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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (a_e_7 @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 09:09)


here is the full map

9gag lol

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:39 AM Edited by NetXSR, 08 August 2013 - 10:42 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?

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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!

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:

I really think it might be a basejumping spot, maybe you can buy a parachute and jump off the steel girders:
http://s14.directupl...eu5nof9_png.htm
http://s7.directuplo...havnvpv_png.htm


Another good theory would be the cablecar.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:40 AM Edited by zombie elvis, 08 August 2013 - 10:48 AM.

Why would it be a purpose built building for jumping off? O_o
I mean, he probably jumped from there but it can be any sort of building and still be used to jump off, that is normal for BASE jumping.

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 09:03)
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?

http://i.imgur.com/wLapLvw.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/Ql3k5qb.png?1
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http://i.imgur.com/HnPUUlt.png?2

Any thoughts or ideas?

I think you're right there's a building there, but those are trees in the background on the further back ridge.
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Probably another building under the start of the word 'trees'/ to the left of my oval.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 10:40)

I think you're right there's a building there, but those are trees in the background on the further back ridge.

Yeah, probably just trees.
The list of places I need to investigate just keeps getting bigger.
There are so many theories, unidentified objects & hidden places for us to explore on Sept 17. Can't wait.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 10:48)
QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 10:40)

I think you're right there's a building there, but those are trees in the background on the further back ridge.

Yeah, probably just trees.
The list of places I need to investigate just keeps getting bigger.
There are so many theories, unidentified objects & hidden places for us to explore on Sept 17. Can't wait.

3 days off work and then the weekend to explore... and i'm probably not even going to be out of LS by then inlove.gif

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Latest update :

- I changed the shape of the map to match the one on the Paleto Heist board.
- I also changed the angle of Paleto Bay a little.
- I added the easter river going from the Alamo Sea to the lighthouse.
- I added the field at Grapeseed.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 10:58)
Latest update :

- I changed the shape of the map to match the one on the Paleto Heist board.
- I also changed the angle of Paleto Bay a little.
- I added the easter river going from the Alamo Sea to the lighthouse.
- I added the field at Grapeseed.

Looks great.
Grapeseed looks bigger than I expected.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

The map is likely to be distorted so distances and areas are incorrect wink.gif

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

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QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:03)

Grapeseed looks bigger than I expected.


The farmland might extend even further than what we've seen too.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:07)
The map is likely to be distorted so distances and areas are incorrect wink.gif

Is that to me or Fido?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

the same mountain biggrin.gif ?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 12:08)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:07)
The map is likely to be distorted so distances and areas are incorrect wink.gif

Is that to me or Fido?

Actually, that was me who posted this biggrin.gif
I use Gifbrah's account (thanks again) to update the first post.
I just forgot to log out before posting back as myself tounge.gif

So that was a confession that my map is distorted in places sad.gif

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

What about the talk of GI (I guess) back then, when they have stated that there is much more land behind the Chiliad? They wrote that 1/3 of the map is behind a big mountain.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

Road to this place:
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

I don't know if this is fanmade or real, it was posted on FB today by someone who works or has obviously connections with Rockstar:

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:19 AM

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:10)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 12:08)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:07)
The map is likely to be distorted so distances and areas are incorrect wink.gif

Is that to me or Fido?

Actually, that was me who posted this biggrin.gif
I use Gifbrah's account (thanks again) to update the first post.
I just forgot to log out before posting back as myself tounge.gif

So that was a confession that my map is distorted in places sad.gif

Cool. No worries.
Just to clear it up, I wasn't being critical. I just hadn't really considered the size of Grapeseed.
I'm glad it's bigger than i expected.

Just one thing though. Do you think the dual hwy & railway tracks heading North from the lighthouse river to the Rocket Town can be included?
We know that the hwy reduces from a dual section to a single hwy right in front of the Rocket Town.
You can see the start of the concrete dividing barrier in some trailer captures. No big deal though.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:21 AM

That screen is a fanmade one and has already been posted a few months ago.
No big deal about it apart the fact that it is visually awesome.

@Wayne : no worries mate wink.gif
I'll take a look at that dual road thing.

