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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Okay, so... I am now going to share with you all my intensest form of nerdery by sharing my works in Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition (with some plugins) with you all! Basically I'm sort of doing this as an interactive build, but I'm doing it across multiple sites. So pardon my boring words at times, as I'm copying much of this from another vB forum I'm posting this at to save myself some time.

Update 1 - A brief introduction:
Spoiler:
(taken directly from that other site) I have a small metropolis that I've been developing in the default Timbuktu region over the last 8 months, and though I have been having a lot of fun with it, I'm looking at incorporating some other people's design plans as well as sharing what I've built and still building my own developments along the way. There are three core cities and areas, Donavann (65,521 in core city), Grenadia Flats (98,336 in core city), and Dakota City (33,119 in core city). Regional population is 345,177.

The five largest municipalities are as follows:
1. Grenadia Flats
2. Donavann
3. West Granadia Flats (suburb of Granadia Flats) 41,452
4. Dakota City
5. North Donavann (primarily a suburb of Donavann, but also a suburb of Dakota City) 15,472

Form for submission of proposals is as follows:
What is needed:
-Map of proposal
-Details of any custom content I would need to download and from where(links preferred!)
-Why I should choose your proposal over someone else's

Below is a picture of the region, and below that is the transportation map (highways unmarked for now). The large mass of urban area on the west side of the map is Donavann and its suburbs. The mass of urban area directly east of that is Grenadia Flats and its suburbs, while the northernmost cluster is Dakota City and its suburbs.

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/6...tu12112011.png

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/4...011traffic.png

Closer in pics to come later. All proposals will be considered!


Notes:
- Sim City 4 allows you to build a "region" of cities that are interconnected.
- The Timbuktu region is where all the tutorial cities are.
- I didn't complete the aforementioned tutorials. I just jumped right in and altered the tutorial cities to suit my needs.

I'll probably drop Update 2 either tomorrow or Saturday.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:33 PM
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Oh wow, this is actually one of the games I used to play alot. I had some mods installed for it and such. I can't wait to see where this goes! (it might be getting me back into SC for a while)
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BUILD A NEW CITY AND NAME IT CATDOGTOPIA OR I'LL NEVER SPEAK TO YOU AGAIN!

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 07:49 PM
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Oh wow, this is actually one of the games I used to play alot. I had some mods installed for it and such. I can't wait to see where this goes! (it might be getting me back into SC for a while)
Looking at other people's cities tends to have that same effect on me.

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BUILD A NEW CITY AND NAME IT CATDOGTOPIA OR I'LL NEVER SPEAK TO YOU AGAIN!

Er, I mean, good luck with your LP. Haven't played SimCity 4 in an absolute age!
Sorry, all my city tiles are already named... except for four small city tiles that are completely water at the south end of the region. Maybe I'll get land in those and name one of them Catdogtopia.


Anyway...

Update 2 - Touring Donavann

Notes:
- I am using a few plugins/mods. Chief among them is the NAM (Network Addon Mod).
- You guys can take the liberty of proposing development ideas if you so wish.

Spoiler:
Our first city we shall visit shall be the core city of Donavann. It's population when we started was about 65,000, with another 80,000 or so living in its surrounding suburbs.

Overview:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455008.png
As you can see, it's not the prettiest city to look at and its major roads are quite densely concentrated.

A look closer in at the denser residential core:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455020.png
That web of highways, though not pretty, is certainly necessary for traffic flow. I am open to proposals on how to improve the setup.

A look even closer at that nasty web of highways.
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455031.png
A lot of the avenues in this area used to be single lane roads that ended up with a high traffic flow and needed to be upgraded and then subsequently became less traveled.

This is the dirty industrial zone on the Northeast side of the city:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455058.png
Numerous plans about changing the zoning of the area have been proposed to the council, but they are still waiting on better plans. Proposals on how to change this area are being accepted now.

This is the western half of that industrial zone:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455065.png
Proposals have been floated to change this area as well. I am accepting suggestions for this area as well.


A look at what is essentially the commercial core of Downtown Donavann:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455107.png
As you can see, it's not terribly large and not terribly dense, though this is a city of only 65,000. And I just noticed a zot in this picture. Whoops.

A closer look at the southwestern industrial section of the city:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455178.png
Not necessarily the best place for that stadium.

Southwest corner of the city from a bit further out:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455192.png
Actually a pretty quiet part of town.

University Town:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455213.png
The wealthy and students alike populate this neighborhood near Donavann University.

South University Town:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455220.png
This neighborhood is populated by both poorer students and the working class folk.

