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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE (exmpletree @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 14:44)
why dont they make it a sticky?


I don't know why, it's one of the best threads in the GTA V section.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
It's a prison.

Another one? confused.gif

I think it might be a power station.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 14:34)
It's a prison.

I doubt that. We already know of the prison that's immediately north of Los Santos by the airfield and windmills so I don't think there will be another one so close.

QUOTE (gmcb007 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 14:38)
QUOTE (exmpletree @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 14:44)
why dont they make it a sticky?


I don't know why, it's one of the best threads in the GTA V section.


It was stickied for a short time back when the first trailer cam but it got unstickied shortly thereafter. You'd think with all the good work accomplished by certain people in this thread combined with all of the attention/acclaim(relatively speaking) it's gotten from gaming media sites that it would be deservng of a sticky, but I guess not.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

I doubt there would be 2 prisons that close to each other. I think it could be a power plant.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (JOSEPH X @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 06:05)
@Deffpony: I think your skills would be better used making a 3D model of all the buildings on the blueprint map.

I'd love to see how that turns out.

this.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:57)
QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

I doubt there would be 2 prisons that close to each other. I think it could be a power plant.

I think its the dam

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:33)
QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:57)
QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

I doubt there would be 2 prisons that close to each other. I think it could be a power plant.

I think its the dam

The dam is where those two squiggly lines meet up, not far above this area we are discussing. You can tell because that race track thing is nearly directly below it in a screenshot.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

Would be awfully small to be a prison not to mention the lack of perimeter fencing. However the location, right of the main highway does make sense. But I don't think that's a prison.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

It's interesting how there was absolutely no evidence for a hwy/fwy in that area before the map was released.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:35)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:33)
QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:57)
QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

I doubt there would be 2 prisons that close to each other. I think it could be a power plant.

I think its the dam

The dam is where those two squiggly lines meet up, not far above this area we are discussing. You can tell because that race track thing is nearly directly below it in a screenshot.

Oh sorry,my bad. Thanks btw. biggrin.gif

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 15:41)
It's interesting how there was absolutely no evidence for a hwy/fwy in that area before the map was released.

I was thinking the same. They hid it really well.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:44)
Oh sorry,my bad. Thanks btw. biggrin.gif

No worries man, it's not that clear anyway. It looks like there at least 3 rivers that drain into the dam.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

I promised I'll post updates of my map so here it is :

user posted image

I erased the previous city (obviously) to reproduce the streets from the real map.
I'll do the coast line later and try to match it with the already existing coastline.
Then I'll add buildings like on the previous map.

If you have tips or things you like (or dislike), please say so. wink.gif

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:56)
I promised I'll post updates of my map so here it is :

user posted image

I erased the previous city (obviously) to reproduce the streets from the real map.
I'll do the coast line later and try to match it with the already existing coastline.
Then I'll add buildings like on the previous map.

If you have tips or things you like (or dislike), please say so. wink.gif

Nice work there Fido! I think I might just add U to my respect list bro. Keep up the great work!

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 17:56)
I promised I'll post updates of my map so here it is :

--SNIP--

I erased the previous city (obviously) to reproduce the streets from the real map.
I'll do the coast line later and try to match it with the already existing coastline.
Then I'll add buildings like on the previous map.

If you have tips or things you like (or dislike), please say so. wink.gif

Nice job there! icon14.gif

Just thinking about how small a car is going to be on one of the city streets then
zooming out to a full map view and realizing you are smaller dot on the map than previously
thought. wow.gif

Great work in this thread by everyone. Been following it since it began. Crazy to see how far it has come. Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 17:59)
QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:56)
I promised I'll post updates of my map so here it is :

user posted image

I erased the previous city (obviously) to reproduce the streets from the real map.
I'll do the coast line later and try to match it with the already existing coastline.
Then I'll add buildings like on the previous map.

If you have tips or things you like (or dislike), please say so. wink.gif

Nice work there Fido! I think I might just add U to my respect list bro. Keep up the great work!

