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#1

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:40 AM Edited by GTARandom, 12 October 2014 - 01:24 PM.

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Mod summary
 
Liberty State is a mod that aims to build upon and expand the already-existant map of Liberty City and Alderney both feature and appearance wise.
 
The following mod contents listed further in the text are only planned and/or considered for the mod's development but not neccessarily included in the final version of the mod that may or may not release some time in the future:
  • New interiors for the aforementioned map built into the exterior shells of the already-existant exterior objects
  • Removal of road construction on Columbus Ave and Frankfort Ave
  • Update for the major construction site allegedly maintained by Yusef Amir that is located at the far southern tip of Algonquin which would include finished buildings and perhaps more stuff built around them to fill in the newly-created empty space...
  • Completion of the highway on Northern Expressway that would connect Bohan and Broker and perhaps the rest of the newly-created map
  • New islands that would contain the countryside and some very small towns - the map would be closely based off of the Hamptons suburban areas, Adirondacks Mountains and the Catskills Mountains
  • The amusement park at Firefly Island would finally be opened for bussiness and would contain functional attractions that the player could interact with 
  • Everything created would be filled with life meaning it would contain traffic paths and the navmeshes for the peds(NPC's) to walk on and interact with the environment)
  • AND MANY more scripts and other features that would make the map a trully immersive experience to try out and virtually visit...

 

Mod Credits and other information

 

This mod is currently being developed by only one person and that is me, GTARandom.

 

A special thanks go to:

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... for helping me out with some small workflow ideas(solutions) and/or tips

 

The graphics mod currently used to show the in-game previews of this mod is iCEnhancer 3.0 by icelaglace

 

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You can download the mod's currently released versions and those possibly released in the future from MODDB

 

 

If you'd like to support me, you can alternatively download the same files from above(on MODDB) by first visiting the adf.ly link and then procceeding with the downloads as usual after the ad viewing countdown has finished.

 

Here is the link: http://adf.ly/so6oU

 

 

You can also support me by donating some money via THIS link. 

The latter way of supporting me is the one i'd preffer the most!

 

All the help/support is appreceated!

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:45 AM Edited by universetwisters, 02 July 2014 - 12:53 AM.

I remember you were telling me about this on skype a while ago, and so far it's looking quite good. Good luck!

 

Although I can't help to notice that the trees in this picture are crazy lopsided and I don't think trees grow on mountains like that. But nevertheless, superb job so far!


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:55 AM Edited by GTARandom, 02 July 2014 - 01:06 AM.

I remember you were telling me about this on skype a while ago, and so far it's looking quite good. Good luck!

Although I can't help to notice that the trees in this picture are crazy lopsided and I don't think trees grow on mountains like that. But nevertheless, superb job so far!

 

Thanks! I wish you could play online with us tomorrow. I'll say it again: This map is only conceptual, or as some would say, a blockout of the real thing and it does not represent the final mod release map

 

If anyone wants to join in the online session, you can post your gamertag here, because i might be playing online and recording a new video tomorrow like i said in the initial announcement post end.

 

One thing i didn't mention is that i might make a small race on this map(yes, on GFWL with checkpoints) and/or maybe some deathmatch.

 

Although I can't help to notice that the trees in this picture are crazy lopsided and I don't think trees grow on mountains like that. But nevertheless, superb job so far!

 

I know all about that, some of my methods were wrong... that's why i'll create the map anew... saying that for the 3rd time now...  :yawn: 

 

 

Also, if you watch my posted videos here and want a better feel to the cruisin' thing... have a listen to this song while the cruise video is playing on the map!

 

 

It just blends in so perfectly and is relaxing in my opinion.... deffinetly a reccommendation


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:04 AM

Thanks! I wish you could play online with us tomorrow....

 

I'd love to but I'm not sure if I'll be on around then, seeing as I'm working pretty late tomorrow because of some crazy mulch job.

 

Out of curiosity, are the bridges based off any in real NY State or are they custom made?


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:11 AM

It's great to see you making stuff again, will keep following this.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:16 AM Edited by GTARandom, 02 July 2014 - 01:27 AM.

Thanks! I wish you could play online with us tomorrow....

 

I'd love to but I'm not sure if I'll be on around then, seeing as I'm working pretty late tomorrow because of some crazy mulch job.

 

Out of curiosity, are the bridges based off any in real NY State or are they custom made?

 

 

Ah, that's a shame man...

