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  1. Here's are a few screenshots of a new Downtown


  2. New update yet another reposted work from SC4D with several revision. Its all about the  my work on urban railroad around Greater Cibebek area. This update rather than showing certain area in city, it shows several stations in Cibebek Metropolitan Area which I've made in game so far since 2010. Also if you already see my post in SC4D its a little bit different with several updates including the maps.

    Update 42: Cibebek Railway Insight 1


    Cibebek Metropolitan Area which includes Karasem's capital city Kota Baru is Karasem 2nd largest metropolitan area after the former capital Kota Meriah with population of 11,271,420 people in 2010.

    Cibebek Railway is a subsidiary of Karasem Railway (KNR), Karasem railway company. Infrastructure of the system owned by Karasem Railway although it's operated and designed (if modification applied) by Cibebek Railway. Cibebek Railway share the track with the intercity, regional and other local trains which operated to or from Cibebek and Kota Baru. Cibebek Railway has the largest and most used railway in Karasem. As for 2016 it has average daily usage 1,493,757 people, higher than Meriah urban railway (504,302) even with M2RT (Meriah Mass Rapid Transit) combined which is 711,700 people in 2016. 


    Cibebek Railway route map (credit to @__A to create this great map! )


    The history of Cibebek Railway started in 1900 when Dutch Malaya (now Karasem) built the Narrow gauge (1,067 mm) railway from New Breda (now Pondok Daun) toward Tandjoeng Doeren (now in Kota Baru) in order to transport the industrial goods between city. In 1942, Japanese occupied Dutch Malaya and Kamogawa formed as the capital of the puppet state of Karasuma. During this period, railway around Kamogawa revitalized and rearranged into current network for better utilization of the mining and other strategic resources available in the region. Railway in the Loop Line and Minami Kamogawa-Yanagi electrified on 1943 for the local commuters mostly toward the industrial area in western Kamogawa.  By 1978 with the announcement of national capital movement, Cibebek Railway alongside with the Karasem Railway and government electrifies the railway between Yanagi toward Tanjung Duren. Later on 1980, with the further growth of Cibebek (which act as temporary capital at that time) and neighboring city Rail line between Krajan to Ciasem and Pasar Biru to Cikaas electrified and all electrification done in 1984. In 1993, Rail between Kota Baru to Sumbersari electrified to support the growth of the new capital city. In 1995 Rail from Saika to Cipayung followed to be electrified which later formed the Cipayung Line.


    Ciasem Station, Ciasem. The only station with "original" Dutch architecture now in Cibebek Metropolitan Area. Built in 1912, today it is the terminus of Local Ciasem Line and serves intercity trains toward Tanjung Pojok.

    In 2005, the rail system started to modernized with the new service system (which implemented until today). in same year CR order of used Tokyu 8500 8000 series (8001f, 8005f, 8009f, 8027f, 8041f) and JNR 103 series both from Japan  which has same rail gauge to maintain the growing demand alongside with the creation of new Cibebek Railway 4000 Series train which in service started from 2007. With the completion of Bridge from Kasem Island toward Cikulon Island in June 18 2006 first train from Meriah arrived at Cibebek Raya Station marking the start of inter-island train service. In late 2016, Cibebek Railway expected to new trains batch ( Cibebek Railway 5000 series) start in 2018.


    Cibebek Raya Station (Formerly Kamogawa Station) originally built in 1900, renovated in 1942. It's the city main terminal with the largest number of lines served as well as intercity trains. Local Commuter Trains served mostly at platform 4-8 while the intercity trains served by platform 1-3. It is the largest train station in Karasem and 3rd by daily average usage of 102,183 people.

    The urban railway system currently has 7 main lines and 1 feeder line serving Cibebek Metropolitan Area. The Kota Baru Line is the most crowded line in the system serving between Cibebek Raya Station to Petamburan Station. Second most traveled line is Cibebek Loop line looping Cibebek City with the turnpoint at Minami-Kamogawa Station where the train going back forward. Ciasem Line is the next in term of passengers. It serves northern part of Cibebek Metropolitan area with terminus at Ciasem Station although several train only go to Sadang Station.


    Padang Tengah Station, a station in Southern Ciasem city where it has rather rural-looking surrounding. Although it seems to be in middle of ricefields, it actually serves a lot of worker at nearby industrial area as well as the suburban commuters in southern Ciasem.

    Cikaas Line originally serves from Krajan Station-Cikaas Station via Pasar Biru Station, now this line which serves Northeast part of Cibebek Metropolitan area mostly serves from Cikaas Station toward Cibebek Raya Station via the new shortcut done by 2007. Cipayung line which serves eastern part of metropolitan area was rather less traveled line in the system with headway averaging 20 minutes. Tanjung Duren Line is the line serves mostly Kota Baru area with its end service point at Tanjung Duren Station toward Minami-Kamogawa Station in Cibebek.

    Cikaas Station, main station of Cikaas city. Originally built in 1900, renovated in 1943 this station formerly serves the inter-city trains which since 2009 stopped at Bukit Pesona Station instead. Now this Station which is the 4th most crowded station serves only Local-Commuter Trains. There is a rail depot in the north of the station.

    Most of lines in Cibebek-Kota Baru Railway shares the track with inter-city trains. The Ciasem Line shares with the trains toward Tanjung Pojok, Cikaas Line shares with the railway toward Pondok Daun, Tanjung Duren Line shares with railway toward Kota Meriah via Pulau Panjang Bridge and Kota Baru line share with trains toward Bankalan Station. Some expection is Cipayung line doesn't share its line with inter-city services and Ciluar line which formerly old airport rail link. 


    Camatciut Station in Ciasem Line.

