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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (Flo089 @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 19:05)
QUOTE (Showstopper 26 @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 20:58)
QUOTE (gwaha @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 07:14)
@brian.

I think you are wrong. The mountains shown in the Sabre screenshot clearly look like the mountains on the east side of the map. If it was the bridge on the west side of Zancudo river, you would see Mount Zancudo which doesn't even show in the screenshot. Not to mention it doesn't explain what looks like a railway track which doesn't even seem to go that far west.

Another screenshot of the same highway but slightly further down the road.

http://www.rockstarg...t/1257/1280.jpg

Are we going to be able to explore all of those mountains?


sure, why shouldn't we?

Yes the entire land mass and surrounding ocean can be explored. Everything you see can be driven, walked, flown to.

GTA games don't tend to have background mountains etc.. that you cant get to.

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#17822

Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (TinCan @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 17:27)

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I think that the 2x car screens are representing Trevor steeling a car from the city - driving out to the sticks (where he lives) Tuning it up at a local workshop,
maybe Trevor's own garage (as we can buy businesses) and then driving it back to the city - to the race track (it looks like it has racing rubber on to me).

I think R* have stated that if you want to buy a boat you first need a marina - same with helicopters.

What if you need to buy your own garage to get the best modifications.

The screen with Trevor standing next to the Sabre looks like its in the desert - hard to put a location on the map though as there is nothing else in the shot.
Maybe it is located next to Trevor's trailer (main home location)

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:19 PM Edited by djfrost, 04 August 2013 - 11:25 PM.

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 09:38)
This is mainly for Fido & Zombie Elvis, but anybody can add their opinion, just don't quote the whole post. (remove the pictures)
Back on page 553, there was a discussion about the location of the yellow Sabre GT screenshot.  The blue print map was revealed just afterwards & everybody was busy remapping the southern section of the map.  As a consequence, I don't know whether the location of the Sabre was ever confirmed.
Is this about right?
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The yellow Sabre GT is the black square.
The purple Sabre GT is the pink square, which I believe is located a few hundred metres North of the yellow Sabre.

If this is correct, is there any reason why the highway & train tracks can't be drawn on the map?

Cheers.

Holy sh*t.  I didn't realise the map was going to be that big.  Sorry bout that. sad.gif

Hello, sorry for my english, i'm french, i think you've right, this is the sames locations, a the north - east of the map near of grapessed, and i think this road go to Paleto behind the moutain.

In trailer 2 we can see trevor on the top of a train and a rocket in the back, maybe it's the same road and i think tis is too the location of the mountain in trailer 1.


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#17824

Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:31 PM

Who want to bet this is the Real Life Sandy Shores (where Trevor's trailer is)?

https://maps.google....ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

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#17825

Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:40 PM

QUOTE (packardcaribien @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 15:31)
Who want to bet this is the Real Life Sandy Shores (where Trevor's trailer is)?

https://maps.google....ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

https://maps.google....ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:48 PM

can some one tell me if i got my compass right
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#17827

Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:50 PM

^Your cardinal directions are pointing different ways in each picture.

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#17828

Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE (packardcaribien @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 23:31)
Who want to bet this is the Real Life Sandy Shores (where Trevor's trailer is)?

https://maps.google....ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

It's a mixture of different places, they have the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club in there and the hotel across the road.

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#17829

Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:57 PM

I just got an idea about that highway which leads to the harbor.
Maybe it goes underground to somewhere?
Sorry if anyone already had the idea.

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#17830

Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:19 AM

QUOTE (zuckmeslow @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 23:48)
can some one tell me if i got my compass right

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No, it is facing the wrong way in each one.

Just check the one of Michael with the minimap, you didn't take into account which way Michael was facing.

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#17831

Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:31 AM

QUOTE (djfrost @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 23:19)

Hello, sorry for my english, i'm french, i think you've right, this is the sames locations, a the north - east of the map near of grapessed, and i think this road go to Paleto behind the moutain.

In trailer 2 we can see trevor on the top of a train and a rocket in the back, maybe it's the same road and i think tis is too the location of the mountain in trailer 1.


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Yes I agree. The divided highway that the two Sabre Gt's are on heads north to the rocket ship town.
The divided north bound & south bound sections of the highway then join together to form a single section of 4 lane highway.
After going through the rocket ship town, the highway then curves around to the left & heads west towards Paleto.
The railway tracks also cross the highway just south of the rocket ship town.
Judging by the height of the highway compared to the tracks, I would say the highway goes under a railway bridge that we haven't seen yet.

I also believe the hiking screenshot from the first trailer is taken somewhere near the location you have pointed out. Those "saddle" ridges are a dead giveaway.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:07 AM

Why I think Sandy Shores = Desert Shores
(Mostly, R* never do things directly. It seems to be representing all dying Salton Sea towns, but Desert Shores in particular.)
I mean, look at it's name!

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:16 AM

QUOTE (packardcaribien @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 22:07)
Why I think Sandy Shores = Desert Shores
(Mostly, R* never do things directly. It seems to be representing all dying Salton Sea towns, but Desert Shores in particular.)
I mean, look at it's name!

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I honestly think the town Trevor is in is a totally different town. I'm sure it's not Sandy Shores.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:28 AM

I love those wide open areas in the Blaine County screens. Show much better than IV.

