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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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To get 150 Health, Beat a level 10 Pizza Boy Mission. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To get 200 health and 200 health on all of your cars, beat the game 100%. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To get 3 body guards in your mansion, complete the game 100%. | Submitted by FlameFist95

During Cortez's last mission, All Hands on Deck!, you can make things easier it by eliminating the entire first part. To do this, you must have a car and drive it over to Cortez's yacht. Before you step in the pink marker or even get out of your car, drive over to the adjoining yacht to the right, of Cortez's yacht. Park your car in front of the now open gate so that most of it is blocked off. Then, run (do not take the motorcycle next to the yacht) to Cortez's Cheetah. Take it and fill in the last bit of open space between the gate and your first car. Again, get out of your car and run back to Cortez's yacht. During the intermission sequence, the French will try to no avail to get on the pier.

After the mission starts, continue to enable the "Destroy all cars" code. This will destroy all boats and helicopters, but will not harm the yacht you are on.

You can see the ultimate secret vehicle early in this mission. It is the helicopter that is attacking you.

Enable the "Rhino" code and put two tanks in front of the other motorcycles. You will have enough room to get in front. Keep up your speed and you will win the race easily because the other motorcycles will crash into the tank and either fall off or have to go around them, using up time.

Before starting the mission, enable the "Faster acceleration" and "Higher top speed" codes. The other racers may pass you for the first few turns, however they will over-shoot the turn on the first long straightaway because they are going too fast. You will see them piled up in the alley beside the curve. Keep following the markers as fast as you dare, and you will easily win.

Take one of the racer's bikes. It is very responsive and will not tip over or slide in a turn. Note: The Angel will not retain its special qualities if saved in a garage (or destroyed and placed in a garage.)

Before you start, do not take an Angel or a Freeway at the right. Instead, go to the right hand side and knock the driver of the bike. He is now out of the race. The bike you take is much faster than the others, and has better turning ability.

Before you start the mission, have a Hotring Racer #2. Enable the "Health" code. For the people in the cars and boat, use a rocket launcher. For the man on the motorcycle, you can bash him head on if you drive on the wrong side of Ocean Drive and come from the way that the North Point Mall is located.

The people you have to assassinate have very similar names as characters from other crime games.

Charlie Dilson: Charlie Jolson from The Getaway
Dick Tanner: Tanner from Driver
Franco Carter: Frank Carter from The Getaway
Marcus Hammond: Mark Hammond from The Getaway
Nick Kong: Nick Kang from True Crime: Streets of L.A.

Drive fast towards the chef. Jump out of the car before you get too close. The car will then hit the chef and kill him. Pick up the cell phone. When the three chefs appear, they will protect you instead of trying to kill you. Another advantage is that Lance will follow you. When the car pulls up to the hotel at the end of the mission, Lance will get out with you, and the car will drive away by itself.

When you go to the alley where the chef is located, find him but do not get too close. Line him up with your vehicle and get a good run for it. Run him over so that you do not have to risk getting beat up. Then, get out and pick up his cell phone.

Enable the "Tommy groupies" code. After you kill the chef, Lance and the other three chefs will protect you, even after the mission is completed. This also works for other missions where you have to take people to different places.

To get the Black Voodoo, steal it during the Two Bit Hit Mission. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To get the Bloodring Banger, complete the Bloodring event at Hyman Memorial Stadium and two will spawn in the nearby parking lot. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To have Body Armor delivered to Hideouts, find 10 hidden packages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

Instead of chasing boats and a car, you can run over all the Cubans with the RC plane. Then. just drop the bombs and blow up the boats.

When you first start the mission, take off then land on the other side. Drive the plane to the dock and run over every Cuban. Once they are all dead, you can bomb the boats with ease.

For this glitch, you'll need to have the money needed to buy an asset. Go to the asset and to the purchase icon in front of it. Begin a replay and, when it ends, hit Tab and the replay button at the exact same time. Once the replay ends, you should have bought the asset, but without spending any money on it.

Get the rocket launcher at the pool of the hotel near Escobar International Airport before starting this mission. When you enter the pink circle, face the boat that is located opposite the gate to the lot. As soon as you can, go towards the boat. Drive until you see the storage bins, then hop out of the taxi. Then, jump up the step at the edge of the lot. The taxis cannot get up this. Take out your rocket launcher and fire towards them. You can kill all of them with a few shots. Then, go out to attract the Zebra Taxi and fire at him. You can do all this without getting hit.

