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  1. Welcome to Nordreich

    THANKS BO!! High praise coming from the maker of one of my favorite mods. The problem is that the roads i used for that particular zone have disappeared with Green City and I have to remake that district for some reason.
  2. Welcome to Nordreich

    St. Wilhelm: Part 3 (Wait, there is a third Island?) This entry would cover the last and final Island of the trio that makes up the Principality of St. Wilhelm. Welcome to St. Henrick: Settled around 200 years after the founding of the principality, the island was named after Prince (and later Saint) Henrick, who reclaimed the throne after his traitorous uncle usurped it. To fend off enemy forces from the sea, he built a massive fortress in the center of the island as the headquarters for his troops. There it remained in use as a fortress and later as a monastery until the 13th century, when the Prince's Fortress was built on the main island. In the remaining centuries, the castle grounds remained the property of the Princely family, which uses it as their hunting retreat while a town was founded on the former ramparts of the fortress. Visitors can still enjoy the centuries-old village green in downtown St. Henrick, now featuring a modernist sculpture from a popular local artist. Being the small principality surrounded by water, one of the major problems facing St. Wilhelm's government is the lack of build-able land. With a burgeoning population and massive influx of new citizens seeking fresh opportunities, St. Wilhelm must seek the most value out of every scrap of solid ground without overbuilding and sacrificing the standard of living of its citizens. With the consent of Princess Charlotte as one of her first acts on the throne, the old Fortress and Royal hunting grounds were converted to residential use. The ruins of the keep and the castle towers were retained, and roads were built around them to create a pleasant suburban environment. High-rises were built along the repaved access road to the fortress, and the old Rampart Road was widened to create a causeway around it. The view from a drone shows the engineers' effort to preserve history while maximizing land utilization by building roundabouts around each of the ten ruined towers. The ancient town of St. Henrick is located in the upper right hand corner. The ruins of the keep lies in the middle, a memorial to history surrounded by upscale, modern homes. Citizens are connected to the other two islands through the Ft. Henrick Parkway, one of the newest legs of the Slingshot project described in the last entry. Here is the terminus on the Island connected from Nordinsel. Of course, there is also a ferry service to the other islands to serve commuters and tourists. The ruins of the coal power plant and former ammunition factory, built during the last World War, lies on the coast. It served as the main source of power to the island until wind and wave power became the sole (and green) sources of energy. In addition to the re-purposing of the old Fortress and Hunting Grounds, the government also created one of the most scenic green spaces in all of Nordreich: the St. Henrick Imperial Park and Nature Reserve, located in what was the Royal forest on the Eastern part of the Island, just beyond the hamlet of Bachdorf. It is a massively popular attraction, and citizens across Nordreich and beyond came to visit the expansive park, featuring nature trails, camping areas and other recreational amenities. At night, campfires lit up the night sky. On the other side of St. Henrick Park sits the Summer Palace, a working residence for the Princely family. Built in the 1800s over the ruins of the royal hunting lodge. A covered botanical gardens was added in the 1900s. Today the palace grounds offer breathtaking views of the other islands, and is open to the public when the Princess and her family are not in residence. Next: Living, Working, and Playing.
  3. This entry would cover the last and final Island of the trio that makes up the Principality of St. Wilhelm. Welcome to St. Henrick: Settled around 200 years after the founding of the principality, the island was named after Prince (and later Saint) Henrick, who reclaimed the throne after his traitorous uncle usurped it. To fend off enemy forces from the sea, he built a massive fortress in the center of the island as the headquarters for his troops. There it remained in use as a fortress and later as a monastery until the 13th century, when the Prince's Fortress was built on the main island. In the remaining centuries, the castle grounds remained the property of the Princely family, which uses it as their hunting retreat while a town was founded on the former ramparts of the fortress. Visitors can still enjoy the centuries-old village green in downtown St. Henrick, now featuring a modernist sculpture from a popular local artist. Being the small principality surrounded by water, one of the major problems facing St. Wilhelm's government is the lack of build-able land. With a burgeoning population and massive influx of new citizens seeking fresh opportunities, St. Wilhelm must seek the most value out of every scrap of solid ground without overbuilding and sacrificing the standard of living of its citizens. With the consent of Princess Charlotte as one of her first acts on the throne, the old Fortress and Royal hunting grounds were converted to residential use. The ruins of the keep and the castle towers were retained, and roads were built around them to create a pleasant suburban environment. High-rises were built along the repaved access road to the fortress, and the old Rampart Road was widened to create a causeway around it. The view from a drone shows the engineers' effort to preserve history while maximizing land utilization by building roundabouts around each of the ten ruined towers. The ancient town of St. Henrick is located in the upper right hand corner. The ruins of the keep lies in the middle, a memorial to history surrounded by upscale, modern homes. Citizens are connected to the other two islands through the Ft. Henrick Parkway, one of the newest legs of the Slingshot project described in the last entry. Here is the terminus on the Island connected from Nordinsel. Of course, there is also a ferry service to the other islands to serve commuters and tourists. The ruins of the coal power plant and former ammunition factory, built during the last World War, lies on the coast. It served as the main source of power to the island until wind and wave power became the sole (and green) sources of energy. In addition to the re-purposing of the old Fortress and Hunting Grounds, the government also created one of the most scenic green spaces in all of Nordreich: the St. Henrick Imperial Park and Nature Reserve, located in what was the Royal forest on the Eastern part of the Island, just beyond the hamlet of Bachdorf. It is a massively popular attraction, and citizens across Nordreich and beyond came to visit the expansive park, featuring nature trails, camping areas and other recreational amenities. At night, campfires lit up the night sky. On the other side of St. Henrick Park sits the Summer Palace, a working residence for the Princely family. Built in the 1800s over the ruins of the royal hunting lodge. A covered botanical gardens was added in the 1900s. Today the palace grounds offer breathtaking views of the other islands, and is open to the public when the Princess and her family are not in residence. Next: Living, Working, and Playing.
  4. Funny Screenshots

