TURE CRIME: STREETS OF L.A

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............... FAQ/Walkthrough by Aaron Baker ........................
............   Email: ns_java_games(at)yahoo.com.au ...................
............. Version 1.0 of document (incomplete) ....................
........................ Last updated 12/20/03 ........................
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                          INTRODUCTION
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 [1] Introduction
     1 ~ Table of Contents
     2 ~ Guide Introduction
     3 ~ Game Story
     4 ~ About True Crime
     5 ~ Version History

 [2] Controls
     1 ~ Shooting 
     2 ~ Normal 
     3 ~ Fighting 
     4 ~ Driving
     5 ~ Stealth 
     6 ~ Chase

 [3] Characters
     1 ~ Nick Kang
     2 ~ The Cheif
     3 ~ Rosie 
     4 ~ Rocky
     5 ~ General Xim
     6 ~ Madison 
   
 [4] Movement Basics
     1 ~ Running
     2 ~ Walking
     3 ~ Camera Movements
     4 ~ Selecting Tragets

 [5] Fighting Basics
     1 ~ Targets
     2 ~ Upgrades
     3 ~ Punching
     4 ~ Kicking
     5 ~ Grapples
     6 ~ Blocking

 [6] Shooting Basics
     1 ~ targeting
     2 ~ Manual Aim
     3 ~ Default Handgun
     4 ~ Duel Weapons
     5 ~ Picking up weapons
     6 ~ Upgrades
 
 [7] Driving Basics
     1 ~ Steering
     2 ~ Brakeing
     3 ~ Upgrades
     4 ~ Car Variables
     5 ~ Car Shooting

 [8] Game Screen
     1 ~ Nick's Health
     2 ~ Enemy Health
     3 ~ Car Damage 
     4 ~ Ammo Meter
     5 ~ Good gop Status
     6 ~ Reward Points
     7 ~ Distance Meter
     8 ~ Spook Meter
     9 ~ Timer
    10 ~ Radar/Mini map
    11 ~ Stamina Meter

 [9] Mission Types
     1 ~ Assault
     2 ~ Fighting
     3 ~ Drive to
     4 ~ Race to
     5 ~ Stealth
     6 ~ Tailing
     7 ~ Take Down
     8 ~ Getaway
     9 ~ Vehicle Takedown

[10] Facilities
     1 ~ Hospital
     2 ~ Garage
     3 ~ Parking
     4 ~ Dojo
     5 ~ Car Course
     6 ~ Target Practise

[11] Options
     1 ~ Controls
     2 ~ Audio
     3 ~ Display
     4 ~ Credits

[12] Walkthrough (not complete)
     1 ~ Triad Violence
           1.1: Shooting Practise
           1.2: Race to E.O.D
           1.3: Driving for Chow

[13] Cheats + Unlocks
     1 ~ Costume 
     2 ~ Map Screen 
     3 ~ Pause Screen
     4 ~ Bonus Movie
     5 ~ Unlock Snoop Dog

[14] Secrets and Glitches
     1 ~ Menu Screen
     2 ~ Save Trick
     3 ~ Wall Glitch
     4 ~ Unlimited Ammo
     5 ~ Car Colour
     6 ~ Various Symbols

[15] Street Crimes Guide
     1 ~ Street Crimes
     2 ~ Getting Street Crimes
     3 ~ Rewards
     4 ~ Locations
     5 ~ Crime Guide
            5.1: Criminals in cars
            5.2: Criminals who don't know you
            5.3: Criminals fighting you
            5.4: Criminals running away
            5.5: Criminals shooting at you

[16] Upgrade Tips
     1 ~ Grapple Upgrades
     2 ~ Fighting Skills
     3 ~ New Cars
     4 ~ Driving Skills
     5 ~ New Guns

[17] Misc. Tips
     1 ~ Frisking
     2 ~ Easy good cop points
     3 ~ Easy bad cop points
     4 ~ Street Crimes
     5 ~ Threats

[18] Basic Guide Stuff
     1 ~ Copyright 
     2 ~ Email policy
     3 ~ Credits

GUIDE INTRODUCTION
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Getting this game all came form by Birthday. No, I didn't get this game 
for my birthday, but instead, I got a Playstation 2 book for my 
birthday. Anyway, in there was a demo to true crime, streets of L.A. I 
Absolutely loved the demo, and later rented the game... twice, before 
finally buying the game. After beating the game the very first day I 
brought it (yeah, I almost completed it when I rented it, and I only 
rented it overnight twice.) So, here is my guide to True Crime, streets 
of L.A

GAME STORY 
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Nick Kang it a cop In Las Angeles. Being a wild gunner left him rejected 
by the Police force and feared by Criminals. You play as Nick Kang, as 
you explore all of L.A trying to find out who killed your father, and 
solve crimes as well.

