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---Tips and Tricks
Here is a huge collection of secrets, tricks and glitches. The Secrets section may contain spoilers. I urge you to read titles before sections (sounds stupid right? Well some people do it).
HUGE CREDIT TO THAguyINgta3. (From Psy's FAQ/Walkthrough).
--Get into Hyman Memorial Stadium
This is not a secret but merely a tip. The stadium opens at 20:00 game time
or 8 p.m.
--Easy Black Cars
To easily get a black car, just put in the Black Cars cheat. This will turn
every car on the streets black. Now, get your car of choice and put it in
a garage and save your game. The car that you saved will now be black and
it will stay that color. All of the cars on the streets will be back to normal.
--Easy Pink Cars
To easily get a pink car, just put in the Pink Cars cheat. This will turn
every car on the streets pink. Now, get your car of choice and put it in a
garage and save your game. The car that you saved will now be pink and it
will stay that color. All of the cars on the streets will be back to normal.
--Rewards for 100% Completion
The rewards for 100% are infinite ammo, 3 henchmen you can hire and they follow
you around, a costume called "Frankie", double health for cars, and a max
of 200 armor and health.
The trick from GTA3 is also in GTA Vice City. For those of you who have no
clue what I am talking about, to heal your vehicle, just put in the health
cheat while inside a vehicle.
--Get Past Airport Metal Detectors
To do this, first get a car and bring it to the Escobar International Airport.
Now, park the car where the hood is facing the entrance to the airport. Now,
run around to the back end of the car and jump on and then walk up to onto
the hood. Now, jump from there over the metal detector and you are in with
all of your weapons. Now, you can cause havoc with any weapon you please inside
This trick lets you have "relations" with those working girls. Just go up
to one in an expensive car such as the Cheetah, Infernus, or Banshee and they
should get in after they talk to you. Now, take them somewhere where there
are no people around like the beach and stop the car and wait for a second.
Now, just sit back and watch the car shake and the health rise.
--Helicopter With Wheels
If you put a helicopter in the Pay N Spray, it will come out with wheels.
To get some quick cash, go get a gun with auto targeting. I suggest getting
a Tec9, Uzi, Ingram Mac 10, or MP5 for this part since you can run with those
weapons. Now that you have it, go to North Point Mall. When you get there,
go to the Tool Shop. Once there, rob it. Then when you have your wanted level,
run to The Gash and change costumes. Then, rob The Gash and run to the tool
shop and change clothes. Now, just repeat the process and the money will rack
--Any Car You Want In Either Black Or Pink
Put in the Black Traffic code. Not only does traffic go black, every car does
(except the Taxi). Even Police Cars are black. Once you do that and find the
car/bike you want black. Go put it in your garage. Then let the door close.
Put the code in again to disable it. And you have yourself a black or pink
To store your weapons, simply walk through the metal detectors at either the
Escobar International Airport or Leaf Links Golf Course. Your weapons will
stay there until reset, turn off, or load another game. I am not sure if they
will stay there if you save or not.
Anyway, I was flying under the first island, in the northern part. I was
directly underneath a hotel. The one I mean is the curved one, with the pool
in the back with the sign that says, "Please don't pee in our pool". Anyway,
directly under this hotel is a huge blue block, the same size as the hotel
above it. I flew around to the other side, and on the front was the design
of the hotel above, windows, balcony's etc, except under the city! Its like
the hotel is mirror-imaged under the water. Anyway, it's not really important,
but cool when you're flying along and suddenly a huge blue block appears in
front of you. Also, can anyone confirm what its there for? It seems to have
no purpose. And why is this building reflected but no other? To find it, use
the Fly Under The Water glitch that is posted in the Glitches section. Thanks
--Go Faster On Motorcycle
Once you have gone top speed on a motorcycle, if you stand up you will keep
accelerating to a higher top speed. To stand up, press up on the Analog Stick
To get faster reload abilities, complete the shooting course at the Downtown
Ammunation with a score of 45 or higher.
This trick lets you put more garages than the designated amount. All you have
to do is drive a car halfway in to where the door won't close. Now all you
have to do is drive as many vehicles as you want in until it is packed. This
will cause the garage to eat your cars sometimes so use at own risk.
