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Sim City 1080P Electronics Tutorial series

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Hey everybody I'm DinosGG, I've been working on a multipart series on how to build a successful electronics city!  There are a lot of videos out there that crop out the good stuff, fast forward, or just jump right to the very end.  My tutorial walks you through each and every step of the way from when to place your hospitals, schools, factories, and more!.  And not only when you should place them, but I also go through my thought process on where you should put them and why!  My series on electronics will probably end up running for 6, maybe even 7 parts as there is a lot of material to cover.  After electronics I will be doing videos on how to build each individual specilization sucessfully, and more individualized videos upon request! All my videos will always be in 1080P, so without further waiting, watch and enjoy!

Part 1:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK2mhJO6XQc

Part 2:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZxpkvB_vVU

 

The full playlist! www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL52nb8KiT9mZ2S2vuaLkKXgDyO_vYSrdV

These two parts walk you through the basics of laying down the foundation to get your electronics empire up andrunning.  This ends at around the 40k population mark with more videos to follow in the coming days!  To stay up todate if you found these videos helpful, don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel over at youtube.com/DinosGG and I'm also streaming live in 1080P over at twitch.tv/DinosGG if you want to follow me there.  All my streams and videos will always be in 1080P so you get the full Sim City experience.

 


Anyway let me know what you thought, what you liked, what you would like to see next, and thanks for watching!

 

 


-Dinos
 

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  • Parts 3 and 4 have been completed!  Part 3 takes us into the foundation of the trading empire, I end the video with about 70k population and a decent foundation to start trading to make my money.  Also be on the look out for our red friend with a pretty big tounge! (PS he breaths fire!)

     

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsnlg-o4C7I

     

    Part 4 slows down somewhat, due to the nature of how trade buildings are unlocked, I have to spend some time stockpiling inventory in order to build up enough to get the quest completed.  A nice change I would suggest to EA to avoid this strategy is to make your sales based on a total amount, so instead of selling 1.5million in one day for example change the requirement to 2.5million lifetime electronics sales. 

     

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGEVffW78XU

     

     

    And like always these videos are uploaded and best enjoyed at 1080P, I stream live over at twitch.tv/DinosGG and my video collection will always be posted on youtube over at youtube.com/DinosGG .  Feel free to let me know what you liked, disliked, as well as any comments or questions I'm usually pretty fast at responses.  Thanks again everyone for watching and enjoy! 

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  • I have part 5 all finished for everyone!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT6XHyPVmj0


    Part 5 really gets our trading rolling at a fast pace, I complete the quest to sell 1.5 million in electronics, I actually bust way over by doing 2.1million. I battle with population and traffic swings throughout this video getting as high as around 150k population, the traffic on my city was not prepared to deal with this while doing trading so I raised my taxes up to cut my population to keep trade running smooth. I finish the video by plopping down the consumer electronics factory, going to start selling TVs $197k per shipping unit!


    And as always if you enjoyed the videos don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube over at youtube.com/DinosGG to stay updated when part 6 comes out, and you can also follow my stream on twitch.tv/DinosGG to see me play live and record in 1080P!


    Thanks again for watching everyone, hit me up with your comments, questions, or thoughts, and enjoy!

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    Watched the first 4 parts and really enjoyed it. Very informative. Will watch the 5th part when i get back home later tonight. Haven't created an 'Electronic" city yet, so i will keep everything you said in mind while giving it a try soon. Still working out how to create a well run Casino City. :D

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  • Glad you enjoyed the videos moeom!  I'll be doing a casino town as my next project, supposedly there is a bug with casinos currently but whenever I've inquired on the forums no one has been able to give me any exact details.  Hopefully I'll be able to spot it and try and work around it!

     

     

    architect25, here's the playlist that includes all 5 of the videos I have done so far.  Keep an eye out for part 6 which should be finished later tonight. 

