Grand Theft Auto IV: Secrets FAQ

                                      Grand Theft Auto IV 
                                   Secrets FAQ

                       Document written by A P Rodas 2009
                       
                               Current version: v0.7
                             Last update: 11 January 2009


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 - Version 0.8: 11 January 2009
   Well I finally came back to this, after a troubled year and multiple computer
   issues. Removed email address due to a major screw up with my emails. Went 
   through everything and made some alterations, corrections and removals. Will
   update again soon, if I remember. :D
 
 - Version 0.7: 25 May 2008
   Okay, I have been REALLY busy lately. I didn't mean to put it off this long 
   but I've had loads to do recently. But now I have a week off with nothing to 
   do so I managed to catch up with most of my emails (of which there are quite)
   a lot). Seems to be quite a lot of submissions of references and easter eggs
   which I've included. Managed to finally get something to include in the Bugs 
   and Glitches sections. I still have a few emails to catch up on though!

 - Version 0.6: 10 May 2008
   First of two updates over this weekend. I have received a LOT of emails and
   have had a particularly busy week, so I'll need time to work through them 
   all. Added some things people have sent in and corrected a few typos and 
   mistakes. Planning another update with the rest of the contributions and with
   "completed" Bugs/Glitches/Tricks section.

 - Version 0.5: 04 May 2008
   Completed initial design an framework of guide. I guess the guide is pretty 
   much half finished as stuff added when all sections are finished only expand
   the guide, not complete it.



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|  1.a                            Table of Contents                            |
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*NOTE* You can skip straight to a section by pressing Ctrl+F and typing in the
number/letter code of the section you want to go to. For example, typing in
"4.a" (without quotations) will take you straight to the "Heart of the City"
section. Pretty nifty, eh?

0.0 - Version Information

1.0---MAIN---
 1.a - Table Of Contents
 1.b - Introduction
 1.c - Spoiler Warning

2.0---CHEATS---
 2.a - Gameplay Cheats

3.0---UNLOCKABLES---
 3.a - Achievements
 3.b - Secret Clothes

4.0---EASTER EGGS---
 4.a - Heart of the City
 4.b - Buildings of Old
 4.c - Child's Play
 4.d - Sound Blast from the Past
 4.e - Hidden Artwork
 4.f - Familiar Sights
 4.g - Dead Protagonists
 4.h - Salvatore's Mansion
 4.i - Cluck Norris
 4.j - OG Joke
 4.k - Billboards
 4.l - Can you feel the Love?

5.0---REFERENCES---
 5.a - Mission References
 5.b - Achievement References
 5.c - No More Hot Coffee?
 5.d - Cultural References
 5.e - Interesting Details

6.0---SECRETS---
 6.a - Phone Directory
 6.b - Website Directory

7.0---TRICKS---
 7.x - Coming Soon

8.0---BUGS---
 8.a - Taxi Trouble

9.0---GLITCHES---
 9.a - Phantom Pilot

10.0---MISC---
 10.a - FAQ
 10.b - Legal Information
 10.c - Contact
 10.d - Credits

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|  1.b                              Introduction                               |
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This is my first FAQ ever. So the ASCII art for the headings may not look too
special and it may not be perfect but I don't care. I like things to be clean
and organised and easy to find, as I have read certain guides that are terribly
difficult to read. So I hope to make this guide enjoyable, pleasant, interesting
and fun to read.

I have been slowly delving into the secrets that Grand Theft Auto IV has to
offer, and there are plenty. But I have yet to see a guide dedicated to every
secret, glitch, bug and trick that lurks within this amazing game. So I have
decided to start one myself, and give me something to do. Of course one man
cannot do this by himself, so I am also counting on you dear readers, to email
me about tricks, bugs, glitches and other secrets you have discovered (you will
be credited of course). I want to make this THE comprehensive guide to the 
secrets of Grand Theft Auto IV.

Have fun... ;)

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|  1.c                            Spoiler warning                              |
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As much as I don't like spoiler warnings, I feel I should add a disclaimer to 
this guide or I'm going to get a lot of angry emails from people claiming that
I am some sort of evil monster/the devil/a prick because I spoiled their game.
So my dear readers, I suggest you read on. For my sake, as much as yours.

