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  1. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    Is it a naive suggestion to implement a similar feature to that of the Steam Workshop's collections? Rather than providing a spreadsheet of all mods used in a project, or uploading the file folder used, what if project creators could create a collection of Simtropolis files that they used, and there be a "download all" option, which compiles all the collection mods and assets into one .zip folder? That way, content creators are credited and the collection download counts towards their popularity. Again, this might be a naive suggestion, as I don't completely understand the agreement between Simtropolis and content creators and the politics involved in this method of mass downloading.
  2. The way the monorail stations and the pieces are plopped in Mass Transit seem very similar to SimCity 4. Now, obviously, in SimCity 4, individual puzzle pieces are required, but even in C:S now, you need to choose the specific type of road (avenue, road, etc.) to have a monorail over.
  3. MMP Project

    What will happen if we don't download all the dependencies? Will the MMP for that prop not show in the menu, or will it show and not load properly?
  4. Maxis Props are missing

    Thank you, that worked! I had my card configured to fast before, this fixed the issue!
  5. So I recently reset my PC, which uninstalled all my programs, but kept all my saves and plugins. I've finally reinstalled SC4, and successfully got it booted up, but now all the maxis props are missing from lots! I tried removing all my plugins, all my saves, running it with and without administrator permissions, running it with and without compatibility mode, reinstalling, etc. But the Maxis props in lots are still missing! Any advice?
  6. Cities: Skylines - New DLC Announced

    The After Dark, Natural Disasters, and Mass Transit updates should just be called the "Things that SimCity 4 Has that We Forgot To Put In Our Game" DLC 1, 2, and 3.
  7. 30th update,the Airport!

    I thought San Minato Airlines was temporarily out of service!
  8. I kind of had the same reaction when they announced the release of Prison Architect on consoles. Not so much concerning the power of the console, obviously, but the lack of accurate input and mods for the game. It seems kind of silly to port games when they don't work well.
  9. GOG.com City Builder Giveaway

    My most memorable city-building experience was with SimCity 4, in my earlier days of building. I was, at that point, going through a phase where I would start my cities by dragging highway through them, splitting the map into quarters, and have residential on two quarters and commercial and industry in the other two. I wasn't having much success with this theory though. One day, I somehow made this formula magically work, and within 20 minutes a city of 75,000 sprang up out of nowhere! This was one of the biggest cities I had ever built! And I did it in 20 minutes! I was super-excited. Cliche ending, I didn't save, game crashed soon after, my freak luck was never replicated.
  10. Small Cities with skyscrapers

    Evansville, IN has a decent skyline for its size. The city is about 120,000, with the metropolitan area claiming to be 314,000 (I'd argue against that metro figure though, since Evansville sits in the middle of Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis, and that number probably includes all the area halfway between each of those cities, a lot of space). Anyway: Fun fact: the white building on the far right is the tallest building, it's essentially abandoned, and it used to be the HQ of Old National Bank, who moved to that new building in the middle on the waterfront.
  11. Maybe not the craziest interchange but I think someone went a little crazy with the roundabouts in Carmel, IN.
  12. South America + Bonus Pictures

    The immense amount of effort that went into each of these pictures absolutely baffles me. Great job, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I may need some jaw surgery to put it back after seeing this.
  13. We're Going Downtown

    Welcome Back to New Cardiff! Hey, it hasn't been long, but I wanted to post a short progress report on New Cardiff. After finishing the highway, I set to work on the downtown area. I began by downloading a couple of diagonal assets and scattering them about the area. After about an hour of tinkering, this is the result: This is just a barebones setup, I need to go and find several diagonal park assets and such to really fill out the space. Any suggestions? Replies @Urban Constanta Thanks so much! And I've fixed the link. Thanks for the sub! @MeMyself&I Again, thanks for subbing! Thanks for the love on the Funkychange, it's my first try at something so unique. Shameless Plug Section Here's a nice 6-ish minute video of me building all this. If you like my work please check out my YouTube channel. I'm currently building my city of Harinsburg, as well as New Cardiff, which is meant to capture the look of a Midwestern industrial river town. If you really like Harinsburg and want too see still images, written descriptions, etc, check out my other City Journal of Harinsburg:
  14. Has anyone played SC4 on a TV?

    Yeah, I think the monitor would be fine running at that resolution, just with letterboxing. And wow, I thought the game was a little more open with supporting resolutions; apparently not. It's kind of disappointing it's not simple to make an open-source SC4 like people have done with OpenRCT and OpenTTD.
  15. Has anyone played SC4 on a TV?

    simcity.wikia.com says the max horizontal resolution is 2048. With that as the horizontal resolution, the 21:9 res would be about 2048x878. And yes, I know that a twin monitor setup would be more cost-efficient (I'm purchasing a $200 Ultrawide when I could have gotten two $100 monitors with the same vertical height, but I'm going to be hooking it up to my laptop, which only has 1 video output, and I like the ratio of Ultrawides, especially for watching movies.