View Full Version : How many tapes are there?

11-01-2008, 12:58 PM
How many audio tapes are there in total? I have found 16 and handed them over to Rueben but didn't get the pulitzer material achievement. I thought there were only 16 but I am hoping I am wrong. I noticed that whilst they are numbered 1 - 16 in smaller print they start from 00 to 16 which would mean there are 17 and I am missing 08.

I just had a thought. Because there are 8 in each district maybe the 08 one is in the desert shack. I will check next time I am on.

11-01-2008, 06:49 PM
Yes,there are 17 overall,the first one(#00) is given to you automatically when visiting Mike's for the first time.
But there are no tapes in the central desert,there are exactly 8 in the north and 8 in the south.
I got #1-8 in the North so you should check there.

11-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Ah ok thanks for the tip I will go back to the north.

11-01-2008, 09:57 PM
where is the journalist to hand these in?


11-02-2008, 02:53 AM
where is the journalist to hand these in?


He's at Mike's Bar. But I think he only appears when you have found all 8 in North.

11-02-2008, 08:43 AM
I just found the final tape I missed and went back to the south to go to the bar hoping Rueben would turn up but he didn't. What's worse is that when I look at the tape records it still says I am missing the tape even though I picked it up. I thought something was strange when once I picked it up it didn't start playing. It sucks that it seems there are only 2 occassions when you can give him the tapes. It looks like I will have to redo a campaign at a later date. I was probably going to do that eventually but I wanted to get all the achievements out of the way.

11-02-2008, 08:49 AM
same here, i entered the south then went back and got all of the 8 tapes but went to mikes bar and there was no journalist there :(

11-02-2008, 12:23 PM
This happened to me on my first playthrough too.
Apparently some just didn't count although I picked them up and though I had some new tapes R euben didn't appear.
But just to be sure,once you have fled to the south Reuben will only appear in the Marina bar,no longer at Mike's.
What I did was starting a new campaign, picking up all the 8 tapes in the north before doing anything else with the help of the maps posted in the achievement guide,making sure each time that they were really added in "the Jackal Tapes" portion of the menu.
Getting to the south again goes rather quick if you don't subvert missions,ignore side missons and the diamonds.
Then in the south I gathered all the remaining tapes after completing the introducing mission(escorting the boat,reigniting the conflict,then safe the captain).
I'm not sure if that's necessary but I did it just in case.

11-02-2008, 09:08 PM
thankfully i have kept a save just before the church mission so i can go back to that and get all the tapes before entering the south...

11-04-2008, 05:09 AM
I don't get the map too well. I go to the orange ones. But there's not 8. I got 6 after collecting all 112 Diamonds from the north. That's 00-05. :S How do I tell which Diamonds have a Diamond AND a Tape?