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    Project Gotham Racing
      Platform: Xbox
      Players: 1-4
      Music Support: Yes
    
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    Nosliw
    
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    I.      Version History/Getting Started
    II.     Basic Controls
    III.    Menus
    	   Main Menu
    	   Options Menu
    	   Pause Menu
    IV.     Car List
    V.      Kudos Scoring/Challenge Mode
    VI.     In Game Music Options **Coming Soon**
    VII.    Hints
    VIII.   Credits
    
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    I. Version History/Getting Started
    
    4/3/02-FAQ Submitted. Update soon with Music Options.
    
    Welcome to Project Gotham Racing, the Xbox racing game where driving fast 
    with skill, style, and dexterity are the ultimate measures of your racing 
    success.  The first time you start the game, you are asked to create a new 
    driver.  Your Driver keeps track of your progress through Project Gotham 
    Racing, it stores your helmet style, license plate, and other vehicle 
    preferences.  It also stores the details of your on-track performances, 
    including Kudos scores, medals earned, record lap times, total time play, 
    total miles driven, and the cars, circuits, and other items you've unlocked. 
      As you play Project Gotham Racing, your progress is saved automatically at 
    key points throughout the game.  To make changes to your Driver once you 
    have created it, choose Driver Manager from the Options Menu.  Once you have 
    created a Drive, the Main Menu is displayed, offering a range or racing 
    experiences.
    
    Unlocking Cars and Circuits
    
    Initially, you can choose from four cars when you take to the streets of 
    four photo-realistically detailed cities in Project Gotham Racing.  As you 
    progress you will unlock sleeker, more desirable cars, more challenging 
    circuits, and a few surprises.
    
    Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals
    
    In Kudos Challenge, Quick Race, and Arcade Race modes, you earn Bronze, 
    Silver, and Gold Medals based on either your Kudos score or your race 
    results.  You must earn at least a Bronze medal in each event in order to 
    progress through each of the Levels in Kudos Challenge, Quick Race, and 
    Arcade Race modes, but you will soon discover the benefits of pushing your 
    performance to the limit.  Consistently earning Silver and Gold medals can 
    translate into additional rewards.
    
    Total Kudos, Time Player, and Total Miles Bonus Award
    
    In PGR you earn bonus awards based on:
    
    -The total number of Kudos you have cumulatively earned in Kudos Challenge, 
    Quick Race, and Arcade race modes.
    -The amount of time you've spent playing the game
    -The total amount of miles you've driven in all of your cars.
    
    Your total Kudos Score is displayed in the lower right corner of most game 
    screens.  All of this information is also tracked and stored in you Driver.  
    When you hit a major milestone related to these vital statistics you will 
    unlock a great bonus award.
    
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    II. Basic Controls
    
    The controls stated here are the default settings but they can be adjusted 
    between two other control setups through the Options Menu.
    
    Driving Controls:
    
    Left/Right		Moving Analog Stick Left/Right or D-pad
    Accelerate*		Right Trigger
    brake/Reverse*		Left Trigger
    Emergency Brake		A Button
    Down Shift		X Button (Only for selected manual transmission)
    Up Shift		B Button (Only for selected manual transmission)
    
    *=Pressure Sensitive (Harder hold better performance)
    
    Shift and Camera Actions
    
    Look Back		Y Button
    Move Camera Forward	White Button
    Move Camera Backward	Black Button
    
    System Controls:
    
    Pause/Resume		Start Button
    Cancel/Return		Black Button
    
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    III. Menus
    
    -
    Main Menu
    -
    
    =-Quick Race Mode-=
    
    Race through checkpoints against five other cars for a set number of laps.  
    The only way to progress is to earn at least a Bronze medal in each city at 
    each skill level.  You'll earn Bronze for Finishing 3rd, Silver for 2nd, and 
    Gold for 1st.  Your kudos score is recorded and added to your Total Kudos 
    Score, but it'll take pure speed to progress to the next level.
    
    =-Arcade Race Mode-=
    
    Score a minimum number of Performance Kudos as you maneuver through cone 
    gates while keeping an eye on the clock.  The only way to progress is to 
    earn at least a Bronze medal in each city at each skill level.  Good luck, 
    and don't forget to use your handbrake on those tight turns
    
    =-Time Attack Mode-=
    
    Post a personal fastest lap on one of over 200 circuits while driving any 
    unlocked vehicle.  A ghost car automatically appears to retrace your fastest 
    lap.  You also have the option to save your ghost lap so that you can race 
    it again.
    
    =-Kudos Challenge Mode-=
    
    The Kudos Challenge is the heart of Project Gotham Racing.  Test your limits 
    as you race your way through 12 levels and nine different types of racing 
    challenges.  With no penalties for trying to improve your performance, Kudos 
    Challenge mode offers the ultimate pursuit of perfection.
    