    The system currently planned to expand its network toward several point. As for Cikaas Line will expand toward Cisarua Station with all of preparation done expect the station platform itself, Ciasem Line toward Cikopo Station which currently working on the catenaries. Inter-island expansion also planned by done the electrification toward Cibengkok Station in neighboring North Cikulon Province. Kota Baru Line in future ultimately will replaced the intercity train toward Bankalan Station as the expansion of the metropolitan area to the southeast. the industrial line of Pasir Gagak will also planned to be served by a feeder line toward the loop line. A 1.2 km Airport rail link also currently constructed between Petamburan Station toward airport fixed the missing link for the new Kota Baru International Airport.


    Pasar Biru Station at night

    In future, Kota Baru will also served by Kota Baru Metro, a Subway/MRT/Metro system in Kota Baru. the system will also constructed to Cibebek to improve the connectivity between lines in the metropolitan area.


    Tanah Baru Station at night

    If you want to see more check the wiki page of Cibebek Railway: http://aoin.eu/wiki/index.php?title=Cibebek_Railway

    Thats all for today hope you enjoy!



    On 8/1/2017 at 7:23 PM, Akallan said:

    The night images are superb!  :P Thank you for the link!

    Thank you! great to hear its helping! *:thumb:

    On 8/1/2017 at 9:23 PM, tariely said:

    The poll was decidedly a good idea. *;) Repost away !!!

    Thanks! yes I'm reposting it all here until update 47 (except update 46 which is pretty much timed)

    On 8/2/2017 at 11:36 PM, IL. said:

    Great looking city! 

    Thank you!

    On 8/5/2017 at 3:18 AM, korver said:

    Another lovely update!

    Thanks for the link and tip on the water as well *:)

    Thank you! well it really took me time to do the water work in photoshop. 

    On 8/5/2017 at 1:37 PM, Tonraq said:

    Looks lovely! 


    On 8/11/2017 at 2:51 AM, RandyE said:

    Looks true to how most urban areas are constructed, I like the rail system.


    On 8/11/2017 at 10:26 AM, jmsepe said:

    Dryan, the new Asian CJ master. :O

    well dont see at me, there're a lot of great cj out there... 


    Also Thanks all for the like in previous entry!






  3. Suryamadi

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    Welcome to Suryamadi, a 5,200 people city built in silent region called Hydramile and currently led by Mayor Fraunzy. Before colonized by Mycamile, the city is empty. There is no people living there. However, since Mycamile built first airport in the city, the city became filled by people slowly.



    First, the airport was a landing strip. Then, as the capacity become exhausted, Mycamile upgrades the airport into a municipal airport. After built, several changes were made, including underground parking, bus station, small cargo center, refueling station, additional hangar, airport police, and recently more airport police to secure the city from airport-related crimes.


    On the right of the airport, there is Statue of Proclamation, which built by the current mayor to remember the proclamation process and the proclamator, Chief ZDN.


    Currently, the city doesn't have any immigration office. For now, the immigrant or emigrant needs to manage the request in the city hall. Speaking city hall, it's small (technically stage 1) and in the opposite of it, there is Statue of Mayor. The upper shows current mayor, while the bottom shows the former mayor. Some parts of former mayor statues were keep in city museums.





    In the first era of the city dev, the city only had a small amount of commercials and farms. The farm was used extensively until now because of education and commercial and industrial boom. On the upper side of farm area, there are industrials, open metal processing, truck workshops, and warehouses. And on the right side of the farm area, there is a solar power plant with additional storage. Also, a recycling center located on the left of the plant. Many farmers migrated to vertical farms to sustain their jobs.



    Speaking garbage processing, there are 2 recycling plants: basic recycling plant and advanced recycling plant with power generator. As I said before, the BRP is on the left side of the power plant while the ARP is in opposite of the military zone.


    As a new country, the diplomacy is in the risk. So, to prevent this, a military zone has been built. The military vehicles including advanced electric tanks, electric military helicopter, electric propeller fighters, and 'modern' electric fighters.



    To provide radio, TV, and internet access, the goverment and Surya Group (a non-state owned company) was built 3 facility: radio station, internet center, and TV station. The comm tower is planned to be built in 2032. The city was connected by the internet with optical fiber cables. Not only broadcast digital TV and radio, they are also broadcast the series in the internet via services like proprietary TV/radio app and YouTube.


    Education has been the focus of the gov since the day 1. Many education services placed in the strategic location such as the roadside of Main Rd and Central Ave. Even better, a high school has been placed in the right side of the airport.


    The result of the education process is growing commercials and high-tech industrials as seen in the image above. Many investors and SOHO businessman has been built the store and office in the roadside of Main Rd. This is also the product of low commercial and industrial (except dirty one which taxed 12%) taxes.



    In order to sustain people lives, a small amount of clinics and hospitals has been built. The cemetery also has been built. This cooperation makes the city more healthy and more realistic.


    As long as the city grow, the wealthies then made their house here. This is also the product of good education and good health services.


    If you looking the communication infrastructure image, you can see the no jobs zot. This is the result of Suryaworks (member of Surya Group) corruption. The execs corrupted the local officials, resulting halt of jobs growth. This case has been handled by the Supreme Court. The building is in Central Ave right in the between a private school and a commercial building.


    This is Lolli Forest. The forest is shaped like a square. The forest is medium-sized. This is for preserving the floras and faunas, including rare ones.


    This is developing CBD. This is called Dzaky District since located in Dzaky Ave. As you can see, there is an industrial area too.



    Bonus: When Fraunzy wins the election, the cars made the rightside of Central Ave jammed (above). Again, when Mayor Fraunzy officially inaugurated, the traffics made the some jam again (below).


    Community grid-connected PV power plant. Go green, folks!


    Community parks.

    See you in the next chapter! Thank you.