 

The bridges are custom made but were based on the ones in California... The white bridge seen in one of the images and the first video i post was based on the new Oakland-Bay bridge connecting San Francisco with Oakland and the other one in sunset is based on the San Andreas Flint Bridge.

 

As for the blue one, that one is really straight out of my imagination... for some reason i was thinking of Alan Wake while i was making it and section with train passing by overhead of Alan... but it could be based off of any other bridge out there!

 

Here are some of the images to get you acquainted with the 2 referenced bridges that i made:

 

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All the bridges were kind of made in a rush to get the first map build tested as fast as possible, so don't assume that i think that they're fascinating or something... They're just some rubbish 3D models after all :p

 

It's great to see you making stuff again, will keep following this.

 
Thank you, i'm glad that you're interested in this project! :)
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:41 AM

Ah, that's a shame man...

 

The bridges are custom made but were based on the ones in California... The white bridge seen in one of the images and the first video i post was based on the new Oakland-Bay bridge connecting San Francisco with Oakland and the other one in sunset is based on the San Andreas Flint Bridge.

 

As for the blue one, that one is really straight out of my imagination... for some reason i was thinking of Alan Wake while i was making it and section with train passing by overhead of Alan... but it could be based off of any other bridge out there!

 

Here are some of the images to get you acquainted with the 2 referenced bridges that i made:

 

 

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All the bridges were kind of made in a rush to get the first map build tested as fast as possible, so don't assume that i think that they're fascinating or something... They're just some rubbish 3D models after all :p

 

 

Not really that bad of a shame, though. If everything goes right by tomorrow I'll come home and start learning 3D modelling with actual 3DSmax and no hammer or other stuff like that.

 

They're not rubbish at all. I think they're pretty good! You shouldn't undermine or be too hard on yourself, it's a good start and hopefully in the coming days, weeks, etc. the map will blossom into something that would be a real treat to play :)


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:16 AM

I really like what I see... kuddos on the new Oakland Bay Bridge... went across the old one a few days ago when I was heading in to Frisco and got a few pics of the unfinished bridge (was missing a chunk in the middle)

 

I am honestly interested in this project and will continue to watch out for it


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:08 AM

Wow. Just wow. Will you add Carcer City? :D


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

Looks pretty good! Could you provide a picture of how the full game map (including LC) looks with this mod?


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:08 PM Edited by GTARandom, 02 July 2014 - 04:12 PM.

Wow. Just wow. Will you add Carcer City? :D

Perhaps on the new map that i said to start from scratch. But, i wouldn't be so confident that it'll be included, because of the space limits i have on the map - remember that i have to keep everything within 6000x6000 boundaries, and Carcer City is a bigger town, so it would be difficult to include it with the countryside+all other towns mentioned on the wiki.

 

 

Looks pretty good! Could you provide a picture of how the full game map (including LC) looks with this mod?

 
I'll provide a picture of the entire map from top-down perspective when i upload the promised demo map and release it here!
 
 
And, everybody else who commented on this - thank you for your comments and i'm glad that y'all like this stuff.
Also stay tuned for the demo map release and a few new possible videos of online gameplay with this map.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:13 PM Edited by GTARandom, 02 July 2014 - 06:21 PM.

As promised, here's the demo map release!!

 

And, here's the top-down view of the map:

 

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:35 PM Edited by Ash_735, 02 July 2014 - 05:36 PM.

For Bridges you should consider trying to do one based off this instead, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verrazano–Narrows_Bridge

The famous Verrazano Bridge, the last major bridge furthest south of New York, with the opposite side just looking out to the Ocean.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:55 PM

For Bridges you should consider trying to do one based off this instead, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verrazano–Narrows_Bridge

The famous Verrazano Bridge, the last major bridge furthest south of New York, with the opposite side just looking out to the Ocean.

Oh, yeah that's pretty cool!


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:06 PM Edited by Jeansowaty, 02 July 2014 - 06:07 PM.

OMG. This looks awesome! Btw, if you're going to do Carcer City, don't convert it from Manhunt. It's in the 3D Universe, so a different Carcer should be here.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

Come think of it, you could remove Alderney since it's a separate state like what's mentioned in IV. That could give you more space. Either that or you could make Alderney into Carcer City with stuff like neighborhood name changes, retexturing signs, etc. After all, it already kinda has that gritty, violent vibe to it.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

Unless that's his plan, I don't think that he'll remove Alderney as it'll cause problems with the storyline and other gameplay stuff, pretty sure this is just an add-on, not a replacement.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:58 PM Edited by _Kindled_, 02 July 2014 - 09:58 PM.