    =-Multiplayer Mode-=
    
    Take on human opponents in lively, split-screen, and multiplayer racing.  
    Are you ready to put your money where your mouth is?  The trash talk ends 
    where the starting line begins.
    
    =-Options-=
    
    Choose a different controller configuration, adjust the sound volumes for 
    music, cars and environmental sound effects, change your driver details or 
    customize your music experience.
    
    =-Game Demos-=
    
    View Demos of Xbox games.
    
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    Option Menu
    -
    
    Game Settings:
    
      Rearview mirror
           Choose on or off. The rearview mirror can be displayed in both the 
    In-Car and   all              external camera views.
      MPH/KPH
           Choose to display your speed as either miles per hour (MPH) or 
    kilometers per hour (KPH)        on the in-game digital speed display.
      In-Game Map
           Choose on or off.  The in-game map is displayed as an overlay in the 
    lower left portion of        your game screen while you are racing.  Both 
    your positions and your opponents are               depicted dynamically on 
    the map.
      City Flythrough
           With this option on, you see a quick preview flyover of the current 
    city section before          starting a race.  To skip it press A.
    
    Multiplayer Options:
    
      Time of Day
           Set the default time of day (day or night) for all races in 
    Multiplayer Mode.
      Laps
           Specify the default number of laps (1,2,3,5,10,20,30) for all races 
    in Multiplayer Mode.
      Wing By Time/Kudos
           Specify whether who wins a Multiplayer event is determined by who 
    crosses the finish line         first on the final lap or who scores the 
    most Kudos.
      Split Screen Configuration
           Choose between horizontal or vertical.
    
    Time Attack Options:
    
      Time of Day
           Set the default time of day (day or night) for all races in 
    Multiplayer Mode.
      Weather
           Set the default weather conditions (clear, wet, raining, foggy) for 
    all races in Time           Attack mode.
    
    Controller Settings:
    
      Controller
           Choose from six different configurations, each with key steering, 
    accelerating, and              braking control assignments designed to 
    accommodate all racing styles.
      Vibrations
           Choose on or off.  With this option on you'll feel vibration effects 
    through your                controller in response to contact with cars and 
    the environment.
      Auto Reverse
           When you hold the brake down for one second while your car is at a 
    complete stop, your car        will automatically shift into reverse.
    
    Sound Settings:
    
      Music Volume
           Specify a volume level of between 0-100 for CD or radio music heard 
    both while you are           setting up an event and while you are racing.
      Sound FX Volume
           Specify the volume level of both your car and your opponents.  When 
    the roar of the              engines and the screech of the brakes get to be 
    too much for you, it may be time to hand         up your keys.  On the other 
    hand, a minor volume adjustment might just do the trick.
      Ambient Volume
    Set the volume level of the city street environmental sound FX.  This 
    setting affects the        level to which city sound effects are heard in 
    relation to other sounds.
    
    
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    Pause Menu
    -
    
    Most of the options here are found in the full options menu.
    
    Continue Race	Return to exact place as where paused.
    Restart Race    End the current race and hear back to the starting line to 
    begin a new race.
    Camera           Choose a new driving view, or customize the current view.
    Radio/CD        Adjust the volume of music and Sound FX. Choose in game 
    music or custom music.
    Quit Race       End current race and return to the games Main Menu.
    
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    IV. Car List
    
    This is the list of cars available in the game. The first 3 are the cars you 
    start out with. All the scores are out of 10.
    
    Mini Cooper S
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 5
        Top Speed: 5
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    MR2 Spyder
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 4
        Top Speed: 5
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    SLK 320
         Handling: 6
      Acceleration: 5
        Top Speed: 5
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    New Beetle RSI
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 5
        Top Speed: 5
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    TT Roadster
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 5
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    TT Coupe
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 5
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    23 Roadster 3.0i
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 6
        Top Speed: 5
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    RX-8
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 6
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: FWD
    
    Camaro SS
         Handling: 4
      Acceleration: 6
        Top Speed: 7
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Boxster S
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 6
        Top Speed: 7
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Speedster
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 6
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Focus Cosworth
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 7
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    Lancer Evolution VII
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 7
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    Impreza WRX
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 7
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    Esperante
         Handling: 6
      Acceleration: 7
        Top Speed: 7
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Skyline GTR
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 7
        Top Speed: 7
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    Exige
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    F355 Spider
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    355 RI
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    VI2 Vanquish
         Handling: 5
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Corvetter Z06
         Handling: 5
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 8
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Feroce
         Handling: 10
      Acceleration: 10
        Top Speed: 6
       Drivetrain: 4WD
    
