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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

QUOTE (luceberg @ Wednesday, Jun 19 2013, 22:44)
QUOTE (kjacked @ Wednesday, Jun 19 2013, 21:26)
QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Wednesday, Jun 19 2013, 04:51)
QUOTE (omawnakw @ Wednesday, Jun 19 2013, 04:21)
^no, that is a road, just look at the GTAKiwi's, map, it was discussed many times, river is to the right of this view.

@GrandMaster Smith Screenshot with Griffith Observatory is pretty clear but if you have particular question please ask. We do not have any closer shots of that suburbs. Location of the second screen shot with Franklin was not identified, nobody knows where it is but is supposed to be in Malibu if i can remember properly.
I do not think it is at that peninsula in the Hollywood reservoir.

I know the Alamo river is to the right of this, I am talking about a creek that feeds into the Alamo Sea. There even appears to be a bridge in the rough area of http://blog-imgs-55....st/photo001.jpg and in the above image, plus the road that goes up the smaller peak seems to be right of this view as well. I think it's coming down from both those peaks, I could be wrong, but it looks like a more 'natural' flow, like how water would come down in between two mountain. Kind of like this user posted image.

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how would the dam work if its not connected to a river or lake? it has to have a source


It's connected to a reservoir, there a a few of them in the LA area, Hollywood, Pacioma, and San Gabriel are just a few that fit the profile of where the dam is. LA, for a city plagued by little water and rain, actually seems to have a pretty significant mountain based flood control system, probably because they could easily suffer flash floods from the mountains. Like the LA River flooding of 2005.

lol i get how the dam works in real life! im asking how does the dam on his map work if it has no source?

I see it as collecting water from the small surrounding hills. Mountain lakes are quite common as there tends to be higher rainfall at higher altitudes.

you just described a river perfectly... however, i didnt see a river feeding his dam on the map

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

^ Kind of off-topic, but I always thought Lombard Street curves existed because it was too inclinated to be a straight road for the vehicles of when it was built.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:25 AM

QUOTE (FelipeVinhao @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 01:17)
^ Kind of off-topic, but I always thought Lombard Street curves existed because it was too inclinated to be a straight road for the vehicles of when it was built.

I don't actually know much about Lambard's construction, but I've lived on the West Coast most of my life and people don't build roads up mountains like that. They dig a little into the mountain and build a slow incline around mountains, not some crazy switchback. That looks more like creeks and streams coming down Hood, Shasta, Crater Lake, Mary's Peak, and the LA mountains (all mountainous regions I've frequented a lot). Plus, as a designer of maps for my own campaigns for table top RPGs, I would never design a road like that without a good reason.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:31 AM

QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 01:25)
QUOTE (FelipeVinhao @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 01:17)
^ Kind of off-topic, but I always thought Lombard Street curves existed because it was too inclinated to be a straight road for the vehicles of when it was built.

I don't actually know much about Lambard's construction, but I've lived on the West Coast most of my life and people don't build roads up mountains like that. They dig a little into the mountain and build a slow incline around mountains, not some crazy switchback. That looks more like creeks and streams coming down Hood, Shasta, Crater Lake, Mary's Peak, and the LA mountains (all mountainous regions I've frequented a lot). Plus, as a designer of maps for my own campaigns for table top RPGs, I would never design a road like that without a good reason.

Well I don't know if it's a river or a road (or both) but it doesn't look too far off Mt. Baldy Road heading up towards the ski lifts.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:22 AM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 02:31)
QUOTE (The Leprechaun @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 01:25)
QUOTE (FelipeVinhao @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 01:17)
^ Kind of off-topic, but I always thought Lombard Street curves existed because it was too inclinated to be a straight road for the vehicles of when it was built.

I don't actually know much about Lambard's construction, but I've lived on the West Coast most of my life and people don't build roads up mountains like that. They dig a little into the mountain and build a slow incline around mountains, not some crazy switchback. That looks more like creeks and streams coming down Hood, Shasta, Crater Lake, Mary's Peak, and the LA mountains (all mountainous regions I've frequented a lot). Plus, as a designer of maps for my own campaigns for table top RPGs, I would never design a road like that without a good reason.

