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  1. 4 points
    Ceafus 88

    Ceafus tries to build a town.

    Well, here goes nothing! I am working on a small town in a new region, I hope I do not let you guys down! We will start out with a small wind farm that the city council approved last month! As well as a small shore side pic! I hope to be able to update this soon with some pictures of the town, but as of right now it is just too small to show off!
  2. 4 points
    Bryan1998

    Show Us Your Interchanges!

    I tried to replicate a local interchange to say i did it. Created in a sandbox tile for proof of concept.
  3. 4 points
    pupper_donut

    god_donut's CS

    I abandoned the sunken highway city before I even started building anything, just wasn't feeling it. Here's some more interchanges: A makeshift aesthetic runaway truck ramp:
  4. 3 points
    Aldini10

    Aldini's C:S Works

    So I've done some more zoning and have extended the highway quite a bit. This new development prompted finishing up some service interchanges. Expressway usage is now much higher than before, with most vehicles (about 85%) being cars. This image shows the new highway extension, finally connecting the local freeway to the regional roadway. Obviously, it's under construction. The parkway leading south is intended to incite more development on the other side of the river. More work will continue later on...
  5. 3 points
    OmniBLACK

    Omni"s Modeling Showcase

    New content I am making this house plus some tweaks of my own an extra window or two
  6. 3 points
    pupper_donut

    god_donut's CS

    I decided to spam one of my new cities with EF5 equivialant tornadoes and thunderstorms, here are some pictures:
  7. 3 points
    pierreh

    The United Cities of Talaran

    The Rail Triangle Upgrade project in Deramey was finally brought to a satisfactory completion. It was not easy. Some citizens, supported by the Chamber of Commerce which complained about disrupting the commercial area next to the rail tracks triangle, proposed an underground solution, that got rejected mainly on account of the immense cost. Eventually a solution was proposed which was accepted by all parties concerned. Once the project was accepted, work proceeded swiftly and with a minimal amount of disruption. Only two commercial buildings needed to be demolished, and their owners were suitably compensated. Rail services had to be temporarily suspended and replaced by buses. The completed upgrade, with 3 commercial lots to be rebuilt, is shown in the following picture: The mayor inaugurated the new layout by riding on the first train using the upgraded rail triangle. Rail service resumed on the same day, with a new schedule featuring more trains.
  8. 3 points
    pupper_donut

    Christmas 2016

    I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I hope you guys get to spend it with your family and friends (irl :P) Thanks for all you do! -Your amazing community admin
  9. 3 points
    7499275

    In the Line of Duty: REDUX

    In the Line of Duty What is ITLOD? It is a personal project started by yours truly that is being made using Arma 2, A military simulation game. There is a story line behind this "movie" which will be disclosed once more of the production has been done. For now I leave you all with a teaser image. (making a post actually gives me motivation to continue working on this so... ) UPDATE: General plot line: 1999, Russian and American tensions are at an all time high. Russian forces lining up along foreign borders trying to assert dominance and all for easy expansion of the country. However the U.S Government does not take this lightly. They deploy a fast moving response team to Utes, a small island belonging to the United States since the height of the cold war. The military base on the island is quickly refurbished and restocked to allow for military strikes to be conducted out of the area. On March 24th the response team arrive at the derelict base and made sure the Russians had not already got a foot hold on the island. Two days later, March 26th a larger force has arrived and gotten into position at the base with more reinforcements inbound to the island. The base has one major drawback though, only a handful of small hangers, a carrier will need to be stationed in the sea nearby to help conduct air strikes in the area if the Russians do not back their forces down. So now after a few days I finally got part of this video project. Just the basic intro. Kind of an introduction to the plot line.
  10. 3 points
    OmniBLACK

    Omni's Cities XXL/XL Showcase

    A southwest desert town And a Marina style city
  11. 3 points
    7499275

    Kerbal Space Program Learning corner

    First video we discuss the difference between the apoapsis and periapsis in your orbit. Two very important words which actually have a lot more meaning than what some new players might realize. Changing the altitude of your orbit needs to be done at certain points using these points. To lower your orbit it is better to burn at the highest point. - your apoapsis. To lower your orbit it is better to burn at the lowest point. - periapsis. All this plus a little more in the following video. Next up, landing on a planet with no atmosphere. The best way to land is to kill all the horizontal velocity first, wait until your craft is falling straight down towards the planets surface and than begin a slow burn to have a soft touchdown. Again all this plus more in the following.
  12. 3 points
    pupper_donut

    Pupper Realms: Map Renders

    Pupperton continues to grow
  13. 3 points
    Diego Del Llano

    FOUNTAIN PLACE

    Version 1.0.0

    2 downloads

    Fountain Place is a 60-story late-modernist skyscraper in downtown Dallas, Texas. Standing at a structural height of 720 ft (220 m), it is the fifth-tallest building in Dallas, and the 15th-tallest in Texas. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Place This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 4,800 CO$$$ Jobs JUST PLOPPABLE FILE Instal the version taht you need. To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins For Dark Nite you'll need install Dark Nite Mode: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/ Have fun !
  14. 3 points
    Aldini10

