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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:28 PM Edited by lxr, 09 September 2013 - 06:29 PM.

Related to the train/rail discussion earlier today, it looks like we finally have a confirmed location of the '...k railyard' sign from trailer 2:

 

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I'm also wondering if the 'welcome' sign on the 4th street bridge (from the online trailer) is somehow related to the railyard, since it is very similar in design and located nearby. I have searched for real life versions of both signs without finding any.
http://i40.tinypic.com/a16du1.jpg

 

Uh wow, good eyes!

 

Now can you find the building I marked up? Seems pretty distinct. I've spent quite some time looking for it around the LA River, but to no avail.

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

Looking nortth-west, towards Vinewood

That clears it up a little. You've got an idea on the building to the left of Michael's head?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

So what's the conclusion on this? Is this Los Santos?

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:36 PM Edited by lxr, 09 September 2013 - 06:37 PM.

@Mamunda: It's the wind farm, see above.

 

@Strom18: No, we've seen that spot before, it's not snow.

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:39 PM Edited by Ignaz, 09 September 2013 - 06:42 PM.

Where is this, in the red square.... Prison? Buildings?...

http://imageshack.co...4/5756/f7vf.jpg

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

Not really contributing but 7 days, guys! 7 days! Its been good, although I have had various usernames in the past 2 years I have followed this thread extensively since day 1.

 

Well done, guys! Truly awesome work!


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:19 PM Edited by stefkes1996, 09 September 2013 - 07:20 PM.

Where is this, in the red square.... Prison? Buildings?...http://imageshack.co...4/5756/f7vf.jpg
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Ah, that's the reason --) can't view that window on my ipad :)
By the way, as i explained earlier, i don't think it is los santos, neither the wind farm or the prison. I think it's some sort of factory or maybe a small town

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:19 PM Edited by koeklin, 09 September 2013 - 07:20 PM.

I'm not sure for the blue one below:

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Now I'm sure ! it's the same shape of roof.

White letters on a pale blue background in L.S. vs

Pale blue Letters on white background in L.A

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Google maps : http://goo.gl/maps/F2VA7

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#23529

Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

So what's the conclusion on this? Is this Los Santos?

 

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Can't be. Not enough lights. But too many lights to be Sandy Shores... Is that Chiliad in the background?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:41 PM Edited by lxr, 09 September 2013 - 07:41 PM.

Can't be. Not enough lights. But too many lights to be Sandy Shores... Is that Chiliad in the background?

 

Just read the last two or three pages of this thread. It's fun. You'll find out.

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#23531

Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:43 PM


Hell yeah ! 100% agreed koeklin.
Looks like they reproduced that area completely.
Neat.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:49 PM

I think there are many many places we haven't seen yet.  The map is so huge, and most screenshots have been in just a few locations.  I think they've been careful to show a lot without showing a lot, if ya know what I mean.

 
We have already seen all places, don't be naive or you'll be dissapointed
Lol no we havent. That screen with the yellow plane flying low doesnt look like any area I've seem before

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:50 PM Edited by lxr, 09 September 2013 - 07:56 PM.

@koeklin: Excellent eye, as always! ;)

 

 

Lol no we havent. That screen with the yellow plane flying low doesnt look like any area I've seem before

 

It's definitely the upper part of the Zancudo River, looking west. There are just too many details that match too well.

 

But, as it has been stated before: What may look like a tight gorge when you're parachuting will look like endless plains when you're on the ground. Just by looking at the blueprint map, you may not find that world very impressive. But it's at ground level where you see the true size.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:10 PM

 

Can't be. Not enough lights. But too many lights to be Sandy Shores... Is that Chiliad in the background?

 

Just read the last two or three pages of this thread. It's fun. You'll find out.

 

Please tell me what you think it is?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

Here's that area everyone was looking for. :/

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:18 PM Edited by lxr, 09 September 2013 - 08:24 PM.

Please tell me what you think it is?