Go to where you are supposed to meet Mercedes. When there, go towards the water and you will see a garage with the black ball above it. This is 8-Ball's garage. Drive in to get your car fitted with a remote detonation bomb. Go back to he pink circle and point your car towards the water. Honk the horn, then go to the most north-eastern place in the area. Get out of the car and jump on the ledge. Move behind the boxes. When the cars are close enough, detonate the car-bomb. When the Zebra Cab appears, shoot it with whatever you want to destroy it.

Take a quick car to the Print Factory. Make sure it is not damaged when you arrive, as one of the men has a shotgun that can destroy the car easily. Before stepping into the circle, enable the "Faster cars" code. Once out, race to the dockyard. If you are lucky, the men have not taxed your store yet. Otherwise, when they are back on the bike, just ram into it then run over the men. The next location is Sunshine Autos. Do the same thing, although you may be able to get there before the next set of people. The next location is The Malibu Club, and the same process. There are only three sets of men. Once you have killed all six, the mission is complete.

To have Chainsaws delivered to Hideouts, find 20 hidden packages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

Use a text editor such as notepad to edit the "handling.cfg" file in the "grandtheftautovicecity\data\" folder. You can change the velocity of the bikes, cars, boats, helicopters, and airplanes in the game.

Enter one of the following codes while playing or at the pause menu to activate the corresponding cheat function. You will receive a message that says that the code has been entered correctly !

Effect - Code

Weapons (tier 1) - thugstools
Weapons (tier 2) - professionaltools
Weapons (tier 3) - nuttertools
Armor - preciousprotection
Health - aspirine
Raise wanted level - youwonttakemealive
Lower wanted level - leavemealone
View media level when over two stars - chasestat
Good weather - apleasantday
Great weather - alovelyday
Sunny weather - abitdrieg
Stormy weather - catsanddogs
Foggy weather - cantseeathing
Rhino tank - panzer
Faster game clock - lifeispassingmeby
Faster game play - onspeed
Slower game play - booooooring
Destroy all cars - bigbang
Pedestrians riot - fightfightfight
Pedestrians attack you - nobodylikesme
Pedestrians have weapons - ourgodgivenrighttobeararms
Pedestrians enter your car - hopingirl
Change wheel size - loadsoflittlethings
Only wheels visible on cars - wheelsareallineed
Dodo cars (flying) - comeflywithme
Better driving skills - gripiseverything
Bikini women with guns - chickswithguns
Suicide - icanttakeitanymore
Heavy traffic - miamitraffic
Pink traffic - ahairdresserscar
Black traffic - iwantitpaintedblack
All traffic lights green - greenlight
Romero's Hearse - thelastride
Love Fist Limousine - rockandrollcar
Trashmaster - rubbishcar
Bloodring Banger (style 1) - travelinstyle
Bloodring Banger (style 2) - gettherequickly
Caddy - betterthanwalking
Pedestrian costumes - stilllikedressingup
Lance Vance costume - looklikelance
Ken Rosenberg costume - mysonisalawyer
Hilary King costume - ilooklikehilary
Jezz Torent (Love Fist) costume - rockandrollman
Dick (Love Fist) costume - weloveourdick
Phil Cassaday costume - onearmedbandit
Sonny Forelli costume - idonthavethemoneysonny
Mercedes costume - foxylittlething
Cars float on water - seaways
Engines are faster - getthereveryfastindeed
Engines very fast - getthereamazinglyfast
All cars are faster - gettherefast
Tommy groupies - fannymagnet
Ricardo Diaz costume - cheatshavebeencracked
Tommy smokes cigarette - certaindeath
Tommy is fatter - deepfriedmarsbars
Tommy has thin arms and legs - programmer
Reguard target - airship

Before starting this mission at the phone in the airport terminal, find a helicopter and park it outside the airport. Also, get body armor (preferably with 150 armor or health). Start the mission, get the gun, and go to the farthest metal detector from you and snipe from there. Then, enable the "Lower wanted meter" code and run to get the briefcase. After that, run out, get in the helicopter, and fly it to the Downtown Ammu-Nation store.

To have an easier time controlling the Squallo, enable the "Slow motion" code. The speed will be decreased, but the handling of the Squallo remains the same. Since the speed is less, the handling would seem better, allowing you to complete the mission without problems. Also, after complete it for the first time, every consecutive time after that, fog will appear that gets worse with each attempt. Enable the "Normal weather" code to make it disappear.

Enable the "Car floats on water", "Increase your vehicle's top speed" and "Better driving skills" codes. Drive a fast car into the water behind your boat, but not so far as you will drown when you get out or back in. Then, start the race with a boat. Jump out of your boat and run back to your car. You can complete the race a lot faster because you will not jump around on the waves and can turn easily.

