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GTA 4 maps and other essentials.

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OK, for all discussion of GTA 4 go here to discuss it. This is just for a few things I wish I had when I first started playing the game. Here are the 2 things I really looked for:
Weapons map
Armor map
These 2 things save lots of trouble and money going to buy more of each. I also posted this a few times in the GTA 4 discussion thread, but it's so big I don't know where it is so I thought it would be better to post it here also.
Those are the only maps you will be interested in if you only want to play the story missions.
If you go for 100% there are many more that are very helpful.
Pigeon map and pigeon guide. Use both because the game is so 3 dimensional that if you just go to the spot on the map, you'll miss a lot of them.
Stunt jumps
random people
This Random people is better
Stevies cars and how much you get.
100% checklist.
I put all this in 1 place so hopefully it's easy to find. I bookmarked all this separately and it's more of a pain that way so here it all is at once.
Also if anyone knows either a better map or guide than I have here post it and I'll add it in and rep you for it.
Hope it helps.
Edit: I have been asked about the last mission glitches so I'll post a solution here.

This starts after the chase and right after the cutscene with Little Jacob.
First you can skip most of the fighting by running away from the car towards the water. Then jump up to the dock and up the stairs and veer right to the back of the casino. Then go up the stairs and onto the casino roof. There are holes on the roof that you can shoot everyone before jumping in and going after either Dimitri or Pegorino depending on if you did deal or revenge. Then jump down and go to the room with the stairs where they are. (if you did the mission before you know the room) After the cutscene just get to the helicopter like normal and when you jump to it and need to climb up you have to hit the space bar as fast as you can. Try using both hands. Then another glitch many had including me is the helicopter doesn't look foreward so you're basically flying blind. There's 2 ways around this. 1 is to hold down caps lock and that will focus on who you're chasing. The second is to hold down the right moouse button and steer the camera that way. Both are hard and you don't have a lot of time. Don't worry about shooting just follow and you will eventually get shot down and end up on the island with the statue of Happiness. You can take it from there.

This is for the mission Out of commission. Many people including me couldn't finish it because you're supposed to tap the space bar repeatedly to enter the helicopter but for some reason there is a glitch that prevents you from climbing in. It is very frustrating.
I have no idea why this works, but it worked 5 times in a row. I was trying this mission over and over and could never climb into the helicopter. The game just looked like it was stuttering so I decided I was going to record it with Fraps and post it to show what it looked like so maybe I could get a permanent solution. I start Fraps as soon as Niko grabs the heli and I start hitting space like usual. Well Niko starts slowely climbing and I get in!!!!!! Holy ***** I did it finally.
So I fly following Peg like I am supposed to(If camera doesn't adjust hit the V key to go to 1st person, that is another glitch in this mission) and I get shot down before the end. f**k f**k FFFF*****************KKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I got there only to be shot down.

So I do the mission again. Started Fraps at the same time and the end is the same,
get shot down.

But I think hey at least I can get in now.
I try without Fraps and I can't get in again.
All in all every time I tried with Fraps running I could get in and without it I can't
( I got shot down 4 times, my advice, ignore what it says on the screen and fly high, you get shot down but it is easier to dodge when you're higher. Part of the mission is you get shot down in the end).

I thought this deserved a new thread because so many people are having this problem and I thought if it was buried in another thread that it would be hard to find.
Fraps can be downloaded for free, but you can only record 30 seconds at a time, I have the full version. I get it from here
http://www.fraps.com/download.php
Please verify if it works for anyone else please. It works for me every time.
This has worked for several people at the GTA forums so I know it works for some people.
This will also be added to my GTA thread if anyone is looking for it later.
Edited by x2s3w4 - 4/5/09 at 5:55pm
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Nice collection of everything in one place.

For the Pigeons, I use this guide from GameFAQs. While it doesn't have the pictures, it has very good descriptions of how to get there from specific points. A good alternative if just pictures aren't quite your thing. It is technically listed as a PS3 guide, but the pigeons are in the same locations.

In addition, I'm really fond of the Stevie's guide from that site as well. It's organized very well, although some descriptions are a bit lacking. A nice thing to combine with the map if you wish.

It also has good storyline walkthroughs, some more spoiler-free than others.
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