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DISCLAIMER:

This guide *** WILL *** contain spoilers. It is simply impossible  to cover all
of the games secrets and tricks without revealing plot details, characters and 
other storyline information ect. in some form. 

I am not responsible for any disatisfaction you may recieve from reading this 
and spoiling your own game. You have free will, and I have stated that this
guide has spoilers for the sake of those who may accidently discover them 
without having any sort of forewarning that they are in this guide which would 
be kind of unfair. If you read this guide, discover spoilers and get infuriated
about it, don't come crying to me and send me hate mail because I will 
immediately delete it. I've already ensured that I have notified readers that 
this guide contains spoilers in many forms. If you don't want your game to be 
spoiled, don't read it. Simple as that. Go finish the game, and come back 
afterwards to try everything out. See, Doesn't that make everyone happy?

The choice is yours. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. For those who are willing to take
the plunge, read on...
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Cheats, while they work exactly the same, are entered completely differently in
Grand Theft Auto IV. You will need to enter these as phone numbers in Niko's
mobile phone. Some cheats may prevent you from obtaining certain achievements 
or 100% completion of the game. All cheats are "Use at own risk". I personally
recommend not using them until you have completed the game, but the choice is
completely up to you.

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|  2.a                           Gameplay Cheats                               |
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                   |           CHEAT          |    NUMBER    |
                   +--------------------------+--------------+
                   |          Health          | GTA-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |          Armour          | DOC-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |         Weapons #1       | GUN-555-0150 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |         Weapons #2       | GUN-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |    Raise Wanted Level    | COP-555-0150 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |    Lower Wanted Level    | COP-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |      Change Weather      | HOT-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |     Spawn Cognoscenti    | CAR-555-0142 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |       Spawn Sanchez      | MBK-555-0150 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |     Spawn FIB Buffalo    | CAR-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |       Spawn Turismo      | CAR-555-0147 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |       Spawn NRG-900      | MBK-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |        Spawn Comet       | CAR-555-0175 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |      Spawn Super GT      | CAR-555-0168 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |     Spawn Annihilator    | FLY-555-0100 |
                   |--------------------------+--------------|
                   |       Spawn Jetmax       | WET-555-0100 |
                   +--------------------------+--------------+

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  | "Weapons #1" will give Niko: | Baseball Bat, Handgun, Shotgun, MP-10, M4, |
  |                              |       Sniper Rifle, RPG and Grenades.      |
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  | "Weapons #2" will give Niko: |     Knife, Handgun, Shotgun, Uzi, AK47,    |
  |                              |       Sniper Rifle, RPG and Molotovs.      |
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Well we have to start with the boring stuff, basic unlockables you get during
the course of the game and so on and so forth.