    The Dynamic City of Adlain

    Thank you all for your thoughtful comments, I do work hard on my transportation projects and even plan them out for the future unlike most design-build projects out there I have returned this time to let you all know I have finished the all 8 ramps for this interchange, it was not an easy task. While I did already finish the 5 ramps seen here, the tallest (33 meters = 108 feet) and longest ramp (bridge section is 1,104 meters = 3,621 feet) is the one that I anticipate will be the heaviest traveled in the whole interchange for now, so I have constructed it as a 2 lane flyover to accommodate the truck traffic. This is thanks to the information I accumulated at the diamond interchange before going forward with this project. Also due to the fact that many vehicles will use this flyover I have set the radius of the curve at 532 meters to allow for high speed travel. While I was working on the rest of the interchange I allowed traffic to use the newly built ramp. The traffic report tool seen here shows the data for the moment I clicked on the ramp. Approximately 35 vehicles per signal cycle (42 seconds) were allowed onto the freeway at the interchange, which, according to the data given to us by this traffic report tool, was obviously not enough since there were at least 73 vehicles programmed to take the left turn at any given time. The jams on the road were real nasty, so there were probably more than that many vehicles stuck on the road. The signal cycle of 42 seconds was just enough to keep the trail of traffic consistent for a while. Here is a graphic of how traffic stands just at the completion of this flyover. There still is no ramp to go eastbound from northbound so the traffic that requires this still continues on at the diamond interchange. Work on the final flyover has been completed, its bridge portion is just 100 meters shorter than the flyover opposite. This one was more difficult to construct as I have a standard road offset of 32 meters on center. Notice how the freeway curves on both the north side and east side (top and right, respectively). I could not get this flyover to be as symmetrical as the one opposite because of this, although it is still very similar in shape and stature to it. This flyover only has one traffic lane because not many people travel eastbound on the freeway perpendicular from the north. This image shows the (finally) completed interchange. All ramps have been opened to traffic and is flowing nice and easy with about 475 vehicles using the interchange per day/night cycle. I have designed this interchange with the capacity of 800 vehicles per day in its current state. At a final cost of $628,629 and taking up 2 (in game) years to complete, this was most definitely my most ambitions project to date taking into account the initial challenge that I had to remove congestion at the diamond interchange, I have done just that and more! I took so many screenshots of my progress I just put them all into an Imgur album if you are interested in having a look at the rest of the images. http://imgur.com/a/BjQqO Thanks for looking!
  15. 3 points
    bben

    transit mania- ville

    Surpassing the million population goal is my rail city ..
  16. 3 points
    Acko

    A Hello (And Goodbye)

    Hey guys, do any of you remember me? XD It's been so long since i've visited SM. I apologize for such a long unannounced absence. I guess I ought to explain myself now... My disappearance wasn't something that was completely unexpected, in fact it was inevitable it was going to happen. I have lost a lot of the passion I had for SM way back when because SM (and SimCity in general) has really taken a back seat when certain things in my life (namely, my religion and spirituality) took precedence. As these things took over I found myself no longer interested in visiting the site every living moment of my life. Thus, I gradually started disappearing, as days between visits turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into the point where you have really forgotten about even thinking about checking the site every once in a while. Indeed, I have found new things to occupy my time, especially in the last year or so as I have become more and more invested into spirituality and religion (whether that's a good thing or not is up to you, but as far as I know it's the best path I could take.) So, after this Summer while I resolved myself to return to posting to SM regularly, I found myself having to force myself to do so and because of that, I felt that it was futile. I hope all of you understand where I am coming from here. But anyways, I've said hello and explained myself. Before we get to the most important part of this post, I'd like to congratulate all of you guys for your longevity, to be honest I did not think Simmania was going to last much longer if y'all didnt find a breakout solution to get new members in, I thought everybody else was gonna eventually lose interest and fade away like I did. But alas, y'all have proved me wrong, and I am happy about that. So now for the final, and perhaps the saddest part of this message. I would now like to make my retirement from SM affairs official. I know I still have the moderator rank here and while that's good and all, I feel like since I am now officially moving on, my services as a moderator are no longer needed. (NOTE: While I am moving on, it doesn't mean I'm gonna lose all care for SM, I will be sure to visit every once and a while and check out how things are going.) I am electing for either someone else to take my position (whoever it is is up to you) or for the position to be retired, for now. I don't even require to be honored as 'retired staff', because really I don't deserve that that much because I kind of abandoned y'all. But anyways, enough with that, I guess that is my final goodbye and official retirement from Simmania. I will be sure to pop in time to time, but right now I am going to focus on other stuff in my life. Best wishes, Aco.
  17. 3 points
    samerton

    Cover photos on profiles?

