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Mapping Red Dead Redemption 2! Landmark Analysis Thread


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dramapaprika

First time posting content in here, hi everyone!

I'm blown away by the amount of work that has been done to establish RDR2 landmarks : ) I do in-game architectural tours on Xbox and PC and had to go through this research on my own - would've been neat to find this forum before. 

I'm adding a few items in here- looked at the updated map and did my best to make sure these weren't already posted. 


I'm Trying to figure out how to post photos, so hold my beer. Here are the details in the meantime:

 

  1. Aguasdulces plantation, Guarma  vs. Cafetal La Isabelica, Cuba
  2. Shady Belle, Lemoyne  VS.   Southern Oak plantation, Louisiana
  3. Church of the holy blessed virgin VS. The third Christ Church (demolished) Designed by T.K. Wharton circa 1847
  4. Maynard’s Music House, St Denis VS. Touro building, New Orleans
  5. Saint Denis Times Tribute, St Denis VS. Gianni Building, New Orleans 
  6. Train station in VanHorn VS. Omega train station (Ohio?)
     
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Bonjour,

 

Great find @dramapaprika, thanks for the Cafetal La Isabelica in Cuba and Omega train station in Ohio (why not Ohio? 😄).
The Giani building and the Touro Buildings were found before RDR2 release. 
I'm not convinced by the third Christ Church and Southern Oak plantation but it doesn't matter.
 

Van Horn seems to be a small town in the game but not in the real life: so... After Natchez Mississippi and Omega in Ohio, welcome in Romania (Don't ask, I don't understand why...🤔 ).

 

An abandoned lighthouse near Sulina, Romania / Van Horn lighthouse

 

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I spent many years collecting data for this, and i think no is finally the time to finish and release it, thanks to the new mistmap found by @rml_gta
It's essentially almost all the mapping and beta map discoveries presented in one comprehensive video. If you didn't know about the map changes, well hoepfully this will make things clear.

 

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Metopheles

This thread needs to continue! I love finding the real locations of Rockstar's clones in the game.

Are there any towns that are really close to Valentine, Strawberry and Blackwater in terms of visuals? Or Rhodes? Are some of the shacks and points of interest, aside from the obvious ones like the viking burial etc, actual real locations?

Anyone found anything on Butcher Creek?

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On 3/30/2021 at 11:24 PM, Metopheles said:

This thread needs to continue! I love finding the real locations of Rockstar's clones in the game.

Are there any towns that are really close to Valentine, Strawberry and Blackwater in terms of visuals? Or Rhodes? Are some of the shacks and points of interest, aside from the obvious ones like the viking burial etc, actual real locations?

Anyone found anything on Butcher Creek?

I think the only towns/cities with a direct influence are Saint Denis (New Orleans) and Van Horn (Natchez, Mississippi).

 

The rest seem to be generalized towns for the area they're in, based on multiple towns in similar real life areas. Blackwater looks like any big town or small city you might find in Oklahoma or Northern Texas, only difference being it facing a large lake. Strawberry seems like a typical mountain resort town. Valentine seems like a typical livestock town. Etc.

 

Also, does anyone else think there is a town right in the middle of Tempest Rim (maybe called "Tempest", could be like a wild west version of Ludendorff) that serves as the states capital? (Not in-game of course, but canonically) It would explain why there is a state police there despite it having no (visible) civilization.

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On 3/31/2021 at 4:24 AM, Metopheles said:

This thread needs to continue! I love finding the real locations of Rockstar's clones in the game.

Are there any towns that are really close to Valentine, Strawberry and Blackwater in terms of visuals?

I posted this a few years ago, but as you brought it up, I personally think Valentine was visually inspired by the town and surrounding hills from the Kevin Costner movie Open Range, which was filmed at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta Canada. The town was created from scratch, so yeah, a typical livestock town. But both creations are somewhat similar.

 

Check out the general store, building under construction and stable at the bottom of the street. 

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Church at the end of town, surrounding hills

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Shot from trailer one

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Town at night

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Lone tree

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Here's some other shots from the movie that remind me of New Hannover a lot, especially the green grass. 

 

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Splendid, you hit the lottery!

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6 hours ago, SneakyDeaky said:

I posted this a few years ago, but as you brought it up, I personally think Valentine was visually inspired by the town and surrounding hills from the Kevin Costner movie Open Range, which was filmed at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta Canada. The town was created from scratch, so yeah, a typical livestock town. But both creations are somewhat similar.

 

Check out the general store, building under construction and stable at the bottom of the street. 

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vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h02m27s697.png

 

Church at the end of town, surrounding hills

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Shot from trailer one

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Town at night

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Lone tree

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Here's some other shots from the movie that remind me of New Hannover a lot, especially the green grass. 

 

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Holy sh*t. Amazing finds!

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7 hours ago, SneakyDeaky said:

I posted this a few years ago, but as you brought it up, I personally think Valentine was visually inspired by the town and surrounding hills from the Kevin Costner movie Open Range, which was filmed at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta Canada. The town was created from scratch, so yeah, a typical livestock town. But both creations are somewhat similar.

 

Check out the general store, building under construction and stable at the bottom of the street. 

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h03m30s383.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h02m27s697.png

 

Church at the end of town, surrounding hills

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-04h29m09s085.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h13m56s464.png

 

Shot from trailer one

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vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h04m15s874.png

 

Town at night

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h12m35s522.png

 

Lone tree

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h29m41s126.png

 

 

Here's some other shots from the movie that remind me of New Hannover a lot, especially the green grass. 

 

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Wow! Awesome job! It's always cool to see what inspirations are used for big open worlds and the landscapes behind AAA games like RDR2. You've earned yourself a highlight as well. Kudos.