    LOL. As a former BMW owner, i am not surprised.
  5. Funny Screenshots

    This one is minor, but funny to me (especially if you are familiar with car culture). Even in city simulations, people with BMWs park like jackasses:
  6. I stop playing for a while, poke around the workshop for interesting assets, and get back in there.
  7. Cities Skylines: Parklife

    I can say with absolute certainty that i do not want a sequel. At least not yet. I am having too much fun with THIS version despite some flaws. I have not been playing this game long (bought it just before Mass Transit) and I am looking forward to this expansion. Finally, the parks dont need to be square!
  8. Welcome to Nordreich

    St. Wilhelm: Part 2 (Great Works and Growing Pains) St. Wilhelm is growing. Under the guidance of Princess Charlotte, the formerly underdeveloped principality, the smallest province of Nordreich, is expanding. Thanks to substantial financial assistance approved by the Imperial government, St. Wilhelm embarked on multiple public renovation projects to alleviate traffic, improve lives, and attract new citizens. One of the most important project is the expansion of the Imperial highway to connect with Nordinsel, the largest island of the principality and the second most populous. Settled centuries ago, what started as a fishing village on the east side of the island eventually became the town of Fischerstadt. Citizens of this town relied on sea trade and farming on the fertile land on the west side of the Island. For centuries, the only transportation option between Nordinsel and the main island of St. Wilhelm was by boat, operated by private shipping companies. Trade with Nordreich's northern neighbor, Vitsmunir, was conducted through a bridge that connected the Island. There the situation remained until 30 years ago, when Princess Charlotte's father, the late Prince Harold expanded the Imperial Highway to connect with Nordinsel. Nicknamed the Slingshot by locals, the highway was expanded from St. Wilhelm over three massive overwater bridges, connecting with Vitsmunir to the northwest branch and Fischerstadt through the northeast one. A giant highway roundabout, built in the middle of the sea, facilitated the direction of traffic. Here you can see the roundabout, camera facing south (towards St. Wilhelm proper) Here you can see the bridge's starting point, at the old lighthouse of St. Wilhelm (Archival photograph courtesy of the Imperial Archives) : Here is another archival photograph, showing the northeastern terminus of the Slinghsot and the town of Fischerstadt about 20 years ago. Much of the Island was wild back then, but the town was already transforming into the small city it would eventually become: Thanks to the Slingshot, Nordinsel enjoyed an unprecedented period of economic growth. Trade flourished and the island moved from a farming and industry focused economy to a white collar economy. To accommodate the demand for highly educated citizens who can work in white collar positions, a community college in Fischerstadt was established to provide adult education and training. Like every other cities, however, growth of St. Wilhelm brought on other problems. By the time Princess Charlotte ascend the throne 10 years ago, aging infrastructure and changes in the economy has led to a couple of issues. Thanks to increased trade and manufacturing, the slingshot has become a tangled mess of traffic. leading to long gridlocks on the Imperial Highway. The downtown roundabout that marked the start of the over-water expressway and the main overwater roundabout became chokepoints, causing traffic jams. Worse, the over-water roundabout was severely eroded by the sea below and the concrete pillars that supports it were crumbling. On the west side of Nordinsel, the collapse of the agricultural industry has led to mass abandonment of the farming communities, and wildlife has reclaimed much of the land. To solve these issues, Her Highness' Government embarked on a massive project of redevelopment. The first issue to be tackled is the redesign of the Slingshot and the Imperial Highway. Using computer simulation and other new methods of construction, engineers were able to demolish the old central roundabout with a new ramp system. Nicknamed the Helix, the new central traffic hub moved traffic through an web of on-ramps, built high above the water on an improved concrete foundation. The result is much improved traffic flow, greatly shortening travel time. A brand new design is also implemented at the start of the slingshot. The roundabout that surrounded the old lighthouse was completely demolished, and the highway is now buried in a tunnel so through traffic can enter the slingshot without mingling with local traffic, which enters the highway through on-ramps. To replace the old lighthouse, the Duke of Schlossberg sent one, originally built a hundred years ago to illuminate the old cargo port (since demolished), to St. Wilhelm as a gift. Today the lighthouse stands on the spot of the old one and it is a tourist attraction. To further prevent congestion, the government created the StWilhelm Ferry Authority (SFA), which provides ferry services from the main island to Nordinsel. It is headquartered in a small modern office tower in front of the main ferry terminal. Thanks to traffic and transportation improvements, Fischerstadt expanded and improved tremendously. new citizens flocked to the town, turning it into a mini metropolis not unlike St. Wilhelm Island itself: Traditional and modern architecture commingle on the shore of the Fischer Spring, a massive freshwater spring and lagoon in the middle of Nordinsel. To attract high-tech industries, the government reclaimed the abandoned farmland on the west side of the island and created the newest district of the Principality: Seeküste. Designed with environmentalist ideas and advanced green technologies, Seeküste is a brand new, master planned city filled with green architecture, efficient public transportation, wide tree-lined roads and world-class city services. Highly educated citizens and immigrants flocked to this neighborhood, where the government has provided incentives for technology and media companies to set up offices. Self-sufficient homes, green apartment buildings and soaring offices quickly turned Seeküste into the most modern district in St. Wilhelm. Next: An ancient Castle, a growing City
