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  • In games like GTA, 2 seconds in the game equal 1 minute irl so 48 minutes irl equal 1 day in GTA.

    Why?

    I feel like this may be the dumbest question ever but I always wondered this and idk how to properly research about it. Why can鈥檛 1 second in these games equal to 1 second irl and 24 hrs to 1 day irl and so on?

    I don鈥檛 know s*** about game development so maybe what I鈥檓 asking is technically impossible for whatever reason. But it that鈥檚 not the case, why don鈥檛 they do it?

  • Mar 26
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    M NMPLYD

    In games like GTA, 2 seconds in the game equal 1 minute irl so 48 minutes irl equal 1 day in GTA.

    Why?

    I feel like this may be the dumbest question ever but I always wondered this and idk how to properly research about it. Why can鈥檛 1 second in these games equal to 1 second irl and 24 hrs to 1 day irl and so on?

    I don鈥檛 know s*** about game development so maybe what I鈥檓 asking is technically impossible for whatever reason. But it that鈥檚 not the case, why don鈥檛 they do it?

    games like Animal Crossing do play like that and go along with your real time

    that would suck in GTA bc then you would only be able to play the night time part at night

  • Mar 26
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    theres no reason to make time act like that in a game unless the game is based around time

    day and night cycles add to the world of a game and make it seem more real but going as far as animal crossing and making it 1:1 real time limits gameplay but in a game like animal crossing it works bc its designed around that

    thats just my thoughts

  • dreamt of u

    theres no reason to make time act like that in a game unless the game is based around time

    day and night cycles add to the world of a game and make it seem more real but going as far as animal crossing and making it 1:1 real time limits gameplay but in a game like animal crossing it works bc its designed around that

    thats just my thoughts

    this is pretty much it lol

  • Mar 26
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    dreamt of u

    games like Animal Crossing do play like that and go along with your real time

    that would suck in GTA bc then you would only be able to play the night time part at night

    No no I鈥檓 not saying that it matches the exact time irl. And I鈥檓 not talking about Online either. I鈥檓 saying that a second in a game equals to a second irl even though you鈥檙e playing at a different time.

    So if you pause the game, the time in the game pauses, but when you鈥檙e playing and it鈥檚, let鈥檚 say, 3 o clock in the game, you would have to play for an hour for it to be 4 o clock in the game (unless you sleep in the game, or wait, etc.)

  • Mar 27
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    M NMPLYD

    No no I鈥檓 not saying that it matches the exact time irl. And I鈥檓 not talking about Online either. I鈥檓 saying that a second in a game equals to a second irl even though you鈥檙e playing at a different time.

    So if you pause the game, the time in the game pauses, but when you鈥檙e playing and it鈥檚, let鈥檚 say, 3 o clock in the game, you would have to play for an hour for it to be 4 o clock in the game (unless you sleep in the game, or wait, etc.)

    but that would still create like the same problem

    i dont want to have to play 16 hours to experience night

    like i said if a game was designed specifically around this similarly to Animal Crossing then it could in theory work

  • Mar 27
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    dreamt of u

    but that would still create like the same problem

    i dont want to have to play 16 hours to experience night

    like i said if a game was designed specifically around this similarly to Animal Crossing then it could in theory work

    But like I said, you could just 鈥渟leep鈥 or 鈥渨ait鈥 like in RDR and you鈥檇 be at night in a second if that鈥檚 what you want

    Some missions in GTA V must happen at night and if you start it during the day there鈥檚 a quick time lapse to night.

  • Mar 27
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    M NMPLYD

    But like I said, you could just 鈥渟leep鈥 or 鈥渨ait鈥 like in RDR and you鈥檇 be at night in a second if that鈥檚 what you want

    Some missions in GTA V must happen at night and if you start it during the day there鈥檚 a quick time lapse to night.

    so what exactly is the point of this?

    what is this adding to the game?

  • Mar 27

    dont Pokemon games have time like that?

  • Mar 27
    dreamt of u

    so what exactly is the point of this?

    what is this adding to the game?

    It鈥檚 an immersion and realism thing only.

    For me at least. It鈥檚 just a dumb question I鈥檝e always had. I鈥檓 kind of weird when i play these type of games.

    For instance, if I decide to watch tv or browse the internet in GTA V for 6 minutes (irl)... it kind of bothers me that my character actually spent 3 hours watching tv when that wasn鈥檛 my intention lol
    I want to feel as if I actually spent the time I actually spent doing whatever I鈥檓 doing in the game.

    I wonder if it can be done or if it the developers decide to speed time up to make the game easier to run on consoles or some s*** like that.

  • Mar 27
    1 reply

    Some of these games take like 30-40 hours to finish, especially single-player games. Lets say someone spends 100 hours playing GTA 5. He would only have seen 4-5 days in game, but in real life he would have been playing for weeks or months. It would feel weird.

