Mapping Liberty City (Laying Out Liberty City)
Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:52 PM
My first effort, the geography of times square.
notice the tower on the left, four distinct signs on it, one (green) says everything at a price, see it? Note the colors of the signs, green, pink, yellow and green, and note the "logger beer" sign to the left of the tower.
this is the "times square" of Liberty City. Notice far off down the street is the same tower, same alternating signs, green, pink, yellow and green, with the logger beer sign to the left, making this POV down the same street in an unknown direction.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:54 PM
this photo is the key to discerning what direction streets in the trailer are pointing, notice the N,S,E,W pole on the pinnacle of the church.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:56 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:02 PM
notice the silver building near the center, the top is under construction, and the four corners are rounded off.
the same building appears in the bottom left corner of this shot
and this shot
and I believe its to the right of the "color tower" in this shot
based on the proximity of the "construction building" in the 3rd shot to the "flat-iron" building and the presence on the "CB" in times square,
it can be assumed that as in the real NYC, the flat-iron building is not far from Times Square itself.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:06 PM
but the white truck in the time sqaure photo looks like a ford sport track or whatever they are called.....look at the
bed and you can see three black handles just like the fords...
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:12 PM
that cant be all...
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:13 PM
In this image, the sun moves diagonally up and to the right through the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Assuming Rockstar is not playing this in reverse, that would make the direction the camera is pointing generally east (correct?, I'm no astronomer)
meaning the "chrysler building" is east of the "construction building"
seeing as the game seems to be set in the fall (note the color of the trees), the sun would probably rise and set slightly to the south, meaning my directions might be off, but for the sake of laying things out, i plan to use the sun and angles of the shadows to get an approximation of each buildings orientation.
Feel free to pick this up and run with it. I'll be back soon to keep this up, with a simple map hopefully as well.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:14 PM Edited by The_Cop, 31 March 2007 - 10:16 PM.
Oh, and going a bit off topic here too - I'm debating whether or not that white pickup has it's brake lights on or an indicator (light does look kinda orange...)
EDIT: Forget the whole indicator thing - the front one isn't on so it must just be the brake light
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:17 PM
|So we get two clues from this. As already stated, New Jersey might be in the game and the game is in current time, hence why the ferry terminal is unused.|
Good notice about the light. It looks like a break light with an indicator on top. Who knows of the indicator actually works though.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:19 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:19 PM
The end result of this should deserve a pin.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:32 PM
notice the building at the center of this shot with the black triangle slashed across the top.
It appears to the right of the GetaLife building as well
That would place it somewhere northeast of the "Empire State Building"
between the ESB and the Chrysler Building
(note the angle going in opposite directions, indicated we are seeing two seperate sides of the buildind.
This also places the GetaLife building between the Chrysler and ESB.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:55 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:03 PM
If this is only the area around Times Square it means that Liberty will be much bigger than what we expected.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:27 PM
Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:30 AM
|QUOTE (CrazyIvan @ Apr 1 2007, 01:27)|
|Good job, though it seems as if 'Manhatten Island' in this game is a lot smaller than it's real counterpart, and probably a similar size if not smaller to Staunton Island.|
Oh no. It will no doubt be alot bigger than Staunton.
Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:44 AM Edited by Bret_HartvsSting, 01 April 2007 - 01:48 AM.
|QUOTE (acmoore4 @ Apr 1 2007, 07:52)|
|this is the "times square" of Liberty City. Notice far off down the street is the same tower, same alternating signs, green, pink, yellow and green, with the logger beer sign to the left, making this POV down the same street in an unknown direction.|
This shot at 29 second is in fact pointing north. Note the way that the shadowline on the street. Also the position of that tall light blue skyscraper gives it away. Note this building is seen about 5 times in the trailer. The two streets seen at 29 sec ar marked on the map and so if this skyscraper. I already created thread taking apart the locations of different sites and even created a map. I can't blame if anyone didn't read, it was rather long.
Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:29 AM
Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:35 AM
I WONDER HOW THE OFFICAL MAP WILL LOOK COMPARED TO YOUR ONE!!!
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