  9. St. Wilhelm is growing. Under the guidance of Princess Charlotte, the formerly underdeveloped principality, the smallest province of Nordreich, is expanding. Thanks to substantial financial assistance approved by the Imperial government, St. Wilhelm embarked on multiple public renovation projects to alleviate traffic, improve lives, and attract new citizens. One of the most important project is the expansion of the Imperial highway to connect with Nordinsel, the largest island of the principality and the second most populous. Settled centuries ago, what started as a fishing village on the east side of the island eventually became the town of Fischerstadt. Citizens of this town relied on sea trade and farming on the fertile land on the west side of the Island. For centuries, the only transportation option between Nordinsel and the main island of St. Wilhelm was by boat, operated by private shipping companies. Trade with Nordreich's northern neighbor, Vitsmunir, was conducted through a bridge that connected the Island. There the situation remained until 30 years ago, when Princess Charlotte's father, the late Prince Harold expanded the Imperial Highway to connect with Nordinsel. Nicknamed the Slingshot by locals, the highway was expanded from St. Wilhelm over three massive overwater bridges, connecting with Vitsmunir to the northwest branch and Fischerstadt through the northeast one. A giant highway roundabout, built in the middle of the sea, facilitated the direction of traffic. Here you can see the roundabout, camera facing south (towards St. Wilhelm proper) Here you can see the bridge's starting point, at the old lighthouse of St. Wilhelm (Archival photograph courtesy of the Imperial Archives) : Here is another archival photograph, showing the northeastern terminus of the Slinghsot and the town of Fischerstadt about 20 years ago. Much of the Island was wild back then, but the town was already transforming into the small city it would eventually become: Thanks to the Slingshot, Nordinsel enjoyed an unprecedented period of economic growth. Trade flourished and the island moved from a farming and industry focused economy to a white collar economy. To accommodate the demand for highly educated citizens who can work in white collar positions, a community college in Fischerstadt was established to provide adult education and training. Like every other cities, however, growth of St. Wilhelm brought on other problems. By the time Princess Charlotte ascend the throne 10 years ago, aging infrastructure and changes in the economy has led to a couple of issues. Thanks to increased trade and manufacturing, the slingshot has become a tangled mess of traffic. leading to long gridlocks on the Imperial Highway. The downtown roundabout that marked the start of the over-water expressway and the main overwater roundabout became chokepoints, causing traffic jams. Worse, the over-water roundabout was severely eroded by the sea below and the concrete pillars that supports it were crumbling. On the west side of Nordinsel, the collapse of the agricultural industry has led to mass abandonment of the farming communities, and wildlife has reclaimed much of the land. To solve these issues, Her Highness' Government embarked on a massive project of redevelopment. The first issue to be tackled is the redesign of the Slingshot and the Imperial Highway. Using computer simulation and other new methods of construction, engineers were able to demolish the old central roundabout with a new ramp system. Nicknamed the Helix, the new central traffic hub moved traffic through an web of on-ramps, built high above the water on an improved concrete foundation. The result is much improved traffic flow, greatly shortening travel time. A brand new design is also implemented at the start of the slingshot. The roundabout that surrounded the old lighthouse was completely demolished, and the highway is now buried in a tunnel so through traffic can enter the slingshot without mingling with local traffic, which enters the highway through on-ramps. To replace the old lighthouse, the Duke of Schlossberg sent one, originally built a hundred years ago to illuminate the old cargo port (since demolished), to St. Wilhelm as a gift. Today the lighthouse stands on the spot of the old one and it is a tourist attraction. To further prevent congestion, the government created the StWilhelm Ferry Authority (SFA), which provides ferry services from the main island to Nordinsel. It is headquartered in a small modern office tower in front of the main ferry terminal. Thanks to traffic and transportation improvements, Fischerstadt expanded and improved tremendously. new citizens flocked to the town, turning it into a mini metropolis not unlike St. Wilhelm Island itself: Traditional and modern architecture commingle on the shore of the Fischer Spring, a massive freshwater spring and lagoon in the middle of Nordinsel. To attract high-tech industries, the government reclaimed the abandoned farmland on the west side of the island and created the newest district of the Principality: Seeküste. Designed with environmentalist ideas and advanced green technologies, Seeküste is a brand new, master planned city filled with green architecture, efficient public transportation, wide tree-lined roads and world-class city services. Highly educated citizens and immigrants flocked to this neighborhood, where the government has provided incentives for technology and media companies to set up offices. Self-sufficient homes, green apartment buildings and soaring offices quickly turned Seeküste into the most modern district in St. Wilhelm. Next: An ancient Castle, a growing City.
  10. Hello all, I think i have reached a new level of crazy. I am trying to create a set of flags to use for my cities and so i got this mod from BloodyPenguin https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=595017353&searchtext=flags Anyway, the mod description says there is an API to create custom flag packs, but I dont see it under options. Can someone show me how? Thanks.
  11. Show us your Area view

