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Old 06-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Theory

I was told to make a new thread so it can be easier to find this so here it is

In the menu go to extras
Then go to Vehicle showroom
Go to a vehicle you havenít driven yet
While over it press A
Then go to Cases and pick Homicide Free roam
The car you selected should be in the parking lot in front of you or around it
In my experience it worked real well with 2 door and 4 door vehicles but not service vehicles
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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This has worked for me with four of the 4dr cars.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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I'll test this in a bit. I need four 2 doors. I'll let you know how many I get out of 4 chances.

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Here's what I found. The OP is on to something.
I needed 4 3 door cars. #'s 7,8,13 and 25

A "try" is me pressing 'a' on the darkened car in the showcase, pressing 'b' to back out and then going to the homicide folder and selecting 'streets of LA'.

1. try for #7- nothing
2. try for #8- both #7 and #8 spawn
3. try for #13- nothing
4. try for #25- #25 spawns

So I went back to #13 and tried it again.

5. try for #13- nothing

I then went to the four doors.

6. try for #1- #1 spawns

So to test it further, I decided to press 'a' on two cars I needed before backing out. I tried #9 & #12.

7. Try for #9 and #12- #12 spawned.
8. Last try for the two door #13- nothing.

So it does work. I think that 13th car is just the only one for me right now. And you can't do more than one selection. It will only read the last car you pressed 'a' on. Also, I pressed 'a' more than once on the four doors and they still spawned.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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Not worked for me so far. Is it definitely homicide roam? I don't spawn in a car park, is it the car park behind the station?
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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Hmm, I clicked on number 6, and that spawned in the car park to the left. I tried it with 19 but it was a different number that spawned but I still needed.

Interesting, 24 more to go, thanks for the tips, even if it only gets me a few more!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #7
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Hmm, I clicked on number 6, and that spawned in the car park to the left. I tried it with 19 but it was a different number that spawned but I still needed.

Interesting, 24 more to go, thanks for the tips, even if it only gets me a few more!!
It's tricky as you can tell by my tests.

I needed one of the sports cars and it wasn't spawning in the parking lot (you start free roam in front of the station so pan to your left and you'll the the lot). Only 3 cars spawn in this spot. If you walk away, they disappear. There's also a second lot to the right if you're facing the station, but only two cars spawn there.

I actually just created a traffic jam in that corner and just kept kicking people out of their cars. Someone ended up driving what i needed. I guess what I suggest is that if you can't find the car in the lot, do a the OP says and look around a bit. I know for certain though, certain cars (2 and 4 doors, and sports) won't spawn for me. But any progress is good I guess.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
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That's awesome! I don't know how you found this but I know I'll be using it when I go for this achievement. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:00 AM   #9
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Definitely something credible about this theory.

In my experience:

I needed four 4-door cars left to get the achievement, #1,3,16,19.

I attempted it with car number 1 and found nothing when I went in to free roam, however a second later an AI drove the car past me! I immediately pulled them over and got the car, so maybe keep an eye on the cars that are being driven as well.

Car number 3 I found in the car park to the left of where you start.

Both these cards are meant to be found in Westlake, not Central, so it's promising to find them!

Car number 16 was behind in the sloped car park.

Car number 19 was to my left in the car park when I loaded up.

Ping, achievement unlocked!

I noticed it only worked once when I wasn't scrolling between cars (i.e. it worked when I loaded up the showroom to the locked car, pressed a then quit).

Either way, many, many thanks Epic Awesomness who lives up to his name by posting this theory, good luck to everyone else!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #10
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I found that with those cars that aren't 'custom's' for example, clicking randomly using the A button on the cars which you haven't unlocked yet then backing out of the showroom whilst still viewing an unlocked vehicle 7 times out of 10 will give you 1 or more cars spawning that you haven't unlocked (sometimes it's the one you last landed on).

Like I said though doesn't work all the time, nice find though OP! This has helped quite a bit rather than going back and forth between cases and bloody disks!

EDIT: Laying down hard on the A button on just a single car you don't have that isn't a service or custom vehicle around 80% of the time will spawn if you back out of the showroom afterwards still on that same vehicle.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:44 AM   #11
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Genius. No idea how you figured this out, but it definitely works. Got 7 of my last 8 cars this way, all 2-Door or 4-Door.

