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#4171

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by _0YELK0_, 2 weeks ago.

First Update on Perth City 2.0

I've resized the whole map down a bit to add more of Perth because in the end I want this to be the same size as the GTA V map.

I've started some suburbs and the main drag of Perth along with King's Park and Elizabeth Quay.

This is only a small view of the whole map, but i'll post more of that once I actually do some of the towns out of Perth.

 

And here it is:

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And a quick question to you all: When you make maps from a real life city or place, do you bother to include all of the housing and suburbs? I've noticed that in GTA IV, GTA V and probably the other games, that there aren't many actual houses and suburbs. Instead, the city/map just includes the main attractions, apartments, skyscrapers and everything else.

 

It kinda makes sense to me actually. Say if a map that one of us here made is put into an actual GTA game, but that map has lots of suburbs with houses and nothing to do there, wouldn't it be just a waste of time because it's simply not fun seeing the same thing (bland houses) repeating itself for miles? I'm just seeking someone else's opinion on this because i'm curious and currently confused as to do that or not, because by not doing that, I can save time and I can make the map smaller and more fun by packing it with fun stuff to do like casinos and clubs n' stuff. 

 

Another thing I may do and have done is to compact the suburbs together, if you know what I mean.

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#4172

Posted 2 weeks ago

That's a jeff/peanut (10/10). Keep going, I wanna see more of it. :)
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#4173

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anywhere City HD Concept: The Penultimate Mass Transit Update

To cap off the mass transit updates here, I'm now working on the elevated rail system (which will be similar to Chicago's El-Trains) and I've got the rail lines in brown
and their respective stations in a light blue similar to the colour I've drawn the rivers and the bay. I'm probably about 60% done with this elevated rail system and
I'd expect a lot of it to go into the Residential district and not so much in the East Anywhere City and Industrial districts.
Once more, I'd greatly appreciate any feedback and critique.
 
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#4174

Posted 2 weeks ago

Jesus f*ck, that's gotta be bigger than NYC. Awesome progress though. :^:
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#4175

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by lolznc, 2 weeks ago.

So, um...here's a thing, I guess. Fallout universe Boston subway system c. 2068

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Woah.. I don't think I've ever got 14 likes on a post before, lol. I'll make sure to work hard on Perth then!

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Jesus f*ck, that's gotta be bigger than NYC. Awesome progress though. :^:

 Thank you for the kind words!   :cool: 

 I'd probably say my Anywhere City map is just as big as NYC in real life.

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Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by _0YELK0_, A week ago.

And a quick question to you all: When you make maps from a real life city or place, do you bother to include all of the housing and suburbs? I've noticed that in GTA IV, GTA V and probably the other games, that there aren't many actual houses and suburbs. Instead, the city/map just includes the main attractions, apartments, skyscrapers and everything else.
 
It kinda makes sense to me actually. Say if a map that one of us here made is put into an actual GTA game, but that map has lots of suburbs with houses and nothing to do there, wouldn't it be just a waste of time because it's simply not fun seeing the same thing (bland houses) repeating itself for miles? I'm just seeking someone else's opinion on this because i'm curious and currently confused as to do that or not, because by not doing that, I can save time and I can make the map smaller and more fun by packing it with fun stuff to do like casinos and clubs n' stuff. 
 
Another thing I may do and have done is to compact the suburbs together, if you know what I mean.
 
Oh and remember what I said before about wanting Perth to be the same size as GTA V?
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#4179

Posted A week ago

Luther County, Capital - Update #24
 
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Any ideas for a name of my Renton parody?
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Posted A week ago

Hello! I am pretty new to having an account for this forum, but have been looking at it (and making maps) for quite a while. I finally created an account after really wanting to post my San Andreas map. Here it is, just please note that it is in a very early form, and the map clippings will not be there in the final.

 

Please tell me if there are any problems with viewing the image, since I am new to this/Imgur, I just copied/posted the image in. If you have a better way to do it, please tell me!

Here is the link to the image: http://imgur.com/CTZsEip

 

Map color scheme "borrowed" from @DaniLekBom, (if he doesn't want me using the color scheme, please tell me), but the rest of the map is 100% original.

 

Please, please, leave suggestions/comments, and any advice/ideas you may have!

 

I will update with names/places/more detail/more cities/even a map extension, if you guys like it, but that will be later.