  4. mike

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    LOVE  this new station i downloaded. 

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  5. Still haven't cheated on my budget since the start of my new region. The Capital Terra Nova is currently sitting at 200 thousand citizens and growing fast....40 thousand the last session I played. My transit system is world class and I have as mentioned done an extensive rail network to ensure there's at least one high speed transit option for inter regional travel and freight service. Of course there's also Air service if you really need to get someplace and to sponsor tourism. What I'm really trying to do though is make a region that is High Tech and that my sims have the educational supports to make HT high demand. I'm creating a space program also to bring my citizens into the space age. May you live long and Prosper. ;)

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    Our Tour of Africa begins with one of Africa's most iconic cities - Johannesburg. With nearly 4 million people in its metropolitan area - this is South Africa's largest city, and has one of the best skylines in all of Africa. With a unique combination of various architecture styles and plenty of famous landmarks to boot - there's plenty to do and see here. The famous Orlando Power Station was in use for nearly 50 years - but since the late 90s, its been transformed into a tourist center, with colorful murals painted on its walls and base jumping becoming a popular activity.


    To make it into the city itself, one of the most traveled routes is over the Nelson Mandela Bridge - completed in 2003, its one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Construction of the bridge was quite tricky, as it directly runs over 43 different rail lines - but construction was completed without disrupting any of them, and its been a popular tourist attraction ever since.



    At night, this bridge turns into a spectacle - for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the bridge's lighting system was upgraded extensively, and a new rainbow colored scheme was installed. If you can make it here at night - the striking color show will certainly be worth it.


    We've made it into the CBD - and there's no better time to see the city than during a beautiful South African sunset.


    Despite a little fog and rain - the landmarks here are still quite stunning, like the Carlton Centre. Completed in 1973, its been the tallest office building in Africa ever since.


    At night is when the city really begins to come alive, however.



    The streets of Johannesburg are typical of any other African metropolis - there's people and cars filling every last inch of pavement. It may be chaotic, but the life and energy of these streets makes visiting this city a special experience.



    Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already!



    Previous Update: "Tour of Africa: Introduction"


    Thanks to @Namiko, @GoKingsGo, @Yarahi, @Tonraq, @juliok92012, @AlexSLM520, @RandyE, @raynev1, @mike_oxlong, @Odainsaker, @scotttbarry, @nos.17, @mattb325, @matias93, @mrsmartman, @bobolee, @Fantozzi, @Marushine, @_Michael, @CorinaMarie, @Manuel-ito, @bladeberkman, @RobertLM78, & @Toby Ferrian for all the likes!

  7. ulisse
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    San Donato



    Here you have a small town that is close to Torre Canne and San Foca. This village is called San Donato.


    With this warm climate you get to 42 degrees centigrade there are beautiful beaches with a crystal clear sea.


    The Church of San Donato of Arezzo


    The San Donato railway station


    This village is crossed by the highway A34. You can see the railway network and the high speed.


    A small industrial area and the beach.


    A34 highway with A35.


    Campaign and highway junction




    To conclude a beautiful olive cultivation





    Torre Canne Marina

    @GoKingsGo:Torre Canne is a very coveted tourist destination.

    @JP Schriefer:Thank you very much

    @Toby Ferrian:I was experimenting with the effects to find the right effect. In effects in some photos the effects are exaggerated.

    @schokoladeneis 1:I was experimenting with the effects on the pictures

    @feyss:Too colorful

    @BLANKBLANK:I was experimenting with the effects. Anyway thanks for the comment.

    @kschmidt:Thanks for the comment. Even if you do not see in the shots there is a tunnel that connects the industrial area with the city

    @Takingyouther:Thanks for the comment.

  8. This is from a mobile game called Designer City.













  9. _____The Simtopian Dream

    Simtopia features several recent models by our SC4 CGI artists, mostly commercial and residential towers, using the IRM for industrial support, and including a wide selection of floral MMPs for landscaping.  I focused mainly on tall buildings, landscaping and layout, painting 2.5 GB of plugins on the SC4 canvas while running the simulator at cheetah speed in heavily-modded mode.  I wanted to study how tile-sets, custom content growables and ploppables function in the simulator.


    In the lower right corner of the Simtopian Dream banner region is the Sky2222 on a small tile, it is the tallest fictional building I've ever found on the STEX.


    _____Region View



    _____The Eve of Simtopia


    Simtopia is a utopian idea inspired by civil design and philosophy as early as 320 BC in the Mediterranean. Based on the concept of justice, engineering continues to enable construction of modern architecture, civil and technological facilities worldwide and in space.  Development continues toward the world conceived over 2300 years ago. 


     _____The Dawn of Simtopia


    In the Gaian hypothesis as in ancient Greek mythology, the Earth is considered a living whole and Life and Cosmos are an intregrated system.  Thea, meaning 'divine light', the daughter of Gaia, the mother of light, raises the city platform to begin the Simtopian day.


    Concrete, steel, and glass, the essential building materials of the modern world and as models rendered in SC4 reflect a high precison of their color, texture and form.  The buildings are designed to be both beautiful and functional, and engineering continues to improve their strength against forces of nature as well as balancing with delicate biotics of nature.


    _____I.  The City Life


    In the heart of Simtopia are the venues of civics, culture, sports and entertainment.  Busy harbours and streets are kept clean by the use of hydrogen fuel and electric power.


    Simtopia is heavily-treed with a variety of parks and cultural sites. Factories are kept small and spaced between stores, offices and housing. 


    A fresh-water creek meanders through town to the sea from a small mountain where physics and astronomy research facilities are placed around a public planetarium used for entertainment and education.


