It has been a long time since my last post. Events in real life, the state of the world and of the political situation developing in my own country and elsewhere have made games seem a little pointless to me. I have been checking in to the site quite frequently and although I post rarely, i really value the community here, so I would like to dedicate this post to all of you reading (and those not reading). However, I do want to give a couple of special shoutouts for people who have really helped inspire / create some superb content to this wonderful game: RSC/MGB204. All the texture unification work is incredible, but what really counts are the really detailed replies to my (and many other people's) questions in all the forums, I could not have got all these Japanese overpasses and whatnot working without your wonderful tutorial on installing them. LnX - just for mindboggleingly consistent uploads that I try to copy (badly - please see images below). Finally Fasan, who may be gone, but the pictures that remain on SC4D are for my personal preferences, the best pictures ever created using the medium of Simcity 4.
Enough about me, here are some pictures:
This is an overview of the city on the shores of Lake Pointless. Last Entry covered the suburban area to the right of this image and the fields beyond. This time we are looking at the northern end of the lake and the town around it in more detail.
Ok, it's a highway interchange, but it was a slightly unusual one, so here is a picture
Simcity 4 doesn't have many aggressive youths, but those that have a bit too much aggression can run like crazy on these football pitches, which should keep them out of mischief. There is some need for a fence to stop the ball going into the busy road, but times are tight!
First 'flipped' image. I really like the totally different feel you get from doing this to a picture.
A railway, some retaining walls
overview of the area
more flipping. Here in the suburbs the other side of the highway.
suburbs giving way to industry
crossing the bridge now onto the other bank of the river
I wanted to try something a bit clever, and i'm not sure it has been wholly successful, but here is a combination of game water and MMP water, and lots of retaining walls. I guess the MMP side will improve with practice.
A jumbled little neighbourhood of mainly working class homes.
railway crossing. I really enjoythe reskinned japanese overpasses. This is not the most spectacular use of them!
A local school surrounded by suburbia. Looks washed out because i forgot to change the contrast
Old mills on the edge of town by the lake shore
Now we get into the proper city centre. Trying to keep the shapes interesting!
I know there is quite a mix of building styles but diagonals are really hard to find!
close to the station are some very grand buildings
wider overview of the city centre
The Cricket ground (Americans and other Europeans, if you don't know what this is ask an Indian/Pakistani/Sri Lankan//English/Australian etc.) the library, the station and then the waterfront in mosaic.
Different perspective. I love the distinctive library BAT in the middle.
Now back across the river to finish off the rest of the city centre. I dont know why I couldn't make the water look nice here with MMPs, but once I had built everything was too scared to take serious remedial action in order to spruce up the water!
closeup of the same area.
why not stop for a coffee (or Tea if that way inclined) in the waterfront coffee shop.
Finally my favourite of the lot, horizontally flipped mosaic of the small station down to the quayside, taking in some parkland and diagonals en-route.
Hope you enjoyed