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By PutinInvented by me. Size 24х28 km (6x7 big city).
By blunderThe Ring of Fire
Howdy Folks. A bit of an announcement; i'm quasi-retiring from the mapping and custom content business. You know how it is; not enough time, definitely not enough motivation, too much RLS... Anyways, my apologies for this, but i'm canceling any maps people had requested and am not taking requests for the foreseeable future. But i'll still be around to answer your mapping and other questions via PM.
I will, however, offer up one final map; my own personal gem. The Ring of Fire is a mashup of the SanFran peninsula, the Bavarian alps, the 3 largest cascade volcanoes (Rainier, Adams, and Shasta), plus a wee little Mt. Jefferson, and is stupidly huge, at 88x120km. Requires 4gb patched game and mapper/terraformer to run, as well as 64-bit OS with 8 gigs ram. (might run at 6 gigs).
I know few people will want to tackle a map that large but i'll put it out there anyways. This map is by no means perfect; there are several little photoshop wrinkles i haven't ironed out that you can see in the terraformer overview but that won't detract in game.
Since it's over 100km on a side i'm invoking Drunkapple's large map mercy rule on not showing a rendered shot.
Mapper frequently performs better with large maps, but terraformer still works too.
1. Unzip folder
2. In mapper > create region > point to .sc4m file and config.bmp selectively.
3. Name and Confirm
By PutinInvented by me. 16 big city. Name Lacratevolcan mean: lake in the crater volcano.
By PutinInvented by me. 5 big city, 10 medium city, 17 small city.
By PutinPutyatin Island, located in the Peter the Great Gulf, Sea of Japan, 50 km from Vladivostok to the south-east and 35 km west of Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai). Area is 27,9 км². On Lake Gusinoe grow Nelumbo! The location of the island: https://email@example.com,132.4565753,13z/data=!5m1!1e4
By PutinAskol'd Island, located in the Peter the Great Gulf, Sea of Japan, 50 km from Vladivostok to the south-east and 40 km west of Nakhodka (Primorsky Krai). Area is 14,6 км². Mountainous island, and lots of steep cliffs. In the past, the Chinese on the island was mined gold, now the island is located 2 lighthouse and abandoned military buildings.
By IulianThe Crimean Peninsula , also known simply as Crimea, is a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea that is almost completely surrounded by water. The peninsula is located south of the Ukrainian mainland and west of the Russian region of Kuban. It is surrounded by two seas: the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov to the east. It is connected with the Ukrainian mainland by the Isthmus of Perekop and is separated from Kuban by the Strait of Kerch. The Arabat Spit is located to the northeast; a narrow strip of land that separates a system of lagoons named Sivash from the Sea of Azov.
By PutinInvented by me. Big map. 70 big city, 16 medium city, 8 small city.
By PutinInvented by me. 6 big city, 9 medium city, 1 small city.
By IulianPitcairn is the main island (4.5 km²) of Pitcairn Island Group which are located in the Pacific at ca. 5,500 miles from New Zealand and South America. She is the only one which is inhabited by humans. The other islands like: Oeno, Ducie atoll and Henderson are smaller. Pitcairn Island was discovered on 2. July 1767 by English cadetul Robert Pitcairn in 1838 and became a British colony. The island's inhabitants are mostly descendants of the matrozilor which rebelled in 1787 on the ship the Bounty. They founded the settlement of Adamstown had children with women in Polynesia, the women's rights law was introduced here in 1838.
By IulianSan Andrés is a coral island in the Caribbean Sea. Politically tied to England, and historically part of Colombia, San Andrés and the nearby islands of Providencia and Santa Catalina form the department of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina. San Andrés, in the southern group of islands, is the largest of the department. The official languages of the department are Spanish, English, and Creole.
