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                      |            Secrets FAQ               |
                      |              GTA IV                  |
                      |           Version: 0.15              |
                      |         By: The Duff Man             |
                      |      Email: gamingfaqs@gmail.com     |
                      |     Site: http://thegtadomain.com    |
        Secrets, Easter Eggs, Glitches, Tricks, Rare Vehicles, Tips, Signs...
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    Table of Contents
    1. Version Updates
    2. Intro
    3. Submit and Contact
    4. Secrets [SR01] |
              Heartbeat of Liberty City
              Bully Easter Egg
              CJ Sightings
              Wall Tributes
    5. Glitches [GL01] |
     [5.A] Fun Glitches
              Blue Hell Jump I
              Blue Hell Jump II
              Blue Hell Jump III
              Blue Hell Jump IV
              Floating Cars
     [5.B] Problematic Glitches
              Dating Problems 
              Invincible Cop 
     [5.C] Glitches that Need Verifying
              Blue Hell Jump A
              Race by Yourself
    6. Tricks [TR01] |
              ZiT Hotline 
              Revive Your Car
              Blow Your Tires
    7. Hidden Details [HD01] |
              In Game Websites
              Television Channels
              Meet the Serial Killer
              Halo Parody
              Free T-Shirt
              Ice Cream Truck Music
              San Andreas Porno Shop
              Roman Punches Niko
              Little Lacy Surprise Police Sting
              VIP Luxury Ringtones Homage  
              Unleash Ninja Guru  
              Criminal List  
              Iggy Pop and Peanut Butter    
              Your Dating Life Blogged
    8. Rare Vehicles [RV01] |
              Sultan RS
    9. Tips [TS01] |
              Free Perks
              Maps In-Game
              Get Up Stairs Faster
              Use 911
              Get One Man Army Achievement Easily
              Quick Cash
    10. Unlocking [UL01] | 
              Flying Rats
    11. Cheats [CT01] | 
    12. Legal Disclaimer
    13. Thanks
    If you're looking for something specific from the Table of Contents, hit 
    CTRL+F on your keyboard and copy in what you're looking for.  An example: 
    searching for "UL01" (without the quotation marks), would bring you directly 
    to the unlockables section.
    1.   Version Updates
    0.15; May 26th, 2008: Yet more reader updates.  Those that contain spoilers 
    have been marked for me to read later.  Added new section 5.C - glitches to 
    test.  Looking for verification from readers before moving the glitch to a 
    more permanent section.  
    0.14; May 14th, 2008: DP Comet removed.  Random additions throughout.
    0.13; May 11th, 2008: More reader email updates.
    0.12; May 5th, 2008: General updates.
    0.11; May 2nd, 2008: Updates from readers and more new information.
    0.10; April 30th, 2008: Game is now out and the FAQ has begun!
    2.   Intro
    This FAQ is simply a collection of all the hidden details, secrets, glitches, 
    tricks, and any related matter from GTA IV.  I've been playing GTA for a 
    while now, and have also run a site dedicated to the GTA series for a 
    few years.  I enjoy just playing around in GTA, looking for glitches and 
    secrets, more than I play missions.  Many of you may remember me from the GTA 
    San Andreas Secrets FAQ - I'm the same author, and hope that this one is just 
    as successful.
    Please remember this FAQ is for things that have been found, only.  You won't 
    find any rumours here.
    I've tried to keep this FAQ clean and simple, so it's easier to look through.
    I've also tried to keep it as spoiler free as possible, so you can look 
    through this at any point in the game without giving anything away.  The 
    biggest spoiler you'll find are simply character names.  If a spoiler is 
    absolutely necessary, it'll be mentioned.
    Luckily, I have a TV tuner card, so all the items listed in the FAQ that 
    would benefit from a picture have a link to it.  Just copy/paste the URL into 
    your address bar and go there. 
    What this FAQ doesn't, and won't, have (so don't email me about them!): 
    Rumours/Myths: Unless it is proven, they're all fake.  
    Made-up missions: For obvious reasons.
    Mission help: Things needed to do are summarized here, other FAQs can help 
    you out if need be.
    3.   Submit and Contact
    If you know of a secret that is not listed here, please send an email to me 
    at gamingfaqs@gmail.com.  Also, please try and be as specific as possible.  
    You get full credit for your find.
    Please use proper spelling and grammar when writing an email.  If I can't 
    read it, I can't respond to it.
    Be sure to include a username, so I can credit you appropriately.  If you 
    don't leave a username, I'll just use the one in your email.
    Keep in mind that your submissions may be reworded to properly fit the 
    context it's being put in. 