     

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  • DinosGG here again and Part 6 is ready to go!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=e76a5XCfV-w

    This is video is pretty much the endgame for an electronics city. I get my consumer electronics factories up and rolling, I build a second trading port to streamline the process, and begin making millions a day. At this point the city is pretty much complete, my population is at about 160k right now, I'm going to shoot for 200k for the final video of part 7, and I will upload a part 8 once I get the space center completed so everyone can get to see how that works.

    A couple parts of the stream got a little choppy I'm not sure what happened there so I apologize for that. My upload and cpu should be more than sufficient for the recording, maybe a rogue windows update or something. Who knows.


    Anyway thanks again for watching everyone, don't forget to subscribe over at youtube.com/DinosGG to check out my upcoming videos (casino city is my next big project)! Also over at twitch.tv/DinosGG I stream live in 1080P, twitch is the platform I use to make my recordings for youtube so you can sometimes get a sneak peak at what's coming next on the stream!

    Enjoy!

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  • Here's the link for when I get hit by Godzilla for those who just want to see a pretty funny disaster.  The lizard is probably my favorite disaster especially what he does with garbage. 

     

     

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  • On Wednesday at 1pm Pacific I am going to be doing a stream over on twitch to finish out the series, I want to get the space port up and running to see how that improves the city. The stream will run a minimum of 6 hours so even if you can't make it right at 1pm stop on by there's a lot of gameplay to do! I will also be doing some more optimizations trying to get to 250k population! and the 100 million bank roll!

    And of course the stream link:

    twitch.tv/DinosGG

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  • Part 7 is here!  I've had quite a few problems getting this video uploaded properly to Youtube so if you notice anything wrong or strange with the video please let me know so I can look into it further!  

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMd73RPSPso

    Here's the full playlist of all 7 parts:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK2mhJO6XQc&list=PL52nb8KiT9mZ2S2vuaLkKXgDyO_vYSrdV&index=1


    In the final part to the series I break the 200k population barrier, and my city is swarmed in traffic because of it.  This is why at the very beginning when I chose my city I chose well, I got a piece of land with a rail connection and a boat connection so no matter how gridlocked my city becomes I can always keep my income of trade flowing in.  I finally plop down a nuclear plant because oil is becoming unreliable.  I also start to replace all my processor factories because it is more efficient to import them, these I replace 1 by 1 as my funds allow.  

    Hopefully these videos have helped out, I will be starting up on gambling this week.  I will be running a stream on Wednesday at 1pm pacific to show what it takes to get the space port up and running, if you're interesting in that check out my stream twitch.tv/DinosGG and I'll of course have a highlight video of the ending up on youtube.com/DinosGG once it is finished.  The stream will run for at least 6 hours so even if you can't make it right at the start feel free to tune in I'll still be playing!  


    Thanks again for watching and enjoy!

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    This is fantastic. I read your 1st post thinking "I bet this guy also cuts out all the actual info and doesn't tell you HOW he';s acheived this". But no. Someone with some sense and willing to help those who can't spend 20 hours a day on the game :P

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  • I've seen quite a few videos where nothing was explained and it just kind of made me wonder if the caster was just throwing down buildings randomly or if they had a goal or a vision in mind?  Glad I could provide a series that was useful and fun!

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  • The stream went really well we had 2 rockets blast off into space.  I didn't get to build a moon base though :(  

    Thanks again for everyone who tuned into watch and a special shout out to the moderators who helped answer questions and promote the Youtube channel, I appreciate the help and the feedback of everyone who came out today.  I should have a couple highlights from the space center over on youtube.com/DinosGG if you want to check out the lift off!


    On Thursday at 1pm I will begin broadcasting the Gambling city tutorial over at twitch.tv/DinosGG, all the videos for Gambling will also end up on the Youtube account over the course of the week.  

     

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    I think your road system leaves a lot to be desired. Efficient traffic routing is key to a high-frequency manufacturing and trading city. This video series is certainly one way to make an electronics manufacturing city though by no means the best way to do so.

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  • Yeah I certainly could've done the grid system and measured out the city piece by piece.  I did have traffic under control for about 80% of the series it only got out of control when my population spiked up and then after a few adjustments I did get it back under control.  This wasn't a city intended for leaderboards or anything like that (especially since these aren't even turned on) so in the end whether you make $20 million or $200 million doesn't make much of a difference. 