ABOUT TRUE CRIME
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True Crime is a Game made by Activision, which takes fighting, driving 
and shooting and puts them all together. This is what all of the 
missions are based on (stealth as well.) You play as Nick Kang, and if 
you want to know the story, look above. The game sotry is unique as 
well, you don't have to complete every mission, you can just continue 
the level, but you need to replay the levels to get better things and 
advace to the good endings.

VERSION HISTORY
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Version 1.0 - 

Submitted guide to gamefaqs. Walkthrough not complete.

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                       CONTROLS 
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SHOOTING MODE
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R1 (Tap)                Shoot
R1 (Hold)               Precision Targeting
R2                      Reload/Exit targeting
L1                      Enter Car
Triangle                Roll
Triangle                Slow mo dive
Circle                  Pick up weapon/Grab Hostage
Square                  Enter Fighting mode

NORMAL MODE
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R1                      Draw guns/Enter shooting mode
R2                      Action
L1                      Enter Vehicle
Triangle                Jump
Square                  Pistol whip
Circle                  Pick up item/Frisk person
R2 + R1                 Fire Warning shot
R2 + Square             Show badge
R2 + Circle             Arrest enemy

FIGHTING MODE
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R1                      Enter shooting mode
L1                      Enter car
L2                      Block attack
Triangle                High kick
Square                  Punch
Circle                  Grapple
X                       Low Kick

DRIVING MODE
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X                       Accelerate
Square                  Brake/Reverse
Circle                  Handbrake
Triangle                Look behind
R2                      Exit Precision Trageting
R1 (Tap)                Fire
R1 (Hold)               Precision aiming
L1                      Exit vehicle/Jump out
Left                    Horn
Right                   Siren
Up                      Change view          


STEALTH MODE
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R1                      Fire Tranquilliser
Square                  Hit Attack
Circle                  Deadly attack
X                       Take cover

CHASE MODE
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Square                  Clothesline punch
Circle                  Dive
X                       Baseball Slide 

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                       CHARACTERS
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The Instruction booklet has some of the Characters in it, but the one 
that are not in it I will list here also, but they will only be rough 
descriptions. Also, BEWARE, SPOILERS INSIDE!

NICK KANG
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Although he was recently suspended indefinitely from the police force 
due to repeated incidents of excessive violence and property damage, 
Nick Kang (Wilson) was recruited into the E.O.D as the groups first 
field agent. The same over the line methods that got him throws off the 
force enable him to succeed at the E.O.D; his record speaks for itself. 
Kang's Skills in Martial arts are only matched by his ability to double 
fist firearms and drive like a Hollywood stuntman.

THE CHIEF
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Chief of Detectives, Wanda Parks, is the head of the E.O.D. She has two 
decades of law enforcement experience and is one of the most respected 
officers on the police force. Parks puts up with Nick's brash and over-
the-top nature because she knows when all hell breaks loose, nick is the 
only man who constantly delivers.

ROSIE
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An ex-gangbanger turned straight, Rosie Velasquez is one tough cop. 
having experienced life on both sides of the law, Rosie knows how to 
take care of herself. She's just been partnered with Nick Kang and isn't 
too happy about hitting the streets with a loose cannon. Rosie is afraid 
she will get caught up in the constant crossfire that constantly 
surrounds L.A's most dangerous detective - and rightly so.

ROCKY
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The main boss in the game. This guy is getting the Triads to Counterfeit 
money for him, while Nick Kang always turns up to bust him. Can he stay 
alive with a Loose Cannon after him? You will come across Rocky in just 
about every episode, except maybe the very first episode. He appears 
everywhere.

GENERAL XIM
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A colonel from North Korea, all this guy wants is Money. Rocky is trying 
to get the money for this guy. You only really see him once in the game 
(well, one on each ending, so three times overall.) He exceeds in 
Martial arts and is quite strong. 

MADISON
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Madison works for the F.B.I, and to put it lightly, he is a real pain in 
the ass. He is always questioning what Nick does, and tries to stop him 
doing it. Seen in a lot of missions. Very first time you spot him is in 
the shooting practise opening movie.

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                    MOVEMENT/CAMERA BASICS
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RUNNING
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To easily run, while in normal mode (if you are not in normal mode, 
press up to enter it) hold the left analog stick up. Holding it all the 
way up will make you run. You can also run backwards, left, right, etc.

WALKING
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To walk, you can use the same method as above, but instead of holding 
the left analog stick all the way up, just move it up a little bit. 
Alternatively, you can just go into fighting mode, and then you will 
walk (well jog actually) automatically.

CAMERA MOVEMENT
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You can move the camera around you by pressing the right analog stick. 
Moving the analog stick left and right will move the camera to Nicks 
left and right, put pressing up will zoom out, and down will zoom back 
in.

TRAGET SELECTING
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The camera can select targets as well. If you want to face a target, 
move the right analog stick in the direction of the target, and it 
should select the target, and Nick will now be looking at that target, 
and going for him. Rotate the analog stick to select the target.

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                       FIGHTING MODE BASICS
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TARGETS
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If you have more than one target, and want to change the target you are 
fighting, use the right analog stick to change the target. This can be 
good if you have one guy that you are not targeted that has low health, 
but keeps on beating you up, select him, and then kill him to get out of 
the way, then once he is dead, you should auto go back to the same 
target.

UPGRADES
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You can upgrade your fighting skills. Going to 24/7 dojos and spending a 
badge, you can get access to these Dojos, and upgrade your skills. Once 
you complete the mission you need to get the upgrade, you obtain it and 
can use it any time. See the upgrades section for more info. Some 
upgrades include special combo attacks, ground attacks and finishing 
moves. 

PUNCHING
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To punch an enemy, press and sqaure button. If you want to repetitively 
punch someone, then quickly keep on tapping the square button, and Kang 
will attack again as soon as he can. Note there are some times that you 
can't kick, like for example when he is on the ground, or just been hit.

KICKING
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There are two types of kicks that you can do. There is the low kick, and 
the jumping high kick. The high kick will get the enemy in the Torso, 
and the low kick will get them in the shins. Use both wisely. Press the 
traingle button to do a high kick, and the X button to do a low kick.

GRAPPLES
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If you don't know what a grapple is then I will tell you: it is when you 
grab someone. In this, there are different types of grapples that you 
can do, but most are locked. The only efficient time you can do a 
grapple on an enemy is when they are stunned. To do a grapple, press the 
circle button. Press combinations to do different grapples, you need to 
unlock them first, though.

BLOCKING
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If you don't want to get hit yourself, then press the L2 button and the 
analog stick away from the enemy. This will block punches and kicks, but 
just remember that not all attacks can be blocked, for example, if 
someone has a sword, it will still do damage to you. Same with character 
special attacks and grapples.

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TARGETING
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If an enemy is near you, and you have go your weapons out (press R1 to 
pull your gun out) then Nick will automatically target the nearest enemy 
or enemy's car.

MANUAL AIM
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Sometimes the Automatic aim just wont cut it, like against snipers who 
can only be hit with Precision aim. To go into precision aim, hold down 
the R1 button. Use the left analog stick to move the target around, and 
press R1 to shoot. Press the R2 button and it will exit precision aiming 
mode. Just remember you can't move in this mode. You cannot use manual 
aim while you have a machinegun in your hand.

DEFAULT HANDGUN
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The default handgun that you have has Unlimited ammo, but still needs to 
reload. Once you upgrade to better default handguns, then you will get 
more ammo for them. The Handguns are the only weapons that need to be 
reloaded. So, you don't have to worry about ammo for them. 

DUEL WEAPONS
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Nick has the ability to carry two weapons in his hand, as well as his 
two default weapons in his pockets. So, in one hand you can have a 
Shotgun, and in the other hand a machinegun. If you have a shotgun and a 
machinegun in your hand, to use the machinegun, hold down the fire 
button, and to use the shotgun, tap the fire button. If you have two 
shotguns, pressing fire will fire both of them. If you have two 
machineguns, holding fire will fire both of them.

PICKING UP/DROPING WEAPONS
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If there is a machinegun on the ground, press the circle button and nick 
will kick it up into his hands. Like mentioned before, you can carry two 
weapons in your hands at once. To drop a weapon, press the R2 button. 
This will also reload the pistol, if you are carrying one in the other 
hand. Nick will auto drop weapons when they are out of ammo, anyway.

UPGRADES
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Just like Fighting, you can get upgrades for Shooting. You can get 
Default handgun upgrades, for example, your main weapon that you always 
have with you can change. They can change in power, rate of fire, or 
ammo capacity. Other upgrades you can get include duel targeting, aim 
assistance and laser scope. Get them upgraded by going to 24/7 
locations.

