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A guide to the latest GTA game

Written by Mikael Forsgren
Copyright 2008 Mikael Forsgren
Version 0.02, May 11, 2008
foppe_v @ hotmail.com
(Yes, remove the space in the mail address)

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O. Version History

0.02 : Cleaned up some. Added Tips & Tricks and more questions.
0.01 : The first version

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O. Version History
I. Introduction
     a. About This Guide
     b. What I Want (And Don't Want)
II. Legal Junk
III. About the game
IV. Controllers
V. TV
VI. Tips & Tricks
VII. Missions
VIII. Achievements
IX. FAQ

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I. Introduction

Hello and welcome to my GTA IV Walkthrough and FAQ.
R* finally gives us the next generation of Grand Theft Auto, this time on both
the Xbox 360 and PS3.

    A. About This Guide

    This will be (at least trying to be) a complete GTA IV walkthrough.
    It will hopefully have mostly everything about the game like secret places,
    where to find stuff, how to complete missions and so on.
    I will not mark spoilers with spoilers, so I can anytime drop some story
    bomb. If you don't like it, play the game without this guide.

    B. What I Want (And Don't Want)

    Here is what I want: I want NOTHING until the guide is up to 1.0. After
    that, it would be nice with corrections of things I have wrong, and things
    I have missed. And PLEASE have something with GTAIV in the subject or else
    I can miss it.

    What I don't want: Questions about things that already are in this guide,
    spam or viruses.

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II. Legal Junk

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other
web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a
violation of copyright.

The following site(s) have permission to use this guide:

http://www.GameFAQs.com

If you see another site using my guide and it is not listed here, please
contact me with the title "Faq stealing".

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

I will not give any other sites permission to use this guide.
This is a Gamefaq only guide.

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III. About the game

What does the American dream mean today?
For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape
his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find
fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.
As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series
of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that reality is very
different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is
heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't...


Rockstar North is back with a new Grand Theft Auto game. Liberty City is once
again rebuilt from scratch, this time with a more realistic touch.
So what's different from earlier games? And what makes it worth buying this
game?
First of all, it's a totally new game engine called RAGE (Rockstar Advanced
Game Engine). R* used the RenderWare engine (created by Criterion Software)
in earlier GTA games. In 2004, EA acquired Criterion Games and Criterion
Software. R* chose not to license the RenderWare engine due to concern over the
information gathering clause in EA's license agreement. Or so the story goes.
The result was that R* created their own game engine that was first used in
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis.
We have a new controller system. It's never been easier to control your GTA
character. The vehicles acts different from earlier games so you need to
relearn how to drive in order to truly master the game.
More radio stations than ever. And if you don't like the music, just hit your
Xbox Guide button and play your own music.
The police chases are more realistic. When you are hunted, you have a red ring
on your minimap where the cops are searching for you. If they see you, you are
placed in the middle of the circle. To get away, you have to either hit a good
old Pay & Spray or getting away from the ring. The more stars you have, the
bigger ring and more vehicles are searching for you.
Less loadings. You can enter and leave buildings without any loadings this
time. You can play most of the game without getting any loading screens at all.
You can get them if you fail at the game however, but that's your own fault ;)
Mobile phone. You have a mobile phone that you can use to call your friends.
Or call 911 to make them send out some cops. Later you will get a better phone
that allows you to take, send and receive photos as well.
GPS. You are never lost with a GPS in your car. Just tell where you will go and
you will get help with how to get there.
Autosaves. Your game is not autosaved after each mission. You can still save
normally in your hideout.
And much much more.

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IV. Controllers

We can choose between two different types of controller configurations. The
first one is called Standard and the second is called Classic.
In the Options menu, we can also turn Vibrations On/Off, turn Auto Aiming
On/Off, change Inverted Look On/Off, change the Sniper Aim from the Right Stick
to the Left Stick and we can change the Aim Sensitivity between Low, Medium and
High.
For Free Aim / Target Lock On, you have to press the button halfway in to get
Free Aim and pressing it fullway in to get Target Lock.