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 |          NAME          |               DESCRIPTION                 |  GSP  |
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 |      Off the Boat      |          Complete the first mission       |    5  |
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 | One Hundred And Eighty |   In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts  |   10  |
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 |       Pool Shark       |             Beat a friend at pool         |   10  |
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 |      King of QUB3D     |         Beat the High Score in QUB3D      |   15  |
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 |       Finish Him       |   Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes |   15  |
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 |  Genetically Superior  | Come first in 20 singleplayer street races|   25  |
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 |      Wheelie Rider     | Do a wheelie lasting 500 ft on a motorbike|   30  |
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 |      Gobble Gobble     |    Score 3 strikes in a row in bowling    |   10  |
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 |   Driving Mr. Bellic   |     Unlock the special ability of taxi    |   10  |
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 |       Rolled Over      |   Do 5 car rolls in a row from one crash  |   30  |
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 |      Walked Free       |   Lose a 4 star wanted rating by evasion  |   50  |
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 |     Courier Service    |   Complete all 10 package delivery jobs   |   10  |
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 |     Retail Therapy     |     Unlock the ability of buying guns     |   10  |
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 |     Chain Reaction     |      Blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds    |   20  |
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 |      One Man Army      |  Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level |   40  |
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 |      Lowest Point      |      Complete mission "Roman's Sorrow"    |    5  |
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 |    Order Fulfilled     |    Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders   |   10  |
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 |         Manhunt        |   Complete the Most Wanted side missions  |   15  |
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 |Cleaned The Mean Streets|Capture 20 crooks through the LCPD computer|   20  |
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 |      Fed The Fish      |      Complete the mission "Uncle Vlad"    |    5  |
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 |      It'll Cost Ya     |  Complete a taxi journey without skipping |    5  |
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 |        Sightseer       |Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City|    5  |
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 |      Warm Coffee       |    Be invited into a girlfriend's house   |    5  |
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 |   That's How We Roll!  |  Unlock the special ability of helicopter |   10  |
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 |      Half Million      |      Reach a bank balance of $500,000     |   55  |
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 |   Impossible Trinity   |       Complete mission "Museum Piece"     |   10  |
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 |    Full Exploration    |           Unlock all the islands          |   20  |
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 |   You Got The Message  |Deliver all 30 cars ordered through txt msg|   20  |
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 |       Dare Devil       |  Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps  |   30  |
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 |    Assassin's Greed    |      Complete all 9 assassin missions     |   20  |
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 |   Endangered Species   |  Collect every hidden package in the game |   50  |
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 |     Under The Radar    |    Fly underneath 5 bridges in the game   |   40  |
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 |     Dial B For Bomb    |  Unlock the ability of phoning for a bomb |   10  |
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 |    Gracefully Taken    |      Complete mission "I'll Take Her"     |   10  |
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 |    Liberty City (5)    | Meet all friends, those alive all like you|   20  |
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 |   No More Strangers    |          Meet all random characters       |    5  |
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 |  That Special Someone  |  Complete mission "That Special Someone"  |   10  |
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 |        You Won!        |          Complete the final mission       |   60  |
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 |   Liberty City Minute  |  Complete the story in less than 30 hours |   30  |
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 |     Key To The City    | Achieve 100% in "Game progress" statistic |  100  |
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 |       Teamplayer       |  Kill 5 players who are not in your team  |   10  |
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 |     Cut Your Teeth     |       Earn a personal rank promotion      |    5  |
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 | Join The Midnight Club |  Win a race without damaging your vehicle |   10  |
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 |     Fly The Co-op      | Beat Rockstar's time in "Deal Breaker",   |   15  |
 |                        | "Hangman's NOOSE" and "Bomb da Base II"   |       |
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 | Taking It For The Team |  Be on the winning team in all team games |   10  |
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 |  Top Of The Food Chain |Kill 20 players with a pistol in deathmatch|   10  |
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 |  Top The Midnight Club | Come first in 20 different standard races |   20  |
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 |         Wanted         |      Achieve the highest personal rank    |   20  |
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 |Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic|        Win all modes as both sides        |   30  |
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 | Let Sleeping Rockstars |   Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked   |   10  |
 |          Lie           |              multiplayer match            |       |
 |                        |                                           |       |
 |                        |  Will unlock Viral Infection, a "Zombie"  |       |
 |                        |skin that can be passed on to other players|       |
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There are a few hidden outfits in the game. They aren't too hard to get hold 
of, but they are really cool nonetheless.

In the mission "The Holland Play", if you kill Playboy X you will receive his
apartment. In the wardrobe you will find Claude's leather jacket and trousers!
Claude is the protagonist of GTA III. You can only access his outfit in this
safehouse. It looks absolutely kick-ass on Niko though!

On Happiness Island, you will find a t-shirt lying on the ground near the base
of the statue. If you pick it up, Niko will put it on and it will be added to
your wardrobe. The shirt reads "Happiness is.." on the front, and "...land" on 
the back. Those clever rascals...

In the mission "Flatline", walk into the hospital, turn right, and right again 
into a small room adjacent to the receptionist. There is a small room to the 
right with lockers. One of them has a scrubs uniform in it, which can be used
to bypass security in the hospital. After the mission, it will be added to 
your wardrobe.