All above observations were true for me. Several were in the lot right across from the station (usually has 3 cars). A couple were in the lot kitty-corner to that lot (usually has 2 cars). And one was being driven by a civilian as I pulled out of that second lot, crashed right into it and recognized it.

Had the same one problem as MADasahatter: 2-Door #13, the Packard Custom.

Got it, and the achievement, with the perfect tip given here:
http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/la-...-pictures.html

" It's easily found by starting the Street Crime "Hot Property" under the Arson Desk. Immediately after the car chase starts a civilian motorist will spin sideways in the roadway."

I would add the detail that "after the car chase starts" means at the first intersection. The truck you're chasing crosses a street and enters a driveway before turning left through a yard. A civilian car coming from the right spins to avoid hitting the truck; that's the Packard.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:02 AM   #12
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Got my last car via this method, one of the customs which has been tagged as seen 'outside of the Bamba Club during ---- mission'. Just tapped A on it, backed out and then started a free roam in Arson. And wella, right in front of me as I turned out of the parking lot!
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:37 AM   #13
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OP: Your name is very fitting This will make a lot of ppl very happy!

Although you probably should have given the thread a easier to search for name
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:01 AM   #14
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Thanks again OP. I was close to sending this game back with the cars and 100% completion cheevos undone. I hate doing car collectibles. But now I'm done with this game and can send it back.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:10 AM   #15
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I've obtained 22 cars this way. Cleared up all the 4 doors, and only have a few 2 doors it won't work on and some sports and service vehicles.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:25 AM   #16
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Worked for me for my last 2-doors and 4-doors....

didn't work for my last sport car....
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I had 94/95 cars. I read this method, tried it, started up Arson free roam and the last one I needed was driving along the road right outside the police station. It definitely does work. It probably does load up the car model for the showroom and then spawn a duplicate when you get in the actual game, just like all Rockstar games seem to spawn the same car model as you are driving.

Also, you DON'T need to press A on the vehicle you want in the showroom. Just go to it so it is the last car loaded, then start up free roam.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #18
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i tapped a three times on buick 2dr and three appeared right outside

amazing!!!
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #19
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I have been trying this for the past hour and it only worked with 1 of the 7 cars I needed. And the time it did work, it wasn't even the car I left it on, it was the car I tried before that car.

Update: Words eaten. I only have 1 car left using this method. In my experience, I have found the car I needed driving around more than I have found them just sitting in the lot.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:03 AM   #20
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will have to try this.....
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:07 AM   #21
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Sticky this and change the title. great find there OP. i dont have many cars left that i just didnt find randomly but i know alot of ppl will really this
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:18 AM   #22
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in my experience, they were..

1. parked in the lot across the street
2. parked in the lot behind where your cop car is parked
3. driving around in the area

needed 4 cars, was 4/4
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #23
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I only needed 2 more cars when I found this, so didn't get to test it too much but this also seems to work with doing the story mode.
I've been to the showroom and left it on one of the cars I didn't have yet. Backed out and resumed the story. Car was passing by as soon as it loaded.
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:02 PM   #24
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Sticky this and change the title. great find there OP. i dont have many cars left that i just didnt find randomly but i know alot of ppl will really this
How do i change the title? and what should i change it to?

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It worked for #4 and #11 of 4 door for me, although #11 was parked in the parking lot up the hill to the right, and there were a lot of them driving around.

Strange to see them put something like this in the game though. :/
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Nice find epic, hopefully this gets a nice sticky. so noobs aren't posting this everywhere. as if they discovered it.....
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congrats on an awesome find - i wish it worked on service vehicles - i can't find the Polar Ice Truck

will try the chevrolet van just for the experience

thanks again
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Can't get this to work.
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congrats on an awesome find - i wish it worked on service vehicles - i can't find the Polar Ice Truck

will try the chevrolet van just for the experience

thanks again
Find the polar ice company and you'll find the trucks.
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update - found the chev van using this method and the traffic free roam, in addition to a few other 2dr vehicles that i needed

@Annalie - and that is where exactly?
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