This video uses a saved game that already achieved 11.95% Game Progress before doing the story missions. The first story mission is called "The Cousin Bellic" , and it has already been completed.
A Starter Save is when all side-missions, Flying Rats, etc are completed prior to doing the mission 'It's your call'. This video is limited to essentials. All of the techniques in this video were created and developed by me.
This is the PC version of GTA IV. The official Rockstar patch (220.127.116.11) was installed. There are no mods or other upgrades.
NO CHEATS This is a completely legitimate game.
This version is currently 11.95% complete up the mission "The Cousins Bellic"
The mission 'The Cousins Bellic' must be completed before saving for the first time, therefore it's the only story mission that's been completed, no others.
Niko has never Died or been Busted.
Anything that can be done prior to ALL of the story missions (after The Cousins Bellic) has been completed (excluding PC Achievements). This was done just to see how many things could be completed immediately after the game began, and before the mission "It's Your Call"
Here's a list of what has or will be completed, meaning some of the things on this list may not have been completed in this particular video, but in a later video instead: 1) All available clothing has been purchased or acquired (The clothing from locked areas cannot be purchased yet) 2) The special outfit from the Island of Happiness has been collected; the one that reads "Happiness is... Land"
The following side-missions / mini-games have been completed: 1) All 30 of the Most Wanted missions completed 2) Beat the high-score on CUB3D 3) Beat the computer at a game of Pool 4) Beat the computer at a game of Darts 5) Bowling a perfect game: 300