    Looks like the permission wasn't set, I've added it now.
  18. 2 points
    Aldini10

    Aldini's C:S Works

    So with the departure of my other city thread I'll just be posting certain works on other cities I'm working on. I am only working on one city at the moment but that number will rise as I find suitable maps to build on. This is the town of Katakonia. I am currently working on re positioning the freeway, which is actually a larger project than I envisioned. Here is the original freeway positioning. I'd much rather have it built in such a way that it lines up with the roads so it is not awkward to construct future service interchanges. Notice how it very prominently cuts across the town. I have created an imgur album which shows the construction of this new freeway and how traffic was redirected during, which is something that I had never done before in-game. http://imgur.com/a/FQtui Here is the album, thanks for looking!
  19. 2 points
    OmniBLACK

    Omni"s Modeling Showcase

    Some progress rendered with a Vray plugin i downloaded though the plugin is only a trial version and will expire on my birthday I might eventually just purchase it if it isn't hundreds of dollars unless i can get some donations to help with the cost of a license Hope you guys like *thumbs up*
  20. 2 points
    Aldini10

    Aldini's C:S Works

    It's been some time now, so once again an update is needed. The city has developed quite a bit. I constructed a new freeway following the river for local traffic traveling to the industrial and office sections. Residential area interchange. I'm really happy that citizens are using this expressway. Not a lot can use it since it's on the edge of the city but I anticipate more traffic once the city sprawls farther out. Office area feeder ramps Industrial district. Latest aerial view. I'm planning on rezoning the lots on the right adjacent to the river since homes won't build there for some reason. It looks like a good area for another industrial district. What do you think? Thanks for looking!
  21. 2 points
    pierreh

    The United Cities of Talaran

    Since Brian is showing us his plan for the development of the city he is currently starting to build, I'd like to show the current state of one of the cities in my cluster, where I am not pleased with my initial design decisions. The city is Desognes, it is situated in the upper left corner of the cluster. Here is how Desognes is currently zoned; R1 was the first residential zone to be developed; fairly soon during the growth of the city I started the zoning of R2, the second residential zone, on the other side of the river, Similarily, I1 was the first industrial zone to be grown. As I didn't want it to become too large, and because I was still asked by the game to zone for more industry, I started the zoning of I2; I2 has remained rather modest in size, and at present I do not zone for more industry. C1 was the first commercial zone; i decided to place to the right (i.e. on the eastern side) of the citly tile. This was done because Desognes has links (highway and rail) with Marlande which is contiguous to Desognes on the eastern side. C2 is a very recent development, still modest in size, that will not be able to grow much, because of the terrain available. In retrospect,, C1 is too off-centered, relatively to the R areas, especially relatively to R2; Sims travelling from R2 to C1 must pass thru R1, and this generates an excess of thru traffic in R1. It is in order to alleviate this to some extent, that I decided, belatedly, to start the second commercial zone C2, closer to R2. All morning commute traffic to C1 comes from the west and the north, this tends to saturate the roadways and the public transportation (GLR/subway, local rail and buses). With these design flaws, the city has currently a population of 742'351 Sims. However, its growth has slowed down, and the traffic issues are getting worse. I'll continue to work on it of course, trying to compensate for the noted defects. This is in fact an interesting challenge, that is encountered in RL in many old cities (my home city of Geneva is a good example of that....). Some other cities in my cluster exhibit various other 'defects' and/or limitations due to the terrain, waterways, etc. I may document some of those later.
  22. 2 points
    7499275

    The Great (not so great) City of Charleston

    Decided to fire up Cities Skylines and this is the mess I'm INSTANTLY thrown into. Now due to a lot of traffic hitting my current business area's I am going to try and create a central business district. This district will also hopefully hold monuments and other tourists attractions so that most of the traffic in and out will be public transport. If not I'm hoping the road ways that are gonna be designed (still a work in progress) will be able to handle the load.
  23. 2 points
    Ceafus 88

    Ceafus tries to build a town.

    Thank you @Aldini10 @7499275 and @bben I really appreciate it! ---------------- Among all of the farm growth... A small town begins to take shape..
  24. 2 points
    7499275

    The Great (not so great) City of Charleston

    So I went to go build some more when a 8.7 tornado (I really which CS used real life scales for disasters...) struck the city. And no my pictures aren't as nice as Josh's
  25. 2 points
    7499275

    What are you listening to? v2

    My roomate - Whine and complain.
  26. 2 points
    Aldini10

    Aldini's C:S Works

    New city, this one I've set up as already having a freeway through it. The ramps are set up for future growth so I just have to upgrade them instead of re-configuring the highway. It's difficult to see, but the terrain is not completely flat. It varies by up to 14 meters around downtown. It's been heavily influenced by Seattle and San Francisco in some areas, although I only plan for this influence to be limited downtown. Overhead view. I plan to install the Alaskan Way Viaduct/Embarcadero at the waterline later. A few more pictures: http://imgur.com/a/uRvI3 Thanks for looking!
  27. 2 points
    pupper_donut

