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Posted 16 May 2009 - 04:50 PM

sorry if this is added blush.gif but...



in a book i was reading (chapter of earthquakes) there was a San Andreas i dont know what lol.
(srry i dont have a good translator and the book was in diffrent language)
+the there was a picture showing somekind of a line and San Fransisco(in game San Fierro) was near it(the San Andreas i dont know what lol).



sorry if this didnt make any sense. tounge.gif

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:31 PM

what you are trying to say, is that the san andreas in GTA1 was based exclusivly on san fransico, and named san andreas because san fransico lies on the san andreas fault. then the san andreas of the gtaIII series was named after the gta1 city, and the san andreas fault, wich actually exists in-game in the sea between the desert and san fierro.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:46 PM Edited by GTA_SA gamer, 16 May 2009 - 05:51 PM.

srry i dindt get much anything cause im not from england of america or anyother country they speak english. but as much as i understood you were right(didnt get the part about gta 1 and gta 3)


EDIT: i tought about it a little. im trying to make it more easy to understand(hopefully).


the San Andreas ....... is (in real life) a imaginary line in USA where very much earthquackes start,so this has nothing to do with other GTA's

EDITEDIT:and the line is near San Fransisco where they got the San Fierro.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:47 PM

Read this: Wikipedia: San Andreas Fault

Basically, the San Andreas Fault is the area between two huge so-called tectonic plates (roughly the same as continents) running north/south through the state of California. These plates move and cause earthquakes in the area between two such plates. That's why there are so many earthquakes in California and not, say, on the east coast of the USA.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 02:09 AM Edited by lil weasel, 17 May 2009 - 02:23 PM.

For your English... the Fault is a REAL line not "imaginary"

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 05:20 AM

QUOTE (reform @ May 16 2009, 17:31)
what you are trying to say, is that the san andreas in GTA1 was based exclusivly on san fransico, and named san andreas because san fransico lies on the san andreas fault.

Isn't there a town/city called San Andreas in California as well?
You're spot-on about the 'state' being named after the GTA1 city though.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:12 AM

lil weasel and major underscore, that was what i was meaning im not really good at english

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (PRob @ May 17 2009, 05:20)
QUOTE (reform @ May 16 2009, 17:31)
what you are trying to say, is that the san andreas in GTA1 was based exclusivly on san fransico, and named san andreas because san fransico lies on the san andreas fault.

Isn't there a town/city called San Andreas in California as well?
You're spot-on about the 'state' being named after the GTA1 city though.

Yes there is a place called that in California. It's where the most earthquakes quake at.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:29 AM

Millions of kids (and their parents) learned what the San Andreas fault is from the movie Superman (1978). Superman described it to Lex Luthor just like major underscore did, just before Lex dropped a nuclear bomb on it to start an earthquake.




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