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#4181

Posted A week ago Edited by DaniLekBom, A week ago.

Hello! I am pretty new to having an account for this forum, but have been looking at it (and making maps) for quite a while. I finally created an account after really wanting to post my San Andreas map. Here it is, just please note that it is in a very early form, and the map clippings will not be there in the final.

 

Please tell me if there are any problems with viewing the image, since I am new to this/Imgur, I just copied/posted the image in. If you have a better way to do it, please tell me!

Here is the link to the image: http://imgur.com/CTZsEip

 

Map color scheme "borrowed" from @DaniLekBom, (if he doesn't want me using the color scheme, please tell me), but the rest of the map is 100% original.

 

Please, please, leave suggestions/comments, and any advice/ideas you may have!

 

I will update with names/places/more detail/more cities/even a map extension, if you guys like it, but that will be later.

MAP

 

AWESOME

And please, finish this map, I took more than a year to finish my San Andreas 2016 map, and I was new in the Forum, just like you. And when I finished it, and finally posted it here, the Feedback was just the best I could ever get, and people voted me as the Best Fan-Made Map of 2016, and I got the most liked post here in the Mapmaking Topic (until now). I'm very grateful to all of you who supported me, who gave me ideas and feedback... I don't know when I am going to post a update to one of my maps, School Stuff, you know. And Digweg, keep up the good work.

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Posted A week ago

I've always been thinking about Upstate Liberty. Also, I remember reading that one of GTA 3 developers once said that Liberty City that is in-game is not the full city, and that only the parts that are important to the plot are shown in-game. So, I present my own rendition of full Liberty City including the Upstate. It's only the beginning, because I want to work out the full map.

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#4183

Posted A week ago Edited by ~Tiger~, A week ago.

Wait, I managed to get it resized, here it is:
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So basically the map is called Athlos Islands.
 
It's supposed to be an archipelago in the Atlantic ocean, akin to the Canary Islands. It's an independent country.
 
The easternmost island is home to Sports City, (yeah, my concept is really, stupid/borderline autistic) The little brown buildings are supposed to indicate stadiums. So basically Sports City, (yes it's stupid) is supposed to be a shining monument to sports, you know. stadiums, skyscrapers/buildings shaped like sporting equipment, ETC... the gangs there are the Athlos Mafia and the various "fans" of the teams there
 
The middle island is supposed to be a Mad Max/Far Cry lawless type of area, you know. The area is split-controlled by a Mad Max esque gang, and a militant gang/militia similiar to ISIS driving around in Technicals. The major city there is called Larimer.
 
The westernmost island is supposed to be like Malta, Corsica, etc, and is home to a city based loosely on Monaco. The area is controlled by the Athlos Mafia, and the Monaco-like city there is called Pegerino.
 
I designed the map in mind with being able to fly a 747 jet/ Cargo Plane from the airport servicing Sports City to the airport near Pegerino. A lot like San Andreas but one city is a lot larger than the other.
 
The size of the map is supposed to be 125 square miles 
 
I guess at this point this thread is not just about the map; it's about my concept for the game.
 
So the game is called Grand Theft Auto: Athlos Islands. It's not GTA VI, but more akin to Vice City, San Andreas, etc. It will come out in late 2018 / early 2019. 
 
There will be two playable characters in the game, a male tennis player, and a female football player, Only two protagonists, unlike the 3 in V. The game's story will be about the pursuit of happiness, either through legitimate or illegitimate means, very much akin to the theme of the "pursuit of the almighty dollar" in GTA V.
 
There will be 7 interactive "sports" in the game; basketball, pool, bowls, tennis, golf, darts, and association football (I live in America so I'm calling it that). The Hotring and 8-track activity from GTA VC and SA will return in the form of stock car racing on the tracks located on the easternmost and middle islands. 
 
New vehicles will appear in the game, such as stock cars, F1 cars, Mad-Max like cars, European cars, an "unmodified" version of the BF Injection, etc. Cars such as the Marbelle, Lokus, Esperanto, Idaho, Remington, Rebla, Perennial, Merit, GTA IV era Buccaneer, most GTA online-only cars, and others will return.
 
There will be a bunch of new weapons in the game, all themed around sports objects (it's like a really bad Saints Row DLC, I apologize), like this pistol that is shaped like an American Football goal, and this gun that is basically like a handheld pitching machine. Old weapons, such as the Ruger, Country Rifle, Heat-Seeking RPG, and Flamethrower will return. Most of the DLC weapons from V/Online will return as well. 
 
