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Grand Theft Auto III/Unused Text

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This is a sub-page of Grand Theft Auto III.

Can the Real Claude Please Stand Up?

Claude

The very first string found within the game's text file. This could be a reference to Claude Speed, who was the protagonist in Grand Theft Auto 2, and if so, they likely intended to give the player character in this game, who is normally nameless, the same identity. In San Andreas, it is indeed confirmed that Claude is the GTA3 player character's name.

Debug Text

Debug:- Cam Choice1. No Locking, used as game default
Debug:- Cam Choice2. Reaction Cam On A String. Uses Locking Button LeftShoulder 1.
Debug:- Cam Choice3. Game ReactionCam with Locking
Debug:- Cam Choice4. Chris's idea. Also control the camera using the right analogue stick.
HC^^^^^^^^^^^^^ AARON IS TOO CHICKEN TO EAT MEAT! 

Just some debugging text for the camera, along with what seems to be an in-joke about Rockstar's longtime art director Aaron Garbut. Given the context, "Chris" is most likely Chris Rothwell, one of the game's designers.

Hospital

Get outta here! You're perfectly healthy.
Healthcare costs.
I'll just fix you up.
That will be $250.

Either these appeared when you were killed and are reviving at the hospital, or you had to enter the hospital itself to get healed (reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto IV via Emergency Services), instead of health icons being there for you to collect.

Missions

You are already on a mission!

When you accept a mission, all blue markers will disappear preventing you from starting other missions. Therefore, this is never used.

ODD JOB FAILED!
ODD JOB PASSED!

It seems like the missions were originally called odd jobs.

Oh shoot!

PANCAKED!

It was most likely used when you're being crushed inside the car by the crusher at Harwood Junkyard, since the game tells you to get out of the car before the car being crushed, this goes completely unused. If you try to do this using Airbreak into the car crusher, the game will still say "Wasted!".

Vehicles

Aeroplane

A placeholder name for unusable Airtrains, found among the vehicle names.

Helicopter

Another placeholder name for the police helicopter.

Buggy

The aforementioned cut vehicle.

Radio Range

The ambulance radio is out of range, get closer to a hospital!
The police radio is out of range, get closer to a police station!
The fire truck radio is out of range, get closer to a fire station!

Apparently, the radio could go out of range at some point of development. These messages are still programmed to appear in the game, but it only happens when all three islands fail to load, which is impossible under normal conditions.

Sick What?

Sick fuck
Sick fucker
Sick fuck selected
Sick fucker selected

No idea. Possible remnants of a debug menu or multiplayer character selection.

Come Again

~g~Luigi's interviewing some new girls -Come back later!
~g~Joey's out on the town with Misty -Drop by later!
~g~Toni's taken his Momma to the opera -Call in some other time!
~g~Maria and Kemuri are all tied up at the moment -Drop by later!
~g~Kenji is attending a Yakuza meeting -Call by some other time!
~g~Ray has other toilets to hang around -Try again later!
~g~Donald Love has other business to attend to -Make an appointment later!
~g~Kenji is busy! -Call by later!
~g~The Hoods are not available at this time!
~g~Come back between 05:00 and 21:00 for a job
~g~Come back between 06:00 and 14:00 for a job
~g~Come back between 15:00 and 00:00 for a job

These strings suggest that various characters only offered their jobs at certain times. Also, Kemuri was most likely an early name for Asuka and for some reason Kenji is mentioned twice.

(Source: Sheeza)

What Did You Call Me?

Come on you dumb bitch!

Would have most likely been said by Catalina during The Exchange.

Betrayed

BETRAYED BY HIS LOVER CATALINA AND LEFT FOR DEAD. CONVICTED AND SENTENCED,
HE BEGINS HIS JOURNEY TO LIBERTY CITY PENITENTIARY. BUT ONLY ONE THOUGHT
BURNS IN HIS CRIMINAL MIND......REVENGE!

An odd one, as it's written in all-caps unlike most of the other text. It may have been intended for the intro, where it would have fit nicely.

No Man Left Unskinned

NO SKINS AVAILABLE

Undoubtedly meant to appear in the Player Setup menu added in the PC version when there were no skins in the skins folder, except the game always has the Default player skin on the list, making this impossible to see.

Saving

Can't save the game. You're in a car

Presumably meant to appear if you somehow managed to enter a safehouse with a vehicle. However, vehicles are too wide to fit in Safehouse doors, as motorcycles had not been introduced yet. Even more strangely, if one DOES manage to enter a safehouse with a vehicle, the save menu doesn't show up. Perhaps the player could save the game through the pause menu.

Saving Elsewhere

Can save only at hideout.

Unknown where this would appear.

Ammunation Greetings

I got all your home defence needs.
You want a license too?
I don't need to see any I.D. you look trustworthy.

These lines are used when entering any Ammunation shop, yet these subtitles for the lines are not.

Cut Briefings

TEXT NO LONGER REQUIRED

This line is present seven times in american.gxt alongside subtitles for mission cutscenes for Marty Chonks (three different times) and D-Ice, implying that they would have more lines of dialog. This line also appears in USJI1, USJI2, and USJI3.

Ending

I was so scared, but then I thought to myself, you're a big girl now. Oh we're going to have such fun, cause, you know, my sister said she wanted to come to stay with her two kids, because her husband's playing around again and.. XXXX

This text resides in american.gxt, attached to the ending text from Maria on the Cochrane Dam, suggesting she was to be even more of a hassle, before the protagonist would shut her up.