    At night Simtopians attend stadiums for sports and shows, the planetarium displays a live view of the night sky projected by a large radio telescope that filters through the city light. The model used for the large radio telescope is based on the 305 meter Arecibo Radio Telescope, the Nexis Space Ears. (A similar 500 meter radio telescope was more recently constructed in China.)


    Art museums, libraries, theaters and archives are arranged in walking distance like on a college campus.  


    Elevated Inter-urban freeways connect major commercial, residential and industrial centers, buffered by tall trees, many of the tall, well-lit landmarks provide easy navigation through the city.


    _____II.  The People Places


    The freeway loops around the largest stadium, a model of the air supported Tokyo Dome with a capacity of 55,000.  Tokyo Dome is similar to BC Place stadium in Vancouver which has since replaced air support with a retractable roof.


    A busy main seaport surrounds the outdoor Bailey's stadium, a fictional building in the corner of town with major highway neighbor connections.  Simtopia is well connected to neighboring cities which are yet to be developed.


    Yurtec Stadium is a functional commercial venue in the tourist district where Don Miguel's world famous Lighthouse Restaurant and Deppiesse's Diner can be found. 


    The city zoo now converted to a petting zoo with small herbivores and Llamas is surrounded by hobby farms and wineries, and a farmer's market, contributing to agricultural tourism on the city's edge.


    A monorail train arrives at the station where visitors can begin a walking tour of the agricultural estates.


    _____III.  Building the Dream


    On the other edge of town light manufacturing and high tech. begin stretching out from the freight rail station.


    Apply yourself to the technologies and industries of Simtopia, all applications are well-received and duly processed for the benefit and benevolence of civil society.


    Build a world, make it more beautiful and strong than all chaos and waste.  Suffer with the light and strive against the darkness.


    Those are my offices there in the H1 Tower to the left.  The floor spaces of the highrise are very wide, each floor requires many technicians co-ordinating several applications of knowledge and skill.


    _____The Simtopian Dream

    Credits for the building models would be quite extensive, so I will mention only 5 model makers who have most recently contributed many excellent buildings to the STEX:   Diego del Llano, JP Schriefer, Kellydale2003, Jasoncw, and Mattb325, whose works appear prominently in many of the scenes above.

    Mods used in the building of Simtopia:

    UtilityRadius TrafPollution Modd

    Super Demand Mod

    Abandonment Dilapidation Modd 1.2

    Cousin Vinnie Ordinance

    No Fires or Riots Mod

    ReZonePlus v1.1

    RH Rewards Unlock

    SFBT Street Tree Mod (v1.0)

    Industrial Revolution Mod

    Blvd Park and 1x1 Anti-Pollution Grass 2.0.0

    Terrain, Water and Flora used for Landscaping:

    Sudden Valley by Gobias

    Sidewalk NY Slab, Stanley Seawalls, B98_Beach_Extend, BrownRockForeshore, GB Vancouver Island Beach, San Francisco Water, TropicalMossyRock.

    BSC Props Jeronij Vol 02 Trees, CPT 8 and 9 Tree Models, Girafe trees, flowers and shrubs, NVBC marina, coral and rocks.

    Ship Props:

    Medieval Sailing Ship 1

    Cargo Ships 1

    Powered by:

    Radical Water Pump and Pollution Reduction

    Cosmic Neutrino Background Energy

    Presented by



  10. Hello everyone, welcome back to Spring City.

    The past year has treated the city (mostly) well. The city's population has grown, and the commercial side of town has grown even more. One new, large, building has been built in downtown, it is the corporate offices of Simdustries, the main industrial employer of town.

    But before we get to that...

    Here is highway 10 which leads right into town. Traffic on it is pretty terrible, but town planners cannot do too much to improve it. The infrastructure require to improve the highway would be far too costly. However, some plans are being discussed among the city council about building a secondary, bypass, route south of town. 


    With that in mind, a new road is being built going north. 


    The road is planned to go north past the rail lines. This side of town is expected to be the fastest growing side of town, and so infrastructure is being prepared in advance. 



    Here we can see the rail line getting a temporary bypass so that the line can continue to be used during construction.


    Here is the finished overpass. The city is attempting to future proof itself when it comes to planned expansion. However, only so much can be done due to monetary limitations and the population rather the money be spent on existing areas than new.




    Now, onto downtown. Some of the older buildings have begun to fall apart, water damage, poor upkeep, and poor construction is causing these two buildings on the corner of the road to be demolished and a new building put up.


    Here's the new corporate offices of Simdustries. 


    Parking space is taking up too much space in town, too. So a small parking garage has been built to accompany the new tower.


    So, now we have covered some changes made from the north west side of town, downtown, and now onto the east side of town.

    The main industrial base of town is based in the east. Some years ago they faced some extreme hardships with the local economy having a large recession. To keep them in business and from leaving town the city went to them to make a deal. One of the major complaints of the industrial companies was extreme difficulty to exporting goods produced. The road network was not accommodating to the mass of trucks, and the single rail station (pictured below) could not handle the volume.


    So, the city has decided to make a huge new station, tripling the capacity.



    Now some more minor changes. Along the river a small expansion is being built.



    And a new park with the expansion. 


    And a new school.




    Well, that concludes update three! Lots of changes made to town, planning for future expansions, new infrastructure, and a new building in downtown,


    Thanks for reading,


  11. Riverview

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    Here is part 3 of Riverview covering the farms, some small businesses, and some nature for your viewing pleasure.

    The Golf Course which once was a farm and  belonged to Farmer Dan, who sold up and ...



    moved here with his family and his horses.  Retirement suits him just fine!




    Just down the road are his daughter and her husband, who own the stables in town.


    One of the dairy farms



    Here is the small shopping area plus in the back is the distribution centre for the farmers.  The farmers market is just in front of the strip mall.  You can also see some industry.



