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Destiny is a budding region with a bright future, with grand transit network plans and highways. This region is a maxis highway free zone, and only RHW may be used. Destiny is a rural,...

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Wahrheit

Region Shots

 
 
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Warning: Very large images. These are just <800/<600 thumbs. Click to see them in their massive and full resolution.

Destiny

Overview

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Map

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Milos

Overview

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Map

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Current region populations:

Destiny:

COM 3,408,523

RES  4,265,615

IND   581,450

Milos:

COM 1,165

RES  9,388

IND   4,270

Wahrheit

Well as you have seen so far, my CJ hasn't been all that active. I'm probably going to start with mixed updates from now on.

For those of you who wanted to see the Highway Run continue, it will, in due time.

No captions on this update, so just enjoy the pics. WARNING: Some RHW v4.0 teasers, mainly with FLEXFly.

The following images are from a region that I planned on using on the planned super-region Montauge. Now its just a region that will be showcased in this CJ as well. Which also means there will be some MHWY.

Remember to click on the picture to see it in full size (1280x1024 or 1280x800, depending)

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(Yes I know I said no captions, but this is the only one) An attempt at a snowy theme

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Comments are appreciated!

Happy new year to everyone!

Wahrheit

Quick Update-01

Nothin much here.

Region Map (click for 3168x2508)

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Some DDOT lane signage... I might consider making a warning sign pack and release it.

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Experimenting with effects

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Forgot to show this one in the previous update

The Cross of the Mountians Regional Airport has been expanded

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Rebuilt the Miloa CBD and surrounding Destiny Loop. Added that coast area thingy. (Look closely and you will see some RHW-FLUPs and FLEXFly 2.gif )

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Random interchange of I-forget-where (sorry about the pause thingy)

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Thats all for now.

Vince

Wahrheit

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Destiny

Right well here we go...all of these images are clickable to view in their full size.

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We'll be starting off in Cross of the Mountains... but since we've been here already I'll keep this quick and get to the point.

H10-H31 Interchange

From H10: Exit 1A-B

From H31: Exit 3A-B

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Exit 2: Forest Run Road

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And now we approach a hazerdous mountian pass...

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Nother view

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Now thats not too safe now is it? Lets change that.

West portal prep

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East portal prep

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Tunnels have been bored

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E

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Tunnel approaches being laid out.

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E

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Eastern Portal's approachs being connected

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West Portal approach cleaned up; origional road has been rerouted to link up with Forest Run.

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Eastern end of mountian road has been finished

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Finished project

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E

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Anyways thats the end of this part, please comment and rate.

Thanks!

Vince

 

Oh, and for those who want some suburban-urban stuff, you're going to have to wait just a little bit, but be assured, we will get there.

Wahrheit

Where to?

Well, for my next update I wish to do an update following one of these paths.

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GREEN PATH: H10, H11/25

PURPLE PATH: H31, H31/H225, H31, H131

YELLOW PATH: H31, H225, H15

All of these will end up at Miloa, specificly the Destiny Loop. The update after the highway run update will be about Miloa.

And no, by  the time I update, there probably wont be large open spaces. It'll be developed by then.

So vote please.

POLL WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 09.09.09 (09/09/09 for those going MM/DD/YY)

Wahrheit

Well yeah...I'm back with my CJ... seeing I just kinda stopped updating. Anyways while I'm working on another update, heres a regional update to pull you along for now.

As always, click the image for full size.

(4004x2121) Regular View

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(4004x2121) Map

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And a metro area (partially projected area) map... (note: Destiny Center has been renamed Miloa)

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Anyways as you can see I hid the "empty" tiles that Im working on so....

Oh, what the heck, heres some more picage. NOTE: These are all "in progress" type pics so they do not reflect my regular quality of work. Most of these were taken while regular development.

Strange reverse-roundabout thingy intersection

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This monster in "The Flats"

(H11/25 running N/S, H225 running E/W)

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Has been rebuilt to this:

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And uhm, some highway labeling was in progress....

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Anyways thats all for now.... Comments and Ratings are appreciated.

Vince

Wahrheit

Destiny

Update 2 Part 2

24.06.09

Raindal

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Here we are arriving into the city of Raindal. Right now its not foggy so driving should be fine.

A look at the VMS, RHW, and GHSR line. (Highway 225)

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The first interchange: H31 (West side) and H225 (South side) to H225-H31 (North side)

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A look at the next interchange: H31, H225, Raindal Farms Road before the Raindal Farms Road bridge was put in.

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The Raindal Road Bridge during construction apparently attracted some sims to rear-end the construction vehicles:

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The compleated bridge:

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More bridge shots:

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Now we detour a little off to W Raindal Farms Road

The climb to reach Foggy Pass

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She'll be coming round the mountian when she come...she'll be overheating brakes that be sure.... Oh she'll be crashing down the mountain and into some RRP fences oh yes she'll be flying down the mountian when she comes....

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A look at a small HSR station

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Now... we wont go any further than this (gotta protect those sims' priavcy)

The fog is getting heavy:

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Its getting even heavier:

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And now we do some highway construction!

Here we are looking at the last leg between Cross of the Mountains with Central Destiny:

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Clearing of the ROW

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Grading and exposure of dirt

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Laying gravel down

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Finished result:

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A little look at the tunnel entrances and exits.

West side:

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East side:

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And that concludes Update 2. Hope you enjoyed!

Vince

Wahrheit

 Destiny

23.06.09

Update 2: I Haven't the Foggiest

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Lets start with some mappage! (Click for FULL 821x2443)

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Mountians of the Sea

(Part one of two of whole update)

Here we are entering the city on Highway 31

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Even already, you can tell that the region runs on clean energy sources:

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And here we are at our exit to reach the main area of Mountians of the Sea

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A little look at signage

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Once route 3 tunnels through the mountian, it upgrades to an avenue, passes under Highway 225, and terminates into Fjord Blvd.

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A little look at the medium density development and the freeway (or highway, expressway, whatever 3.gif) dividing the two.

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More development:

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A look at the monument of the city:

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A tight turnaround on the bullet trian line to ascend the mountian

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But for now, lets cross the fjord to the other side.

Here we are on the most substandard section of Highway 225 and the second most in the region where it croses Pennt Avenue. Off to the right is a large plaza, and off to the left are more residential developments.

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A look at those developments: (Night shots only, day shots went missing! Sorry!)

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And a few overviews.

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And that ends Update 2 part 1. Part 2 will be up shortly.

Wahrheit

Random Update (R0)

Eh, well, I'm not gone.... just that its taking a lot for the next update... I have so much modding to do, and a lot of trees to plop 3.gif So heres a random update with pretty random pics....

NOTICE: All of these pics DO NOT represent the regular quality of my work. They are simply pics taken while things were still being worked on.

A little look at the unfinished CBD.... surrounding it is the Destiny Loop, where highways 11,25,131, and 15 converge and then disperse: (The area is now filling and I didnt want to obstruct the view of the loop)

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Going light-crazy in The Flats:

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Are you really sure that you want to go over 35 MPH?

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Fun with GIMP:

"IMA CHARGIN MAH LAZOR!!!!!!!11!!!1!!!"

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Evening highway traffic as sims return from Destiny Center back to their homes in The Flats

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The daily trams have gotten long

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Well, thats all I have now. I know I have the grid on for some of these pics, they weren't planned for.

Vince

Wahrheit

Cross of the Mountains

Welcome to Destiny

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*Ding* Please fasten your setbelts, we will arrive at DSP shortly. *Ding*

Here, we arrive at currently the only operational airport in the region. Its temperary inter-regional code is DSP.

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Even though this is a small rural town, it still has a pretty respectable transit center.

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Another angle:

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Now, here is a slightly outdated map (two ramps have been moved) but otherwise is accurate.

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A few looks around Cross of the Mountains:

Hwy 31 Exit 1 to Ring Road

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A close look at the overpass and DDOT sign

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A sunset overview of the whole city:

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Also, by looking at this pic and the ovepass pics, you can tell we have magical color-changing rocks.

Hope you enjoyed,

Vince

Wahrheit

*placeholder for data, charts, and more*

Destiny Overall Stats

17.05.09

Residential Pop: 334479

Commercial Pop: 299823

Industrial Pop: 39325


Individual City Stats

Density Key:

V = Very Dense

D = Dense

M = Moderatly Dense

L =  Light

R = Very light

U = Undeveloped

E = Empty

W = Water

17.05.09

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City: Cross of the Mountians

RES Pop: 848

COM Pop: 456

IND Pop: 6549

Density Map

E L E
R L E
W L R
 

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City: Moutains of the Sea

RES Pop: 17945

COM Pop: 3379

IND Pop: 8586

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E E L
R E M
R E L

Wahrheit

The D-DOT is the region's transit authority, founded when the central core of goverment was founded (c. 2000)


The D-DOT has developed many HD sign sets. The current sign listing is:

T1A

T2A

T2B

T3A (Cancled)

T3B

T4A

T1A: Sign Overhanging Highway w/ Metal (Steel/Aluminum) Mast 

Single Mast; Single Sign; Double Light

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T2A: Sign Bridging Highway (2 tiles) w/ Concrete Masts w/ Arched Brace

Double Mast; Double Sign; No/Quad Lights

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T2B: Sign Bridging Highway (2 Tiles) w/ Metal (Steel, Alumninum) Masts w/ Arched Brace

Double Mast; Double Sign; No/Quad Lights

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T3B: Ground Sign w/ Metal (Steel/Aluminum) Mast

Single Mast; Single Sign; Single/Double Light

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T4A: Median/Splitter Sign w/ Metal (Steel/Aluminum) Mast

Single Mast; Double Signs; Double/Quad Lights

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Highways

Current Map

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Older Maps

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KEY

Blue: Finished

Red: Unfinished

Wahrheit

Introduction

DESTINY

A CJ by Blue Lightning

All Images (unless noted) are able to be clicked on for FULL size)

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Destiny is a prosperous budding region. It also has an interesting history behind the CBD.....

*insert fade to Great Plew East of the Great Plew Region*

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When BLaM disbanded, their HQ was practicly vacant from the 25th floor on up. 3 companies, TeleNex Telecomunications Co., H2Woah Bottled Water Co., and Channel 7 News.

These 3 companies then took advantage of the cheap real estate to set up a new, larger HQ.

Meanwhile, Destiny's first city was being established. (Sorry for grid)

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Over the next few years, the new cities flourished as they farmed the land. A transit authority and central goverment has been established, and now, a network of highways are being woven across the region, as is the rest of the region's layout.

Here is an early planout of the region's highways:

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After some 10 years of rapid building, the D-DOT (Destiny Department of Transit) decided to remake the map to better reflect the progress and changes.

Blue is finished, Red is planned

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As you can see, lots of development has occured, and the CBD has even started to take shape. However, you notice that there are skyscrapers popping up from nowhere. Remember those three companies? Well, they have set up together some large inter-regional HQs. Thus, the need of workers being nearby has allowed residential skyscrapers to develop.

To be continued....

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