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Real brands in Vice City


sombrA
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a while back I did a GTA3 trivia video and showed some of the real life buildings/places which had their storefronts directly used in the game, and intended to do something of the same caliber with Vice City but never got around to it, however I thought I may aswell post some of the stuff I found as it's kind of interesting. despite most of this being presumably irrelevant, it's still cool to see.

 

one of the first is this texture inside the biker bar, which is a beer fridge/cooler with the labels clearly obfuscated, presumably for copyright reasons:

 

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they tried to do the same thing here with a bottle of jack daniels, by crudely replacing the name with "paul daniels" however the original texture remains. side note, paul daniels was a famous english magician/tv presenter.

 

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the same can be seen here, with a bottle of becks rebranded as secks.

 

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there's numerous other instances of this in the txd, such as Busch rebranded as Pusch, Budweiser as Dudweiner etc.

 

next up is the print works - for context, im not sure how visible these are in the game as the print works lighting is kinda funky.

 

first up is this batch of posters, one clearly with a calvin klein label on it.

 

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the top left is a controversial advert from 1980 featuring brooke shields who was 15 at the time and caused uproar across the united states.

 

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the top right is a painting by an artist named gil elvgren, known for his pin up style paintings.

 

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the other 2 im too lazy to find lel.

 

now this one is full of references:

 

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pervelli obviously being a massive play on words/ripoff of the italian tyre manufacturing company pirelli, however pirelli's uk subsidiary also produced a trade show calendar from 1964 onwards. according to wikipedia, "The calendar is produced with limited availability (20,000 are printed annually). Copies do not go on sale, but are instead given as corporate gifts to celebrities and select Pirelli customers". this particular pirelli calendar in game dates to 1984.

 

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obviously we can't leave out the playboy covers, the first being playboy may 1981 featuring gabriella brum

 

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and the second being april 1981 featuring liz wickersham

 

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there's also some other stuff i can't post due to forum rules on nudity, so if you're absolutely in need of seeing a set of low resolution tits please dont look at lh_pwinterior.txd for "pw_poster3"

 

next up is the concert hall where lovefist play:

 

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notice the guitars? the txd names for them, and images themselves are direct rips from their real life models.

 

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we have a Les Paul bass, the BC Rich Warlock and the Gibson Flying V. you know who used these f*ckers? KISS.

 

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thats all for this batch of totally useless vice city facts and trivia.

 

 

or is it

 

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these storefronts in the smaller mall seem to have been ripped from high end fashion labels:

 

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prada, chanel, vera wang and hermes.

 

 

 

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CynicalMexican

Noice list. I always wonder if HiRes versions of those still exist at R* internally, on some USB or something. 

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On 6/4/2021 at 2:12 PM, sombrA said:

one of the first is this texture inside the biker bar, which is a beer fridge/cooler with the labels clearly obfuscated, presumably for copyright reasons:

This beer texture also travels in San Andreas with same rough trademark removing :)

I read your post and want to say. You made a great work

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T_o_r_e_n_o

I don't know why, but the Paul Daniels whiskey has me cracking up.

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Two buildings in the northest part of Little Haiti have messed up textures and were supposed to represent multistorey car parks. You can clearly see real 1990s and early 2000s cars and even their logos on those textures 

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On 6/4/2021 at 12:12 PM, sombrA said:

a while back I did a GTA3 trivia video and showed some of the real life buildings/places which had their storefronts directly used in the game,

Slightly off-topic, but where's this video, sounds interesting?

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some of the textures remain uncensored on PS2 like playboy one, or magazines in Vercetti estate. (or vice versa, where its censored on ps2, but remains uncensored on pc)

some textures are even uncensored and censored on pc

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or this one, you can remember from vadim m's comparison vid, phone number is censored on pc

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but not on ps2

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Biggest joke is this 

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