While San Andrés is located 50 km (31 mi) south of Providencia, the Colombian archipelago is approximately 230 km (140 mi) east of Nicaragua and about 750 km (470 mi) north of the Colombian mainland. This archipelago encompasses a total area of 57 km2 (22 sq mi), including the outer cays, reefs, atolls and sand banks, with the area of the islands being 45 km2 (17 sq mi). In 2000, it was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, named “Seaflower Biosphere Reserve”, which not only includes the islands but also about 10% of the Caribbean Sea, amounting to a vast marine area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi). The purpose of this declaration is to ensure that the ecosystem, which is rich in biodiversity, is well preserved and conserved.
The department's capital is located on the northern end of the island. Named San Andrés but nicknamed El Centro, it is the department's main urban center. Along the 30 km (19 mi) road that circles the island there are many picturesque beaches, coral reefs, cays, geysers, and coves. Also of note are La Loma, the town of San Andrés, the Baptist Church, Seaquarium, the large pond of La Laguna, and a freshwater lake amidst mangrove forests. There are coconut palm plantations, lush pastures, and tall native trees reaching 20 meters (66 ft). Surrounded by the warm Caribbean Sea, all of these features have made the island an "exotic holiday destination".
This map has 2 lakes and a ocean. I made this with landscape designer. MY first map
Dies ist eine Karte von Travemünde, ein Stadtteil der Hansestadt Lübeck, sowie einem Teil der Lübecker Bucht, Größe 16x16km. Travemünde mit seinem großen Fährhafen verbindet Deutschland und ganz Mitteleuropa mit allen Ländern rund um die Ostsee. Von hier fuhr die legendäre Finnjet, ehedem größte Fähre der Welt, in 24 Stunden nach Helsinki. Travemündes Altstadt wurde aufwendig restauriert, und die gesamte Stadt entwickelt zu einem der wichtigsten Touristenmetropole Deutschlands. So finden sich in der Nähe weitere weitere von Sonne Strand und Meer geprägte Urlaubsorte, darüberhinaus jedoch auch raue Steilküsten und Natur, die zum Spazieren einlädt. Daneben ist di Region eher landwirtschaftlich geprägt. Wer hier wohnt lebt und arbeitet wo andere Urlaub machen. Den Höhepunkt bildet die Travemünder Woche im Sommer mit Volksfestcharakter.
So, genug geredet. Jetzt ist es an dir herauszufinden, was in dieser Region steckt. Dabei wünsche ich viel Erfolg. In eigener Sache betreibe ich eine kleine aber internationale facebook-Gruppe für Simulationsspiele aller Art, insbesondere natürlich SimCity 4, die SimCity4 AG, schau doch mal vorbei, oder mach gleich mit.
Installation: SC4-Mapper ist ausdrücklich NICHT zu empfehlen, sondern:
1. SimCity 4 starten, neue Region erstellen, Wasser auswählen und benennen, zB: Travemünde
2. SimCity 4 beenden, den SimCity-Regionsordner öffnen (bei mir: C:\Users\Nick Bauer\Documents\SimCity 4\Regions), und mit der geladenen config.bmp die vorhandene ersetzen
3. SimCity 4 erneut starten, neue Region auswählen, Strg+Alt+Umschalten+R zusammen drücken, in kleinen Fenster oben links die geladene "travemuende.4.0.bmp" suchen (bei mir meist im Download-Ordner: C:\Users\Nick Bauer\Downloads)
4. Hat alles geklappt wird die Region erzeugt, das dauert etwa 10-15 Minuten, vielleicht mit einem Kaffee o.ä. überbrücken
5. Sobald die neue Region angezeigt wird kann es losgehen
6. Bei Problemen wende dich an die o.g. Gruppe oder an mich persönlich: Nick Bauer
Ich freue mich über Kommentare und höchstmögliche Bewertungen.
This is a map of Travemünde, a district of the hanseatic city Lübeck, as well a part of the bay of Lübeck, size 16x16km. Travemünde with its large ferry port connects Germany and all central Europe with all countries around the Baltic Sea. From here, the legendary Finnjet, formerly the world's largest ferry, drove to Helsinki in 24 hours. Travemünde's old town was extensively restored, and the entire city is developing into one of the most important tourist metropolis in Germany. There are also other holiday resorts nereby, which are characterized by sunny beach and sea, but also rough cliffs and nature, which invites you to take a walk. In addition, the region is rather agricultural. Who lives here lives and works where other people go on holidays. The highlight is the Travemünder Woche in the summer with folk festival character.
