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LaurieX last won the day on November 1 2013

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About LaurieX

  • Birthday 05/18/1991

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    This kid ages fast. He grew three years between this thread, and this one: http://www.thegtaplace.com/forums/topic/28490-looking-for-military-crew-to-join/ Age has nothing to do with intelligence. Plenty of 13 year olds (or 16, depending on which reply you made was truthful) who can walk "tech smarty" circles around anyone else. And 50 year olds who can't. Seeing as how in the previous thread, a person asked for a "military crew to join", and you answered "yes, I'll join yours", I'm guessing you don't even read past the subject line, so I'm inclined you didn't read a single word of his BL's post either. "People say gta v shit game don't buy" Oh, you know what, your friends are right. Its a garbage game, it doesn't work on anyone's PS3, definitely don't buy it. But no doubt you won't read this anyway, with the attention span of a tree slug that you've shown, you've already moved on to something more "your level", like Modern Warfare, or whatever toddlers are playing these days.
  2. What's the address of the forum? I'll copy/paste your post to him with the address and see what he comes up with. Our site (his, but I help enough that I consider it mine too!) had the same problem when it first opened.
  3. Myself, I'd prefer to see them expand on what's out now... I mean reeeeally expand. I'd like to take a plane out over the water, and have somewhere to land - somewhere that's not already visible to the eye as soon as you take off. At the very least, fingers are crossed they decide to "plug in" the existing Liberty City islands, somewhere way off the coast (realistically, I'd put it to the northeast.) As far as this crap goes, I would not only be wary of these so-called leaked images, but also of the person who posted them. No specific reason, just a feeling I got after reading his one other post. "City of Paradise" = we're too dumb to think of a name for the city, and it's too soon to add another roman numeral to the end, so let's just go with Bob the break-room janitor's idea so we can go home.
  4. My aching eyes thought you said Amanda's a hooker. (Sitting too close to the TV for 16 straight hours a day.) I was gonna say, no, she use to be, but gave it all up to be a bank robber's wife. Does Part II of this thread mean you've progressed any further? I still never found an answer to my previous question. I'm sure it's on Google somewhere, but my skills have been waning as of late.
  5. The best way to 100% block these kinds of registrations usually require some custom programming. My brother's website had the same problem when it was first opened, and the months that followed, but have since been 100% eliminated. From what I understand, he built what he called a signup gateway, that does all sorts of checks and balances, and adds the user to the database, then block registrations through the forum's signup page. If things get bad I can give the TGP's (is that the acronym you guys use for this place?) admin his email address, to share notes..
  6. Wow, apparently I can't edit my above post (again). Hmm! Perhaps I can only edit my most recent post? A quick addendum I just remembered, regarding Quick Save. It seems like reloading a quick-save and finding your vehicle gone seems to happen more often when you don't quick-save while in the road, but even then, there's a chance it might not really be gone! I quick-saved as Michael in the driveway of the country club, right before I purchased it. I was driving a tricked-out Cheetah. I only reloaded once, only to find my car was gone. I wrote it off, made a quick investment to recoup my losses (investing 1.2 billion into any stock can bring a one- to two-million dollar profit.) I hadn't gotten around to buying another Cheetah, being miffed at losing the first one... and by chance, many days later, I checked the Police Impound just to see what was there, and oh look...there's my Cheetah! Still a bit confused as to how the Impound works...how it decides which cars go in there, when, and how many it saves, what it does when it reaches the total's limit..
  7. Maybe it's just me, I kinda thought the Sandking shoulda been Trevor's personal vehicle... or at least have him switch to it when he started makin' good money. A step further, would have also liked to have been able to set a purchased vehicle as their personal, since personals are really the only vehicles that can't get lost...but I digress, as to not turn this into one of "those" kinds of threads.
  8. LOVED this! Knew stuff like this existed, but didn't really know how to search for it. Would love to see the storyline written out in text...I'd have a better idea of what was goin on, instead of just letting my own imagination create the storyline...if ya know what I mean. I've been wanting for years to write some kinda cheesy short-novel based on San Andreas...now I get to write one for the HD San Andreas
  9. LaurieX

    First car?

