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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (normal42 @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 21:50)
QUOTE (djfrost @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:07)
Hello, I can't now how to explain that in english so this his a picture i have made to explain that.

What do you think of this?

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That puts it in a whole new perspective (no pun intended). Now that strange grey shape actually looks like it is attached to the building. And it looks like a steel support structure. I was very sceptical but I am starting to see how this could be for a cable car.

Good work!

Maybe a satellite dish? Because behind it, or left of it, is a big antenna.

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#18032

Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (Red XIII @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:57)
The best theory is its a base for the blimp.

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#18033

Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:30 PM

Pretty sure thats a cable car station of some type. Looks like one and makes most sense from the point of view of the game.

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#18034

Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:41 PM

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Not necessarily trying to prove that this is it, but structure certainly reminds me of the place. I've been to it a couple times in Topanga Canyon. Just a cement landing to overlook the mountains and city.

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#18035

Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:31 PM

Damn you guys are crazy into this stuff!! Awesome job. This is amazing!

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#18036

Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:33 PM

QUOTE (r34ld34l @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 21:21)
QUOTE (LSPD-GTAV @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 21:15)
How come we don't have screenshots from the gameplay trailer like we did the trailers 1 and 2? I was pausing the video around just look at things and we could get some good analysis for east Los Santos. I saw very good shots of the 6th Street bridge.

We do have it.

Where is it?

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#18037

Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:41 PM

Maybe a lift goes right through the mountain from the bottom up to that hut...

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#18038

Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:09 AM

Its either an entrance to a mine or a basejumping spot

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE (Kevsta26 @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:52)
QUOTE (djfrost @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:07)
Hello, I can't now how to explain that in english so this his a picture i have made to explain that.

What do you think of this?

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Umm I don't have a clue what that is o_o a funky looking rock?

Wow, thats something i didnt take notice. I actually now, cant wait to go up there and see how steep the view is!

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#18040

Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:41 AM

it is a suicide base

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:44 AM

QUOTE (nickmajfc @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 22:00)
QUOTE (Kevsta26 @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:52)
QUOTE (djfrost @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:07)
Hello, I can't now how to explain that in english so this his a picture i have made to explain that.

What do you think of this?

user posted image

Umm I don't have a clue what that is o_o a funky looking rock?

Wow, thats something i didnt take notice. I actually now, cant wait to go up there and see how steep the view is!

Definitely a cable car house, has to be, too far away to see wires maybe.

Its orientation would greatly change up the map if it was the only one and those other wires in other screens belong to it D:

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:50 AM

QUOTE (brian. @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 02:44)
QUOTE (nickmajfc @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 22:00)
QUOTE (Kevsta26 @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:52)
QUOTE (djfrost @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:07)
Hello, I can't now how to explain that in english so this his a picture i have made to explain that.

What do you think of this?

user posted image

Umm I don't have a clue what that is o_o a funky looking rock?

Wow, thats something i didnt take notice. I actually now, cant wait to go up there and see how steep the view is!

Definitely a cable car house, has to be, too far away to see wires maybe.

Its orientation would greatly change up the map if it was the only one and those other wires in other screens belong to it D:

no it looks to me like some kind of secret base, like a military hanger or storage of some sorts, could this thing have something to do with the kifflom people. it looks to me like a plane could land in it

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:57 AM

QUOTE (zuckmeslow @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 02:50)
QUOTE (brian. @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 02:44)
QUOTE (nickmajfc @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 22:00)
QUOTE (Kevsta26 @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:52)
QUOTE (djfrost @ Wednesday, Aug 7 2013, 20:07)
Hello, I can't now how to explain that in english so this his a picture i have made to explain that.

What do you think of this?

user posted image

Umm I don't have a clue what that is o_o a funky looking rock?

Wow, thats something i didnt take notice. I actually now, cant wait to go up there and see how steep the view is!

Definitely a cable car house, has to be, too far away to see wires maybe.

Its orientation would greatly change up the map if it was the only one and those other wires in other screens belong to it D:

no it looks to me like some kind of secret base, like a military hanger or storage of some sorts, could this thing have something to do with the kifflom people. it looks to me like a plane could land in it

It could be Nervous Ron's home.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:04 AM

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:10 AM

Probably a secret radio station.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:21 AM

QUOTE (zuckmeslow @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 02:50)
it looks to me like a plane could land in it

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#18047

Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:37 AM

This one could.

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#18048

Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:42 AM

I think it might be a nether portal.

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#18049

Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:49 AM

maybe is the house of a wacko, like the one on rdr with his dead wife near theive's landing.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:28 AM Edited by ewo1992, 08 August 2013 - 06:32 AM.

I think that "shack" is the top station of GTA's version of the palm spring aerial tram way. Look it up on Google images. Also it seems as though everyone is saying the wind farm is based off of Tehachapi wind farm but I think it is more based of the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near palm springs once again Google image it. To me it just looks so much more that area the wind farm is in. Also the real life salton sea is just down the freeway from those two places.

Been watching this thread but never posted. I don't recall ever see the two points I made.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:41 AM

Itīs sasquatch hideout.

f*ck Folks 3 Sites sh*ttalking about whatīs that shed. I bet we reach the 1200 Pages bevor the 17.9.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE (ewo1992 @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 06:28)
I think that "shack" is the top station of GTA's version of the palm spring aerial tram way. Look it up on Google images. Also it seems as though everyone is saying the wind farm is based off of Tehachapi wind farm but I think it is more based of the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near palm springs once again Google image it. To me it just looks so much more that area the wind farm is in. Also the real life salton sea is just down the freeway from those two places.

Been watching this thread but never posted. I don't recall ever see the two points I made.

Actually, I have, twice now, once about 200 page ago and once in the early days when we first saw the turbines and I was speculating that they'd include Palm Springs smile.gif

If anything though, with the latest French rotated hi-res shot, I'm less convinced it supposed to the aerial tram way (rather than just a generic cable car / mine apparatus) as the "hut" is way too simple compared to the tramway stations and it's in completely the wrong place (i.e. nowhere near the turbines, which are roughly the direction Palm Springs would be ... then again, Salton Sea is in the wrong place too and R* have always had a very liberal interpretation of the geography).


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

Something else I've noticed.
Probably need a second opinion on this one.

Aqua circle = Definitely a house/shed or other building.

Yellow circle = Maybe they are just trees that haven't rendered properly, but they look too big & out of place to me.
Especially the one on the left. It has a man-made look to it.

To the right of the "tree things" there seems to be a straight edged, right angled object. Maybe another structure or platform?

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Any thoughts or ideas?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

^

Sorry, but I really think those are trees. The straight edges are just the shape of the mountain, but it looks different because of the shadow. smile.gif

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#18055

Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Mine at the top of the mountain with cable cars going to the top and back down, although the bigfoot idea is certainly worth a thought just for the sheer comical value happy.gif

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:09 AM



here is the full map

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:10 AM

^

That's a fanmade map. wink.gif

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#18058

Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

Still the best one IMO. Has the layout of all the others but it is so much more polished

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 09:03)
Any thoughts or ideas?

It's the bottom of the cable car

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE (AussieDude @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 10:16)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 09:03)
Any thoughts or ideas?

It's the bottom of the cable car

I think so too. Or the middle station/relay. They don't look like trees to me, especially the left one.
I mean, look at the main picture, there are no other trees sticking up above the ridge-line anywhere on the mountain.
Combined with the right angle structure, it just doesn't look natural to me.




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