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    New Westminster BC CA
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    Science, Arts and Technology.
  • City-building game(s)
    SimCity 4
    Cities: Skylines
    SimCity (2013)
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  1. Show Us What You're Working On

    This just keeps getting better, you almost flew right over me! From the overview its looking very much like the Greater Vancouver Regional District. They must have had SimCity 4 in mind when they built this town.
  2. From my experience playing, yes it can, There are 2 types of ferry dock, and if you have the Airship DLC there are 2 types of airship dock. Both have docks for Residents and Tourists. In your ferry terminal you have one dock for Residents, and one dock for Tourists --which you must add. 'Tourist' generally means from out-of-town, 'Resident' generally means from in-town. 'Residents' also travel across connected cities in the region for education, shopping and work, and 'Tourists' also travel to attractions in the same city. If you build one ferry terminal or one airship dock you will usually see a minimal amount of 'Residents', and if you build 2 the number should normally increase. You can increase the use of the transportation system, bus, train, ferry, airship, airlines, by placing parking lots adjacent to the station(s). The sims will then park and ride. (Also placing parking lots near the highway entrance helps keep the highways uncongested.)
  3. Cahalane Communications

    Art can't be compared. Neither can it be rated. It cannot be bought or sold. It can only be understood. Only now can I see the design as interpreted by the artist, it is a beautiful waterfall of glass in the concrete canyon. Thank you Sir for the mastery of art.
  4. The Milestone Thread

    So if we include the tractor that's a "high-five"!
  5. The sale never really ends when you consider the value you get even at the regular $10 to $25 range of the cost of SC4. So I collected a bunch of ratings on the game and listed them below. I'd like to see a disk version available again in retail stores, but the no-DRM digital version is better by far for regular use of the game. S I M C I T Y 4 .Deluxe Edition ===========- I verified all the following sites' ratings and links, no sites listed below link to non-eula compliant sources. GoG: Community rating 4.5/5 www.gog.com/game/simcity_4_deluxe_edition ___________________________________ Metacritic: Metascore 84, User Score 8.7 www.metacritic.com/game/pc/SimCity-4 ___________________________________ Gamespot: Review rating 8.3 www.gamespot.com/reviews/SimCity-4-rush-hour-review/1900-6076158/ ___________________________________ IGN: Rating 9.2, Community rating 8.7 ca.ign.com/games/SimCity-4/pc-481429 ___________________________________ PC Mag: Rating 4/5, "Excellent" www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1437265,00.asp ___________________________________ engadget: "Reigns supreme on Mac" www.engadget.com/2014/04/22/SimCity-4-deluxe-edition-reigns-supreme-on-mac/ ___________________________________ MAC GAMER HQ: Rating 4/5, "Great" www.macgamerhq.com/reviews/SimCity-4-mac-review/ ___________________________________ Common Sense Media: Rating 5/5 www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/SimCity-4 ___________________________________ Game Rankings: Ranking 85.23% www.gamerankings.com/pc/561176-SimCity-4/index.html ___________________________________ GameSpot: Review 8.3/10 www.gamefaqs.com/pc/917992-SimCity-4-deluxe-edition/reviews __________________________________ IMDB: Community rating 7.9 /10 www.imdb.com/title/tt0413269/ ___________________________________ GamersNET: Rating 8.3/10 www.gamersnet.nl/reviews/simcity_4/ ___________________________________ New Game Network: Rating 88 www.newgamenetwork.com/article/391/SimCity-4-review/ ___________________________________ EuroGamer: Rating 7/10 www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_rushhour_pc ___________________________________ eTeknix: Gamer's Choice Award www.eteknix.com/sim-city-4-pc-review/ ___________________________________ STEAM: User rating 7/10 store.steampowered.com/app/24780/SimCity_4_Deluxe_Edition/ ___________________________________ PC Gamer: Review 69% www.pcgamer.com/SimCity-review/ ___________________________________ ebay: Customer rating 4.6/5 www.ebay.com/p/SimCity-4-Deluxe-Edition-PC-2003/6484464 ___________________________________ Walmart: Customer rating 4.5/5 www.walmart.com/ip/SimCity-4-Deluxe-Edition-PC/2187469 ___________________________________ 4Players: Rating 89% www.4players.de/4players.php/dispbericht/PC-CDROM/Test/2578/1666/0/SimCity_4.html ___________________________________ Control Command Escape: Review Very Good www.controlcommandescape.com/reviews/SimCity-4-deluxe-edition-review/ ___________________________________ Gaming Excellence: Rating 8.9 www.gamingexcellence.com/pc/games/SimCity-4/review
  6. "The Rain Song" This is the mystery of the quotient.
  7. Get your Maxis files here!

    maybe not. I'll flag @catty-cb so she can help with this one.
  8. Updated the final version of the Atlantis Region Maps.  Some interesting geometry.  I created a reverse isometric map with facing concentric circles, vertical and horizontal waterways.


  9. The Power of One: C H I C A G O Beginnings
  10. Introduction and overview

    Most of your views in mayor view are of the entire city tile, the entire block of small and medium tiles when zoomed-out can be seen surrounded by a lot of screen space. The large tiles usually don't fit in the screen area. This reminded me of slides in a slide show that are projected onto a canvas screen by a light projector. As you tell your story I get the sense that you are clicking from one slide to the next as in a slide presentation. As well, you only use 1 or 2 lines to explain the picture, and that makes it easy to enjoy the show --not too much reading. I think its a good thing, its unique, novel, and makes it very easy to follow and take interest in your story and pictures. Just in case you aren't familiar with slide shows, a slide show is a presentation using a series of projected images or photographic slides, digital slideshows are made with programs like MS Powerpoint.
  11. Dengvaxia Contoversy

    http://www.wpro.who.int/philippines/en/ This link is to the contact site of The U.N. World Health Organization in the Philippines http://www.who.int/denguecontrol/en/ This link is to the U.N. W.H.O. Dengue Control contact page. http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/theme/programmes-services/health/dengue/ This link is to the International Federation Red Cross contact page. https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/index.html This link is to the US Govt. Center for Disease Control. This is about the only idea I can offer, is to pursue involvement with the higher level agencies, or contact a trusted local authority to do so. I think once the situation is given attention in these agencies, then more reliable international media will report the condition specifically. The local government may also then get better resources from the international community.
    Good tone for waterfront and concrete and glass, blends well with modern and brick buildings. Looks good in either residential, hotel, or financial districts.
  12. Get your Maxis files here!

    It would be good to link the MoofishPro upload of Maxis DLCs in the Maxis Files for SimCity 4 page. I just downloaded it and it unzips fine with winzip for Windows. I suppose just the copyright notice would need to be added on the page. https://community.simtropolis.com/maxis_files_for_simcity_4.html/
  13. Introduction and overview

    Using small and medium tiles its like a slide show you are presenting with the tiles being like the slides. Good slide show
  14. Here's another status update of a file update of my Atlantis region maps for SC4