    Some businesses that service the farmers - Bank, Post Office, Corner Gas, a church



    The big supermarket


    Barby's Honey Farm.  Note the Stall where she sells honey and flowers - all organic of course.


    A bit of housing near the farms


    A small overview








    The lake with the trail around it




    The creek that feeds the lake (don't know how to do a mosaic yet)








  12. 1. Fieldsborough once had fields. Not any more. The city planners have taken Mayor Brownstone's demands very seriously : as little grid as possible ! 






    4. Although there are still pockets of griddy resistance here and there.


    5. Not wanting to be outdone, Aldergrove (where the groves of alders have long since disappeared) also tried its best to comply :


    6. Although building diagonally still escapes the vast majority of contractors.


    6. There too, as you can see above, a few farms hang on. But it's a losing battle,


    7. The MacKinnon flower farm. (Imagine living there in the spring and summer, perfumes wafting on the breeze... and the deafening buzz of buzzy bees.)




    10. Last but not least, the further away from Mont-Valin and Middletown, Elmsborough has seen its growth shaped by the railway that goes through it, forcing the planners to give up a little on their ungridding fervor.


    11. But they still made a valiant effort.2.Elms%20overviewx3-XL.jpg





    13.However commerce and some mansions owners still like a good, simple grid...


    14. The school and one of the town's clinics :


    14. There is one medium shopping center, at the edge of town...


    15. ... but the Ste Ermenegilde church hasn't ceded an inch of its propriety -- the cemetery has been relocated, though, and the space converted to the town plaza.


    16 Many ancient farmhouses have been converted :


    17.The last big farm, half of what it was in its glory days, before the railway came :


  13. And yeah aside with continuing Karasem and Nakama CJ, I also continue Nakahara CJ although now I put it together with Nakama CJ. There was 5 updates (18,19,20,21,22) which currently not posted yet in ST but it's already posted in SC4D. I still deciding whether I would post them all here or just leave it there.

    Replies from Nakama's Entry in my Greater Cibebek Area CJ. As for Cibebek CJ replies will be added in the respective CJ from now on.


    Nakahara Update 23: "Sokubaku Anemonation"


    Nojiri-cho or Nojiri town is a district on Nishi ward, Akashima. Nojiri located just north of Nishiko Station, a major station of Akashima.

    Nojiri Station in Akashima, transfer point for Akaden Kirishin Line and Kogame Line. 

    Kogame Line (港亀線) is northern part of Akashima inner loop line. This line is one of the busiest in Akashima. By 2014, the line served by e231 Series Train transferred from Shizuku Line after some of the fleet wrecked by the Tsunami and Earthquake back in July 26 2014. 

    View of area in Nojiri-cho (west of station) featuring Kogame Line e231 Series


    Kogame Line e231 in close up

    Part of Kogame line past Nojiri Station heading toward Nishiko Station merged with Tokaido Main Line until the Kamenari Station in eastern part of city.

    Area in western part of Minaminojiri-cho featuring Tokaido Main Line (東海道本線) and Akiya River (秋谷川)


    e231 from Kogame Line heading to Nishiko Station. Hamako Line from Arakawa can be see in the left part of the image.


    Nojiri-cho itself is rather developed as a dense residential area due to its proximity with city 2 major rail lines, Kogame Line and Kirishin Line.
    area in the north of Nojiri Station


    Dense residential area in the south of Nojiri Station 


    Residential area in Kitabatake-cho, northeast from Nojiri Station

    Aside of its position nearby intersection of 2 city major transit line, Nojiri also located just in south of Shin-Akashima Area which will be covered later on in this update

    Nojiri-cho bordered with Shinakashima-cho with Tokai Shinkansen.

    Kirishin Line (霧港線) is a mass transit line operated by Akashima City Bus and Rail Transportation Buerau which locals sometime refer with Akaden, Transportation operator owned by the city government.

    Kirishin Line in Nojiri-cho

    Kirishin Line in Minaminojiri-cho, just south of Station

    Kirishin Line in Yukimori-cho, southeast of Minaminojiri-cho

    Kirishin Line in Narisawa-cho featuring Higashi-Shinakashima Station (formerly Narisawa Station) and Tokai Shinkansen

    Takagi-Kaido (高木街道) or Takagi Highway is a major road in western Akashima. This road will heading from Akashima toward Takagi city in Akiya Prefecture, north of Akashima. 
    Kogame Line crossing Takagi-Kaido

    Takagi-kaido in Yukimori-cho

    Minaminojiri IC, an exit of Akashima Expressway Chuo Line is one of the exit of this major expressway from Arakawa toward Akashima Downtown.
    Minaminojiri IC.

    West of Tokaido Main Line from Nojiri-cho, is part of Tamataki-cho
    Tokaido Main Line and Akiya River in Tamataki-cho

    Also Shimodaira-cho

    Shin-Akashima is a major city central in Nishi Ward. This area recently rapidly developed due to the opening of Tokai Shinkasen Shin-Akashima Station alongside with the Tokaido Main Line Shin-Akashima Station in 1979. The initial plan of Tokai Shinkansen was to put the station in the Akashima original city central, but instead it moved to Nishinarisawa-cho (which renamed Shin-Akashima-cho) in order to save money from land clearance and engineering design of the route as the route ends up in Arakawa instead of Akashima. As the link to the city center, people from Tokai Shinkansen can use Akashima Subway Kochisa Line or Tokaido Main Line from Shin-Akashima Station.
    Shin-Akashima Station, both Tokai Shinkansen and Tokaido Main Line while Kochisa Line Station is underground.