    Flight Simulator X - Tutorial Series

    @bben thank you! @Ceafus 88 much more on this coming soon(ish). The GPS is fairly complex, but nothing like the flight management computer in real life planes Part 3: High Altitude Flight & Fuel Mixture Instead of cruising over an hour between DCA and TEB, we'll fly a short route - this time from KAVL to KTRI. Set up a VFR flight plan (refer to the previous post for instructions) and move the aircraft to the departure airport. We will need a cruising altitude of about 9,500 feet, since we are in higher terrain. As before, you'll have a powered down aircraft. Start it up, using the previous post and startup guide as reference. Since we're so close to the airport, we will set up our approach immediately. Bring up the GPS and set up the map (TERR, 2x CLR, range of 50nm). Go to PROC, verify Select Approach by pushing ENT, and select an ILS 23 VECTORS approach. Set the autopilot altitude to 9,500, and autopilot heading to 350. Remember not to engage the altitude hold, heading hold, or autopilot until airborne. Take off and once you're clear of the runway, turn on HDG, ALT, and AP on the autopilot. At high altitudes, air becomes thinner. The propeller needs air to push the aircraft forward. Although altitudes at or near 9,500 feet are no issue for the modern airliner, this is pushing the limits of our little C172. The thinner air means the propeller has to work harder to generate thrust. This means our ascent will be very, very slow. Once you've (finally) reached 9,500 feet, the plane will level off. Leave full throttle, for now, and once you're about 45 NM away from waypoint MOCCA, make a right turn to the heading opposite of the runway heading, in this case we can assume 230 degrees. Subtract 180 to get a heading of 50 degrees. Be sure to take in the views of the mountains we just flew over. Now, let's get to the point of this tutorial. As we discussed, the climb was agonizingly slow, with the airspeed meter dipping below 60 KIAS. Cruise speed won't exceed 80 KIAS. Now we're going to learn about something that you will wish you'd have known during the climb. First, take a look at the tachometer, right below the VSI. We've got full throttle on, and the tachometer is barely in the green. The engine is straining, and our airspeed is barely at 80 KIAS. What gives? The problem is fuel mixture. As with any combustion engine, an aircraft propeller engine requires the proper balance of air and fuel to ignite. Remember what we discussed earlier - that air is thinner at higher altitudes. Therefore, you need to reduce the amount of fuel being ignited in the engine as well to maintain that ratio. This is called leaning the fuel mixture, and is generally done above 3,000 feet. In fact, our previous flight to Teterboro would likely have benefited from a properly leaned fuel mixture as well. How do we lean the fuel mixture? Pull out that red lever next to the throttle - the one we said to keep at 100% during takeoff. Begin slowly pulling the knob out. You'll immediately notice the engine turning faster and speeds increasing. Keep pulling it out until you start noticing a deceleration and the engine sounding rough. When this happens, slowly push it back in again until the engine is smooth again and your RPM climbs and then stops. Try decreasing throttle and then re-adjusting the fuel mixture to maintain engine power. After some practice, you'll begin to get a "feel" for things. There are other methods that involve using other gauges that can be more effective, but especially since we're at such a high altitude, full throttle and a relatively lean mixture will work well for this flight. A higher mixture setting is said to be more "rich", while a lower setting is said to be "lean". Watch your GPS. When you get to within about 15 NM, the airport will be visible from your left window. Now is the time to begin preparing for descent and landing at runway 23. To start, look up the ILS frequency. Push NRST, scroll to KTRI, and push ENT. Go to the third page and get the frequency for ILS 23. If you need a recap on how to do all of this, refer to the previous post. Push FPL twice to get back to the map. Enter the frequency into the NAV 1 radio. Switch to the frequency and turn on audio for NAV 1. When you hear the morse code, you can turn audio off again. All of this is referenced in the ILS landing tutorial as well. Get the airport elevation, in this case, 1519 feet, and set it to something roughly 3,500 feet higher than that. Since there are hills in front of the runway you will want to have a good clearance above them. 5,000 feet will work nicely. Set the autopilot altitude to 5,000 feet, and vertical speed to -1000. Maintain about 100 KIAS during the descent. It's important to note that as we decrease our altitude, the air will become thicker again, which means you will need to adjust the fuel mixture accordingly. Push the knob back in until the engine begins straining, and then pull it back out slightly. Continue repeating this as you continue your descent. As you begin your final approach, set fuel mixture to full rich or 100%. Zoom in on the GPS to get a clear view of where we're at. We're going to continue on our heading of 50 degrees until we're down to 4,000 feet safe and sound, and then make a U-turn to MOCCA, and then begin our final approach. When you're about 7 or 8 NM away from MOCCA, turn directly left by subtracting 90 degrees. Since we can't turn to a heading of negative 40 degrees, you will subtract the 40 from 360, which gives us 320. Once you've made the turn, look out your left window and you should see the airport. Go ahead and turn off the heading hold switch and turn on the approach hold switch. As soon as you're established on the localizer, the plane will make a sharp left turn toward the runway. Once you catch the glide slope, the altitude hold switch will turn itself off and the plane will begin descending at the correct rate while maintaining the localizer. At this point, make sure your fuel mixture is at full rich and begin slowing to 70 KIAS. If you remember the first landing tutorial, we discussed a nifty device called the PAPI. Now is our first time seeing it in action. If we were flying a visual approach, the three red and one white would indicate that we are slightly below the glide slope and would need to slightly decrease our rate of descent. Since we're flying along the ILS glide slope, there is no need for concern as it will balance itself out. As you near the runway, set full flaps (30 degrees, press F7 three times). Disengage the autopilot, and use the throttle to maintain about 60 knots. Remember to flare as you cross the runway threshold. Congrats on another successful landing!
  28. 2 points
    bben

