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Did anyone ever noticed this about "The Introduction" models?


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What I have noticed in "The Introduction" (special 20 minute video made in San Andreas engine to explain the storyline of GTA SA, that was added to PS2 collector's edition) is that some models were re-used from the game and were meant to represent different people  than they were supposed to show in the original game. And I am not taling about your generic peds, no, I mean models that were unique in GTA SA, for example:


Officer Pendelbury:



Is clearly just a more pale, blonde version of officer Hernandez:



The guy that T-Bone and Toreno were beating up in San Fierro (guy on the right):


Is clearly a mexican gangster, friend of Cesar Vialpando in the beginning of Los Santos portion of the game:



Who knows, mayne there is more? Anyone ever found this out? I think it's pretty cool and mysterious, I know these are not teh same people, and only the models are the same (or slightly altered), but it feels like as if GTA SA was a movie and these people (actors/models) were just playing different roles.

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6 hours ago, markusizr said:

officer Hernandez model in sa looks like a cesar

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Noooo, their models are clearlydifferent. GTA SA has this graphics style where actually a lot of model faces are very similar but I wasn't talking about this in my OP.

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Yeah, I noticed. The latter is kinda funny cuz the character looks like a tough badass in the mission he appears in, but R* shatters that personality by using the exact same model for the supposed snitch that T-Bone beats to death. Maybe it was a "favor" for the players who instantly hated him. *shrug*

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And the Andre the gun dealer from the "gray imports" mission his skin tone just turned black and one of the two brothers which appear in some  cutscenes like Maddog 

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Interesting, they probably didn’t feel like making new models for something like this and they knew that very little people would notice.

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On ‎2‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 11:33 AM, markusizr said:

officer Hernandez model in sa looks like a cesar

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It's quite the same texture but with diferent style and model but same face.

On ‎2‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 11:33 AM, markusizr said:

officer Hernandez model in sa looks like a cesar

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Here it's texture compararison of textures


cesar.txd - SA-MP and GTA San Andreas texturesPC / Computer - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Hernandez - The Textures  Resource


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They probably did it just to save time. The Introduction was most likely being made near the release date and I doubt they would want to spend the time and effort to make fully original models for one or two scenes.

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