    Near the Station, Shinakashima-cho been developed as a commercial center of city outside its main downtown area. 
    Shinakashima-cho with its commercial district

    Kochisa Kaido in Shinakasihma-cho featuring Shinakashima park (新赤島公園)

    Neighboring area like Narisawa-cho also pretty much developed alongside with the presence of Shin-Akashima Station. Narisawa Station of Kirishin Line renamed into Higashi-Shinakashima Station in 1979. Although the distance of this station is about 500m from Shin-Akashima Station, it still pointed as a transfer point due to the presence of underground walkway toward Kochisa Line Station
    Narisawa-cho and Higashi-Shinakashima Station

    Southern part of Narisawa-cho

    West of Shin-Akashima, there is Shimomukaiyama-cho (Lower Mukaiyama-cho) bordered with Tokaido Main Line and Akiya River.
    Akiya River and Tokaido Main Line in Shimomukaiyama-cho

    Kochisa Kaido in Shimomukaiyama-cho

    While Mukaiyama-cho itself located in the hilly area north of Shimomukaiyama-cho
    Hill in Mukaiyama-cho

    western part of Mukaiyama-cho

    Tamataki-cho, located in the southwest of Shimomukaiyama-cho has access toward Akashima Expressway Mukaiyama Route (north bound only) and Tamataki Station of Kochisa Line.

    Eastern Tamataki-cho featuring Tokai Shinkansen

    Last overview of the area on this update:
    Overview of Nojiri-cho

    Overview of southwest Nojiri-cho

    Overview of Tamataki-cho

    Overview of Shinakashima-cho

    Thats all for today, hope you like it!


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    After such a long time, maybe it is a bit nonsense, right?


    The meeting had gone quite well, better than expected. It was already a bit late, and those who had flown from out of Barnanova were already checking their phones and checking in their flights. I was one of those, who tried to do this while giving farewell to the barnanovese business partners.


    Doing business in Barnanova, and especially with barnanovese officials, is quite an experience. All business meeting etiquettes tend to highlight the same points in regards to Barnanova, and they tend not to be wrong. Handshakes between men are almost comparable to getting your hand stuck with the car door: a painful experience. Barnanovese are used to hardcore handshakes, which can cause them some trouble when dealing with Asian partners. Businesswomen are spared this pain, and most handshakes are milder.

    We wrapped out our meeting and left the very official-looking building in the historic quarter, and made my way to the Metro entrance. A huge national flag flew in the middle of the circle. Time to head to the airport. Just a couple of stations down to the city's central station, which still keeps its original name, North Station.


    The underground interchange at North Station was complex and rather confusing, even for locals. Barnanova has pushed since several years the so-called Plan BNN, a hugely ambitious plan to improve the air links of the nation with the world. And the first step, was improving the signage downtown, in order to effortlessly guide the business traveler back to the airport. The yellow BNNExpress train can be invariably found at platform 14. It is painted in yellow colors and of course, sponsored by barnanovair. I was flying with these airlines today.


    The BNNExpress train breezes through the modern CBD, only stopping at the "Centre de Negocis" station before the airport. A dozen passengers hop in the train, most of them businesspeople and some, having already removed their ties and jackets off. The train starts again and rapidly accelerates running through the city. We arrive just 20 minutes later to the Barnanova-Mediterranean International Airport.


    The Plan BNN revamped in 10 years this airport from a mid-range international airport to an air hub, competing directly with the large European airports. The success was so large that the airport is already struggling to cope with the increased demand barnanovair brought to the airport. The lack of taxiways forces air traffic control to plan ahead all flight movements to the second, making the airport work like a huge clockwork. Another expansion is already on the planning phase.

    The advertisements at the station are statements of barnanovair's vision of the air industry.


    The departures/arrivals screens at the station lobby informed me that my flight was departing from the north terminal. There was still no gate information though. Pushed my carry-on luggage down to the north terminal departures lobby and headed to one of the automatic check-in machines. Only a couple minutes later I received my boarding pass and an SMS with a link where I could download my mobile-friendly pass as well.


    The new barnanovair boarding pass design looks gorgeous in these vibrant colors! The airline has gone the extra mile taking care of these kind of details, and the high quality printing on the automatic check-in counters is a good proof of that. The mobile pass looks more basic, as per compatibility.


    The security check was painful as always, a bad experience one has to go through in any airport in the world. Once cleared, I found myself breezing through the duty-free shop, looking for gate N21. The activity was intense in both in the terminal building and outside. I stopped by for a second to see an Airbus 330-300 aircraft, the backbone of barnanovair's medium-range fleet, being loaded for its departure to London-Gatwick. This particular airliner is christened as Alessandro Volta. All planes in the fleet are christened after famous inventors and scientists.


    Not too far from there, the Queen of the Skies reclaimed my attention while resting on gate N12. She had just been polished and shone under the sun, looking majestic. barnanovair placed an order for 15 Boeing 747-8I in 2011, and the first orders have been flowing in since 2015. The 747 covers these intercontinental high-demand routes between Barnanova and other world capitals, and helped the airline to reach all five continents, placing it among the big names in the airline industry. This particular plane was christened after Marie Sklodowska Curie; all 747s are christened with women scientist names. Her departure to Tokyo-Haneda was expected in half an hour.


    Near the gate, some more advertisements. Some of them help clear out what is the mission of the airline for the years to come:



    I relaxed on my seat until boarding time. The Barcelona route is the busiest for this airport. barnanovair offers up to 28 flights between both cities per day, even with its own name, the Viceroy Shuttle. The route is always operated with Airbus 320 aircraft, with 28 business class seats. I wasn't traveling business today, small companies can't afford that anymore.

    The boarding was fast. In contrast with low-cost airlines, barnanovair makes customers board in four batches in this case: rows from 1-7 (business), board first. Rows 25-32 board after that, later rows 13-24 and finally rows 8-12. People tend to find this confusing at the beginning, but speeds up the boarding procedure, essential to make the Viceroy Shuttle work properly.