     

     

    Here's the completion of the space center, I didn't get to build a base on the moon unfortunately :(  I could've really used it with how packed my city is right now!  There's also a rocket launch I wish I could've gotten to zoom in more or follow the rocket out of the atmosphere, but no dice there.  

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2eIQcZtNI

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  • So electronics is all finished up, I had a lot of fun making the videos, here's the final playlist that includes the completion of the space center!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK2mhJO6XQc&list=PL52nb8KiT9mZ2S2vuaLkKXgDyO_vYSrdV&index=1


    I know a lot of you have been waiting for it, and I've finally begun work on the casino tutorial series as well. There will be a lot of traffic but eventually we will be left with a casino empire and all the required steps to get there. I've been listening to all the comments you guys posted for electronics to try and improve upon the videos, the biggest thing is their length now all the videos will be between 20-30 minutes for easier watching. As always hit me up with your comments, suggestions and thoughts!

    Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLpfUbyBYXk

    Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBG26loKHwQ

    part 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdRelwlU2FE

    The full playlist: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLpfUbyBYXk&list=PL52nb8KiT9maqTl_snH5IF3aw87MLLFMs&index=1

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  • Thanks very much Dinos your tutorials are inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable

    I'm glad you're enjoying the series Peter!  :yes:

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    Thanks. What I especially like in your videos is that all the time that you are doing something, you keep talking about your thought process - why you are doing it. Very helpful :)

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  • Thanks. What I especially like in your videos is that all the time that you are doing something, you keep talking about your thought process - why you are doing it. Very helpful :)

    Thanks for the feedback I appreciate it!  That's one of the things I noticed from a lot of other videos is people were zoning and laying down buildings but no one was saying WHY they were doing it.  I've tried really hard to keep commentary about something for the city going at all times. 

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  • Thanks for the post, I will check these out over the weekend!

    How'd you like the series?  Anything I could have improved on or done better?

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    I must salute you Dino, you made it look easy and for me it's quite a struggle. But I like the idea of re-zoning and restructuring and not giving up, even after meteor strikes and whatnot. Exigencies. I've had quite a few scary moments during the import/export sawtooth of yes alloy lol and you did warn us

     

    I've had three cities (all still chugging along) since preloading and playing the first beta day one with no problems and after playing for a while I find I get more involved with the inhabitants not less - especially now I'm concentrating on trying to make productive cities along the lines of your tutorials. Before making a signed-integer two billion packet on the stock exchange and retiring to a beach paradise. Morecambe yes.

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    Thanks for the post, I will check these out over the weekend!

    How'd you like the series? Anything I could have improved on or done better? They are on the long side so I haven't started um yet, but I will try to soon!

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  • I must salute you Dino, you made it look easy and for me it's quite a struggle. But I like the idea of re-zoning and restructuring and not giving up, even after meteor strikes and whatnot. Exigencies. I've had quite a few scary moments during the import/export sawtooth of yes alloy lol and you did warn us

     

    I've had three cities (all still chugging along) since preloading and playing the first beta day one with no problems and after playing for a while I find I get more involved with the inhabitants not less - especially now I'm concentrating on trying to make productive cities along the lines of your tutorials. Before making a signed-integer two billion packet on the stock exchange and retiring to a beach paradise. Morecambe yes.

    That's one thing I like about this Sim City compared to the older games there are so many ways to recover your city and change stuff around, especially with rezoning since it doesn't cost any money at all.  If your numbers get out of balance you can just dezone and move the RCI around the city till you find the place where it works best!

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  • What would you guys like to see next after I finish up with Casinos?  Oil?  A city breakdown focused on maximizing traffic?  Maxis man vs Vu? 

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  • I got attacked by ZOMBIES!!  In a city of 20k I had over 3000 flesh eating ghouls patrolling the streets eating everything they can find.  It's pretty much a class 4 zombie apocalypse.  

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=92AL-Gp64q8
     

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