    4.   Secrets                                                           [SR01]
    --- [Heartbeat of Liberty City] ---
    Description: To do this, you'll need a helicopter.  Now, head to the Statue 
    of Happiness using your map.  Once there, bail out near the top.  From here, 
    enter the statue and climb up a ladder to see a beating heart chained down at 
    the very top.  You've now found the beating heart of liberty city!
    Picture: http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/705/heartofamerica3articleiqo7.jpg 
    --- [Bully Easter Egg] ---
    During the television show "I'm Rich," the hosts talk about how one of the 
    celebrities attends a private school. During that bit of narration, you'll 
    see Bullworth Academy grace the screen, it being the setting for "Bully," 
    another Rockstar game.
    Sent by: Andrew W.
    --- [CJ Sightings] ---
    Quite alot of past Rockstar games made it into the TV shows. Also during an
    episode of "I'm Rich" they show various expensive items and activities. One 
    of them is a man parachuting. It's CJ from GTA:SA (wearing the worst outfit 
    in the game, as well). In a commercial for a Nascar-type sports event also 
    features CJ driving a racecar at the LS Airport. A commercial for a western 
    movie on Weasel uses footage from the Rockstar game "Red Dead Revolver".
    Sent by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Wall Tributes] ---
    On certain walls in the game, such as ones in apartments and safehouses, 
    there are knife-etchings that say R.I.P to people, one of which is "Claude", 
    and one that appears to say "Tommy". These may be Claude from GTA3 and Tommy 
    Vercetti from Vice City.
    Sent by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    5.   Glitches                                                          [GL01]
                         -----------[5.A Fun Glitches]----------
    Fun glitches that you'll want to do...
    --- [Blue Hell Jump I] ---
    Description: Take a car over to Francis International Airport, but use a big 
    one like an SUV.  Then, drive sideways under a moving plane so that the 
    wheels are pushing into you.  There's a good chance you and the car will drop 
    below the world and after a couple of seconds, you'll respawn back on the 
    land with the car now gone.  This is the first known blue hell jump in GTA 
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_McQMDOLaus
    Found by: xUrban Monkeyx
    --- [Blue Hell Jump II] ---
    Description: Get to the north part of the map, just northwest of Butterfly 
    Street in Bohan.  For the exact location, refer to the video below.  Once 
    there, get down to the outskirts of the land and walk towards the corner 
    between the brick wall and the cliff.  You can walk through this wall as it's 
    invisible, and then lookup towards the city and see the city from below.  You 
    can also continue onwards and swim under the city!
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hpJgq7gCwM
    Found by: sephXclad
    --- [Blue Hell Jump III] ---
    Description: On the mission "Your Shirt, Your Boots, Your Motorcycle" when 
    you get to the part were you go into the subway (about half way through the 
    mission), stay to the left and when the subway car comes towards you keep 
    left and try to get in-between the wall and the subway car.  Doing this will 
    drop you into blue hell for a couple of seconds before popping you back up!
    Found by: davidlissfan
    --- [Blue Hell Jump IV] ---
    Description: "Head to "Fishmarket South" (where you do one mission for 
    Bernie). Go and find the Anchor statue thats by the sea. Head towards the 
    water and over the little dock into the water.
    Have a little swim right (South) until you see a wooden pier thing against 
    the wall, or whatever you'd call it. Should have square gaps that you can hop 
    in through. If you jump through the one to the far right (The first one you 
    swim past) and simply head towards the wall. You'll fall down into the blue 
    Found by: Sirchino
    --- [Floating Cars] ---
    Description: If you go on top of a tall building and cheat-spawn a car near 
    the edge, the car will appear in mid-air and just float there.  If you shoot 
    it with a gun, it will fall.  It doesn't work with all the vehicles... eg the 
    boat just falls down immediately.
    Found by: Chris
                     -----------[5.B Problematic Glitches]----------
    --- [Dating Problems] ---
    More people have been emailing in and confirming this problem.  Now, the 
    Sometimes when I take Michelle out on a date, I'll be driving down the main 
    road from your first safe house to her house and the game will suddenly 
    subtract 50 dollars from my cash and say I'm taking her to the cabaret, but 
    worst of all it won't let you actuallly use the club! This means you'll never 
    finish the date and thus not be able to do other missions. Presently I've 
    found the only way to avoid this glitch is to not go to that half of town at 
    all when I'm on a date with her, and if you find yourself in the glitch you 
    have two options- 1 Hit her until she calls the date off, but this will drop 
    you down 50% fondness, and she won't go out with you for awhile, OR my 
    preference is to walk away from the car so she'll follow you and then sprint 
    to the car to ditch her. Then all you need to do is die and, so long as your 
    med bills don't bother you, no other negative effects.
