[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] |city = Liberty City }} '''Shoreside Vale''' is the third borough in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] ([[GTA III Era]]). Shoreside Vale is primarily residential, but also features the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] to the south, a light commercial/industrial estate (Pike Creek) on the western edge, and the [[Cochrane Dam]] in the northwestern corner. Shoreside Vale is the only part of the city situated on the mainland and is considerably hillier than the other two boroughs, with a mountain range along the northern edge of the borough. With steep elevation changes, a river dividing the main residential area from the industrial estate and the airport, and roads, bridges and tunnels criss-crossing each other at different elevations, Shoreside Vale is notoriously tricky to navigate. For this reason, Shoreside Vale is a very poor choice for the [[Vehicle Missions|vehicle missions]]. ==Overview== Shoreside Vale is mainly based of [[wp:New Jersey|New jersey]], that resembles more to the neighborhoods in west and northwest of the island as [[Pike Creek]], wich is a clear reference to the indutrial districts of [[wp:Elizabeth, New Jersey|Elizabeth]] and Bayonne, like the [[Cochrane Dam]] based on the rivers and green areas of [[wp:Bayonne, New Jersey|Bayonne]]. While the northern part of the island resembles the upper classes in [[wp:Westchester County, New York|Westchester]] and [[wp:Long Island|Long Island]] in the residential area of [[Cedar Grove]], as well as similarities to [[wp:The Bronx|The Bronx]] in [[Wichita Gardens|Wichita Gardens projects]], with little references to [[wp:Queens|Queens]]. And finally in the south is the Francis International Airport that is based on the structure of [[wp:Los Angeles International Airport|Los Angeles International Airport]] and [[wp:John F. Kennedy International Airport|John F. Kennedy International Airport]], as well as some similarities to [[wp:Newark, New Jersey|Newark]] in the neighborhood. In general, Shoreside Vale is based in many parts of the east coast of the [[United States]]. [[File:ShoresideVale-GTAIII-3D.jpg|290px|thumb|left|A computer generation of Shoreside Vale.]] ===South Shoreside=== *Francis International Airport ===North Shoreside=== *Cedar Grove *Cochrane Dam (is located at the same distance as Cedar Grove, but is considered more in the Northwest) ===West Shoreside=== *Pike Creek ===East Shoreside=== *Wichita Gardens ==Neighborhoods, districts and areas== ===Cedar Grove=== [[Cedar Grove]] is an upper-class suburban area which takes its name directly from a New Jersey suburb. It is controlled by the [[Colombian Cartel]], and is home to some of the more wealthy residents of Liberty City. It consists of lavish mansions with swimming pools and fast sports cars on the drive-ways. [[Donald Love]]'s [[Cartel Mansion|mansion]] (later taken over by [[Catalina]] and the Colombian Cartel) and one of [[Toni Cipriani]]'s [[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA LCS)|safehouses]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] also lie within this area. ===Cochrane Dam=== [[Cochrane Dam]] is a hydro-electric dam, linking the West with the East of Shoreside Vale, which serves as a bridge or highway. ===Francis International Airport=== [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] is Liberty City's airport is situated on the southern half of Shoreside Vale, just off the main road coming into the area. Other features in this district include a long-term parking lot, a [[Liberty City Fire Department|fire station]] and a [[Subway in GTA III|subway]] [[Shoreside Terminal LCS|station]]. ===Pike Creek=== [[Pike Creek]] is a business district located in the western section of Shoreside Vale. It is home to the offices of several businesses, including [[Punk Noodles]], [[Turtle Head Fishing Co.]], [[AMCo. Petroleum Company]], and [[Liberty Pharmaceuticals]]. Services include the local police station, the [[Hope Medical College|hospital]], [[Pay 'n' Spray]] and [[8-Ball|8-Ball's]] [[8-Ball Autos|bomb shop]]. Pike Creek is [[Yakuza]] turf in [], but is occupied by no gang in [], the setting [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (although it does have Yakuza presence during [[Bait|one mission]]). ===Wichita Gardens=== [[Wichita Gardens]] is a low-wealth residential area, mainly composed of housing projects. It was formerly controlled by the [[Forelli Family]], but it is now controlled by the [[Southside Hoods]], thanks to Toni Cipriani's [[Rough Justice|help]]. It is also home to [[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA III)|one]] of [[Claude]]'s safehouses. ====Gallery====
Technical Operating System
The Technical Operating System is a parody of real-life's Microsoft Disk Operating System (MSDOS). The latest version of TOS mentioned in-game is TOS 3.0. It may also be "Windchime;" both OS's released in 1998. Users of the TOS are usually refered to as "TOSsers," which is slang for a person who masturbates. On the GTA IV internet, TOS is refered to as "To$$", which is a reference to real-life's "Micro$oft" spelling on computing websites and message boards. This spelling also suggests they are very focused on making money, like Microsoft. Even though TOS is mentioned frequently on GTA IV internet, it doesn't have its own website like Eunux or Fruit does. TOS' competition is Fruit Computers. TOSsers are depicted in the GTA series as "boring", with the TOS interface showing only green text on a black background (very much like DOS), while Fruits (Fruit OS users) are depicted as exciting and/or interesting people, frequently using smilies in forums.