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#2701

Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:53 PM Edited by mvega0422, 31 July 2012 - 03:56 PM.

QUOTE (lakingsfan @ Sunday, Jul 29 2012, 02:52)
QUOTE (FCM @ Saturday, Jul 28 2012, 21:11)
QUOTE (lakingsfan @ Friday, Jul 27 2012, 23:16)
I-5 is named Los Puerta Freeway. It's going on a North/South axis and I think some said it would pass near downtown on the west side.
http://media.gtanet....reenshot-13.jpg

I-2 is named Del Perro Freeway. It's going on a West/East axis and relying on the screenshot, we can say it's going to pass in East Los Santos.
http://media.gtanet....reenshot-30.jpg

I'm pretty sure that Los Puerta Freeway is in real life HARBOR FWY (California 110) for the following reasons:

1- It's on the north/south axis;
2- It's close to the downtown;
3- The highway scene was taken right between the balcony scene and downtown Los Santos, and the balcony guy was south-west from the downtown - meaning the highway scene in fact is right south of the downtown. Which leads me to think that ...

.. I'm pretty sure that the highway scene was shot on what is going to be the copycat of SANTA MONICA FWY (California 10) for the following reasons:

1- It is heading towards the balcony-guy's direction which was south-west of Downtown Los Santos;
2- California 10, or Santa Monica FWY, is that highway right south of Downtown LA on the east-west axis
3- Koreatown (or "Little Seoul" in Los Santos) is in fact located in the armpit of California 10/California 110 interchange - and it also is accessible in the highway-scene.

So, to rule the case of Del Perro highway, what we know about it:

- It's straight downtown Los Angeles, not in the periphery;
- It's on the east-west axis;

With that, we know it's not Santa Monica FWY since it is not directly downtown, it's just in its periphery.

So, considering all this, here's what I think of Los Santos Highway system:
(Click the link if you want a big ass picture -> http://img690.images...ghwaysystem.png )

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Nice work ! Your map is very detailed and I think it makes a lot of sense

Here's the problem I have with that map: despite how I believe it's nearly perfectly correct, where's the connection between the highway picture (with the green signs, on the green highway you painted), and Interstate 5? The signs show I-5 as being accessible in the immediate area on that highway, yet your map shows they would be a good deal further apart.

Edit: Actually you're probably right and I'm probably wrong. It's just that I-5 passes downtown on the east side IRL, so why wouldn't it pass on the east side in Los Santos? Just seems like it would make more sense, no?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:39 AM Edited by SIR-Psycho-Sexy, 02 August 2012 - 03:45 AM.

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Don't know if anyone else has seen this picture on the @rockstargtav twitter, you can't see much of the city but, i'm sure the building on the left hand side on top of the mountain/hill is the games version of the griffith observatory.

Then to the right we can obviously see a huge amount of mountainous area smile.gif

Hope this helps

EDIT: So apparently that's Fake sorry guys, my bad.

Looks fairly Legit tho sad.gif

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:48 AM

Woot!!! New Screen! Appears to be looking east, to the suburbs north of downtown. Great find.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

QUOTE (SIR-Psycho-Sexy @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 00:39)
user posted image

Don't know if anyone else has seen this picture on the @rockstargtav twitter, you can't see much of the city but, i'm sure the building on the left hand side on top of the mountain/hill is the games version of the griffith observatory.

Then to the right we can obviously see a huge amount of mountainous area smile.gif

Hope this helps

Enjoy
http://i.imgur.com/9IMqW.png

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#2705

Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:12 AM

Damn!

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#2706

Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:38 AM

Fake. Its no where on Official newswire. Mods Delete Please

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:40 AM

QUOTE (wearing_Huggies_or_Pampers @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 02:38)
Fake. Its no where on Official newswire. Mods Delete Please

Delete what?The thread?Oh just go to sleep already...

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#2708

Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:41 AM

No, the fake screenshot.

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#2709

Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

Some things I noticed on the fake screenshot. tounge.gif

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#2710

Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:24 AM

QUOTE (JugularXJ220 @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 04:44)
Some things I noticed on the fake screenshot. tounge.gif
http://s18.postimage...s95/9_IMq_W.png

That pretty much confirms cloned Henry VIII of Enland as the antagonist of GTA V!
THE ENGLISH ARE COMING! GRAB YOUR GUNS!! ;D

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#2711

Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:29 AM

omfg hilarious. But fake sad.gif

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#2712

Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

Remember this mystery building?
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I'd say the shape is loosely based on the Wells Fargo Center, but with a different texture.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:07 AM Edited by YukiEiri, 02 August 2012 - 09:09 AM.

QUOTE (Death2Drugs @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 08:49)
Remember this mystery building?
http://i.imgur.com/b7Mst.png

I'd say the shape is loosely based on the Wells Fargo Center, but with a different texture.
http://upload.wikime...rgocenter03.jpg

Not likely since the Wells Fargo Center was opened in 1983.
There has been one, much newer and thus better option, but I can't remember what it was.
Some kind of hotel, if I remember correctly.

***** EDIT *****
Found it
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From Wikipedia, the L.A. Live complex

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

Slightly off topic but, the Mrs is watching The Hill's box set atm & there are a lot of panning shots of LA, recognising lot's from the trailer.
It's a bit like tourture but if you guy's want to get a feel for LA lay out, give it a watch - but if anyone catches you make sure you have some porn to flick over to so you dont get caught out lol.

