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post Aug 28 2007, 02:43 AM
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Now playing through GTAIII for PC and have a problem with "Bomb the Base".

I have 100% twice in GTAlll for PS2 with no cheats, and this is a VERY easy
mission, using the sniper + adrenaline pill @ the docks, using the PS2 controller.

However, early in Portland on PC, during the Paramedic mission, day 2,
I went out and bought a PC controller similar to the PS2 controller.
It's very similar, almost identical.
That allowed all of the driving missions to be completed.
Paramedic, Vigilante, Firefighter, and Taxi.
Got all the hidden packages, rampages, unique stunts, etc. all done.

Working through the storyline missions, all are a breeze up to this point.
I fail to snipe all the Colombians, and 8-Ball gets iced everytime.
What in the....(?) I ACE this mission, one of my faves....

I have tried :

1) Before the version 1.1 patch


Adrenaline Pill, regular sniping. Noticed the L2 glitch, blocky transitions.
Can't transition to the next Colombian accurately in time.
Tried same with mouse, no change. Both of these 10-12 times.

Blocking the docks, so 8-Ball doesn't get in, taking the Colombians out.
8-Ball gets around the vehicle, even a firetruck.
EVEN if you don't fire a first shot.
Again, tried with keyboard and mouse, hoping it was a controller issue.
Nope.

Thanks to Tminus, heard about the patch, so downloaded it, it is a Rockstar-approved patch for version 1.1 (Applies to gta3.exe)

2) After the patch, which supposedly improves the mouse....

Adrenaline Pill, regular sniping. Tried same with mouse, no change.
Both of these 5-6 times.

Blocking the docks, so 8-Ball doesn't get in, taking the Colombians out.
Even switched to grenades and lobbed them over!
8-Ball gets around the vehicle, even a firetruck, AGAIN!.
EVEN if you don't fire a first shot. (Same as before)
Tried numerous cars for the block, Borgnine Taxi even,
then go back for the pill, always same results.

Start over, do it traditionally, grabbing the pill and straight up snipage.

What a fucking joke!
So I have been continually trying the normal, using the adrenaline pill,
and even with a smoother transition, 8-Ball just LOVES to get iced.
He loves it.

Has anyone finished this mission for PC?????

I am dying to move on with my life, and this game.

If anyone will know how to get through this, it's you guys.
Would greatly appreciate any and all input on how to complete this otherwise simple mission.
Thanks in advance.

-§ynch

PS: Doing this to get to Vice City for PC, then SA for PC.


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post Aug 28 2007, 03:45 AM
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What exactly is the problem with the controls? Explain with more depth.


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post Aug 28 2007, 03:59 PM
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I'm sure you know if your too close to the ship 8-Ball just starts his mission whether you shoot or not.

I had no problems.But I also have a PS2 controller on my pc.I've posted about this adapter product before.

When I do this mission,I usually don't bother with the adrenaline,and shoot from the roof as opposed to the stairs.
This higher perch gives you a fuller view of your targets.Stay further back perhaps?...I be grasping at straws. rolleyes.gif

Sounds like 8-Ball is giving you no time at all to set up.I like the blocking his path idea...but he's probably kinda extra strong(programmed) when he boards the ship,and more vehicles prolly ain't gonna help.

I know you like a challenge!Let me know what goes on. smile.gif


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post Aug 28 2007, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE(HELMET @ Aug 27 2007, 07:45 PM) [snapback]1358784[/snapback]
What exactly is the problem with the controls? Explain with more depth.


Targeting, transitioning from target to target.
None of the other controls are a problem, i.e; zoom in/out, firing, etc.

This is with both the mouse, OR the controller.
Controls settings have been both default (classic), and reprogrammed.
Went back to default, and the mouse, since the controller is only good fro driving like Paramedic.


QUOTE(killjoy.rujoy? @ Aug 28 2007, 07:59 AM) [snapback]1358908[/snapback]
I'm sure you know if your too close to the ship 8-Ball just starts his mission whether you shoot or not.

I had no problems.But I also have a PS2 controller on my pc.I've posted about this adapter product before.

When I do this mission,I usually don't bother with the adrenaline,and shoot from the roof as opposed to the stairs.
This higher perch gives you a fuller view of your targets.Stay further back perhaps?...I be grasping at straws. rolleyes.gif

Sounds like 8-Ball is giving you no time at all to set up.I like the blocking his path idea...but he's probably kinda extra strong(programmed) when he boards the ship,and more vehicles prolly ain't gonna help.

I know you like a challenge!Let me know what goes on. smile.gif


Thanks bro. It is a challenge, and reminded me that I have a sniping mission coming up
in Staunton taking out Yakuza, but it is not timed with another character thankfully.

Tried without the pill as well, everything ends in same results.
He just starts running in, so I will backoff of any alternative rushing methods.

For now I will try making it all the way to the roof, as far away as possible as you said,
that's where I've always shot from, successfully.

Also one of the PC experts in the alt.grand-theft-auto group mentioned draw distance.
Not really sure what is going on with that, but I believe it is set for default.


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