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  1. Site Header Redesign

    Hello, The major redesign of the site header led by @corinagrigorovici (eh, @CorinaMarie) and @CycleDogg (again, I mean @Cyclone Boom) is awesome. A new logo is included in the top of the logomark (text as a logo). This change also brought a new thing, @A Nonny Moose memorial button with its tooltip. But, anything in the world isn't perfect. Simtropolis' header has some flaws. The logo location is above the logo, which not fine. This isn't a problem if the logo isn't too tall like the Walt Disney logo, but our logo is too tall. So, we need to resize our logo so the logo isn't too tall. Or, switch to unstacked version, like SimCity 4 Devotion or Ubuntu did. If two choices aren't sufficient, you may switch to logomark only version, while using the logo in cases like Twitter avatar. The memorial button location isn't fine, thanks to the very tall logo. The fix is relevant too, fix the logo first, then align the button if not correct. I hope you'll accept my suggestions. Sorry for mistakes. Thanks.
  2. Site Header Redesign

    I'm using a 1366*768 laptop. The logo should be smaller, because very tall logo in inapporiate place is looking bad. Thanks.
  3. Underground freight transport

    Yes, you're right. The cost of infrastructure construction & maintenance is high. But, there is another reason to not use it, reliability & cost of trains. Mail cargos are lighter than material or food cargos, so they can use electric or light steam engine-equipped train. As I know, super steam engine is incredibly expensive. Fastest train in the world (around the Europe) may not capable to handle heavy cargoes, especially if you want to be fast enough. Also, if underground, steam engines can resulting health problems and/or decreasing reliability of the engines. Speaking of electric trains, they'll be replaced by hyperloops, especially if the infrastructures were fully built. There are many orders for the hyperloop infrastructures, from the Trans-West US hyperloop route, the UAE route, to Trans-Java hyperloop route. I don't know hyperloops are more economical than ordinary trains, but Elon Musk (the thinker of hyperloop) said that the Trans-West US are more economical to build. I hope the hyperloop infrastructures and the hyperloop-related techs can change our lives, including transporting heavy cargos. Thanks.

    Why Pegasus includes pspbrwse.jbf? Subliminal message?
  5. Underground freight transport

    There is a reason why people invented underground just for the people, there is no affordable and fast electric powerful freight train (as I know). Many freight trains use steam engine, an external and heavy but powerful engine. For safety & health reason, prolonged use of steam in closed environment isn't recommended. Maybe, there are experiments to use electricity to drive freight trains, but many of this experiment are failed or canceled due to the power of electric engines (which's weak). But, a hyperloop (around 1000 mph) can do this. Due to the high speed nature of the hyperloop, things can be delivered in short time, from people to heavy cargos. In this instance, you might see a picture containing a hyperloop with cargos. I think hyperloop will speed up lots of land cargo deliveries, from industry-to-customer delivery to rocket delivery to the launchpad. Thanks. Side note: My proofreader thinks hyperloop a hyperlink. Sorry for putting irrelevant message. My message doesn't violate any rule.
  6. Hello, I want to create some streets in my town. However, the default street texture is bad on my eyes and I like the texture of asphalt street. So, I want to ask: How I replace the default street texture with SAM's Asphalt without any starter piece? Thanks.
  7. Introduction to Suryamadi