  • Mar 27
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    ziggy

    Some of these games take like 30-40 hours to finish, especially single-player games. Lets say someone spends 100 hours playing GTA 5. He would only have seen 4-5 days in game, but in real life he would have been playing for weeks or months. It would feel weird.

    I understand this but that can easily be fixed by the use of elipses in the story. Let鈥檚 say once in a while there鈥檚 a mission in which you get a 鈥渙ne week later鈥 thing after finishing it or something. RDR 2 kind of does this already. Plus you can skip time by sleeping or waiting.

  • Mar 27
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    M NMPLYD

    I understand this but that can easily be fixed by the use of elipses in the story. Let鈥檚 say once in a while there鈥檚 a mission in which you get a 鈥渙ne week later鈥 thing after finishing it or something. RDR 2 kind of does this already. Plus you can skip time by sleeping or waiting.

    But alot of these games are very focussed on open-world. Let's say you finished the story mode and you're just f***ing around in open-world

  • Mar 27
    ziggy

    But alot of these games are very focussed on open-world. Let's say you finished the story mode and you're just f***ing around in open-world

    You can f*** around all you want. And if you don鈥檛 want to wait hours for day or night you could skip time by waiting or sleeping in the game.

  • Mar 27
    2 replies

    Slow nigga thread, pun intended.

  • Mar 27
    1 reply
    CertifiedBattyBoy

    Slow nigga thread, pun intended.

    Why do open world games always speed up time?

  • Mar 30
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    M NMPLYD

    I understand this but that can easily be fixed by the use of elipses in the story. Let鈥檚 say once in a while there鈥檚 a mission in which you get a 鈥渙ne week later鈥 thing after finishing it or something. RDR 2 kind of does this already. Plus you can skip time by sleeping or waiting.

    you鈥檙e asking to fix something that isn鈥檛 broken.

    let鈥檚 add ellipses and time skip options to achieve what we鈥檝e already got 馃ぁ

  • Mar 30
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    Satan

    you鈥檙e asking to fix something that isn鈥檛 broken.

    let鈥檚 add ellipses and time skip options to achieve what we鈥檝e already got 馃ぁ

    No lol we don鈥檛 have what I鈥檓 asking, read again. And i never said something was broken.

  • Mar 30
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    M NMPLYD

    No lol we don鈥檛 have what I鈥檓 asking, read again. And i never said something was broken.

    we don鈥檛 have what you鈥檙e asking for because it鈥檚 dumb af lol

    i do agree browsing the internet in GTA shouldn鈥檛 take three in game hours but you鈥檙e saying we should have 1:1 time and add in time skips to accommodate for people who would rather play a full game day cycle when the system we have in place is already significantly better and typically does have those features already

  • Mar 30
    Satan

    we don鈥檛 have what you鈥檙e asking for because it鈥檚 dumb af lol

    i do agree browsing the internet in GTA shouldn鈥檛 take three in game hours but you鈥檙e saying we should have 1:1 time and add in time skips to accommodate for people who would rather play a full game day cycle when the system we have in place is already significantly better and typically does have those features already

    Why is it better? Why was 1 minute = 1 hr in GTA SA and then they slowed it down for 2 minutes in IV and V? Why not 5 minutes instead? Or 10? Or 24 hrs for that matter?

    I want to know if what I鈥檓 asking is impossible for whatever reason or if it鈥檚 just the developer鈥檚 decision.

  • Mar 31
    1 reply

    Great idea op that would be way better

  • BK

    Great idea op that would be way better

    Real.

    It鈥檚 gonna happen one day and everybody who doubted this thread will eat a bag of d***s.

  • Apr 8
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    M NMPLYD

    Why do open world games always speed up time?

    honestly, real time on games is boring af plus it doesnt offer variety.

    I worked at a AAA Game company and had a read on gameplay stats. On average people spend less than 3 Hours in a game ( continuously, mostly open-world ) As a designer you'd want to offer variety on scenery, traffic, everything that goes with day/nite cycle within those Timeframe NOT the same s*** for the next 3-5 hours.

    Some games i know offer Real Time hours, Animal Crossing, World of Warcraft and guess what man ? those games are boring af to play for 5 hours straight, mind numbing.

  • Apr 8
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    flipflops_

    honestly, real time on games is boring af plus it doesnt offer variety.

    I worked at a AAA Game company and had a read on gameplay stats. On average people spend less than 3 Hours in a game ( continuously, mostly open-world ) As a designer you'd want to offer variety on scenery, traffic, everything that goes with day/nite cycle within those Timeframe NOT the same s*** for the next 3-5 hours.

    Some games i know offer Real Time hours, Animal Crossing, World of Warcraft and guess what man ? those games are boring af to play for 5 hours straight, mind numbing.

    Those are online games tho. You must play at the same time everybody on that server is playing, there鈥檚 nothing you can do.

    I鈥檓 talking about single player open-world games where you have the option of skipping time if you want to. No need to wait hours to experience the world at a different time if you don鈥檛 want to.

  • CertifiedBattyBoy

    Slow nigga thread, pun intended.

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