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Hi i was wondering i don't wanna build  a city i wanna build like a county like cumbria(england) example with villages is this possible as i think you can only build cities...

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Sure. You can build whatever type of city/town/county/district/area you'd like. 

 

Just look through some of the "Show Me Your" threads to see exactly what you're capable of building in SC4.

 

After looking at images of the location you've mentioned, I start with and since most of the images had stone walls, you might want to use too.

 

You'll probably want to look into some of the terrain mods and possibly some of the tree controllers to get the best look for what you want.

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I have found that the only limit this game has is our own imaginations, especially with all of the unique custom content and the ability to create your own unique content.  Counties..you can do states or provinces, you might even be able to pull off whole countries, with as much or as little detail as you want or need.

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I do fantasy rural scenarios all the time.  Since I live in rural Ontario, I try to get scenes similar to the ones I see when I am out.  Doing an English county shouldn't be very difficult but you will need some custom content and be prepared to ignore the game's built-in drive to make an American (Californian) city.

 

Here is an entire region I am developing.  Take a particular look at Appleby Station for multiple villages/towns in one tile.

 

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  • Thanks very much all really helpful as you may know or may not villages don't have like shops but only like a few probs about a max of 7 and no industrial, would i still need to place both tho i know might need to place maybe a little commercial zone to make about 5 shops...

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    Well, with the SPAM(SimPeg Agricultural Modd) by Pegasus you don't need much commercial, at least not for a while anyway.  His farm replacement mod actually creates demand for all three wealth levels of residential(too much demand in my opinion), this will make it possible to create your very small rural villages that are sustainable and without problems like abandonment or demand so low the Sims won't come.  This can be used to create demand though for a whole region, which you could then focus into a high population city tile at later date(that is what I do).

     

    So basically you can create your very small rural villages but you yourself will have to practice the restraint in limiting the growth if that is what you want to achieve.  After all, you are God to your Sims, when they go to church they pray to YOU.  This means you can do anything you want any way you want to do it.

     

    I also encourage you to check this tutorial out, 

     

    I also recommend using Google maps, using this you can get inspiration for your villages, towns, and cities, inspiration for the street/road/highway layouts and more.

     

    Another good place to look is the "show us your" threads in the city building concepts forum here http://community.simtropolis.com/forum/4-sc4-city-building-concepts/  A lot of very good ideas for the use of many of the things in game, some are very unique ways to use things that you may have not imagined yet, people are still coming up with new ways to do things with old content, it never ceases to amaze me still to this day.

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    Thanks very much all really helpful as you may know or may not villages don't have like shops but only like a few probs about a max of 7 and no industrial, would i still need to place both tho i know might need to place maybe a little commercial zone to make about 5 shops...

     

    I know that in real life that most villages will not generally have many shops in them, but then you're not going to build a lot of residential anyway.

     

    Also, many rural parts of the UK now have out of town shopping centres in them. And quite often you will find industrial estates on what used to be farmland, or brownfield sites.

     

    So you can zone for pretty much what you like, and still keep a degree of realism to it.

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    Of course it's possible, but you'll need to download tens (and possibly hundreds) of rural styled mods. Don't be fooled by the name only. SC4 can also be used as an airport building game or even as a graphic designer software (although it's much harder than a real graphic designer software)!

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