    What are you listening to? v2

    Hi everyone ! I just wanted to mention we now have a new music day fully in place.... Okay so every Wednesday will be alternate , 80's + 90 "s day ... Hope to see everyone having fun and enjoying some good music now on Wed's !
  29. 2 points
    7499275

    The Great (not so great) City of Charleston

    Chapter 6: Massive expansion means Massive Traffic So now that the bridge across the river has been built we are gonna begin expanding the town across the river. Instead of relocating the utilties they are gonna stay there untill more land further downstream has become avaliable. Now that we have even more expansion the traffic in this city is becoming even more of a nightmare to try and manage. However it does look really good in my opinion
  30. 2 points
    7499275

    The Great (not so great) City of Charleston

    Chapter 2: Expanding near the river Finally zoning out closer to the river to make room for new residents. Some of the new residents requested we put up a little flood wall along the main road, route 32 as we continued expanding the road. The river has been known to leave its banks during times of heavy rains. Now some of our new residents are protesting for us to remove this big ol ugly powerlines. The board is considering but until we find a new way to run power across the town that won't break the bank they have to stay. We have settled the protests down a little bit by adding parks, who doesn't love going to the park and packing a bowl and watching all the beautiful blondes? But now onto a bit more of a serious issue guys. What would you all do here to help traffic without putting in a roundabout cause they are just way too big. Unless I custom build one.
  31. 2 points
    pierreh

    The United Cities of Talaran

    Thanks for your encouraging words! I didn't specifically plan to have such an amount of rail traffic in my cluster of cities, but I think that this is a result of my encouraging too much usage of public transit in the various cities, by providing a generous amount of bus, tram and subway connections, linked of course with the railway stations. Well, I am 'stuck', in a way, with that situation, and now I have to make the best of it and develop solutions to keep things moving. It is, needless to say, just the type of challenge that I wished to have to deal with when embarking on this cluster project. Returning to the rail triangle I was showing in my previous post: in order to get more information about the volumes on the various branches of dual tracks, I took measurements and summarized them in the following drawing: The city in which the rail triangle is located, is Deramey. The numbers are supplied by the volume query. As can be seen, the tracks on the right of the drawing connect with the neighbor city of Arcens; those at the bottom of the drawing connect with Cherenne. On the top of the drawing, the right pair of tracks lead to Deramey's main station (and further, to another local station in Deramey), The left pair of tracks branches, on the right to the main station, on the left to other local stations in Deramey. All track pairs show heavy usage. The exception is the 'little corner', the pair of tracks linking the left vertical tracks to the bottom horizontal tracks, where the volume is only 18970. The two dual tracks going to Arcens have a total volume of 52799 + 18970 + 50543 = 122312; this is still less than 2 times 65535, but the loads are not balanced between the two pairs of tracks. There is still some capacity on the left tracks going to Cherenne. As an immediate measure, the link shown as a dotted red line should be added, to help balancing the load between the dual tracks to Arcens, and make use of the reserve capacity on the left track to Cherenne. In order to keep with the current practices in RL, this cannot be implemented at surface level, because of the conflicts at the intersection of tracks. A flyover solution needs to be put in place. Due to the relatively cramped conditions of the area, this will be difficult to realize. The city authorities have already declared that tearing down the Congress Center and rebuilding it elsewhere is out of the question. The project is being tendered with the hope that several engineering firms will respond with solutions acceptable both financially and urbanistically.
  32. 2 points
    pierreh

    The United Cities of Talaran

    Here looms the next issue to address: saturation on a pair of rail tracks, in a situation where the trackage was already doubled to cater to the heavy usage of rail: The second pair of tracks, next to the one showing saturation, still has a bit of capacity, but not a lot (the number, which I forgot to record, is around 50'000). It will take me a while to figure out what to do in order to alleviate that situation.
  33. 2 points
    pupper_donut