Standard Controll On Foot

LT: Free Aim / Target Lock On
LB: Context / Pick Up
RT: Free Aim / Fire Button
RB: Take Cover
Guide Button: Xbox Guide
Back: Camera Modes
Start: Pause
Left Stick: Movement
Left Stick Button: Crouch
Dpad Up: Mobile Phone Up / Use Mobile Phone
Dpad Left: Previous Weapon
Dpad Down: Mobile Phone Down / Skip Phone Conversation / Zoom Radar Out
Dpad Right: Next Weapon
Right Stick: Rotate Camera / Switch Targets
Right Stick Button: Look Behind / Zoom aim (when locked on)
A: Run / Sprint / Mobile Phone Answer / Mobile Phone Forward
B: Reload / Melee Attack / Mobile Phone hangup / Mobile Phone Backward / Put
   Away Mobilephone
X: Jump / Climb
Y: Enter Vehicle / Mount Ladder

Standard Controll In Vehicle

LT: Brake / Reverse
LB: Fire Weapon
RT: Accelerate
RB: Handbrake
Guide Button: Xbox Guide
Back: Camera Modes
Start: Pause
Left Stick: Steering
Left Stick Button: Horn / Siren / Slowmo In Cinematic View
Dpad Up: Mobile Phone Up / Use Mobile Phone
Dpad Left: Previous Radio Station / Radio Station Off (Hold)
Dpad Down: Mobile Phone Down / Skip Phone Conversation / Zoom Radar Out
Dpad Right: Next Radio Station / Radio Station Off (Hold)
Right Stick: Rotate Camera / Aiming
Right Stick Button: View Behind
A: Handbrake / Mobile Phone Answer / Mobile Phone Forward
B: Cinematic Camera / Mobile Phone hangup / Mobile Phone Backward / Put Away
   Mobilephone
X: Change Weapon / Headlights
Y: Exit Vehicle

Standard Controll Combat

LT: Target Lock On
LB: N/A
RT: N/A
RB: N/A
Guide Button: Xbox Guide
Back: Camera Modes
Start: Pause
Left Stick: Movement
Left Stick Button: N/A
Dpad Up: N/A
Dpad Left: Previous Weapon
Dpad Down: Zoom Radar Out
Dpad Right: Next Weapon
Right Stick: Rotate Camera / Switch Targets
Right Stick Button: Look Behind
A: Block / Dodge
B: Counter Attack / Disarm / Punch / Floor Punch
X: Kick / Floor Kick
Y: Counter Attack / Disarm / Alternative Punch / Floor Punch

Classic Controll On Foot

LT: Context / Pick Up
LB: Fire Weapon
RT: Take Cover
RB: Aim / Target Lock On
Guide Button: Xbox Guide
Back: Camera Modes
Start: Pause
Left Stick: Movement
Left Stick Button: Crouch
Dpad Up: Mobile Phone Up / Use Mobile Phone
Dpad Left: Previous Weapon
Dpad Down: Mobile Phone Down / Skip Phone Conversation / Zoom Radar Out
Dpad Right: Next Weapon
Right Stick: Rotate Camera / Switch Targets
Right Stick Button: Look Behind / Zoom aim (when locked on)
A: Run / Sprint / Mobile Phone Answer / Mobile Phone Forward
B: Fire Weapon / Mobile Phone hangup / Mobile Phone Backward / Put Away
   Mobilephone
X: Jump / Climb
Y: Enter Vehicle / Mount Ladder

Classic Controll In Vehicle

LT: Headlights / Change Weapon
LB: Fire Weapon
RT: N/A
RB: Handbrake
Guide Button: Xbox Guide
Back: Camera Modes
Start: Pause
Left Stick: Steering
Left Stick Button: Horn / Siren / Slowmo In Cinematic View
Dpad Up: Mobile Phone Up / Use Mobile Phone
Dpad Left: Previous Radio Station / Radio Station Off (Hold)
Dpad Down: Mobile Phone Down / Skip Phone Conversation / Zoom Radar Out
Dpad Right: Next Radio Station / Radio Station Off (Hold)
Right Stick: Rotate Camera / Aiming
Right Stick Button: View Behind
A: Accelerate / Mobile Phone Answer / Mobile Phone Forward
B: Cinematic Camera / Mobile Phone hangup / Mobile Phone Backward / Put Away
   Mobilephone
X: Brake / Reverse
Y: Exit Vehicle

Classic Controller Combat

LT: N/A
LB: N/A
RT: N/A
RB: Target Lock On
Guide Button: Xbox Guide
Back: Camera Modes
Start: Pause
Left Stick: Movement
Left Stick Button: N/A
Dpad Up: N/A
Dpad Left: Previous Weapon
Dpad Down: Zoom Radar Out
Dpad Right: Next Weapon
Right Stick: Rotate Camera / Switch Targets
Right Stick Button: Look Behind
A: Block / Dodge
B: Counter Attack / Disarm / Punch / Floor Punch
X: Kick / Floor Kick
Y: Counter Attack / Disarm / Alternative Punch / Floor Punch