    Once on my 21C seat, I sat back on the confortable seat and leafed the in-flight magazine, Panorama. Found myself discovering the route map, a staple in any in-flight magazine. barnanovair's had drammatically expanded in recent years. Barcelona and Rome are marked in blue, meaning shuttle destinations with many routes per day. The yellow destinations are seasonal, most of them only served during the summer months (Dubrovnik, Santorini, Larnaca...), some during the winter months (Lulea, Trondheim...).


    It is however the world map the one that had gone through the most changes recently:


    With the new B747-8I fleet, destinations such as Denpasar (Bali), Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Chengdu could be introduced this year. Barnanova-Mediterranean airport is increasingly becoming an intercontinental hub, efficiently connecting long-haul destinations with European regional destinations.

    The read distracted me from the emergency procedures demonstrations, and felt already the pushback. In no time we would be departing already. 




  15. Loquat County, CA

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    Here is Loquat County today, it still has a lot of sprawling ahead of it.









    Here is Picante, it's a small city on the southeast side of metropolitan Loquat County









    Here is one of the sim residents of Picante, his name is Giovanni. 

    That is him waiting 2nd in line for the middle changing tent.









    Here is Giovanni's house (middle of the picture with the green roof).  His address is:

    419 Arlandria St.

    Picante, CA 93480

    (notice the green Camry in the driveway)










    Here is Giovanni's neighborhood.








    Here is where Giovanni works.

    (His green Camry is partially behind a palm tree)








    Here is where Giovanni is taking classes towards his Master's in Urban Planning after work.

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's satellite Picante campus.








    One day between work and school, Giovanni stopped off at Five Guys in Balboa.

    (green Camry, bottom right)









    After eating his burger, Giovanni drove down Pacific Pkwy,


    and just as he passed Taco Bell,


    he was T-boned by a 7Eleven truck.








    His injuries were not serious, but he was taken to the nearby GooberGen Urgent Care.







    Giovanni had a broken arm and four stitches above his eyebrow. 


    For his injuries and car loss, he was compensated by 7Eleven.








    He has since recovered, and now enjoys tuition free school and a brand new car.










  16. Roghue Island & More or less !

    This month we visit just about the largest part of Roghue Island ! Roghue Island as you see conscist of about three tiles. Middle and Northern most agricuture and some industrie. South aswell got agriculture but business and leisure part is more dominant !


    We start our tour not on Roghue Island itself but the Hartford County part north of Hartford City !

    Stamford is a typical commuter town for Hartford !


    Some commuters aren´t happy and show there desire to move despite low taxes !


    Romford is a town still in development. end point of the short commuter line. Some Hi Tech to the right !


    We now take highway 7 over the bridge to Roghue Island !


    Welcome to Roghue Island !

    We now proceed to the very south tip of Roghue Island !

    Now we are in the northern part of Roghue Island Central. This is mostly agriculture and some towns !


    We meet highway 5 with a northern interchange and Norwood !


    Largest town supporting this area !


    Roghue Mountain Nature Reserve !


    Just accros the river from Romford lay´s the town of Salford !



    Historicaly maybe older than Roghue Town it´s mostly agriculture and business wich make up local economy !


    Socker and baseball make up local mayor sport line up !


    Roghue Town insight !


    Roghue Town !


    Hi Tech made posible by low taxes !


    Roghue Town Pioneer baseball ground !


    That´s for the Roghue Island Central Tile !

    Lake Mayon Island still in development !


    Rogue Island Southern Tile !

    Roghue Island conscist of the town of Camberwell, Lowewell and Cape Roghue !

    We start with the agricultural part of Lowewell !




    Camberwell started because of two sweatwater lakes available, small hamlet !




    Gradualy, the town developed south into a commuter town for Hartford !



    Modern demand required state of the art facilities like this mall !


    Hospital and education and sporthal !


    More wealthy neighbourhood with adjacent marina !



    Beach facilties wher also necesary to educate lake swimming !


    Life guard allway´s present !


    Roghue Cape is very near and our last point of view for this CJ !

    Roghue Cape conscist of a big marina, lot´s of hotel´s and restaurants and passenger terminal for the ferry to Hartford Marina !







    Here we conclude our tour of Roghue Island for now. About two city tiles allmost completly filled with all things island life makes beautifull !

    Hope you enjoyed this CJ and see you back next time !




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    First day is off to a great start! It took a long time, but after about 4 hours of work I got all the streets down (thanks to google maps and its measuring tool), and I managed to detail a whole one lot(s). Not too much work done yet, but I am looking forward to continuing this project. 





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    It's summer, so let's go to the beach! And although Port de Caravella has several urban beaches, the Plage du Lac is a favorite with both locals and tourists.
    Located in the Nouvelle suburb, Plage du Lac is a popular beach due to fact that there are many small restaurant is the area. With two universities close by, the beach is also popular with students.



    The Plage du Lac is enclosed with several highrise apartment buildings and the famous RLS Resort. Next to the beach you can grab something to eat or drink at a Panera Bread, Carl's Diner, Starbucks or one of the local stands selling fruit and ice cream.


    At the other end of the Nouvelle suburb, an old part of the harbour has been completely renovated. As part of the renovation a large number of apartment buildings have been build on the edge of the harbour, previously occupied by warehouses and other industry.


    @mike_oxlong: I've looked around, but there are not many good examples of a Zoo on Simtropolis. So maybe you can add another one ;-)
    @TekindusT @Dgmc2013: Thanks for the positive feedback!
    @kingofsimcity: Many, many thanks for creating those textures! My city wouldn't look anything like it does without them.