Once accepting the mission, take Lance with you to the police station helipad in Downtown. There are stairs which lead to the helipad from ground level. Take the VCPD helicopter (Lance will get in with you), and fly it to the garage where you are supposed to trap the police officers to obtain your uniforms. Land as carefully as possible in the grassy open area just east of the garage. You will see the police car intended for you parked behind the wall in the same area. Trap two police officers to obtain their uniforms. Once you are donned in police gear, you can take any police vehicle to the mall, including the VCPD helicopter. Fly with Lance to the mall and land in the open area between the two south entrances. Once you detonate the bomb and exit the mall with Lance, enter the helicopter as soon as possible and fly over all the pursuit vehicles to the mansion. Land and run down with Lance in tow to the pink area to complete the mission. Note: Police will appear inside the mansion and on the roof; kill them off quickly to get to the checkpoint.

After the mission has been completed, you will notice some of the things inside your mansion will have changed. The paintings on the walls will be crooked, and some will be taken away.

Once you plant the bomb inside the Tarbrush Café, run as fast as you can away from it before it detonates (about five seconds). Once your wanted level jumps up, enable the "No wanted level" code to return to your mansion easily.

After you lure the cops and get their clothes, enable the "Rhino tank" code. Take it to the entrance where the coffee shop is located. Detonate the bomb, then run to the tank. Make sure that Lance gets in before you leave. You will be able to return to the Mansion with no problems.

Once you have your cop uniform on, enable the "Slower game play" code. Do the whole mission in slow motion. The cops and FBI will not be able to catch you. Make sure not to spin out of control or do anything else, because they will then hit you.

Go to the Malibu Club in a really fast car, such as an Inferno. Get the mission brief. Drive as fast as you can towards the junkyard. When around the corner from enable the "Rhino" code to spawn a tank. Drive towards the guards, blasting them with the tank's cannon. Once inside the junkyard, kill as many men as you can by running them over with the tank. Grab Lance and make your way back toward the tank. Then, take him to the hospital to complete the mission.

Fly a VNC Maverick (or any other helicopter) to the Junkyard instead of driving. This will not only get you there faster, but also will make getting Lance out of there a lot easier. Fly your helicopter next to the hangar Lance is held in, set it down, and kill the Cubans. When you pick up Lance, go directly into the helicopter. This will help you avoid the Diaz's men that chase after you. Then, just fly Lance to the hospital.

Get a helicopter and get the mission from the Malibu Club with it. Then, fly to the junkyard and land quickly in front of the building holding Lance. Jump into the helicopter and take off quickly because the guards will shoot it once you are inside.

When doing the Guardian Angels mission, intentionally kill Lance or Diaz. Take Diaz's car and store it in a garage. When doing the Death Row mission, use this car and take it to the garage were Lance is being kept. Get in and drive away. Because Diaz's car is bulletproof, there will be no chance that it will explode.

This mission is somewhat difficult; some preparation is needed. First, find body armor and health. Diaz's guards are armed with Rugers and 9mm Uzis. Next, get a third-person automatic weapon, preferably the Ingram Mac, found by the van in Vice Port, or a 9mm Uzi, which is found by the stairwell across from the Greasy Chopper, next to a pink high rise in Ocean Beach, or behind the southern Pay 'n' Spray on the eastern island. You will need about 250 to 300 rounds of automatic ammunition. The last weapon needed is a sniper rifle, which you can be found on a roof in Little Havana, next to the large "Kaufman Cabs" billboard. You can also purchase one in the mall. Find a large vehicle which has speed (fire truck recommended) and rig it with a bomb from 8-Ball's bomb shop in Vice Port. Quickly go to Kent Paul at the Malibu Club. Take off to save Lance. Use the handbrake when cornering. The fire truck will uproot the parked Admiral when you crash into it. You can jump out far away, and the speeding truck will carry its weight and crush the Admiral. The two guards behind it should not have much of a chance, as you will then detonate the bomb when the truck hits. Run into the junkyard with your Ingram/Uzi firing. You should drop the first four or five guards without much return fire. Take out your sniper rifle and kill the man on top of the crane. Switch to your automatic, and kill the men with Lance. Take the Trashmaster by the conveyoer belt and evacuate the area.

Enable the "Weapons tier 3" code to have a mini-gun and a sniper rifle. Take any car and drive to save Lance. When you are in the street where Lance is held, spin your car so that it will block the street (but keep it far from the garage). Position your car so that the driver's door will face the location where Lance is held. After you free Lance, return to the entrance of the garage and you will see that your car blocks Diaz's drivers. Do not run toward them. Instead, take out the sniper rifle and shoot your car. The car will explode and burn one of Diaz's cars. That car will also explode, and blow up the second of Diaz's cars. This will continue until all of Diaz's cars are destroyed. Then, take the car that is near the place where Lance was held and drive safely to the hospital. Note: You can take that car before you take Diaz's drivers down.

