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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Im sick of the in-game time system speed, it really needs to be slowed down. I want to experience Los Santos properly, I want to take an afternoon drive to Mount Gordo, if I do that with Franklin and leave his house at 9:00am I get to the mountain at 15:00 and then before you know it the darkness is already creeping in. The same for the night time, I'd love to take a boat out and experience Los Santos coast lines after dark but it never seems to last more that 10 minutes. It's ridiculous, please rockstar give us the option of slowing down the in-game time system.

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

The time was slowed-down some minutes since GTA: VCS. I like how it's already.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:09 PM

They should give us a freeze time cheat.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:14 PM

In the 3D era, one second of real time was the equivalent to one minute in-game time. In the HD era, it has been "slowed down" to two seconds of real time being the equivalent to one minute in-game time. So one full day in, let's say Vice City or San Andreas, is 24 minutes of real life. In GTA IV & V, one full day now take 48 minutes of real time. However, I still think it's too fast, and I say a good medium is five seconds of real time equal to one minute of in-game time.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

It doesn't feel that fast to me. I managed to drive the speed limit from franklin's house, down the "hollywood blvd", onto the highway and loop all the way around past the military base before it got dark. Mind me i had just turned my game on and i think it was about 9 o clock in game as well.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

I find it odd that R* didn't opt for 3 seconds=1 minute given the size of the map. I think that would have been an ideal ratio. 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:08 PM Edited by BlackNoise, 04 April 2014 - 10:10 PM.

@hvcciookay that's extremely fast. I live in Sacramento, and I can easily drive to LA in 6-8 hours, and depending on the traffic, I can get there in 4-5. I think they should make each day around 2 hours(real time) or more. 


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

I find it odd that R* didn't opt for 3 seconds=1 minute given the size of the map. I think that would have been an ideal ratio. 

I think that's the time in V, 3 seconds = 1 in-game minute.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:10 PM

It feels just a little too short, maybe 30-60 extra seconds an hour would be good. 


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:11 PM

 

I find it odd that R* didn't opt for 3 seconds=1 minute given the size of the map. I think that would have been an ideal ratio. 

I think that's the time in V, 3 seconds = 1 in-game minute.

 

 

Did you even read my post? In V (and in IV), it's 2 seconds per 1 in-game minute. Multiple sources will tell you just that.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:14 PM Edited by Cutter De Blanc, 04 April 2014 - 10:15 PM.

They should give us a freeze time cheat.

This would cause some problems, seeing as spawning seems to be influenced by the in-game clock.   

 

Red Dead was 3 seconds per minute.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:20 PM

Yeah i feel the same OP, i think it is just that bit too fast, if they made it 5-10 seconds i think that it would be just right, even driving to Chumash at 9:00 am in the morning turns into 12-3:00 pm in the day.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:08 AM

Few weeks ago, I experienced an in-game glitch in which I was in Michael's house and the game froze momentarily. When it came back, the time had stopped. I haven't spoken of it until now because I thought no one would believe me. But yeah. It was night, but I could sleep and advance time. The hour would change but it would still be frozen. For example, I could sleep at 12:24 and wake up at 18:24 and the time would still be frozen, just at a different point in the day.

 

It was pretty spectacular, needless to say. Unfortunately I still haven't discovered how to replicate it, likely it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime glitches, but it was quite amazing. I made the time frozen on night and took a full drive from Paleto Bay to Los Santos. Then I slept so that it would be day and just walked around on the beach for a while. Some other stuff too. It was neat.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:08 AM

A little offtop but there is a trainer to GTA IV on PC that allows to sync in-game time to real time.

That's funny when you start to plat when it's bright outside and end at night :D


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

Im sick of the in-game time system speed, it really needs to be slowed down. I want to experience Los Santos properly, I want to take an afternoon drive to Mount Gordo, if I do that with Franklin and leave his house at 9:00am I get to the mountain at 15:00 and then before you know it the darkness is already creeping in. The same for the night time, I'd love to take a boat out and experience Los Santos coast lines after dark but it never seems to last more that 10 minutes. It's ridiculous, please rockstar give us the option of slowing down the in-game time system.
 