So, enough talk. Now it's up to you to figure out what's in this region. I wish you every success. On my own behalf, I run a small but international facebook group for simulation games of all kinds, especially SimCity 4, the SimCity4 AG, have a look, or join in.
Installation: SC4-Mapper is NOT recommended, but:
1. Start SimCity 4, create and name a new region, eg Travemünde
2. Exit SimCity 4, open the SimCity region folder (for me: C:\Users\Nickbauer\Documents\SimCity 4\Regions), and replace the existing config.bmp with the loaded one
3. Restart SimCity 4, select the new region, press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R, find the "travemuende.4.0.bmp" in the small window at the top left: (for me: C:\Users\Nick Bauer\Downloads)
4. If everything has worked out the region generates, which takes about 10-15 minutes, maybe with a cup of coffee
5. Once the new region is displayed, it can start
6. If you have any problems, please contact the group above or myself: Nick Bauer
Please feel free to commend and rate high.
By ReishiYou may recognize this terrain from the table top. Modeled after Ulthuan -the crescent shaped High Elf Kingdoms from Warhammer- this map is 54 large tiles of coastline, mountains and islands.
I used five different Ulthuan maps as a reference point. Each reference had different levels of fidelity and their own take on location and terrain placements. So it's more of a composite than exact.
I've been testing the map with different games and NAM settings over the past few months and I've got it to a good release point. Hills/Mountains are quite gradual with their inclines in places for better building. You may have to weather them some before mayor mode if you're going for realism.
This is the largest map I've built to date at 54 large tiles. I hope you enjoy it, and have fun!
By SamnessHello! This is my second ever file, an archipelago region called Isles of Pandora.
Hopefully this will make up for the disaster that was my first upload... ( [stex='24511']Jorjoba[/stex] )
[Grimace :( ]
Anyway, the region is the size equivalent of 28 x 24 small tiles (or 7 x 5 large tiles) and contains 32 large tiles and 12 medium tiles.
It is a fantasy map handmade by me in SC4 Terraformer. It's not based off of anything in particular, although some sections are "inspired" by real-life regions of the world.
The Isles of Pandora are divided into three primary sections: Arcadia Island to the Southeast, Lawrence Island to the Southwest, and the Mainland to the North.
The map is designed to be well-suited for urban mayors who like to throw in a little touch of nature here and there. As such, the land is mostly flat, although there are some prominent geographical features (I tried my best to create proper sources for the rivers and decent-looking mountain ranges) Also, you might notice that many islands have small sections that hang over into other cities. This is intentional: The region is designed to give mayors the choice between relying on bridges or ferries to connect the islands.
In this way, I have given you multiple different ways to play this region. In the end though, the choice is yours.
Have fun! :D
Disclaimer: When you open up some of the city tiles, you will likely notice that sometimes there are awkwardly-placed water features, such as land protruding to just below sea level, or rivers being incredibly narrow. This is due to the fact that I am still new to SC4Terraformer. Don't worry though; A couple clicks with God tools should fix all of the issues.
The download contains a readme, an overview picture, the .SC4M file, and the config.bmp. Installation instructions are included on the readme.
By adricoA 16 big-city fantasy map ( 4 x 4 tiles). Let the farms and towns roll from the west to the east and from the north to the downtown south! Let there be bridges and highways too... I hope you enjoy my handmade little region.
