UIs your game modded? Saves for pc should work throughout the world.... if it was installed off disk. The online purchased version saves will not work. The 1.1 patch does nothin now and is obsolete.
If your game is modded then other saves may not work.... you may need to reinstall to get other saves to work.
This thread has a bunch of hosted saves.... http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=397970
In addition their are a code tools listed at the bottom..... one of them is called time twister.. i've never used it but it says vice city is wide open with all missions available... i imagine all barricades are gone too.
Code tools are generally installed the same way.... copy file to your game data folder.... rename your main.scm file to anyghing else.... i usually use mainorig.scm..... rename the dled .scm file to main.scm and then start the game.
You can also use the code tool timevault to just pass missions up to opening the other island... it passes all missions instantly.
If you want to access the other island WITHOUT mods pr code tools but have barricades still up there are several methods to do this in the restricted areas guide.... you will have to purchase a save point on the other island... if you die or vet busted you will be returned to the first island.... so if this occurs... do not save in the same slot.... you want the other island save to accessible...http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=389100 This post has been edited by Spuds725 on Saturday, Jun 26 2010, 18:33