By the way, can anyone find me a very very old map made by myself ?
It was posted a few weeks ago but I forgot to save it.
I'm compiling all my maps to make a GIF and I'd like to have that very first one.
IIRC, it was just a bunch of roads and buildings around Downtown and there was almost nothing else.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:19)

You can see the start of the concrete dividing barrier in some trailer captures. No big deal though.

Hm, I'd not noticed concrete barrier, good point. There's a truck driving away on the far side of it when Trevor punches a guy.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:26)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:19)

You can see the start of the concrete dividing barrier in some trailer captures.  No big deal though.

Hm, I'd not noticed concrete barrier, good point. There's a truck driving away on the far side of it when Trevor punches a guy.


Yep. That's it. There is also a yellow painted island/divider on the road just before the concrete barrier.
I'll put something together for everyone to look at.
Someone made a good post regarding the rocket town a few weeks ago.
I'll go dig that up & put in a few screen & trailer shots.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:31)
QUOTE (zombie elvis @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:26)
QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 11:19)

You can see the start of the concrete dividing barrier in some trailer captures.  No big deal though.

Hm, I'd not noticed concrete barrier, good point. There's a truck driving away on the far side of it when Trevor punches a guy.


Yep. That's it. There is also a yellow painted island/divider on the road just before the concrete barrier.
I'll put something together for everyone to look at.
Someone made a good post regarding the rocket town a few weeks ago.
I'll go dig that up & put in a few screen & trailer shots.

I see it on trailer 2 now, there's a huge line of bollards between the yellow lines too. This is probably something I noticed last year and forgot about, it makes sense for the highway to be split until this part.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

I honestly REALLY doubt that thing on the mountain is for the Blimp...

First of all the Blimp's real life copy is the Good Year Blimp that takes of from Carson just off the 405 Freeway.

I posted this a looooooooooong way back some months ago.

user posted image

Second what would a tour blimp do on the top of a mountain?

And do not know what it is worth but I wrote R* mouthoff to ask about the map and if they had actually shown us the entire map, and this was their reply:

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Hey Daniel,

Rest assured that what we have shown so for is just a glimpse at the massive city of Los Santos and its vast surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. There will be lots for you to explore for yourself come September 17th.

Cheers,
Rockstar Games


I have a feeling the awesome maps made are a bit off, I feel like we are missing something especially east-Southeast. I also have a feeling that the mountain in Question is not the far north.

I can't remember which page, as it has been a while since I posted here, but im sure we saw a picture that angled right showed that west of that mountain continues north.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

The map is big look that

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

^^ for the 100th time... we know

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (GTADKNUT @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 12:19)
I honestly REALLY doubt that thing on the mountain is for the Blimp...

First of all the Blimp's real life copy is the Good Year Blimp that takes of from Carson just off the 405 Freeway.

I posted this a looooooooooong way back some months ago.

user posted image

Second what would a tour blimp do on the top of a mountain?

And do not know what it is worth but I wrote R* mouthoff to ask about the map and if they had actually shown us the entire map, and this was their reply:

QUOTE
Hey Daniel,

Rest assured that what we have shown so for is just a glimpse at the massive city of Los Santos and its vast surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. There will be lots for you to explore for yourself come September 17th.

Cheers,
Rockstar Games


I have a feeling the awesome maps made are a bit off, I feel like we are missing something especially east-Southeast. I also have a feeling that the mountain in Question is not the far north.

I can't remember which page, as it has been a while since I posted here, but im sure we saw a picture that angled right showed that west of that mountain continues north.

Hello, I think maybe it serve to going fast on the top of the mountain with the climb, and we park it at the airport.

For the map, i think tou have wrong, yes rockstar said we don't have see all the map, there is some places we don't have seen yet, but i really think these places are in the map of fido, the scale of the map is correct.

For me, the map lookink like that ( i have modified a little the fido map)

user posted image
And i have find something on the map of gameplay, the military base seems to be a little more bigger that i expected, and there is maybe a port for the base.

user posted image

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:52 PM Edited by GTADKNUT, 08 August 2013 - 01:01 PM.