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Simply nick a helicopter and fly over to the Statue in Happiness on Happiness
Island. When you are near the statue, jump out of the helicopter and try to 
land on the top most tier of the statue's base. You will find four doors, one 
of them will have a plaque with a message saying "No Hidden Content Here". The
door looks solid but you can walk straight through it. Once inside, climb up
the ladder and at the top you will find an actual giant beating, pumping heart,
held in place with chains.

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|  4.b                            Buildings of Old                             |
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Go behind the Memory Lanes bowling alley on Firefly Island and check out the
golf course. Some of the attractions are actually small models of familiar
landmarks from previous games! There's the Ocean View Hotel from Vice City, 
The World's Biggest Cock, the radio towers from Los Santos, a Wind Turbine from
San Andreas and a few other buildings. Pretty cool of Rockstar to include them
into the game.

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|  4.c                              Child's Play                               |
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In Dukes, near Francis International Airport, is a child's buggy! Who knows
what it is supposed to represent or why it is indeed there in the first place?
Still though, it's an interesting and slightly creepy thing to check out.

Joshua Vaughan writes in to tell me that if you venture around the "Screamer" 
rollercoaster, in a small walled in field there are five abandoned school buses.
Rockstar poking fun at the fact there are no children in Liberty City? Likely.
Thanks Joshua!

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Some of the ringtones you can choose for the more "modern" phones are actually
songs from Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories! Also the "Pager" ringtone
is actually the pager sound from GTA III, and in turn the theme song ("Joyride"
by "Da Shootaz") for the original Grand Theft Auto game.
  (Thanks to both Marquis Cha Cha and Arne Biermann for this one)

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|  4.e                            Hidden Artwork                               |
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There is quite a lot of artwork hidden throughout the game. Between Hooper 
Street, Stones Street and Dukes Boulevard, there's a building with some artwork
of a motorbike from Vice City, El Burro, D-Ice and 8-Ball from GTA III and the 
GTA III box art, all mixed in with some generic graffiti. 

There is also some Banksy homages hidden in the game as well. Banksy is a
British street artist who is known for his graffti masterpieces. Artist Tim
Gilbert was asked to create some artwork inspired by Banksy artwork which is
hidden throughout Liberty City.

Interestingly, Banksy was asked to contribute some art to the game but declined
the offer. Thanks to Matthew Powell and L. Twain for the corrections.

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|  4.f                            Familiar Sights                              |
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On the TV you can see some adverts featuring places from other games made by
Rockstar Games. You can see the Bullworth Academy, Los Santos International
Airport, Vinewood, the Las Venturas Strip and more. Because of the size they 
appear, they even look a little bit like GTA IV on the small screen... if you 
squint your eyes! Okay, maybe not. 

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It looks like Dan Houser wasn't lying when he mentioned that most of the old
characters are "dead anyway". On walls throughout the city, you can find some 
graffiti of all the old protagonist's names (Claude, Tommy, Carl, Toni and 
Victor) with messages such as "R.I.P", "We'll miss you", "We will never forget"
and "You're still my hero!" clearly suggesting that they are all dead as of 
2008. The only protagonist that we have previously seen die was Victor Vance, 
in the opening sequence of Vice City. Lots of people debated this to be someone
else (despite all the evidence to the contrary), but it doesn't matter as they 
are all definitely dead now anyway.  

Josh Mcgill emailed me to say that amongst the graffti is "NURB RENDA". NURBS
are the new standard for rendering mesh models for 3D animation. Replacing the
standard polygon because of the shading and details. Thanks Josh!

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|  4.h                          Salvatore's Mansion                            |
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In Alderney, you will have to meet up with Ray and Phil at a borded up mansion.
This is actually supposed to *represent* a derelict version of Salvatore's 
mansion from GTA III and GTA LCS, which has sadly been left to rot and decay all
these years. The driveway to the mansion is extremely similar to Salvatore's 
driveway.


