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    Cheshire, UK
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    Designing, cooking, travelling, partying!
  • City-building game(s)
    SimCity 4
    Cities: Skylines
    SimCity 3000
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  1. Cities Skylines Traffic Help

    ^^ Where is the download link? I actually like these 'solve my traffic problem' games haha
  2. Fire & Bypass

    This entry looks at a random fire which erupted out of no where and the completion of the bypass for Pinewood - plus some new high rise development in the centre! Looks like someone burnt the toast... Prior to the extension of the bypass (see next photo) the town centre was flooded with a huge number of cars and heavy goods vehicles trying to reach the industrial areas to the north... The original bypass route as you can see ended in the town centre which flooded the roundabout with huge numbers of cars. This caused a lot of problems, so the route was extended further out avoiding the town completely and adding a junction with the motorway... First highrise buildings grow to the east of Downtown...
  3. Earthquake - already!?

    What can you see? I can see them? Even when I look on my phone hmmm (Edit) I have rehosted them all!
  4. Earthquake - already!?

    Someone forgot to turn disasters off - oh well! I have left them on now as this city is about realistic growth and planning so anything could happen! The Earthquake struck suddenly and drove a rift right through the town centre! Houses burst into flames and roads fell apart... An emergency bridge was built to carry the main road over the newly formed canyon! Just so happens, the Earthquake cleared a convenient strip of land to allow me to build a new road to help with the traffic through the town centre (I play with despawning OFF) The bypass is completed and the town is - almost back to its old self! Wonder what will strike next...hmmm... After the new road was built to take traffic away from the centre - the road was downgraded as traffic reduced and trees were planted down the centre...
  5. Pinewood is born

    It all starts with a roundabout - this could get interesting when traffic levels increase! Pinewood is located in a dry shoreside valley. There are big plans in place! Development begins around the new town centre... An overall view to see the current development... The main road is pretty busy with a lot of through traffic!
  6. Cities Skylines Traffic Help

    I can do but I can see them and I have tested it on my phone and other PCs so I'm not sure why there is a problem.
  7. What's your Worst Designed City?

    There seem to be a lot about, it almost put me off the game when I saw what people had made as I thought it all looked so unrealistic and clumsy! Now I know its just down to the player haha. I downloaded someones city recently to 'fix the traffic' actually a very interested way of playing the game, but the city just had highways thrown across it and it was so random. This was a reviewer's screen shot which makes the game look so bad! Building roads like this makes traffic so much worse. Everyone seems to follow the Chinese model of building a small number of monster roads which funnel all the traffic, rather than spreading across the city and using a few bypasses where necessary.
  8. Cities Skylines Traffic Help

    I can see all of them in all the posts?
  9. Cities Skylines Traffic Help

    This thread is such a good idea! I have downloaded the file and had a play with it to see what I could do! i actually find it more fun sorting traffic problems in existing cities than I do in my own as I always make my own so there won't be a problem in the first place which makes it more boring haha. I guess this type of game play only works with people who don't have too many mods and assets! Here is the updated Dropbox file - I have used Network Extensions and Traffic President Mod which are like NAM for SC4, you just need them to make the name realistic! https://www.dropbox.com/s/avcvn1x985vab5h/Hadensville.crp?dl=0 I will say, and I don't want to sound mean - the roads were so badly laid out, sorry! I didn't bother relaying the highways as that would take hours, I just mainly rebuilt junctions. Not much new road building except for one road across the river front! I got the traffic flow from 52% to 69% Here are some overview maps: Before After This was probably this biggest thing I did - the island caused such a problem with the bridges! So I ran the main route under the island which instantly got rid of the traffic queues I got rid of all the excess slip roads here and tied it all up, plus built a bypass around the industrial area to take traffic away from the centre The only new road I actually built was to take heavy goods traffic away from the residential areas There was a huge queue up the hill side here, but I reduced it by rebuilding the roads and making junctions smoother flowing
  10. Avalon Indie City-building game Reboot 2017; now 3D.