West Hills:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455227.png
This is a part of town that is a bit more upscale.

Northtown Core:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455254.png
This area contains Uptown on its south end as well as most of the northwestern quadrant of the city.

Western East Town:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455271.png
This is the stuff just east of Downtown. A bit of a slum.

Eastern East Town:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455278.png
The eastern half of East Town.

South Bank:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455293.png
This is the extent of the city's claims on land on the south side of the river it sits on.

That's it for this update! I do have one renewal project I've already done on the way, but to make this page easier on people's modems, I will hold back on posting that until I get some comments and replies on this stuff.

Proposals for redeveloping areas other than what I've indicated I'm looking for are welcome as well!


Update 3 coming whenever. Not sure when. Depends on my laziness and how busy I get with family. This thread actually has more replies than the original I'm posting elsewhere!
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Man, thanks for making me feel bad about how well I play this game. I've never been able to get a city/cities that large, and I'm sure I would end up somehow screwing it up in every possible way if I even tried. In any case, that large island in the river needs to be an amusement park. One big amusement park.

Because that would be awesome.
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It's pretty simple to get the general idea, just build roads for people to use, set zoning for different uses, and make sure everyone has electricity and water.

But then it gets worse.

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Ew, diagonal roads! I honestly don't know how you can use those, but to each his own, I suppose. Presumably you want some hi-tech industry in Donavann, especially to get rid of the crappy Dirty/Manufacturing stuff that's already there. How's your education coming along? If that's relatively good, maybe you could test drive some high-density Industry in a part of town far, far away from the polluting areas. In order to maximise the potential success, you'd need to drastically lower taxes for Hi-Tech and drastically raise them for Dirty/Industrial. If you do this for a few months and hi-tech move in and there's still demand for more, you could keep expanding a little bit, while steadily raising the taxes of the crappy industry until they're forced out.

Dammit, now this is just making ME want to make a new city!
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Old December 25th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Man, thanks for making me feel bad about how well I play this game. I've never been able to get a city/cities that large, and I'm sure I would end up somehow screwing it up in every possible way if I even tried. In any case, that large island in the river needs to be an amusement park. One big amusement park.

Because that would be awesome.
I use money cheats because I don't have the patience to wait around for funds to build up so I can build out.

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Makes me want to play this game. How does the mechanics work and such? [/Just reads a FAQ]
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It's pretty simple to get the general idea, just build roads for people to use, set zoning for different uses, and make sure everyone has electricity and water.

But then it gets worse.

Always.
Except you don't exactly need water to everyone. Unless you want higher density zones.

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Ew, diagonal roads! I honestly don't know how you can use those, but to each his own, I suppose. Presumably you want some hi-tech industry in Donavann, especially to get rid of the crappy Dirty/Manufacturing stuff that's already there. How's your education coming along? If that's relatively good, maybe you could test drive some high-density Industry in a part of town far, far away from the polluting areas. In order to maximise the potential success, you'd need to drastically lower taxes for Hi-Tech and drastically raise them for Dirty/Industrial. If you do this for a few months and hi-tech move in and there's still demand for more, you could keep expanding a little bit, while steadily raising the taxes of the crappy industry until they're forced out.

Dammit, now this is just making ME want to make a new city!
Diagonal roads are awesome thank you very much. Though this city is basically an altered version of the tutorial city Big City Tutorial that I renamed via cheats. My plan is to eventually boot industry from the city entirely. High tech or otherwise. But I don't have any demand issues. Demand is full up for both commercial and industrial zones. I also know how to get high tech in and dirty out, but high tech demand and dirty industry demand are actually the lowest for the I portion of the RCI demand indicator. Even agriculture demand is higher.

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Well yours is certainly far better than mine, it looks excellent. I've been meaning to play this as I've been playing Sim City 3000 and I remember it's not as good as SC4.
Sim City 3000 was good for its time, but Sim City 4, with even just a few plugins installed, is even deeper in terms of gameplay.

Update 3 - Donavann Gets a Waterfront District
Spoiler:
To start with, I realized I forgot this picture of the Northwest portion of the city:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455243.png
It was supposed to be in the last update.

--------------------------------

Anyway, moving on to the renewal/development project...


This undeveloped plot by the river is slated for development:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455321.png

Phase 1:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455338.png
The simplest of the phases.

Phase 2:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455431.png
Creating a level upper portion and zoning the area appropriately.

Phase 3:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455437.png
Leveling the lower portion.

Phase 4:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455455.png
Adding some infill next to the Mayor's Mansion.

Phase 5:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455547.png
Expanding the land area of this lower portion of the city.

