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Water1.dat


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This file found in the "data" folder makes me very curious. Many may know it, but I will clarify that this file is not used in the game and can be eliminated without any problem. But, I took on the task of replacing the file "water.dat" (this if it is used in the game) with the file that interests us.


Even though I didn't fully explore the map after doing this, I did find some interesting things:

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Image 3 is very curious to me because the place where there is no water is very large, taking into account that from the little I have seen many squares where there is no water are small, could it be that before there was some land mass? I guess I'm speculating a lot.


As I said, I did not explore the whole map because it gives me laziness xD, but I am sure that there are more squares of water, whether new or missing, that may give some clue of something or something like that. It will already be a matter of someone who investigates this further.

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The first and the last images confirm the beta map theories; Glen Park and the San Fierro South were later additions to the game. What's the creating date for water1.dat?

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On 7/24/2021 at 1:31 PM, Lioshenka said:

creating date for water1.dat?

The last modification of the file dates from 05/05/2004, that is, on May 5, 2004.
Remember the theory that there was a river that divided between Whetstone and San Fierro? Well, the river does not appear. Could this be a feature of the "alpha" version? Or maybe this river never existed and it was just a concept but I guess I already speculate too much.

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On 7/24/2021 at 8:19 PM, DavidReyes2250 said:

The last modification of the file dates from 05/05/2004, that is, on May 5, 2004.
Remember the theory that there was a river that divided between Whetstone and San Fierro? Well, the river does not appear. Could this be a feature of the "alpha" version? Or maybe this river never existed and it was just a concept but I guess I already speculate too much.

I think that the people generally agree that the "river" was scrapped very early on, so probably before this file was created, but before other changes were made.

 

I wonder if Glen Park was really added to the game this late?

 

However, San Fierro South was definitely changed much earlier than that; and you've just made me realise something. We can now say that this map in the driving school date back to possibly when that additional body of water in water1.dat was created. The San Fierro river either existed at this stage, or has just been re-moved.

 

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If you dont watch this before - scroll this video th second part. I'll show situations about water blocks in FINAL version and nothing interesting located under the hills in all places where river can possible to be

 

 

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