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#511

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fake or not, i's a real good attempt. One detail stands out in particular, which is that grid with the numbers\letters. Not sure if that is a common thing to add but it matches the exact size and format of RDR. Each square would be 512x512 meters, then the h03, i03, k03 etc is the same system they use in RDR, internally for the filenames.

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Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by brwhizz29, 2 weeks ago.

 

Great comeback, pal. You're really making a solid case for why this is not the real map.

Because your points have been extremely solid so far and you been posting nothing but facts.

 

'Extremely solid', no, but pretty sensible, yes. This guy simply says 'nerd' because he has nothing to say.

 

I guess that eurogamer, techradar and ign are all wrong when they say that the map is real. Boy, that sneaky faker (whoever he is) sure did pull off quite the ruse!

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#513

Posted 2 weeks ago

I guess that eurogamer, techradar and ign are all wrong when they say that the map is real. Boy, that sneaky faker (whoever he is) sure did pull off quite the ruse!

They could still be wrong, they know as much as the rest of the world about this, there could still be a chance this is a fake one.

There been times when alleged leaks turned out to be fake, i don't understand why you are being so protective of this map.

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#514

Posted 2 weeks ago

 

I guess that eurogamer, techradar and ign are all wrong when they say that the map is real. Boy, that sneaky faker (whoever he is) sure did pull off quite the ruse!

They could still be wrong, they know as much as the rest of the world about this, there could still be a chance this is a fake one.

There been times when alleged leaks turned out to be fake, i don't understand why you are being so protective of this map.

 

Because it's so painfully obvious that it's real. I'm not 100% sure of course, having not yet been 'confirmed' by rockstar, but 99.99% is pretty good. 


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#515

Posted 2 weeks ago

That's not good map making, it's really sh*t map making and not something Rockstar do 

 

That's not entirely true. The layout of the countryside in GTA V wasn't very good. It's just a ring of mountains with a crater in the middle and a boring highway going around it. 

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#516

Posted 2 weeks ago

 

That's not good map making, it's really sh*t map making and not something Rockstar do 

 

That's not entirely true. The layout of the countryside in GTA V wasn't very good. It's just a ring of mountains with a crater in the middle and a boring highway going around it. 

 

 

You have a point but I was more referring to the fact that the various regions, especially in RDR, flowed into each other naturally. In the supposed map they are bluntly broken apart by some big rivers.


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#517

Posted 2 weeks ago

 

I guess that eurogamer, techradar and ign are all wrong when they say that the map is real. Boy, that sneaky faker (whoever he is) sure did pull off quite the ruse!

They could still be wrong, they know as much as the rest of the world about this, there could still be a chance this is a fake one.

There been times when alleged leaks turned out to be fake, i don't understand why you are being so protective of this map.

 

Im pretty sure they dont know as much as we do if theyre able to confirm if a map is the real deal or not... 

 

Anyway. Account bet anyone?


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#518

Posted 2 weeks ago

 

I guess that eurogamer, techradar and ign are all wrong when they say that the map is real. Boy, that sneaky faker (whoever he is) sure did pull off quite the ruse!

They could still be wrong, they know as much as the rest of the world about this, there could still be a chance this is a fake one.

There been times when alleged leaks turned out to be fake, i don't understand why you are being so protective of this map.
 
Im pretty sure they dont know as much as we do if theyre able to confirm if a map is the real deal or not... 
 
Anyway. Account bet anyone?
What's the bet?

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#519

Posted 2 weeks ago

 

 

 

I guess that eurogamer, techradar and ign are all wrong when they say that the map is real. Boy, that sneaky faker (whoever he is) sure did pull off quite the ruse!

They could still be wrong, they know as much as the rest of the world about this, there could still be a chance this is a fake one.

There been times when alleged leaks turned out to be fake, i don't understand why you are being so protective of this map.
 
Im pretty sure they dont know as much as we do if theyre able to confirm if a map is the real deal or not... 
 
Anyway. Account bet anyone?
What's the bet?

 

Its a pretty big bet. If the map ends up being fake, I'll ask a mod to perma me. If its real, then you have to perma your account.


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#520

Posted 2 days ago Edited by Svip, 2 days ago.

I think the map may likely be authentic. It clearly looks like it was taken with a camera off a monitor (you can see the chrome of the window around the map in the upper right and far right), leaving some of the text incomprehensible.

Additionally, the mirrored islands on the far right proves its authenticity to me. If someone went to great lengths to create a fake map like this, they would not have left that mistake in.

This is clearly an early prototype of the game world for RDR2. And it is likely to be very different (and possibly larger) in the end.

Edit: Expanding on the larger point, notice how the grid starts from h02 in the upper left corner and ends in s17 in the lower right (below r17 that we can see)? Should suggest that there are at least 7 more rows of tiles above.

And if that cut out of some island (between h06 and h09) has any merit to it, I'd imagine that the above rows are reserved for part of that, or just more territory in general.
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#521

Posted 2 days ago

I think the map may likely be authentic. It clearly looks like it was taken with a camera off a monitor (you can see the chrome of the window around the map in the upper right and far right), leaving some of the text incomprehensible.

Additionally, the mirrored islands on the far right proves its authenticity to me. If someone went to great lengths to create a fake map like this, they would not have left that mistake in.

This is clearly an early prototype of the game world for RDR2. And it is likely to be very different (and possibly larger) in the end.

techradar said it was a very recent map.

 

also holy sh*t you have been here a long time


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#522

Posted 2 days ago

As far as I can gather, the map first appeared online in April 2016. While seemingly recent, I'd imagine the actual leak came some time after the picture was taken. Even if the picture was from then, it clearly looks like a drawing of the map, not a rendering (or rather a drawing over a rendering), so it may have been an old version by the time the image was taken.
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#523

Posted 5 hours ago

New screens released, most of them aren't terribly usable buuuut we got two with landscape features, so, well, you know :whistle:
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#524

Posted 5 hours ago Edited by DeeDogg_, 5 hours ago.

New screens released, most of them aren't terribly usable buuuut we got two with landscape features, so, well, you know :whistle:
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Can that be this area?

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Train tracks crossing the river and a cabin of some sorts in the back drop. Could be 'Watson's cabin'.


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#525

Posted 5 hours ago

don't you start u lil sh*t
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#526

Posted 4 hours ago

The bottom pic is Redwood National Park in northern California.

 

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#527

Posted 4 hours ago

The bottom pic is Redwood National Park in northern California.

 

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California isnt part of the heartlands. Thats quite an assumption though even though the trees and foliage look similar


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#528

Posted 3 hours ago

Some quick observations with the big one :

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  • Rock formations on the right remind me of the Alien Landing Site & Sydney Opera House (sorry, don't remember the "official" names, if they had one). I'm not saying it's the same spot, juste that it's kinda similar.
  • Can't see snow. In the first trailer, I think almost every mountain we saw had snow on them.
  • On the left side, we see what seems like white dense fog at a lower altitude. Reminds me of the fog we saw on the lake (?) in the first trailer. Again, not saying it's the same spot (but it could be here, as we didn't really see much in the trailer from that spot).
  • what's up with those pointy ears ? rocks ? house ?

 

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