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The most accurate GTA map comparison ever!


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That is really interesting and must have cost a lot of work, thanks a lot.

It's really amazing how they managed to create such a big map with so many things and details back in 2004 and how it took so long to be surpassed in terms of size...

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O M G !!!

:O:O:O

I always wanted see someone tried to make such map comparisons in complete details.

Thank U So muuuch!

Copy, pasted and saved on my computer ;)

Again, Excellent job! :^: I highly appreciate your time and efforts for the same. :)

I'd suggest this to be PINNED.

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Wow, great job! I admire your efforts as it must've taken quite a long time to churn out these results. :)

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Damn, good job!

 

Especially finding the land area of the GTA IV map, 146 shapes in total :p

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An excellent job OP! Congratulations, many websites should've done this when comparing the GTA V map back in 2013 lol

 

Doing GTA San Andreas map in 2004 was a huge task but with a perfect result, that gave Rockstar a deserved prestige, why couldn't they make V's map as good as San Andreas...

 

Or at least release the HD port to PS3 lol, I miss it a lot

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I have updated top post with an assumption:

"Vice City is the biggest city in 3D Universe."

 

And the conclusion to this in the end of the post.

 

 

Doing GTA San Andreas map in 2004 was a huge task but with a perfect result, that gave Rockstar a deserved prestige, why couldn't they make V's map as good as San Andreas...

 

The answer is simple. In the HD Universe Rockstar wants to create worlds realistically, I mean the world is more natural and similar to their real-life counterparts. Maybe we feel like GTA:SA's map is more diverse than GTA V's, but the older SA had many curve roads and the draw distance was a few times smaller. Furthermore, when you're driving along the grassy north border of Red County it's kinda weird that you see a sandy desert of Bone County simultaneously. And that's why GTA V map seems less diverse because of the natural change of environments. That's how I could explain this ;)

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IV's map looks pretty small compared to V's Los Santos. I mean LS is definitely bigger than LC, but it looks too big compared to IV's whole map. I always thought that V's LS is pretty much the same size as IV's map but I didn't know that it's actually noticeably bigger than that.

 

XCalinX will hate this though, lol.

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IV's map looks pretty small compared to V's Los Santos. I mean LS is definitely bigger than LC, but it looks too big compared to IV's whole map. I always thought that V's LS is pretty much the same size as IV's map but I didn't know that it's actually noticeably bigger than that.

 

XCalinX will hate this though, lol.

 

Well... The results in my top post tell, that by the total size, V's Los Santos is quite bigger than IV's Liberty City, but by the land size LS is nearly 2 times bigger than LC! Yeah, in GTA IV we have much water areas and LS in GTA V is a one piece of land (with no islands), but having played both games I felt like both cities are enormous and I couldn't even guess which one is bigger!

 

In Liberty City, there are many skyscrapers that makes the city bigger than really is. For example, Algonquin has most of them and I've always got feeling that is a huge borough and learning it from the heart takes very much time! But acording to my results (if my method of measuring maps is reliable), Algonquin (and also Alderney) is smaller even than Vice City Beach and Vice City Mainland separately! O_O Kinda weird...

 

And Los Santos has way less high buildings, so that R* expanded the rest of the city to increase a "huge-metropoly" feeling. And that's why LS is bigger than LC.

 

Conclusion: ROCKSTAR KNOWS VERY WELL HOW TO MANIPULATE WITH SPACES :cool:

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Nah nah nah Gta 6

inb4 xCalinx attempts to prove you wrong by comparing 1 street of LS to all of LC and claim LC is bigger.

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Damn. How long did these calculations take? I mean jesus, even the post looks like it took like half an hour to make.

 

So LS really is bigger than LC huh. I was really worried LC was bigger because in real life LA is bigger than NY. I can now rest easily huh.

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Damn. How long did these calculations take? I mean jesus, even the post looks like it took like half an hour to make.

 

Calculations took me couple of weeks and that post took me 5 hours to make :D I just wanted it to be accurate and clarified without any misunderstandings. :)

 

 

do the same with past gta titles, bully and red dead redemption

 

I'm afraid I will not do this, because:

1. Past GTA titles don't have distance travel measurement and even stats.

2. I'm not planning to play Bully.

3. If I had PS3 or XBox 360, I would measure the size of the RDR map. For now it's only a dream :D

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inb4 xCalinx attempts to prove you wrong by comparing 1 street of LS to all of LC and claim LC is bigger.

 

Well, near a half a year gone and still no response from xCalinx.

 

Conclusion from this: My comparisons are definitely reliable :cool:

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

Man R* made VC bigger than LC in 3d era which is absurd if NYC is larger than Miami. Hope they don't repeat the mistake when they make HD Vice City

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inb4 xCalinx attempts to prove you wrong by comparing 1 street of LS to all of LC and claim LC is bigger.

 

Well, near a half a year gone and still no response from xCalinx.

 

Conclusion from this: My comparisons are definitely reliable :cool:

I have ....... A few more GTA map size questions for you.

1. GTA III. Upstate Liberty. It's in the minimap, playable or not, the dodo don't care. Does it make it bigger then VC? How does upstate Liberty alone compare to places like shoreside vale or bohan.

2. North Yankton. Once again a little trickier to define, but possible

3. The 2d games. Besides china town wars(which is LC from 4 without Alderney..... So Liberty city proper) there is the original, 2, and Advance. Advance is heavily based on IIIs map, and 2s is split up into sectors.

1s could be tricky, with lots to calculate. Besides the whole map, you have to tell us how big each city is(fairly simple, almost the exact same, tiny difference in land size due to streets, and small change in water area) although some(like 2d LC) could even be further sub devided.