    Found by: Sheppardde
    Another account of the problem with Michelle: I had the same problems when 
    trying to take her to the bar down near the safehouse. The car suddenly 
    stopped and charged me 50 dollars. I still tried taking her to the bar but 
    for some weird reason she got frustrated and made me take her home. Still 
    have no idea what caused it.
    From: Gamer mr. v
    A possible reason for the "glitch"?  I'm wondering is that really a glitch? 
    You remember when you go into her house for the first and she has all the 
    tags on her household items. I'm wondering if she's a kleptomaniac and likes 
    to steal things. Wouldnt it be funny if she's stealing $50 from you while 
    you're driving?
    Sent in by: Rob L.
    More problems with girlfriends, by Thomas B:
    This has to do with the dating section.  I myself have had a problem with 
    Carmen.  After getting her ability to get a "Health Boost" I try to use it 
    and it doesn't work.  It goes though the whole process of healing you.  For 
    example i call and ask for help and she says apply pressure or rest some poor 
    baby but nothing.  This is at 100% fondness.  Also it doesn't matter how much 
    health you have, red caution, or half heath, still never works.  I have also 
    read at gamespot.com on the gta4 forums that some people have the same 
    --- [Invincible Cop] ---
    Possible Spoilers: This is for the mission "Three Leaf Clover" where you rob 
    the bank with Packie, Derrick, and Michael. It has happened to me twice where 
    all I was left to do was reload my game.  At the last group of cops before 
    you run up the subway tunnel, there was a cop that was invincible.  I myself 
    put 200+ rounds from my assault rifle into him and 12 headshots with my 
    sniper.  All this while packie is about 2 feet infront of him constantly 
    shooting and reloading.  The second time I even stabbed the officer with no 
    More people have experienced the same problem: I put about 4 clips into him 
    before I ran away.  The cop didn't give me any trouble, but he wouldn't die. 
    (from SiC).  
    The best advice from Michael B seems to be "all i can tell you is to just run 
    out of the subway. grab the calvacade and run for the nearest pay and spray".
               -----------[5.B Glitches that Need Verifying]----------
    --- [Blue Hell Jump A] ---
    Get a helicopter (use cheats to spawn one if you don't have one) I used the 
    annihilator, hit into a building with your phone out, have the health cheat 
    highlighted and then when you crash into the building the back of your 
    helicopter should come off, and you will start falling, use the health cheat 
    right before you hit the ground and you should go through the ground.
    Sent by: scja25
    --- [Race by Yourself] ---
    This could be a possible glitch where you can race by yourself and obviously 
    win the race.  The email: Not sure if the following is a glitch, but I would 
    be interested to know if it’s happened to anyone else. I made the call to 
    Brucie to do the Boulevard street race but afterwards spent ages looking for 
    a good fast car before going to the green marker. There weren’t many around 
    as it was the very early hours of the morning. I then drove up boulevard 
    towards the marker but on the way I passed a group of cars which looked as if 
    they’re getting ready to race - it wasn’t at the marker though and no space 
    for me. When I got to the marker there weren’t any other cars and I could 
    start the race on my own! Needless to say, I won the race hands down.
    Sent by: Tanya A
    6.   Tricks                                                            [TR01]
                        -----------[6.A Gameplay]---------- 
    --- [ZiT Hotline] ---
    While you can call the ZiT number to save a song you like and buy it off 
    Amazon later, you can also use it in another way.  The Zit number not only 
    works with the car radio, but if you hear a song indoors, calling the number 
    will identify it. Useful for some of the songs found exclusively in places, 
    like at the Triangle Club.
    Sent by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Revive Your Car] ---
    Whenever a car stalls, dial 911 and hold the gas button. The car will 
    magically sputter to life. The car will keep running unless you damage the
    engine further. But you can keep calling 911 and reviving it as long as it 
    doesn't catch on fire.
    Sent by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Blow Your Tires] ---
    If you do a burnout (hold gas and brake to make the wheels spin in place) for 
    a couple seconds, the back tires will eventually overheat and explode. A very 
    cool looking trick with no uses.
    Sent by: Glowinggerm and spencerleo@gmail.com
    7.   Hidden Details                                                    [HD01]
    --- [In Game Websites] ---
    There are many websites you can visit in game to check out.  Hop on a 
    computer and give them a visit.  
    --- [Television Channels] ---
    Here's a list of what you can see when you turn on a TV.
    Channel: Weazel
    - Republican Space Rangers (cartoon)
    - John Hunter (Political commercial)
    - Vinewood Cunts (only on Weazel)
    - VIG Insurance (commercial)
    - Weazel Wednesdays
    - Terror Marathon (only on Weazel)
    - Venturas Poker Challenge
    Channel: CNT
    - Patriot 500
    - I'm Rich
    - The history of the Civil War and Beyond
    - CNT advert
    - LCPD Recruitment - Join LCPD
    - Fear the Dark Finger (movie commercial)
    - The Men's Room
    List compiled by: Synchronizer, mark p
    --- [Meet the Serial Killer] ---
    You'll notice when playing the game that the radio, tv and internet talk 
    about a serial killer in the game.  The good news is you can meet him in-
    game: He is located in an alley close to the Auto Eroticar dealership, which 
    is in Alderney City. When you get close to the alley a circle called "friend"
    appears. He asks you for a ride, and you get to listen to all the crazy stuff 
    he has to say.