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V. TV

You can watch TV in your safehouses. Walk to the TV and you will see that the
game asks you to press LB to watch TV. Then you can change the volume, change
the channel, change the camera...
If you can read, it's no problems.
Basically it exist two different TV channels that you skip between. If you keep
skipping, they will jump in the TV schedule as well. Together it's almost 95
minutes of watchable TV.

The TV schedule is...
CNT schedule:

Fear the Dark Finger
  Commercial that it will be shown next week.
Next on CNT: I'm Rich $
  Small TV commercial that they will show I'm Rich $.
Patriot 500 Live
  Commercial that rednecks will drive around in circles 500 times next
  saturday.
I'm Rich $
  Show about what the rich people have. Like fake boobs made of real rubies.
Pisswasser
  Commercial about getting drunk on the real beer.
Conjoined Twins - A Hot Night Out
  Commercial that it will be shown next week.
I'm Rich $
  The show about what the rich people have is back from commercial.
Love-meet.net
  Commercial about dating online.
I'm Rich $
  The show about what the rich people have is back from commercial.
Drunk Daddy and the Door
  Commercial that it will be shown in 2 weeks.
Super Classy Touch Limo
  Commercial about renting a limo.
Next on CNT: The Serrated Edge
  Small TV commercial that they will show The Serrated Edge.
Dilettante
  Commercial about the hybrid car.
The Serrated Edge With Estell and Luther
  Selling knifes/swords/blades.
Higgins Helitours
  Commercial about seeing Liberty City from a helicopter.
America's Nest Top Hooker
  Commercial that they will soon send a new season.
Bad Girlz - Carwash Fundraiser
  Commercial that it will be shown Wednesday at 9.
A History of Liberty City - Part One
  About Liberty City's history.
Cluckin' Bell
  Commercial about food.
Sully's Auto Mart
  Commercial about selling cars. Some with newly used airbags.
A History of Liberty City - Part One
  About Liberty City's history.
Funeral Factor, American Asshole, Shitty Singer Competition
  Commercial about what will come in future Wednesday Nights.
Join LCPD
  Commercial about being a cop.


Weazel schedule:

The Men's Room - With Bas and Jeremy
  Talk show.
Burger Shot - The Heart Stopper
  Commercial about the 6lb burger that will stop your heart.
72
  Commercial about a parody of 24.
The Men's Room - With Bas and Jeremy
  Talk show.
Ether
  Commercial about a new season coming soon.
VIP Luxury Ringtones
  Commercial about buying new ringtones to your phone.
Ricky Gervais
  Ricky Gervais joking about wars.
Spittoon
  Commercial about a new season of the western series.
Whiz Wireless Communication
  Commercial about watching movies on your phone.
Excelsior Extreme 9
  Commercial about the next generation of razors.
How To Survive When There Is A Suitcase Nuke On Your Train
  Commercial about upcoming show.
Republican Space Rangers
  Republican rangers in spartan suits saving America from aliens by shooting
  everything that moves.
Vote For Michael Graves as Governor
  Propaganda about voting for Michael Graves as governor.
Vinewood Counts
  Commercial about a new TV show.
Vig Insurance
  Commercial about insurance company that bribe cops.
Sluts Vacation Home
  Commercial about a new TV show.
Terror Marathon
  Commercial about upcoming documentary.
Venturas Poker Challenge
  5 people playing poker against eachothers.
Vote For John Hunter as Governor
  Propaganda about voting for John Hunter as governor.
Crow Reunion In Iran
  Commercial about a band playing in Iran in 3 weeks.
Venturas Poker Challenge
  5 people playing poker against eachothers.
Weazel News
  Commercial about Weazel News.
Katt Williams
  Katt Williams joking about Liberty City.
Homo Erectus
  Commercial about a new season of the TV show.
Waning with the Stars
  Commercial about a new season of the reality show.

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VI. Tips & Tricks

A few tips to help you survive in Liberty City.

Take care of your health
  Alway s take a look at your health. The less you have, the bigger chance you
  have to die. If you know that the next mission will have people shooting at
  you, make sure that you eat something before you do the mission. Restaurants,
  hot dog vendors, it exist many ways to regain lost health. And keep it up
  between the missions as well, who knows what will happen when you freeroam
  around...
  Remember that if you eat while out on a date, you will refill your health.

Use armor
  The body armor doubles your chances of surviving against enemy forces. It
  cost money, but it's worth it compared to what you have to pay the cops or
  the hospital bills when you die. Buy it from underground gunstores, get it
  cheaper from Little Jacob or find it free in some hidden places.

Stealing cars
  Take a look around you before you steal a parked car. If some cops are close,
  wait until they leave. Unless you want their attention. It may be fun getting
  them chasing you, but sometimes you just want to drive around without some
  cops hunting you.
  Same thing with manned cars. Unless you need a car really fast, wait until
  the police is away to keep running to another street. Some drivers will try
  to take back their vehicles so be sure that you can drive away fast. It's not
  a good idea to try stealing a car that's stuck in a traffic jam. If you are
  holding a weapon while stealing a car, it's a smaller chance that the driver
  will try to take back the vehicle.

Weapons weapons weapons
  It is always a good idea to have some type of weapons. You never know when
  you need one, either in a mission or if you want to kill some random ped.
  The fastest way to get some is to buy them from a underground gunstore.
  Or buy most of them cheaper from Little Jacob. Sometimes you can get weapons
  when you kill peds or enemies. And you get 5 shotgun shells when you enter a
  policecar. Or search for hidden stashes all over the city.

Explore the city
  Explore the city. You will find some nice hiding places. Or sniping places.
  Or hidden gun/bodyarmor stashes. Or see something happening. Or learn the
  fastest way from point A to point B. Or secret packages.

Save your game
  ALWAYS go to your safehouse and save before you turn off your system. Even
  if you have autosave enabled.
  It exist 12 ordinary savefiles and one autosave file. The autosave file is
  used for all players. So if you played 20 missions and only used autosave and
  your brother starts to play the game... Opsie, autosave after the first
  mission, your lost for being stupid and not saved on a real save slot.

Keep your friends close
  You will meet different friends and girlfriends while playing the game. Most
  of them will give you some kind of reward if you keep their friendlevel high
  enough. Like free taxi rides. Or cheaper weapons. Or...
  You can always call them on your phone and go out on a date with them. If
  you stay away too long from them, their friendlevel will drop and they will
  call you. If you know that you really don't have time with them, don't say no
  to a date. Say yes and call them back and cancel the date. Your friendlevel
  will not drop this way. If you say no or miss the date, it will go down
  however.

Play minigames
  Take a break from the game and play minigames from time to time. Take your
  dates out and play minigames. Or play the puzzle arcade game called QUB3D.

Take the taxi
  The fastest way from point A to point B is to take the taxi. Unless it's a
  really short way. Either call Roman for a free ride or take a yellow one.
  You can put a mark on your map anywhere an the map and the taxi will take you
  there. Or close to it. And if you press the A button, it will just take a
  moment. It will cost some more, but it's worth it.

The cops are your friends... and your enemy...
  The police will try to arrest you if they see you doing something bad. And
  they will try to help you if they see somebody attack you. You can always
  call the cops with your phone with the number 911. Or if you are in a
  policecar, you can access the police computer to call for backup. Just be
  sure to not shoot while they are coming...

Cash
  Getting cash is easy. Do missions, do sidejobs for Roman or Little Jacob,
  kill random peds and steal their cash, wait at a ATM machine for some random
  ped to take out cash before killing them...
  Food, clothes, guns, bodyarmor, it always exist something to waste your cash
  on. Always keep some cash in case you need some.

Busted or killed?
  If the cops takes you, you will loose some cash and your weapons. Or you are
  killed, you will loose some money and keep your guns. It's your choice if
  you want to search for new weapons all the time...

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VII. Missions

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The Cousins Bellic
From: Roman
Required: Start the game
Reward: $25
        First Safehouse
        Off the boat Achievement

Niko is finally in Liberty City. His cousin Roman comes to give him a lift.
Roman is so happy that Niko finally is there so he is drunk. Which results in
that you have to drive home. Follow the GPS, read how to drive and you will get
there pretty fast. Listen to Roman talking about boobs and walk into the
safehouse. Discover that the American dream that Roman had wrote about was
nothing more than a dream. You will now learn how to save your game and how to
save vehicles. Mission done.

