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#25801

Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:15 AM

Haha.  We keep getting ninja'd by each other.

All sorted then.   :^:

Yes, those streets do look very familiar & very promising for a possible find or two.

 

 

Here's that lucky find I was talking about a few minutes ago.

Was just scrolling down the road looking for that sign when I noticed this.

Sometimes you can spend hours searching without finding anything, other times they just fall into your lap.

 

Real life.  Lake Hollywood Dog Park, 3148 Canyon Lake Dr, Los Angeles.

In game.  Vinewood Hills Dog Park, N Sheldon Dr, Vinewood Hills.

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It's basically an exact match, including the playground, signs, gates & concrete drain etc.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:26 AM

First time I see this small park!
Great job guys!
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:27 AM

More finds! This time at the Del Perro Plaza/Santa Monica Plaza:

 

Up-N-Atom:

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Belle Hair Beauty Salon Back Entrance:

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Wigwam:

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The Coffee Bean:

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:40 AM

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You found that gate!? Unbelievable!! Can we petition R* to add a WAYNE KERR WAS HERE graffiti in that spot?

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:51 AM

@Harryhenry: Great job!   :^:  :^:  :^:  Keep them coming!


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:56 AM Edited by lxr, 24 June 2014 - 11:27 AM.

What do you think about this one?
 
Whittier Narrows Dam, El Rancho, CA
 
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EDIT: And what about this one? The RL location makes it rather convincing.

2815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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EDIT: Here is one more. Doesn't get much closer than this one...

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:21 AM

Harryhenry.  Good stuff once again.

It's great to get the individual shops on the map.  The more coloured dots, the better it looks.   :^:

 

 

lxr.  Lmao.   

No, I didn't know about the gate.  

In fact I didn't even know the IG park had a playground until I had a closer look.

The park just looked really familiar because of the terrain & location, but I wasn't sure at first.  

When I had a look at the IG park, I was shocked to see the similarities.  It was pure dumb luck.

 

Regarding the Whittier Narrows Damn.  

There might be other similar looking flood gates, but I think it could be the one.

The location & setting matches IRL, & it looks very, very similar.   Lets go with it.   :^:

 

Regarding the Mirror Park Plaza.

Sorry mate, but Fido found that one a few weeks ago.  Might've been when you were away for a while.  

 

 

Fido.  You didn't know the dog park was there?

C'mon mate, it's the same place where the jetpack spawns.  ;)

 


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:09 PM Edited by Harryhenry, 24 June 2014 - 01:12 PM.

More finds at the same location!:

 

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Real Life:

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Real Life:

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At this point, I think I'm the "support" class of this thread, pointing out the smaller parts in bigger finds. I think I made this my, "position" if you will, because I don't think I have the patience to click around google street view trying to find buildings. That's more for Wayne, lxr, and Fido_le_muet!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

Lots of good finds today !

Harry if you like that role, it's fine by me. the more the merrier. And you're absolutely right to do what you do, lots of potential new finds there, even if they are "small finds".

Makes the interactive map more colorful. Keep at it !

 

lxr : awesome find on that house near in Santa Monica near Ocean Towers. Do you think the ingame houses next to that one are also there IRL ? I can't fire up the game right now so can't verify but I'm sure that's something we need to look for. Or maybe you already did.

 

Wayny, I didn't know about the JetPack. I only found the time travel machine in a hangar at Fort zancudo :p

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:45 AM

lxr.

Great find on the house.   :^:

 

Harryhenry.  

A lot of the large buildings & plazas contain individual stores & businesses that are unique.

It's not a supporting role.  It still takes a lot of time to get IG & IRL images that match nicely.

Sometimes we forget about those individual shops once we find the main building, but they definitely deserve a dot on the map.  

Keep going.   :^:

 

 

New find.

Real life.  Maxim Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 531 North Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles.

In game.  Loyal Discount Carpets & Nail Bar & Spa, Boulevard Del Perro, Morningwood.

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Really nice matching details on the mosaic tiles & wrought iron.