Kent Paul is located at the Malibu club. His first mission for you is "Death Row". When approaching the entrance to the junk yard, there are an abundance of gang members. Once you have killed all of them, collect their money and let Lance die. Once the mission is over, start it again.

The meter for Lance's health will be on the side of the screen, and you must reach the junkyard before it runs out. Once there, kill all the thugs. Each thug has at least $500 on them. Since there are about fifteen thugs there, you can easily make about $75,00. Once you have killed all the thugs and collected all their money, save Lance and enable the "Rhino Tank" code. Get in with Lance, then leave the junkyard. Diaz' gang will arrive in cars and try to kill you and Lance. Do not destroy the cars. Shoot somewhere on the road next to the cars so that the cars will smoke. They will run out of their cars. Once they do this, kill them and they should have a lot of money. Get out the tank and collect the money. You should be able to make at least $10,000 total. Then, kill Lance to intentionally fail the mission. You can return to Kent Paul and start the mission again. Repeat this as many times as desired.

To get the Deluxo, complete the first list of cars at the car showroom and it will spawn on the first floor. The list is on the wall down by the garages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

In this mission, you must fly a toy helicopter into a building and drop four bombs into specific points within the building and avoid getting beat or shot down in only seven minutes. There are construction workers and security guards with guns who will attack the toy helicopter throughout the building. The countdown however, does not start until you pick up the first bomb. The best way to begin the mission to find and kill the construction workers and security guards by flying into them with the propeller before you pick up any bombs. This will get them out of the way and you will get a feel for flying the helicopter and spotting where the targets are in the process. After you have killed them all, go back to get the bombs and start dropping them in the targets. Also avoid flying into anything -- with enough damage the helicopter will be totaled.

Another way to complete this mission is to pickup the first bomb and place it on the top floor first. Then, place the next bomb on the third floor, the next bomb on the second floor, and the final bomb on the bottom level.

Have a rocket launcher ready. Do not bother sniping, because the Hatians knock off most of the Cubans. Wait for a car to drive up. When it does, blow it up. Then a line of Cubans will run out from the bottom left. Also blow them up. There will one or two Cubans remaining. Snipe them to complete the mission.

When doing the Cherry Popper drug deals, it is easier to just go to the beaches and sell. Once one star is achieved, simply drive around until it disappears. The bonus to doing it this way is that you will always have plenty of customers, and no cop cars. The only downside is that the ice-cream truck moves very slow. However, you can easily outrun any on foot cops. Try this to make 100 sales easily.

When playing the mission, you will notice that the "ice cream" is most popular among prostitutes.

In the mission when you are racing Hilary, just stay an his tail and he may spin out.

Go to the Malibu Club, and enable the "Flying car (Dodo)" code. When racing Hilary, drive as fast as you can without flying. Since Hilary's car is much faster than yours, it will not stop flying and you will always be in the lead. When the cops show up, enable the "Lower wanted level" cheat, and cruise from there on. You will win without worry about Hilary catching up.

During the countdown, enable the "Hotring Racer" code. Get out of the Sentinel and get in the Hotring .Hilary will be ahead, but you will catch him sooner or later.

Before starting the mission, save the game at the Malibu Club. Enable the "Change wheel size" code. Pause game play and load the game that you just saved. Once the game is loaded, enabled the code again. Repeat this about five times. Then, enter the club and start the mission. The "Change wheel size" code makes certain cars go faster. In this case, your Sentinel will not go any faster, but Hillary's will. Hillary will be driving so fast that his car will spin out of control and he will crash into other cars and buildings. This allows you to get a really vary lead and Hillary will never catch up with you. Once the police catch up to you, enable the "Lower wanted level" code. Note: Not only will you be able to beat Hillary, your status will not be effected. Other codes will lower your status badly, but this one has no effect.

As soon as the race begins to count down, immediately enable the "Spawn Hotring Racer" code or something similar. The car you spawn should fall in front of you. When the race starts, you can immediately get out of the car and enter your Racer. The faster car should help you score an easy win. Note: This cannot be done with a Racer from Sunshine Autos, as it will disappear before the race.

Before racing Hilary, go to the police station on the right side by the bridge. Spawn a tank and park it in the road. Go to the Malibu Club and save the game. Race Hilary. He will run into tank and get stuck because he cannot blow up. From there, on cruise along the rest of the race and he cannot catch you.