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this is Grand Theft Auto, not a pussy-ass-yuppie simulator

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

 

Im sick of the in-game time system speed, it really needs to be slowed down. I want to experience Los Santos properly, I want to take an afternoon drive to Mount Gordo, if I do that with Franklin and leave his house at 9:00am I get to the mountain at 15:00 and then before you know it the darkness is already creeping in. The same for the night time, I'd love to take a boat out and experience Los Santos coast lines after dark but it never seems to last more that 10 minutes. It's ridiculous, please rockstar give us the option of slowing down the in-game time system.
 
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this is Grand Theft Auto, not a pussy-ass-yuppie simulator

 

You've missed the point of this topic. What the OP does while playing has nothing to do with it. He was merely providing examples. Do you think time goes by too fast? 


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:00 PM

Well, while I'm taking a stroll through downtown, you know, to get my 5 miles of walking a day in, it does seem a little fast by the time I'm done and have dinner with this girl I'm seeing who works at the Maze Bank Tower...it's only been a couple weeks and she seems really cool, but damn do I want to hit that, you should see her perfect ass, maybe soon...
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

Yeah i feel the same OP, i think it is just that bit too fast, if they made it 5-10 seconds i think that it would be just right, even driving to Chumash at 9:00 am in the morning turns into 12-3:00 pm in the day.

That's really inaccurate. I don't know your starting point, but let's say somewhere downtown. Since this thread is about cruising and not extreme high speed, let's also assume your traveling at the speed of your surrounding traffic. There's no way a trip to Chumash would take 8 real-life minutes (from 9 am till 1 pm and using 2 sec per game-minute). Even if you wouldn't take the Del Perro Freeway.. But anyway, I don't like the nights that much, so I prefer the 10 am - 3 pm time slot and I think it could be a bit longer. Like 3 seconds per game-minute (apparently RDR's system), which would mean a day is 72 minutes. Also related, I'd like for an option to speed time where you want to, not just at your safehouse (and being forced to calculate the illogical 6-8-10 hours depending on your protag). Could be very easily implemented on your in-game phone, like setting an alarm clock app. Perhaps only when you sit on a bench, or (being trevor) lie on a cardboard box or visiting a motel.  


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

 

Yeah i feel the same OP, i think it is just that bit too fast, if they made it 5-10 seconds i think that it would be just right, even driving to Chumash at 9:00 am in the morning turns into 12-3:00 pm in the day.

That's really inaccurate. I don't know your starting point, but let's say somewhere downtown. Since this thread is about cruising and not extreme high speed, let's also assume your traveling at the speed of your surrounding traffic. There's no way a trip to Chumash would take 8 real-life minutes (from 9 am till 1 pm and using 2 sec per game-minute). Even if you wouldn't take the Del Perro Freeway.. But anyway, I don't like the nights that much, so I prefer the 10 am - 3 pm time slot and I think it could be a bit longer. Like 3 seconds per game-minute (apparently RDR's system), which would mean a day is 72 minutes. Also related, I'd like for an option to speed time where you want to, not just at your safehouse (and being forced to calculate the illogical 6-8-10 hours depending on your protag). Could be very easily implemented on your in-game phone, like setting an alarm clock app. Perhaps only when you sit on a bench, or (being trevor) lie on a cardboard box or visiting a motel.  

 

I forgot to point out that i drive like a normal citizen haha


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:26 PM


 


Yeah i feel the same OP, i think it is just that bit too fast, if they made it 5-10 seconds i think that it would be just right, even driving to Chumash at 9:00 am in the morning turns into 12-3:00 pm in the day.

That's really inaccurate. I don't know your starting point, but let's say somewhere downtown. Since this thread is about cruising and not extreme high speed, let's also assume your traveling at the speed of your surrounding traffic. There's no way a trip to Chumash would take 8 real-life minutes (from 9 am till 1 pm and using 2 sec per game-minute). Even if you wouldn't take the Del Perro Freeway.. But anyway, I don't like the nights that much, so I prefer the 10 am - 3 pm time slot and I think it could be a bit longer. Like 3 seconds per game-minute (apparently RDR's system), which would mean a day is 72 minutes. Also related, I'd like for an option to speed time where you want to, not just at your safehouse (and being forced to calculate the illogical 6-8-10 hours depending on your protag). Could be very easily implemented on your in-game phone, like setting an alarm clock app. Perhaps only when you sit on a bench, or (being trevor) lie on a cardboard box or visiting a motel.  
 