Phase 6:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455592.png
Constructing the road network through this lower area.

Phase 7:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455684.png
Zoning the area and waiting for development to happen.

Phase 8:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455697.png
Altering the final plan to better meet current demand levels.
Project complete!

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455720.png
Final population and RCI demand after completing construction on that development.


Elsewhere in the city...

A new cemetery was built...
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455793.png
... in the Northwest corner of the city.

The university finally got its radio station...
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455822.png
... not far from the industrial zone on the southwest side of town.

But in that same meeting...
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455893.png
... the council approved a television studio in that same area.

Shockingly, the council was still meeting at the Mayor's Mansion despite the city's size, so...
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324455914.png
... they finally commissioned and completed a new city hall near the newly completed development project.

Downtown around 5 months after the completion of the riverfront area:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324456196.png

And Downtown filling out about 3 months after that last picture:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...1324456213.png

I think my next photo tour will be of Dakota City.

Comments, criticisms, and new development proposals always welcome!


And now you guys are caught up with that other site. I'm gonna be updating that other site in the next couple days since I have a few updates worth of work to upload. And an update here is directly affected by any updates I do or don't do at that other site.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:29 AM
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Here guys have a colossal, bandwidth killing update.

Update 4 - Supersized Pics and a Tour of Dakota City!
Spoiler:
This time we shall visit Dakota City. It is a city of around 45,000 at present, making it the third largest city in the region, and its suburbs hold roughly
another 40,000 inhabitants.

An overview of the city. Well developed on the west bank, but underdeveloped on the east bank due to the airport.
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7...1123132453.png

This is the Southwest corner of the city. It has monorail service to the nearby industrial zone to reduce traffic congestion.
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6...1723132453.png

This is that industrial zone that monorail I previously mentioned runs to. It is likely to be removed in favor of more residential and commercial development to clean up the city's riverfront.
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6...2023132453.png

This is the western side of the city.
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/9...2323132453.png

This area is known as Uptown because it is quite literally up a hill from Downtown.
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1281/...2623132453.png

This area is known as West Downtown. Not a very dense area yet.
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8...2923132453.png

This area happens to be East Downtown.
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8...3123132453.png

This large area is known as North Downtown. It is actually the densest portion of Downtown, though Uptown is still denser at present.
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4...3231324537.png

This area here is known as East Bank. It is the least densely populated area in the city of the built up areas.
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/4...1023132453.png

This is the city's airport. It is one of two airports in the region.
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/889...1523132453.png

Here we have a view of East Bank from a different vantage point, this time facing east.
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/145...2123132453.png

And here we have an overview of much of the western bank of the city, facing toward the south.
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4...2823132453.png

Here we have a project where we are widening a roadway to account for terrible traffic strains in the southwest corner of the city.
Before:
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/9...2425132453.png

After:
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9...2425132453.png

And for our wrap-up of our tour of Dakota City, here's a bonus picture of what congestion in the city looks like:
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7...3025132453.png

As you can see, there really isn't any.

And for an extra special bonus, I have three region maps:

Here's an overview I took on December 22:
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/874...u22dec2011.png

And here's a transportation view taken that same day:
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4...udec222011.png

And as an extra-special bonus, here is a highway map with county lines included for the region:
http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/5...aymapdec22.png
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My Goodness!!!! I just re downloaded Simcity again a couple of days ago and I gotta say...I LOVE IT...AGAIN! I am happy to hear that you cheat because I was gonna get disappointed for a second there for the massive creation I feel like posting my own creation...So.....GOTTA GO CHEAT AND BUILD
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God damn you Dondon.
This has gone on my list of things to play... again! XD
That's what I'm here for! :P

It's always quite fun in my experience! But I do have a lot of custom content installed for my game.

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My Goodness!!!! I just re downloaded Simcity again a couple of days ago and I gotta say...I LOVE IT...AGAIN! I am happy to hear that you cheat because I was gonna get disappointed for a second there for the massive creation :P I feel like posting my own creation...So.....GOTTA GO CHEAT AND BUILD ;)
I use the BSC BAT Bank series of buildings for money since it doesn't screw with the game's mechanics other than giving you up to 50,000,000 simoleons in one click.

Anyway, since replies were so fast, here's another update! This time, you're getting it before that other site I post it at! Since there are no replies there yet.

Update 5 - Grenadia Flats
Spoiler:

Our next tour shall be of our third and largest anchor city of the region, Grenadia Flats. It's population is over 100,000, and its neighboring cities have roughly 60,000 additional inhabitants.

This is an overview of the city:
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1...mar2040132.png

Moving in closer, we shall start in the southeast corner of the city and go counter-clockwise around the outer edge of the city. That wide roadway that cuts across the top of the image is University Avenue, named so because it passes by the university that is in the upper right-hand corner of the picture.
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/6...mar2340132.png

Moving further north, we are now in the University area of town. That road that cuts across the right side of the image going north to south is also University Avenue. It's a pretty important road around these parts.
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2...mar2540132.png

Moving still further north, we arrive in the East Side. For the most part, a pretty well to do area.
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/567...mar2840132.png

And further along, we are now in the Northeast. This area has lost a lot of its density due to intense traffic flowing through the major roads in this area, as well as the golf course and the clearance fields for the nearby airport.
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2...mar3140132.png

Travelling west, we are now in the Airport District of the city. This area lost a lot of its density when the city finally approved the construction of an airport.
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9899/...apr1440132.png

Crossing over the expressway, we are now in the eastern portion of the Northwest Industrial Zone. There is a considerable amount of green space here.
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5...apr1540132.png

And here is the rest of the Northwest Industrial Zone.
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4...apr1640132.png

Traveling south, here is the West Side Industrial Zone.
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4...apr1640132.png

Heading even further south, we enter the West Side. And we also meet up with University Avenue again.
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1...apr2340132.png

And here's the Southwest area of the city. As you can see, the West Side is a rougher part of town.
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7...apr2540132.png

This happens to be the South Side. It is a bit more well off than the West Side.
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8...apr2740132.png

And what we have here is known as Casinotown, being between the two largest casinos in the city. It's a pretty well to do place.
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5...apr2940132.png

This area is known as 3rd and Central for it being the intersection of those two roads, and is on the southern edge of Downtown. It's pretty well dissected by the elevated rail and monorail tracks the city ran to reduce congestion.
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/8...may2401324.png

This area here is known as both Old Town and West Downtown.
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1...may4401324.png

This area here is East Downtown.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/479...may6401324.png

This area happens to be the Warehouse Industrial District. There is quite a bit of mass transit traffic that goes through this area.
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5...may8401324.png

This portion of the city is known as Train Town, and gets its name from all the railways criss-crossing the area.
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/109...may1040132.png

This portion of town is known as Tre-Uni-Cen, for the three major roads that define the area (Trelawny Highway, University Avenue, and Central Avenue).
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1...may1240132.png

In focus here is the 10th Avenue NW/2nd Street NW station located in the northwest portion of town. It's a fairly sprawling bus and monorail station designed to handle the mass transit traffic that flows through the area every day.
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/7...may2540132.png

As this picture shows, there is quite a bit of mass transit traffic in the area.
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1...jun1140132.png

Here we have a closer look at the city's Convention Center located in Downtown. It was actually built quite recently! If you look back at previous pictures, you'll notice it's not there!
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6...jun3043132.png

And now onto improvement projects!

Here we have reports that this road near the northern edge is greatly over capacity.
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9...aug1440132.png

And here are the measures taken to try to improve traffic flow in the area! Still not enough, apparently, but it will have to do for now.
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/875...aug1540132.png

Moving onto another portion of the city, this time to the south east side, we have another road well over capacity!
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5...jan6411324.png

After much deliberation, here's what the city planners had devised and constructed for the solution:
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5...jan1041132.png

Not exactly sure why I took this one.
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3...may5431324.png

Here we have the old University Stadium. Plans were in place to relocate it and place a baseball stadium where it is currently located.
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4846/...jul1443132.png

In this image it's been replaced with the baseball stadium.
http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/2...aug4431324.png

And a few months later they have finished relocating the stadium.
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/909...dec2043132.png


That's it for this update!

If this doesn't make this page a bandwidth killer I don't know what will.
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You build a lot! Thnx for the update BTW, may I know the name of the "Roundabout" you downloaded? Is it from Simtropolis?

Above all that I have been wandering, have you tried doing that much in Cities XL? Its a decent game ya know....except for the horrible memory leak <_<
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Looking better each time! How long has this taken up until now? Also, this really gives me the urge to play Sim City 4. Just a matter of finding it ;_;
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Wow, the connection didn't lag at all. Thank you T3. o-o

Anyeays, jeez I seriously wanna play this game now, what kind of mods are out there anyways?

Plus the city is looking great, I saw one of those solar array power plants and giggled. xD
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Roads with names, what'll they think up next?

Seriously, though, this is pretty neat and it was worth the two loading attempts to see it all - though you have to wonder at the city planners... why knock down the University stadium only to rebuild it like twenty feet away, wouldn't that have been an ideal location for the new baseball stadium?
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Roads with names, what'll they think up next?

Seriously, though, this is pretty neat and it was worth the two loading attempts to see it all - though you have to wonder at the city planners... why knock down the University stadium only to rebuild it like twenty feet away, wouldn't that have been an ideal location for the new baseball stadium?
It creates more jobs that's why.

JK, efficiency wise that does make sense. o.O
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I certainly commend you for being able to build even with hills and rivers and all that stuff. Whenever I play, it's just 100% flat land; wouldn't know how to cope with ANY of that stuff, to my hat is tipped to you. It looks as though everything seems to be coming along nicely. Do you have any specific goals in mind for the region as a whole or are you just taking it one step at a time?
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You build a lot! Thnx for the update :) BTW, may I know the name of the "Roundabout" you downloaded? Is it from Simtropolis?

Above all that I have been wandering, have you tried doing that much in Cities XL? Its a decent game ya know....except for the horrible memory leak <_<
I have somewhat of a backlog of screencaps I've taken over the last couple of weeks, though growing the cities larger generally doesn't take much time at all.

The roundabout I have is included in the Network Addon Mod, the most recent version of which can be found most reliably at SC4Devotion.com on their Lot Exchange (LEX).

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Looking better each time! How long has this taken up until now? Also, this really gives me the urge to play Sim City 4. Just a matter of finding it ;_;
I'd certainly hope I'm getting better each time. I'm shaking off more of the rust after not playing at all for basically three years.

I've been playing on and off since April or May.

Good luck with finding it! I got myself a copy off of Steam in the event my CDs went bad so I could preserve my CDs.

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Wow, the connection didn't lag at all. Thank you T3. o-o

Anyeays, jeez I seriously wanna play this game now, what kind of mods are out there anyways?

Plus the city is looking great, I saw one of those solar array power plants and giggled. xD
It's lagging for me, the person uploading the pictures.

There are quite a few mods out there. Some of them are demand altering mods.

Solar power is actually pretty useful in Sim City 4.

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Roads with names, what'll they think up next?

Seriously, though, this is pretty neat and it was worth the two loading attempts to see it all - though you have to wonder at the city planners... why knock down the University stadium only to rebuild it like twenty feet away, wouldn't that have been an ideal location for the new baseball stadium?
Oh, I dunno, maybe stations with names?

Honestly, I just liked the way the baseball stadium looked at that intersection better. I'll have to see if I can find the mod I had previously that made it so that you could build the stadium partially on water.

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It creates more jobs that's why. :P

JK, efficiency wise that does make sense. o.O
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I certainly commend you for being able to build even with hills and rivers and all that stuff. Whenever I play, it's just 100% flat land; wouldn't know how to cope with ANY of that stuff, to my hat is tipped to you. It looks as though everything seems to be coming along nicely. Do you have any specific goals in mind for the region as a whole or are you just taking it one step at a time?
I had someone else commend me on that in the past back in my old playing days. They were a person who's storytelling and city planning I admired because of how creative it was (basically a space dramedy set in the cities they had built).

I have a bit of a vague goal in mind, but for now I'm just proceeding to expand via a plan I have that tells me in what order I should work on certain city tiles.




Anyway... onto the next update, which will be a fairly small one because it will feature a very small city.

Update 6 - Victor Isle
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Victor Isle is a small suburb of sorts of Grenadia Flats, lying to the city's east with most commuters going between the cities via either subway or ferry. It lies on one of the larger small islands in the region.

Overview


Closer in view of the main portion of this small city.


Here we have a closer-in look at the Grenadia Flats end of the ferry, which still technically lies within the borders of Victor Isle. There is a fair bit of car traffic on the ferry dock, as you can see.


This is that same area above zoomed a bit further out.


Here we have one of the subway stations, this one for Downtown Victor Isle.


And for our last picture this update we have another subway station, this one in the town's industrial zone.


In the interest of keeping this page from being anymore bandwidth-intensive, that's it for this update.
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does anyone know how to fix graphics problems with sc4 deluxe, i am having problems of it jumping or crashing to the desktop
Not exactly the right place to ask this question, but do you have it installed by some download service like Steam or Origin, or are you installing off of the CD? If you're installing off of the CD, you need to patch your game after with the patch for your region after installing the game. The patches are available here: http://www.ea.com/simcity-4-deluxe
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Okay, after two months of not playing much, here's a teaser region-view image showing what I actually have accomplished in the past two months.



When you compare that to what we started with, it's quite a bit of change!

For reference, here's what we've started with:

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So, yeah, there's going to be a lot to update you guys about.
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