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It's Your Call
From: Roman
Required: The Cousins Bellic
Reward: $30
        Mobilephone
        Roman as a phone contact

You will learn that Roman owes Vlad a lot of money. And that he is in love with
his secretary Mallorie. So instead of paying back som money to Vlad, he wants
you to drive him to a hardware store. Which happen to be a front of some
gambling. Follow the GPS and you will soon be there.
He wants you to look out for some loan sharks that may want some money back.
After a while, you will see them. Call Roman on the phone and he will come
running out. Do NOT hurt the loan sharks in any way.
Follow the GPS and drive home.

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Three's a Crowd
From: Roman
Required: It's Your Call
Reward: Free clothes
        Michelle as a phone contact and girlfriend

Roman is having trouble with some loan sharks in his office. Niko helps him out
and Roman's telephone calls. Mallory and her friend Michelle needs some lift so
Roman sends out Niko to drive them. Follow the GPS and you will soon get there.
Mallory introduce Michelle with Niko. Drive them to Michelle's apartment and
Mallory decides that they should date eachothers. Niko talks to Roman on the
phone and decides that Niko should buy some new clothes. A clothing store
flashes on the screen so follow your GPS once again.
The first piece of cloth is free, so pick anything you want.



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VIII. Achievements

GTAIV have 50 Achievements worth 1000 Microsoft Points.
I will list the name, how many points they are worth and the small description.
After that, I will write shortly how to get it because I will get tons of mails
from people that can't read the description...