    Found by: meltzer
    --- [Halo Parody] ---
    In the "Republican Space Rangers" cartoon on the television in the game, they 
    are making fun of the popular Xbox game "Halo." Their space suits look almost 
    exactly like the suit Master Chief wears in the Halo series. Not only that, 
    but during the cartoon, their space ship even flies to a planet that looks 
    like a Halo ring.
    Found by: GTA_Tom_V
    --- [Free T-Shirt] ---
    Head to the Statue of Happiness.  Once there, there are stairs which lead all 
    the way up.  Keep going up the stairs.  Once you have climbed the last 
    staircase a security guard will appear.  Check or try to enter in all the 
    doors which are located around there and one of them will let Niko enter and 
    the screen goes blank.  Once he comes out, he appears with a Free Statue of 
    Liberty T-shirt.
    Found by: Hot_Boy_From_Brooklyn
    --- [Ice Cream Truck Music] ---
    If you use the horn on the Ice cream truck it will play a repeating jingle. 
    If you use the horn again a different song will play, theres 4 or 5 jingles 
    that you can hear if you keep useing the horn. The faster you drive the 
    faster the song will get and if you drive in reverse the jingle will play 
    Found by: SourLuck
    An addition by spencerleo@gmail.com: The first song that plays is the theme 
    to the Nutcracker Suite, and one of the last ones you can play is The Soviet 
    Connection, also known as The Theme to Grand Theft Auto IV. Another 
    siren/horn based trick involves the cop car. If you roll the cop car and 
    break some of the lights on top, the siren will be distorted and weak.
    --- [San Andreas Porno Shop] ---
    The porno shop that's in San Andreas makes an appearance in GTA IV.  It's in 
    star junction near the corner of lorimar st and denver-exeter ave, almost 
    right in the middle of algonquin.  It's a really bright area.  Just a cool 
    hidden detail.
    Found by: Argon Lightray
    --- [Roman Punches Niko] ---
    You can get Roman to punch you and try to steal your car if you're still at 
    the stage of the game where you drop him off at Bohan. If you park a car such 
    that it covers most of the yellow triangle for "destination" (meaning it has 
    to be set up before you're done the "date"), then is possible to drive up 
    with him being unable to open his passenger door. If he cannot open his door, 
    he will punch Niko in the cinematic and say "give me that" or something 
    similar. This actually hurts your health, so it is possible (though not 
    tested by myself) that he can kill you doing this. This can only be done at 
    Bohan (and maybe Broker, untested), because later safehouses do not have the 
    destination marker in the parking/car-storer square, so you can't guarantee 
    that he won't be able to open his door.
    Found by: Traius
    You can also get characters to slap you; here's SiskoBlue's account:
    When you have a passenger that can't get out because you've parked too close 
    to something and blocked their door, they will bitch-slap Niko out of the 
    driver's seat before getting out. It has to be a friend, girlfriend or 
    hooker. Not one of those slow friends of the guy you just carjacked.
    If you can park the car so it prompts them to get out but make it impossible 
    for them to do so (usually by slapping the passenger door right up against 
    another parker car) they will bitch-slap Niko out of the driver seat as if 
    they're car jacking him. Often with comments.
    Also happened the first time I picked up a hooker.  Paid for the full service 
    but got more than that as she slapped me out of the car to get out.
    --- [Little Lacy Surprise Police Sting] ---
    Go onto a computer and visit www.littlelacysurprisepageant.com.  Once you get 
    there, you are redirected to a Police website and informed that you basically 
    just fell for a police sting. You're given an instant 4-star wanted level.  
    Have fun :)
    Found by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [VIP Luxury Ringtones Homage] ---
    Go onto a computer and visit www.vipluxuryringtones.com.  An interesting note 
    about the site is that most of the MP3 ringtones featured are original songs 
    created by Rockstar that first appeared in GTA: Liberty City Stories.
    Found by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Unleash Ninja Guru] ---
    At any TW@ internet cafe, go behind the cashier desk and look at the printer. 
    It displays a strange error message that says "Unleash Ninja Guru, lol".  