Gyms, the ability to eat at restaurants, friends and girl/boyfriends, the military pursuing you at the highest wanted level (Athlos Islands is NOT the US, so i can bend the rules here) will return.
 
So basically there you have it, it's GTA V with a sports theme.

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#4184

Posted A week ago

Cool map, dude!

Be sure to share it in the Mapmaking topic: http://gtaforums.com...1-gta-mapmaking

 

You can also share your concept in the Concept Creators' Lounge topic.

 

Cheers  :^:

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#4185

Posted A week ago

the map is called Athlos Islands.

 

Hello and welcome. I've merged your design into our dedicated GTA Mapmaking Topic.  :^:

 

Thanks.

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#4186

Posted A week ago

An update to my Upstate Liberty: it already looks district-worthy, but I am still far from finishing it. I am also yet to come up with a name for it. I'm doing my best to keep this thing from being too gridded or too curvy. I also added contours for buildings and roads to make it look content with original style.

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Posted A week ago

This is so freakin' amazing, keep up the great job, man! :)

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Posted A week ago Edited by Digweg, A week ago.

San Andreas Update 1.

 

Hello everyone! I'm back. 

First of all, thanks to all the amazing cartographers (that's the official name for mapmakers) who liked my first map update. I know it was not too many likes, but it was nice. Both @DaniLekBom, and @LibertyKing liked it, which is encouraging because they are both amazing cartographers, and they both liked my very early build, "map".

 

Anyway, enough with all that. 

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This is update 2!

 

I haven't done too much.

 

I *may* have finished the Bay Area. Added some small towns around there, finished South San Fierro. 

 

Added to Sacramento and San Diego.

 

I added the salt farms at the bottom of the bay.

 

Few roads and towns set around.

 

I also started naming things, but a map with names will come in the next update.

 

Please keep in mind that this is a very early build. Any suggestions are welcome!

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#4189

Posted A week ago

Hey guys I'm back for the summer! Here's a map that I've been working on for a while now. It's not based off of any city, and has not been named yet. if you guys have any suggestions for names, I will gladly take them! :) NzbKlmT.png

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#4190

Posted A week ago Edited by LibertyKing, A week ago.

State of Liberty and Alderney - Update 7

 

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Yay, an update!

 

After about a little over a month of hiatus, I am back with a big update on my map! I worked a lot on Dukes. In fact, I have almost finished it. I have also planned out the neighborhoods in Broker and in the remaining areas of Dukes. Francis International is scaled way larger than it was in GTA IV. Dukes Bay is about the same size so I had to make Francis larger to emulate how it it in real life. I have also laid out some highways.

Anyway, for fun,  here is a bit of my thought process for the new names I added:

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And that's all the new names I added. All the others should've been in previous updates and/or I should've explained them in my previous map. If I didn't, whoops.

 

Anyway, I got inspired to make progress on this map in the last three days and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Especially proud of Meadows Park I did in half an hour this morning while eating at 6am before going to school. I have discovered that you can make 3.5 wide lines in Paint.NET by putting in "3,5" in the width thing. I thought that was impossible because I kept putting in "3.5", but it didn't work. That inspired me, for some reason, to make highway interchanges. Now, I apologize, but the cloverleaf interchange is way overscaled and I have to change it. It's so big, it would fill up almost all of Meadows Park. I have also been faster than I've ever been at making maps. I've done this in like 2 hours a day for three days, maybe less, I can't count.

 

Anyway, enough talking (I really need to stop starting sentences with "Anyway", this made me lose points in an English exam once). Hope you like the map! Won't ask for likes this time, I get enough just by posting. Thanks for reading!