For me Fido, you're already on my respect list since a long time. Great map, but it's kinda sad you need to start everything over.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:44)
QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:35)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 21:33)
QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:57)
QUOTE (ZNP @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:34)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 20:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It's a prison.

I doubt there would be 2 prisons that close to each other. I think it could be a power plant.

I think its the dam

The dam is where those two squiggly lines meet up, not far above this area we are discussing. You can tell because that race track thing is nearly directly below it in a screenshot.

Oh sorry,my bad. Thanks btw. biggrin.gif

can it be this? http://media.gtanet....e/V-80-1280.jpg
maybe

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 22:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It looks very much like a minor airport with an airstrip next to it. When compared to other open world maps, this certainly seems plausible to me at least.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE (jdjmc @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 23:50)
can it be this? http://media.gtanet....e/V-80-1280.jpg
maybe

No, that stadium (the hollywood bowl) is directly north of the city. This unidentified building is east.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

QUOTE (kesta195 @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 17:58)

No, that stadium (the hollywood bowl) is directly north of the city. This unidentified building is east.

That reminds me, I should have said east instead of west in my original post. woops

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:24 AM

QUOTE (Luigi's @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 23:56)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 22:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It looks very much like a minor airport with an airstrip next to it. When compared to other open world maps, this certainly seems plausible to me at least.

That could be a shopping center due to its close proximity to the freeway.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:50 AM

Personally I think it is a hotel of some kind because it is close to the highway and the ocean while also being fairly removed from the city proper. I think that the east coast in this game will be similar to northern California and the east coast like the Malibu and Santa Barbara area. That is just my opinion though and since we haven't seen the west coast at all and only a couple pics of the east coast.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:55 AM

QUOTE (mnkymanfoo @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 00:50)
Personally I think it is a hotel of some kind because it is close to the highway and the ocean while also being fairly removed from the city proper. I think that the east coast in this game will be similar to northern California and the east coast like the Malibu and Santa Barbara area. That is just my opinion though and since we haven't seen the west coast at all and only a couple pics of the east coast.

This is my thinking as well...I think we haven't seen much or any of the west coast (Malibu area?) yet.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:15 AM

Could it be the Richman Hotel? Haven't seen any screenshots that indicate its location clearly...

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:29 AM

QUOTE (Baari @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 02:15)
Could it be the Richman Hotel? Haven't seen any screenshots that indicate its location clearly...

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Could be a resort with a bunch of activities

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:38 AM

I checked through the building album at the beginning of the thread and I couldn't find the Beverly Hills Hotel anywhere. It would be odd for it not be in the Beverly Hills GTA version area but who knows.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:39 AM

QUOTE (Luigi's @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 23:56)
It looks very much like a minor airport with an airstrip next to it. When compared to other open world maps, this certainly seems plausible to me at least.

It is on the side of a mountain, it wouldn't make much sense if it was an airstrip.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:45 AM

QUOTE (Jordan_Philip @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 02:29)
QUOTE (Baari @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 02:15)
Could it be the Richman Hotel? Haven't seen any screenshots that indicate its location clearly...

user posted image

Could be a resort with a bunch of activities

The Richman Hotel is based on the Beverly Hills Hotel which is where its name indicates and in Los Santos, it is in Rockford which is located in the north west of the city somewhere by Michael's house.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:50 AM

QUOTE (Luigi's @ Wednesday, May 29 2013, 10:26)
QUOTE (J-B @ Tuesday, May 28 2013, 22:29)
So is there any idea what this structure/building out to the west of Los Santos is ?

user posted image

I know the map isn't much to go off of. It looks pretty large when you compare it to the the buildings in LS, so it must be based of something relatively prominent.

It looks very much like a minor airport with an airstrip next to it. When compared to other open world maps, this certainly seems plausible to me at least.

Have a look at key freeway intersections on the outskirts of Los Angeles for a symmetrical building with a west-facing orientation and you have your answer.

On further thought, it reminds me of the shape of Escobar International Airport from Vice City.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:14 AM Edited by Baari, 29 May 2013 - 04:17 AM.

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This still from trailer two seems to show an area at the bottom that resembles an airport. The highway and other roads next to it don't quite match with the map however.




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