Off the Boat  (5)
  Complete the first mission. 
    Start the game. Get into the car. Follow the GPS. Done.
One Hundred and Eighty  (10)
  In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts.
    Start a Dart game. Hit the 20x3 points with 3 darts in a row.
Pool Shark  (10)
  Beat a friend at pool. 
    Start a Pool game with a ingame friend. Win.
King of QUB3D  (15)
  Beat the High Score in QUB3D.
    Play QUB3D. Beat the highscore.
Finish Him  (15)
  Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes.
    Fight. Do 10 melee counters in 4 minutes. You can hit around two counters
    on each ped. The invisible time will continue even if you die, so keep
    countering.
Genetically Superior  (25)
  Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.
    Do 20 singleplayer street racers. Win them all. You gain these from Brucie.
Wheelie Rider  (30)
  Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet on a motorbike.
    Drive a motorbike. Pull your Right Stick down. Hold it up for 500 feet or
    longer.
Gobble Gobble  (10)
  Score 3 strikes in a row, a turkey, in 10-pin bowling.
    Play Bowling. Do 3 strikes in a row. Train much.
Driving Mr. Bellic  (10)
  Unlock the special ability of taxi.
    Raise your friendlevel with Roman Bellic high enough.
Rolled Over  (30)
  Do 5 car rolls in a row from one crash.
    Drive a car. Crash. Make it roll 5 times in a row. Pray a lot.
    Keep trying. Try to find some kind of place where you can jump with your
    car and hope that it will work.
Walk Free  (50)
  Lose a 4 star wanted rating by outrunning the cops.
    Get a 4 stars wanted level. Drive a vehicle until you are close to the
    police radius. Be sure no cops are close, get out of your vehicle and walk
    out of the radius. Wait until they have lost you.
    It seems that you can "cheat" to get this achievement at the moment. You
    can drive out from the search area and get out from your vehicle and still
    get it. I got it when I exited a vehicle at the exact same time as when the
    police stopped searching for you.
Courier Service  (10)
  Complete all 10 package delivery jobs.
    Do the Package Delivery job for Little Jacob once your friend level with
    him is high enough.
Retail Therapy  (10)
  Unlock the special ability of buying guns from a friend.
    Raise your friendlevel with Little Jacob high enough.
Chain Reaction  (20)
  You must blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds.
    Make 10 vehicles blow up in 10 seconds. Place 10++ vehicles close to
    eachothers, attack with explosives.
One Man Army  (40)
  Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
    Get a 6 star wanted level. Keep it for 5 minutes and survive.
Lowest Point  (5)
  Complete mission "Roman's Sorrow".
    Keep playing the story missions. Complete "Roman's Sorrow".
Order Fulfilled  (10)
  Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders.
    Do 10 Exotic Export Orders. You get these from Bruce that sends emails to
    you. When one vehicle is done, go back online and check your mail for
    another one.
Manhunt  (15)
  Complete the most wanted side missions from the police computer.
    Get a policecar. Access the Most Wanted Side Missions from it. Do them.
    Each of the 3 islands have 10 criminals that needs to be killed. Most of
    them have a gang with them that will try to kill you. Some of them even
    have rocket launchers...
    If you can't access them, try later in the game.
Cleaned the Mean Streets  (20)
  Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.
    Get a policecar. Access the "View Current Crimes" from it. Do 20 of them.
    If you can't access them, try later in the game.
    And with capture they mean kill.
Fed The Fish  (5)
  Complete the mission "Uncle Vlad".
    Keep playing the story missions. Complete "Uncle Vlad".
It'll Cost Ya  (5)
  Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another.
    Unlock the next island. Take a Taxi ride (do NOT steal the Taxi). Make him
    drive you to another island without skipping the ride. Done.
    If you want to make it go faster, grab a Taxi that's close to the other
    island....
Sightseer  (5)
  Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City.
    When you unlock Algonquin, you can find a company near the water on the
    southern part of the island. Here you can take helicopter tours of Liberty
    City. Do all 5 of them. If some helicopter is away, take a taxi somewhere
    else and return.
Warm Coffee  (5)
  Successfully date a girl to be invited into her house.
    Date a girl. Get a high enough friendship. Have sex with her.
    You can easily do this with Michelle on your second/third date.
That's How We Roll!  (10)
  Unlock the special ability of helicopter.
    Raise your friendlevel with Brucie high enough.
Half Million  (55)
  Reach a balance of $500,000.
    Earn $500,000. Keep playing the game, don't waste your money too much.
Impossible Trinity  (10)
  Complete mission "Museum Piece".
    Keep playing the story missions. Complete "Museum Piece".
Full Exploration  (20)
  Unlock all the islands.
    Keep playing the game.
You Got The Message  (20)
  Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text message.
    Later in the game you will get messages from a guy called Steve. He will
    send you a picture of a vehicle and a location. This will not show on the
    map so you have to search around for yourself. When they are delivered, you
    have to wait up to 6 hours for the next message. Deliver all the vehicles.
Dare Devil  (30)
  Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps.
    Find and complete all 50 Unique Stunt Jumps.
Assassin's Greed  (20)
  Complete all 9 assassin missions.
    Keep playing the game. Near the end of the game, you will get a bullseye
    on your map. Go there. Do 9 assassin missions.
Endangered Species  (50)
  Collect every hidden package in the game.
    Keep playing. Search for 200 Pigeons. Shoot them all when you are not on
    a mission.
Under the Radar  (40)
  Fly underneath the main bridges in the game that cross water with a
  helicopter.
    Keep playing the game. Get a helicopter. Fly below the bridges that cross
    water. Do not crash.
Dial B For Bomb  (10)
  Unlock the special ability of phoning for a bomb to be placed.
    Raise your friendlevel with Packie high enough. And complete a specific
    mission that explains how it works.
Gracefully Taken  (10)
  Complete mission "I'll Take Her".
    Keep playing the story missions. Complete "I'll Take Her".
Liberty City (5)  (20)
  After meeting all possible friends, the ones left alive all like you above
  90%.
    Keep playing the game. When you have met all friends you can have, raise
    their friend levels above 90%.
No More Strangers  (5)
  Meet all random characters.
    Keep playing. You will randomly see a small blue mark on your minimap.
    That is a "random character" that gives you missions. Meet them all.
That Special Someone  (10)
  Complete mission "That Special Someone".
    Keep playing the story missions. Complete "That Special Someone".
You Won!  (60)
  Complete the final mission.
    Keep playing the game. Complete the final mission.
Liberty City Minute  (30)
  Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.
    Play the game. Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.
    Replay the game when you have completed it so you know what to do. Skip all
    cutscenes, concentrate on the story missions and finish them in less than
    30 hours. Using Taxi's and pressing A to skip the tour is the fastest way
    to go from point A to point B.
Key To The City  (100)
  Achieve 100% in "Game progress" statistic.
    Keep playing the game. Complete it 100%.
Teamplayer  (10)
  Kill 5 players who are not in your team, in any ranked multiplayer team game.
    Play some ranked Multiplayer Team games. Kill 5 players that are on the
    other team.
Cut Your Teeth  (5)
  Earn a personal rank promotion in multiplayer.
    Keep playing Multiplayer games.
Join The Midnight Club  (10)
  Win a ranked multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much and
  with damaged enabled.
    Play some ranked Multiplayer Races. Win a race without damaging your
    vehicle too much.
Fly The Co-op  (15)
  Beat our time in ranked versions of "Deal Breaker", "Hangman's NOOSE" and
  "Bomb da Base II".
    Play ranked Multiplayer games. Beat R*'s time in "Deal Breaker",
   "Hangman's NOOSE" and "Bomb da Base II".
Taking It For The Team  (10)
  Be on the winning team in all ranked multiplayer team games.
    Keep playing ranked Multiplayer team games. Be on the winning team at least
    once in all different multiplayer team modes.
Top Of The Food Chain  (10)
  Kill 20 players with a pistol in a ranked multiplayer deathmatch.
    Keep playing ranked Multiplayer deathmatches. Kill 20 persons with a
    pistol.
Top The Midnight Club  (20)
  Come first in 20 different ranked standard multiplayer races.
    Keep playing ranked Standard Multiplayer Races. Win in 20 different
    matches.
Wanted  (20)
  Achieve the highest personal rank in multiplayer.
    Keep playing Multiplayer games.
Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic  (30)
  Win all ranked multiplayer variations, all races and "Cops 'n Crooks", as
  both sides.
    Keep playing ranked Multiplayer games. Win at least once in all different
    modes, including both sides in "Cops 'n Crooks".
Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie  (10)
  Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked multiplayer match.
    Play a ranked Multiplayer match against a Rockstar developer. Kill him.
    ...or kill somebody that already have this achievement since it's viral.