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#2715

Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE (JugularXJ220 @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 04:44)
Some things I noticed on the fake screenshot. tounge.gif

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Hmm, maybe the sillouette is fake- but what about the background? That could be real! And maybe the camera is in the in game version of Malibu?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE (Fishman92 @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 23:45)
QUOTE (JugularXJ220 @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 04:44)
Some things I noticed on the fake screenshot.    tounge.gif

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Hmm, maybe the sillouette is fake- but what about the background? That could be real! And maybe the camera is in the in game version of Malibu?

I really f­ucking hope you are being sarcastic. Of course it isn't real, RockstarGTAV is just a fan made page as far as I'm aware.

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#2717

Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

I really wasn't. I was just noting the possiblity.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (YukiEiri @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 09:07)
[QUOTE=Death2Drugs,Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 08:49] Remember this mystery building?
http://i.imgur.com/b7Mst.png

I'd say the shape is loosely based on the Wells Fargo Center, but with a different texture.
SNIP
Not likely since the Wells Fargo Center was opened in 1983.
There has been one, much newer and thus better option, but I can't remember what it was.
Some kind of hotel, if I remember correctly.

***** EDIT *****
Found it
SNIP

From Wikipedia, the L.A. Live complex

I wasn't pointing to the Mile High Club. I was talking about the awkward building behind the US Bank Tower which no one has been able to identify yet.

Sorry if I didn't make that clear.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

QUOTE (Death2Drugs @ Friday, Aug 3 2012, 22:47)
[QUOTE=YukiEiri,Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 09:07] [QUOTE=Death2Drugs,Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 08:49] Remember this mystery building?
http://i.imgur.com/b7Mst.png

I'd say the shape is loosely based on the Wells Fargo Center, but with a different texture.
SNIP
Not likely since the Wells Fargo Center was opened in 1983.
There has been one, much newer and thus better option, but I can't remember what it was.
Some kind of hotel, if I remember correctly.

***** EDIT *****
Found it
SNIP

From Wikipedia, the L.A. Live complex [/QUOTE]
I wasn't pointing to the Mile High Club. I was talking about the awkward building behind the US Bank Tower which no one has been able to identify yet.

Sorry if I didn't make that clear.

That building is the Mellon bank center just with a taller height, and different facade.

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#2720

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:35 AM

different facade, different height, different shape, different colors, different top, different windows, different what-you-want....
maybe a mix of different buildings.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:22 PM Edited by Big_Mitch_Baker, 04 August 2012 - 01:24 PM.

QUOTE (Death2Drugs @ Thursday, Aug 2 2012, 08:49)
Remember this mystery building?
user posted image

I'd say the shape is loosely based on the Wells Fargo Center, but with a different texture.
user posted image


The texture looks like it could be similar, glass windows with another building being reflected from out of view

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (koeklin @ Saturday, Aug 4 2012, 05:35)
different facade, different height, different shape, different colors, different top, different windows, different what-you-want....
maybe a mix of different buildings.

Same style, same shape and same top wow.gif

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:24 AM

QUOTE (koeklin @ Saturday, Aug 4 2012, 05:35)
different facade, different height, different shape, different colors, different top, different windows, different what-you-want....
maybe a mix of different buildings.

Still though, I'd say that it's fair to say that it is a hybrid between the Gas Company Tower and Wells Fargo Building, which is a little disappointing to be honest. Both the Wells Fargo Building and Gas Company Tower were present in San Andreas. Then again, Rockstar seem to be fairly space conservative (especially with the way they placed Vinewood/Beverly Hills more closer to Downtown and the SFV/SGV might be merged and directly north of Downtown rather than west and east in real life) in order to add a fair amount of countryside and another city or two.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

Not sure if anyone pointed this out (sorry if someone did), but did anyone notice a potential map inside the jewelery store?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE (ndawgdrake @ Monday, Aug 6 2012, 02:00)
Not sure if anyone pointed this out (sorry if someone did), but did anyone notice a potential map inside the jewelery store?

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My god, that DOES look like something. Good find.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:10 AM

QUOTE (Gst0395 @ Sunday, Aug 5 2012, 21:03)
QUOTE (ndawgdrake @ Monday, Aug 6 2012, 02:00)
Not sure if anyone pointed this out (sorry if someone did), but did anyone notice a potential map inside the jewelery store?

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My god, that DOES look like something. Good find.

Dang that's very interesting find indeed. Looks like maybe water in the middle? But also it looks weird because the whole map doesn't look covered by fully water or mountains, just a mixture. Maybe it's something else though.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:11 AM

QUOTE (ndawgdrake @ Monday, Aug 6 2012, 02:00)
Not sure if anyone pointed this out (sorry if someone did), but did anyone notice a potential map inside the jewelery store?

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ive read about it somewhere in this forum, but why would it be a map there? its most probably a diamond surrounded by that things

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

Yes Now we need to carefully look in screenshots

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:37 AM

QUOTE (ndawgdrake @ Monday, Aug 6 2012, 02:00)
Not sure if anyone pointed this out (sorry if someone did), but did anyone notice a potential map inside the jewelery store?

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you notice closely, you'll notice those are diamonds.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:42 AM

QUOTE (Death2Drugs @ Monday, Aug 6 2012, 03:37)
QUOTE (ndawgdrake @ Monday, Aug 6 2012, 02:00)
Not sure if anyone pointed this out (sorry if someone did), but did anyone notice a potential map inside the jewelery store?

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you notice closely, you'll notice those are diamonds.

Nah man, that's definitely a map. colgate.gif




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