    It died, was resurrected as a 3D image and then died again. I actually don't think it ever existed, I think its all photoshop lol
  11. Old Day´s Mineapolis - St Paul !

    I much prefer these 'real' CJs that all the endless photoshopped 'fake' ones you get that are just a picture rather than a functioning city!
  12. Huoshan Dao Airport

    The economy of Huoshan is booming. It outwardly looks like this strange British venture into the Chinese mainland has been a success! The main issue at the moment is that there is still no airport serving the island which has a population of over 500,000. Space is limited and density is high. The authorities are looking at some extensive land reclamation projects to allow them to build and airport. A progress update on the island: Welcome to the new airport: The completed land reclamation: Several years of construction and the airport is born. It has not come without its problems though. An increase in noise pollution has driven down the land value near the airport - some are happy about this as it makes homes more affordable! Elsewhere on the island we can see that land in the hills is being sold off for more suburban style homes: The shoreline of the island remains very dense:
  13. Huoshan Island West

    Huoshan Island is a small volcanic island off the Chinese mainland. A huge area of unclaimed land called Shuangzidao (Twin Islands) – latterly handed over to the UK as an overseas territory. Vast natural resources and huge trade potential with China due to its location meant the UK authorities have rushed through plans to develop the island, with plans later on for the mainland also. The western end of the island has more flat land for development, however it is still limited so houses have been nestled into the hills where it is not too steep. An overview of the current development: Buy your dream home in the Huoshan Hills. Space is limited so developers have been busy buying up land on the hills. This land is harder to construct high rise apartments like the rest of the island, so they have stuck with a more suburban feel for families. Highrise luxury apartments. The limited land available has meant that most of the development is very dense. The road layout of the island allows easy driving conditions - when traffic allows. Currently there is no public transport, however plans are being drawn up for metro rail. Land reclamation took place along the north shore to fit in the harbour facilities. The demand for industry is far higher than the available space on the island. This had lead to problems with water and air pollution. The local authorities are trying to get pollution levels down, but they are also aware that this may damage the economy of this area.
  14. Huoshan Island

    Huoshan is the mysterious volcanic island where it all starts. The edges of the island are quite flat which allows for easy building, but thing quickly become steep and hilly towards the middle of the island. Here is what happens when you lay out the roads and wait 20 years: The first thing that the new local authority did was to lay out the roads. This was a whole new town, a chance to (try and) get things right. Most old English towns are a maze of narrow streets with ugly 1960s roads bulldozed through the centre. Huoshan Island was a chance to make things work first time round. The flat areas are set in a standard grid format with avenues to carry heavier traffic. Towards the hills things get more interesting! A tunnel had to me build to allow for north - south traffic avoid what would become a residential area. The last night before the builders move in (notice the suddenly enlarged city hall). Skip forwards 20 years and things look a little different. The massive development and influx of people from England and China has brought chronic traffic problems and high pollution levels. This will be an issue the authorities fix at a later date. Night falls across the busy new business district. Dirty industry brings lots of jobs, but also pollution. High Tech industry in the hills. Away from the smog on the north of the island, high tech industry flourishes near residential areas. The small amount of land available on the island has resulted in a dense population. This part of town isn't quite so desirable.
  15. Shuangzidao County (Twin Islands County) Shuangzidao is a mysterious unexplored area in northeastern China. It was discovered in 2017 by an English explorer who could not understand how such a huge part of a country could go undiscovered! For some reason the Chinese officials had no interest in claiming the territory even though it was on their doorstep – so it came under English rule almost instantly (If only the real world were this simple.) Follow this CJ to find out how a remote English outpost on the Chinese mainland turned from a set of uninhabited islands to a massive metropolis. It all starts with the volcanic island of Huoshan… To begin with, the harbour and port facilities were laid out: The government buildings were built and roads laid out before the development could begin: