agreed 100%Originally posted by: BenSkywalker
The patch that is out now is supposed to reduce the difficulty of the race a decent amount, although I have managed to beat the second place car by ~30 seconds without the patch. Just wreck the red car going in to the first big turn(the U turn after the first corner) and then cruise along. It helps immensely if you have a controller, the cars are a major PITA to control using the keyboard.
I'd say Mafia is GOTY for 2002, I really would reccomend playing through it. There aren't any other misssions like the racing mission, and with the patch reducing the difficulty you shouldn't have too much trouble with it(as long as you are good at the shooting aspect). I've played through the single player game half a dozen times or so start to finish, really is a great game.
You poor soul. You missed one hell of a game.Originally posted by: Lars
Thanks for this thread. Now I do not feel that dumb anymore. I could not win the race and just deleted the game.
I did it his way.Originally posted by: ^Sniper^
huge mistake on deleteing the game. IMO this is one of the best games of last year for PC if not the best. The good stuff is after the race. Anyway heres how to beat the race without using the cheat that skips it.
At the start of the race don't mess up stay with the cars(don't try to wreck them). Don't worry about trying to dart into first. The first sharp turn is the key to winning the race. Heres the key. When you come up to the first sharp turn don't stay on the track cut across the grass and hit the track on the other side and gun it. The other cars will stay on the track while your taking a small shortcut. After doing this you should be in first place. Next thing to do is gun it on straight aways brake and take your time on turns. Everytime you make a lap as you come up to that sharp turn again do the same thing as mentioned above and you will get even more ahead of them. This little tip will keep you in the lead. After the first couple laps your in the lead enough to where you can make a mistake or 2 and still be in the lead. It make take you a few trys to get down what I am saying but you will get it.
It took me about 8 trys to figure this out but as soon as I did I finished it no problem. LMK if this works for anyone else.
That's the one. The game was too fun to have the stupid race driving me crazy and keeping me from moving on.Originally posted by: NoComprende
I couldn't beat it for a long time either. I'm not sure if this is cheat Zodder meant: When you get to the road that is blocked off on your left (not too far into the race) cut around the barriers and drive straight on that blocked off road. The game will reset the race by putting you right behind the starting line, as soon as you cross it you finish that lap. Just do this 5 times.