To defeat Hillary easier, take the Stretch limo from your mansion and park it so that just a little bit of the end is still on the bridge after the police station where the girder sticks out. The rest of it should go about all the way to the middle of the street. Run to the Malibu Club and start the mission. Let Hillary get ahead of you just before that location. He will either spin around when he hits it and slam into the wall, or he will get in front of your car and become smashed to the side of the road. This allows you to get a head start while he recovers.

Before starting the mission, enable the "Slower game play" code three or four times. After enabling the code, start the mission. The game becomes very slow, but at least you can win the race.

Throw a Molotov cocktail onto the dance floor inside the Malibu Club on your way to the pink mission marker. This will result in you getting a three star wanted level and the police on your tail. Hillary should run over a police trap and popped all his tires. Avoid the trap and take your time around the corners to complete the mission with no pressure.

Do some prep-work and park some fire engines in front of the other competitors. Hopefully they will stay there and the opponents will wonder what they are doing.

Enable the "Increase your vehicle's top speed" code before going into the club. You may also need to enable the "Lower wanted level code", as the cops will come after you for street racing.

If you want to use this cheat you must type "panzer" when you are on pause screen. Then go back to the game. A tank schould be dropt near you. Get in the tank and set vigilante mission on. When there is a vigilante mission for you get out of your tank and walk away from the tank{and from all other cars}. Then type "bigbang". every car in the game will explode. Also the car you had to destroy in your vigilante mission. Then type "panzer" aigan and get in that tank. You have to do a new mission again then get out of tank and go on with this cheat. | Submitted by JonathanJanssen

To reload your weapons faster, beat 45 or more Points at the shooting range. | Submitted by FlameFist95

Use a car to run over the men with. This is much faster, and lowers your risk of dying.

Go to Diaz and start the mission. When you get outside of the fence, enable any "Weapons" code and shoot the men with the sniper rifle. Enable the "Rhino tank" code and drive it through the fence. Hop out of the Rhino and run forward out of the tank. Near the crates is a boat on land. Go behind it, crouch, and get out an Uzi. Target the enemies and kill them. Next, go to the garage and kill the three men. Do not activate the switch. Get the Rhino and drive it into the garage. Activate the switch and drive the Rhino over the men that enter. Be careful -- do not hit the boat. With the men dead, get into the boat and leave the Rhino. Enable the "Lower wanted level" code, then complete the mission.

Just before you start the mission, enable the weapons code that gives you the flame thrower. When you approach the boathouse, stop just outside the fence. Enter the fenced in area and run undetected to the right. Come back and face the first two guards. Take out the first one that is directly ahead, then the one to the right with your small machine gun. This will alert the other guards. Also take them out with your small machine gun. This will give you time to switch weapons. Now, use the flame thrower. Enter the boathouse, turning to the left, and take out the mechanics from a distance. Let them get too close and you will also go up in flames. Run around the flames to the switch and lower the boat. Then, turn and take out the rest of the guards from a safe distance with another shot from the flame-thrower. Then, run, jump in the boat, and head out.

Enable the "Weapons (tier 2)" code and take out the shotgun. Do not drive to the docks. Go to pier 2 instead. This is the next pier over from Cortez's boat. Take the boat there to the boat yard. You will not have as many guards to deal with, and the shotgun easily picks them off.

To have Flame Throwers deilvered to hideouts, find 40 hidden packages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To have Hunter appear at the Military Base, find 100 hidden packages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To get Infinite Ammo, beat the game 100%. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To get Infinite Sprint on Foot, Beat a level 12 Paramedic Mission. | Submitted by FlameFist95

When you have bought a house with a garage, if it says no more space to park cars then you can park another car by getting a bike and parking it under the garage door (but you must park a car nearby so you can drive it inside the garage), so you have 3 cars in your garage instead of two. | Submitted by joseph

When you play the game and get on a bike, if you look backwards when driving, no traffic will spawn in front of you. If you know the game's geography well, you can easily speed along to your destination without threat of being knocked off your bike.

To have Rhino appear at Military Base, find 90 hidden packages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

To have Sea Sparrows Spawn at Vercetti Mansion, find 80 hidden packages. | Submitted by FlameFist95

After you go to Diaz to start the mission, check the window, get upstairs, then start chasing the thief. If you are good enough at sprinting and weaving in and out of tight spots, you will pass him up on the roof and jump off the edge of the building first. Then, get in the BF Injection and wait. The theif will jump down, get in, and drive you there. You will appear to be invisible at the end of the mission. Get out of the car, and you will have completed the mission by doing very little.

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