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Kusari City, Metropolis, Aphrodite Isles, and Albion. Generously called (By me) a "Showcase"

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Cobra_nVidia

Well hello there! How is everyone doing? :thumb:

This is the New London district of Kusari City. It is the centre of the Bretonian Borough of the city and has some big buildings oh yeah! :yes:

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2.Look at this island: Doesn't it scream "Development, development!" I had though to leave it untouched, but it seems to stick out like a sore thumb.

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4. It don't really like the zoning here. It's too rectangular. I'm either going to zone down some of the development into mansions, or try to increase the amount of big towers

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6. Ooo lots of lights! :]

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9. Lastly, here is a look at the area of development so far. The biggest problem I'm running into is trying to keep CS$$ available for uneducated sims that move in, while have enough CS$$$ and CO to keep residential demand up.

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Tyvm for viewing! :party::ohyes:8)

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Even though this is kind of a repeat, here's Baltimore. It's one of 3 districts in the city that has no terraforming. At all. Seriously. All the "shape" is caused by zoning and transportation networks.

These 3 massive sprawling districts surround the CBD of the city, making it look more realistic

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Switching out maxis trees for tropical ones has really helped, but I'm thinking maybe I should edit the street tree mod to have palms. I can't remember if I tried that already...who knows what's really in my mod folder it's like a billion files!

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7. Oooo a park! :ohyes:

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8. Mixing commercial and industrial makes these zones seem less blocky and uber-planned

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9. I likey these highway lights

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Tyvm for viewing! :thumb:

Cobra_nVidia

Version 1b? What's going on here? What's all this business?!?

Okay, bascially, this is a recreation of the original layout I had for my big city, because later versions were...not so big.

The majority of tiles are undeveloped so far, but I already have 2 million sims I'm so proud! :yes:

I'm trying my absolute bestest :D

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Cobra_nVidia

Now I think this journal needs an update!

Long story short, I've got a new region. This week, _marsh_ helped me figure out how to replace all the maxis trees with tropical trees. That was nice, because I think the Pine trees took away from the whole tropical look that I was going for.

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"Here are those new trees you ordered...some assembly required!" :yes:

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Since I switched street tree mods, I have to refresh every street/road in the game. Using the traffic graphic helps find the roads in dense areas!

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Looks like I have more work to do...see you later! :ohyes:

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djvandrake:                                          Thankie sir you are most kind :)   I don't think desirability is a problem in my cities, in fact I seem to have way more R$$$ than should be possible (the majority in all the district I've recently looked at, which isn't all of them mind you). The problem is with simcity 4 and refusing to build any of the nice HK bats, or even something other than the McCarthy Condos, which have aweful night lightning 8.gif

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Paul5:                                            Thankie Imma glad you likey it 4.gif

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haitoc:                                          Ty I like the coastline too lots of palm trees! 29.gif

Kusari City Expansion:

I added 3 new districts to my city, Population now 7.23 million and growing I hope! Finally getting to the suburban sprawl, which will hopefully make the region view look a lot nicer :)

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Tyvm :)

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djvandrake:                           

Thankie Sir. The big towers are commercial ploppables, they are "real" though. I wish all CO buildings were ploppable. I also wish that the game wouldn't interpret "build all building styles at the same time" to mean "build the exact same building, everywhere." I have lots of HK bats that never seem to grow :(

Chugoku District:

Chugoku is another hole in the downtown, another "I wanted to live somewhere nice, but my car broke down and so I'm stuck here". Oh, and it's another district with a lake in the middle, AREN'T I ORIGINAL??? It has something like 480,000 sims. Whatever. I guess they have jobs so they're happy. The beaches are pretty warm.

Oh and it probably won't stay called "Chugoku" forever, because I'm moving New Tokyo south of the Downtown, I'm going to add a southern island to make the city nicer.

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9. The return of St. Ritzy. THE HORROR! 11.gif

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10. Oh wonderful. McCarthy Condos! How hideous. Seriously, shouldn't R$$$ look nice? Not yucky? Well, I think so...