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STEERING
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If you are use to using the d-pad in racing games, or just generally any 
game where you are driving; get use to the analog stick. The analog 
stick it the only thing you can use to steers in this. You can't use the 
d-pad to steer. Move the left analog stick left to steer and move left, 
and right to steer and move right.

BREAKING
========

There are two types of stops you can do. The first is the normal 
breaking stop, and the second is the handbrake. Pressing square will 
brake normally, and then reverse. Pressing circle will help you take 
tighter corners, at the cost of speed.

UPGRADES
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Just like everything else, you can get upgrades for Driving. You can 
also get a car upgrade, by performing in street races. To obtain driving 
upgrades, visit 24/7 car locations, and listen to the instructions it 
gives you.

CAR VARIABLES
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Each car you come across is different is top speed, power, and 
acceleration, so you will need to get your driving right for each car. 
For example, don't pick a van if you are on a timed mission. Choose a 
fast car.

CAR SHOOTING
============

You can shoot from cars in this, which is great! It so much reminds of 
GTA. You can just shoot normally forward, you can have a target, or you 
can use precision aim. Using precision aim in a car is the same as using 
it on foot. Just hold down R1, everything will go into slo-mo to help 
you get a good aim, and you can use the left analog stick to move your 
view.

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NICK'S HEALTH
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Shown as a meter in the very top left hand corner of the screen. I think 
you all know what health is. If you get run over, shot, punched, sliced 
or anything else, you will lose health from this bar. Once the meter is 
at zero, you are dead.

ENEMIES HEALTH
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Shown at the very top right hand corner of the screen. When you punch, 
hit, slice, shoot or run over the enem,y his health will go down. When 
all his health his gone, he is dead, or unconscious. If there are more 
than one enemy, two other small meters can be seen under the main one. 

CAR HEALTH
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Shown at top left hand corner of the screen, to the right of Nicks 
health. Each time your car gets bumped, or your car gets shot at or you 
just run into something, you will wreck parts of your car. Wrecked parts 
will be shown here. Once the icon is flashing, your car is on fire.

AMMO METER
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Just to the right of nicks health. Once you shoot bullet out or your 
gun, the meter will go down. When it is empty, nick will reload if they 
are your default weapons, or just drop the weapons if they are a 
machinegun, since they are out of ammo. If you are carrying two weapons, 
left ammo is shown on the left and right weapon ammo is shown on the 
right. 

GOOD COP STATUS
===============

Shows how good or bad you have been. The more positive the number, the 
better. To get it up, do good deeds, do get it down, do bad deeds. The 
higher, the better, of course. You can find your good cop/bad cop points 
under the Ying Yang.

REWARD POINTS
=============

Nearly the same as good cop bad cop. When you do good deeds, you get 
reward points. When you do bad deeds, you lose points. Earn 100 reward 
points to get a badge. Badges gain access to 24/7 locations and shiels 
points can be used to gain health back or repair your car.

DISTANCE METER 
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Shows how far you are to the guy that you are trailing. The farther up, 
the worse. It has to be somewhere in the middle, and make it stay that 
way. If you fall too far behind, you will fail the mission. This only 
appears in missions and on special optional crimes.

SPOOK METER
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The big coloured in question marks, the worse. If you get too close to 
the tailing vehicle, they will get spooked. When all question marks as 
filled up, they will know you are there and drive off like mad, which 
means mission failed.

TIMER
=====

Shows how much time is left to get to a spot, and complete the level. 
This will only show on missions, of course. Get to the spot before the 
timer reaches zero and it will go away. If the timer reaches zero, 
mission failed.

RADAR/MINI MAP
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Shows the locations of all different things. It shows where to go to 
access the next part of the missions, which way is north, which way you 
are heading, all of the streets around you, and also enemies in street 
crimes.

STAMINA METER
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Shown in fighting mode. Once you hit the eny, they lose stamina. Keep on 
kicking and punching the enemy and they will start to lose health as 
well as stamina. Once all stamina is lost, they will because dazed, and 
you can do a finishing move on them.

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                       MISSION TYPES
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True crime revolves around the same "type" of missions. Note I said 
"types." The mission type is the same, but the mission itself is 
different.

ASSAULT
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Everyone's favourite mode. No stealth or fighting involved, just go in, 
all guns blazing in this game mode. Beats stealth and stupid sniping 
levels, and especially fighting levels.

FIGHTING 
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You are pitted against some opponents. In the early missions, it can 
just be one, but as you progress, you will fight more and more. 
Sometimes more will come after you beat the ones before them.

DRIVE TO
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Easiest possible mission. All you have to do is drive to a location. No 
time limit, etc. You can also use this level to go to 24/7 locations and 
get upgrades. Simple type of mission.