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IX. FAQ

Here are questions that people have send in to me, and other questions that I
know that people will ask...

01: Where is the Custom Soundtracks Radio station?
 A: It does not exist. You have to hit your Xbox Guide button in order to play
   your own music.

02: How do I use the Xbox Guide Button?
 A: You read your Xbox 360 manual.

03: XBOX GUIDE SUCKS!!!! I WANT REAL CUSTOM RADIO STATIONS!!!!
 A: You can't. If you don't like it, don't play the game.

04: I don't like Michelle. She hates my clothes. Can I kill her?
 A: ...I love this country... when you don't like somebody, the first thing
    that pops up in your head is to kill her... If you don't like her, stop
    dating her. Problem solved.

05: Can I System Link this game?
 A: No.

06: I don't like your FAQ. It sucks!!!!
 A: Then don't use it. problem solved.

07: The cars sucks in this game. Why did R* fail at this?
 A: They did'nt. It's you that failed. The vehicle physics are more realistic
    in this game. Try driving 110 Mph in real life and make perfect handbrake
    turnings in every corner. Give it some time and you will learn how to
    compensate by oversteering and other things.

08: Republican Space Rangers are the worst crap I have ever seen. It lied about
    what we do in Iraq!!!
 A: Republican Space Rangers are a satire about 3 stereotype rangers in space.
    So unless US forces in Iraq happens to be stupid homosexual rednecks that
    can't understand words that's longer than 5 letters that rides around in
    space in a cockspaceship shooting everything that moves to save America,
    you are looking too much into it. You probably have problems with the
    politic yourself because you do everything to search for something to bash
    it on.

09: Where is all the blood? It's not a GTA game without blood!!!
 A: The game have blood. It's just that it's not as much as earlier games.
    It fits better in the more realistic world we have in GTAIV.

10: Stop lying, there are no blood!!!
 A: Stand next to somebody that you shoot. You will get blood on the camera.
    Drive over somebody or get hit by a car. Look where it got hit. Blood
    stains on the vehicle.

11: Where are the paramedic and firefighter missions?
 A: They got cut.

12: Which version should I get? Xbox 360 or PS3?
 A: The difference between them are slightly. You need to install a part of
    the game on the PS3, which you can't on the 360. It looks a little better
    on a PS3 in my eyes, but it's no big deal. So look at your friends. How
    many of them have GTAIV on which system. Then choose the one which have
    most friends that will play online.
    ...yes, the Xbox 360 will get two exclusive DLC that are supposed to be
    believed to add 10 hours++ gameplay each. But those are not released yet.
    And future DLC can be made for both systems.

13: Do cheat make it impossible to get 100%?
 A: No.

14: Do cheats disable achievements?
 A: Some does. They will tell you which they disables.

15: My mom will not let me get this game, help me!!!!!!
 A: Your mom is doing her job. Wait until you are 17/18 years and you can buy
    it yourself.