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#25811

Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:52 AM

Couple of new finds from Little Seoul/Koreatown.  Just down the road from each other IRL.

 

Real life.  3950 Wilshire Blvd, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game.  Meinmacht + Convenience Store + Hwan Cafe, Palomino Ave, Little Seoul.

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Real life.  Ramada Hotel (Wilshire Blvd entrance), 3908 Wilshire Blvd, Koreatown, Los Angeles.  

In game.  Tw@ Internet Cafe + Bean Machine Coffee, Vespucci Blvd, Little Seoul.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

Cookie party Wayny ! :D

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#25813

Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:46 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 28 June 2014 - 02:34 PM.

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Another shortened version of the plaza that has already been used twice in Sth LS & once in Morningwood.

Real life.  Shopping plaza, South Figueroa St & West Slauson Ave, Los Angeles.

In game.  24/7 + shopping plaza, Vespucci Blvd, Little Seoul.

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:26 PM Edited by Fido_le_muet, 29 June 2014 - 09:05 PM.

New find :

 

IRL : 320 Georgina Ave, Santa Monica

Ingame : House, Cougar Ave, Del Perro

 

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And another one :

 

IRL : Villa Vicente, 234 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica

Ingame : Appartment building, Bay City Ave, Del Perro

 

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#25815

Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:44 PM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 30 June 2014 - 01:47 AM.

Great stuff Fido.   :^:  :^:  :^:

 

Just letting you guys know I've had a great weekend searching.

Spotted several new finds from Little Seoul & Vinewood.

Might be a couple days before I can post them as I'm away from home a fair bit this week.

 

EDIT.

Might not be going away just yet.  I'll post what I can before I leave, if I get the time.

 

Real life.  Windsor Court Apartments, 900 South Irolo St, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game 1.  Vespucci Blvd Apartments, Vespucci Blvd, Little Seoul.

In game 2.  Las Lagunas Blvd Apartments, Las Lagunas Blvd, Vinewood.

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#25816

Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:02 AM

I was looking for this one saturday!
Nicely done Wayne ;)

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:07 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 30 June 2014 - 10:11 AM.

^^ Well, I'm glad you didn't find it then.   :lol:

It was actually really hard to spot because it's surrounded by lots of thick trees.

The 2nd IRL image is a stock photo from the apartments website, but the first image is the only street-view angle to get a good look at it.

Would've been very easy to miss if I was googling from the other direction.

 

Real life.  Embassy Apartments, 706 South Mariposa Ave, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game.  Apartment building, Lindsay Circus, Little Seoul.

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The front fence also has matching details.

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Real life.  Apartment building, 510 South Mariposa Ave, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game.  Apartment building, Ginger St, Little Seoul.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:59 PM

Seems like Mariposa Ave is the new Crenshaw Blvd.

 

Real life.  Apartment building, 542 South Mariposa Ave, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game 1.  Apartment building, 1068 Ginger St, Little Seoul.

In game 2.  Apartment building, Alta St, Vinewood.

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It was hard to get a decent view of the side, but you can just make out the vertical panels through the palm trees.

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Real life.  Residence, 720 South Mariposa Ave, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game.  Residence, Lindsay Circus & Palomino Ave, Little Seoul.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:39 PM

Goodness !


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:12 PM Edited by Fido_le_muet, 30 June 2014 - 07:24 PM.

New find !

 

IRL : 323 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica

Ingame : Appartment building, Bay City Ave, Del Perro

 

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Another one :

 

IRL : 315 Georgina Ave, Santa Monica

Ingame : House, Cougar Ave, Del Perro

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:29 PM

Hi guys, first I'd just like to say awesome work in this thread guys, I remember this thread when the first trailer was brand new, & it's still going! But one of the early screenshots Always caught my attention, I don't know why, theres nothing special about it, but I just liked it & was one of the places I wanted to visit in the game when I got it. But I've never been able to actually locate it in the game. Since you all seem to know the map very very well, I thought I'd ask here if anyone knows where this location is? Thank you!

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:24 PM Edited by coach_wargo, 30 June 2014 - 08:25 PM.

