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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (RockStarNiko @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 20:44)
QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 03:21)
RockStarNiko,

You don't think these are the same?

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I been looking at these two screenshots again comparing these mountains and I really don't think they are the same at all

If I look at the up and down sloping pattern, then yes I can see a resemblance

But when I look at the size of each mountain and compare to each other and also compare to surrounding environment, I see no resemblance at all

In first screenshot, if we label them A, B an C from left to right.

Mountain B appears considerably larger than mountain A, with mountain C being MUCH larger than A or B.

Mountain C is so much larger than mountain B, both in height and volume.

In second screenshot, if we label them A,B and C from left to right.

Mountain A is larger than B and B larger than C, but the difference in size is not the same as in first screenshot.

Also in the second screenshot I look at the radio telescopes, they seem to be at a similar distance away, so I compare the size of those telescopes with the mountains.

In the first screenshot look at the size of the "town" compared to mountain C.
If we were to take the telescopes and put them inside the town I think they would appear much smaller compared to mountain C than they do in the second screenshot

In the second screenshot, I think we can see the base of the triangular mountain, the one we see from various city screenshots and also from trailer 1 (muscle car and hookers, mountain in background)

In the first screenshot I do not think that triangular mountain is one of the mountains in the foreground, but the one we can see towards top left of screenshot.

Triangular mountain is a desert mountain, we know it is in the desert because we know desert is North of Los Santos.

The mountains in foreground of first screenshot are not desert mountains. They are the same type of mountains we see in various screenshots such as parachute and train, and they have the rive flowing through them.

I think these are definitely the same mountains:

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

^ They look identical I agree, but explain the big mountains behind those small red green and blue ones? (in the vinewood screenshot)

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (initium @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 10:34)
^ They look identical I agree, but explain the big mountains behind those small red green and blue ones? (in the vinewood screenshot)

Those are probably the mountains we are in between in the other screenshot

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Have we got a glimpse of this building yet? 'Eastern Columbia Building' located IRL in Downtown L.A
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

^^ I think we haven't, but I hope to see it in game. Looks cool.

Rockstar should reveal the map part after the part, just like they did with San Andreas. Maybe with new website launch sometime in the future.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

We haven't seen it yet but it would be a nice addition to the Old Los Santos district.
I love old art deco buildings like this.
Really give a sense of history to the city.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

Oh thats a shame, hope its their and we haven't seen it yet. and yea would really give LS a sense of history to the city.
If they do include it i would say its not to far from the 'Barclay Hotel' and 'Heron Building' in your pic.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

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Could be ?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

There's a cactus in the sea ^ ?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE (LotusRIP @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 15:44)
There's a cactus in the sea ^ ?

Well, doesn't look like a cactus to me neither lol

It would be really tall !

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (LotusRIP @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 09:44)
There's a cactus in the sea ^ ?

Ha I saw it too.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE (LotusRIP @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 13:44)
There's a cactus in the sea ^ ?

That's not a cactus, it's WAY too big.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hey Guys and girls, have we seen the watts towers yet??? dozingoff.gif

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (nortex010 @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 20:54)
QUOTE (RockStarNiko @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 20:44)
QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 03:21)
RockStarNiko,

You don't think these are the same?

*IMG*


*IMG*

*IMG*

I been looking at these two screenshots again comparing these mountains and I really don't think they are the same at all

If I look at the up and down sloping pattern, then yes I can see a resemblance

But when I look at the size of each mountain and compare to each other and also compare to surrounding environment, I see no resemblance at all

In first screenshot, if we label them A, B an C from left to right.

Mountain B appears considerably larger than mountain A, with mountain C being MUCH larger than A or B.

Mountain C is so much larger than mountain B, both in height and volume.

In second screenshot, if we label them A,B and C from left to right.

Mountain A is larger than B and B larger than C, but the difference in size is not the same as in first screenshot.

Also in the second screenshot I look at the radio telescopes, they seem to be at a similar distance away, so I compare the size of those telescopes with the mountains.

In the first screenshot look at the size of the "town" compared to mountain C.
If we were to take the telescopes and put them inside the town I think they would appear much smaller compared to mountain C than they do in the second screenshot

In the second screenshot, I think we can see the base of the triangular mountain, the one we see from various city screenshots and also from trailer 1 (muscle car and hookers, mountain in background)

In the first screenshot I do not think that triangular mountain is one of the mountains in the foreground, but the one we can see towards top left of screenshot.