    Found by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Criminal List] ---
    Go to the Liberty Tree website's main page, and click the link to the
    LCPD website. There's a few interesting things, like the Threat Level,
    but aside from that, it looks bare. But when you go to the bottom and
    look at the copyright info, the word database is a link to a huge
    profile list of criminals. It's a pretty big feature to be confined to
    such a tiny hidden link, so I think it's a notable secret. Of special
    importance are Lola Del Rio, the hooker featured on the box art, Eddie
    Low, the No-Name Killer, and yours truly, Niko Bellic, among others
    Found by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Iggy Pop and Peanut Butter] ---
    When listening to Liberty Rock Radio, the host, Iggy Pop, will sometimes go 
    on rants. In one of them, he blurts out something about hard it is to get 
    peanut butter off of your chest. This is a reference to a famous moment 
    during a concert in which Iggy Pop was handed a jar of peanut butter by an 
    audience member and proceeded to smear it on his chest.
    Found by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    --- [Your Dating Life Blogged] ---
    When dating Alex, the girl you can meet on craplist, she will write a post on 
    her blog (LiberatedWoman on Blogsnobs) after every date with Niko. It will 
    mention many things, like where they went, how the date was, and even if Niko 
    "got lucky" (and how). I haven't tested everything yet, such as what happens 
    if you scare her, are late for the date, or if you hit her, but I'll try it 
    in the future.  Maybe someone can give Spencer and the FAQ a hand with this.  
    Found by: spencerleo@gmail.com
    8.   Rare Vehicles                                                     [RV01]
    --- [Sultan RS] ---
    Not entirely rare, but lots of readers have been submitting it so I'll add it 
    in.  The Sultan RS, a tuned version of the Sultan, much like a Mitsubishi Evo 
    Lancer street car. Anyway, it's parked in the top of Alderney near the 
    partymode-spawn and the bike showroom. It's sort of hidden behind a shed in 
    the bushes in the outback.  
    Sent by: Andrew G and MeMB
    --- [Hearse] ---
    While not exactly being the coolest car in the game, you can grab and keep 
    yourself a Hearse during the Francis Mcreary funeral mission.  
    Sent by: T_soprano7
    9.   Tips                                                              [TS01]
    --- [Free Perks] ---
    There are a couple of ways to get free items quickly.  By entering an 
    ambulance, you will get a small health increase.  By entering a police 
    cruiser, you automatically get 5 shotgun shells.  Also, getting into a Noose 
    (SWAT) Van will give you a bit of body armour.  The perks will also carry 
    over to multiplayer mode as well.
    Van submission: Bleet Tameheart
    --- [Maps In-Game] ---
    Visit the website www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com on a computer in-game to 
    get maps of all the collectibles in the city.  In total, there are 9.  
    The pictures are at: http://thegtadomain.com/gtaiv/maps.php
    --- [Get Up Stairs Faster] ---
    If you're looking for a way to get up stairs faster than normal, try jumping.  
    It's more effective than trying to sprint and will get you up quicker.
    --- [Use 911] ---
    Sballa2 points out that calling 911 on your cell phone can give you help if 
    you need.  When your car dies if you call 911 they'll restart the car, if 
    you're almost dead and call 911 they heal you, or even if you need help and 
    call 911 police will come.
    --- [Get One Man Army Achievement Easily] ---
    When the helitours are unlocked, simply go steal a helicopter from the 
    landing pad, then fly it over to the third island (if you do it right when 
    you unlock the helitours,t he third island will still be locked). This is the 
    only way I've seen to get six stars as the add a star cheat code won't go 
    past five.
    Fly the helicopter over the island and you will recieve the six stars. Then, 
    all you have to do is fly around, avoid the police helicopters, I only saw 
    three, not that bad, just go in a big circle, east to island one, south to 
    the bottom of the screen and then west, then north a few times and you will 
    use five minutes of time. It didn't give it to me immediately. After about 
    nine minutes, I flew to Happiness Island and landed, because the cops weren't 
    there, and as soon as I touched down, it gave me the achievement.
    I also recommend getting the bridges on the third island at this time for 
    Under the Radar. This will prevent you from getting six stars multiple times, 
    as I did and will make it so you can get both of the achievements at the same 
    Tip by: Daniel H
    Another way: I don't have the GTA map in front of me, but if you look at it, 
    there is an island right between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It's the island that 
    has a bridge running directly through it connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. 
    If you haven't unlocked the island yet, jump in the water from the Brooklyn 
    side and swim toward the island. You'll see some wooden docks and 2 barges 
    standing in the water. They are located almost directly under the bridge that 
    runs through the island. If you get out of the water you'll automatically get 
    6 stars. Jump back in the water and swim in between the barge and one of the 
    concrete bridge pillars. There is a barge right next to one. The boats cannot 
    get there, helicopter cannot shoot you b/c you are under the bridge, and cops 
    on the island cannot shoot you either. I got the achievement and could have 
    been sitting there for a lot longer. You may have to swim around the barge a 
    little bi t b/c some stray bullets may hit you. If you have full life you can 
    do it. If you also have armor, you'll definitely get it.