The apartment in the background looks like one from earlier on this page. http://gtaforums.com...entry1065698232

 

The details under the second story window seem to match. I think they're meant to be French doors.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:09 PM Edited by Len Lfc, 30 June 2014 - 11:16 PM.

The apartment in the background looks like one from earlier on this page. http://gtaforums.com...entry1065698232

 

The details under the second story window seem to match. I think they're meant to be French doors.

I don't think it is, it's similar, but it the corner building, the creamy & brown one. Nothing matches with that & the background buildings simultaneously .

 

EDIT: Found it! It's here, check the photo for the map location

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:11 PM



Hi guys, first I'd just like to say awesome work in this thread guys, I remember this thread when the first trailer was brand new, & it's still going! But one of the early screenshots Always caught my attention, I don't know why, theres nothing special about it, but I just liked it & was one of the places I wanted to visit in the game when I got it. But I've never been able to actually locate it in the game. Since you all seem to know the map very very well, I thought I'd ask here if anyone knows where this location is? Thank you!

 

Hey Len.  That was a great screenshot.  

The buildings in the background are in Little Seoul.

I couldn't find them in Koreatown though.  They might be a bit further East IRL.

 

@ coach_wargo

Yeah it's got a few similar features to the Embassy Apartments.  

It's possible R* used the Embassy features to create their own apartment building, but I reckon we'll find the right match soon.

That large archway on the front is the key to finding the right one.

 

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Awesome finds Fido.

We're on a roll.   :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:30 AM

I should have just waited for you to answer. At this point i think you and fido may know the map better than the R* designers, lol.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:11 AM

EDIT: Here is one more. Doesn't get much closer than this one...

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:O f*ck yes! I've been trying to find this house because I love it so much!

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:50 AM

Truly great work here!   :^:  :^:  :^:

 

I should have just waited for you to answer. At this point i think you and fido may know the map better than the R* designers, lol.

 

R* should also let them run the Dynasty 8 Real Estate website. It's 1893 Grapeseed Main St, not 1893 Grapeseed Ave!

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

Coach_wargo.  I wish we knew the real life locations as well as the in-game ones.  We would finally get our lives back again.   :lol:

 

Here are a couple more finds leftover from the weekend.

There are 3 or 4 of these apartments in Koreatown that could be considered a match.  This one is probably the closest match, so I'll use it on the map.

Real life.  108 South Edgemont St, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game.  Residence, Palomino Ave, Little Seoul.

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Probably only 90% sure of this one.  Both plazas have the angled section at one end, but the in-game plaza has a more Asian inspire curve on the roof.  

I couldn't find any other plazas in Koreatown that had the angled end, so it's probably safe to say this is the one.

Real life.  Gold Plaza, 1111 South Vermont Ave, Koreatown, Los Angeles.

In game.  Korean Plaza, Calais Ave, Little Seoul.  (reversed)

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

Nice Wayny !

I'm pretty sure the plaza is the correct one. Too many similarities.

 

How about this :

 

IRL : 9884 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills (couldn't find a better pic but a few details are similar and it's at the exact same place ingame and IRL)

Ingame : S Del Perro Blvd, Rockford Hills

 

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IRL : 1000 Cory Ave, West Hollywood (again, same location and a few details matching, notably the balconies)

Ingame : Spanish Avenue, West Vinewood

 

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IRL : Hollywood Western subway station, Hollywood Blvd & Western Ave, Hollywood, CA

Ingame : Del Perro Subway Station, Marathon Ave & Prosperity St, Del Perro, CA

 

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What do you think guys ? Are you impressed ? :p

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:57 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 03 July 2014 - 05:01 AM.

Wow.   Well spotted.   :cookie:  :cookie:  :cookie:

 

Peering at windows through the bushes.  You've obviously channelled your inner stalker/pedophile.

I'm very, very impressed, but a little creeped out too.   :panic:

 

 

Edit.

I had a look at the first one in street-view.  It's definitely the right one.  

There are lots of matching details, but like you said, very hard to capture them in one image.

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