RACE TO
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A hard type of mission; I hate these, as I don't do well under time 
limits. You have to get to a location before the time limit runs out. 
You need to take the right paths and not crash.

STEALTH
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Ninja Style! Stealth means you have to infiltrate an area and try not to 
be seen. Thee are actually quite easy. Just run up behind an enemy and 
press the square button. Try not to be seen. Shoot the tranquilliser 
when you need to.

TAILING
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You need to stay on someone's tail so they can take you to their bosses. 
You need to stay behind them, not to close, but not too far. If you get 
to close, they get spooked. If you get too far behind, you lose them.

TAKE DOWN
=========

Couldn't think of a good name. There are only two types of these 
missions, I think. What you have to do is play like a Sniper and shoot 
another sniper using precision aim that is firing at you. Hard if you 
don't have good aim.

GETAWAY
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Enemies are chasing you, and you have to try to lose them to complete 
the mission. You will need to take corners fast to lose them, and make 
them smash. Alternatively, just shoot them all.

VEHICLE SHOOTOUT
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You are in a car, chasing another car (or vehicle). All you have to do 
in this type of mission is shoot the escaping car. This can be hard 
because they are firing at you. In a few levels it is a plane or 
helicopter, not a car you have to take down.

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There are lots of facilities that you can enter throughout the City of 
Los Angeles.

HOPSITAL
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Hospital signs look like a Plus on your radar. Go to the plus, and where 
the marker is, go up to it and your health will be restored. It will 
take some of your reward points off though.

GARAGE
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Looks like a Gas Pump icon on your radar. Drive to this, and go in the 
garage and it will restore your car to full health. Uses up badge 
points, and you can easily go and grab another car, not waste badge 
points on repairing your car.

PARKING
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Go into this marker, and it will save the game and show you the vehicles 
that you have unlocked. I'm not sure if they keep coming back all the 
time (respawning.) choose a car, and drive out.

DOJO
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Is ment to be a Barbell, but it really looks like a wide H, or an I. 
This place is open 24/7, and if you go to the icon, you can upgrade your 
Martial art skills to get an upgrade.

CAR COURSE
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Looks like a little car icon on your radar. Go to this icon, and you 
will be at the start of a driving course. Do what it says, and if you 
complete it, you can get then upgrade.

TARGET
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Looks like a target on your radar. Go to the icon, and you will be at 
Target Practise. Do what it says, and if you do it and complete it, you 
get an upgrade.

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                      OPTIONS
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CONTROLS
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Here, you can change what controller setting you use. You can change the 
control setting, or you can easily make your own. I suggest that you use 
the custom settings, but if you are too use to Vice City, then change it 
to that. Also in controls you can set Vibration on and off. Last thing 
is Inverse aim on/off. I prefer on, because that is how I have had it 
from the very first time I played a game on the PS2. It means if you 
press up in precision aim, the rectile will move up if Inverse aim is 
off.

AUDIO
=====

Audio is music/sound effects/voice etc. I have no idea what output mode 
is, but you can select from Dolby, Pro Logic II, stereo, mono or even 
muted output. Also you can adjust how load the Effects are, the music 
are, the voice are, etc. Also, you can set the soundtracks that you want 
to play in the game. Great selection here.

DISPLAY
=======

Choose from Resolution, Wide screen, Radar Type and Subtitles. Putting 
Radar type on Rotary makes the mini gap on the game spin around when you 
turn around. Selecting fixed radar keeps the map still in a 
geographically correct orientation while the arrow representing nicks 
position rotates. If subtitles are on, it means that you will see 
writing below the movie, which says what they are saying. 

CREDITS
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Not really an option, because you can't change it, but whatever. Select 
this to see who is responsible for the game.

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                     WALKTHROUGH
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SHOOTING PRACTISE
=================

A very easy mission. All you have to do in this mission is to destroy 10 
targets by shooting them. The opening movie is pretty funny, but then 
again, most are. Anyway, you get the default pistols to take down these 
targets. Just wait until the target comes down, and then just rapidly 
press R1 button. Try to kill all targets while they are down, as they 
wont come back up. When you have no targets to kill, but some more will 
be coming down, reload your weapon by pressing R2. It is better to do it 
now than to reload while the targets are down. Once you destroy 10 
targets, the mission is complete.

DRIVING TO THE E.O.D
====================

Simple mission really, you have 1:30 to get to the Elite Operations 
Divison. That is more than enough time to get there. From the start, get 
in the car turn around, a d then just head to the dot. Take the street 
that comes out onto the road the E.O.D is on. Drive to the green blip, 
and get out of your car and the mission is complete.