    But, not everybody has left the harbour. The Police, Fire Department and Coast Guard still operate from an area at the top of the harbour.


    And, as always: if you like it, let me know!

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    Sadly I have no pics as there's some format issue but its really coming along well. The funniest thing is is that the making money tutorial map is my best work yet in my own opinion. I love taking any region or map and seeing the possibilities that lie in the infastructure and designing of each city and the surrounding suburbs down to industrial. Everything needs to mesh and thats the eternal joy of SimCity for me in a nut shell. Timbuktu has a fully operational transit system as well. Made sure to have plenty of rail. Folks can fly if theyre in a hurry. My sims have no limmits to what the can do just as i have no limmits as the creator.

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  18. Palo Alto

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    Hey all!  Long time lurker here, with my first city journal.

    My city is based heavily on the cities I grew up in, Palo Alto and San Francisco (as well as Northern California in general), and inspired by the geography of Hong Kong, as well as the density of New York City.  It is named Palo Alto (not to be confused with the actual Palo Alto!) and is envisioned as being north of San Francisco, yet still maintaining SF's Mediterranean climate and geography.

    Street names and some history have been borrowed heavily from Palo Alto, as well as local cities Atherton and Menlo Park, as an homage to the area I grew up in.


    In this alternate reality, the gold rush heavily affected the Palo Alto Bay region, catapulting Palo Alto into the world’s economy as a heavy financial and tech sector, leaving San Francisco as a regional economy with strong tourism (think Austin, New Orleans, San Diego, etc).

    I’ve envisioned most of the institutions that define the San Francisco Bay Area (both current and those that have relocated) as originating in Palo Alto instead, as well as some notable companies from the Pacific Northwest.


    The Palo Alto economy is defined by many financial, tech, and Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Google, Chevron, Gap, Apple, Facebook, McKesson, Hewlett Packard, Safeway, Visa, Oracle, Salesforce, Clorox, Charles Schwab, Starbucks, Nike, Nordstrom, Levi’s, Union Bank, Electronic Arts (!), Intel, Adobe, the Hearst Corporation, and PG&E, as well as being the national hub of venture capital, and hosting the (still intact in this world) Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, in addition to the Federal Reserve Bank for District 12.  This diversity and strength of industry has allowed Palo Alto to become a Global Alpha city, and a major population and commercial hub of the United States of America.



    I’m still learning to play the game, so this is just as much about my experiments with creating a city as it is with perfectly polished regions.

    My focus is going to be on neighborhoods, developing infill over time, and transportation routes (particularly subways and buses).  My goal is to create a city (primarily wall-to-wall) that feels like it grew naturally rather than disjointed, and each post will feature a different area, project, or transportation system.


    Anyway, I hope you all enjoy!


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    De L'Ouest, or the western Penninsula, is a largely agrarian part of the Baie.  Involved heavily in coffee production, one of the centers of life (albeit not the largest city in the region), is Côte d'Arbica.  Just shy of 100,000 people, the "city" is actually made up of three distinct communes.  The oldest commune is the northern-most one, known to locals as Coffee Town.  


    Little of the old sleepy beach town still exists, having been supplanted by high rises, whose construction is mostly fueled by Des Capitales citizens looking for beach-front property at lower prices.  But while the old beach town is long gone, the inland coffee processing district still exists, just beyond the highway.


    Newer homes dot the nearby hillside, overlooking this historic, if dirty, district, and the major western highway cuts in front of the district, separating it from the night scene in Coffee Town.


    Speaking of night scenes, there is no better time to see the Southern coastal commune of Nouvelle Nice, than at night.


    The beachfront comes alive with the Night Market, and local roasters light bonfires to roast their beans in the traditional fashion for tourists.

    Most of the population lives in the final commune, La Ville Université.


    Surrounding Université de l'Ouest, the first land-grant University in the Baie, the commune is predominantly wealthy, and supported by coffee growers, and the agriculture and science programs at the beloved University.


    Students live mostly west of the University, in a dense low-rise neighborhood.


    The whole region benefits from a rather forward thinking transit system, with subway access despite the smaller population.

  20. Well, it's certainly been a while since I've posted here, why not spice things up again? Much has changed since the last time I posted, I have completely moved over to Cities Skylines and remade all my previous cities in cities skylines using the original SC4 maps. 

    Anywhoo, no more chatter, let's get to the pics!


    Outside Blois Stadium, the main stadium for Blois' bid for the Alliance's Summer Games, showing the flags of New Duveland's provinces and territories in alphabetical order starting (left to right) with the national flag, the territory of Avaiki, Laperouse, New Caledonia, New Herault, New Munster, New Ulster, the New Duveland Capital Territory, Norfolk, Tasman, and finally, the national flag of New Duveland once more.


    Apartment living in Blois is becoming incredibly more popular, as it offers a luxurious lifestyle close to the heart of the city, while maintaining peace and quiet.


    Even though Blois is home to just under 400,000 people, the city's metropolitan train network is one of the most efficient in the country. Here we see commuters at Pontlevoy Station heading towards downtown during the morning rush.


    Another view of Blois Stadium, showing the lush sub-tropical vegetation that is featured in every park around the city. With a seat from here, you would get an impressive view of the city skyline!


    The city from above, laid out on a warped grid system, driving through Blois can be a breeze. Wide tree-lined boulevards offer an efficient way to get through town, or you could take the Devereaux Freeway, which travels along the edge of the city.


    The city skyline from Île de Waipapa (Waipapa Island), one of the most popular getaway spots for exclusive holidays, and is also home to a large collection of early French colonial housing, as well as several large open-air events. It's just a shot ferry ride from the heart of the city.


    Nothing says national or provincial pride like having your flag everywhere! Just in case you forgot that you were in New Hérault, New Duveland.







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