Midnight Club: Los Angeles (PlayStation3)
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Enter the race editor. Press Start to enter the overhead view layout. Press L1, L2, L3, R1, R3, X to create a race with a checkpoint with up to 30 collectibles you do not already have. Test the race to collect them all. If you are still missing collectibles, delete the checkpoints and repeat the code.
Collect the hidden Rockstar barrels to unlock the corresponding cheat option. Enabling a cheat will stop your progress in Career mode and disable the earning of money and reputation from races.
- Unlimited Nitro: 10 barrels
- Never Damage Out: 20 barrels
- Unlimited Special Abilities: 30 barrels
- Top Down View: 40 barrels
- No Police: 50 barrels
- No Fines: 60 barrels
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Successfully complete Career mode.
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Earn the "Idol" rank (33,500 Reputation).
Hydraulics and air bags
To unlock hydraulics and air bags, you must join the Rockstar Social Club, link to your Gamertag, then complete four of the twelve "Driving Test" achievements listed on the website. Doing so will unlock hydraulics/air bags for your Gamertag, even if you totally restart the game. If you already have four of them completed, just joining the Rockstar Social Club and linking your Gamertag will unlock your hydraulics and air bags.
Participate in the indicated number of races for a specific vehicle class to unlock the corresponding item that can be customized for that particular class (Tuners, Muscles, Luxury, Exotics, or Superbikes)
- Blowers: 45 races.
- Car headlights: 36 races.
- Car spoilers: 18 races.
- Car stereos: 27 races.
- Exhausts: 45 races.
- Front bumpers: 9 races.
- Front seats: 27 races.
- Hoods: 36 races.
- Intercoolers: 45 races.
- Motorcycle bowls: 36 races.
- Motorcycle tails: 18 races.
- Motorcycle tanks: 27 races.
- Post gauges: 27 races.
- Rear bumpers: 18 races.
- Skirts: 9 races.
- Steering wheels: 27 races.
- Taillights: 36 races.
- Widebody kits: 45 races.
Reach the indicated rank to unlock the corresponding vehicle group.
- Group 2 vehicles: Earn the "Student Driver" rank (2,000 Reputation).
- Group 3 vehicles: Earn the "Racer" rank (8,060 Reputation).
- Group 4 vehicles: Earn the "Champion" rank (16,500 Reputation).
Reach the indicated rank to unlock the corresponding performance upgrade.
- Level 1 Performance upgrades for Group 1 vehicles: Earn the "Navigator" rank (800 Reputation).
- Level 1 Performance upgrades for Group 2 vehicles: Earn the "Driver" rank (5,600 Reputation).
- Level 1 Performance upgrades for Group 3 vehicles: Earn the "Elite Racer" rank (13,700 Reputation).
- Level 1 Performance upgrades for Group 4 vehicles: Earn the "Savant" rank (22,760 Reputation).
- Level 2 Performance upgrades for Group 1 vehicles: Earn the "Rookie" rank (3,610 Reputation).
- Level 2 Performance upgrades for Group 2 vehicles: Earn the "Veteran" rank (10,760 Reputation).
- Level 2 Performance upgrades for Group 3 vehicles: Earn the "Legend" rank (19,540 Reputation).
- Level 2 Performance upgrades for Group 4 vehicles: Earn the "Hero" rank (26,160 Reputation).
Get rid of police
Use the following trick to get rid of the police when doing a race. Finish the race, then enable the "No police" cheat, then turn it off again. The police will disappear and will not have any effect on anything you do afterward.
Catch freeway racer
When you see a red target far away on the map, enable the "No damage" and "Unlimited nitro" cheats to reach them quickly. Turn off both cheats when you are about to race him to keep your reputation and money intact.
Easy rank and money
Go to Arcade mode. Set the AI setting to "Easy". Set the traffic to "None". Disable power-ups. To earn money; make sure you do not finish in last place.
Finding collectibles without police interference
To search through malls or other places without cops being called in to investigate, go to any garage and select any vehicle for a test drive.
Change sound of the CHP police car
Purchase a California Highway Patrol police car. Get the car you want it to sound like. Drive it out of the garage, then go back in and select the CHP police car. Exit the garage and the CHP police car should sound like the car that you just drove.
Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.