DRIVING FOR CHOW
================

You have no time limit for this level, which make sit very easy. There 
is pretty much no way you can fail this mission. Firstly, do not go to 
the Green Blip. Instead, go around and explore the city, since this is 
the first time you will get a chance to. Also, you can go around to the 
24/7 Locations and upgrade your skills, which is good to do this early 
on in the game, although you might not have enough shields to do so. If 
not, solve the street crimes.

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                       CHEATS + UNLOCKABLES
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COSTUME CHEATS
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You can enter any one of these while creating a license plate. Once 
finished inputting the code name make sure the okay button is 
highlighted first then press L1 + R1 + X. 

HAWG          Become a biker
JASS          Become a blind, mado-sachoism, donkey smoking a 
              cigarette
PHAM          Become a butcher that is asian
M1K3          Become a commando
BRUZ          Become a famous boxer
B00B          Become a female punk
TFAN          Become a gangster
TATS          Become a lady who has a tatoo everywhere
MNKY          Become a male punk
J1MM          Become a nasty corpse
PIMP          Become a pimp
P1MP          Become a pimp
FATT          Become a police officer in a higher position
5WAT          Become a S.W.A.T. team member
B00Z          Become a street bum
HARA          Become a working asian
MRFU          Become an asian that likes gambling
FUZZ          Become Johnson the police officer
B1G1          Become your female boss
ROSA          Become your partner
HURT_M3       Become your partner but wearing ligneire instead

MAP SCREEN CODES
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Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, X  Unlock All Impound Garage Cars 

R1 ,L1, up, right, left, down, L3, R3, x, Square, circle, triangle    
Unlocks Snoop Dogg

PAUSE SCREEN CODES
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Left, Right, Left, Right, X        All Driving Upgrades Unlocked 
Up, Down, Up, Down, X              All Fighting Moves Unlocked 
Right, Left, Right, Left, X        All Gunplay Skills Unlocked 
Down, Down, Down, X                Bigger Car
up, x, x, x boost up, right, 
down, left, up, x                  Impound garage Cars Unlocked 
                                                
X, Circle, Square, Triangle        Show's Nick Kang's 
                                   Current Location 
up, up, up, x                      smaller car

BONUS MOVIE
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Beat the game with all three endings to get this movie. Note you don't 
have to start a new game to get a new ending, just select your episode.

UNLOCK SNOOP DOG
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Collect 30 Dogg Bones in the city to unlock Snoop Dog.

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NEMU SCREEN
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Use the right analogue stick on the main menu to scroll the monochrome 
city background forward and backward at will. C

Contributed By: jeevan3 

SAVE TRICK
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Before you enter any Impound Garage remove your memory card and the game 
will prompt you to insert the memory card if you want to save your game, 
re-insert the memory card then save your game. At this point you can 
either override an existing file or create a new file, now is when you 
can create your new license plate with either a new character, new car 
colour, or new name on the plate with out losing anything you have 
unlocked in the game, finally all you have to do now is save you game 
and enjoy.  
 
Note: This can probably be done anywhere the game saves but it's best 
doing it at the garages because you can see the new car color if you 
have changed it and you know it has worked, also if you change 
characters you will need to exit the garage before you see the new 
character you have chosen. 

Contributed By: nocturnized 

WALL GLITCH
===========

Make pedestrians go through any wall Find any wall on the street and 
stand very close to it, facing it. 

Wait untill a pedestrian comes along, then press O to frisk him/her. If 
you did it right and were close to and facing the wall, Nick will push 
the pedestrian through the wall. Contributed By: starcrafttroop64 

UNLIMITED AMMO
==============

First get the gun you want to have for unlimited ammo for(ie: AK-47). 
Get that gun into Kang's right hand by picking up another gun. When you 
get close to running out of ammo with the gun that is in your right 
hand, holster your guns, then fire the gun into the air by pressing 
R2+R1, you only have to fire it once, and you should notice that the 
clip automatically reloads as Kang puts the guns back into his holsters. 
Then unholster your weapons and the gun you have in you right hand 
should be fully reloaded.  
 
note: This only works with the gun you have in your left hand. And also 
only works when you are in those open ended missions (the ones where you 
can solve street crimes), not the ones where you shoot your way through 
the mission because in those missions you can't holster your guns. Not 
all guns hold the same amount of ammo, for example an Uzi and a shotgun 

Contributed By: dasplota Secrets 

CAR COLOUR
==========

While creating a license plate hold down L1 + R1 then use the left 
analog stick to browse through the colors. Contributed By: 
St0nedf0rLyfeX 

VARIOUS SYMBOLS
===============

When creating a new license plate press and hold L1 + R1 the press left 
or right on the left analog and you should see various symbols you can 
input on the plate these include a Hand, Heart, Star, Plus sign, Minus 
sign, and Handicap sign. 