    Flight Simulator X - Tutorial Series

    Chapter 3 - Basic Aerodynamics Part 1 - The Four Forces Now that we've actually flown our first flight, we can move onto some of the science-y stuff. Imagine a Boeing 747 or Airbus A380. How do these planes, often weighing over 400 tons, manage to not only stay in the air by move through the air at over 500 mph? Imagine a fish swimming through the air and a plane flying underwater. Although fish and planes obviously are vastly different in how they move and stay afloat, the basic principles of how a fish doesn't sink to the bottom of a lake and how a plane doesn't fall back to the ground are much the same. Whether it's a fish or an airplane, there are four forces at work, like arms, holding the object in place. Lift and weight are in a continuous tug-of-war as gravity pulls the plane back down and the flow of air over the numerous airfoils create lift, holding the plane in the air. As the plane moves forward under the thrust created by the engine(s), friction with air particles creates drag, reducing forward movement. Airfoils are devices on the aircraft intended to take advantage of air currents in order to control the aircraft. Lift: Wings and stabilizers are shaped so that air is deflected downward as it moves across and under the wing. According to the third law, this means that the plane would then rise in the opposite direction of the downward airflow. This is why a typical airplane (not counting helicopters) can't simply lift off the ground. They take off down a runway, gaining speed, increasing airflow across the wings. Then, once a point is reached where there is sufficient airflow to hold the plane in the air, elevator is applied to decrease the lift in the rear section of the aircraft, causing the nose to rise and the plane to leave the ground. One interesting thing to note is that, on its own, an airplane would eventually leave the ground on its own if enough speed were gained. However, a runway long enough for this to happen would be highly impractical. Thrust: Thrust works the same way as lift, except horizontally instead of vertically. In our aircraft, a combustion engine powers a piston which turns a propeller at the front of the plane. The propeller in this case has two blades. Think of these blades as wings that are generating lift, except horizontally. The propeller accelerates air behind the plane, and in this case, the opposite force is the forward motion of the aircraft. Thrust is necessary to counter drag as the plane moves through the air. If thrust is lost, drag will reduce the plane's speed through the air, which in turn decreases airflow across the wings, which in turn decreases lift, causing the plane to descend.
  34. 2 points
    pierreh

    The United Cities of Talaran

    Brian, thanks for your advice, which allowed me to resolve that issue. I use the Ultra setting, so I searched for a file called NetworkAddonMod_Volume_Data_View_Z_Ultra.dat - and didn't find it in the main NAM folder! In fact, there was no Volume Data View file at all there, which explains why my volume view reverted to the old Maxis volume view, by default. It turns out that the file (which was of course present in my old NAM environment, prior to the upgrade) gets removed from the NAM folder during the Cleanitol phase of the upgrade. Why that file is being removed, I don't know. Maybe it is meant to be replaced by a 'newer' file (which would be the exact same file since the Traffic Simulator is stable since many years....), and that replacement isn't done. I moved back the file to the main NAM folder, and I get again the proper color scheme in the volume views.
  35. 2 points
    pierreh

    The United Cities of Talaran

    Missing extensions: when the city gets loaded, a message appears on the screen, mentioning about missing extensions and giving long numbers for each of them. I think that it has been determined that these numbers can't be interpreted into something meaningful. But the missing stuff - at lest in my case - was easy to identify: For some buildings - in my case for railway stations - I got the gift boxes. Querying those boxes gave me the name of the stations that should be there. SInce this happened after a NAM upgrade, I was able to restore the missing prop files from the backup of the previous NAM version. It seems that, at upgrade time, Cleanitol decided to remove the props for these stations, for some reason (Hint for Brian: those were SLURP'ed stations...).. OK, next issue: RHW-6S bridges. I have a large number of them in my cluster, because of all the waterways, and because 6-lane highways are the standard in that cluster. After the NAM 35 upgrade, all those bridges 'disappeared', looking like this: The lampposts (!) are still there, hanging in mid-air, and the effect of the piles in the water are also still visible; the rest is gone. After chatting about it with Brian earlier today, I tried my luck with one pair of those bridges. I deleted each of the old bridges by bulldozing a tile of where it was earlier on - this removes the lampposts and the water effects, showing that the bridge is really removed. Then I dragged new bridges. There is a single model of bridge for RHW-&S, so of course I chose that one: It's the 'Concrete Box Girder RHW-6S Bridge', first box in the second row of bridges offered in the selection window. The bridges get built without any problem. Then I have a major reconstruction effort to rebuild all such bridges in the various cities. This issue is considered as resolved. I have another one, which I also discussed with Brian in chat. The volume view shows volumes in various shades of blue, in the global window and on the roadways, tram tracks, subway tunnels, etc. For example: : I find that very annoying. There is probably a way to get the old coloring scheme instead, which was a lot more convenient. This is the object of my current research. If anyone knows the solution to this, I'll be obliged.
  36. 2 points
    mayorm