QUOTE (djfrost @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 12:48)
QUOTE (GTADKNUT @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 12:19)
I honestly REALLY doubt that thing on the mountain is for the Blimp...

First of all the Blimp's real life copy is the Good Year Blimp that takes of from Carson just off the 405 Freeway.

I posted this a looooooooooong way back some months ago.

user posted image

Second what would a tour blimp do on the top of a mountain?

And do not know what it is worth but I wrote R* mouthoff to ask about the map and if they had actually shown us the entire map, and this was their reply:

QUOTE
Hey Daniel,

Rest assured that what we have shown so for is just a glimpse at the massive city of Los Santos and its vast surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. There will be lots for you to explore for yourself come September 17th.

Cheers,
Rockstar Games


I have a feeling the awesome maps made are a bit off, I feel like we are missing something especially east-Southeast. I also have a feeling that the mountain in Question is not the far north.

I can't remember which page, as it has been a while since I posted here, but im sure we saw a picture that angled right showed that west of that mountain continues north.

Hello, I think maybe it serve to going fast on the top of the mountain with the climb, and we park it at the airport.

For the map, i think tou have wrong, yes rockstar said we don't have see all the map, there is some places we don't have seen yet, but i really think these places are in the map of fido, the scale of the map is correct.

For me, the map lookink like that ( i have modified a little the fido map)

user posted image
And i have find something on the map of gameplay, the military base seems to be a little more bigger that i expected, and there is maybe a port for the base.

user posted image

I honestly see very little chance of that happening, with regards to the blimp using the mountain at least.

I agree, the scale is perfect, and the shape is imo also almost perfect, I just think the map needs to be stretched a little more north west and a little more south east, kind of like real-life SoCal. Maybe not so much SE as NW.

Anywho, no need to get into a fight about it, it is just my opinion and no harm meant to Fido, I myself have contributed to this thread so I am not dismissing the work at all:)

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (GTADKNUT @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 12:19)


And do not know what it is worth but I wrote R* mouthoff to ask about the map and if they had actually shown us the entire map, and this was their reply:

QUOTE
Hey Daniel,

Rest assured that what we have shown so for is just a glimpse at the massive city of Los Santos and its vast surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. There will be lots for you to explore for yourself come September 17th.

Cheers,
Rockstar Games






Oh man! Only "hills, countryside, and beaches"! I guess that means mountains are not in the game! smile.gif

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

There is a rumour amongst gaming journalists that R* are hoping to get another gameplay video out prior to GDC/Gamescon in Cologne on the 19th and that there is still something "surprising" for them to reveal in it.

On an unrelated matter,

Fido, as your map has now been the defacto-standard fan-map for some time, have you considered doing a version with a grid on it, so we can easily refer to locations by grid reference (i.e. "on v16 of Fido's map, that screenshot is at 1234:4567 looking toward 1299:6600"). I know you currently work on a flat file, rather than layers and I know that every time you revise the map we'd end up having to adjust a number of the references, but I think it'd be both useful and a great community project trying to document exactly where on your map each screenshot/trailer scene is.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (SlamTilt @ Thursday, Aug 8 2013, 13:25)


Fido, as your map has now been the defacto-standard fan-map for some time, have you considered doing a version with a grid on it, so we can easily refer to locations by grid reference (i.e. "on v16 of Fido's map, that screenshot is at 1234:4567 looking toward 1299:6600"). I know you currently work on a flat file, rather than layers and I know that every time you revise the map we'd end up having to adjust a number of the references, but I think it'd be both useful and a great community project trying to document exactly where on your map each screenshot/trailer scene is.

Good idea. icon14.gif

It may take Fido a bit of time, but he will get that time back with more to spare by not having to explain so much in his answers to questions.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:31 PM

That's actually a good idea but I have absolutely no idea how to do that...


I'm currently working on a GIF but I don't know how to animate all the maps I have.
I tried with a couple software but I can't make it work.
If someone knows how to do this, I can send him the files wink.gif

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:33 PM Edited by djfrost, 08 August 2013 - 01:42 PM.

The mountains of east
(I have rezise the pic)

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