    Hello, Welcome to Suryamadi, a 5,200 people city built in silent region called Hydramile and currently led by Mayor Fraunzy. Before colonized by Mycamile, the city is empty. There is no people living there. However, since Mycamile built first airport in the city, the city became filled by people slowly. First, the airport was a landing strip. Then, as the capacity become exhausted, Mycamile upgrades the airport into a municipal airport. After built, several changes were made, including underground parking, bus station, small cargo center, refueling station, additional hangar, airport police, and recently more airport police to secure the city from airport-related crimes. On the right of the airport, there is Statue of Proclamation, which built by the current mayor to remember the proclamation process and the proclamator, Chief ZDN. Currently, the city doesn't have any immigration office. For now, the immigrant or emigrant needs to manage the request in the city hall. Speaking city hall, it's small (technically stage 1) and in the opposite of it, there is Statue of Mayor. The upper shows current mayor, while the bottom shows the former mayor. Some parts of former mayor statues were keep in city museums. In the first era of the city dev, the city only had a small amount of commercials and farms. The farm was used extensively until now because of education and commercial and industrial boom. On the upper side of farm area, there are industrials, open metal processing, truck workshops, and warehouses. And on the right side of the farm area, there is a solar power plant with additional storage. Also, a recycling center located on the left of the plant. Many farmers migrated to vertical farms to sustain their jobs. Speaking garbage processing, there are 2 recycling plants: basic recycling plant and advanced recycling plant with power generator. As I said before, the BRP is on the left side of the power plant while the ARP is in opposite of the military zone. As a new country, the diplomacy is in the risk. So, to prevent this, a military zone has been built. The military vehicles including advanced electric tanks, electric military helicopter, electric propeller fighters, and 'modern' electric fighters. To provide radio, TV, and internet access, the goverment and Surya Group (a non-state owned company) was built 3 facility: radio station, internet center, and TV station. The communication towers will be built as soon as the city goes big. The city was connected by the internet with optical fiber cables. Not only broadcast digital TV and radio, they are also broadcast the series in the internet via services like proprietary TV/radio app and YouTube. Education has been the focus of the gov since the day 1. Many education services placed in the strategic location such as the roadside of Main Rd and Central Ave. Even better, a high school has been placed in the right side of the airport. The result of the education process is growing commercials and high-tech industrials as seen in the image above. Many investors and SOHO businessmen has been built the store and office in the roadside of Main Rd. This is also the product of low commercial and industrial (except dirty one which taxed 12%) taxes. In order to sustain people lives, a small amount of clinics and hospitals has been built. The cemetery also has been built. This cooperation makes the city more healthy and more realistic. As long as the city grow, the wealthies then made their house here. This is also the product of good education and good health services. If you looking the communication infrastructure image, you can see the no jobs zot. This is the result of Suryaworks (member of Surya Group) corruption. The execs corrupted the local officials, resulting halt of jobs growth. This case has been handled by the Supreme Court. The building is in Central Ave right in the between a private school and a commercial building. This is Lolli Forest. The forest is shaped like a square. The forest is medium-sized. This is for preserving the floras and faunas, including rare ones. This is developing CBD. This is called Dzaky District since located in Dzaky Ave. As you can see, there is an industrial area too. Bonus: When Fraunzy wins the election, the cars made the rightside of Central Ave jammed (above). Again, when Mayor Fraunzy officially inaugurated, the traffics made the some jam again (below). Community grid-connected PV power plant. Go green, folks! Community parks. See you in the next chapter! Thank you.
  8. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    Hello, This is my follow-up reply of my latest reply above: OK, as we know, there are many replies about Modpacc (Meticulously, Organized, Distribution, Package (of), Accumulated, Custom, Content) idea. However, people end up in 'apt'/'npm' concept. But, as an unique thinker, I think the concept isn't right. The concept takes much effort since the communities aren't prepared early with this idea, unlike apt or npm community. Also, the app should be cross-platform, making some inconsistencies if not implemented right. However, there's a simple & practical solution, making the Modpacc a team. The Modpacc will be an open source legal plugin packer. Legal in context means with authorization from the authors. There are two parts, executives as representatives and will be helping with regulations and members as working part. By this way, executives'll be focused more on plugin packing, not just instructing. The additional privileges of execs will be like a Simtrop's 'moderator button'. The software used is unknown, between GitHub or self-hosted open source Git-based web repo management interface. The execs is unknown, and will be discussed in next reply. If you have any questions, critics or suggestions, please reply this thread. Thanks.
  9. Hello, As an Indonesian SimCity mania, I know @Namiko (aka 976 in the Indonesian SC4 community) of course. He's the master in the SimCity 4 Kaskus community. He knows anything even makes CJs, plugins, and recently regions. He also the thread initiator of the part 2 of SimCity 4 Kaskus thread. However, with impresive CJs (Karasem, Japan-inspired CJs, etc) and 'private' plugins, why he isn't a moderator? As I know, he's good at maintaining the thread's rules and ST rules. He also won the most liked content in ST. He's also already publishing the CJ in SC4D around 2011 and he has a good reputation in ST and SC4 Kaskus. Note: I'm not affiliated with @Namiko. I still respect your option. :-) Thanks.
  10. Hartford Valley International Airport !

