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I can't believe no one responded to this!  I really love how the trees and plants you've placed in game along with the terrain mod - they're realistic.  I like your choice of trains, too. :P  You have a good eye for detail.  Can't wait for more!

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On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2016 at 2:10 PM, Robban040 said:

The railyard with the power plant in the background.

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Very nice city. Question: what is that building in this picture that looks like a grain elevator? There are two. There's the small one perpendicular to the street, then there's the big one parallel. What are they?

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Thank you for all the kind words! I'll search my mods and try to find out the name of the grain elevator

I've added a "small" industrial area along the water:

 

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My next project: The main train station along with downtown. "Under construction":

 

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To be continued!

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Such an impressive city: the terrain and textures, city layout, choice of assets and (semi-arid) plant life, detailing, it's all spot-on, top notch!
And, and I love the visual style as well - fits your theme perfectly!

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On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2016 at 0:20 PM, Robban040 said:

The main rail yard / Downtown keeps growing.

All shots are work in progress:

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What are those boxy white apartments in the center mid-ground?

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On 2016-07-26 at 10:35 PM, cschnipke279 said:

What graphics mod are you using, some of your photos look like real life haha

Theme: The Golden Gate RM - OWL + TROPICITY/DESERT - OWL

On 2016-07-29 at 2:19 PM, Judazzz said:

Such an impressive city: the terrain and textures, city layout, choice of assets and (semi-arid) plant life, detailing, it's all spot-on, top notch!
And, and I love the visual style as well - fits your theme perfectly!

Thank you very much!

10 hours ago, Matthias King said:

What are those boxy white apartments in the center mid-ground?

Here's a link to the asset: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721569987

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14 minutes ago, Matthias King said:

Thanks for the link.

Your pics are most impressive.

Did you miss my earlier question about what looks like a grain elevator?

Cheers!

Yeah I did sorry!

Here's all the elevators/silos in from that screen:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=413545252

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679414625

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=679418016

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=526512390

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Awesome. Thank you. Those are some nice looking grain elevators. The 10A-FA ones in particular.

It's the same creator as those apartments. Now I feel dumb. If I would have just browsed his entire workshop I would have seen them.

Oh well. Thanks again.

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As always, really impressive screenshots!

Started a new map myself which will maybe make it to a CJ. Almost picke the same map but went for the Collosal Hillside instead. Most work has been on the airport with some inspiration from your screens and assets!

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21 hours ago, leosten said:

As always, really impressive screenshots!

Started a new map myself which will maybe make it to a CJ. Almost picke the same map but went for the Collosal Hillside instead. Most work has been on the airport with some inspiration from your screens and assets!

Thanks!

Yeah you should! Always cool to see how other people build their airports :)

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Great project. Superb attention to detail and a few of the screen shots are hyper realistic. Thanks for sharing, look forward to seeing more

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On 2016-08-12 at 0:09 AM, mutton noir said:

Great project. Superb attention to detail and a few of the screen shots are hyper realistic. Thanks for sharing, look forward to seeing more

Thank you, more to come soon!

 

On 2016-08-12 at 11:40 AM, leosten said:

Looking really good and realistic!

Thanks!

I try to build as realistic as i can :)

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That's awesome. I love the apartment complexes, they look very realistic. Great tropical landscape as well. This really deserves more attention.

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5 hours ago, Darf said:

Beautiful waterfronts!

 

5 hours ago, hotChocolate said:

That's awesome. I love the apartment complexes, they look very realistic. Great tropical landscape as well. This really deserves more attention.

Thank you guys!

Last photos before i go on vacation

Cant go wrong with sunrise/sunset photos! ;) :

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Had to add a stadium to the city, along with its own marina!

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Wonderful city! And can you share grass texture used in it? It will perfectly fit for some mediterranean cities!

Update: Oh, sorry, that was stupid question, I already found it.


  Edited by SpacePixel

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On 2016-08-14 at 1:33 PM, gfv1974 said:

I love how natural it all looks. Look forward to seeing more. Enjoy your vacation!

Thank you!

On 2016-08-15 at 8:48 PM, SpacePixel said:

Wonderful city! And can you share grass texture used in it? It will perfectly fit for some mediterranean cities!

Update: Oh, sorry, that was stupid question, I already found it.

Cheers mate! :)

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