    Tip by: shyruk
    Yet another possible way for those early in the game: I was playing and found 
    a really oddball way to get the one man army achievment easily.  Call up 911 
    and order a fire truck to your location, steal it, then head to a police 
    barricade blocking you from going on to another area (i dont remember for the 
    life of me which one i went to, i am not very far into the game and have not 
    unlocked any extra areas so far to my knowledge).  Use LB to spray water at 
    the cops.  I know it sounds cheesy and fake but it's legit, I couldn't 
    believe or understand why that gave me 6 stars, but you're already in a fire 
    truck, so staying alive/not busted for 5 minutes is really really easy at 
    that point.
    Tip by: David F.
    Another: Just wanted to point out that before you unlock the second island 
    you can take a motorcycle into the subway in north Bohan and drive right 
    under the second island to get the achievement.
    Tip by: momo mimi
    Last one: There is another way to get the achievement "One Man Army" I got it 
    when i unlocked the little island above the starting island. I stole a boat 
    (Jetmax) by randomly shooting at boats passing and luckily managed to get the 
    Jetmax then all i did was drove/sailed/piloted(?) it round the third island 
    until i got the achievement but the only problem i found was i had to keep 
    slowing down to let the boats and helicopters keep up with me and the bonus 
    of that was i was able to speed away from them near to the first island to 
    get rid of my wanted level.
    Tip by: Chazm1983
    --- [Quick Cash] ---
    If you go to a store and see a cash register, walk up to it.  You will get a 
    prompt to open the register!  You will usually end up with over 100 dollars 
    but you will also get a 1 star police rating as soon as you walk out of the 
    store.  If there is a clerk by the register you can still open it.
    Tip by: Glowinggem
    10.   Unlocking                                                        [UL01]
    --- [Achievements] ---
    Here's a list of achievements, for the Xbox 360 version only.  They are 
    listed below by category.
    | Title           | Description                              |  GS   |
    |                           Main Missions                            |
    | Off the Boat    | Complete the first mission               |     5 |
    | Lowest Point    | Complete mission Roman's Sorrow          |     5 |
    | Fed The Fish    | Complete the mission Uncle Vlad          |     5 |
    | Gracefully      | Complete mission I'll Take Her           |    10 |
    | Taken           |                                          |       |
    | That Special    | Complete mission That Special Someone    |    10 |
    | Someone         |                                          |       |
    | Impossible      | Complete mission Museum Piece            |    10 |
    | Trinity         |                                          |       |
    | Liberty City    | Complete the story missions in less than |    30 |
    | Minute          | 30 hours                                 |       |
    | You Won!        | Complete the final mission               |    60 |
    |                             Side Missions                          |
    | Courier Service | Complete all 10 package delivery jobs    |    10 |
    | Over Fulfilled  | Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders     |    10 |
    | Manhunt         | Complete the most wanted side missions   |    15 |
    |                 | from the police computer                 |       |
    | Finish Him      | Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes  |    15 |
    | Assassin's      | Complete all 9 assassin missions         |    20 |
    | Greed           |                                          |       |
    | Cleaned the     | Capture 20 criminals through the police  |    20 |
    | Mean Streets    | computer                                 |       |
    | You Got the     | Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text |    20 |
    | Message         | message                                  |       |
    | Genetically     | Come first in 20 singleplayer street     |    25 |
    | Superior        | races                                    |       |
    | Dare Devil      | Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps  |    30 |
    | Endangered      | Collect every hidden package in the game |    50 |
    | Species         |                                          |       |
    |                               Unlockables                          |
    | Dial B For Bomb | Unlock the special ability of phoning    |    10 |
    |                 | for a bomb to be placed                  |       |
    | That's How We   | Unlock the special ability of helicopter |    10 |
    | Roll!           |                                          |       |
    | Driving Mr.     | Unlock the special ability of taxi       |    10 |
    | Bellic          |                                          |       |
    | Retail Therapy  | Unlock the special ability of buying     |    10 |
    |                 | guns from a friend                       |       |
    | Full            | Unlock all the islands                   |    20 |
    | Exploration     |                                          |       |
    | Key to the City | Achieve 100% in Game progress statistic  |   100 |
    |                             Miscellaneous                          |
    | Warm Coffee     | Successfully date a girl to be invited   |     5 |
    |                 | into her house                           |       |
    | Sightseer       | Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty   |     5 |