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STREET CRIMES
=============

Street crimes are crimes that happen of L.A that you can choose to 
pursue and arrest criminal to get rewards.

GETTING STREET CRIMES
=====================

The only mission types that you can get Street crimes in are the Drive 
to missions. These have no time limits and you are out in the open. 
Street crimes will now appear on the map, so go over to it and do the 
mission.

REWARDS
=======

Doing Street Crimes can give you Badge points and Good cop points. They 
don't work together though. Lets say that you use a headshot to take 
down an enemy. You will lose a Good cop point, but you will gain some 
badge points.

LOCATIONS
=========

Once the announcer says what is going on, then on your radar you will 
see red dots. One red dot is for each criminal.. Go to these red dots.

CRIME GUIDE
============

        ENEMIES IN CARS TIPS
        ====================
        - If you don't have good aim, just get close to the enemy 
          vehicle and rapidly fire at it. It will soon be wrecked and 
          the criminal will get out.
        - Shoot at the tires. Go into precision aiming mode by holding 
          down R1, and aim for the tires. This will bring the car down 
          quicker.
        - Try to stay close to the enemy so that your bullets will 
          actually hit him, and not just go anywhere.
        - Try to let the rectile pass over him before you start 
          shooting. If the rectile isn't over him, you are not targeted 
          and could hit civilians.

        CRIMINALS WHO DON'T KNOW YOU
        ============================
        - Show them your badge by pressing and holding R2, and then 
          press the square button. They will either fight you, or run. 
          Mostly fight you.
        - Shoot a Warning shot. Press and hold the R2 button and then 
          press R1. This will make them run away.
        - Just run up and start a fight with them straight away. Run up 
          and press the punch button. This can be a timesaver because 
          they wont run. But it blows your chance of normally arresting 
          them.

        CRIMINALS FIGHTING YOU
        ======================
        - Fight them back. There is nothing wrong with this, since they 
          are fighting you, you have the right to fight them back. Use 
          whatever moves you want, finshing moves, grapples, whatever. 
          Just don't shoot them.
        - Don't throw your weapon at them. I accidently did this with a 
          pipe or something. You lose a Good Cop point if you do this 
         (Press circle to throw it at the enemy.)
        - When the enemy is unconscious on the ground, then press R2 +
          O to arrest him. Nick will slap the cuffs on, and you will 
          get a good cop point.
        - You can use weapons against them, melee weapons only though, 
          not guns.

        CRIMINALS RUNNING AWAY
        ======================
        - Do a sliding attack. To do a sliding attack, press the X 
          button. This will go for their feet and knock them over. Wait 
          to they get up and fight them.
        - Do a diving attack. Run up to the enemy and press the circle 
          button. This will knock them to the ground. Wait until they 
          get up, then fight them.
        - Like the other moves, you can press the square button to do a 
          clothesline attack. Remebr don't shoot him.
 
        CRIMINALS SHOOTING AT YOU
        =========================
        - Shoot them back. Yeah, you have to do this, otherwise you 
          will die! Just get the normal Rectile up, and shoot them. No 
          good cop points will be awarded, but that is better than 
          dying!
        - Go for neutralising shots. This can be quite bad, as you will 
          most likely be shot while in precision mode. Go for the leg 
          or something, and not the head.

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GRAPPLE UPGRADES
================

Shown at the Dojo only when you get Bonus cruising. To get bonus 
cruising, complete an episode 100% (Do every episode, minus the alts.) 
The type of challenge will be to defeat a few enemies and then beat the 
boss to get his signature move. This is quite easy. 

Just pick on one person, and then just fight them. Do the finishing 
move, and that can usually knock them out. If it doesn't, jump on him 
when he is down if you have that manoeuvre. If you don't have that, then 
pick on someone else, then wait for him to get up, the pick on him.

The main guy you have to fight is a boss. He has more health than the 
others, and is generally a better fighter than the other guys you had to 
fight. Just get a lot of punches and kicks in, and do special moves when 
he loses stamina. Should be easy.

FIGHTING SKILLS
===============

Located at the dojo when you are in a drive to mission. A drive to 
mission is where you don't have a time limit, so you can just go around 
cruising the city, and get upgrades, like this. Head towards the dojo. 
Here is what you have to do in this upgrade:

Perform the manoeuvre you are going to unlock a certain amount of times. 
When you first spend the shield and go into the place, it will show you 
the button combo. Write it down if you have a bad memory, and perform 
the attack on the punching bags that come.