    I guess my first vehicle was a Rancher, that I magically took over while running from a bank in North Dakota...err yeah, I mean North Yankton. I guess my first voluntary vehicle was whatever was parked behind Simeon's dealership at the end of the first mission. Wasn't that Franklin's Buffalo? Parked next to some other random vehicle. But that was just convenience. I didn't know at the time that that was actually HIS car. My second vehicle was the Dominator (I loooove Mustangs...) I'm kinda glad not all the cars got makeovers. It's more like real life....I guess unless you live in the real Beverly Hills/Hollywood, where none of the cars on the road are more than 2 years old (unless they're six-figure vintage classics.) I couldn't really tell, but I'm sure they at least updated the textures from the ported vehicles. If I thought about it for a bit, I'm sure I could think of some 3D-Universe San Andreas vehicles I would've loved to have had in GTAV - Having new & old versions of cars side by side on the road would've been awesome... I really liked the design of the Infernus in the old San Andreas, and would love to have seen that one recreated for GTAV....maybe set the display name to " '92 Infernus "... Oh! And the Balla's Buick Regal and Monte Carlo... ohhhh and the Slamvan!
  10. You can fly anything in the airport except for the two-engine commercial jets (Boeing 737s), which are apparently immoveable scenery. For the big jumbos, just stand underneath it, right behind the nose gear, and press the enter vehicle button I had a feeling something like this might be easier to coordinate in GTAO, but my very short experience in GTAO absolutely did not leave me wanting more. I was unable to complete the tutorial, as I was gunned down, run down, beaten down, chewed up, spit out, over and over before I came anywhere near completing it. I promptly returned to Single Player where I was able to once again assume my role as Queen of Los Santos. Might try again later, when my self-esteem is rebuilt. I've saved my own skin as well with this numerous times, sometimes keeping several save slots, to go "back in time" to various points....but this isn't 100% reliable in the way you describe it. There are times when reloading that particular save 5 or 6 times will cause a few minor pieces of data to get left out...in some cases, the vehicle you were in. I've gone back to a previous quick-saved game in which I was waaaay up in a plane, only to find my plane was gone, leaving a Free-Falling Franklin to either enter the Invincibility cheat code before eating dirt, or spend the $5,000 to respawn. Other times I'd reload only to find Trevor eating from a trash can, Michael pretending to be uninterested in the prostitutes' advances, or Franklin washing his car. To avoid this, I'll try and re-quick-save after every couple of reloads...but only if I'm in a vehicle I really don't want to lose; otherwise I don't really care where I end up.
  11. (If there's a tips & tricks section here, feel free to move this! This didn't really fall under 'Gameplay') For many years I've had this recurring dream of planes falling out of the sky, huge commercial airliners, crashing just far enough away from me that it doesn't kill me. And after messing around a little, I actually lived it! In GTA Land, anyway. The outcome: Watch a 747 (for more awe-inspiring results) come straight at your character, and crash really close to you (or ON you, if your aim is good!) Steps to reproduce: I put Michael up in a 747 (can be easily grabbed from the airport once your character has purchased a hangar there), and put him up in the air over Los Santos. Then switched to Franklin, who was, during the 12 or so times I tried this, either at the beach doing pullups, or at home in the hills washing his car. While Michael's plane is sorta hanging in a suspended state, I had Franky get on his bike and rude up to the Vinewood sign (anywhere open is fine). I took the 'spine' of the hills and ended up under the 'N' of the sign. Have Franklin get out of his car, and aim his view south, toward the city. Switch back to Michael, who apparently hasnt moved in all that time, and make a bee-line for the 'N' of the Vinewood sign. When you get close enough, you can switch back to Franklin. But thing is, Michael's plane has to be REALLY close to Franklin for this to work. If Mike's still too far away, you'll see the big 747 flash for a split second. (Unless you're still REALLY far away). Yeah, point is, Mikey's plane has to be maybe 100 feet away before you switch to Frank. That'll be just enough time to either see the plane crash in front of you, ON you, or fly right over your head and crash behind you. Aiming that huge sucker's a bit tricky, because you'll need to adjust the plane's altitude each time ya switch to it....like in my case, I needed to aim the plane down to the ground. But every time I switched back to the plane, it was leveled again. So standing on the side of a hill helped a lot, since I could fly the plane into the dirt without nosing down. Anyway, I thought this was kinda neat, so figured I'd share. I've been having fun trying to find different ways to make the protags interact (in ways they werent meant to) Also, the plane and the characters you use are optional.