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|  4.i                              Cluck Norris                               |
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Inside any of the Cluckin' Bells, you'll find a statue of a Chicken-man doing
karate. The statue is inscribed with the name "Cluck Norris", and obvious parody
of martial artist movie star Chuck Norris.

(Thanks again to Cory Keaton for this one as well!)

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|  4.j                               Karate Kid                                |
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On the eastern shore of Westdyke, there is very large rock protruding from the 
water. On top of the rock is a guy practising karate moves. You can see him by
flying a helicopter near the top of the rock, however if you get too close, he 
will commit suicide by jumping off the rock. 

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|  4.k                                OG Joke                                  |
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Look on the floor of the safehouse in Bohan. You'll find an OG Loc CD. OG Loc
is a phony rapper from San Andreas, who Carl Johnson helps rise to fame by 
stealing Madd Dogg's rhyme book before eventually rescuing Dogg from committing
suicide and bringing down Loc's career. Quite how his CDs have managed to last
all these years are a mystery!

(Thanks to Eric Rojas for this one!)

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|  4.l                               Billboards                                |
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Some of the billboards around town have "Love Fist" advertised on them. Love 
Fist are a band that was featured in Vice City and been referenced to in almost
every game since. The in-game media even mentions that a Love Fist renunion has
recently taken place.

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|  4.m                          Can you feel the Love?                         |
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In Playboy X's penthouse, there's a shelf to the right of the door with some
DVD/CD cases on it. Take out your trusty sniper rifle and shoot the cases to
reveal a picture of Donald Love on the cover.
  (Thanks to Josh McGill for this one!)

Another interesting reference to Love is in the Liberty Tree newspaper. On the
cover of one of them is a picture of Love and the headline "Love's hate 
relationship with taxes", suggesting that Love either fled or is in prison after
the events of GTA III (Possibly explaining why he disappeared?).
  (Thanks to Klaydoggy for this one!)

Klaydoggy also writes in an easy way to find a Liberty Tree Newspaper:
 "An easy way to find a Liberty Tree is to go to any street corner that has the
 newspaper vending machine things, and look into them with a sniper rifle. I 
 even saw a Daily Globe machine that had Liberty Tree issues in it.  That, or 
 just kill random people reading the paper and you will come across a Liberty 
 Tree".

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- The Little Jacob mission "Concrete Jungle" is named after a Bob Marley hit
  which is also featured on the game's soundtrack. 
    (Thanks to Massimo "Fucktotum" for this reference!)

- The mission "'The Master and the Molotov" is likely a reference to the book
  "The Master and the Margarita", written by Mikhail Bulgakov.
    (Thanks to minipulator for this reference!)

- The mission "Crime and Punishment" is a reference to the book of the same name
  by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
    (Thanks to The Dave and dude dude for this reference!)

- The mission "The Puerto Rico Connection" is a parody of the movie "The French
  Connection", famous for it's car chase of an elevated train. The mission even
  features the exact same scenario, where you need to chase an elevated train!
    (Thanks to Jered Gunn for this reference! Thanks to everyone else who also
     sent this in)

- The mission "Portrait of a Killer" references the novel of the same name by
  Patricia Cornwell which presents the theory that painter Walter Sickert was
  the true identity of Jack the Ripper.

- The mission "Holland Nights" is most likely a reference to the movie 
  "Harlem Nights", starring Eddie Murphy.
    (Thanks to Anthony Cocorikis for this reference!)

- The mission "Weekend at Florian's" is a reference to the film "Weekend at 
  Bernie's".

- The mission "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle" is an 
  obvious reference to the line spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator
  2: Judgment Day"

- The mission "To Live and Die in Alderney" is a reference to the movie "To 
  Live and Die in L.A."

- The mission "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" is blatantly a reference to
  the song in the production "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", most famously sung by
  Marilyn Monroe.

- The mission "One Last Thing" is a reference to the film... "One Last Thing"!

- The mission "A Dish Served Cold" is a very obvious reference to the term
  "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold", which first originated in the novel 
  "Les liaisons dangereuses". Seeing as the mission is only avaliable in the
  Revenge ending strand, this is a perfect choice of name for the mission.