Well I don't know if it's a river or a road (or both) but it doesn't look too far off Mt. Baldy Road heading up towards the ski lifts.
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Ok, fair example. I still don't believe it's a road, but you did give a good example of where they have done that. Thank you.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:45 AM

QUOTE (j.hunt @ Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 07:27)
QUOTE (jbte @ Monday, Jun 17 2013, 22:43)
My 3D map updated:
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like the skyrim clouds smile.gif

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:12 AM


user posted image
That gave me an idea..... Hills Have Eyes comes to mind. moto_whistle.gif

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:29 AM

3D map looks great bruhv

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

hey here is the picture of north los santos.
I combine of 2 screenshot
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE (jbte @ Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 19:28)
This is my map according to areas which is well known and speculative...

user posted image

In green, 100% accurate
In light green 75%
In yellow 50%
In orange 25%
In red, 0%, totally speculative

No disrespect but I think it is too early to say that we have 100% accuracy on anything map related with the little information we have

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (rafi_rvayy @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 13:02)
hey here is the picture of north los santos.
I combine of 2 screenshot
user posted image

thats great! cookie.gif

@TakinThyBacon
why? we actually have piece of the offical map, thats more than enough Id say

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (jbte @ Monday, Jun 17 2013, 22:43)
My 3D map updated:
user posted image

Beautiful job!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE (TakinThyBacon @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 11:13)
QUOTE (jbte @ Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 19:28)
This is my map according to areas which is well known and speculative...

[IMG] http://s11.postimg.o...7/knowareas.jpg

In green, 100% accurate
In light green 75%
In yellow 50%
In orange 25%
In red, 0%, totally speculative

No disrespect but I think it is too early to say that we have 100% accuracy on anything map related with the little information we have

But as this map is limited to road grid and geography, we can say that Los Santos area is 100% accurate.

Just a small constructive critic about it: Los Santos appears in the middle of the blueprint map, west-to-east speaking. So I don't believe there too much land at east of LS, and so little at northwest of it, like the 3D map shows. Ok that the blueprint map is just a promo picture, the cut may be incorrect (even on purpose), and the 3D map clearly indicates this area as 0% accuracy, but I think it's something to be analysed.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:16 PM

I can see this being not even close to the actual map, and the Alamo sea being tinier and more down south due to the map having more to the north sly.gif one can olny hope...

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar, according to CVG.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar, according to CVG.

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Huh?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 23:56)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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Huh?

According to our forum members, that's exactly what Rockstar told cvg.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:34)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 23:56)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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Huh?

According to our forum members, that's exactly what Rockstar told cvg.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 00:07)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:34)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 23:56)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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Huh?

According to our forum members, that's exactly what Rockstar told cvg.

turn.gif

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Seriously, have we been wrong all the while?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:26)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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Huh?

From the newest vidīs from CVG. Nr 28/29 they talk about the presentaition in Polen and they said the AlamoSea is located more in the SE of the map.
Rockstar confirmed that.
Also they said the freefall from a jump out of a plane takes more then 2-3 minutes. The Freefall!!! Not with an opened parachute. So you can imagine how high planes can go and also that the map and the details what we got at this time can grow up the thinking about the maps what are build at this time in this forum.
Maybe there is something true about the thinkings the map is used and printed bothsided.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar, according to CVG.

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Please, give me a link to where you've found that information.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE (renourish @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:45)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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Please, give me a link to where you've found that information.

Youtubevid and channel from CVG

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE (Ignaz @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:26)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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Huh?

From the newest vidīs from CVG. Nr 28/29 they talk about the presentaition in Polen and they said the AlamoSea is located more in the SE of the map.
Rockstar confirmed that.
Also they said the freefall from a jump out of a plane takes more then 2-3 minutes. The Freefall!!! Not with an opened parachute. So you can imagine how high planes can go and also that the map and the details what we got at this time can grow up the thinking about the maps what are build at this time in this forum.
Maybe there is something true about the thinkings the map is used and printed bothsided.

do you have no common sense? they said from the time they jumped out of the plane to the time they landed took around 3 minutes. they didnt say from the time they jumped to the time they splattered on the ground. for f*cks sake, they even talked about looking around the map as they parachuted down. a parachute was involved. if rockstar only knew how idiotic a lot of people were here on gta forums they would word sh*t more carefully, as would the people that saw the previews.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:50 PM Edited by GTAaLEX117, 20 June 2013 - 07:11 PM.

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

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So behind Los Santos means it's to the south? It is partly to the east though, since the Malibu vineyards are to the west.
If it really is to the south, and not even in the center, that means there's still a lot of land making up the north of the map. But I really doubt this.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 00:07)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:34)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 23:56)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar,  according to CVG.

*___*

Huh?

According to our forum members, that's exactly what Rockstar told cvg.

turn.gif

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Seriously, have we been wrong all the while?

No we haven't
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

WTF?! CVG made that map which is pretty similar to GTAforum's one. Alamo sea was in the same place.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

CVG trolling

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE (UnderWeb @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 18:56)
WTF?! CVG made that map which is pretty similar to GTAforum's one. Alamo sea was in the same place.

I'm quoting this to be sure that enough confused people read it.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 12:17)
Alamo sea is the south east of the map according to Rockstar, according to CVG.

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I think the only way for that to be possible is if the map looks something like this:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

No way the Alamo Sea is SE of the map.
Unless the map is gigantic and expand way way north so as to make the Alamo Sea appear SE of the map.
That would make LS SW of the map, even more south than the Alamo Sea.
These CVC guys don't have a clue about anything.
They just like the exposure.




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