Triangular mountain is a desert mountain, we know it is in the desert because we know desert is North of Los Santos.

The mountains in foreground of first screenshot are not desert mountains. They are the same type of mountains we see in various screenshots such as parachute and train, and they have the rive flowing through them.

I think these are definitely the same mountains:

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If this is correct (and it looks likely), then the Alamo Sea runs east-west, as has been depicted in most maps, yet has a river mouth at the northern bank. Most maps so far have shown two mouths at the western end of the sea.

However, there is serious distortion of the field of view in the chopper screenshot. It shows the Sea as being rather narrow. Take note of the large mountains on the other side of the sea in the shot. Where are they in the daylight screen (with the bridge)?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (mickawes @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 13:31)
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Could be ?

I don't think the Alamo Sea is where you have labelled, but I do think there could be a river there.

Not the river we see in the mountain screenshots but a different river.

I also think that RockStar may have made the actual city of Los Santos an island using rivers.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:35 PM Edited by Jamie Smith, 20 April 2013 - 07:54 PM.

Hey Fido. i think i've found the 'Eastern Columbia Building' in Downtown Los Santos smile.gif i'll upload the images after.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (ChillyPhilly @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 09:01)
Take note of the large mountains on the other side of the sea in the shot. Where are they in the daylight screen (with the bridge)?

Something like this:

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE (dyz @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 14:37)
Hey Guys and girls, have we seen the watts towers yet??? dozingoff.gif

We haven't really seen anything from South Central except a few streets and the Forum. We'll just have to wait and see.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:54 PM Edited by Jamie Smith, 20 April 2013 - 08:15 PM.

@ Fido_le_muet
Here is what i think is V's 'Eastern Columbia Building'.
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(sorry for using your images without permission).

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (Jamie Smith @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 21:54)
i dont know how to make the pics bigger tho

Remove the "_m" in the url at the end..

http://farm9.staticf..._bc7ef73ed8.jpg

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Could be it I guess. They both have something blue on top.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (Maximus Prime @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 22:58)
This thread hit 420 pages on 4/20. Good job. icon14.gif

I have been debating posting this all day....

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (UberVIIX @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 17:00)
QUOTE (Maximus Prime @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 22:58)
This thread hit 420 pages on 4/20. Good job.  icon14.gif

I have been debating posting this all day....

Don't be afraid, most of us are stoners anyway.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE (Maximus Prime @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 23:58)
This thread hit 420 pages on 4/20. Good job. icon14.gif

Won't hit 520 on 20th May, unless new screens or the next trailer will be released.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:49 PM Edited by baguvix_wanrltw, 20 April 2013 - 11:58 PM.

420 on 420? I think I'm contractually obliged to post icon14.gif Time to celebrate Hitler's birthday!!!11

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:12 AM

I'm hoping we'll see 2nd Street Jazz and Church & State in downtown LS. It doesn't seem likely seeing how the Arts, Toy and Warehouse districts are so small, but they would be a great addition.

I'm sure neither Terminal Annex, MTA Building or Unity Station are featured, but seeing as how little we've seen of the area north of City Hall I can't really say. Still, I think Rockstar is doing a great job capturing the feel of Los Angeles, despite cramming it so much down in size.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

QUOTE (baguvix_wanrltw @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 01:49)
420 on 420? I think I'm contractually obliged to post icon14.gif Time to celebrate Hitler's birthday!!!11

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On topic: I love LA.

Stop posting this sh*t!!!

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I think nortex10 is right with his claim about the mountains (the red, green and blue flashing lines).
I also think mickawas could be right with his claim that the sea/lake can be seen in that vinewood sign screenshot.

It's all about perspective, some objects may appear very close to eachother in some screenshot while they are actually very far away from eachother.
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (doubled @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 12:32)
I think nortex10 is right with his claim about the mountains (the red, green and blue flashing lines).
I also think mickawas could be right with his claim that the sea/lake can be seen in that vinewood sign screenshot.

It's all about perspective, some objects may appear very close to eachother in some screenshot while they are actually very far away from eachother.
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