- The mission "If the Price is Right" is an obvious reference to the game show
  "The Price is Right".

- The final mission "A Revenger's Tragedy" is a reference to the play (and a
  movie made based on the play) "The Revenger's Tragedy".


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- "Assassains Greed" is an obvious referece to the "Assassains Creed" series.

- "Dial B for Bomb" is a reference to the Alfred Hitchcock film "Dial M for 
   Murder"
     (Thanks to Jeff Blum for this one!)

- "Manhunt" is an obvious reference to Rockstar's other game series "Manhunt"
     (Thanks to Jeremy Heilman for this one!)

- "Liberty City Minute" is a reference to the Don Henley tune, "New York Minute"
     (Thanks again to Jeremy Heilman for this one!) 

- "Alf Wiedersehen Petrovic" is a reference to a British TV series called... 
  um.. "Alf Wiedersehen" incidently enough. The show is about a group of 
  builders who get a job in Germany.
     (Thanks to Matt Wilson for this one!)

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|  5.c                          Cultural References                            |
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- In the mission "Flatline" you can overhear a conversation between a surgeon
  and a nurse: 
  
  NURSE: "You're not like the other surgeons here. You know, you don't have that
          god complex thing."
  JOHN: "I guess it's my bedside manner"
  NURSE: "John, you're terrible!"

"John" is a parody of John Dorian, a character from "Scrubs".
  (Thanks to Rory Joe for this one!)

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|  5.d                          No More Hot Coffee?                            |
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Yeah right! There are many Hot Coffee references in the game. When Niko wants to
have sex with one of his girlfriends, he will ask them "Can I come in for some 
Hot Coffee?". The first time Niko manages to sleep with a girlfriend will unlock
the achievement/trophy "Warm Coffee". There is also, interestingly enough, a 
cafe on Crocket Ave called "Hot Coffee". Her Happiness, The Statue of Happiness
is also holding what appears to be a styrophoam coffee cup.

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|  5.e                        I scream, you scream...                          |
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The Mr. Tasty ice cream truck has a variety of different jingles based on 
classical music. One of them is "The Flight of the Bumblebee" by Nikolai 
Rimsky-Korsakov.
  (Thanks to irate314rate for this one!)

Please tell me if you know what the other jingles are, because I'm definitely 
not an expert on classical music!

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|  5.f                         Interesting Details                             |
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- If you look above the dartboard in the Irish themed pub you will see something
  written in Celtic font reading "Cead Mile Failte". This means "One hundred 
  thousand welcomes" and is a common formal greeting in Ireland.
  (Thanks to Stephen Ryan for this one!)

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As you are probably aware, Niko can ring people now using his mobile phone. 
Interestingly enough, you can also ring several other phone numbers you may see
dotted through the game. Not all numbers work, so I'll eventually get around to
making a list of ones that work and ones that are just mentioned somewhere in
the game. Here is a list of all known numbers:

                  +--------------------------+----------------+
                  | NAME OF COMPANY/CONTACT  |     NUMBER     |
                  +--------------------------+----------------+
                  |    Emergency Services    |       911      |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    Bean Machine Coffee   |    555-0110    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    Express Car Service   |    555-2222    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    Express Car Service   |    555-3333    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    Fire Proof Doors      |    555-5700    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    LCPD Recruitment      |   555-RECRUIT  |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |  Liberty Construction    |   555-1274-73  |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |  No Problemo Bail Bonds  | 555-945-733-92 |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    The Serrated Edge     | 1-800-555-5555 |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |         Storage          |  555-221-3877  |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |        Superb Deli       |    555-4674    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |      Used Auto Parts     |    555-7300    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |    Vinewood laundromat   |    555-5123    |
                  |--------------------------+----------------|
                  |           ZiT*           |  948-555-0100  |
                  +--------------------------+----------------+


                  +--------------------------+----------------+
                  |      NAME OF CONTACT     |     NUMBER     |
                  +--------------------------+----------------+
                  |       Roman Bellic       |  718-926-7215  |
                  +--------------------------+----------------+