By jose L OrtizHola amigos, Hoy os traigo otro mapa para SimCity 4 este mapa fue copiado de SimCity 2013. El mapa se llama Verdant selva , ya que todos sabemos que no podemos disfrutar de todo el espacio que tiene, pero en SimCity 4, si podemos. Bimensions el mapa: 1 config.bmp - 16 × 16, 24 Bit 2 1025 × 1025 píxeles CONTENIDO DE CIUDADES: El mapa tiene las grandes ciudades, donde el mapa original que tiene, en el original, mucha de la tierra se pierde, pero en el SimCity 4 pueden crear ciudades más pequeñas. instalación: 1 SC4Terraformer. 2 SC4Mapper. Creado por: 1 cs6 Photoshop. 2 SC4Terraformer. 3 SC4Mapper. Espero que les guste disfrutar.
By jbbry232Welcome to Bastia.
4097x2561 map, yup its big. 64x40 km aka 16x10 large cities
This map features valleys, mountains, rivers, lakes, ponds, bays, islands, shores, and seas.
Please use SC4Mapper to render this and most of all... have fun!
By jbbry232I've brought another hand-drawn greyscale map to you! This time its an archipelago. Its a tough map to build upon with little flat space and terrain that calls for more ferry transport than highways or rails.
1739x1739m region consists of 31 large cities which is expandable to upwards of 49 large cities (extra 18 are blacked out in config.bmp) if you desire to add more in sc4 terraformer.
I recommend using SC4 Mapper to import the .sc4m and the config file. Please enjoy and lemme know what you think and if you intend to use it
Map of Republic of Ecuador (SouthAmerica) Includes Coast, Highlands, Amazon, and Galapagos (4 regions in 1 country ) Big and principal cities places where it should be located as Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca terrain the map is really big for all cities has Ecuador and part of Peru amazon 1) Download and Unzip 2) Put the content on your regions folder/directory 3) Start the game and select Ecuador region 4) Hold down CONTROL + ALT +SHIFT +R 5) Search for Ecuador folder, open it and select the Ecuador_E.jpg file. Make sure the file name appears in the dialogue's file box. 6) click Ok and the render will start ( it may takes several minutes for rendering depending on your system's performance, remember its a big region, be patient it will be worth the wait 7) Enjoy ¡¡ #AllYouNeedIsEcuador :D
This is a 4 x 4 map of fantasy. It is set to all large tiles. Anyone may change this at will.
Download and unpack the ZIP file.
Create a new folder Plutovania in the Regions area of your user data.
Move the two files Plutovania.jpg and config.jpg into this directory.
Open the game and select the Plutovania region.
Hold down CRTL+ALT+SHIFT and press the r key. You will get a file dialogue box.
Navigate to the Plutovania folder, open it and select the Plutovania.jpg file by clicking on its icon. Make sure the file name appears in the dialogue's file box.
Press OK. The render will start. You may not interrupt this by switching away. Go for coffee. This render takes about 15 minutes or less depending on the speed of your machine. Eventually the rendered map will be presented.
By AkillesHey all!
This is a fantasy map that I made for myself but I thought I would share just in case anyone else finds it interesting. My goal for this map was to imitate a realistic region. There are a few spots that should work well for major cities with lots of surrounding countryside for suburbs, farms, and industry. You will not find much perfectly flat land forcing you to build around some of the maps features. I tried to include many different landscapes to build on in the hopes that no two cities in this region would develop in exactly the same way. I doubt this will be the last map I feel compelled to make so if you have any suggestions for future improvements please let me know!
Region is 6x7 for a total of 42 Large cities.
Install using Terraformer or SC4mapper.
By jbbry232Hello, this is the Isle of Ree!
A fantasy map based from a fantasy map i found on the internet. I used the map as a loose base for coastlines, rivers and lakes, but hand-drew the mountains. It consists of 126 large cities. The config is 80x40 with much of the blank ocean blacked out.
Install using SC4 Mapper and have fun!
By IulianBuzias is a city in Timis County,Banat,Romania.
The settlement was first mentioned by Carlos I of Hungary in a document of 1321. Was declared a town in 1956.
Documentary attestation from the XIV - XV.
Due to favorable natural condition,with rich mineral springs and mind climate,has been recognized as a potential Buzias spa center.
Mineral waters are used to treat Buzias many diseases but are battled and sold as mineral water consumer.
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