--Infinite Run Without Paramedic Missions
To run and not have to stop, just keep tapping X while holding the analog
stick. You might have to stop eventually but it will be a while.
--Free Pay N Spray
To do this, just put in the Health cheat before going inside the Pay N Spray
and it will spray it for free. Thanks to Journeyman.
To make a major peel out, stop your car completely. Now, just hold down Square
and X at the same time to start peeling out. To do a doughnut, just hold the
buttons down and hold either Left or Right.
--Taking The Taxi
When you die or get busted during a mission, there will be a taxi outside
the hospital or police station with an arrow over it. If you choose to get
in it, you will lose $9 and you will go back to the mission you failed.
--Coppers Can't Get Me Now
If you are in a Coach, the cops cannot arrest you. They will simply make you
lose control of the Coach but you will not get arrested. To gain control again,
just get out of the Coach and get back in. Thanks to Rabid.
--Different Model Cheetah's
There is more than 1 model of Cheetahs. Some don't have mirrors by the back
and some don't have side mirrors. Thanks to Rabid.
--Make Decent Money Fast
This is a really good way to make a quick $1,000. As it turns out, parking
is ridiculously expensive in Vice City. On a North and South running street
in Downtown on the second island (south of the Hyman Condo), there is a street
covered in parking meters (it may be a curved street, I am not sure). If you
run into them (or maybe use a tool like the hammer or baseball bat), you knock
about $2-400 out of them. The only problem is if you hit them too fast, you
will wrap your car around them and they'll get stuck in the engine. Explosions
are usually imminent. I don't think that this willful destruction of private
property even generates a wanted level so you're basically just able to get
decent cash with minimal effort. Thanks to C Antiself on the find and thanks
to Myke for letting me post this off of his FAQ.
--No More Wanted Level
To automatically have no more wanted level, just save your game. Now, load
it again and no more wanted level. Thanks to bloodhoundgang10.
--Get To Little Havana Early Trick Involving Any Car
To do this, just put in the Cars Float On Water cheat and drive there. It's
as easy as that. Thanks to Semper Fi.
--Get To Little Havana Early Trick Involving Boats
To do this, go to the bridge that leads to Prawn Island from Washington. Once
you see a boat pass underneath it, try to aim well and jump on it. The driver
should get spooked and jump in the water and you can pilot the boat to Little
Havana. Thanks to stuntwill. Another way is to get 3-stars and then go to
Starfish Island. Now, go to the side of the island opposite of Diaz's mansion.
A police boat should come so just jump aboard, kill him, and go to Little
Havana. Thanks to gundamnhalo.
--Get To Little Havana Early Trick Involving Motorcycle
All you have to do is get a PCJ-600 and ram it into the barrier going really
fast and voila, you are over the barrier and are free to roam around in Little
--Get To Little Havana Early Trick Involving TaxiAll you need is to drop off
100 passengers in the taxi and gain the ability to jump your cab. Next, go
to the docks where Cortez gave missions and as you approach the gates to the
actual docks, angle it to about 45 degrees and jump behind the gates. If you
do it right, the car will end up in the water about 90% of the time. To solve
this, just bail out of the car while it's in the air. Viola! You now have
access to a boat and the rest of the map! Thanks to Kayn.
--Get To Little Havana Early Trick Involving Ambulance
To do this, steal an Ambulance and drive it to the dock where Cortez gives
missions. Now, park the back of the Ambulance right on the gate. Then, jump
on the front of it and jump on top and then jump over the gate. Now, steal
a boat and drive to Little Havana. Thanks to Zack Hall.
--Get Helicopter To Save On Helipad
When this was tested, Spear was using either a Hunter or Sparrow, but that's
not saying that you can't do it with others helicopters, but these are the
ones tested, and the helipad that it was stored onto was the one on top the
Hyman Condo. It's a pretty simple trick really. First get the helicopter you
want to store. Approach the helipad. In this case the one on Hyman Condo.