 

Okay... it's basically the area that, in the shot below, has a bit of sunlight.

 

It's not a town. There are just a few buildings, some in small groups, a couple of streets, the airstrip, the prison, etc.

 

Edit: And the mountain in the background is named, unofficially, Mt. Pointy. You can see it best on GTAKiwi's map, in the first post, marked with a 'P'.

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

Now can you find the building I marked up? Seems pretty distinct. I've spent quite some time looking for it around the LA River, but to no avail.
 
http://i.imgur.com/LNC7Uh1.jpg


I did actually look for that before making the post. I focused my search around railroads and railyards, but the closest looking building I could find was the brewery.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

I did actually look for that before making the post. I focused my search around railroads and railyards, but the closest looking building I could find was the brewery.

 

Tough call, but... it's a pretty good match.

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

2 new screens...

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

That plane screenshot is a bit of a fail.  Look through the plane window.  Where did the explosion go?

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#23541

Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

You got it all wrong


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

That plane screenshot is a bit of a fail.  Look through the plane window.  Where did the explosion go?

Theres a smoke behind it.

 

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:51 PM

Definitely Chiliad. I marked some general landmarks for reference.
 
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Where'd you get that map and why isn't it in the OP

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:53 PM

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:05 PM


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:20 PM Edited by TheGTAone, 09 September 2013 - 10:28 PM.

What's that stadium-like thing in the background? I don't thinks that's the LS Forum. 

 

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Any thoughts?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

That plane screenshot is a bit of a fail.  Look through the plane window.  Where did the explosion go?

That bug was present in trailer 2 as well, no particle/smoke effects shows through the window, strange if they haven't fixed it by now.
http://media.gtanet....railer2_070.jpg
 

Where'd you get that map and why isn't it in the OP

Fido's map is in the op, first image in the map section.
http://www.flickr.co...N04/9621412874/

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:30 PM Edited by Fishman92, 09 September 2013 - 10:31 PM.

 

That plane screenshot is a bit of a fail.  Look through the plane window.  Where did the explosion go?

That bug was present in trailer 2 as well, no particle/smoke effects shows through the window, strange if they haven't fixed it by now.
http://media.gtanet....railer2_070.jpg
 

Where'd you get that map and why isn't it in the OP

Fido's map is in the op, first image in the map section.
http://www.flickr.co...N04/9621412874/

 

The bug is a typical transparency sorting error. Currently, there are no fixes using modern rendering techniques, although that depends on the shader they are using- whether it's alpha, or alpha tested. Testing is a lot slower, and impractical. You kinda have to deal with it, and from a developer point a view, it's infuriating. Most games try to hide this as much as possible, but i some cases, there's not much they can do.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:37 PM

That plane screenshot is a bit of a fail.  Look through the plane window.  Where did the explosion go?

That bug was present in trailer 2 as well, no particle/smoke effects shows through the window, strange if they haven't fixed it by now.http://media.gtanet....railer2_070.jpg 

Where'd you get that map and why isn't it in the OP

Fido's map is in the op, first image in the map section.http://www.flickr.co...N04/9621412874/

But look at the map in the dude's post, it more recent than the one in the OP

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:37 PM

 

 

 

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I have to admit, I can neither make out what this is supposed to be, nor how you would drive to the city from there. 

 

 

I think it's the Espilon farm. It would make sense you need to hike to get there in that case :), although it appears there is something of a dirt trail coming up to the facility at the top left corner of it.

 

 

I don't think it is the Espilon farm. I personally think it is a tribute to Warner Bros. Studios. Look at the stages and water tower.

 

In real life Los Angeles, you have to drive through the valley by the Hollywood bowl to get to Burbank, which is kinda behind the Hollywood Hills.

 

I think it is Warner Bros. Studios. my 2 cents. :D

 

Not exactly man... There's lots of ways to Burbank, but who knows. It would have higher fences if it were a studio, but once again maybe the fences haven't rendered yet. It is a far away picture.





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