ATS stunting crew. Only a solo video this time but still worth the watch!
The reason ZeroX made a solo video is because he wanted to improve his editing skills and didn't have the time to do a whole vid worth of new stunts, which is why you may notice a couple of older stunts mixed in with the new ones. The editing turned out pretty good.
Download 'One Step Beyond' 50.74MB .wmv
And the new mods with both manual and .vcm versions for you, in no particular order:
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera - Manual :: VCM
1986 Jeep Cherokee - Manual :: VCM
Dodge Ram SRT-10 '04 - Manual :: VCM
Chrysler 300C '05 - Manual :: VCM
Toyota Supra '95 FnF - Manual :: VCM
Rancher FP-150 - Manual :: VCM
Peterbilt 379 - Manual :: VCM
Porsche 911 Twin Turbo '97 - Manual :: VCM
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI - Manual :: VCM
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 - Manual :: VCM
Enjoy! This recent addition brings to over 500 mods in the database!
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
The GTA London Total Conversion mod for Vice City PC was released on Sunday, after 3 years in development, Xenon has stated that v0.2 BETA has been released and is available from www.GTALondon.com.
Some of the features in the latest version include:
> 16 new cars, most made specifically for this mod
> New police uniform for player and actors
> Xenon's BBC Mod
> Cocanuta's Warner Brothers' Mod
> Dozens of textures changed, including tarmac roads (with white lines), London fire truck and ambulance, and Tesco shopping bags
Be sure to download the most recent version and any bugfixes, some are released every day. Xenon hopes to get a full version out within two months, what we see now is just a taster of what's to come.
Weapons (tier 1)
Weapons (tier 2)
Weapons (tier 3)
Raise wanted level
Lower wanted level
Faster game clock
Slower game play
Better driving skills
Show media attention
Destroy all cars
Only wheels visible on cars
Dodo cars (flying)
Boats can fly
All traffic lights green
All Cars are pink
Bloodring Banger 2
Cars float on water
Engines are fast
Engines are faster
Engines are faster
All cars are faster
Bigger wheels cheat
Character Skin Cheats
Lance Vance costume
Ken Rosenberg costume
Hilary King costume
Love Fist musician costume
Phil Cassaday costume
Sonny Forelli costume
Scottish soccer player costume
Ricardo Diaz costume
Bikini women with guns
Pedestrians attack you
Pedestrians have weapons
Tommy smokes cigarette
Tommy is a fanny magnet
Peds get in your car
Make Tommy Fatter
Give Tommy girly legs and arms