Note that this hasn't been tested with any other helipad. Approach the helipad
from the right so that you are coming from top-right of helipad, ram the
Maverick off the helipad, so that it completely falls off the roof, so yes
you need to ram it hard. Before it blows up quickly land you helicopter
preferable pretty much spot on the H and get out, the game now, for some reason
"thinks" that the helicopter is the Maverick you knocked off and stores it.
Your helicopter should stay there and never disappear if done right. Many
different approaches have been tested and slightly changing the procedure,
but this is the only way that seems to work. Thanks to Spear.
--Get Into Leaf Links Without Passing Through Metal Detector
To do this, just get a boat somewhere and drive to the golf course. Thanks
to Manta Ray.
--Park A Helicopter In A Garage
To do this, you must have a big garage like one from Sunshine Autos, the
Vercetti Estate, or Hyman Condo. First, land your helicopter in front of an
empty garage and park it there. Then, step in front of your garage so it will
open. Now, just run into the helicopter until it goes in. You can now save
your game and the helicopter of your choice will be there when it loads up
again. Thanks to rmullen87.
--Helicopters On Water
If you do the cars hover on water cheat, you can have your heli land in the
water. Thanks to Muskaman.
If you enter a Enforcer, you will get Body Armor.
To get more health, just enter an Ambulance and you will get more.
--More Shotgun Ammo
To get a Chrome Shotgun and ammo, just enter a police car.
If you enter a taxi, you will automatically get money. Thanks to RayEarth5000.
--Secret With Taxi
When doing a taxi mission (not for Kaufman Cabs), if you drop someone off
right when the timer is at 0:00, the timer turns off and you can take as long
as you want to drop people off at their destinations. You can do as many
missions as you want. It's an easy way to make a lot of money if you have
the time and patience to do it. Thanks to Levi for the find and Myke for letting
me use this off of his FAQ.
If you shoot the moon with a sniper rifle, it will get bigger and smaller
just like it did in GTA3.
--Easy Guns And Money
To do this, just go by the North Point Mall. Sooner or later, the PIGs and
the gang members will start capping each other. Just pick up any guns off
of dead bodies and money. Thanks to Killazilla3.
--Will This Wheelie Ever Stop
To do this, just hold back the Left Analog Stick while driving a bike and
you will do a wheelie. The best bike to do a wheelie on is the Sanchez. If
you do it with the Sanchez you might never have to stop. All you have to do
is hold down X and bring the wheelie up. After it is up all the way, let go
of X but keep the Left Analog held back. The best places to do wheelies are
the bridge from Little Havana to Ocean Beach, Escobar International Airport
runways, bridge from Little Havana to Leaf Links, main road on Starfish Island,
and the main road in Little Havana.
--Will This Stoppie Ever Stop
To do a stoppie, just go fast on a bike and hold the Left Analog Stick forward
and press Square. This will cause you to do a stoppie. The best bike to do
it on is actually the Faggio and Pizza Boy. After you get the stoppie in the
air, just press the gas again while holding up and you will keep going because
the Faggio and Pizza Boy are the only front wheel drive bikes. Just be careful
To higher your accuracy, get a machine gun with lots and lots of ammo. This
works best when you have infinite ammo from either a cheating device or
getting 100 percent. You can either get a tank and keep shooting it and it
will higher your accuracy over time or you can shoot a blown up car carcass.
If you want to do this without actually having to play, just tape down the
shoot button and go to sleep. When you wake up, you have a lot better accuracy.
Try to do this with the M4 and in 3rd person view and not first. Thanks to
--Save Your Game After Passing Any Mission
This is merely a tip, but I suggest for you to always save your game after
every mission and if you die reload your save again because you will get to
keep all your guns and stuff.
--Bikes Go Faster
To do this, just tap the D-Pad up while riding a motorcycle. It should go
faster. Thanks to Killazilla3.
--Look At All The Sea Animals
I forgot who first made this strategy, but if you go waist high in the water
along the coasts of the islands, you can crouch down in it and not drown.
To use this, use your sniper rifle and zoom in and you can see all kinds of
animals like sharks, turtles, jellyfish, and regular fish.
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