    |                 | City                                     |       |
    | It'll Cost Ya   | Complete a taxi ride without skipping    |     5 |
    |                 | from one island to another               |       |
    | No More         | Meet all random characters               |     5 |
    | Strangers       |                                          |       |
    | One Hundred and | In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts   |    10 |
    | Eighty          |                                          |       |
    | Pool Shark      | Beat a friend at pool                    |    10 |
    | King of QUB3D   | Beat the High Score in QUB3D             |    15 |
    | Chain Reaction  | You must blow up 10 vehicles in 10       |    20 |
    |                 | seconds                                  |       |
    | Wheelie Rider   | Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet   |    30 |
    |                 | on a motorbike                           |       |
    | Under the Radar | Fly underneath the main bridges in the   |    40 |
    |                 | game that cross water with a helicopter  |       |
    | One Man Army    | Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level |    40 |
    | Walk Free       | Lose a 4 star wanted rating by           |    50 |
    |                 | outrunning the cops                      |       |
    |                                Multiplayer                         |
    | Cut Your Teeth  | Earn a personal rank promotion in        |     5 |
    |                 | multiplayer                              |       |
    | Take it for the | Be on the winning team in all ranked     |    10 |
    | Team            | multiplayer team games                   |       |
    | Join the        | Win a ranked multiplayer race without    |    10 |
    | Midnight Club   | damaging your vehicle too much and with  |       |
    |                 | damage enabled                           |       |
    | Top of the Food | Kill 20 players with a pistol in a       |    10 |
    | Chain           | ranked multiplayer deathmatch            |       |
    | Let Sleeping    | Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked    |    10 |
    | Rockstars Lie   | multiplayer match                        |       |
    | Join the        | Win a ranked multiplayer race without    |    10 |
    | Midnight Club   | damaging your vehicle too much and with  |       |
    |                 | damage enabled                           |       |
    | Wanted          | Achieve the highest personal rank in     |    20 |
    |                 | multiplayer                              |       |
    | Top the         | Come first in 20 different ranked        |    20 |
    | Midnight Club   | standard multiplayer races               |       |
    --- [Flying Rats] ---
    Flying rats, or pigeons, are the hidden packages of GTA IV.  You'll need to 
    collect all 200 of them if you are aiming at getting 100%.  Instead of just 
    touching them as in previous games, this time around you'll be shooting them.  
    For now, this section will give you a hand in finding some of them.  There 
    are also maps of them on the in-game website 
    I've put up shots of the maps at http://thegtadomain.com/gtaiv/maps.php.  
    Here are some of the locations of pigeons, sent in by a reader.  If you know 
    of any more, feel free to send them in at gamingfaqs@gmail.com.
    20 - At Hooper St and Valley Forge Ave, head west on Hooper St.  Follow the 
    road until it turns north.  Once you go under the East Borough Bridge, on 
    your right will be a footpath.  Follow the footpath south and it will turn 
    into a tunnel.  The pigeon is in the tunnel.
    1 - On Dukes Bay Bridge - the 6th pylon north of the water's edge of Dukes. 
    Grab a boat and shoot it while on the boat or if you're really good try to 
    snipe it from the water's edge.
    2 - Where Downrock loop meeting the Northern Expressway - go the water, 
    pigeon is on a pile of rocks on the water's edge.
    3 - At the end of Caterpillar Street is a circular loop. The pigeon is 
    sitting on a sign in the middle of loop. Very easy to see (at eye level) - 
    you can practically stab it to death.
    4 - Just SW of the Planche Street/Northern Expressway intersection is a tall 
    square building above the train tracks. Climb on the wall and make your way 
    over to the building. The pigeon is on the roof of the building.
    5 - North of Green Ave are three broken down wooden piers. The pigeon is on 
    the sand at the water's edge between the central and eastern piers.
    6 - At the intersection of Lompoc Ave and Worm St. The building at the SW 
    corner has 3 levels - it has ladders on the back. Climb two ladders up - the 
    pigeon is on the SE corner - by the alley.
    7 - SW of the Drill St/Lompoc Ave intersection on the coast is a rusted tug 
    boat on a broken pier. The pigeon is perched on the bow on the boat. Shoot it 
    from the pier.
    8 - Go into the alley next to Drop St. and Mill St. At the alley fork, turn 
    left. The pigeon is sitting on a chain link fence.
    9 - Underneath the East Borough Bridge (Bohan side) is a construction site. 
    There are two large concrete pipe pieces - the pigeon is inside the one lying 
    on it's side.
    10 - On the SW coast of the Bohan island is a large rock outcropping. The 
    pigeon is perched on the very end of the rocks. Snipe it from the shore.
    14 - Take Attica Ave south from Rocket St.  When road starts to turn, head 
    off the east side of the road and take the stairs halfway down.  The pigeon 
    is directly under the road.