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#4191

Posted A week ago

Anywhere City HD Concept: The Final Mass Transit Update

Finally, the mass transit systems in Anywhere City are complete! I've finished up the elevated rail system and for your viewing pleasure, I'm putting up
a map of the full elevated rail system with the lines and stations as well as the full unabridged map of all the mass transit systems together. The station
at The Village is meant to be both subway & elevated rail (those Zaibatsu fellas can walk on down to use the elevated rail train that tunnels through the
hill The Village is built upon and walk further down to use the subway trains). Unless there is sufficient demand here for it, I'm not concerned at all about
buses and taxi service system maps. From here on out, I'll showcase a map of all landmarks/important places in Anywhere City and the metropolitan area
and then make the final version map along with a "general idea" map of the state Anywhere City is located in for the next couple of updates.
Again, I'd love to see any thoughts pertaining to how I'm doing with the maps and what I could do to improve it.  :)
 
 
 
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Posted A week ago

BIG UPDATE:

 

Here is a surprise update! I have been working on this map for a little over 4 months now (Started back in January i think? lol) Anyway here is my version of Vice City so far! It's going to include 3 larger cities, which are Miami(of course), St. Petersburg, and Orlando! I still have a long way to go on this! hope you all like it! :) JRWKLSW.png

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Posted A week ago

Hey guys I'm back for the summer! Here's a map that I've been working on for a while now. It's not based off of any city, and has not been named yet. if you guys have any suggestions for names, I will gladly take them! :) NzbKlmT.png

This looks like a: "Westing Bay City"

 

That just popped into mind. Ignore if necessary.

 

Also, really like the work done on the airport, looks really nice. 

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Posted A week ago

 

Hey guys I'm back for the summer! Here's a map that I've been working on for a while now. It's not based off of any city, and has not been named yet. if you guys have any suggestions for names, I will gladly take them! :) NzbKlmT.png

This looks like a: "Westing Bay City"

 

That just popped into mind. Ignore if necessary.

 

Also, really like the work done on the airport, looks really nice. 

 

Hey thanks! I really like the name! What I had in mind for this city was a metropolitan city, around the size of LA/Chicago. 

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Posted A week ago Edited by Digweg, A week ago.

 

 

Hey guys I'm back for the summer! Here's a map that I've been working on for a while now. It's not based off of any city, and has not been named yet. if you guys have any suggestions for names, I will gladly take them! :) NzbKlmT.png

This looks like a: "Westing Bay City"

 

That just popped into mind. Ignore if necessary.

 

Also, really like the work done on the airport, looks really nice. 

 

Hey thanks! I really like the name! What I had in mind for this city was a metropolitan city, around the size of LA/Chicago. 

 

Wow, cool! Looks great. Please continue this map, as I think its really, really awesome!

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#4196

Posted A week ago Edited by Digweg, A week ago.

San Andreas Update 2.

 

I know it may seem like I'm rushing through this map. I don't think I am, just very motivated, and I've got a lot of time on my hands. Thanks for all the people who liked Update 1, it is inspiring.

 

I finally named *almost* everything.

 

Here is the log of names:

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Map:

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Map with names:

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Changelog:

  • Finished Baptismo, San Damien
  • Added and Finished Lee, Carter, Salmon, Few smaller towns.
  • Named everything.
  • Finished Section 1 (San Fierro area)
  • Added a few smaller details.
  • Started SATL (San Andreas Train Line)

 

Any suggestions are welcome! Please enjoy!

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Posted 6 days ago Edited by MakeAmericaGreatAgain, 6 days ago.

In this update, I've added St Louis and Minneapolis/St Paul (any name suggestions? lemme know), and added some touches to existing cities and towns. I also made a map of the states, if you have a name suggestion for Missouri, let me know.

USA Update 3

 

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In this update, I've added St Louis and Minneapolis/St Paul (any name suggestions? lemme know), and added some touches to existing cities and towns. I also made a map of the states, if you have a name suggestion for Missouri, let me know.

USA Update 3

 

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I don't know much about the Twin Cities, but for St. Louis, I'd suggest 'Mid Rivers' - it's at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. I can't seem to think of a name for Missouri, though.

Other than that, you're making fantastic progress on your map! Keep up the great work!  :colgate:

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In this update, I've added St Louis and Minneapolis/St Paul (any name suggestions? lemme know), and added some touches to existing cities and towns. I also made a map of the states, if you have a name suggestion for Missouri, let me know.

USA Update 3

 

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I don't know much about the Twin Cities, but for St. Louis, I'd suggest 'Mid Rivers' - it's at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. I can't seem to think of a name for Missouri, though.

Other than that, you're making fantastic progress on your map! Keep up the great work!  :colgate:

 

Sounds good! I'll use that, thanks! And you, keep up the good work with Anywhere City  :lol:

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Posted 5 days ago Edited by DeeDogg_, 5 days ago.

wow you guys are real talented

 

where would the geographical location of Carcer city be anyway? Illinois? 

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