Come on, give me the true scale of Grand Theft Auto

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OK, I came back since I'm visiting gtaforums only from time to time and I see some questions to answer, so here we go ;)

 

 

 

inb4 xCalinx attempts to prove you wrong by comparing 1 street of LS to all of LC and claim LC is bigger.


Well, near a half a year gone and still no response from xCalinx.

Conclusion from this: My comparisons are definitely reliable

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have ....... A few more GTA map size questions for you.
1. GTA III. Upstate Liberty. It's in the minimap, playable or not, the dodo don't care. Does it make it bigger then VC? How does upstate Liberty alone compare to places like shoreside vale or bohan.
2. North Yankton. Once again a little trickier to define, but possible
3. The 2d games. Besides china town wars(which is LC from 4 without Alderney..... So Liberty city proper) there is the original, 2, and Advance. Advance is heavily based on IIIs map, and 2s is split up into sectors.
1s could be tricky, with lots to calculate. Besides the whole map, you have to tell us how big each city is(fairly simple, almost the exact same, tiny difference in land size due to streets, and small change in water area) although some(like 2d LC) could even be further sub devided.
Come on, give me the true scale of Grand Theft Auto

 

 

1. Hmm, that's a good question! I have to fly once with Dodo to check how big is the upstate area! However all of the maps of GTA III are so different when it comes to including that part of the LC, but I hope it's doable to calculate this.

2. The thing with North Yankton is that you have to use a trainer or a glitch to reach there I guess ;S Or during the prologue mission of GTA V. But it's the same thing with the upstate in GTA III - there's no accurate map of it, so it would be harder to estimate the size of the town.

3. Hah, I see you like my previous comparison :D but as I did write then - it might be very hard to calculate GTA 1 and GTA 2 cities' sizes accurately, but maybe if I find a good method then I would think of doin this stuff again. For now I have to figure out how I manage to run GTA 1 and 2 on Windows 10 xD

 

Thanks for questions mate! You gave me new challenge to do. Idk when I will do this but if I get it right I promise to make a new post here with it ;)

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Lock n' Stock

I knew Rockstar were bullsh*tting when they claimed V's map was larger than SA, IV and RDR combined. SA and IV possibly, but RDR as well? Not a chance.

 

Great job.

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Comparing pixels isn't an accurate form of measurement as each game has their own scale. We need to compare using the actual scale of them and the only actual %100 accurate way to do that is to fully (I mean fully including all props and stuff) port all of the maps into the same game at once.

Until someone does that there will never be a truthful answer to the age old question.

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

Just take a good look at this picture altho it's just 3d era maps but you can compare them better there (or maybe not since it's tiny)

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Anywhere USA
On 3/31/2018 at 6:44 AM, KeWiS said:

OK, I came back since I'm visiting gtaforums only from time to time and I see some questions to answer, so here we go ;)

 

I

have ....... A few more GTA map size questions for you.
1. GTA III. Upstate Liberty. It's in the minimap, playable or not, the dodo don't care. Does it make it bigger then VC? How does upstate Liberty alone compare to places like shoreside vale or bohan.
2. North Yankton. Once again a little trickier to define, but possible
3. The 2d games. Besides china town wars(which is LC from 4 without Alderney..... So Liberty city proper) there is the original, 2, and Advance. Advance is heavily based on IIIs map, and 2s is split up into sectors.
1s could be tricky, with lots to calculate. Besides the whole map, you have to tell us how big each city is(fairly simple, almost the exact same, tiny difference in land size due to streets, and small change in water area) although some(like 2d LC) could even be further sub devided.
Come on, give me the true scale of Grand Theft Auto

 

 

1. Hmm, that's a good question! I have to fly once with Dodo to check how big is the upstate area! However all of the maps of GTA III are so different when it comes to including that part of the LC, but I hope it's doable to calculate this.

2. The thing with North Yankton is that you have to use a trainer or a glitch to reach there I guess ;S Or during the prologue mission of GTA V. But it's the same thing with the upstate in GTA III - there's no accurate map of it, so it would be harder to estimate the size of the town.

3. Hah, I see you like my previous comparison :D but as I did write then - it might be very hard to calculate GTA 1 and GTA 2 cities' sizes accurately, but maybe if I find a good method then I would think of doin this stuff again. For now I have to figure out how I manage to run GTA 1 and 2 on Windows 10 xD

 

Thanks for questions mate! You gave me new challenge to do. Idk when I will do this but if I get it right I promise to make a new post here with it ;)

Well, i may have gotten kinda bored.........wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll......................

 

And it might get even better in the near future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I've since made a expanded version featuring EVERY SINGLE TOWN/VILLAGE/HAMLET/GHOSTTOWN, MILITARY BASE, AND BODY OF WATER, IN THE SERIES. Plus North Yankton. Yeah. I just haven't edited it yet.

Also, trying to hire one of those two big Size comparison YT channels to make a professonially edited one using my measurements(well their mostly mine, thanks to LE SQUARE and especially KeWiS for a few big ones )

On the plus side, this could be my ticket out of Micro channel and into the Mini/Tiny channel category!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@up Yeah, I'm alive. I was just rarely visiting forums though :D

 

And yeah, I know I kinda promised to do more comparisons and map calculations but other things in my life got me busy.

But nice to see someone besides me continues this idea so kudos for you Anywhere USA :D 

 

Idk if you use my method but I'll check it accurately since maybe I'll find another good method to calculate maps :)

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Hello GTA and R* fans! I have a 'little' surprise for you and it's currently in development :D

 

Check this thread by the end of this week! (I hope there won't be no need to postpone this gr8 stuff ❤️ )

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On 8/14/2018 at 11:43 PM, Anywhere USA said:

Well, i may have gotten kinda bored.........wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll......................

 

How did you calculate map sizes of 2D era games?

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