    15 - There is an alley that runs from Rocket St. to Spin St.  The pigeon is 
    perched at eye level on a stair rail on the north side of the alley (behind 
    two parked big-rig trailers).
    16/17 - At the SW corner of Switch St and Joliet Ave is a brick building 
    called "Cleaners".  The two pigeons are on the roof, at the SE corner of the 
    building.  Shoot them from Joliet Ave, or climb some cargo containers in the 
    alley and snipe them.
    18/19 - On the west side of Walkill Ave, S of Switch street is a ruined brick 
    building.  The first pigeon is at eye level.  The second pigeon is very hard 
    to see, but it is on a steel beam directly above the first pigeon.  I got two 
    police stars for this one (two stars for killing a pigeon - Liberty City 
    Police priorities are really messed up).
    20 - At Applejack St and San Quentin Ave is a construction site below the 
    subway station.  The pigeon is inside a small wooden structure on the site.
    22 - For this one you need to be traveling (I recommend walking) on the 
    sidewalk.  At the intersection of Grand Blvd and Elbow St, head east on Grand 
    Blvd. A little past the first alley on your right is the pigeon.  It is 
    sitting on the railing of the entrance to 1665 Grand Blvd, a little above 
    head level.
    23 - Take Elbow St north from Grand Blvd.  Note the posts in the brick fence 
    on your left (the west side of the street).  Count the posts.  The pigeon is 
    on a ledge on the OTHER side of the fence between the 7th and 8th posts.  
    Carefully hop the fence and shoot it at point blank range.
    24 - In the NW corner of Brohan island are two broken down piers.  Behind the 
    piers is a large concrete area with junk in it.  The pigeon is perched on a 
    cinder road block in the middle of the concrete area - it is at eye level.
    25 - From Turtle and Valdez St, take Valdez St east.  When the road turns NW 
    instead follow the footpath straight.  The pigeon is on the 4th post/rise 
    thingy in the fence on your right.  Climb on one of the planters to shoot it.
    26 - The pigeon is in the middle of the alley that connects Planche and 
    Flanger St.  It is at eye level - very easy to find.
    11 - On Charge island along the west coast, north of the East Borough Bridge 
    is two piers. Where the northern pier meets the regular coast is two small 
    wooden boats (on land). The pigeon is perched on the bow of one of the two.
    12 - In the Humbolt river east of Obsidian St is two garbage barges. The 
    pigeon is on the north barge. Grab a boat and hop onto the barge to shoot the 
    13 - NW of the intersection of Franklin St, Dukes Drive, and Concord Ave is a 
    park/cemetery. Follow the footpath until you come across a small hut. The 
    pigeon is perched on the roof.
    Broker Bridge, the pigeon is on the very top of the western tower of the 
    bridge. It's hard to spot, but if you take a helicopter up there and land, 
    you'll see it on the northern railing. - Bugeaster93.
    Thanks to: Ceris, Bugeater9 for one
    11.   Cheats                                                           [CT01]
    Enter any of these cheats by using your cell phone in-game.  Call the number, 
    but be warned that doing so will disable your ability to earn achievements.  
    You'll need to reload a clean save file to re-enable achievements.
               | Health And Weapons            | Call GTA-555-0100 |
               | Weapons                       | Call GUN-555-0150 |
               | Advanced Weapons              | Call GUN-555-0100 |
               | Health                        | Call DOC-555-0100 |
               | Wanted Level Down             | Call COP-555-0100 |
               | Wanted Level Up               | Call COP-555-0150 |
               | Climate Change                | Call HOT-555-0100 |
               | Spawn Cognoscenti (Mafia Car) | Call CAR-555-0142 |
               | Spawn Sanchez (Dirt Bike)     | Call MBK-555-0150 |
               | Spawn FBI Buffalo             | Call CAR-555-0100 |
               | Spawn Turismo                 | Call CAR-555-0147 |
               | Spawn NRG900                  | Call MBK-555-0100 |
               | Spawn Comet                   | Call CAR-555-0175 |
               | Spawn SuperGT                 | Call CAR-555-0168 |
               | Spawn Police Chopper          | Call FLY-555-0100 |
               | Spawn Jetmax (Boat)           | Call WET-555-0100 |
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    13.   Thanks
    First off, thanks to the following contributors that have submitted minor 
    corrections, or additions to the FAQ.  Their submissions were too small to be 
    credited in the part they added, but here's a list so they aren't forgotten 
    (in no particular order): 
    Thanks to http://www.losmonos.netfirms.com/table.html which has many great 
    FAQ tools for FAQers, including a table maker I used for this FAQ!
    No thanks goes to Microsoft's Word for randomly screwing up line breaks.
    Also, thanks for sites like GameFAQs, IGN, and Neoseeker for hosting my guide 
    and spreading the word about all the secrets in GTA.
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