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Terraforming Lake Felis




Terraforming Lake Felis

Lake Felis is the site of the permanent capital of Harar. Along its shore will be one of the few permanent cities built in a nation of non-domesticated felines. After all, you have to have somewhere for all of the paperwork and assorted bric-a-brac of government, right? And, Queen Vera does enjoy the outdoors but she does not like getting rained on. The trek over the Schulmappalachian Mountains from Schulmania is long and tiring, so it is nice to have a place to rest and recuperate. From here, the Bureau of Feline Affairs manages the royal protectorate and felines from across the nation trek to when they need something.

And now, on to the terraforming. To create the lake, I selected a flattish part of a fairly bumpy terrain for the new lake. I used the various God Mode tools to get me started and finished off with Mayor Mode tools. I decided to make the lake freehand, so as to make it more organic in appearance and reasonably plausible that a lake such as this might have just naturally spring forth. Although, of course, I have not seen such a lake as this before. Then again, I have not seen that many lakes, either. So, you never know.

Lest I spoil the surprise, I will start with some closer in pictures from the lake area. I will close with a broader shot, which will explain everything. Now, don’t cheat and scroll to the bottom… let the suspense build.


I am mostly showing you the isles in the lake. I have added a little flora to them but may add more before they are declared “complete.”










Ta-daa! Now you know why it is called Lake Felis! Doesn’t this look like the perfect spot for a feline capital? In the coming chapters, we will see the town, destined to be the biggest in Harar but still quite small by our standards.




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What? Why is this spot so special? I don't see any....wait....oh, ohhhhhhh aha, you clever kitty you. ;)

Well now that the land is ready, i wonder how the town will look like!

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It looks happy :) So a great place to build a city!

Though I keep reading your title as Harare, as that is where I lived for a short period!

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I always have difficulty in deciding where to place the flora. Do you have any tips, or does it just come down to "if it feels good, do it"?

Anyways, I did indeed see what you did there. Although I was looking for faces in all of the pictures;).

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[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]Archean[/color][/b] LOL. It is a special place for felines. The town will be small and as one would expect from feral (non-domiciled) felines, vehicle free. New updates will show it and more of Harar’s nature soon.

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]9988[/color][/b] Which one do you like? I am using Crystal Lagoon for now but have been thinking about Brigantine.

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]Roger51[/color][/b] Thanks, and welcome to Harar. It does sound like Harare, and is just like the Ethiopian city of Harar. The name of the region comes from a book. I am glad you liked this update.

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]Spursrule14[/color][/b] Thanks! Welcome to Harar. I am pleased you like our furry little lake.

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]NMUSpidey[/color][/b] To be honest, I just sort of pick a starting place and wing it. Something looks good and I do more. Then I overdo it and have to go back and start over. Eventually I get a “feel” for the area and start adding judiciously to what I have until it seems about done. So, no real strategy… kind of winging it.

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]Luvpats101[/color][/b] Welcome to Harar. That’s the “Crystal Lagoon” water mod: [url="../../../files/file/11831-peg-water-mod-crystal-lagoon/"]http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/11831-peg-water-mod-crystal-lagoon/[/url]

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]DCMetro34[/color][/b] Thanks! I think we have a few “Negative Nellies” around here but we won’t let them bring us down.

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]LolloLallo[/color][/b] That’s PEG’s Crystal Lagoon (link above). BTW, I love your username. It’s cool! :D

[b][color=#002060][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]Motina [/color][/b] Thanks… I think.

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[b][img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z141/Schulmanator/pawprint-small.jpg[/img]Leech10 [/b][b] [/b] Thanks... more from Lake Felis is still yet to come.

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