    360 Spider
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    360 Modena
         Handling: 8
      Acceleration: 8
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Tuscan
         Handling: 7
      Acceleration: 9
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Viper RT-10
         Handling: 5
      Acceleration: 9
        Top Speed: 9
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    911 GT 2
         Handling: 9
      Acceleration: 9
        Top Speed: 10
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    Carrera GT
         Handling: 9
      Acceleration: 10
        Top Speed: 10
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
    F50
         Handling: 9
      Acceleration: 10
        Top Speed: 10
       Drivetrain: RWD
    
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    V.  Kudos Scoring/Challenge Mode
    
    The Kudos scoring system rewards you not only for getting to the finish line 
    first but for displaying skill, style, and daring while you're doing it.  As 
    you race high performance cars on challenging city circuits, the Kudos 
    scoring system keeps track of your every move, and rewards you when you push 
    your performance to the limit.  You Total Kudos Score, which reflects all 
    the Kudos you've earned in the game, is tracked and is the key to unlocking 
    many great rewards.
    
    Performance Kudos
    
    Performance Kudos are awarded while you're racing in all game modes (except 
    Time Attack).  The Kudos Stash meter (in the upper right corner of your game 
    screen) tallies up your Performance Kudos and identifies the specific move 
    you're making to rack up those Kudos.  One you've complete the move, your 
    Kudos Stash is transferred to your Kudos Bank.  You can lose your Kudos 
    Stash before those Kudos are transferred into your Kudos Bank if you fail to 
    successfully finish off the move.  For example, you'll lose your Kudos Stash 
    if you hit a wall or another car within three seconds of pulling off a 
    powerslide.
    
    Performance Kudos are awarded for the following moves:
    
    >Slides-Slide cleanly through a turn using the handbrake, or pull off a 
    >powerslide or pendulum turn.  The longer you can hold the slide, the more 
    >Kudos you will earn.
    >360's-Pull off a sliding 260 while still maintaining forward momentum.
    >Overtake-Pass an opponent cleanly, and collect a bonus if you can overtake 
    >multiple opponents quick in succession.
    >Navigating Cone Gates-Navigate through a path marked by cone gates.
    >Clean Section-Complete a section of the circuit without sustaining any 
    >significant contact or damage.
    >Two Wheels-Get up on two wheels.
    >Big Air-Get all four tires to leave the track surface simultaneously.
    >Combo Bonus-Perform multiple moves within a short amount of time.
    
    Bonus Kudos
    
    Bonus Kudos are a special category of Kudos that can only be earned in Kudos 
    Challenge Mode.  Unlike Performance Kudos, which are awarded while you are 
    racing in all game modes (except Time Attack), your Bonus Kudos points 
    aren't tallied and awarded until after you've crosses the finish line.  
    Before you head to the starting line to race in one of the nine types of 
    challenges featured in Kudos Challenge mode, you have the option to raise 
    the level of difficulty for that specific challenge, which automatically 
    increases the number of Bonus Kudos you can potentially earn for 
    successfully completing the challenge.  For example, when racing a Lap 
    challenge, you could raise the difficulty level and the number of Bonus 
    Kudos you can earn by slicing several seconds off the pre-set target lap 
    time.
    
    Joker Bonus Kudos
    
    Jokers are special bonus awards that can only be unlocked in each Level of 
    Kudos Challenge mode. Once you've unlock a Joke, you can use it just once to 
    automatically double the number of Kudos you earn in an individual challenge 
    in that Level.
    
    
    Kudos Challenge Mode
    
    Kudos Challenge mode is the heart of Project Gotham Racing.  It's where your 
    racing skills are tested to their limits (and beyond) as you race against 
    the clock and powerful opponents through four cities, 12 levels, and nine 
    different types of racing challenges.  For any of the nine types of 
    challenges, you can increase the potential number of Bonus Kudos you ca earn 
    by increasing the difficulty level of the challenge before you start the 
    race.  As you progress through Kudos Challenge mode, you'll unlock valuable 
    rewards, including cars, Jokers, new tracks, and driver models as you strive 
    to earn Bronze, Silver, or Gold medals in each challenge type.
    
    Kudos Challenge event types include:
    
    Average Speed
    -Race against the clock for a specified number of laps and earn Bonus Kudos 
    when you beat the target average speed.
    
    Hot Lap
    -In Hop Lap-sing, race a set number of laps around a circuit with the goal 
    of laying down one sizzlingly fast hot lap.  In Hot Lap-Average, race a set 
    number of laps around a circuit with the goal of setting a blazingly fast 
    average lap time.
    
    Style Challenge
    -Slide behind the wheel and prepare to showcase your Kudos style.  In the 
    Style Challenge, you have three minutes to complete three laps while gaining 
    as many Performance Kudos as you can.  Catching air, getting up on two 
    wheels, pulling off powerslides and 360s, navigating cleanly through cone 
    gates-moves like these are a requirement, not a luxury, when you take on the 
    Style Challenge.
    