    Republic of Marquette

    bben- Thank you. Its always nice to come back and catch up on everything going on here, I'm trying to come around when I can. pupper_donut- Haha. Admittedly I got lazy with the other stories headlines, and didn't change them from the last news article. But next time around they'll be different as I like to throw in other interesting stories. "A bright and beautiful morning greets us as we look to take our first looks around Port Charlotte, today in your itenerary you'll see that we are touring the University Heights area on the south side of the Scamman River. I hope you enjoyed your stay at the Hyatt Port Charlotte Seaside, one of the most accomodating and nicest hotels downtown." "Two of the ways to get across the Scamman easily is by taking the ferry system which is very popular among travelers and commuters alike in and around Port Charlotte. While we could have walked a few blocks from our hotel to the ferry dock on 82nd St. The toruism department insisted we take a driving tour so we are now crossing one of the largest spanning bridges in the area, and perhaps the country itself., which is Veterans Bridge, dedicated to those who have served and sacrificed in the Marquette Armed Forces." "After crossing the bridge on the south shore, Veterans Bridge immediately becomes the A10 (short for Atlantic 10) freeway. Due to it's limited number of lanes, at peak commuting times many people in the area would like to see the freeway widened to six lanes or more. In the upcoming election cycle voters will have the ability to vote on highway funding to tackle traffic problems in this area. University Blvd. is our exit which takes us straight into University Heights." "As you may have guessed the University Heights neighbourhood is home to the prestigious Port Charlotte University. It is one of the largest universities with just over 30,000 students, PCU is well regarded for their engineering school. Of course the Bulldog's athletics programs draw many fans to the stadiums, with top spectator sports being Men's and Women's hockey, followed by Football and Men's and Women's Basketball. William J. Colley Sports Arena is home to the basketball and hockey programs, as well as hosting other large community events and trade shows. Nearby is Harbour Financial Stadium home to the university's football program, built in 1990 before PCU's dominance in MICA (Marquette Intercollegiate Athletics) football, winning championships in 1994, 97, 99, and 2001. As of the 2014 season the stadium also became the home for the Port Charlotte Nighthawks of the Marquette National Football Association, with renovations scheduled to start this upcoming spring to increase capacity from 17,000 to 30,000 in order to meet MNFA's stadium guidelines." "With the Nighthawks move to the stadium, the team paid the university an undisclosed sum to install new turf with their own colors and logos. Current Nighthawks star quarterback and playoff MVP last year in the MNFA is former PCU star Brady Hellwig. On the left you'll notice new construction getting started, Por Charlotte University is starting to get to work on it's new Meyer's Residential complex which will be home to apartment style student housing, if you look in your info packets you'll have an artist concept of the complex." "Unfortunately, we'll have to turn back here for the day as I've recieved word that the hotel ballroom has our dinner prepared to be served. But with it getting dark earlier now there's still one spectacular sight, the breathtaking views of downtown Port Charlotte at night."
  37. 2 points
    Aldini10

    Aldini's C:S Works

    Hey thanks guys. I've been away for a while since things became busy, but I've returned with a quick new batch of pictures just showing off some areas around the city. Not much new major work has been done so far but I am in the planning stages of something which I am confident you will all be pleased with. http://imgur.com/gallery/ZUkfT
  38. 2 points
    gafibla

    :(

  39. 2 points
    As I stumble across this barren wasteland, I often think to myself, "Was it really worth it Nigel, was it?" I sit down on a small log that was once a towering oak, that has fallen to the the perpetual winds and acid rain that seems to never come to an end. "This is my life now," as I continue to gaze into the stars, waiting, wondering if there is really life out there. There has to be, I know there is. I cannot be the only one left, who will I make play dough swords with? I have to find a way to reach them. I walk back to my small garage, and yell at Gourmet my trusty albino giraffe. I pat her ears and say, "This time its forizzles my dizzle" She snorts a snot bubble and gives me a lick of approval. I collect the saliva in a jar and place it on the shelf to my right, not directly to my right, but a nice 33 degree angle. AH YES THE NON SYMMETRICAL LIFE OF A MAN. I then saddle up Gourmet and tell her, "Be gone you slimy harlot, we must not wait any longer, Krispy Kreme shaped skittles await us in a far away galaxy!" As I try to get Gourmet to hustle her bustle, I notice a glimmer in the road. I jump off my large steed thats not a steed, and land nose first on a heroine needle. I scream bloody murder, but it doesn't matter because no one really cares because they are all dead. I tell Gourmet to squeeze her testicles together to pull the needle from my face and she looks at me funny, and screams in feminazi, "DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER." I kinda looked at her for a minute, and realized the heroine was taking effect on me. I whipped out my trusty handy mandy pandy box of Krabbie Patties and carefully placed the green part in the shape of a star, so I could summon the green giant. I looked at him and bowed in his greatness and said "Sir, wonderful bringer of those nasty ass green beans in Walmart, can you please help me get this foreign object from my nose so I do not have to put up with Gourmet like this." He looked and me and began singing the Drake and Josh theme song, and next thing I know, the needle was gone. I soon felt better, and got my tushie back on Gourmet. It wasn't long and we exited the atmosphere. My nipples instantly hardened as I knew soon we were going to be getting down with the boyz yo dawg on planet zimmio. Sadly we never made it, because some jerk of an astroid heiled hitler and he captured me and gassed me. He sent me and Gourmet back to this rachet ass planet gurl. We then just sat around the alter playing Operation, dreaming about the days that we got to pick up the mail for blues clues. Excuse me, I am gonna cry now, STEVE WAS SO GOOD TO ME....
  40. 2 points
    Ceafus 88