 

 

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That's a great find @SneakyDeaky. Now I have to watch that movie 😄. The town in Django Unchained reminded me of Valentine too so I googled, and found this Reddit post. It's from the older Django movie though :

 

 

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2 hours ago, Orthur The Boah said:

That's a great find @SneakyDeaky. Now I have to watch that movie 😄. The town in Django Unchained reminded me of Valentine too so I googled, and found this Reddit post. It's from the older Django movie though :

 

 

The Django town definitely has the same vibe and style of architecture. Thanks for the link. 

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10 hours ago, SneakyDeaky said:

I posted this a few years ago, but as you brought it up, I personally think Valentine was visually inspired by the town and surrounding hills from the Kevin Costner movie Open Range, which was filmed at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta Canada. The town was created from scratch, so yeah, a typical livestock town. But both creations are somewhat similar.

 

Check out the general store, building under construction and stable at the bottom of the street. 

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h03m30s383.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h02m27s697.png

 

Church at the end of town, surrounding hills

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-04h29m09s085.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h13m56s464.png

 

Shot from trailer one

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-05h19m18s599.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h04m15s874.png

 

Town at night

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h12m35s522.png

 

Lone tree

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h29m41s126.png

 

 

Here's some other shots from the movie that remind me of New Hannover a lot, especially the green grass. 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-02h45m30s700.png

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Wow, it really does! It's even got the backdrop of the Rockies down!

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On 6/5/2021 at 9:26 PM, SneakyDeaky said:

I posted this a few years ago, but as you brought it up, I personally think Valentine was visually inspired by the town and surrounding hills from the Kevin Costner movie Open Range, which was filmed at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta Canada. The town was created from scratch, so yeah, a typical livestock town. But both creations are somewhat similar.

 

Check out the general store, building under construction and stable at the bottom of the street. 

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h03m30s383.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h02m27s697.png

 

Church at the end of town, surrounding hills

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-04h29m09s085.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h13m56s464.png

 

Shot from trailer one

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-05h19m18s599.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h04m15s874.png

 

Town at night

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h12m35s522.png

 

Lone tree

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h29m41s126.png

 

 

Here's some other shots from the movie that remind me of New Hannover a lot, especially the green grass. 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-02h45m30s700.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-02h58m16s834.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h14m54s436.png

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That's some next level plagiarism. Good find.

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I see people posting similarities to movies, I think the McFarland's Ranch is pretty similar to the Tyler Ranch in the movie Of Mice and Men (1992) with Gary Sinise. Just had to pause the movie to come type this, its a free movie on youtube now, time stamp is 22:15 if anyone wants to take a look. 

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Does this still count as mapping/landmarks? I guess so. I've been working on a Limpany Restoration map mod with the tools available to me right now. I've enjoyed it, I just hope we get better tools in the near future so I can start the bigger mapping projects on my list!

 

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On 6/17/2021 at 8:53 AM, DuPz0r said:

Does this still count as mapping/landmarks? I guess so. I've been working on a Limpany Restoration map mod with the tools available to me right now. I've enjoyed it, I just hope we get better tools in the near future so I can start the bigger mapping projects on my list!

 

 

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On 6/6/2021 at 5:26 AM, SneakyDeaky said:

I posted this a few years ago, but as you brought it up, I personally think Valentine was visually inspired by the town and surrounding hills from the Kevin Costner movie Open Range, which was filmed at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta Canada. The town was created from scratch, so yeah, a typical livestock town. But both creations are somewhat similar.

 

Check out the general store, building under construction and stable at the bottom of the street. 

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h03m30s383.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h02m27s697.png

 

Church at the end of town, surrounding hills

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-04h29m09s085.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h13m56s464.png

 

Shot from trailer one

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-05h19m18s599.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h04m15s874.png

 

Town at night

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h12m35s522.png

 

Lone tree

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-03h29m41s126.png

 

 

Here's some other shots from the movie that remind me of New Hannover a lot, especially the green grass. 

 

  Hide contents

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-02h45m30s700.png

vlcsnap-2021-06-06-02h58m16s834.png

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This is an outstanding find.

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I found a nice 3D map of RDR2

This is cool for comparing mountains too like the one that I call Mount Olympus which is the tallest mountain excluding anything from Guarma. It’s found behind the large mountain that John was on & is the mountain in the photos below. https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/red-dead-redemption-2-3d-map-af68b2398b99446dbf0f7e90f9f104f3

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On 8/8/2021 at 1:45 PM, Jabalous said:

New Orleans, 1906.

 

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That's a great f*cking picture! Funnily enough lately I've been walking around that whole area around the general store, the eastside of the city has a real lived in quality to it. 

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Hello @DuPz0r

 

Was re-watching your Exploring Beyond Ambarino video and noticed you were pretty close to the geographical location of the game's intro. Have you been at the exact same location? Do you have a video for it? There should be pathway there able to support wagons and horses. Its just on the north-end of that north-west mountain out-of-bounds that you were exploring. In the intro you can make a marker for the position in the map so you know where to search later on. 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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On 8/8/2021 at 2:45 PM, Jabalous said:

New Orleans, 1906.

 

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Oh my, this picture is amazing.

R* really got Saint Denis on point. At first I thought it was an ingame screenshot, but then I noticed the scale, Goddamn this is amazing.

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Did ya'll know there's a blanket in the stable called Iron Cloud Blanket? Along with other names from the map. Remember Iron Cloud was in the leaked map. 

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13 hours ago, simmun said:

Did ya'll know there's a blanket in the stable called Iron Cloud Blanket? Along with other names from the map. Remember Iron Cloud was in the leaked map. 

old news

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Anyone else thinks this looks similar the Little Creek River area in Big Valley? It's in Colorado by a small town called Crested Butte. 

 

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