16: I'm 32 and my mom will not let me buy it!!!
 A: ...move out and get a life?

17: How is this game on a SDTV?
 A: Perfect. It looks great on a 22" SDTV and all text are readable.

18: What the heck is Little Jacob saying?
 A: He speaks Jamaican Patois. It's hard to hear for a untrained ear.
    Enable subtitles and read what he says and you will get most of it.

19: You are kidding me... Little Jacob was bad, but the Badman????
 A: Badman rocks.

20: I can't read that goddamn cellphone text!!!
 A: Too bad for you, I can read it perfectly.

21: I have perfect eyes and I can still not read the text!!!
 A: I have glasses and I can see it perfectly on a 22" SDTV. Now begone.

22: Shall I kill <X> or <Y>?
 A: It is YOU who plays the game. So YOU should choose who to kill. The story
    will go different depending on what you do. So kill the one you dislike
    most and the other one when you replay the game.

23: I'm lazy, I will sell the game after completing it once. Tell me who I
    will kill!!!
 A: Kill the one you dislike most.

24: You idiot, what will I earn most on killing??!?!?!?!?!!?
 A: Both have their positive and negative things. So choose the one you dislike
    most.

25: **** you, tell me what I earn most on!!!!
 A: ...no. You have to discover that yourself.

26: Where can I get a new knife? I replaced it with a bat earlier on and now I
    cannot find a knife again. I've checked the gun shops but I only recall
    seeing a bat in addition to the guns...
 A: Raise your friend level with Little Jacob until you can buy weapons from
    him. He will sell a knife.

27: Can you mod cars?
 A: No.

28: Can you go on gym?
 A: No.

29: Can you get a haircut or some tattoos? Getting fat or thin?
 A: No.

30: WHY DID THEY REMOVE EVERYTHING THAT WAS SO GREAT IN SAN ANDREAS!??!?!?!?!?!
 A: Because Niko seems to be a guy that don't need to get more muscles, a
    haircut, some tattoos or getting fat. And he does'nt seem to care about
    modded cars as well...

31: But we can level up our weapons skill, right?
 A: Nope. Niko is already great with weapons.

32: Where are the planes?
 A: It exist no planes. Only helicopters. You don't need a plane in one city.

33: Why does not the screen fit on my HDTV?
 A: Because your TV overscans the picture. Try zooming out or look around in
    your TV settings.

34: I can't find anything, how do I fix it?
 A: Does it look like I know what kind of TV you have? Read the manual. Buy
    a new TV.

35: How you get rid of weapons to get into the strip club?
 A: Press left/right on your Dpad until you equip your fists.

36: Why did they attack me in the stripclub?
 A: Because you walked in with your weapons equipped. Or you tried to walk on
    the stage which is offlimit. Or you hit somebody.

37: Where are the kids?
 A: R* will never allow kids in GTA games. Killing kids is too strong even for
    R*.

38: I can't do <insert random thing> but I'm supposed to do, help!!??!?!
 A: If it's something you have earned from a friend, raise their friendship
    level. If it's a mission or something else, keep playing the game to unlock
    it.

39: I was looking on the internet cafe and it said that they had new themes
    for your phone but when i click on it it says my phone is not compatible?
 A: You will get a better phone later, keep doing the story missions.

40: How do I use a Taxi? I can only steal it.
 A: If you press LB when close to a Taxi, Nico will try to make it stop.
    When close to a Taxi, HOLD the Y button. HOLD it and you will enter the
    taxi.

41: I can only find 199 pigeon, where is the last one?
 A: I'll use my 1337 interweb powers to locate the last one for you.
    Let's see, now I'm pinging 127.0.0.1...
    AHA, you are missing pigeon number 5!!!!

42: Where are the gloves? I see them in all trailers and on the back of the
    box...
 A: Either R* removed them from the final build. Or made it impossible to
    access them. Or they are some secret clothes that nobody have found yet.
    Or they will be aviable in a future DLC.

43: I've cheated and I'm stuck at 97%. YOU LIED!!!!
 A: You missed something.

44: Hey, I have some nice hints about this and that mission...
 A: Go up and read the Introduction again.

45: My question is, how many girls do Niko get with and where do he find them?
 A: 5 girls. 2 by the story and 3 by using the internet.

46: Search Your Area And Get Laid Tonight
 A: ...suddenly I remember why I stopped making FAQ's...