Welcome to Ardleton...
Welcome to the growing rural-centric town of Ardleton (Affectionately known by its inhabitants as Ardle), situated in the county of Maysa.
For several generations this town has grown from a small farming village to a thriving community.
Under the supervision of the visionary Armon-Modele family, Ardle has gone from strength to strength and yet, though now these days buzzing with urban life and a cosmopolitan attraction to the arts, Ardle has always managed to stay true to its arable roots.
In my first City Journal, I hope to achieve an attractive and engaging journal, focusing on realism and asthetic quality. I have recently been getting back into Sim City 4 after a break, and have engaged very much in the use of additional material from the STEX. I hope you will enjoy the fruits of my labour and I would very much appreciate feedback of all sorts, positive and negative. Any suggestions and positive criticism to allow me to better my creation would be welcome. So sit back and let me take you to Ardleton, a growing rural town in the idyllic county of Maysa...
Ardleton Farmland before sunset, with a view to the water at the south...
A note on Plugins, Mods, Cheating and my treatment of the Game Mechanic.
A great deal of my enjoyment of the game is found in playing the game as much as possible. In this vein, I never 'cheat' per say, though I do use a good deal of excellent things I have downloaded from the STEX. Everything you see inside this CJ is self supporting - by that I mean the entire city, and indeed all the cities in the regions are in the position of positive money gain. I get a great deal of enjoyment knowing I have created an effective, realistic and asthetically pleasing city, whilst still maintaining a growing city that makes its own money within the game mechanics.
Some of the things i list underneath some may consider an 'adaption' mod to the point of cheating, but I personally feel they all fall within my own parameters, and indeed none of them are massively game altering. Something like the NAM for instance is game enhancing, not breaking...
Network Addon Mod
No Rail Dirt
PEGPROD Water Mod - Brigantine
PEGPROD Mountain Theme Pack
PEGPROD Security Fencing
PEGPROD Utopia Series - Plazas and Bus Stops
PEGPROD CDK Leveller - To flatten ground effectively
BLAM Glenni Roundabouts
ITS UK Shop Pack
The Welcome Inn
CSX GA Industrial Brewery
CSX GA Rural Commercial
Ship Effect - Ploppable Ships
PEG Scenic Drive Kit
Edison Strip Mall
Deadwoods Highway Walls
Triangle Park Set
Tree Pack 2
Available from EA as a dependancy for the CSX GA plops:
I will update this list as I add/remove things in use within the CJ
I hope you enjoy my City Journal - Ardleton