For special moves, you have to get the bag dazed, and then use the 
special attack. Just hit it a few times, and Kang will go "Yeah". Now 
enter the special move. Do the special moves however many times you need 
to and you will get the upgrade.

NEW CARS
========

Can only be unlocked while you are doing the Bonus Cruising. To get the 
bonus cruising, defeat an Episode completing it 100%. This means you 
have to do every level, and not skip any (except the alts.) To get the 
new car, go to the car symbol.

To obtain the car, you need to beat others in a street race. You can see 
where you need to finish, so race to that point, but you need to plan 
out a route. The computer knows the best route, so you can follow the 
leader, and then overtake him at the last second.

It is better if you go into the street race with a fast car, like the 
ones you start out with. You can get these from the impound parking 
garages scattered around the city, and then take it to the car icon, and 
race the competitors.

You have no guns in this, so you can't shoot them. You can attempt to 
ram them off the road, but watch out, as they can tend to do the same 
things to you.

CAR SKILLS UPGRADES
===================

Found at the car symbol when you are doing a drive to mission, meaning 
you don't have a time limit to get anywhere, so you can do what you 
please. In this time, go to the car symbol and it will show you the 
manoeuvre you need to do.

It will show you the manoeuvre. Do this manoeuvre at least once, while 
avoiding the obstacles. Avoiding the obstacles can be hard, because some 
of the pedestrian cardboard cutouts can move. Stop before the line, and 
the wait for them to come up, then work a way around it. 

Avoid the barrels and barriers as well. Once you have passed the finish 
line, anything you hit after that isn't counted as an obstacle hit.

GUN UPGRADES
============

Go to the gun symbol while you are on bonus cruising. Here, you can get 
new default gun upgrades, meaning that the weapon you have all the time 
that has unlimited ammo (but needs to reload) can be upgraded. This 
upgraded are model, damage, and capacity.

All you have to do is to survive the gun course. This is very easy. 
Little cutouts with guns will start shooting at you once they pop up. 
There aim is bad, so you can easily avoid them. Just shoot them and 
destroy them.

Get to the end of the course and the upgrade is complete. Remember to 
dodge back abit and start shooting to dodge the bullets and to destroy 
the targets easily.

GUN SKILLS UPGRADES 
===================

These can only be gotten during Cruising missions or Drive to missions. 
Drive to missions are levels with no time limit. Anyway, go to target 
icon on the radar, and you will be at the place where you did the 
shooting practise (very first level.) 

What you have to do here is shoot down targets. Pretty simple. For the 
first part, you need to just aim at the targets and shoot them and not 
shoot civilian targets. Just aim, and shoot and don't shoot when a 
civilan is in front of a target.

Next, you will need to go for precision aiming to get neutralising 
shots. Shoot the enemy in the leg/arm, not the head to get a 
neutralising shot. It can get very hard as the upgrades go on, and good 
aiming is needed.

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FRISKING PEOPLE
===============

If you walk up to someone and press the circle button, nick will frisk 
them. Frisking means, "searching them." Only certain people carry 
contraband, and you can tell them. Here is now: If someone walks past 
you, they look at you. If they look at you, they are innocent. The ones 
that don't look are guilty; frisk them. Each successful frisk earns you 
a good cop point.

EASY GOOD COP POINTS
====================

Go to a Stealth mission, for example, the one where you have to sneak 
into the warehouse. Just run up and press square on all enemies to get a 
good cop point. Do this to all enemies and get points, then wait to it 
saves, go into the next mission and go exit. Now go to resume game and 
choose the same level from the episodes list. You will rack up points in 
no time.

EASY BAD COP POINTS
===================

If, for some reason, you want to become a bad cop, just kill everyone 
you see. Pull out your guns, and just start shooting and killing 
everyone. You can also run people over and lose a good cop point per 
person you run over.

STREET CRIMES
=============

If you are a person who takes things easy (like doesn't shoot people) 
should pursue street crimes. If you like shooting everyone, but also 
want a good cop status, then it might be better not going to these 
street crimes, because you will most likely cause more damage than good 
if you start shooting everyone.

THREATS
=======

If you go up to someone and press R2 + R1, you will fire a warning shot 
in the air, which is like threatening them to surrender, or you will 
kill them. If you flash your badge, that can make them surrender as 
well.

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COPYRIGHT
=========

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CREDITS
=======

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