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#1 Asterion

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:41 AM

Hi everyone this is my first city journal and it is for my version of New York. The population is currently 10,863,433. In terms of realism please refer to the later pictures.

New York from the air (a recent image).
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#2 Chiverito

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:47 AM

Welcome to Simtropolis, Very realisic first image. More images would be cool. Also 1 tip, If you upload the images to a image site such as photobucket and link it to your comments in the message menu it would make your City Journal alot easier to view!

Keep it up!

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#3 Chiverito

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:49 AM

You can embed images by puting the URL of your image inbetween the image brackets of the message menu... Hope this helps

#4 Asterion

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:57 AM

Thanks for your help Chiverito, I'll put some more pictures up in a few moments.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:34 AM

It's very nice, but it does not properly display in your post. Follow this LINK to see how to show images.  You can edit your posts to show the pictures properly click "Edit" at the bottom right of the post.

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#6 Asterion

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:59 AM

Thanks everyone for your help. Sorry that some of the offices haven't been constructed yet, it does slightly ruin some of the photos. Here are some more pictures:

The Empire State Building and Downtown
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Brooklyn
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Brooklyn Skyline and Manhattan
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The Manhattan Housing Projects
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The Village with One Court Square (Queens) in the background
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Road Layout
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Ariel View: notable features include ground zero (at the bottom tip of Manhattan), Broadway (running diagonally across the main grid layout) and Columbus Circle (bottom left Central Park).
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Manhattan from Brooklyn
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Midtown, Central Park and the Upper-East side
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Surburban New Jersey

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#7 Warmonkey

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:47 AM

This is really great.

#8 jim 546

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:59 AM

One smiley for this :  

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#9 jazyje

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:45 PM

Great stuff!!!! One correction -- I just came back from NYC yesterday.... The first photo -- it is Jersey City rather than Newark west of Manhattan... Newark is about 5-6 miles due west from Jersey City...

#10 Xidillon

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

I honestly have no idea how you can run this game with all that development. Nice work.

#11 Nuclear550

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

As a resident of New York City, this a perfect replica of it in a game.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:13 PM

WOW. That was great! Any more?

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#13 Asterion

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:26 AM

Hi all, thanks for all of your kind responses and for the correction jazyje Here are some more pictures:

Manhattan
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Midtown
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The Chrysler Building
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Manhattan from Jersey City
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Lower Manhattan
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Manhattan Bridge
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Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn
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Another bird's eye view
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Empire State Building
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Manhattan
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Midtown at night (sorry it's not very clear)
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#14 lucky7

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:32 AM

Oh, this is looking really great so far! Additionally, the off-angled roads look really good, definitely a bonuspoint for realism.
I just try to imagine how cool this would all look with all the buildings from real life...
Wonderful start, keep going and

looking forward to more,

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:48 AM

Very good! I like it

#16 Skimbo

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

Is it possible to find an appartment on 6th avenue in your city? Or are they as expansive as in real live?

Great. a ++ says more than words

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#17 Asterion

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:55 AM

Hi all, I'll be posting some more pictures soon (especially more at street level) and I'm going to update the city slightly. The changes will include: editing Central Park to place in small roads and trees in the correct places; constructing the unbuilt offices; developing Governor's Island and Roosevelt Island; adding in some extra high rises to the area surrounding Central Park (mainly to the West); extending Broadway beyond Columbus Circle; adding in extra parks in Manhattan (small ones in the correct places) and adding in the Queensborough Housing project.

@lucky7 Thanks for feedback - especially since you are the creator of that extremely realistic New York City Journal on Sim City 4! The lack of realistic buildings is a little frustrating, I agree with you that it would dramatically improve the city (especially the Metlife building). Hopefully someone might create some custom content at some point.

@Stef42 Thank you

@Skimbo Sadly I think the appartments would be very expensive as the demand for them is so great, atleast that's realistic though ! It's a shame there isn't such a large demand for new offices but hopefully I'll fix that soon.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:07 PM

brilliant.
I'm writing a trilogy.

#19 TekindusT

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:17 PM

I don't usually follow CXL journals, but I think I'm going to make an exception with this one... What an excellent job!

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:39 PM

I agree with TekindusT....I don't know the game well but from my point of view it seems you're pushing this game to the limit and you're showing the true potential that it has. Hopefully down the line there will be custom NY buildings, and it will really bring this city out. Your aerial views are very realistic. Great job!

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:02 PM

WOW!!! Great Job on the city, looks so real.

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#22 Asterion

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:33 AM

Hi again all, here are some new photos. Sorry they are mostly of the same areas I just thought some of them looked good with the camera mod. When I have completed the aforementioned changes I will post new photos.

Manhattan
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40 Wall Street
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View from the Statue of Liberty
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View down an avenue
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MIdtown aerial view
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Extreme bird's-eye
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New camera view
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#23 Benedict

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:44 AM

Absolutely fantastic! I had no idea such an amazing recreation would be possible in CitiesXL.

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#24 jazyje

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:34 AM

Can you zoom in to Lower East Side?

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:50 AM

That's exactly what I wanted to see when I started programming my unlocker mod...

Amazing work!
Hope to see more... maybe a strange development in a strange future? 

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#26 nba_94

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

that is amazing


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:19 AM

Just to note, I notice that the FDR on the edge of manhattan facing queens and brooklyn is an avenue. In actual new york, its mostly a little highway so try grade separation in that section.

#28 Asterion

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

Hi all, I have updated the city slighty making all of the changes I said I would bar constructing Roosevelt Island as it didn't look very good. I have also removed the farms. As there are no longer any construction sites some of these pictures are the same as the originals - I just thought they looked better now. I have pretty much finished the city now so if anyone would like anymore pictures just tell me the location

Midtown with updated Central Park
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Queensbridge housing project
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Peter Cooper Village - Stuyvesant Town
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Lower East-side housing projects
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Lower East-side housing projects
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Lower East-side
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New York
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Governor's Island
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Aerial shot
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Midtown with updated Central Park
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Central Park
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Aerial view of Manhattan
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Downtown
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Lower East-side
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Midtown from the Williamsburg Bridge
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Downtown
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View uptown
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Midtown
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Midtown zoomed
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Street view
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#29 Asterion

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

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@Benedict, Aaron Graham, Animaniacs, TekindusT and nba_94- Thank you all very much !

@jazyje - Hope you liked the photos, if you would like anymore please say.

@GlobexCo - Glad you liked it. Your mod was extremely useful - thank you!

@socalwu - Thanks for pointing that out but for a lot of the way that road is 6 lanes anyway I think. I would change it I just fear that I don't have enough space




#30 Androv

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:53 PM

Amazing work, I'll have to try and recreate my home town now!




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