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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 13:51)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:11)
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[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!  panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

Did I come off as a whiner with that post? Let me quote myself again,:

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This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!

Please excuse me, it was meant in a sarcastic manner. I forgot to put ':sarcasm:' behind it.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:29)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 13:51)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:11)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 09:28)
[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!  panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

Did I come off as a whiner with that post? Let me quote myself again,:

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This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!

Please excuse me, it was meant in a sarcastic manner. I forgot to put ':sarcasm:' behind it.

Ah, fine then, Raavi. smile.gif
That alone is about the size of GTA IV, and that's just a sliver of the map!

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 14:02)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:29)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 13:51)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:11)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 09:28)
[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!  panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

Did I come off as a whiner with that post? Let me quote myself again,:

QUOTE
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!

Please excuse me, it was meant in a sarcastic manner. I forgot to put ':sarcasm:' behind it.

Ah, fine then, Raavi. smile.gif
That alone is about the size of GTA IV, and that's just a sliver of the map!

Judging by the fan made maps, it ought to be around 30sqm total, so it's about 5 x that. Pretty decent if you ask me, especially coming from a game like IV.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 13:06)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 14:02)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:29)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 13:51)
QUOTE (Raavi @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 18:11)
QUOTE (Ferocious Banger @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 09:28)
[IMG]Ridiculous representation of distance/IMG]
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!  panic.gif

Can you please do us al a favor and stop whining about the size. Thank you.

Did I come off as a whiner with that post? Let me quote myself again,:

QUOTE
This alone is 6.21 square miles apparently!

Please excuse me, it was meant in a sarcastic manner. I forgot to put ':sarcasm:' behind it.

Ah, fine then, Raavi. smile.gif
That alone is about the size of GTA IV, and that's just a sliver of the map!

Judging by the fan made maps, it ought to be around 30sqm total, so it's about 5 x that. Pretty decent if you ask me, especially coming from a game like IV.

That must leave us a lot of space left. Rockstar didn't mention any National Parks, did they? We still have yet to see any forests.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:14 PM Edited by gwaha, 26 July 2013 - 01:43 PM.

The map of LA Noire is about 8 sq miles whereas Los Santos seems to be about 6 sq miles. So LA Noire's city, based on current calculations of LS, may be bigger but Los Santos is not the only area in GTA 5.

Not sure how LA Noire's time from one side of the map to the other side is calculated but the street pattern of LA Noire looks somewhat "complicated" if you just want to get from one side to the other side. The street pattern of Los Santos looks easier on the eyes, also thanks to freeways and highways.

Edit:

Okay apparently the right size of Los Santos is closer to 4 sq miles after checking back on the Los Santos size thread. I assumed that the 6 sq miles part a page back was about the city whereas it is Los Santos plus a part of Blaine County.

So anyway, that makes Los Santos only about half the size of LA Noire's LA. This doesn't have to be bad though, also considering there is more to the map than just one city.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (gwaha @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 13:14)
The map of LA Noire is about 8 sq miles whereas Los Santos seems to be about 6 sq miles. So LA Noire's city, based on current calculations of LS, may be bigger but Los Santos is not the only area in GTA 5.

Not sure how LA Noire's time from one side of the map to the other side is calculated but the street pattern of LA Noire looks somewhat "complicated" if you just want to get from one side to the other side. The street pattern of Los Santos looks easier on the eyes, also thanks to freeways and highways.


Check out my wanderings through some R*-worlds on foot.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

From what I can tell, the map appears to be skipping the San Fernando Valley completely, and going right to the Coachella Valley w/ all the desert and the Salton Sea?
I hope we at least see a fictional Palm Springs then - it's certainly closer to the Alamo/Salton sea than LA/LS is.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

Is there anyone who has kept up to date with this thread from start to finish reading every post?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

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Is there anyone who has kept up to date with this thread from start to finish reading every post?

Yes.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

Alright, so every one knows that this mountain right here is the one from earlier, right?
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But which angle is Franklin at?
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I don't think it's in Paleto, but I see trees leading somewhere.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

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Me too. It's made the wait much more interesting.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

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I don't think it's in Paleto, but I see trees leading somewhere.