    Wow, Wisma 46. But, as @Namiko said, you should restrict the skyscrapers by adding some building codes.
  11. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    I'll create a whitepaper about Simpacc soon. Your author signature (-Tarkus) was accidentally included in the quote.
  12. Simtropolis 9.0 Site Upgrade

    I think, we should add Donation button on navbar or in the user menu. This is increase our fund by around ~5-15% (new user) + ~2-5% (already donated user). But the way, when the Disc 6 will be released?
  13. Simtropolis 9.0 Site Upgrade

    I think, we should add other donation rewards in the ST donation. Sorry if slightly off-topic.
  14. Show Us Your Interchanges - The Sequel

    The very simple, but safe, interchange. This is competing with the Europe interchange. But, I think this is more safer, you can only get T-bone collision. But, I'm not traffic master, so I think my argument maybe wrong. The technical name of the interchange is highway-avenue U-turn interchange, or for simpler name, turnchange. Oops, the interchange is eye-candy. In the time, I made mistake by intrepreting interchange made by one-way road. But, someone who makes this interchange functional, I'll award you with like and comment.
  15. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    Also, I given permission by Dirk to copy all the content from SC3000.com and related sites.
  16. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    The most efficient way to reduce download times (* of download) is packing dependencies into 1. But, you should drop anything not relevant, like IRM Starter Pack should only bundles IRM deps, not including CDK dependencies, etc. Don't forget to merge Cleanitol files, too. Also, for cross-site problem, I think we should make Simpacc (I hate all-caps) Agreement and make other sites to be ratify it. The content might like this You are right, @Fantozzi. We should focus on solution, not the problem. If we still discuss problem, we get harder to succeed. I think the agreement is effective. If not, please reply here. Note to mods: Remove unnecessary spoiler (Un-spoilered by Cori.) Thank you.
  17. SimCity 4 Is Still Great

    Even, Surabaya mayor, Tri Rismaharini plays SimCity. But, I don't know which versions she run. Most probably SimCity 3000, SimCity 4 (w/ NAM of course), and SimCity 2013. http://news.detik.com/berita/2986838/kota-surabaya-tertata-apik-bu-risma-ternyata-veteran-game-sim-city
  18. A New Corina?

    Hello, I've seen @CorinaMarie includes a pink tractor below the post rank. I don't know this is intentional or not...
  19. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    I'm creator of SimxUpload (SxU) idea, which any plugin can be uploaded into other exchanges to prevent any future losses. But, the idea dropped due to lack of modding activities in general. Now, I thinking the starter pack. The starter pack should be as compact as possible but contains essential plugins. For plugins like floras, we should make compilation of them and don't forget to include them with links. For convenient sake, floras are grouped by creators & make some warning for some plugins. This is also prevents newbies to download wrong plugins which lead to plugin malfunction or (in worst case) CTD. Dependencies pack is good idea, since the most popular deps collection, Diggis' dependencies list isn't equipped with deptracker and auto-download. These lead to less time in installing and more time in gameplay. For the idea name, I suggest it to "SimPackage". SimPak, etc is related to a SC2013 plugin tool.
  20. How to Texture NAM?

    Hello, I'm don't pretend to teach. I want some help. Can you explain how to texture the NAM in logical way with GIMP? Thanks.
  21. As I said before, Google Pictures or similiar services are best hosting for future image hosting. I don't intend to promotion, though. Additional info: Imgur also can be used for future image hosting if you don't want Google monopoly. Also, I recommend you to not use 'Shoppe' name due to similiar with 'Shopee' name. Again, I'm don't promote that. However, your service still 'gratis ongkir' (ongkos kirim) :-).
  22. The New NAM Logo!

    Hello everyone, I, as a graphic designer is making a new NAM logo replacing the old one. This logo will emphasize the lastest contribution, especially from RHW. I will create 3 designs here: Two highway with round intersection. Remember the Symphony Intersections. You can view it on https://github.com/chiefzdn/new-NAM-logo. The sneak peak is here! ..., I need some suggestions. ..., I need some suggestions. The NAM Team & you will rate these 3 designs. If you've suggestions, just reply this topic. Thank you.
  23. The New NAM Logo!

    Hello, Due to all projects that were separated included in the NAM, I think, my projects' logo shouldn't used again. Not to mention my logos aren't bad, but the logo isn't used anymore. These are waste. So, follow my that instruction. Thanks.