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    VI.  In Game Music Options
    
    
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    VII.  Hints
    
    Cheat mode:
    Enter Nosliw as a case-sensitive name to unlock all cars, tracks, and paint 
    jobs.
    
    360 Spider and 360 Modena:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 9.
    
    911 GT2:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 12.
    
    Aston Marton V12 Vanquish:
    Win Arcade Race level four.
    
    Boxster S:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 2:
    
    Camaro SS:
    Win all gold in Quick Race level two.
    
    Carrera GT:
    Get 150,000 kudos.
    
    Corvette Z06:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 7.
    
    Delfino Feroce:
    Get 75,000 kudos.
    
    F355 Spider and 355F1:
    Win all gold in Quick Race level four.
    
    Ferrari F50:
    Get 200,000 kudos.
    
    Focus Cosworth:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 3.
    
    Lancer Evolution VII:
    Win all gold in Quick Race level three.
    
    Lotus Exige:
    Get 50,000 kudos.
    
    Opel Speedster:
    Win Arcade Race level two.
    
    Panoz Esperante:
    Get 25,000 kudos.
    
    RX-8:
    Win Arcade Race level one.
    
    Skyline GTR:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 5.
    
    Subaru WRX:
    Win Arcade Race level three.
    
    TT Roadster and TT Coupe:
    Win all gold in Quick Race level one.
    
    TVR Tuscan Speed Six:
    Get 100,000 kudos.
    
    Viper RT-10:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 11.
    
    VW Beetle RSi:
    Get 1,000 kudos under the easy difficulty setting.
    
    Z3 Roadster 3.0i:
    Win the Kudos Challenge level 1.
    
    Bonus helmets:
    For every hour of game play you will receive a new helmet for your racer.
    
    
    Bonus time trial tracks:
    Accumulate over three and four hours of game play to unlock more tracks in 
    time trial mode.
    
    Medal pursuit paint jobs:
    Accumulate five hours of game play.
    
    Bonus paint jobs:
    Get a gold medal in every kudos challenge to unlock custom designs that are 
    not available through medal pursuit.
    
    
    Bonus Kudos Challenge cars:
    Win the one on one to unlock new cars in Kudos Challenge.
    
    
    Free roam in time attack mode:
    Win a silver or gold medal in all parts of kudos challenge mode for a city. 
    Select time attack mode and a "Free Roam" option will be unlocked for that 
    city.
    
    Custom music:
    You can hear your own Xbox ripped music while driving. Note: You must have 
    already downloaded music to your Xbox hard drive. Before you start driving, 
    enter the option menu and select "Music Management". Select "Add", then 
    press Left or Right until your music appears. Then, add it to the music 
    list. Begin game play, go to CD mode and scroll through the music list below 
    that, on the station.
    
    Hint: Sliding for more points:
    Use the hand brake when going around a turn.
    
    Hint: Do a 360:
    Start on a wide street (four lanes or more) and get some speed (80 to 
    100mph). Next, get on one of the side lanes and hold A (Hand Brake) while 
    turning into the road to do a 180. Immediately as you pull off the 180 
    release A and hold X (Reverse) or shift down into reverse, and turn the 
    opposite direction. When you pull around to the direction you were going, 
    release X and go. This requires some practice. Try this trick in time attack 
    mode at Financial District, Federal Reserve, just around the first corner 
    with the Ferorce, Ferrari F50, or the Ferrari 355 FI.
    
    Hint: Pacific Heights: Big air:
    Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Go to time attack and select Pacific Heights 
    and free roam mode. Select either the Tuscan or the Feroce. During game 
    play, reverse all the way to the wall behind you. Turn down the hill, making 
    sure that it is a brick road. Drive as fast as possible down this set of 
    hills to get major air and possibly hit a power line.
    
    Begin the game in free roam mode with the Porsche 911. Go down the hill with 
    the bricks at the top to get big air and do a 720.
    
    Glitch: Indestructible cone:
    In time attack in free roam mode, there are cones and a cone count in the 
    upper left corner of the screen. If you hit these cones they will go flying. 
    However, if they get hit when you are going less than two miles per hour you 
    will get credit for hitting the cone but it wont fall over. The cone is now 
    indestructible.
    
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    VIII.  Credits
    
    Thanks to:
    
    Bill Gates making the Xbox.
    Project Gotham Racing Manual.
    CjayC for an awesome site.
    GameWinners for the Codes/Hints.
    In addition, me of course.
    
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    gametrader13@hotmail.com. Also, e-mail me with any questions, comments or 
    anything else about this FAQ or anything of mine on gamefaqs.
    
    
    
    
    Andy K / andy420 / GundamW420