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#17835

Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:44 AM

I feel that the fact that orange county is not represented at all in a game based in southern california feels not quite right. If youre from the LA area you know orange county and la is pretty much considered one large metro-connected counties. Huntington beach is a better beach then santa monica/venice. And two of the largest theme parks in california is in orange county. So I kinda butchered this map to include, what I feel rockstar should have done, to include orange county. The red is a theme park and the beach represents the beach cities in orange county (Huntington beach, seal beach, newport beach, costa mesa etc.) and it runs along the coast. long beach can be represented there as well. A mashup of cities.

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#17836

Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (packardcaribien @ Sunday, Aug 4 2013, 23:31)
Who want to bet this is the Real Life Sandy Shores (where Trevor's trailer is)?

https://maps.google....ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

Could be any of the small settlements that line that side of the Salton sea - they are mostly the same as each other.

Lots of roads and only a few trailers and houses dotted around in a general state of decay. Great place to visit by the way if you like
strange places.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:47 AM

So I'm back from my holiday, had to read in 80 pages or so. I got to page 850, then it became unbearable. I just had to skip to the last page, the second city/SD arguments were all over the place, even after some MOD warnings. It's the first time I actually post in this thread without reading it's full content, so excuse me but can some of the great contributors (Fido, Kiwi, zombie elvis etc) enlighten me if anything noteworthy has happened in the last 40 pages? If not, then this thread has almost 100 pages of nothingness. Don't know if that's the result of the this being stickied, or the inevitable craziness leading up to Sept. 17th.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

QUOTE (Argon @ Monday, Aug 5 2013, 10:47)
So I'm back from my holiday, had to read in 80 pages or so. I got to page 850, then it became unbearable. I just had to skip to the last page, the second city/SD arguments were all over the place, even after some MOD warnings. It's the first time I actually post in this thread without reading it's full content, so excuse me but can some of the great contributors (Fido, Kiwi, zombie elvis etc) enlighten me if anything noteworthy has happened in the last 40 pages? If not, then this thread has almost 100 pages of nothingness. Don't know if that's the result of the this being stickied, or the inevitable craziness leading up to Sept. 17th.

Things started to settle down again after about page 885.
There were lots of frustrating days before that though.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

So apart from the spate of bickering, has any new advancements been made in the map, or has it been mostly the same since a week after the gameplay video ?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:20 AM Edited by Ignaz, 05 August 2013 - 11:26 AM.

QUOTE (Argon @ Monday, Aug 5 2013, 10:47)
So I'm back from my holiday, had to read in 80 pages or so. I got to page 850, then it became unbearable. I just had to skip to the last page, the second city/SD arguments were all over the place, even after some MOD warnings. It's the first time I actually post in this thread without reading it's full content, so excuse me but can some of the great contributors (Fido, Kiwi, zombie elvis etc) enlighten me if anything noteworthy has happened in the last 40 pages? If not, then this thread has almost 100 pages of nothingness. Don't know if that's the result of the this being stickied, or the inevitable craziness leading up to Sept. 17th.

Fidos latest map is from 30 july and contains all new stuff. Fidomap

We got 14 new screens called "the fast life" just a couple days ago. No realy new big findings but a little entertainment.
From the site 820 up to 885 we had big a freaking sh*ttalking about a second city and the Mt.Chillad and the buildings in front of it.

Someone linked up a bigger blueprintmap. But i´m not sure that we got it allready. Blueprint

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

The genius Angeleno over at GTANF just identified another building in Downtown.

The Vapid dealership seen in several screenshots
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is a copy of the Honda Downtown Los Angeles dealership, located next to the LA Convention Center.
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It's a perfect match and the location is perfect too (located next to a main highway).

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

Here's another view which shows the 3 panelled windows.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

I just love this topic! And Fido_le_muet, your map is amazing, I can't wait to see the real map and compare yours with the real one, and see how accurate yours is biggrin.gif

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

Not sure if this has already been located or discussed, but what do you think?
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

^correct

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (initium @ Monday, Aug 5 2013, 09:17)
^correct

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

Anybody figure out what that is on the left of the purple comet?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (Swaggbro @ Monday, Aug 5 2013, 13:23)
Anybody figure out what that is on the left of the purple comet?

I couldn't work that out.
It might be a piece of debris from the jump/ramp.
Could be a glitch but I don't think R* would have released it like that. I mean surely they would notice that.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:43 PM Edited by koeklin, 05 August 2013 - 04:40 PM.

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Monday, Aug 5 2013, 14:21)
The genius Angeleno over at GTANF just identified another building in Downtown.

The Vapid dealership seen in several screenshots
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is a copy of the Honda Downtown Los Angeles dealership, located next to the LA Convention Center.
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It's a perfect match and the location is perfect too (located next to a main highway).

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And Simeon Yetarian's store :

In front of the Honda Los Angeles Dealership, there's Toyota.

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Google maps :
http://goo.gl/maps/y5oRF

Explanation with the help of Angeleno and Fido on GTANF.com.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:50 PM

Sorry if it's been brought up already, but is this map thats doing the rounds made by someone on here?

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