    Still working on 2-tile Isle. Just built the connecting Highway between the Islands.
  12. Show us your Area view

    WoW!! Is this map on steam?
  13. Welcome to Nordreich

    St. Wilhelm: Part 1 (the little Princess that could) Once upon a time, more than a millennium ago, a prince revolted against the tyrannical king. Having lost his land and pursued by the king's army, he led his followers to seek refuge on an Island just off the mainland in the frigid Northern sea. There, the Prince Wilhelm the Devout proclaimed the creation of Nordinseln.Three generations later, the sitting Prince renamed the islands after his sainted ancestor, and the Principality of St. Wilhelm was born. Welcome to St. Wilhelm, the little principality that could. Today, St. Wilhelm is one of the northernmost regions of Nordreich. Prince Harold III was one of the founders of the confederation that would eventually lead to the creation of the Empire. It is also the smallest, consisting of the three Islands originally claimed by Wilhelm in the 11th century. The largest Island of the three, also named St. Wilhelm, is the capital and the largest settlement of the principality. The current ruler is Princess Charlotte, who was enthroned 10 years ago as the 5th sovereign princess in the principality's history. Visitors to St. Wilhelm can reach the island through Imperial Highway 3, as well as by rail. The St. Wilhelm Central Station makes traveling to the Island easy and traffic-free. Built on land reclaimed from the sea, the St. Wilhelm Airport welcomes visitors from around the world. Multiple airlines now have regularly scheduled flights to and from the Island. Lovers of historical sites would find St. Wilhelm irresistible. The city is positively crammed with historical sites. One of the most popular destinations is the Prince's Fortress, built in the 13th century to defend the principality from pirates and hostile navies. It also served as the royal palace for a time. It is a well-preserved ruin today: It is also spectacular at night: Built in the 18th century, the Schloss Wilhelm is the seat of the government, and the official residence of the Princess and her family. The People's Assembly, the single-chamber legislature, sits nearby to make laws. Around the corner from the Palace (it is a tiny island, things are a bit cramped) is the magnificent St. Helena Cathedral, named after the sainted princess consort of Prince Haldor the Kind. After the original building was destroyed by war, a replacement was built over the long-standing ruins in the 17th century. Visitors can visit the royal crypts in the under-croft and observe archaeologists working under the crypts unearthing the ruins of the original church. The St. Wilhelm Arch, erected with funds provided by Princess Charlotte, was created to commemorate founding of St. Wilhelm a thousand years ago. The mysterious "Black Chapel", the foundation of which is so old that it has been lost to history. The building atop of the foundation dates back 300 years. The crypt is the home for the Princely family's jewels, and it is heavily guarded. Last but not least, the crown jewel of St. Wilhelm historical sights: the St. Wilhelm Castle, dating back to the founding of the principality. Legend has it that Prince Wilhelm erected the castle himself in 3 days, although archaeological findings and contemporary records from the Imperial Archives show that it was more likely built during the reign of his son Prince Henry. Abandoned after a fire in favor of Prince's Fortress on the shore, the castle has been in ruins since the 13th century, and it has been used as a cemetery for the Princely family and important nobles since the 15th. Today it is a landmark historic site, and archaeologists have been excavating the crypts under the castle to search for the rumored tomb of St. Wilhelm and other early princes. Next: Growth and Expanding the city.