  12. For those who haven't finished the game, you *might* be able to grab one by keeping an empty space in Michael's house garage before starting the mission 'Meltdown', about 80% through the main storyline. Without giving anything away, you'll find at least two of these trucks parked in front of Michael's garage at one point. Just get out of your car, and drive one into the garage. I've never tried this because I never really wanted it, but I can't see any reason it wouldn't work. You do have to do this pretty quickly though, but you can always fail the mission, don't retry it, and it should still be in your garage at that point.
  13. For the getaway driver, it always happens in the same location, so long as you know it's gonna happen, you can find a fast four-door car to go there with...like the Buffalo, Sultan, or Exemplar. Can't find one? There's a Mesa (Jeep) right there. No idea why those fools didn't just grab it themselves. You'll want to do this one somewhat early in the game, as one of them (a hot-headed Irish throwback from GTAIV) can be used as a crew member. Tips, hmm. There are 4 or 5 people who want a ride somewhere. Hitchhikers. These are best handled by Trevor. I won't say why, but you can give them an alternate destination for more money. If needed, just mentally mark the spot you found the hitchhiker, then reload your last save and go back as Trevor. A big 4x4 is recommended for the long journey to that alternate destination. A camper van ("BF Surfer") sittin out in the middle of nowhere (Senora desert, same thing), at night, headlights on, doors open. I read that this was a rare event. Park kinda far away from it, then creep up with your gun out. Or...don't, if ya wanna see what happens. Not sure what you lose on this, but you don't gain anything. The "Stock Tip" random event: Pick up a guy on the whatsitcalled, Ocean Highway, directly west of the Kortz center. He needs a ride to the airport, like FAST. So have a fast car ready. But before you event start it, have all three of your characters invest in Tinkle. That's the stock tip he'll give, and by investing in it before you start, you'll be able to soak up every penny. I think it only climbs to like 30%. The $100k Animal Ark stock random event: Probably the absolute most profitable event. I'm not real sure how to make this happens. You save his bicycle from getting stolen (or return it after it's stolen) - he says, "oh man, you saved my bike AGAIN". I don't remember retrieving a stolen bicycle before, but he might have had a motorcycle the first time. Anyway, you might not need to do both of them... but just in case, the motorcycle one is on N. Rockford Drive, just a few blocks northwest of the driveway that leads to the Kortz Center. But again, you might not need to do this one. I would, just in case. The second occurrence, if these two are in fact linked, happens on Little Bighorn Ave, between Carson Ave & Macdonald Street. Do these two in order, and a few game-days later you should get an email that starts off "Don't delete! This isn't spam!" - he'll give you $100k in stocks, which you can sell immediately because they never seem to go up. It's easy money that you can get at the beginning of the game if you want to - that's usually when people need it the most. "Hey! He stole my wallet/purse!" - Easy $500 if you don't return it, an easy $50 if you have a conscience and can't convince yourself it's just a video game. Other than maybe feeling a little guilty about it, there are no actual repercussions for doing this. I'll post more if people take an interest in this..
  14. Given the nature of this thread, this entire reply is a spoiler. And as a side-note, I know we gotta "respect the spoiler tags" and whatnot, but I don't feel sorry one bit for someone who hasn't played the game yet coming to these forums. They know the game is out, and they should very well already know that these forums are FULL of people doing nothing but talking about the game. I got a few bits spoiled for myself when I came to the GTA forums knowing full well the game had been leaked. That was 100% my fault, just as it's theirs. But some people just like to finger-point. You know what they say, when you point a finger at me, you have three more pointing back at yourself.
  15. When I first found out there would be a military base and a prison in V, I thought for sure there would be some "intentional" method to allow us to access it...either "legally", or by deception. I'm a bit disappointed to see that the only time the storyline puts us inside the military base is through the old "smash-and-grab" technique. And the prison? Well hell, they didn't use that at all. Unless it's used in GTAO, which I haven't tried yet. When I first heard about Brad being in prison, I thought ooh, an old-fashioned prison break. But the lack of using these painstakingly-built structures is a whole other issue. I never used the metal detectors for that purpose, but I get the idea. I haven't had any issue with losing weapons or ammo... any mission that removes my personal arsenal always seems to give it all back one way or another. Aside from that, I always save before doing *anything*, so if I do or get busted (never been busted yet), I would just reload the save. And never really liked the idea of the game giving us the cool toys when we no longer need them. If we're on the subject of old Vice City throwbacks, I would've loved to have seen some more RC toys.
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