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Insulo and Kaskaskia

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Kaskaskia | Hello, My Name Is Kaskaskia | Do You Smell Smoke?

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Hello everyone,

Some of you may remember me, I know it's been a rather long time since I've had an update (it's been eight months now I believe). I am sorry, especially since I never posted anything explaining this long hiatus. There were two reasons for my absence. Firstly, I wanted to focus more on my school work during my last semester of High School during which I had several difficult classes (Somehow all my easy Senior classes ended up in the first semester). Secondly, both my Sim City game and my computer experienced some issues. I was no longer able to open my cities in SC4 without crashing, and I could not locate the source of the issue. Additionally, my computer became increasingly hard to use with each passing day. These issues combined to keep me away from SC4. I now have a new laptop and the school year is long over, and I hope to now have time to resume my journal. Updates will continue to be on a very erratic schedule as my updates always have been, but there should be several a month barring any more circumstances that would impede my playing the game.

So without further ado, welcome to Kaskaskia. If you have followed my CJ in the past you've already been here, but neither of us were aware of it. The city of Jonesboro finds it's home in the eastern portion of the country as you can see in the map below.


Kaskaskia is based off the American Midwest and South, so Jonesboro more than fits here. I decided I wanted to do more in this style and expand on Jonesboro, so I have created a whole new nation. Insulo still exists as well, but it may be a rather long time before it sees the light of day again. This is due to both lack of interest and the fact that since I have had to completely restart my collection of plugins (kept in a much more organized fashion this time) I do not have the vast number of plugins I used in Insulo. At this time I have only restocked my American style plugins.

And now, a few images of areas around Kaskaskia.


A farmer harvests corn in rural Jefferson County as a car passes on the gravel road.


Families enjoy a campsite in Swope Nature Reserve, located in southwestern Lincoln County.


Cows rest while people traverse the roads of rural Alexandria County.


People enjoy the pleasant weather by exploring the galleries and bistros of the South Granger Arts District in Salem.

And now for something a bit different in the second part of this update.


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Big news appears on the front page of the KONA website, the number one online news source in Kaskaskia.


Workers rush to complete a fire break, the last line of defense for the town of Ross Grove.


Buses rush past the roadblock to pick up the last evacuees from Ross Grove.


By 11PM, the fire has reached the edge of town, and embers blown in on the wind spark small fires in the eerily dark town center.

Thank you for taking the time to look at this, hope you enjoyed it.

- Jon

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Amazing!! :O

Where did you get those trees? what is that mod? and those props? :O

I really like your photosop skills, esspecially the fire scene, everything looks very realistic :D

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I am just truly amazed by this, that second and third pic, I doesn't even look like SimCity 4, I almost thought it was real life!
This is the best nature journal I seen :)

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