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13. "IM IN UR PIKATURR. RUINING UR CITYSCAPZ"

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14. "The bigger the eyesore, the more lights we must put in it."

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Nachop12:                    Yes there is a commercial zone it's big! :D

Jamonbread:               Ty I like the night shots too! :)

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Mitchybrad:                Tyvm I'm glad you like it :)

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kingdiz_55:                 Yes those dastardly Wren Insurance buildings! But I think St. Ritzy are much worse because they grow EVERYWHERE if I don't watch it! :(

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djvandrake:               Tyvm kind sir I'm glad you like the palmy coastlines :)

Kyushu District is directly north of the Central District, the heart of Kusari City. It's kind of an unremarkable hole, but it has 570,000 residents! :)

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panthersimcity4:         Tyvm! The industry is all High-tech now, so not so much pollution much nicer! :D

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mgmg14:                      Tyvm it is dense! :)

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dimipol006                   Ty I like the night shots too! :D

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djvandrake                  Tyvm kind sir! :)

It's here! It's the moment you've been waiting for since the moment you started reading this sentence! I did more work on Kusari City, only one more tile to the go in the Downtown Region. So far it has 5,654,000 in the district, which will be about 113 square miles, or 50,000 per square mile, making it denser and over a larger area than manhattan! :D

This is Tohoku District. When I first made it I hated it, been working on it to make it nicer.

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Sky Guy: Tyvm I like the green too! :D

Paul5: You mean the building in Pic 10? I numbered to make them easy to describe :)

             It is the One Canada Square! :D

Blakeway: It's part of the NAM I think :)

djvandrake: Thank you kind sir! It is fun to build on what I made before. But I had I-D and I-M everywhere, and about 20% of the buildings were dilapidated. Up to 30% of the population was unemployed in two of the distrcits too. Plus having so much Industry wasted a lot of space which meant the original city didn't even crack 1 million! :(

I might be able to upload an older pic of Albion, before I did any recent work on it. Also, the coastline wasn't and isn't finished, missing a lot of trees, as are the areas around highways :)

EmergencyManager: It's the neon paint! It's sold at SAM's Club!

naftixe: Tyvm I like the parks too :)

dimipol006: Ty :D

Still working on Albion. Worked on the North-East District, which had a lot of unemployment and I-D/I-M before :(

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And here's the next district imma work on, North. This is what it looks like now, so you see what I mean. (The residential areas are pretty nice though :) )

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tahill79: Tyvm yes I use the Maxis Highways :)

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naftixe: Are you asking because you think I have too much? Too little? I don't know, maybe 5% or so is parks. :)

djvandrake: Thank you sir you are most kind! The dishes are Microwave plants :)

Albion is a city I worked on a couple months ago. It's a small island. I wasn't happy with it, but recently felt the urge to try to fix it. So far I've only worked on 3 of the districts, and most of the old stuff looks pretty yucky. But it's a much smaller scale than Kusari, so I wanted to give it a try for a change of pace :)

There's a lot of crummy I-M and I-D, since I was having unemployment problems. I've sinced learned that the biggest issue is usually commercial, with 5 different categories and all :)

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The last district I worked on was East. A lot better than it was. A long way to go though

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(x+x²)²/x: Tyvm :D

Jamonbread: Ty it's a big region it's only gonna get bigger, but I'm almost done with the downtown!

dimipol006: Ty it's the downtown core of the city, I've done a little bit of suburb so far just to experiment with it. There will be a lot more suburbs :)

This is Honshu District. It was the first district of the city I made. I has 390,000 sims. It used to have lots of dirty and manufacturing industry, but I cleaned that up. So if you hate it now, well, it was worse before. So there!

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Yes, that's right. 2 fricking Wren Insurance Buildings.

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Oh Wonderful, McCarthy Condos.

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I hope you like St. Ritzy

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Kusari City Intro

This is my city I'm working on, it's called Kusari City it's a tropical metropolis! Now I don't have the patience to make everything perfect the first time through, so I will be going back to districts in the city a lot

Current Population: 5,354,283

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Climate:

Tropical rain forest climate (Af)

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