- Streaker (Bronze): Win 5 races in a row offline.
- Neither Bird nor Plane (Bronze): Travel 1020 feet in a single jump.
- Wanted Man (Bronze): Pull over while the police are in 'pull over' mode, then drive away during the ticketing cutscene.
- Out On Bail (Bronze): Evade the police successfully when they are in pursuit.
- The Basics (Bronze): Complete one of the missions you receive in the mission log.
- Paparazzi (Bronze): Save 16 photos to your photo album.
- What's a Speed Limit? (Bronze): Win 15 dynamic freeway races.
- Saving Los Angeles (Bronze): Enter the Race Editor, create a race, and then save it.
- Where in the World? (Bronze): Find half of the collectibles in Los Angeles.
- Winning With Less (Bronze): Win 10 races on a motorcycle.
- Hear me Roar! (Bronze): Unlock Level 3 Roar.
- Anger Management (Bronze): Unlock Level 3 Agro.
- Zoning Out (Bronze): Unlock Level 3 Zone.
- Go on Green (Bronze): Win 15 Red Light Races.
- Uncle Time (Bronze): Finish the first mission for each of the 4 time trials.
- Father Time (Bronze): Completely unlock a time trial by completing all 3 missions.
- Getting Off the Bench (Bronze): Enter an online cruise and join a proposed race.
- Who Made This? (Bronze): Enter a Race Editor Race online.
- Turn in the Work (Bronze): Submit a vehicle to Rate My Ride.
- Everyone's a Critic (Bronze): Rate 25 rides online.
- Crossing the Line (Bronze): Finish 50 races online.
- Mild Dedication (Bronze): In Goal Attack, complete every goal for one race.
- Jordan Jumpman (Bronze): Spend more than 10 minutes in the air. Brought to you by Jordan Brand.
- Set To Stun (Bronze): Unlock Level 3 EMP.
- T-Mobile myFaves (Bronze): Join an online game with 5 of your friends. Stay Connected with MyFaves from T-Mobile.
- Unicycle (Silver): Drive a cumulative total of 50 miles while doing a wheelie on a motorcycle.
- Just Get A Motorcycle (Silver): In a car, drive a cumulative total of 50 miles on 2 wheels.
- Destroyer of Worlds (Silver): Successfully destroy 15 opponent vehicles using the Payback vehicle at the Beaches garage.
- Here for a Pickup (Silver): Successfully deliver 15 vehicles out of the Hollywood garage.
- Competitive Glory (Silver): Win each of the 4 tournaments at least one time.
- In the Lap of… (Silver): Beat the Luxury Champ.
- Name that Tuner (Silver): Beat the Tuner Champ.
- World's Strongest (Silver): Beat the Muscle Champ.
- Two Wheels of Fury (Silver): Beat the Motorcycle Champ.
- How Exotic (Silver): Beat the Exotic Champ.
- Have Car, Will Travel (Silver): Drive a total of 5,000 miles, including any miles driven online or offline.
- Rags To Riches (Silver): Have $1 million dollars in the bank while playing in Los Angeles.
- The Winner (Silver): Win 180 offline races.
- Waldo's Still Missing (Silver): Find all the collectibles in Los Angeles.
- It's How You Play The Game (Silver): Finish 300 offline races. Winning is not required.
- Retire the Master (Silver): Beat the City Champ.
- Master Thief (Silver): Steal 80 flags while playing Capture the Flag or other battle matches.
- Postman (Silver): Deliver 100 flags in Capture the Flag or other battle matches.
- Ranking Up (Silver): Win 20 Tiered Matches online.
- True Dedication (Gold): All Goal attacks must be unlocked and every goal for every race completed.
- The Completist! (Platinum): Unlock the Platinum trophy by unlocking all other trophies.
Drive with open doors
In the garage, modify your car. Go to the "Doors" selection to preview the door opening. Once it opens all the way, back out and then quickly X as soon as the menu appears. Your doors should now be stuck wide open. They will close if you select some options, mainly the "Doors" modifications. When you leave the garage, your doors should still be stuck open, and you can drive around with them in this position.
Wrong model number announced
While driving around in the Saleen S302, whenever the cops have a search going on for you listen closely. The police will refer to the S302 as the S281, from the previous model year of the Saleen Mustang.
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