I forgot to point out that i drive like a normal citizen haha
Haha ok. I tried the stopping at red lights method for a while, so if thats what you mean, then sure, it could take a couple of minutes..

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:37 AM

I'm not sure how they did this in V but in the 3D era, the weather cycle was dependent on the in-game clock. So, for "realistic" weather patterns and changes, the speed of the clock directly affected this. Using trainers and plugins usually froze the weather. Too slow and you'd get the longest rains or actual glitches in the audio or visual fx. Too fast and the weather would change too abruptly.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:08 AM

As mentioned above, simple native trainer on the PC can set real time duration, or sync to your system clock. The only technical problems with the later I can see is when the character sleeps, or certain missions needing to start at a certain time of day - but these wouldn't have to stop the former.


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:14 AM

The time has been slowed down unlike III era. 2 seconds count as a minute. It's fair enough, although I was expecting Rockstar to add a real time clock. I think slower timecycle is better to complete the timed missions.
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

Nighttime is what gets to me. Why da hell does it start getting bright at 4 in the morning?! That's insane at least make it 6-6:30 @ least!!!


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:36 PM

I just find it pretty ridiculous that it gets dark around 19:00 hours, especially during the summer on the west coast.

The sun should start setting at 21:00 and be dark at 22:00... Since night time in video games seem infinitely longer than day, no matter the game or time ratio.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:45 AM

What irks me is that we don't get a 12hr clock. It's not a military game and our protags aren't in any kind of public service. The location is always on U.S. soil so wtf is with the 24hr clock? Coding-wise it may be needed but a small conversion for on-screen display is very easy to do. *shakes head*

Yes, it should become dusk around 9pm and dawn around 5am. That would make summer time sense. This is easy to change too.

It would be cool if we had a menu option to sync our game to system time. (real time) But again, it will cause issues with the weather cycle. You'll see strange anomalies because of the slowed changes. That really is the only side effect. Spawns (peds, vehicles etc) will still occur - just at a slower pace.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:24 AM Edited by CalgaryJay, 22 April 2014 - 05:25 AM.

OP, that's what I like about golfing (and other sports, tennis at least). The time freezes for the duration of the activity. I'm early in my second play-through so still building up Strength bar, sometimes when its beautiful out (especially sunrise/set) and I'm in the area, I like to hit the links and enjoy it for 15-20mins.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:42 PM

To me, it seems a pretty normal speed - when I started the game, I got into a car and drove onto the highway at a normal speed, up to Mount Chiliad - it was 2:34PM when I got there and I set off at 11:34AM  - I took in the scenery and got into my car and set off at 17:00 - I then drove back to Franklin's Aunts House and arrived there at around 8PM. 


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

They could have a cheat code for this.It would be useful.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

Im sick of the in-game time system speed, it really needs to be slowed down. I want to experience Los Santos properly, I want to take an afternoon drive to Mount Gordo, if I do that with Franklin and leave his house at 9:00am I get to the mountain at 15:00 and then before you know it the darkness is already creeping in. The same for the night time, I'd love to take a boat out and experience Los Santos coast lines after dark but it never seems to last more that 10 minutes. It's ridiculous, please rockstar give us the option of slowing down the in-game time system.

 

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I 10000% agree with everything in this post, glad someone brought it to light.

 

I HATE how time passes so quickly, it kills the immersion and limits the amount of time you have to appreciate certain times of the day (evening time when the sun is setting for example)

 

This was one of my main wishes before the game came out, I really wanted them to slow the in game time down. I t would have been so much better if one in game minute was around 4 seconds or even more, instead of 2.

 

Also we should be able to choose what time M, F or T wakes up when you save game.

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