So, you are basing the country side off of Catskills, Adirondacks, and the Carraways? If so, that'd be nice. Did you check out some pictures of said locations to get the feeling of how you want it?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:05 PM Edited by TJGM, 02 July 2014 - 10:05 PM.

Just checked out those videos, seriously awesome work.

What about adding some 2dfx (coronas) on the bridges? It'd make them look great if you ask me.

I done something similar to the San Andreas bridges for Project 2dfx.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:28 PM Edited by GTARandom, 02 July 2014 - 10:28 PM.

So, you are basing the country side off of Catskills, Adirondacks, and the Carraways? If so, that'd be nice. Did you check out some pictures of said locations to get the feeling of how you want it?

Yeah, basically, yes. - But still, don't be surprised if a good part of the map's scenery is not matching these mentioned locations, what i'm trying to say is it's not strictly based off of those locations(imagination is widely used) but they should resemble them the most out of all other locations.

 

 
Just checked out those videos, seriously awesome work.

What about adding some 2dfx (coronas) on the bridges? It'd make them look great if you ask me.

I done something similar to the San Andreas bridges for Project 2dfx.

 

 

Yeah, i agree with you, 2dfx details could make the bridges look nicer indeed.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:09 AM

This looks like a great idea. I always thought that making a New York based country side was a great idea.

Here are some ideas for the mod.
-The area west of Alderny could be Alderny State, based on New Jersey.
-Perhaps Niagara Falls could be implemented in the north west corner.
-to keep it realistic try to shape the land with LC to be like the New York area around the area of NYC Rockstar created.
-Maybe as a bonus, landmarks that aren't in IV can be added. For example Yankee Stadium, Ellis Island, and the new World Trade Center complex, which would be what the finished Ameir Complex would look like.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:49 AM Edited by GTARandom, 03 July 2014 - 03:05 AM.


 

Here's a small multiplayer racing test video on GFWL which is using the demo/conceptual map for this mod project...

 

 

 

 

You can test it yourself by downloading this file and following the instructions in the "info about the race" text file!
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:48 AM Edited by Ss4gogeta0, 03 July 2014 - 06:51 AM.

 

Wow. Just wow. Will you add Carcer City? :D

Perhaps on the new map that i said to start from scratch. But, i wouldn't be so confident that it'll be included, because of the space limits i have on the map - remember that i have to keep everything within 6000x6000 boundaries, and Carcer City is a bigger town, so it would be difficult to include it with the countryside+all other towns mentioned on the wiki.

 

 

Looks pretty good! Could you provide a picture of how the full game map (including LC) looks with this mod?

 
I'll provide a picture of the entire map from top-down perspective when i upload the promised demo map and release it here!
 
 
And, everybody else who commented on this - thank you for your comments and i'm glad that y'all like this stuff.
Also stay tuned for the demo map release and a few new possible videos of online gameplay with this map.

 

why not do the Liberty city equivelant of the Hamptons instead (They were supposed to be featured in IV but were cut)

http://gta.wikia.com/The_Carraways

 

*Note that I started typing that hours ago and just now posted it... I saw that someone mentioned it literally right now so I am editing this to explain myself...

 

anyway, Dont forget that Carcer city is 50 - 100 miles away from LC in the HD era... as said in the stats on GTA IV


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:31 AM

Nice map, it has some holes and trees without collisions but it is still cool :)


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:51 AM Edited by tehSpitefulPotato, 03 July 2014 - 09:52 AM.

I appreciate your work, I really wish there were more original mods and less nonsense half-dead conversions.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

So, noone tested my demo map and made a video? That's a shame because some motivation would be nice to make the new map

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

So, noone tested my demo map and made a video? That's a shame because some motivation would be nice to make the new map

 

ZZCool might but I wouldn't put my money on it.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

So, noone tested my demo map...

 

Nice map, it has some holes and trees without collisions but it is still cool :)


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:26 PM Edited by GTARandom, 04 July 2014 - 04:28 PM.

 

So, noone tested my demo map...

 

Nice map, it has some holes and trees without collisions but it is still cool :)

 

 

Except you, i meant and ofcourse some of my friends on Skype  :)

 

I appreceate your time tesing the map!

 

 

 

Still, my video point was valid because i don't think you made a video of it

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

I love it. I'm still using it and I'll still wait for a full map (no glitches and others, you know :))





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