    The Simmania "Counting" Thread (Part 4)

    3945 Done bby.
  41. 2 points
    bben

    transit mania- ville

    First of all great to see u back posting again , Neal ! I assume you mean those pieces that are a part of the GLR multi track stations that I modded ? Those were just some over lay textures that I noticed in the Lot Editor... whereas , i wanted something that was distinctive from the normal GLR textures , so as not to be confused with GLR network pieces, but those pieces which were a part of the new GLR multi- track stations I recently modded..
  42. 2 points
    riiga

    if you could leave earth.

    Just go to the sun by night
  43. 2 points
    bben

    transit mania- ville

    To prepare for the Population goal of 2 million in Rail City, there was still much work that needed to be done with the rail road infrastructure.. I was able to identify the Main east- West rail corridor which had gotten quite congested - But after much work on this corridor , I was able to get traffic congestion down to reasonable levels.. The Big which i have written in RED, that stands for where Big rail Junction is located , at the far eastern side of this corridor ..
  44. 2 points
    OmniBLACK

    Omni's Cities XXL/XL Showcase

    My favorite spot Kalm aka Farmville area
  45. 2 points
    Carlzilla

    Rennmont County

    So I was down in Switzer Hills and managed to get some better shots of the neighborhood to better illustrate the difference between it's layout and architecture and the normal suburban houses of the other neighborhoods in the region. There's a shot looking SE towards the Switzer Hills Church of Religion. You can see that each apartment can easily house at least two families, some house up to 4. This did eventually help with some of the industry, filing many jobs at Hemdale Oil Co., but it didn't help with the farming or timber industries around the island. While I was in the area, I also took a picture of the commercial area in Hemdale...they just got a McDonald's, which I guess is a big deal... And here's an aerial photo of the Hemdale High School campus: So after leaving Hemdale I headed over to the mainland to check out the new construction on the new road network for the first neighborhood on the mainland, Fenswick Park. The roundabout and the highway exit were pre-existing architecture, and we were told not to mess with them for whatever reason, so working around the absolutely too large "highway doughnut" and the coast, this is what we came up with. Fenswick Park is mostly going to be a low/middle income residential neighborhood, with the commercial services behind handled along the straight boulevard coming out of the bottom point of the triangle.Also along this bottom boulevard is the emergency response services for this, and possibly another, neighborhood. Here's a shot from the bottom point of the triangle once some buildings had been completed. They're still pretty small at this point, but already, the industries over by Hemdale are filling up. I'll try to get some shots of the farms the next time I'm out that way. Here's a night shot from the bottom point after some of the buildings were upgraded: And here's one looking south towards Colfax Island from the roundabout...you can see Mt. Colfax in the distance. Here's an aerial of the entire neighborhood after all the construction was finished: Not quite sure where to go next, but the region is shaping up quite nicely now, here's a flyover shot of the entire developed region all lit up: There's some businesses complaining about not having enough goods to sell, so I think some focus on an industrial district and a main cargo trainyard are due up soon, if not the next major project.
  46. 2 points
    bben

    transit mania- ville

    First let me start of saying that I wanted to make Clayton proud ! ( A little) .. I used my Modding/ Lotting skills to create 2 new versions of my original large 3 track stations. The 2 new stations are both split track stations One station has now 4 total tracks the other station has 5 total tracks .. These should come in handy in my ever- expanding rail city
  47. 2 points
    gafibla

    Stuff

    Thanks all. Utilizing an abandoned railroad bridge the citizens of Dumbassville now have a beautiful new pedestrian path to get across the river. Its uglier up close but pay no attention to that.
  48. 2 points
    Ceafus 88

    C88 Mod Shop

    Work in progress!
  49. 2 points
    bben

    transit mania- ville

    Region population = 13,521 city Population =884 K Condo Phase + Condo count - Manhatten Hill - 15 Park Central - 10 Bayswater flats - 6 Total = 31 Large condos I had a pretty large increase in population since my last update = + 120 K.. But also 3 large Condo's were added to the total, which is now up to 31.. The population, did come with a price tag of some rail congestion issues- The total traffic leaving the the rail station is an amazing 96,300 !! I am able to squeeze in one more rail track in there i think. But if that dosent do the job I may have to relocated the country club to widen the corridor even further... Brian
  50. 2 points
    Ceafus 88

    Unable to post videos in fourms.

    Right click the middle of your video, click "Copy video URL" press and hold ctrl+right click on the reply box, click "paste without formatting" then paste your link and press OK. Then just press enter until your video appears as so. This was the only way I was able to get your video's to show up. Every other video I have had no trouble with. Whereas every other video all I have had to do was paste the link, and then press enter twice and it worked. I am not sure what is different with your videos my friend. :\