First off all, i wanna tell you that i planned to do this months ago, but i lost interest in EFLC because of some problems, but now im back to finally work on it.
In the past i have been working on a map mod intended to be for GTA SA, however later i realised it has got no point to resume my work on it, so i will change my direction.
Im working in 3ds Max ONLY, no Cityscape or anything like that, purely modelling everything myself from scratch. For textures i will use original game textures to give it feel its part of LC (hence why its Upstate Liberty), some edited default textures and purely new ones.
To introduce you how i plan it to look like, its based mostly off of landscape directly above NJ, but still the part of NY and situated around a city Newburgh (Orange County Choppers FTW ). After some decisions i think it would be alright if the size of parody of Newburgh + parts of New Windsor and some industrial parts on west would be about 1/2 size of Bohan. The rest of map will be a big countryside, but yet i dont have many ideas what to add, so feel free to tell me what would fit in this environment (im not from USA).
I will focus on making small detail such as road destruction, construction etc..
I dont really have much progress yet, but ive started working on bridge which connects the town to north of Alderney and after that i will jump into designing layout of town parts.