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|  6.b                           Website Directory                             |
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Grand Theft Auto IV features an entire massive internet within the game! You 
can start browsing this massive interweb by visiting any of the Tw@ internet
cafe's in the game. Here is a list of all known websites:

- www.bigdog.blogsnobs.org
- www.darksoullock.blogsnobs.org
- www.eddielowfilthslayer.blogsnobs.org
- www.fefighter2008.blogsnobs.org
- www.inyapuper.blogsnobs.org
- www.liberatedwoman.blogsnobs.org
- www.limevenus.blogsnobs.org
- www.mail.eyefind.info
- www.pychakilla.blogsnobs.org
- www.a-thousand-words.net
- www.americantravelguide.net
- www.antfarmcam.net
- www.area53site.com
- www.artthrob.org
- www.autoeroticar.com
- www.babiesovernight.com
- www.beanmachinecoffee.com
- www.blogsnobs.org
- www.bruciesexecutivelifestyleautos.com
- www.burgershot.net
- www.chiropracticovernight.com
- www.craplist.net
- www.designerslave.com
- www.domestobotlovers.com
- www.dragonbrainthemovie.com
- www.easterislandcoverup.com
- www.eatbiglogs.com
- www.elchamucoroboto.com
- www.electrictit.com
- www.electronicwritingtablet.com
- www.erisfootware.com
- www.eugenicsincorporated.com
- www.eunux.net
- www.eyefind.info
- www.fantasyleaguebatswingers.com
- www.fistfans.com
- www.flyhighpizzapie.com
- www.freejames.org
- www.friendswithoutfaces.net
- www.gloryholethemepark.com
- www.goldberglignerandshyster.com
- www.golfloversonline.net
- www.grype.org
- www.hand-jobs-online.com
- www.happyfarmersupplies.com
- www.heritagenothate.org
- www.homecremation.com
- www.homeworkfriend.org
- www.hornyhighschoolreunions.com
- www.huganimals.com
- www.ilovetoblow.org
- www.krapea.com
- www.leftover-vacations.com
- www.libertycitypolice.com
- www.libertycityrealestate.net
- www.libertytreeonline.com
- www.liesdamnlies.net
- www.lipurgex.com
- www.littlelacysurprisepageant.com  *
- www.lootandwank.com
- www.love-meet.net
- www.loveyourmeat.com
- www.money2makemoney.com
- www.modderstotallyrule.com
- www.myonlineme.com
- www.myroomonline.net
- www.onlineradiorevolution.com
- www.our-own-reality.com
- www.outdatedtastes.com
- www.outsourceforamerica.com
- www.peepthatshit.com
- www.pinktorpedo.org
- www.piswasser.com
- www.pointclickshipabitch.com
- www.poker-in-the-rear.com
- www.publiclibertyonline.com
- www.redwoodcigarettes.com
- www.roidsforlittleboys.com
- www.rustybrownsringdonuts.com
- www.shitster.de
- www.sprunksoda.com
- www.stopshavingnow.net
- www.thebankofliberty.com
- www.tobaccofacts.net
- www.vipluxuryringtones.com
- www.weazelnews.com
- www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com
- www.whymommygotfat.com
- www.yourmexicandoctor.com
- www.yournewbabysname.com

* Visiting this LCPD sting site will give Niko an immediate
  five star wanted level! 


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|  8.a                             Taxi Trouble                                |
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If you hitch a cab as a passenger and the cab flips over, you'll stay seated in
the car and can press A to skip the trip. However this causes the game to freeze
up.
  (Thanks to RMelladoS for this one!)



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| 9.a                              Phantom Pilot                               |
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Go to the helitour depot in Algonquin and snipe one the pilots in the other
helicopters. They'll continue flying by themselves! If you take a tour and then
get out before it takes off and jack the helicopter the helicopter will control
itself for a bit before letting you control the aircraft.
  (Thanks to 77BeTa77 for this one!)



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|  10.a                                FAQ                                     |
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Here I'll answer some commonly asked, simple to answer questions. As no one has
actually submitted (or even been ABLE to submit) any questions, there isn't 
much here. Of course, if I get enough people contacting me I will expand this
section accordingly.