Paleto should be just NE of there. Use the N marker in the minimap to see which way it's facing. Your second screen is more reliable as the markers seem to stick in the corners for a while instead of rotating around smoothly, I hope they fix that.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 15:28)
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I don't think it's in Paleto, but I see trees leading somewhere.

Paleto should be just NE of there. Use the N marker in the minimap to see which way it's facing. Your second screen is more reliable as the markers seem to stick in the corners for a while instead of rotating around smoothly, I hope they fix that.

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Right? This must mean the map extends further in the east.
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It shows enough to determine the desert wouldn't be that close the lighthouse. I feel the map might extend more to the south-east of the windfarm. Is there anything that disproves this?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:47 PM

No the building (i think it's an ore smelting building for a nearby mine, but anyways...) Is South West of Paleto, may be possible to see it from the aerial shots I'm not sure.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

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No the building (i think it's an ore smelting building for a nearby mine, but anyways...) Is South West of Paleto, may be possible to see it from the aerial shots I'm not sure.

You mean this, right?
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:10 PM Edited by zombie elvis, 26 July 2013 - 04:13 PM.

Yeah probably in the right side of that oval. I think the building at the peak will be connected to this factory or another building near there, it could be an aerial tramway used for mining.

That enormous ramp in GTA:SA's desert was meant to be an abandoned mine cart track wasn't it? Maybe they'll have something like that on the peak too.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (theface @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 15:08)
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Is there anyone who has kept up to date with this thread from start to finish reading every post?

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Me too. It's made the wait much more interesting.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

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No the building (i think it's an ore smelting building for a nearby mine, but anyways...) Is South West of Paleto, may be possible to see it from the aerial shots I'm not sure.

You mean this, right?
http://imageshack.us...7/8380/ocah.jpg

Go back to page 808 and read the last 2 posts. There is the factory.

http://www.gtaforums...st&p=1062816772

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (Ignaz @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 16:20)
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No the building (i think it's an ore smelting building for a nearby mine, but anyways...) Is South West of Paleto, may be possible to see it from the aerial shots I'm not sure.

You mean this, right?
http://imageshack.us...7/8380/ocah.jpg

Go back to page 808 and read the last 2 posts. There is the factory.

http://www.gtaforums...st&p=1062816772

I guess I got it right the second time.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (koeklin @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 15:14)
Rodeo Drive: Time Machine!

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That's why I couldn't find it !
I'll add it anyway since that's the store on which Ponsonby's is based on.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:14 PM

I'm seeing an airstrip here, with a tower on the left, several jets on the right and a hangar in front of the runway ...
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what do you think ?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (SuperDuperGta @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 14:13)
Is there anyone who has kept up to date with this thread from start to finish reading every post?

Yes I've read everything but not contributed too much, simply because before I got started people had done so much, and I'm not the best at this sort of thing.

I will try help in the next release of media/screens but the pros of mapping will no doubt be quicker at spotting things. Although judging by Koeklin and Fido's current Rodeo Drive work there still lots to find.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

Fido, you still need to connect the highway going north with I-2. You can see the intersection on this screenshot:

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

If that's a hangar, then it's a tiny tiny hangar.
Compare it with the bridge nearby. It looks really small to be a hangar IMO.
Of course, that doesn't mean that this isn't a military base...
I think it is a base too.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:27 PM Edited by Ferocious Banger, 26 July 2013 - 05:41 PM.

@Fido - So, what do you think the size of the map is at the moment? Will this be of any help?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

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@Fido - So, what do you think the size of the map is at the moment? Will this be of any help?

How do you add links like that?

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We haven't seen this mountain anywhere else have we? Well if you look top right, there's a canyon. smile.gif

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

A canyon above you? That would be something new.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:07 PM

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A canyon above you? That would be something new.

You're not being sarcastic, are you?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (davil @ Friday, Jul 26 2013, 17:14)
I'm seeing an airstrip here, with a tower on the left, several jets on the right and a hangar in front of the runway ...
http://www.image-sha...ad/2230/174.png

what do you think ?

I don't think it's an airstrip because you don't put buildings on the end of an airstrip. But I think it's a taxiing road that will connect to an airstrip off screen to the left. See my map a, few pages back for my guess of the base layout.




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