  14. Once upon a time, more than a millennium ago, a prince revolted against the tyrannical king. Having lost his land and pursued by the king's army, he led his followers to seek refuge on an Island just off the mainland in the frigid Northern sea. There, the Prince Wilhelm the Devout proclaimed the creation of Nordinseln.Three generations later, the sitting Prince renamed the islands after his sainted ancestor, and the Principality of St. Wilhelm was born. Welcome to St. Wilhelm, the little principality that could. Today, St. Wilhelm is one of the northernmost regions of Nordreich. Prince Harold III was one of the founders of the confederation that would eventually lead to the creation of the Empire. It is also the smallest, consisting of the three Islands originally claimed by Wilhelm in the 11th century. The largest Island of the three, also named St. Wilhelm, is the capital and the largest settlement of the principality. The current ruler is Princess Charlotte, who was enthroned 10 years ago as the 5th sovereign princess in the principality's history. Visitors to St. Wilhelm can reach the island through Imperial Highway 3, as well as by rail. The St. Wilhelm Central Station makes traveling to the Island easy and traffic-free. Built on land reclaimed from the sea, the St. Wilhelm Airport welcomes visitors from around the world. Multiple airlines now have regularly scheduled flights to and from the Island. Lovers of historical sites would find St. Wilhelm irresistible. The city is positively crammed with historical sites. One of the most popular destinations is the Prince's Fortress, built in the 13th century to defend the principality from pirates and hostile navies. It also served as the royal palace for a time. It is a well-preserved ruin today: It is also spectacular at night: Built in the 18th century, the Schloss Wilhelm is the seat of the government, and the official residence of the Princess and her family. The People's Assembly, the single-chamber legislature, sits nearby to make laws. Around the corner from the Palace (it is a tiny island, things are a bit cramped) is the magnificent St. Helena Cathedral, named after the sainted princess consort of Prince Haldor the Kind. After the original building was destroyed by war, a replacement was built over the long-standing ruins in the 17th century. Visitors can visit the royal crypts in the under-croft and observe archaeologists working under the crypts unearthing the ruins of the original church. The St. Wilhelm Arch, erected with funds provided by Princess Charlotte, was created to commemorate founding of St. Wilhelm a thousand years ago. The mysterious "Black Chapel", the foundation of which is so old that it has been lost to history. The building atop of the foundation dates back 300 years. The crypt is the home for the Princely family's jewels, and it is heavily guarded. Last but not least, the crown jewel of St. Wilhelm historical sights: the St. Wilhelm Castle, dating back to the founding of the principality. Legend has it that Prince Wilhelm erected the castle himself in 3 days, although archaeological findings and contemporary records from the Imperial Archives show that it was more likely built during the reign of his son Prince Henry. Abandoned after a fire in favor of Prince's Fortress on the shore, the castle has been in ruins since the 13th century, and it has been used as a cemetery for the Princely family and important nobles since the 15th. Today it is a landmark historic site, and archaeologists have been excavating the crypts under the castle to search for the rumored tomb of St. Wilhelm and other early princes. Next: Growth and Expanding the city.
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