Q: Are Aliens/Bigfoot/Bears/Betty the Alligator/Sharks ect. in the game?
A: No, no, no, no and NO!! These things are not in the game in any form 
   whatsoever and do not exist within the game's coding at all. They do NOT 
   exist in ANY GTA game (except the non-solid sharks in Vice City and San 
   Andreas) and are completely false. They are just myths, untrue myths at 
   that I might add.


Q: How many weapons are in the game?
A: 15.


Q: Is the Army or any other form of military in the game?
A: No. They've been replaced by the elite special ops team "N.O.O.S.E."


Q: How many missions are there in the game.
A: There are 94 storyline missions. There are also many more side missions! 


Q: OMG!! I found something really cool that I don't think anyone else has found
   what should I do?!!
A: Submit it to this guide of course! I accept any and all such contributions 
   and you WILL be credited appropriately as well. Make sure it's not already 
   in the guide though, as these emails will be probably be ignored.



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|  10.b                          Legal Disclaimer                              |
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private use.  It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
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STRICTLY PROHIBITED, and a violation of copyright.  

If you wish to host this guide on your site, please have the courtesy to e-mail
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This FAQ CANNOT currently be used on ANY site OTHER than the ones listed here:
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The latest version can always be found at: http://gamefaqs.com

If you've found a site that is illegally posting this guide, please email me.
ANY site that posts this FAQ without permission WILL have legal action taken
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Please don't run the risk of facing a lawsuit. If you really want to use this
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all I ask for. Please respect this disclaimer. Anyone who does not comply WILL
be punished. You have been warned... 


All content in this guide is 2009 A P Rodas. All rights reserved.

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|  10.c                               Contact                                  |
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I am no superhuman. I can't discover every little secret this game has to offer.
So I am also relying on some of my readers to step foward and help contribute to
this guide. Whether it's submitting a secret or glitch you have discovered, a 
map or some ASCII art to help illustrate the guide, useful links to pictures or
videos or even pointing out a small mistake. I welcome all contributions and 
they will be appropriately credited. I also welcome constructive criticism to 
help improve this guide, but I do NOT tolerate malicious hate mail or spam and
if I recieve that sort of mail it will be immediately deleted and you will be 
permanently blocked from emailing me.

If you wish to contact me, please direct your emails to this address:
 


ADDENDUM: I've received quite an overwhelming response to this guide, so I 
may not reply quickly, or not at all but I will read all emails eventually and
contributions may be added and will always be credited accordingly. 

I'm also quite busy at the moment during week days, so I probably won't get 
around to working through all my emails and updating the guide until the 
weekend. But thanks for all the contributions guys!


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|  10.d                               Credits                                  |
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First and foremost, I wish to thank www.gamefaqs.com for generously hosting my
guide. I also want to thank some additional sites for also offering to host
this guide: http://gamesradar.com/cheatplanet, www.gamershell.com,
www.neoseeker.com and www.supercheats.com

I also wish to thank Rockstar Games and Rockstar North and everyone else who
was in some way involved in creating this truly incredible game.


~ Now I want to thank the people that helped to contribute to this guide! ~

Thanks to gta_talk from gtaforums.com for his brilliant little topic. The list
of websites REALLY helped! 
  (See it here: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=334075&hl=)


I'd like to thank the following people for sending in contributions to the
guide. Thanks so much guys, I can't do it all without your help! I've already 
credited everyone on their contributions, but I'd like to summarise. This list
is in no particular order:
- Jeff Blum
- Massimo "Fucktotum" 
- minipulator 
- The Dave 
- dude dude 
- Jered Gunn 
- Anthony Cocorikis 
- Cory Keaton
- Josh McGill
- 77BeTa77
- RMelladoS
- lil LeLuen v2
- Stephen Ryan
- irate314rate
- Rory Joe
- Matt Wilson
- Jeremy Heilman
- Klaydoggy
- Eric Rojas
- Brian B

Finally, thanks to YOU, the reader for reading this guide!
     
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