@Ln X : What a GIF! I will check out the early areas to see New Sorgun when it was a tiny village.
Thanks! I’ve been trying to get images of the town throughout the years with the idea of a gif in the back of my head. Glad it’s finally paid off
@raynev1 : Awesome GIF , showing the growth . Great and creative idea . I think that your entries are fantastic.
Thank you! Hopefully I can keep it up and we’ll get a GIF spanning three more decades.
@GoKingsGo: Way cool! Nice even/realistic growth
Thanks for stopping by!
@tankmank : Rear Gif, I like to see how the little town has grown over the years.
@Schulmanator: Awesome gif! Perhaps New SorGun's future will include feline rule?
The results are in… scroll down to find out
@noahclem: Love the gif! The growth over time appears quite realistic. Wish I'd remembered to mention W Bush's joke about being a tree farmer in response to the last update: “It helps me practice my stump speech!”
@kelistmac: Me too, I love that gif !! Can't wait for the rest
Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed the full update.
Replies to Election Day:
@kschmidt: Very nice town, women voting still a long way to go; some suffrage women around, well done !
Thanks! Unfortunately there was a glitch when using the ‘post in the future’ option and I had to remove the first entry – so now your comment is saved for posterity here
@raynev1: This CJ is so awesome , you have made Simcity4 more like Simcity1800's . The images are fascinating to look at and a cool story as well . Viewing the first image to the last was so nice . You have done a great job . And that GIF , . The progression is astounding . I know I said it before and I'll say it again with each time you post one .
Like I told kschmidt, there was a glich in the entry, so your comment disappeared – so sorry! Anyway, thanks for the compliments, they really made my day!
@MissVanleider: Great entry, always nice to see. Early exit polls predict a landslide victory! New SorGun , Rocks !
Thanks – but we know how reliable exit polls can be… just ask President Gore
@kelistmac: Fantastic update ! I like all the pictures but that one with that canal... fantastic as always !!
@tariely: I love the animation picture ! As I've seen New Sorgun grow from the very beginning, it brings back fond memories. Remind me : (1) are those good people available in MMPs (I think so, with the docks, but I am not sure) ; and (2) what are they building near City Hall ?
Thank you – it was fun to go back and dig up some of those old pictures. Times have changed! Yep, you can find those people as MMPs in the historic harbor set. And as for the new construction… There’s always something new going on in New SorGun
@takemethere: Great looking 19th century scenery there and Kitty all the way, she's got what it takes
Kitty thanks you for your support!
@Fox: I have to agree that the animated picture is awesome. Congratulations on getting this election to be more enjoyable than the current election. Best of luck to both candidates.
@Schulmanator: Great looking pictures! And I would take either candidate over anyone running for President this year!!
That seems to be a reoccurring theme in these comments
@Ln X: Amazing pictures, great use of MMPs and T21s! The smudgy/wavy photoshop effect you use works really well.
Thank you Ln X! Some of those extra close-up images get a little pixelated, so there are some photoshop tricks that I have discovered to help smooth them out
@Cyclone Boom: Well done, an engaging narrative (including the previous entries). Also the pictures are so authentic to this era. Love the time-lapse too, a neat way of showing development. Just wondering how you managed to get all the frames taken from the same position? It's very effective, and might even be a possible idea for a ST challenge!
Thanks CB! It took a little time in photoshop, but I just aligned all the images (I used some trees that have been there since the very beginning as a reference) and then cropped it nice and tidy like. Then I used a .GIF maker to add the fade effects from one image to the other. I can't wait to see what the new season of Challenges brings us
@Themistokles: Lovely as always! How did you get such realistic steam from the locomotive?
Thanks! That is just my amateurish photoshop attempt at steam, so I’m glad you like the result
@cmdp123789: I am blown away with this.. I honestly, and no joke here, I loved that GIF.. that made it for me.. that was it. Great update! And I really like it when people can be part of it too.. the voting process makes us all part of the big picture, and that makes it feel almost real!
Thank you for the wonderful compliments!
@sucram17: Kitty! Would be really great to see a lady in the ruling post. Best regards/ santa malin
Kitty is fighting for the working class, and she appreciates your support.
@TekindusT: This update was electrifying! Only a few can describe here in ST the sensations of excitation and uncertainty an election day causes! And the GIF, the MMPs... brilliant once again.
Thanks Tek! I’m always happy to see you stop by
@tankmank: And election day is upon us. I have enjoyed the whole process, some great images, the work gone into them must be staggering. Looking forward to seeing who will win.
Thank you Tank! Stay tuned to see how things pan out.
@ROFLyoshi: Can I vote for Donald Trump instead?
I’m pretty sure the citizens of New SorGun would be pretty suspicious of one of those east coast business types
@Titanicbuff: As a Hillary supporter its time for the woman to lead- so I voted for Kitty- after all, women need to be able to lead should they choose.
Kitty thanks you for your support.
@Belfastsocrates: Love it! Goodness I really enjoy this CJ. It's such unique and well-crafted work and has a superb quality to it. From the HD props to the MMP work to your gorgeous buildings, Top quality work!
Thank you! I’m hoping to get some of your great models into New SorGun in the near future
@Urban Constanta: now this is what i call a real piece of F*****g alternate history! I love every post you have. Amazing work. PS i voted for kitty :)))
Thanks Urban! I’ve always liked alternate history fiction, so I appreciate your compliments.
@Cyclone Boom: This is running right down to the wire -- it might need a recount!
EDIT: Not now, looks like Mr Finch has a clear victory.
Yes… the voters have spoken…
The tumultuous election is finally in the history books and New SorGun has elected Eastman T. Finch as the next Mayor. The voting was close, and some predicted a Kitty victory as the early returns came in, but an avalanche of Finch supporters finally put him over the top.
However, Eastman Finch’s greatest challenges still lie ahead…